Looking for a fanfic I read a long time ago but can't find.

The basic premise is having an elf live and and experience (and affect) the history of Arda. Begins in Aman, follows the exile of the Noldor and (as best as I remember) was in progress during the years of the later kings of Gondor.

It's a very long, well written piece, hosted on fanfiction.net.

  • The elf is female.

  • The elf is a Noldo.

  • Throughout the story, the elf is paired with a man (a Numenorean admiral(?)), and later with a female elf (from Middle-earth).

  • The story is very long (over a 100k words, I think).

  • The elf is a powerful figure, very independent.

  • 1
    As you found out you need a line break before the list otherwise it doesn't render correctly. I also removed the "edit" heading as there is no need for it as we can tell by the revision history. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 18 '19 at 14:34

I haven't read it but from a quick scan of the first few chapters this appears to match quite well:

The Story Of An Elleth In Exile by elenrith.

Although this was published on FanFiction on May 28, 2018 it matches in enough other aspects. For example, it is easily over 100k words at 120,899. The description of the story reads:

A girl recounts the time of her life in the First Age of Arda. She is of no House, a misbegotten child living alone on the other side of some beautiful country, and with every sorrow, the flower of shadow planted in her heart waxes, and perhaps the call of the blood flowing in her veins might at last be answered. Prequel to 'The Gift of Broken Gemstones'.

The girl is indeed a female, Noldo elf and the following excerpt implies that she ends up getting very close to a male Noldo.

I don't know how long I hid the dark shades of the trees, but it was then that a new time of my life began, for Finno found me hiding there and brought me back to the Noldor's camp in Hísilómë. I indeed must had been an odd sight—a little elf-child hiding in the bushes of a dark forest after a bloody battle; it was, in fact, the time following the Battle of Lammoth, which had taken place in the first year of what had become known as the First Age. He was an odd sight to me also, for I had never before seen another Noldo besides my mother and I, and instead of mistrusting him he became a brother to me, especially in the coming years of my life.

And this bit describes that it does indeed initially take place when the Noldor flee Aman for Endor.

"I was there on the day of the festival when the oath of Fëanáro was sworn, and I followed my father as he came with Fëanáro and much of the Noldor here to Endor. I was unsure of what I should do at the time; Fëanáro was a very convincing Elda—manipulative, almost. After Finwë's death he gave a passionate speech, and nearly all the Noldor followed him, fleeing Aman for Endor. Atarinya told me he didn't want to abandon the people to Fëanor, and that was why we were leaving also. But my mother Anairë would not leave with us. Yet here I am, on the other side of the ocean, far away from Valinor."

  • On a side note I think I found this with the search query site:fanfiction.net noldor exile but when I check that now this doesn't come up so I'm not 100% sure. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 18 '19 at 15:49
  • Sorry, not it... but thank you very much for trying! – orirab Feb 18 '19 at 17:22

Amazingly, I found it again here!

I highly recommend it, after all this time it is still an amazingly written story.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.