Amhran Comhrac
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Joined 02-19-10, id: 2262182, Profile Updated: 09-18-13
Author has written 11 stories for Dragon Age, Fallout, and Elder Scroll series.

I am on tumblr now. I do not understand it. I may be doing it wrong. But I am there. So... yeah. Add me. Or don't.

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Rubicon was born of my abnormal and unnatural love for Vulpes Inculta. I've always written morally questionable characters, but I never actually tackled anyone who could so easily be considered outright evil, though I wanted to. As the often repeated quote says, every villain is a hero in their own mind. Motivations aren't "how can I be an evil dickbag piece of shit today?" They have reasoning for what they do, and why it seems the best course of action. SO... I set out to make him the hero. That, comparatively, was the easy part.

Creating a female courier that would actually be willing to speak to him without running in the other direction or pulling a gun was slightly more challenging. I hope I succeeded in that regard.

I likely give the Legion far more of a Roman influence than intended. In game, despite what they call themselves, really... they're far more Sparta than SPQR, if you get me. But, I took Latin for years, studied Roman history, and have read most of the classical authors, though. I love an excuse to put that to good use.

Under Distant Moon and Star is a Morrowind/Skyrim crossover fic. The phrase "dragon-born" was used in Morrowind to describe the Nerevarine. When I realized the hero of Skyrim would be called, quite literally, The Dragonborn, I couldn't help but wonder about if it was one and the same. Obviously a Mer character could still be kicking around two hundred years later, but since the Nerevarine contracts Corpus and was only cured of the negative symptoms, it becomes a clear possibility for any of the races. Corpus had a side effect of immunity to all disease and aging, after all. The Nerevarine was by the end of the game immortal to all but acts of violence.

But... I had to go with Dunmer. I personally loved playing Morrowind with a Dunmer. The idea of an orphan being brought from a country where their race wasn't held in the highest regard to their people's ancestral homeland, and fighting for acceptance despite being essentially a foreigner to them, was always very powerful to me. When you consider the indirect role that the Nerevarine had in the destruction of Vvardenfall... gah, I couldn't resist that.

Dragon Age stuff...

So yeah., Right now I'm feeling fairly uninspired with the DA universe. I had been hoping to finish Apostates of Amaranthine at some point, but my honestly have no motivation or inspiration for it at the moment. I may do something new with the Maggie character at some point. I'm not entirely sure yet. DA3 may rekindle my love of the universe. Please, please, please don't bombard my inbox or the review pages of my other fics with requests to continue it. Obviously if I was in a position where I could, I would be writing it. Believe me, I AM FULLY AWARE that people want me to finish AOA. I don't live in a cave on Neptune. I feel awful that my inspiration for that universe has died so completely. I feel awful that I've disappointed so many loyal readers. If I get to a point where I can finish it, believe me, I will.

Apostates of Amaranthine universe

In chronological order these would go Blue Skies, NB, and then AOA. In order written It would be NB, AoA, with Blue Skies starting somewhere around chapter 40. The one-off stories in More than One Side to a Story are sometimes set at specific points in the timeline, sometimes not, and sometimes AU.
All follow the adventures of Maggie Amell, who began as something of an experiment in characterization. I wanted to explore what happens when you take someone who has only ever known an extremely isolated environment that is both oppressive and lacking almost any normal social conventions and throw them into regular society.
Quite a lot, as it turns out. Probably because once Maggie developed to the point that she found her own voice, well, it turns out she isn't quite balanced even by mage standards.

There's art based on the series:

Maggie by phoenixandashes: one, two (set in chapter 22 of Blue Skies)
Maggie and Anders by Galagraphia: One, Two (and the work in progress!), Three
Maggie and Anders by Aimo
Maggie by Cave Fatuam (aka Little Befu): One, Two (Mildly NSFW for bare butt), Three, Four (this one is set between chapters 71 and 72 of AoA, FYI)
Maggie and Anders by Payroo
Anders by Elethe (Inspired by chapter 83 of AoA)

There are a couple translations in progress from English to Russian of my stories being done right now, and the first Maggie story has been entirely translated. (Seriously, how awesome is this? I'm so incredibly honored that people enjoyed my stories enough to take the time to do this.) Suliven has been working on two translations. Blue Skies can be found right here: Синее небо, свобода и порождения тьмы and Apostates of Amaranthine here: Отступники из Амарантайна. Sapphire1984 of the Russian BioWare Fanfic Club has completed their translation of Never Boring, it can be found here: Скучно не бывае

I don't speak a word of Russian, but the comments seemed generally very positive from what babelfish could tell me. ;)

Stone and Sky (on hiatus) - Jowan/f!Brosca

I wanted to do a story with Jowan, since I find his character fascinating and think there's a lot more to him than most people realize. But... I didn't want to do the usual Jowan/f!Mage fic. Then it became a matter of deciding which origin would be the most accepting of a makeficar other than the people who have known him since childhood. Dalish elf? Maybe, since their magical traditions are different and they hold no love for the Chantry. But... the majority just don't plain like humans. Dwarf noble? Again, what is the chantry to them? But, they would probably be more understanding of the importance of tradition and, at the very least, the political necessity of not intentionally antagonizing the powers that be on the surface.

