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But the last-comer was named among the Elves Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgrim, for he dwelt in no place, and gathered to himself neither wealth nor followers, but ever went to and fro in the Westlands from Gondor to Angmar, and from Lindon to Lórien, befriending all folk in times of need. Warm and eager was his spirit (and it was enhanced by the ring Narya), for he was the enemy of Sauron, opposing the fire that devours and wastes with the fire that kindles, and succours in wanhope and distress; but his joy, and his swift wrath, were veiled in garments grey as ash, so that only those that knew him well glimpsed the flame that was within. Merry he could be, and kindly to the young and simple, and yet quick at times to sharp speech and the rebuking of folly; but he was not proud, and sought neither power not praise, and thus far and wide he was beloved among all those that were not themselves proud. Mostly he journeyed unwearingly on foot, leaning on a staff; and so he was called among Men of the North Gandalf, “the Elf of the Wand”. For they deemed him (though in error, as has been said) to be of Elven-kind, since he would at times works wonders among them, loving especially the beauty of fire; and yet such marvels he wrought mostly for mirth and delight, and desired not that any should hold him in awe or take his counsels out of fear.

The Istari, Unfinished Tales

 

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Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 9/9/2019
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bullet Tales for Teitho by Kaylee Arafinwiel Last Updated: 11/17/2019
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The & Rangers of the North were few in number and the Wilds over which they ranged was vast. When Aragorn commanded they turn from their other duties to protect the Shire, who must they then leave undefended? What price then did the Dúnedain of the North pay? As seen through the eyes of a woman of the Lord of the Dúnedain’s house, this is an attempt at a tale of the Northlands in the years of Aragorn’s efforts to preserve the Free Peoples of Middle Earth.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 48 Published: 7/1/2006
bullet Bound by Duty; Bound by Joy by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 11/14/2019
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bullet We Were Young Once ~ III by Conquistadora Last Updated: 11/11/2019
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bullet The Rise and Fall of Beleriand: A Collection by Encaitariel Last Updated: 11/10/2019
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