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New Member Challenge

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Revision!: please read definition of "new member" below to see if you qualify. This is a challenge for any member who has been a member for fewer than four months or who, at the time of reading this, 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."

The Hobbit

1. Thranduil's interview with his butler (Galion, see Resources: character bios) and the "turnkey" captain of guard who fell asleep on the job.

2. The unsung messenger: from its own perspective, write the tale of the flight of the thrush to deliver Bilbo's message to Bard. (Inside Information, Fire and Water)

3. Pick any surviving member of Thorin's company. Write the story of waiting on word of Thorin's death, ending when Bilbo comes out of the tent and the news is announced.


4. Boromir walks into Rivendell and encounters his first elf.

5. Pippin, Sam, and Bill exploring the dell while Strider, Frodo and Merry are climbing Weathertop. (A Knife in the Dark, FotR)

6. Write the reaction of any individual other than Frodo or Sam to Bilbo's recitation of "Eärendil was a mariner." Can involve other characters, discussion of the poem, but should be a vignette. (Many Meetings, FotR)


7. Gil-galad and Elendil meet at Amon Sûl to march out to Mordor. What would they talk about?

8. Any Elf of the Silmarillion meets an Ent for the first time.

9. Events in Middle-earth from the perspective of any being in Valinor.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Avon - Eyes of an Elf, The
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Last Updated: 03 Jan 04
This is my entry for the New Member Challenge - Boromir meets an Elf.
Elemmire - First Impressions
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Last Updated: 11 Oct 03
Drabble - Boromir encounters his first Elf. For the HASA New Member and Les Mots Justes challenges.
Jen Littlebottom - Thrush Who Saved Laketown, The
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Last Updated: 27 Apr 03
For the New Members Challenge - 'The unsung messenger: from its own perspective, write the tale of the flight of the thrush to deliver Bilbo's message to Bard.' The walkers will tell stories of their heroes in their language - this is the story of another hero, from his own (rather self-centered) perspective.
Lalaith - And So To War
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Last Updated: 03 May 03
My entry for the New Members' Challenge - Elendil and Gil-galad on Amun Sul.
Nessime - Mentor
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Last Updated: 30 Jan 04
I'm posting this drabble by way of a place holder for the New Member's Challenge.
Tehta - Elves All Like Singing, The
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Last Updated: 05 Feb 04
Written for the New Author challenge, and presented with many apologies. I could not help myself. Boromir arrives at the gates of Rivendell, and meets elves for the first time. And we all know how those Rivendell elves like to sing...
Zimraphel - Making Verses
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Last Updated: 24 Aug 03
What the Elves really thought of Bilbo's Earendil poem. A humorous vignette in response to the New Member's Challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 24 Apr 03
Lady of Imladris
Entry Date: 18 Jul 03

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Challenge Info

Open Date: April 21, 2003

Closed: April 21, 2004

Challenge Topic: New Member

Entries: 11

Originator: HASA Challenges

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