Feature The Swan's Song by kimberleighe

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Chapter 9 includes: challenges and Idhreniel accepting a new position.

The tales and travels of Gil-galad's chief counselor during the Second Age.

Story Notes:

This story was originally posted at SWG.  Since then, I have done some minor updates and that is the version being posted here.  I owe a huge thanks to the LC, and I will specify by chapter the Lizards who have kindly helped me!

Table of Contents

1. Chapter 1: Swans & Eagles by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (3225 words)

Summary: In which the tale of Thorondun and Alphiril is begun.

2. Chapter 2: Desires of the Heart by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (3643 words)

Summary: There are many requests made, but not one to finish the tale.

3. Chapter 3: A Transparent Decision by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (4156 words)

Summary: The tale of Thorondun and Alphiril is finished, and Idhreniel contemplates a change in scenery.

Huge thanks to Scarlet and Erulisse for their feedback.

4. Chapter 4: Moments of Memory by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (2936 words)

Summary: Idhreniel finally shares a tale with her brother of the Sun and Moon; and says her farewells.

This chapter is in response to the "Eye of the Beholder" challenge. Tilion's Chase by Rhapsody provided the inspiration for Idhreniel's tale of the Sun and Moon.

5. Chapter 5: Cultural Differences by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (3372 words)

Summary: The route from Forlond to Ost-in-Edhil is filled with reminders that the Eldar, while one, are not the same.

Huge thanks to pandemonium for her support with this chapter.

6. Chapter 6: Arrival by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (4387 words)

Summary: Idhreniel finally arrives to the City.

Huge thanks to the LC, especially Scarlet, Surgicalsteel and Russandol.  Thank you for your honest feedback!

Credit to Pandemonium for openly sharing her ideas and thoughts on the look/layout of the City.  I cannot thank you enough for the support and encouragement!


B2MEM12 prompts fulfilled:

Canon Couples: Celeborn/Galadriel

Artifacts & Weapons: Fëanorian Lamp

7. Chapter 7: Fortunate Circumstances by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (3861 words)

Summary: Includes introductions to characters familiar and new, a party, and wishes of luck and fortune!

Big thanks to Scarlet, Pandemonium_213 and Elfscribe for their sharp eyes and minds!

Extra thanks to pandemonium for allowing me to utilize some terms from her stories.

8. Chapter 8: Hidden Paths by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (3084 words)

Summary: A brief discussion on what might lie beyond the stars, and the paths that take one there.

Thanks to Scarlet, mollyapple and Pandemonium for feedback!

This chapter was in part inspired by the MPTT Anniversary Challenge, specifically the following lines: “Tomorrow we may come this way/ And take the hidden paths that run/ Towards the Moon or to the Sun.”

9. Chapter 9: Wonder & Mystery by kimberleighe [Reviews - 1] (3762 words)

Summary: Challenges abound and Idhreniel finds herself accepting a new position.

Many thanks to Scarlet and Oshun! 

It is highly recommended that Into Darkness Fell is read prior to this chapter.  That story provides information surrounding the Sindar and their beliefs regarding the rise and fall of stars.

Story Information

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Crdan, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale)
Places: Eregion/Hollin, The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: 2-Second Age: middle, 2-Second Age: late, 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 32426    |    Read Count: 5805
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/26/12    |    Published: 06/21/12