Genres: Alternate Universe
Other Results: 16 Series

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Things They Didn't Tell You in the Red Book by Huinare

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I'm starting this anthology because some of my B2MeM 2012 prompts produced things of an interesting nature, and I don't imagine this will be the last time this kind of thing happens.

Rating reflects the most intense of the stories, but many are much more mild.  Individual story warnings will come with each chapter.

Most of these are simply obscure viewpoints, but some will be crossover/AU type things.

Categories: Challenge Stories, Crossovers
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Mouth of Sauron, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Other: Smaug the Dragon
Genres: Alternate Universe, Anthology, Character study, General, Horror, Humor
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 4928    |    Read Count: 949
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/01/12    |    Published: 03/31/12
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On the Slopes of Death by Virodeil

Rated PG13
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They had done their task to the best of their abilities, and it was probably the end now. Not a happy ending, yes, but they knew that happy endings were only for stories. Besides, there was the second – final – destination to hope for.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Mordor: Mount Doom /Orodruin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 491    |    Read Count: 195
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/12    |    Published: 03/30/12
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A Treat by Virodeil

Rated G
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… A balm, really, when your father has just spat at your effort in front of his council of advisors – again. And a true delight also, since your big brother knows what you love most – yes?

Categories: The Books of J.R.R. Tolkien, Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Alternate Universe, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Fluff
Places: Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 616    |    Read Count: 1474
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/04/12    |    Published: 03/04/12
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Feature Who Needs Enemies. . . by Cathleen

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Young Pippin Took is led into mischief by his distantly related cousin of the same age, Sancho Proudfoot. When some of their mischief culminates in a huge disaster, the Took's learn the dark secret the Proudfoot family has been keeping for generations.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Odo, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Olo, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Sancho, Hobbit: Smallburrow: Robin, Hobbit: Took: Eglantine (Banks), Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pervinca, Hobbit: Took: Pimpernel, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character study, Childhood, Drama, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Novel
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton, The Shire: Whitwell
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 23    |    Word count: 104720    |    Read Count: 996
Completed: No    |    Updated: 02/24/12    |    Published: 07/21/11
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Reach for the Stars by Dreamflower

Rated G
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A familiar story in an unfamiliar time and place...(Written for the October 2011 GFIC Challenge and continued in subsequent challenges.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 2947    |    Read Count: 4186
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/17/11    |    Published: 10/19/11
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Mine by Nath

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Sméagol and Déagol don't go boating. As a result, there is more than just bones for Saruman to find in Anduin...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Déagol, Hobbit: Gollum/Sméagol, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: Rohan: Isengard
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Different roads
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 522    |    Read Count: 1034
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/01/11    |    Published: 10/01/11
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A different road by Nath

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Ten years after the destruction of the One Ring, the Steward of Gondor looks back and remembers the War. AU, darkish.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Different roads
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 646    |    Read Count: 1019
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/17/11    |    Published: 09/17/11
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Old Man Willow by Nath

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What if Old Man Willow's motives in trying to trap four hobbits were more sinister? What if...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Old Man Willow
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: The Old Forest
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Different roads
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1253    |    Read Count: 1287
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/17/11    |    Published: 09/17/11
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Family Matters by Nath

Rated G
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A set of old journals hides a dark secret. Set in the twentieth century.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Alternate Universe, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Thriller/Suspense
Places: None
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2783    |    Read Count: 847
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/21/11    |    Published: 08/21/11
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Brother Mine by Virodeil

Rated G
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They said that there was always a hope, a silver lining, even in the most desperate situations. Erestor of the Fountain would like to hope so, at least, as he conducted a mission quite unlike what he had prepared himself for.

 

A journey to Hithlum bore many more journeys… and a heart-brother?

