Author has written 4 stories for Mass Effect, and Hunger Games.
: 64th Game. Complete.
Victor: Trance Berrill, District One Male
: 81st Game. Ongoing. Estimated time to completion: 4 - 5 months.
Post-canon SYOT information:
Setting the Stage: The Third Quarter Quell That Never Happened
Ruthlessly powerful and unspeakably cruel hands twisted the Seventy-Fifth Hunger Games to serve a single purpose: strangle the rebellion in the cradle before hope, the most virulent of all afflictions, spread to those poor and desperate souls who toiled endlessly in the districts.
Of all the mistakes made by Coriolanus Snow in his omnipotence-induced blindness, condemning all but one of the Capitol's most darling victors to certain death ignited unheralded public outrage. No longer could the cracks in the establishment be concealed.
On the eve of the seventy-fifth game, as Capitolites and Districters alike rioted in the streets, Plutarch Heavensebee acted behind closed doors in order to save as many rebel lives as possible. In conjunction with Capitol Vice-President Thaddeus Hyperion and District Thirteen President Alma Coin, Heavensbee ordered a hit on President Snow.
It was only after the white roses dripped with red that the architect of the Seventy-Fifth arena realized his trust had been misplaced.
Hyperion, motivated by a desire to protect his people and their way of life, and Coin, lusting for power and revenge against the districts that so willingly abandoned District Thirteen after the First Rebellion, agreed to protect each others' interests. After killing Heavensbee, they called all District Mayors to the Capitol in order to forge a new covenant, a government that would grant freedom and equal treatment under the law to all citizens of Panem. But as the mayors learned upon arriving in the Capitol, the equality was nominal. The freedom wasn't enough. What they had hoped would end the decades-long oppression merely proved that the Capitol hadn't been run by bloodless monsters.
It had been run by men and women, the very same that could be found all throughout the districts.
And when the mayors of Districts Two, Five, Six, and Twelve were publicly executed for failing to comply with the whims of their new leaders, it became apparent to the rest of Panem that maybe place of birth or ridiculous clothing or having too much food to eat doesn't turn men and women into monsters.
It is power, especially the love of power, that corrupts the mind, insidiously twisting delicate virtues and noble intentions into unrecognizable horror and unjustified suffering.
The Coin-Hyperion Agreement
1.) The Capitol shall immediately be stripped of "favored city" status, and will accept the new title of "District Zero".
2.) Overarching restrictions on travel between districts previously instituted by District Zero are hereby lifted.
3.) The residents of District Thirteen shall relocate to an above-ground, livable environment free of nuclear damage.
4.) District Zero will suffer no retaliation in regard to previous master-servant relations between the "Capitol" and the districts.
5.) The Hunger Games shall continue as ordained after the First Rebellion.
6.) District Zero and District Thirteen shall hold popular elections every two years on the first of January to determine their own leadership. Mayors of Districts One through Twelve shall be appointed under the authority of District Zero and District Thirteen.
7.) The practice of prostituting victors shall be immediately abolished.
8.) Career Districts shall be given nominal recognition and permission to open academies for the express intent of training future victors.
Victor's Purge and the Current State of Affairs
To ensure the longevity of their newly-forged empire, Thaddeus Hyperion and Alma Coin implemented the Victor's Purge, a method of containment proposed by the late President Snow: kill the cultural icons before they garnered enough support to rekindle the rebellion.
Between June 18th of the 75th year and February 29th of the 76th year, eighteen victors were ripped from their families and taken from their homes. Some were beaten, some were tortured, but all were tried, convicted, and executed for their involvement with the failed insurrectionist movement.
Rapture Rezure - District One
Katniss Everdeen, Finnick Odair, Nero Stafford, and Chase Harson, all known collaborators, were graciously allowed to live - an unwarranted and completely contrived demonstration of kindness, goodwill, and compassion toward the wayward children of Panem.
The caged Mockingjay, the abused Beloved, the beaten Elitist, and the silenced Messenger.
Behold the mercy of the new regime.
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