OF THE UNTOLD FATE OF THE BLUE WIZARDSHere follows an account of the first two Maiar to be brought into service by the Valar to conquer Sauron, the Dark EnemyFrom the beginning of time - even before the coming of the elves - Arda, a world of great beauty, was plagued by evil. Its beauty was its curse, for even as the Valar, the great nature spirits of Valinor, fashioned the many wondrous resources of that world, the evil, powerful and covetous Vala, Melkor did seek to destroy all that he could not own or control. The nefarious designs of the Dark Enemy relentlessly plagued the whole of Arda and threatened its future, for he was more powerful than all the race of the Ainur.The Valar, being witnesses to the vision of Ilúvatar, the Creator, perceived the ultimate destruction the dreadful mechanisms of Melkor would visit upon the world, especially Middle Earth. He and his dark puppet, the Maiar Sauron, would systematically poison that idyllic country. Evil fortune did indeed hold Middle Earth in bondage for many ages
FOR CONNECTICUTFarewell, oh precious little children.Our hearts are filled with grief.You leave behind the love of a nation,And lives that, to us, were too brief.Perhaps the powers that be understandWhy you were called home so soon.But we mere mortals cannot conceiveHow you danced away to a mad man's tune.Our tears have stained the world this day,And our heads are bent in prayerFor loved ones who'll miss you most of all,For your loss is a lifetime burden to bear.
FAN FICTION, Part 10The Forbidden Love of Prince Nuada and Princess NualaPronunciation Key: [th] = th as in there; [th] = th as in thin; [r]d = roll the "r"); ä as in father; [I] = as in eye; [a] = as in cat**********As King Ru'Athari (roo-A[TH]-ah-[R]dEE) made his way to the Royal Library to confront his late father's sister, Lanďany (LAH-n[i]-AH-nee), he considered her punishment for so boldly ushering the human female to Birmagast (BEER-mah-gast). It would be folly to condemn her to the same fate as his father...that is, until all other possibilities had been exhausted.'Perhaps,' he thought, 'I should exile her to the same land as the House of Rilynn D'Urthallín (ree-LEN-du[r]d-thah-LEEN) to keep company with Hathar'Krym (HÄ-[th]är-KREM), as they seem to be of the same ilk.' He also thought of designating that land as a penal colony for evil doers, of which there were many, even in Birmagast.He would have to administer
JOURNAL OF ENCOUNTERS WITH NUADA - Part 1I was born and raised on earth, neither of royal nor of noble birth, but by parents of noble temperament. True to our race, we lived for short periods of time, in many places. My favorite was a small village, nestled in a wide valley surrounded by rolling green hills. The forests and meadows were my playground by day, the moon and the stars, my playmates by night. Unlike others of my race, I preferred a life of peace and solitude.By the time I reached the Age of Understanding, my family had settled in a community made up of various races, races not traditionally known for their inclination to integrate. Though set apart by racial and cultural differences, we were all obliged to reluctantly set aside those differences in the interest of our mutual survival.There were some who had the great good fortune to have come into being on distant worlds yet inhabited by our kind. They came to Earth of their own free will, in search of adventure, excitement and mystery. I envied them, for my rac