December 2 - 23 obstinate oliphaunts: 6. Twenty-three Obstinate Oliphants - by Dean Maia of Este

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6. Twenty-three Obstinate Oliphants - by Dean Maia of Este

Twenty-three Obstinate Oliphants

The Haradrim commander looked abashed as the Guard commander spoke to Faramir.

"I have known Ibmahem since the surrender. If he says he cannot control his beasts, I believe him."

Faramir looked at the swath of destruction the twenty-three Oliphants left behind them, then at the beasts themselves as they calmly ripped branches off trees and ate the leaves while ignoring the poking and prodding of the handlers.

"They do not leave because there is so much food here?" he asked.

"Yes my lord Steward. But Ibmahem requests some troops from us to help drive, we do nothing that will hurt man or beast."

Faramir watched one of the smaller Oliphants pull a tree up and sweep the handlers – gently - away with it.

"Very well, use as many men as you need. Just … do not make them mad.

The commander watched the Oliphant drop the tree. "We will not."

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: HASA Workshop

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/10/06

Original Post: 12/03/05

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Yule Mathoms 2005 Collected - 24 stories - Owner: Yule Mathoms Challenge 2005
Thanks to Juno-Magic and Aranel Took, HASA members were presented with 24 cues to use to create presents of stories, drabbles, and poems for the Yule season in 2005. Many members contributed many wonderful "mathoms" for you to enjoy. Find them all collected here.
Included because: The second mathom.

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