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Author has written 12 stories for Baldur's Gate, Smallville, Merlin, and Dragon Age.

Avatar: Icon from commissioned art of the King and Queen of Ferelden, link to full art listed under extras.

The Blurb: I'm a twenty eight year old Aquarius and I enjoy long walks on the beach :p I fancy myself an aspiring writer, though the rejection slips make me want to write THEM rejection slips :p but until then, I write fan fiction, but no one ever said writers make much money anyway, so at the very least the wanderings of my mind are being read by some reading audience out there in the ether. Or so I tell myself, and if you aren't reading my stuff . . . why not? It's free . . .and not too horrible . . . and did I mention free? :D So kudos to all my readers out there that have stuck it out with me, added me to a favorite list, added any of my stories to their alert list and those that took time enough to read any of my ramblings. I love all of you, in a non-creepy way of course. ;)

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My Agenda: Right now Baldur's Gate is on hold, though I have no intention of abandoning it. I have OCD, I can't leave a job half done. There are some short stories out there for the 'Smallville' and 'Merlin' fandoms (I'm a BIG Morgana/Mordred fan, not romance obviously because that would be gross.) Currently however I'm working on a Dragon Age post-game chapter fic that I hope you all might go check out, though keep in mind that it's rated "M"

My Writing Style: The god perspective. Also called third person. Though I do have two first person one-shots out there.

My Update Speed: Sometimes a fire will be burning under me, and I have updates on a weekly basis, but those are rare gifts from my muse. Mostly I try to update twice every month for chapter stories. I have a busy life, like most of us working women, right ladies? ;) Which cut downs on writing time. I'm also of the mind that quality is better than speed, though I do sometimes push myself to meet my own deadlines. So thank you ahead of time for your patience and continued interest.




() Definitions of Noble Service

Vassal - Dependent landholder in feudal society: somebody who gave loyalty and homage to a feudal lord and received the right to occupy the lord's land and be protected by him. For this protection they are also expected to provide said leige lord with service. Lord Lanen Covington, the Cousland's weapon master would be a Vassal to the Couslands, as would his father, and the lower nobles that are currently providing a place for the teyrn and the king and queen to stay.

Seneschal - A nobleman that can manage a higher ranked noble man's household and make minor decisions in his absence. Arl Howe 'was' Bryce Cousland's seneschal, as Arl Wulff is now Fergus' Seneschal and Lord Varel is the Seneschal of Vigil's Keep. However they can't make the big decisions and are not king-teyrn-arl etc. in absentia.

Steward - A higher ranked nobleman who is named a magistrate and appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands and to make important decisions in the king's absence. This would be Arl Eamon who is the Steward of the Crown for King Alistair, and can 'speak with the king's voice' but still has to keep the king informed while he's gone.

Bannermen - Originally referenced those who carried a lord's banner as they went to battle, but later gained polticial importance as a reference to the full compliment of lords that have sworn fealty to a leige lord. This collection of nobility can be called upon for service and protection, what loyalty they ACTUALLY have, of course is not guaranteed. Most of central Bannorn would be Bannermen to the Couslands. As the southern banns and arls would be Bannermen to the Mac Tirs when they still held Gwaren. All nobility of Ferelden are considered Bannermen to the King of Ferelden.

Pageboy - A youth in attendance on a person of rank, usually in a uniform bearing the colors of the noble house he serves, who carries messages, ushers guests, runs errands, etc. In addition several pageboys are youths who are being groomed for a knighthood.

() Gwyneth's Voice: As I hear it in my head, from the character of 'Morgause' the sorceress from BBC's Merlin, played by the lovely Emilia Fox. Obviously Gwyneth has no magic, but the superiority in Emilia's tone when she plays Morgause was spot on Gwyneth, also the tone and speech patterns are very 'Cousland pride' as well. Pay attention particularly to the phrase 'correction they 'were' your men.' and 'did I not say when I threatened you, you'd know about it? Well . . . now you know.' VERY Gwyneth, and watching the scene with Cenred, I think with the nose and the voice, he'd make a pretty good Nathaniel Howe.

() As mentioned in a couple Words from the Author, the Machinima web series 'Warden's Fall' featuring a pre-Justice inhabited Warden Kristoff. Link to the first of five mini episodes.

() An update of the official map of the Bannorn, with the separate bannorns listed inside its boundaries with their political alliance drawn in a line beneath them. Also added the settlement of Brackenridge, the port town of Dunharrow and the bannorn of Waking Sea where Banness Alfstanna lives.


() Cover Art for Fate and Forbearance (by yours truly w/ stock images)

Part One: Hatred and Heritage -

Part Two: Power and Prophecy -

() Azalea Dolls designed by yours truly, though I'd not call it 'art' per se, but they were fun. You can of course just click on each individually, or you can click on one and then go to my gallery, but here they are.

Teenage Gwyneth and Thomas Howe (featuring the yellow dress from their flashback) -

Younger Eamon and Isolde (around the time they met) -

Family Portrait of House Hascal (their daughter once Gwyneth's BFF) -

Family Portrait of House Guerrein (with teenage Connor) -

Family Portrait of House Cousland (Updated with WHOLE family) -

Ladies of Ferelden (Aurelia Hascal, Gwyneth Cousland, Dulcenea Ceorlic, Delilah Howe) -

King Alistair and Queen Gwyneth (Royal Portrait Style) -

Circle Tower (Solona Amell *who you met in the story* Ser Cullen, Jowan, and Neria Surana *who you also sort of met in the story*) -

Stolen Throne Core Four (From the book, young Loghain Mac Tir, Rowan Guerrein, Maric Theirin and Katriel the elven bard) -

Blight Companions (All the Blight gang inspired by their in-story appearance) -

Cousland Siblings (Teyrn Fergus and Queen Gwyneth in a battle pose for a family portrait post-Blight with Cousland colors and regalia everywhere) -

Urthemiel the Undying (Urthemiel freed and wearing his semi-humanoid form, with Gwyneth beside him in her very unwilling bridal garb) -

() A gorgeous commission of Queen Gwyneth and King Alistair, in all their regalia, from the lovely Vana from Deviant Art:

() One of my dear readers, Jaffa Snakes, made several wonderful pieces for the story, all of which are linked below.

Ser Gerod Caron Portrait -

Alistair and Gwyneth -

Chapter 22 Storyboard (NSFW!) -

Urthemiel and Gwyneth -

Morgreth Urthemiel Concept Sketches -

Queen Gwyneth On Her Balcony -

Mini-Comic with Morrigan and Gwyneth -

Seductive Chapter 40 Gwyneth Portrait -


() Inspiration for Highever: City of Markarth from 'Skyrim'.

() Inspiration for Castle Cousland: Edinburgh Castle

and Birkhill Castle


()Inspiration theme for Battle Hymn of Highever performed during the Remigold:

() Music for listening to two last two sections of chapter 58:

() Music for Noble's Funeral/Flashback from Chapter 57:

() Music Box song inspiration in Chapter 57:

() Inspiration for the Statue of Ardal Wolfsbane and entering Highever:

() Uber-creepy mood setting music from 'Aliens' used for 'Brides of Urthemiel'

() Recommended theme song for Gwyneth/Alistair, as suggested by Vadte on Deviant Art. :

() Inspiration for 'May Queen'

() Inspiration for 'These Bloody Days'


I happened to come across the perfect actress if Lilliana were ever live action, and don't we all obsess about those kinds of things? :P Her name is Olivia Wilde.

Also for 'Baldur's Gate' readers, here is the Faerunian roll of months vs 'our' roll of months.

