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Silmarillion Writers' Guild
The Work of Small Hands. Valinor has been plunged into darkness, most of the Noldor have gone into exile, and the Teleri grieve for those lost in the kinslaying. The Valar have turned their backs on the remaining Noldor--left without a king--and chaos rules the streets of Tirion. Can Eärwen, the quiet wife of a third-born prince, find the courage and strength to save her husband's people?
Chapter Four Added! The effects of unrelenting darkness is taking hold of Tirion, and the crops and orchards have stopped producing. Eärwen must take action soon, or the remaining Noldor will fall completely to ruin.
As just a reminder, Hundrede Artes is my journal for the SCA's A&S 50 challenge where I will attempt to make 100 pieces of medieval art before the SCA's fiftieth birthday in 2015.
Breadth #1: The Story that Started It All. Here begins my A&S50 quest ... before I was even a member of the SCA. I wrote a novella for Bobby, once called "The Green Knight Story," now called "A Quest for the Foolish Brave," that would open my eyes to medieval literature and artwork and inspire my enthusiasm for the SCA.
Breadth #1:: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: In stori stif and stronge. The documentation for "A Quest for the Foolish Brave" looking at how the devices used in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight were applied to my novella.
Breadth #1: A Quest for the Foolish Brave. Links to "A Quest for the Foolish Brave" online.
Breadth #2: Mid-14th Century Alliterative Poetry as Exemplified by Pearl. The alliterative revival was a period of Middle English poetry that demonstrated artistically the political, social, and economic stratification in England at the time. From the revival came Sir Gawain and the Green Knight but also Pearl, an elegy-meets-allegory about the poet's lost daughter. This essay is documentation for my poem "The Fairy's Song."
Breadth #2: "The Fairy's Song". An alliterative poem done in the style of Pearl, which is regarded by some as the most technically complex Middle English poem known to modern audiences. "A Fairy's Song" considers how an author shapes her world through myth.
Depth #1: 15th-century English Illuminated Capital. My experimental piece as an illuminator, this first attempt was gauge--and, in turn, inspire--my enthusiasm for the art of medieval illumination.