Nuzgûl Hutch

Bardic Life

Challenge Details

It's pretty well documented that the Rohirrim liked to sing, and liked to sing a lot. And in any culture that revolved around music, there would be bards and minstrels. Now the bards and minstrels of Medieval England were effectively the newspapers of the day, and in Celtic society, a poet's curse was a terrible thing.

Thusly, the bards were very powerful people. What kind of songs would have been sung, what was the reaction of the audience, or the target? A bawdy song for Fengel the feckless to be sung in mead halls the length and breadth of the Riddermark? Epic sagas of Eorl the young? How would the news of Grima's ejection from the Golden Hall be spread? What would the wrath of a bard be?

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Telperion the White - Hobbit, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 May 06
This is an attempt to render the story of 'The Hobbit' in rhyme, even as Bilbo himself might have done if the days had been happier and fate kinder.
Werecat - You Will See Them at Night
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Dec 06
The tale of an orc bard. Seriously. Rated PG-13 for gore and violence, just to be safe.

2004 Galvorn Awards: Winner -Best Evil Character Trying to be Good

2004 Galvorn Awards: Winner -Best Characterisation (Improbable OC)

Mithrils 2005 - Finalist, Other Races
Mithrils 2005, Runner-up, Silmarillion


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Adoption Date: 11 Mar 04
Lady Lindiriel
Adoption Date: 05 Aug 03

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Challenge Info

Created: March 08, 2003

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Entries: 4

Originator: kerosene

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