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Joined 02-19-11, id: 2756968, Profile Updated: 01-14-14
Author has written 9 stories for Dragon Age.

Wildlife biology grad student, single mom, gamer, photographer, musician. Right now, I'm in the middle of a love affair with the Dragon Age video game.

There are a variety of "Extras" that accompany "Unshaken by the Darkness," many of which can be found here. These special features include the Thedosian calendar (and how it corresponds to our own calendar), a map of Ferelden including all of the teyrnirs, arlings and bannrics I have included in my story (as well as the nobles who hold them), and a various artwork done by myself or other artists. New things are being added regularly. There is also a series of place claims for my stories, which you'll find in a separate work.

Also, in accordance with this site's rule against explicit sexual content, I have edited all chapters posted here to conform to those rules. If you would like to read the explicit versions, you can find those at AO3, and I will add to this list as needed. (Chapter 61, Chapter 62)

I have also recorded several Dragon Age songs (and will continue to do so in the future). You can find them on Tumblr.

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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: 213 - Follows: 266 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Cousland, Nathaniel H.
Victory at Ostagar by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
When Bryce Cousland's little spitfire scaled the Tower of Ishal and lit the beacon at the critical moment, King Cailan won a mighty victory against the darkspawn. The Blight, however was far from over. All other origins included, plus Hawke and his companions. Cousland/Loghain, Morrigan/Anders, Surana/Zevran, Fergus/Anora, and more. Half a million hits and still going.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 128 - Words: 1,173,590 - Reviews: 5085 - Favs: 1,207 - Follows: 838 - Updated: 11/30/2013 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Cousland - Complete
What We Must by Psyche Sinclair reviews
Sometimes, all it takes to change history is a single person speaking up at the right moment. Such a moment presents itself just as the two newest Grey Wardens approach the Tower of Ishal. (Extremely AU; all origins; many many OCs, including the narrator.)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 192,377 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/20/2013 - Published: 6/21/2011 - Alistair
Silence by Amanda Kitswell reviews
The Blight looms outside the walls of Castle Redcliffe, and Arais has never felt the pressure quite so much as she does now, with her comrade at arms and lover exiled and a forbidden ritual the only means through which she can come out of it all alive. When everything feels hopeless, a friend shows her the situation is anything but. Cover image edit by jarebear20 on tumblr.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,352 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/31/2013 - Amell, Teagan G. - Complete
Death and the Maiden by Gene Dark reviews
AU story from the Landsmeet to the End Game, including the events of Awakenings. General Loghain and Warden-Commander Tabris campaign against the Blight. NOW COMPLETE. Re-posted while I tweak, edit, and split a monster final chapter into two.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 296,148 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 11/9/2012 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Tabris, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Our endless numbered days by Lilith Morgana reviews
this story is being re-written and will return shortly.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 10/4/2012 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T., Hawke (F)
The Keening Blade by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
She hesitated-"Mostly, I couldn't kill you, knowing that I cheated. At the Landsmeet. Our duel." There was a heavy silence. Loghain said slowly, "You do realize that I am holding a naked sword at this very moment?" M for sound reasons.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 427,041 - Reviews: 1492 - Favs: 632 - Follows: 518 - Updated: 5/20/2012 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
The Arrangement by Addai reviews
There is nothing Loghain Mac Tir would not do for his country, but an arranged marriage with a woman half his age is the last thing he thought might be required. Canon-based AU with Elissa as eldest. Spoilers for The Stolen Throne and The Calling.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 201,740 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 10/4/2011 - Published: 9/19/2010 - Loghain M. T., Cousland - Complete
Trovommi Amor by icey cold reviews
Where he was dark, she was fair. Where he was unsure, she was certain. Where he was the villain, she was the hero. But they were both heroes, weren't they? He of River Dane, and she of Ferelden. The love story of the reluctant Wardens. Mature themes.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 50 - Words: 409,133 - Reviews: 689 - Favs: 205 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 9/25/2011 - Published: 11/27/2009 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
Before The Daylight by Tyanilth reviews
Ten years before the events of Dragon Age Origins, a visitor comes to Castle Cousland in the spring. Companion piece to The Hourglass, but can be read as a stand alone.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,635 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/14/2011 - Loghain M. T., Cousland
A Royal Toast by NuitNuit reviews
