1. Story Intro and Author's Notes
a very dark slash AU by Aislynn Crowdaugher
Welcome to the Dark Side! This story is a ride on the wild side, and it is completely AU. It is also very dark, and deals with very mature themes. In this world, all Elven Rings have been corrupted, and it did not leave the bearers of the Three unscathed. The outcome is very chilling. Please note that this is a slash story and a slave fic with explicit sexual content, very explicit decriptions and very mature themes. Therefore, the story is rated strictly adult. Please heed the warnings! Otherwise, enjoy the ride!
About the content:
This story is based loosely on the Movieverse, with a few book elements. Please note, however, that - according to the setting of the AU - you will find several characters acting very differently in this story than they would be acting canon-wise; especially Galadriel, Elrond, Thranduil and their Elves, and, of course, Aragorn. This is due to the settings given in the story. However, within the boundaries of the AU, I have tried to keep as close to (Movie-)canon as I can. Readers, if you wish to brave this story, please be aware that you are about to enter a world that is not only Arda very marred. This is an Arda where several things have gone seriously wrong. And the result is very chilling. Please heed the warnings!
This story started out as kind of an experiment: it was first inspired by a Plot Bunny of Cheysuli, that she offered up for adoption: Mirkwood Elves are kept as pleasure-slaves. Legolas is the slave of Aragorn, who is a jerk. When Aragorn takes him with him on the Ring Quest and the others of the fellowship find out, Aragorn offers to share his slave with them to keep them from attacking him. Aragorn was to be the bad guy without any redeeming qualities. This Plot-Bunny was adopted by Bluegold in her thrilling story "Bound", that can be found here: http://daemel.freespaces.com/authors.html#blue
I have always been fascinated by stories in which the good guys either turn bad or have to fight their own demons, so my interest was peaked by the setting. However, when I read "Bound", the basic ideas of BlueGold's story settled within my head and and began to grow and multiply. What if Aragorn was *not* the irredeemable bad guy, but matters were much more complicated? And how keep a slave loyal who accompanied his master everywhere and was supposed to fight and guard his back?
So, I asked BlueGold if she would mind if I wrote a similar story based on her idea, and she gave her permission. Here it is. Hopefully my story will be original enough and different enough from Bluegold's to avoid the dangers of plagiarism. The idea of the Mael-Gûl, or Rhach e-Maelangwedh (Lust-Spell, Curse of Lustchain) however is entirely mine.
About the LACE:
For the purpose of this story, the "Laws And Customs of the Eldar" (LACE) are just what we are told they are, given the context in which they are told to us in Morgoth's Ring: A story told by a mortal man (Ælfwine) to other mortal men about an account given to him by some Elves about their laws and customs. Nothing more. We do not know if the Elves who supposedly told Ælfwine about their customs were telling the truth (as they believed it), or if they even existed and were not entirely made up by Ælfwine in the first place. We do not know for which purpose Ælfwine told his story, or if he just made up the tale as a moral example for his fellow men.
In any case, the account given as LACE are what those Elves (or Ælfwine) wanted us to believe the Laws and Customs of the Eldar to be. Not necessarily the truth. You will find that the Elves in "Mael-Gûl" act and behave very differently than those in Ælfwine's account.
This story is a slavefic. It contains very mature themes, especially slash (male/male), BDSM, torture, use of toys, dominance/submission, *very* graphic descriptions, both physical and mental; abuse both physical and sexual; Non-con and debatable consent.
This fic is very dark. Please heed the warnings! Don't read if you don't like!
I will give special warnings for especially problematic chapters, and hints how to skip them if you wish to do so.
Rated: Mature. Very strictly adults only.
Pairing: Aragorn/Legolas (mainly), Boromir/Legolas, Gimli/Legolas, Others/Legolas.
Disclaimer: The universe I play in is not mine; I just borrow, and without permission. I make no money out of this. LOTR and all its characters were created by J.R.R. Tolkien and are owned by the Tolkien Estate, save a few original characters of mine in side roles. Peter Jackson made the Movies. And the setting of the story is inspired by a plot bunny of Cheysuli and the story "Bound" by BlueGold, as mentioned above (see author's note). I use similar plot ideas with her permission. The idea of the Mael-Gûl, or Rhach e-Maelangwedh (Lust-Spell, Curse of Lustchain) however is entirely mine.
Feedback: Yes please! Send to Aislynn.Crowdaughter@gmx.net, or simply comment. This is my first LOTR fic, and I am no native speaker. Any comments welcome, including about grammar!
Languages: I am no great expert in Sindarin and have no clue to its grammar, therefore I will just use a few words of this language in this fic. So whenever Aragorn is speaking with Elves, consider the conversation is taking place in Sindarin, except if explicitly differently mentioned. At the council or among the Fellowship, he and everybody else is talking in Common Speech or Westron, except if differently mentioned.
And now: On with the story!
This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.