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Joined 07-15-09, id: 2008636, Profile Updated: 04-18-15
Author has written 9 stories for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Warhammer.

Having wanted to write for years, my love of writing and my unholy addiction to Dragon Age have come together to make me want to try my hand at fanfiction, and so I will! Thanks to recent events, that writing bug has extended to Mass Effect and there are other ideas now coming that are begging for attention (Warhammer is a rich mind to be plumbed, among other things!)-I'm likely to go to my grave with half-finished stories buried with me to complete in the afterlife!

I have a great weakness for fantasy fiction, as many of you have gathered (Tolkien, Martin and Lewis are great inspirations) and the rich canvas Bioware has given us is a wonderful thing to play with.

Favourite characters from DA:Origins & DA2: Leliana, Morrigan, Merrill, Varric, too many others to say

Least favourite: Loghain, Rendon Howe, Orsino, Sebastien, Anders (especially Anders!)

Favourite characters from Mass Effect series: Tali, Ashley, Garrus, Wrex, Grunt, Javik

Least favourite: Kaiden, Miranda (they're not really bad, I just feel less unhappy about sacrificing them)

Bio: I'm 22 years old from London, with a love of writing (I'd sell my soul to be an author), an even greater love of the fantasy genre and a great addiction to tale-telling. Uni is long behind me, but the constant running around trying to find a job in recent months is really eating into my time and inclination to write (Writer's block is a constant nemesis) but I don't intend to let it stop me, and have no fear, I'll be writing here as often as I can- I never leave things half done.

Update: To all who've been waiting patiently for more, let me explain everything that's kept me away from this- for the last two years, I've been dealing with personal problems, other projects and a general dearth of ideas of how to continue the stories I'd written on here (though the world of Thedas was too deeply entrenched; the leadup to DAI more or less robbed me of much desire to continue as my original ideas, I realised, were going to have to be significantly changed to fit in to the new lore. However, after finishing Inquisition and having my enthusiasm for the world of Dragon Age reinvigorated, I am slowly in the process of picking up where I left off; most of my writing is likely to be more of a slow-burning thing as I don't have much time to write these days and I am working on a personal novel of my own for publication, but I do intend to get back to it...I ask for forgiveness in keeping you all waiting and a little more patience as I set things in order to continue where we left off...

Quote that sums me up: "I want to be remembered when I'm dead. I want books written about me, I want songs sung about me and then, hundreds of years from now, I want episodes from my life to be played out weekly at half past 9 by some great heroic actor of the age"- Edmund Blackadder.

