Steward and the King, The

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What if Boromir didn't receive the dream-summons and so stayed in Minas Tirith and Faramir went north instead? PG warning: this is a hard tale, but not a dark one. At crucial times, characters in LotR react instead of act. Such as 1) when the Fellowship splits and 2) the return of the King. Using the branch point of Boromir's dream I was able to examine both of these important choices. Currently, the draft is in the final stages, two chapters past the coronation. Comments and typo catches are welcome.

This commentary AU is tersely written. It is primarily a bookverse story. Because I make large jumps when my timeline matches the original closely, this is intended for readers well familiar with the Ring War trilogy.

 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Prolog, The Council of Elrond 2,451 0 30 Nov 14
2 The Road South 2,204 0 30 Nov 14
3 Moria 2,845 0 13 Dec 14
4 The Tests of Lorien 1,970 0 01 Dec 14
5 Questions on the River 1,082 0 01 Dec 14
6 The Parting of the Fellowship 1,160 0 01 Dec 14
7 Attack of the White Hand 1,208 0 04 Dec 14
8 Gollum 1,017 0 04 Dec 14
9 Rohan Wakes 2,368 0 04 Dec 14
10 A Meeting in Henneth Annun 3,500 0 04 Dec 14
11 Of Oaths 2,305 0 04 Dec 14
12 Dernhelm 700 0 04 Dec 14
13 Crossroads to a Trap 1,631 0 05 Dec 14
14 The Siege of Minas Tirith 2,322 0 13 Dec 14
15 The Battle of the Pelennor Fields 3,092 0 13 Dec 14
16 Aftermath 1,431 0 05 Dec 14
17 The Last Debate 2,173 0 06 Dec 14
18 The March to the Black Gate 1,951 0 06 Dec 14
19 Prayers in Darkness 1,539 0 06 Dec 14
20 Mount Doom 2,653 0 07 Dec 14
21 Of Those that Live 1,535 0 07 Dec 14
22 The Time of Gifts 1,670 0 07 Dec 14
23 Inheritance 2,507 0 11 Dec 14
24 Negotiations 1,439 0 09 Dec 14
25 The Coronation 2,499 0 11 Dec 14
26 Celebrations 2,236 0 11 Dec 14
27 The Road North 1,773 0 13 Dec 14
32 Afterword (Plot Spoilers) 304 0 07 Dec 14
Appx. Word Count 53,565 0  
 

 

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Story Information

Author: julifolo

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/05/14

Original Post: 06/26/02

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