Saphyr88
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Joined 04-24-12, id: 3952759, Profile Updated: 01-25-15
Author has written 19 stories for Vampire: The Masquerade, and Sanctuary.

Hello all!

Yeah, I've unleashed my inner geek in order to inflict poor prose upon the rest of the world, and there's one fan-dom in particular to blame. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines (Troika Games 2004). Then, thanks to DeviantART, I discovered the awesomeness that is Sanctuary! They had me with the words Nikola Tesla is a Vampire.

If you have any questions or requests which are Sanctuary Fan-fic related, or just creative writing related, please do get in touch. I'd love to hear from my fellow Sanctuary-addicts!

With Sanctuary I do prefer to write history-fics and make them work within cannon, whilst kinda adding to it in a sympathetic way... my aim is always to keep the characters in-character and the setting believable, whilst coming up with Sanctuary-eque moments that could make any fan smile. Basically I try to write in a way that would make Kindler, Tapping and Wood proud! Let me know if I'm on the right track!


Wanting to know what's going on, or why I've not updated? If I've not posted a chapter in a while I'll leave you a progress update here so you know I'm still alive, and still trying to finish these gosh-darn stories!

NEWS!

25/01/15 - Sorry not a major update, but I am starting to tinker and edit a few things - namely correcting some of the woosy-ness and inconsistencies in Vienna in Springtime, starting with 1916. Basically I just want to make the plot a bit more water-tight, so I'm making sure I'm not talking-round-the-houses, clearing up things that were more obtuse than they needed to be etc. It's an ongoing and intermittent project, but I'll let you know when the new and improved Mark II is up, and whether there's anything majorly different, when it's done. Also, I managed to write some more of Post-Mortem! Yay! So hopefully it won't be too long before another update for that.

01/01/15 - Happy New Year All! In the words of Henry - do you want the good news or the bad news... bad news, I am currently working flat out to achieve my MA, apply for a PhD, support myself financially and, well, do sociable things like see my boyf and friends so time is limited. This means I haven't written anything for months which is BAD. The Good news - I do, honestly, have every intention of finishing all my unfinished Sanctuary fics, and I am still reading the fics people keep posting, so I'm still here! And hopefully in the future I will be able to make good on those promises, but in the mean time, I have posted the next chapter from Post-Mortem where Druitt and Tesla finally make their appearance! Yay. Hope you enjoy it. All the best for 2015 and I hope to be able to continue them soon.

17/07/14 - Arrr well, again, my apologies for not updating things. I've taken the sad-face decision to wind-down my Sanctuary fics as I will be returning to uni to do an MA in the near future and chances are I won't muster the energy to take on any more big-fics whilst trying to write essays. I had originally planned to continue the Nikola-Helen pre-WW2 stories right up to and including King Tut's tomb, but I fear that if I do that we may never get there. So I have the post-Vienna interlude, Incubation, which I will be posting soon (deffinately one for the Teslen fans), and I promise I am still writing and WILL FINISH Post-Mortem, but my plans for Influenza are now on permanent hiatus. :( It's been great fun though! Sanctuary has kept my love of writing alive and hopefully developed it too, its an epic sandbox, but I'm not sure its one I have enough time to play in anymore and I don't want to ruin it by trying too hard.

24/06/14 - Sorry for being such a ghost people, not only did my social life get busy, but work got horrifically busy, and... yeah... kinda came to a bit of a crisis point of 'is this what I want to be doing for a career???' :S Stresssssss. So I will try and update because I hate unfinished stories but, just so you know, creative output likely to dip for a while. :(


On-going Sanctuary-Fic Status Report:

Post-Mortem: On-Hiatus - until I get chance to write more. I do have a plan, and an end game, and most of the next two chapters written but... y'know, life keeps getting in the way. :S Sorry.

12 Days of Sanctuary Christmas: On Hiatus - Still Sanctuary Obsessed, but I didn't have any time this Christmas. Lords, Pipers and Drummers will have to wait for December 2015.

Immortals All... On-Hiatus - Until I can muster the energy and time to write this some more. Like the Invisible Man, a series of one-shots surrounding the Five, Pre-Source-Blood in Oxford. It will only be updated on an ad-hoc basis and give me chance to get the occasional burst of Griffin, Watson and Druitt-related shenanigans out of my system. :) May face minor edits as I have reassessed Helen's academic trajectory a little after reading a fic by featherxquill - she made an excellent point that a medical education for women did exist before 1886, whilst Helen was a younger woman. But anyway...


