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Joined 12-01-11, id: 3483072, Profile Updated: 12-28-12
Author has written 27 stories for Baldur's Gate, Supreme Commander, and Twilight.

The Gate Revived


I suppose I ought to write something in here.

...I hate these things.

So, I'm male, British, and write stuff. Sometimes. I guess that'll do for now.

PM me if you want to know more?


So it’s about time I updated this (original post 01-12-11; that’s DD/MM/YY), given the growing number of ficlets I’ve been scribbling away at. Hopefully this will serve as loose category index.

—Supreme Commander—

Chiphead: AI Genetic Composite*

—Baldur’s Gate—

–Meta–

Loot, Shopping & Harlots*

–Sagas–

Sisters of Light and Dark

Champion of the Solar*

(And companion): Ripples of the Pool: Mirror's Edge, The Prize

–Sillies– (Shorts)

I'm CHARNAME

One Girl's Journey

The Plan

Party Management

Saga of Toop, Bravest of Xvarts*

Thid: The Fragmented Chronicles*

A Wyrm's Tale: What if

Legend of Fyrak

–Romance–

The Songbird and the Raven (Titled: "Will you still love me?")

–NPC Narration–

Storm Filled Skies

Memories of a Dream

–Mid-Length– (Darker/Serious themes/underlying concepts)

Caged with the Enemy

A Destiny Stolen, A Destiny Switched*

Aliana's Spawn

Mirror into the Abyss

–Other–

Forewarned

—Twilight—

Sunlight Through the Night


Author’s pick* (it’s really hard for me to choose favourites. I like all of them for different reasons, but if I absolutely had to choose these would be it.)


A ‘little’ bit more:

Party Management” is the first ficlet I put up here and it sort of took off from there. “I’m CHARNAME” and the ‘mid-length’ series followed, and I can honestly say I’m pleased with how they turned out overall. They could still use a few tweaks, but what piece couldn’t?

Chiphead” and “Champion” were written as exercises in ‘journal’ format, which is something I’ve not done before. “Loot, Shopping & Harlots” was just for fun, purely as a different take on the game. “Legend of Fyrak” was written in (pseudo)verse form completely on a spur-of-the-moment whim(like most of my ficlets) and entirely for my own amusement.

Every ficlet I’ve written is based off a simple premise: ‘What if…?’ While none of them are perfect, I try to capture a sense of sketching the world without using too many brushstrokes; I don’t always succeed but I hope that little to no prior knowledge of the setting/fandom is needed. If anyone can pick any one of these up and read them as they are, I’ve succeeded; if they’re enjoyable, then my job is done.

Each ficlet explores various themes: some of these cross over, some not so much, but in all of them my goal is to make the characters feel real (as much as any fictional character can). My protagonists are usually OCs(Original Characters for those not versed in fic-speak), and I have a tendency to try to keep them nameless – a name caps a character; the right name seals it, the wrong name changes everything. That in mind, every fic is essentially a writing exercise which involves me playing with possibilities in a variety of styles and prose (though my preference is third-person). Branching out and trying new things is always a challenge, but the aim of any writer is to improve – and some things one can only improve with practice. I make no claim to have actually improved, but one lives in hope…

I’m still relatively new to the site, and while I’m still settling in, I want to thank you for taking the time to look at this page. Please feel free to PM me; I’d love to hear from you; comments, feedback and criticisms(constructive!) are always, always welcome, no matter how great or small. And please, if you have any requests do send them my way (no promises though!).

Finally, all my ficlets are first draft – as much as I’d like to spend hours polishing them to the best possible standard I can achieve, I sadly lack the time – indeed, pretty much every piece is hot off the keyboard. If you spot any typos, do point them out to me – I’ll probably kick myself mentally and feel stupid, but that goes with the first-draft territory. As far as updating goes, I tend to write in bursts and spurts: five fics may appear and then nothing for a few weeks, then another ten chapters out of nowhere. I prefer to post complete fics. Sisters of Light and Dark, and Loot, Shopping & Harlots are the exception.

– LttP. 27-07-12

PS: I still hate these things.


A few words about “Sunlight Through the Night”. This particular ficlet is a writing exercise brought on, in part, by the ‘what if’ of someone returning to a homeland they never knew. Another feature is the style of writing: a narrative in an archaic yet not too old-fashioned tone. Finally, the characters are trapped in an almost absurd situation: they cannot escape, yet they cannot wage open war, but must walk, live and breathe with their foes: thus, they engage in a ‘cold war’. I find situation intriguing.

