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The Last Journey; Story Info

July 1st, 2006 (08:29 pm)

Story Info



Title: The Last Journey

Author: Del Rion (delrion.mail (at) gmail.com)

Fandom: The Lord of the Rings

Era: Fourth Age of the Sun

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rating: M / FRM

Main characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Éomer, Faramir, Gandalf, Gimli, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Nazgûl, Pippin, original characters (, Celeborn, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Thranduil, various others mentioned and briefly present).

Pairings: Legolas/OMC (brief Aragorn/Arwen, Éowyn/Faramir)

Summary: After many peaceful years that have followed the war against Sauron, everything changes. Evil returns, striking without warning, and it is stronger than ever before. It is time for the final fight, but who shall achieve victory?
Work in progress.

Warnings: Characters’ death (major, original character), violence, torture, slash, mild sexual content (het and slash), slightly AUish twist on history.

Beta: Kitt Otter (ex Kitt of Lindon)

Disclaimer: This story is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories about Middle-earth (mostly on the Lord of the Rings). The characters are not mine - except for those whom I have created. The story is alternative universe, but written to honour Tolkien’s creations.

Have a good time and enjoy the ride (at least I hope you do!)

Feedback: Yes, please, be so kind! Please review, I would love to know your opinion.

Author’s Notes: English is not my mother tongue, so it isn’t perfect. Please inform me of spelling and grammar errors, so I can correct them!


The Last Journey poster



About The Last Journey: Story-line is something between the Books and the Films, so here I give some details what has happened before:

The Battle of Helm’s Deep went pretty much like in the book ; no Lórien-Elves there (which means Haldir is pretty much alive).

Celeborn didn’t pass over the Sea with Galadriel (so this goes by the books again).

Éomer has not yet married to Lóthiriel.


Chapters and their status: Here below you see the writing process of the story’s chapters (this story is rather long, but I hope it will be worth the wait). If there is no text after the chapter’s name, then it is finished and checked.

00 Prophecy (finished 8th of February 2005)
01 Home Return (finished 16th of February 2005)
02 Longing for Past (finished 16th of February 2005)
03 Death in the Night (finished 16th of February 2005)
04 Funerals and Misgivings (finished 16th of February 2005)
05 Curses and Laughter (finished 16th of February 2005)
06 Destruction (finished 16th of February 2005)
07 Sad News in Rohan (finished 16th of February 2005)
08 Hunting a Prince
09 Evil Tidings
10 Shelter in Fangorn
11 Survival
12 Refusing Aid
13 Discussions in the Dark
14 Healing in Sorrow
15 Short Counsel
16 Searching Enemies
17 Sadness of a Dwarf
18 Journey to Ithilien
19 Meeting in the Forest
20 Chasing an Elf
21 Rumours
22 Acts of Hatred
23 Visions
24 Uncertain Plans
25 Swift Travelling
26 Receiving Company
27 Fights and Surprises
28 Departed One’s Return
29 Answers and Questions
30 Love’s Confessions
31 Night in Bree
32 Words of Wisdom
33 Parting Ways
34 Suspicions and Uncertainty
35 Follow the Leader
36 Fatal Mistakes
37 Underestimating Allies
38 Heart Versus Duty
39 Aftermath
40 Revelations
41 Many Shades of Evil
42 Plans of Desperation
43 Unsuccessful Attempts
44 Hope Fades
45 “For Future, For Freedom”
46 Tears of Love and Sorrow
47 Si, na vethed (Here, at the End)
48 Way Back Home
49 Preparations for Future
50 Shadows Spreading (not written)
51 Glory of Valinor (not written)
52 Alqualondë (not written)
53 Summons (not written)
54 Ranger (not written)
55 From Bad to Worse (not written)
56 Shadow of the Spirit (not written)
57 The Unexpected (not written)
58 Gaining Trust (not written)
59 A Last Moment’s Rescue (not written)
60 Reuniting (not written)
61 Tearing Apart (not written)
62 Doubt Arises (not written)
63 The Wrath of a King (not written)
64 Betraying Blood (not written)
65 Tidings and Answers (not written)
66 Lost Paths (not written)
67 Deceit (not written)
68 Unveiled Lies (not written)
69 Rescued (not written)
70 Unsuccessful Searching, Unexpected Guiding (not written)
71 Together Again (not written)
72 Lords and Servants (not written)
73 Changing Battlefields (not written)
74 The Strength of Men, the Valour of Heart (not written)
75 Journey to North (not written)
76 On the Borders of Home (not written)
77 The Memory of Sauron (not written)
78 The Eve of Battle (not written)
79 Amin khiluva lle a' gurtha ar' thar (I will follow you to death and beyond) (not written)
80 Before the Onslaught (not written)
81 On the Edge of Darkness (not written)
82 Charge to the Unknown (not written)
83 In the Midst of the Battle (not written)
84 Shedding Sindarin Blood (not written)
85 The End of Evil (not written)
86 Price of Victory (not written)
87 Child of the Stars (not written)
88 Task Fulfilled (not written)
89 Words of Futurev (not written)
90 Heir of Gondor (not written)
91 Final Farewells (not written)
92 Kings of Men (not written)
93 Decisions (not written)
94 The Last Journey (not written)
95 Epilogue (not written)




