Author: Sevilodorf, erinrua*, and Celebsul
Pairing: n/a (this is not a "pairing" sort of tale)
Warning: only some mild violence
Disclaimer: Middle Earth and everything in it belongs to Tolkien. We of The Burping Troll are merely playing in the professor's sandbox.
Summary: The final part of the 'Precious Stones' trilogy, following 'Bloodstone' and 'Obsidian'**. Nik, the small uruk-hai befriended by Russbeorn, has sworn to do what no orc has done before: stand and testify to his innocence of murder after killing a man in defense of human life. But will Nik's truth overcome the lies of unscrupulous men? (Can be read as a stand-alone story.)
Author's Notes: The above summary was written by erinrua. All stories at The BT are slash-free.
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Genre: Drama / Adventure
Fandom: Canon story set after the War of of the Ring. (All of the BT stories are set after the War of the Ring, actually.)
*erinrua was the winner of the TORN ORC award for "Best Fanfiction" this past January for her story The Last Grey Ship, which is also housed at the BT site.
**Obsidian was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Mithril awards.
x-posted to various other Tolkien fanfiction communities.
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