elftrash + 10-15k   71

all my war is done by arriviste
“Your large adult son is in my guest-room,” Orodreth said, “offering considerable critique as a High King of the Noldor on how I handled the Túrin Turambar affair, and ruthlessly re-organising my entire household, and since I had to tell him I was not, in fact, his father, his closeness with my daughter is beginning to disturb me. Please take him away.”
gil-gilad  fingon  finrod  amarie  finrod/amarie  fingon/maedhros  10-15K  wip 
10 weeks ago by elftrash
cities in dust by ncfan
The world changes around him.
maglor  gen  10-15K 
12 weeks ago by elftrash
Books Should Have Good Endings by bunn
Bilbo goes here, there, and all around, but never back again to the lands of mortal men. A visit to Old Gondolin, a visit to Hithlum, and much discussion of very ancient history

note: not just in continuity with Undying Lands as a series but also needs to be read after the Halls of Mandos/Return to Aman series
bilbo  glorfindel  maglor  elrond  maedhros  fingon  10-15K 
september 2019 by elftrash
Boundaries by dawn felagund
No, I could not ask Grandfather Finwë. He would want first to know why I didn’t know Nelyo’s whereabouts—if anyone else were seeking him, I’d be the first asked—and next to know why I wanted to know. It was already felt that Nelyo and I monopolized each other’s attention. “Your friendship with him,” my brother Turukáno told me once, “sucks all of the air out of the room. No one can get a word in with either of you if the other one is there.”
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  10-15K 
july 2019 by elftrash
Alterations by eledwen
Set in Minas Tirith, following the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen. A series of snapshots from one day, featuring the Fellowship and co-starring Faramir, the Twins, Elrond and Galadriel.
aragorn/arwen  aragorn  arwen  legolas  gimli  merry  sam  elladan  elrohir  10-15K 
july 2019 by elftrash
Chronicles of the Forest King by kenaz
From Doriath to Mirkwood and beyond, tales of Thranduil, the Forest King.
thranduil  haldir  thranduil/haldir  legolas  oropher  10-15K 
june 2019 by elftrash
The Captured Prince by adlanth
He paced and prayed, he screamed and sang to himself, he slept and woke; he marked the passing of days and hours by the motion of a single square shaft of light across the stone floor of his cell; he hoped and despaired with every cycle that it made, until one day the pattern was broken, and a shadow fell unexpectedly; and he looked up, and saw, crouching on the wide stone sill of the one, high barred window, a child.

Thranduil in Amon Ereb.
elrond  elros  thranduil  maglor  maedhros  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  10-15K  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
Tyrant Spells by independence1776
How to lose every battle and still win the war.
maglor  elwing  finarfin  eonwe  au  10-15K 
june 2019 by elftrash
My Adventure by Belladonna Baggins Née Took by thimblerig
Gandalf exclaimed once: 'That I should live to be 'Good morninged' by a son of Belladonna Took!' Bilbo's mum has a story to tell and this is it. Holidays by the Sea, Elves, and much Falling in the Water.

my note: a little clumsy, but a sweet palate cleanser for the worst saurony nightmares of the silmarillion tag. Written pre-hobbit movie and fandom and thus untainted.
10-15K  belladonna  gandalf  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
Take Them As Was Willing by Baylor
In which a conspiracy takes shape.

Frodo Baggins' friends are determined not to let him leave the Shire alone.
merry  pippin  sam  gen  10-15K 
april 2019 by elftrash
Twilight by Melina
Nothing lasts forever, especially for an Elf. Legolas must face the emotional consequences of his ties to the world of Men.
legolas  gimli  aragorn  arwen  10-15K  gen 
march 2019 by elftrash
The Most Valuable Resource by Herenortherenorfar
The children of elves die easily, for their souls are thinly bound to their bodies and their fate is to endure but not survive. So when faced with a young hostage he really can't afford to let fade away, Sauron is very careful not to do anything too traumatizing.


Luckily Feanor's grandson is an interesting child to babysit.

