The Remembrance of Trees
3. Author's Notes
- The title is from Silm, Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
- "...the Silmarils, wherein alone now bloomed the light of the Days of Bliss when the Two Trees still shone in Valinor." (Silm, Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin)
- "...Melkor sprang upon the mound; and with his black spear he smote each Tree to its core, wounded them deep, and their sap poured forth as it were their blood, and was spilled upon the ground. But Ungoliant sucked it up, and going then from Tree to Tree she set her black beak to their wounds, till they were drained; and the poison of Death that was in her went into their tissues and withered them, root, branch, and leaf; and they died." (Silm, Of the Darkening of Valinor)
- The final line is a deliberate reference to Galadriel's words about the phial she gave Frodo in FotR, Farewell to Lórien.
Hidden on the Mountain
- The title is a quote from the corresponding scene in RotK, The Steward and the King
- The premise of the drabble is based on the entries in the Tale of Years (RotK, Appendix B) for the years 2850-2852.
- Inspired by my own B-drabble request for 2006: a tale about the New White Tree.
- This chapter has previously appeared as a stand-alone drabble, and had been nominated for the MEFAwards 2006 in the category: Times: The Great Years: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlet.
- to Fëadan, for compiling information on all the Trees in his "White Tree Lore" (to be found on TFF), which has been a very handy reference for me.
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