On This Day in Middle-earth

September 6th

They halt in sight of the Mountains of Moria.

Today marks, somewhat, a day of remembrance for the remaining company.  Moria was a tough challenge that Gandalf and the Hobbit had to bear, camping so near to the mountains must not have been an enjoyable time.  Even after all the good that has happened, the Orcs of Moria still dwell deep in those caverns.  Although, the depiction of the scene in the book does make it sound like a beautiful sight.

“So they passed into Eregion, and at last a fair morning dawned, shimmering above gleaming mists; and looking from their camp on a low hill the travellers saw away in the east the Sun catching three peaks that thrust up into the sky through floating clouds: Caradhras, Celebdil, and Fanuidhol. They were near to the Gates of Moria.”

This pause in their journey was also the beginning of another departure.  Soon, Galadriel and Celeborn will depart from the group and make their way back to Lórien.  I would imagine that the members of the White Council (Elrond, Gandalf, and Galadriel) would like a few words with each other before they go there separate ways.

Thank you so much for your time and remember, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

– The Wandering One

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