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Msg# 4583

Books/Time:The Silmarillion, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:23:42 Topic ID# 4583
Eärendil’s Tale (1331): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
After Elrond's arrival in the Blessed Realm, he meets the parents he cannot
remember. Eärendil and Elwing share their stories with the son they barely
knew. From the Fall of Gondolin to the rise of Gil-Estel, Elrond learns more
of the parents who abandoned him and his brother in the hope of bringing
help to a world on the verge of destruction.

Saying Farewell (730): Finch
PG-13, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finrod and Amarie say farewell in Tirion.

History Lessons (1056): Nilmandra
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from Glorfindel and
others who lived through it, while Elrond reflects upon his past and
parenting elflings.

To Look Upon It Once (1023): Noldo
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Perhaps some mortal boats did find the straight way, and come to the Ancient
West. Inspired by an obscure Silmarillion line.

Once in a Fair Green Country (157): Space Weavil
PG, Reason for Rating: Romance
Romance Partners: Gandalf/OFC
After a night in Imladris with Bilbo and the Dwarves, en route to find the
Lonely Mountain, Gandalf reflects upon his life as a Maia in Valinor, and
his one brush with romance...

Magweth Pengolodh: The Question of Pengolod (1337): tyellas
PG, Reason for Rating: It is a genfic with some violence and some romance.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Second Age, the elvish loremaster Pengolod, on his way to Tol
Eresseä, gets off the boat in the Númenorean port of Rómenna. Enjoying
Númenor, he lingers in Rómenna for a time, befriends several mortals, tells
his own tales of events from the Silmarillion, and exacerbates inter-racial
tension between mortals and elves, high and low. Characters include: from
the Silmarillion and LOTR: Tar-Minastir, Ciryatan, Rumil of Tirion, Turgon,
Maedhros, Hurin, Huor, Maeglin, Idril, Tuor, Elwing, Earendil, Erestor,
Narvi, Elrond, and Celebrian, and several originals, and from HoME:
Pengolod, Aelfwine I, and Dirhaval.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Drabble

Two Drabbles: Tar-Miriel and the Waves (107): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tar-Miriel's last thoughts as the waves take Numenor. One canon-based, the
other AU

Grace (242): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Melian/Thingol
Melian thinks about the joys of motherhood.

Beyond Reach (327): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elwing decides to flee Middle-earth to protect the Silmaril.

Long Live the King (420): Jay of Lasgalen
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
On the eve of Elros's death, Elrond visits Numenor.

High King and Halfling (581): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Argeleb grants the Fallohide brothers permission to settle the Shire

Forsaken Kin (483): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finarfin forsakes the march of the Noldor towards Middle-earth.

Not Wholly Unwilling (1336): picara
R, Reason for Rating: Questionable Consent / Implied Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Eol/Aredhel
"And it came to pass that Eöl saw Aredhel as she strayed among the tall
trees near the borders of Nan Elmoth, a gleam of white in the dim land. Very
fair she seemed to him, and he desired her; and he set his enchantments
about her so that she could not find the ways out…. It is not said that
Aredhel was wholly unwilling...." The Silmarillion

Defiance (1355): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Húrin falls in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.

Faithful (1374): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Anárion observes the fruits of Isildur's labours...

Good welcome they found (1371): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Círdan regrets training Tar-Aldarion so well...

What can be saved (1360): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Isildur saves something precious from the Downfall of Númenor...



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Feanor and Sons

The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying (1268): Cirdan
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elros and Elrond must decide their fates at the end of the First Age. Maglor
comes Eonwe's camp and reveals that the Elves can stay in Middle-earth for a
while longer. Maglor then sings of the full tragedy of the Kinslaying at
Alqualonde.

Father-Names (345): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Maglor, remembering the fate of Dior's sons, sets out to search for the sons
of Elwing after the attack on the Havens of Sirion.

House of Dust and Memory (523): Itarille
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Indis, alone in her house after the death of her husband and the flight of
the Noldor, receives a visit from Nerdanel, who has also lost her husband
and children. Birthday fic for Nol.

