Quen Galad
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Joined 03-28-10, id: 2305293, Profile Updated: 09-24-16
Author has written 9 stories for Baldur's Gate, X-Men, X-Men: Evolution, Dungeon Siege, Discworld, Neverwinter Nights, and Icewind Dale.

I'm a professional translator, which in theory should mean I can write. I put the stories here to give them some airing, because they were stuck for too long with a narrow circle of readers. They were mostly written for fun, in a time when we would set up a writing challenge among friends and exchange resulting stories. That was back at the university when we still had time to do such things... English is not my native language, so if you spot any errors, please let me know. I check everything carefully, but still.

The stories are mostly romance-ish, with heavy emphasis on adult situations, I have no idea why. It just comes out that way. If anyone reads them an likes them, I'll be more than happy. If you're interested in author's notes, they're posted below. I think putting them before the stories themselves breaks the immersion and puts too much pressure on the reader.

Author's notes :

The pleasure of piracy. This story is a result of a discussion we had after playing the "Romantic Encouters" mod for Baldur's Gate 2. We each had our favourite component of the mod, but felt those favourites could still be improved. Thus, several smutty stories were born.

Hate and Loathing in Aman'lu. This is a small, a little silly, post-breakup story. I needed to go on a killing spree, so I installed Dungeon Siege II, and was amazed at the story potential this game has. I also wanted to explore some aspects and consequences of unrequited love, its impact on an individual. Yes, sounds stuck-up, doesn't it?

A Valuable Employee. Honestly, I have no idea where this came from, other than an attempt at writing Havelock Vetinari and staying in character. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Power outage. "X-men Evolution" was a really good cartoon, especially on the visual side. Being aimed at younger audience, some of its content had to be toned down, but setting Storm and Wolverine as adults while most others as teenagers was, in my opinion, a very good idea. It opened new possibilities for the characters, some of which I tried to address in this story.

Relieving the tension. The main concept is somewhat similar to Power outage, but set in a more traditional X-men line, although matching Logan with Ororo is already taking much liberty with the canon. But I always found his attraction for Jean highly improbable, and we all know Storm's marriage to T'Challa was just politics :)

Touch of a Demon : Valen. Valen Shadowbreath. I have nothing more to say.

Let Me Entertain You : I blame Baeloth's voice actor, whoever he is. One day I will find out who he is and I will make him really uncomfortable.

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Surfacer's Folly reviews
The Savage North is a cruel place... but maybe out there in the snow, away from all societies, all pressures and all expectations, a love can grow and flourish that would wilt anywhere else. [The G3 IWD2 NPC Project]
Icewind Dale - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,835 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/25/2021 - Published: 10/1/2016
Dead Right Hand reviews
We all know the cinematic: the right palm, dramatically upraised, dissolves into shiny dust. Gorion's Ward is dead and the story is over. It never is, of course, because we reload and try something new. But what if it was? What if Gorion's Ward found their death never even reaching Spellhold...? [Rated M for themes]
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,047 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2019
Let Me Entertain You reviews
A short insight into the adventures and inter-personal dynamics of a band of evil, self-serving, ruthless mercenaries. Led by Jade the Assassin, the happy band of murderers, slave owners, blackmailers and madmen TRIES to co-operate at least enough to undo the Iron Throne... With their usual panache, of course. (BG EE, in progress)
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,227 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/24/2016 - Published: 3/8/2013
Touch of a Demon reviews
Waterdeep is saved, and the Champions of Eilistraee are honoured and celebrated. But for Rina, there is still something lacking... Or, rather, someone. Rating for language and a solid portion of mature themes.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,766 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/5/2012 - Published: 8/6/2012 - Valen S. - Complete
A Valuable Employee reviews
History needs butchers as well as shepherds, and she is one of the former. Lord Vetinari has given many criminals a chance to repay their debts to society, but how do they feel about that? Rated M for language and mature themes.
Discworld - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,278 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/3/2012 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Vetinari - Complete
Hate and Loathing in Aman'lu reviews
"She hates you" said Deru, and she was right. She also saw that the hatred went both ways, although she wasn't sure exactly why. Why would you ask someone you loathe to accompany you? Rated T for some swearing and flirting.
Dungeon Siege - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,311 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/23/2011 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Complete
Power outage reviews
Growing up can be really difficult for mutants. Especially when it turns out that the battlefield isn't the only place where your powers could get out of hand... And how can teenagers cope with issues that even their teachers haven't resolved?
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,821 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Storm/Ororo M., Wolverine/Logan - Complete
Relieving the Tension reviews
Wolverine and Storm have a lot in common. The constant struggle for control, for example. They both try desperately to keep themselves in check, and not only because of their powers...
X-Men - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,107 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 26 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Ororo M./Storm, James H./Wolverine/Logan - Complete
The pleasure of piracy reviews
The pirate lord Desharik has been the unquestionable ruler of Brynnlaw for a long time, but the arrival of a mysterious, powerful woman brings about many changes. [Based loosely on Romatic Encounters mod for Baldur's Gate 2, slightly brushed up since publishing.]
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,985 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2010 - Complete