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Ascension Call

There and back again.


After the War of the Ring and the return of peace to Middle-earth, Gandalf the White departs for Equestria to visit two old friends of his; specifically, a certain pair of alicorn sisters.

Yet he does not foresee that Equestria, like ponykind, has changed with the years since his previous visit, and so he is quite unprepared for what lies ahead. Can the Wizard endure the trials that this new journey will bring? Surely, but only if he makes a few more friends along the way.

Six more, to be exact.

Written with a heavily Tolkien-influenced style, which has been sampled by:


Countless thanks for your help, guys!

(Originally posted on 8/21/12 on FIMfiction. This is written by an author that has only seen the films and has yet to finish the books, so there may be slight discrepancies.)

Chapters (4)
Comments ( 982 )

Lord of the Rings crossover? HELL YEAH!:pinkiehappy:

Gandalf in Equestria? :trixieshiftright: You have my attention.:twilightsmile:
Pretty good so far, by the way. :yay:

I was kinda waiting for something like this. Now to read it.

As someone who reads the books religiously, you pretty much captured Gandalf perfectly. I will be looking forward to the next chapter.

It will be glorious!
One question, is Gandalf older and more powerful than than Celestia and Luna or are they also Maiar who coose to not stay in Arda?

I'll read this at some point. But there's still the whole return of Morgoth aka the true Dark Lord to deal with, but not for a very long time yet.

LOTR Crossover.
Lord of the FUCKING Rings crossover with MLP.


As many have said before me, you captured Gandalf... perfectly, really. Cryptic, powerful, light-hearted...Yeah. That's Gandalf.
Well, I'm already really looking forward to the next chapter of this quite epic tale. Keep it up!

I am interested, but at the same time, there are a thousand ways this can go wrong. I will hope.



:pinkiehappy: Other than that, this is off to a marvelous start and I eagerly anticipate more. Moar I say.


The font size was totally necessary! Now write more!

Let me guess? Starswirl the Bearded?

I have a sudden funny mental image of Twilight doing a Rainbow Dash fangirl with him. "It's you! It's really you! Ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh...!" :twilightsmile:

Of course, Gandalf tends to bring trouble with him where-ever he goes (and he only ever means to do so half the time). I strongly suspect that he would have brought business for the Princesses and the Elements, although that will only be revealed in due time.

Alright, I've read through it and I have this to say:

Keeping a little more space between the paragraphs would do you good, though it's not problematic to get who says what and understand what is described in the story. I didn't see any spelling mistakes so good on you for that.

Like I said in my previous comment, I was waiting for something like this and I sure wasn't disappointed as I read through. You really captured Gandalf's personality with this. Tracked, liked and excited for more.

Also, as already pointed out, Gandalf is Starswirl the Bearded. :rainbowkiss:
Right? If that's the case... oh Twilight's gonna lose her mind.

"You! Shall not! PA-"

"Aaw! Who's a good demon of the underworld? You are! oh, yes you are! Sit. Sit. stay. Good boy!"

"Fluttershy! stop stealing my thunder!"

I must say that this is an amazing story.
I was starting to think that fimfiction was dying, I'm glad to see that this has come about.
Looking forwards to reading more.

I bet five bits he is also Starswirl the Bearded. (given how many forms he has taken over his long long lifespan)


Didn't Sauron die by falling off his tower onto a large spike?

1142711 *saruman, and only in the films. in the books he took over the shire and was stabbed in the back by wormtongue.

That was Sarumon (easy mistake). :scootangel::twistnerd:

Damn, love LOTR, watched all of them, came on command upon seeing this, notices lack of human tag.


Normall, I'd up vote this and leave it and never look at it again, but this is LOTR so I'll Read Later.

Not a problem. Just a :twistnerd: doing his job

Nice Tom "mofucka" Bombadil reference. :rainbowdetermined2:

Tracking with the fury of a thousand angry goddesses.


This is Starswirl motherbucking the Bearded!

Ohh lord, the premise makes to much sense for it not to be canon in some way. Keep it up!

Well done, I eagerly await more, good scribe. :yay:

I don't suppose he goes by Star Swirl the Bearded, does he? Awesome story! Can't wait to see more!

He's Star Swirl the Bearded isn't he? Twilight is going to go nuts. :twilightsheepish:

No, I can't agree with your statement, good sir.
1)Magic in LoTR's world is Epic and Rare. Gendalf barely used it (partly due to the fact he couldn't kill mortals with it)
2)He is the man (Maiar) of Action. Saruman was the mind of their group ( in his better days) and had more in common with Starswirl than Gendalf.

I have some great expectations about this fic, dear author. Gods be with you.

P.S I have to read this later, so can someone tell me : where did his noble steed go?

inb4 gandalf is starswirl the bearded

Reaction before reading: LotR, really now? It's in the feature box, so something must be good about it... Let's read!

Reaction during reading: This could be great. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Twilight_pea.png

Reaction after reading: Cliffhanger, kind of... I want more NAOW! I liked it, yes, yes i did :twilightsmile:


Way ahead of you mate. I claim the title for that claim. :twilightsmile:


Even with a dark... thingy, it can't be all that dark especially with the Mithrandir to protect them! Not that Celestia isn't bright enough, but Gandalf has a sword!

A LOTR/ MLP Crossover?! :derpyderp1:

It's about time! :flutterrage:

Awesome job so far! Though if I may make one recomindation...

Near the beginning, change the second reconstruct to rebuild. Keeps it from getting slightly monotone.

Other than that, wonderfully done! Can't wait for the next installment! :pinkiehappy:

All I will say is,

Figures Gandalf knows those two, he's quite old enough...

AW Yeah LOTR crossover?! well i wasn't disappointed:pinkiehappy: pls keep it up

Just a question before I start this, why is there a dark tag next to comedy?

LoTR? hmm ive only seen a few movies gandalf is pretty awesome so i approve of this :3 woot next ch. please! :D
side note: gandalf cant be starswirl the author said hes a unicorn with a white coat right? starswirls coat color if i remember right is like greenish not white he probably knows star but cant be him.....right? o.0

yes. Yes. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES!

Oh my fucking god. Finally, a LOTR crossover...a good one...'tis a glorious sight, indeed.

The note that your using the movies as opposed to the books is much appreciated. Too often when that is an issue in fan fiction it gets ignored.:fluttershysad:

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