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 May, 4 2007

A journal for discussion of the story "Reconciliation."


Just what the hook says. I will try actually to reply to any comments in this journal.

Hi Nargil!

I get the feeling we've just me Elphir's pre-decessor as the captain of Dol-Amroths spy network (agreeing with Denise, you posted that as I typed this) either that or he's an assasin.

As noted, you'll get more on him later that will enable you to test your hypothesis.

Poor Everyone, they all seem to be having a tough time, Andra doesn't know what he's doing... Pel is opening his mouth only to change feet these days and El is worriedley depressed by it all.

Imrahil does his best to help out but is in it over his head.

Me-thinks everyone is expecting a lot from a group of 20/21 year old lads (I think that's the right sort of age) theyre all expecting them to be adult enough to sort themselves out but they need a bit of help along the way.

Everyone is in over their heads, including the masters. The age thing is an interesting question for me. I assume that although the Gondorians have a more prolonged childhood, they are of age, and they are old enough to fight and die for their country, as well as, should their parents die, become the effective rulers of their fiefs (well, those of them who are their families' heirs). They live in a society where most people do backbreaking labor most of their lives just to survive, and where, adult or not, you're doing an adult's work by the time you're fifteen, most likely. To me, that suggests that a 21 year-old can be placed under more and more serious obligations than a 21 year-old in the modern world. Granted, the esquires are not as mature as they might be, but they're mature enough to be expected to try to act like adults.

Of course, even the adults are not doing so well in this scenario...

Where do you find the translation of Andrahar's name

I made it up. To my knowledge, Isabeau has never said what it means, or that it means anything at all. But it's definitely not Sindarin or any derivative of Sindarin; it's Haradric.

What's a clothes press?


I like Bhraina, do we see more of him/her?

Bhraina does appear in later chapters, though Andrahar's horse doesn't have nearly as much personality as Peloren's does. Bhraina just doesn't have the sort of importance for Andrahar's affective life that Lightfall does for Peloren's.

Thanks for your comments, and I'm glad you're enjoying the story!


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