February 27th, 2013

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March 2013 Story Challenge: The March of Power

The Challenge theme for March, 2013 will be "The March of Power." The Prompts will be an event from the Tale of Years for March, T.A. 3019. Stories are due in the queue by Friday, March 15th and will be revealed on Saturday, March 16th.

We are doing this one like our Potluck challenge. Writers may choose their own prompt(s) form the list below. Be sure to tell us which prompt you are choosing we can strike it out!

Please tag your story "March of Power" and '13 March. Please remember to use the following Header Template (also found on the community profile page), and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line. Thanks!

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March 1.

Frodo begins the passage of the Dead Marshes at dawn.

Entmoot continues.

Aragorn meets Gandalf the White. They set out for Edoras.

Faramir leaves Minas Tirith on an errand to Ithilien.

March 2

Frodo comes to the end of the Marshes.

Gandalf comes to Edoras and heals Théoden. The Rohirrim ride west against Saruman. Second Battle of Fords of Isen. Erkenbrand defeated.

Entmoot ends in afternoon. The Ents on Isengard and reach it at night.

March 3

Theoden retreats to Helm's Deep.

Battle of the Hornburg begins.

Ents complete the destruction of Isengard.

March 4

Theoden and Gandalf set out from Helm's Deep for Isengard.

Frodo reaches the slag-mounds on the edge of the Desolation of the Morannon.

March 5

Theoden reaches Isengard at noon. Parley with Saruman in Orthanc.

Winged Nazgul passes over the camp at Dol Baran.

Gandalf sets off with Peregrin for Minas Tirith.

Frodo hides in sight of the Morannon, and leaves at dusk.

March 6

Aragorn overtaken by the Dunedain in the early hours.

Theoden sets out from the Hornburg for Harrowdale. Aragorn sets out later.

March 7

Frodo taken by Faramir to Henneth Annun.

Aragorn comes to Dunharrow at nightfall.

March 8

Aragorn takes the 'Paths of the Dead' at daybreak; he reaches Erech at midnight.

Frodo leaves Henneth Annun.

March 9

Gandalf reaches Minas Tirith.

Faramir leaves Henneth Annun.

Aragorn sets out from Erech and comes to Calembel.

At dusk Frodo reaches the Morgul-road.

Theoden comes to Dunharrow.

Darkness begins to flow out of Mordor.

March 10

The Dawnless Day.

The Muster of Rohan; the Rohirrim ride from Harrowdale.

Faramir rescued by Gandalf outside the gates of the City.

Aragorn crosses Ringlo.

An army from the Morannon takes Cair Andros and passes into Anorien.

Frodo passes the Cross Roads, and sees the Morgul-host set forth.

March 11

Gollum visits Shelob, but seeing Frodo asleep nearly repents.

Denethor sends Faramir to Osgiliath.

Aragorn reaches Linhir and crosses into Lebennin.

Eastern Rohan is invaded from the north.

First assault on Lorien.

March 12

Gollum leads Frodo into Shelob's lair.

Faramir retreats to the Causeway Forts.

Theoden camps under Minrimmon.

Aragorn drives the enemy towards Pelargir.

The Ents defeat the invaders of Rohan.

March 13

Frodo captured by the Orcs of Cirith Ungol.

The Pelennor is overrun.

Faramir is wounded.

Aragorn reaches Pelargir and captures the fleet.

Theoden is Druadan Forest.

March 14

Samwise finds Frodo in the Tower.

Minas Tirith is besieged.

The Rohirrim led by the Wild Men come to the Grey Wood.

March 15

In the early hours the Witch-king breaks the Gates of the City.

Denethor burns himself on a pyre.

The horns of the Rohirrim are heard at cockcrow.

Battle of the Pelennor.

Theoden is slain. Merry wounds the Witch-king of Angmar, and Eowyn gives the killing blow. Aragorn raises the standard of Arwen.

Frodo and Samwise escape and begin their journey north along the Morgai.

Battle under the trees in Mirkwood; Thranduil repels the forces of Dol Guldur.

Second assault on Lorien.

March 16

Debate of the commanders.

Frodo from the Morgai looks over the camp to Mount Doom.

March 17

Battle of Dale. King Brand and King Dain Ironfoot fall. Many Dwarves and Men take refuge in Erebor and are besieged.

Shagrat brings Frodo's cloak, mail-shirt, and sword to Barad-dur.

March 18

The Host of the West marches from Minas Tirith.

Frodo comes in sight of the Insenmouthe; he and Sam are overtaken by Orcs on the road from Durthang to Udun.

March 19

The Host comes to Morgul-vale.

Frodo and Samwise escape and begin their journey along the road to the Barad-dur.

March 22

The dreadful night.

Frodo and Samwise leave the road and turn south to Mount Doom.

Third assault on Lorien.

March 23

The Host passes out of Ithilien.

Aragorn dismisses the faint-hearted.

Frodo and Samwise cast away their arms and gear.

March 24

Frodo and Samwise make their last journey to the feet of Mount Doom.

The Host camps in the Desolation of the Morannon.

March 25

The Host is surrounded on the Slag-hills.

Frodo and Samwise reach the Sammath Naur. Gollum seizes the Ring and falls into the Cracks of Doom.

Downfall of Barad-dur and passing of Sauron.

March 27

Bard II and Thorin III Stonehelm drive the enemy from Dale.

March 28

Celeborn crosses Anduin; destruction of Dol Guldur begun.