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Numenor That Was by Himring

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An anthology for stories set in Numenor or involving Numenoreans.

Last added: The Crane and the Crow (Tar-Miriel, OFCs)

Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate
Characters: Elros, Númenóreans, Tar-Ancalimë, Tar-Elendil, Tar-Míriel, Tar-Vanimeldë, Vardamir, Yávien
Challenges: Akallabêth in August, International Day of Femslash, Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Poetry
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Completed: No
Word count: 3312 Read: 3604
Published: February 14, 2015 Updated: August 07, 2016

Story Notes:

For ratings and warnings see individual stories

1. Vanimelde Dances by Himring [Reviews - 2] (573 words)

The Third Ruling Queen of Numenor--as a girl, as Queen, and in old age.
A slightly revisionist account of the importance of dancing.

Rated Teens for Mature Themes (Numenorean politics)

Originally written for Marta for Fandom Stocking 2014 and simultaneously (in the form of a true drabble) for  Tolkien Weekly for the prompt "ballroom".

2. The Queen as a Young Girl (drabble) by Himring [Reviews - 0] (98 words)

Tar-Vanimelde, future Queen of Numenor, as a young girl discovers what dancing means to her. 

Fixed-length version of the ballroom scene in "Vanimelde Dances", as originally written for Tolkien Weekly

(100 words acc. to MS Word)

Rating: General

3. A Missed Catch by Himring [Reviews - 2] (100 words)

Tar-Ancalime and her granddaughters--maybe a sad tale of repeated misunderstandings.

Here is an episode from their childhood, from the POV of one of the (apparently unnamed) granddaughters.


Rating: Teens

Warning: Mature Themes (Dysfunctional Family)

True drabble (100 words in MS Word)

4. What She Said by Himring [Reviews - 1] (699 words)

Years after Tar-Ancalime's death, her elder granddaughter opens a letter from her for the first time.
Its contents change her views--both about her present situation and the past--and enable her to move on.

A slightly revisionist account of the tension between Ancalime and her granddaughters towards the end of her rule.

Sequel to "A Missed Catch"


Rating: Teens

Warning: Mature Themes: (Dysfunctional Family, Failed Marriage implied)


5. A Love Song (Imladris Collection of Numenorean Songs No. 72A) by Himring [Reviews - 1] (100 words)

Who is Yavien? A princess of the House of Elros--a name and a date in a genealogical table. We know little about the early days of Numenor.

But it seems that in a collection of songs found in the Library of Rivendell, a song is preserved that mentions her name...


Rating: Teens (very mild sexual content)

6. Time and the Traveller: Yavien of Numenor by Himring [Reviews - 0] (702 words)

Elros's great-granddaughter Yavien returns from one of her journeys through the land of Numenor. This particular trip was a life-changing experience for her. What does she tell her family and how does the encounter go?

Written as a background story for my poem "A Love Song (Imladris Collection of Numenorean Songs No. 72A)", but it also develops its own concerns besides that.

Incorporates "Time Passing: A Fair Copy", a scene featuring Vardamir Nolimon and his grandson Elendil Parmaite (later King Tar-Elendil of Numenor), written for Akallabeth in August and the first prompt of the Passing Time challenge on Tolkien Weekly: calendar. This had been previously posted to the Archive as an independent chapter. 

Rating: Teens (Mature Themes: social issues and reference to canonical character death)


7. The Crane and the Crow by Himring [Reviews - 0] (1040 words)

A working-class girl gets entangled in the intrigues at the court of the last King of Numenor.
It earns her mortal danger and heartbreak--and ultimately survival.

Warnings for death of an OFC with canon-typical violence as well as occasional prostitution and class differences, which render the central relationship arguably dub-con.

(Rating: on the Mature side of Teens)