elftrash + celebrimbor/sauron   35

Five Golden Rings by herenortherenorfar
Barad-dûr has fallen. Celebrimbor does some light metalworking for the sake of sentiment (and maybe something more).
celebrimbor  sauron  warnings  celebrimbor/sauron  frodo 
october 2019 by elftrash
Things exist long after they're killed by undercat
Celebrimbor had always known what would happen when he decided to stay.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Postliminium by gaolcrowofmandos
ˌpōs(t)lə̇ˈminēəm\ n. : rule of international law under which persons or things taken by an enemy are, after re-capture, restored to their original purpose.

“It’s the star of the House of Fëanáro. It’s my heritage.” Sauron, Celebrimbor, and redemption, featuring the Doors of Durin.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  1-2K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Dream by gloriousmonsters
Annatar seemed too good to be true; so maybe Celebrimbor should have guessed it wasn't real.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  1-2K 
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
nothing gold can stay by penknife
The rise and fall of Eregion in the Second Age (or, in which Celeborn has a tragic love affair with a city.)
galadriel  celeborn  celeborn/galadriel  celeborn/galadriel/celebrimbor  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  5-10K  rec  secondage 
october 2018 by elftrash
in pursuit of perfection by lise
"Celebrimbor was not corrupted in heart or faith, but had accepted Sauron as what he seemed to be." (Unfinished Tales)
celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Bearer of Gifts by carmenta
"What shall I do with you?" you ask once again, in a voice so even that it is impossible to gauge your mood. The expression on your beautiful face would bring some clarity into this, but even elven eyes cannot penetrate utter darkness. And even if there were light, I do not know whether my eyes can still see.
2-5K  gen  celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
In Pursuit of Perfection by Lise
"Celebrimbor was not corrupted in heart or faith, but had accepted Sauron as what he seemed to be." (Unfinished Tales)
celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K  warnings  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Losing Battles by simaetha
This is what victory looks like.

"Tyelpe. It's been such a long time; I *am* glad to see you again."
2-5K  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
the quality of mercy by simaetha
Celebrimbor makes one last attempt to reach out to his friend.
celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  2-5K  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
while lights were paling by catalectic
One evening in Ost-in-Edhil. Annatar speaks. Celebrimbor listens.
celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Maia Scorned by crackinthecup
"The proud, reckless line of Fëanor—ended, shredded to a piece of meat to droop from a spear, a macabre banner of war." The final confrontation between Celebrimbor and Annatar.
2-5K  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Innovation In Form by thegreatpumpkin
“It’s really a quite simple game,” Celebrimbor said cheerfully, shuffling the cards. “The stag beats all when he’s in the hand, but other than that everything’s face value. Predators trump prey if there’s a tie.”

Annatar watched his hands. “I see. And where does the removal of clothing fit in?”
celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Ill Chance and Strange Fates by TheLionInMyBed
Short lays of sunken Beleriand, tragic and fair and fearful. (Mixed collection of tumblr fic).
maglor/daeron  feanor/nerdanel  celebrimbor/sauron  finrod/beor  fingon/maedhros  maglor  feanor  celebrimbor  finrod  fingon  maedhros  15-20K 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Fire Greater Than Thou Knowest by simaetha
In the AU where Sauron decided not to join Melkor, the Darkening still happens. But events proceed rather differently from there.
celebrimbor/sauron  15-20K  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Lighter than Vanity by havisham
From the birth of Annatar to the seduction of Celebrimbor.
celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
To Morning Through the Shadow by thearrogantemu
“Think about it. What if you get everything you want? What if this works? What if, in pain and in the fear of pain, I yield to your will? Where you once had a friend, you will now have a cringing slave. Then, Annatar, and only then, will we both be lost beyond recall.”

Alternate Ending for These Gifts That You Have Given Me where Sauron actually gives in as well as loses.
rec  celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  fixit  80K  sauron 
september 2018 by elftrash
conviction by simaetha
Annatar sets out to win Celebrimbor's trust.
celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  warnings  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
i will always fear to hope again by kalypsobean
The first of the rings created by Annatar was given to Celebrimbor, and he wore it always.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
strategic behaviours by simaetha
As if it were the creature’s own will, you think, amused, and smile at Tyelperinquar, observing the slight dilation of his pupils.
2-5K  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron 
september 2018 by elftrash
thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names by Ias
It’s almost laughable, in retrospect. That after everything, after all of this, Annatar can still surprise you.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
as our fathers before us by Ias
You have found the place where the armor is already dented—it’s so easy to press, and watch the metal buckle.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
have they not built towers of our bones? by Ias
Already the dream is fading. He pushes it away faster, brushes its remainder from his mind. The weight and warmth before him is an anchor: This is Annatar. He does not belong to your darkness.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
a path walked by cruelty and longing by Ias
Annatar reaches for something beyond his grasp, and Celebrimbor suffers the consequences.
warnings  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
These Gifts You Have Given Me by thearrogantemu
"We are not so foolish as to believe that evil is ended forever. But we do not place our hope in secrecy, but in strength. Strength is found in trust, and trust in openness. So be welcome among us, Annatar Aulendil."

The story of the meeting between Celebrimbor and Sauron, of the trust that grew between them and how it was broken.

+ additional 100k of stories in this universe not centered on them. HIGH REC.
rec  gen  celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  feanor  finrod  familydrama  200+K  sauron 
september 2018 by elftrash
Working As Intended by simaetha
Annatar returns to Eregion, some ten years after Celebrimbor creates the Three.

"A century isn't so very long - not for you, and probably still less so for Annatar, who admits that he has a hard time working out how old he actually is in any sort of way you can translate into sensible understanding. But - well, you did miss him.

You're really very glad to have him back."
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
But Exceedingly Fine by simaetha
Torture is not, in statistical terms, an effective method of interrogation.

"The useful thing about this," says Annatar, "is that it still works, even if you know what's happening."
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  5-10K  warnings 
september 2018 by elftrash
a fact or a weapon by simaetha
A truth should exist,
it should not be used like this.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
recursion by simaetha
“My Tyelperinquar,” he says, voice lingering on your name, rich and musical and satisfied. “Isn’t this better, my sweet?”

“Better?” you ask, smiling.
celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  warnings  1-2K 
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

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