And from there came Sif Brosca. Tradition means nothing to someone who has only ever heard it given as the reason they're despised, and if anyone understands the desire for a fresh start it's a former carta thug and killer who found herself suddenly raised up to join a group of surface warriors even the nobility of Orzammar respects.

Leap (on hiatus) - f!Hawke/Anders

My Bioware Big Bang fic- read it on the bang community or, even better, on People of Thedas since dreamwidth didn't make me chop it into multiple posts. (actually, it's probably best seen there rather than here, since it was illustrated by the lovely nirrum and that format allowed me to include the artwork.)

The one-shots that are too filthy for this site can be found on my dreamwidth account

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To Dust by fortunesque reviews
After a two-hundred year prison sentence in Akavir, a living legend returns to Tamriel only to find it in chaos. Haunted by the memories of her proud people and her past cruelty, will she be able to remember her forgotten skills in time to stop Alduin from destroying the world? (Contains Morrowind and Oblivion tie-ins)
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 491,463 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 476 - Updated: 9/11/2020 - Published: 4/21/2015 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin
The Enemy Inside by NuitNuit reviews
Two nobles cast out from nobility seek to exist in a post-Blight world. Nathaniel Howe, Elizabeth Cousland.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 86,230 - Reviews: 466 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 264 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Cousland, Nathaniel H.
Mohr's Circle by fortunesque reviews
While Six is strongly convicted that she has done the right thing in securing independence for New Vegas, problems arise, and she desperately scrambles to hold her city, friendships, marriage, and her very life together. *sequel to Newton's Third*
Fallout - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 147,358 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 5/12/2014 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Courier, Vulpes Inculta
Victory at Ostagar by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
When Bryce Cousland's little spitfire scaled the Tower of Ishal and lit the beacon at the critical moment, King Cailan won a mighty victory against the darkspawn. The Blight, however was far from over. All other origins included, plus Hawke and his companions. Cousland/Loghain, Morrigan/Anders, Surana/Zevran, Fergus/Anora, and more. Half a million hits and still going.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 128 - Words: 1,173,512 - Reviews: 5289 - Favs: 1,705 - Follows: 1,076 - Updated: 11/30/2013 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Cousland - Complete
An Apostate? Me? by Sarah1281 reviews
Emma Hawke has never been the most subtle or sane of apostates, much to the annoyance of the brother that can only watch in amazement and horror as she stumbles her way from refugee to noble to champion in a city as bizarre as she. Eventual AndersXHawke.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 44 - Words: 135,221 - Reviews: 315 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 3/26/2011 - unknown 1, Carver H. - Complete
Sundered Order by Cadsuane reviews
This story follows what happens to Alistair and Lya, Ferelden and the Grey Wardens after the events in DAO and DAOA. EDIT: Chapter 46 has been fixed!
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 49 - Words: 109,735 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 3/23/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
Our endless numbered days by Lilith Morgana reviews
this story is being re-written and will return shortly.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/4/2012 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T., unknown 1
Newton's Third by fortunesque reviews
Courier number Six is the center of unwanted attention as every power in the Mojave scrambles to figure out her forgotten identity. What will she choose?
Fallout - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 233,597 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Courier, Vulpes Inculta - Complete
Blood Wound by Miri1984 reviews
Sequel to Caged. Alim Surana returns to Amaranthine to take up the position of Warden Commander and Arl of Amaranthine - without Zevran. Set during Awakenings. Cover Art by Cave-Fatuam
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 33 - Words: 54,862 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 6/20/2012 - Published: 12/30/2010 - Surana, Zevran A.
Pretty and Pragmatic by Maeve's Child reviews
Grey Wardens do whatever is necessary to destroy the darkspawn, and sometimes that means some pretty extreme things. When duty fails you, you have to find something else to live for.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 46,883 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Nathaniel H., Amell - Complete
The Keening Blade by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
She hesitated-"Mostly, I couldn't kill you, knowing that I cheated. At the Landsmeet. Our duel." There was a heavy silence. Loghain said slowly, "You do realize that I am holding a naked sword at this very moment?" M for sound reasons.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 427,041 - Reviews: 1530 - Favs: 811 - Follows: 616 - Updated: 5/20/2012 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
Pieced Together by Miri1984 reviews
Series of in-game drabble fics for Saoirse Hawke and Anders from Dragon Age 2. These have been going into Some Assembly Required, but I think they need their own story. I'll rearrange them soon-ish :D.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 56,080 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Anders, unknown 1
Some Assembly Required by Miri1984 reviews
