Kin-strife for Christmas: 7. As Above, So Below

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7. As Above, So Below

Author's Note: The dueling edicts scenario I'm drawing from Descent. Hopefully, it still makes sense in compressed form.


The first edict nearly caused a riot. The second filled the streets – from Outwall Town to Violin Street to the Bottle – to unhappy, violent end. But law ruled: no Northmen nor Haradrim worked docks.

Damn Valacar and Castamir, Ambarin thought. Bloody high-born feuds! Six months of anger got desperate quick: Pelargir's guardsmen felt a bad moon rising.

Giggling made him turn to see some 'wharf monkeys' – Damn foreign insults! – throw stones at ships from behind posts, then dart away. The Row's children, lately idled, daily wreaked petty vengeances.

Little blighters, he cursed grimly, giving chase, feeling all sliding towards blood…


Prompt: bottle, wharf, violin, moon, monkey

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: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - The Kings

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 12/24/08

Original Post: 12/06/08

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