Things of Middle-earth
Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Type: Songs & Stories
Call to Arms of the Rohirrim (LoTR index only)
Slowly Théoden stretched forth his hand. As his fingers took the hilt, it seemed to the watchers that firmness and strength returned to his thin arm. Suddenly he lifted the blade and swung it shimmering and whistling in the air. Then he gave a great cry. His voice rang clear as he chanted in the tongue of Rohan a call to arms.Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden!The guards, thinking that they were summoned, sprang up the stair. They looked at their lord in amazement, and then as one man they drew their swords and laid them at his feet. 'Command us!' they said.
Dire deeds awake, dark is it eastward.
Let horse be bridled, horn be sounded!
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 6, The King of the Golden Hall
Contributors: Lyllyn 27Sep03
Elena Tiriel 6Sep07