Journal Entry Page 15
Journal Entry Page 15
After the meeting of the First Ting I returned with the others to Imladris to take the words spoken there to the Council. When I stood before the Elders I noticed that the Lord of Imladris was not in attendance. It was not my place to question the Council nor did they choose to speak on the matter.
I took my time to speak steadily and get across the warm welcome the Wardens of Imladris received by those gathered at the Ting. The speaker of the gathering was one of the Perin Miss Jadite who conducted the proceedings in a very orderly manner. Those present were all of one mind and were surprisingly open about matters in the west which were of concern to them. I explained that in recent months the focus of Imladris had been turned more to the east and the south. There were concerns raised about matters nearer to home which caused some of the Perin to be worried as they thought it might be more than their bounders could deal with. I offered the help of Imladris to look into these matters and the meer mention of help from Imladris seemed to lift the aura of some. I believe just the sight of a few from one of our warbands would be a significant boost to their morale. Its true to say with every encounter with them you feel a renewed vigour for life for such is the way embrace every day they are alive.
The Sons of Durin offered men and axes to bolster any group who was to travel northward especially if it was to deal with the Orcs around Fornost.
Lord Taramthir of the Laiquendi Order spoke with composure and bearing speaking strongly for those of Imladris. He offered guides to any joint venture of the free peoples for his people were well travelled in those areas of concern. Indeed they already had someone in the lands surrounding Esteldin.
I went on to speak of other matters mentioned at the Ting before I concluded and was thanked by the Council. Having completed my duty I returned to Lady Elisbeth to inform her the report had been presented to the Council so we could turn our attention to the other matters.
Later that day i sent a penned letter to a friend who i know was working alongside those in Esteldin. I had made his aquaintance when i had travelled to Meluinen when the Loth I Lonnath had rallied there. He was sharp of wit and always had a broad smile on his face, it was this that had brought him to my attention. Ruadan would i am sure spare the time to look into things in the North to give us more direction.