Change One Thing, See What Happens

Lie Down in the Darkness, Rise up from the Ash

Story Summary

This is a VERY dark AU for LOTR. The premise: without Gollum, how does the Quest turn out? Angsty drama ensues as the storyline of the Lord of the Rings unfolds differently as we attempt to take "the road less traveled by." NEW CHAPTERS: 46,47 and 48: "The Fires of Orodruin," "Discant," and "Oilima Markirya." Features Frodo, Sam, Pippin, Merry, Boromir, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Arwen, Eomer, Eowyn, Theoden, Faramir, Denethor, and others.

DONE! Revisions made to chapters 46 and 47; additional chapter 48 added. Okay, now, really, seriously - done!

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Updated
1 The Arrow of Fate 1,476 14 Nov 10
2 Bridge Into Darkness 2,274 14 Nov 10
3 Falling 5,249 15 Dec 10
4 Alone Together 2,795 21 Nov 10
5 Leaving Lothlórien 4,370 21 Nov 10
6 Adrift 4,743 01 Jul 11
7 Riven 3,855 01 Jul 11
8 Shrive Me Graceless on My Path 3,523 01 Jul 11
9 The Road Goes Ever On 5,153 01 Jul 11
10 Hunters in Rohan 5,278 01 Jul 11
11 Encounters 7,653 01 Jul 11
12 The Forest for the Trees 5,265 01 Jul 11
13 Perplexities 7,158 01 Jul 11
14 Who Might Have Met Too Late 5,496 19 Jun 10
15 House of Glass 6,243 19 Jun 10
16 Dram of Evil 8,171 19 Jun 10
17 All the King's Horses... 6,526 19 Jun 10
18 And All the King's Men 7,098 19 Jun 10
19 Cast the Net Round 8,220 19 Jun 10
20 Dust to Dust 7,075 19 Jun 10
21 Fisher King 6,493 19 Jun 10
22 They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait 4,452 19 Jun 10
23 Through the Wastelands 5,877 19 Jun 10
24 Black Gate-Bound 4,724 19 Jun 10
25 Upon the Edge of Ruin 6,236 19 Jun 10
26 Faramir 5,394 19 Jun 10
27 Price of Passage 6,954 19 Jun 10
28 Crossroads 4,851 19 Jun 10
29 Underhill 6,121 19 Jun 10
30 Conspiracies Reforged 5,995 09 Jan 10
31 Storm Warnings 7,682 27 Apr 06
32 Before the Plunge 7,379 09 Oct 06
33 Departing Dunharrow 9,681 27 Apr 06
34 Setting the Board 5,117 30 Dec 05
35 Beneath the Shadows 8,886 12 Apr 06
36 The Road to Minas Tirith 4,134 01 Jun 06
37 Besieged 6,258 24 Jun 06
38 The King's Banner 5,318 02 Jun 06
39 The Turning of the Tide 7,185 07 Jun 06
40 The Steward and the Kings 9,209 08 Dec 06
41 Baggage 8,950 19 Dec 06
42 Accounting for East and West 7,574 03 Jan 07
43 Lie Down in the Darkness 7,422 06 May 07
44 Where the Shadows Lie 5,252 21 Nov 08
45 The High Road 6,268 04 Dec 08
46 The Fires of Orodruin 4,623 17 Oct 10
47 Discant 723 17 Oct 10
48 Oilima Markirya 1,853 17 Oct 10
49 Notes 859 02 Sep 10
Appx. Word Count 279,091  

Challenge Entries by Dwimordene

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Challenge Type Title Entered
May 2008 Birthday Drabbles Closed Dwimordene's 2008 Birthday fics June 23, 2008
May 2007 Birthdays Closed Dwimordene's 2007 birthday drabbles May 24, 2007
Anything, but ordinary, please! Closed Very Rain of Sparrows, A April 22, 2007
All OCs, All the Time Oliphaunt Very Rain of Sparrows, A March 11, 2007
Beware the Ides of March Closed Bitter Springs February 26, 2007
Tolerance Challenge Closed Descent January 14, 2007
May 2006 Birthday Challenge Closed Dwimordene's 2006 Birthday Drabbles August 22, 2006
Mortality Closed Life Lessons August 12, 2006
Birthday Challenge: HASA Turns Four Closed Forthcoming July 21, 2006
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil Closed On Far Fields October 22, 2005
An Exciting Drabble Challenge Closed The Dark Beyond the Door August 16, 2005
A Short AU Challenge Closed Edge of the Knife, The August 13, 2005
Tales Unheard Closed Both Beholden July 21, 2005
Filk Fest 2005! Closed The Plot-warp July 12, 2005
Filk Fest 2005! Closed Knights of the King's Stables July 12, 2005
HASA 2005 Birthday Challenge Closed One of that Company July 02, 2005
May 2005 Birthday Drabbles Closed Dwimordene's birthday drabbles 2005 June 30, 2005
Captain of Gondor Closed Star and Stone June 24, 2005
Middle Earth Carols Closed Carols Corrupted December 02, 2004
Change One Thing, See What Happens Closed Lie Down in the Darkness, Rise up from the Ash September 12, 2004
International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Closed Subtextual Fanfictionalia June 16, 2004
International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Closed Legs June 14, 2004
International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Closed I'm Too Sexy June 09, 2004
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night Closed On Dragons May 14, 2004
Culture and sexuality Closed On Cerin Amroth May 06, 2004
No Man's Woman Closed Making of Boys, The May 04, 2004
WWI Poets Challenge Closed Making of Boys, The May 04, 2004
Quickies: 2002 Closed Ad Sum April 17, 2004
Behind Closed Doors Closed To Unwrite Them January 07, 2004
Carols in Middle-earth Closed Carol Capers December 04, 2003
Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge Closed Eowyn, my fair one October 22, 2003
Inspired by... Closed In the Shadow of Númenor October 11, 2003
All Good Beasts Oliphaunt Hamster, The August 28, 2003
How Do I Love Thee Challenge Closed Turn Me Twice June 12, 2003
Father's Day Challenge Closed Spartan Letters May 29, 2003
Mother's Day Challenge Closed Family May 11, 2003
Father's Day Challenge Closed Giving Gifts May 11, 2003
Key, The Nuzgûl Silence of Things, The February 09, 2003
Mary Sue Challenge Closed Speaking of Love.... February 06, 2003
Betrothed Closed Ere I Say 'I Do...' January 13, 2003
Winter Solstice Celebrations Closed Candles January 05, 2003
Mary Sue Challenge Closed Dreams December 30, 2002
Make 'em Laugh Closed Mering Market December 24, 2002
LOTR Holiday Carols Closed Dwim's Spoofy Carols December 10, 2002
LOTR Holiday Carols Closed Yuletide in Exile: Songs of the Dúnedain November 26, 2002
Show Me Fear! Closed Gastings Night October 31, 2002
Quickies: 2002 Closed Legacy August 10, 2002
Matter of Eowyn, The: Heroine or Deserter? Closed Justice July 29, 2002
Denethor Poetry Writing Challenge Closed That Which Remains Us July 28, 2002

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Author: Dwimordene

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 09/01/10

Original Post: 06/06/02

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