’I am a herald and ambassador, and may not be assailed!’ he cried.
For that is true, even though he has not yet sat upon the throne; and it will give the Enemy more thought, if the heralds use that name.
And thereafter thrice a day the heralds proclaimed the coming of the King Elessar.
When all was ordered, the Captains rode forth towards the Black Gate with a great guard of horsemen and the banner and heralds and trumpeters.
They came within cry of the Morannon, and unfurled the banner, and blew upon their trumpets; and the heralds stood out and sent their voices up over the battlement of Mordor.
There was Gandalf as chief herald, and Aragorn with the sons of Elrond, and Eomer of Rohan, and Imrahil; and Legolas and Gimli and Peregrin were bidden to go also, so that all the enemies of Mordor should have a witness.
Then Aragorn let the trumpets be blown; and heralds cried: ’Behold the King Elessar is come! The Forest of Druadan he gives to Ghan-buri-ghan and to his folk, to be their own for ever; and hereafter let no man enter it without their leave!’ Then the drums rolled loudly, and were silent.
Ever and anon Gandalf let blow the trumpets, and the heralds would cry: "The Lords of Gondor are come!