by Onca Icatra
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The Fellowship was hiking it's way accross Cahadras trugging through
the snow and rocks. Working their way up the mountain. Snow specks in
their hair and the Hobbits feet shivering in the cold. A fierce wind
blowing as Legolas was ahead of the others followed by Boromir and
Aragorn. Then Aragorn said.
"We must turn back!" as he yelled over the wind.
"No,said Gandalf as he shook his head. Just a little bit farther till we get to the top of the run their we can ride down."
After a hard hike up the hill they made it to where they wanted to run.
So they got their snow gear out and waited till everyone had there's
out. The hobbits had never done any Winter sports so they weren't sure
what to do. Legolas was the first to be ready with his long wooden
board carved by the Elves. Next was Aragorn and Boromir ready with
their skis. As Gandalf tried to figure out a way for the Hobbits to
ride he took a extra pare of skis and broke it into pieces he adjusted
the strap on them so that they would fit the big Hobbit feet. There was
onlt enough to make two complete sets of skis for the Hobbits so Merry
and Pippin took the skis while Gandalf took a board and broke it in
half. He took his sword out and carved the edges so they would be
round. It worked well for the time being till he could make a more
proper pare. They all got ready for the ride and took off.
They all took off at the same time rushing down the hill. Gimli was on
a short board because his legs weren't really long enough for the type
of slopes to wear skis. Legolas was gliding with excellent balance and
speed. Gently sliding across the fresh powder as Aragorn came a little
slower but just as skilled as Legolas and Boromir. Gimli was next he
flew kind of fast due to his size and stature he was lower to the
ground so that he didn't have as much friction on the wind. His short
tough legs barely moving for the sharp turns. Gandalf was going at the
pace of the Hobbits on his long skis. The hobbits were tryiing to keep
their balance. Frodo and Sam found the board a little easier than the
skis. Just then Merry and Pippin crashed into each other. The others
heard the noise and waited down the hill.
Uhhgg said Merry. "Get up Pippin."
This is harder than it looks said Pippin as he got upto try again.
"Are you all right Hobbits." asked Gandalf.
"Were fine they said."
"Well ok lets try again."
So they got back up and tried again, they started before the others had
so they caught up to the others this time. They were back on sliding
and riding down the hill has Gimli took a small jump and flew over one
of the Hobbits. Just then they felt a blast of cold wind coming towards
"There is a foul voice on the air." said Legolas.
"It's Saruman!" yelled Gandalf.
"He's trying to bring down the mountain!" yelled Gandalf.
Just then the ground started to shake and it was cracking. All the
company flew down gliding with perfect balance, one wrong move and they
would be gone lost in the snow. An avalanch was starting and the
hobbits were getting scared. The Company went under a cliff of ice and
it started to break. Gandalf picked up the two hobbits Sam and Frodo
while Pippin and Merry went sliding past them right towards Aragorn and
Boromir. Pippin flew down and Boromir grabbed him and lifted him on to
his shoulders. Merry came down a little faster and almost passed
Aragorn but Aragron took a jump off of some raised snow and grabbed
Gandalf saw a piece of glacier starting to crack and was right by Legolas. "Legolas! yelled Gandalf.
The mountain was crumbling on top of them.
The Fellowship could see the avalanch engulfing the trees behind them. Legolas swurved by being inches from the fallen ice.
"We can't out run it for ever!" yelled Aragorn. As he dodged a pile of snow in the way.
"Look,up ahead."yelled Gandalf as he pointed to a crevace in the ice.
He thought if they could jump it the snow would fall in to it.
"We have only one chance!" yelled Gimli.
"Brace yourself hobbits!" yelled Gandalfas he picked up Frodo and Sam.
They all flew over it gliding on the air. Aragron and Boromir were out
in front but Legolas and Gimli were first to land. Followed by Gandalf
with Sam and Frodo as the snow fell behing them. They all came down
with a thud and rolled in the snow for a minute to relize that they
"That was to close of a call." said Sam as he tried to catch his breath.
All of them helped gather wood and their supplies, to camp for the
night. The sun was starting to set as a cold wind was still blowing in
their faces. Legolas stood up and listened in the distance.
"Creatures are aprroching. said Legolas. He could see them moving. They will be here by nightfall."
The company got ready for the battle ahead. They couldn't out run them
and they were to tired to try, they needed to save their strength.
Legolas kept starring in the direction they were coming he could also
hear them rustling in the bushes and the snow covered ground. Now as
they got closer he could see that they were wolves and not friendly
ones as you might suppose. Evil wolves the ones orcs liked to ride.
After some time the creatures were approching camp. The company
got ready. The hobbits drew their swords out. Gandalf took out his
staff and sword. Boromir got ready with his shield and sword. Aragorn
took both of his hands and gripped his sword Narsil tightly. Frodo
unsheathed Sting ready for his fows. There was a good amount of them
they moved to much to be counted but a dozen atleast. They circled the
Company and snarrled waiting for their prey.
