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DKP - 24 Apr 09 - 12:02 PM

Ch. 13: Watch O’er Man’s Mortality

The quote with which you opened had me bracing myself for the worst! Perhaps I should still be braced... 

Again, wonderful PoV from Thyrnir. 

"I have a very great curiosity about your women, you know," she murmured.  "I should dearly love to meet one." Oh pleasepleaseplease??? Without pretence?!?  

... yet the thought that she valued a thing he had helped create enough to hold fast in the face of such torment made him feel quite strange, proud of his work and taken aback by its power. Awesome. Great exchange between him and Saelon, and I loved his solution to the blood on the floor. Superb. Details incredible. (Like: Saelon set a hand on his shoulder, the nailbeds dark with blood.) 

Excellent interactions with returning menfolk, and Saelon's reactions to both. I appreciated Halpan's more mature insight. 

What would have happened if he had not— Yes, Saelon, just continue along that path towards gratitude... *is hopeful* 

You grant a great deal of relief in this chapter, while leaving plenty for us to speculate about! I am eager to find out who the leader of these brigands was, if there was some history between him and the folk at Habad-e-Mindon that led him to be so callus in harming or allowing harm. Saelon did not seem to recognize the man who grabbed her.

Anticipating the next update! Your insatiable reader,

Denise

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MMB - 24 Apr 09 - 1:26 PM

Ch. 13: Watch O’er Man’s Mortality

It's good to see this continuing to be posted.  I have fallen in love with your Saelon; she's such a brave and stoic woman!  Just the kind to lead her people effectively so far from friends and other kin.

Looking forward to your next installment.

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mffantasia - 27 Apr 09 - 10:22 AM

Ch. 13: Watch O’er Man’s Mortality

I was so afraid to have news of Dirmaen, but he is still alive....Saelon is such a brave woman, a little bitter against men, but I can understand her frustration. At least she is grateful of Dirmaen's help. Great chapter as usual, poor Tearlag, it will be so hard for her to recover. Where Halpan is going?

 

Fantasia

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Elrûn - 29 Apr 09 - 12:43 AM

Ch. 13: Watch O’er Man’s Mortality

Adaneth,

There is little for me to add to the previous comments. Your story blossoms with every change of perspective. This perhaps is what I admire most about it.

Elrûn

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Adaneth - 30 Apr 09 - 4:31 AM

Ch. 13: Watch O’er Man’s Mortality

Thank you all, for your patience as well as your comments.

Your story blossoms with every change of perspective.

*beatific smile*  Thank you, Elrûn.  The Muse has just drawn nearer.  That will complicate my life presently, but anything that gets the story onwards is good.

Where is Halpan going?

If you cast your mind back, Fantasia, Halpan and Partalan are supposed to go to Srathen Brethil to meet and watch over some of the people who are moving back there.

Hello, MMB--glad you're enjoying the story. Smile

Oh pleasepleaseplease???  Without pretence?!?

*cryptic Dwarvish smile*

...who the leader of the brigands was, if there was some history between him and the folk at Habad-e-Mindon that led him to be so callus in harming or allowing harm.

No, no personal history at all: it is easier to treat utter strangers as if they were things rather than people.  But as hillmen of Angmar, I am sure most of the reivers saw "West-Men" as ancient enemies and therefore "lawful" prey.  However, those among them who were outlaw Men of Eriador--like the one Fransag killed--did not have even that slender excuse.

Cheers--

Adaneth

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