Missing Defences

 

As they look around within the Malledhrim camp, they notice the lack of its defences.

Neither palisade nor moat.

Are the Malledhrim feeling too secure? Have they pushed deep into the forest, relying on the strength of other fortifications? Or are they simply lacking skills and knowledge in warfare?

While Annunghil is sure about the ongoing success of the elven host, Ráolor voices his indignation about the camp's missing defences. But Vorongwe points to the fact that Mirkwood mainly consists of forests and is no country of stones and open planes.