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Challenge Issuer(Recent Donor)jedibuttercup
Challenge NameMuch That Once Was (LOTR)
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Lord of the Rings > General
DescriptionOne (or more) of the Scoobies and/or Fang Gang is a re-incarnated mortal from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" universe. For a twist, however, there can be no time-travel or dimensional travel involved; everything that happened back then is very much in the past, and they can't go back. The story must unfold in the "present" day, though flashbacks are encouraged.

The challenge is: have something about that past-- a surviving heirloom, a reincarnated lover or enemy, some prophecy involving a specific bloodline or person, etc.-- rear up to complicate the life of the character (or characters). You can have them remember their previous life fully, or not, as you choose as they try to resolve the situation.

* Have the character(s) "know" their past by reading the books or watching the movies; they don't exist
* Include any "balance demons" or Maiar (Gandalf/Saruman/etc.) appearing to explain everything
* Character bash any of the main characters

* Lesser-used character(s) from either universe getting a major part
* The current canon bad guy (Mayor, Adam, Wolfram & Hart, Watcher's Council, Glory, The Trio, Jasmine, The First, etc.) figuring out something is up and causing additional complications
* Having the story happen at some point during Jossverse canon-- with everything before that exactly as seen on the show(s)-- but unfold in such a way that it will have a significant impact on the future course of events, even after the story's plot is wrapped up
Challenge Date17 Jul 06
Last Updated10 Jan 10

Challenge Responses

Giles is having flashbacks, and he will *not* allow history to repeat itself. Please read and review.
Only the author can add chapters to this story Lord of the Rings > Giles-Centered • CelebwenTelcontar • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [261] • Recs [0] • Reviews [6] • Hits [670] • Published [16 May 13] • Updated [16 May 13] • Completed [Yes]
SG-1/BtVS/LotR. Daniel dreamed of the blonde woman with the steel-bright eyes: standing with him atop a battlement, gazing out over trampled fields toward the ominous fume of war.
Only the author can add chapters to this story Stargate > Buffy-Centered > Pairing: Daniel Jackson • (Recent Donor)jedibuttercup • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [2,266] • Recs [5] • Reviews [17] • Hits [3,480] • Published [24 Jul 10] • Updated [24 Jul 10] • Completed [Yes]
Sequel to Much that once was, is lost. Sometimes, second chances are never given.
Only the author can add chapters to this story Lord of the Rings > Other BtVS/AtS Characters • Carnen • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [1,006] • Recs [0] • Reviews [3] • Hits [1,092] • Published [22 May 07] • Updated [22 May 07] • Completed [Yes]
Sequel to Akallabeth. Buffy is not the only one in which things from the past are stirring...
Only the author can add chapters to this story Lord of the Rings > General • Carnen • FR13 • Chapters [7] • Words [2,723] • Recs [0] • Reviews [2] • Hits [4,476] • Published [14 May 07] • Updated [14 May 07] • Completed [Yes]
Cordelia throws a tantrum... with unexpected results. Strange things begin happening to her, can Giles solve the mystery? Does she actually need him to?
Only the author can add chapters to this story Lord of the Rings > Cordelia-Centered • amusewithaview • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [5,170] • Recs [0] • Reviews [23] • Hits [2,139] • Published [5 Apr 07] • Updated [5 Apr 07] • Completed [Yes]
Buffy dreams of a land long sunk under the waves.
Only the author can add chapters to this story Lord of the Rings > Buffy-Centered > Theme: First Age • Carnen • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [3,174] • Recs [0] • Reviews [7] • Hits [2,729] • Published [9 Apr 06] • Updated [9 Apr 06] • Completed [Yes]