Atra esterní ono thelduin, mor'ranr lífa unin hjarta onr, un du evarínya ono varda, fricai iet!

Thank you so much for keeping up with this story and watching it and adding it to your favourites and such! Your reviews mean the world to me, truly.

Just recently, I was taking a look over some of my unfinished works (and, barzûl! what a lot I have...) and I decided to get back into the habit of updating this one for it has received a surprising amount of attention. Not that I am not extremely pleased, just most of that is shock for, as most writers know, your most severe critics are yourselves, and the quality of my writing depends entirely on how I feel about my plot elements and characters, etcetera.

Regardless, I just wanted to say that I will be completely reworking this story from a slightly different angle, including, but not limited to, removing the presence of Smaug the dragon. It was with some brutal plot twisting/mangling/destroying/stabbing on my part that he even made it into the story and, with some prompting from a (rightfully) concerned fan, I have decided to save you the extreme mind-fuck of outright removing him, be it through means of arcane nature or just killing him off somehow, and just completely redesign the whole damn thing to my liking.

Terribly sorry if this displeases anyone, for that was not my intent, but this one just wouldn't let me alone...

Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass, un atra guliä un ilian tauthr ono!


P.S This message will be left up in place of chapter three for as long as I deem necessary so do not ply me with complaint after complaint. I truly will not tolerate it.

P.P.S Translations of the ancient language in this note can be found in the glossary at the end of Eldest but if anyone is really that hardcore and wants to PM me about them, I will not complain.