The runes found here seem to be very old indeed, and in style of ancient Arnorian script that few would readily recognise in these times. The inscription is likely an oath of fealty taken by Dunedain to their lords.
The Men of those days put great store in ceremony and oaths, and believed that to break one would bring a terrible curse upon the oathbreaker.
Few Men put much store in ritual and ceremony these days -- save for the Rangers of the north, who are rumoured to have descended from those very Dunedain who once ruled Arnor. Perhaps they are the ones who have protected the inscription from the wear of time?
Deed: History of the Dunedain
Staddle: 30.2S, 49.1W
Data Entered By: --Esteldir 12:45, 27 March 2007 (EDT)