Elena Tiriel's 2007 Birthday Gifts!: 1. Fell Beasts and Dragon Lore — Tanaqui

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1. Fell Beasts and Dragon Lore — Tanaqui

Combining elena_tiriel's love of dark creatures, and obscure corners of canon, I came up with these two somewhat related drabbles about the possible origins of fell beasts (a.k.a. Nazgûl taxis) and dragons.

Fell Beasts
by Tanaqui

What could he who arose in might and fell in darkness not twist to his own ends? The beasts of the field – and the birds of the air.

In the youth of the world, they outmatched all with feather and talon – save those who chose to clothe themselves so at the Elder King's behest. When Thangorodrim fell, they fled into the dark, haunting the legends of Men who had never known the light.

But evil draws evil, as a lodestone turns to the North. From the East they returned, to home in the new-reared peaks of he who walked behind.

Dragon Lore
by Tanaqui

Fight fire with fire. The spies of Eru's favoured child were a mere pinprick compared to the burning pain of the jewels, the weight of the iron crown, but He would have them gone.

He soon learned that beak and talon, moulded to His needs, were no match for spirits that clothed themselves deceitfully in the flesh of fowls. He must meet like with like.

Most refused his call: they would not sacrifice the mutability of shadow and flame. But some, eager to spill the false blood of their kin, robed themselves in horn, and scale, and flame, and cunning.

Happy birthday, Elena Tiriel!!! {{{hugs}})

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Story Information

Author: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/12/07

Original Post: 07/06/07

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2007 Birthday Drabbles - 17 stories - Owner: HASA Birthday Cards
This is a playlist collection of the drabbles written in honor of another HASA member's 2007 birthday. Stories are alphabetical by recipient.
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I am a new author who is serious about improving my writing. Your comments, both positive and negative, will be treasured, evaluated, and incorporated freely!

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

My fiction includes:

Fell and Fair (for the Sons of Elrond at the Field of Celebrant and the Alternate Perspectives Challenges)

ET's Legolas Song Parodies (for the International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Challenge)

Famous First Lines (for the It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Challenge)

Holiday Carols, Middle Earth-style (for the Carols in Middle-earth Challenge)

and numerous drabbles, including: Alas, Poor Ufthak!

I also compiled many entries for the HASA Resource Library, including the following small sampling:

Interesting People to Meet & Greet:
Orophin & Rúmil, The Bardings, and The Beornings

Cool Places to See & Be Seen:
The Elf-path, The Forest Gate, The High Pass of Rivendell, The Old Forest Road, Undertowers, The Westmarch, and Libraries of the Shire

Wild Fauna to Look (Out) For:
Black Squirrels, Butterflies, Hunting Dogs, The Kine of Araw, Giant Bats, Giant Moths, and Giant Spiders

Toothsome Treats to Eat:
Honey-cakes of the Beornings

Magical Powers to Admire (from a safe distance):
The Unlight of Ungoliant

Great Literature to Read:
The Red Book, The Thain's Book - Annotated Copy of the Red Book, Findegil's Copy of the Thain's Book, The Akallabêth, Herblore of the Shire, Old Words and Names in the Shire, The Reckoning of Years, The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, The Tale of Years, and Translations from the Elvish

Important Events to Remember:
The Invasion of Calenardhon by Balchoth and Orcs, and The Battle of Dale and Siege of Erebor

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