My note: the summary sounded very Dead Dove, Do Not Eat, and yet somehow it was clever and even touching despite Sauron remaining in character (how??) and no little Celebrimbors were actually (seriously) harmed.
celebrimbor  sauron  10-15K  gen 
february 2019 by elftrash
Currents by ncfan
where Aredhel never tried to leave Gondolin before its Fall, and she and Eöl meet in Sirion instead of in Nan Elmoth, where their relationship develops in a significantly less creepy way than it did in canon.
aredhel  aredhel/eol  eol  10-15K 
february 2019 by elftrash
Dancing In The Darkness by potboy
Celeborn tells his grandsons the story of the great hero-king, Denethor son of Denweg, king of the Silvan elves, and about the first great battle of Beleriand. Includes many digressions on dancing, tattoos, and the importance of turning into fish.
celeborn  elladan  elrohir  celebrian  elrond  10-15K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Wrapped Up in Books by grey_gazania
Scenes from the lives of Caranthir and his wife. To his great surprise, Caranthir makes a friend.
caranthir  caranthir/semi-textualwife  10-15K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Vignettes of Beleriand by anna_wing
Celegorm and Curufin consider military matters; Caranthir learns from bitter experience; Melian and Thingol reflect separately upon the disaster of the Silmaril; Finarfin, Finrod. Maedhros, Maglor and the Host of the Noldor, during the War of Wrath.
celegorm  curufin  caranthir  melian  thingol  finarfin  finrod  10-15K  gen 
january 2019 by elftrash
Beyond The Western World by thearrogantemu
“Come into the light,” he said slowly.

“You don’t need it to see me.” The voice was so familiar, so unbearably familiar.


After a moment there was motion among the trees, and the firelight fell on the figure of a solitary man, his feet bare and his hair unbound, wrapped in plain grey. Finrod didn’t rise to greet him, but lifted his head and looked him up and down: the slender frame, the tension in his bearing, the features whose fineness bordered on delicacy.

“Curufinwë Atarinkë,” he said at last, giving each syllable of the name its full weight. “You look awful.”

Curufin and Finrod finally have it out, thousands of years after Nargothrond and their deaths.
finrod  curufin  gen  rec  10-15K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Sirion by ncfan
Following on from The Second Kinslaying and Aftermath.
10-15K  elwing  earendil  earendil/elwing  idril  elros  elrond  gen 
december 2018 by elftrash
Nan Elmoth by ncfan
Following on from Early Years in Beleriand.
warnings  aredhel  aredhel/eol  eol  maeglin  10-15K 
december 2018 by elftrash
Doriath by ncfan
Following on from Early Years in Beleriand.
10-15K  gen  thingol  melian  melian/thingol  luthien  galadriel  doriath 
december 2018 by elftrash
maps by grey_gazania
Fingon, Caranthir, and the aftermath of Maedhros' capture by Morgoth
fingon/maedhros  maedhros  fingon  caranthir  fingolfin  10-15K 
december 2018 by elftrash
The Boys of Summer by keiliss
This does not pretend to be the story of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. That is a vast tale of a battle to rival the Battle of the Somme in our own time, with all its moments of terror and heroism (plus dragons, balrogs, and the death of a king). This is just about Gildor, son of Lalwen, and Glorfindel of the House of the Golden Flower (which Gildor assures me sounds better in Quenya) and a little of their experience during those six days of horror.
glorfindel  turgon  maeglin  10-15K  gen 
december 2018 by elftrash
Kings of the Second Age by jane_ways
Gil-galad struggles to write a letter to the man he thinks (hopes) might be his father. Or, in which we are all Gil-galad, failing to start an email.
gil-gilad  maedhros  fingon  maglor  elrond  gen  10-15K 
december 2018 by elftrash
Copper by darth fingon
In Valinor near the turn of the First Age, a young boy is tormented by a Maia of Makar.
november 2018 by elftrash
Renascence by kenaz
Legolas embarks on a journey in an attempt to stave off his sea-longing, and discovers that an unexpected companion can prove to be the best company.
legolas  elrohir  elrohir/legolas  10-15K 
november 2018 by elftrash
Unripened Fruit by gwynnyd
Can Princes have friends? Or are they doomed by court protocol into having only "suitable companions"? Follow the young prince through a wild and muddy romp in early 4th Age Pelargir. Contains more characters named Ingold than any other story ever written.
eldarion  aragorn  10-15K  gen 
november 2018 by elftrash
Lighting Fires by gwynnyd
How do you convince a boy to stop skipping school when he doesn't know he's supposed to grow up to be king? Elrohir gets handed the task by a very exasperated Erestor, and learns some things about Estel he didn't expect.
aragorn  elrohir  rivendell  gen  10-15K 
november 2018 by elftrash
Chasing Nightingales by Marchwriter
An interesting errand draws a young Aragorn to the Edge of the Wild and into the company of a dangerous man he believes to be an Enemy spy.
aragorn  haldir  aragorn/arwen  aragorn/haldir  10-15K 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Sailing Forth by dawnfelagund
One oppressive summer in Tirion, Anairë is sent by her father to Alqualondë.
anaire  anaire/earwen  fingolfin/anaire  10-15K  femslash 
november 2018 by elftrash
Partings by bodkin
In the wake of the Ring's destruction, Galadriel and Celeborn prepare for their parting. More partings loom - featuring Aragorn, Arwen and Elrond - oh and Galadriel and Celeborn, too.
gen  aragorn/arwen  arwen  celeborn/galadriel  elladan  elrohir  elrond  10-15K 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Scholar and the Soldier by adlanth
Erestor enters Caranthir's household as a scholar, only to have Caranthir decide that he will make a warrior out of him.
caranthir/erestor  erestor  caranthir  10-15K 
october 2018 by elftrash
The Orquenta by Gileonnen
In which is recounted how Fingon went not to rescue his cousin Maedhros, but instead descended alone into the fastness of Thangorodrim.

