Donnerstag, 5. Oktober 2017

Wednesday, 5 October 2941 T. A.: Shall we go to Erebor?

Full moon over the Long Lake
(Georg Emil Libert, 1820 - 1908)



On this day, in 2941 T. A., the Company had spent "about a fortnight" in Lake-town. Thórin Oakenshield went to the Master and asked for help to continue the voyage upstream, towards the Lonely Mountain. The Master was willing to assist - also to return to the usual business at last -, and while the requested horses and ponies may have been sent up the shore of the Long Lake on the very same or the next day, probably another two or three days were spent with collecting provisions and preparing the boats that would set the Dwarves and the hobbit on the final stage.

There was a full moon that night: the last full moon of autumn, 2941. Unbeknownst to Thórin, this year of the Dwarvish reckoning was rapidly drawing to its end.