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Member Since: 10/09/13
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I'm a 40-something children's librarian from the south of England. I first fell in love with The Lord of the Rings at the age of 9, and have had recurring bouts of obsession with it ever since. I still have many good friends - and one husband! - whom I met through my university's Tolkien Society. I've been writing fanfic in various fandoms since early 1996, but have always felt a bit shy about tangling with Tolkien's world, since it was so special to me for so many formative years, and felt so "right" as it stood.  But suddenly, in 2013, I find myself struck with the urge to write about this world that was in many my first very fandom, long before I knew the word. I hope it will continue to inspire me for a good long while!


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Probably Ritual by Rhymer

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The tradition had survived for nearly two thousands years. It has evolved over time. (The goats were quietly dropped.) Sometimes it has almost been forgotten, then revived from a dim memory. Thain Peregrin started it. But what does it all mean?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Original Male Character
Genres: Artwork: drawing, General, Humor
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2129    |    Read Count: 639
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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Healing the Healers by Rhymer

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Sickness has come to Minas Tirith. Aragorn is doing what he can, but it is not just the sick of the city who need care, but their healers, too.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4205    |    Read Count: 555
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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A Stranger Grown by Rhymer

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Merry and Pippin return to Minas Tirith after many years away, and find that the city has changed since they knew it, and become a shining wonder. The Shire is a wonder, too, but while the hobbits can visit Aragorn in his home, he can never visit them, because no Man can...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama, Friendship, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5861    |    Read Count: 763
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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Of Herbs and Small Bunnies by Rhymer

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"Tegoldir was saving the kingdoms of Men, when a tiny example of those people appeared at his elbow, sucking on a honeycomb." A junior assistant librarian of Rivendell, already sore beset by the classification challenges posed by Men, struggles to find stories that will entertain very small Heirs of Isildur over the years.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Humor
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2445    |    Read Count: 455
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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The Master and the King by Rhymer

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Meriadoc the Magnificent is a popular figure of folklore, but how many of the stories are true? What, for example, is to be made of the claim that he regularly corresponded with a king? After centuries of bitter debate, at last these questions can be answered. Thanks to an extraordinary discovery, Meriadoc and his king can speak to us in their own voices, clear across the gulf of years.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Friendship
Places: Rohan: Edoras, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6390    |    Read Count: 653
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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Daughters, Sisters, Wives by Rhymer

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"I should have given you sisters," her mother said. "This is such a place of men." This is a tale of Éowyn and the girls and women who might have been friends in the years of her childhood, the dark years of her growing, and in the years yet to come.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Original Female Character, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Friendship
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3965    |    Read Count: 363
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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Trials of Manhood by Rhymer

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While undergoing his Trial of Manhood, a young boy stumbles upon a wounded man…

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Coming of Age, Drama
Places: Rhovannien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5698    |    Read Count: 475
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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The Shadow of War by Rhymer

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It's fourteen years since the fall of Sauron, and Gondor is at peace. But old enemies are stirring beyond her borders, and some have infiltrated Minas Tirith itself, and are waiting for the time to strike…

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Mablung, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Epic, General
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rhovannien
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 155812    |    Read Count: 7307
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/20/15    |    Published: 05/31/15
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by Rhymer

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Faramir has spent his life in the shadow of great men. As a child, he found his heroes in stories. As he grows up, he seeks them in the world outside his window. But when future generations tell their tales of the past, what heroes do they find?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, General
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 90. 2015 February Challenge: International Fanworks Day
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5189    |    Read Count: 834
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/16/15    |    Published: 02/16/15
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Forging a Path by Rhymer

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Twenty years ago, Aragorn and a close companion struggled side by side through the snow, desperate to save a life. Now, on Caradhras, Boromir is the one who works at his side. As they fight to forge a path together, past, present and future come together in the falling of the snow.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Drama, Friendship, General
Places: Arnor, Caradhras, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4853    |    Read Count: 656
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/25/14    |    Published: 10/25/14
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Grey in the Dark by Rhymer