Captive of Fate (1076): Ithilwen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Part 1 of Maedhros Series. Maedhros reflects while hanging from
Thangorodrim. Silmarillion-based.

Comes the Dawn (418): Ithilwen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
Maedhros enters the Halls of Mandos, and his final fate is revealed.

Taking the Sword (1030): Ithilwen
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Curufin/f
Maedhros learns the art of swordfighting, and discovers his true talent.
Major characters: Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin, Feanor. Silmarillion-based.

Voices in the Wilderness (1018): Ithilwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Curufin/f
How does Feanor's banishment from Tirion affect the Noldor? Major characters
include Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finwe, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin's
wife, and Morgoth. Silmarillion-based.

Alqualonde (36): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Upon the ruins of Alqualonde, Maglor finds beauty and horror intertwined

Wreath of Steel and Silver (454): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
What if the hand that nurtures Lothlórien once wielded a blade in the
darkest chapter of elven history...? Galadriel seeks forgiveness for her
part in the Kinslaying at Alqualondë.

Ghost Fires (34): mir_noldoris
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: Maedhros, Fingon
It is autumn, and Maedhros pays his last respects to Hithlum, and to Fingon.
Implied slash.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: First Age

By Light Beguiled (445): AfterEver
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Of Eärendil and Elwing's relationship as affected by his purpose which
drives him to the Sea, her discontentment in his absence, and what part the
Silmaril might have played in the eventual downfall of the Havens at Sirion.
Gil-galad, Maedhros, and Maglor cameo.

He Who Laughs (398): Altariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
Could Túrin ever be happy?

Shadow (775): Celebsul
PG, Reason for Rating: Subject/imagery might be a bit deep for very young
readers to understand.
Romance Partners: N/A
An elf meets mortals for the first time in the War of Wrath.

A Falcon for the Nightingale (63): Enismirdal
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mentions of violence and sexual
situations/feelings.
Romance Partners: Maglor/Daeron
What became of the two greatest of all the Elven minstrels? Slash.

Sirion's Gift (422): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual scenes in later chapters
Romance Partners: Amrod/f
Geliriel and her unborn child have been saved from the Falls of Sirion.
Their fates have been tied to another's. What effect will it have on all
their lives?

The Key (421): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: Chapters include violence and sexual situations
Romance Partners: f/m
Agents of Morgoth are helping him search for a way to destroy Gondolin. An
elf-woman is captured and brought to Angband. Could she be the key to gain
entry to the hidden city?

Rejoin the Dance (441): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
Thingol and Melian struggle to deal with the death of their only child.

Battles of Blood and Fëa (449): Kazaera
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
When both are children, Celebrían muses on her friend Elrond. Set prior to
the choice of the Peredhil, focuses on the effects of Elrond's mixed blood.

Ernil i Duremmen (1095): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The young Prince of Doriath meets Orome the Huntsman.

Wisdom's Thrall (1011): Mouse
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Tuor/OFC
Silmarillion- and Unfinished Tales-based. Where draws the line between man
and animal, between intellect and instinct? An account of the three years
Tuor spent in captivity to Lorgan the Easterling.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Gondolin

Shards of Memory (1007): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Túrin/Finduilas of Nargothrond
Six snapshot looks at the relationship between Túrin Turambar and Finduilas
of Nargothrond. Finduilas' POV.

A Missing Piece of History. (646): jillian baade
R, Reason for Rating: Violence, adult themes, some sex references.
Romance Partners: Idril/Maeglin. Tuor/Idril
What if Maeglin had successfully captured Idril during the Fall of Gondolin?

The Song of the Rock (1084): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, dark subject matter
Romance Partners: n/a
Turgon gives Tuor the grand tour, not only of Gondolin but of the heart and
spirit of the Noldor. Lyrical yet darkly ironic, with an ending that will
make any Silmarillion reader wince and look away...

Barrenness of Stone, The (468): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of Gondolin featuring Thorondor and a small OFC, with a cameo for
Glorfindel.

Cunning Gold (28): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
"Glorfindel bare a mantle so broidered in threads of gold that it was
diapered with Celadine as a field in spring; and his arms were damascened
with cunning gold."—reflections before the last battle.

