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Hands of the King

Iel_o_Thorongil - 12 Sep 06 - 9:02 PM

Ch. 50: Campaign

Wonderful chapter Anglachel. Truly, your Finduilas is impeccable. It must have been a relief for Finduilas to finally come out and tell Maiaberiel to beware. What was going on with Thorongil and Denethor the night of Thorongil's party? By the way, your use of restraint after the celebration was well done. I look forward to the next chapter very much. Thanks for brightening my day with the intelligence of Finduilas.

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Anglachel - 14 Sep 06 - 6:53 PM

Ch. 50: Campaign

Hi Iel,

Glad you liked the chapter. Yes, Finduilas has been itching to take a chunk out of Maiaberiel for a while.

What was the matter with the guys? They really want the roads rebuilt, and they are being told no. It is a rebuke of them both, especially by Borondir who is basically refusing to believe Thorongil's word about the garrisons even when Denethor vouches for him.

Also, they both know that this means Denethor will have to leave the City, which means leaving Finduilas alone. She's not in on the secret about Malantur, and they don't want to tell her. So, they are both sitting there, feeling glum, worrying about roads, wars and killer King's Men. Good thing they had a party to go to. ;-)

Anglachel

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Anna Wing - 23 Sep 06 - 4:22 AM

Ch. 50: Campaign

Yay! A Numenorean microscope! I love it! It's nice to have a reminder that mortal civilisations in Middle-earth aren't just pastiches of medieval Europe, but are cultures trying to recover from multiple catastrophic events.

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Anglachel - 23 Sep 06 - 9:16 AM

Ch. 50: Campaign

Hi Anna,

Isn't the microscope cool? Since they obviously had technology for things like telescopes and understood optics fairly well, why wouldn't the Numenoreans have microscopes? They are an Age of Enlightenment invention, after all, and I've always pegged Numenor as being early AoE in terms of technology.

I have another artifact coming up in a later chapter that also is pretty cool (no more or it will be a spoiler!) and in the last few days, I've been writing about Denethor closely examining a bridge that has stood since before the founding of Gondor.

Anglachel

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Larner - 09 Apr 08 - 9:54 AM

Ch. 50: Campaign

Aha!  Almost as devious as any elf!  Love the plans to unmake Maiaberiel, and the growing love for those whose honor is unquestioned.  Laanga is such a dear one.

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