– LttP. 29-09-12


Also, if you like my writing, check out my Original Fiction. (As of 14-09-12)

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The New Age by The Winged Pyro That Drowned reviews
Vex, brilliant Cybran, inventor, troublemaker, annoyer. ACU pilot? Almost. Join him and his friends as they go on a pretty big adventure through their last years of schooling before it's officially called training, and watch as their daily life and general time-wasting activities go haywire! Mostly OCs with some unit-designing, only slight changes to history. All is EPIC!
Supreme Commander - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 44,292 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/12 - Published: 8/8/2013
Baldur's Coffee by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
In which a child of Bhaal drinks coffee on the road. Xzar makes the coffee. One shot, silly.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 638 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/30/2013 - Complete
The dark times by Ptronille reviews
What an observant PC might have seen in Baldur's Gate 1... Rather dark, especially the allusion in the first chapter (fair warning). Snippets pertaining to Dynaheir, Branwen, Jaheira and yourself. Reviews appreciated.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,197 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Complete
Immy's Bedtime Story by Fourleggedact reviews
Things don't go quite as Charname had hoped when telling Imoen a bedtime story.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 341 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Complete
Gate Light by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
Alternative universe, genderswap. Seventeen-year-old boy with issues meets a sparkling female vampire with a zest for unlife as well as a very surly werewolf. Contains explosions, cyborgs, evil therapists, mad scientists, daring young reporters, and homicidal girls' soccer teams. Forget lion and lamb - this one's about a rampaging velociraptor and a rabid rabbit. Complete.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 43 - Words: 141,817 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/15/2013 - Published: 9/24/2012 - Bella, Edward, Jacob - Complete
Brother Dearest by V Tsuion reviews
Watson has left Holmes at Richenbach. It is time for the final confrontation, when who appears but Mycroft Holmes, alias James Moriarty. The scene at the fall if Sherlock had to kill his own brother.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 787 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/2/2012 - [Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson] Mycroft H, Prof. Moriarty - Complete
Of Love And Other Poisons by laudanum86 reviews
An inquisitive Shadow Thief with penchant for troubles. A rueful Bhaalspawn, the renowned heroine hiding her dark vices. Magical goods of dubious quality that prove to work - in the least way expected. Lies and crashed loyalties. It can't end well, can it?
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,601 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/22/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012
The Morbid, The Merrier by laudanum86 reviews
Two merry daughters of Bhaal, a love-smitten knight on his quest of rescue and revenge, a superstitious thieves' guildmaster just off his luck - and a strange little shop that wasn't there yesterday... A crossover-ish 'once upon a time'.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 18,069 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 10/22/2012 - Published: 7/23/2012
Bedtime Stories by Neleothesze reviews
A collection of one-shots about the possible ancestors of the Bhaalspawn and his/her mother. all can be considered canon. complete
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 992 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Complete
Seven Houses: In the House of the Sun by Neleothesze reviews
A possible version of Sarevok's visit to Candlekeep. Consistent with his original in-game diary. Complete. One-Shot 1/7
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,184 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Complete
Storm Warning by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
Skie Silvershield leaves her privileged existence for the adventure of a lifetime. AU to BG1. Complete.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 147 - Words: 310,199 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/3/2012 - Published: 11/9/2009 - Complete
Rashemi Mountains by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
After the Throne of Bhaal, Imoen and friends travel on. Written Yuletide 2011 for Astarlia.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,463 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/16/2012 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Complete
Necromantic Investigations R Us by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
A hapless Bhaalspawn gets a partial analysis of her nature. Xzar/Generic Female Charname. Written for a Livejournal prompt.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,406 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/13/2012 - Complete
Painbearer by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
Irenicus and the Bhaalspawn and Ellesime.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete
WildMagic Mishaps by Dreams and Shades reviews
A word to the wise, never travel with a wild mage. Ever. A recount of several things that went badly wrong in game.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 957 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/14/2011 - Complete
Caught In Your Web by Blue-Inked Frost reviews
The unrequited canonical love of a minor character. One shot.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,860 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/25/2011 - Complete
Memories by Zireael07 reviews
Khalid/Jaheira, BG II - a drabble Translation of "Wspomnienia"
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/18/2011 - Complete
First Thoughts by Ptronille reviews
Ever wondered what each of the BG2 characters first thought when they woke up in Irenicus' dungeon? Short & humorous, including Irenicus, Rielev, Yoshimo, Ilyich and all the others, of course!
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 332 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2010 - Complete
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The (Once) Soulless and the Taint reviews
Another Way – After the stone heads, the Terror of the Sword Coast awakes to find his path already laid out, told by a certain spectral wraith that this is where he 'must go', but this particular Terror has a different idea, and doesn't take to playing by the same rules as others. As a toddler, Gorion never should have taught him the word 'no'. A somewhat light-hearted AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 3,705 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/26/2013 - Complete
Chiphead II - Aftermath reviews
One war ends and another begins. This report records and details the log of one of its most instrumental commanders.
Supreme Commander - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 22,085 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/25/2013 - Complete
Out of Sight reviews
Fate has a place for each of us, a path dictated, demanded. But if choices find us straying from that path, how will events play out? What if two gods should rise, where two mortals should fall? What if the catalyst that stops the rise of tyrants should be diverted and events take place without her? AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 8,688 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/24/2013 - Complete
Sunlight Through the Night reviews
