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Author has written 14 stories for Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

Thank you for visiting my FF.net home!

As many of you probably know, I've been involved in the Dragon Age community since late 2009. This is my first foray into fanfiction, though I've been writing for going on 20 years. I can honestly say my imagination has never been captured quite so strongly as by the world and characters created by Bioware, however, to the point that I'm still thoroughly enjoying exploring it more than a year later.

Although I haven't posted much on FF.net lately, I'm still writing DA fanfic of a sort! I'm a member of Warden's Vigil, the longest-running Dragon Age play-by-post roleplaying forum on the web. I play Aedan Cousland, the Hero of Ferelden; Rae Caoileann, a city elf from Denerim who is now living in Highever and strangely enough, involved in a romance with Teyrn Fergus; Malone Kincade, a bann of a small bannorn named Edgewater; and Solange, an Orlesian maleficar who isn't very nice at all. We accept roleplayers of all experience levels, so if that's something that interests you, please come visit us!

For reference, the order of my connected stories appears below.

Bryn Cousland and Alistair

Becoming
Catharsis
Repercussions
Separated at Satinalia

Kiann Surana and Alistair

Problems Various and Sundry
An Opaque Mirror

Stories featuring my Warden's Vigil characters

Origins

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A Very Long Engagement by cellostargalactica reviews
"It was easier when I hated everyone with no exceptions, you know?" While Shepard and Kaidan contend with trouble in the Terminus, their new child, and an upcoming wedding, Jack struggles to come to terms with change, especially change in the shape of a certain Lieutenant. Jack/James, Shenko. Part 2 of a Mass Effect Epilogue.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 90,228 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 6/27/2013 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Jack, James V.
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: 25 - Words: 78,836 - Reviews: 442 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Cousland, Nathaniel H.
Scars by cellostargalactica reviews
"Maybe it's a weakness bred into Shepard's very being; that no matter who wears her skin and blood and bones, she will love Kaidan Alenko. It earns her a beating when the Illusive Man catches her reading nearly a decade's worth of his reports, but she can't help herself. There is an odd fire in her gut as she studies Kaidan Alenko's words." Citadel DLC.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,639 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/15/2013 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Broken by cellostargalactica reviews
"You need to find someone who isn't a broken down mess like me." Shepard presses a shaking fist to her eyes and swallows. "Someone whole." Shepard and Kaidan after the Reaper War.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,734 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/5/2013 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Ghost by cellostargalactica reviews
"If she looks at him out of the corner of her eye, she doesn't recognize him. He's a bone-thin, harrowed survivor who has taken her bright, loving son's place. He's a ghost, drifting from room to room, leaving a chill behind. She's afraid to leave him alone, for fear that he'll disappear." Vignettes on grief from an outside perspective. Post ME1.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,292 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Kaidan A. - Complete
Memory by cellostargalactica reviews
"I missed you," Shepard said, her voice thick. "You're standing right here, and I still miss you." Kaidan and Shepard remember what's important. Mid ME3, smut, oneshot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,156 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/14/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - 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: 209 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 3/23/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
No Strings Attached by quantumparadigm reviews
Part 1 of the 'No Strings Attached' saga. Shepard and Alenko meet each other on Trident while on shore leave. After a chance encounter leaves them instantly attracted to each other, they abandon all caution. No names, no dates, no strings attached. But once it's over, is it really over? Shenko. Pure fluff, no plot. You've been warned.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,156 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Dragon Age: The Hunt by Shadow of Light reviews
The Blight has ended, the Archdemon slain, but the Hero of Ferelden does not yet mean to rest. Alistair fled Denerim before the siege and she intends to track him down. Either he will return with her, or she will burn that bridge forever.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 130,211 - Reviews: 549 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 6/12/2010 - Published: 1/8/2010 - Cousland, Zevran A. - Complete
Ever After by bloodtallow reviews
Five years after the Blight has ended, a new danger threatens Ferelden, and it's up to King Alistair Theirin to end the threat. With or without the help of the Hero of Ferelden.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 30,782 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 5/26/2010 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Alistair, Surana
What We Become by Crisium reviews
Cullen/Amell, post-game. Sequel to "What We Are." You can take the mage out of the Circle, but you can't take the Circle out of the mage.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 141,132 - Reviews: 811 - Favs: 567 - Follows: 254 - Updated: 4/25/2010 - Published: 11/12/2009 - Amell, Cullen - Complete
Two roads diverged by CJK reviews
After months spent in hiding Elissa Cousland finds a new Ferelden -- with a Grey Warden usurping Queen Anora's throne. AU
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 35,806 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 4/9/2010 - Published: 1/30/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
Gifts by Sisimka reviews
Aedan and Oghren travel to Orzammar to get a wedding gift for Alistair. Rated M for violence. Not fluffy, don't let that first chapter fool you! I've marked this as a Cousland/Leliana piece as it continues the story started in my previous fictions.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 54,088 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/29/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Cousland, Leliana - Complete
Chance by odiedragon reviews
A stand-alone prequel to Rusty Cage. A story of one of the winters Alistair spends with Arl Eamon in Denerim at Arl Urien's estate. He slept with the dogs for a reason. Before returning to Redcliffe, his future fate is decided upon by King Maric.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,951 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete
The Hero of Ferelden by Sisimka reviews
The final battle is just the beginning of this story which will follow Aedan afterwards as he rebuilds the wardens and considers his decision to participate in Morrigan's ritual. Rated M for: Suggestive themes Romance Aedan/Leliana and violence.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 93,491 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/25/2010 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Cousland, Leliana - Complete
