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The Hammer of the Underworld

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Necronum stands on a scorched hilltop, flanked by a batallion of Elves. He has just led them to victory as they fought forth through the spiders of Mirkwood and is now but a short distance from their objective of Dol Guldur. His mighty swords are scarred and dented as the blood of the slain drips from their razor ends. His armour is worn and the shortbow he recieved from the Rohirrim is broken. The Elves begin to set up a defensive perimiter when a messenger approaches him and gives him a letter. "It is a message from Lothlòrien, sir. It is supposed to be urgent." "It will have to wait my friend. The destruction of the cursed tower is more important than whatever this is." He then gathers a party of 13 Elves and begins to advance forward.
 
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They press on until the reach the base of the tower, yet they see nothing around it. "Perhaps they have fled." one of the Elves says. "No, they would not abandon a place of power so quickly." As they speak a scream of pain emits from the rear as they turn to see a bloody helmet where one of the Elves once stood. "This must end!" He pulls a strange device out of his side-pack. "I want you to place this at the bottom of the tower, ignite the string, and run." The Elf runs forward and does as he was ordered and within minutes there is a fiery explosion as the base of the tower is torn from beneath it and it collapses upon itself. "Good. Now we shoud return to the camp and I will tend to other matters."
 

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A battilion of archers stood by the gate, bows bent, Eagil was amoung them, " Now remember" he said, "when the frist things come through that door, wait till they are nearly upon us, so that we catch them in the volley." he had his bow bent back to his ear, surely the sortie would come soon, if the orc's stayed where they were they would get starved out soon.
Suddenly, from the main gate and a dozen hidden ones, Orc's poured out, tall they were,nearly man high, the elite of the enemy, saved for the last resort.
Now through the main gate came beasts of horn and hide, saved from the time of darkness, before the stars shone. They were great, their legs as tall as the Elves, their horns were scimiters, and their great tails were as longand as strong as the cold drakes of the north.
" Fire!" he yelled, and the Orc's fell.
The beasts however would not stop, and chared towards the lines, driven mad by the arrows.
" For the eyes! Aim for the eyes! Fire!" another volley, this time sevral of them fell, though still four were left, only 100 ranga away.
" Fire at will!" Three of the beasts fell, but one charged right at the battilion. " Steady," he yelled " For the trees" the archers swung nimbly up to the thick canopy above their heads, Eagil losed his arow at it, priecing one eye then swung up.
The beast crashed trew the forest, to be slain by some other Elf maybe, but for now, for the Elves in the trees, there biggest problem were the company of Olag-Hai that had ran down the gate.
" Stay in the trees" he ordered " We will shoot them down, ready, rember, go for the eyes, aim, Fire at will!"
Most of the arrows bonced of the black armour of the trolls.
 

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Farlain was acting crazy. He jumped right into battle slicing and the whizzing of his axes was loud, he then got the sign he should pull back when a troll came bounding up." Stinkin Creature." he muttered then ran next to the archers. He bumped into a, what he thought, was the commander." Eh? Oh, Hello." he then sliced of the head of a orc. All of the sudden an arrow clipped his ear and another one heading for Eagil....
 

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Eagil looked down from the tree, what was that elf doing? Axesmay be the only thing that would stop a troll, but going after fifty on your own? That was suide.
He jumped down from the tree, then the Elf ran into him, by now some archerwerefiring at them, one clipped the other Elf, the other embeded itself in Eagil's arm.
" Get into the tree!" He hissed, grimly pulling out the arrow.
He turned around-
into two trolls that had followed him.
Eagil was stuck, he could not run, as he was cornered in. he could not fight two of them with a wounded arm, it was like the battle under stars again. he was there, the blood around him, Telidivoslain, and the desending claw. Then he was saved only by the rising of the sun, but here there would be no such help, even the suin could not stop thwe oglog-hai.
Then the tower exploded.
Rocks fell from the sky, killing defenders, and the woods burnt, forcing the attacker to flee.
" Retreat" he yelled, and the Elves melted into the woods, the trolls were also gone.
Eagil fled into the forest.
 

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Um... will this still work? :)

Nocronum? You there?

Why did you not take me with you into battle? *She had been waiting for him to return, anger and worry not giving her any peace.* You know I can fight almost as well as you and can defend myself quite well now! Do you not remember that I have something you do not? *Her blue eyes flashed as she spoke. For anyone to look at her they would see the tall, thin form dressed in a simple brown shirt and loosely fit ridding pants. Jet black hair looked like it had been pulled back hurriedly for small strands were blowing across the Elf's fair, though now slightly pink face. She stood with her arms crossed and her feet set firmly to the ground waiting his reply.*
 

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The company arived at their meeting piont, a tall oak admist the fir's of the forest, and quickly marched back, sorwds drawn.
They roamed the forest, killing small groups of Orc's of beast that were found in the woods.
They came to a glade, where 100 orcs were fighting some five elves that were trying to summon aid.
Eagil broke into a run, the other 29 did the same, "Charge!", some elves firied as they ran, others simply ran into the mass of orcs.
 

