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Joined 07-12-02, id: 232123, Profile Updated: 02-29-12
Author has written 62 stories for Phantasy Star, Melanie Rawn, Dune, Yu-Gi-Oh, Total War series, Persona Series, and Fate/stay night.

Welcome! The nom de plume is Black Sword. I've been writing fanfiction for a good many years now, with a marked preference for Sci-fi and Fantasy, though I dabble in poetry as well. It's been years since I've written fan fiction, but I've been on a Phantasy Star kick, so I'll likely be grinding away for a while. I also write original fiction, and run a start-up online publisher for original fiction.

Presently, I'm on a PSIII kick, and have a grandiose scheme for three arcs of stories. At present, I finished the last arc first (bad move on my part) and have moved on to the first arc. Hopefully, my retelling of the first generation will approach things from a new, fresh look. After I've finished that, I'll be working on the last of the PSIII arcs, titled the Champions Arc. From there, PSI and PSII stories will be imminent, and even more besides. Anyway, all of my stories are available at the Phantasy Star Cave, so swing by and check out a massive treasure hoard of Phantasy Star material!

Also, PLEASE READ THE STORIES IN ORDER. They are separate stories, but they are all connected and interlinked.

Anyway, I'm also in the process of gathering information for a novelization of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. That project will take some time to form, however.

My next project is at present unknown. I am considering working in either Fate/Stay Night, Phantasy Star I+Gaiden, or Strange Journey.

Headwaters Arc
Overture
An Objection
I Dare You To Find Her
A Long Wait
Rumors and a Sapphire
A Little Surprise
A Broken Doll
Ancestral Obligation
Climatrol
Drop of Blood
Shusoran
New Night
Defeat in Victory
Triangler
A Fair Day

Champions Arc
Rancor Awakened
The Doll's Hatred
Prayer Offering
Ruined Country
Move Forward
Effrontery
Women's Accord
Domain of the Holy Girl
Desert Cave
Castle of Silence
Peaceful Scene
Backdrop
Sword and Shield
Maiden's Dream

Royal Twins Arc
Expectations

Words Given Meaning
Motherhood
Hunted by Nightmare
Fang
Father Before King
Dressing a Moon Princess
Her Prince
Sidestep
Cool Encounter
Osculation
Historian's Magic
Terminus
Image of a Ghost
I Hold Dark Force
Entwined Vigil
A Doll Sleeps
The Tormented Doll
Heart of a Ghost
Quietus
Obitus

I've worked in various universes, (including my own!) and I've noticed I've gotten much better over the years. I'm tempted to take down the really old stuff, but I'll pass for now. Always good to remind yourself of how far you've come. Feel free to PM if you'd like to know more.