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The First Cut is Always The Deepest by Erynnar reviews
Prequel to the story "Soulmates." Kaidana Cousland finds the life she knew destroyed in the blink of the Maker's eye. Recruited to the Grey Wardens and leading a group of misfits against the Blight. See how she got her start. And AU with Daveth.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 135,487 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 1/8 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
The Telling Tale by Tsu Doh Nimh reviews
Seeker Cassandra has finally tracked down the Warden, three years after her old recruit Anders started the Mage-Templar War. How does a Seeker convince a mage to side with the Chantry?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 33 - Words: 308,504 - Reviews: 580 - Favs: 538 - Follows: 540 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Surana, Cassandra P.
Our Love Is Problematic by Finn Solomon reviews
Shepard finds himself falling in love with the violent, complex woman known only as Jack. This is the story of their relationship from Mass Effect 2 and beyond. Rated M for language, violence and suggestive themes. Mass Effect 3 arc now in progress!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 323,946 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 352 - Follows: 372 - Updated: 12/21/2014 - Published: 7/17/2010 - Shepard (M), Jack
Suffer and Sacrifice: Marian Hawke's Tale by dominicgrim reviews
The story of the rise of the Champion, and the things she lost along the way. Marian Anders with a little Fenris thrown in. This is the Marian from my story A sword of Mercy. I of course don't own dragon age, I just play here
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 75 - Words: 186,740 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 5/24/2014 - Published: 10/21/2012 - Hawke (F), Anders
Lord of the Mountain Roads by DarionDamage reviews
The Witchking is waging war on Ulthuan and the Cult of Pleasure is growing, and times of discord have descended on Naggaroth. Setharai, a Dark Rider, is sent on a suicide mission into the Blackspine Mountains, a pawn in the game of nobles striving to achieve influence, and loses everything... just to find help - and maybe more - where she had least expected it.
Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,355 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/5/2014 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Dark Elves
Rising Sun by spectre4hire reviews
Marcus Cousland never wanted to be a soldier. He preferred to read about battles rather than fighting in them. He never saw himself as a leader or a warrior, but in order to save Ferelden, he must become both. He not only has to defeat a Blight, but he must unite a fractured country under one banner, his. AU DA: Origins Novelization. -On hiatus-
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 19 - Words: 124,186 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 3/5/2014 - Published: 12/7/2011 - Cousland, S. Cauthrien, Hawke (M)
Dragon Age: Justice Be Done by dominicgrim reviews
Justice wants Hawke to suffer, he will use Sebastian Vael to draw her and her friends to him. He will have vengeance. Characters from my other stories will appear here. F Hawke/Fenris, Bethany H/OC, Isabela/OC I do not own dragon age, I am grateful they let us play here. T for violence and adult situations and language.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 77,203 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 12/6/2013 - Published: 9/10/2012 - Hawke (F), Bethany H.
Dragon's Rage by MB18932 reviews
Meredith, furious with Champion Garret Hawke's support of the mages in Kirkwall, sends Ser Alrik, who somehow survived, after Hawke's lover, Merrill. She quickly recives a nuclear response. Heavily inspired by fangirl42's story, The Tranquil Solution.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 52,656 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 11/10/2013 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Hawke (M), Merrill
Dragon Age 2: Rosia Hawke's Tale by shura mezzki reviews
What if Hawke was adopted into the Hawke family? Sorry, I suck at summaries :'3
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,993 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 1/20/2012 - Hawke (F)
The Tale of Jaiden Tabris by Genjutsu-Dragon reviews
How the Hero of the Fifth Blight rose from nothing to become a legend - and found unexpected companions, and love, on the way. Fem!Tabris/Leliana. Update: A curse is broken.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 126,034 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 7/9/2013 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Leliana, Tabris
Ma Nuvenin by Playful Light reviews
F/warrior Hawke and Merrill share a not so quiet night at home together and Hawke takes a chance to try something new. Lady Sex and Fluff
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,057 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/3/2013 - Hawke (F), Merrill - Complete
Chant of Darkness by dominicgrim reviews
The sisters Hawke, one born to suffer the other to sacrifice. Circle Mage Bethany is drawn into a conflict involving the Templars and the Grey Wardens. violence, some harsh language,Bioware owns all I just play here. Review plz
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 89 - Words: 231,014 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 3/31/2012 - Merrill, Bethany H. - Complete
Hadrilkar - The Collar of Servitude by DarionDamage reviews
A young Dark Elf, a commoner from the poor quarters of Hag Graef, gets a chance to advance in society and to earn glory in battle as a liegeman of a powerful Dreadlord. He doesn't know yet that the Lord is a Druchii Anointed, one of the survivors of old Nagarythe who once fell prey to the lure of Slaanesh... And when he finds out, it might already be too late.
