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Summary:

This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part three of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.


I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted © 2006.


Rated: NC-17
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Blue Wizards, Celeborn, Celebrían, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Feanor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Vaire, Yavanna
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Challenges: None
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 127 Completed: No
Word count: 1589851 Read: 314781
Published: Nov 19 2006 Updated: Aug 24 2009
Story Notes:

****IMPORTANT NOTE**** Do not attempt any of the survival techniques or “medical” procedures described in this story. This is a work of fiction. I am not a survivalist, I have no formal medical training, and I am not a nutritionist.

The following resources have been crucial to my research in writing this series:
Harold Ensle’s Elvish language resource site Copyright © 1996, 2002
The Grey Company Copyright © 1998
Arwen-Undomiel.com Copyright © 2003
The Encyclopedia of Arda Mark Fisher Copyright © 1997-2008
Dragon Flame 2.0 Copyright © Benjamin Babut & Didier Wilis (Freeware)
Names of Middle Earth by Colin Chapman (pdf)
Map of Middle Earth in the Third Age by Chris Taylor and Chris Guerette (pdf)
Thanks to Beleg Cuthalion for telling me about: Council of Elrond Copyright © 2001-2004.

1. The Mysteries of the Bloodstone by Elaura [Reviews - 38] star (6456 words)

2. The House of the Two Stallions by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (8127 words)

3. Questions and Reassurances by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (5040 words)

Thanks to Aelfwine for giving me a lot of great ideas for the conversation between Legolas and Elaura. I wasn’t sure how to approach it, but she asked a lot of good questions and Legolas needed to answer them.


This is what Ártali (Moon) and his brother Alfröðull (Sun) look like:


4. Things That Go Bump in the Night by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (5547 words)

5. Confessions in a Most Unlikely Place by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (8428 words)

Alternate Title: I See Dead People

6. Rabbit Food! by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (7709 words)

7. Dawn of the Dead by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (5775 words)

8. Islare by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (8204 words)

9. Finding Námo by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (4600 words)

10. The Longest Day by Elaura [Reviews - 7] (10850 words)

11. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"* by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (6061 words)

12. Nightmares & Dreamscapes* by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (7027 words)

Before anyone asks, this is not a take-off on White Wolf’s ‘The Wrong Path’. I haven’t even read it, but I hear it is very good. I respect White Wolf’s work and any similarities are coincidental.

13. The Fortunate Stowaway by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (8034 words)

14. Life Lessons by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (9837 words)

Alternate Title: What does happen between adventures?

15. The Winds of War* by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (8830 words)

16. Time For Another Good Idea/Bad Idea * by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (10144 words)

Alternate Title: Good Idea: creating a diversion for Frodo and Sam; Bad Idea: Being a diversion for Frodo and Sam.

17. "Sanity is madness put to good uses." – George Santayana by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (10527 words)

18. To the Edge of Night by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (6748 words)

19. Me, Myself and Legolas by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (7835 words)

20. Fear and Loathing in North Ithilien by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (8776 words)

In the dialog between Melkor and Elaura, to alleviate confusion Melkor’s words are preceded with “M:” and Elaura’s with “E:”

21. The Beginning of All Things by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (9772 words)

22. What's Up Doc? by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (10419 words)

Alternate Title: I Want My Mommy!

23. Blood, Sweat and Tears by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (11450 words)

24. On the Road Again by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (10948 words)

25. Maugor by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (10836 words)

26. Beautiful Dreamer by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (12621 words)

27. Justice at the Tip of a Blade by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (9668 words)

28. Alasseoira, the House of Eternal Joy by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (11120 words)

29. Legolas' Secret by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (9280 words)

Alternate Title: Cupid Visits Cormallen

30. Pickles, Rabbits and a Baseball Bat. by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (8814 words)

31. An Eye for an Eye Socket by Elaura [Reviews - 5] (11283 words)

Alternate Title: Prince Imrahil has a Mary Sue Moment

32. Awakenings by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (11069 words)

Thanks to Aelfwine for her insight on racism. I told you it would come up again. I really appreciate all the reviews and I truly do get some great ideas from you!

