The Lord Of The Rings I Am FireThe Lord Of The Rings I Am Fire:
A Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit AU. This scenario will be set in the interpretations presented by the movies of both franchises. Additions by Games Workshops' Battle Games in Middle Earth will also be used to fill in any gaps.
In one world, when Smaug the Golden torched the village of Laketown in a fit of pique caused by a band of dwarves he would be shot by a black arrow fired by Bard the Bowman. However in this world, whilst Smaug was taunting the Lakeman archer, he stumbled as building broke under his weight. What was at most a minor inconvenience for the dragon was disastrous for the Lakemen for Bard's shot missed and the black arrow was lost in the lake. Smaug completed his immolation of Laketown, killing Bard as he did so and then returned to Erebor and torched the dwarves that had frustrated him.
There was only one survivor of Thorin's company. Bilbo Baggins was able to make it out by using the magical ring he possessed to turn himself invisible.
The Lord Of The Rings: In Place Of A Dark LordIn Place Of A Dark Lord:
A Lord of the Rings AU. This will follow the canon of the films and use material from the Games Workshop Battle Games in Middle Earth to fill in any gaps.
In this world Galadriel failed her test and accepted the One Ring from Frodo. Almost instantly it began to work it's influence, corrupting her mind and body with a craving for power. The Ring of Adamant was overcome by the One Ring but it turn had a strange influence wrought upon it. Galadriel was almost instantaneously reborn as a twisted and dark creature who immediately began to work her foul powers on the world around her.
The Fellowship's quest was ended as Queen Galadriel forbade them to leave. Her influence seeped into their minds, dulling their senses and instilling a sense of euphoria and complacency. Many of them fought but eventually they all fell to her vast power.
The first signs that things were wrong was the dimming of the Golden Woods of Lothlorien. Dense and hostile mists descended on the for
A Song Of Ice And Fire: The Old Wolf Is SparedA Song Of Ice And Fire: The Old Wolf Is Spared:
ASOIAF scenario that attempts to provide a dark subversion of the popular “Ned lives”, “Stannis wins” and “Daenarys makes it to Westeros” ideas.
In this world Joffrey was taken ill due to some poorly prepared food and thus was unable to attend the confession of Eddard Stark. Cersei Lannister, as queen regent, received his confession and had him sentenced to the Wall as a member of the Night's Watch as penance for his crimes. He discovered his daughter Arya amongst the prisoners and other human detritus that was being shipped north and together they tried to come up with a viable plan to escape. Since his confession was a lie that had been forced out of him in false confidence by unlawful and illegitimate rulers, Eddard decided that the false oaths he had been made to give did not bind him. Therefore he believed he was free to make his way home and prepare the North and their allies to support Stannis Ba
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Joffrey The MadA Song Of Ice And Fire: Joffrey The Mad:
An ASOIAF AU requested by RvBOMally based on a premise supplied on this thread. At the Purple Wedding the increasingly cruel and deranged King Joffrey Baratheon demands his new impromptu cupbearer, his uncle Tyrion Lannister, to taste test the wine he is being offered. Tyrion immediately collapses from an especially powerful poison and dies almost instantly. Terrified at the assassination attempt, Joffrey orders a witch hunt to find and execute the assassin and has dozens of innocents killed before he is satisfied.
Though Joffrey believes the culprits have been dealt with he is forever paranoid of another attempt on his life and becomes ever more erratic. Tywin, less convinced of the success of such witch hunts and furious that someone had successfully murdered a Lannister - even if it was Tyrion – conducts his own investigations whilst reorganising the kingdom to deal with the last vestiges of resistance.
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