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Old 09-02-2022, 01:09 PM   #1
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Withgisl's Tale By SharkŻ

SharkŻ is one of the original four administrators of the Barrow-Downs. He is responsible for many of the encyclopedia entries linked to our splash page (yes, we have a splash page). Thoughtful, insightful and a dedicated student of Tolkien, he, unfortunately, has not visited here for some time.

Withgisl's Tale is a clever story within a story. It tells of an ancient legend of the Rohirrim, set against a framing of an upcoming battle with Orcs.

Beleriand, Beleriand,
the borders of the Elven-land.
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Old 09-24-2022, 07:58 AM   #2
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It is quite clever, isn't it? I feel like the tale-in-a-tale conceit is one Tolkien quite enjoyed but never did enough with, so it's nicely fitting. Using the Rohirrim for the story was a good choice, because they don't have good records or memories of the First Age - their tales don't have to match what the rest of the Legendarium tells us, because they're just... tales.

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Old 12-11-2023, 04:35 AM   #3
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Well! The tale showcases the richness and depth of our storytelling tradition, captivating readers with its imaginative narrative structure.
Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.- Tunnel Rush
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