Necessity and Desire

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The scenes leading up to the Council of Elrond have a lot of unanswered questions. Why didn't Elrond know where Aragorn was during Frodo's feast, or that his sons had returned? Who arranged that very odd head table seating and why? Where was Boromir that he could show up "in the grey morning" just in time? And why did Aragorn bring Narsil to the Council meeting anyway?

With many thanks to my long suffering beta readers - Marta, Arandil, RiverOtter and Patti, and to Tanaqui as well. For Starlight - who wanted mysteries solved.

2006 MEFA Awards - 1st Place in the category "Times: The Great Years"



Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Necessity and Desire 9,067 6 20 May 06
Appx. Word Count 9,067 6  



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Necessity and Desire

erunyauve - 16 Jan 07 - 4:02 AM

General Comment

>>It would be a dangerous gamble for Sauron to march on Rivendell to wrest the Ring from his enemy, leaving the armies of Gondor, Lorien, and Mirkwood unfought behind him.

I love stories that make me see things I didn't see before - in this case, that Sauron had a strategy in mind, even if it was later changed by the movement of the Ring south.

>>It is, in my opinion, unlikely that a new army of orcs will come up through Eriador. Black horses or no, I do not believe all of Rohan is lost. Sauron's armies would not march unmolested over the plains and Saruman still stands at the Gap.

I like this bit because it reminds the reader of what was yet unknown at the time of the story.

Necessity and Desire

Elena Tiriel - 08 Feb 10 - 3:30 PM

General Comment

I really enjoyed this, Gwynnyd. Not only did it give a plausible explanation for book events -- e.g. Aragorn's absence from the feast -- but his discussions of Sauron's potential military strategies is fascinating and eye-opening.... Of course, Rivendell would be a target for attack, now that the Ringwraiths know the Ring is there.... but I had never thought of it that way before!

Nicely done!

- Barbara

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Author: Gwynnyd

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/22/10

Original Post: 08/23/05

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