Maglor in History

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Name: Maglor in History
Date(s): ~2003
Founder: Finch
Type: fanfiction
Fandom: The Silmarillion
Associated Community: Henneth Annûn Story Archive, Silmfics
URL: Archived challenge at HASA in 2004
Archived challenge at HASA in 2010
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The Maglor in History challenge was created by Finch in ~2003, for stories about the Silmarillion character Maglor through human history. It's also known as Maglor-in-History and occasionally Maglor throughout History, Maglor through History or Maglor in Time. The original challenge might have been associated with the Henneth Annûn Story Archive, the Silmfics list and/or Finch's archive, Romancing the Jewels. The original wording was:

What happened to Maglor after we left him singing on the beach?

Assuming he lived, write a story in which Maglor appears later in time, some place in our history. He can witness a major historical event or perhaps meet or see a major historical figure.[1]

Thirteen stories were written for the original challenge, which were listed at Romancing the Jewels.[2] They spanned the timeframe from the Trojan War to the mid-20th century. They were generally very well received; Espresso Addict described the challenge in June 2004 as extraordinarily productive.[3] Many of the original set were recommended well outside the Silmarillion fandom, especially perhaps:

The challenge was archived at HASA, listed as closed in August 2003. Many stories have been written subsequently for the trope. It was later revived for the Back to Middle-earth Month 2012.

Stories Written for the Original Challenge

In chronological order: