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Penname: Erulisse [Contact]
Real name: Sandra Graves
Member Since: August 15, 2009
Membership status: Member

Bio:

Now in my mid-60's, I have been a Tolkien fan/scholar for almost 50 years, since I first picked up the Ballentine set of paperbacks in 1968. I have read the standard LOTR trilogy 100+ times and much of the background information (Silmarillion, HOME, etc) 25+ times.  I admit that the Silmarillion is my favorite volume, although some parts of HOME are also in my top-10 list. 


I have been involved with fanfiction for several years now, writing stories and helping a few authors in the areas of editorial and beta assistance.  I am NOT an author, even though I do write original fiction as well as Tolkien-based fanfiction. I am a published author, but tend to consider myself a multi-media artist and prefer to incorporate my Tolkien-esque themed items in metal and enamel, not just in words.  Thanks for reading my tales. Reviews and comments are appreciated, although if you bite me, be warned -  I bite back.


 


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Stories by Erulisse

A Cloak of Hunter Green by Erulisse

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

A cloak of hunter green is given to a young Silvan girl.  I wanted to write a light-hearted romp through the Greenwood.  My muse did not cooperate.


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, ***Torture, Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3362     Read Count: 877
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Published: May 13, 2012     Updated: May 13, 2012


A Light from Afar by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

A series of drabbles centered around the theme of different types of light and featuring Earendil and Elwing.  I hope that through these small stories some light may be cast on the personalities of these characters.  


Characters: Elwing, Eärendil
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 981     Read Count: 9912
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Published: November 10, 2011     Updated: December 30, 2011


A Promise Fulfilled by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

 

Summary:  Glorfindel left the West at the request of the Valar to help fight evil in Middle Earth.  As he finally returns, will happiness be waiting for him on the shores of Valinor?  A response to the prompt “All’s Well that Ends Well”.  

 


Characters: Glorfindel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 299     Read Count: 605
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Published: September 27, 2011     Updated: September 27, 2011


An Education in Stone by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

Nerdanel is given a commission - present a sculptural work to the people of Valinor that will feature images of the Valar. But as an artist, she must remain true to her personal vision. What does that vision convey to the people and to the Valar who are depicted through her carved stone? 


Characters: Finarfin, Ingwë, Nerdanel, Olwë, Valar
Challenges: A Woman's Sceptre
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2361     Read Count: 107
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Published: May 09, 2017     Updated: May 09, 2017


Arrows of Love by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

 

It is written that Fëanáro first met Nerdanel when working in the forge of her father, Mahtan, as an apprentice.  Did she fall in love with him right away?  Here is one possibility.  Written for Tolkien Weekly prompt “archery”.  

 


Characters: Fëanor, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 107     Read Count: 671
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Published: July 06, 2011     Updated: July 06, 2011


Aspects of Nerdanel 1 - Fractures in the Dark by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

A series of short drabbles exploring the life of Nerdanel after she moved away from Feanor.


Characters: Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 530     Read Count: 1527
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Published: February 02, 2014     Updated: February 02, 2014


Aspects of Nerdanel 2 - Memories of Seven by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

Seven sons had Fëanáro and Nerdanel, even after they had ended their marriage. 


Characters: Amras, Amrod, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 666     Read Count: 2722
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Published: February 09, 2014     Updated: February 09, 2014


B2ME Day 1 - Excerpts From the Annals of the People by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

B2ME Day 1 - Seduction:  Three were chosen to travel and see the Two Trees.


Characters: None
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 437     Read Count: 749
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Published: March 06, 2011     Updated: March 06, 2011


B2ME Day 10 - Wishes by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

B2ME Day 10 - It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."  Watch out for what you wish for.  


Characters: Fëanor, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 483     Read Count: 710
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Published: March 11, 2011     Updated: March 11, 2011


B2ME Day 11 - Family Matters by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

B2ME Day 11 - Sacrifices to achieve peace.  A surprise action by Artanis ensures peace on a family vacation.  


Characters: Finwë, Galadriel, Glorfindel, Indis, Turgon
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 861     Read Count: 881
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Published: March 13, 2011     Updated: March 13, 2011


B2ME Day 12 - Song of the Earth by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

B2ME - Day 12 - Show how a different race appreciates nature.  When a new area is excavated in Nargothrond, Finrod and Dawli are called in to examine it.  


