Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Fell Beasts challenge - balrogs - 'Catharsis and Conclusion' : Kortirion

Title: Catharsis and Conclusion
Author: Kortirion
Character: A Bard of the Hall – no longer young
Rating: G
Source: Northern realms of Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien created this Middle-earth – Kortirion created this bard.

The newly apprenticed bards sat on the benches, smooth-chinned, bright-eyed, carefully learning by rote the genealogies, deeds and battles that would be their stock-in trade. Today, the new Dragon was to visit. Some whispered of his fearsome reputation, some his envied prowess... with women, and song! All feared they’d stumble under his fierce eye...

Upright, white-maned, the old man in pale robes strode forward... his one eye glittered bright and piercing as a balrog’s flaming sword... the other, blue-white as mountain ice...

The Dragon gazed at the eager boys... remembering his own beginnings...

Into the hush he began his tale...
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: fell beasts: balrogs, character: oc
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