HASA Challenges

Nuzgûl Hutch

Nuzgul Up for Adoption

# Name Adoptions Date Created
1 February 2010 Treasure Hunt 1 February 08, 2010
2 HASA Birthday Challenge '09 3 June 13, 2009
3 April 2009 Birthday Cards 0 April 03, 2009
4 Boromir's Trial 2 September 29, 2005
5 One-on-One Instant Conversation 0 November 23, 2005
6 Old Hobbits Die Hard 0 May 07, 2006
7 Visions of Tol Eressëa 1 February 17, 2005
8 Herald's Tale, A 0 February 17, 2005
9 Eärendil the Adventurer 1 February 17, 2005
10 Numenorean Death 2 August 29, 2006
11 Family Matters 0 May 08, 2006
12 Wanderers Speak 3 November 30, 2005
13 Ruling Steward Forevermore 0 September 07, 2005
14 The New Fellowship 1 August 09, 2005
15 Elven Magic 3 June 14, 2005
16 Balin's Company in Moria 0 February 17, 2005
17 Tenth Walker, No Choice 1 February 17, 2005
18 Return to Valinor, A 2 February 17, 2005
19 Passing of Saruman, The 0 February 17, 2005
20 When the Age of Men Fails 2 February 17, 2005
21 To Rise Again 1 February 17, 2005
22 Istari: The Early Years 0 February 17, 2005
23 Disgruntled Valinoreans 1 February 17, 2005
24 Manipulation 2 February 17, 2005
25 Warmer Yuletide, A 0 December 18, 2004
26 Story & Song 1 April 06, 2005
27 Frodo's visit to the Old Forest 0 March 19, 2006
28 November 2008 Birthday Cards 0 October 29, 2008
29 Andi Scribbles 1 June 15, 2006
30 September 2008 Birthday Cards 0 August 29, 2008
31 The End of Gondor 1 August 28, 2006
32 November 2007 Birthday Drabbles 2 October 25, 2007
33 October 2007 Challenge 1 October 01, 2007
34 New Member Challenge 2006-2007 1 October 29, 2006
35 Hide and Seek 2 July 29, 2007
36 Seven Deadly Sins Challenge 3 April 10, 2007
37 Quickies Qtr. 1/ 2007 3 January 21, 2007
38 The Mouth of Sauron 4 June 25, 2006
39 Let Meeee entertain you 2 September 10, 2006
40 Quickies Qtr. 4, 2006 1 October 15, 2006
41 A little Gollum/Shelob romance? 0 June 03, 2006
42 Beauty Lies in the Eye of the Beholder 6 March 01, 2006
43 Tolkien Alphabet Poem 1 July 17, 2006
44 Oily!Unconscious!Faramir! 8 March 28, 2005
45 Skin-changers 2 December 04, 2004
46 What if...? 0 October 31, 2004
47 Baby Smeagol 2 October 15, 2004
48 Left to Linger AU 2 August 11, 2004
49 Temptation of Sauron, The 2 August 11, 2004
50 Lalaith Lives AU 1 August 11, 2004
51 Those Who Refused The Summons 0 August 11, 2004
52 Death 2 August 03, 2004
53 Women's Lib in M-e: Humorous nuzgul 0 July 28, 2004
54 More Than Murder 0 July 20, 2004
55 Galadriel - Supermom! 1 July 19, 2004
56 Daughter of Evil 2 July 10, 2004
57 Times Change 0 June 19, 2004
58 Return of the Shadow, The 1 May 18, 2004
59 Royally Screwed 3 May 12, 2004
60 Dunedain? 1 April 28, 2004
61 Quickies Qtr. 4, 2005 0 October 01, 2005
62 Final Partings 0 December 16, 2004
63 Children of Minas Tirith, The 4 July 10, 2004
64 Life in a Northern Town 1 July 16, 2004
65 Oh, the library... 8 April 21, 2004
66 Elf can hear the Stones, A? 1 April 26, 2004
67 Where was Glorfindel? 2 April 26, 2004
68 Broken Swords 1 May 01, 2004
69 Kinder, Gentler Denethor, A 3 April 03, 2004
70 Hobbit's Life, A 3 June 12, 2004
