Author has written 27 stories for Star Wars, Star Fox, Hobbit, Bionicle, StarTrek: The Original Series, Bible, Elder Scroll series, Destiny, Silmarillion, and Halo.
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It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.
Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants—and worse.
To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
...I have walked among men and angels for three thousand years. Time has no end... no beginning... no purpose.
I wander the earth, seeking forgiveness for my horrible crimes against God and man.
I live to see death and destruction, evil... over the light, but the light cannot be extinguished.
I live in a prison of my own demise.
I am lost... in time...
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.
—Marcus Tullius Cicero
We have arrived, and it is now that we perform our charge.
In fealty to the God-Emperor (our undying Lord) and by the grace of the Golden Throne, I declare Exterminatus upon the Imperial world of Typhon Primaris.
I hereby sign the death warrant of an entire world and consign a million souls to oblivion.
May Imperial justice account in all balance.
The Emperor protects.
—Ceremony of Exterminatus
No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.
Admiral Spire, it is said that heresy is like a tree.
Its roots lie in darkness while its leaves wave in the sun.
You can prune away its branches, even cut the tree to the ground.
Yet it will grow again, ever stronger.
Such is the nature of heresy and why it is so difficult to destroy.
Some may question my right to destroy a world of ten billion souls.
But for those who truly understand, realize I have no right to let them live.
No sacrifice is too great. No treachery too small.
In the eyes of the criminal the judge's sentence is the crime.
It is human nature to seek culpability in a time of tragedy. It is a sign of strength to cry out against fate, rather than to bow one's head and succumb. Inevitably many will fault the hands upon the sword which felled Typhon, the Ordo Malleus. But the Inquisition merely performs the duty of its office. To further fear them is redundant; to hate them, heretical. Those more sensible will place responsibility with those who forced the hands of the Inquisition. With some fortune, they may foster this hatred into purpose, and further rule their own fate by coming to the Emperor's service.
Yet ultimately, it was I who set these events into motion, with a single blow from my hammer, God Splitter.
—Gabriel Angelos of the Blood Ravens
Never explain—your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Some may question your right to destroy ten billion people. Those who understand realise that you have no right to let them live.
Name: Order and Chaos - Quí Iudicant (or any variation thereof)Ivan and Carl - Gottverdammt, currently, from a joke between friends. Gottverdammt is supposed to be German for "goddamn", unless Google Translate's arfin' me over.
Alter-Ego: My Muse and I have a dichotomous relationship with one another. If you want to know what that means, check out Red Oni, Blue Oni on TVTropes. I'll leave you to figure out which of us is one or the other—a warning, there is considerable overlap between the two, despite it not being obvious. Also, Tsundere on that same site will explain (mostly) why my Muse is such a capricious lady when it comes to my writing inspiration. (And yes, she is a lady.)
Theme Soundtrack: Two Steps from Hell - Christmas Melody.Men of Honor (Parts I & II):
Current Profile Picture: A vectorized Destiny image a friend made for me.I am not very political, even though I am of the Conservative bent, but there are times when I feel that enough is enough. Until this is finished, my profile picture will be of the Battle Flag of the Confederacy. (6/19/2015 (8/2/2015—8/20/2015—9/18/2015—10/18/2015—12/21/2015—2/7/2016—5/3/2016—6/27/2016) Okay Google, tell me everything about the flag.
FictionPress Profile: (inactive) Order and Chaos - Qui Iudicant
Physical Description: Whatever my profile picture happens to look like. For the sake of argument, let us say I am an anthropomorphic creature of unusual height, crew-cut hair, blue eyes. If it helps you, imagine me wearing a formal suit, preferably brown or dark blue. With a tie of the same color.
Age: I switch between adult and child, in terms of creativity, but I usually act older than I really am. When I don't, I am crazy; and I blame that on my Muse. My physical age changes once every year, so there is really no point of saying so.
Sex: Option 47. I'm kidding, there is only two—you'll learn soon enough.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, storytelling, browsing Internet forums (Facebook and reddit, mostly). I have no patience with chick-flicks or romances. I sporadically Role-Play online with friends.
Location: I guess it wouldn't hurt to say that other than the Internet, I can be found somewhere in the Tidewater Region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America.
Personality and Disposition:ENTP, or Extroverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Prospector (Myers-Briggs). For the Enneagram types, I am most likely Type 1. Disposition? Most likely mad because of them.
