Arien joined as Tolkien-only member Finduilas-(T)
on June 2, 2006 with two text entries at once: a humor piece
"Belfalas" under "Middle-earth Vacation Spots", and her short story
listed here, "Errand of Fate".
She moved on to Full Member status as
Finduilas-(V), then earned her promotion to Maiar Honor
Arien served for a time as European World of
WarCraft branch leader for the Valar Guild. She is a regular at the
Sunday meetings and sometimes chairs. She has contributed to the
Tolkien Site with articles, humor, and poetry. She games and aids as
an officer, or has done so over the years in various of the kin
branches. She participates as "Frali", a regular in the guild's
ongoing forum story. She has also brought in new members to the
Stories below are listed according to their
chronology in the legendarium rather than the date written, most
June 2, 2006
Ohtar obeys Isildur's command to take the shards
of Narsil to Rivendell. Fortunately, he has help.
Elrond, Isildur, Ohtar
September 22, 2006
Fifteen years before the Council of Elrond, in
the Misty Mountains, slightly north of the Gladden fields on the
west side of the Great River, a company of ten dwarves search for
two missing dwarves. Nari, Gimli's friend, leads the search party,
in which Gimli is included.
June 8, 2020
Merry and Pippin take a dare.
Merry, Pippin. Frodo. Two rangers.
Posted here June 9, 2020.
Written for the 22nd
Anniversary of the Valar Guild. Author's Note:
"It is set ten years
before Bilbo's farewell party.
Characters involved are Merry,
Pippin, Frodo, own character Haldured, and an unnamed ranger.
Underlying references are
Aragorn's report about the rangers unseen and little rewards of the
rangers' task in the shire and Merry's remark at Crickhollow about
the Old Forest saying "Frodo has been in there once a long time
ago". .. Well this is the one time :)"
October 4, 2011
What happened to the soldiers that Aragorn sent
away from the Black Gate battle?
November 9, 2020
A Corsair finds a change in the tides of fortune.
Posted here November 10, 2020
Written for the 23rd
Anniversary of the Valar Guild.
October 6, 2023 Author's Note:
This story is slightly
different in style and type than I have written before. It was
inspired by several things actually. Remember the passage of the
Fellowship through Eregion when Aragorn mentioned that the memory of
the Elves still lingered there and there was an wholesome air
about it? Also there is a song i like very much that were the
memories of an oak tree, so I wondered what a mallorn tree would or
could remember in a slowly fading Lothlorien after the Elves had
Written for the
26th Anniversary of the Valar Guild.