WIP: 1/6 chapters up. Promising.
fingon/maedhros  10-15K  fingon 
october 2018 by elftrash
not for pride alone by zimraphel
Glorfindel and prince Earnur of Gondor face the Witch King of Angmar at the battle of Fornost.

sequel to envinyanta.
10-15K  glorfindel  gen 
september 2018 by elftrash
gold like tears by zimraphel
Spanning three Ages, the story of an ill-starred golden bead as it passes from one hand to the next.
gen  glorfindel  elros  elrond  celebrian  aragorn  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Of Secrets Kept, Strength Like A Tower by kenaz
Four Rangers have ridden from the Angle and beyond to greet Aragorn on his name-day, arriving concurrently with the unwelcome news of Stone-trolls savaging unwary travelers on the Great East Road-- a timely opportunity for Aragorn to prove his mettle, and for Elrohir to make the acquaintance of Halbarad, the solemn young Ranger who has yet to prove his own merit.
elrohir/halbarad  elrohir  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Outcomes by ncfan
Ten different takes on Gil-Galad's parentage.
gen  10-15K  gil-gilad 
september 2018 by elftrash
You Are Coming Down With Me by TheLionInMyBed
In which Elrond wants to understand his new parents and Elros wants them dead, Maglor wants a redemption arc and Maedhros wants everything to stop. Vignettes set throughout the life of Beleriand's least functional found family.
10-15K  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  elros  elrond  maglor  maedhros  warnings 
september 2018 by elftrash
Joy Sharp As A Sword by Oshun
sequel to Summer's End.

Fingon and Maedhros travel to visit Nargothrond with a weighty purpose.
fingon/maedhros  fingon/maedhros/finrod  10-15K  fingon  maedhros  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
In the Wild Woods Together by Adlanth
"...and Beleg and Túrin were companions in every peril, and walked far and wide in the wild woods together." (The Children of Húrin)

After Túrin flees from Doriath, Beleg seeks him in the wild, then, later, on Amon Rûdh.
beleg/turin  10-15K  beleg  turin 
september 2018 by elftrash
Here's to the Infinite Possible Ways to Love You by thegreatpumpkin
Celebrimbor considers, briefly, whether he might go and live on the Helcaraxë, which he has never seen but is given to understand is empty of people and full of bears. Maybe one of them might like to eat him. Maybe then he will never, ever have to think about his father asking his uncle to talk to him about "the way of things" in a tone that suggests he is clueless about them ever, ever again.
10-15K  celegorm/celebrimbor  nargothrond  celebrimbor  celegorm 
september 2018 by elftrash
Children of Lindórinand by darth fingon
"Galadriel saw that Lórien would be a stronghold and point of power to prevent the Shadow from crossing the Anduin ... but that it needed a rule of greater strength and wisdom than the Silvan folk possessed." -- Unfinished Tales, p 317

But what is to say the Silvan folk wanted such rule? And to what lengths would those rulers go to make their realm great? Throughout the Third Age, the Nandor of Lórien (who are said to have "regretted the incoming of the Elves from the West") were slowly assimilated by the colonising Sindar until, by the time of the Ring War, their own language and culture had disappeared. Perhaps this was intentional.
haldir  gen  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
these many years by thegreatpumpkin
Glorfindel laughed at his expression. “You could pass me a comb, if you’re so displeased.”

