Penname: Dawn Felagund [Contact]
Real name: Dawn
Member Since: 05/12/09
Membership status: Administrator

Biography:

Like many, I became "hooked" on Tolkien through the release of the movies. I voraciously read all of the LotR books after the release of the second film, and craving ever more, moved then to The Silmarillion. I loathed it the first time I read it. So I read it again. And that was the beginning of the end for me.


These days, I play quite a bit in the Silmarillion sandbox, although I have an appreciation for all of Tolkien's writings and the stories and art we craft based on them. When I am not in residence in Arda, I am a medieval scribal arts apprentice, a freelance web designer, a grad student in Humanities, and an English teacher for high school boys with emotional and behavioral disabilities. I am honored to have been asked to webmaster this site and encourage anyone with technical questions to contact me for help.

Live Journal: http://dawn_felagund.livejournal.com
Web Site: http://www.themidhavens.net/
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Stories by Dawn Felagund

Detour by Dawn Felagund

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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)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Anairë, Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Drama, Romance-slash
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7683    |    Read Count: 51
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/28/17    |    Published: 01/28/17
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The Ship of Light by Dawn Felagund

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Elwing is a troubled child, acting out to avoid facing the trauma of her past. During the survivors' first Yule at Sirion, mariners from Balar bring gifts to the refugees, and inspired by their benevolence, Elwing and Eärendil remake an old tradition into a new symbol of hope. For Talullah Red.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Elwing, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Childhood, Drama, General
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6301    |    Read Count: 183
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/17    |    Published: 01/01/17
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Museum for the Forgotten by Dawn Felagund

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It's the Third Age. Tirion has developed suburban sprawl, and psychotherapists are in high demand. An unkinged Finarfin experiments with political radicalism and has turned the palace into a memorial of the kinslaying. Amarië composes beat poetry. And Finrod has been reembodied into a world and among people he barely recognizes. Dark humor, for Kenaz for the Silmarillion Writers' Guild Around the Fire challenge.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Amarië, Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Finarfin, Elf: Finrod Felagund
Genres: Drama, Humor
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 9707    |    Read Count: 63
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/20/16    |    Published: 09/20/16
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Bone-White by Dawn Felagund

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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.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: General, Horror
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: None
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3369    |    Read Count: 73
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/07/16    |    Published: 09/07/16
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Víressë by Dawn Felagund

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As Sauron's reach lengthens, Winter lingers overlong in Gondor. In the midst of cold, despair, and the slow march to war, Boromir kindles a forbidden love affair with an unknown errand-rider that creates intrigue and betrayal. Written for Keiliss for the 2015 Yule Exchange.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Hirgon, Original Female Character
Genres: Short story
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6890    |    Read Count: 118
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/16    |    Published: 01/03/16
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Song of the Stone by Dawn Felagund

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Newly arrived at Khazad-dûm in the Second Age, the Elven loremaster Pengolodh presents a portion of his new book to Narvi only to discover that his understanding of the “great profit” that existed between the Dwarves of Belegost and the people of Caranthir in the First Age is not quite what he assumed. Written for Zdenka for the 2015 Yule Exchange.

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, Dwarf: Narvi, Elf: Pengolodh, Original Female Character
Genres: General
Places: Moria (Khazad-dûm), Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age, 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2295    |    Read Count: 470
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/16    |    Published: 01/03/16
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Daytracer by Dawn Felagund

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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 2013 Yule Fic Exchange.

