Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Fell Beasts challenge - orcs - Speak Of What You Know' : Kortirion

Title: Speak Of What You Know
Author: Kortirion
Character: A Bard of the Hall
Rating: G-ish
Source: Middle-earth
Disclaimer: The environs of this world are Tolkien’s, as are most of who dwell there.

Swift, brutal, winging out of the night in a horror of snarling, flashing blades... his first encounter with orcs... very nearly his last.

Fangorn’s darkness seemed foreboding, so they’d camped outside – there weren’t supposed to be orcs here. Wildmen, Dunlendings with grudges, perhaps... but not orcs!

They were equipped for hunting, not battle – bows and knives against war-axes. How many times after did he praise the gods who sent patrolling Riders to their aid?

His cheek’s scarred by the axe that took his eye, he limps – but now when he sings of comrades lost – he knows the pain and grief.
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