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My Lord Arathorn... It's a Girl!

Challenge Details

In this AU, Arathorn and Gilraen's only child is a girl. Think about the ramifications, the changes, the alterations to the storyline. What would happen if the Heir of Isildur were a woman, and set to become a ruling Queen?

Just a few starting points: remember that Thorongil defeated the Captain of the Corsairs about 40 - 50 years before the events of the Lord of the Rings series. What happens if you remove that battle from history?

This is a complex alternative universe to envision, since effectively the past eighty-seven years of history prior to the events of the Lord of the Rings have to be revised and rewritten. It would suit a writer who's seriously interested in exploring gender roles in Middle Earth, or one who's fascinated by the "for the want of a nail" questions of history.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Cold Like Fire - Hope of Men
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Oct 04
Written for the "My Lord Arathorn . . . It's a Girl!" challenge. AU. Arathorn and Gilraen did have a child . . . but it was not a son, but a daughter.
Meg Thornton - Argaladiel (aka Notes From A 400lb Nuzgûl)
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 27 Apr 03
This is my response to the 400lb Nuzgûl "Lord Arathorn, It's a Girl".

It's an AU, so there's a lot of different characters. At the moment this is going to be the landing spot for all the various bits that come to mind. Criticism greatly wanted, and greatly appreciated.

WargishBoromirFan - Stella, or the Nuzgul are Eating Warg Alive
General Audience
Last Updated: 28 Dec 05
For the "My Lord Arathorn, it's a Girl!" AU challenge. Starring the lovechild of Loony Luna and Thorongil. Warnings: No obvious sex and violence, but an oblique mention or two of the former. Also, Warg needs less fancrack.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Dim Genesis
Entry Date: 12 Jan 03
Entry Date: 30 Dec 06

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 11, 2003

Closed: December 31, 2009

Challenge Topic: AU/Crossover

Entries: 5

Originator: Meg Thornton

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