semiiramiis
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Joined 02-16-09, id: 1840414, Profile Updated: 01-08-14
Author has written 18 stories for Warcraft, Aion, and Guild Wars.

Me? Well, there's not much to say. I'm a gaming geek who lives in the wilds of SW Wisconsin with the equally geekified spouse and, occasionally, one or two geeky offspring. I'm an avid sci-fi/fantasy/rpg/mmorpg gamer... I have played several mmos, including World of Warcraft, Aion, and beta tested Rift. I am currently playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and am focusing on Guild Wars 2 with my guild. Play all sorts of table top rules, from Call of Cthulhu to free form diceless. I've been writing since I was fifteen which is...well...quite a bit of time ago. I started a couple of early fan fictions centered around the Changeling: The Dreaming rules, but then started a Wow fan fiction that never finished. In the middle of that, with finances tight...having lost both my wow account and my internet, I wrote "Stand of the Exiles", my first completed Wow fanfic. Then a request from a forum I was a regular on opened the floodgates, when worldofwar.net asked for any content centered around the newly announced upcoming expansion pack "Wrath of the Lich King". I wrote a character snippet, an introduction, to one of the Lich King's Death Knights, Clarimonde.

Clarimonde proved to have a life all of her own, spawning "The Last Days of Grace", the second completed work offered here. It followed up with "Criminals and Sinners." That was supposed to end it, but two forces kept things going. The first was my best friend, whom I owed a table top game to in the worst degree. The second force, who has kept the ball to a lot of these rolling is the lovely and supportive Chaviji (Horde, Runetotem US) who kept a strong request for "More Clair, damnit!" So I told force number two about the game I had run for force number one, and how that had brought another idea to my mind. She wanted it, I wrote it...it's here as the lore irreverent "Forget to Remember."

"A Very Rosy Tale" came also from that string of ideas, and wrote itself without much prodding from friends. "Falling" came from an emotastic couple of days when I embraced how sad March makes me. And then comes the final one, "Servant of the One True King." Again, this story owes so much to Chaviji, who after hearing "Well...I have another idea, but it's kind of dark..." from me, again would not let me fail. She wanted Besseth, and she wanted her badly. I wanted to write Wow fanfiction that strayed from the cleanliness so often found in it, and I wanted a different ending to the let down at the end of the Death Knight quest line.

Fog and Roses is an affirmation, a gift, and written without the prodding or request of those who normally follow my stuff. As noted in the Author's notes at the end of it, I suffered a stroke in the end of September, and it was the first storyline to come back to me after that, the first writing I had done after peering at an MRI of my own head and saying..."Those spots aren't supposed to be there, are they?" Banastre is the little hero who isn't... until circumstances force his hand. He came to me fully fledged, the challenge was to present him as he should be, without making him too annoying.

I think that's all of them, and their introductions. Enjoy them in the spirit they were written in, as nothing more than a gift. They aren't meant to be taken seriously.

(Looking for me? I can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Semiiramiis/131100301629 )

What order should they be read in? Interesting question... If you're familiar with World of Warcraft, you can start with any of these: Stand of the Exiles, The Last Days of Grace, Falling, Servant of the One True King, or Fog and Roses. (Which, none too coincidentally, is the order they were written, with the sequels removed.) Not so familiar with Wow? My suggestion is to start with The Last Days of Grace.

Warnings? Well...I'm not really known for lemons, so the vast majority of the content here is pretty tame. You'll find violence, the occasional midlevel profanity, and implied sexual content at the worst. I'll issue a blanket lore left by the wayside warning for all of them, so if you're looking for pure canon stories, you will be wasting your time. (And considering the size of these, quite a lot of it) I'm well aware of it, and if pointing it out to me makes you feel better, then by all means. While I do the occasional edit for "Oh, dear, WHAT was that?!?" on a sentence or even a paragraph sized portion, I am not going to change the storylines. Usually by the time I put fingers on keys, I have a pretty good idea of where they're going to end up. Some of them are not as egregious as the others: Falling is too short, and honestly too vague to be caught on the lore details (and lack thereof). Ascension is pretty close to Aion canon. Pretty much, the longer they get, the more they stray. The Clarimonde stories are the worst, but, in my defense, the completion date on Criminals and Sinners is April, 2008, Forget to Remember was begun in September 2008, and Wrath of the Lich King did not launch until November of that year. Servant/Chiaroscuro are much closer to canon than Clarimonde, but were started after Wrath launched and gave me more than Warcraft III/Frozen Throne lore to work with. Fog and Roses runs closely parallel to Cataclysm and the worgen starting zone, expanded...with certain changes that just seemed to want to be there. They aren't canon, and I'm not looking to make them faithfully so. I'm looking to write enjoyable stories, based (yes, even loosely sometimes) on the games I play.

I admit I've been game hopping a little lately, looking for just the right one for me... and for right now, that seems to be Guild Wars 2. So you can probably look forward to a few of these coming along, with "These Dragon Haunted Days" being only the first. (It was started during the first open beta, so it has some issues) I'm also working on another GW2 fiction, Songs of the Unsung.

