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Mar. 5th, 2005 @ 09:56 pm TM week 2003-03-05
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
If you could change one person's mind about something, who and what would it be?

It would be a simple matter of a disagreement about battle strategy. In one particular instance, Findekano and I could not agree. He wanted to hold my troops in reserve, and use them as reinforcements. I told him that it was suicide and by the time my troops reached him, he would have none left. Together, we are stronger. It has always been that way. Why don't you see it this time?

But he would not listen. We argued and we fought, and in the end he could not defeat my logic so he used his rank as king to over-rule me. First trumps third, as always.

So that night we parted in anger, with harsh words between us. He returned to his camp and I returned to mine. And we never saw one another again. For that was the night before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and five days later he was dead. I often wonder, if I had managed to change his mind about those battle tactics, would he have lived? Would we even have had victory that day, instead of being lost and scattered? These things I suppose I will never know.
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