elftrash + nerdanel   19

where the ocean meets the sky and land by starspray
Eärendil has gone sailing again--this time through the skies--and Elwing is left to find a place for herself in Valinor, while the Valar prepare for war.
elwing  earwen  anaire  nerdanel  finarfin  earendil/elwing  wip  20-30K 
11 weeks ago by elftrash
undying by ecphrasis
Elrond Peredhel has finally arrived on the shore of the Undying Lands, but he cannot help but feel that he is a failure, as a lord, as a husband, as a father, as a man. He is content to live the rest of his days in obscurity, but when Maglor arrives, shipwrecked and half-starved on the shores of Valinor, Nerdanel and Maglor's wife beg him to advocate for the last of the Fëanorians, to prevent him from suffering the punishment of the Kinslayers. As he reveals his memories of Maglor, he reconciles with his wife, but will he manage to save Maglor from the vengeance of his kin?
wip  elrond  celebrian  maglor  nerdanel  earendil  celebrian/elrond  glorfindel/ecthelion  gil-gilad  40K 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Cat Among the Elves by Lepidopteran (lepi)
Maitimo, as all the sons of Fëanáro, is not so easily forgiven. As his brothers are slowly reembodied after the end of the Third Age, Maitimo is given a different fate: his soul is placed in the mortal body of a cat. Unable to speak and trapped in a body foreign to him, Maitimo slowly begins to reconnect with his family— especially his beloved cousin Findekáno.

my note: follows Tolkien's earliest idea of how elf rebirth functions, which I find an uncomfortable concept
maedhros  fingon  fingon/maedhros  nerdanel  aredhel  maeglin  20-30K 
january 2019 by elftrash
abundance (nerdanel) by lordnelson100
Of artistry, women's bodies, and loss.

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Week after week, she worked at it, chisel in hand. Her hands were worn and bruised, the skin dry and cracked with stone dust, her nails broken. Her boots and leggings were covered in a thick paste of slurry, and even her tunic and other clothes were frankly unclean. Her hair was stuffed carelessly into a rough cap, from which it escaped in ragged ends.
nerdanel  feanor/nerdanel  valar  gen  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
exile to exile by elleth
After the Darkening not nearly all past resentments are extinguished, and Nerdanel begins to receive comfort from an unexpected source – and give some in return. - A gift fic for Dawn Felagund's request for the 2013 MPTT Yule Exchange: A story set during the Time of the Trees or the First Age about friendship between two (or more!) women of the House of Finwë.
nerdanel  miriel  2-5K  gen 
december 2018 by elftrash
Familiar Faces by ncfan
following on from Valinor in the First, Second and Third Ages and The Care and Feeding of Half-Human Children
elrond  celebrian/elrond  idril  tuor  fingon  aredhel  nerdanel  2-5K  gen 
december 2018 by elftrash
Valinor in the First, Second and Third Ages by ncfan
Following Sirion, The House of Finwë in the Years of the Trees, Early Years in Beleriand et al.
50K  earwen  nerdanel  elwing  melian  anaire  aredhel  amarie  gen 
december 2018 by elftrash
Golden Days by lyra
Nerdanel and Fëanor: a fantasy of manners, pride, prejudice, love and craftsmanship.
feanor  nerdanel  feanor/nerdanel  100-150K  rec  wip 
november 2018 by elftrash
first meeting by lintamande
“You’ve never sculpted me,” he said one day.
feanor  nerdanel  feanor/nerdanel  2-5K 
november 2018 by elftrash
A Kindred Heart by oshun
Indis meets Nerdanel and responds to her. References to: Noldorin society in Valinor during the Years of the Trees, sons, husbands, art, family dynamics and dysfunctionality, even a brief mention (non-graphic) of childbirth/labor.
gen  indis  nerdanel  feanor/nerdanel  2-5K 
november 2018 by elftrash
In Darkness Crowned by avanti_90
It is written in the histories of the Noldor that when Finarfin son of Finwë became King in Tirion, he placed the crown upon his own head; that none of the Powers gave their blessing on that long night, and no other of the royal House stood beside the king; that in the square of Tirion the people wept in grief, and that the king wept with them, for their losses and his own.
finarfin  nerdanel  5-10K  gen 
november 2018 by elftrash
The House of Feanor by deborah
In Valinor, Nerdanel sculpts, Anaire teaches lore, Finarfin regrets, Idril claims her birthright, and the world changes.
gen  nerdanel  anaire  idril  2-5K 
november 2018 by elftrash
Another Man's Cage by dawn felagund
The fandom classic, pre-Silmarils, House of Finwë familydrama novel. Probably the most influential Silmarillion fic of all time, in terms of setting up Finwean family drama. Unfortunately the updated version is at SWG (linked), and the version on Ao3 is the unedited original from c.2005, so it should be read on SWG. I really do love this but in my head it's a prequel to later Beleriand-era Fingon/Maedhros.
feanor  feanor/nerdanel  maedhros  maglor  celegorm  caranthir  fingon  300+K  rec  nerdanel 
november 2018 by elftrash
On the Mountain, Dark and Red by mirandatam
The stories – that’s what they have to be, for Nerdanel to not shatter like a piece of marble hit in the wrong place – the stories come out slowly. Alqualondë, the blood of the Falmari that stained the docks and the waves; the smoke rising over the horizon, the ships, the ships they had killed to obtain, burning to ash on the wrong side of the sea; Ñolofinwe, Findaráto and Artanis and all the rest, turning north to the Helcaraxë.

“Nobody blames you,” Arafinwë says when he sees her. “We all know how Fëanáro gets, how he can’t be turned away, no matter what. Nobody blames you.”

My sons are kinslayers, Nerdanel wants to say.
nerdanel  gen  2-5K 
october 2018 by elftrash
five times nerdanel said yes by oshun
"Don't try to change the subject!" Fëanáro said. "I do completely understand why you might shy away from the idea, but I have thought about this a lot."
feanor/nerdanel  gen  feanor  nerdanel  maedhros  maglor  celegorm  caranthir  curufin  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Halls of Mandos by bunn
Stories about the House of Fëanor and the House of Fingolfin in the Halls of Mandos after their deaths. (Prequel to Return To Aman).

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When the dim, inscrutable Maia came to Fingon in the Halls of Mandos, to ask if he would be prepared to speak with his cousin Maedhros, Fingon did, for a moment, hesitate.
gen  30-40K  fixit  feanor  feanor/nerdanel  nerdanel  celegorm  curufin  caranthir  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
A New Road or a Secret Gate by bunn
Sequel to Return To Aman. Elrohir meets a very large bear and some cousins in Beleriand Risen, goes to visit Caranthir, reveals some unexpected talents and makes a discovery.
elrohir  gen  feanor  15-20K  ambarussa  nerdanel  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Quenta Narquelion by bunn
"...[Fëanor] died; but he had neither burial nor tomb, for so fiery was his spirit that as it sped his body fell to ash, and was borne away like smoke; and his likeness has never again appeared in Arda, neither has his spirit left the halls of Mandos."

What if his spirit has never left the halls of Mandos because it never went there in the first place?

Fëanor, dead, watches the First Age unfold, and his children endure. A detailed account of Maedhros and Maglor's time on the Eastern Front of the War of Wrath, with Elrond and Elros growing up.

series sequel: https://archiveofourown.org/series/1055339
feanor  maglor  maedhros  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  curufin  elros  elrond  nerdanel  gen  rec  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash

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