areddhels: Today in Middle-Earth:  Theoden set…

areddhels:

Today in Middle-Earth:  Theoden sets out from the Hornburg for Harrowdale (March 6th, 3019 T.A.)

   Théoden drew himself up and looked back at the long line of his men fading into the dusk behind. ‘Long years in the space of days it seems since I rode west; but never will I lean on a staff again. If the war is lost, what good will be my hiding in the hills? And if it is won, what grief will it be, even if I fall, spending my last strength? But we will leave this now. Tonight I will lie in the Hold of Dunharrow. One evening of peace at least is left us. Let us ride on!‘