Maelan Peredhil
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Joined 05-27-02, id: 219786, Profile Updated: 05-29-13
Author has written 39 stories for General, Fantasy, Life, Fantasy, and Historical.

Maelan is a doctoral student of medieval history, and writes fantasy when she has time (or doesn't feel like writing academics). She enjoys martial pursuits and roleplaying games, and plays the harp. These things are probably interconnected somehow.

Worth reading (i.e. pieces she's not afraid to own up to):
The Gates of Yesterday (current work)
The Price of Gold
The Renaissance of Aubrey Saint
Shifter
The Stuff of Legends
Cyrus
The Ways of Magic (apparently still popular)

All other stories are mostly here as archival pieces, the sole remaining copies of Maelan's very early work, but it must be said that they are mostly the product of teenage angst. Just so you know.

Reviews of the newer stuff always welcome!

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Philosophers and Fools by warnthepenguins reviews
The story of a young soldier fleeing his murderous countrymen in the midst of a terrible war. (Complete. Also complete crap.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 57,119 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 16 - Updated: 1/16/2005 - Published: 8/9/2003
Utopia Book One by iamnotgold reviews
UPDATED:CHAPTER 4 Book One in a series. A clan of vampires lives in a secret underground society. They have chosen to make a young woman one of their own.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,251 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 4/2/2004 - Published: 4/19/2003
Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Werecat99 reviews
A dark tale of war and magic. By hand and blood of Aurion Whitebone, Head of the Necromancers' Guild. Deals with dark themes such as incest and necromancy. COMPLETE
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 79 - Words: 132,330 - Reviews: 763 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/15/2004 - Published: 4/17/2003
Spheres of the Soul by Lueinden Anvaran reviews
My first ever story. Since you want a summary: A boy named Alerin who is a mage etc. The rest is a secret, you'll have to read and find out! R&R please.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,300 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/1/2003
A Horsethief's Opinion by Lirael Goldenhand reviews
Kian, a horsethief, is caught selling a horse to its former owner. He is waiting to be hanged when a stranger appears with an...unusual offer.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,489 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/9/2003
Ghosts of the Past by IceStryder reviews
A former fighters past haunts him even as he tries to build a new life.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 954 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/13/2003
The Razer Reborn by Navarin reviews
Ancient legends... Sword-happy bounty hunters... Bitter rivalries... Psychotic religious zealouts... Sometimes legends should just stay dead.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,987 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/29/2003 - Published: 5/21/2003
The Hide man of Hvammsgil by Fangelir reviews
An Icelandic legend retold in poetry form...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 654 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/31/2003 - Published: 5/16/2003
Aliarith's Tale by Blizzard Ninja reviews
A young female mage is thrown into a fight to save the world, the thing is she is quite unwilling to let her fate be decided for her, and during all this she meets some interesting people, some who join her some who don't.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,213 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/19/2003
The Jewels of Abscador by Arsahi reviews
A mercenary and his misfits of adventuring friends are hired to retrieve the five Jewels of Abscador. Things get a teensy bit more complicated when they find out what the Jewels are for. **Chp4**
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 35,000 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Updated: 5/8/2003 - Published: 1/6/2003
Fall of Maras by Karabas Du Tapis reviews
Through fighting, strength, endurance, and wisdom you reach something so long desired. How does it feel for that something to turn against you? The whole point of your life to become your enemy?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,789 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/2/2003 - Published: 3/12/2003
Keeper of the Tomes by vilya reviews
Melody, the new saucy apprentice of the Sorceress of L'lun, yearns for adventure. Settling down with a man just isn't her style.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/23/2002
Eye of the Storm by Lynliss reviews
The selkies are being hunted, and they are out for revenge. When one of them rescues a girl from drowning, however, their love wil change the course of the future.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,005 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/25/2002 - Published: 11/23/2002
Sometimes I wish by starsprinkles9604 reviews
This is what I wish for....
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/14/2002
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The Gates of Yesterday reviews
...Lord Kaeveth sent them all to sleep, and cast magics upon the book, that no word might be lost; thus was the promise fulfilled. But should it be broken, yesterday's gates need not stay locked tomorrow... [fragment, author unknown, date uncertain]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,365 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 1/1 - Published: 12/26/2011
Le Portail du Temps Jadis reviews
Seigneur Kaeveth les endormis tous, et lança un sort sur le livre, pour qu'aucun mot ne soit perdu. Ainsi la promesse fut tenue... Mais si elle venait à se rompre, le portail du temps jadis ne restera pas longtemps fermé... [fragment, auteur inconnu, date incertaine] (traduction provisoire en français de "The Gates of Yesterday")
