Stories by Arien-(Valar)
Humor, text

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    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-(Valar).
    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 overall guild.
    Stories below are listed according to their chronology in the legendarium rather than the date written, most ancient first.

Newest updates:
    "Musings" Oct. 6, 2023

Bonds Without Hope
    April 11, 2008
    Numenoreans capture a woodman.

Into the Light
    October 3, 2017
    A healer is made by dire circumstances.
    Written for the href="">20th Anniversary of the Valar Guild

From from the Ashes
    October 7, 2016
    Time to leave Eregion.
    Written for the 19th Anniversary of the Valar Guild, with homage to LotRO.

Errand of Fate
    June 2, 2006
    Ohtar obeys Isildur's command to take the shards of Narsil to Rivendell. Fortunately, he has help.
    Elrond, Isildur, Ohtar 

Shadow Search
    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.
    Gimli, Halbarad

Just a Dare
    June 8, 2020
    Merry and Pippin take a dare.
    Merry, Pippin. Frodo. Two rangers.
    1 chapter.
    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 :)"

Honor Redeemed
    October 4, 2011
    What happened to the soldiers that Aragorn sent away from the Black Gate battle?

Turning Tides
    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 left Middle-earth?
    Written for the 26th Anniversary of the Valar Guild.