♦ What’s an AU that you’ve always wanted?
You know, I claim I don’t have AU ideas, but here’s two more:
Forsworn victory AU. Self-evident, I think: Madanach wins, and Thongvor either gets taken prisoner (daaark) or is forced to flee to High Rock or Hammerfell to raise an army like a balder, less likable, dragonless Daenerys Targaryen.
LoTR AU. For most Nords the men of Rohan are the obvious correlates, but I think the Silver-Bloods are actually closer to the Black Númenóreans. These are the men, after all, who survived the fall of Númenor because they were too busy terrorising the coastal peoples of Middle Earth to head back, settled Umbar, and eventually wound up turning to the Black Arts + Cult of Sauron, and totally lorded it over the other peoples of of the south. I could totally see Thongvor going to Gondor as part of Queen Berúthiel’s guard.