Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:15 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Anonymity is one of the important aspects of Teitho, and has a role in Tolkien's stories as well. And so it shall be our May theme. Thanks to Idhren for the suggestion!
Aragorn had to spend much of his life in a disguise, without revealing his name - not even knowing his true name until adulthood. It must have been hard, to keep his name and linage secret for all the time, end entrusting it to only a selected few. But then he became a king, and suddenly anonymity may have became a desired relief from the court and a nostalgic reminder of the old times.
While the theme seems to be made for Aragorn, Legolas could have a need of anonymity as well. Maybe the prince of Greenwood (or later Ithilien) wanted to try the life of a simple guard or servant just for a while, or got into a situation where revealing his name would put him in danger.
But it's not a requirement for Aragorn or Legolas to be anonymous in your story. It can be someone entirely else. An anonymous admirer, for example...
The deadline for this challenge is May 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!
For writers: send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.
For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/ at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.
Happy writing and drawing!