Political Affiliation: Conservative
Religion: Orthodox Christianity
Favorite Quote(s):"No grand enterprise is ever achieved without passion. Passion breathes life into it, passion protects it, and passion sustains it. And even when it's finished, passion hangs around unwilling to leave, eyes wide, saying 'Wow!' over and over again" (—Mem Fox), for "there are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds" (—G.K. Chesterton) "I have always held the old-fashioned opinion that the primary object of a work of fiction should be to tell a story."—Wilkie Collins "Don't write about Man; write about a man."—E.B. White "Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it." —G.K. Chesterton "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." —C. S. Lewis "As the harbor is welcome to the sailor, so is the last line to the scribe."—a very weary mediæval scribe
Beta For: Acting beta for Rogercat.
Currently doing: Whatever my mind is doing
In my story list, I prefix "Armageddon Chronicles" onto these stories so readers are aware of which "universe" in my canon they are reading. Those that are listed as "Deuterocanonical" or not at all are either derivative works or utterly unrelated. The list here is in the chronological order that (eventually) one should read them in. But don't worry, I build my stories with the full goal and knowledge that each one is a stand-alone story with minimal references to the others.
In short, the Chronicles are a massive universe built around two events. The first event is the fall of two empires. The second event is the Great War half a million years after the first event. The stories take place during the first event and in between the two.
Currently, there is no work on these.
Two Dovahkiin‽: (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim/Destiny AU) The Stormcloak rebellion is finished, but the dragons have returned, and the Empire prepares for another war. However, two unlikely heroes arise to lead the charge, if they don't kill one another first.
Imperium: (Star Wars/Halo Crossover/AU) Two massive galactic entities are in civil war, split along ideological and religious lines—brother fights brother, family struggles against family, friend battles friend—and at what cost? The divide is too great for any reconciliation, forever dooming two innocents to be separated. But then everything is overturned when an alien power from outside the galaxy steps in. "You will unite or you will fall."
Empire's Fall: (Warhammer 40000) Humankind has ruled the Milky Way for nearly ten million years, have colonized her satellites, and are reaching out to Andromeda. Only a few steps before they ascend to Type III status. Then, suddenly, they disappeared. What mighty power could overthrow them? Only ruins remain to testify, and they are silent.
Paradise Adrift: (Star Fox/AU) In Progress
The Cerinian Earth: (Star Fox/AU) A simple rescue mission unwittingly turns into the means for reconciliation for three races—the Cerinian natives, the human offworlders, and the fallen Mage Lords. However, the rescuer isn't all too happy about it, and stupid "Sparky" won't shut up either. [To Be Re-Written]
Deuterocanonical Series: stories arranged by WIP
The Deuterocanonical Series is where I put all of my stories that have a link to the Armageddon Chronicles but nonetheless either don't fit into the prescribed framework or have radically different outcomes. Here is where I flesh out material for the Chronicles, testing ideas and refining my technique. They're mostly based in the Star Fox universe, which incidentally happens to be my favorite playing ground (mostly because of Krystal the Cerinian vixen), but occasionally I branch out into other fandoms to get a feel for them. This is reflected whenever I work on a story in the Chronicles: I'll be writing stories based in that fandom in Deuterocanonical until my interest fades.
Enjoy, and don't forget to leave a review on them.
Sub-File—Current Works in Progres:
Deuterocanonical: Destroy Malevolence: (Star Fox: Assault/AU) The Lylatian Alliance—a coalition of many planetary and star systems—has located the center of the Collective, and launched an all out assault against the cybernetic scourge to finally end the war. Unfortunately, it does not turn out well. [Ongoing—Current Status: Six Chapters]
See the links here to understand how realistic I'm trying to go for. Also, if you have any technical expertise, I can use all the help I can get.
Distances from the sun—the link is underneath the images, just scroll down. Site's name is "valdosta-dot-eu" Starships size comparison—featuring a wide range of craft and megastructures from multiple science fiction franchises such as Star Wars, Halo, EVE Online, and Babylon 5, the sizes here are truly staggering. Only thing that is somewhat of an issue is the Borg Cube, but you can find its size corrected in the comment section.
If the Moon were Only 1 Pixel: You know what? I'm not gonna explain this. Just waste about seventeen minutes scrolling through this gigantic map that isn't really accurate when it comes to vagaries of the planets' various orbital positions, their perihelion and aphelion in relation to the Sun, and soak up the wisdom embedded here and there inside the massive Brobdingnaian distances that really really puts such things as… shutting up. A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert: Another visual aid to help you see how enormous things are, distance-wise, in space. Exactly What It Says On The Tin.
Sun to scale with the planets—to get your brain to appropriately scale when talking about things such as Dyson shells, swarms, and Matrioshka brains. These things are literally huge.
