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    “You seek my nature. It is a lonely endeavor. Would you like to join me on this path?”

     

     

    “Yes.”

     

    After a thousand years, a divine champion awakes in a lightless cave above Port Damali with little memory to speak of and a beacon in his hands.

    Even as he struggles to piece the past together and process what he has lost while he slept, the future demands he answer for the crimes of his elders. It offers little in return, but perhaps there are fragments of possibility awaiting him.

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    Essek is a mystery. Self contained. Poised. Only sharing hints of his past. When Caleb lays out his own past for him to see, he paves the way for Essek to come to terms with his, revealing what he himself did not even know.

    Everyone has trauma, acknowledged or not. Physical, mental, emotional, often tied together without our knowing. By admitting to ourselves, and to others who care enough to listen, we may begin to heal. It may take months, perhaps years. Time. Time to repair yourself, time to repair ruined trust, from those we ourselves may have hurt along the way. And while we can never purge these scars entirely, we can learn to find happiness and closure, to be who we were meant to be.

    Their first trip to Aeor was eye opening for both of them. We see how they grow, how they unite. How they eventually find their way to each other, exactly as they were fated to.

    This is a story for anyone who has ever had to process trauma, for anyone who has found solace in a friend, a therapist, a partner. This is a story of tenderness and love. Of growth and change.

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    As Caleb and Essek enter a new stage of their relationship, Caleb is forced to confront and process trauma he'd done his best to ignore since meeting the Might Nein.

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    After Aeor, Caleb buys a house in Rexxentrum with Beau and Yasha. For the first time in more than seventeen years, he has some semblance of stability. Caleb is not sure he's ready to handle it, but he's trying, and his friends are eager to see him live a good life, by force if necessary.

    And then Soltryce Academy approaches him with a job offer, which could give Caleb the chance to protect the next generation of wizards the way he had needed at their age. Caleb's goal of preventing what happened to him from happening to anyone else, however, takes a far more personal turn than even he could have anticipated.

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    The elevator dings and they both step out onto the ninth floor. Essek lets Widogast take the lead and follows him down the hallway, taking note of the twists and turns to follow them back on his own later if need be. Widogast pulls his key out from his pocket, fumbling with the card reader a few times before the light on it flashes green.

    “Well, here we are,” he says, holding the door open with a smile.

    Essek inclines his head politely and steps inside of what is to be their shared space for the duration of the conference. The room is fairly well furnished, for what he’d been able to afford. There’s a small kitchenette area with a microwave, tiny fridge and freezer, and coffee maker, as well as two plush chairs set in front of a glass coffee table. The curtains are currently pulled back, revealing the city of Uthodurn beneath them, snow sparkling in the setting sun. There’s even a modestly sized desk along one wall, next to most of Essek’s belongings that had been sent ahead—his wheelchair is folded up to rest against the chest of drawers, and his other two bags are sitting on the floor next to it.

    And, as becomes painfully obviously once his gaze pans farther back, there’s only one bed in the room.

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    Essek took a moment to polish the door placard reading "Professor Widogast - Dunamancy" before entering his office. He took a deep breath, inhaling the scent of old books, aging parchment, and mahogany. While he enjoyed the peaceful summer at home, he was greatly looking forward to some more liveliness. Soon the Academy's halls will be filled with laughter, chatter, and the magical energy only conjured by eager, bright minds.

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    Long after the battle with Lucien and a living city, Essek's life had calmed to a comfortable routine. He enjoyed teaching young minds at Soltryce, catching up with friends and their growing families, and caring for his garden and cats. He was content, he had a good life, despite nagging from his friends to get out more and meet someone.

    When a new transmutation professor starts at Soltryce, Essek is immediately reminded of his own cat-loving, book-hoarding, brilliant wizard. A bond forms and Essek begins to wonder if he's finally ready to move on and take the next step in his long life.

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    Essek Thelyss has many secrets, but there are exactly two that matter to him more than any others. Should either be revealed to the Dynasty that he serves, his life would be forfeit. Or so he thought.

    The Luxon does not communicate its intentions clearly, and its motives are shrouded in mystery. But its word is the law, and when the Queen receives a vision, she is going to act on it, regardless of what that may mean for the religion that worships the light.

    And the Mighty Nein? Well, they're obviously going to help their friend, even if they still don't quite know if they trust him or not. Perhaps this could be the test to prove his intention? There's only one way to find out.

