Penname: Nieriel Raina [Contact]
Real name: NiRi
Member Since: 02/12/10
Membership status: Member

Biography:

A word about me:


I'm a forty something professional pet stylist (Yep I cut dog hair). I live in Texas with three dogs, six horses and numerous familial units. I've been around the Tolkien fandom since 2005 and have been writing since 2006.


A word about The Hobbit films:


The only aspect of The Hobbit Movieverse that I might include in my work would be the descriptions of landscapes, especially Mirkwood. I did love the bridge and gates of the Elvenking's home! As well as the caverns themselves. My version of Mirkwood has no Tauriel, hedgehogs or rabbit sledges. Or dragon scarred Elvenkings. And my Legolas is NOT a sulky teenager.


A word about canon:


While I am not a purist, I do prefer stories that stay true to canon. However, there are times when my characters develop a life of their own, and I stray from the path a bit, or something from the movies just won't shut up. I call it creative license. I also do not think the essay, Laws and Customs of the Eldar applies to the wood-elves as was meant to be the customs of the Noldor. Elves separated by such time and distance would not have the same culture or customs, in my opinion.


Current Stories in Progress:


Never Alone - Undying Friendship Series. The Elvenking's Halls are abandoned, and Legolas, alone with his grief, finds a mysterious child in the woods. But all is not as it seems, and it could cost his life. It will certainly change him forever. Will Aragorn and Gimli find him in time to help him?


MY SERIES:


THE UNDYING FRIENDSHIP SERIES - Stories of friendship, humor, mystery, angst, adventure, and romance. All stories in this series are in the same story arc, bringing together the key players from the Silmarillion to The Hobbit to The Lord Of The Rings, with a few original characters thrown in for fun. From the First Age to beyond the Fourth, from Tirion to Rivendell, Mirkwood to Gondor, these stories explore the various characters in Tolkien's legendarium as well as their friendships.


A list of the stories in chronological order can be found here. Please note that not all are currently posted as some are works in progress I am still writing, and others are being revised for continuity in the series.


The Spider Chronicles - Currently consisting of A Mirkwood Spider Landed On My Front Porch and When Fandoms Collide. What happens when fictional characters move in with me, beginning with a giant spider who fell through a random portal and ended up on my front porch, telling me stories of Middle-earth, to the Avengers joining the chaos. Complete insanity ensues. This is pure crack fic.


There's No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To - Vignettes that are NOT part of the above series will be posted as part of this Collection.


You may also find me at the following archives: HASA, AO3, Stories of Arda, Fanfiction.net, as well as my own website Asgarnen (not all stories are posted due to my laziness in updating) and on Facebook, where I sometimes post silly memes, captioned LOTR pics and random musings.

Thanks for your time! Hope you enjoy!


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Healing Hope by Nieriel Raina

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Some wounds go much deeper than skin and bone, and some lessons are learned through much pain and sorrow. When 3 year-old Estel is seriously injured, will those who love him come together as a family, or will the household be ripped apart by tragedy? One meddling old elf is determined to make sure everyone finds some healing while healing Hope.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Family, Friendship, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 23990    |    Read Count: 459
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/29/16    |    Published: 04/01/15
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Salsify And Chocolate Lembas by Nieriel Raina

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On a trip to Imladris, Legolas learns about Estel's favorite, if strange, food. A story inspired by my wonderful ALEP family. Dedicated to Alexia Silvermoon

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Fluff, Friendship, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1183    |    Read Count: 761
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/29/15    |    Published: 08/29/15
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Let It SNOW! by Nieriel Raina

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Spring in Imladris? Autumn in Eriador? Summer in Ithilien? What has this to do with Yule in Aglarond? And why is everyone naked and confessing?
Starring Glorfindel, Aragorn and Legolas. With appearances by Elrond, Erestor, and Gimli. Undying Friendship Series. Year 11 Fourth Age.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Comedy, Friendship, General, Humor
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Gondor: Ithilien, Rohan: Helm's Deep
Times: 3-Third Age, 4-Fourth Age, Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 12442    |    Read Count: 241
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/01/15    |    Published: 03/28/15
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Short Accounts of Middle-earth by Nieriel Raina

