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T.A. Dec. 3018
Throughout the long, grey, chill afternoon, Legolas checked his gear –
then checked it again. Long, strong fingers traced the contours
of his bow, examining it for suppleness or any flaw or weakness.
He counted arrows; counted again – feeling the straightness of every
shaft and the careful fletching that would make each arrow fly swift
and far and true. His knife was honed to exquisite sharpness, the
blade polished to a mirror’s sheen, the handle of bleached bone
At last he nodded, satisfied. When the Company set forth at dusk,
he would be ready – for whatever fate awaited him.