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The first Crown Prince of Arnor comes to Mandos.
Characters: Aratan, Ciryon, Elendil, Elendur, Mandos, Valandil
Challenges: AkallabÍth in August, Song of Exile
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 650 Read: 55
Published: August 30, 2017 Updated: August 30, 2017
A/N: For SWG’s August 2017 “Song of Exile”. A few descriptions and a phrase are borrowed, with long-ago blanket permission, from my Atto Fiondil.
"Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile." – Oscar Wilde
Elendur went to his father, who was standing dark and alone, as if lost in thought. 'Atarinya,' he said, 'what of the power that would cow these foul creatures and command them to obey you? Is it then of no avail?'
'Alas, it is not, senya. I cannot use it. I dread the pain of touching it. And I have not yet found the strength to bend it to my will. It needs one greater than I now know myself to be. My pride has fallen. It should go to the Keepers of the Three.' – Unfinished Tales, the Third Age: Disaster of the Gladden Fields