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As for the Elves. Even in these legends we see the Elves mainly through the eyes of Men. It is in any case clear that neither side was fully informed about the ultimate destiny of the other. The Elves were sufficiently longeval to be called by man ‘immortal’. But they were not unageing or unwearying. Their own tradition was that they were confined to the limits of this world (in space and time), even if they died, and would continue in some form to exist in it until ‘the end of the world’. But what ‘the end of the world’ portended for it or for themselves they did not know (though they no doubt had theories). Neither had they of course any special information concerning what ‘death’ portended for Men. They believed that it meant ‘liberation from the circles of the world’, and was in that respect to them enviable. And they would point out to Men who envied them that a dread of ultimate loss, though it may be indefinitely remote, is not necessarily the easier to bear if it is in the end ineluctably certain: a burden may become heavier the longer it is borne.

Letter 245, The Letters of JRR Tolkien

 

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bullet The Departure of Samwise by Leah Beth Last Updated: 11/24/2003
It has been passed down by Elanor Fairbairn that, in the year 1482, by Shire reckoning, Samwise Gamgee passed the Tower Hills and went to the Grey Havens and passed over the sea, last of the Ring-bearers. That may be true, but what if there is more to the story than that? (Told in letters from Mistress Elanor to the High King Elessar, in the city of Minas Tirith, in the land of Gondor.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 11/24/2003
bullet Reflections in Ithilien by Leah Beth Last Updated: 11/24/2003
A short introspective piece.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/24/2003
bullet Something Stinks by Chigger Last Updated: 11/24/2003
A skunk has invaded Meduseld . . .
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 11/18/2003
bullet Silver Lining by Leah Beth Last Updated: 11/24/2003
"What if we can't just fit back into the Shire? What if we're considered outcasts? What if it turns out that it would have been better had we never returned home?" Post-Ring war angst.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 11/24/2003
bullet Farewell, Frodo by Leah Beth Last Updated: 11/24/2003
The thoughts of a Hobbit who is to be left behind, unable to cross the sea with one of his dearest friends. And no, it's not Sam.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/24/2003
bullet A Proud Horse on a Field of Green by Miss Aranel Last Updated: 11/23/2003
A Rohan Yule Story. Young Eomer and Eowyn conduct a hunt for gifts, and happen across an especially desirable present, resulting in a bout of all-too-typical sibling rivalry.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/23/2003
bullet The Tide of Times by daw the minstrel Last Updated: 11/23/2003
Legolas comes of age; Thranduil goes to a meeting of the White Council
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 13 Published: 10/18/2003
bullet Celestial Quartet by Thevina Last Updated: 11/23/2003
Four vignettes spanning three ages of Middle-earth, multiple geographies and races, and several points of view. What binds them together: the night sky above, whether starry or clouded, and a sparkling gem that resists disappearing into the mists of time. Chapters 2 and 3 are adult. Many of the characters are somewhat obscure and not in the pulldown menu, so in addition to those listed are these: Erendis, Tar-Meneldur, Gorbadoc Brandybuck, Mirabella Brandybuck.
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 11/23/2003
bullet To Do the Job by The Karenator Last Updated: 11/22/2003
While journeying through the Dead Marshes, Frodo comes to understand his destiny and the true power of the One Ring. A vignette from Frodo's perspective.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2003
bullet The Promise by jenolas Last Updated: 11/22/2003
Arwen comforts Legolas as he ponders his decision to join the Fellowship.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2003
bullet Rivendell Burning by Yuna_Dax Last Updated: 11/21/2003
An attempt on Elronds life, leads to a fire thats will cost many lives. Warning - AU, Character death, strong angst, graphic gore. Not for the kiddies!
Rating: R Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 11/5/2003
bullet The Taste of Strong Mead by Citrine Last Updated: 11/21/2003
Very short story about a young Grima and his first taste of power. Every villian has to start somewhere.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/21/2003
bullet By Light Beguiled by AfterEver Last Updated: 11/20/2003
Of Earendil and Elwing, preceding and leading to the third kinslaying. Examines their relationship as affected by his purpose which drives him to sea, her discontentment in his absence, and what part the Silmaril might have played in the eventual downfall of the Havens at Sirion. Ciran is featured; Gil-galad, Maedhros, and Maglor have cameos, along with young Elros and Elrond.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 11/18/2003
bullet Spirit of a Sword by Silver oakleaf Last Updated: 11/19/2003
The forging of a certain legendary swor by Telchar of Nogrod and its reforging into an incarnation known just as well!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 11/19/2003
bullet A Quiet Love by Silver oakleaf Last Updated: 11/19/2003
Arwen is returning to Lothlórien after Aragorn's death. But she will not be alone in her final days....From Celeborn's POV.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/19/2003
bullet Past, Present, and Future by sheraiah Last Updated: 11/19/2003
Watching Legolas and a very young Aragorn triggers a pleasant memory for Elladan and Elrohir.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/19/2003
bullet In the Hands of the Enemy by meckinock Last Updated: 11/18/2003
When Aragorn is waylaid by bandits while racing to answer an urgent summons from Gandalf, he gains an unexpected ally whose loyalties are suspect. With Gandalf and Halbarad in pursuit, can Aragorn discern friend from foe and escape the hands of the Enemy before he is forced to reveal the secret of the Shire?
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 10/25/2003
bullet Namesake by Nina the powerwriter Last Updated: 11/17/2003
Frodo Gamgee is having a hard time living up to his namesakes.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/17/2003
bullet The Flower of Vinyamar by Zimraphel Last Updated: 11/17/2003
After the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, a young Elf-lord assumes the title of his dead brother and takes a new name.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 11/9/2003
bullet Of Silver Hair and Elflings by fan81981 Last Updated: 11/16/2003
We all know that Thranduil has a fondness for jewels. Ever wondered how that all started? You see its all Celeborn’s fault …
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/16/2003
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