Prompt written for People of Thedas DW comm Valentine's Day fic exchange. Amell attends Alistair's wedding and shares a drink with Teagan. Rated M for stuff.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,534 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/23/2011 - Amell, Teagan G. - Complete
A Fereldan Carol by mille libri reviews
Loghain Mac Tir was having his best day of the Blight ... until Maric's ghost showed up and informed him that three more spirits would be disrupting Loghain's peaceful night's sleep.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,286 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/31/2010 - Published: 12/1/2010 - Loghain M. T. - Complete
The Languages of the Needle by tjadis reviews
Celia Mac Tir vanished when Anora was nine. But some secrets have ways of surfacing...and some decisions have far-reaching consequences. Old Roads side story, follows "What Goeth Before" and "High and Solitary and Most Stern." AU.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,548 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/20/2010 - Anora - Complete
A Civil Campaign by femalegamer reviews
The war with Orlais is over. A weary Loghain returns to his new Teyrnir, Gwaren. He will learn his new duties, including one that he should have expected. Spoilers for The Stolen Throne.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,127 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/27/2010 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Loghain M. T., Maric T.
The Heart of the Lion by Shakespira reviews
The Lion of Orlais, Leonie Caron, takes up her duties as Warden Commander of Ferelden. Still mourning Duncan, she is determined to find her nemisis, the Architect, and destroy him. Will she find love along the way? *M for later chapters.*
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 163,899 - Reviews: 511 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/22/2010 - Published: 8/29/2010 - Caron, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Ridiculously Awesome by mutive reviews
Duncan made a mistake when he recruited a psychopath mage. It might have been OK if someone other than Alistair had survived Ostagar, but since no one did, Neria is able to use her freedom to turn the kingdom into something ridiculously chaotic.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 35 - Words: 53,794 - Reviews: 489 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 10/12/2010 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Surana - Complete
Prince CousCous by Sarah1281 reviews
Prince Cousland, a man determined to stop at nothing to be king, is well aware of the treachery planned by Cailan and Howe. They'd figure out about Cailan soon enough but if only they would listen about Howe! Maybe it would help if he were less obnoxious?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,339 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/8/2010 - Cousland, Bryce C. - Complete
Healer's Charge by odiedragon reviews
A Terrible Beauty stand-alone side chapter, written for the girl-saves-boy fic challenge on livejournal. A healer apprentice of the Chansid finds an injured stranger in the Wilds. Will her tribe allow her the chance to nurse him back to health?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,023 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/12/2010 - Fergus C. - Complete
Cartography by Lilith Morgana reviews
The Blight is over; Ferelden's two Wardens survived. Now they must forge new lives in a land torn by war, restore what was lost and investigate new threats rising, both in Ferelden and abroad. Future Elissa/Loghain. Sequel to "In All These Wasteful Hours
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 183,212 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 3/27/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T. - Complete
The Lion of Orlais by Shakespira reviews
Before Leonie Caron became the Commander of the Grey of Ferelden, she was the Lion of Orlais, Warden Commander of the Grey Wardens of Val Royeaux and Duncan was the only man strong enough to capture her heart. **Spoilers for The Calling and Origins**
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 99,184 - Reviews: 251 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/28/2010 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Caron, Duncan - Complete
A Father's Lament by Shakespira reviews
Based on an idea by Arsinoe de Blassenville, with much appreciation! What if Elissa Cousland walks into the Great Hall to speak to her father and Arl Howe and with her is Nathaniel Howe, just back from the Free Marches? A quick one shot. M for language
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,519 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/26/2010 - R. Howe, Nathaniel H. - Complete
Dragon Age: The Hunt by Shadow of Light reviews
The Blight has ended, the Archdemon slain, but the Hero of Ferelden does not yet mean to rest. Alistair fled Denerim before the siege and she intends to track him down. Either he will return with her, or she will burn that bridge forever.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 130,211 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 376 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 6/12/2010 - Published: 1/8/2010 - Cousland, Zevran A. - Complete
Sensible Creatures by Maeve's Child reviews
Pragmatism has its own rewards.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 57,256 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Loghain M. T., Amell - Complete
In All These Wasteful Hours by Lilith Morgana reviews
