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In honor of Alon's impending marriage, I give you the Betrothed Challenge. Pick any two canonically married (or presumed married--Beregond, Curufin, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, etc.) characters and write the tale of how the decision to marry came about. Did he ask her? Did she ask him? Was it a matter of state? In front of witnesses? Behind the old oak tree? Did someone go down on his (or her) knees to pop the question? Your fic need not be longer than one chapter, but there is no official page limit. This challenge is open for three months.

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The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Anglachel - Unfair
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Last Updated: 13 Feb 15

What is the story behind Lobelia and Otho Sackville-Baggins's marriage?

Chathol-linn - Elsila's Eyes, Thranduil's Song
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Last Updated: 09 Jan 05
How Thranduil met the love of his life. Elsila is an original character, whom I have portrayed in stories as Thranduil’s queen and mother of Legolas and his older sister Elwen.
Dwimordene - Ere I Say 'I Do...'
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Last Updated: 19 Jul 02
The harder side of romance: Gilraen and Arathorn. And you thought there wasn't enough material for a second Gilraen story, didn't you? Read how it all began...
Eledhwen - Posing the Question
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Last Updated: 07 Feb 03
Otho Sackville-Baggins musters his courage to ask that important question. An entry for the 'Betrothed' Challenge.
Ijemanja - Disreputable Took, A
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Last Updated: 11 Apr 03
If at first you don't succeed... A short story about Diamond and Pippin, written for the 'betrothed' challenge.
lindelea - Jewels
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Last Updated: 16 Feb 04
Merry and Pippin come to terms with the Dark after returning to the Shire. [ Thanks, katakanadian and jen, for your meticulous beta reading! ]
A "Marigold Pick of the Week"
Maid of Ainur - United they stand
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Last Updated: 08 Apr 03
A Very Short fic for the Betrothed Challenge. Earendil proposes to Elwing after they say goodbye to Tuor and Idril. Still in draft stage.
Pearl Took - Making it Memorable
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Last Updated: 15 Oct 03
The betrothal of Peregrin Took and Diamond North-took of Long Cleeve, and sharing the news with some friends. This is slightly re-written from my story "Peregrin and Diamond" for the Betrothed Challenge.
Robyn - Words Not Spoken
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Last Updated: 06 Apr 03
Galadriel's reflections in the hour before her wedding. Written for the Betrothed challenge.
Rorrah - First Meeting, First Parting
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Last Updated: 10 Feb 03
An elf of the woodland realm meets his soulmate just before he leaves on an import mission. Broken into two chapters for convience.
Simbelmynë - Fire of the First Dawn
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Last Updated: 03 Apr 03
Tale of Finrod and Amarie. You can call it canon or you can call it AU.
Sorne - Greatest Favour, The
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Last Updated: 03 Apr 03
Spring has come to Rohan, and Theoden, newly crowned Lord of the Mark, rides to the Eastfold to claim his bride. Written for the 'Betrothed' challenge. Congratulations Alon!
Starlight - Alliance
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Last Updated: 03 Apr 03
A story of how Arvedui and Fíriel "decided" to marry. Arranged marriages in Middle Earth, and a story taken completely from the Appendices at the end of RotK (and some of HoME). As you read, you will find politics, intrigue, somewhat heated arguments, and a twist of romance. Features Arvedui, Firiel, Araphant, Ondoher, Artamir, Faramir...
Starlight - May Eru Watch
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Last Updated: 06 Feb 03
Was it easy for Finwe to ask for Indis' hand in marriage? Read his proposal and decide for yourself. Answer to the Betrothed challenge.


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Entry Date: 22 Mar 03
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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 11, 2003

Closed: April 11, 2003

Challenge Topic: Event

Entries: 20

Originator: Dwimordene

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