This story began in 2006 as a freeform roleplaying game between me (Alicorn) and my best friend (Tethys): she was Rhysel, and I was all the Elcenians. At first that was all it was intended to be.

Then we started showing friends our chatlogs.

They liked the story we were building, and so we kept on with a view towards eventual publishing. In 2008, we launched a serial fiction version of the story. Eventually, a combination of flagging interest from Tethys and the audience led to missed updates and Tethys bowing out. I decided to revive the project - starting over from the beginning, keeping the plot and characters but redoing all the prose. Even if you read the first version and weren't impressed, give this one a try: I've matured as a writer and this time, there won't be so many artifacts of the original roleplaying game nature of the storyline. If you read the first version and were impressed, you'll like this, too.

If you want to contact me, you can e-mail me at If you want to see other things that I have done, visit my hub page. You can e-mail Tethys, too, at There is a discussion thread about Elcenia on TV Tropes where you can talk about it with other fans (and me).

If you really like Elcenia, you can choose to donate money using the button on the sidebar that says "Donate" in friendly red letters. (If you like my other works, there's also a donation button on the hub site aforementioned.)

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