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Our Lady of Perpetual Compassion, She of Sorrows and Succor by HereNorThereNorFar
"Few stories were told of Nienna, not because she was not loved, but because she was loved too much. Those elves who dwelled in Valinor knew her sorrows and did not pry at them. Her part in the stories of others was glossed over, her name whispered gently, her tale left unspoken and unrecorded. Such was the respect given to her, for all people might need pity some day.

If an exile from over the sea needed to learn, or a new child asked, they were shared only snippets of thought, memories, echoes of what was told perhaps only once long ago.

These were the things that were not said."
valar  gandalf  5-10K  findis  elenwe  aredhel 
june 2019 by elftrash
we build castles with our fears and sleep in them like kings by liveoakwithmoss
Idril is afraid. The fear was with her when the world went dark and dogged her steps across the Grinding Ice. The Glorious Battle did not slay it and Gondolin's high walls didn't keep it out.

Idril is afraid, but Idril has a politician's mask, a clever mind, a sword. Better than that, she had bold aunts and a wise mother - if anything will save her, it is they.
idril  findis  elenwe  lalwen  aredhel  elwing  2-5K  gen 
december 2018 by elftrash
bowing our heads in the wind by lise
The Queens of Gondolin.

AU where Turgon dies crossing the Ice rather than Elenwë, and it is Elenwë and Aredhel who found and rule Gondolin together.
elenwe  aredhel  idril  gen  2-5K 
december 2018 by elftrash
Helcaraxë by ncfan
picks up from The House of Finwë in the Years of the Trees to cover the journey over the Ice.
30-40K  gen  finrod  fingon  aredhel  turgon  idril  elenwe  galadriel 
december 2018 by elftrash
and everyone lived happily ever after by lintemande
The Noldor and the Valar make better decisions and the history of Arda changes.
fixit  maedhros  fingon  earwen  melian  feanor  elenwe  aredhel  gen  finarfin  au 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Price of Vengeance universe by encairion
In order: The Revolutionary and the Usurper (170k), The Secret Language Brother (27k), The Price of Vengeance (540k), Earendil on the Purchasing of Whores (14k), The Price of Duty (170k), The Vanyar's Rebellion (17K), The Price of Memory (140k), Lost Children of the Sun (61k), The Price of Vengeance II (400k), and Heralds of the Dawn (130k and counting).

My note: hopelessly addictive, surprisingly interesting worldbuilding and race/colonialism work, but also very old school slytherfen (elftrashfen?) in that many Good Guys are now Bad, and vice versa, and everyone is gay, also there's way more incest than I bargained for, and I thought I was in for a ton (why would you make unrelated characters super related to make them bang?), and certain female characters are Shrill/Bad/Mad (but there are redemptive arcs for most of them paying off by now admittedly. STILL. YOU COME AT GALADRIEL YOU BEST NOT MISS). Would I rec this? No. Would I admit to someone who respected me that I'd read it? No. Did I lose a week to this and gasp like a fish on dry land when I ran out of story? I did.

ONE AND A HALF MILLION WORDS

It's like the Saving Connor of elftrash only longer and it drags much less. And instead of everything being child abuse and torture everything is incest.
feanor/fingolfin  fingon/maedhros  eol  lalwen  glorfindel  feanor  finarfin  maeglin  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  elrond  celebrian  celebrian/elrond  elrohir  elladan  erestor  erestor/lindir  gil-gilad  glorfindel/gil-galad  maglor  maglor/glorfindel  finrod  gildor  elenwe  warnings  1500000+K  finrod/curufin 
november 2018 by elftrash

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