December 16 - 9 nervous Nazgûl: 3. Worth the Risk - by Gwynnyd

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3. Worth the Risk - by Gwynnyd

Parts of Barad-dur stood, though Sauron no longer inhabited it.  The Dark Lord gave them power, enslaved them, deserted them.  He gathered them together in the chaos following Sauron's downfall, when they would have scattered, half of them wandering witless in the bright sunlight.  Their rings - his ring was somewhere in the rubble of the tower.  He lusted to wield it for his own purposes, and not feel Sauron's overriding will bending him.  They were afraid still and would crawl if their master required it.  But if he held his ring… he stilled his nerves, and drove them forward.

"At length he resolved that no others would serve him in this case but his mightiest servants, the Ringwraiths, who had no will but his own, being each utterly subservient to the ring that had enslaved him, which Sauron held."
 

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 4, The Hunt for the Ring: Of the Journey of the Black Riders



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: 12/11/05

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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 sixteenth set of mathoms

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