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Thranduil's Letter Challenge

Challenge Details


Write a story based on the opening scene below:

Thranduil looked up from the documents he was studying as there was a knock on the door and a messenger entered.

"A letter, my Lord. The courier said it was most urgent."

Curiously, for the seal was unfamiliar, Thranduil opened the message and read it swiftly. Then he read it again, more slowly, and looked at the messenger in silence for a moment before responding.

What do you think? Who is the letter from? What does it say?

Challenge closes: 10 March 2005

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A note from the challenge originator, Jay of Lasgalen:

The Mirkwood Castle group, where this idea originated, was initially set up to promote Good!Thranduil stories, after we'd all read far too many where he was an abusive drunkard.

So out of respect for their principles, can I ask that there are no Evil!Thranduil stories in this challenge? I'm quite sure there wouldn't be anyway, but just thought I'd ask. Thanks.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Arandil - Shadow Within, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 08 Apr 05
Thranduil receives a disturbing letter from an unlikely source. What possible cause could the King of the Green Wood have to travel at a moment’s notice to Ithilien to visit with his son?
Chathol-linn - Champion of Dol Guldur
General Audience
Last Updated: 08 Jan 06
One tale of the momentous year 2941 of the Third Age. Written for the Thranduil Letter Challenge. A work in progress. I've never posted any unfinished work before and am curious to see how it works; or if it does. Feedback welcomed.
EdorasLass - Odd Letter, An
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 Feb 05
Thranduil is a bit confused. (I have no idea what Age this might be, so the tag is just a guess)
fael bain - Journey's End
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Nov 04
All things come to pass, just as all Elves must answer the call of the sea. Thranduil receives a letter which brings a chapter in his life to an end.
Jay of Lasgalen - King's Promise, A
General Audience
Last Updated: 21 Sep 04
An extremely busy Thranduil receives a timely reminder about priorities, and the things that are truly important to him. A response to the 'Thranduil's Letter' challenge, both here and at Mirkwood Castle.
LKK - What His Heart Spoke
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 Oct 04
Thranduil receives a letter of farewell that forces him to face another equally painful good-bye. (A Thranduil's Letter Challenge response.)
Lothloriel - That Thrice-Cursed Dwarf
General Audience
Last Updated: 31 Dec 04
Thranduil receives an unexpected letter from his son. Written in response to the "Thranduil's Letter Challenge".


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Lady Aranel
Entry Date: 15 Sep 04
Entry Date: 23 Sep 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: September 10, 2004

Closed: March 10, 2005

Challenge Topic: Object/Thing

Entries: 10

Originator: Jay of Lasgalen

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