Armageddon Will Not Be Televized by Dwimordene

1. No Man's Land by Halbarad. (1147 words)
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Challenge: A character disembarks from a boat or ship in an unfamiliar place. Begin a story, poem, or artwork at this moment.

2. Lucretia, My Reflection by Halbarad. (1656 words)
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Challenge: "J.R.R. Tolkien often wrote about feasts and festivals, from the attested festivals in pre-Darkening Aman to Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday party. Write a story, poem, or create an artwork involving a feast, festival, or party."

3. The Post Office at the Corner of Time by Halbarad. (4150 words)
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Challenge: Thank you for traveling with Apocalypse Now Cruises. Please claim your door prize.

Or: Halbarad finds a palantír, sort of.

4. Mercy Steading by Halbarad. (6141 words)
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Challenge: Week 4: Nogrod: A character loses something seemingly mundane that possesses great personal importance or value. What does he or she do to recover it?

5. The Standard-Bearers by Halbarad. (2986 words)
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Challenge: Weekly Challenge: Mordor: Earthquakes, starvation, natural catastrophes. Do these happen in Middle-earth? Write a story, poem or create an artwork where the characters have to deal with any natural catastrophe.

Also attempts to incorporate several other prompts for the "Slaying Sauron" challenge. See notes.


6. Níđhöggr by Halbarad. (9103 words)
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Challenge: Challenge: Cirith Ungol: Show a scene in which a character defends himself or herself against an attack.


7. Perchance to Dream by Imrahil. (1372 words)
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Challenge: Round-robin chapter, in which Isabeau answers to the challenge I posed, and I added a little bit as a segue.

Isabeau answered the Rivendell Challenge: What are defining traits in a friend? Intelligence? Good humor? Integrity? Write a story, poem or create an artwork where a new friendship is built or old friends meet after a long time.

I ended up writing something that fits the Avathar Challenge: Choose a character. She or he wakes up to find she or he is in the body of another character. It can be someone of a total different race, sex, or even time period. Your character, however, retains her or his own thoughts and memories. How does your character deal with this sudden unexpected event?


8. After the End (by Isabeau and Dwimordene) by Halbarad. (5333 words)
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Challenge: Apocalypse, and what comes after.

A co-written round-robin epilogue by Isabeau and Dwimordene.

Story Notes: I'm going to try to keep some continuity between Tavern and Challenges. We'll see how long I can keep it up before I surrender!

Summary quotation from "Lucretia, My Reflection" by Sisters of Mercy (see end notes in chapter 2 for link).