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How about writing a story about an evening in "The Prancing Pony" or any other pub in Middle Earth? You may set your story in any original or canonical pub. Who could be there? Dwarves, men, Dúnedain, hobbits? Others? A disguised elf?

How about a birthday-party? A business meeting? Or just a chance encounter between strangers?

Would there be only talking or also singing and dancing?

Gossip? Rumour? Drunkards?

Challenge closes: 9 May 2005

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Aeneid - Laughing Oliphaunt, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 22 Nov 04
On the twenty-ninth of Nárië in 2885, the Haradrim forces were defeated at the Crossing of Poros and a legendary tavern acquired its name. On the twenty-ninth of Nárië in 3018, the eastern shore of Osgiliath fell to the Enemy as the Ring War loomed, and a group of weary soldiers returned to this same tavern on the night of its anniversary. Experimental writing style. Slightly AU.
Chathol-linn - Song-Fight at the Swan and Cygnet Saloon
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 29 Jun 04
Humorous narrative poem, just for fun. Watch out for indelicate language. (Ahem.) The story of how a couple of archers resolved a gambling argument, mellowed out some Orcs, and named a new tavern drink in the process.

1st Place, Humor: Gathering of the Fellowship Toronto 2003 Writing Awards

Semifinalist and Finalist - Mithril 2004 Awards
Marta - Best Brew in Buckland, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 09 Jun 04
A sequel to "Wine is Fine." While Minas Tirith celebrated the marriage of Elessar and Arwen, Faramir joined Legolas, Merry, and Pippin for a private get-together. Much alcohol was consumed, and certain stewards of Gondor were embarrassed.

Now Eomer and Gimli have tired of the hobbits' gloating and wish to help Faramir revenge himself of the humiliation. The five visit a series of inns throughout Minas Tirith and have many adventures.
maya_ar - Merry Meeting at Bree, A
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Last Updated: 13 Aug 04
A Fourth Age story: The advent of a group of mysterious men at the Prancing Pony greatly confuses poor Nob, and promises some surprises for Master Barliman Butterbur.
Werecat - When All Lights Pass
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Mar 06
Set at Pelargir after the Battle of Fornost, this story deals with a young man suffering from the Black Shadow, a desperate mother and two strange travellers, one clad in grey and one in earthen brown.

They say that the hands of the king can heal... and there were other kings in Arda before Aragorn’s time.

Probably AU, this story also draws inspiration from H.P.Lovecraft's "Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath".
MEFAs 2005 - First Place, AUs, pre-LotR
Mithrils 2005 - Quarter Finalist, AU/Crossover
Werecat - That Way
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Nov 04
The tale of the black cat that features in the film at the Prancing Pony. Although this story is inspired from movieverse, it relies heavily on Tolkien's writings and his poem "The Cat and the Fiddle".
Mithril Awards 2004 Semi-finalist -Best Lord of the Rings
Mithril Awards 2004 Semi-finalist -Best story focusing on other races .
MEFAs 2004 Winner - Best Mystery


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 01 May 05
Entry Date: 10 Nov 04
Entry Date: 21 Nov 04

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Open Date: November 09, 2004

Closed: May 09, 2005

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Entries: 11

Originator: JunoMagic

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