71 Encountering the Secondborn 1 June 13, 2004
72 Galadriel's Mirror 2 March 22, 2004
73 What's In A Name? 3 March 28, 2004
74 Bringing Tales to the Undying Lands 1 May 09, 2004
75 Denethor: l'enfant terrible? 1 May 11, 2004
76 Mazarbul 0 May 12, 2004
77 Many Meetings (Onlist Challenge) 4 May 16, 2004
78 Coming of Smaug, The 0 May 16, 2004
79 Rivendell: Hidden Valley or Bulwark Against Orcs? 0 May 17, 2004
80 Lord of Men, Lord of Elves 3 May 21, 2004
81 Complicated Web, A 1 May 30, 2004
82 Language of the Ainur, The 0 May 31, 2004
83 Unhappy End at Cirith Ungol 0 August 11, 2004
84 Dis, the dwarf woman 1 August 11, 2004
85 To Wed or Not To Wed? 1 August 11, 2004
86 Bilbo Never Found the Ring 1 August 11, 2004
87 Why Legolas? 1 August 11, 2004
88 Arwen, Warrior Princess 1 August 11, 2004
89 Fight Against Mary Sue 2 August 11, 2004
90 Arda Unmarred 1 August 11, 2004
91 Ar-Pharazon 1 August 11, 2004
92 Strange Fates 0 August 11, 2004
93 Passing of Narsil, The 1 August 11, 2004
94 Shire Occupation 1 August 11, 2004
95 Heroes and Demons 1 August 11, 2004
96 War of Succession in Rohan Post-Helm's Deep 1 August 11, 2004
97 Choice, The—A Resource!Nuzgul 0 August 11, 2004
98 Arwen Brings Anduril to Aragorn: Movie AU 0 August 11, 2004
99 We'll Always Have Paris 1 August 11, 2004
100 Otherwise-Minded 0 August 11, 2004
101 Fate of the Evenstar AU 0 August 11, 2004
102 Excellent Arrangement, An 0 August 25, 2004
103 First Journey in the Dark, The 5 October 12, 2004
104 Legolas during The Hobbit 2 May 06, 2004
105 Runaway Aragorn 5 October 31, 2004
106 Quickies Qtr 3, 2005 2 July 01, 2005
107 Tanka Time! 5 July 27, 2005
108 Bookverse Improbabilities 2 January 07, 2005
109 Many Generations of Men 5 April 19, 2005
110 Glorfindel's Fate 4 February 09, 2005
111 Quickies Qtr. 2 2005 1 April 01, 2005
112 Mother's Day 10 December 01, 2004
113 Archaeological AU Challenge 1 June 30, 2003
114 Chosen One, The... or not. 2 March 12, 2003
115 Finweans, The 2 April 26, 2003
116 Mary-Sue of a Different Colour, A 3 December 18, 2003
117 Alternate Fellowship ... or Not, A 1 January 14, 2003
118 Gimli the Well-Traveled 1 June 19, 2004
119 One-liner Challenge 1 March 26, 2004
120 Downfall of Dol Guldur - Last war of the elves 7 January 07, 2003
121 Miriel and the Faithful 1 June 09, 2004
122 Infiltrating Dol Guldur: Gandalf and Disguises 1 July 31, 2004
123 Ride of the Rohirrim - They're Late 1 January 12, 2003
124 Key, The 3 December 01, 2002
125 Fool of a Took 0 June 19, 2004
126 Plague on Both Your Houses, A 5 June 19, 2004
127 Arkenstone of Erebor, The 1 April 09, 2004
128 Reunions 5 April 10, 2004
129 Why Did Grima throw the Palantir? 2 August 15, 2003
130 Amandil's Quest 3 April 26, 2003
131 Maglor and Gandalf 4 March 11, 2003
132 Myths of the Elves and the First Age 3 March 08, 2003
133 Bardic Life 4 March 08, 2003
134 Grima's Past 3 March 08, 2003
135 Fairy Wife 3 March 08, 2003
136 Life in Harad and Rhun 2 March 01, 2003
137 What happened to Eärnur? 3 February 27, 2003
138 Mary Sue in "The Hobbit". 1 February 17, 2003
