Gilraen expresses, “I am so sorry about your parents. These tales of woe are still too common. In this case I believe the Dwarves agree with your take. They plan no mercy on these goblins.”
Ponto to Mulligan with a big smile, “I’m sorry, what did I say wrong this time?”
August 29[sup]th[/sup] The army heads out. It reaches a high of 86° and is stormy are times. The dwarves push hard to get 30 miles out of the way.
There is little trouble during the day, nothing but issues with wagon wheels and horse shoes.
Taur Ernil’s party has Elladan, Elrohir & Glorfindel with it but Bjorn is on a wagon sleeping. Ponto Took is also with them. Your Party is riding with Bofur, Bitur, Falcon Master, Faramir Took and Farofind. You occasionally see Lady Elanwë on her Minaras Neeya.
That night, the dwarves quickly construct a large armed camp. They use a variety of methods similar to the band you escorted to Tharbad but much more thorough and incorporate the carts and wagons.
It is suggested that the Humans and Hobbits enjoy a night off as the Elves and Dwarves will handle the watches. Deor is asked to work with Mirëgol to turn 4 Hobbits invisible.
Elrohir, Elladan, Taur Ernil, Mirëgol & Felyahin ride out scouting. They found and killed or slept 30 2HD orcs.
Glorfindel, Gil-Gandel, Farofind & two other swift Noldorians are on another patrol but find nothing. Miron is on patrol around the camp. Gwaelur and the other Dwarves have 4 hour watches.
August 29[sup]th[/sup]: Climb into the mountains. 76° & cloudy. Slower going for the Dwarves. They cover 15 miles over 10 hours. Elladan, Taur, Bokken, Mire, Nico, Bjorn fought off a Mountain Giants while acting as the leads scouts. Camp is peaceful. No night patrol tonight, just stay near the camp. Invisibles on Ponto Took, Felyahin, Elfstan and Mulligan. The night is peaceful.
September 1[sup]st[/sup]:: 70° clear. Travel down the mountain and approach Goblin Gates east gate. Most of the day, Crebain circle overhead, then at 3pm on the dot a huge number of large white birds dive down among the Crebain slaughtering large numbers. Glorfindel calls out, Soron túva, The Eagles have come.
A large amount of brush and firewood is gathered and a huge bonfire is made about 3 miles away. At about midnight the sound of marching Dwarves are heard, they are beating drums and singing with gusto. As an added bonus, the sound of Elven flutes can be heard. 500 more Dwarves with 100 Elven Archers of Greenwood and 20 Beornings and many woodmen arrive.