Nirnaeth ArnoediadNirnaeth Arnoediad9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of all the battles which are sung, none are as noble, brave, and true
As the tale of this single ruinous one, that I shall try to sing for you
An enormous fight so horrific, that it is spoken of with dread
And the old ones still weep, for the many that are dead
Through lies and treachery, armies assembled on that plain
Not knowing, not even guessing, that there was nothing to gain
This battle was the fifth and last of the war being fought
A devastating conflict that by the end, was all for naught
A mighty alliance forged from three strong and steadfast races
Dwarves, Elves, and Men, still could not resist Morgoth's deadly maces
Try as they might, they failed, and that hallowed ground is named
Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Tears Unnumbered, for the warriors that lay maimed
The sunrise mist had not yet left the field when the battle cry was called
But it did not take long, for the Alliance to break and fall
Why, you may ask, was this so, when the union of these races was tight
I shall t
Tolkien's ElvesTolkien's ElvesTolkien's Elves9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When dealing with such complex works as The Lord of the Rings and its affiliated books, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and in some cases edited by his son Christopher, one becomes saturated by the vast variety of characters and races represented. However, one must keep in mind that all the races can be broken down further than a general classification. An excellent example of this is Elves, the Eldar, Firstborn Children of Iluvatar.
Although all Elves are indeed the Firstborn Children, they can first be divided into two classes: the Calaquendi, the Elves of Light, the High-elves, those Elves who heeded the westward summons and dwelt in Valinor, land of the Gods, during the time of the Two Trees; and the Moriquendi, Elves of the Darkness, who remained in Middle Earth and never saw the Light that was before the Moon and Sun, for they were the lovers of stars and the twilight.
The Calaquendi contained three groups of Elves: the Vanyar, the Noldor, and the
DunedainDunedain6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Faring far and wide ,
His sword by side ;
Never resting elsewhere than the wild ,
Light footed and keen eyed.
His only friend was beast and bird ,
Tree and stone his only home ;
The blood of Numenor in him was all but gone.
Proud and grim ,
All in one ;
He answered to noone...
Veleth Reniar aen -Sindarin-Veleth Reniar aen -Sindarin-4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
2011 ©Charissa Klassen
Language: Sindarin (J.R.R. Tolkien)
(translation is below)
Nan Veleth feir Ia Reniar aen.
Ethuil hen i-hant bain pêl naer
Nu 'elais vraig gala dagi lyth pain
Mas minlu lyth a gelaidh edlothiant.
Dint pîn miriant dolthad ned glae voe
A duilin laew edona líreg ned gylf dynd
An chír pân avar miriad a linnad.
Mas i-hantien fael ia melant hant hen?
I-eleth mistant or rîw a rhîw dartha.
Mas glennant han lam velui liria voe
'lass dothol ned aur nuin duilin laew.
Si u-ben renia hant hen ah i-eleth?
Tiro! En renion vae, eleth velui hen.
Edhellim bain gwant círa ath aearon,
Nae! avar melad amar firol hen?
"Novaer naer hen pedin be lu toll
An illaid prestar aen, naeth a glass."
I-eleth galen pent anim po aur han
"Ui-renio i-ven amar bronannen ammen,
An uim awartha i-amar hen an uir.
Alle Perian vuin ui annathon rîn nîn.
U-bân naeth arfael a 'novaer' vethed."
An aearon ned gwaith în radant
Kings and Queens of Numenor KINGS AND QUEENS OF NUMENORKings and Queens of Numenor8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
THE EARLY DAYS
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
Under Better Circumstances - 5 - CheckmateTitle: Under Better Circumstances - Chapter 5: CheckmateUnder Better Circumstances - 5 - Checkmate4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Nevada Shepard (femShep) and James Vega
*****SPOILERS ARE IN THIS CHAPTER!!!!*****
Chapter 5 - Checkmate
While traveling from one solar system to another, Lieutenant James Vega came to the conclusion that this would be the opportune moment to approach the Commander. He had questions brewing about the recent mission Nevada Shepard embarked on with her fellow Alliance officer. Although, it was hardly about the mission it was about their interactions.
