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Preparing for War by Rhyselle

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The old tales glorify those who march to war. But what about those who help them prepare to go, and must await their return? A somewhat angsty friendship story starring Erestor and Elrond.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Angst, Friendship
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 46. 2011 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2228    |    Read Count: 478
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/30/11    |    Published: 12/30/11
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Feature A Conversation in a Pub by Rhyselle

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Hell hath no fury like a woman...

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 43. 2011 September Challenge: Hit The Books
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 96    |    Read Count: 928
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/03/11    |    Published: 10/03/11
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Feature There and Back Again by Rhyselle

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Gloin journeys back to the Blue Mountains to fetch family and friends to migrate to the recently liberated Lonely Mountain. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to set it in Rohan, but Gloin insisted that this was the route he'd taken.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 34. 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1710    |    Read Count: 1271
Completed: No    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature Sing All Ye People by Rhyselle

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In Gondor, music is common during times of celebration--even when some individuals would wish it were not!

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 33. 2010 November Challenge: Pairs
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 101    |    Read Count: 1084
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature Dear Estella: An epistolary story (the Daughters of Jerusalem Remix) by Rhyselle

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Remix of "Daughters of Jerusalem" by Celeritas. In Celeritas’ fic, Estella Bolger finally agrees that Merry could write to her. He took her at her word.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Character study, Remix, Romance-het
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 31. 2010 Remix Challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4903    |    Read Count: 1176
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/04/10    |    Published: 10/04/10
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Arrival by Rhyselle

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As a Ringbearer, Sam was given the opportunity to sail West. Another look at this event, in drabble format.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Vala: Námo/Mandos, Vala: Ulmo
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 1158
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/29/10    |    Published: 08/29/10
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A Culinary Courtship - a drabble series by Rhyselle

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A series of drabbles starring Estella Bolger, set before and after Merry returned from the War of the Ring. The way to a Man's heart is through his stomach. And to a Hobbit's heart, even moreso!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger)
Genres: Family, Humor, Recipe fic, Romance-het
Places: The Shire
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 2154
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Complaint on Caradhras by Rhyselle

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During the slog through the blizzard atop Caradhras, Pippin grumbles. A drabble.

Categories: Orphan
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Humor
Places: Caradhras
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 126    |    Read Count: 845
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Feature A Silmaril in the Morning by Rhyselle

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A poem that connects First Age Arda with the present. Just what do we see when the morning star hangs in the pre-dawn sky?

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 168    |    Read Count: 1207
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Wishing it were Hot by Rhyselle

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Summary: The muse gave me a second batch of words for the theme, although this might not seem like it fits at first glance. Glorfindel, a Maia, a beach at night, and rain. (Note: This is also set in a variation of Fiondil's Valar Ficverse, in which he is so kind as to let me play. Thanks for letting me borrow the Book!)

Categories: The Silmarillion, Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Maia: Eönwë
Genres: Drama
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 288    |    Read Count: 1127
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Atto's Favorite by Rhyselle

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The recently reborn sons of Dior make something for their foster father’s dinner. Written for the "Some Like it Hot" Challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Finrod Felagund, Half-Elven: Eluréd, Half-Elven: Elurín
Genres: Family, Humor
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 287    |    Read Count: 1083
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Feature The Fallen One by Rhyselle

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The Herald of Manwe looks at his chief enemy at the end of the War of Wrath. A drabble for B2MeM 2009.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Maia: Eönwë, Vala: Melkor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 104    |    Read Count: 1091
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Feature Learning to Build a Fire by Rhyselle

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B2MeM 2009 prompt: Learning to build a fire. Finduilas is chilly on her wedding night. Denethor kindles a spark.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 236
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Feature Tinnitus by Rhyselle

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An elf's hearing is so sharp, something like ringing in the ears must be even more annoying to them than to us. Legolas learns about the consequences of noise exposure the hard way....a drabble.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Rohan: Helm's Deep
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 105    |    Read Count: 830
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Feature Unravelling the Past by Rhyselle

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In an alternate history of The Silmarillion, Maglor Feanorion did not take his father's oath. But as time passed, and one by one, his father and siblings came to Mandos, he wondered if he'd made the wrong choice after all. Given a change to change one thing of his past, Maglor has a choice to make.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Amras, Elf: Amrod, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Nerdanel, Vala: Vairë
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character study, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Beleriand, Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 1-First Age: the War of Wrath
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1384    |    Read Count: 1665
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Feature Pearl's Garden by Rhyselle

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10-year-old Pearl Took, confined to bed with a badly sprained ankle, wishes desperately to be out in the garden. Eglantine finds a way to cheer up her daughter that will last far longer than Pearl's days as an invalid.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Eglantine (Banks), Hobbit: Took: Pearl
Genres: Childhood, Family
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 859    |    Read Count: 1321
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Feature Yule by Rhyselle

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Many years after the return of Merry and Pippin to the Shire, they recall a Gondorian tradition taught to them by a departed friend.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: The Yuletide Trilogy
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 737    |    Read Count: 1528
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Feature A Wish for Yestarë by Rhyselle

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A companion piece to "Mettarë", Faramir and Denethor face the turning of the year without their beloved Boromir, as the Enemy's strength grows. But hope remains... Honorable Mention 2007 Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA) for Races: Men/Gondor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Angst, Family, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: The Yuletide Trilogy
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1678    |    Read Count: 1233
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Feature Mettarë by Rhyselle

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Just prior to leaving Rivendell on the Ring Quest, Boromir teaches Merry and Pippin a Gondorian custom to celebrate the longest night of the year and the return of light.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Fluff, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: The Yuletide Trilogy
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 900    |    Read Count: 1325
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Knowing by Rhyselle

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This ficlet was directly inspired by Fiondil's wonderful saga, "Elf Interrupted" and was a belated "begetting day" present to him. Posted with his permission. One special night in Imladris, Glorfindel remembers something very important and very wonderful.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel
Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Undying Lands: Aman
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1008    |    Read Count: 1560
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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At the Last Minute by Rhyselle

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Gilraen is now beyond the Circles of Arda, Aragorn hasn't yet returned from his sojourn in Gondor, and in his absence, the Last Homely House is not celebrating the Mannish holiday of Yule. Then a pair of riders arrive the day before Yule, and plans change at the very last minute, thanks to a certain Prince of Mirkwood and a Balrog-Slayer.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Family, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Recipe fic
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4935    |    Read Count: 1192
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Death in Darkness by Rhyselle

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What exactly happened at Formenos when the light of the Two Trees failed? When evil came, Finwe stood between it and his people.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Finwë, Other: Ungoliant, Vala: Melkor
Genres: Angst, Drama, Gapfiller, Horror
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 769    |    Read Count: 282
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Feature Beating Down the Pain by Rhyselle

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Written for the B2MeM Prompt 17: "breaking stereotypes". 22-year-old Aragorn learns that the Dunedain are far more than just the grim and stern lords he came to know when they visited Imladris, and that his foster-brothers hadn't told him everything about themselves either.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3541    |    Read Count: 1020
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Grief and Remembrance by Rhyselle

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In honor of Remembrance/Veterans Day 2009. Thranduil mourns those lost during the long fight against the Enemy. In honor of all those who have served; those who returned safely, those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and especially, those whose fates we still do not know.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Angst
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 445    |    Read Count: 1235
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Choosing (a drabble) by Rhyselle

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At the end of the War of Wrath, the son's of Eärendil make their choices. A true drabble from Elrond's perspective.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 2-Second Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 1172
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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