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The dwarf ran down the hill but was outran by most of them, he was chopping and slicing away at the orcs, he was talking through his killing." I...Hate...When..people..gang...up." the orcs were getting smaller and smaller.
 

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Sorry but I'M BACK BABY!

Necronum walks into the camp as the Elven Captain hands him the letter. One part catches his notice

...you have been chosen to join in the search for an
ancient artifact. Please come to Lòthlorien immediatly
as you should to depart as soon as possible. There is a
large reward in store should you succeed...
Celegorm, Necronum's champion and friend from Mithlond approaches him, "The others are returning to Thranduil's domain, we should return to Mithlond." "No, we are going to Lorien, gather what you can and mount your horse, we have little time." Necronum is soon on his black horse and on the road as Celegorm's golden horse rides up beside him. Silence is broken by the sound of the horses as they speed along towards the Golden Wood.​
 

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was that an intentional cold shoulder?

*She starred for a moment as he had seemed to have not heard her. Running to the side of the tent she jumped on her horse, pulled her bag with her and let the fine beast gallop after the rest. It only took a moment to catch up to them...*
 

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They rode on for an hour until the trees around them began to form a solid wall. They became uneasy as they rode up to a rusty bronze gate. Celegorm steps down and opens the rusty gate. A loud, rusty, and slow groan emmits from the old gate as a key falls to the ground, Celegorm throws it to Necronum as he swings the gate wide and mounts his horse. They ride on into the fog, and Necronum immediatly notices a strange, blood-soaked tree to his left that has a fresh corpse pinned to it, where Necronum's vision begins to blur. They continue on for less than hour before they reach another, very similar gate. Necronum opens the gate this time and rides farther into the fog where his blurred vision worsens. However he can still see well enough to notice a blood-soaked tree to his left with a corpse pinned to it. He began to wonder if they had gone in a circle, but the trees made a straight wall and this gate was closed. They rode into the deep fog once more and come across another rusty bronze gate, after opening it they spot the same tree once more. Concern and paranoia began to sweep through them as they soon realized that they were lost in a cursed forest.
 

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*The voice can from slightly to the side and behind him...* What is this place, and why did you leave so quickly? Will you not tell me? This place holds evil, we must find a way out soon. *She was trying to see clearly but even her thoughts felt clouded.*
 

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By this time Necronum could barely see as Celegorm rode close by. Necronum pulls out the key and along the shaft he could clearly see words written in red, "The bearer of this key shall wander for eternity" They stopped and began to think of what to do given their situation. Then after a while it occurs to Necronum that it is the key that leaves them lost. He has Celegorm bury the key in an obvious place and they continue towards the gate. When they pass through, Necronum can see once more, and the corpse that has been ever present on the tree is gone and only the spear and blood stains remain, along with the obvious lack of the thick fog. Necronum then returns and retrieves the key, and safely walks back towards the end gate, escortin his horse along with him.
 

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starting to feal left out...

Have you no voice Necronum, or is there something that keeps your mind from me? Where are we going this time? *She was glad to be leaving that place but was not happy about being overlooked. The steps of the horses rang in her ears, what was he thinking? She knew better then to try to read his thoughts by now, but even his face did not show much that helped her.*
 

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It all plays out, in the heat of battle you must keep your head fixed.

Moments after they pass through the gate, Necronum stops Celegorm. "We are being followed and I believe I have forgotten something." "What are you talking about, my lord? Has our plight caused you to hallucinate?" They turn to see another horse and rider approaching them. Celegorm draws his sword but Necronum makes no move but only smiles warmly.
 

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The fog must have filled your ears my friend. Did you think I could be left behind? *She smiled as she pulled her horse closer to where he stood.* Will you hear me now?
 

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Lorien? I knew you were trying to go somewhere quickly. What is there that you must be so hasty as to not say good bye? *her eyes sparkled for a moment* Will you not tell me of this new quest, or must I pull it from your foggy mind? *She smiled jokingly* You know I am not easily left behind, even the smallest of tracks can still be followed, but if you remember, it was you who found me in the first place.
 

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"I don't know too much about what we have been asked to do but it was said to be urgent. We shall learn more when we arrive. I would hope it is nothing dire." They begin to ride off into the distance as the wall of trees begins to thin and once again light shines through their branches.
 

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*The cold of the fog left her mind as the fresh wind blew dark ribbons of hair out of her face. The speed of the horses and the smell of the trees rushing past made her eyes glow with excitement. They were off. She hoped there might not be something wrong, yet at the same time she almost hoped she would get the chance to fight again. A smile formed on her lips, yes, she could use a good mission.*
 

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