Enjoy.

Semii

@Semiiramiis

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The Lay of a Broken Winged Sparrow by Bladesworn reviews
When my own people cast me out, it was the enemy that took me in. / Atreia through the eyes of an exiled Asmodian; graphic descriptions of all kinds.
Aion - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 172,583 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 5/11/2009
Abbendis by Sub-Zero879 reviews
High General Brigitte Abbendis. Just another tale of tragedy in Azeroth's long history. But with the warning of the Dreadlord by a passing warlock, how much might the fate of the Scarlet Crusade be altered under its last living "good" founder?
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,601 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/9/2012 - Published: 4/23/2012 - Human, Brigitte Abbendis - Complete
Cold Comfort Castle by Lord Goregore reviews
...And then again...
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 197,130 - Reviews: 324 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 9/6/2010 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Human, Draenei - Complete
River Rising by Jaseroque reviews
Sara Townsend's farm lies directly in the path of the Scourge. Can she escape the undead army and the dark secrets from her past?
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,588 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2009 - Human - Complete
Nightfall by Azzandra reviews
There was a time, just after the wall was raised and just before the worgen curse struck, that Gilneas seemed safe. Tess remembers how that illusion was shattered. Complete!
Warcraft - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,263 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/13/2009 - Published: 9/4/2009 - Human, Worgen - Complete
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Ties That Bind reviews
One very unlikely damsel in distress and a group of very unlikely rescuers equal one very unlikely rescue.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,154 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 9/10/2013 - Darion Mograine
Path of a Calling reviews
Sequel to Ascension... When her beloved guardian goes missing in combat, nothing will keep Moriah from going after him.
Aion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,180 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/20/2014 - Published: 3/29/2011
A Very Rosy Tale reviews
While this one is a tie in to the earlier works: "The Last Days of Grace", "Criminals and Sinners" and "Forget to Remember"; this one could be read as a stand alone and still make sense.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 27,352 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/16/2013 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Complete
Songs of the Unsung reviews
"For a people that marked their lives and accomplishments in the sagas sung about them, becoming a historian was akin to death without children. His own life would pass, unsung, unnoticed except in those books his brothers and sisters guarded and cultivated. How to explain the value of being a part of something like the Priory?"
Guild Wars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,538 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/28/2013 - Published: 1/12/2013
These DragonHaunted Days Guild Wars 2 reviews
Spoiler Alert! Just like Fog and Roses, closely follows but is not completely exact a new character's starting experience. If you don't want to ruin it, be careful! Ulrich is a street rat from the great city of Divinity's Reach,but not for long!
Guild Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 48,011 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/13/2013 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Human, Logan T. - Complete
Asenath and the King of Stormwind reviews
One shot, for all the fans of Fog and Roses/Curses and Blessings.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,507 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2012 - Complete
Curses and Blessings reviews
Second part to Fog and Roses. Ban and Evelyn are sent to Stormwind as part of Genn's vanguard, and emissaries for Gilneas.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 32,464 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/7/2011 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Worgen - Complete
Servant of the One True King reviews
Not all at Light's Hope were betrayed... Stand alone work, completely unrelated to any of the others
Warcraft - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 52,868 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/27/2011 - Published: 12/10/2009 - Complete
Forget To Remember reviews
Continuation of "The Last Days of Grace" and "Criminals and Sinners". Is not a stand alone work.
Warcraft - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,239 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 3/6/2011 - Published: 12/10/2009 - Complete
Criminals and Sinners reviews
Continuation of "The Last Days of Grace". Start with that one.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 45,091 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 2/26/2011 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Complete
The Last Days of Grace reviews
Part one. If you're going to read the four that state they have parts, start with this one! A young noble woman is sent to Stratholme to catch the Prince's eye, and gets more than she bargained for. Lore irreverent!
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 43,692 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/12/2011 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Arthas Menethil - Complete
Fog and Roses reviews
Happy Cataclysm all! My take on the Worgen starting chain.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,802 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/30/2011 - Published: 12/9/2010 - Complete
Tale of the Brighthorn
Called by the spirits, Damaris walks the path of the shaman, answering the call to serve the Warchief.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,630 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/13/2010
Chiaroscuro reviews
Sequel- Servant of the One True King. As such, read that one first, or you'll be confused. Besseth may be gone, but the families she left behind are still in play...
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 37,144 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/13/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Complete
The Road Out Character development chapter reviews
This is a development piece, written when I needed a little more insight into the backstory of Servant/Chiaroscuro. I kept hinting to something special in the relationship between Besseth and Arthas, and honestly, I didn't know what it was myself.
Warcraft - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,279 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/30/2010 - Published: 6/27/2010 - Complete
Ascension reviews
When Lepharists capture a daeva, his plight is too much for the Lepharist leader's sister to handle...
Aion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,304 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/27/2010 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Falling reviews
Sometimes greatness brings emptiness...
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,748 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Complete
Stand of the Exiles reviews
My first completed World of Warcraft fanfic, stands alone.
Warcraft - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63,227 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Complete