No Return to Cuivienan?
Estarfin, Danel, Parnard, Belegos and others encountered.
Memories, travel accounts, letters, hope for the future of two First Age Noldor and an unlikely but very close Silvan friend.
Most stories are derived from in game RP and are uploaded in chronological order. Those with the prefix 'Wanderings' are older stories from almost a year ago, just involving Estarfin and Danel. Some of these are only recently being written up. There are also several backstories from both Estarfin and Danel which mostly take place in the First Age. Leaving Thargelion , Memories of Doriath, and Dreaming Interrupted being a few. Finally, many of the pictures also have shorter stories attached to them.
(The Craft of the Firstborn Children of Illuvatar. by Estarfin)
Born in the lands of Prince Caranthir, Carnifinde (Danel) and Estarfin grew to adulthood in a time of relative peace and prosperity. To some extent their early lives were sheltered, and although they knew of battles their people had already endured, it was from talking with elders, or from reading books. All that was to change with the Battle of Sudden Flame, the Dagor Bragollach. Neither life would ever be the same; for Carnifinde, her dreams of a possible future with Estarfin were shattered. Though the two were born within a few years of each other, and raised in the Citadel at Lake Helevorn, and surrounding areas, they only actually spoke together a few times. Naively thinking they both had the Ages of Arda before them, Carnifinde never spoke with Estarfin of her interest or hopes. What Estarfin thought, she assumed only he knew.
(Caranthir, by Miyota)
Shortly before the Second Kinslaying, knowing that both he and Estarfin would be among those of Caranthir's folk called on to make the assault to reclaim a Silmaril, Carnifinde's father told her that Estarfin had been slain. His intent was that she should not attempt to join those departing Mount Dolmed for Doriath. And Carnifinde believed him, and grieved.
(Thargelion by Estarfin)
And so it was that she and Estarfin lived through the remaining years of the First Age, the Second Age and much of the Third. Both were involved in notable events, but never the same ones. Her wanderings and his reclusiveness ensured they did not meet again until 3018, in Imladris.
Since then their friendship has grown, though both can be of perilous mood at times. Fire meets fire, and neither are as they once were. Time has taken much from them both, and neither hold any of the Valar dear save for Tintalie, Elbereth Starkindler. Both still hold strongly to their Noldorin heritage. After Carnifinde's short absence from Imladris, without letting Estarfin know why she was traveling West, the two old Noldor are reunited again and travel new paths that may, or may not, bring them chance of the past they lost, and alter the doom they face.
(To what end will this course lead us? by Estarfin)
Now they are accompanied by a friend dear to them both; the lively Silvan Elf, Parnard, who has sworn to aid the Noldor in all that they do, little knowing what this may mean.
('Cousin' Parnard. by Estarfin)
Belegos of Gondolin is often kept away from the company of his friends by his present duty. On an ongoing and rather secretive mission, he joins them when he can, and tries to keep an eye on them from afar.
The Dagor Bragollach. The event that saw the breaking of the Elven Leaguer and the destruction of lives and hopes and dreams.
(Jovandarkart at Deviant art.)