所以我這個奇幻小說重症患者馬上就想到凱特布蘭琪在The followship of the Ring裡面最一開始的那一段獨白。
The world is changed.
I feel it in the water.
I feel it in the Earth.
I smell it in the air.
Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it.
It began with the forging of the great rings.
Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.
Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls.
And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men — who above all else, desire power.
For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race.
But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made.
In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master ring, to control all others.
And into this Ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.
One by one, the free lands of Middle-Earth fell to the power of the Ring. But there were some who resisted. A last alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor, and on the slopes of Mount Doom they fought for the freedom of Middle-Earth.
說實話這一段不只這些，後面那個"History became legend, legend became myth."也超酷的...不過太長會死人。XDDDD