Many Guises and Many Names: 26. King Elessar's Peace

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26. King Elessar's Peace

In springtime, the old man brought his grandson to see the White Tree. After one hundred years, it soared skyward, its branches embracing the sun. The blossoms rustled with a secret life.

"When my father fought in the War," he said, "the Tree was dead. But after Sauron was destroyed, the King found a sapling in the mountains and planted it. Now our city is filled with laughter and gardens and schools of medicine, music, and astronomy. Instead of wielding a sword, you will make books on Master Falborn's new printing press. Such are the blessings of King Elessar's Peace."

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Story Information

Author: Gandalfs apprentice

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/02/08

Original Post: 04/16/05

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Mar'isu - 15 Feb 06 - 9:52 PM

Ch. 26: King Elessar's Peace

Dont' tell me this is the end!  I like the idea that Eldarion is showing off the White Tree a century later.  This is after Aragorn has died, correct?


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Gandalfs apprentice - 16 Feb 06 - 8:45 AM

Ch. 26: King Elessar's Peace

Hi, Mar'isu: Thanks for your comment on "King Elessar's Peace." I do mean to continue to add to my drabble series on Aragorn, as the stories are written. Eventually I plan to have at least one little story on each of his names. I write the stories as they come to me, not according to any plan, and they are posted according to where they would fall in his lifetime.

From your comment I see I need to make some revisions in "King Elessar's Peace." It is meant to take place about 10 or 20 years before Aragorn's death--that is, toward the end of his reign when things are supposedly at their best and the peace firmly established. The characters are not Eldarion and his son, but an old man of the common people and his grandson, come to see the Tree that stands for the Peace. You know, it's really hard sometimes to get all that information into a drabble! That's precisely why I like the form. 

Thanks again,

Gandalfs apprentice 

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My Aragorn Stories - 8 stories - Owner: Gandalfs apprentice
Here you will find Aragorn as written by Gandalfs apprentice: drama, adventure, comedy. The list begins with a collection of short pieces spanning Aragorn's life, and continues with stories more focused on one slice of time. It ends with a few AU tales on the lighter side. Please note that while characters and themes in these tales are interlocked, some contradict others in timing and events. It's more fun that way.
Included because: Drabbles and ficlets from the creation of the Elessar to the flourishing peace of the King's late reign.

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