The Forgotten Ones

Sworn Brothers

1. Prolouge


It was the beginning of the second age, not long after the fall of Gondolon as Elves count years. Elwing and Earendil passed to the west. Gil-Galad eventually came to the aid of Elrond and Elros and fostered them in Lindon. Morgoth had been defeated and the Valor gave to Elrond and Elros a choice to be judges among the elder kindred or the younger kindred. At the request of Gil-Galad that choice was stayed until they reached their majority at 100 years of age.

By this time Greenwood had long been the realm of Oropher and his wife Celedulan. Celedulan had died giving birth to her only child and son Thranduil. As deeply as Oropher loved Celedulan, he despised Thranduil to the same depth. It was known that Oropher bore the elfling little love and his only use for the child was as his heir. The true depth of his hatred remained unseen for too many years.

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Author: NessaAr-Feiniel

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/28/05

Original Post: 07/28/03

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