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Surpassing All Rumour

Pharazôn surveyed his goal from Alcarondas; the pristine white shores of Eldamar seemed deathly still — unpeopled, though a sweet fragrance lingered.

The stark majesty of the brilliant snow-clad peak towering above verdant lands took his breath away. Not even Meneltarma could rival such splendour!

He wavered a moment, doubting Sauron's counsel... till he remembered the White Tree ablaze.

Am I not the chosen of Melkor? Do I not deserve the gift of immortality?

Commanding the trumpets to herald his coming, he strode ashore to claim his due.

For withholding what is rightfully mine, I will make the cursèd Valar weep!

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: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/30/09

Original Post: 06/03/09

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Surpassing All Rumour

Larner - 12 Sep 09 - 9:41 AM

Ch. 1: Surpassing All Rumour

Oh, a terrible and shining moment of corruption, this, when he embraces the wills of Morgoth and Sauron and loses all!

Surpassing All Rumour

Elena Tiriel - 12 Sep 09 - 9:50 AM

Ch. 1: Surpassing All Rumour

Hi Larner!

Oh, a terrible and shining moment of corruption, this, when he embraces the wills of Morgoth and Sauron and loses all!

Thank you for your perceptive comment! Yes, I almost regret the fact that Ar-Pharazôn didn't follow through on his momentary hesitation.... What a difference that could have made!

- Barbara

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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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