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Joined 01-18-11, id: 2710606, Profile Updated: 06-13-14
Author has written 8 stories for Mass Effect, Elder Scroll series, Warhammer, Dragon Age, StarCraft, and Misc. Games.

I'm a college senior with a long and abiding love for history - particularly of the medieval period and (even more specifically) the Early Crusades. Some people might find boring the decade-long debates about the inception date of the stirrup or when and where the traction trebuchet was superseded - not I.

It is only recently that I have begun my first forays into the world of fan-fiction, and it's been a little rocky. I like to think of myself as an above-average essayist, but writing fiction is a little (a lot) outside of my customary demimonde (if you will). Nevertheless, I stride forward in the hopes that every little trip and fall will translate into a lesson learned or a danger to be avoided. Reviews are precious to me; please tell me what you did and did not like about my work. I write not just to explore new worlds and (let's face it) gratify my sense of wish-fulfillment, but also to improve my writing ability. Constructive criticism helps me to grow as a writer, and for spending your time in doing so I am ever grateful.

Despite my interest in history, I love science-fiction, and a large part of my future work will involve various stories which have been evolving for a significant time. Whether they are ever written remains to be seen.

As a blanket statement, all of the settings in which my stories take place undergo some degree of alteration, based on my own preferences and interests. Most of the time these are minor lore changes, and concern equipment or other "background" topics which have relatively little overall effect. Some people may find such changes objectionable, but I do not mark stories so altered as "Alternate Universe." I believe that one cannot take a universe at face-value simply because of the limitations which are forced upon it through the medium in which that universe must exist: namely, hardware and gameplay restrictions. As such, I will change and re-interpret settings so that they make sense in my own mind, while still falling in line with what I perceive the intentions of the author(s) to be. Thus, those stories which I mark as "AU" will contain significant divergences from the established "canon" of events.

In progress:

A Wreath For Dragons - What happened to the Hero of Ferelden when he followed his love Morrigan through the Eluvian? [?]

The Winter King - A study of a Charlemagne-like figure in Chris Moeller's Iron Empire. Written ca. 725 HE and includes annotations and an introduction by the editor. [?]

King Under the Mountains - A different king, under a different mountain, considers his life. Tar-Pharazon sees the end of the world, and he must lead his men to one end or another. [?]

Blade of the Emperor - Edward of Farrun, sword-brother of Titus Mede II, remembers his part in The Great War and the battle of The Red Ring. Set in 4E201 OC/Delphine. [?]

A Life Worth Living - Follow Colonial Magistrate John Hall as he is dragged from his backwater post of Mar Sara to the cockpit of events which will determine the fate of a galaxy. Explores the viewpoint of the Player Character introduced in Episode 1 of the Starcraft single-player campaign and continues through to Brood War and possibly beyond into WoL and HotS. [?]

Floating on the Edge of Dream - Set in DP9's Tribe 8 Universe, a team of 21st century soldiers awaken in a world transformed by the power of dream. [?]

Indra's Arrow - Continuation of Fire from Heaven. [?]

These Things I Have Done - A Taiidan commander remembers the end of the Empire, and the sins he committed in order to defend the land under his charge. Will he join the nascent Taiidan Republic under Captain Elson, or will he stand with the Empire's remnants? AU. [?]

Fear in a Mote of Dust - The backwater Lythian worlds, occupied for eighty years by the New Anglian Confederation, become the center of inter-stellar intrigue. Tuffley-verse. [?]

Of My Home They Made a Wasteland - The vessels of the 59th Battlestar Group flee the destruction of the Twelve Colonies and search for the mythical Thirteenth Tribe. Heavily AU. [?]

Anyana's Lament - Medieval adventure/romance set in N Robin Crossby's Hârnworld. [?]

A Red Dusk Before the Dawn - Elder Scrolls story detailing the last days of Indoril Nerevar (Chapter Three of The Sun's Despite) [complete]

Points of Light - Vignettes from Mass Effect 2 that don't fit in the other works. [?]