“One of these days,” Ecthelion said, as he fetched a wooden one from the dresser—less likely to break in Glorfindel’s mad tangles than his fine bone ones— “I am going to shear it all off while you sleep.”
glorfindel/ecthelion  ecthelion  glorfindel  gondolin  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Turning of the Yén by TAFKAB
Elves may seem very aloof and remote, untouchable and sexless-- at least to outsiders. But when Galadriel asks Legolas to bring Gimli to Lórien for her final 144-year festival, he experiences a completely different aspect of elvish culture.

Deleted on Ao3, still available here: http://web.archive.org/web/20160302131747/http://archiveofourown.org/works/6104992?view_full_work=true
legolas/gimli  10-15K  gimli/galadriel 
september 2018 by elftrash
Be more cruel, Love, and so be kind by havisham
All of Caranthir's preconceived notions are turned on their head when he finds himself falling for the most unlikely person possible -- his annoyingly perfect half-cousin, Finrod.
finrod/caranthir  10-15K  caranthir  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Storc Brought Him by LiveOakWithMoss, TheLionInMyBed
some unexpected discoveries are significant enough to change the course of history. Some just gnaw on your finger and keep you up all night. (some are both)
fingon/maedhros  gil-gilad  kidfic  10-15K  fingon  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Black Sword by elfscribe
Mablung sees a strange portent that causes him to fear that his beloved friend Beleg's affection for Túrin, the self-exiled young warrior, could bring grief to them all.
beleg  mablung  beleg/mablung  turin  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Faithless Is He That Says Farewell When the Road Darkens by bunn
Sequel to Quenta Narquelion.

The War of Wrath lasted for forty-two years. It was neither a swift nor a certain victory. Here, in the middle of that great war, Celebrimbor, Elrond and Elros meet and work together. Elrond and Celebrimbor have complex feelings about the House of Fëanor. Elros, not so much.
elros  elrond  celebrimbor  gil-gilad  gen  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Beating the Bounds by kenaz
When Erestor was young, his father had shown him their family’s heirloom: a primitive map of Cuiviénen and the inland sea scratched out on deer hide in ink made from soot and oak galls, the work of his father’s father. To the east of the Orocarni was written in the ancient cirth, Here be Monsters; a warning that what lay beyond was unknown, and best left unexamined. Erestor knew, as his grandsire had known, that some things were best left unexplored. Yet like his grandsire, he pressed on in spite of this knowledge.
fingon/maedhros  fingon/erestor  10-15K  erestor  fingon 
september 2018 by elftrash
Threnody for the Dispossessed by kenaz
When the Valar recall Maglor to Valinor to plead for clemency, it falls to a reluctant rival to find him.
maglor/daeron  maglor  fixit  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Suggestive in movement, sight and sound by thegreatpumpkin
There was a line. On one side, the righteous and good: their honored forebears, tireless sentinels against the destruction of Morgoth and his protegé. On the other, the wicked: betrayers, deceivers, Kinslayers—and kin-lovers. They would not cross the line, but sometimes they walked on it like a tightrope.
warnings  elrohir/elladan  rivendell  10-15K  elrohir  elladan 
september 2018 by elftrash
I teach thee how by thegreatpumpkin
Like any younger sister, Arwen was adept at reading their guilty consciences. “What did you two do to Cirdan’s messenger? This morning he was so smitten I thought he was going to proposition Elrohir in front of everyone, and now he’s looking at you both like you put an arrow through his horse.”
elrohir/elladan  warnings  rivendell  10-15K  elrohir  elladan 
september 2018 by elftrash
Blood, Song, and Silver by theotherwesley
Celebrimbor, lord of Eregion, ignores the advice of his peers and welcomes a stranger into his city who promises to teach him techniques in smithing that will grant power over time and entropy. He learns many things from his new teacher that he was not prepared for.

