Tales of the Steward: 1. Prologue

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1. Prologue

This copy is made in Minas Tirith, in the eightieth year of the reign of King Eldarion Telcontar (IV 199)

Seeing that many people in Minas Tirith have benefitted from reading the Thain's Book, the King instructed me to gather all other records that can be found concerning the War of the Ring and the return of the King Elessar to Gondor.  In this task I have been greatly aided by Lord Barahir of Ithilien.  He was well known throughout Gondor as a master of lore and history, and as a fine storyteller.  He translated many accounts of the Elder Days and added much annotation to the Annals of the Kings, Annals of the Stewards, and the Thain's Book.

Being the grandson of the Steward Faramir and a friend of the Kings Elessar and Eldarion, he recorded many stories which are not included in the Annals or the Thain's Book.  For many years, these records have remained a personal treasure of the descendants of the Steward Faramir.  Now the King suggests that those who read these records may see many things that cannot be seen in the Annals: among the most important of these is how the Steward perceived the return of the King, and how the Stewards have remained indispensable to Gondor.  With the permission of the family of the Steward, I made an abbreviated copy of those records.

Findegil, the King's Writer

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: Itarille1

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/06/12

Original Post: 10/19/11

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