33. Counselor’s Log, Stardate: 319196.43 by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (12097 words)

34. “Fear is the Mind Killer”* by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (8730 words)

35. "As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap"* by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (12761 words)

To those of you who may not understand the title of this chapter, I offer this explanation: Elaura has been shown great love and compassion by her husband, her friends and the Valar. Don’t think too hard about what she’s lost, but consider the value of what she still has.

36. Our Patient Learns Patience by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (10656 words)

37. Baby Steps by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (11866 words)

38. The King Enthroned by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (17571 words)

Alternate Title: Joy and Pain

39. Handicapped and Accessible by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (10569 words)

40. ¿Cómo se llama su llama? by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (15705 words)

Translation from Spanish: literally, How is your llama called?

41. “Getting to know you, getting to know all about you”* by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (17871 words)

20 SEP 08: Thanks to demorial for letting me know the links on this page were broken. It was a result of MS Word replacing straight quotes with 'smart quotes'; HTML doesn't recognize 'smart quotes'. I'm checking through now to see if the links on any other chapters are broken, but if they are, it might take me a while to find them all and fix them. If you find any, please let me know through reviews or contact me.

42. Prayers and Promises by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (9821 words)

43. Paradigm Shifts pt. I by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (18874 words)

44. Paradigm Shifts pt. II by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (12908 words)

45. An Angel’s Demons by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (14403 words)

46. Namárië! Navaer! Don’t Forget to Write! by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (15029 words)

Translation:
Namárie – Quenya "Goodbye"
Navaer - Sindarin "Farewell"

47. Borneithel of Gondor by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (11427 words)

– Health spa, bar and grill. (Psychiatrist Wanted)

48. Office Politics by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12384 words)

Alternate Title: Elaura Meets a New Fiend

49. Elaura Von Frankenstein by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (13243 words)

50. The Difference between Fiend and Friend . . . by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (12892 words)

. . . is One Letter and a Lot of Patience

51. Hippocrates by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (11476 words)

Alternate Title: What Exactly Does a Grecian Earn?


There are and will be references to homosexuality in this chapter and the following. I don’t call it a warning, because I find nothing wrong with it, but out of respect for those who may have different beliefs, I include this note. It will not be graphic and I am in hopes you find it tasteful, my lady mother did.

52. Milk and Cookies and Other After School Surprises by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (10929 words)

53. A Day in the Life of a Princess by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (13996 words)

54. Peacocks and Chameleons by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (15329 words)

55. And the New Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher is . . . * by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (13123 words)

56. To the Sea by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (14794 words)

57. Riders on the Storm* by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12444 words)

58. An Elven Paradox by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (14078 words)

59. Granny Goes to Market by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (15047 words)

60. Through the Eyes of an Elf by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (12079 words)

All characters in this story are fictional. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
This is a photo of American Village in Okinawa, Japan:

61. Silly Elves, Tricks are for Kids by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (16904 words)

62. Elaura, Elves, and One Entwife to Go by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (15830 words)

63. Rest and Relaxation by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (13101 words)

64. The Wizards’ Club by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (17040 words)

65. Does Tom Have a Brother? by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (17801 words)

66. Once More Unto the Breach* by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (11348 words)

Because of the nature of this chapter and the following, I strongly reiterate: Do NOT attempt any of the survival techniques or "medical" procedures described in this story. This is a work of FICTION. I am NOT a survivalist, I have no formal medical training, and I am NOT a nutritionist.

67. Storm Front by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (13571 words)

68. Life Returns to Mordor by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (10397 words)

***WARNING*** Leather splitting should only be attempted by trained professionals. In addition, obsidian (volcanic glass) is indeed sharper than the finest scalpel blades. Do not attempt to make or use any of the tools described in this chapter unless you are trained to do so (and please don’t consider reading this story training). Also, most ivory-bearing animals are endangered today. International use and sale of ivory is strictly regulated.

69. Arachnophobia by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (11993 words)

70. Fangs and Friendship by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (14065 words)

71. Monster Feet! by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (10840 words)

72. Darth Widget: Sith Lord by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (14316 words)

Thanks to my mother for the story of Widget and his ‘staff’. It came to her in a dream and I had to use it! Enjoy!

