I apologize for leaving you with no explanation, but I was called away to do battle against the most dire of foes. Sauron himself called his Lieutenant to keep watch over former stronghold in the south of Mirkwood, Dol Guldur. With only twelve allies, I stood to face this evil, the Lieutenant of Dol Guldur. The grace of the Valar was with us and we were successful, for now, in driving this evil away from Mirkwood.
I do not know how long our success will hold, but for now, there will be a peace upon the southern reaches of Thrandil’s kingdom, and upon the world. I will return, successful, from my calling, as soon as I can.