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The Chief in a Village by Himring

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Fingon wanders in Eastern Beleriand and comes across a long-lost relative.

Main story followed by extras:

Interlude - Evening, featuring Erien (OFC) thinking about Fingon and Gil-galad. 

A Dog Called Mellon, recounting a small incident at Gil-galad's court in Lindon. 

The small rain down can rain, featuring Fingon and a very young Gil-galad. (new)

Rated: Teens
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Angrod, FŽanor, Fingolfin, Fingon, Gil-galad, Lalwen, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: Drama, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Word count: 17535 Read: 12052
Published: December 15, 2012 Updated: December 31, 2017

Story Notes:

The text of this multi-chaptered story has been finished for a while, as such, and has been posted on my LiveJournal in eleven instalments. I'm still mulling over things like summaries, notes and chapter titles, however, so these may still be subject to change. I decided to go ahead and start posting here anyway... [ETA: I ended up not making any of those changes, but later added a series of bonus ficlets.]

Some bits were first written for B2MeM prompts.

Please note (re warnings and genre labels) that the chapters of this story can vary a great deal in subject matter and tone.

1. Chapter 1 by Himring [Comments - 4] (2128 words)

Feanor Disrupts Gathering Female Relatives Refuse To Attend

This chapter is set during the days of rising tension between Feanor and Fingolfin in Tirion and, apart from the usual suspects, also features Lalwen, Finwe's second daughter, as well as, briefly, Angrod and his wife.

Quenya names: Characters: Angarato (Angrod), Eldalote (Edhellos), Feanaro (Feanor), Findekano (Fingon), Irime (Lalwen), Maitimo (Maedhros), Nolofinwe (Fingolfin)

2. Chapter 2 by Himring [Comments - 1] (1505 words)

Fingon Has the Blues.

In Beleriand: Turgon, Aredhel and Idril have left for Gondolin, so Fingon is left to deal with his father's reaction.

Quenya names: Turukano=Turgon, Feanaro=Feanor,  Angarato=Angrod, Aikanaro=Aegnor, Pityo and Telvo=Amrod and Amras, Findarato=Finrod, Nolofinwe=Fingolfin

3. Chapter 3 by Himring [Comments - 1] (971 words)

A Visit with Amras and Amrod

Fingon is welcomed by Amrod and Amras. A conversation he has with Amras almost makes him change his mind. Nevertheless he insists on heading off into the forest alone.

4. Chapter 4 by Himring [Comments - 0] (1302 words)

Being In Tune With Nature Is Sometimes Overrated

'What is likely to happen?' asked Fingon and headed off into the Wild East. Well, you could tell he was in for a nasty surprise, couldn't you?

(Are you one of those people who think Noldor aren't in tune with nature? Don't count on it.)

Warning for violence towards the end of the chapter.

5. Chapter 5 by Himring [Comments - 0] (1168 words)

This Part Has Too Many Dead People In It

Fingon follows the trail of a horde of orcs in Eastern Beleriand and meets someone he had not expected to meet.

(Warning:  note chapter title!)

6. Chapter 6 by Himring [Comments - 1] (1755 words)

The Failure of the Feminist Agenda in Beleriand

Lalwen (Irime) is said to have followed her brother Fingolfin to Beleriand but we don't seem to hear of her arriving there or indeed doing anything at all in Middle-earth. Tolkien being Tolkien, this doesn't actually need explanation but I'm not the first to try and explain it anyway..

Warning for character death in this chapter.

7. Chapter 7 by Himring [Comments - 0] (1608 words)

Fluff Among the Ruins

Fingon finds a baby-sitter and gives Gil-galad his epesse Ereinion.

8. Chapter 8 by Himring [Comments - 0] (1200 words)

Enough Exposure to Last a Lifetime

Having gone AWOL, Fingon unexpectedly returns to Barad Eithel with bad news and a baby. Confronting his father represents a serious challenge to his social competence.

9. Chapter 9 by Himring [Comments - 0] (2102 words)

Just Show Me the Way to the Nearest Balrog

Fingon has failed rather spectacularly to communicate Gil's true parentage to his father. Will he do better at the second attempt?

10. Chapter 10 by Himring [Comments - 1] (2529 words)

Break Out the Violins

So Fingon disappears somewhere in East Beleriand and reappears in Barad Eithel, producing an heir like a rabbit out of a hat. What does Maedhros think about all this? And what about that woman Fingon was supposedly going to marry?

11. Chapter 11 by Himring [Comments - 0] (527 words)

Gil-galad meets Maedhros

Originally written for Keiliss on the occasion of her birthday

12. Bonus ficlet: Interlude - Evening by Himring [Comments - 2] (383 words)

A glimpse of the end of a day during Gil-galad's early childhood, before he was sent to Cirdan.

Set  a short time after the end of "Chief in a Village".

Characters: Erien (OFC), Gil-galad (Ereinion), Fingon, Maedhros, and Tevildo the Seventh (an original cat character)

Rating: Teens (PG), for Mature Themes

Fixed length: 4 x 100 words in MS Word



13. Bonus ficlet: A Dog Called Mellon by Himring [Comments - 1] (256 words)

A small incident at Gil-galad's court in Lindon.
On elvish memory and animals' life spans.

Warning for reference to death of a pet.

14. Bonus ficlet: The small rain down can rain by Himring [Comments - 0] (101 words)

A glimpse of Fingon with a very young Gil-galad.
And of Gil-galad, remembering.

No warnings.