73. Rescue! by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (11799 words)

74. And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (10982 words)

75. The Proclamation by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (15796 words)

Alternate Title: Pandora Plans a Party

76. The Party pt. I by Elaura [Reviews - 0] (10577 words)

77. The Party pt. II by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (11138 words)

78. Hello, Goodbye by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (10647 words)

79. The Memorial by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (13264 words)

80. Dínenthór’s Surgery by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (12364 words)

81. June 13th, 3019 by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12813 words)

Alternate Title: Just another Manic Tuesday

82. Striking fear into the hearts of people can be fun. by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (12410 words)

83. Almost Eight by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (15443 words)

84. Santa Claus and Super-spies by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (13585 words)

85. Good Fences by Elaura [Reviews - 0] (10415 words)

Alternate Title: Or Moving Day . . . Again

86. Sunday, Bloody Sunday by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (13970 words)

87. Homecoming by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (10121 words)

88. Anger Management by Elaura [Reviews - 0] (10305 words)

89. The Downside of Good Relations by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (10879 words)

90. Educating Elaura by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (12136 words)

91. Grand Opening by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (13812 words)

92. Trials and Celebrations by Elaura [Reviews - 5] (15155 words)

93. The Istari Outdo Themselves . . . Again. by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (13750 words)

94. T-minus 7 days and Counting. by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (14664 words)

95. T-minus 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (24008 words)

96. Twenty-four, twenty-four hours to go; I wanna be sedated! * by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (11316 words)

97. The Witching Hour by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (10977 words)

98. Aragorn’s Reward by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (17254 words)

Alternate Title: Where the Past Meets the Future

99. A Wedding Feast Fit for a King by Elaura [Reviews - 4] (14230 words)

100. Elaura’s Long Night by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12349 words)

I know you’re all dying for the wedding, but there’s just a bit more to write. Please be patient, I think 102 is Aragorn’s lucky number.

101. Léodred, Elfwyn, Dúngar, and Hilda by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (13627 words)

Alternate Title: An Ambassador, a Lady, a Spy, and a dog walk into a bar . . .


One more to go. I swear I’m not leaving you hanging on purpose. These people just keep coming out of the woodwork wanting their stories to be told.

102. The Wedding by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (16583 words)

103. Ever wonder where the phrase ‘Drunk as a Lord’ came from? by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (15826 words)

104. Monday, Monday * by Elaura [Reviews - 5] (34344 words)

105. Nurn by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (15821 words)

Alternate Title: Elaura learns her own Mind

106. Revelations by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (17307 words)

107. Landscaping with Legolas by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (16139 words)

Alternate Title: Another Prince Claims Elaura

108. The Hunter Becomes the Hunted by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (16148 words)

109. The Contest by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (17050 words)

110. “If You Can Keep Your Head . . . ” * by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (19213 words)

111. Blinded by the Light * by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (9548 words)

112. Paradise Interrupted by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (21950 words)

113. The Wizards’ Duel by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (11118 words)

Alternative Title: This Ain’t Hogwarts, People!

114. Happy Birthing Day! by Elaura [Reviews - 0] (10708 words)

115. Feastus Interruptus by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12561 words)

116. Departure of a Hero by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12060 words)

117. A Gift for the Drúedain by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (12327 words)

Alternate Title: I’ll take a Hobbit and an Elfling to go, please . . .

118. Midges, coming through, Party of Millions by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (11133 words)

119. Storytime by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (14458 words)

120. So What if Elaura Can’t Knit? by Elaura [Reviews - 3] (12475 words)

121. Man may work from sun to sun, but Wizard’s work is never done.* by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (12293 words)

122. Elaura’s Trip gets Trippy by Elaura [Reviews - 1] (13212 words)

123. Elaura’s Trip gets Trippier by Elaura [Reviews - 6] (10946 words)

124. Double the pleasure, double the fun by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (12663 words)

125. Rhosgobel by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (13672 words)

126. Another Feast, Bear Style by Elaura [Reviews - 2] (14577 words)

There are and will be references to homosexuality in this chapter and the following. I don’t call it a warning, because I find nothing wrong with it, but out of respect for those who may have different beliefs, I include this note. It will not be graphic and I am in hopes you find it tasteful, my lady mother did.

127. Eryn Lasgalen by Elaura [Reviews - 16] (14790 words)
My beta reader (my mother) isn't well, but I got the itch to post this anyway. *Please* let me know if you spot any typos. I hope you like it. :)