Baron Zed
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Joined 10-22-15, id: 7233214, Profile Updated: 11-03-20
Author has written 15 stories for Naruto, Ranma, Worm, X-overs, Honor Harrington, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Update Schedule:

I don't have a firm update schedule and my releases seem to have slipped farther and farther apart.


Current in-progress stories:

The Other Side of the Coin (Ranma)

The Rabbit Ascending (Naruto, sequel to The Vulpine Rabbit)

Double the Trouble (Ranma/Naruto, sequel to The Shared Doom)

A Pointed Difference (Worm)

Mater Draconis (Ranma)

The Honor of the Wild Horse (Ranma/Honor Harrington, original name: The Mustang and the Salamander)


Story Starts:

This is a compilations of stories that I started, but decided not to finish and stories that I've started and decided to "park" until I get the time or inclination to expand them.

Current and Planned Additions to Story Starts:

Secret of the Fox (Naruto, 4 chapters, dead): After the encounter at the Valley of the End with Sasuke, Tsunade calls Naruto into her office to tell him a secret that the Third had left for his successors.

Child of the Fox (Ranma, 2 chapters, dead): When Ranma's mother comes to visit, he discovers that she has a secret heritage. He also discovers why his cursed form has red hair.

A Mother's Love and Sacrifice (Harry Potter/Percy Jackson, Prologue 2 Chapters): Lily's divine heritage means that she doesn't die, exactly, during the encounter with Voldemort. However, she can no longer stay on the mortal plain either. She entrusts her daughter Mary to her Great-Aunt Hestia. Mary goes to Hogwarts with the intention of converting her fame to her birth mother's so that she does not fade. Fem!Harry. No mortal/demigod PJO characters.

The Seven Daughters of Harry Potter (Harry Potter, 1 chapter): On his fourteenth birthday, Harry finds the Dursley home invaded by seven different green-eyed girls his age all claiming that their name is Lily Potter and that he is their father. Time travel.

Jedification (Worm/Star Wars/Warcraft, 2 chapters): Taylor is kidnapped by a Leet driven insane by Uber's death and used as an unwilling guinea pig in his Jedifier.

A Different Sort of Family (Harry Potter/MCU (Thor), 4 chapter): Harry’s parents weren’t who they thought they were.

Vee and Aitch (Harry Potter, 1 chapter): Viola Granger was reincarnated in 1999, twenty years before her death on September 19, 2019. She was shocked when her twin Hermione performed accidental magic. The timeline was off and she couldn't remember where the Leaky Cauldron was, but somehow she found herself in a Harry Potter story. OC!Main Character.


Completed Stories:

The Missing Bijuu (Naruto)

A Pleasant Sort of Hell (Ranma/Honor Harrington)

There and Back Again (Ranma/Naruto)

Ranma Saotome and the Maiden's Daughter (Ranma/Percy Jackson)

The Vulpine Rabbit (Naruto, sequel in progress: The Rabbit Ascending)

The Shared Doom (Ranma/Naruto, sequel in progress: Double the Trouble)

Love and Ramen (Naruto)

Escape (Naruto)


Chapter Size:

My chapters are typically 2,000-3,000 words. I don't see this changing. Occasionally they will be longer or shorter. This is the size that works for me. If I made longer chapters, my overall speed would be slower as I would procrastinate more.


The Baron’s Guide to “Olde English”

One of my pet peeves is the mangling of Shakespearean English. Shakespearean English is called by linguists Early Modern English, but many know it as “Old(e) English.” The purpose of this guide is to help authors not to make some easily avoided mistakes while trying to give their stories some flavor.

First of all, what linguists call Old English was spoken from the Anglo-Saxon settlement of what is now England in the Fifth Century until the Norman Conquest of England in the Eleventh Century. This means that King Arthur and Merlin did not speak it because his stories place him in the time period after the Roman withdrawal and before the Anglo-Saxons took over. What King Arthur would have spoken would have been Brittonic or Latin. Brittonic being what the inhabitants of Great Britain spoke prior to and during the Roman occupation of southern Britain. Modern Welsh is descended from one of the Brittonic dialects. Most writing from King Arthur’s time period would have been in Latin, even after the Roman withdrawal.

