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It has come to my attention that the "complete list" of Second-Age stories in the August 2009 newsletter was, in fact, somewhat less than complete. The omissions were accidental but no less unfortunate for that, and I offer my apologies to the authors who were left off.

Because I want these stories to enjoy the same attention as the other Second-Age stories for Akallabeth in August, then those that were omitted are listed here. In addition, the current newsletter will be corrected and an erratum published in the next, listing the missing stories there as well.

If you notice another story--your own or someone else's--that you think should be included and is not, please do let us know, and we will see that it is corrected as soon as possible. We are always reachable at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org for any SWG-related questions or concerns.

And Now for the Missing Treasure! )
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"Now he learned that the kings of Númenor had increased in power and splendour, and he hated them the more; and he feared them, lest they should invade his lands and wrest from him the dominion of the East."

Into This Wild Abyss: The Talisman by [livejournal.com profile] pandemonium_213




Please note that "The Talisman" has been rated for adult audiences according to our ratings guidelines.

The complete Akallabeth in August project to this point is available on our main AinA page.
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Today in Numenor:

Thus it was that a shadow fell upon them: in which maybe the will of Morgoth was at work that still moved in the world. And the Númenóreans began to murmur, at first in their hearts, and then in open words, against the doom of Men, and most of all against the Ban which forbade them to sail into the West.


Mavoinë by Fiondil

Then Tar-Ancalimon, son of Atanamir, became King, and he was of like mind; and in his day the people of Númenor became divided. On the one hand was the greater party, and they were called the King's Men, and they grew proud and were estranged from the Eldar and the Valar.


Brothers by Dawn Felagund




For all entries so far, please see the main Akallabeth in August page.
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"In this Age, as is elsewhere told, Sauron arose again in Middle-earth, and grew, and turned back to the evil in which he was nurtured by Morgoth, becoming mighty in his service. Already in the days of Tar-Minastir, the eleventh King of Númenor, he had fortified the land of Mordor and had built there the Tower of Barad-dûr, and thereafter he strove ever for the dominion of Middle-earth, to become a king over all kings and as a god unto Men."

Into This Wild Abyss: The Measure of Dreams by [livejournal.com profile] pandemonium_213





For all of the goodies posted for AinA so far, please visit the main Akallabeth in August site.
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Today in Numenor ...

Above all arts they nourished shipbuilding and sea-craft, and they became mariners whose like shall never be again since the world was diminished; and voyaging upon the wide seas was the chief feat and adventure of their hardy men in the gallant days of their youth.

Seek the Horizon, Númenor's Sons by Dawn Felagund


At times, when all the air was clear and the sun was in the east, they would look out and descry far off in the west a city white-shining on a distant shore, and a great harbour and a tower. For in those days the Númenóreans were far-sighted; yet even so it was only the keenest eyes among them that could see this vision, from the Meneltarma, maybe, or from some tall ship that lay off their western coast as far as it was lawful for them to go. For they did not dare to break the Ban of the Lords of the West.

The Ban of the Valar by Fiondil

(For all of the entries so far, please see the Akallabeth in August main page.
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"But they did not thus escape from the doom of death that Ilúvatar had set upon all Mankind, and they were mortal still, though their years were long, and they knew no sickness, ere the shadow fell upon them. Therefore they grew wise and glorious, and in all things more like to the Firstborn than any other of the kindreds of Men; and they were tall, taller than the tallest of the sons of Middle-earth; and the light of their eyes was like the bright stars."

Tenn’ Ambar-Metta by Fiondil




(All of the AinA entries so far and more information about project can be found on the main Akallabeth in August page.)
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Today in Numenor ...

Thus the years passed, and while Middle-earth went backward and light and wisdom faded, the Dúnedain dwelt under the protection of the Valar and in the friendship of the Eldar, and they increased in stature both of mind and body.

Anadûnai by Darth Fingon




For the complete list of entries so far and more information about Akallabeth in August, please see the main AinA page.
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"Then Sauron was ashamed, and he was unwilling to return in humiliation and to receive from the Valar a sentence, it might be, of long servitude in proof of his good faith; for under Morgoth his power had been great. Therefore when Eönwë departed he hid himself in Middle-earth; and he fell back into evil, for the bonds that Morgoth had laid upon him were very strong."

How the East Was Won by [livejournal.com profile] pandemonium_213.




For the full list of Akallabeth in August entries posted so far or to find out more about the project, please see the main Akallabeth in August page on our website.
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"Eönwë came among them and taught them; and they were given wisdom and power and life more enduring than any others of mortal races have possessed."

Eönwë among the Edain by Fiondil




Please find the complete list of Akallabeth in August entries and more information about the project on the main Akallabeth in August page.
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The first entries for Akallabeth in August have been posted! As most of you probably know by now, we will be roughly following the chronology set for in the Akallabeth to creatively "retell" this book of The Silmarillion. Participants signed up for a topic in the chronology, and their entry either concerned the topic directly or took place at roughly that period in time, giving us a more or less chronological body of stories, poems, and artwork from the founding of Numenor to its downfall.

The main Akallabeth in August page is here:

http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/akallabeth-in-august/

There will be at least one new entry posted each day. Today, there are two, since one is an artwork.




"Now Elros and Elrond his brother were descended from the Three Houses of the Edain, but in part also both from the Eldar and the Maiar; for Idril of Gondolin and Lúthien daughter of Melian were their foremothers. The Valar indeed may not withdraw the gift of death, which comes to Men from Ilúvatar, but in the matter of the Half-elven Ilúvatar gave to them the judgement; and they judged that to the sons of Eärendil should be given choice of their own destiny."

Never Look Back by Independence1776





"Then the Edain set sail upon the deep waters, following the Star; and the Valar laid a peace upon the sea for many days, and sent sunlight and a sailing wind, so that the waters glittered before the eyes of the Edain like rippling glass, and the foam flew like snow before the stems of their ships."

Elenna by Lyra
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This is the last time I will be pestering the group about Akallabeth in August until it's time to reveal some of the wonderful stories and artwork being crafted! A few topics remain, so I wanted to post one final list in case anyone is interested in putting something together for this event. Please remember that all sorts of contributions are welcome--stories, poems, ficlets, and artwork--as well as all ratings and subject matter. All that we ask is that the piece not be published before it is revealed as part of Akallabeth in August. Please see the full project guidelines for more information or contact us at moderator AT silmarillionwritersguild DOT org.

Following are the topics/events that remain unclaimed. If you'd be interested in contributing something for one of them, please reply to this post or email us at moderator AT silmarillionwritersguild DOT org.

Akallabeth in August Topics )
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As noted in our most recent newsletter, the SWG will be holding an event for our annual Akallabêth in August challenge. If you'd like more information, please see the Akallabêth in August 2009 page on our website.

Following are the topics for which we still need writers. (Topics with a line through them have been claimed; if we get writers for most of the topics, we may allow duplicate entries.) If you are interested in participating, please read the guidelines and email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org or reply to this post to request a topic. Topics are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that we need all types of contributions, from full stories to ficlets to poems to artwork.

ETA (16 June 2009): Some topics are now marked in italics as "stories/poems only." These are topics for which we will have artwork; if you are set on writing something for these topics, they may still be available for stories, ficlets, and poems.

ETA (23 June 2009): The former ETA no longer applies. Eventually, I will get my poop in a group. By then, of course, August will probably be past.

Akallabêth in August Topics )

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