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First Impressions

Challenge Details

Write a story about a character's first impression upon arriving to a new place. What did they think, feel, smell, see, hear? Examples include:

- Finrod's arrival in Beleriand after passing over the Helcaraxë.
- Elros stepping off of the first ship to Númenor.
- Gil-galad arriving in Lindon after the War of Wrath.
- Elendil's ship pulling up to Middle-earth after the destruction of Númenor.
- Durin the Deathless coming upon the Mirrormere after his awakening before he founded Khazad-dûm.

You can use a canon or original character, in any place. It only has to be that character's first time in that place.

Courtesy of Arquen

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Evils Hero - The White City
General Audience
Last Updated: 14 Jul 05
Thorongil’s first visit to Gondor. A short story in response to Arquen’s Nuzgul ‘First Impressions’.
nrink - In the Forest Singing Sorrowless
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Sep 04
The meeting and betrothal of Denethor and Finduilas of Dol Amroth. Some slight departures from book canon and/or slightly AU. My first story for the "Three Colours Trilogy Challenge."
nrink - Goldfinch and Nightingale
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Aug 04
A drabble featuring a very young Finduilas and her sister Ivriniel on beholding the White City for the first time. A birthday gift for Marta.

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Challenge Info

Open Date: August 11, 2004

Closed: December 31, 2005

Challenge Topic: Event

Entries: 3

Originator: Arquen

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