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    When Myrddin is barely a toddler, he already shows signs of having powerful magic. So, fearing for his safety, Hunith takes him to a hidden druid realm in the forest of Ascetir. The druids accept Hunith and Myrddin, on a condition that she allows them to raise her child as one of them: they don't raise their children gendered, instead letting a child choose - or, not choose at all - when the time comes.

    Meanwhile, in Camelot, young Arthur learns to be a warrior king, which apparently means training to kill and never crying.

    But one day, Myrddin and Arthur's paths cross... in a most unexpected way.

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    (A father would do anything for their son.)

    Wilbur wakes up, but he's supposed to be dead.

    Wilbur wakes up, alone, in a bloody room, with a missing father and Philza's life embedded in his wrist.

    Or: Wilbur comes back to life and suffers the consequences.

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    A decade after fleeing the Empire, Shadowhand Caleb of Den Thelyss has positioned himself within the centre of Kryn Dynasty politics as trusted advisor to the Bright Queen, due to his pursuit of the lost Beacon that awoke him from madness so many years ago. However, his recovery mission is cut short by a ragtag group of adventurers arriving in the Queen's Court, led by a familiar drow and bearing the very Beacon that he's spent his new life searching for.

    OR: A role-reversal AU with Caleb as Shadowhand and Essek as an adventuring wizard whose past threatens his every move.

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    Conceptually, pain and pleasure are disturbingly similar.
    If you're strong enough, you actually get to choose which one you would like. And when.
    Choices matter, don't they?

    Or: Vignettes of the relationships of one Darth Nox, former slave, shyrack-shit crazy Dark Councillor, reluctant Alliance supporter and almost-Emperor(?).

    A generous amount of worldbuilding and commentary thrown in for good measure.

    Follows canon, but not a game novelisation.

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    Legolas never knew the right thing to do.

    In his forest, messages came on the breeze. The trees told him of approaching spiders. Small creatures told him where to find berries and even the earth beneath his feet told him, ‘this is where you belong’. He always knew what to do in the forest, but in this Mannish place he was at a loss.

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    Why did you write this?
    'Never Trust an ELF!': this scene in the movies got me thinking. Why exactly is Gimli so angry?

    So, what's the story about?
    This is a look at Legolas, who Tolkien was somewhat vague about in the book. We all love Orlando, but I've mixed it up and cast differently. This is also a cultural exploration of Dwarves, and a look at Gimli's growth in understanding that history may be more nuanced than what was on public record.

    Why is it so long?
    Because it's a worldbuilding meander, looking at some of the bits we weren't shown in the books & films, including the bromances and slash. We explore the characters and events in both The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, with back-stories, and rummaging in heads.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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    45/?
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    When the world goes to hell, the twins return to the Falls. When they find that Tad Strange is dead, Mabel and Wendy begin to investigate it as Ford and Dipper go to Russia to discover the truth about some recent world events, and track the mysterious Mr X and his wife Elsa. Kind of Dipper and Wendy centric but everyone has a part to play.

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    Arthur had a voice, a good one, but it's been stolen from him and he's prepared to do everything he can to get it back. Even if that means throwing himself headfirst into an epic quest across the world and becoming tangled up in one of the most dangerous ventures of all--falling in love.

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    35/40
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    Alec is a sub but given how Idris treats subs, excluding them from all leadership positions and considering them too ‘weak’ to be warriors, Alec has kept it a secret for years, thanks to his sister and his parabatai bond with Jace. However, one fateful encounter with the powerful Dom and Warlock leader Magnus Bane changes everything not only for Alec but for the Shadow World in general.
    A worldbuilding BDSM AU with a focus on self-acceptance, equality, trust and learning to love.

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    Jiang Cheng didn’t mean to get into the red palanquin. Wei WuXian didn’t mean to pretend to be the matchmaker. They both for sure did not mean to enter the palace.

    So when a revenge attempt got the Yunmeng brothers into more trouble than it was worth, they both found themselves at the mercy of the royal family and its 4000+ rules. The only saving grace? Extremely attractive (especially when naked) royals.

    Will they survive this mishap before the intended marriage partners comes knocking on their door?

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    5/?
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    In a normal orphanage lived a not so normal boy, Harrison Potter or Alphard Harrison Romanov-Hydra as he will soon learn is his name.
    This boy is visited by a strange looking woman who claims to be a witch, she takes him to the magical world and he discovers many secrets about himself and the World. What will he do when he learns of his true heritage, what will he do with his new found power and most importantly, what will he do with an egg of one of the most dangerous magic creatures known?

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    A story about Takao, Kai, Rei, and Max being the four kings of a fantasy universe divided into four different kingdoms, named after cardinal directions. Each young and troubled in his own way, the four get to know each other little by little, and delve deep into the secrets of the four kingdoms and their relations as they do... and form some secrets of their own as well.

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    52/?
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    Crowley stared at him, yellow eyes narrowing. “You’ll have to excuse me for not trusting you. Never encountered your kind before. I suggest you get out of here because this much blood in the water is going to attract sharks.”

