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But at this point the 'salvation' of the world and Frodo's own 'salvation' is achieved by his previous pity and forgiveness of injury. At any point any prudent person would have told Frodo that Gollum would certainly (not quite certainly - the clumsiness in fidelity of Sam was what finally pushed Gollum over the brink, when about to repent) betray him, and could rob him in the end. To 'pity' him, to forbear to kill him, was a piece of folly, or a mystical belief in the ultimate value-in-itself of pity and generosity even if disastrous in the world of time. He did rob him and injure him in the end - but by a 'grace', that last betrayal was at a precise juncture when the final evil deed was the most beneficial thing anyone could have done for Frodo! By a situation created by his 'forgiveness, he was saved himself, and relieved of his burden. He was very justly accorded the highest honours - since it is clear that he and Sam never concealed the precise course of events.

Letter 181, The Letters of JRR Tolkien


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bullet Reunion in Mirkwood by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 10/17/2020
Thranduil reflects on the actions that caused Legolas to leave Mirkwood to travel to Imladris to deliver the news that Gollum has escaped. It has almost been a year since he seen his son. Much has happened in the North during the Ring War. Most of all he is heartsick awaiting a reunion with his youngest son. CAUTION: Chapter 6 and 11, 13 contain a small amount of battle violence.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 13 Published: 7/8/2020
bullet An Unexpected Adventure by KathyG Last Updated: 10/16/2020
(Co-written by KathyG and Dreamflower.) In the spring of 2012, four American children find themselves thrust into an unfamiliar fantasy world and part of an unexpected adventure. This story is AU and blends Lord of the Rings book-verse and movie-verse. This story also contains a lot of spiritual and religious content as a part of the AU elements. Join our guess-the-chapter-title origin challenge! (Posted with permission from the administrators of SoA.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 78 Published: 7/21/2018
bullet A Red Sun Rises by Katzilla Last Updated: 10/16/2020
The epic battle of Éomer's éored against Ugluk's Uruk-hai on the edge of Fangorn Forest, plus the events shortly before and after, as seen from the Rohirric side. Chapter 11 up: "Interlude"...
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 4/11/2018
bullet Destiny's Child by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 9/27/2020
Éowyn is an endlessly fascinating character to me. This is her story, to my mind. This story will eventually merge with my story of Faramir, "Bound by Duty; Bound by Joy" where they meet. It is her story in that story arc. The first chapter was inspired by Lindelea asking about how Éowyn became a Shieldmaiden.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 7 Published: 6/11/2020
bullet My Drabbles from Tolkien Weekly by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 9/25/2020
These are a collection of drabbles for I have been posting for Tolkien's Weekly Challenge. Enjoy the drabbly goodness! :-)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 23 Published: 1/21/2020
bullet …And a Great Yearning Filled his Heart. by perelleth Last Updated: 9/21/2020
In which we learn how Tuor and Idril finally reached Valinor, and how Tuor came to be numbered among the elder race. “In those days Tuor felt old age creep upon him, and ever a longing for the deeps of the Sea grew stronger in his heart. Therefore he built a great ship, and he named it Eärrámë, which is Sea-Wing; and with Idril Celebrindal he set sail into the sunset and the West, and came no more into any tale or song.”
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/16/2020
bullet We Were Young Once ~ III by Conquistadora Last Updated: 9/1/2020
BOOK III ~ ARAN ~ "But before the building of Barad-dur many of the Sindar passed eastward, and some established realms in the forests far away. Thranduil, king in the north of Greenwood the Great, was one of these." The story of the second Elvenking of Greenwood, Thranduil Oropherion. His rise from refugee to prince and beyond, from the First Age through to the Fourth.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 31 Published: 8/28/2006
bullet My Brother's Voice by Ellynn Last Updated: 8/24/2020
After the War of the Ring, Gimli returns to Erebor carrying news of Balin's company and one very important item. It will bring both sorrow and joy to an old dwarf. Prequel to my story "The Last Visit to Moria" (sort of).
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/24/2020
bullet Hidden Agenda by sheraiah Last Updated: 7/25/2020
A female elf is found brutally murdered in Minas Tirith. Is it a random act of violence or does it spell danger for Legolas, Thranduil, and the king and queen of Gondor?
Rating: R Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 18 Published: 10/31/2003
bullet The Story of Aule's Firstborn by Ellynn Last Updated: 7/10/2020
Durin I Deathless was the very first dwarf Aule had created. He lived a very long, successful and glorious life, and achieved many great deeds. This is a collection of vignettes from his life. Chapter 4: Durin and his people discover the beauties of their new home. Chapter 5: Something new and very strange is happening to Durin, and he is trying to figure out what it is. Chapter 6: Durin meets someone special.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 6/12/2020
bullet Leaving home; Coming Home by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 6/27/2020
Eowyn leaves home in Edoras to marry Faramir. Éomer finds an unexpected jewel. Chapter TWENTY is up! Faramir and Éowyn start to settle into life after the Ring War.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 20 Published: 3/17/2020
bullet Beauty Pierces Through by perelleth Last Updated: 6/24/2020
An unexpected family reunion in the Isle of Balar helps Ereinion make peace with his legacy and find his purpose. A sequel of sorts to “Resist not Evil” Note: This pandemic has pulled the rug from under everyone in manners we cannot yet fathom. Thinking of unexpected losses and rebuilding against all hope drove me back to this tale and this site.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/24/2020
bullet On Father's day by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 6/21/2020
In commemoration of Father's Day here in the States I have two stories about fathers and their children. One is fluffy and light, about Faramir and his children. The other, concerning Thranduil and Legolas is more angsty. Neither is set on Father's day in Middle Earth only that they are stories concerning fathers and their children.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 6/20/2020
bullet Antane's Anthology by Antane Last Updated: 6/19/2020
A place for all my hobbity ficlets. I'm putting the rating as is because there may be some angsty stuff now and then. There'll be primarily devoted to Frodo and Sam, though trust a Brandybuck and a Took to show up at times! No slash as always. Latest: A small tribute to Sir Ian Holm
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 44 Published: 2/14/2006
bullet Scholarly Pursuits by Antane Last Updated: 6/19/2020
A collection of my non-fiction pieces. Some are old and some haven't been published here before. Latest is my Master's Degree Thesis, "Nienna, Lady of Pity and Mercy, and the Fall of Sauron."
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 15 Published: 8/27/2011
bullet Hope of the Heart by Ellynn Last Updated: 6/19/2020
Dwarves of Erebor haven't heard from Balin for twenty-five years, but Gimli can't stop hoping that they are alive and well. Written for the Teitho 04/2020 challenge, theme "Hope", where it placed second.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/19/2020
bullet A Light in Midwinter by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 6/12/2020
Loved ones gather in Ithilien to celebrate the Solstice and to share Faramir and Eowyn's joy as Eowyn is about to give birth. I just added a PROLOGUE which is also posted here as Birthday Gifts.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 1/1/2020
bullet All Unveiled Secrets by Ellynn Last Updated: 6/10/2020
Sequel to "Lunatic Idea". Six years after reading about Erwin Schrödinger's hypothesis of parallel universes, which Maglor of all people on Earth knows to be true, he finds himself in the unique opportunity to meet the old physicist.tercüme
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/10/2020
bullet The Pied Pipers of Gondor by Linda Hoyland Last Updated: 6/7/2020
Fish loving feisty felines pose a problem for Aragorn and Faramir.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/7/2020
bullet He doesn't know by Ellynn Last Updated: 5/29/2020
A dwarf-maiden is in love with Gimli... but he has absolutely no idea.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/29/2020
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