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - French - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,763 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/30/2013
The Renaissance of Aubrey Saint reviews
Aubrey Saint, arguably the worst theologian at Durham University, is confronted by one of his professors over his behaviour-but beyond the daylight world of the early Victorian era, others have also taken an interest. A short tale-cum-character sketch.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Complete
The Price of Gold
"A man's face was hovering over his own with a look of, he thought, concern. That was odd, since no one had either given him such a look- though he had seen it directed towards others in his presence- nor stared at him from such a vantage point. Something, he realized, was wrong; he growled his displeasure, but it might have come out as a groan. ..."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,732 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Complete
All in One reviews
A brief episode in the life of a somewhat unusual AngloSaxon bard scop.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,407 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
Great Wyrm reviews
A Shakespearean sonnet... with loads of alliteration... about a dragon o' doom. Come on! You know you want to read it. I like this poem very much myself.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/19/2005 - Complete
The Obsidian Tower reviews
As promised... Won't summarize, or I'd give stuff away. I would be thrilled if you told me what you think is going on right here. This is very important to the story, and I want to know if I've successfully confused people :
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 8/29/2005 - Complete
The Ways of Magic reviews
Erm... Basically, an apprentice and later a wizard of the Adani Chapel's adventures lots of magic, lots of demons, lots of treachery and plots, and other fun stuff! People seem to like it, I am ambiguous... Judge for yourselves.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 118 - Words: 261,364 - Reviews: 465 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/5/2005 - Published: 4/11/2003 - Complete
Fai reviews
Kind of like 'Hawk Eyed Girl', this is a thing that was meant to function as a character sketch and yet not be one... I like this one, and yes, this and the abovementioned are for characters who will eventually appear together...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,033 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/3/2005 - Complete
Hawk Eyed Girl reviews
Sort of a little charactersketchy thing. Story will follow, as I write it. This was written just to give me an idea of who Mirgana was, so it's not edited or slick or anything... Just a little something.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2005 - Complete
Shifter reviews
I actually wrote this a while ago for a scififantasy contest. Won the contest, by the way yes, you care. It's about a weird magic creature and... me messing with the borders of evilgood lifedeath again. Go with it. My best yet.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21,890 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Published: 8/27/2004 - Complete
The Stuff of Legends reviews
You know all those really epic tales? Knights in shining armor and all that? Well, this isn't. I don't know what got into me I wrote something humorous! I'm just having my fun here making fun of that kind of story. But I still kinda like them...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/11/2004 - Complete
Double Edged Knife reviews
Sort of short storycharacter sketch of Valmaika, an assassin who looks quite angelic... really an adaptation of another character of mine, but hey. I wrote this for a writing camp for nonfantasy readers so I had to simplify. But I still like it.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,595 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/11/2004 - Complete
Cyrus reviews
The son of the second most powerful man in the kingdom must flee when the existing rulership is brought down. His experiences. I wrote this over one weekend so it's not completely polished, but it's not horrible. Have a go.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,334 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete
Ardawain reviews
Sort of a oneshot little thing I wrote about a character whom I do not actually play as of yet... Ardawain, a halfdrow of Dambrath, does not find her life entirely satisfactory... And she's armed : Please R and R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,527 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/17/2004 - Published: 4/11/2004 - Complete
The Staff and the Crown reviews
The fallen king of a conquered race joins forces with the son of his masters to attempt -key word, attempt- to overthrow the conquerors' hold. Work in progress.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,379 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/10/2004 - Published: 6/15/2003 - Complete
Wair reviews
'They were the Wair, and, by the present age, they had been hunted to the brink of exctinction.' A romance story, with a lot of fights and other stuff. It's R, but I was under 17 when I wrote it, so it should be ok :) Just playing safe.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 9,035 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/22/2003 - Published: 9/3/2003 - Complete
A Hand Forced reviews
Why naive Lathrin Abrysi became one of the most talented and feared thieves of all time. Or something. Pretty nice story, I think...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,422 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/12/2003 - Complete
Lathrin reviews
A strange thiefmercenary's story... There's not much to say. Weird worldsmagic talents. A tangent of The Ways of Magic for those who've read that. Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 18,116 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 10/9/2003 - Published: 6/11/2003 - Complete
The Ways of Magic, rewritten reviews
