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O Kheled-zâram fair and wonderful!

In the heydays of Khazad-dűm, the Mirrormere must have been a deeply romantic spot for lovers...

MEFAwards 2008: Nominee – Races: Dwarves: Drabbles


She was waiting beside his ancestor’s mighty pillar, a vision of blazing copper and bronze against the polished stone.

Hands linked, breaths in harmony, they looked into Kheled-zâram, entranced and awed as always by the image of the crown in the still, dark deeps of the lake.

Feeling grounded by the weight of the moment, yet light-hearted as the sparkle on multi-faceted diamonds, he turned to her, stroked his hands along heavy tresses and flame-coloured beard, before enclosing her in his embrace, his eyes questioning.

She smiled. “Yes, I will marry you. I will become the queen of Durin VI.”


- The title is a quote by Gimli in FotR, Lothlórien.
- Durin VI lived from T.A. 1731-1980; he was slain by the newly re-awakened Balrog (LotR, Appendix A III).

24.11.07 B-drabble for Aranel Took, who asked for a Dwarven romance.


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