Characters: Finrod Felagund, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 885     Read Count: 649
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Published: March 13, 2011     Updated: March 13, 2011


B2ME Day 13 - Prayers Unanswered by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

B2ME Day 13 - A story about prayers, pleas or requests unanswered.  What if "someday my Prince will come" isn't always a good thing?  


Characters: Fëanor, Nerdanel, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 102     Read Count: 564
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Published: March 13, 2011     Updated: March 13, 2011


B2ME Day 14 - Presentations by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

BwME Day 14 - explore rites or rituals.  Feanor presents his son to the only Power that matters to him.  


Characters: Fëanor, Maedhros, Nerdanel
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 637     Read Count: 847
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Published: March 17, 2011     Updated: March 17, 2011


B2ME Day 15 - Family History by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2ME Day 15 - write a story that centers around food.  An embarrassing incident goes down into Turukano's family history.  


Characters: Elenwë, Idril, Manwë, Original Character(s), Turgon, Varda
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1295     Read Count: 516
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Published: March 17, 2011     Updated: March 17, 2011


B2ME Day 16 - Ghosts by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2ME Day 16 - "A gentle breeze brushes the hilltop, combing the ruins..."  Arafinwe returns to a place of great sorrow.  


Characters: Finarfin
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 158     Read Count: 664
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Published: March 17, 2011     Updated: March 17, 2011


B2ME Day 17 - An Exchange of Gifts by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

B2ME Day 17 - write a story featuring the exchange of gifts.  A gift from Valinor ends up sailing the skies.  


Characters: Eärendil, Glorfindel, Idril, Turgon
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 620     Read Count: 571
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Published: March 18, 2011     Updated: March 18, 2011


B2ME Day 18 - An Act of Kindness by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

B2ME Day 18 - a story detailing an act of kindness.  A chance discovery by the patrol brings smiles to the face of the children of Vinyamar.  


Characters: Glorfindel
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 526     Read Count: 620
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Published: March 19, 2011     Updated: March 19, 2011


B2ME Day 19 - Meetings or Reunions by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

B2ME Day 19 - write a story featuring meetings or reunions.  A horse adopts his boy in the spring.  


Characters: Glorfindel, Maedhros, Magor, Turgon
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 674     Read Count: 892
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Published: March 21, 2011     Updated: March 21, 2011


B2ME Day 2 -Dreamtime by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2ME Day 2 - Defiance - A son returns to his roots. 


Characters: Fëanor, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 480     Read Count: 875
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Published: March 06, 2011     Updated: March 06, 2011


B2ME Day 20 - Making a Decision by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2ME Day 20 - Making a Decision.  A mother's request will affect the life and death of her son.  


Characters: Glorfindel
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 197     Read Count: 586
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Published: March 22, 2011     Updated: March 22, 2011


B2ME Day 21 - East and West by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

B2ME Day 21 - East and West.  The journey to the West is interrupted for one elf, for a very long time.  


Characters: Círdan
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 582     Read Count: 491
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Published: March 22, 2011     Updated: March 22, 2011


B2ME Day 22 - Refugees by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

B2ME Day 22 - A story about refugees.  Not all elves who left the east actually travelled to the West.  A story of one of the "dark" elves.  


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 300     Read Count: 680
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Published: March 24, 2011     Updated: March 24, 2011


B2ME Day 23 - Avoiding the Tower by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

B2ME Day 23 - Avoiding the Tower.  Not all interactions between characters in Middle Earth are fraught with danger.  


Characters: Glorfindel, Idril
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 281     Read Count: 545
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Published: March 24, 2011     Updated: March 24, 2011


B2ME Day 24 - Animal Symbols by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2ME Day 24 - Animal Symbols.  Maitimo wants to commission a special gift for his cousin, Findekano.  


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 942     Read Count: 698
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Published: March 27, 2011     Updated: March 27, 2011


B2ME Day 25 - Shards of Glass by Erulisse

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2ME Day 25 - Shards of Glass.  A gift from a cherished daughter has shattered, reflecting her shattered dreams.  


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 408     Read Count: 550
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Published: March 27, 2011     Updated: March 27, 2011