A Hallowed Place of Both Peoples: 1. A Hallowed Place of Both Peoples

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1. A Hallowed Place of Both Peoples

Eorl finally reached the summit of the Halifirien, to be greeted by emptiness. Merely some lonely alfirin stirred in a fitful breeze.

So, Cirion after all had had to yield to his council's insistence: removed Elendil's grave from the Hill of Awe. The Eorlings well knew the whispers from Gondor, looking askance at these strangers, these "Men of the Twilight", uncultured and wild.

Did they not trust exchanged Oaths, Eru Himself a witness? Not believe the newly-settled nation would cherish the land, its history and holy places?

He would show Gondor his people's worth: let mistrust and disparagement be forgiven.

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A/N:
- The title is a quote from UT, Part Three II (iii), Cirion and Eorl.
- "But when this was done, and Eorl had returned to the North to bring back all his people to their new dwelling, Cirion removed the Tomb of Elendil." (UT, Part Three II (iv), The Tradition of Isildur)
- "Men of the Twilight" is what Faramir calls them in TTT, The Window of the West.
- I think of this as an AU-version of the events, but it's not entirely improbable that a similar reasoning didn't play at least a role in the decision.

26.07.05 B-drabble for Marta, who was interested in moments between cultures where one considers itself more civilised than the other, and wondered what the "less civilised" might think of the" more civilised".

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.

Story Information

Author: Imhiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/04/08

Original Post: 01/02/07

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