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Still standing by Nath

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Six vignettes from Halbarad's point of view - from the siege of Minas Tirith until the day after Aragorn's coronation.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: the Pelennor, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Different roads
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2931    |    Read Count: 388
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/16    |    Published: 07/21/16
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Realization by Ness

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Aragorn's thoughts after the Battle of the Black Gate

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 104    |    Read Count: 423
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/25/16    |    Published: 03/25/16
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Shadows Lengthen Ere Close of Day by MP brennan

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Not everyone was ready to follow the heir of Isildur to certain doom.  On the road to the Black Gates, a common soldier wrestles with fear and struggles to decide where his loyalties lie.  Written for the October Teitho Challenge "Smile."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Drama
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3541    |    Read Count: 216
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/05/13    |    Published: 12/05/13
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Feature The Shipwright Shrugs by Kitt Otter

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Short whatnots and nonsense about Círdan, spanning from Cuiviénen to Forever.

1 – Rhyme of the Finwion: Thingol muddles the Noldor lords’ disturbingly similar names. Diplomatic ruin? Not with Círdan to the rescue!

2 – Nowë’s Ark: It’s the War of Wrath. And Yavanna has a wee little job for Círdan…

3 – Lavender’s Blue: Círdan chats with the blue-eyed, perfumed ex-lieutenant of Morgoth.

4 - Hunting by Number: Finrod and Círdan learn where they fall on Morgoth’s hit-list.

5 - Waiting: Nowë makes four promises to his brother. 500 words fixed length.

6 - Vertigo: Finrod and Círdan visit Barad Nimras, where it is learned that neither is without his phobias.

7 - The Way the Tide Flows: Círdan tells two visitors a tale about the Second Age and the choice that determined everything after.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Círdan, Elf: Elu Thingol, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Gil-galad, Half-Elven: Elrond, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Vala: Yavanna
Genres: Drama, Humor
Places: Beleriand, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon, The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: early, 1-First Age: middle, 1-First Age: late, 1-First Age: the War of Wrath, 2-Second Age, 2-Second Age: early, 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 8141    |    Read Count: 4182
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/13/13    |    Published: 07/01/11
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Coalesced Diffusion by Thundera Tiger

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Nine Fellowship members, twenty-five word prompts apiece. An exercise in concentrated minimalism that spans the journey of each Fellowship member as they play their own part in the quest to destroy the Ring. Final chapter - Gimli

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study
Places: Bree, Lothlórien, Mordor: Mount Doom /Orodruin, Moria (Khazad-dûm), Rivendell/Imladris, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Caradhras, Eregion/Hollin, Eriador, Fangorn Forest, Gondor, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: the Pelennor, Mordor, Mordor: Cirith Ungol, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon, Paths of the Dead, Rohan: Edoras, Rohan: Helm's Deep, Rohan: Isengard, The Misty Mountains, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 12760    |    Read Count: 2920
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/13/13    |    Published: 06/25/13
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The Ragged Edge of Legend by MP brennan

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Sauron has fallen, but as he waits for Gandalf's return, Aragorn isn't ready to celebrate.  Written for the April 2013 Teitho Challenge "Smells."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Angst, Drama, Gapfiller
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1609    |    Read Count: 220
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/16/13    |    Published: 05/16/13
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Feature Forging for Protection and Defense by Larner

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He studied in Tirion in the forges of Mahtan and Lord Aule himself, but followed his chosen lord to Middle Earth to find his destiny.  Perhaps his most memorable achievements were the forging of a particular suit of armor, and his advice, supervision, and participation in the reforging of a famous blade created by a greater smith than he was himself.  Was it worthwhile?  Can he ever look to accept forgiveness for his part in the rebellion of the Noldor?

Inspired by the armor worn by Elendil and Aragorn in the PJ LOTR movies.  Beta by Fiondil and Soledad, with my profound thanks.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Númenóreans, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Gondorian: Ohtar, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Númenórean: Elendil, Númenórean: Isildur, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Saga, Tragedy
Places: Mordor: Mount Doom /Orodruin, Rivendell/Imladris, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: Osgiliath, Mordor, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance, 3-Third Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 9887    |    Read Count: 904
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/12/12    |    Published: 05/30/12
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The Army of the North by darthfingon

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The armies of the Last Alliance gather in Rivendell to plan their march on Mordor.  Elrond worries, Oropher weasels, and nothing goes according to plan.

