From the king’s hand the black staff fell clattering on the stones. He drew himself up, slowly, as a man that is stiff from bending over some dull toil. Now tall and straight he stood, and his eyes were blue as he looked into the opening sky.

‘Dark have been my dreams of late,’ he said, ‘but I feel as one new-awakened. I would now that you had come before, Gandalf. For I fear that already you have come too late, only to see the last days of my house. Not long now shall stand the high hall which Brego son of Eorl built. Fire shall devour the high seat. What is to be done?’

‘Much,’ said Gandalf. ‘But first send for Éomer. Do I not guess rightly that you hold him prisoner, by the counsel of Gríma, of him that all save you name the Wormtongue?’

‘It is true,’ said Théoden. ‘He had rebelled against my commands, and threatened death to Gríma in my hall.’

‘A man may love you and yet not love Wormtongue or his counsels…

‘If Éomer had not defied Wormtongue’s voice speaking with your mouth, those Orcs would have reached Isengard by now, bearing a great prize. Not indeed that prize which Saruman desires above all else, but at the least two members of my Company, sharers of a secret hope, of which even to you, lord, I cannot yet speak openly. Dare you think of what they might now be suffering, or what Saruman might now have learned to our destruction?’

‘I owe much to Éomer,’ said Théoden. ‘Faithful heart may have forward tongue.’

‘Say also,’ said Gandalf. ‘that to crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face.’  

(Source: sothisisthehobbit, via thetolkiengeek)

isildur-elessar:

"Now is the hour! Riders of Rohan! Oaths you have taken, now fulfill them all, to lord and land!" - Eomer

One rode forward, a tall man, taller than all the rest; from his helm as a crest a white horsetail flowed. He advanced until the point of his spear was within a foot of Aragorn’s breast.

(Source: fetch-me-a-block)

Middle Earth Meme: 5 relationships [4/5]

"What do you fear, my lady?"

"A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them, and all chance of valor has gone without recall or desire."

(Source: greenleefs, via l-o-t-r)

Female Characters ChallengeA female character in a movie

↳ Éowyn

"For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of queens. And yet I know not how I should speak of her. When I first looked on her and perceived her unhappiness, it seemed to me that I saw a white flower standing straight and proud, shapely as a lily, and yet knew that it was hard, as if wrought by elf-wrights out of steel. Or was it, maybe, a frost that had turned its sap to ice, and so it stood, bitter-sweet, still fair to see, but stricken, soon to fall and die?"

(via sweetladybat)

AU; Boromir survives and becomes an awesome uncle to Elboron

(Source: faramircaptainofgondor, via chrisbrannorling)

morganalefeys:

'Then must I leave my own people, man of Gondor?' she said. 'And would you have you proud folk say to you: “There goes a lord who tamed a wild shieldmaiden of the North! Was there no woman of the race of Numenor to choose?” '

‘I would,’ said Faramir. And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.

(Source: middleearthed)

Remember today, little brother.

(Source: theheirsofdurin)