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Ecthelion, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Idril, Elf: Maeglin, Elf: Turgon, Original Female Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Novel
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3256    |    Read Count: 950
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/05/11    |    Published: 08/05/11
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Feature The Gate to Everywhere by Dreamflower

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An AU LotR/Narnia crossover: in Fourth Age Gondor, a mysterious Gate is found in the garden behind the Citadel that leads to adventure...(2011 LotR GenFic Big Bang)

Categories: Challenge Stories, Crossovers
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 10    |    Word count: 32314    |    Read Count: 11661
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 07/31/11
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Feature Gwaith i Innas Lain: Quenta Ambarmetto by San Antonio Rose

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The Elves have long held that Túrin Turambar will return to lead the armies of the Valar against Morgoth in the Dagor Dagorath. They're not quite right. That honor goes to two young Americans descended from Túrin's cousin Tuor: Agarwaen and Mormegil--Sam and Dean Winchester.  (Supernatural/Silmarillion crossover; SPN: AU from 3.02 "The Kids Are Alright" but with references through 6.01 "Exile on Main Street"; Silm: AU Seventh Age)

With illustrations by Citrine2.

Categories: Challenge Stories, Crossovers, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Ainur, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, Edain: Tuor, Elf: Círdan, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Elrond, Original Male Character, Other: Morgoth/Melkor, Vala: Manwë
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Friendship, Horror, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Other place in Arda, Undying Lands
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: Gwaith i Innas Lain
Chapters: 13    |    Word count: 44568    |    Read Count: 1390
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 07/30/11
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Feature Evil Undone by Linaewen

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When Frodo is severly wounded in the orc attack upon Amon Hen, the Fellowship must choose another Ringbearer to continue the Quest in his stead.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 13    |    Word count: 20983    |    Read Count: 7489
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 07/29/11
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Feature Vairë Was a Weaver, or, Real Men Wear Corsets (a farce) by Celeritas

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Arwen gets bored one day and sets in motion a chain of events that no one except the Author can entirely predict.  Diaphragms are squeezed, things catch on fire, and the whole City seems to go mad for a day, and yet somehow everything seems to end up slightly better off than it started.

Crackfic, inspired in part by Shakespearean farces, Terry Pratchett, and high school spirit weeks.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Amrothos of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Bergil son of Beregond, Gondorian: Elphir, Gondorian: Erchirion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Hurin of the Keys, Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Targon, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Alternate Universe, Comedy, Crack fic, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Humor, Novel
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 84    |    Word count: 44556    |    Read Count: 75785
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 08/01/11
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Feature Pippin's Pack of Pickled Pipers by Dreamflower

Rated G
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A slightly AU story, written for Grey Wonderer, in which Pippin finds himself saddled with responsibility...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Cotton: Carl "Nibs", Hobbit: Cotton: Wilcome "Jolly", Hobbit: Gamgee: Marigold, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Diamond (of Long Cleeve), Hobbit: Took: Ferdinand, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Alternate Universe, Comedy, Friendship, Humor
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4806    |    Read Count: 1093
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/11    |    Published: 07/17/11
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Feature Eucatastrophe II: Everything Sad Come Untrue by Dreamflower

Rated G
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Pippin is Coming of Age in a very different Shire. (AU) (2004)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Alternate Universe, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Eucatastrophe Universe
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3750    |    Read Count: 1123
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Feature Eucatastrophe by Dreamflower

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A short AU story, that came to me in the middle of the night. What if the Three had not faded and failed when the One was destroyed? What if they had been set free, instead? (2004)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Alternate Universe, Friendship
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Eucatastrophe Universe
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 707    |    Read Count: 1294
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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For What I Wait by Dawn Felagund

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For Hannah, an "AU in which Fëanor outlives all of his children." Fëanor and Maglor, together at the end. MEFA 2008 nominee.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama
Places: None
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1209    |    Read Count: 1796
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Feature The Ever-Changing Fate of the Fellowship by vanwaelen