Artwork by Erulisse for the Big Bang challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Oropher, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elendil, Númenórean: Isildur
Genres: None
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 26363    |    Read Count: 1904
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 08/01/11
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Feature The Course of Defeat by Adonnen Estenniel

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The progression of the Ring War through Éomer's eyes.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon, Rohan: Edoras, Rohan: Helm's Deep
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 715    |    Read Count: 2611
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/04/11    |    Published: 07/04/11
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Feature Quietly by Pearl Took

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A short look at Pippin's life up to The Last Battle.

 

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Poetry
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon, Other place in Arda, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 38. 2011 April Challenge: Poetry
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 1270
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/01/11    |    Published: 06/01/11
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Feature A Journey through Arda by Larner

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To house the ficlets written for the 2011 B2MEM challenges.  This will wind probably through all the ages of Arda as well as throughout its geography.  Shall we see where the prompts take us?

Beta by RiverOtter.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Elu Thingol, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Maglor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen, Númenórean: Isildur, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het, Short story, Vignette
Places: Annúminas, Bree, Lothlórien, Rivendell/Imladris, Arnor, Beleriand, Caradhras, Erebor, Eriador, Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, Mordor, Mordor: Barad-dûr, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon, Númenor, Rohan: Eastfold, The Misty Mountains, The Shire, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age, 2-Second Age, 3-Third Age, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 28    |    Word count: 20444    |    Read Count: 2036
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/01/11    |    Published: 03/01/11
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A Moment of Connection by Larner

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Gimli puzzles as to why Legolas wishes to revisit the battlefield before the former gates of Mordor once more.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Short story, Vignette
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 815    |    Read Count: 1568
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/28/10    |    Published: 12/28/10
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Feature Taste by Nath

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Written for the November 2010 LotR-GFic Challenge; the theme was “pairs” and my prompts “sweet, sour”.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: General
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 104    |    Read Count: 1238
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/20/10    |    Published: 11/20/10
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Feature In The Dark Before Dawn by Pearl Took

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"'But remember, Peregrin Took, a lesson you have learned well.  You need never fear in the dark before dawn.’”

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Drama
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon, The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Whitwell
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1927    |    Read Count: 1387
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/10    |    Published: 07/17/10
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Feature At the Black Gate by Shirebound

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A short dramatization of a scene from the film “The Two Towers”. When Sam was trapped in debris in front of the Black Gate, what were he and Frodo thinking and feeling? And how did Frodo know that the Elven cloak would shield them?

Categories: Orphan
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 772    |    Read Count: 1533
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/02/10    |    Published: 07/02/10
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After the Hour of Doom by Raksha The Demon

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How does Prince Imrahil feel as the end of a war that has shadowed Gondor throughout his life comes to an abrupt and cataclysmic end?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Humor
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Third Age Scrolls I
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 302    |    Read Count: 1039
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/21/10    |    Published: 06/21/10
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Feature Memories. by curiouswombat

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A drabble written for the Marshland challenge at Tolkien Weekly.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gollum/Sméagol
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 1198
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/14/10    |    Published: 03/14/10
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Feature Broken Vow! by Sivan

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Legolas saw his friend fighting with the cave troll… and fails the vow he made.

Categories: Orphan
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Friendship, Gapfiller, Songfic, Tragedy
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1016    |    Read Count: 413
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/20/09    |    Published: 11/20/09
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Feature The Last Throw by nautika

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This is the story of the march to the Black Gate (movie and book verse) from the view of a family man who made the journey.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: General
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4656    |    Read Count: 904
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/16/09    |    Published: 08/16/09
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Feature Through Shadow by Cathleen

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Following battle, Pippin experiences another odd dream.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, General, Mystery
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 12. 2009 March Challenge: The Ides of March
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2533    |    Read Count: 1343
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/09    |    Published: 08/03/09
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