Fell and Fair

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Story Summary

What might have happened if Elladan and Elrohir had fought in the Battle of the Field of Celebrant? How would they be remembered in the legends of other races? A story told in drabbles, depicting events surrounding the battle, and its widening repercussions for the sons of Elrond and others.

MEFA 2007
First Place (WIP)
Adventure: Fixed-Length Ficlet

MEFA 2009
Nominee
Times: Second and Early Third Age
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Preface 258 1 28 Jun 09
2 Early 2510 Third Age 630 3 25 Dec 08
3 7-8 April 2510, Night 1,036 1 01 Jul 09
4 8 April, Morning 790 2 17 Mar 09
5 8 April, Evening 286 1 27 Dec 07
6 8-9 April, Midnight 402 1 02 Jul 07
7 9 April, Morning 1,292 4 25 Dec 08
8 12 April, Late Morning 507 1 08 Jan 09
9 13 April, Evening 282 1 27 Dec 07
10 14 April, Early evening 251 1 20 Dec 07
11 14 April, Late evening 399 1 25 Dec 08
12 14-15 April, Night 403 1 25 Dec 08
13 15 April, the Battle 3,435 0 28 Jun 09
14 16 April, Morning 405 1 25 Dec 08
15 16 April, Afternoon 256 1 25 Dec 08
16 20 April, Afternoon 144 1 01 Jul 07
17 2511 Third Age 437 1 02 Feb 09
18 Late December, 2930 Third Age 798 0 27 Dec 07
19 2933 Third Age 239 1 20 Dec 07
20 Three Days Later 143 1 08 Feb 08
21 Weeks Later 258 1 08 Feb 08
22 2995 Third Age 276 1 02 Jul 07
23 3002 Third Age 155 1 25 Dec 08
24 Early August, 3019 Third Age 850 2 17 Mar 09
25 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening 135 5 25 Dec 08
26 Mid-October 3021 138 1 01 Jul 09
27 121 Fourth Age 256 1 05 Jan 09
28 Fourth Age — Undying Lands 399 2 17 Mar 09
29 Fourth Age, Sometime After 631 1 01 Jul 09
30 Fourth Age, Morning — Middle-earth 280 1 25 Dec 08
31 Late that Afternoon 765 0 05 Jan 09
32 A Few Days Later 135 0 20 Dec 07
33 Three Years Later 403 1 01 Jul 09
34 Days Later 756 0 01 Jul 09
35 Author's Notes 39,493 5 28 Jun 09
36 Addendum 654 1 21 Dec 09
Appx. Word Count 57,977 47  
 

 

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Jay of Lasgalen - 20 Oct 06 - 5:05 AM

General Comment

This is wonderful!  I love the idea of a series of drabbles from different POVs before, during, and after the battle.  You chose such unusual characters, too - the widow, the wolf, and the warg for instance, which make this so interesting.

 Most of all I love the legend of the Grey Ghostriders sweeping to the rescue before riding off again.  A pity they weren't there for Eomund.

Jay

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Elena Tiriel - 14 Dec 06 - 9:15 PM

General Comment

Hi Gwynnyd!

Interesting set of drabbles. I had not read them before and I like them very much.

I am so sorry I missed this story before.

Ah, another person who believes in copious author's notes. Kindred spirit!

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! They are a real treat to see, because the muse had deserted me, so I hadn't been able to work on this series for over a year.

I'm especially pleased that you dared to look at the Author's Notes -- so far, this series is 70% comments and 30% drabbles... LOL!

The muse is back (finally!), so maybe I'll have more drabbles to add soon.... wish me luck!

- Barbara

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Elena Tiriel - 14 Dec 06 - 9:52 PM

General Comment

This is wonderful! I love the idea of a series of drabbles from different POVs before, during, and after the battle. You chose such unusual characters, too - the widow, the wolf, and the warg for instance, which make this so interesting.

Most of all I love the legend of the Grey Ghostriders sweeping to the rescue before riding off again. A pity they weren't there for Eomund.

Jay

Hi Jay!

Thank you so much for your comment! I so enjoy giving voice to Tolkien's lesser-known characters and races -- the ones that most writers don't choose to explore.

Some have accused me of having a special affinity with creatures of the Dark, but I'm just a very good listener... *vbg*

If the muse continues to cooperate, I hope to have some more drabbles soon, at least some from... less customary points of view... Who knows, maybe I'll even writes some drabbles about the battle itself!

- Barbara

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Jay of Lasgalen - 10 Jan 07 - 11:05 PM

General Comment

"She is our grandmother."

*Grin*

I wish I could have seen Eorl's face at that!

I love this collection of drabbles - and the subject matter.  I really liked the twins' appearance described from the horse's POV.

Jay

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Elena Tiriel - 11 Jan 07 - 2:20 PM

General Comment

Hi Jay!

"She is our grandmother."
*Grin*
I wish I could have seen Eorl's face at that!


LOL! Don't we all? I envision it turning white, with a definite "Oh, Béma!" kind of expression.... And his wise old second-in-command is gritting his teeth and trying hard not to roll his eyes at his blasted young lord's gaffe....

