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Manwe was the spirit of greatest wisdom and prudence in Arda. He is represented as having had the greatest knowledge of the Music, as a whole, possessed by any one finite mind; and he alone of all persons or minds in that time is represented as having the power of direct recourse to and communication with Eru. He must have grasped with great clarity what even we may perceive dimly: that it was the essential mode of the process of 'history' in Arda that evil should constantly arise, and that out of it new good should constantly come. One especial aspect of this is the strange way in which the evils of the Marrer, or his inheritors, are turned into weapons against evil. If we consider the situation after the escape of Morgoth and the reestablishment of his abode in Middle-earth, we shall see that the heroic Noldor were the best possible weapon with which to keep Morgoth at bay, virtually besieged, and at any rate fully occupied, on the northern fringe of Middle-earth, without provoking him to a frenzy of nihilistic destruction. And in the meanwhile, Men, or the best elements in Mankind, shaking off his shadow, came into contact with a people who had actually seen and experienced the Blessed Realm.

Notes on Motives in The Silmarillion, Morgoth's Ring, HoME X


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bullet Arrival of Darkness by Ellynn Last Updated: 1/15/2021
Telperion observes something very unusual, very sinister, very ominous approaching Valmar.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/15/2021
bullet Reclaiming Khazad-dûm by Ellynn Last Updated: 1/11/2021
In the seventh century of the Fourth Age of Middle-earth dwarvish King Durin VII leads his people to reclaim their greatest kingdom ever – Moria, or Khazad-dûm – just like it was written in the ancient prophecy. There are many adventures during the journey from Erebor to Khazad-dûm, and once the dwarves arrive there, they have to win the war against the orcs to reclaim their old home. The story goes through three POVs – King Durin and two original characters (F & M).
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 9 Published: 12/1/2020
bullet We Were Young Once ~ III by Conquistadora Last Updated: 1/10/2021
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: 34 Published: 8/28/2006
bullet Like a Blade Forged in Fire by Lialathuveril Last Updated: 1/9/2021
How do you court a woman without her noticing? Bartered away to a Harad prince by her uncle Denethor, Lothíriel is left a widow by the War of the Ring. Disillusioned with love and men, the last thing she wants is another alliance for political reasons. Which presents Éomer of Rohan with a slight problem… (AU)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 1/9/2021
bullet An Unexpected Adventure by KathyG Last Updated: 1/8/2021
(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: 80 Published: 7/21/2018
bullet A Dream Come True by Ellynn Last Updated: 1/6/2021
In the beginning of 21st century, on one New Year's morning, Maglor's long time dream comes true.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/6/2021
bullet This and That by Lindelea Last Updated: 1/1/2021
A place to collect dribs and drabbles, one-shot stories and one-chapter challenges. New story: A conversation as one year ends and another begins. Best wishes for a better year.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 42 Published: 12/2/2004
bullet The World of Green Leaves by Ellynn Last Updated: 12/23/2020
In the end of the Third Age, after the War of the Ring, Celeborn and Thranduil meet in Mirkwood after the final victory against the orcs, and something extraordinary happens with the forest.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/23/2020
bullet In Remembrance and In Song by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 12/22/2020
Third in a Series. Midwinter is upon Middle Earth. In celebration of the Winter Solstice. I am writing and posting on the Solstice. The year 3019 is coming to a close. In Minas Tirith the City remembers. On the Seventh Level Aragorn and Arwen are among those they love and they mark the Solstice of a year that saw pain and loss, but also joy and hope. Others in Series: In the Midwinter and A Light in Midwinter.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/22/2020
bullet My Birthday Mathoms by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 12/10/2020
As it is my birthday I thought I would follow in grand Hobbit tradition and give my stories as part of my birthday celebrations! (This submission is a day late but I still want to publish it as a Birthday mathom. Chapter 3: is new. Thranduil and Lasgalen move Northward so that she can birth further away from the troubles in the South forest. Set in the timeline of my story "Reunion in Mirkwood." Chapter 1 and 2 are also vignettes to do with birthdays. Eight-year old Merry receives a gift
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 12/9/2019
bullet Reunion in Mirkwood by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 12/8/2020
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: 15 Published: 7/8/2020
bullet A Celestial Conversation Caught in Passing by Larner Last Updated: 12/6/2020
The Lord of the Halls of Mandos has a question for the Patron Saint of Children. With love on the Feast of Saint Nicholas.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/6/2020
bullet And Where Are the Children? by Larner Last Updated: 12/4/2020
Samwise Gamgee presents Frodo Baggins as deputy Mayor with quite the mystery. What happened at the entrance to the Binbale Woods when the Big Men had obviously intended to cut down as many trees as possible, and what happened to the Teasel children and their grandmother? Refers to the short story "Guarding from Afar" found at:
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 11/15/2020
bullet Ah, Númenor by PSW Last Updated: 11/22/2020
A mirror poem. (Just trying my hand. It’s no Shakespeare or Eliot, but hopefully you’ll enjoy this brief attempt. :-)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2020
bullet Destiny's Child by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 11/22/2020
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: 9 Published: 6/11/2020
bullet A Red Sun Rises by Katzilla Last Updated: 11/18/2020
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. Mostly canon, but works also as prequel for "Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer". Chapter 15 up: "In the Lion's Den"
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 15 Published: 4/11/2018
bullet Honour by Lindelea Last Updated: 11/11/2020
On this Veterans Day, it is my wish to honour veterans everywhere, especially those who have lived through the horrors and still remember, and those who fell but are still remembered.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 11/11/2020
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 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
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