What a delightful story.I loved this especially the ending !
Author's Response: Thanks. I wanted to focus on a non-martial skill. I really loved the warm family scene you wrote for the Skills prompt too.
Cheers! Ha, I like the contrast between wine and ale here. You always have those pretentious wine drinkers that try stuff and gurgle and spit it out and tell sagas about the taste and the colour and whatever. And then you have ale which you simply drink. Basta. Yes, I can definitely see Aragorn as more of the beer type. Short and to the point!
Author's Response: I was thinking about the lore-master guy from "In the Houses of Healing". I thought Gondor might have a lot of fantastically learned, not very down-to-earth types: exactly the kind to swish and spit rather than just hoisting a tankard.