OC's Introductions:



Elves:


The Three Cousins of Hithsîr
Dínnor's father and Thalión's and Asthaldo's mothers were from the same family. Those three young Elves lived in the highlands of Taur-en-Faroth during the years of their youth. In the place called Hithsîr (Mistriver) that ran in the Taur-en-Faroth, south from Nargothrond, was fought a battle long before the destruction of Beleriand and the northern lands. Of that battle only few Elven stories tell, because it wasn't a great one, but the ones who fought in it (The Three Cousins) were named by it for years to come. Nearly hundred of Orcs that were heading to Nargothrond were waylaid there by those three and were slew during that night by them alone. The Cousins were barely adults, but they fought none the less, and the enemy was destroyed before they reached their destination. This battle is known among all the Elves, and the Three who fought in it have gained a great name in the years after, even if this first battle wasn’t even near the greatest of all those they later fought.

They were among those few Sindarin Elves who came to the Greenwood the Great with Oropher on the Second Age. They also fought with Oropher on Dagorlad, and were among those few who were led back home by Thranduil, who was made King after his return, for Oropher never returned.
(See my story Hithsîr)

Dínnor
Race: Sindar Elf
Age: Born in the beginning of the First Age
Cousin of Thalión and Asthaldo: oldest of the three Cousins of Hithsîr. Golden long hair that is all braided to small braids. Dun eyes. Good archer and excellent swordsman. Excellent tracker. Also a patient observer, when needed, though quite rush at times.

Thalión
Race: Sindar Elf
Age: Born in the beginning of the First Age
Cousin of Dínnor and Asthaldo, one of the famous Cousins of Hithsîr. Long, silver hair, which upper layer is braided to small braids, blue bands braided among the hair. Powder blue eyes. Excellent archer and good with sword and knives. Strong contact to nature, and can approach his destination without waking any suspicions of his presence. Even more patient observer than Dínnor.

Asthaldo
Race: Sindar Elf
Age: Born in the beginning of the First Age
Cousin of Dínnor and Thalión: youngest of the three Cousins of Hithsîr. Pale golden hair long from the back, short front hair reaches just behind ears. Fallow eyes. Good swordsman and archer. Skilled in swift, close battles with knives or swords. Also a good scout, for he is able to silence any enemy quickly and without a sound.


Rafél
Race: Sindar Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born during the Age of the Stars
One of those few Sindarin Elves who came with Oropher to the Greenwood the Great, and fought in the Battle of Dagorlad. Was Legolas' bodyguard until the Prince left with the Nine Walkers from Rivendell (Rafél was one of those who accompanied Legolas to Imladris). After that he has resumed his position as a captain in Woodland Realm's forces. Unlike (usually) to Sindar Elves, he has deep brown eyes. Long, very light, nearly white, brownish hair.

Thrénandu
Race: Silvan Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born on the Second Age
Captain in Woodland Realm's forces. Was also Legolas' tutor for years. Long golden hair and light blue eyes. Uses both bow and sword with years of experience.

