1. Author's Notes:
I cannot overstate Ignoble Bard's generosity as a Beta. He reads the same sections re-worked over and over again. Thank you so much, IgBee! Pandemonium offered invaluable edits, as did Scarlet, Randy, kymahalei and Elfscribe; Zeen and Tehta also looked over parts of it. (I hope I am not forgetting anyone else I tortured with various drafts of this.) I want to thank Dawn Felagund from whom I borrowed the Quenyanization of Erestor's name; I took it from her short novel (which I highly recommend) By the Light of the Roses. The hunt owes a lot to Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner's The Fall of the Kings, less in its specifics than simply as inspiration, as does the bonfire. The Silmarillion is used and abused—ever new for me and rich in extraordinary detail. I hope that shows.
ETA: Special thanks again to Pandemonium who tackled and solved some intractable problems in Chapter Four. I am blessed with good friends, with mad skillz.
The Names and Nicknames (Sindarin and Quenya)
Maedhros – Maitimo, Nelyafinwë, Russo, Nelyo
Fingon – Findekáno, Káno, Finno
Fingolfin – Ñolofinwë, Ñolvo
Maglor – Macalaurë
Erestor – Eressetor
Aredhel - Irissë
Idril – Itarillë
Turgon – Turukáno, Turvo
Angrod – Angaráto
Aegnor - Aikanáro
Celegorm - Tyelkormo
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