Misericordia: 4. Amandil

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4. Amandil

"[I]t is for mercy upon Men and their deliverance from Sauron the Deceiver that I would plead [to Manwë]" – Amandil, "Akallabêth," The Silmarillion, 340.

Thirty days have storms raged o'er Númenor. Judgment threatens, and Nienna's sorrows swell the seas.

Thus she finds him and three servants upon the ocean, looking towards forbidden sunset. Ban-breakers – abandoned to death and despair.

Yet rebels are her ministry. She gathers their prayers, sifts hearts, and finds – O wondrous! – Men faithful to her cause.

Nienna's gifts come strangely guised to Children. She cannot halt death, but its sting she eases, sending them well-blessed and gently to Námo.

But despair she'll deny: on the fortieth day, she'll speed nine dear ships to Middle-earth on a floodcrest of tears.

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: Dwimordene

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/14/09

Original Post: 04/05/09

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