The Battle of the Five Armies – I see fire
It was years before the ring was. It was decades before the orcs became an army. Conflict existed ever since free will was decided. The world was at war, because the kingdom of man wanted to increase their land. With the revolution in their weapons, their arrogance grew beyond its bounds. Their appetite for destruction, quickly outgrew the unspoken bonds of peace they had with their neighbouring countries. But there he stood, the man known as king Tolwith, in front of an army, armed to the teeth. Ready to conquer land, not yet claimed by man. It was said that orcs roamed these lands, and that their numbers were increased, due to the fact that they were left unchecked. The king Tolwith, saw this an opportune moment, to both reduce their numbers and this lower the risks these monsters bring, and claim more land for his kingdom.
King Tolwith mounted his horse, and made his way to the front lines to motivate his men. “We are here. These monsters know no justice, they are mere savage beasts who wish to feed on our children. As long as they are out there, no one is safe. They crawled out of the pit of hell, to drag your souls back with them. We must stop them, we must defeat them, we must kill them!” His words have the desired effect, as his men raise their weapons up, and scream. They are now ready to take down the orcs. The orcs however, aren’t aware that they are a part of a war. As long as they have been in these lands, they have never intentionally hurt a human. They are peace loving people, whose traditions and culture require them to become stronger through any means necessary. But they must never kill, those who are orc, elf or human. These were the laws that governed them, and they abided by them faithfully.
With every new generation of orcs, there was a shaman appointed who would be educated in the secrets of magic and dark arts. This shaman, would then become the right hand man of the leader of the orcs. The shaman for this generation was a young orc named Sauron, who had a talent only seen once every 100 years. The old shaman Melkor was worried about Saurons tendency to be critical of humans and elves. As they would often be extremely prejudice towards the orcs. Melkor often lectured Sauron, about the goodness of humans and elves, and that he shouldn’t let his anger run rampant. Because a shaman should be in complete control of both light and darkness. Leaning towards one, could become disastrous for not only the orcs, but all of Middle Earth. Sauron seemed to understand this, but his love for his fellow orcs, was something Melkor took into consideration as it could become a dangerous weapon if ever twisted.
As Melkor and Sauron were in the mountains of Mordor to ensure that their lessons were done in complete solitude, the humans attacked their orc friends and family. Sauron was in the middle of a necromancy spell as he noticed the smoke coming from his village. Without concluding the spell, he stepped away from his magic circle. Knowing that there was trouble ahead. Melkor in complete shock stepped in to force Sauron back into the circle. Knowing that necromancer spells that aren’t closed will call forth an evil not yet seen. But Sauron forced his old master to look at the smoke as he screams “I see fire”. Melkor seeing the smoke and flames, blackening the sky, knew that they had to return to help their friends and family.
The humans were merciless, and slaughtered all they found in their path. Children, women, old orcs were all put to rest by their blades. No one was safe, and they made sure to burn everything that was related to the orcs. Both Melkor and Sauron had heard of these raids of humans, but thought they were mere rumors spread by those who craved war. But seeing the smoke, their worst fear took a hold of their hearts. By the time, Melkor and Sauron arrived, the onslaught was over but the humans were still present, celebrating their so called victory over harmless people. Sauron became completely outraged, as he witnessed the humans laughing while standing over the orc corpses. Melkor equally furious, was about to unleash his full rage upon the army standing in front of him. But his powers were suppressed by the darkness that was emanating from Sauron. Sauron now flew forward, while enveloped in darkness, and started a fight with the human army.
The humans their weapons proved ineffective against the darkness that was coming towards them. And all Sauron could see was red, as he started killing them one by one. In mere moments he had laid waste to the entire army, the only one still standing was the king. Sauron who had somewhat calmed down, looked at King Tolwith with eyes red of rage. The king was frozen in fear, as he stared at the young orc in front of him, who he was certain was about to kill him. But as Sauron walked up to him, Melkor cast a spell on Sauron to subdue him. As Sauron fell to his knees, he was struggling to get back up. Melkor slowly walked up besides him, as he was maintaining the spell. He looked at the king Tolwith in rage but knew that Sauron took precedence.
“King Tolwith, you will never be forgiven for what you have done here. The bond between men and orc, has forever been severed. Leave here, and tell your kingdom what you have done. Tell them that they can be proud of you, as you slaughtered innocent and defenceless orcs. GO! Leave here with your life, and the truth. But always remember how an orc saved your life. Now leave!” The king now released from his fear, quickly turns his horse around and they run away. Melkor who is about to increase the amount of spells on Sauron to ensure his captivity, notices a dark shadow coming forth from the mountains. The shadow Sauron called forth on Mordor, has followed the two of them back. Melkor doesn’t know what will happen once the shadow reaches them, but he is sure that he must hurry up and seal Saurons power, before its too late. Sauron looks up at Melkor and unleashes a terrifying scream, that shakes the very foundation of the magic spell that is binding him. This slowed down Melkor, for just a second, but it was enough for the shadow to make its way to the two of them. The shadow covers the magic that is binding Sauron. It wants to consume him, but Melkor doesn’t know for what purpose. But he does understand that he cant allow it to happen. But the previous scream of Sauron, had not only shaken the magic spell but also created some small cracks in it. The shadow was seeping through these cracks, and was giving its powers to Sauron who become stronger with each bit of shadow he consumed. After a few moments, Sauron was able to complete stand up and break the magic spell. And it was right then and there that the shadow complete consumed him. It took the form of dark armor, and seemed to calm down after taking its final shape.
Melkor now on the ground, looked at his young apprentice as he was truly consumed by the dark, and he knew that the world would soon experience the same terror he was feeling. Sauron looked at Melkor and reached for him, after which he slowly absorbed both his life force as well as his knowledge. After he completely drained Melkor, the young orc started making his was back to the mountains of Morder. But before he complete set out, he used necromancy to revive one orc, and gave it a simple mission. “Tell all the orcs spread around Middle Earth, that if they want peace from humans, elves, dwarfs. To come to Mordor, together we will stand strong.”
King Tolwith, made his way back to his kingdom. Embarrassed and humiliated by the events that passed. He knew that he could never speak to truth to anyone, so he conjured up a story. Sauron became a Maiar in his tales, and since orcs were to simple to do something as majestic as magic, Sauron was taught his skills by the elves. And the fact that all the orcs were gathering at Mordor for safety, became known as them forming an army to destroy middle earth. The battle of the five armies, was now something that couldn’t be avoided. Greed often creates more than simple conflicts.
The Battle of the Five Armies – I see fire
With all the hype surrounding this last release, I wanted to give the real story behind Sauron. And why this man does what he does. Never forget that for every true villain there is a story that made him so. So before you go and see this movie, make sure you read up on The Battle of the Five Armies – I see fire the origin of Sauron. The Battle of the Five Armies – I see fire can of course also be seen a prelude to the movie which you have heard of by now. And keep in mind that at the end of the day The Battle of the Five Armies – I see fire or rather this story is simply fan fiction … but it does or could fit in with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and of the Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies – I see fire.
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