The Founders of Hogwarts, assuming they were English rather than Scottish Highlanders or Norse, would have spoken Old English as Hogwarts was founded around 990. Old English is also known as Anglo-Saxon and is not mutually intelligible with Modern English either in written or spoken form. This means that if Harry Potter or someone else from the modern era gets transported back to the founding of Hogwarts, he couldn’t understand Godric Gryffindor without magic to interpret for them. For kicks and giggles, someone made an Anglo-Saxon edition of Wikipedia. Check it out at ang dot wikipedia dot org to see how different Old English is from Modern English. You’ll probably only recognize one word in ten or twenty. Most writing during this time period, especially formal writing for book or important letters was still done in Latin. The most famous writing still extant in Old English is the story of Beowulf.

Middle English is what was spoken from the Norman Conquest in the Eleventh Century until approximately the late Fifteenth Century. There isn’t really a distinct changeover between either Old English and Middle English and between Middle English and Modern English. Spoken Middle English at the beginning of the time period will sound more like Old English and that spoken at the end of the time period will be more like Modern English. The most famous written work in Middle English is the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. Unlike Old English, a Modern English reader can understand Middle English if they squint at it although there will definitely be words you won’t have a clue what they mean. Your mileage may vary. Check out the Wikipedia page for the Canterbury Tales for a sample. Important written works from this time period were still often written in Latin or sometimes Old French, especially in the earlier portion.

The defining works for Modern English are those of Shakespeare and the King James Bible. The enduring popularity of them has ensured that English has not changed that much in the last four hundred years—although High Schoolers who have to slog through Shakespeare may disagree. As I mentioned at the beginning, Shakespearean or Elizabethan English is called by linguists Early Modern English. Early Modern English is often used in fantasy novels to indicate old fashioned speaking for flavor. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you don’t have “historical” figures speaking it anachronistically.

If you include Scotland in the mix it becomes even more complicated. Linguists are not really sure what type of language the Picts spoke, who inhabited the Scottish Highlands prior to the Roman occupation of southern Britain, but the best current guess is that Pictish was a Brittonic language or similar. By the Tenth Century, Gaelic from Ireland had largely supplanted Pictish. Gaelic is a Celtic language like Brittonic or Welsh, but not as closely related as descendants of Brittonic like Welsh, Cornish, or Breton. The Angles settled in Lowland Scotland, so the Lowlands spoke Old English and then later Middle English. However, since Scotland was an independent kingdom until the Eighteenth Century and the Act of Union, English developed differently there and a dialect of English called Scots with a different literary tradition, including spelling and vocabulary, developed there. Nowadays, most linguists and the United Kingdom itself consider Scots a different language than English. There’s also a Scots Wikipedia page that you can check out at sco dot wikipedia dot org. To an English reader, the Scots page is understandable, but very oddly spelled.

If Hogwarts were a historical place, when it started, lessons would probably have been taught in Latin, since most educated people knew it and various people on Great Britain spoke Old English, Old Gaelic, Old Norse, and various Brittonic languages at the time (Cumbrian, Old Welsh, and Old Cornish) with only the Brittonic languages possibly being mutually understandable. Hogwarts would have switched to Middle English at some point as the Norse were driven out, the Scottish throne dropped Gaelic in favor of the Middle English dialect that was the ancestor of Scots, and England took control of Wales and Cornwall.

Thou vs. Thee vs. Ye vs. You

In Middle English, “thou” was you singular and “ye” was you plural (“y’all” to people from the Southern U.S. or “you guys” to Californians). By Shakespeare’s time, ye and thou were pretty much interchangeable and eventually thou, thee, and ye were dropped and we only say “you” nowadays. Thou and ye were subjects and thee and you were objects. For those that have forgotten High School English, subjects are the doers and objects are what things happen to. For example:

Thou jumpest the fence.

