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Hethlin of Anorien

 February, 25 2006

I know CMC's a done deal, but since I intend to give it a thorough editing in the future, I'll include it in this thread, as well as make this a place for any other Heth questions not appropriate for the Silver Swan thread.

Denise wrote:
* Heth and Arcag taking down their first mumak

This one is very possible. It comes in Blackbow.
* Andrahar holding Elphir for the first time (and/or: the first time Andra feels the "Uncle" connection with Imri's kids)
I was thinking of something of the kind the other day, but I was also contemplating a companion piece to Motherless, which told about Nimrien's death from Andra's point of view.
* Imri is blooded/first kill/battle
Interesting. Do you know I've never thought about that?
* Elladan keeping his promise about the eagle feather (CMC ch. 27)
Oh come on! Do you think I'd embarrass the poor fellow?
* Adrahil's vision of Nimrien where he perhaps knew she wouldn't be princess, and had the Imri/Nimrien portrait made that Brand and Imri look at in "Confirmation"
Another interesting idea. I haven't written Adrahil very much at all, but he's usually very clear when he deigns to speak to me. We'll have to see if he wants to talk about this.

And then more questions vs. story wishes: What do Haradrim think of a battle-related illness like Faramir's post-war inability to fight? What would Andra's reaction be if/when he finds out about it?
I had written a little scene with Andra and Brand the night before he meets Faramir (in The Lost), where Brand asks about his uncle and Andra describes him as a man who was forced to be a warrior despite his temperament and inclination and was a very good one. I don't think he knows the truth about Faramir's situation, although it's possible Imrahil might speak of it. Not knowing, I think he would simply assume that Faramir had laid his sword down willingly, and not think anything about it. Knowing, I still don't think he would think the worse of Faramir for it-he has undoubtedly seen comrades of his who came under the Black Breath and perhaps were ruined for war. He would be of the opinion that if you had lost your nerve for battle, you were well out of it. He would fault Faramir much more if he tried to lead men despite that and got them killed.

And is there a specific experience of Faramir's that leads him to be so certain of Eowyns reaction to his illness? (That last one may be better directed to Altariel, actually, since it comes from "A Game of Chess".)
Yes, that one you need to direct to Altariel. Please do-she's gotten off the hook lately!
Good luck with hitting your target for E.W.'s birthday!!
Thanks! I just need to suck it up and hit the keyboard.

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