Truth Be Told by Virtuella

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Déoric, the newly appointed Chronicler of the Mark, is faced with new challenges. Lothíriel wants him to paint in colour and the king is sending him out to collect the stories of the Mark. Déoric does what he can to please everyone. When he finds that not all is truth that the Eorlingas hold to be true, will his break with Éomer end his career? Sequel to the Measure Of A Man.


Story Notes:

Thanks to Epilachna, Morthoron and Finlay for beta reading. Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien.


Table of Contents

1. Consider the Pondskater by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (4053 words)

2. Ribbons by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2846 words)

3. Taking Shape by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3061 words)

4. Pressing Questions by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3380 words)

5. On the Way by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3446 words)

6. The Art of Getting Lost in the Rain by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3194 words)

7. Different Perspectives by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3051 words)

8. Awakening by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3351 words)

A big thank you to surgicalsteel for medical advice on the content of the following chapters.

9. Story Time by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3265 words)

10. The Abominable Strawhead by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3093 words)

11. Winter Wonders by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3490 words)

Thanks to Morthoron, who is taking over as beta from a very busy Epilachna, and thanks to Epi for all the help she’s given me with this story.

 

There has been some dissatisfaction about the issue of the modern Welsh names for the Dunlendings. I have given this some consideration and have decided to keep this as it is. The names were chosen for a reason, namely to highlight the historic parallel of Rohirrim/Dunlendings with Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples. Using medieval Welsh would not resolve the problem of the connection with Sindarin, but would have pitfalls I’d rather avoid. The alternative would be to use entirely made-up names, by which the story would lose the historic reference and appear less authentic. 

12. Thaw by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2568 words)

13. Open Spaces by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3054 words)

14. A Kiss, a Chair and a Letter by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3358 words)

15. A Foreseeable Confrontation by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3022 words)

16. Waiting by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3180 words)

17. One Arrival and Three Departures by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2431 words)

18. Emerging Patterns by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2534 words)

19. Holes by Virtuella [Reviews - 1] (2671 words)

 

20. Unexpected encounters by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3842 words)

Thanks to Dreamflower, Thranduil Oropherion Redux, Linda Hoyland and Morthoron for various bits of advice.

21. Surprises by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2472 words)

22. Old friends, new ideas by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3451 words)

23. Enter the ladies by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2006 words)

24. Rewriting history by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3513 words)

25. Getting together by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (3693 words)

26. Epilogue by Virtuella [Reviews - 0] (2683 words)


Story Information

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: General
Places: Dunland, Rohan: Eastfold, Rohan: Edoras, Rohan: Helm's Deep, Rohan: Westfold
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 80708    |    Read Count: 34620
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/12/10    |    Published: 03/02/10