Spiritus Mundi by Speakfire reviews
The Archdemon is dead and Ferelden survives. But darkness lingers and as they say, without darkness, there can be no light. End-game spoilers. Alistair/Dalish Elf
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 72,079 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 2/9/2010 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Alistair, Mahariel
Rusty Cage by odiedragon reviews
“I locked myself in a cage once, when I was a child, for an entire day. Ahh, good times...” A recounting of the day Alistair locked himself in a cell in Redcliffe's dungeon, a day which is tied to other painful memories.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,638 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/2/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Love in Dreams by Thessilian reviews
Alistair & Cousland pairing. What would happen to the Warden's if they realised that they shared the Fade? Would it help them in their quest to defeat the archdemon or would it ruin their chance to survive?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 94,255 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 1/26/2010 - Published: 12/14/2009 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete
Elegy by Midnight Strike reviews
I was once Cousland and then a Grey Warden. I have known all sorts of betrayal. Now my body becomes a pyre, fuel for my vengeance. This is a metamorphosis, of sorts.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 5,178 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/25/2010 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Not Just In Name by odiedragon reviews
The Wardens from Orlais have arrived in Denerim, and are heading to Amaranthine. Will Elissa accompany them on their mission, or is staying at court with her husband-to-be where her duty lies?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,874 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/5/2010 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete
A tale of three campsites by CJK reviews
Alistair tries to come to terms with his Chantry upbringing, his heritage, and his future, while simultaneously falling in love and licking lampposts. It's harder than it sounds. And also more difficult.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,306 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete
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Relieved of Duty reviews
Following the battle for Earth, Kaidan Alenko has been relieved of duty as he deals with the aftereffects of Shepard's actions.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 12,525 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/5/2012 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Kaidan A. - Complete
The Griffons Might Be Gone reviews
Alistair tries to express his feelings in written form for his queen - much to Eamon's amusement. Written for the Secret Cupid exchange on Tumblr for Hysazu, featuring her Warden Cadhla.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,344 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Alistair, Eamon G. - Complete
Broken Doll Dragon Age: Asunder contest entry reviews
Darkspawn attack Ser Aaren and his charge. As they recover, the mage and templar have an opportunity to share their points of view regarding their brethren and the Chantry, but Maker knows if either is willing to change their mind.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,549 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2012 - Complete
Origins reviews
Aedan Cousland is thrown onto a path he had not expected by the Blight, and then by Howe's treachery. Confronted by violence and death, he is forced into a duty he never wanted, a life he hadn't chosen for himself. Originally posted on Warden's Vigil.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,369 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/23/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Cousland - Complete
An Opaque Mirror reviews
Kiann Surana, one of the Heroes of Ferelden, learns that even a solver of problems various and sundry can't fix everything, particularly when fate takes over. Sequel to Problems Various and Sundry.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,364 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/7/2011 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Surana, Alistair - Complete
A Matter of Time, A Matter of Opportunity reviews
Five years after the end of the Blight, Aideen Tabris ventures to Highever and discovers healing is really a matter of time, and a matter of opportunity.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,367 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Fergus C., Tabris - Complete
Separated at Satinalia reviews
Bryn Theirin misses her husband during Satinalia at Vigil's Keep. This was written for a prompt on the BioWare Social Network for Feastday fanfic. One-shot sequel to Repercussions.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,722 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1/2010 - Cousland - Complete
Problems Various and Sundry reviews
Kiann Surana, reluctant Grey Warden, struggles against the darkness in her life in order to overcome the darkness threatening Ferelden.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 35,252 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/20/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Surana, Alistair - Complete
Repercussions reviews
Bryn Cousland deals with life in post-Blight Ferelden. Both she and Alistair, her love, survived the final battle with the archdemon, but that doesn't mean their future is certain. -- Originally posted on the BioWare forums; moved here for easy reading.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 39,786 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Catharsis reviews
Bryn Cousland and would-be king Alistair struggle to to figure out what it means to be in love when the whole of Ferelden is depending on them. Prequel to Repercussions.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,119 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Becoming reviews
Alistair, bastard prince and former templar, embarks on a new life as a Grey Warden. Prequel to Catharsis.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 15,412 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Alistair, Duncan - Complete
The Sanest Thing reviews
Elissa Cousland is left to face the future alone after King Alistair sacrifices himself to save her and his country. One-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,610 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Auditions reviews
The pressure for King Alistair to produce an heir -- a legitimate heir -- begins. Bring on the auditions! One-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,455 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Letting Go reviews
Callie Tabris comes to terms with her past after her painful return to Denerim's Alienage. One-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,203 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 18 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Tabris, Alistair - Complete