In their game of kings and rebels he is now her brother. And as soon as Landsmeet is over, they will have to find a way to live with that.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 48,971 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 1/23/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Every Other Life by NotLaura reviews
You are not always ready for him, but the days when that mattered are gone. Alistair/Any female PC
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,281 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/3/2010 - Alistair - Complete
But A Sword by tjadis reviews
Something in the world changes, beneath that steel-colored sky, in the fire that destroys and consumes. A secret history of Andraste.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,414 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 43 - Published: 12/25/2009 - Complete
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Unshaken by the Darkness, Book Two: Lights in the Shadow reviews
Rhianna's duty weighed heavily as she turned 18, when she was promised to a king, rather than the man she loved. Now, a blight threatens to destroy her homeland, and her life will take a turn she never expected. Sequel to Unshaken by the Darkness: The Teyrn's Lovely Daughter. Follows and expands on canon events; AU in some ways. May contain spoilers for all books & games.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 353,383 - Reviews: 342 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 1/10 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
Glimpses into the Darkness reviews
This work is for drabbles and short stories and writing prompt fills that are part of the "Unshaken by the Darkness" canon, but don't fit in the timeline of the actual story. I will not post anything here that would be a spoiler for an unpublished/future chapter of "Unshaken," but there may be spoilers for things that have already happened in the story.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,637 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/15/2014 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
A Garden of Roses reviews
Eleanor Cousland takes young Anora Mac Tir under her wing, and over the years, the two women develop a warm friendship. This story is part of the 2014 Dragon Age Big Bang; gorgeous artwork by MessereHawke. While "A Garden of Roses" takes place in the timeline of "Unshaken by the Darkness," it stands alone, and no knowledge of my bigger story is needed.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,048 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2014 - Anora, Eleanor C., Calpernia - Complete
Tidings of Satinalia Joy reviews
In the tradition of "A Christmas Carol" and "It's a Wonderful Life," this is a "what if" story about an alternate future, if just one thing in Rhianna's life had been different. PLEASE heed the content warning. Bad things happen here, very bad. But I do believe, ultimately, the story will prove uplifting. Many thanks to my beta Amanda Kitswell. Contains mild spoilers for Unshaken.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,786 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Morrigan, Cousland, Celene, Calpernia - Complete
A Bright and Shining Star reviews
Celia Mac Tir comforts seven-year-old Anora, when Anora is upset about what seems at first to be a very insignificant thing. A one-shot that fits into the canon of "Unshaken by the Darkness."
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,839 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/27/2013 - Anora, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Unshaken by the Darkness, Book One: The Teyrn's Lovely Daughter reviews
As the daughter of a teyrn, Rhianna Cousland is no stranger to duty. But as she leaves childhood behind, she fears her duty - to family, king, and country - may come into conflict with the desires of her heart, and her relationship with Loghain Mac Tir. Cover artwork by Epsifawnshawn (please follow the Extras link on my profile for additional information).
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 80 - Words: 518,738 - Reviews: 721 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 8/17/2013 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Cousland, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Serene and Savage reviews
A spirit of the forest is torn from her world, and trapped in the body of a wolf; she struggles to understand her true nature, and find a way to free herself, and the werewolves with whom she shared a cursed existence. This story was written in response to the beautiful painting by Epsifawnshawn: "Forest Wake," for the Dragon Age Reverse Big Bang. TW: non-graphic mention of rape.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,745 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2013 - Swiftrunner, Witherfang, Zathrian - Complete
Spirits: The Song of Andraste reviews
The Chantry tells us Andraste is the bride of the Maker, and that he was the one who granted her remarkable powers. But what if Andraste's strength came from another source? On the night before she is burned at the stake by resentful Tevinter magisters, Andraste thinks back on her life, her loves, and the divine inspiration that guided her. Written for the Dragon Age Big Bang.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,531 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Andraste - Complete
Promise reviews
Flemeth looks back on the day Prince Maric and Loghain visited her in the Korcari Wilds during the Occupation. SPOILERS for "The Stolen Throne." This has now been rendered hopelessly AU since the 4th issue of "The Silent Grove" comic.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,499 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2012 - Flemeth, Maric T. - Complete