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Capt. leon
Aug 12, 2018
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I HATE THE MIDDLE AGES!copyright protection4PENANACn37bIqmSd

Chapter 8: Dwarf engineeringcopyright protection4PENANAG6n16oYWJh

(The two towers)copyright protection4PENANAJ5A21y849s

               The group entered the capital and Hermione saw that inside it was no more spectacular than seen from outside, they left the horses at the base of the castle's stairs and climbed these to head for the "golden castle".copyright protection4PENANAILPLT1tjol

               The guards forbade the group from entering with weapons and all had to leave them at the entrance, except Gandalf who told them that his magic staff was actually a stick he used to lean on.copyright protection4PENANAw4sT5yh4v1

               “Please guard this dagger carefully, Galadriel, the queen of elves, gave it to me," said Hermione and the guards were impressed.copyright protection4PENANAme6Wh8updE

               “What's that thing on your belt?” one of the guards asked when he saw Hermione's wand.copyright protection4PENANARVqHGjIaC7

               “Vine and dragon, that symbolizes this "signpost", and means the purity and virginity of the maiden who carries it, so you will understand therefore that I cannot let go of this one," she said and the guards let it pass.copyright protection4PENANAw9bY2hxkm3

               “That was a good one," whispered Gimli in her ear.copyright protection4PENANAmIhsEyB9YO

               The interior of the castle was no big deal, as it was dark and sullen, at the end of the main hall was King Théoden, who looked careless and tired, looked so old that Hermione was surprised that he did not fall apart at that very moment.copyright protection4PENANAOPJexqxfAa

               "Reminds me of the exams I took before I came here," she thought. "In fact they were so old they even met Dumbledore as a child and tested him."copyright protection4PENANAm7jy6mPDGc

               Hermione was drawn from her thoughts as she saw several guards advancing beside her, staring menacingly at them. Grima, serpent's tongue, who was the king's advisor, accused the newcomers of being carriers of bad fortune, but Gandalf ordered him to shut up, with what started a scuffle against the guards who were following them, however, all these men were defeated by the skills of the group including Hermione.copyright protection4PENANAG2UYvzx6Iv

               Gandalf tried to help the king, but it was discovered that he was possessed by Saruman.copyright protection4PENANAVwlELS5i8G

               “I will take you out of the king as the snake's venom is removed from the body," Gandalf said to him, releasing the king from the curse of Saruman.copyright protection4PENANAtuNM3T8SxP

               Lady Eowyn, helped incorporate the king and Hermione was impressed to see the change in this one.copyright protection4PENANA5eRZdnyLth

               The first thing the king did when he regained his strength was to drive out Grima from his kingdom. Then the king asked Gandalf and the others to come before him and state the reason for their visit.copyright protection4PENANAgpOC4zu9SC

               “Then Saruman betrayed us, but he was the leader of your order Gandalf!” the king complained to him.copyright protection4PENANAPl7D8axh35

               “In the end, Saruman yielded to the temptation of power that Sauron offered him, the fool does not know that his master does not yield any power, he will soon discover his error," said Gandalf.copyright protection4PENANA68kX8xlHiP

               “But before that he will attack us, with a horde of black orcs created by him, orcs immune to the sunlight and of a more brutal nature," said the king.copyright protection4PENANAYzeNbimGrf

               “Your Majesty, you must shelter your people, this place is not safe," Hermione suggested.copyright protection4PENANAjhBrVJBt0F

               “Women, be quiet!” the king ordered and Hermione felt as if she had been slapped.copyright protection4PENANAy6OS4XqpEJ

               "I hate the Middle Ages," she thought humiliated.copyright protection4PENANAeDisquLNbd

               The group members began to protest, but the king ordered them to shut up.copyright protection4PENANA2uvDVqnxTo

               “We will discuss the strategy to take, first I must go to see my son's tomb," said the King leaving the place.copyright protection4PENANAdsu2kzZLZD

               “How dare she speak to the king in such a manner," whispered one of the "wise men" of the kingdom.copyright protection4PENANAuegNHHisut

               “An istari woman, must be a deception," said another wise man.copyright protection4PENANAFxYabUBysu

               “Sure she is a witch” another "wise" pointed to her for a moment.copyright protection4PENANAWFXrIh1H30

               “She will dry up our crops and devour our children," said the doctor of the kingdom, who was none other than the barber of the capital and also served as a dentist and head of the gravediggers' house.copyright protection4PENANAkyeBlWiEoM

               Hermione listened to all this white stuff of rage, cursing the Middle Ages over and over again. When she thought she would no longer be able to control herself, a loud voice reprimanded the elders.copyright protection4PENANA74k6ev0Q3t

               “How dare you say such things about the istari. Wicked are your reptilian tongues, which now dare to come out of your jaws. When the grima serpent’ tongue bewitched our lord, you fell silent without even looking up at the traitor. Get out of my sight!” Lady Eowyn shouted to them, who had a strong and haughty stance, similar to a tiger.copyright protection4PENANAk08hsRztyD

               “I want you to forgive me noble istari, for the hypocritical words of the wise men of my kingdom," said Eowyn.copyright protection4PENANAtTbIuwENb3

               “Don't worry, Lady Eowyn," replied a surprised Hermione and Eowyn smiled at her.copyright protection4PENANAAi7Upmpqct

               Lady Eowyn reminded her of her friends; with Luna's long, wild, blonde hair and Ginny's beautiful face and strong personality.copyright protection4PENANATxt2PVTpor

