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All Good Beasts

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They're tall, they're shaggy, they're grizzled; they're esteemed and battle-hardened members of Aragorn's elite ranger guard. Meet Lockjaw and Henbane, wolfhounds.

When the Battle of Dale hung balanced by a feather, Corbac son of Roäc tipped the scales. What vital piece of information did the canny young crow overhear?

The surveyors sent to Annuminas are in for a surprise: Evendim has a Watcher. But what sort of watcher would you find at the end of one of Ulmo's major arteries?

I started this challenge merely to help fend off a monster (literally) of a Beorn nuzgul that's been plaguing me, but the more I thought about the fauna of Middle-earth, the more I realized there's a ton of wonderful, underdeveloped material here. It's a vital part of Tolkien's mythos, and besides, it appeals to my sense of fun.

Give Beorn a wife, give Nargothrond a colony of bats, give Denethor a pet hamster named Thorongil. Give us the beasts!

Note: Fell beasts are also permitted. But the title was too cool to pass on...

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

ErinRua - Marriage of Souls
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Last Updated: 21 Nov 05
Eomer of Rohan is now King of the Riddermark, and he must make a very special decision. Will he follow his heart, or must duty dictate his choice? ... heh heh heh ... (No slash) Posted here for the "All Good Beasts" challenge.
* MEFA 2005 Awards: 3rd Place Rohan: Dunharrow Award
fileg - Quel Fara
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Last Updated: 08 Aug 03
A ranger and his companion; a boy and his dog; the bonds that form between species with different life-spans... For the All Good Beasts challenge. --fileg
Ijemanja - Sweet Meat
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Last Updated: 29 Aug 03
"Shelob was gone; and whether she lay long in her lair, nursing her malice and her misery, and in slow years of darkness healed herself from within, rebuilding her clustered eyes, until with hunger like death she spun once more her dreadful snares in the glens of the Mountains of Shadow, this tale does not tell." (LOTR, book IV, chapter X)

Here, then, is the untold tale of Shelob after her encounter with Sam. Her hunger is great, but she is good at waiting, and there are many footfalls along her dark tunnels these days...

Lyllyn - Barrenness of Stone, The
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Last Updated: 13 Nov 03
A tale of Gondolin featuring Thorondor and a small OFC, with a cameo for Glorfindel.
Nessime - Promises to Keep
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Last Updated: 18 Jul 03
The Third Marshal of the Riddermark and the Ranger who would be King meet for the first time on the plains of Rohan. Told from a slightly different viewpoint. My entry in the "All Good Beasts" challenge.
Thundera Tiger - Forgotten Casualty, A
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Last Updated: 10 Jul 03
Set during the third chapter of FotR (Three is Company), this fic takes a look at a character that had a few thoughts but then vanished completely from the story. Why did he vanish? Well, that's what this story explains. And it includes a surprise guest star at the end. Submitted for the "All Good Beasts" challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Evening Nightshade
Entry Date: 05 May 03
Entry Date: 28 Jul 03
Lily Frost
Entry Date: 29 Jun 03

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Challenge Info

Open Date: May 04, 2003

Closed: August 04, 2003

Challenge Topic: Object/Thing

Entries: 11

Originator: HASA Challenges

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