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New Members Challenge 2005-2006

Challenge Details

This is a challenge for new members. By definition, a new member is any member who has been a member for fewer than four (4) months or who has written three (3) or fewer Tolkien fanfics.

Choose one of the following--there are three choices from "The Hobbit," three from "Lord of the Rings," and three from "The Silmarillion." Write a story on any of these prompts. There are no page limits.

The Hobbit:

1. The reactions of any inhabitant of Rivendell (an elf, Gilraen, or Aragorn) to Bilbo, Gandalf, or one of the dwarves.

2. Gollum tries to remember the answers to one of Bilbo's riddles, or vice versa.

3. The experiences of a man, woman, or child of Laketown (either named by Tolkien, or original) as they try to escape Smaug.

The Lord of the Rings

1. After the Council of Elrond, seven members of the Fellowship of the Ring still had to be chosen. Write a scene between any of the numerous people in Rivendell at this time, about who should be chosen to go on the Quest.

2. After the flooding of Orthanc by the Ents, Merry and Pippin had days to explore the the wreckage. Describe something that they might have discovered, or an encounter with the Ents or one of Isengard's other inhabitants.

3. After the War of the Ring, Beregond must face judgement for his role in saving Faramir. Write a story about this trial, or the thoughts of any of his friends (Faramir, Pippin, Bergil, or an OC, perhaps?) as he is led away to be tried.

The Silmarillion

1. Someone sees the Two Trees for the first time, at any point in their history. (This does not necessarily need to be in the Age of the Trees. An elf, or even a Ring-bearer's, reaction to seeing the Trees in a later age, after they were ruined by Ungoliant, is certainly allowed.)

2. Write about Maedhros' thoughts while he hangs from the cliffs of Thangorodrim, or Fingon's thoughts on finding him

3. Any interaction between a man of Numenor and either an elf from Eldamar or a man of Middle-earth at any point before the Akallabeth.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Alariel Silverstar - Of Pipe Weed
General Audience
Last Updated: 22 Oct 08
Merry and Pippin and What they find in the Flotsam and Jetsam of Isengard. Written for one of the HASA challenges so it is mean tto be as a filler.
Evils Hero - Of Cliffs and Kin
General Audience
Last Updated: 16 Nov 05
Fingon’s thoughts on finding Maedhros where he hangs from the cliffs of Thangorodrim.
JF8201 - Do I Have Any Volunteers?
General Audience
Last Updated: 07 Feb 06
A couple of conversations between Elrond and various characters concerns prospective fellowship members. 2/2/06 - Minor changes made to chapter 1. Added chapter 2, because I couldn't get it out of my head.
laureleaf - Unexpected Council
General Audience
Last Updated: 21 Aug 06
This is in response to the HASA new member challenge. After the Council of Elrond, seven members of the Fellowship of the Ring still had to be chosen. How did Elrond come to choose Legolas as the Elven representative? Just wanted to give a special thanks to Elentarri for being an extremely patient Beta!
Mar'isu - Glimmer in a Riddle
General Audience
Last Updated: 19 Feb 06
Gollum's thoughts during a particularly nasty riddle in The Hobbit.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 28 Nov 05
Nienna Narmolanya
Entry Date: 02 May 05
Entry Date: 29 Jun 05

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Open Date: April 19, 2005

Closed: August 02, 2006

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