Penname: Kaylee Arafinwiel [Contact]
Real name: Elizabeth Nield
Member Since: 07/27/09
Membership status: Member

Biography:

I am 30+ years old and an American, though I love learning about other countries and would like to travel the world some day. The furthest I've gone is the UK. I visited Cornwall, England and Wales - Scotland and Ireland are on my list. But such trips aren't going to be usual for me. For now, except as the rare opportunity presents itself, I'm limited to travelling worlds through books. My favorite residence? Middle Earth of course! 


I read The Hobbit when I was in my teens and loved it. I was excited when the first two LotR movies came out, though I didn't intend to see them until I'd managed to get a hold of LotR and read it all the way through. My father decided the issue for me; he took me to see ROTK, then back to his house to see the other two on DVD. And then I read the trilogy!


Between the films and the book, I found fanfiction. My first introduction to LotR fanfiction was Larrk, and then I found LotR Community and then Stories of Arda. There I discovered Fiondil and immersed myself in his tales, devoting time to reading The Silmarillion. Now I'm on LotR Community's GFic sister group, and am very pleased to find new and old friends both. 


I hope my work will be received on the archive as well! 


Kaylee


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The following of my stories have been MEFA participants:


Not All Who Wander Are Lost (MEFA 2010, Third Place)


Children of Heroes (MEFA 2011, Honorable Mention)


Iluvatar's Gift (MEFA 2011, Nominated)


 


The following of my stories have been Tree & Flower participants:


2012:


2013: 2103 Tree and Flower Awards Nominee


Daughters of Doriath (Nominated)


The Book of Mazarbul (Nominated)


The Steward's Tale (Nominated)


With Different Eyes (Nominated

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Stories by Kaylee Arafinwiel

The Book of Mazarbul by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Dwarf-centric snippets through the ages, not chronologically (the Book was falling apart, after all!)

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 1441    |    Read Count: 2761
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/13/15    |    Published: 06/30/12
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That Which Does Not Kill Us...Or Does It? by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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After the marriage of Faramir and Éowyn, the White Lady of Rohan and new Princess of Ithilien makes the acquaintance of a certain Elf-Lord, and they discuss the similarity of their most trying experiences.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Kaylee's B2MEM 2015
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 647    |    Read Count: 661
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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Gwann nan iHûl – Revisited by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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 What if, during the Sixth Age of Arda, the Maiar had exposure to modern Mortal literature? More to the point, what if they had exposure to fanfiction? Vaguely connected to Dreamflower and Pande’s ‘The Prisoner and the Hobbit’ (which can be found here http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6945 ), too, if only because I’m assuming “D.L. Sauron” isn’t the only Maia gifted with an iPad…

…Yes, I’m an insatiable fan of Fiondil’s and Dreamflower’s, so I stretched the theme a little to include me too. Oops? *rueful grin* The original "Gwann nan iHûl", by Fiondil, can be found here - http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24476

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Original Female Character, Other: Melian, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Vala: Irmo/Lórien, Vala: Námo/Mandos
Genres: General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands, Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age, Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 572    |    Read Count: 851
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/17/15    |    Published: 02/17/15
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Fourth Age Frolics by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Written for Advent 2014, the "Fourth Age Frolics" series deals with the grown children of Aragorn and Arwen, along with their spouses and children, in my-verse. 

Part One: The Mystery of the Missing Pastries (drabble-ish bits, chapters 1-7) 

The daughters of Lord Karim and Princess Celebriel, nieces to Crown Prince Eldarion and Crown Princess Jalila, have a mystery to solve as this series gets under way...

Part Two: Let The Sun Shine In (ficlet-sized chapters)

Celebriel and her sister-in-law have amends to make. Perhaps their cultures aren't so very different after all...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Childhood
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 2678    |    Read Count: 6519
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/11/14    |    Published: 12/11/14
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A Conversation on Family by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Before joining the rest of the Rohan-Ithilien royal families for luncheon, Éowyn has a discussion with one of her brother’s daughters about their family. For Virtuella, one of my favourite Rohan authors, as a belated birthday gift.

Categories: The Books of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Family, General
Places: None
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 973    |    Read Count: 1043
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/26/14    |    Published: 11/26/14
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Tales from the White Tree: The Heirs of Elessar by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Stand-alone chapters dealing with my-verse Eldarion and his siblings, growing up in the Fourth Age.

1. Imperfection - The birth of the Reunited Kingdom's first princess.

2. Scion of the Eldar - Eldarion learns a lesson or two.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, General
Places: Annúminas, Rivendell/Imladris, Arnor, Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 3266    |    Read Count: 5361
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/22/14    |    Published: 07/31/10
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The Old Took's Faunts by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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As everyhobbit knows, the Third Birthday is one of the most important birthdays in a hobbit's life; he or she is old enough to give the First Gifts, and so learn that it is better to Give than to Receive! Gerontius and Adamanta Took had *twelve* lads and lasses to see through that very important birthday! Luckily, with such a large family, the elder siblings were there to help the younger...

 

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Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Boffin: Donnamira, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Mirabella, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Adamanta (Chubb), Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Hildibrand, Hobbit: Took: Hildifons, Hobbit: Took: Hildigard, Hobbit: Took: Hildigrim, Hobbit: Took: Isembard, Hobbit: Took: Isembold, Hobbit: Took: Isengar, Hobbit: Took: Isengrim III, Hobbit: Took: Isumbras IV (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Great Smials, The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 12    |    Word count: 6343    |    Read Count: 6357
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/08/14    |    Published: 05/30/14
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B2MEM 2014 - Four Seasons of Arnor by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Young Aragorn finally goes home to his people. A year in the life. Four double drabbles.