A series of prompts written for various peoples and various communities and for everything else! Set in all my universes and involving all my characters, although I will specify when they are not Fractures related.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 45,852 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 9/13/2010 - Anders
Trouble & Strife by 1Scarylady reviews
The Blight is over; Melissa Cousland to be entombed at Weisshaupt. King Alistair must go to Orlais and select a bride of Imperial blood, while in Ferelden the Chantry has plans of its own. A tale of fluffy romance and unfluffy politics. COMPLETE!
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 246,372 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 6/10/2011 - Published: 7/15/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Thanks, Nathaniel by Sarah1281 reviews
Unexpectedly reunited in the Deep Roads together after years apart, Nathaniel and Anders discuss how much their lives have changed since Amaranthine and why what happened with Justice is at least a little bit Nathaniel's fault.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,238 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Nathaniel H., Anders - Complete
Shades of Grey by Miri1984 reviews
Aedan Cousland orders Alistair executed and marries Anora in order to Rule Ferelden after the Blight. But plans go awry and sometimes you can't predict the outcomes of your own actions. Rated M for sex and Violence. Darker than most of my fics! Cover Art by Cave-Fatuam
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 93,705 - Reviews: 557 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 4/3/2011 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Alistair, Leliana - Complete
Elopement It Is by Sarah1281 reviews
Leandra's parents don't react well to the news that she's planning on running off with an apostate no matter how many apostates Gamlen's run off with or how much of a romantic cliché the first meeting was. And Leandra had better not be pregnant...
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,930 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Leandra H., Gamlen A. - Complete
Undertow by SurelyForth reviews
The saga of Warden-Commander Brand Cousland six years after the end of the Blight as she confronts a love lost and the potential destruction of all she holds dear. Cousland/Exiled Alistair w. Cousland/Anders Rated M for violence and adult themes.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 257,225 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
Restoration by Sagacious Rage reviews
Sequel to "Prodigal". Maebh Mac Tir navigates her newfound responsibilities, newly reunited family, and the fallout from her actions during the Blight.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 69,028 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/23/2011 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Amell
So Not My Problem by Sarah1281 reviews
All Revan wanted to do was stay alive and try to get with Bastila, in that order. He doesn't want to save the galaxy and he's not looking to help everyone he meets. Tragically, he's surrounded by hero types that keep trying to drag him along for the ride.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 29 - Words: 99,156 - Reviews: 824 - Favs: 1,333 - Follows: 581 - Updated: 2/1/2011 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Revan - Complete
Thieves Like Us by neaira.awakened reviews
AU fic where Daveth and Jory survive the joining, and join Brosca and Alistair on their quest. Can two thieves find the strength in each other to uphold their newly sworn oaths?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,199 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/12/2011 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Daveth, Brosca
Fractures by Miri1984 reviews
The Chantry is suspicious of the Wardens. Anders and Neria find out things about their pasts. Apostates and Malificar abound. Alistair faces political challenges. I am temporarily unable to write summaries. Set in the Losses/Consequences universe.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 45 - Words: 86,596 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 1/1/2011 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Anders, Surana - Complete
Love In the Time of Lyrium by Sagacious Rage reviews
A Secret Swooper gift for Crisium Rising, a young woman taught to hate herself and a young man determined to never be tied down to anything find themselves drawn to each other against their own better judgment.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,067 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2010 - Anders, Keili - Complete
I Am Not A Tragic Figure by Sarah1281 reviews
Aunn Aeducan, practical if sheltered exile, knows only two things for certain: if she returns to Orzammar she'll probably end up actually committing fratricide at some point and it's about time to show the world what a dwarven princess can really do...
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 34 - Words: 273,221 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 11/23/2010 - Published: 4/21/2010 - Aeducan - Complete
The Rose of the Alienage by Violet Theirin reviews
Eight years have passed since the blight was ended by Eruthiawen Tabris. A drunken and bitter Alistair returns to Ferelden to find that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined. Alistair/Tabris; Tabris/Zevran; Zevran/Rinna
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 48,271 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 11/7/2010 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Alistair, Tabris
Cartography by Lilith Morgana reviews
The Blight is over; Ferelden's two Wardens survived. Now they must forge new lives in a land torn by war, restore what was lost and investigate new threats rising, both in Ferelden and abroad. Future Elissa/Loghain. Sequel to "In All These Wasteful Hours