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The Forgotten Song by augmentedfourth reviews
A narrative from the point of view of one of the minor characters about what Mother Brain has both brought to Mota and taken away.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,812 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/9/2011 - Complete
The Dancing Dozen by Vicious Pink reviews
"12 Dancing Princesses" retold. Takes place in the Rocky Mountains, early 1918. A mining town is run by a scary man involved in the occult. A disabled war veteran moves to town and decides to investigate the man's strange relationship with his daughters.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,196 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/24/2011 - Published: 1/25/2011
The Legend of Dragoon 1: The Dragon War by Jacobrd reviews
I love this story! All my friends love it too! Please Read and Review! Please!
Legend of Dragoon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,928 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/7/2002
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Heaven's Feel II: The Second Holy Grail War reviews
Seven Masters have been chosen, their hands marked with the holy symbol. The ritual is known. The Servants will be summoned. The Second Holy Grail War will begin.
Fate/stay night - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 15 - Words: 15,726 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 5/21/2012
Obitus
The final battle against the Darkness. The royal twins and their loyal companions fight against evil itself.
Phantasy Star - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,707 - Published: 2/29/2012
Father Before King
King of Landen he may be, bound by custom and tradition, but Nial would let the heavens themselves fall to protect his children.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,649 - Published: 1/22/2012
Maiden's Dream reviews
A holy girl's childhood dream. Her unknown duty, her sister's wish. An unexpected rival and a love she denied feeling. What will she do? Where will she fly? To endless dreams? Or to an uncertain future?
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,268 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2012 - Published: 1/2/2012
Origin of Heroes reviews
The source of all heroes is the most ancient time, when Gilgamesh became the first of humanity's heroes and met his greatest friend, Enkidu. All other heroes but they are souls reborn repeatedly until they are stored in the Throne of Heroes.
Fate/stay night - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,276 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 13 - Published: 1/12/2012 - Gilgamesh
Sword and Shield
In the final battle against Lune, the two heirs of the ancient deities must serve as sword and shield for each other.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,038 - Published: 12/26/2011
Backdrop
Landen, Aquatica, Aridia, Elysium, Frigida, all are different worlds, all have a single curtain in the background, one named Alisa III.
Phantasy Star - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,958 - Published: 12/19/2011
Peaceful Scene
As Mieu watches a peaceful scene in Frigidia, she is forced to ask herself a question that cannot be answered: what was Lord Orakio's intent in preserving Laya's life?
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,200 - Published: 12/11/2011 - Complete
Castle of Silence
Within Frigidia's wastes lies Laya's stronghold. Within the walls of the Castle of Silence exist questions and answers.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,246 - Updated: 12/5/2011 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Complete
Desert Cave
During the journey through Aridia to the one-time refuge of the hunted Layans of Aquatica, a doubt is sown by the demigoddess Laya in the mind of the Layan knight Ryan.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,157 - Published: 11/19/2011
Domain of the Holy Girl reviews
For the secret world within the waves of the desert holds Her Treasure...
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,129 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Complete
Women's Accord
Even as war consumes Elysium and Landen, a different kind of battle is being waged on the far away moon of Dahlia, as Alair battles Lune with the unexpected aid of one her brother's loyalest followers.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,903 - Published: 10/23/2011
Effrontery
Boldness and presumption are the order of the day at the headquarters of those who defy Lune.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,503 - Updated: 10/9/2011 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Complete
Move Forward
Alair, sister of Lune, has been taken prisoner. How will she escape? What will she do once she does?
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,381 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Complete
Ruined Country
Satera has been annihilated. In the rubble of the ruined country begins another quest. Two parts: historical piece, followed by story
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,497 - Published: 9/18/2011 - Complete
Prayer Offering
Thea, daughter of Lyle, Princess of Shusoran, has been taken captive! As her suffering grows, she offers her goddess an impossible act in exchange for a miracle.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,688 - Published: 9/11/2011
Rancor Awakened
The moons have returned. The master of Dahlia reawakens. The old war will begin anew.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,941 - Published: 9/5/2011
Fairy Tales of Alisa III reviews
No matter where and no matter when, children love to hear stories.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,859 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 9/2/2011 - Published: 7/31/2011
A Fair Day
It's a fair day in Aquatica, as Layans and Orakians trade and display in an experiment by their rulers.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,312 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/28/2011
Triangler reviews
The bitter contradictions of a love triangle. What is it for?
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,306 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2011 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Complete
Black Swordsman reviews
Eusis hates camping on Mota and would much rather be watching his favorite show and debating with his friends if the dark new character, the Black Swordsman, is a good guy. He never expected to find the answer in such a way.
Phantasy Star - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,209 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/13/2011
Defeat in Victory reviews
The end of Rhys' quest is near, but even in his moment of triumph in battle, a defeat can be inflicted in other ways.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,538 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2011
New Night
The night sky Orakio created a thousand years ago has been changed by his descendant Rhys. The newly-returned moons have brought back not only the romanticism of the night, but tension, doubt, and fantasy.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,586 - Published: 7/24/2011
Shusoran reviews
The Layan kingdom of Shusoran holds many questions and many answers within its castle's walls.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,321 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/15/2011 - Published: 7/10/2011 - Complete
Drop of Blood
Lyle would have thought that a drop of Orakio's blood would be like a drop of demon's blood, but things are not as he expected in Agoe.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,422 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/3/2011 - Complete
Climatrol
Fight some monsters, save the world, make a new friend or two, then go rescue the damsel in distress! It should be as easy as that, so Rhys believes as he heads to Climatrol to save Aquatica from its unending winter.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,753 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2011 - Complete
Ancestral Obligation reviews
Ever since his quest to save Maia began, Rhys has encountered many strange things that have shocked his worldview. But there is one thing that cannot, will not change, an inheritance from the long ago past: honor and duty.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,775 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Complete
A Little Surprise reviews
Just because she's short and pretty doesn't mean that Princess Lena No Satera is a pushover by any means. If you're not careful, you're sure to be in for a little surprise.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,455 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Complete
Rumors and a Sapphire reviews
Maia's trail has gone cold, leaving rumors and stories as the only clues Prince Rhys can follow to find her. Perhaps the tale of a stolen sapphire will take him one step closer to his kidnapped bride.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,686 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2011 - Complete
A Long Wait reviews
Palman technology is, if nothing else, durable. How long has Mieu waited alongside that lake shore for her master's descendant?
