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The Abyss

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The Abyss With a terrible cry the Balrog fell forward, and its shadow plunged down and vanished. But even as it fell it swung its inferno whip, and the thongs lashed and curled about the Wizard's knees, dragging him to the brink. He staggered and fell, grasped vainly at the stone, and slid into the abyss. Gandalf the Grey fell off the bridge of Khazad-D�m engulfed in the infernal flames of the Balrog, the great shadow beast. Gandalf fell for a long while, with Balrog. The distance from the bridge of Khazad-D�m and the water that ran below was a great distance, and the distance to the bottom of the abyss was a great distance also, never measured by the men of Gl�in's age, and most probably forgotten over the ages. When the fall finally ended, the great wizard, and the shadow beast fell into the Abyss. The tide of death was so cold it nearly froze Gandalf's heart. The cold waters quenched the flames of the Balrog, and the abyss went unnaturally dark, darker than night. The Balrog turned into a slimy beast, stronger than a strangling snake. Balrog and Gandalf the Grey fought for a long time, under the living world, where time is not counted, and beyond all light and knowledge. "Be gone you minion of evil!" Commanded the Powerful Wizard. The dark creature replied with talk of his own tongue. ...read more.


from a material called Mithril, one of the strongest, if not the strongest material on Middle-Earth, and the staff had elfin engravings. At the top of the staff laid a spherical crystal, the source of the magical power, the staff was the holder of the spells. Out of the staff came another surge of power, this time it did not miss and stroke the heart of the beast. The white power seemed to me taking away the soul of the Shadow, the fire inside him seemed to be dampening. The Balrog gave out a scream and jumped up into the sky and came crashing down, the wizard ran quickly, he sprinted it seemed into the wall, then jumped, and used his feet to push off the wall. He swiftly somersaulted over the beast and plunged his staff into his infernal heart thought his shadow skin. The face of the Balrog turned sour, he leaped to his feet and swung at Gandalf, slamming him into the wall, the bricks cracked, "FOOL!" Shouted Gandalf the Grey, "No Mortal ways shall I die". The beast picked the wizard up and threw him into the other wall. The wizard jumped up and threw his staff like a spear at the beast's heart pinning him to the ground, Gandalf then commanded his staff to return to him. Balrog made a cry and whipped his tail at Gandalf, Gandalf with precision caught the tail and dragged the creature to the edge of the tower and flung him off. ...read more.


Suddenly the creature stood still, and its fiery soul died out. The fires that once engulfed the great creature turned to ice. This great creature had turned into an Ice Statue in a matter of seconds. The power that the Ice Queen behold was amazing, even for Gandalf to watch, he was amazed. He watched as the Ice Queen treated the great creature like he was putty in her hands. The Ice Queen whispered another few words in an old tongue, even Gandalf did no understand the words that she spoke. Suddenly the creature that was turned to ice dropped against the floor, in unison with the light of the staff ending. The creature his the floor with much velocity and shattered into a million small fragments amongst the floor, then slowly the summers sun started to melt the fragments. The Ice Queen turned around and put her staff swiftly back into its holder, she started to walk over to Gandalf. Gandalf the Grey and the Ice Queen, Amy started to talk. He found out that she was a descendant of the people before the Kings, Gandalf knew little about the kings, and so his knowledge about anything before that was rather none existent. Gandalf told the Ice Queen where he was going, east to Rohan. The Ice Queen offered to walk a while with him. The thaumaturgist accepted, gratefully. ...read more.

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