    He twisted around, attempting once again to try to dive into the depths, but without his tail free that was proving impossible. He struggled even harder upon seeing his so-called rescuer pull a knife out of his belt.

    “Not without you,” the land-dweller replied. “Hold still, please. These nets are meant to dig into skin the more one moves.”

    “If you're going to kill me, please make it quick. Long, painful discorporations seem like a bad way to go.”

    Prince Crowley is investigating the damage fishing vessels are doing to crops and homes in his father's underwater kingdom. Prince Aziraphale is supposed to be learning to become a scribe. Their worlds are about to collide, putting Crowley's life in danger and revealing that the land-dwelling angels and ocean-dwelling merdemons just might not be that different after all.

    (Rated T until Chapter 11 when it becomes more NSFW.)

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    21/?
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    Over the ten months that follow Alec's deal with Asmodeus, Alec struggles to adapt to a world without Magnus in it, Magnus falls in love all over again and everyone just tries to make it through another day.

    or

    Alec is dying from venom poisoning and Magnus doesn't even remember him.

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    Harry Potter was raised to be a “Christian”, but the Dursleys don’t practice what they preach. When his Hogwarts letter comes, he is thrust into a wizarding world where angels, demons, and pagan gods fight in the shadows for influence over the world. A lighthearted, irreverent romp through a world where all myths are true, Hermione Granger met her first demon at six years old, and Ronald Weasley really wishes his brothers would stop showing off. Updates every weekend. Comments welcome. Romance happens eventually, but at a slow real-world pace.

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    33/?
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    All should be well for Adora and Catra. They have successfully escaped from that netherworld between dimensions—defeated the cruel magical entity known as Chasm, and returned Angella to her family. And they are together now, back on Etheria. Safe from Chasm in a universe where peace still reigns.

    But regardless of how she tries, or how Catra attempts to soothe her, Adora cannot shake her unease. Images of Chasm and wounded loved ones continue to torture Adora in vivid nightmares, nightmares that cannot be treated or willed away. Nightmares that force Adora to wonder whether Chasm dealt Adora some kind of lifelong curse, back before her escape from Chasm's dreamworld.

    And worst of all, even with a dimension of separation between them...Adora cannot quell the fear that Chasm might someday return. Return, and again seek She-Ra's power for herself.

    (as promised, the angsty sequel to anachronism)

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    Chapters:
    20/30
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    The 100 Year War is over, but the world's problems are not. Knowing how to win a war doesn't mean the GAang knows how to run a government, or broker peace agreements. With hunger, civil chaos, and living enemies stalking their damaged world, can they learn fast enough to win the peace?

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    11/?
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    he re-reads the instructions, mouthing it silently. he doesn’t think he’s made a mistake. he’s gotten all of it right.

    he takes a deep breath, then looks over the summoning circle hes made, in the depths of an abandoned house he found.

    candles give off a dim light, shining on the dark red liquid that’s sloshing around in the bowl tubbo is holding.

    he tosses the bowl into the circle, watching the contents spill, and starts chanting, chanting until his voice is raw and scratchy.

    just when he thinks it won’t work, that he’s done something wrong, something echoes through the house. he falters in his words, seeing the circle he messily drew out of cheap chalk start to glow.

    then, someone- no, something comes out of it.

    I AM THE DEMON OF WAR, OF DEATHS, OF PARENTS WHO CRY FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN THE MIDST OF BATTLE, OF THE BLOOD THAT IS SHED WHEN HEROES FIGHT. SPEAK, MORTAL. WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE FRO-

    “a friend.” tubbo interrupts, watching it.

    it pauses.

    WHAT?

     

    Tubbo wants friends, and summons the SBI. Chaos ensues

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    12/?
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    Soobin has always been a mediocre waterbender. He's pretty much accepted that his life isn't going anywhere, and that his fate is to never leave his hometown of Ansan.

    But his whole world is turned upside down when he finds himself in a secret mission to the Earth Kingdom with the cheerful Avatar and the Prince of the Fire Nation, who clearly hates his guts. They soon learn that the problem runs deeper than they had initially assumed, and their lives are now all in danger.

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    5/?
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    After having his home stripped from him twice, Wei Wuxian thought that he was meant to spend the rest of his life alone. Yet, that line of thought officially changed when one day, he came across a beautiful young man barely clinging to life floating downstream in a river. From the moment he saved him, his life was changed forever. He had no idea that meeting the love of his life would lead to the biggest war cultivation history had ever saw.

    Wei Ying was always told that his love and loyalty was his greatest strength and weakness. Even so, he would do anything to protect Lan Zhan, even if it made him the cultivation's worlds biggest enemy.

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    22/?
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    664
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    After being exiled from Numenor by Tar-Atanamir, siblings Eron and Faerian travel to the region they know as Rhun. There they are taken to a village, and learn things beyond the small world view of Numenor.

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    6,334
    Chapters:
    3/?
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