Ceridwyn's Cauldron of Inspiration

An eyrie is a safehaven for a bird of prey -- it's usually a cave or secluded refuge located in the heights.  Paradoxical, I suppose, to hunt the high places of the world for shelter within the earth, but you can't beat a cave for the climate control.

In any case, be welcome in my sanctuary.  Here you will find gryphons and stories of all kinds:  Highlander and X-Files mostly, although characters and plots from Forever Knight, have shown up, and secondary characters from Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, From Eroica, With Love, and Pirates of the Caribbean have made appearances now and then.  A Mountie has been sighted upon the premises, but so far, he's just tipped his hat and offered to clean up the cobwebs in the corners.  I'm trying to keep it that way, too!

Sharp talons, sharper swords, and razor wits abound!  So come in, get a beer, settle down, and enjoy.


All of the stories have ratings attached.  Please take them seriously.  Gods know, the folks in D.C. frequently have no idea what they're doing and I doubt your local officials are much better (Missouri accidentally outlawed sex for a while; Texas may've outlawed marriage).  However:

If you're under age for your locale, might possibly be offended by the more physical aspects of love, or don't think you're up to the other seamy sides of life (violence, rough language, what have you), click here and we'll send you someplace safer.  Don't worry if you're too young; the stories will still be here when you come back.  Okay, having finished the disclaimers and warnings -- to read the stories, click here.

Last updated on 10/31/10
(Redesigned this page in black on white 03/03/06; there's nothing wrong with your screen.)

Winter at the altars

 Site Policy:

Unrated stories, or PG-13 and below, can be accessed directly from this page.  For all other stories, the link will send you to the story index and you'll need to see the warnings before you read it.  Yes, I will have a pointer to the new stuff on the story warnings page.  Apologies to those of you of legal age, but I want the minors to have to read several warnings before they ignore me and go on.  (Why, yes, I am familiar with teen-age behavior; how did you guess?)  At least I'll have tried.


Newest stories:

10/31/10 -- Souls Unbodied, rated R.   "Scottish Mummy A Fake?", a.k.a. "How many immortals does it take to steal a mummy?  (Highlander/X-Files)


10/31/10 -- The Moonlit City, rated PG.   There's a city in the Ramtops that wasn't there last month.   (Discworld)


06/16/10 -- Debts (the 'I Think It's A Handbasket' parts), rated NC-17.  For a while, I was crazy enough to let Mulder meet up with the Seacouver crowd.  I got over it, but there's no reason you shouldn't get to read this AU of my Aidan-verse.   (NB: This is not how the universe is going to go. But the rest of this story should one day appear.) (Highlander/X-Files)


05/23/10 -- Old, Bold Marines, rated R.  Joe just buried Sgt. Cord; he's none too damn amused that some stranger wants to dig him back up.   (Highlander/Supernatural)


05/19/10 -- Shades of Night, rated R.   Tomorrow or the day after, an army is going to overrun a pass; tonight, Kastagir and Darius are trying to raise troops to hold it.   (Highlander/Greek myth)


05/19/10 -- Live and Let Die, rated R.   Rebecca, some students, and a dilemma.  Somewhat dark, I'm afraid.  (Highlander)


05/19/10 -- Rich Ryan's Journal, June 1998, rated PG.   Aidan-verse, post-Sirocco:  Rich's thoughts on Damien's computer lectures, Ish, Farrell, the GED, and education.  (Highlander)


01/19/10 -- Compass Points, rated PG.   Some items demand they be found.   (Highlander/unspecified)

All of the stories:

Highlander Stories: Aidan: Series   |  HL: Aidan: Freestanding Stories & Tidbits
HL: Other Series  |  HL: Freestanding Stories  |  HL: 100 crossovers
X-Files: Series  |  XF: Freestanding Stories  |  Forever Knight: Series
Forever Knight: Freestanding Stories  |  Other Fandoms: Freestanding Stories
Miscellaneous (poetry, etc.)   |  Recommended Stories  |  Hosted Fiction   |  Email Rhiannon

Dragon's Lair  |  Emma's Loch Shiel  |  Gyrfalcon's Tower  |  JiM's Sharp Left
Joyce's Corner  | Moonlit Eyrie  |  Rhi's Eyrie  |  Tarsh's Fiction



Public service announcement/request:  If you have linked to any of my stories (and you're welcome to link, although NOT to archive), please note the change in URL!  http://www.ejai.org/eyrie/ should now be http://rhi.moonlit-eyrie.com/stories/  Thank you!

Please, if you find any problems with the site, let me know what you found and what page you found it on, and I'll fix it as soon as I can.  There are email links at the bottom of every page in the navigation bars.  Thank you very much! 

(Yes, I know not all the counters are working.  I'm trying to suss it out but it's going to require buying, and reading, CGI for Dummies or some such, drat it.)


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Rough drafts of fiction don't usually turn up in my LiveJournal; it's more for quizzes, and comments, and silliness.  If you want to read it anyway, I'm over here.  Some of my muses and some of tarsh's share a journal:  MotD (short forMuse of the Day).


03/08/02 -- For the curious, since any number of you are -- the reason(s) why the Eyrie is being updated so sporadically can be found here.  Basically, I'm writing when I can and as I can, and we'll see what happens, but I make no promises on anything because, well, I might not be able to keep them.

Updated: 10/07/04 -- yes, my health is slowly improving.  My profuse thanks to everyone who's sent kind thoughts and/or words.  Now the fic output is slow because I'm working on some things for sale.  Thank you for your continued interest!



All of the henge & cauldron artwork was created for me by Torin Shepard.  If you like it and want to tell him so, or want to see more of his work, he's at Dementia Central, check out the Gallery.

I'm very glad you stopped by.  If you have comments or opinions, please let me know.



Highlander Stories: Aidan: Series   |  HL: Aidan: Freestanding Stories & Tidbits
HL: Other Series  |  HL: Freestanding Stories  |  HL: 100 crossovers
X-Files: Series  |  XF: Freestanding Stories  |  Forever Knight: Series
Forever Knight: Freestanding Stories  |  Other Fandoms: Freestanding Stories
Miscellaneous (poetry, etc.)   |  Recommended Stories  |  Hosted Fiction   |  Email Rhiannon

Dragon's Lair  |  Emma's Loch Shiel  |  Gyrfalcon's Tower  |  JiM's Sharp Left
Joyce's Corner  | Moonlit Eyrie  |  Rhi's Eyrie  |  Tarsh's Fiction