Jezabella, daughter of Cain and Lilith, has inhabited Faux for centuries. Established by Puritans and Mexicans immigrants, Faux is a hovel forgotten by time. A young man, Isaac, from England, returns home after many years abroad. Can his God-fearing ways save not only him, but redeem the town and her before its too late? AU.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 31,230 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/23/2013 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Apple of the Tree reviews
How far does the apple fall? AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 526 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2013 - Complete
The Cult reviews
A wingless elf sits with a quill, making a record of a war that shaped the Realms. Her imagination takes hold as she wonders at the possibilities and the power of the planes. With enough faith, anything can happen, can't it? A short. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,581 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/15/2013 - Complete
Forewarned reviews
What if Gorion had delayed their journey long enough for certain truths to occur? What if tensions in Candlekeep were different? And what if the knowledge and preparation of what was to come changed everything? What if her Destiny was already known to her? (No need for the Solar for starters!) AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,308 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2012
The Plan reviews
A creative imagination leads to all sorts of troubles, but how much damage can a mage and a tadpole do? What of the sleeping dragon? And who stole the tadpole from the pool to begin with? AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 882 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Complete
Will you still love me reviews
"I gave you back your wings. Wings of light and love; restored by the power of blood. In this place, such a thing is binding. Here, one god's will overturns another's. Embrace -my- wings." The flight of the Songbird and the Raven. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,913 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/26/2012 - Complete
Loot, Shopping & Harlots reviews
Three friends sit around playing a game. That game is Baldur's Gate. Baldur's Gate like you've never seen it before. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Parody - Chapters: 15 - Words: 22,311 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/21/2012 - Published: 5/21/2012
Chiphead: AI Genetic Composite reviews
'Chiphead'. A victim of the loyalty programme. A slave. This report details the end of the Infinite War. AU.
Supreme Commander - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 2,623 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/25/2012 - Complete
Sisters of Light and Dark reviews
Two elves, one dark, one fair. Sendai and Illasera, denizens of Candlekeep. But what will she do without an onyx ring to twist? And more importantly, where's Imoen and who is Charname? AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 37,280 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/20/2012 - Published: 2/11/2012
A Wyrm's Tale: What if reviews
"They say a wyrm torched the Iron Throne. Sarevok Anchev is dead! Everybody's talking about it." "That's crazy. Why'd a wyrm do such a thing?" A Short One-Shot. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 835 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Storm Filled Skies reviews
From out of the. Love, betrayal, woe, and history; friends, allies and foes, but who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Even to oneself. - Skie Narration. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,927 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Legend of Fyrak reviews
As Sung by Garrick - to win maiden fair. The Dragon and the Slayer. AU
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 960 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Complete
Thid: The Fragmented Chronicles reviews
So, Alora, Monty, and Xzar all walk into Sendai's bar - Enclave -... with a Charname. What follows is a disjointed account of a Bipedal Tadpole as seen by its friends. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 4,784 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Complete
One Girl's Journey reviews
The Sword Coast is littered with problems. Problems that need solving. A few kind but firm words, a listening ear, and enough patience, and all disputes can be resolved. Even the bitterest of foes can end up friends. Maerésu puts this into practice. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,882 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Complete
Mirror into the Abyss reviews
Forged in another's likeness, the slow spiral into… madness? No, not madness; clarity. Stripping all away leaves only potential, raw, unlocked… the Child of Bhaal has awoken. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 6,638 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Complete
I'm CHARNAME reviews
Gorion has a headache. One day, he was preparing to leave Candlekeep, having set his affairs in order... and then the Multiverse exploded. A one shot & sequel chapter
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 740 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete
Saga of Toop, Bravest of Xvarts reviews
A tale of Toop the Brave. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,666 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Complete
Ripples of the Pool: Mirror's Edge, The Prize reviews
A spin-off, one-shot of "Champion of the Solar", a non-canon sequel. Call it a dream, if you will. AU of an AU. "How meta is -that-?" - as Quayle would put it.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 647 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Complete
Champion of the Solar reviews
He was her champion, her chosen. She seemed to act more like a schoolmistress and shrink. Stuck in a pocket plane with nowhere to go – and now he had to explain his actions? AU. Begins BG1; IWD in place of BG2 SoA, then NWN2: SoZ. Leads to ToB.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 188 - Words: 50,120 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 3/17/2012 - Complete
Aliana's Spawn reviews
Gorion failed. Aliana lived. Her child lived. Now the day of reckoning has arrived, and with it, vengeance. AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 11,638 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/2/2012 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Complete
Caged with the Enemy reviews
Imoen's dead. Sarevok and Charname are left in Irenicus' cell. Who blames whom, and why? More to the point: what happens next? And most important of all: who becomes the next Lord of Murder? AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 7,467 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/7/2011 - Complete
A Destiny Stolen, A Destiny Switched reviews
'The Lord of Murder shall perish... The sage Gorion could save but one child.' 'What if our places had been reversed, brother? Would you become as I? Heh.' AU.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 11,712 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Complete
Party Management reviews
Set before the in-game events, CHARNAME discovers a book entitled 'Party Management'... Light-hearted take on several 'what ifs', a 'proactive' approach...
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,315 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/3/2011 - Complete
Memories of a Dream reviews
What if one event changed everything? What if swinging a sword or blasting a gibberling was just something that happened in the stories? What if CHARNAME really was unprepared for his destiny and Imoen for hers? AU Imoen narration.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,822 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/3/2011 - Complete