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All That Is Gold

erunyauve - 29 Sep 06 - 11:36 AM

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I've been meaning to read some of your stories, but they're a bit long to fit neatly into my lunch hour!

I agree that Thranduil definitely knew that Isildur had the ring.  Even if he did not see Isildur take it, he had a fear that Mordor would rise again.

>>And I see you, on a barren plain with ash for earth and a sky like lead. It is a place I know all too well. And then your face turns into that of Oropher, standing on that same plain.

I've always wondered if Thranduil knew of - or at least sensed - that last battle.  I don't think Legolas ever gets enough credit for his willingness to walk into certain death in the same place his grandfather died.

>>"My son, Mirkwood has only ever had but two treasures. One of them sleeps in the forests of the Emyn Duir. And the other, I send to Imladris tomorrow."

This is lovely.  You draw a very believable Thranduil.

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All That Is Gold

Jael - 29 Sep 06 - 2:03 PM

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Thank you for taking the time to read and comment

You draw a very believable Thranduil.

Thank you.  I became hopelessly enamored of Thranduil in the process of writing about his much more popular son, and the rest is history.  This story is a bookend to another of mine, When Trees Are Bare, which covers the circumstances of Legolas's birth.  All in between detail the complicated parent/child dance between Overprotective Thranduil and Prince Passive Aggressive -- all done with love and humor.

I've always wondered if Thranduil knew of - or at least sensed - that last battle.  I don't think Legolas ever gets enough credit for his willingness to walk into certain death in the same place his grandfather died.

We all know that Thranduil had some troubles of his own around that time, but I think he must have known how and where the Ring Quest would end up.  I give him much more credit for political wisdom than others seems to.

Legolas deserves a great deal of credit, and so does Thranduil for allowing him to go there.  A 'rustic' folk indeed!  Sinda Power!  Wink

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