"Wait for them to move."said Gandalf.
The wolves lunged at them. The battle begins.
The wolves lunged at them trying to bite with their teeth. The Company
all came down with a strike upon one of the wolves. Seding it crashing
into the snow. Aragorn had one running towards him. He stood his ground
and stabbed it. It fell with in minutes. The hobbits formed their own
circle. Their swords ready. Two came flying after the hobbits. Sam ran
after and wounded it in its leg. It had had enough and limped back
home. Legolas was continuing to take out the wolves he could see
aproaching. He grabbed a arrow from his quiver gently threaded it
through his bow, gently pulled back and sent it flying over the trees.
"These are no ordinary wolves!" yelled Gandalf as he slewed another wolf. "These are wargs. Evil beasts of the land."
Gimli came down from a rock hitting one with the butt of his axe. Five wargs remained. No more were coming. This was it.
The Company gathered together. The wargs snarled as their claws dug
deep into the snow. Fangs gleaming in the setting sun. Sam took a
cooking pot from his pack and gripped it tightly with in his hand.
Legolas grabbed one of his last seven arrows. The Company wasn't quite
sure what they were waiting for. After awhile they stopped snarling.
They had had enough. They walked back slowely where they came from.
Gimli let out a scream to send them flying faster.
"Well we showed them." said Gimli.
"I don't like it that they left us like that." said Gandalf as he
sheathed Glamdring. "I don't like it at all. It seemed as though
something was summoning them. Someone is going to more lengths then I
had thought. Saruman tried to bring down the mountain, but who sent the
Gandalf pondered that thought as the rest of The Company put out the
fire after cooking their dinner. Aragorn and Legolas were set to watch
that night. Gandalf could have sleeped but he was to deep in thought.
He couldn't grasp his fingers around it. He sat up eyes and ears
listening and looking for anything that might happen next. All seemed
well that night. Who knows what will happen the next day.
The next the day was still uneasy for Gandalf. The Company had packed
their things and were going to head off at dawn. Gandalf saw Aragorn
grabbing the last of his things. The hobbits were busy grabbing their
food and pots. Gandalf took Aragorn aside from the rest of The Company.
"Those wargs were being called there is no doubt of that."said Gandalf.
"What I find strange is who would know that we are out here. Saruman
obviously knows but he has no orcs or other forces. At least that I am
"Saruman was once a great wizard for all we know he could have many
forces. His birds are certain. I have not seen wargs in these parts fro
a while. With this knowledge I think we should travel through
the....mines."he said in a low whisper.
"Let the ringbearer decide."
Frodo looked at him with a confused looks on his face. He had know clue
what the mines were or how to get there. He wasn't even sure what might
be there. Never the less, he replied.
"We shall go through the mines."said Frodo.
"So be it."said Gandalf frighten at the descion."We will make our way down the mountain to the Mines of Moria.
The Company could see a nice area to ride down the rest of the
mountain. Nice snow perfect for riding. The Company got out their gear
again. The hobbits were a little more expirienced now. First they hiked
over to where they would make the run. Sam and Frodo strapped their
boards on tightly. Merry and Pippin strapped on both skis and grabbed
their sticks along with them. Legolas took his beatifully carved board
from his pack. Gimli grabbed his short board. Gandalf along with
Aragorn and Boromir strapped on their skis. The Company was ready to
make another run down the mountain. They were just hoping that another
avalanch wouldn't start. They stood up ready as the sun started to
rise. All gently leaning forward and they were off.
The hobbits were doing better this time. They were starting to get used
to the skis and boards. Gimli was making is way down the mountain
dodging trees and rocks sticking up in the snow. Legolas was just
gliding over the bumps in the snow. The hobbits started to try more
complicated stunts. Sam took a try at a hard turn by a tree. Merry and
Pippin grabbed on to each other and took a jump off some raised snow.
They were all going about the same speed. It would take them some time
to make it down the mountain.
The air was notas cold now as they were not as close to the top of the
mountain like before. Thhe snow started to get less deep. It was still
quite enough to ride on. Legolas turned his head to the side. His eyes
turned blue. He stared into the trees.
"The wargs are coming."said Legolas.
"Draw your weapons!"said Gandalf.
All of The Company drew out their weapon. Gimli grabbed his axe from
his belt. They were still sliding down. Might as well they were going
faster then on foot. Boromir grabbed his shield from behind his back.
Aragorn reveiled his sword. The hobbit drew out their small swords.
Gandalf unsheathed Glamdring. While Frodo just barely let Sting shine
before he could see it turning blue.
"Orcs are near!"yelled Frodo.
"Don't worry lad we'll give them a good fight." said Gimli.
The Company was trying to go faster now on their boards and skis. Wargs
approched them from the bushes. They lept out some from behind and in
front. The race was on.