The rest is history: Beware of Maiar bearing gifts.
celebrimbor/sauron  10-15K  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Defiant Hope, Take Wing by lordnelson100
Caranthir the Dark does business with an Edain, and unwittingly gives rise to the hope of Middle-earth. Maedhros forms a plan.
caranthir/haleth  caranthir  haleth  fixit  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Of Like Kind by Sath
Sauron has long found as much utility in kindness as in cruelty.
warnings  maedhros/sauron  fingon/maedhros  10-15K  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
Traveling Bodies by lordnelson100
Bodies, sex, gender, culture, politics: everything is different between them, and nothing fits.

(I like it, Legolas thinks. How he looks, how he is. And it’s just too strange a thought to handle.)
legolas/gimli  rec  10-15K  legolas  gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
Worth by Roselightfairy
Gimli and Legolas are in Erebor to tell his parents about their relationship. But when Legolas is wounded in a skirmish with an orc party, breaking it to them gently is suddenly much less important.
10-15K  legolas/gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
radioactive by LiveOakWithMoss
Celegorm and Curufin in Nargothrond. Unhealthy everything.
celegorm/curufin  warnings  nargothrond  10-15K  curufin  celegorm 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Candle for the Hollow City by lordnelson100
About the Nauglamír and the other side of the story. Of culture clash, betrayal, and lost art.

“Do you know, Gimli, I would be happy to hear about your people’s memory of the Great Necklace, and the terrible dispute that led to the sack of Doriath. It was a tragedy of deep import."

Gimli grew serious; he sat up and looked at Elrond for a long moment with grave, dark eyes. “Forgive me, Lord Elrond, but I don’t think you would. Be happy, I mean, when you heard our account of the thing."

My note: Silmarillion knowledge, or looking up 'Nauglamir', 'Thingol', 'Doriath' and 'Petty-dwarves' on Tolkien Gateway helps. This is a really interesting retelling of a foundational 'why elves and dwarves hate each other forever' Middle Earth historical event we only get in the Elvish perspective - now from the Dwarven side.
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Secrets of the Lonely Mountain by Lisafer
Legolas is sent to Erebor after the War of the Ring, where he's given the chance to meet up with Gimli again.
legolas/gimli  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Lords of Misrule by fabularasa
After all battles are over and all victories declared, Gimli and Legolas take a journey to Fangorn together.
legolas  legolas/gimli  10-15K  gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
Mithril in his Beard by determamfidd
Legolas knew Gimli’s body as well as his own, and he knew when it was subtly different. An immortal Elf never changes, and the workings of time upon his lover were a marvel to him. It fascinated him. It enchanted him. How could one person be made of such endless, enthralling variety?

Now, he only had to convince Gimli of such.

(Easier to convince the moon.)
legolas/gimli  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Hearts Will As Hearts Must by determamfidd
The Dwarves are returning to Erebor reclaimed, and the elves uphold their promise to safeguard the caravans as they pass through Mirkwood.

One particular Dwarf has wit and spark enough to match Legolas Greenleaf - perhaps even outmatch him.

It's hate at first sight.
legolas/gimli  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
From One Age to Another by determamfidd
Upon their return to Eryn Lasgalen and Erebor respectively, Legolas and Gimli each have a new adornment. Their fathers would like an explanation.

(They're not going to like it.)
legolas/gimli  rec  10-15K  legolas  gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
Delicate Pleasures by TheLionInMyBed
In all Beleriand, chill Himring is the last place most would go for comfort. Fewer still would seek it in the arms of their crippled, kinslaying cousin. But Fingon has always had more courage than sense, has always loved a challenge.

(sequel to For the sake of prisoners, and the flight of birds)
fingon/maedhros  10-15K  fingon  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
Less Than Kind by Emilyenrose
“I hardly believed it,” said Maedhros. “What are you doing here?”

"I bring a message from my father."

Maedhros blinked. "Really?"

Fingon grinned. "I believe his exact words were: you're visiting who, well if you must you must, say something suitable, something something friendship something something kinsmen, tell him good job keeping my brother's sons out of trouble, I'd rather wrestle another ice bear myself – but don't say it like that!"

Fingon goes to visit Maedhros, accidentally arrives during a Fëanorion family reunion, and quickly regrets many (but not all) of his life choices.
fingon/maedhros  rec  10-15K  fingon  maedhros  maglor 
september 2018 by elftrash

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