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Old 01-12-2023, 11:25 AM   #1
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Mithadan is a guest at the Prancing Pony.Mithadan is a guest at the Prancing Pony.
Isengar the Mariner by The Barrow-Wight, First posted February 21, 2004

It is not surprising that Hobbits were a frequent subject of tales posted in our Fan Fiction Forum. This story was written by Barrow-Wight, himself. Barrow-Wight chose as his subject an obscure member of the Took family, mentioned in the family tree in the appendices. Isengar's entry states "said to have gone to sea in his youth," thus the title, Isengar the Mariner.
Beleriand, Beleriand,
the borders of the Elven-land.
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Old 03-01-2023, 05:16 AM   #2
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Huinesoron is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Huinesoron is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
That's a cute story, and it's a shame it stops so early. I see Barrow-Wight chose to avoid literally calling a hobbit "Barry" - probably a good decision.

I had to investigate the runes at the end, of course (R ^ B I Y). In the Cirth they seem to read BOMIN; in the "Dwarf-runes" of The Hobbit, it's probably RUBIX, which is quite funny, but I'm assuming the former. It's a plausible dwarf name, and has the added bonus of looking like RAB(b)IT.

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