Shannai
Race: Silvan Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born in the beginning of the Third Age
Long bronze hair, light green eyes. Prefers to fight with a sword or knives, not very good archer by Elven standards. Few centuries older that Legolas, and has befriended the Prince since his childhood. Possesses a very unusual nature for an Elf: loves to befriend other races and is interested about them and their culture. Remembers the heard stories well and likes to tell them anew. Excellent sense of humour.

Tirifëa
Race: Sindar Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born on the Second Age
Legolas' oldest brother and the Crown-Prince of the Woodland Realm. Long golden hair and deep grey eyes.

Lossaurion
Race: Sindar Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born in the Second Age
Legolas' older brother and a Prince of the Woodland Realm. Long golden hair and light blue eyes with a hint of green.

Aduifan
Race: Sindar Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born on the end of the First Age
Tirifëa's bodyguard. Light bronze hair and grey eyes. A skilled warrior. One of those few Sindarin Elves who came with Oropher to the Greenwood the Great.

Mîrfanya Race: Sindar Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born on the First Age
Lossaurion's bodyguard. Auburn hair and green eyes. A skilled warrior. One of those few Sindarin Elves who came with Oropher to the Greenwood the Great.

Ithika
Race: Galadhrim (Silvan Elf of Lothlórien)
Age: Born on the Second Age
Marchwarden of the Golden Wood. Khai's big brother. Long golden hair, light grey eyes. Good archer and tracker. Knows the Three Cousins of Hithsîr well, especially Dínnor. Knows also Legolas through his friendship to the Cousins.

Khai
Race: Galadhrim (Silvan Elf of Lothlórien)
Age: Born on the Second Age
Khaiwë is her real name, but she doesn't prefer to be called by it. Marchwarden of the Golden Wood. Ithika's little sister. Long golden hair, light grey eyes with a lot of green. Good archer. Has lived long years in Mirkwood in her youth, and knows both Legolas and Shannai well. Calls Legolas as a 'little bird' or 'aiwë', because the Prince once joked with her name.

Urnsúl
Race: Silvan Elf of Eryn Lasgalen
Age: Born on the Second Age
Long corn hair and pale grey eyes. Uses both sword and bow well. Arrogant and too self-confident, very impulsive. Think that all mortals are lesser beings, and that they do not deserve to be befriended by the Elves - or other immortal ones. Doesn't get along with Legolas.

Daroth
Race: Elf (further is not known, but he was one of those who woke on the shores of Cuiviénen)
Age: Not known, one of the First Ones
One of the few Elves who turned to serve Melkor (later known as Morgoth), and of those Elves no stories tell. His movements are not known during the later ages after the fall of Morgoth, and he has observed the events for long in silence. Fierce in mind and power, and a skilled warrior. Knows the black arts well. Long icy silver hair and dark brown eyes that border to black. Uses any weapon with practised ease.



Men:


Tzórag
Race: Man, Easterling/Balchoth
Age: Over 30-years-old
A terrible war-lord of Easterlings. Descended from Balchoth long ago disappeared. A wise man with great skill in the battle and tactics. Has been trying to unite the lands of the east against Gondor for years in silence and secrecy, and has been quite successful in that. Doesn't support rushed actions, for he has learned that watching the enemy afar before attacking is more effective than attacking with greater force. Dark skin, short, black hair on the sides and long braided in the top of the head. Dark, nearly black eyes. Used to fight with different sort of weapons, but spear and sword are his favourites.


Dwarves:


Fundal
Race: Dwarf of Aglarond
Age: 12 years
Dark brown hair and brown eyes. Fundale was born in Erebor only few years after the War. His father was badly wounded in the battle before Erebor during the War of the Ring, dying few years after. Fundal was born at the same year, and the baby would have died if Legolas' wouldn't have been able to save the new-born (he was then visiting in the north with Gimli). Fundal's mother died in childbirth, and Fundal was raised by Adír, his mother's brother. A year later Adír went to Aglarond with many others of his folk and took Fundal with him, raising him as he could. Fundal grew to know Legolas well, and was the first who called him "Star-eye". Also a good friend of Gimli.

Adír
Race: Dwarf of Erebor
Age: Around 160 years
Fundal's uncle. Light brown hair and grey eyes. Like most of Dwarves, he prefers axe as a weapon. Raised his nephew Fundal after his sister and her husband died. Good friend of Gimli, and also knows Legolas.