Matrioshka brain—the correct image I want to have in your head.
Yuuzhan Vong worldship—merge this one, especially its galaxy-like arms only three times longer, with the above image.
Deuterocanonical: Tablets of Ruin: (Destiny AU) The Books of Sorrow tell only one side of the story. Dare, then, Guardian, to read the rest of it. Do not be surprised, for you will die. The final shape does not tolerate weakness. So read to understand. Ponder what is revealed therein, and become strong. [In-Progress]Deuterocanonical: Asymmetry—Destiny 1 (Destiny) Guardians strike at strongholds of the enemy, felling fearsome foes to reclaim a forgotten Age, while dancing and fooling around along the way. "Dive into the Darkness—ignite the flame within! Now there is no turning back... let the future begin. (2/38) [In-Progress]
Deuterocanonical: Daughter of Fëanor: (Silmarillion/Harry Potter AU) When a witch from another world shows up in Aman, things change completely for the entire Elven world. But not everything is as it seems, for there are secrets surrounding the young lady and her past that are inexplicably bound up with her adopted family, and in more ways than one… [Ongoing—Current Status: One Chapter; second a third of the way done]—with permission from Rogercat
Deuterocanonical: A Caged Bird: (Silmarillion AU) It has been months since Maeglin returned from Angband, that much is clear. Changed beyond all recognition. No longer brooding, nor stalking that which never was his, he instead waits patiently. For with his escape came another — a girl of enigma, inexplicably wise yet naive. His emotional state seems dependent on her slow recovery. Who is she, and what really happened to the Mole? (co-written with Rogercat)
Deuterocanonical: The Unwilling Guardian: (Destiny/AU) As the war against the Darkness increases, more Ghosts are dispatched throughout Sol to find more Guardians, even in places where they formerly could not go. One of them finds a Guardian who does not appreciate being dragged back to life, or fighting against those it once considered allies. But this one could be the City's last hope… [Size Unconfirmed—Current Status: One Chapter(s).]
Deuterocanonical: The Makutan Throne: (BIONICLE/AU) Arconox is a simple man; he has a loving (albeit headstrong) wife, lots of good friends, and is comfortable in his role as Imperial Courier. Then he got dragooned into searching out a mysterious organisation of cultists, and there he gets into problems—problems of the kind which are potentially dangerous to both his home, his civilization, and even his planet. [On Hold—Current Status: One Chapter(s).]
Deuterocanonical: The Clone Republic: (Star Wars/Halo/AU) A collection of one-shots and novelettes in no particular order, set in AC: Imperium. SW: Legends and new content to be featured. [In Planning]
Deuterocanonical: Kurse of the Erinyes: (Star Fox) Krystal McCloud has walked far along the Dark Path, drowning in her self destructing hatred for the human race. But Those Above All have not forgotten her, and will use any means to redeem her. Even if those means are painful and humiliating, those are the lengths They will go. (AU)—"original Hell Series" [Ongoing—Current Status: Four Chapters. To Be Re-Written]
Deuterocanonical: Sovereign Trespass: (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim/AU) The Dragonborn has hatched a mad plan—an invasion into the Soul Cairn, to free all within. Whether or not he'll survive is up to the will of the gods. His wife, and those who love him, aren't so sure. (Standard Dragonborn/Set after Dawnguard and Main Game) [Novella/Novelette—Current Status: One Chapter(s). To Be Re-Written]
Deuterocanonical: Song of the Stars: (Star Fox/other/AU) Short stories using Star Fox characters based in the Bible universe. [?]
Deuterocanonical: The Angelic Witness: (Bible/Supernatural/AU) Angel Hael learns a very important lesson during the Lord's Triumphal Entry. A fic for Palm Sunday, and will be continued, recording the events of Easter Week. [Novelette—Current Status: One Chapter(s). To Be Re-Written.]—written for a friend
Deuterocanonical: Our Ancient Past…: (Star Fox/AU) While undergoing his Rite of Passage, a warrior is set on a mysterious quest to stop—or, at the very least, comprehend—an even stranger evil that is yet to come. This is his story. [Novelette:—Submission for SS One-Shot contest—Complete]
Deuterocanonical: Scent of Revolution: (Star Fox/AU) Andross had won the Lylat Wars, destroyed Corneria and her allies, and began a ruthless policy of expansion out into the Galactic Core. Years later, a rebellion is underway, threatening to tear his Empire apart, even from inside Venom. Executions cannot stop it. Silence cannot halt it. And a little girl dares to take a stand against the injustice of Empire… [One-Shot—Complete]
Deuterocanonical: Men of Honor: (Star Fox/AU) Years after the war, Marcus McCloud visits Keiko Memorial Park to visit the fallen, and is encouraged to re-think his life by someone he meets there. (2day late Memorial Day tribute) [One-Shot—Completed]
Deuterocanonical: Speaker and Guardian: (Destiny/AU) The Speaker attempts to answer every Guardian who asks questions about the nature of their foes, the world they live in, and why they fight. As the defacto leader of the Guardians, it is his job to serve as a kind of mentor to them all. For it is his job, and one he takes reluctant pride in. (One-Shot)
Deuterocanonical: I Go Crazy: (Star Fox/What The Hell Is This?) There's no need for a description, just prepare to wait for a long time until it loads. (Submission for 2nd SS contest)
Deuterocanonical: 'Tis the Season: (Star Fox/The Frantics) 'Tis Christmas aboard the Great Fox! This is not a parody, I swear.
