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mffantasia - 29 Jul 09 - 9:02 AM

Ch. 20: A Taste of the Sea

Hi Adaneth,

This is short, I'm at work, but couldn't resist...My, those dwarves are suspicious, poor Diramen, no one will ever think good of him, but I'm glad that he is recovering, I hope that he can return to his old self, he was a good warrior and handsome and...., well you know that I like him. So Rian has becoming a second Saelon, good for her, she will be a help to his own brother when he comes back to repopulate Srathen Brethil and Halpan will be there...don't know from where I got the idea that she and Halpan will end together, I'm overly romantic today. I suppose that Saelon will remain in the White Cliffs, as a Lady, she has her own people that won't come back to the town. Love the dwarves, their POV, their interpretations about humans, always ready to trade..lot of money and goods but men are ahead of them regarding food, funny... Where are the elves?

Thanks for updating...I'm looking forward the next chapter already...no pressure.

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Adaneth - 04 Aug 09 - 1:16 PM

Ch. 20: A Taste of the Sea

Thank you for the comments, Fantasia and DKP!

I've just dashed in to grab a few handkerchiefs--the ponies are stamping at the door--before running off into the Wild for a fortnight, so I will reply more properly when I return.  (Provided my adventures do not turn distressingly unpleasant.  Wink )  I will have another chapter for you then, loyal readers.

Cheers--

Adaneth

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Elrûn - 05 Aug 09 - 2:35 AM

Ch. 20: A Taste of the Sea

Adaneth,

Better late than never: Thank you for this new chapter which you produced just before heading for the wilderness! It is amazing how much more familiar not only the different protagonists but also their respective races have become by now! And yes, poor Dírmaen, for you seem to have limitied his part to coughing and eliciting either the pity or the contempt of dwarves...

Elrûn

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Adaneth - 21 Aug 09 - 12:13 PM

Ch. 20: A Taste of the Sea

Now I know what those dratted bugs eat when they can't get hobbit!  *scratches fugitively*

Thank you for those hurried comments before I ran off into the Blue, Fantasia.  Yes, I had noticed that you like Dírmaen.  Wink  Where are Coruwi and the other Elves?  Off on their patrols: they had originally intended to come for Spring Day, but since they came earlier they couldn't stay.

And while on the topic, DKP asked:

"Our own folk will soon be coming to this country, so we thank you for the promptness of your warning." Really? Why? Did I forget or miss something from "After Stormy Seas"?

Did you mean "Why are Elves coming to this country?"  If so, I believe that some of the Elves of Lindon (particularly the remaining Green-Elves of old Ossiriand) still wander in a seasonal round, and now that spring is coming, will leave the shelter of the forests in southern Lindon for the north.  They are few and keep apart from Men and other interlopers, which is why you haven't heard much about them.

Cheers--

Adaneth

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DKP - 07 Sep 09 - 10:56 PM

Ch. 20: A Taste of the Sea

Wonderful start, with both humor and dissension among the Dwarves. Sharp-eyed, sharp-witted Nordri! *g* But all your Dwarves are just so delightful. (But don't tell them that - I doubt they'd be flattered by such a description.)

And of course I dearly loved: "Dúnedain are hardier than other Men," Thyrnir allowed, "but no match for a Dwarf.  I will see your florin." I have to admit, those results felt good, even if Dírmaen was just barely hanging on at table and I like Thyrnir very much.

The exchanges between Men and Dwarves are so well done. Loved her eyes were shrewd as her aunt's, though must echo mffantasia and Elrûn's thoughts about Dírmaen capturing the suspicions of Dwarves - even Veylin's sister now!

Your dinner descriptions leave me famished with each reread. Wow. Love the bits in the author's notes.

And while on that topic, I adore your theory about why Dwarves find the Sea so disturbing - infrasonic hearing indeed! Fantastic conjecturing and absolutely believable! Well done.

And thank you for answering my question earlier, ill-phrased as it was - I was indeed asking about the Elves.

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