The way Major Alenko idolized Shepard was becoming a nuisance and was causing the rivalry between them to brew. James didn't know how much longer he would be able to control his urges to settle things between them once and for all. The only thing holding him back was his devotion to the Commander. He wanted nothing more than to protect her but if she refused it if she desired somethin
The ValarManwe, Lord of sky and air,The Valar7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
King of Eagles, tall and fair,
Ruler of the Valar royal,
To Iluvatar he remains loyal.
Elbereth resides with him,
Silver'd hair, tall and slim.
She is the Maker of the Star,
She hears all, near and far.
Wrapped in majesty and power,
Robed in earthly tree and flower,
Green her eyes and slim her girth,
Yavanna brought forth the forests in birth.
Aule wrought first the Dwarven folk
In secret, but Illuvatar spoke:
"'Tis not their time - they must keep,
And under mountain must they sleep."
Ulmo is the King of the Sea,
And mariners bow down to he.
His horns sound in the deeps and foam,
Calling Elven stragglers home.
Mandos is the Speaker of Doom,
Gathers dead spirits in his room,
In the House of the Dead he abides,
To Iluvatar only he confides.
Nienna the Weeper is his kin,
Pity she is, and welcomes in
Any who are in need of hope,
Those who mourn she helps to cope.
When Orome the huntsman rides,
All evil creatures before him hide,
Loved by horsemen near and far,
ME3: The BreakdownThessia was a disaster. Kai Leng stole Vendetta from Shepard, Cerberus now had the information on the Catalyst, and the homeworld of the Asari was now completely abandoned, as all life on it was expunged by the Reapers. Although many Asaris succeeded in leaving the planet before the Reaper fleets finished it off, it was still a hefty blow to their race, and even more so for Liara.ME3: The Breakdown3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard felt awful about that, this was even worse than his mission to the Bahak System, at least there he could've took comfort in the fact that he stalled the Reaper invasion for several more months. But here, there was no upside, no sense of victory, just complete, and utter, failure. For the first time in Jack Shepard's life, he failed in a mission, no matter what sacrifice he took, or promises he made to the Asari on the battleground, he failed.
Tali could see the distraught looks on both the faces of Shepard and Liara. As Cortez took them back to the Normandy in the Kodiak, she honestly co
Under Better Circumstances 2 - After Hours VisitorTitle: Under Better Circumstances - Chapter 2: After Hours VisitorUnder Better Circumstances 2 - After Hours Visitor4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Nevada Shepard (femShep) and James Vega
*****SPOILERS ARE IN THIS CHAPTER!!!!*****
Chapter 2 - After Hours Visitor
The lights in the Detention Center were dimmed and the halls were quiet. Apart from a couple of Alliance soldiers doing their rounds around the building, Nevada Shepard was alone. Locked in her room night after night, she had nothing to do but patiently wait for morning to break over the horizon. Every night the silence haunted her, tugging on the verge of her sanity. The longer she waited for her trial, the more her isolation crept into the depths of her mind. She was a prisoner restricted to an empty cell where her only company was her memories.
Lying down on the bed, her eyes welled up. She wanted nothing more than to spend another night on the hard mattress in her quarters aboard the Normandy. It may have been unp
Alternate Chapter X - FaramirAlternate Chapter X - Faramir12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
**This contains spoilers to The Two Towers Special Extended Edition**
The sun was shining gladly on the relinquished city of Osgiliath, and I watched as my brother riveted the people of Gondor with his powerful speech. The citizens were all watching him, as transfixed as I. It was for one moment that I felt almost unworthy to be his little brother.
"Remember today little brother!" smiled my older brother, grinning from ear to ear. He handed me a goblet of fresh ale and clinked his goblet against mine. "Today, life is good."
I watched him with a smile, full of admiration. He was so much stronger than I. And the people of Gondor loved him. Everything about him was strength and valor. He was everything I wanted to be.
