My dearest Kendrah,
Well, the world is changing (as Treebeard always said before Gladders stole all his good lines.) Poor Leggs will just have to get used to the idea that he's not in Mirkwood (or whatever they call these days) anymore. And you know how well Elves cope with change!
Popped over to Minas Tirith on my lunch break. Of course there was another crisis. Gimli and his band of contractors are still giving us grief over the gate and Aragorn keeps avoiding them. I think he get annoyed when Gimli calls him "laddie" during contract negotions. If it's not one thing it's another...inferior materials, poor working conditions, hours are too long...What do they expect! We've just been through a war you know! Anyway, Gimli wants more mithril to decorate the gate. It's not something I just have laying around the keep! I thought they would be able to reclaim the mithril from the old gate, but it has mysteriously vanished. Gimli blames pillaging orcs, but I have my doubts.
Anyway, they won't install the gate until it's complete, and it won't be complete 'til I get them more mithril and winter is coming and I want my freaking gate! But you know artists...it has to be perfect or it just won't do. I was wondering...could you ask Leggs to ask his dad if there's any spare mithril gathering dust in Mirkwood. Don't need a lot, just enough for some highlights. I hate to bother him, but I'm getting deperate here! Let me know how it goes.
I should have hired Gregor in the first place. He wouldn't need real mithril! And Gimli refuses to make the gate glow in te dark. Sigh...
OK...back to work...we have a show tonight!
Your Affectionate Friend,