139 Feanor the Good Father 8 January 29, 2003
140 Sam and Rosie, Social Climbers 0 December 08, 2002
141 Five Gold Rings 1 December 12, 2002
142 Entwives 0 December 13, 2002
143 Pippin, Prince of the Halflings 1 December 27, 2002
144 Estelmo's Story 1 January 29, 2003
145 Of the Finding of the Silmaril 10 February 02, 2003
146 Yavannildi 4 April 26, 2003
147 Münich Conf... Er, um, White Council 3 June 09, 2003
148 Morgul-blades and lesser wraiths 6 March 24, 2003
149 Aule and his Followers 1 August 15, 2003
150 Baldor, son of Brego 0 August 15, 2003
151 Silly elf tourture fic 1 August 15, 2003
152 Adultery in the Shire. 0 August 15, 2003
153 Eldarion 5 December 18, 2003
154 Econ 101 2 August 31, 2002
155 Denethor AU 4 August 31, 2002
156 Modern girl goes to Middle-earth... 3 September 01, 2002
157 Grey Company 1 September 04, 2002
158 Bucks Night 1 September 04, 2002
159 Mercs 1 September 04, 2002
160 Depressed Denethor 1 September 04, 2002
161 Descendants 1 September 04, 2002
162 Legolas's pants (Humorous nuzgul) 3 September 06, 2002
163 Elven divorce 2 September 19, 2002
164 Governance 1 October 08, 2002
165 Sauron Returns... Again... 3 October 15, 2002
166 To Be a Ringwraith 1 October 28, 2002
167 Aragorn's Bride 5 November 01, 2002
168 Tam Lin meets Feanor 3 November 08, 2002
169 Sherwood Demands--Why Are We Here? 0 November 20, 2002
170 Birth of the Ents 2 November 20, 2002
171 Olorin 1 November 29, 2002
172 How to break news 1 November 29, 2002
173 Glorfindel the Walker (AU) 4 November 30, 2002
174 Tom's Brooch 3 April 01, 2004
175 Trust 1 December 18, 2003
176 Oaths Not Sworn 2 December 18, 2003
177 Another Kind of Brother 1 January 22, 2004
178 Where Now The Horse And The Rider? 1 February 09, 2004
179 Elrond the Bard 1 February 09, 2004

In Challenges

What is a Nuzgûl?

Nuzgûl are what many fandoms call 'plot bunnies.' They are ideas for writing a fic and they look sweet and harmless until they sink their long fangs into you and refuse to let go. If three people post readable stories for a Nuzgûl, it becomes a Challenge.

The name 'Nuzgûl' comes from The Official Fan-fiction University of Middle-earth (OFUM). The author and course coordinator, Miss Cam, maintains that misspellings of Middle-earth terms produce new creatures, which she then puts up for adoption. HASA has been overrun with these ever since, a plague or a blessing, depending on your viewpoint. Some members delight in siccing Nuzgûl on the unsuspecting. Beware, as it can be hazardous to your free time.

What is the Nuzgûl Hutch?

The Hutch is where you can drop off or pick up one of the pesky creatures called Nuzgûl. Any Challenge that doesn't find three stories before its deadline will live in the Hutch until three stories are attached to it. When there are three stories, the Nuzgûl becomes a Challenge.

After an author writes the story inspired by the Nuzgûl, the creature is said to be "defanged." Be warned, however, they do occasionally bite twice.

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