Jay of Lasgalen (jay_of_lasgalen) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Jay of Lasgalen

Hidden Riches

Title:  Hidden Riches
Author:  Jay of Lasgalen
Characters:  Legolas, Gimli
Rating: Gen
Book:  LOTR
Disclaimer:  Tolkien's, not mine.

Summary:  While crossing a bare, empty land, Gimli discovers unexpected treasure.  For the Barren Lands challenge.

Hidden Riches




“I have never seen such a desolate place,” Legolas muttered as he crossed tumbled rocks. “This is a poor, broken land.”


Gimli paused, staring at the ruination in awe. “Nay – look at this!” He picked up a dull, rust-coloured lump of stone.


“Gimli, it is a rock.”


“Not just any rock!   This is haematite. Crushed and heated it yields iron which we use to forge weapons. Aulë himself taught us the way of it, and it is a secret passed from father to son, mother to daughter. ” 


Gimli eyed the devastated landscape and smiled. “This is a rich land.”

Tags: author: jay_of_lasgalen, challenge: good earth: barren lands, character: gimli, character: legolas
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