Penname: Erulisse [Contact]
Real name: Sandra Graves
Member Since: 12/20/10
Membership status: Member

Biography:

As a long-time reader (since 1968) of JRRT, I have immersed myself in his world for many, many years.  I discovered fanfic approx three years ago and have had the pleasure of discussing with many authors on several boards, and reading 1000's of stories, all of which amaze and please me.  I do some beta work and I lurk well.  I review regularly and I try to be a positive force in whatever forums I am fortunate enough to join.  I hope that I can be of assistance in this forum and I look forward to meeting members through their words and thoughts expressed in the Universe that JRRT imagined and wrote.


Although I am not an author, I do play in Tolkien's sandbox and will write and publish on occasion.  I hope you enjoy what I contribute. 


- Erulisse (one L)

Live Journal: http://Engarian.livejournal.com
Web Site: www.IsisRising08.com
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The Forgotten One by Erulisse

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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.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Arathorn, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 647    |    Read Count: 2140
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/10/14    |    Published: 08/10/14
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Influence of Memories by Erulisse

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Feanor's life was formed by death, beginning with that of his mother, Miriel Serinde. 

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Finwë, Elf: Indis, Elf: Míriel
Genres: Drama
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 671    |    Read Count: 1987
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/27/14    |    Published: 07/27/14
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Training Grounds by Erulisse

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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? 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Coming of Age
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8    |    Word count: 970    |    Read Count: 3342
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/23/14    |    Published: 07/23/14
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Committed to the Fall by Erulisse

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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.  

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Erestor
Genres: Drama
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1522    |    Read Count: 530
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/13/14    |    Published: 07/13/14
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Culture Clash by Erulisse

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While Glóin goes through the mines to meet his father, he walks down a side passage and almost meets a new clan of dwarves. 

 

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Glóin
Genres: Humor
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 723    |    Read Count: 714
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/13/14    |    Published: 07/13/14
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Under Strange Stars by Erulisse

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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. 

 

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 770    |    Read Count: 1523
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/23/14    |    Published: 03/23/14
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Aspects of Nerdanel 2 - Memories of Seven by Erulisse

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

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Amras, Elf: Amrod, Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Curufin, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: None
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 655    |    Read Count: 2412
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/09/14    |    Published: 02/09/14
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Aspects of Nerdanel 1 - Fractures in the Dark by Erulisse

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

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Drama
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 530    |    Read Count: 1735
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/02/14    |    Published: 02/02/14
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A King is Born by Erulisse

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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.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Drama
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8    |    Word count: 884    |    Read Count: 2194
Completed: No    |    Updated: 01/30/14    |    Published: 01/29/14
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Finding Fear by Erulisse

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Two times that Maglor found fear and one time he did not.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 301    |    Read Count: 569
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Kitchen Diplomacy by Erulisse

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Aragorn has been crowned and has wed his lady love. The elves who acted as her escort, along with dignitaries from many lands, will be feasted at the first State Dinner before they leave Gondor and return to their own lands. Arwen wants everything to be perfect for her family but is having problems getting the kitchen to understand the concept of uncooked vegetables. Exasperated, she calls upon Aragorn for assistance.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character
Genres: Recipe fic
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 6089    |    Read Count: 1495
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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The Path Home by Erulisse

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Maglor has wandered the shores of Middle Earth for millennia. Now a final opportunity exists and time is running out. Will he take his last chance to go to the West?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drama
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 997    |    Read Count: 1244
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Breaking the Mold by Erulisse

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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. 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Théoden
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: the Pelennor, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 675    |    Read Count: 1793
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/06/13    |    Published: 08/06/13
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Lessons of Birds by Erulisse

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Celeborn is known as the wise, yet wisdom is learned. What influenced young Celeborn? Fixed length fictlet challenge - 333 words MS Word.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Drama
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 71. 2013 July Challenge: Fixed-Length Ficlets "Time in a Bottle"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 354    |    Read Count: 697
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/13    |    Published: 07/16/13
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The Journey to Rivendell by Erulisse

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Thoughts from Frodo and Sam on the journey before they leave for Mordor. A series of six short drabbles. 

 

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. 

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 678    |    Read Count: 2417
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/13    |    Published: 06/30/13
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Gems of Light by Erulisse

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A response to the June 2013 Challenge - Jewels of June with the elemennts - Silmaril/Fire. 

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor
Genres: Drama
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 70. 2013 June Challenge: The Jewels of June
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 891    |    Read Count: 1068
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/13    |    Published: 06/30/13
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The Last King by Erulisse

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A storyteller in a smoky tavern tells the Tale of the Last King to a diverse audience. Who is this king, and who is the storyteller? An AU story with disturbing darkness.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 69. 2013 May Challenge: "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4314    |    Read Count: 661
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/13    |    Published: 05/22/13
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Trail Ride by Erulisse

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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. Story written for the Bechdel Challenge – two women in an action/adventure story carrying on at least one conversation that doesn’t revolve around a male. 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Nerdanel, Original Female Character
Genres: Drama
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3279    |    Read Count: 588
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/30/13    |    Published: 01/30/13
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Burdens Shared by Erulisse

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Kaylee Arafinwiel's request: “I would like a story with Gimli adjusting to life (for however long that lasts) in the West. I’m wondering particularly what “Mahal” would think of this ‘son’ being able to come where no other Dwarf has gone before.”

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elrond, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Vala: Aulë, Vala: Manwë, Vala: Varda
Genres: None
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6328    |    Read Count: 889
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/23/12    |    Published: 12/23/12
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Culture Clash by Erulisse

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While Glóin goes through the mines to meet his father, he walks down a side passage and almost meets a new clan of dwarves.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Dwarf: Glóin
Genres: Humor
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 59. 2012 September Challenge: Seventy-five!!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 721    |    Read Count: 867
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/13/12    |    Published: 09/13/12
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And Maedhros Stood Aside by Erulisse

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An illustration of the sentence:  "Then Feanor laughed..., and he cried: '...Let the ships burn!'  Then Maedhros alone stood aside, but Feanor caused fire to be set to the white ships of the Telari."  - The Silmarillion

 

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: painting
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1    |    Read Count: 2923
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 08/02/12
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Tales from the Other Side - It's Not All About War by Erulisse

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Even in the violent history of Middle-earth, it wasn't always about war. Other activities were practiced by the inhabitants...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves
Genres: Drama
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 4550    |    Read Count: 1704
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 07/29/12
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"Green Dragon" by Erulisse

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Art: a green dragon painted miniature. Created for the July 2012 Art Challenge.

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: general
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 57. Art Challenge 4: July 2012: Miniature
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 122    |    Read Count: 1433
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 08/02/12
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Awaiting the Death of the King by Erulisse

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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.  

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir
Genres: Drama
Places: Lothlórien, Rivendell/Imladris, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3603    |    Read Count: 733
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/12    |    Published: 07/18/12
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Gifts from the Black Gates by Erulisse

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Shortly before taking his place with the warriors who patrol the borders of the Greenwood, Legolas is presented with a gift from beyond the grave. 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Drama
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2857    |    Read Count: 1023
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/12    |    Published: 07/15/12
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