Arc Ascendent
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Joined 01-10-10, id: 2211364, Profile Updated: 04-08-11
Author has written 4 stories for Neverwinter Nights, and Dragon Age.

Hi! This is Arc Ascendent, I'm a student from London, in the United Kingdom

If you think that being British makes me slightly old-fashioned, then you'd be right! But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy games. But what is essential is a good storyline, good characters, and, most importantly, good romance options! Romances make a game in my opinion (see Neverwinter Nights 2, Dragon Age: Origins etc.)

Yes, I am that sad creature, a hopeless romantic. Film, book, TV show or game, it doesn't matter to me (as long as its not a vampire romance) And there is an element of that to my stories, but it doesn't mean my stories will be endlessly optimistic or overtly happy. I like to see my characters develop and grow, if that means they have to suffer, well that's just an element of the world they inhabit. I think sad endings tend to be a lot more profound than "and they lived happily ever after".

I do have a style that is quite heavy-going, as I like long, poetic descriptions etc. I hope this doesn't put anyone off, as there are elements of humour as well. See my current work "Child of Light" based on NWN 2, and my Knight-Captain, Phaedra Blake, with promises of a really sweeping romantic story (Won't tell you with who yet though). Hope you enjoy it!

In other news, I was honoured that my long time advisor on matters relating to Child of Light, Gaspode, decided to put her skills to use to fashion a portrait of Phaedra digitally. I'm rather pleased with the result, check it out!

A long-planned work involving the Mage Origin from Dragon Age has finally begun in The Sword and the Circle, a kind of side-project at the moment, intended to be a couple of chapters focusing on the 'origin' of a very unlikely Grey Warden Lillian Amell and her relationship with the Templar Cullen. It certainly reflects an ongoing tendency for teenage female mages with low self-confidence caught in love triangles. But there are certainly differences between it and Child of Light, its probably a bit darker, maybe a little more mature. And Lillian is even more vulnerable than Phaedra Blake. Note: After a very long hiatus I am getting back on track with this Dragon Age work (Including edits of the first chapter) as well as new one:

Force of the Spirit is a story based around Dragon Age 2, dealing with the history of my favourite Hawke, Morgaine Hawke, through the story of the whole game (So another long one if everything goes according to plan), from refugee of Lothering to Champion of Kirkwall and all the challenges she faces on the way.

If you're looking for a break from that, I ended up writing a oneshot involving Ammon Jerro and a new KC Ankara Kl'ildrian, half-drow seductress and assassin called Cold Fire. It was certainly a different kind of romance to what I'm used to, but I enjoyed it. Hope others do too!

And one more thing, I love reviews!

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Life is a Circle by Llandaryn reviews
Every story starts somewhere, and Kail's Story starts with her mother, Esmerelle. Life is a Circle tells the tale of Esmerelle's life. How she avoided the fate of the rest of the Bhaalspawn, how she arrived in Westharbor... and just who is Kail's father.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 34 - Words: 283,996 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/20/2015 - Published: 4/1/2009
Treading Water by psychic koala reviews
A clumsy, inexperienced young mage is sent out into the world on what should have been a simple journey. She'd rather just kick back and relax than deal with a paladin, a ranger, and a horde of undead, but life doesn't always turn out the way you plan...
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 82,589 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 4/28/2014 - Published: 8/10/2009 - Bishop, Casavir, Kalach-Cha/Knight Captain
A match made in heaven? by Aribeth89 reviews
A young and very naieve Paladin is set on a adventure which will change her completly ... But will the paladin remain? Love story about Casavir, and maybe Bishop too ; Have fun!
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,717 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 10/26/2009
Faerun Tales: The Treasure Hunters by InfamousSharo reviews
"There's gold involved." Quin called after him. Gold seemed to be this man's magic word. Bishop turned back. "Gold?" "Lots of it." First fanfic. Reviews much appreciated.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 358,889 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/9/2012 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Bishop - Complete
The Beast Within by tankgirly reviews
MotB. Leela Imarr, our Knight Captain's continuous self-discovery journey after the OC.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 146,520 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/27/2012 - Published: 3/17/2010
Betrayal of the heart by Aribeth89 reviews
Isabelle Condoin, student of lady Aribeth, seeks to see her old love, Sir Nevalle. But paladins and rangers, and a lot more traitory stand in her way. Will she fall in Nevalle's arms again or will she follow the path of her mentor? NWN2 mainly!
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 66,247 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/23/2011 - Published: 2/27/2010
Kail's Story by Llandaryn reviews
Kail Farlong is misunderstood bard. All she wants is the freedom to live her life as she pleases. But an attack on her home village shows that somebody else may have other plans for her. Sinister plans.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 108 - Words: 590,033 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/6/2010 - Published: 11/27/2008 - Complete
Of Winter Wolves Who Loved To Run by zmajoljupka reviews
Bishop/OC Who could even attempt to understand, the heart of a wolf? My first ever attempt on fanfiction, please read and review. Also some Casavir background : follows game storyline with minor changes BEING REWRITTEN!
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,196 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/8/2010 - Published: 10/25/2009
Ranger Danger by Ellaria Stormcrow reviews
When Duncan's niece waltzes into the Sunken Flagon, Bishop sees his chance to have revenge against the Inn Keeper. NwN2 OC, Bishop's POV.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 63,526 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 7/8/2009 - Published: 3/3/2008
Ends Justifying the Means by Maeve's Child reviews
My version of NWN2's favorite paladin and his conflict. I thought it seemed pretty obvious, but from reading other versions, apparently I saw it another way.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,070 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/22/2008 - Complete
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The Sword and the Circle reviews
Lillian Amell must face demons within and without, as Cullen realises that the only thing he fears more than losing himself to her is losing her. NOTE: After long hiatus updated and edited!
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 56,328 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 10/15/2014 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Amell, Cullen
Child of Light reviews
Sixteen year-old Phaedra Blake sets out on a harrowing journey towards adventure, romance and heartbreak. As she gathers friends and discovers herself, does she risk losing everything for one man?
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 75 - Words: 632,517 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/26/2014 - Published: 1/12/2010
Force of the Spirit reviews
Morgaine Hawke gives everything to protect her family, only to realise the only thing she really wanted for herself all along has almost slipped away. But will it be too late? The whole tale from the very beginning of Morgaine's journey.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,049 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Anders, Hawke (F)
Cold Fire reviews
This is a oneshot and Ammon Jerro romance. What, I perhaps hear you say? Well, why not read and find out!
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,618 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/24/2010 - Complete