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Black Breath, The

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"Nazgul!" Gandalf said of them, "We will not speak of such things even in the morning of the Shire." The elf Gildor later told Frodo, "Flee them! Speak no words to them! They are deadly."

Those who dared to approach the Nine suffered from the Black Breath. Faramir, Eowyn and Merry are the most obvious victims, but there are many others: Fatty Bolger, the hobbit gatewardens at the Brandywine gate when the Riders break through, the surviving Rangers from Sarn Ford, the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, riders who were close to Theoden when the Witch King attacked, and many ordinary soldiers in Minas Tirith.

The challenge is to write a story exploring what happens when any particular character suffers from the Black Breath at any time. How would peoples who had rarely encountered the Nazgul before react to this strange malady, and where would they turn for help? You could look at what the experience is like for that person or tell the story of the friends who try to help them.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

JeannieMac - Strange Meeting
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Last Updated: 17 Jan 12

For the Black Breath Challenge: my version of what happened between Aragorn and Faramir while Faramir lay unconscious in the Houses of Healing. **Revised 19/04/04**

Melina - Dark Vale
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Last Updated: 17 Jan 12

Faramir's struggle against the darkness as he lies in the Houses of Healing.

Morwen Tindomerel - Called Home
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Last Updated: 29 Jan 04
Faramir's healing from his POV. Movie canon.
Werecat - Nothing But Shadows
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Last Updated: 02 Jul 04
From a Rohirrim's POV who was close to Theoden at the time of the Witch-king's attack.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 07 Feb 04
Entry Date: 19 Mar 04
Entry Date: 17 Jan 04
Entry Date: 14 Apr 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 16, 2004

Closed: April 15, 2004

Challenge Topic: Object/Thing

Entries: 9

Originator: Tanaqui

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