Change One Thing, See What Happens

Steward and the King, The

Story Summary

What if Boromir didn't receive the dream-summons and so stayed in Minas Tirith and Faramir went north instead? PG warning: this is a hard tale, but not a dark one. At crucial times, characters in LotR react instead of act. Such as 1) when the Fellowship splits and 2) the return of the King. Using the branch point of Boromir's dream I was able to examine both of these important choices. One more chapter done, only two chapters left to finish. Comments and typo catches are welcome.

This commentary AU is tersely written. It is primarily a bookverse story. Because I make large jumps when my timeline matches the original closely, this is intended for readers well familiar with the Ring War trilogy.

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Updated
1 Prolog, The Council of Elrond 2,451 30 Nov 14
2 The Road South 2,204 30 Nov 14
3 Moria 2,845 13 Dec 14
4 The Tests of Lorien 1,970 01 Dec 14
5 Questions on the River 1,082 01 Dec 14
6 The Parting of the Fellowship 1,160 01 Dec 14
7 Attack of the White Hand 1,208 04 Dec 14
8 Gollum 1,017 04 Dec 14
9 Rohan Wakes 2,368 04 Dec 14
10 A Meeting in Henneth Annun 3,500 04 Dec 14
11 Of Oaths 2,305 04 Dec 14
12 Dernhelm 700 04 Dec 14
13 Crossroads to a Trap 1,631 05 Dec 14
14 The Siege of Minas Tirith 2,322 13 Dec 14
15 The Battle of the Pelennor Fields 3,092 13 Dec 14
16 Aftermath 1,431 05 Dec 14
17 The Last Debate 2,173 06 Dec 14
18 The March to the Black Gate 1,957 21 Dec 14
19 Prayers in Darkness 1,539 06 Dec 14
20 Mount Doom 2,653 07 Dec 14
21 Of Those that Live 1,535 07 Dec 14
22 The Time of Gifts 1,670 07 Dec 14
23 Inheritance 2,507 11 Dec 14
24 Negotiations 1,439 09 Dec 14
25 The Coronation 2,499 11 Dec 14
26 Celebrations 2,236 11 Dec 14
27 The Road North 1,773 13 Dec 14
28 Saruman 1,325 21 Dec 14
32 Afterword (Plot Spoilers) 304 07 Dec 14
Appx. Word Count 54,896  

Challenge Entries by julifolo

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Challenge Type Title Entered
Change One Thing, See What Happens Closed Steward and the King, The July 28, 2005
HASA 2005 Birthday Challenge Closed Hobbit and Fox July 31, 2004
Quickies: 2002 Closed Light Gone Out, The -- in beta state October 27, 2002

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Author: julifolo

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/21/14

Original Post: 06/26/02

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