Velvety Soup for Lurtz
by SuSu, MaceVindaloo, Csillag, Bunchbox, Diana
In fact, Lurtz was the keeper of a special king of magic ... like other animals of massive size, Lurtz did not eat like scavengers do. Like bees, the Uruk'hai could become "leader types" if they are fed particular substances in the pupae stage. Lurtz's pre-natal diet was composed of a rich cream soup, and nothing else. It created the unique creature, but there was a problem with it Lurtz could imbibe in nothing else for the rest of his life. To not do so would mean death or worse, turning into an Orc!
So he carried a "base" with him and added other ingredients as he could get them to make the soup. Not that he complained it was simply the best soup anyone had ever eaten. After his death, some of the Rohan found his pack and were surprised at its contents and the formula. Fighting creatures of the dark was hungry work, and following the recipe Lurtz had carried everywhere with him, a day's worth of "base" fed all the riders. The soup was so nourishing and rich that the Rohan were able to "clean up" after the battle and be off before sunrise, without the benefit of any sleep.
(It might be thought that Lurtz's head was put on a pike as a display of victory and aggression. Actually, it was in tribute to the recipe he carried; the riders felt it was the least they could do!)
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