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Fog has descended on the lower levels of Minas Tirith, and a killer stalks the streets. In the Citadel high above the fog, Aragorn wants the killer found. Down where the fog is thickest, a young man raised on the streets is trying to find him, too. These two men, whose lives are so very different, will end up being brought together by the fog. Because in the fog, everything looks different. Everything is changed.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Drama, General, Mystery
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 11052    |    Read Count: 907
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/27/14    |    Published: 09/27/14
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Remembered Trees by Rhymer

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Aragorn is in grave danger, and only Arwen can save him, or so she most desperately hopes.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3722    |    Read Count: 4310
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/05/14    |    Published: 07/05/14
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In Vino Veritas by Rhymer

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In the aftermath of battle, Boromir and his men celebrate the fact that on this night, at least, they are still alive.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 81. 2014 May Challenge: Character Study
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2683    |    Read Count: 856
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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The Darkest Lord by Rhymer

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Sauron sings us a summary of his vilest deeds, in an attempt to prove that he is the ultimate Dark Lord of fantasy fiction.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Filk, Poetry
Places: Mordor: Barad-dûr
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 80. 2014 April Poetry Challenge: Laugh!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 605    |    Read Count: 1333
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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A Stranger Far From Home by Rhymer

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A crime has been committed in Edoras. On the same night, a stranger arrives at Thengel's court, a dark-haired, nameless stranger who wears a star on his cloak.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Morwen Steelsheen, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Rohirrim: Thengel
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 8166    |    Read Count: 728
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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In His Hands by Rhymer

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Sometimes the most important things of all can be conveyed without a word. A soldier of Gondor, serving under Captain Thorongil, is about to learn this lesson. He will never forget it, even as decades pass, and the world is changed.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2607    |    Read Count: 750
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/14    |    Published: 03/30/14
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The Swallow by Rhymer

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Having said his last farewells to the Shire, Merry visits Edoras and its King one final time.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Angst, Friendship, General, Short story
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4290    |    Read Count: 969
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/14    |    Published: 03/30/14
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The Ring and the Book by Rhymer

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While writing about his discovery of the Ring, Bilbo grapples with the temptation to tell a false tale.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Angst, General, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1292    |    Read Count: 1024
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/14    |    Published: 03/30/14
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To Kill a King by Rhymer

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In a city of old ruins, an assassin lies in wait for the man he has been paid a fortune to kill.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Drama
Places: Gondor: Osgiliath
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5166    |    Read Count: 715
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/14    |    Published: 03/20/14
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Last Summer by Rhymer

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It is one year on, and the Shire has never been more glorious. But to the hobbits of the Fellowship, even the sweet taste of summer can stir memories of the winter that has passed.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5424    |    Read Count: 776
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/14    |    Published: 03/20/14
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The Reins of Power by Rhymer

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At twenty, Aragorn discovers that he is the hereditary captain of a people he has never met, but it will take many years and he will endure many hardships before he becomes a true leader of men.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship
Places: Bree, Eriador, Gondor: Pelargir, Mordor, Umbar
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 32101    |    Read Count: 543
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/11/14    |    Published: 02/11/14
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Garnet and Gold by Rhymer

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Long after the end of the Fourth Age, a unique treasure is uncovered in what was once the Shire. This is the story of some of those who owned it, and why they cherished it, and how they passed it on.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Morwen Steelsheen, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Original Female Character, Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Thengel
Genres: Drama, General
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Rohan: Dunharrow, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 4-Fourth Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age, Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 70. 2013 June Challenge: The Jewels of June, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5141    |    Read Count: 3343
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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Of Spices and Stewed Goat by Rhymer

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Faramir receives an unexpected visitor in the wilds of Ithilien, leading to an afternoon of wine, cooking and memories.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Family, Recipe fic
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4262    |    Read Count: 850
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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An Oath Fulfilled by Rhymer

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Lost in the darkness, the Dead have waited three thousand years for the Heir of Isildur to come to them, and now he is come. He is come.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Drama
Places: Paths of the Dead
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 67. 2013 March Challenge: The March of Power, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2237    |    Read Count: 992
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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Lord of Misrule by Rhymer

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When King Elessar travels through Arnor in humble disguise, he discovers that some people consider themselves too important to enter into the spirit of the season.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama, General
Places: Annúminas, Arnor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5246    |    Read Count: 1053
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/17/14    |    Published: 01/17/14
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