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The Darkest Night, written for Peregrin_ionad, by Nath A dejected and soaking-wet Aragorn spends Yule with a Ranger patrol, and gains hope from a fireside tale.

Season of Hope, written for Kaylee, by KeilissGil-galad explains the true meaning of Yule to Elwing.

Dear Adar and Naneth, written for Levade, by Kaylee ArafinwielAs the first Yuletide for the refugees of Gondolin draws near, Elwing of Doriath makes her observations about their little prince in a letter to her absent parents.

One Bright Star, written for Kaylee, by Levade It’s Yule and Estel gets a little unforeseen help with his present for his father.

A Midnight Profound, written for Rhyselle, by Peregrin_ionadFinrod tells another Elf (who this is is up to the reader) about the traditions of Yule, as celebrated by the Edain.

The Annals of the West, Part I, written for Celeritas, by Dreamflower ”In Brandy Hall there were many works dealing with Eriador and the history of Rohan. Some of these were composed or begun by Meriadoc himself…It was probably at Great Smials that The Tale of Years was put together, with the assistance of material collected by Meriadoc.” (Prologue: Notes on the Shire Records) In Part One, Merry has an idea.

Elanor’s Yuletide, written for Thundera Tiger, by ArmarielA homesick Elanor Gamgee spends the season of Yule at Minas Tirith.

The Turning of the Year, written for Armariel, by LarnerAt the behest of the Ringbearer, Námo sets out to allow certain of his guests to know a more—convivial—Yule.

Talk of Paths to be Trod, written for Keiliss, by LarnerIn the days spent within Rivendell before the Fellowship departed on its quest, Boromir had occasion to dine with Aragorn and his brothers, all newly returned from their searches for signs of the Nazgûl. In the morning following Aragorn’s return final plans are set on when the Fellowship will leave the shelter of Elrond’s valley.

Celebrating a Holiday, written for Dreamflower, by Peark TookProblems are solved and a happy holiday is had by all after a strange, noisy, large blue box appears in a mathom room in Great Smials the first Yule after Paladin Took becomes The Took and Thain.

Out to Play, written for Cathleen, by CeleritasWhen Pippin demands the importation of a Buckland Yule tradition back home, Paladin must reach into memory for a bed-time story.

The Burden of Sons, written for Sivan, by LinaewenLegolas contemplates the burden of responsibility placed upon himself and his companions by their fathers, and makes a vow.

Green Grows the Holly, written for Larner, by LinaewenThe Fellowship finds the means to celebrate Yule at the beginning of the Quest.

Yule Tales and Fellowship, written for Linaewen, by CathleenFollowing the rescue of Pippin and Boromir the Fellowship celebrates Yule with another story.

Doubts, written for Keiliss, by Sivan ShemeshThe love between Faramir and Eowyn was always great, until Faramir finds by accident something that should stay in the shadows.

An Explorer in His Own Land, written for Nath, by ThevinaA man of Rohan decides to introduce himself to his new neighbors in the caves of Helms Deep.

There and Back Again, A Dawrvish Drabble Series, written for Thevina Findulis, by RhyselleGloin journeys back to the Blue Mountains to fetch family and friends to migrate to the recently liberated Lonely Mountain.

Of Shape and Hue and Home, Parts One and Two, written for Pearl Took, by Thundera TigerTake a master of shape and hue. Stir in a troubled wizard and four hobbits. Add a dash of surprising Ranger. Mix thoroughly until shape and hue begin to blend…

We hope you will check out the stories, and let the authors know how you liked them! And please don't forget to say thank you to the author of the story you received in the exchange!!
2010 Yule Exchange

The Annals of the West, Epilogue and Author’s Notes, written for Celeritas by Dreamflower

Title: The Annals of the West, Epilogue and Author’s Notes
Author: Dreamflower
Recipient: Celeritas AKA labourslamp
Summary: ”In Brandy Hall there were many works dealing with Eriador and the history of Rohan. Some of these were composed or begun by Meriadoc himself…It was probably at Great Smials that The Tale of Years was put together, with the assistance of material collected by Meriadoc.” (Prologue: Notes on the Shire Records) The Annals finally come to an end, and Merry ponders what he might do next…
Rating: G.
Word Count: total story count—13,570; Epilogue and Author’s Notes--567

The Annals of the West, Epilogue
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The Annals of the West, Part IV, written for Celeritas by Dreamflower

Title: The Annals of the West, Part IV
Author: Dreamflower
Recipient: Celeritas AKA labourslamp
Summary: ”In Brandy Hall there were many works dealing with Eriador and the history of Rohan. Some of these were composed or begun by Meriadoc himself…It was probably at Great Smials that The Tale of Years was put together, with the assistance of material collected by Meriadoc.” (Prologue: Notes on the Shire Records) In Part Four: Even with Erestor's help, Merry finds he's taken on a daunting task...
Rating: G.
Word Count: total story count—13,570; Part IV 3,115

The Annals of the West, Part IV
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The Annals of the West, Part III, written for Celeritas by Dreamflower

