Source: LotR (or just after)
Disclaimer: Tolkien created it all, I just tinker.
Author's Note: For the 'north' challenge.
Dunedain they called themselves, but to their hosts they were heledain for sure, stripping off thick cloaks and sweating under Gondor's bright sun.
Will you stay here, the soldiers ask, where the days are long and warm and sun-riped grapes make rich and crimson wines?
Nay, the rangers reply; better to don a wolf's pelt against the chill than be curdled like milk under Anarien's too-strong glow. We belong to the north, where the weather is reassuringly inclement and grey, and damp days make barley plump for the brewers' trade. We return north, and leave your lands to cooler-blooded men.