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Penname: Erulisse [Contact]
Real name: Sandra Graves
Membership status: Member
Member since: July 01, 2011
Website: www.IsisRising08.com (artwork) and http://erulissedances.livejournal.com/ (for fiction)
Beta-reader: Yes
A 50+yo writer and a 40+year scholar of Tolkien's work, I love working within the Tolkien universe and am feeling more and more comfortable as I write more and more. Give me a challenge, I'll figure out a story. IRL I run a store, and have an MA in Archaeology/Anthropology. Married, no children.

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Stories by Erulisse

Title: Warriors All by Erulisse
Rated: Mature [ - ]
Summary: Sent by Gil-galad to scout the old fortress of Amon Lanc, Glorfindel and Thranduil go south. They discover their mutual feelings while on their quest to the evil citadel. Written for My Slashy Valentine 2016 for Elladan's Girl.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Glorfindel, Thranduil
Content: Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3081 | Read count: 542

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Published: February 21, 2016 | Updated: February 21, 2016


Title: The Forgotten One by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Gilraen was in the shadows of Aragorn's life and Tolkien's saga. Let's take a closer look at the mother of the King.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elrond, Gilraen
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 617 | Read count: 2382

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Published: August 11, 2014 | Updated: August 11, 2014


Title: Journeys by Erulisse
Rated: Mature [ - ]
Summary: Before Cirdan leaves, he teaches shipbuilding to those elves remaining behind. Glorfindel must put those teachings to good use and return to Valinor to save the life of his lover, Elladan.

An Ardor in August 2014 gift for Jade, aka Elladansgirl.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Círdan, Elladan, Glorfindel
Content: Hurt/Comfort
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 8456 | Read count: 743

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Published: August 09, 2014 | Updated: August 09, 2014


Title: Influence of Memories by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Feanor's life was formed by death, beginning with that of his mother, Miriel Serinde.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Fëanor, Finwë, Indis, Míriel
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 649 | Read count: 2485

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Published: July 27, 2014 | Updated: July 27, 2014


Title: Training Grounds by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: The sons of Elrond are considered among the most deadly warriors of Middle-earth, yet they didn't start out that way. How were they trained?
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Glorfindel
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 905 | Read count: 2352

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Published: July 14, 2014 | Updated: July 14, 2014


Title: Tone Deaf by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: It is known that evil came into the world through the efforts of Morgoth. But why did his efforts always result in evil rather than good? Why did the other Valar turn their backs on one who was beautiful and placed high in the sight of Eru? Here is one possible reason.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Manwë, Melkor/Morgoth
Content: Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1248 | Read count: 973

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Published: June 30, 2014 | Updated: June 30, 2014


Title: Under Strange Stars by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: It is said that Aragorn travelled under strange stars as he was learning his trade. Here are some exploits of the future king in a far, desert land explored through a series of drabbles based upon the ingredients in mulled wine.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 733 | Read count: 2707

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Published: March 23, 2014 | Updated: March 23, 2014


Title: The Box by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: A "What if...?" tale of humor. What if "The West" was only another land mass and the Valar were leaving? In our modern world, Elrond and Glorfindel receive a package from Celebrian. What is it and what will they do with it?
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Elrond, Glorfindel, Legolas, Thranduil
Content: Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 4068 | Read count: 1353

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Published: February 20, 2014 | Updated: February 20, 2014


Title: Aspects of Nerdanel 2 - Memories of Seven by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Seven sons had Fëanáro and Nerdanel, even after they had ended their marriage.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 625 | Read count: 2940

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Published: February 10, 2014 | Updated: February 10, 2014


Title: Aspects of Nerdanel 1 - Fractures in the Dark by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: A series of short drabbles exploring the life of Nerdanel after she moved away from Feanor.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Nerdanel
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 509 | Read count: 3073

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Published: February 02, 2014 | Updated: February 02, 2014


Title: A King is Born by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Galadriel has sailed and Celeborn is broken. Thranduil, his dearest friend, has been contacted to try and help him through his despair. A series of eight drabbles.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Thranduil
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 828 | Read count: 4034

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Published: January 29, 2014 | Updated: January 31, 2014


Title: The Seduction by Erulisse
Rated: Mature [ - ]
Summary: A commissioned statue of Indis turns into much more in Nerdanel's studio. A story written to try something I've never written before - in this case, femmeslash.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Indis, Nerdanel
Content: Femmeslash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 453 | Read count: 881

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Published: January 11, 2014 | Updated: January 11, 2014


Title: Mobius - An Exploration of Evil by Erulisse
Rated: Mature [ - ]
Summary: While practicing for an off-Broadway play, Finrod and Curufin remember their shared past in Ages past and their long and seemingly never-ending fight against Evil. Written for astris-eldalie for Sultry in September 2013 and comprising the following elements: Silmarillion-based, set in Nargothrond prior to the Beren-Lûthien incident, perhaps something involving Curufin being injured at some point, with lots of verbal sparring and a not-very-happy ending. Bonus points for an appearance by Celegorm and/or Celebrimbor. Do NOT include = First person p.o.v., fluff.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrimbor, Curufin, Finrod, Orodreth
Content: Drama, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 6342 | Read count: 1081

