I Tadui Hanar

A “What if Faramir went to Rivendell instead of Boromir?” AU

Faramir travels in Boromir’s stead to Imladris, there he joins in the Council of Elrond and becomes part of the Fellowship of the Ring. Similar to Tolkien’s own style, the perspective will change back and forth between Faramir’s account of events and Boromir’s. This fic is my pride and joy and I’m very pleased to present it to all of you!

Éomer Éadig & Éowyn & Faramir (Son of Denethor II) & Legolas GreenleafBoromir (Son of Denethor II) & Faramir (Son of Denethor II)Merry Brandybuck & Pippin TookFrodo Baggins & Merry Brandybuck & Sam Gamgee & Pippin TookAragorn | Estel & Faramir (Son of Denethor II)Faramir & Prince ImrahilAragorn | Estel & The Fellowship of the RingBeregond (Guard of the Citadel) & Faramir (Son of Denethor II)Faramir (Son of Denethor II) & Gandalf | MithrandirFaramir/Eowyn

Special thanks to @diemarysues for being the best beta ever! There’s still a lot of work to do!

Chapter 1: The Travel Begins
  • Elrond:So you know that ring you just cut off Sauron's finger? You should probably throw it in the volcano, which is right here.
  • Isildur:How about no.
  • ...
  • Elrond:Ok look that's definitely Sauron and he's definitely coming back, let's go do something about it.
  • Saruman:Or you could take Galadriel home and let me handle this.
  • ...
  • Elrond:Welcome to the Council of Elrond.
  • Elrond:EVERYONE SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP
  • Elrond:WE ARE DEFINITELY DOING THE DESTROYING THE RING THING THIS TIME
  • Elrond:NO EXCUSES
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I have seen three ages in the West of the world, and many defeats, and many fruitless victories. I was the herald of Gil-galad and marched with his host. I was at the Battle of Dagorlad before the Black Gate of Mordor, where we had the mastery: for the Spear of Gil-galad and the Sword of Elendil, Aiglos and Narsil, none could withstand. I beheld the last combat on the slopes of Orodruin, where Gil-galad died, and Elendil fell, and Narsil broke beneath him.