Elysian Fields - The story of the Skyllian Blitz as told through the eyes of a man who was there. [?]

The Hound of Heaven - A reworking of the Mass Effect trilogy which attempts to iron out some of the inconsistencies in the plot. [Presently coincident with The Rapture]

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Mess Banter by The Abbot of Beregost reviews
Ever wonder about what's going on in Shepard's head? Explore his mind as he makes his way around Mass Effect 2, dealing with resurrection and trying to save the universe. Rated M, for swearing. Now nearing the end of Mass Effect 3!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 82,966 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 7/1/2014 - Published: 2/23/2010 - Shepard (M)
Interstitium by AssaultSloth reviews
Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 535,038 - Reviews: 890 - Favs: 858 - Follows: 672 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Shepard (M), Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah - Complete
The Fiancee by Fire Gemron reviews
Ahlia, the Dragonborn, has found herself in a predicament - find a fake fiancee to present to her mother, or get married off to the highest bidder. She makes a deal with a redheaded thief: he pretends to be her lover, and she'll help him steal something from the Blue Palace. Except things never go as planned, do they? *rated just to be safe in later chapters*
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,756 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 2/11/2014 - Published: 7/25/2013 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Brynjolf
Letters to Amaranthine by Sparrow Nightrunner reviews
A collection of letters found on the desk of Warden-Commander Percival Cousland after his abrupt, mysterious disappearance. (a sequel to All Roads Lead to Denerim)
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 6,959 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/9/2014 - Published: 12/30/2013 - Cousland, Nathaniel H., Anders, Oghren - Complete
The Emperor's Bodyguard by SixthSeason reviews
Elder Scrolls Kink Meme fill. Emperor Martin Septim finds himself swamped with politics and responsibilities, and Azure would be more than happy to help him relieve some stress; if she wasn't forbidden to do so.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,709 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/27/2013 - [Martin S., Hero of Kvatch] - Complete
Stochastic by AssaultSloth reviews
A collection of deleted scenes, one-shots, and other crap that didn't make it into my other writing for some reason or another. Laughs abound.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,681 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 1/24/2013 - Published: 1/12/2011 - Shepard (M)
Mass of Drabbles by ShadesOfMauve reviews
This is a dumping ground for random Mass Effect drabbles. Mostly secondary characters, with special love for our favorite tattooed, swearing merc. NOT Star to Steer Her By universe. If you're looking for serious reading, look elsewhere!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 4,656 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/29/2012 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Zaeed M., Dr. Chakwas
Misplaced Affection by Strader reviews
A series of romantic oneshot vignettes set in the Starcraft universe. Currently containing a meditation on why the Cerebrate is gone by Starcraft II, and a possible world in which Kerrigan and the Commander have an affair.
StarCraft - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,009 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Sarah K., Magistrate, Cerebrate
Someone Once Said by thousanth reviews
The Force Commander watches as Davian Thule is restored. Dawn of War 2.
Warhammer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 910 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Space Marines - Complete
Whatever Man Sows by SilverRose208 reviews
Shepley, shifting POVs, updated as I play through ME3. This was an older piece that I felt compelled to return to, and ME3 updates start with Ash's story in chapter 2. Updates may be irregular, depending on how much Shepley there is to play with.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,022 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/29/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Ashley W., Shepard (M) - Complete
The Cassandra's Dilemma: Book One by Gentleman Bystander reviews
What if you knew something so terrible, that life itself hinged on you getting your message out? What if the only people who believed you were a handful of misfits and societal cast-offs? Welcome to the world of Uriah Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 133,336 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 1/12/2011 - Shepard (M), Samara - Complete
Friendship Collection by acethebatdog2039 reviews
Just a collection of one shots about John Shepard and his friends and family. *Chapter 29: Suicide Mission Part Two"
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 31 - Words: 35,238 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 6/29/2010 - Shepard (M), Garrus V.
Opportunities by Kristanci reviews
Written as a present for a friend of mine. Aedan Cousland and Morrigan manage to share an intimate moment together amongst the chaos and destruction that currently plagues Ferelden. Cousland x Morrigan
