After a celebration in Tavrobel in the famous House of a Hundred Chimneys, Gilfanon, one of the oldest of the Elves, proposes that he, Glorfindel and Elrond journey to the fabled Rock of Omar in the middle of the great desert of Valinor, where it is said that the Rock sings the echoes of the Ainulindalë and of lost life and love. Glorfindel procures a fabulous coach with most unusual beasts to draw it, and so the three fellows set off for an adventure in the desert where they meet Teleri who have embraced the desert and encounter a cagey Vanyarin ascetic who guides them to the Rock of Omar.
Nominated for MEFA 2010
Written for the Probably AU GenFic Swap. Prompts were "Elrond" (Lackam/Amber) and "a desert in Valinor" (Darth Fingon).
Rated PG-13 for substance abuse; those with arachnophobia are strongly cautioned that creatures of the eight-legged variety make pivotal appearances in this story. References pertaining to obscure canon characters may be found in End Notes.
Special thanks to Aeärwen2, Dawn Felagund, Drummerwench, Oshun, Randy_O (a.k.a. Thranduil Oropherion Redux), Russandol, Sanna/Hallbera and Surgical Steel for comments, grooming and nit-picking.