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Thranduil: the true story

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Based on the recent Thranduil poll, I'd like to suggest a Thranduil Nuzgul that depicts him in a way faithful to Tolkien canon, and not as the cold, abusive bastard that seems to have become so popular in fandom.

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The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Arandil - Captain of the Guard
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Oct 04
Mirkwood's prisons are considered impenetrable. Yet in the span of 75 years, 13 dwarves, a hobbit and Gollum all escaped. Couldn't the captain of the guard during these two incidents also have been the elf to bear the news to Rivendell?
Avon - To Sing of War
General Audience
Last Updated: 03 Jun 04
A short piece on Thranduil's view of war.
Chathol-linn - Elsila's Eyes, Thranduil's Song
General Audience
Last Updated: 09 Jan 05
How Thranduil met the love of his life. Elsila is an original character, whom I have portrayed in stories as Thranduil’s queen and mother of Legolas and his older sister Elwen.
Chathol-linn - Thranduil's Midsummer Night's Peace Offering
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Oct 04
When Legolas's escapade infuriates sister, mother, and guests. Thranduil takes him fishing in an attempt to calm the womenfolk's tempers. Such an admirable goal; you would think it would go smoothly.
Cheryl - Minuial
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 Jul 04
On the morning of his first scouting trip as a warrior of Mirkwood, Legolas has a conversation with his father. A response to the Thranduil Challenge to portray him true to canon.
Jay of Lasgalen - Telparian
General Audience
Last Updated: 11 Jan 04
No mention is made in The Hobbit or Lord Of The Rings about Legolas's mother. Why not? This is a sad tale about a tragic death, and a grieving father and son. Set Third Age 145, Legolas is aged ten.
Jera - Under Mirkwood´s Trees
General Audience
Last Updated: 02 Apr 04
response to one-liner challenge. How does Thranduil react to the enemies besieging his home?
Karri - Wonder
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Feb 04
Thranduil's mother contemplates her son. Young Thranduil experiences one of Arda's greatest wonders.
NessaAr-Feiniel - Sworn Brothers
General Audience
Last Updated: 28 Mar 05
Elrond and Elros discover that their friend prince Thranduil (who is 25 years younger than them) is the victim of Ophoror's anger. Can the twins help him cope with memories? PG for mention of child abuse just to be safe. There is NO SLASH! sumbited to the Thranduil: the true story Challenge
Thundera Tiger - Father, Captain, and King
General Audience
Last Updated: 22 Oct 04
Thranduil fills many roles, but one night after a surprise attack, he finds himself assuming the job he loves most. Written in honor of Father's Day, here's a look at the father and son relationship between Mirkwood's greatest king and its most famous prince.
winterhawk - Tale of The Greenwood, A
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 03 Mar 06
A series of vignettes featuring the various members of Thranduil's house.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Lady Aranel
Entry Date: 04 May 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: August 15, 2003

Closed: August 15, 2004

Challenge Topic: Character

Entries: 13

Originator: granamyr

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