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  • Mask of virtue Chapter 1: Cothes maketh man, a lord of the rings fanfic

    [ad_1] Mask of Virtue. The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. With thanks to Deandra. Clothes maketh the man Aragorn sighed deeply, shifting in his uncomforatable chair, as he picked up yet another document that needed his signature. He was learning that being King could be exceptionally tedious at times. He wanted to serve his people, but found himself increasingly frustrated by his Council. In the name of ‘tradition’, they seemed to enjoy trying to block every useful suggestion he made. A knock on the door interrupted his thoughts. “Come in!” he called. The Captain of Aragorn’s personal guards entered. “I have some disturbing news to report, sire,” he said. “A dangerous and violent criminal, Ostopher son of Cirondil, has escaped from the prison. He received a letter this morning in which his sweetheart announced she was going to marry another. He went berserk, attacked the guards and made good his escape.” “Was anyone badly injured?” enquired the King, concern on his face. “No, my lord. There was no need to send for a Healer. I would not like to be in Ostopher’s shoes when he is recaptured though!” “See that the City gates are locked and no […] More

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