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Mahtan, Elf: Nerdanel, Maia: Arien, Vala: Varda
Genres: Drama, Friendship, General, Short story
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4836    |    Read Count: 703
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/14    |    Published: 01/01/14
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A Gift for a King by Dawn Felagund

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

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Fingolfin, Elf: Finwë, Elf: Indis, Vala: Aulë
Genres: Family, Fluff, General
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2919    |    Read Count: 983
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/11/12    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Feature Noldolantë by Dawn Felagund

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How Maglor devised the Noldolantë. 2008 MEFA nominee.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drama
Places: None
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 4524    |    Read Count: 4071
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/11    |    Published: 07/18/11
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Feature Laurelin by Dawn Felagund

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The deeds of Arda's most contentious heroes form Arda's most poignant songs. An illuminated poem.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Artwork
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: calligraphy, Poetry
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 43    |    Read Count: 837
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/11    |    Published: 07/18/11
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Feature Journeys of Vása by Dawn Felagund

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A series of vignettes about the first rising of the Sun, from the perspectives of different characters. Check the Table of Contents for more specific summaries and warnings. MEFA 2008 nominee.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fingolfin, Elf: Mahtan, Elf: Pengolodh, Maia: Arien, Maia: Tilion, Vala: Aulë, Vala: Melkor
Genres: General, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 4680    |    Read Count: 280
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/11    |    Published: 07/18/11
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In the Town Called Acceptance by Dawn Felagund

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Young Maglor and Celegorm come to an understanding that they will always be the sons most unlike their father.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drama, Family
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4458    |    Read Count: 936
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/11    |    Published: 07/18/11
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Hastaina by Dawn Felagund

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While embarking upon an Arctic expedition in hopes of discovering secret knowledge that might relieve the marring of Arda, a loremaster of Tirion makes a much darker discovery that undermines the very foundation of his belief. Inspired by the style and mythology of H.P. Lovecraft.

Categories: Crossovers, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, Elf: Fëanor, Original Male Character
Genres: Drama, Horror
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5837    |    Read Count: 320
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/11    |    Published: 07/18/11
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Forth to War by Dawn Felagund

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Beleg and Mablung decide to fight in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, told in seven double drabbles.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Beleg Strongbow, Elf: Elu Thingol, Elf: Mablung
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1397    |    Read Count: 956
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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For What I Wait by Dawn Felagund

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For Hannah, an "AU in which Fëanor outlives all of his children." Fëanor and Maglor, together at the end. MEFA 2008 nominee.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama
Places: None
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1209    |    Read Count: 1529
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Estranged by Dawn Felagund

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The estrangement of Nerdanel and Fëanáro following his exile to Formenos.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Drama, Family
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 7. sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 4348    |    Read Count: 437
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Essecarmë by Dawn Felagund

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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.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Curufin, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drama, Family
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3860    |    Read Count: 848
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Droplets by Dawn Felagund

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The life of Elrond, First Age through Fourth Age, told in double drabbles. 2007 MEFA winner: 2nd Place, Multi-Age Fixed-Length Ficlet.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Beleriand, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 1790    |    Read Count: 881
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Brothers by Dawn Felagund

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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.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 499    |    Read Count: 1046
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Bedtime Tales of the Sun by Dawn Felagund

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

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Maia: Arien, Original Female Character
Genres: Poetry, Vignette
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1709    |    Read Count: 900
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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An Ordinary Woman by Dawn Felagund

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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.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Edain: Beren, Elf: Elu Thingol, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Lúthien
Genres: General, Humor
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3795    |    Read Count: 786
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in Canon and Fandom by Dawn Felagund

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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.

Categories: Essay--Canon, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3741    |    Read Count: 977
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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I who loved her by Dawn Felagund

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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.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Númenórean: Ar-Pharazôn, Númenórean: Tar-Míriel
Genres: Poetry
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 183    |    Read Count: 882
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Paper by Dawn Felagund

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Curufin escapes to the realms of fantasy to escape the pressures of his family and discovers the thrill of first love.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Curufin, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Original Female Character
Genres: Drama, Family, General
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3081    |    Read Count: 824
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/11    |    Published: 07/16/11
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Feature Through Sorrow to Find Joy by Dawn Felagund

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This series will include small thinglets that do not fit in my other series.

New: Speak Faster, in which Nerdanel meets with the mortal narrator of The Silmarillion. 2011 MEFA nominee.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Edain: Andreth, Elf: Aegnor, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: Beleriand, Undying Lands, Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 1111    |    Read Count: 5376
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/26/11    |    Published: 11/20/09
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