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A collection of drabbles and double drabbles as counted by MS WORD, focusing on various characters in Tolkien's legendarium.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Galion, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Haldir of Lorien, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Bill the Pony, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Théoden
Genres: Character study
Places: None
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 3-Third Age, 3-Third Age: early, 3-Third Age: middle, 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 34    |    Word count: 7743    |    Read Count: 1039
Completed: No    |    Updated: 03/27/15    |    Published: 05/30/14
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Never Alone by Nieriel Raina

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The Elvenking's Halls are abandoned, and Legolas, alone with his grief, finds a mysterious child in the woods. But all is not as it seems, and it could cost his life. It will certainly change him forever. Will Aragorn and Gimli find him in time to help him? Year 29 Fourth Age

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil, Gondorian: Eldarion, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, General, Hurt/Comfort, Novel, Thriller/Suspense
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 35    |    Word count: 86171    |    Read Count: 835
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/19/15    |    Published: 07/12/14
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Instruction In Youth by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. The Prince of Mirkwood takes on a dubious task…instructing a young Estel about life from the elvish proverbs.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character study, Childhood, Friendship
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4140    |    Read Count: 456
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/14/15    |    Published: 03/14/15
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Silver Bells by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. 2510 3rd Age. Falling snow, a warm fire and haunting memories. A grieving Elrond determines to skip the holiday festivities, not realizing how much he is needed, especially when it comes to his devastated sons. When a mysterious trunk is uncovered, the contents help return hope to the Lord of Imladris and his household.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Humor, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3068    |    Read Count: 174
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/04/15    |    Published: 03/04/15
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The Water's Song by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. Thranduil's family spends a day in the wood, but something happens that is unexpected and never forgotten. 1060 Third Age.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1886    |    Read Count: 660
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/04/15    |    Published: 03/04/15
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Best By Far by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. Year 36, 4th Age. Escaping the celebrations of Legolas's second millennium, the elf and Gimli discuss women, swords and begetting day gifts.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Drama, Friendship, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1775    |    Read Count: 804
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/14    |    Published: 07/17/14
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By The Grey Light Of Dawn by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. 1st Age. The day Fingolfin rode out to face Morgoth, from the perspective of one close to him: his horse.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fingolfin, Other: Rochallor
Genres: Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1489    |    Read Count: 692
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/12/14    |    Published: 07/12/14
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Never Again by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. Tormented by the sea longing, Legolas visits Minas Tirith. But when he is caught in a cave in, will friends he cannot remember be able to help him, or will he sail, having forgotten why he remained? The first story written in my UFS verse; I recommend reading this one first. Originally posted April 2006. Edited.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, General, Hurt/Comfort, Novel
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 49215    |    Read Count: 806
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/12/14    |    Published: 07/12/14
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A Dark Shadow Under The Moon by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series.
3018 3rd Age.
"…In the days of June, sudden war came upon us out of Mordor, and we were swept away." An expansion of Boromir's account of the attack on Osgiliath as told during the Council of Elrond. Bookverse.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Thriller/Suspense
Places: Gondor: Osgiliath
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1967    |    Read Count: 732
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/06/14    |    Published: 07/06/14
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Wisps of Gold by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series. An elf lord of Finwë's house watches his wife struggle to bring their son into the world.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands, Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1339    |    Read Count: 204
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/27/14    |    Published: 06/27/14
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A Matter of Some Concern by Nieriel Raina

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Undying Friendship Series.
Year 109, Third Age.
Elrond is subjected to his new wife's concerns about his Chief Counsellor, when he'd rather be subjected to her charms.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Erestor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Humor, Romance-het
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: Undying Friendship Series
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2485    |    Read Count: 362
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/24/11    |    Published: 05/24/11
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