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Flame of the Desert by pandemonium_213

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Summary:

After a celebration in Tavrobel at the famous House of a Hundred Chimneys, Gilfanon, one of the oldest of the Elves, proposes that he, Glorfindel and Elrond journey to the fabled Rock of Omar in the middle of the great desert of Valinor, where it is said that the Rock sings the echoes of the Ainulindalë and of lost life and love. Glorfindel procures a fabulous coach with most unusual beasts to draw it, and so the three fellows set off for an adventure in the desert where they meet Teleri who have embraced the desert and encounter a cagey Vanyarin ascetic who guides them to the Rock of Omar.

MEFA 2010 Winner: First Place; Genres: Adventure: General


Rated: Teens
Characters: Elrond, Gilfanon, Glorfindel
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure
Warnings: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 9018 Read: 1235
Published: February 03, 2010 Updated: February 03, 2010

Story Notes:

MEFA 2010 Adventure

 

Banner by Berithiel's Cats.  Thanks, Cat!

Probably AU GenFic Swap prompts: “Elrond” (Lackham/Amber) and “a desert in Valinor” (Darth Fingon).

PG-13 for substance abuse; those with arachnophobia are strongly cautioned that creatures of the eight-legged variety make pivotal appearances in this story. References pertaining to obscure canon characters may be found in End Notes.

Special thanks to Aeärwen2, Dawn Felagund, Drummerwench, Oshun, Randy_O (a.k.a. Thranduil Oropherion Redux), Russandol, Sanna/Hallbera and Surgical Steel for comments, grooming and nit-picking.