hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

New Challenge (new day, new leaf, new moon, new year): Reckoning of Years, by Himring

Title: Reckoning of Years
Author: Himring
Characters: Quennar i Onotimo; Galadriel
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Book/Source: Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien provided some puzzling hints about an elvish loremaster, Himring imagined a scene.

Quennar sat, taking in the new day. All about him, he sensed, things were waking from a long, long sleep and in a hurry to get going and growing. New leaves of new plants sprouting under a new sun and a new moon! When he laid his hand on the ground, he could feel it almost quivering with a vigour that seemed to seep upwards into his sluggish brain.

‘What are you doing, Quennar?’ asked Galadriel, pointing eastwards. ‘We need to keep going!’

‘But I’m busy! I’m busy thinking, Artanis! We need a new way to count the new year.’

A/N: Quennar i Onotimo was the loremaster who wrote the definitive treatise about reckoning of years, Years of the Trees as compared to Years of the Sun. It is not certain he came to Middle-earth, but if he did, he crossed the Ice with Galadriel and the others, I think. (Artanis is Galadriel's earlier name, before she was named Galadriel by Celeborn.)

Tags: author: himring, challenge: new: new day, challenge: new: new leaf, challenge: new: new moon, challenge: new: new year, character: elves, character: galadriel, character: other canon character
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