October 9th, 2007

Rawkin Chewbawkin

Risk it all?

If you were Queen of the Elves, directing your people in a century long war of attrition against hordes of orcs that burn down acres of forest every day, having had the patience to stand against the returning rise of evil for the past 8000 years and witnessed the ultimate defeat of the human kingdoms, and you came into possession of an enemy artifact designed to serve as a beacon to broadcast the location of the elven capital to the orcs, would you use this artifact as bait to lure the core armies of the orcs into a trap of your own design at a different location, risking an all or nothing engagement to squash the hordes, or would you secret the artifact away because it's too dangerous to use, biding your time and saving your resources for other, more far-reaching plans?