It means that I’ve had to replace Iljrene with an OC, someone who would have been ‘third drow soldier from the left’ in the battle scenes of the canon books, promoted into the vacancy when Iljrene died. Then I’ve had to spend hours rewriting the fic. Yes, Search-and-Replace dealt with the name, but not with the descriptions of the (very distinctive) character who had been supposed to fill the role. I really didn’t want it to be OC-centric but, as it turns out, no-one suitable from the named canon characters survived the bloodbath Lisa inflicted upon the Protectors of the Song.
Still, at least the secondary protagonist on the Drow side is Cierre, who has acquired something of a following since she appeared in ‘Debt of Blood’. This isn’t quite the same Cierre, as she never met Jack O’Neill, but her essential personality is the same. And, on the LotR side, there are the ever-popular Éomer and Lothíriel, Legolas and Gimli, and a supporting cast of Rohirrim and Haradrim.
My trademark Gimli/Galadriel sex scenes will not feature in this fic, alas; it's deadly serious. There's some light-hearted Éomer/Lothíriel interaction, yes, but only one (cunningly hidden) joke in the whole of the first chapter.
And there will be blood.