Múran
Race: Dwarf of Erebor
Age: Around 110 years
A long time friend of Gimli. Long brown hair and brown eyes. Doesn't trust Elves, especially Legolas. When Gimli and Legolas befriended was the friendship of Múran's and Gimli's on line, and there is always great tension around when Múran and Legolas meet. Favours axe as a weapon like Dwarves usually.

Tráron
Race: Dwarf of the Iron Hills
Age: Around 150 years
Gimli's long time friend. Dark brown long hair and brown eyes. Axe-bearer. Was at first little suspicious towards Legolas, but comes along with the Elf now, though with the other Elves Tráron is rather brisk.


Others:


Thaíly
Race: Half-elf, vampire ("ranger")
Age: Over 7000 years, maybe more
Called a "Blood-sucker". Nearly black wavy hair that reaches to the shoulders, very dark eyes. Uses anything imaginable as a weapon if needed. Was bitten by a vampire as a child. When his parents noticed that this bite had an effect on their son, yet unable to kill their child, they abandoned him to the wild. During the years Thaíly changed, and wandered across the lands, named as a ranger, though he actually wasn't one. Met Legolas when the Prince was still quite young, and no-one knows how they really befriended, for neither of them ever speaks of it. But the result is that Thaíly gives his allegiance and shows respect only for one, and that is Legolas. Those who understand vampires say that Legolas' blood is sacred to Thaíly, and so anyone that harms the Prince, will face his wrath. Thaíly has met Rafél quite many times, and the two warriors share a kind of a "gentlemen's agreement" of the Prince's defending.
(This character was inspired by Michael Wincott's role as Rochefort in the movie "The Three Musketeers")

Annatar
Race: Half-Maiar
Age: Many thousand years possibly, not known.
A daughter of Sauron. Of her mother nothing is known, but she carries her father’s strength and power - as well as his malice. No one knows what she really looks like, for she always chooses a form that pleases the spectators. Usually long black hair, very dark skin and black eyes. Uses her might well and has studied spells and magic for years. She also knows the secrets of war and tactics. It is not known if “Annatar” is her real name, or did she take it for her father’s memory and honour.

Morisûl
Race: Horse
Thaíly's faithful and fearless steed. Big, sturdy horse. Black dun coat and black main and tail. Enduring runner.

Lumén
Race: Horse (Elven-horse)
Rafél's mount. Beautiful and slender white stallion. True Elven horse by appearance and spirit.

Morchaint
Race: Horse (possibly descended from Mearas)
Legolas' horse. Great black horse, both by size and strength, yet a lasting runner and swift on short distances. Wild spirit, and by nature more like a hunter that a pray: fearless and aggressive towards others that his rider. More like a friend for Legolas that a mount.




Foreign languages in The Last Journey:



Author’s note: I have tried to make the languages of Middle-earth right, just like Tolkien wrote them. Every time I find right translation for a sentence, I’ll update this page as well as the chapter where the sentence is. If you know the real translations for some sentences, please inform me (I use the languages used in the movies and books, which are supposed to be the right ones.) Hannon le!


)Sindarin(: - Westron:

Ada - Dad (Adar - Father)
Aiwë - Little bird (Legolas’ nickname, used by Khai)
A, Lumén, vanya nîn - Ah, Lumén, my beauty (in this phrase, “vanya” is Quenya)
Anor - Sun
Dae a ruin - Shadow and flame
Daro! – Halt!
Elvellon - Elf-friend
Ernil nîn - My Prince
Gerich veleth nín – You have my love
Goheno nin – Forgive me
Hannon le - Thank you
Mae govannen - Well met
Man cenich? – What do you see?
Mellon nîn - My friend
Nai a Vala nauvar aselyë - May the Valar be with you
Naugrim – Dwarves (Naug - Dwarf)
Las - Leaf (Legolas’ nickname)
Lasto – Listen
Le Haran - Your Highness
Le maien dele - You look worried
Neldoreth – Beech
Pedo – Speak
Selen nîn - My cousin
Suilad - Hello
Yrch – Orcs


/Quenya/: - Westron:

Túle - Come


€Khuzdul€: - Westron:

Khazâd-aimênu! - The Dwarves are upon you!