Huinárë (huinare) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Two excessively belated 'Natural Disasters' drabbles--for Famine and Earthquake prompts

Since it's been over a month since I posted the first three, the whole thing can be found on my LJ if anyone wants a memory refresher.


Title: Gnawed Bone-Close
Author: Huinárë
Characters/Pairing: Melkor, Glaurung, Ungoliant, Gothmog, Sauron
Rating: PG
Warnings: Booze?
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien.  No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.

Summary: Regarding the consumption habits of those under siege.  Answering the prompt “Famine.”


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Mairon harries still the hem of Aman’s host, but loyalty shan’t feed Utumno.  Within, provisions are gnawed bone-close.  Some of its folk, by habit or desire, are become bound to their forms, irrevocably.  Glaurung chews claws and dead skin.  Ungweliantë falls under guard, lest she consume others.  Melkor, ignoring hunger, broods.

Mairon, beleaguered, returns to ruined Angamando to scrounge for weapons and potions, and mead.  Nor do the elite of Utumno want for drink, there being still store of gin, rum, absinthe.  This Melkor does not ignore.  Kosomot tips back a cup to vengeance before returning to the ramparts.



Title: The Bitter Deed
Author: Huinárë
Characters/Pairing: Melkor, Oromë, Aulë, Valar
Rating: PG
Warnings: Critter death.  Plate tectonics.
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien.  No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.

Summary: Herein commences the razing of Utumno.  Answering the prompt “Earthquake.”

Author’s Notes: Angoronti – My non-expert rendering of Iron Mountains into Quenya.  If there is a canon Quenya title for said mountains, I have not come across it.


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Utumno, hungry but unmoved, regards Aman’s host.  A monstrous crossbow visits the ramparts.  Its bolt, trailing cable, reels in a winging eagle.  Melkor’s captains, jeering behind shields, feast upon it.

Melkor will stand while Utumno stands.  Raze it, Oromë urges, by union of all their devices, in cataclysm that will mutilate Arda if need be.  They’ve no other option.

The Valar uplift their hands.  Foremost in the bitter deed, Aulë beckons the neighboring tectonic plate.  It lunges south, far beneath the Endórë plate and the Angoronti, rending bedrock, spitting magma.  

Utumno quivers, then begins to break in smoke and flame.

Tags: author: huinárë, challenge: natural disasters: earthquake, challenge: natural disasters: famine, character: melkor, character: sauron
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