The Challenges of Elrohir Enerdhil
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Elromir Enerdhil, A common foot soldier of Rohan, fought in the First
Battle of the Fords of Isen, and almost gave his life to defend Prince
Theodred........alas it could not be helped.....Theodred was still
mortally wounded. Elromir was dragged away by the surviving orcs, and
believed Theodred to be dead. As they were about to leave the
battlefield, Elromir was able to creep to the back of the force and
steal a horse from it's orc rider. He then turned to escape from the
orcs when the horse was shot by an archer. The horse stumbled into the
middlle of the field and fell over dead. Elromir rolled off of the
horse, knock out by the fall.
"Let's leave him!"cried an orc to his commander
"Yes....... he is dead..........Let's go!" cried the commander of the force as they started to ride back to Isengard.
Elromir stayed there, eating bread from the pouches of the dead
soldiers and drinking water from the containers of the dead orcs.
Finally in the distance Elromir could make out the shape of a horse and
a rider coming to the savage battlefield.. "The Rohirrim,"cried
Elromir, falling to his knees in joy"they have come!" He watched the
Riders searching for survivors and Theodred when one Rider came up to
him. "Hello, Elromir." Elromir turned and saw a familiar face. "Look,
my brother Erohir, I'm alive!" The two brothers shared a long hug
before Eomer, commander of the Rohirrim, ordered all Riders to leave,
for they had found Theodred.
Elromir mounted the back of Erohir's horse and together they rode back
to Edoras and his wife Sarah Enerdhil. Little did he know that his
dangers were only beginning.
Theodred's Final Farewells
Elromir waited until Eomer and Eowyn left Theodred's room before he
walked in. He knelt beside his badly wounded friend. Theodred looked up
at him with eyes that seemed to glaze over. "You........ protected me
for........ as long as....... as you could......... for this I thank
you........ Let me fin.........finish. I fear that my father may make a
horrible mistake.......... I leave it as your task.......... your task
to help my father in any way possible........ to help protect the
people from his mistake." he let out a terrible hacking cough and layed
his head back down. Elromir put his hands on Theodrid's shoulders.
"Theodred, my lord, I swear to you that I will not let Rohan fall to
the enemy as long as I draw breath. You did your duty." Theodred looked
up at him and showed a small smile. "Goodbye, my friend..........." he
layed down ad seemed to fall asleep, his last breath had been drawn.
"Goodbye, my friend." replied Elromir as he stood up. He took
Theodrid's sword and placed it across his chest with honor.
Elromir and his brother Erohir, who had rescued him from the remains of
the battle, attended the funeral. As Eowyn sang, Elromir drew his sword
and raised it in high front of him. "TO THEODRED!" he cried. Erohir,
who had also been a good friend of Theodrid's, did the same. "To
Theodred, my loyal friend and brave commander!" Soon afterwards, all
the soldiers, including Theoden, raised their swords high in front of
them, crying their own farewells. Eowyn continued to sing. She had only
a dagger with her, so she raised it in honor. "To my beloved cousin!"
Erohir watched from the door as Eomer and Eowyn walked into the throne room.
"Your son is badly wounded, my lord." said Eowyn to Theoden. Eomer
comes closer. "He was ambushed by orcs. If we don't defend this
country, Saruman will take it by force." "That is a lie........" said
Grima Wormtongue, who stood next to Theoden. "Saruman would never
attack us." Erohir walked in angrily and grabbed Grima by the throat.
"How long is it since you were bought?" he threw him at a wall. "You
think it was not Saruman? Ask my brother! He was forced to live among
the carcasses of the battle for days! Because of Saruman!" He drew his
sword and moved to cut Grima's throat, but was stopped by Eomer. "Do
not be the judge of filth. Do not let him leave his miserable excuse of
a life. Let him suffer."
The two Rohirrim were soon summoned to the throne room again. "What is it now?"
asked Erohir angrily as they walked in. They were suddenly surrounded
by soldiers. Wormtongue walked to them calmly. "You are banished from
the kingdom of Rohan and all it's domains, under pain of death."
Eomer and the Rohirrim, including Erohir, rode out of Rohan, and soon
caught the tracks of a party of orcs roaming across the plains.(The
same iorcs that captured Merry and Pippin)
"We may be banished, but we can still help Rohan. Let us find and
slaughter these foul creatures!" cried Eomer as he rode to the front.
Everyone cried in agreement.
They tracked the orcs for days, finally catching up to them at night as
they camped. One of the Riders threw a spear and hit an orc in the back
as they charged in. Erohir cut down several orcs, but his horse was
wounded badly. He fell from the horse and was shot with an arrow. He
continued to fight but was shot again. He was carried from the battle
the next day, wounded but alive. The Rohirrim met with an elf, a dwarf,
and a Man. Sadly, Erohir's wounds were too grim. He died the next day.
Back at Edoras a while later, Elromir met with his wife, Sarah. Theoden
ordered Edoras to be emptied. They were to make for Helm's Deep. As he
was packing, a soldier walkewd in to see him. "Theoden King requests
your presence." As Elromir walked in to the room, Theoden looked at
him. "You protected my son and survived the battle. For this I am
grateful. You must be strong and willful. I am giving you command of
one of my regiments."
Part 4: The Ents Have Awoken
Soon after Elromir was given command of one of the
regiments, he was summoned by Theoden once again. He walked to the
throne, both nervous and excited. "Elromir Enerdhil. Come come.........
there is a problem that needs a solution.... and YOU can provide the
solution." said Theoden calmly as he stared at the Rohirrim banners.
"There is a large host of Uruk-hai heading straight through Fangorn
Forest heading for Helm's Deep. We need Helm's Deep. You must destroy
the Uruks before they leave Fangorn." Elromir bowed to the King, "My
lord, it will be done."
Soon after, Elromir gathered his regiment. After a long journey, they reached Fangorn Forest. They scouted through until......
"My lord Elromir! We've found the encampment!"
cried a scout. Elromir ran forward to see the Uruks about to hit a strangley shaped tree....
"Come you maggots get some firewood!!" cried their leader. An orc hit
the tree with an axe. Then the strangest thing happened..... the tree
opened it's eyes. The tree had eyes!
Elromir looked at the eyed-tree with fear and amazement. "It's an Ent."
The scout ran to him, "It's a what?" he asked nervously. "The Uruks are
already dead..... RUN!!!!" cried Elromir. The entire force started to
ride back through the forest. Elromir turned to see the Ent crushing
the Uruk-hai. Suddenly a sound swept in front of them. He turned to see
many Ents. The Ents looked angrily at them "MORE ORCS!" they cried,
mistaking the riders for remnants of Saruman's uruk-hai. They started
to crush some of the riders. The riders ran through them, trying to
escape. When they finally left the forest, they had less than half of
their men. .