Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2017

Tuesday, 10 July 2941 T.A.: Bilbo is lost!

Dori carrying Bilbo is felled by a goblin.
Illustration by Horus Weber, 1957.
On this day, in 2941 T. A., the goblins of the Misty Mountains presented their captives to their chief, the Great Goblin. Gandalf caused momentary confusion and killed the Great Goblin using his sword Glamdring, which helped the company escape - losing Bilbo during their flight. Bilbo was knocked unconscious and recovered alone and in darkness.

Fortunately, being a hobbit, he was used to orient himself underground, though how he managed not to die from thirst during the time that followed will remain a mystery. Food was less important for the time being, for his body was well able to consume some of its own resources. Losing his sense of time, like everyone would in his situation, he spent the entire day groping his way through the caverns and caves of the eastern Misty Mountains while the rest of his company managed their escape at an unspecified time.