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.
Thanks to Epilachna, Morthoron and Finlay for beta reading. Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien.
Table of Contents
A big thank you to surgicalsteel for medical advice on the content of the following chapters.
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.
Thanks to Dreamflower, Thranduil Oropherion Redux, Linda Hoyland and Morthoron for various bits of advice.
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
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
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 80708    |    Read Count: 35463
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/12/10    |    Published: 03/02/10