If you like my work here, be sure to read "The Circles." This alternative universe tale explores what life might have been like had the Witch-king survived Pelennor Fields and Sauron regained the One Ring. The story is told through the eyes of a variety of characters, from Sauron and the Nazgul themselves, to a host of Southrons and Easterlings, to twin Rohirric girls whose fate is to become slaves of Nurn.
Khazar, thanks for responding to my challenge. :) Poor Earnur, what a fate, to be as armless as the Black Knight in Monty Python and the love toy for endless female orcs. Your theory of why Earnur was childless is very interesting. Perhaps homosexuality was one reason why the Gondorians were fewer in number than they once were - they were all gay. ;)
Khazar, thanks for adding another great story to the challenge. :) I like how you kept it vague as to who the King was until the line about Glorfindel. The reborn elf is a fearsome opponent for the Witch-king.
Khazar, thanks for sharing this humorous story about orcish superstitions. Anti-wraith charms would be a lucrative market, sort of like evil eye beads. ;)
Mithrilia is a weird Dunadan girl who just moved to Bree with her parents. Though she is young and very beautiful, there is always a cloud of darkness about her that makes her a disturb for the villagers. Being the daughter of a black magic sorceress, Mithrilia is familiar with many of the Enemy's secrets and she uses them to make her way in life. But black magic corrupts her as well and she ends up a psychotic maiden who delights herself in the macabre...and much more.
Rated for gore, language, extreme violence, alcohol abuse and mild drug use.
Some changes were made on genres and warnings!
Variscodel, thanks for answering my Nazgul Challenge. :)
You have written an interesting beginning, and I hope you write more soon. I always imagined the Nazgul as having cults of devoted followers who worshipped the Wraith of their choosing. These devotees would worship their Nazgul, making oblations and sacrifices, observing arcane rituals, and calling upon that Wraith's dark powers to bless them and aid in spells. I see you have a similar idea - the women in the family are working for Nazgul Adunaphel and Akhorahil.
I wish you best of luck on your story.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review, Elfhild. I'm glad you liked the story and I promise to update as often as possible!
I must say that I have enjoyed these last two chapters very much. ;D
I really like the coven of secret Nazgul worshipers and the concept of choosing a patron wraith. That morganine sounds like quite a potent brew. I wonder what the men of the family would think if they ever found out that worshippers of the Dark were in their very households?
I like the half-wraiths. In my own stories, the children of the Nazgul are just like regular humans, but I also like the concept of them being more ethereal beings.
I hope you post another chapter soon!
Author's Response: Hello, Elfhild! Thanx for another kind review! Well, (un)fortunately one of the men will find out and you can only imagine what that means. I imagined the half-wraiths as being more wraith-like for the simple reason that the Nazgul had them after their "transformation" and not when they were still mortals; so I guessed their children would have been...different than other Men. As for a new chapter post, it will take some time (4-5 days) - I'm dealing with a lot of exams...
This is a beautifully written story. One can almost feel the magic beneath the trees. Teron's sorrow is rich and thick, but there lies a chance that he could allow himself to love again. A superb piece.
Author's Response: That sensual magic was what I was hoping to capture, as well as Teron's change of heart. Thank you Elfhild! -Whisper