|The Ranger, Calenglin II
Author: JessicaDupont PM
Calenglin has left Rivendell and is on his way to Lothlorien. But who, and what, does he meet on his way through Middle Earth? Sequel to The Ranger, CalenglinRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 7,018 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 06-26-06 - Published: 11-03-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2645703
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The Ranger, Calenglîn II
Chapter One: Dreams
Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it. Three were given to the Elves: immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.
It began with the forging of the Great Rings.
Seven to the Dwarf-lords: great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls.
And nine. Nine rings were gifted to the race of men, who above all else desire power.
Three were given to the Elves: immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.
For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were all of them deceived.
For another ring was made...
In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a Master Ring to control all others.
And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life.
One Ring to rule them all.
One by one, free lands of Middle-earth fell to the power of the Ring.
But there were some who resisted.
A last alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor. And on the slopes of Mount Doom, they fought for the freedom of Middle-earth.
Victory was near.
But the power of the Ring could not be undone.
It was in this moment, when all hope had faded, that Isildur, son of the king, took up his father's sword.
Sauron, the enemy of the free peoples of Middle-earth, was defeated.
The Ring passed to Isildur, who had this one chance to destroy evil forever.
But the hearts of men are easily corrupted... And the Ring of power has a will of its own...
It betrayed Isildur to his death.
And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend; legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years the Ring passed out of all knowledge.
Until, when chance came, it ensnared a new bearer...
The Ring came to the creature Gollum who took it deep into the tunnels of the Misty Mountains. And there it consumed him.
The Ring brought to Gollum unnatural long life. For five hundred years it poisoned his mind. And in the gloom of Gollum's cave it waited.
Darkness crept back in the forest of the world. Rumour grew of a shadow in the East, whispers of a nameless fear.
And the Ring of Power perceived its time had now come.
It abandoned Gollum. But something happened then, the Ring did not intend... It was picked up by the most unlikely creature imaginable.
A Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins of the Shire.
For the time would soon come when Hobbits would shape the fortunes of all.
When Calenglîn's heart had stopped trying to outrun the horses of Rohan, The elf looked around.
Where was he?
Ah, yes, now he remembered. He was just inside the Gap of Rohan, and it would take two, almost three weeks before he were in the Golden Woods of Lothlórien.
Calenglîn yawned as he checked the sky.
It was almost dawn, so he could go up instead of waiting anymore.
The elf crawled sleepily from his bedroll, as the sky slowly turned pink from the rising sun.
'I wonder if I will meet a living, breathing person today?' Calenglîn thought as he stretched before he started to put out the camp.
And here you have the ones that Reviwed on the last chapter in the first story: