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Penname: Dawn Felagund [Contact]
Real name: Dawn Felagund
Member Since: May 14, 2007
Membership status: Administrator

Bio:

Like many Tolkien fans, the release of the movie trilogy was the impetus that I needed to pick up the books for the first time. Since then, however, my first love has been always with The Silmarillion and with studying the minutia of Tolkien's early mythology.


These days, I write both fiction and non-fiction based on The Silmarillion. I am the founder and owner of the Silmarillion Writers' Guild and am always happy to hear from fellow Tolkien fans, whether answering questions about SWG, chatting about the books, or lending a helping hand to newbies. Please feel free to contact me through the site or my personal email.


In my offline life, I teach English at a high school for boys with emotional and behavioral disabilities. I am also a part-time freelance writer, writing mostly about gardening and sustainability.


Back to Middle-earth Month 2010MEFA 2009 NomineeAkallabeth in AugustMEFA 2010 Nominee MPTT Remix 2010 Challenge Participant SWG Fifth Birthday Banner The Box of Tissues The Power and the Passion The Power and the Passion The Power and the Passion The Wordsmith The Wordsmith The Tirion Mothers Against Oath-Taking Public Service Award The Tirion Mothers Against Oath-Taking Public Service Award B2MeM Moderator Banner2011 MEFA nominee Season of Writing Dangerously--Impetuous Participant Season of Writing Dangerously Winner Season of Writing Dangerously Cheerleader MEFA 2011 Winner Tree and Flower Awards Nominee Tree and Flower Awards, Elves, Honorable Mention Tree and Flower Awards, Men, Second Place Tree and Flower Awards, Essay, First Place Tree and Flower Awards, Silmarillion, Third Place Tree and Flower Awards, Alternate Universe, Second Place Tree and Flower Awards, Family, Second Place Tree and Flower Awards, Elrond, Honorable Mention Tree and Flower Awards, Feanor, First Place Tree and Flower Awards, Feanor, Second PlaceTree and Flower Awards, Maedhros, First Place Tree and Flower Awards, Minor Canon Character, Third PlaceSeason of Writing Dangerously 2013 Participant Season of Writing Dangerously 2013 Impetuous Participant SWG Re-Read 2014: Participant International Fanworks Day 2015 on the Silmarillion Writers Guild Back to Middle-earth Month 2014 Participant


My Silmarillion-based stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. *whew* What that means in plain English is that 1) you can create work based on my Tolkien-based stories (fic, remixes, art, podfic, etc.) and, no, you don't have to ask first, 2) you may not sell what you create based on my work (although I think you'd have more problems with the Tolkien Estate than with me, if you tried), 3) I expect to be credited for anything of mine that you use, and 4) you must make your work based on my work available under the same license, i.e., people can in turn freely make derivative/transformative works of your works. Here's a nifty little graphic that should make it clear as mud:


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


It's not required but much appreciated if you let me know if you create something based on one of my Tolkien-based stories so that I can read your work!

Yahoo IM: DawnFelagund
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Stories by Dawn Felagund

"Zimraphel" and "I who loved her" by Noliel, Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Tar-Miriel faces the wave that will drown Númenor while, in the midst of the forbidden realm of Valinor, Ar-Pharazôn is granted sudden awareness of her fate.


Characters: Ar-Pharazôn, Tar-Míriel
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes
Series: The Poetic Silmarillion
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 197     Read Count: 1203
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Published: August 31, 2009     Updated: August 31, 2009


A Gift for a King by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Just after Fingolfin's birth, Fëanor makes a gift for his father. For Oloriel.


Characters: Aulë, Fëanor, Fingolfin, Finwë, Indis
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: The Fall of the House of Fëanor, To Give in Return, Test
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2924     Read Count: 1937
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Published: January 04, 2008     Updated: January 04, 2008


A Sad Tale's Best for Winter by oshun, Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Prompt: B2MeM 2014 - Write a story or create art about the midwinter holiday (Yule or another midwinter holiday of your choosing).

Elrond looks back on Yuletides past at two distinct periods in his life, nearly an Age and a half apart. “The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” (In Portugal, by AFG Bell, 1912.)

Artwork included is by Dawn Felagund. (Calligraphy and illumination of brief passages from the story. Artist's note: The calligraphy utilizes a script I developed based on Tolkien's own writing in the Tengwar of "Namárië" and "A Elbereth Gilthoniel." The illumination is based on a style used in the 15th-century Bible of Borso d'Este. Ink, acrylic, and gold leaf on Bristol vellum.)


Characters: Celebrían, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Erestor, Lindir
Challenges: B2MeM 2014
Genres: Drama, General, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, Art/graphics
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6386     Read Count: 1564
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Published: March 22, 2014     Updated: March 22, 2014


A Symphony for My Father by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Maglor is charged with an impossible task: to write a song for Fëanor's hundredth begetting day. Initially, he refuses, but his memories of Fëanor and their tulmultuous relationship eventually inspires him to the impossible and his greatest accomplishment yet as a musician.


Characters: Fëanor, Maglor
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2478     Read Count: 684
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Published: December 21, 2005     Updated: December 21, 2005


A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in Canon and Fandom by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

A review of the canon facts available on Nerdanel and discussion of why she remains so popular with fans despite her scarce appearances in the texts.


Characters: Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 1327
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Published: January 15, 2008     Updated: January 15, 2008


An Ordinary Woman by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

For Jenni, a more realistic interpretation of Luthien's story, how she came to enter her people's legends, how she met Beren, and how Finrod got himself into deep trouble. MEFA 2008 nominee.


Characters: Beren, Elu Thingol, Finrod Felagund, Lúthien Tinúviel
Challenges: Gift of a Story, Strong Women
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Series: To Give in Return
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3817     Read Count: 2004
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Published: January 27, 2008     Updated: January 27, 2008


Another Man's Cage by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 63]
Summary:

In the Time of the Trees, during the Bliss of Valinor, the young family of Fëanor experience the everyday triumphs and tragedies of life in paradise. But as Fëanor's genius blossoms and his sons grow into their roles in Tirion society, tensions build that will sunder the House of Finwë and drive the House of Fëanor to open rebellion.

Completed!


Characters: Anairë, Caranthir, Celegorm, Eärwen, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwë, Indis, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Original Character(s), Valar
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: ***Torture, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 53 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 355782     Read Count: 104467
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Published: September 25, 2011     Updated: March 10, 2013


Assignation by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

When Turgon discovers a forbidden affair between his sister Aredhel and cousin Curufin, he has all intentions of telling his father. But Aredhel and his cousins devise a way to keep safe the secrecy of an affair that will span ages. Aredhel/Curufin/Celegorm


Characters: Aredhel, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Turgon
Challenges: Taboo
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: ***Incest, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 7189     Read Count: 224
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Published: February 10, 2017     Updated: February 10, 2017


Awakening by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Shortly after the Elves awaken at Cuiviénen, the young Þerindë begins to learn about love and Elven nature. This story seeks to explore the origins of the Elven mores concerning sexuality that are discussed in Laws and Customs and Quendi and Eldar.
Characters: Finwë, Míriel Serindë, Original Character(s), Tata
Challenges: International Day of Femslash 2008
Genres: General
Warnings: Sexual Content--Graphic
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 6068     Read Count: 2857
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Published: July 19, 2008     Updated: July 19, 2008


Back to Middle-earth Month 2010 Stories by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 23]
Summary:

Fixed-length ficlets written in response to the Back to Middle-earth Month 2010 challenges. Please see the Table of Contents for summaries and warnings for each.

Updated with:
The Pendant in the Stream, in which Nerdanel considers her life had she never married Fëanor.
Delvers, in which Maedhros recalls a superstition of the captives in Angband (warning for dark themes).


Characters: Curufin, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwë, Maedhros, Maglor, Mandos, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Experimental, Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 1619     Read Count: 13517
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Published: March 29, 2010     Updated: April 25, 2010


Bedtime Tales of the Sun by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A young daughter in the House of Anárion asks how the world came to be rounded.


Characters: Arien, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Experimental, Poetry
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: The Poetic Silmarillion
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1714     Read Count: 776
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Published: August 30, 2009     Updated: August 30, 2009


Bone-White by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

After wandering accidentally near to Mandos, Caranthir encounters a procession delivering his newly reembodied brother back to the world: Maedhros. Caranthir breaks into his tent, and the two discuss healing, mutability, and the things that will never change. For Silver Trails.


Characters: Caranthir, Maedhros
Challenges: Around the Fire
Genres: General, Horror
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3401     Read Count: 427
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Published: September 07, 2016     Updated: September 07, 2016


Brothers by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Two brothers face their father's death and the differences that have arisen between them, for one is of the King's Men and the other of the Elf-friends.


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 493     Read Count: 565
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Published: August 07, 2009     Updated: August 07, 2009


By the Light of Roses by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

What if Erestor had been part of the House of Fëanor from the beginning, in Aman? An AU look at the crumbling house of Fëanor through the eyes of one of Middle-earth's loremasters.


Characters: Amras, Amrod, Fëanor, Original Character(s), Sons of Fëanor
Challenges: Gift of a Story, One True Love
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 68900     Read Count: 25339
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Published: August 02, 2007     Updated: August 02, 2007


Character of the Month Biographies by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.


Characters: Mahtan, Mandos, Pengolodh, Tulkas, Vairë, Vána
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 25     Read Count: 3956
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Published: February 01, 2009     Updated: October 11, 2015


Constellation by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

In Aman, an unexpected friendship forms between Caranthir, the misunderstood son of Fëanor, and Rúmil, the Noldorin loremaster who survived the dungeons of Utumno. The two see each other as others cannot, but their friendship is tested when the Darkening of Valinor leads to a string of atrocities that try both their spirits.


Characters: Caranthir, Rúmil (Valinor)
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: ***Torture, Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3249     Read Count: 620
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Published: March 23, 2006     Updated: March 23, 2006


Daytracer by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

After the Darkening of Valinor, the Aulendur struggle to find a way to bear aloft the final fruit and flower of the Two Trees. Nerdanel finds a unexpected ally in Arien, who helps her discover the secret knowledge that will return the world to light. Written for Wheelrider for the MPTT Yule Fic Exchange.


Characters: Arien, Mahtan, Nerdanel, Varda
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4839     Read Count: 331
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Published: January 02, 2014     Updated: January 02, 2014


Detour by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

It is the Fifth Age of Arda. Finarfin has unkinged himself and declared Tirion a democracy, and the Noldorin people are alive with the possibilities to be found in their new existence. Yet Maedhros, more than ten years after his release from the halls of Mandos, has retreated to a life of apathy and loneliness, until one day, Anairë comes to deliver him news that he never hoped to receive: His cousin Fingon has been released from Mandos. (Maedhros/Fingon)


Characters: Anairë, Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 7683     Read Count: 295
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Published: January 28, 2017     Updated: January 28, 2017


Discovering Love by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

On his way to a tryst with his betrothed, Maglor discovers something unexpected about the relationship between Maedhros and their cousin Fingon. When Maedhros reveals his love for their cousin to Maglor, Maglor has to decide how he feels about this unconventional relationship, eventually realizing that the commonalities of love outweigh the differences. Maedhros/Fingon, Maglor/OFC.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4329     Read Count: 938
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Published: December 21, 2005     Updated: December 21, 2005


Discretion by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

For Tarion, Caranthir discovers a dark secret about Maedhros, the revelation of which could irreparably divide the Noldor. Will he reveal what he knows? Slash; Maedhros/Finrod. 2008 MEFA nominee.


Characters: Caranthir, Fëanor, Finarfin, Finrod Felagund, Maedhros
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: To Give in Return
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6605     Read Count: 1904
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Published: December 20, 2007     Updated: December 20, 2007


Droplets by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 13]
Summary: The life of Elrond, First Age through Fourth Age, told in double drabbles. 2007 MEFA winner: 2nd Place, Multi-Age Fixed-Length Ficlet.
Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1813     Read Count: 16975
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Published: June 15, 2007     Updated: June 15, 2007


Essecarmë by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Curufin, the fifth son of Fëanor, is said to have been his favorite. Why did Maedhros get passed over for this honor? This story looks at Eldarin naming traditions and the family dramas they create. 2008 MEFA nominee.
Characters: Curufin, Fëanor, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: The Fall of the House of Fëanor
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3852     Read Count: 1743
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Published: May 08, 2008     Updated: May 08, 2008


Estranged by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 6]
Summary: The estrangement of Nerdanel and Fëanáro following his exile to Formenos.
Characters: Fëanor, Maedhros, Nerdanel, Sons of Fëanor
Challenges: Parting's Sorrow, Gift of a Story, Family Matters
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: The Fall of the House of Fëanor
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4435     Read Count: 7095
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Published: May 30, 2007     Updated: May 30, 2007


Fëanor’s Mistake by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

After becoming lost while on a hunting trip with Celegorm and Oromë, Fëanor discovers something unexpected about his son's relationship with Oromë ... or he thinks he does. A humor piece about double entendre and misunderstanding.


Characters: Celegorm, Fëanor, Oromë
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1417     Read Count: 571
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Published: December 21, 2005     Updated: December 21, 2005


Five Bells by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

The people of Tirion learn of Miriel's death. For the Five Things challenge for SWG's fifth birthday. 2011 MEFA nominee.


Characters: Fëanor, Finwë, Indis, Mandos, Míriel Serindë, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: Drama, Experimental
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1543     Read Count: 6322
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Published: August 26, 2010     Updated: August 26, 2010