I love this collection of drabbles - and the subject matter. I really liked the twins' appearance described from the horse's POV.

Yeah, I definitely go for the more unusual POVs.... Though, in his defense, Felaróf paid far more attention to the twins' magnificent horses than their Riders....

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jay!

- Barbara

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AFriedman - 12 Dec 07 - 6:18 PM

General Comment

These drabbles were a pleasure to read and good luck with MEFAs!

I LOVE the balance of POVs--everything from the expected characters, the Elves and Men, to the villains and the beasts.  IMO more people need to write about the Easterlings.  Those were some of my favorite drabbles, especially the really sad one about the Balchoth widow!

AFriedman 

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Elena Tiriel - 12 Dec 07 - 9:05 PM

General Comment

Hi AFriedman!

These drabbles were a pleasure to read and good luck with MEFAs!

Thank you so much! It is such a thrill to hear from readers who enjoy my drabbles... ;) And I need to start doing my MEFA reviews right away - where have the last few months gone???

I LOVE the balance of POVs--everything from the expected characters, the Elves and Men, to the villains and the beasts.

Ah, thank you! *blushes* I love to write from more.... unexpected PoVs LOLOL!

IMO more people need to write about the Easterlings. Those were some of my favorite drabbles, especially the really sad one about the Balchoth widow!

Ah, I'm so glad you liked them! Tolkien wrote so little about Easterlings, so these are purely figments of my imagination. Unfortunately, they didn't come out well in the Battle of the Field of Celebrant, so any Balchoth drabbles in this series will tend to be sad....

I have 16 more drabbles (this is turning into the drabble equivalent of a novel LOL!) that I haven't posted yet (working on the author's notes...), and three of them are from the Balchoth PoV. I'll try to post them next, since you aren't the only one who has told me they especially like "my" Balchoth.

Thank you for such a pleasant surprise - it really brightened my day!

- Barbara

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Jay of Lasgalen - 21 Aug 08 - 12:31 AM

General Comment

Wonderful, as always!  The newest additions are a joy to read - yet Arwen's is so sad.  I love the image of her brothers sewing her shroud and digging the grave, then standing vigil.

And of course I love Elrohir's melancholy as he contemplates all there is to lose.  Glorfindel is a wonderful support.

Jay

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Elena Tiriel - 08 Sep 08 - 4:34 PM

General Comment

Hi Jay!

Have I not answered your comment yet? Please excuse me for being so late!

Wonderful, as always!  The newest additions are a joy to read....

Thank you! *beams*

Arwen's is so sad.  I love the image of her brothers sewing her shroud and digging the grave, then standing vigil.

Thank you, Jay, I'm so glad the burial scene touched you emotionally. It was wrenching to write... I cried throughout the numerous revisions of each drabble.

And of course I love Elrohir's melancholy as he contemplates all there is to lose.  Glorfindel is a wonderful support.

Jay

Ah, I hoped you would enjoy seeing this scene again.  Sorry it took me so long after your birthday to compile the author's notes and post it.

And thank you — as I mentioned in the notes, not only was this scene written for your birthday, but your story may very well have been responsible for first envisioning Elrohir climbing the walls. Wave

Glorfindel may be a secondary character, but  I really love him (as does my muse Wink ) and like to portray him as a pillar of support for the family of the Peredhel who made him so welcome in his home.

Thank you for your very kind comments, Jay!

- Barbara


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Story Information

Author: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/21/09

Original Post: 04/18/05

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Hello,

I am a new author who is serious about improving my writing. Your comments, both positive and negative, will be treasured, evaluated, and incorporated freely!

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

My fiction includes:

Fell and Fair (for the Sons of Elrond at the Field of Celebrant and the Alternate Perspectives Challenges)

ET's Legolas Song Parodies (for the International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Challenge)

Famous First Lines (for the It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Challenge)

Holiday Carols, Middle Earth-style (for the Carols in Middle-earth Challenge)

and numerous drabbles, including: Alas, Poor Ufthak!

I also compiled many entries for the HASA Resource Library, including the following small sampling:

Interesting People to Meet & Greet:
Orophin & Rúmil, The Bardings, and The Beornings

Cool Places to See & Be Seen:
The Elf-path, The Forest Gate, The High Pass of Rivendell, The Old Forest Road, Undertowers, The Westmarch, and Libraries of the Shire

Wild Fauna to Look (Out) For:
Black Squirrels, Butterflies, Hunting Dogs, The Kine of Araw, Giant Bats, Giant Moths, and Giant Spiders

Toothsome Treats to Eat:
Honey-cakes of the Beornings

Magical Powers to Admire (from a safe distance):
The Unlight of Ungoliant

Great Literature to Read:
The Red Book, The Thain's Book - Annotated Copy of the Red Book, Findegil's Copy of the Thain's Book, The Akallabêth, Herblore of the Shire, Old Words and Names in the Shire, The Reckoning of Years, The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, The Tale of Years, and Translations from the Elvish

Important Events to Remember:
The Invasion of Calenardhon by Balchoth and Orcs, and The Battle of Dale and Siege of Erebor

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