The Master and the King by Rhymer

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Meriadoc the Magnificent is a popular figure of folklore, but how many of the stories are true? What, for example, is to be made of the claim that he regularly corresponded with a king? After centuries of bitter debate, at last these questions can be answered. Thanks to an extraordinary discovery, Meriadoc and his king can speak to us in their own voices, clear across the gulf of years.

Story Notes:

This was written for Back to Middle Earth Month 2015, and was posted on LJ back in March. It was written in response to the following prompt by Dreamflower: "We know that Éomer wrote to Merry at the end of his life, but it seems logical they would have had other correspondence over the years. It would be really neat to see the letters exchanged between the Lord of the Mark and the Master of Buckland."

When Tolkien is silent about the timing of certain Fourth Age events (e.g. Merry's marriage) I've chosen dates of my own. I've gone for a later date for Merry's marriage that might be expected, because I wanted Pippin to experience at least one rite of passage before his older cousin.

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1. Chapter 1 by Rhymer [Reviews - 0] (6390 words)

Story Information

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Friendship
Places: Rohan: Edoras, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6390    |    Read Count: 678
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15