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,079 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2011 - Cousland, Morrigan - Complete
Spirit of Heroism by Setrus reviews
Michael Shepard died, but can his spirit? The story of Mass effect 2 as it should be. Sequel to 'The shell of heroism' M for lots of things. Now with the Arrival DLC.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 74 - Words: 238,601 - Reviews: 867 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 10/30/2011 - Published: 2/10/2011 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Coffee And Pooh by PMC65 reviews
A quiet moment with P.V. Shepard and Ashley Williams after they escape Earth. So much to say but both are at a loss at where to start.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 821 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Shepard (M), Ashley W. - Complete
Until We Meet Again by Shimy reviews
"Why was it that every time life was starting to be good for her, something bad just had to happen and ruin it? It wasn't fair." Set between BS1 and BS2. One-shot. George & Nico.
Broken Sword - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,531 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/25/2011 - Complete
Best Rescue Ever by virusq reviews
Zaeed recounts a tale of rescuing Shepard. Language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Zaeed M., Jack - Complete
For The Blood by ze-poodle reviews
A battle from the perspective of a Blood Angel who has succumbed to the Black Rage.
Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,399 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/7/2005
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Lunar Son
An imperial officer considers his life and the world around him as he prepares to leave his home in the western reaches of the Lunar Empire and journey south to the strange and cold land of Sartar. Set in Greg Stafford's Glorantha.
Misc. Games - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,094 - Published: 1/24
Blade of the Emperor reviews
When the Blades were disbanded at the end of the Great War, Eduard of Farrun was forced to abandon his love and all that he knew to go into hiding. Betrayed twenty-six years later, he is discovered by the Thalmor just as the Last Dragonborn reveals himself. Will Eduard be able to escape and help guide the Dovahkiin to his fated meeting with Alduin - and beyond to his final destiny?
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 59,514 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/7/2014 - Published: 7/21/2013 - [OC, Delphine] [Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Serana]
A Life Worth Living reviews
Follow Confederate Magistrate John Hall as the Zerg invasion drags him abruptly from his backwater post of Mar Sara to the cockpit of events which will determine the fate of a galaxy. Explores the viewpoint of the Player Character introduced in Episode 1 of the Starcraft single-player campaign and continues through to Brood War and beyond into WoL and HotS.
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,681 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/5/2014 - James R., Magistrate
Days Gone Down in the West reviews
When the Hero of Fereldan vanished several years after his confrontation with the Architect, he left a land still riven by the Blight and internal conflict. Now Alistair, the King of Fereldan, seeks to find his long-lost friend - and the Grey Wardens have furnished him just the way to do it. But are their motives as pure as the King's? M!Cousland/Morrigan.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,040 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/21/2013 - [Morrigan, Cousland] Alistair - Complete
The Sun's Despite reviews
An expansion and re-telling of the events of the Dawnguard DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Follow Brandon of Cyrodiil as he prepares to face what may be his greatest trial: descent into the depths of Castle Volkihar to defeat Lord Harkon, the father of the woman he loves. M!Dragonborn/Serana.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 33,425 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 1/5/2013 - [Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Serana] - Complete
Fire from Heaven reviews
A lone Blood Angel, seconded to the Deathwatch, prepares himself for his next mission. A short story, introspective and sad, but maybe - just maybe - a little uplifting.
Warhammer - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 839 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Space Marines - Complete
I am Half Sick of Shadows reviews
My re-imagining of the ME3 ending without the god-child or the destruction of the Citadel/mass relays. This is an attempt to provide closure for Shepard and all the characters we have come to know and love over the course of this magnificent series.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,552 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Published: 4/27/2012 - [Shepard (M), Liara T'Soni] - Complete
Did you enjoy the tour? reviews
Shepard and Liara reminisce post-Shadow Broker, and learn a little about life, death, and the love they share.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,779 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/3/2011 - [Shepard (M), Liara T'Soni] - Complete