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Forging for Protection and Defense  by Larner 6 Review(s)
AranadhelReviewed Chapter: 5 on 2/21/2016
Hi Larner... love this story... just want to point out an error tho in regards to the timeline... Imladris was only founded after the destruction of Ost-in-Edhil so how does it correlate with this story regarding the smith leaving Hollin for Imladris after he felt uneasy with Annatar?

What is the name of this Elf by the way?

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/7/2012
I loved this chapter. Seeing all the pieces/parts falling in place for the final magnificent task of this smith!

Author Reply: Yes, the time for reforging the sword approaches quickly, and all must be there and ready for that to happen. And even the giants had their own part to play in it, I'd think.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/7/2012
Olórin did not wring these details from the smith as had Curumo, but coaxed them out of the smith, with interest, with care, with compassion, and at times even with humor.

I'm so impressed with your distinction between the two wizards.

What a marvelous idea, having so many of the Free Peoples contribute to the wise and patient smith.

Author Reply: I suspect that the differences between the personalities of these two Wizards was obvious from the very beginning, and certainly someone such as this smith would have responded to them each diffferently. And I do suspect that at this point Gandalf was far more patient than he proved at the end of the Third Age, Heh!

And I truly believe that until ALL of the Free Peoples were on the same page and each willing to do its own bit Sauron could not have been effectively defeated, nor the Sword reforged.

Thank you so very much, Shirebound!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/7/2012
Excellent chapter. I love the way the different gifts were delivered and the way their significance was immediately understood. Thanks

Author Reply: I'm so glad you loved that. To think how each of the Free Peoples might have helped contribute to the reforging of Narsil took a good deal of thought, I found. And thank YOU!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/7/2012
All the free people indeed. I love the touch of the stone giants. That is another tale begging to be told. Wonderful Larner.

Author Reply: From what we can tell the giants didn't appear to have much to do with the other peoples, but weren't apparently aligned with evil. So, they, too, must have contributed in some manner to the reforging of the Sword, don't you think? And just maybe I'll write that someday, perhaps in "Stirring Rings" when I get that far.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 5 on 6/6/2012
I'm enjoying this greatly and love the way all creatures are working together. I wonder if the Smith will sense Aragorn is the one chosen to bear the Sword reforged?

Author Reply: I strongly suspect he is already wondering if Aragorn is the one. Yes, they all would have to contribute to this project, I do so believe, each in its own way. Thanks so, Linda!

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