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Coda: 1. Coda

Amid wreckage and debris, a book is tossed by furious waters, lapped by hungry waves. Its leather bindings are burst; the gold of its embossed front tarnished, flaking off. The letters and musical notes of its flowing script, scarlet and black, slowly leach into the roiling sea.

Like blood and ashes.

The book is older than Andor, the land of Gift, now sunk below the waters by folly, pride and wickedness.

The title page, ripped loose, floating at a distance, says: "Noldolantë".

Further down, a dedication: "To Elros Eärendilion. May this gift be guide, reminder and warning. Kanafinwë Makalaurë Fëanárion."

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A/N:
- Among the things the Faithful put aboard their ships in preparation for their departure were "...scrolls of lore written in scarlet and black." (Silm, Akallabêth)
- Thanks to Dawn Felagund and Tárion Anarórë for help with Maglor's Quenya names.

12.10.06 More or less a companion piece to "The Parting Gift". Because Denise asked about Maglor's parting gift for Elros.



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Last Update: 05 Nov 10
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Elena Tiriel


Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.

Why This Story?

A haunting look at some flotsam from the Downfall of Númenor.

 

Story Information

Author: Imhiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/06/09

Original Post: 05/17/07

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