Title: The Annals of the West, Part III
Author: Dreamflower
Recipient: Celeritas AKA labourslamp
Summary: ”In Brandy Hall there were many works dealing with Eriador and the history of Rohan. Some of these were composed or begun by Meriadoc himself…It was probably at Great Smials that The Tale of Years was put together, with the assistance of material collected by Meriadoc.” (Prologue: Notes on the Shire Records) In Part Three, the journey from Bree to Rivendell...
Rating: G.
Word Count: total story count—13,570; Part III—3,413

The Annals of the West, Part III
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Yule Fic Exchange 2010

Of Shape and Hue and Home, Pt 2, written for Pearl Took, by Thundera Tiger

Author: Thundera Tiger
Title: Of Shape and Hue and Home, Pt 2
Rating: G
Theme: 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Elements: Request: What would it be like to abandon your identity and slip into another, to become someone else? How long could you keep up the illusion? Today, show one of your characters as they assume an alias. I want Gandalf and Pippin to get switched. Or, if you feel that's a bit much to have someone handle (both changing) just Gandalf becoming Pippin.
Beta: Dreamflower
Recipient: Pearl Took
Summary: Take a master of shape and hue. Stir in a troubled wizard and four hobbits. Add a dash of surprising Ranger. Mix thoroughly until shape and hue begin to blend…


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Yule Fic Exchange 2010

Of Shape and Hue and Home, Pt 1, written for Pearl Took, by Thundera Tiger

Author: Thundera Tiger
Title: Of Shape and Hue and Home, Part One
Rating: G
Theme: 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Elements: Request: What would it be like to abandon your identity and slip into another, to become someone else? How long could you keep up the illusion? Today, show one of your characters as they assume an alias. I want Gandalf and Pippin to get switched. Or, if you feel that's a bit much to have someone handle (both changing) just Gandalf becoming Pippin.
Beta: Dreamflower
Summary: Take a master of shape and hue. Stir in a troubled wizard and four hobbits. Add a dash of surprising Ranger. Mix thoroughly until shape and hue begin to blend…
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Yule Fic Exchange 2010

There and Back Again - A Dwarvish Drabble Series, written for Thevina Findulas, by Rhyselle

Author: Rhyselle
Title: There and Back Again – A Dwarvish Drabble Series
Rating: G
Theme: 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Elements: Request: As for what I'd like, I enjoy stories set in Rohan, stories with Dwarves, Dwarvish/other cultural interaction, and more obscure time periods. But I'm easy.
Recipient: Thevina Findulas
Author's Notes: I hope that you like this Yule Fic, Thevina Finduilas. I'd had the idea for quite some time but got so sick with Bronchitis that I couldn't write for weeks. I'd have liked to have given you more drabbles about the trip back to the Lonely Mountain about Gloin and Fris and Gimli and their friends but ran out of time. Happy Holidays!

Summary: Gloin journeys back to the Blue Mountains to fetch family and friends to migrate to the recently liberated Lonely Mountain. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to set it in Rohan, but Gloin insisted that this was the route he'd taken.

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Yule Fic Exchange 2010

Yule Tales and Fellowship, written for Linaewen, by Cathleen

Author: Cathleen
Title: Yule Tales and Fellowship
Rating: G
Theme: 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Elements: The Request: “I would like to request a fluff story that includes Boromir and hobbits”
Recipient: Linaewen
Beta: Dreamflower
Author's Notes: This tale follows my story from last year, “A Yule to Remember” and also makes references to another of my Yule stories, “The Gift of Love”. I hope this story fulfills my recipient’s request!
Summary: Following the rescue of Pippin and Boromir the Fellowship celebrates Yule with another story.
Word Count: 2,786

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Yule Fic Exchange 2010

Green Grows the Holly, written for Larner, by Linaewen

Author: Linaewen
Title: Green Grows the Holly
Rating: G
Theme: 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Elements: A story in which Aragorn and Gandalf discuss the alternative routes open to them as they either prepare for or take part in the quest, or in which they spend Yule together at any time in their mutual acquaintance. The inclusion of Frodo and/or the other Hobbits would be seen as a bonus.

Summary: The Fellowship finds the means to celebrate Yule at the beginning of the Quest.



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Out to Play, written for Cathleen, by Celeritas

Author: Celeritas
Title: Out to Play
Rating: PG
Theme: 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Elements: Request: I’d like a sort of “Night before Christmas” storytelling by Paladin Took to his children. The entire family is all cozy and warm by the fire and soon it will be bedtime for the younger children. Pippin is around 7 or 8 years old. Paladin is telling the family a story about his own youth on the farm when something very mysterious happened on the eve of Yule. Just a real family-oriented fic, with maybe a touch of humor!

Author's Notes: Set at the tail end of 1397 S.R. Ages of principal characters are given below in real years and Mannish equivalent.

Paladin = 64 (40)

Pearl = 22 (14)

Pimpernel = 18 (11½)

Pervinca = 12 (7½)

Pippin = 7 (4½)

Summary: When Pippin demands the importation of a Buckland Yule tradition back home, Paladin must reach into memory for a bed-time story.

Word Count: 3,231

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