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The year is 502 of the First Age. Doriath has already seen the Shadow seeping into its borders - and for Oropher, one of Thingol's chief counsels, it will not be long before it pierces into the vibrant heart of the realm.
Characters: Celeborn, Elu Thingol, Original Character(s), Oropher, Thranduil
Challenges: Hero's Journey
Warnings: Character Death, Violence--Mild
Series: We Who Endure
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 4672 Read: 21
Published: June 23, 2017 Updated: June 23, 2017
I received five prompts for this Matryoshka challenge. They were, in short: a day in the life; walk through a door; encounter a frenemy; fail to face a fear; have something that everyone wants. It was a stroke of luck that these all worked out so well narratively. In the story, they’re divided by page breaks. I'm not sure if it's really a 'hero's journey' in the end, but it’s been a great chance to try and flesh out my interpretation of Oropher and the other personalities within Doriath.