This April, the Teitho challenge will not be held.
No, just kidding. Our theme for April is "Pranks". April is famous for its All Fool's Day, a day of no-holds-barred hoaxes and practical jokes all over the world.
In Middle Earth, too, surely pranks have played an equally important part. The infamous Elrondion twins easily come to mind. Even in dark times, everyone needs an occasional relief from the strain of duty. What of Aragorn's time with his fellow rangers, or Legolas among the Mirkwood guards? No close-knit military unit is complete without some practical jokes. And how much chaos is begging to ensue if Legolas, Eomer, and the Hobbits conspire against Aragorn the night before his wedding?
Angst lovers, take heart. Sometimes a prank can go terribly wrong - how would that land Aragorn and Legolas in trouble? Or what would they do if they accidentally hurt someone else? What if a proud elf or haughty nobleman mistook an innocent prank for an insult, and vowed revenge?
And the winners are:
A Sting in the Tale
by Linda Hoyland 2nd place
Jest a Little Out of Hand
by Mysterious Jedi
Of Mice and Men… and Elves… and Dwarves…
by Marethiel 1st place
Pranking the Pranksters
Road to Nowhere
by Adonnen Estenniel 3rd place
The Last Task
Marethiel, nautika, StarLight, and Valante