The Rohirrim – encumbered by a seemingly very isolated Merry – find the way to Mundberg is cut by a strong force of orcs encamped on the road. However, in an odd echo of Merry’s own earlier good fortune, a way opens.
The Rohirrim pass on towards Minas Tirith through a long-forgotten valley. But who are the mysterious denizens of the Druadan Forest, solitary and unlovely, and what is their relation to the Pukel men? [More]