Our moment was ruined when I saw our father approach. I saw Boromir's expression become grave; he seemed as apprehensive of our father's intentions as I did. And yet I could never quite gather as to why. Our father loved him. With me it was different. Boromir pulled his grim
NOT a petThey returned to Doriath: Beren, Lúthien, and him. After some explaining to Thingol (not his business, luckily), they were treated like heroes. A lot of food that he didn't have to chase himself, a soft place to sleep... Huan would be content with his life here, if not for...NOT a pet5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Doggie! Doggie! Play with doggie!"
He sighed. Really, how many of them could Doriath have? To Huan, they seemed to be everywhere. And what was that? A chewing toy?
"I AM NOT A PET!"
Oh drat... That was the third time. Maybe I can bark in morse code?
ME: ThereafterME: Thereafter4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairings: FemShep / Garrus
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Bioware, I'm merely attempting to expand upon it.
This takes place a few weeks, possibly a month, after the destruction of Sovereign.
Exiting out of the CIC, Garrus Vakarian strolled down the stairwell toward the living quarters of the SSV Normandy. The celebration that had followed the defeat of Sovereign was going on all throughout the Citadelthroughout the parts that remained relatively intact, that is. He was all for revelry after the hell he and his commanding officer had gone through, but it had turned out to be livelier than he preferred. He noticed how empty the ship felt, especially with the looming silence in the air. His mind began to wander to the faces he had seen at the celebration. All the crew from this ship, the people he knew from C-Sec, high ranking officials he had investigated, ev
ME3: Locos I (ENG)ME3: Locos I (ENG)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
" You are a great protector, Siha. But some things are beyond even you. "
She was tired.
So much, so and it was all just absolute and physical.
And yet, fatigue from body pain turned out to be the least of her problems. She couldn't even remember the last time she laughed or felt what was it exactly? Peace? Happiness? She was all too aware of what was expected of her, and how much depended on her actions.
She can't give up; not now. Not after all the sacrifices she's had to make. Not when so many have died already not when he had died, he, who had been so close to her heart. It meant even more because of him.
She can do it, of course she can. As always. If not her, then who else would be willing to cope with so much adversity? She had already proven that she could do almost anything, right?
No time for doubt.
She was a solider, trained to fight; the Commander for her crew. All the trust she has earned, the faith they ha
I am FaramirI am Faramir11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am the youthful spirit of the sky
born with compassion and love for music
I revel in joy and happiness
where love has no boundaries
I am the shoulder to cry upon
the laughter of the soul
your guardian against all foes
the one to whisk you away
I am the servant of my country
my life's oath to defend that which I hold dear
to embrace those I love
I am Faramir
Numenorean NamesName MeaningNumenorean Names7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Adunakhor Lord of the West
Aldarion Of the trees
Amandil Devoted to Aman
Lords of Andunie ANCESTORS OF THE LORDS OF ANDUNIELords of Andunie8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Name Tar Elendil
Meaning Friend of Elves
Rank 4th High King of Numenor
Reigned: Year 590-740 2nd Age of the Sun
Traits Studier of ancient lore, writer of many books
Father of Silmarien
Meaning She of the Shining Light
Flock 1 (Post Mass Effect 3 fanfic)The Pilgrim's DepartureFlock 1 (Post Mass Effect 3 fanfic)3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The sun was rising on the planet of Rannoch. Hitting the landscape of what is now known as the Destroyer Plateau, the very location where Commander Shepard made peace with the Quarians and Geth, and killed a Reaper single handedly. Not too far from the cliff where the Spectre spoke to the Old Machine, was an unusually built house. It appeared to be forged out of bits and chunks of the old SR2-Normandy, as if someone broke the ship in half, and renovated the front half into a four story house, complete with multiple windows, a terrace in a backyard growing full of alien vegetables, and a metallic chimney. It was in the attic of the ship-shaped house where Narro, Thane'Shepard Nar Normandy, was sleeping in.
His three toed feet were hanging off the end of his mattress, with a single five fingered hand coming off the side. The rest of him was covered in a thick white blanket, mostly to keep the sun out of his eyes. But it didn't stay there for long, as the orange ho
Lament for the White Tree.Lament for the White Tree.11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sign of kings and Numenor's power,
Born from Celeborn's white flower,
Nimloth fair, tall did you grow,
But in Ar-Pharazon you found a foe.