Hammerfall = January

Alturiak = February

Ches = March

Tarsakh = April

Mirtul = May

Kythorn = June

Flamerule = July

Eleasias = August

Elient = September

Marpenoth = October

Uktar = November

Nightal = December

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Dragonrend by Myrielle reviews
Because there was a deeper, darker version of Dragonrend… Now Alduin must learn to live again, not as a devourer of worlds, but as a man.
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PER ASPERA: Unprepared by Han'Gerrel reviews
During the events of the War, Shepard finds herself unexpectedly pregnant with a cross-species baby. She decides to keep her pregnancy a secret as her responsibilities begin to multiply with the war drawing ever closer to a catastrophic head, but as time passes she finds her secret harder and harder to keep... and the decision on what to do with her child nearly impossible to make.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 357,520 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 7/12 - Published: 5/22/2013 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Javik, Liara T'Soni - Complete
Ours Is the Night by Craft Rose reviews
After several soundless moments, her hand drifted down to her side, and he sucked in a quick breath. Their eyes were glued to one another as if daring the other to look away, but neither did.
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Birds of a Feather by nine miles to go reviews
MJ hasn't spoken to her childhood friends Peter or Harry for years, but old loyalties are about to be tested. She will always be the tie that binds them, whether she wants to or not. Set post-TASM2, spoilers for the second film.
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 105,032 - Reviews: 396 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 262 - Updated: 11/18/2014 - Published: 5/3/2014 - Peter P./Spider-Man, Harry O., Mary Jane W., Felicia H./Black Cat
The Enemy Inside by NuitNuit reviews
Two nobles cast out from nobility seek to exist in a post-Blight world. Nathaniel Howe, Elizabeth Cousland.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 86,230 - Reviews: 464 - Favs: 215 - Follows: 266 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Cousland, Nathaniel H.
Consolation Prize by dizzynetbookgirl reviews
In the aftermath of the disaster, Rose learns that she's carrying Jack's child and makes the painful decision to seek help from a reluctant Cal. Cal/Rose. /UPDATED 7.02.14./
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 35,030 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 7/2/2014 - Published: 10/1/2009 - Rose D., Cal H.
Perpendicular by nine miles to go reviews
An examination of how MJ falls for Peter over the years (Amazing Spider-Man movie universe). Companion piece to "Lying Heart" and "Reckless". COMPLETE!
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 152,450 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 7/5/2013 - Published: 1/27/2013 - Peter P./Spider-Man, Mary Jane W. - Complete
Icarus by rednightmare reviews
You must learn to run before you can fly. Anders & Justice revisioned. (REWRITE UNDERWAY.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 115,518 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 3/17/2011 - [Anders, Hawke (F)] Justice
White Laurel by rednightmare reviews
"The Cousland history is long, indeed." A bloody realization of House Cousland and the end of a ruling line.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,716 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/30/2011 - Published: 1/30/2011 - Cousland, Eleanor C.
After Rowan by Piceron reviews
A short story inspired by David Gaider's The Stolen Throne. SPOILER for the book.
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To You, an Admirer by Sophie-Lou reviews
Albion is on the verge of war. Arthur and Gwen fall in love and their entire world is set to change forever, especially when they come to the attention of Uther. Meanwhile Merlin tries to help Morgana decode a recurring dream telling of doom.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 273,348 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 10/28/2008 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Seek Not My Heart by skybound2 reviews
Just because the war is long over, does not mean that there aren't battles still to be fought. Maric and Rowan deal with her failing health, and a murder on the castle grounds.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,481 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/26/2010 - Maric T., Rowan - Complete
The Zenith by Blackcross-Taylor reviews
After their capture by the mysterious Irenicus, Fritha and her companions find themselves in the lands of Amn with a friend to rescue and a debt to repay. Completed
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Tales from Cyrodiil: Not Even A Prayer by SickleYield reviews
Fifth story in the TFC universe: A Dunmeri paladin explores faith, love, and the whacking of zombies. Rated T for violence and themes. Now complete.
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Just Another Lonely Knight by Finduilas88 reviews
An unlikely romance between Baldur's Gate NPCs. COMPLETE!
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Fate and Forbearance: Power and Prophecy reviews
The new sovereigns of Ferelden have their work cut out for them. Amidst an arranged marriage, exasperating politics and the rebuilding of their country, a new threat is looming. A dark ritual performed to save their lives, did not turn out as planned, and now an evil Old God has been reborn . . . with all the old hatreds. Part 2 of 3.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 35,897 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 2/5/2014 - Published: 3/9/2013 - Alistair, Cousland, Fergus C., Urthemiel
Fate and Forbearance: Hatred & Heritage reviews
Theirs was a fragile friendship, that fell apart for the sake of an arranged marriage . . . to each other. As the new King and Queen of Ferelden, nothing is easy, and one Dark Promise may threaten to ruin their kingdom and their very souls. Part 1 of 3.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 432,135 - Reviews: 360 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Alistair, Cousland, Urthemiel - Complete
Mordred's Lullaby reviews
Her voice is the whisper of guilt and madness, but it is the only mother's love he has known, and her accusations have become his lullaby. Series 5, post Ep:2.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,565 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/22/2012 - Mordred, Morgana
Oil and Water reviews
The Blight was the only thing that kept them from killing each other, and oddly enough the one thing that could turn such different people into friends . . . eventually. Fate and Forbearance universe.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,969 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/21/2011 - Published: 9/10/2011 - Alistair, Cousland
Seeds of the Pomegranate reviews
His power was taken by the Maker, his beauty diseased inside the shell of an archdemon, but through his madness, the Old God, Urthemiel found a chance at vengeance and new life. And woe betide the Grey Warden that captured his immense and awful interest.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,806 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/18/2011 - Published: 8/23/2011 - Urthemiel, Cousland
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast reviews
Children of Bhaal: Book One A mysterious conspiracy threatens to throw the whole of the Sword Coast into chaos. A young naive cleric of Lathander, her sister and their talented companions must find the strength within to stop the forces of evil.
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Forevermore reviews
Mordred reflects on his time spent with Morgana and reconnects with her. Mordred/Morgana one-shot.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,835 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/8/2009 - Mordred, Morgana - Complete
Sweet Child of Mine reviews
Though he was not born of her body, he was born in her soul and in her heart. Mordred/Morgana one-shot.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,554 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Published: 9/20/2009 - Mordred, Morgana - Complete
On The Outside reviews
Lancelot would give his life for Arthur's in an instant, but so too would he wish that the nobleman he dared to call friend had taken anyone as his wife, anyone but Guinevere. Gwen/Lance, Gwen/Arthur, Lance/Merlin-Friendship. Futurefic/One-shot.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,041 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/25/2009 - Lancelot, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
The Grand Facade reviews
Gwen is pretending to be someone else to help her mistress, but perhaps there is a grain of truth under all the pretense. Series/Season Two Based - One-Shot. Arthur/Guinevere
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,595 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Forget Me Not reviews
Passing by Guinevere in a hallway, Arthur thinks the hand-maiden might be the forgetful type, so he gives her a special kind of flora that might improve her memory. OneShot. Arwen centric with some Merlin added in.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,197 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/6/2009 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Too Late reviews
OneShotFutureFic: Lois and Clark are engaged and everyone seems happy for them, everyone but a blonde billionaire whose heart won't let him forget memories of the one woman he was and is completely in love with. Lolliepop.
Smallville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,578 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2007 - Lois L., Oliver Q./Green Arrow - Complete
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