The wargs were running and barking at The Company. The hobbits were no
longer trying out moves. One came up on the side of Gandalf and tried
to snap at him with his teeth. Gandalf took his staff and smacked it in
its' neck making it fly towards the tree. Legolas could see some
getting close to the hobbits. He slowed his pace down a little and
tried to shoot at the coming ones from behind. He managed to take out
three. One was almost on Frodo. Frodo struggled as it snapped at his
arm. It tore a piece of cloth from his shirt and gave him a small gash
in his arm as well. He proceded to slice at it with Sting trying to
fight through the pain. He went down with a thud. The wargs surounded
Frodo was now laying hopelessly in the snow. The snarles in his face
didn't help either. Sam was behind Frodo sliding on his board. He could
see Frodo covered in the snow. Wargs were surounding him. Sam gave out
a fierce cry and banged a warg on the head with his pot. Sending it
falling to the deep snow below. Four remained, Legolas could see what
had happend. He took one of his arrows and shot took out two. Sam had
to take out the others. He proceded to intimidate them. It didn't work
to well. He got his pot in one and and his sword in the other. He
slashed at one fiercely and tried to hit it on the side with his pot.He
had taken another one down.
"Stay away from him you filth." said Sam.
This one was a little more agressive. Probably the leader of the pack.
It was stronger and bigger. To towered over the little hobbit. Showing
its' huge fangs to him. It snipped at him trying to grab his arm. It
also seemed to wait paitiently. It decided this one wasn't the trouble.
It left Sam unharmed, but why?
The Company stopped sliding for a moment. They saw that Frodo had
fallen along with Sam beside him. The wargs seemed to have left. The
Company looked around cautiously waiting to see where the wargs had
gone. Frodo was still laying in the snow.
"Up you go Mr. Frodo."said Sam as he hoisted Frodo on to his feet.
"Quite a nasty fall you had there Mr. Frodo. I was a little worried
when the wargs started to come around. It looks like your safe now. We
better get a move on."
Sam helped Frodo get his board on securely so they could make their run
down the mountain. A small lean forward and they were flying down the
mountain again. The Company waited until Frodo and Sam had caught up to
them. They were now flying dwon the mountain. The Company was still
uneasy about what happend to the wargs. Sting seemed to still glow
blue. They would need to be on their toes.
The only sound that could be heard now was the skis and boards sliding
down the mountain. It was all very silent now. Everyone was keeping
watch even if they didn't say it.
"Orcs are still near." said Frodo breaking the long silnce.
Just then arrows started to fly from the tress and the bushes. They
were under fire. They all came down in a hail of arrows coming right
"Goblins!" exclaimed Legolas.
The Company saw a clearing of trees aproaching. They would be surounded
by a circle of trees with a small patch of snow in the middle. Five
arrows came flying towards the hobbits feet. One grazed Frodo's ankle
sending him tumbeling down the hill. The Company saw Frodo as he slid
down to the clearing. They all were ready once more for a fight.
Aragorn slid his blade from his sword as it clinged against the sheath
when he removed it. Boromir got his shield ready and sword in hand as
his horn hanged from his waist. Gandalf held his staff into the air to
block any incoming fire while in the other hand he grabbed Glamdring.
The hobbits all drew their small swords out except for Frodo. They were
ready for a fight. They all came striding into the clearing jumping of
their boads and slipping out of their skis. The fight was on.
The Company surounded Frodo in a circle. Swords and axes gleaming in
the sun. The goblins started to crawl out from the trees. Some came
climbing down the trees. It was a good 20 orcs ready to fight. What
they made up for size and strength was amount of them and agility. They
were fast and aggressive. They came now snarling just like wargs and
ready with their curved swords and bows raised. The Company was waiting
again for them to make their move. Sam was starting to get angry about
them hurting Frodo and gave out a shrill cry. He ran after them and
they after him. he stared at them hewing two with one wide swipe of his
sword. The others were also busy taking out a few here and there. One
of the orcs came with a big sword trying to crash down on Boromir but
Boromir blocked with his shield sending the sword flying from the orcs
hand. He came down and stabbed it as it tried to recover its' sword.
Twelve strong orcs remained they were not discouraged by their fallen
members. They showed their gleaming red eyes. The Company stood ready
with sweat dripping from their heads and clothes worn from fighting.
They were ready.
Frodo regained from his injury. He saw that The Company had surrounded
him. He clambered to his feet to see hideous creatures staring back at
him. Gandalf blocked two orcs with his staff as he sliced at them with
Glamdring. Gimli took one long strike at three of them. He had killed
two of them,Legolas removed his knives and took out the remaining one.
Boromir stabbed one and kicked the other sending them towards the
ground. Aragorn sliced at two of them and blocked a thick sword with
Sam in his rage of Frodo's injury ran after the three remaining orcs.
He hewed two with his sword. One was coming after him from behind.
Frodo saw him and stabbed him right in the chest letting it sit in
there until removed it from the orc. Frodo had saved Sam's life and Sam
had saved Frodo's life. The Company had one other battle. What ill fate
would wait fro them in Moria.
"We will now continue our down to the Mines of Moria.said Gandalf."The enemy is upon us."