I was very concerned when King Dain’s sister, Thrate, was felled by that dart. She should have waited for us before entering alone into that next room. I’m not certain how Maire would have taken the news had we lost Thrate. I could not have faced Maire if Thrate had been lost. I’m getting so sick of all these poisons and dark magic. Our fellowship will bring an end to all of this shadow.
The tales of our battle against the Marshdwellers and the Ghul will be told for many years to come. Our bravery and strength in battle was impressive. Our fellowship grows stronger with each new adventure. I wish Thrate had been awake when we slew that nightmarish Ghul. I hope Thrate will help my standing back in Erebor and truly forgets that dreadful Puking Demon Romp.
We were fortunate to find Gloin in that dark well. He really knows how to hide himself. I was lucky to find that one rock out of place down in that deep well. The treasure that we found was remarkable and Aegir’s War Horn is quite a boon.
I hope to one day use the recovered Ruby belt as a gift for Maire. I certain that Thrate will tell Maire about the song that I sang of her. I must stay focused on our adventure so that I can return to her.
The loss of Tauriel is very sad. Legolas seemed very found of her. I am thankful that we were able to free her spirit and rid the enchantment of the wood wight from her. My skill with fire is a blessing. I am saddened that we had to use it on Tauriel. At least we learned more about the evil that has befallen Legolas. I vow to bring his curse to an end. We must travel to the tower as quickly as possible. I know that my wound has not fully healed but finding a way to stop the enchantment is urgent.
At least we were able to put down the false rumors against our fellowship and it was good to see King Thranduil did not partake in these falsehoods. Having the confidence of King Thranduil and King Dain will aid us in our cause. If Loreth adds her support, we may also find friendship with Radagast. I can only hope that Loreth is who she says she is.
I must also remember the tale of Grey Delve by Frar the Beardless. The thought of finding the steel from that mountain is near and dear to this dwarf’s heart. We will need to revisit this story when I return again to Erebor. As for now, we must ride hard back to Erebor and then to the tower.