I'll always try to put the correct ratings on my work, (though I personally believe people of all ages should be allowed to read whatever they want,) but if you think I've been lax, let me know and I'll probably bump up the rating.

Please, please, DO point out any spelling mistakes/grammar errors etc and give constructive criticism on the writing - this is always welcome as I'd like to improve my writing skills. Goes without saying that unless otherwise stated characters, scenarios, locales etc are all from their various fan-verses and do not belong to me yadda yadda, not for profit... just for fun... please don't sue.

And now - on with the show!

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Conventions by Myracuulous reviews
Magnus and Tesla race to retrieve a recently discovered Praxian artifact. Their search takes them to one of the few places where a device from the advanced abnormal culture can hide in plain sight: one of the country's top steampunk conventions. (Post S4)
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,797 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/28/2013 - Published: 9/13/2013 - Helen M., Nikola T., Henry F.
From Hell by Eloloo reviews
November 10, 1888. Thunder and rain. And Oscar Wilde.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,701 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Helen M., John D. - Complete
Aftermath by arwenthemuse reviews
"Helen," Nikola finally breathes, and her gaze flashes back to him as if she's trying to convey some hidden meaning with her eyes. Gratitude, he thinks. And warmth. He feels it before he thinks it, and when he thinks it he can't make sense of it.
Sanctuary - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,464 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Nikola T., Helen M. - Complete
Byzantine Black by rednightmare reviews
A king will die in the castle he builds. VtM - Bloodlines political AU. (Substantial revision underway. Story will be kept in readable condition throughout.)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 80 - Words: 443,520 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Prince S. LaCroix, Nines R., Ventrue, OC - Complete
Revenge fantasy by Paranoidgirl reviews
VtM; Bloodlines story. Mercurio got a hold of LaCroix. And with the Blood Bond gone, this can only mean one thing: payback. Rated for violence and language.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,483 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Complete
One of those days by Paranoidgirl reviews
VtM: Bloodlines story. Being a Ghoul isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Especially with such a demanding Master as LaCroix. Mercurio-centric.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,649 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/16/2011 - Complete
Inter Somnium by Deathofme reviews
Helen/Nikola "First sip for waking, two to help sleep, third for soul's dreaming..." A horrible accident on a mission ends in death. Helen mourns for Nikola, but finds he is persistent in reviving himself in her dreams...
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,038 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/8/2011 - Published: 10/1/2011 - Helen M., Nikola T.
Meditations by AstraPerAspera reviews
She wished she had been able to tell her the whole story...." Helen's sleepless night in Rome, immediately after The Five.
Sanctuary - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,647 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/4/2009 - Complete
Bad Touch by katjen reviews
A retelling of Rogue's story AU . NOTE 6/13/11: So I didn't realize that the chapters were soooo incredibly messed up on here - I've replaced all of them! They should be more readable now. Kudos to all of you who waded through the mess to read my story!
X-Men - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 64,578 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/16/2004 - Published: 5/24/2003 - Anna Marie/Rogue, Remy L./Gambit - Complete
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Post-Mortem reviews
January, 1962. Cornwall, England. At the funeral of their dear colleague Nigel Griffin, James and Helen learn of an ominous force looming over his wife and daughter. Can the remaining members of the Five work out why Nigel died, and keep his family safe? Mystery-Thriller. In progress.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,446 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/1 - Published: 5/11/2014 - Helen M., James W., Nikola T., John D.
Incubation reviews
London, June 1917. WW1. Having moved out of the Sanctuary, Nikola receives an unexpected guest. An intimate vignette set in the months following Vienna in Springtime.
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,928 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/17/2014 - Helen M., Nikola T. - Complete
Immortals All reviews
Some one-shots from the Five's Oxford Days, pre-source blood (so pre-1886). How Nigel met James, that red dress Tesla remembers so fondly, how Nigel met John and more! On-going.
Sanctuary - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,695 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/31/2014 - Published: 4/9/2013 - The Five, Helen M.
Vienna in Springtime reviews
1917, WW1. When the government refuses to listen to the Sanctuary's warnings, it's up to Magnus and Tesla to save the allies from an ancient abnormal power, threatening to end the war… and change the world forever. As if Vienna didn't come with enough distractions already! Historical-spy-thriller-adventure-drama. COMPLETE
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 115,857 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/29/2014 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Helen M., Nikola T. - Complete
The 12 Days of Sanctuary Christmas reviews