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 183,212 - Reviews: 377 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 3/27/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Of Wardens and Mages by Miri1984 reviews
Set five years after the end of the blight at the end of Losses . Tells the tale of Anders and Neria Surana as the wardens in Amaranthine struggle to rebuild their numbers and deal with the ever more perplexing darkspawn threat. Rated M for later.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 53,369 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/8/2010 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Anders, Surana - Complete
The Blanket by Axia West reviews
Anders has never had trouble with women... That is until he meets a fiery Warden Commander with a heartbreaking past. She's not looking for love and neither is he, but sometimes the Maker has plans of His own. Rated M for later chapters.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,128 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4/10/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Anders, Tabris - Complete
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Under Distant Moon and Star reviews
She never expected to be more than an Imperial City street rat, but an accident of birth shoved her into the center of events that would rip Morrowind apart. For two centuries she's run from the guilt of destroying her adopted home and all she loved. Fate caught her in Skyrim. Now Almsi is realizing the ancient words 'dragon-born and far-star marked' have more than one meaning.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 44,912 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 1/27/2019 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Aryon
Rubicon reviews
Two years later, the courier is having second thoughts about siding with the NCR. Accidentally stumbling into the manhunt for a disgraced Frumentarius forces her hand. But is it the voice of Mars, or just massive head trauma? Either way, the die is cast.
Fallout - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 106,886 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 8/21/2013 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Courier, Vulpes Inculta
Apostates of Amaranthine reviews
With Amaranthine safe, Maggie Amell hopes she can finally focus on rebuilding the order and her home. Obviously nothing in her life could ever be that simple. Postgame, with lots of OCs. Spoilers for Origins/Awakening
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 109 - Words: 529,125 - Reviews: 1546 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 325 - Updated: 2/5/2012 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Amell, Anders
Blue Skies, Fresh Air, Freedom, and Darkspawn reviews
Before Maggie Amell became the Warden Commander she was just a big-mouthed mage happy for any chance to leave the Circle. Being a Grey Warden isn't easy, but it's certainly better than the tower! Set in the Never Boring/Apostates of Amaranthine universe
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 208,310 - Reviews: 496 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 2/4/2012 - Published: 8/12/2010 - Zevran A., Amell
Stone and Sky reviews
You can't erase the crimes of your past, but you don't have to let them decide your future. Everyone says the casteless are nothing but worthless criminals, everyone says maleficar are pure evil. Sif Brosca says everyone can go take a swim in some lava.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,041 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/14/2012 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Jowan, Brosca
Not So Different reviews
A "how they met" AU of Malcolm Hawke and Leandra Amell. This is a prequil of sorts to my fic Leap, but since it's set a couple decades before you don't have to follow both. Originally written for the Bioware Big Bang.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,839 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Leandra H. - Complete
Leap reviews
"Watch for that moment...and when it comes, do not hesitate to leap." Malina has spent her life hiding from the Templars, but she's starting to realize fear can be just as much a prison as the Circle. Eventual mage f!Hawke/Anders, DA2 spoilers
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,697 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 6/19/2011 - Published: 3/29/2011 - Anders, Hawke
Falling reviews
Stand alone oneshots set in the Leap universe, mostly from Anders' POV. Chapter 1-Give and Take: Everything Anders has ever cared about was taken from him. How could he not hate a woman who has the kind of life he's always dreamed about?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,108 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Anders, Hawke
Friendship is its Own Reward reviews
Anders looks back on his friendship with Justice after finding him killed in the defense of Vigil's Keep. My attempt to bridge the gap between Awakening and what we know so far of DA2.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,844 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/12/2011 - Anders, Justice - Complete
More Than One Side to a Story reviews
A collection of one-shots set in the Apostates of Amaranthine universe. Chapter 23: Anders and Oghren show Nathaniel the best way to deal with a hopeful recruit.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 49,723 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Amell, Anders
Never Boring reviews
Maggie Amell wants to rebuild the Wardens and defeat a new darkspawn enemy, but she's knocked off balance when she finds a kindred spirit in her apostate recruit. Spoilers/Completed- The post-game story will continue in Apostates of Amaranthine
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 75,434 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 3/23/2010 - Amell, Anders - Complete