"The Two Point O Towers you say," said Harry the Weregroundhog. "Why, that's like just up the road a little ways. Follow me!"
And the Fellowship did, approaching two filthy, stone towers with a massive spiderweb stretched between the both. And there in the middle of the webbing was a huge, glowing orb with a pupil smack dab in its center. As the sun had already gone down, a beam of light eminated from the Eye of DUPon much like that of a lighthouse. She was tirelessly scanning the lands to the south, always in search of The One Poem ™.
"If we approach her from the side, she won't see us coming and alert the Porks in the towers," said Summdir.
It was just then that upon the clouds appeared another similar light with the symbol of a Bat in it. This was the calling card of the Dark Knight!
"Oh, nos!" cried Lady Ahavarwen. "DUGlo and the others can travel no further without being seen. We must find a way to distract the Eye of DUPon as soon as possible!"
"We'll need the help of the Dwarves," said Melrond. But why were they still lingering in the forest?
"Dwarves, you say?" inquired Harry. "Like, did they happen to investigate something that was shiny-like in the woods?"
"Yes!" they all chimed together.
"Uh-oh," said the monstrous Groundhog. "My cousin, Larry, is always setting traps in the woods to ensnare travellers on the road. He's a bloodthirsty Werebadger who is probably eating your Dwarves at this very moment."
Smuggle laughed maniacally to Duggle. You were right afterall!
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The Dark Knight aimed his Bat Signaling Runestone at the clouds, waiting impatiently for a response from the other Fellowshippers signaling it was okay to proceed. S s s s s h h h h h r r r r r i i i i i e e e e e k k k k k !
"Ohhh! I wish they would hurry!" exclaimed Satin Gamjeez as he climbed further up the nearest of the Musty Mountains. "Those Nasty Ghoulies sure do give me the frights!"
There, below in Stanza Valley, the Nine Poemwraiths had just begun their rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller
. It was only a matter of time and choreography before the Ditch King would give the command to strike!
DUGlo's worst fears had manifested: they were discovered because he was glowing phenomenally bright.
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The Eye of DUPon likewise witnessed the curious bat-shaped light anomaly on the clouds. It seemed so ... familiar . . .
And then a bizarre thought occured to her: Was I a great Spider in a past life ..?
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"We must save the Dwarves first!" instructed Jaragorn. "We will not abandon them to torment and death."
And he whispered into John Ronald's ear in the ancient tongue of his ancestors, the Numeralians. At hearing the command, the Donkey leapt into action ( with Smuggle and Duggle bouncing around in the saddle ).
"Oh, fishystickses!" grumbled Smuggle, as the Donkey beelined into the woods towards where the Dwarves wandered off into.