Deuterocanonical: Great Desire: (Star Fox/AU) James McCloud has long been in exile, separated from the only woman he has ever loved in his ageless, miserable life by both Fate and cruel circumstance. But one day, there comes something which changes, not only him, but his entire world forever. Warning: MAture content. [Novella: Completed—Archived]
Deuterocanonical: Benedictione Dei: (Star Fox/AU) A lonely Cerinian kit receives a very special gift from a mysterious stranger… [Submission for the Star Fox: Holiday Contest—2013—One-Shot: Complete]
Deuterocanonical: An Unexpected Blessing: (Star Fox/AU) A family of vulpi is given a gift from the most unlikeliest of persons… [One-Shot—Complete]Deuterocanonical: When all Hope is Lost: (Star Wars/AU) Why do we fight when all is lost…? Why do we resist when we are on the edge of defeat? Why do we stubbornly soldier on despite the odds against us? Former Senator Lux Bonteri also asks these questions as he battles a foe well-nigh impossible to defeat. "Why do we fight… even when we are losing?" [One-Shot—Complete To Be Re-Written]
Deuterocanonical: A Change in Heart: (Star Wars/Prequel AU) What is it that compels us to read stories? Is it sensation? Is it a longing for something unusual? No—it is the transformation of a character, for good or evil. A bittersweet ending is more emotional than a merely bitter ending. But sorrow is but the path to peace. It is how we travel that path, that well-worn path, that gives us peace or eternal sorrow. [One-Shot—Complete]
Deuterocanonical: Brothers of the Force: (Star Wars/Prequel AU) The end of an era has come and gone. But it truly never disappeared until that fateful duel between brothers, closer than lovers, complementary halves of the same man, upon Mustafar. With the end of that encounter the Age of Heroes was finished, never to revive again. This is the tale of how it ended. [Novelette—Complete]
Deuterocanonical: Misty Mountains: (Hobbit/AU) My arrangement of the verses sung by the Dwarves of Thorin & Co. as well as those by the Hobbits in "The Fellowship of the Ring." [One-Shot—Complete]
Deuterocanonical: The Last Mission: (Star Trek: TOS/AU) The crew of the Enterprise pay their respects to Spock. Rest in peace, Leonard Nimroy (2/27/15) [One-Shot—Complete]
Deuterocanonical: A Flame in the Darkness: (Star Wars/Halo) The Republic has fallen to the Covenant and the Jedi have been rendered "extinct." As the remaining Republic forces fight to survive under the Mandalorian banners, help will come from the half-destroyed U.N.S.C., and a forgotten race… [Discard/Complete—Archived]
Deuterocanonical: Mary Sues are So Easy to Kill: (Silmarillion/LOTR/Hobbit/AU) Melkor and Sauron are given a chance to redeem themselves by none other than Eru Ilúvatar himself. The catch is they must defeat foes even worse than they who're poisoning Arda… and the two former Dark Lords must suffer indignities along the way… [AU: Size Unconfirmed]
Deuterocanonical: Heroes Fallen: (Star Fox/other/AU) There are some enemies even famed Star Fox cannot defeat… [Novelette—Planning]
Deuterocanonical: Cerinian Friends: (Star Fox/AU) A fourteen-year-old Krystal befriends a little boy who is not sure of where he is supposed to be. [In Planning]
Deuterocanonical: Love a Vampire: (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim/AU) No, no, no, not Twilight you freaks. A teenage female vampire, who's also an assassin, and who has smitten me under her spell. And why in Sithis name am I breaking the fourth wall, anyway? (Psst, did I mention she is both scary and beautiful at the same time? Also: I'm Aventus Aretino.) Somewhat temporary summary, will be made better later… [Novella (?)]
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