Seasonal one-shots from the world of Sanctuary, one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Everything from drama and angst, to sexy time and hilarity, from 1880s to the New Sanctuary! Expect all the gang to appear at some point - both new and old - though fair warning for some smutty Teslen in Chapter 3 :D Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,220 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/31/2013 - Published: 12/12/2012 - Helen M., Will Z., Henry F., The Five
It's No Good reviews
New York, 1924. Soon after the founding of the NY Sanctuary, Helen is in need of Nikola's skills… … … to set up her E.M. Shield, obviously. But will one thing lead to another in this new age of freedom, short hair and short skirts? What do you think? One-shot vignette. Some introspection. Smut alert. With these two, nothing is ever simple.
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,208 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/22/2013 - [Helen M., Nikola T.] - Complete
Sandstorms reviews
Short Story. 20 years after Helen blows up the Old Sanctuary plenty has changed and much has stayed the same. Find out how much, as Helen and her team go hunting for Sand Rays and discover a new threat to abnormals! COMPLETE
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,612 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/22/2013 - Published: 4/16/2013 - [Helen M., Nikola T.] Will Z. - Complete
The White Dove reviews
Nearly 50 years post SFN we catch up with Helen and Tesla at a wedding... and I'm not telling you whose. Smutty Teslen, one-shot. COMPLETE.
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,796 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2013 - [Nikola T., Helen M.] - Complete
The Last Man reviews
He was the last. The last man, the last one standing. Here, on the edge of the world... One-Shot Drabble, inspired by Clint Mansell's soundtrack for The Fountain.
Sanctuary - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 991 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/27/2013 - Nikola T. - Complete
1916 reviews
A short introduction/prequel to Vienna in Springtime, 1916 follows Magnus and Griffin's experiences of trench warfare at Verdun and the Somme respectively. Rating is for 2nd Chapter.
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,607 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/19/2013 - Published: 2/5/2013 - Helen M., Nigel G. - Complete
The Iron Sea reviews
New York, April 1912. The Carpathia arrives with the survivors of the infamous Titanic, among them Dr Helen Magnus, but whilst recovering from her ordeal at Tesla's Waldorf-Astoria suite an abnormal problem arises. Not just for Teslen shippers, I promise! Historical drama/Murder mystery. COMPLETE.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 19 - Words: 58,411 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/15/2013 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Helen M., Nikola T. - Complete
Undisclosed Desires reviews
The tale of a letter, and the undisclosed desires of one particular vampire's heart. Happy Valentines! One shot.
Sanctuary - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,203 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Nikola T. - Complete
Howl to the Moon reviews
Spring 2014. The pitter-patter of tiny HAP feet visiting the New Sanctuary causes a few sleepless nights for its resident vampire. Pre-established smutty Teslen in a theoretical Season 7. Henry cameo.
Sanctuary - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,670 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/18/2013 - Published: 1/15/2013 - [Nikola T., Helen M.] Henry F. - Complete
The Invisible Man reviews
A series of one-shots based on Nigel Griffin's adventures and run-ins with various members of the Five, mostly set during the 1890s. Expect bank robbery, colonial adventure, Tesla, Watson and Druitt! In non-chronological order. Rated T for some direct, coarse language, and violence.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,508 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/27/2012 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Nigel G., The Five, James W., Helen M. - Complete
Love Me or Leave Me reviews
London, 1945. As Victory in Europe approaches, Tesla broaches the one loose end worth tying up. A kinda angsty, kinda romantic, Teslen one-shot, with hints of Helen/James, based on Billie Holiday's recording of Love Me or Leave Me (1941). Rated T for language.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,165 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/20/2012 - Nikola T., Helen M., James W. - Complete
Plastered with Paper Clips reviews
Set literally just after the credits roll for Sleepers, Season 2, Sanctuary so SPOILERS! Tesla, Helen, several bottles of wine and a new power to experiment with. Just a bit of fun, kinda Teslen. One-shot.
Sanctuary - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,274 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/16/2012 - [Nikola T., Helen M.] Kate F. - Complete
Bottom of a Glass reviews
Post Season 4 Finale on Sanctuary, so SPOILERS! One-shot/drabble. Magnus attempts to cope with recent losses, with a little help from an old friend. Takes some inspiration from the deleted scenes - yay for winequilla!
Sanctuary - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 732 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/16/2012 - [Helen M., Nikola T.] - Complete
The Blood of Caine reviews
What if… your PC died? A re-telling of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines without the intervention of your meddlesome fledgling.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,224 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 4/26/2012
Long Live the Queen reviews
After the fall of the despotic LaCroix, a Toreador Prince is sent to take the L.A. throne. Kind of a one-shot, might grow into a full story later... who knows? Rated T for language.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,606 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/6/2012