Shining Black (996): Salsify
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Eöl/Aredhel
Words and events often have more than one possible interpretation. Eol's
version of the events related in the chapter "Of Maeglin".



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Poetry

Alqualonde (135): Aramel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A poem describing the Swanhaven.

Alchemy (168): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Feanor, basic chemistry, and the art of glassmaking. Also, a play on his
name--"spirit of fire."

Haudh-en-Elleth (712): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Túrin/Finduilas of Nargothrond
Túrin learns of the death of Finduilas of Nargothrond.

Seeking West (718): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eärendil sought Valinor in an attempt to gain help for the beleaguered
people of Middle-earth. Still, he must have realized there was little hope
of ever reaching it.

The City of Stone (717): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eöl/Aredhel
Two sonnets detailing Aredhel's thoughts just before she leaves Gondolin,
and later as she flees from Nan Elmoth with Maeglin.

Melyanna (729): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
Melian reflects on the Silmaril and different kinds of light.

My Girl (1067): Havetoist
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Ecthelion/f
Ecthelion of the Fountains stands to defend the King and give those fleeing
time to escape. Among them his wife.

Fëanor (439): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Fëanor's thoughts on the voyage towards Middle-earth.

To Brave Ulmo, in Aman (962): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drinking song from Beleriand and Dol Amroth about the coming of Uinen and
Ossë to Middle-earth (as described in the Vlaquenta).

Lindë Nerdanelo (424): Nerdanel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Feanor/Nerdanel
Upon the departure of Fëanor and her sons after the Darkening of Valinor,
Nerdanel, filled with sorrow and bitterness of heart, reflects on the past
and present of her life and her family. Five sonnets.

Death of Glaurung, The (533): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes (suicide, incest)
Romance Partners: n/a
A popular Third Age song about Túrin.

Mariner and His Wife, The (543): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aldarion/Erendis
A song of the Ithilien Rangers, about the story of Aldarion and Erendis.

Tale of Isildur, The (550): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Isildur steals the fruit of Nimloth, in the style of Chaucer's Canterbury
Tales

Dead City, The (606): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The sacked citadel of Gondolin speaks.

Sirion (607): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A voice from the aftermath of the final Kinslaying.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Second Age

Insomnia (62): AfterEver
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: NA
The catalyst is insomnia, the Last Alliance ending differently is the
result. An AU vignette, intended to pose (not answer) the question of "what
if?" Features primarily Cirdan, Gil-galad and Elrond.

Celeborn's Choice (1002): alex_cat_45
R, Reason for Rating: A non graphic sex scene between two males.
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Finrod
Celeborn has to make a choice that will affect Arda for a long time to come.

Of Entwives and Sundering Seas (160): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Treebeard/Fimbrethil
During the Second Age, Fangorn speaks with Galadriel and Celeborn on love
and loss.

Choice Once Made, A (182): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied erotic content
Romance Partners: Miriel/Pharazon
Tar-Míriel, the last Queen of Numenor, reflects on her life as the ships
commanded by her husband Ar-Pharazôn sail to Valinor in the West. Brief
references to implied non-con sex, but nothing explicit; no language or
violence.

What his Heart Spoke (1026): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil receives a letter of farewell that forces him to face another
equally painful good-bye.

History Lessons: The Second Age (1057): Nilmandra
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own adventures,
intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived through
that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects over the
events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in his role
as one of the Wise.

Nimloth's Grace (434): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Close to the downfall of Númenor Amandil puts out a request. But what is
Isildur's take on it? "But when Amandil heard rumour of the evil purpose of
Sauron he was grieved to the heart, knowing that in the end Sauron would
surely have his will. Then he spoke to Elendil and the sons of Elendil,
recalling the tale of the Trees of Valinor; and Isildur said no word, but
went out by night and did a deed for which he was afterwards renowned. "

Banners in the Wind (519): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond sets out for Mordor with the Last ALliance.

Foreshadowing (610): Zimraphel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the young Tar-Miriel's cousin plays too rough, Tar-Palantir steps in
with comfort and some good advice. Also features a young, obnoxious
Ar-Pharazon.


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