New Member Challenge


1. Mentor

Their faith and courage burned brightly in Arda’s darkest hour. Therefore the Valar gave them rich reward: wisdom, power, life enduring beyond mere mortals’ measure. “Twas my task to mentor them.

Theirs was the Land of Gift - a haven safe from the evils of the Dark One - where they grew wise and fair. They had learned their lessons well - or so I thought. But memories, like their lives, proved too short.

Now they harken to a new mentor - one who broke faith with me. And in my heart I know that once again they will learn their lessons well.


A/N: This drabble was inspired by a piece of fanfiction I’ve been batting around for the new member’s challenge - Events in Middle-earth from the perspective of any being in Valinor. This may beg the question of what constitutes Middle-earth - Númenórë is, by most, viewed as a place apart. Even so, Eönwë’s close relationship with the Dúnedain is well documented - as is the breech of faith by one of his fellow Maiar.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Nessime

Status: Beta

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/30/04

Original Post: 01/29/04

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