Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?
An old hymn about Eorl The Young, founder of the House of Eorl and ancestor of Rohan’s royal family. Sung by Aragorn in Rohirric to his companions on the way to Edoras. Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers, The King Of The Golden Hall.
“…I see a white stream that comes down from the snows,” he (Legolas) said. “Where it issues from the shadow of the vale a green hill rises upon the east. A dike and mighty wall and thorny fence encircle it. Within there rise the roofs of houses; and in the midst, set upon a green terrace, there stands aloft a great hall of Men. And it seems to my eyes that it is thatched with gold. The ligh of it shines far over the land. Golden, too, are the posts of its doors. There men in bright mail stand; but all else within the courts are yet asleep.“
“Edoras these courts are called,” said Gandalf, “and Meduseld is that golden hall. There dwells Théoden son of Thengel, King of the Mark of Rohan.” (The Two Towers, p. 661)
Warnings: Mention/Discussion of death of loved ones
Characters: Eowyn, Female OC (platonic)
Eowyn, the princess of Rohan, was no less than an inspiration for Thalia. Thalia had seen her brother and father take up arms when the time called for it, but every time she proposed to lend a hand, they turned away. Of course they loved her, and said that it was only to protect her that they kept her away from battle.