At the End of All Things

by Jay of Lasgalen
September 3, 2009

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At the battle of the Black Gate witnesses watch the destruction of Mordor.

March 25, 3019

A mushroom cloud of boiling black smoke veined with fire climbed high above Orodruin.  As the air shook with thunder rain began to fall; a heavy, ashy downpour that turned the broken land to mud and streaked all with grey.  Still the rain fell, gentler now, cleansing the air; and from beneath the looming cloud a pale and watery sun appeared.

The black plume wavered, groping impotently towards the West before tearing to tatters in a sudden gust of wind.  The air glittered as the sun shone through crystal droplets and painted a brilliant splash of colour across the sky.