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When Trees Are Bare

TariElfLady - 16 Apr 10 - 10:54 AM

Ch. 1: When Trees Are Bare

I can't believe no one commented on this wonderful tale.  It is known that Legolas lost his mother at an early age; you did a lovely job of depicting this sad episode in his .

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When Trees Are Bare

maeglin - 16 Apr 10 - 11:47 AM

Ch. 1: When Trees Are Bare

I agree that this is a great story - usual for Jael!  but is Legolas' mother's death really canon?  Of course, there is no Queen of Mirkwood mentioned in The Hobbit, but did JRRT actually write that she died?  In HOME, perhaps?

Anyway, great story!

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When Trees Are Bare

Jael - 16 Apr 10 - 12:03 PM

Ch. 1: When Trees Are Bare

No, Tolkien never wrote that Legolas's mother died or left Middle-earth.  I merely infer from the fact that Bilbo and the Dwarves didn't notice any Elvenqueen at the feast in the forest (a ceremonial occasion) there is some reason for that lack.  She could, of course, have been washing her hair that night, but I have extrapolated a story-verse in which she died.  It isn't canon -- just compatible with what was written.

Thank you, Tari and maeglin, for commenting!

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