Well, the revising has begun; here are the first five chapters. I am posting this as its own story to be able to compare it to the original. If you're reading the original, read this and tell me what you think!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,700 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/8/2003 - Complete
Mereath reviews
A powerful curse hundreds of years ago, and the world of Mereath is now ruined, split into a shining utopia and a nightmarish reality. Only when... yea, yea, cut the prohpecy stuff. Just... I like this story and charras quite a bit, so please R&R!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,158 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/20/2003 - Published: 9/12/2003 - Complete
Mind Beseiged reviews
A man is accused of attempted attack, then befriends the object of said attack. Sort ot. Too complicated to explain here! :) Read and find out... Oh yes, and lots of fun betrayal...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,994 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/20/2003 - Published: 6/30/2003 - Complete
Wizard's Apprentice reviews
For those of you reading Ways of Magic: a character sketch of Rodair when he was fourteen aww : This came about due to an English assignment, but hey, I kind of like it. Did you know he's been called bookhead for a long time...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,255 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/16/2003 - Complete
I Used To reviews
A sorcerer's reflections on why he is the way he is.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 435 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/22/2003 - Complete
Shadow by Shadow Light by Light reviews
Weird epic poem about two sisters. Angty, yes, tragic, yes, sketchy, yes, but eh well. Please R&R...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 969 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/18/2003 - Complete
Death's Realm reviews
Yea! English assignment: write a Shakespearean sonnet! So.... What happens when we die? and does it involve fish? well, not really, but...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/19/2003 - Complete
Tainted, Yet Pure reviews
Impossible love for someone who doesn't know they're being loved, really but a slightly unusual version thereof... Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,671 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/9/2003 - Complete
He is Unwanted reviews
What would you do if your name meant that? Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,011 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/8/2003 - Complete
Unrequieted Love for an Enemy reviews
Curse these love triangles or, in this case, more of a straight line with an extra point thrown in to add a bit of variance... : Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,139 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/8/2003 - Complete
Arishaelle Domorwen reviews
A description of an assassin character, Arishaelle. She's a bit strange, but... I wrote this to practice my weakest point, descriptions, and I rather like it. Please, R&R Tell me what you think so I can improve! Thanks...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/25/2003 - Complete
Dire Choice reviews
Another RylornAraienn thing. Rylorn proposes to Araienn at last, in a very unusual circumstance. Also, the return of the evil horse! : Don't even ask... you could read to find out! Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,254 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/22/2003 - Complete
Stormclouds Brewing reviews
The halfling Audren has a meeting with the Dire Master the 'Dark Lord' of my world and things don't go quite the way he would like. The war they speak of destroyed one eighth of the world and killed all who fought in it, but the evil ones still lost...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,757 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/7/2003 - Published: 3/4/2003 - Complete
The Halfling's Tale reviews
Three stories in one, sort of. This is the story of the first halfling in my world and his father, more or less... Rated for a fair bit of violence in the later ones, but it could be worse. Title suggestions for each story welcome! Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,646 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/28/2003 - Complete
Lost Sight reviews
Methrir, an elf, has lost his sight and his friend is trying to persuade him that he needs help. In script form not my fault, this was originally an English assignment. My thanks to Kat Reverie for the title! Please R&R, it's kind of neat...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 868 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2003 - Complete
I Long For, or, A Wanderer's Lament reviews
Well, I don't know if I can actually do this, but it's a fanfic of my own story... : Anyhow, it's a poem made from the thoughts of my favorite char, Jaska, when he is depressed and a prisoner in the Deathring.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 1/5/2003 - Complete
Standing There reviews
A weird little poem without any real point. R&R or don't R&R... It doesn't matter. You can tell I love this piece, can't you? sarcasm dripping
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/22/2002 - Complete
Dropped reviews
A thieflord reviewing his life right as he is being hanged. Very cheerful, like all my other original short stories, eh? I like to write things like this. Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,461 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/26/2002 - Complete
The Spear reviews
A young Aquatian you'll see what they are in the story finds a strange spear and it leads her to... Well, wouldn't you like to know?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,202 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7/16/2002 - Complete
For That Was The Way reviews
A girl tries to fight back against a tyrant's cruel, magical rule.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 255 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/14/2002 - Complete