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Published: September 03, 2013 | Updated: September 03, 2013


Title: Breaking the Mold by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: The women of Rohan had specific jobs to perform but warrior was not one of them. Despite the expectations heaped upon Éowyn, she broke the mold. Here are six drabbles spotlighting a variety of critical times in the life of Éowyn, King's niece, slayer of the Witch-King and White Lady of Ithilien.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Éowyn, Faramir, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, Theoden
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 657 | Read count: 3039

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Published: August 07, 2013 | Updated: August 07, 2013


Title: Lessons of Birds by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Celeborn is known as the wise, yet wisdom is learned. What influenced young Celeborn? Fixed length fictlet of 333 words (MS Word).
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 339 | Read count: 3248

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Published: July 17, 2013 | Updated: July 17, 2013


Title: The Journey to Rivendell by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: A look at the journey to Rivendell until the Walkers leave the Hidden Valley in six short drabbles from a Hobbit's viewpoint.

Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Frodo, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, Peregrin "Pippin" Took, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 652 | Read count: 2684

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Published: June 30, 2013 | Updated: June 30, 2013


Title: Committed to the Fall by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Celebrían has been trying to heal from the attack on the Redhorn Pass. Today, given courage by an item from her Mother, she enrolls the aid of a friend to help confront Elrond.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Erestor
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1490 | Read count: 1591

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Published: February 21, 2013 | Updated: February 21, 2013


Title: Dream Lover by Erulisse
Rated: Explicit [ - ]
Summary: Summary: After death, Caranthir is in the Halls of Waiting and has a visitor who raises memories of a love affair he had thought long behind him.

Requested pairing: Caranthir and Irmo

Elements: Olorime requested, “A dream sequence. Make it very surrealistic and place a great deal of emphasis on the dreamscape. I would also like the writer to include the psychological repercussions of the oath. Make Irmo a mixture, compassionate and manipulative. He is the God of dreams. Make it show. Do NOT include humor or fluff.”
Category: Fiction
Characters: Caranthir, Irmo/Lórien
Content: BDSM, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 4624 | Read count: 1151

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Published: February 17, 2013 | Updated: February 17, 2013


Title: Trail Ride by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: With the males of the court all away at the annual King’s Hunt, Helyanwë and her grandmother Nerdanel leave the household compound on a quest of their own. A story for the Bechdel Challenge - A story featuring at least two women who interact together and have at least one conversation where the topic doesn't revolve around a man.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Nerdanel, OFC
Content: Action/Adventure
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3228 | Read count: 1283

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Published: January 31, 2013 | Updated: January 31, 2013


Title: Culture Clash by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: While Glóin goes through the mines to meet his father, he walks down a side passage and almost meets a new clan of dwarves.

Assigned Element: The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight into the side of the hill.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aulë, Glóin
Content: Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 726 | Read count: 1177

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Published: October 25, 2012 | Updated: October 25, 2012


Title: Bears In Imladris by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Are bears running loose in Imladris? Here is a short tale detailing the first meeting between Legolas, Prince of Mirkwood and young Estel.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas
Content: Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1514 | Read count: 1277

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Published: October 08, 2012 | Updated: October 08, 2012


Title: Westward Progression by Erulisse
Rated: Mature [ - ]
Summary: Elrond is leaving Imladris for his final journey before passing over the sea to the West and Erestor is accompanying him. Can Glorfindel gather his courage and speak honestly to his friend before he sails with his Lord or will his love for Erestor remain hidden for the sake of their long friendship? Written for Ardor in August 2012.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Content: Angst, Drama, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 15037 | Read count: 8464

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Published: August 08, 2012 | Updated: September 12, 2012


Title: Walking Away - Lothuial's Tale by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Lothuial, a Speaker of the People, is finally leaving her home in the Greenwood to join others, head to the Havens, and finally pass over the Sundering Sea to the West.
Category: Fiction
Characters: OFC
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 730 | Read count: 1152

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Published: August 03, 2012 | Updated: August 03, 2012


Title: Tales from the Other Side - It's Not All About War by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Even in the violent history of Middle-earth, it wasn't always about war. Other activities were practiced by the inhabitants. This series examines the leisure-time pastimes of some of our favorite characters. Chapters will be added sporadically.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 4474 | Read count: 2237

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Published: July 22, 2012 | Updated: July 30, 2012


Title: Awaiting the Death of the King by Erulisse
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: After Galadriel sails, the world seems just a bit darker to Celeborn who has remained behind. He revisits his realm and makes a decision to visit an old friend.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Thranduil
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3560 | Read count: 1338

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Published: July 19, 2012 | Updated: July 19, 2012