Oh, Nimloth fair, blessed Tree,
The axe did fall, thrice times three,
Nimloth, who Yavanna adored,
Fell to blow from axe and sword.
Yet praises be to Elendil tall,
Who took, before Numenor's fall,
Nimloth's child, small and fair,
In Minas Ithil it blossomed there.
Though thrice it died, to plague or war,
Thrice the king a sapling saw.
Nimloth! Nimloth! Your name is fair,
Your children live whilst kings take air.
But now that time is gone and dead.
No king to lead the country's head.
Nimloth now has no heir,
Gondor has no king to care.
In the Steward's courtyard bright,
The last White Tree, no longer white,
Waiting for the king to come,
There are no Ages of the Sun.
The line of Numenor is gone,
Of those old kings there is not one.
Nimloth bright, you wait in vain,
The kings will not come again!
Ai, Nimloth! Fairer than Tinuviel,
In Numenor once you f
Under The Moonlight SkyHe looked longingly out upon the sea that stretched in front of him. It had been two years exactly since he has left his kids, and many more since his wife passed. Even though they had passed many towns and saw many women, none could compare to her. He closed his eyes as he remembered the last moment of hers.Under The Moonlight Sky8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The fire nation was attacking the poor village of theirs. Fires blazing everywhere that quickly melt the ice and snow around them. He looked around for his family. His children were safe inside with their grandmother. His son, however, wanted to fight, wanted to join in the fun as he called it. But where was his wife? No where to be found.
He left the battle for a moment to look for her, if he could find her, than maybe everything would be ok. He ran around to where she could be, she was no where to be seen. Finally he found her, but it was not good. She laid there in the snow, blood all around.
He ran to her, hoping that by doing so, he could save her. He clung to
TSATS, Chapter IICHAPTER II – The Swan and the KingTSATS, Chapter II3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was by design, rather than chance, that he saw her again.
The time the Eldar would spend in Dale would not be the longest, for they would return to their own woodland realm for the spring solstice, which would mean that there was only a certain amount Thranduil had before he would have to forget all about the mysterious singer.
He had never been known as the most patient of Elves, it was true. In fact, patience was certainly a virtue with him because he used it so infrequently that everyone knew which buttons not to push when it came down to it. Therefore, he knew he needed to at least speak with the girl once more before his leave-taking. It was a given, then, that he would not leave such things to chance.
Galion and Dimethor were taking bets on how long he would wait, their amusement spiking, especially since they knew him well. Both of them had grown up with the King and they had trained together, and when the time came for Thrandui
The Sea LongingThe Sea Longing5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The smoke of Pelargir rose up around our company as the Corsairs of Umbar fled from the fallen men of Dunharrow. We stood silent, staring out at the scene before us.
Suddenly a memory came to me in the form of Galadriel's voice
"...If thou hearest the cry of the gull on the shore,
Thy heart shall rest in the forest no more."
My brow furrowed in confusion; why would such a thought come to me at this time? Moments later I heard a sound unlike any other I had ever even imagined. I froze, even forgetting to breathe for a moment, before turning slowly towards it.
There, on one of the remaining pillars of a past noble's home, sat a bird.
With the sound it had made, my ears were shown an entire new song, one of the sea. I now heard the tides more clearly than before and they pulled me gently closer with each new wave.
I could still taste the same salt in the air, but it now meant something completely new.
I now knew that with the sea I was free.
I was free
Maedhros: Son of FireHe was the fireMaedhros: Son of Fire4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Wine until bottom
And pain of fame
He was my father
His anger like flood
We sealed our Oath
In fire and blood
The flame extinguished
By Oath we're still bound
Through tears and pain
No rest to be found
The blood on my hands
And my hand in chains
What was it for
When nothing remains?
The Light we sought, burns
So close, yet so far
We are not worthy
To touch a star
Burning flame, take me
And clean the stain
Take the cursed Jewel
And end my pain!
In fire it started
In fire it ends
Just like my father
The fire in my veins