All characters belong to Tolkien. Paragraphs in italics in part 8 come directly from the chapter “The Riders of Rohan,” the Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien. Italicized lines in part 9 come from the chapter "The Road to Isengard" from the same book.
Hadhodrond is the Elvish name for Khazad-Dûm, before it became known as Moria.