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    It feels good to have this and take this, to feel Essek meet him beat for beat and step for step. They have made magic together; now they make more.

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    The nine-sided tower is a love letter to his friends, but now it is empty. After the trial of Trent Ikithon Caleb Widogast refused to be his successor but does join the Cerberus Assembly as the new Archmage of Antiquity. Though he is busier than ever teaching at the Soltryce Academy and leading expeditions to the north he feels lonely without his friends and family. What follows are a series of adventures in Aeor, the Folding Halls of Halas, Rubmblecust, Tal’Dorei, and beyond which lead to breakthroughs that allow Caleb to create a home for his family, however far away from each other they may roam.

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    While walking through the woods on the way to completing his assignment, Essek comes nose-to-nose with a bear. When he is rescued by a monster, he feels like he needs to say thank you -- so maybe he starts finding some excuses to pass through those woods more often.

     

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    DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH TAG
    HE GETS BETTER

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    A series of post canon shadowgast moments exploring what their lives together look like. From early moments to well into their established relationship, little snippets of the two wizards who choose love again and again.

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    Something about Essek puts Caleb on edge, but he’s not sure what. He knows how to pay for magic, though.

    Beau isn’t about to let him do it. Or let Essek get away with it. If he knows...

    Continuation of Payment.

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    Essek does not need to ask for anything else from this particular moment. He doesn’t.

    This is enough for him, it is.

    But a question echoes from memory to present:

    Is it?

    Essek flexes his cold fingers against unabsorbed words.

    Perhaps he can allow himself a little more warmth today.

    Perhaps today is the day to finally speak what this is.

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    AKA the wizards play a game, test out a new 8th-level spell, and have a nice chat

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    “It feels like flying. I- it was too much, and I’m sorry-“

    Caleb kisses him again and sighs into it. “Don’t apologize, Schatz. I love you this much as well.” Essek smiles and takes a deep breath, collecting himself.

    “I do believe I was going to fuck you, though?”

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    Caleb Widogast's life is finally looking like it's on track: he's got a good job, his friends are all doing well, he remembers to take decent care of himself, and his familiar is the most popular figure in the Nicodranas library. Things are finally good. But are things ever truly quiet when your friends are The Mighty Nein?

    Dr. Essek Theylss has been exiled to the worst place his mother could think of — bright, sunny Nicodranas. Luckily, unbeknownst to her, Essek has a friend there already. Unbeknownst to him, his friend has been impatient to drag him into her shenanigans for a very long time.

    (also known as the peak of self indulgent fic)

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    The moment Essek left the Blooming Grove, he knew he should have stayed. He wanted to stay with them, his friends, but that was not the path that laid before him. Returned to the outpost, he managed to get by on messages and memories until a very welcome visitor arrived at the outpost unexpectedly.

    Post Campaign: the details of Aeor and afterwards as told through the eyes of the Nein, primarily from Essek's point of view. Essek x Caleb will be the main pairing, though the others will l ikely make an appearance.

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    A collection of drabbles and short pieces, based on Caleb and Essek's time in Aeor.

    1: Essek finds a diary of an Aeorian teenager, and it causes him and Caleb to discuss their first kisses.

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    “Yussa, I’m just a routesetter.”

    Yussa gave Essek a strange look, and, even from Emon, their glare made Essek shift uncomfortably. Their golden eyes flickered with something like frustration—and surprise.

    “You’re the only person in Nicodranas aside from myself who has competed internationally, and you’re the only person in the entire Menagerie Coast who has won gold at multiple World Cups. What could possibly be confusing about this?”

    “I didn’t come here to train Olympic dropouts, I came here to escape that life,” said Essek.

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    Or, the rock-climbing Shadowgast AU no one asked for / updates weekly

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    The Somnovem have been defeated, and Trent Ikithon will rot in a cell for the rest of his days. Caleb, however, is struggling with seeing his old teacher at the trial. Memories come bubbling up as he finds himself on Essek's doorstep, desperate to get away from the past.

    The wizards delve together into the Aeorian ruins to study the ancient magocracy and learn about themselves and what it means to heal.

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    Caleb's made a lot of progress when it comes to self-image, but he still has his doubts. Essek takes issue with this and intends to remedy it in the most direct way.

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