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When Out the Hellish Legion Sallied...

Challenge Details

Halloween's coming up, folks!

Write a precautionary tale about one of Middle-earth's more frightening denizens or places. For example...

* Frighten your favourite elfling with a story of Ungoliant, Taur-nu-Fuin, or Fëanor.
* Set Eomer to terrify (or try!) Eowyn with a story of the Paths of the Dead, the ghost of Helm, or the dread Lady of the Wood.
* The North is a pretty creepy place–trolls, wraiths, wolves, Rangers...perhaps Bilbo has stories we haven't heard?

Plus Evil must have terrors of it's that nasty Lúthien. ;-)

Challenge closes: 31 October 2004

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Gandalfs apprentice - Green Magic
General Audience
Last Updated: 02 Jan 08
If you know where to look, Middle-earth is still with us. A mother has a strange experience in the California woods.

MEFA 2007: First Place, Best Crossover

Winner, 2007 My Precious Awards Third Place Best Nature Story

AU, in honor of Halloween; a birthday gift for JunoMagic and IgnobleBard. Thanks to Lady A., Sulriel, and oshun for their beta work, and to IgnobleBard for the end.
Jay of Lasgalen - Houseless Ones, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Oct 04
A spooky drabble written for Halloween.
Marta - Cold Be Heart - A Hobbit Ghost Story
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 Jul 04
A hobbit ghost story loosely based on Frodo's encounter with the barrow-wight.
Vistula the Dunadan - Widow of Withywindle, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 27 Oct 04
A young Merry and Sam are getting on everyone's nerves, and they badger Frodo into telling them a tale. One of them gets more than he bargained for. Written for the When Out the Hellish Legion Sallied Halloween Challenge.
Werecat - Old Wives' Tales
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Dec 06
A very pregnant and rather emotional Eowyn goes in search of a childhood relic and finds something unexpected. Through the words of a tale, the Shieldmaiden meets a Queen of old.

Mithrils 2005: Runner-up, Concerning Men


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Náriel Baggins
Entry Date: 18 Nov 07
Entry Date: 16 Oct 04
Entry Date: 22 Sep 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: September 14, 2004

Closed: October 31, 2004

Challenge Topic: Holiday/Date/Season

Entries: 8

Originator: Elemmire

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