Ye jump the fence.

I gave it to thee.

I gave it to you.

If you can substitue me or us and it sounds correct, then thee or you would be appropriate. If I or we sounds correct when substituted, then thou or ye would be right.

Thy and thine are the equivalents for thou as my and mine are for I and your and yours are for ye (old fashioned) or you (modern).

Verbs paired with thou end in -est with a few exceptions. Just like you can’t say “he jump” you can’t say “thou jump.” It’s “he jumps” and “thou jumpest.”

Thou givest.

Thou breakest.

Thou shalt.

Thou art.

Thou dost.

Thou shouldst.

Past tense is similar:

Thou gavest.

Thou brokest.

Thou jumpedst.

Thou wert.

Thou didst.

Thou walkedst.

You can only use these verb forms with thou. If you want to give other verb forms an old fashioned feel you can change the -s ending to -eth. For example:

He jumpeth instead of he jumps.

She doth instead of she does.

It hurteth instead of it hurts.

Note that there are insular Modern English dialects that use thou or thee still that may use it differently than what I’ve described, but if your shooting for old rather than isolated or back-woodsy, the above is the way to go.

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Escape reviews
Kushina is sealed into Naruto at the same time as the Kyuubi. When Naruto is 5, she awakens in his mindscape and starts teaching him. Naruto is a true shapeshifter due to the Kyuubi and begins to pose as his own sister in order to escape his reputation.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 85,374 - Reviews: 567 - Favs: 2,026 - Follows: 2,383 - Updated: 11/3/2020 - Published: 3/28/2016 - Naruto U., Sakura H., Hinata H., Kurenai Y. - Complete
Story Starts reviews
These are a collection of story fragments. Some of them were put here because I will not be continuing them. Others may be continued as I have time and inclination. Categories currently include Naruto, Ranma, Harry Potter, and Worm. Summaries for individual fragments are in my profile. Now posted: Vee and Aitch Chapter 1.
X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 62,149 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 9/8/2020 - Published: 1/13/2018
Double the Trouble reviews
Sequel to The Shared Doom. Naruto returns to Konoha with Ranma along for the ride. Will Konoha be able to survive a Naruto insecure about his Jusenkyo curse and an overprotective Ranma?
Crossover - Ranma & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 19,593 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 632 - Follows: 778 - Updated: 4/16/2020 - Published: 8/31/2016 - Ranma, Naruto U.
The Rabbit Ascending reviews
Sequel to The Vulpine Rabbit. Sasuke's training trip is over and Team Kakashi (Naruto, Hinata, Sasuke) is reunited. Their job? Take care of Akatsuki. Shippuden timeframe. Fem!Naruto as transmigrant of Kaguya (multiple bloodlines).
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,839 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 1,949 - Follows: 2,378 - Updated: 12/28/2019 - Published: 7/30/2016 - Sasuke U., Hinata H., Naruko U.
The Honor of the Wild Horse reviews
Ranma gets transported to the planet Sphinx in the far future by a poorly worded wish of Kuno's. Bored with the prospect of teaching watered-down martial arts to beginners, he joins the Royal Manticoran Navy. The Honor of the Queen time frame. Renamed from The Mustang and the Salamander.
Crossover - Ranma & Honor Harrington - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,517 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 244 - Updated: 10/21/2017 - Published: 12/5/2016 - Ranma
A Pointed Difference reviews
A self-proclaimed Random Omnipotent Being stops Taylor from triggering the normal way in the locker. The ROB offers her a different set of powers in order to make a difference, causing her to turn into a pseudo-Case 53 in public. Unmasked from the start she joins New Wave. Alt-power!Taylor.
Worm - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,406 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 457 - Follows: 590 - Updated: 9/19/2017 - Published: 11/11/2016 - Skitter
Mater Draconis reviews
