From Shadow to Shadow: 5. Elves and Mortals

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5. Elves and Mortals

Year 3434 of the Second Age

Mithdil was in command of Elendil's best archers in the battle of Dagorlad.
Apart from picking out small dots on the walls of Morannon that were enemy soldiers, and piercing their hearts with arrows, Mithdil always secretly sought opportunities to aim an arrow at one of the nine faceless horsemen. She knew which one was her personal enemy, as she once had known where the star Eärendil was without looking.
Finally Sauron himself came forth, with the Nine in his wake, and Mithdil aimed her sharpest arrow. It went through the rider as through an empty cloak. She shrieked in fury, then turned to look at Sauron. He seemed solid enough. Mithdil aimed at the Eye. She never had time to shoot the arrow and find out if Sauron could thus be slain, for the Rider had noticed her and shot a Black Arrow at her.
So fell Imladviel of Rivendell, granddaughter of Glorfindel, unknown and counted among mortal men, brave and fearless in the battle of Dagorlad. There also Glorfindel and Gladhír did great deeds, two elven lords who long ago had lost a daughter, one to the very enemy they fought, another to fates unknown and strange. They both lived on to fight another day, to hold another daughter in their arms, and to see the Greenwood turn into the Mirkwood and then Greenwood the Great again.
But the end of Imladviel's life is not the end of her story


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: Arwen Imladviel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Genre: Other

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 06/05/03

Original Post: 01/01/03

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