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,420 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2011 - Complete
I Dare You To Find Her reviews
The Prince of Landen is imprisoned in his own castle's dungeon after his bride's abduction by a Layan monster. The key to his freedom is held within the heart of the Princess of Satera.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,101 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Complete
An Objection
A wedding should be a joyous occasion, but what can the King of Landen say to the one happening against his wishes? Though he is not alone in his opposition to the union of Prince Rhys and the mysterious Lady Maia.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,464 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Complete
Overture reviews
With neither home nor memories, Maia must depend on the kindness of Landen's prince to live, but that generosity will set in motion events that will revive the past and create the future.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,809 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2011 - Complete
Quietus reviews
In a bitter battle in the throne room of Lashute, a long-awaited release, a final blow, and a flood of sorrow.
Phantasy Star - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,190 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Complete
Heart of a Ghost reviews
Dark Force has owned my soul for a thousand years. I am his slave, his fool, his pawn. There is no home here in this blighted dome and its floating city, only evil.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,386 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/1/2011 - Complete
The Tormented Doll reviews
For over a thousand years, the purpose of the android general Siren has been to hunt the followers of Laya. An existence based on a lie.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,867 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/24/2011 - Complete
A Doll Sleeps reviews
A broken android. Insanity and grief. A black sword in the desert of Aridia.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,565 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Complete
Entwined Vigil reviews
Freeing Orakio's sword from its watery prison has liberated a long forgotten evil. Worse, it has had unforeseen consequences on the House of Sa Riik.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,708 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 4/11/2011 - Published: 3/20/2011
The Doll's Hatred reviews
For one thousand years, the Orakian doll has hated his enemies. His revenge is now at hand.
Phantasy Star - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,296 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/13/2011
A Broken Doll reviews
The desert is a lonely place, not meant to be traveled alone, as Mieu well knows.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,348 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Complete
I Hold Dark Force reviews
For a thousand years, Orakio's black sword has been beneath the sea of Landen. What secret holds it to the deep?
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Complete
Image of a Ghost reviews
Sometimes a figure of dreams is found in the real world. Sometimes, it truly is no more than the image of a ghost.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,391 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20/2011 - Complete
Hunted by Nightmare reviews
Run away, little girl, run away, you can't keep the monster at bay. The monster lives in your dreams and no one can hear your screams. Run away, little girl, run away, you won't survive if you stay.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,239 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/20/2011 - Complete
Terminus reviews
Adan's party discovers a despoiled world of nightmare.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,431 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2011 - Complete
Historian's Magic reviews
The velvet moon of Dahlia shines in the chill of night, dancing with shadows and flames, casting a sweet, bewitching charm in the darkness of sorrow and fear.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,688 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2011 - Complete
Osculation reviews
Deep within the ancient Laya's domain, a contact between two at multiple points.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,473 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 1/31/2011 - Published: 1/12/2011 - Complete
Cool Encounter reviews
Snow, more snow, and even more snow. Trudging through the drifts, an interesting encounter in the cold weather livens things up.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,957 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Complete
Sidestep reviews
The universe is a great pattern, woven of many threads. Even the smallest sidestep may allow one to sidestep a dark weaving of nightmare.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,817 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2010
Her Prince reviews
There aren't many things that can drive all scholarly thought out of Princess Kara's head. A pair of eyes that reflect a nightscape of indigo does so quite handily.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,363 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/19/2010
Dressing a Moon Princess reviews
There are important visitors coming to the artificial moon Dahlia, but Princess Kara is not ready to receive them. Her mother will properly prepare her daughter for what Kara needs to do.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,596 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Complete
Fang reviews
Prince Adan is descended from Orakio and Laya, the two deities of the Alisa III. Even if he is only a young boy, he will fight anyone, even a hero of legend, to defend that legacy of pride.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,086 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Complete
Motherhood reviews
Queen. Demigoddess. Laya. But now that she has children, one word has the highest priority: mother.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,072 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/28/2010 - Complete
Words Given Meaning reviews
The little moon princess Kara comes to Landen for the first time, and many words she had only learned from books now have a meaning.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,620 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Complete
Expectations reviews
Whether you're a royal twin descended from two modern-day gods, or just a humble android, there are expectations.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,127 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Complete
Once Upon A Time
A short little poem describing the situation with Alice, before everything goes awry. Done in a style that would pass for a children's book, at first. But it's Persona, so it can be quite disturbing.
Persona Series - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2009 - Complete
The Victor of Narbo Martius reviews
Amulius Julius is the grandson of the great Flavius Julius who earned the first triumph Rome has had in a hundred years. Now, at the head of his grandfather's legion, he also seeks a triumph. Will he defeat the Gallic hordes, or suffer shameful defeat?
Total War series - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,583 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/30/2007
Meeting of Two Princes reviews
The young prince Marcellus Julius will become instrumental in enhancing the power of the Julii by joining his Uncle on campaign. Bright as he is, will he be able to enhance the family power when confronted by barbarians and the potential for civil war?
Total War series - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,880 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/30/2007 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete
Nightmare of the Pharaoh reviews
Welcome to Greece, one of the cradles of civilization...and the Shadow Games! An ancient enemy has risen, and soon, Yugi will face his ultimate test...(First Chapter! R&R!)
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,445 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 2/29/2004 - Published: 4/10/2003
Dune: House Cepeda reviews
Follow the path of House Cepeda, the loyal lieutenants of the Atreides Dukes...first ever Dune fic, R&R! New chapter added!
Dune - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,909 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/11/2003 - Published: 8/21/2002
Seeds of Doom reviews
Learn of the origins of Orakio and Laya, the humans raised to godhood by their followers. Discover the secrets lost in the aftermath of the Devastation War... New chapter added! R&R please!
Phantasy Star - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 36,952 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/8/2002 - Published: 7/13/2002
The Lost One
Join Orakio on a pre-War adventure, and witness his first duel with a friend...but not his last...good story, please R&R!
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,355 - Published: 8/18/2002
Sunrunner reviews
A poem of what a Sunrunner is.
Melanie Rawn - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 8/17/2002
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