Not long after getting cursed at Jusenkyo, Ranma helps a dying mother dragon fight off some Musk. The dragon entrusts her baby to Ranma's care to raise as his/her own. Ranma follows the dragon's advice to seek out the Amazons for help. Not a Ranma/Shampoo pairing.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,611 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 530 - Follows: 649 - Updated: 9/11/2017 - Published: 11/12/2016 - Ranma, Shampoo
The Other Side of the Coin reviews
Ranma falls into a different spring. While cursed in his girl form, she can't use any ki and has a useless energy she doesn't know how to use. How will Ranma cope when his only joy in life can be taken from him with a splash of cold water?
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,263 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 338 - Updated: 11/5/2016 - Published: 6/30/2016
The Shared Doom reviews
During their training trip Jiraiya and Naruto end up at Jusenkyo where they meet with Ranma and Genma. Due to what happens at the Pools of Sorrow, they agree to team up so that Naruto can learn taijutsu from the Saotomes and Ranma can learn chakra control from Jiraiya. Different-Spring!Ranma. Cursed!Naruto. Cursed!Jiraiya.
Crossover - Ranma & Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 60,807 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 722 - Follows: 579 - Updated: 8/30/2016 - Published: 12/27/2015 - Ranma, Naruto U. - Complete
The Vulpine Rabbit reviews
Uzumaki Naruto is the transmigration of Kaguya rather than Asura. An early encounter with Zetsu has her coming into her inheritance early. Starts at the end of the Mizuki encounter. Fem!Naruto with multiple bloodlines. No pairings. Hinata replaces Sakura on Team 7.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 29 - Words: 73,096 - Reviews: 511 - Favs: 2,594 - Follows: 1,921 - Updated: 7/30/2016 - Published: 11/11/2015 - Naruko U., Hinata H., Sasuke U., Kakashi H. - Complete
Ranma Saotome and the Maiden's Daughter reviews
Kasumi finds out that she has a different mother than her sisters and that she must go to America to learn how to protect herself from the dangers that brings her. Nodoka (who has her own secret) convinces Ranma to marry Kasumi so that he can protect her and as a way out of the fiancée mess. Kasumi, daughter of Hestia (Athena style). Ranma, son of Inari (Nodoka's real identity).
Crossover - Ranma & Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,123 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 640 - Follows: 556 - Updated: 7/3/2016 - Published: 2/21/2016 - [Ranma, Kasumi] - Complete
Love and Ramen reviews
Naruto and Ayame find themselves in the beginning of a relationship. Will it survive the revelation of their secrets? Post training trip/time skip.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,884 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 6/28/2016 - Published: 6/18/2016 - [Naruto U., Ayame] - Complete
A Pleasant Sort of Hell reviews
Kuno banishes Ranma to his own "personal hell" using the Wishing Sword. He appears on Sphinx in a hexapuma den. After about a year spent in the Cat Fist with a treecat clan, he is adopted by Claire Harrington until tragedy inspires him to enter the Royal Manticoran Navy. After much time passes, parts of his old life find him again.
Crossover - Ranma & Honor Harrington - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,639 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 5/20/2016 - Published: 10/31/2015 - [Ranma, Akane] Nodoka - Complete
There and Back Again reviews
Kushina gets pulled back to Nerima just as she's about to die in the aftermath of the Kyuubi attack. Patched up by Cologne, she's anxious to return to Konoha. She discovers that it's been only three weeks since she disappeared in Nerima, while it's been twenty years for her. Ranma is Kushina.
Crossover - Ranma & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,863 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 555 - Follows: 384 - Updated: 12/20/2015 - Published: 11/15/2015 - Ranma, Kushina U. - Complete
The Missing Bijuu reviews
Naruto has a confession to make to Tsunade and Jiraiya: he is no longer the jinchuuriki of the Kyuubi any more and hasn't been for about six years. Set right after the Kazekage Rescue Arc.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,208 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 10/29/2015 - Published: 10/23/2015 - [Naruto U., Hinata H.] Tsunade S., Jiraiya - Complete