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Battle of the Golden Wood, The

maeglin - 22 May 09 - 9:12 PM

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This a wonderful, wonderful story.  Too little has been told of the actual _fighting_ the Elves did during the Ring War.  But fight they most certainly did.  One has to invent so many characters - Tasariel, Calandil, Merethir, Thilevril, etc, etc, and this takes a lot of talent, but you do it so well!  Did you write Tasariel into any other stories?  The future for her and Haldir seems obvious.

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Battle of the Golden Wood, The

Marnie - 23 May 09 - 2:58 AM

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Many thanks Maeglin!  I'm really glad you enjoyed it :)  And I agree - I think one of the faults of the film was that it gave the impression that the elves weren't involved in the war in their own lands.  That was one of the things I wanted to address with this :)

 Tasariel was actually a bit of an accidental creation for this story.  I originally had a male warlord called Tasarion, but then I remembered Tolkien saying that the elves didn't restrict any professions by gender.  I wanted to reflect that, so I changed him into a her, but I never really intended her to be anything other than just a war leader. They do get on well, but I was thinking it was more a case of brothers in arms than romance.

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