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Old 09-15-2022, 02:11 PM   #1
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Mithadan is a guest at the Prancing Pony.Mithadan is a guest at the Prancing Pony.
Eagle Song by Windfola First Posted February 8, 2004

This is a wonderful tale of the Riddermark that features not only Theoden, but also his father, Thengel, and Thorongil (also known as Aragorn).

While the author is listed as Windfola, I note that the story was posted by Barrow-Wight and we do not seem to have a member using Windfola as a nickname. Perhaps, if the Wight stops by, he can shed some light upon this, if he can recall what happened 18 years ago.

Note that "mearh" is used as the singular version of mearas. I do not recall this word used in LoTR, but I did some research and found that it is old english, and otherwise seems appropriate. As a result, I did not edit the usage of "mearh."

Beleriand, Beleriand,
the borders of the Elven-land.
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:23 AM   #2
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Huinesoron is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Huinesoron is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Oh that was lovely. I feel like the writer, whoever they may turn out to be, really understood horses. The view into the pre-LotR court of Edoras was fascinating too; there's a skill in taking names from genealogies and turning them into real people who help turn their children into the characters we know they will be. (And Shadowfax as Thengel's horse just adds another layer to Theoden's later resentment!)

I feel like the naming was also spot-on here; I've just come from Withgisl's Tale, where the names stood out as a bit unlikely, but everything here could have come straight from Tolkien or the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles.

Have you burned the ships that could bear you back again? ~Finrod: The Rock Opera
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Old 04-03-2024, 10:57 PM   #3
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Overall, fan fiction like this offers readers an opportunity to explore and expand upon the rich tapestry of Tolkien's world, often with a deep respect and understanding of the source material.
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