hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

www Challenge - troll: "The Deep in Winter", by Himring

Title: The Deep in Winter
Author: Himring
Characters: OFC (sister of Wulf, daughter of Freca); Helm Hammerhand
Rating: PG13
Warnings: references to canon violence and superstition
Book/Source: LOTR, Appendix A
Disclaimer: Canonical situation by Tolkien, the OFC is mine (but see A/N below).

The winter was so harsh that the besiegers suffered almost as much as the besieged. It was one thing to overrun the country, thought Wulfthryth, Freca’s daughter, another to hold it. Too many had died; even so, they were running out of supplies in war-torn Rohan.
The cursed horn sounded again.
‘The snow-troll is coming!’ cried the Dunlendings. ‘The man-eater!’
Her father’s killer had succeeded in instilling panic in all about her.
She took up her bow and went forth. They said that no weapon would bite on Helm if he bore none. She would put it to the test.

A/N: Canon would suggest that Wulfthryth failed, although Helm may have been wounded before he froze to death.
I think someone has written something like this before, but I can't find it anywhere, although I tried. Anyway, the bit about the "snow-troll" is canonical. And I wanted a female character in this for Legendarium Ladies April. This will be paired with a drabble from a female POV from the other side of this conflict, about to be posted to tolkien100
Tags: author: himring, challenge: www. : troll, character: ofc, character: rohirrim
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