Elena Tiriel's 2010 Birthday Gifts!: 7. Ask questions of the stars — Tanaqui

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7. Ask questions of the stars — Tanaqui

Ask questions of the stars
by Tanaqui

"You have made much study since last I visited." Firendil fingered the star charts, dense overwritten with careful annotations, that lay spread across the table next to the spyglass.

"Yes! And I have questions!" Írimon stepped up beside the elf, his brow furrowed, and pulled a leather-bound journal towards him. "Are the stars fixed to the heaven's dome, or do they move freely? Are the brighter stars fixed closer, or do they burn more fiercely than those that seem fainter to us? Do the—? "

"By the Valar!" Firendil held up his hands in exasperation. "Can you not just... enjoy them?"

***

Írimon is the childhood name of Tar-Meneldur, fifth King of Númenor:

"His 'right name' was Írimon; he took his title Meneldur from his love of star-lore."  

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor

"Meneldur... was enamoured of the stars and the heavens. All that he could gather of the lore of the Eldar and Edain concerning Eä and the deeps that lay about the Kingdom of Arda he studied, and his chief delight was in the watching of the stars. He built a tower in the Forostar... from which by night he would survey the heavens and observe all the movements of the light of the firmament."  

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis


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.

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Author: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/04/10

Original Post: 03/15/10

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2010 HASA Birthday Stories - 11 stories - Owner: 2010 HASA Birthday Cards
Story lists of the 2010 birthday present stories given to HASA members.
Included because: Elena Tiriel's 2010 birthday drabbles.

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Elena Tiriel - Star Gazings - 180 posts
Hello,

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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