Warhammer - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 29 - Words: 116,240 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/29/2013 - Published: 12/12/2012 - Dark Elves - Complete
My Condolences by D-Ro2593 reviews
Isabela is tired of Hawke teasing her and decides to waltz into his estate to get laid. But a meeting with Merrill alerts her of his mother's death. Isabela doesn't do comfort very well. Or does she? One, maybe two-shot. M!Hawke/Isabela/Merrill. M for a reason.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,968 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/6/2013 - Isabela, Merrill - Complete
Reactions by almostinsane reviews
"Actually, I was thinking of scandalizing my neighbors by having my Dalish lover move in." Oh, Hawke, you devil, you. We never learn what happens when Merrill moves in with Hawke apart from a few Codex entries. Read as Kirkwall reacts to Hawke's total disregard for society norms. Also features a curious Isabela, a jealous Fenris and Anders, pissed off Dalish, and much more.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,995 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 12/17/2012 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Hawke (M), Merrill
Comfort by MsBarrows reviews
The 2nd Prize story from a writing giveaway I recently did on Tumblr. Features Merrill, and maybething's Byrne Hawke.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,951 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/19/2012 - Merrill, Hawke (M) - Complete
Sins of a Father by Helena L reviews
As her kingdom crumbles around her, the Queen has only one person she can fully trust... or so she thinks. Some of the pivotal events in Dragon Age: Origins, from Ostagar to the Landsmeet, shown from a different perspective.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,434 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/7/2012 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Anora, Loghain M. T. - Complete
The Fall by Killjoe reviews
The tale of the White Angels Chapter of Space Marines
Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,582 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/26/2012 - Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines
True Value by Tayy.Babe reviews
" Do you want me to show you how much I value you, Leliana?" Leliana thinks that her Warden values Morrigan more than she. The Warden proves to her what he thinks she's worth. M!Cousland/Leliana. M for a reason.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,360 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Cousland, Leliana - Complete
Survivors of Kirkwall by Theodur reviews
Post-DA2 / Legacy-DLC. Bethany and her friends square off against Corypheus in a desperate and deadly battle, while in Denerim, Hawke receives an unexpected visit from her old "benefactor", a certain Witch of the Wilds...
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 50,893 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/20/2012 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Hawke (F), Bethany H., Surana, Varric T. - Complete
The Interrogation by The Phoenix King reviews
A Dragon Age: Asunder Creative Writing Contest entry. A newcomer to the Templar Order finds himself tested when he is charged with questioning an imprisoned apostate.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,363 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Complete
Tranquility by Theodur reviews
Retelling of Dragon Age 2 through the eyes of Riona Hawke, a Fereldan fugitive trying to carve out a new life in Kirkwall. Bethany, not Carver, survives despite Hawke being a mage. Does not slavishly follow the plot of the game, makes an attempt to smooth out the timeline of the events as well as fix the many logical inconsistencies.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 81 - Words: 316,398 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/19/2011 - Published: 3/23/2011 - [Hawke (F), Varric T.] [Bethany H., Merrill] - Complete
Price of Immortality by Theodur reviews
Six years after her first visit to the Warden's Keep, the Heroine of Ferelden, the Grey Warden Queen Maythre returns to the accursed fortress, her intent dark and sinister - to continue the grim research of the blood mage Avernus.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,343 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/18/2011 - Published: 11/15/2011 - [Surana, Zevran A.] - Complete
Measures by Ygrain33 reviews
Some situations require specific measures. A one-shot in Ned Cousland series, Leliana's PoV. Rated for disturbing imagery and character death. Slightly AU.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,785 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/27/2011 - Leliana - Complete
Ashes and Embers by Ygrain33 reviews
The Return to Ostagar. Some revelations and speculations. A part of Ned Cousland series, Ned's PoV. Yeah, and NOT slash again.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,894 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
The Rose of Highever by Pinoko K reviews
A tale of Lady Cousland's rise from a privileged daughter of the teyrn to the hero of Ferelden. Blood, tears, laughter, friendship, romance, and everything in between.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 165,772 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
Indecision by Anchor5 reviews
In the aftermath of the Mage uprising, Merrill and M! Hawke escape Kirkwall to find a brief moment of peace aboard Isabela's new ship, where they reconcile their relationship with each other and their pirate captain.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,503 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Merrill, Isabela - Complete
A Guard and His Captain by Talisman Casedine reviews
