You are not alone, my son. We are always with you here. Here, in your heart… The place we will make our stand against this evil.
But I was not there for you.
Nonsense. Aku’s victories are not your failures. The struggle against Aku is arduous and none have fought more bravely than you, my son. You have won many victories, rekindling hope in the hearts of those you have protected. Each sends their blessing. Each blessing, a stone to fortify this land. Your castle is strong, my son. Your allies are many. Wield what lies within and reclaim what is yours. Break the siege of darkness.
“For two generations, during the coincidental conflict many thousands of Orcs tried to claim a refuge in the White Mountains and troubled the Rohirrim; Brytta fought them off, and when he died it was believed Rohan was free of Orcs; they were not entirely driven from the White Mountains until T.A. 2864 by Folca.
Around 2960 Saruman started to harass Rohan and in 3014, he began using his influence to weaken the King, Théoden, as part of a campaign to invade or take over the kingdom. In 3019, he launched a full-scale invasion of Rohan, with victories; (Théoden’s son, Théodred was killed during the First Battle of the Fords of Isen) and defeat at the Battle of the Hornburg, where the Huorns came to the aid of the Rohirrim. On the heels of this victory, Théoden rode with an army to Minas Tirith and helped break its siege in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where he was slain. Éomer, the nephew of King Théoden, then succeeded to the throne, beginning the third line.”
Morgoth: *secretly prepares his armies to attack Beleriand for six generations worth of humans* These Elves are gonna get so wrecked. Sauron: They’re working with the Men now. Morgoth: You mean the fleshy things that die because they’re old? rite. I’m so scared. Morgoth: *floods the wide plain of Arg-galen with rivers of fire, destroying hill-forts of the Noldor, camps of Hithlum horsemen, and everything in between. The Mountains of Iron explode with fire* Bullseye Morgoth: *Ard-galen is destroyed and left a lifeless, barren plain and renamed Anfauglith - “The Gasping dust”* Morgoth: Alright. Let’s break out of this siege.*Leads the armies with Galurung the Golden (father of dragons), followed by Balrogs and then the black armies of the Orcs* Elves: … oh shit. Morgoth’s Army: *assaults the Noldor fortresses and slaughters whatever they come across, freeing Angband from a siege*
“These German soldiers stand in the debris strewn street of Bastogne, Belgium, on January 9, 1945, after they were captured by the U.S. 4th Armored Division which helped break the German siege of the city.”