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Eomer, King of the Mark

October 27th, 2006

Topic 149 @ 01:21 am

What keeps you up at night?

Some men are overly given to thought. They lie down in bed at night and their minds continue to work, moving, roving, unable to stop or still until the wee hours of the night. When I was younger, I worked too much for such things. I would collapse into bed at night and without fail, I would be asleep within moments, if not at the exact moment my head hit pillow.

Some years later, I would worry about Eowyn being here, with Grima Wormtongue. Oh she knew how to fight, still does, but men that are capable of such betrayal... who knows what he would have done to her?

Now what keeps me awake at night... is only the sounds of the wide open spaces. The rustle of long grass, insects that come out at night. The harsh breathing of horses, the stomp of their hooves, an occasional whinny before silence reigns again.

Words: 153
Muse: Eomer
Fandom: Lord of the Rings

September 26th, 2006

Topic 145 @ 09:37 pm

Tell the truth about something you usually lie about.

We men of Rohan have a long and distinguished heritage, tracing our meandering family lines back as far as the memory can go. Though on some occasions, we know the family lines of our horses better than our own. Some even we can trace back to the Mearas and some we actively do trace to that line.

I believe Gandalf Stormcrow has one of those of that fabled line. I have never lied about that, nor would I ever. We take pride in our horses.

I won't tell you the truth of what I lie about, for some secrets... some must be kept.

When we are young men, we learn to... elaborate on certain aspects of our time, our abilities, our experiences to attract those we want. It's something that goes back further than our forbearers and has been handed down from generation to generation amongst much laughter from the eldest of us.

Some habits cannot be kicked.

Words: 158
Muse: Eomer (slightly cracked RPG muse)
Fandom: Lord of the Rings

Topic 144 @ 02:58 am

Have you ever rebelled? If you have, how did you do it?

Rebellion is often in the eyes of the one that feels they are being rebelled against or in those closest to them. For it, I was thrown out of my home, cast away from my family, labeled a traitor to my own uncle.

I never betrayed him, but I was considered a threat by Grima Wormtongue and by Saruman. It was easier for them to say I was rebelling, that I was a threat to my uncle in his weakened state than to launch an attack against me, against Rohan. They ate away at the interior first.

It was a tactic that worked, initially. But only initially and Theoden King welcomed me back.

My only rebellion and it wasn't even a true one, at least not against my uncle, though I would, if I were in the same place again, rebel wholeheartedly against those that tried to make us weak.

Words: 150
Muse: Eomer
Fandom: Lord of the Rings

September 24th, 2006

Topic 143 @ 07:42 pm

When I was very young, I used to want revenge on the others for still having their mothers and fathers and for not having to care for their younger sister. For those that were in comparable situations, I was quite a bit less hostile, feeling as if they might know something of my plight.

It took me some years to get rid of that anger. On the surface it vanished within a year, but I harbored some anger towards them for a long time after that. It wasn't until I watched them, one by one, lose something close to them that I was finally able to let it go. We'd all lost so much that it seemed petty to hold onto any anger about it.
There is a time for anger, I believe. But for revenge? I do not believe that there is ever a good time for that.

Not anymore.

Words: 151
Muse: Eomer
Fandom: Lord of the Rings

September 3rd, 2006

Topic 141 @ 08:22 pm

Name one thing about human nature that puzzles you.

The ability to do good and evil things has always puzzled me. Perhaps it's a child's way of looking at it, but... I have seen evil and I have seen a goodness that defies it.

I cannot forget that Aragorn came to our aid when we needed it. Nor can I forget the betrayal of Saruman. Of Orcs and Uruk-Hai... They were never human to begin with, so can we honestly place human restrictions on them?

Perhaps it is not so much human nature, but the nature of all things. Even amongst the Valar there is evil, but there is much good to be there as well. So much more than simply good or evil I think, but for us...

That is what I wonder. What decision makes a man turn to good or evil? Why does the goodness that beats in one man's heart, turn to evil in another man's? And how do we protect those we love from it?

Word Count: 161
Muse: Eomer
Fandom: Lord of the Rings

Eomer, King of the Mark