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Summary: When the Council of Elrond was summoned Denethor, Steward of Gondor sent his youngest son Faramir, in Boromir's stead. Meanwhile, on the eastside of the Misty Mountains facing Rhovanion between Rushdown and Old Forest Road, was the Eagle Eyrie, the home of the great Eagles, greatest than any living creature in Middle Earth. They held a power that allowed them to change from Animal to Man and two of their leaders, received Great Rings of Power, for they were the greatest and powerful of all beings in Middle-earth, but Sauron was greater than them. After the battle of the "Last Alliance," they disappeared, knowing that the One Ring had not been destroyed and Sauron the Deceiver will stop at nothing to find it and cover the whole world in Shadow for a second time. With the finding of the One Ring, Lord Elrond has created the Fellowship of the Ring, made of nine companions, determined to rid of the One Ring once and for all, or has he? An unexpected member joins, one that has been thought to have disappeared years ago. How will this new member affect the Fellowship? AU Rated T; rating may change    

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 16808    |    Read Count: 824
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/08/11    |    Published: 04/03/11
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At the Turn of the Tide by Raksha The Demon

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Can an unexpected player change the outcome of the drama around the pyre in Rath Dínen?  An Alternate Universe story in 400 words...

Second Place, Favorite AU story, 2012 Tree & Flower Awards.  Second Place, Fixed-Length Ficlets: General, 2011 MEFA (Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards).

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Beregond, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Romance-het
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Third Age Scrolls I
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 407    |    Read Count: 1070
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/05/11    |    Published: 07/05/11
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Feature Gateway of Time, Legacy of Truth by abbyforth, Erurainon

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The tale of a modern girl and her involvement with the elves of Arda. This is highly AU!

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Haldir of Lorien, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Elrond, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Comedy, Epic, General, Humor, Novel, Parody, Romance-het, Saga, Satire
Places: Lothlórien, Rivendell/Imladris, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age, Multi-age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 689    |    Read Count: 334
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/04/11    |    Published: 07/04/11
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Queen by Elleth

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Galadriel has come into possession of the One Ring. A Mini-AU of LotR.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Alternate Universe, Horror
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 171    |    Read Count: 887
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/01/11    |    Published: 07/01/11
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Feature The Job Interview by Larner

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It appears that Gandalf has suggested that the Ringbearer might serve well in our modern world in assisting those displaced by war.  How might Frodo do in a modern job interview?

Categories: Crossovers, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Alternate Universe, Character study, Comedy, General, Humor, Short story
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 37. 2011 March Challenge: Lion and Lamb
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4201    |    Read Count: 1657
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/26/11    |    Published: 06/26/11
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Gwaith i Innas Lain: Quenta Ando Rauco by San Antonio Rose

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You are tracking a Chevy Impala with two young hunters, I believe. They passed this way, the day before yesterday; and they met someone that they did not expect. Does that comfort you? (Supernatural/Silmarillion crossover; SPN: AU of "All Hell Breaks Loose" but with references to Seasons 3-5; Silm: AU Seventh Age)

Categories: Crossovers, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Friendship, Horror
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: Gwaith i Innas Lain
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 17035    |    Read Count: 657
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/04/11    |    Published: 06/04/11
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Feature Quest by Cathleen

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The Fellowship has not travelled together for long but already it is apparent that the One Ring’s influence on Frodo Baggins is growing. As he struggles to keep his increasingly dark thoughts at bay, his companions are finding they also are subject to a subtle increase in moodiness. Frodo has taken to sleepwalking, Pippin, to night wandering and secrecy. Although Legolas has discovered part of Pippin’s secret, he allows himself to believe Pippin’s reassurances, and agrees to keep what he knows to himself for the time being.

Before long, a blizzard traps the Fellowship in a cave where their problems escalate, and suspicions grow difficult to ignore. . .

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Mystery
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 12    |    Word count: 52531    |    Read Count: 14325
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/02/11    |    Published: 11/08/09
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