Nuzgûl Hutch

Plague on Both Your Houses, A

Challenge Details

We know, according to the timeline in the appendix of Lord of the Rings, that Gondor was wiped out by a plague that took the lives of King Telemnar and his children the same year that the White Tree died in Minas Anor.

Obviously, living in a densely populated city like Gondor, sickness is rampart and medicine is still herbal-based. Write a story about humans in Middle Earth and the endless fight with disease they inevitiably endured (those lucky ever-healthy elves!)

Some ideas to get you started:

-The Great Plague itself (as listed in the timeline of LOTR's appendices)

-The first human living amoung elves in Rivendell and dealing with illness there (I'd assume the first human to live there full-time would have been an Isildur's heir...)

-Sickness on the battle-front (any of the wars of M.E...could spawn a story about Elves healing Humans in either of the alliance wars)

-Faramir/Eowyn, Aragorn/Arwen, Denethor/Findulas caring for one of their sick children

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Werecat - Old Wives' Tales
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Dec 06
A very pregnant and rather emotional Eowyn goes in search of a childhood relic and finds something unexpected. Through the words of a tale, the Shieldmaiden meets a Queen of old.

Mithrils 2005: Runner-up, Concerning Men


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Adoption Date: 11 Dec 09
Adoption Date: 19 Jan 06
Adoption Date: 23 Aug 04
Adoption Date: 16 Jul 04

In Challenges

Challenge Info

Created: June 19, 2004

Challenge Topic:

Entries: 5

Originator: AngelQueen

Keyword Search

Search for key terms in Challenge, Nuzgûl & Oliphaunt titles and descriptions.

Results are ordered alphabetically by title.