 

Tree and Flower Awards, Drabble, Second Place

 

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Arnor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: Aragorn in the North
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 803    |    Read Count: 1261
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/09/14    |    Published: 03/09/14
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Love's Swiftest Arrow by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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After the armies of Greenwood depart for the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, a young cousin of the Queen bemoans the fate of those left behind, and especially hers – for love’s arrows have pricked her heart.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: Angst
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: None
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 694    |    Read Count: 920
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/30/13    |    Published: 01/30/13
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A Time To Reap by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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When the first Princess of the Reunited Kingdom was born, the seeds of secrecy were sown. Nine years later, at Yule-tide, Aragorn Elessar considers the consequences of their harvest, and tries to make a decision.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Eldarion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character
Genres: None
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2149    |    Read Count: 893
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/31/12    |    Published: 12/31/12
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Out of the Dust by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Out of the dust of the childless Thain's line, a new shall arise.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 951    |    Read Count: 1455
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/21/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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Kaylee Arafinwiel's Book of Verses by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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My Tolkien poemfic (poemfic? is that even a word? lol, it is now) - by which I mean poems I've written in Tolkien's 'verse, and perhaps even poems I've written inside my fics that I want to put in separately ^_^ also, I haven't necessarily written about all the character groups I selected yet, but most likely I will at some point. :) hope you enjoy!

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Ainur, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Easterlings, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Green-elves, As a Group: Haradrim, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Noldor, As a Group: Númenóreans, As a Group: Orcs, As a Group: Rohirrim, As a Group: Ruffians, As a Group: Sindar, As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, As a Group: Teleri, As a Group: Thorin and Company, As a Group: Vanyar
Genres: Poetry
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10    |    Word count: 1546    |    Read Count: 5779
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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Tales of the Elmoi by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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The chronicles of the Elmoi - that is, the descendants of Elmo, brother of Elu Thingol and Olwe Lindaran. Peredhil, OCs and other characters will also figure in these stories, but they are chiefly about the descendants of Celeborn (grandson of Elmo) and Oropher (through speculation, son of an OC uncle of Celeborn.)

Obviously, this means Thranduil and Legolas will be around a lot, as will Celebrian, and to a lesser degree Elladan, Elrohir, and Arwen. :) Most of these tales were already posted here for B2MEM 2011.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: Lothlórien, Rivendell/Imladris, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11    |    Word count: 7447    |    Read Count: 6447
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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Narn i Macalaure Alcarinque by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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The Tale of Maglor the Mighty, throughout the Ages of Arda. Prompted by B2MEM 2012.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Ainur, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: General
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 2203    |    Read Count: 2465
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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The Life And Times of Rushirithir by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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The beginnings of the Balrog of Moria...the very beginning, that is. And the end. And the middle, of course...though the middle was longest in coming. Go figure..

Warning: Dark, aka not at all my usual type, which is, of course, the point of a "Think Outside The Box" challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2517    |    Read Count: 1857
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 11/01/11
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In Dwimordene, In Lorien by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Crackfic. Theodred/Arwen (unrequited). Theodred sees a vision of beauty passing through Rohan...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: Crack fic
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 401    |    Read Count: 939
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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With Different Eyes (B2MEM 2012) by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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A series of canon scenes shown through the POV of other characters, written for the Back to Middle Earth Month 2012's "Alternate POV" challenge. Characters will be extremely varied, but then that's the way I like it. *grin*

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: The Valar
Genres: General
Places: Mordor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 867    |    Read Count: 1566
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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B2MEM 2011 March 22 - Sanctuary by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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When Oropher brought some of the Sindar under Gil-galad's protection, he sought sanctuary.

Categories: Challenge Stories, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Poetry
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 116    |    Read Count: 1204
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/11    |    Published: 03/22/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 21 - East-Victor? by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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A father offers his opinion on whether his son deserves the title he has been given.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 347    |    Read Count: 1249
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/11    |    Published: 03/22/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 20 - Daughters of Doriath by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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In the West, Celebrian meets her mother-in-law for the first time.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Elves
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1709    |    Read Count: 1472
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/11    |    Published: 03/22/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 19 - Telpetari and the Queen by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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While she heals in the gardens of Lorien, Celebrian encounters an unexpected visitor.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Elves
Genres: Family
Places: Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 684    |    Read Count: 1859
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/11    |    Published: 03/22/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 18 - Giving and Receiving by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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An uncle and niece write to each other concerning the giving of hearts.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Half-Elven: Elwing, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 391    |    Read Count: 1160
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/11    |    Published: 03/20/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 17 - Iluvatar's Gift by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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A royal Elf muses on the Gift given to the Secondborn.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Friendship
Places: Annúminas
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 531    |    Read Count: 1814
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/11    |    Published: 03/20/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 16 - Isildurchil by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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The King of Greenwood makes a visit to Imladris.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Thranduil, Gondorian: Valandil
Genres: Childhood, Coming of Age
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 398    |    Read Count: 1100
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/17/11    |    Published: 03/17/11
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B2MEM 2011 March 10 - Athrabeth Celeborn ah Celebrimbor by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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March 10 - "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times". Related to "Dear Naneth..." A conversation between Celeborn and Celebrimbor on the day of Celebrian's birth, the anniversary of the Fall of Doriath.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: Family
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: B2MEM 2011: Encounters with the Elmoi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 262    |    Read Count: 1144
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/11    |    Published: 03/12/11
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