               Lady Éowyn excused herself to go and get changed and assist her uncle the king at her son's farewell, but before that, she ordered the travelers to bring food and wine.copyright protection4PENANA2SkdBPKgCV

               “Thank you Lady Eowyn," Hermione said with a bow.copyright protection4PENANAkcer7DOw40

               “Please just call me Eowyn.”copyright protection4PENANAZXytZnoTNN

               “And you please call me Hermione.”copyright protection4PENANAkPGF3ivNz8

               “I prefer to drink beer and very hot and lumpy," said Gimli, happy at the prospect of eating and drinking. Legolas rolled his eyes and Aragorn smiled for himself.copyright protection4PENANAJTkXlrB9YF

               “Ha-ha, you guys stay with your fine drinks," Gimli said when he saw his two friends. “I prefer a more masculine beverage, more manly, more... Dwarf!”copyright protection4PENANAaXDJrC7PvU

               Hermione and Eowyn exchanged glances and laughed after a long time of suffering.copyright protection4PENANADQKkwNC1Ab

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               The friends after lunch were directed to their rooms to rest. They'd talk to the king the next day.copyright protection4PENANAvNbg7I3KKE

               Hermione sighed as she had to repeat the process of transfiguring the bathroom elements into their modern Earth equivalents.copyright protection4PENANAWUY1pgsm93

               “I hate the Middle Ages. Since I will stay here, I will make sure to invent the plumbing in this era, or at least bring it to these places.” Corrected herself Hermione, recalling the dark corridors of Moria.copyright protection4PENANAhIOaVjuKUE

               "I'm sure I saw traces of plumbing in the dwarf kingdom, I'd better ask Gimli," she thought and rushed to the dwarfs room.copyright protection4PENANA5qrhGz0JkK

               “One moment!” Gimli cried as he heard someone knock on the door of his room with force.copyright protection4PENANAogFmi4CLqM

               "Hermione! What happens," said the dwarf as he saw the anxious look on his friend's face.copyright protection4PENANAOIvDSqWmbR

               “Gimli! Do dwarves have bathroom pipes?” Suddenly said to him.copyright protection4PENANA1ghtyY2yIn

               To the girl's surprise, Gimli confirmed that the dwarves had plumbing for the bathroom. As the dwarfs lived in the depths of the earth unlike the other races, they could not afford to heed "nature's call" anywhere, let alone throw waste through windows, as the air would be dampened, despite the remarkable natural and mechanical ventilation systems of the dwarfs.copyright protection4PENANAi6EXtW25It

               Hermione learned that it was the dwarf king's duty to provide all his subjects, no matter how poor, with basic sewerage, rain plumbing, toilet facilities and even toilet paper, free of charge.copyright protection4PENANASxboa3O7qZ

               “Really! Toilet paper!” Hermione said, surprised, and told him about the toilet paper of her world.copyright protection4PENANAYrgfUOeXmW

               “No, the dwarf king does not give his subjects paper rolls, but rather loose sheets, we import them from the distant kingdoms of the east, beyond Middle-earth.”copyright protection4PENANAkF3YDwVFCE

               Hermione recalled that it was the Chinese who invented toilet paper and that it had the same characteristics as dwarf toilet paper.copyright protection4PENANA9ubkSloHsP

               “Gimli, how are the kingdoms east of the middle earth?”copyright protection4PENANAHrhYGcMV99

               “Umm, I wouldn't know how to tell you Hermione, I was never interested in the east of Middle Earth, you'd have to ask the dwarf merchants who travel to those places.”copyright protection4PENANARuOVtrrp73

               Hermione was very surprised, not even in her home world did they all have basic sewerage services, not only in remote regions, but in the peri-urban areas of cities. The dwarves were more advanced in this respect than the other races or the world of Hermione, in fact no government in the world gave these services free of charge to people, not even toilet paper.copyright protection4PENANA3gyfBrAZ93

               Gimli described the dwarf toilets and Hermione found out that they were the same as his grandparents used, that is, the cement sheet with a hole in the middle and one had to squat. Hermione told him about the modern toilets and Gimli was interested.copyright protection4PENANAPRv6PciB7s

               “I will tell this to the health engineers of the kingdom, I am sure they will be interested.”copyright protection4PENANAKZXzUr0lQ7

               Gimli and Hermione talked about their respective worlds, the dwarf was delighted with the mechanical wonders of their friend's world.copyright protection4PENANApUoX9ZpKZy

               “Hermione, you must go to the dwarf kingdoms, I will be your guide, you can't miss the great annual beer drinkers competition, it's colossal!”copyright protection4PENANAOOpjVfvdQC

               Hermione was always surprised at the superhuman constitution of the participants in this type of events, when she read the stories of this type of competitions as a child, but since the drink of this world had less alcohol than in her world, everything began to fit together.copyright protection4PENANAGBBDbw4bRV

               Hermione went to her room but saw Aragorn sitting in a dark corner, looking at the jewel that Arwen gave her.copyright protection4PENANAjhPIfZHEJH

               “Arwen, you'd better be thinking about poor Aragorn, he really loves you," the girl thought, but at the same time she couldn't help but feel a little envious.copyright protection4PENANAdywDRrSmEJ

               Hermione fantasized that she was with Aragorn and he took her by the hand and waved seductive smiles at her. The witch shook her head to scare away these shameful thoughts and headed to her room to sleep.copyright protection4PENANAZllBYw73IZ

TO BE CONTINUE...copyright protection4PENANAZ1gPKvOray

Thank you for reading, don't forget to comment please.copyright protection4PENANA9n6F1X6TkL

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