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Biography:   I'm fairly new to the fanfic world -- unless you count the years back in the 60's when my sister and I used to secretly write scripts for Star Trek TOS and then act them out! We didn't realize it was called fanfic back in those days, and they NEVER got shown to anyone else.

I am currently obsessed with the little-explored Dunedain of the North -- and since there are only two mentioned in LOTR (Aragorn and Halbarad) I have invented a family (specifically two brothers, Tarkil and Haldon) to follow and explore their ancient culture.

By the way, I'm Canadian, so you'll tend to see a mix of both English and American spellings. So you'll see the 'U' used in honour and valour and colour, and the 'o' in manoeuvre, and reversed 're' in words like centre but the American use of 'z' in recognize. I 'try' to keep to the Professor's 'Queen's English' as much as possible, but things do slide by...



Chronology:

Tarkil the Dunedain Stories:

1) Promises to Keep (Fall 3018) Tarkil patrols the Bree area, guarding it from the miscreants who are flooding the land from the south, while attempting to gain the attention of a Bree girl.
2) Two of Thirty One (3019 - War of the Ring) Tarkil and his brother Haldon head to Gondor as members of the Grey Company. A Ranger's view of what happens.
3) Life in the Angle (begins in fall of 3019) Tarkil brings his bride home to a Dunedain settlement where they discover the cultural differences between their peoples.

Standalone stories:

Swords Returned -- 2081 TA -- a Dunedain Ranger must explain to his young son (a very young Tarkil) how a Ranger's kin discovers if a Ranger has fallen.
Gathering of the Grey Company -- spring 3019 -- Halbarad gathers Rangers to accompany him to help Aragorn regain his crown
Story Favorites
bullet The Golden Bell of Greenleaf by lwarren Last Updated: 11/12/2006
In the year 1432 by Shire Reckoning, four years before the events in Through All of These Years, Legolas must face the first of many losses caused by the passing of time, as well as cope with the call of the sea.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet Many fruitless victories by perelleth Last Updated: 6/26/2005
Follow Lord Celeborn and Lord Thranduil as they experience the End of Arda as it went, not exactly as recounted by Vanyarin and Noldorin lore masters. A tale of the selfless courage found in unsung heroes, those who face every day’s lost battles, even when there shall be none left to sing of their deeds. Last Chapter and Epilogue: "The End of Arda"
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 6/4/2005
bullet For the Love of the Lord of the White Tree by Legolass Last Updated: 6/15/2005
The greatest of kings can be overwhelmed by the weight of responsibility. The greatest of friendships can be threatened by an unexpected challenge emerging from the shadows of the past. *Winner of MC Award for Story of the Year.*
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 42 Published: 2/20/2005
bullet Glorious Summer by daw the minstrel Last Updated: 10/10/2004
Legolas is learning his role as a newly minted lieutenant, while, at home, his brother Eilian is a newly minted husband.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 9/9/2004
bullet Battle of the Golden Wood by Marnie Last Updated: 2/26/2004
Lorien fights for survival against Dol Guldur, Moria and Mordor during the wars of the Ring.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 24 Published: 8/12/2003