A guardsman's devotion to his captain never wanes.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 649 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Aveline V., Donnic H. - Complete
Sons of Orpheus by Gree reviews
The Praetors of Orpheus fight against the enemies of humanity. A set of short stories originally written over at Bolter and Chainsword. Reviews and comments welcomed.
Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 48,086 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/28/2011 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Space Marines
Necessary Things by Ygrain33 reviews
A more detailed account of the time of the Landsmeet. A part of Ned Cousland series. Various PoVs, mainly Ned, Alistair and Wynne, with an occasional slip from Cauthrien, Loghain and Anora. Rating changed to M, to be on the safe side.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 29,065 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/30/2010 - Published: 11/19/2010 - Cousland
Don't Fear the Reaper by Hawki reviews
Oneshot: Even with black armour and a Death's Head painted on his visor, Raynor never thought of himself as being like the Grim Reaper. But as he stood aside and let Kerrigan take her vengeance, he had to wonder...
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 963 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/10/2010 - James R., Sarah K., Arcturus M. - Complete
I Will See My Lover by Genjutsu-Dragon reviews
A year has passed since Leliana lost her love to the archdemon. But death is not goodbye. Oneshot. Leliana/F!Cousland. Character Death, Angst.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,249 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Leliana - Complete
Complete by Natmonkey reviews
Elven mage Crestacia (courtesy of Draguna) has fallen hard for Leliana, but does the bard share those feelings? A tale of love between two ladies.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,258 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Surana, Leliana - Complete
Kara Cutter: Season 2 by xXxKaraBeckerCutterxXx reviews
Check out my story. Primeval Season 1 before you read this or you wont understand. Can Nick, and Kara survive the bomb shell that Helen dropped in the Forest of Dean. Can Steven and Nick's friendship survive? Along with Kara and Steven's relationship?
Primeval - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 49,086 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/16/2008 - Published: 4/14/2008 - N. Cutter, Stephen H., Helen C., OC - Complete
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Judgement reviews
When the Imperium of Man discovers a new world riddled with deviancy and corruption amongst its entire culture, there is only one fitting judgement...
Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,487 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/18 - Inquisition, Space Marines - Complete
A Fire Shall Be Woken reviews
The sequel to "From the Ashes". Though the Blight may be over, Arthur Cousland's troubles are far from over...Will cover post-Origins, Awakening and beyond. Slightly AU with numerous OCs and familiar faces likely to make appearances. Mostly Cousland/Leliana for now, but maybe a bit of Cousland/Morrigan and Cousland/Bethany thrown in as time goes on...
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,394 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 37 - Published: 6/12/2013 - Leliana, Morrigan, Cousland, Bethany H.
Joined Together reviews
Set post-DA2. Oneshot (for now). Slightly AU. With her life at Kirkwall in ruins and her companions either dead or scattered to the four winds, Valerie Hawke seeks out a new beginning with the one person who won't turn her away...
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,040 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/31/2013 - Bethany H., Hawke (F) - Complete
From the Ashes reviews
A child of privilege loses everything, and from the ashes of his loss, will rise a greater, better man, the man needed to save Ferelden from the Blight... With the Blight ended, this chapter of Arthur Cousland's tale is about to end, but his story is far from over...
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 68 - Words: 545,122 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 5/3/2013 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Leliana, Cousland - Complete
Lament of the Betrayed reviews
Based on Gav Thorpe's "Shadow King", a poetic take on the story of Alith Anar.
Warhammer - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/22/2012 - High Elves - Complete
Rumination reviews
Set in the 'From the Ashes' universe. The night before the Landsmeet, Loghain Mac Tir broods on the decisions that have brought him to the brink of ruin...
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,773 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/28/2012 - Loghain M. T. - Complete
Swan Song reviews
Mordin Solus's own point of view in his final moments as he gives up his life to cure the genophage...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,330 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Mordin S. - Complete
Releasing Control reviews
Just a Collector-based drabble I wanted to get out of my head. The Collector General's perspective of the base's destruction and Harbinger's forsaking of the Collectors.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,294 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Complete
The Only One Left reviews
While Arthur Cousland races from one end of Ferelden to the other fighting the darkspawn, what is his older brother up to? A look at Fergus Cousland's actions during the Blight, set during the Fereldan Rebellion as the Bannorn fight Loghain's tyranny.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 22,296 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/18/2012 - Published: 12/26/2011 - Fergus C. - Complete