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Princes of Dol Amroth
February, 25 2006
Questions about the life and times of Imrahil and his family can be asked here, including questions about Ultimatums, Kin-Strife and the shorter stories. Discussions about Brand can go either here or in the Best-Loved Son thread, since his stories sort of overlap both cycles.
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 Some commentary in general, since you guys have been incredibly prolific in my absence! It's been fun to read. I've been sick and had mandatory overtime, which is why you've not seen much of me.
Don't worry, Imri's not gaining any weight. Are you kidding? Andra knows they're going off to war and he's been the tiger he's nicknamed in regards to ensuring that Imrahil spars every single day with either himself or someone else competent. Imri's in fine fighting trim at present. But Cuilast is a stringbean-ergo his remark to Hethlin.
And Imrahil is probably drinking a bit more than he was accustomed to during the War, but it certainly hasn't reached the heights of his youthful indiscretions. Part of that is the difficulty with having Heth so close and part of it is just that he's tired. He can be excused for thinking that after the Ring War he could enjoy peace for the rest of his life. He is intrigued by the prospect of seeing far new lands, there's still a lot of the adventurer in him, but he doesn't like being so far from the Sea. He's also not thrilled at the prospect of going into battle again. And he's worried about Aragorn, though he's not had any visions about the War. No foreshadowing that Aragorn is going to die, but he thinks it would be terribly ironic if the ruler of the Reunited Kingdoms survived everything Sauron dished out, only to be killed in a backwater dispute with some Easterlings. Imrahil never really sees anything about himself anyway.
As far as Heth and other ladies are concerned, his lust is purely for her at present. Not saying he isn't feeling the urge in general, but after his declaration of devotion and proposal to her, he would consider it to be inconstancy and a betrayal. Not to mention make her much likely to agree to his suit! So no, he's not going to trot down to the Fairweather, though Andrahar has probably suggested that a time or two when he was particularly irritated. I think Andra would actually consider his taking up his womanizing ways once more more appropriate than trying to marry a girl the age of his daughter.
Posted:May 26, 2007 12:51 GMT Reply to this Comment
 I think Andra would actually consider his taking up his womanizing ways once more more appropriate than trying to marry a girl the age of his daughter.
Ah. Um. Well, I'm not sure Andra has much room to complain. I mean, Boromir was young enough to be his son, although admittedly the age difference was still much less than Imrahil/Hethlin.
Is it any consolation to say that I sympathize with the desire to finish your WiPs even as I'm secretly praying for your muse to hijack you to Dale? Heth's intersection with AGoC has always been a point of intense curiosity for me. For example, how much of Faramir/Eowyn's marital troubles does she know about? How do they affect her, with her one-time (or still latent?) infatuation? And of course, I'm wondering if she ever comes back to Gondor after Dale... She wasn't part of the story when Altariel was actually writing it, so I'm looking forward to if/how she will be worked into the background. And maybe her getting to spar with Eowyn again in the future, when Eowyn is recovered from childbirth. *smothers evil cackle*
One minor thing that occurred to me from Passages: Has Imrahil replaced Heth's dagger yet? I'm also really looking forward to Brand's insights into Faramir and Eowyn's situation, giving his own unhappy early home life; and we haven't seen any interaction with he and his uncle outside of The Lost. Am I right in assuming that he was able to attend their wedding? And was Hethlin also able to go (if she wanted to), or was the timing off with her esquire training?
Posted:May 28, 2007 19:25 GMT Reply to this Comment
 Yes, I am working on Passages and a little on Blackbow too. But I thought while you were waiting, you might want a treat. Hope (E.W.) has done a beautiful picture of Brandmir! I got him this morning. It really looks JUST like him! Here's the link:
Posted:Aug 22, 2007 20:11 GMT Reply to this Comment
Thank you so much for sharing, Isabeau. That IS a gorgeous picture.
I have to admit, I had almost as much excitement over learning that Hope has a deviantArt account! I'm off to browse some more, while patiently waiting for those Passages and Blackbow updates... *g*
Posted:Aug 22, 2007 20:29 GMT Reply to this Comment
 Yes, I am working on Passages and a little on Blackbow too
You! Salt mines! Now!
(And that is a great picture. I haven't ever gotten a clear image of what Brandmir looks like, so this works very nicely!)
Posted:Aug 22, 2007 21:06 GMT Reply to this Comment
 What a great picture -- and very good to know that there might be some updated stories from you, Isabeau! I'm preparing to give my first presentation at a professional conference next week, in Budapest of all places, so I haven't been keeping up at all lately ....maybe there'll be some new treats waiting when I get back!
Posted:Aug 23, 2007 11:07 GMT Reply to this Comment
 Dwim said: You! Salt mines! Now!
Why are we sending her there, her pc is not there and if the plot bunnies eat too much salt the nuzgul will get her!!!!!
That is a lovley pic, he has a very intense look on his face please pass compliments to E.W for me, I'm glad the muse is back. (You now I think she's done a pic of all your oc's now exept Andra)
I hope the muses co-operate and RL gives you the time towrite when they do.
Posted:Aug 23, 2007 17:22 GMT Reply to this Comment
*cough* Sorry about that, but...
Nargil: You now I think she's done a pic of all your oc's now exept Andra.
Dunno, Nargil - you might want to go check out Hope's new site again. *g*
Posted:Aug 24, 2007 03:04 GMT Reply to this Comment
 Denise wrote: Dunno, Nargil - you might want to go check out Hope's new site again. *g*
Indeed, Nargil, here's what you get for throwing down the gauntlet-
I told Hope what you said, and she drew him last night.
Posted:Aug 24, 2007 06:30 GMT Reply to this Comment
 Ok, I saw that pic last night and was rendered speechless, it is amazing he looks almost exactley like I pictured him. Makes me wonder what's going on just over my shoulder, looks like he's looking at somthing.
Please pass a very big thank you to Hope for me, I can't make the review thing work over there. If I knew the result would be this amazing I would have spoken up long ago!
Posted:Aug 26, 2007 07:20 GMT Reply to this Comment
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