The orcs of the mountains were stiffened and commanded by grim servants of Baradur, sent out long before to watch the passes. And though it was unknown to them the Ring, cut from Sauron's black hand two years before, was still laden with Sauron's evil wil
"He sat patiently waiting for his ship home. The war was long over and there was no more need for a battlemage. The children ran around him, playing cheerfully amongst the crates and packages that were on their way to distant lands.