I am Aegthil’s Fool, and it is with mixed feelings I announce that last night, on his way home from his usual drunken carousings at Madame Celestine’s Establishment for Young Ladies, Aegthil tripped over a stone, fell, and cracked his head open on the edge of a doorway in Bree.
He is currently in a vegetative state, which, although not too different from his usual state, is at least considerably quieter. Medical experts are firmly of the opinion that Aegthil is unlikely ever to recover.
Whether or not this is a good thing is a matter of opinion. Personally, I think the Lonely Mountain Band has had a very lucky escape.
As a parting gift to the LMB I offer “The Lonely Mountain Band’s Lament for the Death of Aegthil“, both in a multi-part abc file (suitable for abcplayer) and in a .wav file.
Try to think kindly of the poor fellow.