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    The last of her clan, Colleen Killian is an independent salvager (sounds better than scavver) who becomes embroiled in Commonwealth politics when Arthur Maxson parks the Prydwen at the Boston Airport.

    Arthur Maxson knows a queen piece when he sees one. The question is on which side does she stand?

    In the Commonwealth, the sins of the past lie forgotten until dragged into the light.

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    English
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    6/?
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    43
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    27
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    5
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    Aurora Sinistra spends most of her time watching the stars. She's no centaur, but she's better than Trelawney. In the summer of 1991, she has a plan redeem the reputation of Slytherin House, and maybe some of the people inside it. Recruiting Severus Snape to help her over a game of chess, the two teachers undertake a gambit of their own that leads the Boy-Who-Lived and the Brightest Witch of Her Age into Slytherin House and friendships with Draco Malfoy.

    However, there is something strange going on at the school. Can the three figure out what it is that Professor Quirrell is up to and stop it? How will the changes in House and friendships effect Harry's relationship with Dumbledore and the headmaster's plans?

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    English
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    54,314
    Chapters:
    13/?
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    648
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    207
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    Steve and Bucky are best friends from the poor side of town, growing up in Summer's Castle, until disaster strikes. As the land slides into chaos and even the cycle of the seasons is undermined by evil sorcery, the queen and her Council grow desperate. Steve has lost Bucky and in his grief he decides to forge himself into a weapon to set the land to rights, but none in living memory have survived the Trial by Ice. Even if Steve lives, he'll still face terrible adversaries, and a challenge from Winter's champion . . . but he won't face them alone. A magical alternate universe story, with just a touch of steampunk.

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    English
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    19,556
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    8
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    44
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    7
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    663
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    King Alistair and Inquisitor Trevelyan have both faced numerous obstacles in their lives - from Orlesian nobles to darkspawn. Now they team up to embark on their biggest challenge yet - seducing Cullen.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    118,627
    Chapters:
    23/?
    Comments:
    184
    Kudos:
    333
    Bookmarks:
    54
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    6861
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    Some have said there is no room in conquest for an individual's humanity.

    If this is the case, if conquest is a set of rules and cold, hard choices, then what is a man to do when he is out of choices, other than surrender?

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    English
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    1,076
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    3
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    52
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    Written for royaiweek17 for the prompt 'Chess'.

    While teenagers, Roy and Riza play a game of chess.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    167
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    5
    Hits:
    28
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    *A sequel to Bloodtrails Dried By The Sun*

    Wars and battles are a common thing in the desert outside Battery City. Fighting and being persecuted is something normal for rebels. But years and years of conflict built up and exploded one day, creating what future rebels will call the Poisonous Battle.

    People died.

    But now there's a new light of hope for the revolutionary side of things. A Queen has come to put the pawns in order and take back what has been stolen.

    But just how far will they have to go to win the match?

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    67,834
    Chapters:
    11/11
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    350
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    This is what a game of chess looks like from the inside.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    500
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
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    107
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    It was only about ten to eleven years ago when the family set their little six year old on an abroad trip to learn and explore the United States. She didn't really do anything wrong per say and yet she felt as if she were being punished for another's actions. In reality, it was exactly what they were doing and they didn't mean it. They didn't realize they were doing it. Over the years, she had sent letters and emails to her family, begging to come home and told them about her adventures abroad, but none replied. By the time she came back years later, she was a genius, but they wouldn't know it.

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    A recollection of events post Oswald's death. Edward is trying to embrace his new life as 'The Riddler' but is being haunted by a ghost of his past.

    Language:
    English
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    9,880
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    11
    Kudos:
    75
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    770
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    When Abbie returns to the real world, she helps herself adjust by giving Crane the needy company he has missed out on. But despite his presence, she still struggles to truly settle down.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    19
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    Sebastian Moran i Jim Moriarty, były żołnierz i przestępca konsultant. Co widać z Geniusza w oczach szaleńca?

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    Language:
    Polski
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    90
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
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    9
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    His not-quite corporeal form leaned against the opposite end of her workbench, his neck exposed to the setting sunlight, a streak of red-tinted light across his neck in a violent slash. Hermione was doing her best to ignore the way his breathing filled the space between bubbles in her potions or how the air in the room changed whenever he entered. AU. COMPLETE. SPOOPYSCARYDULCEWEEN

    Language:
    English
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    3,174
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    42
    Bookmarks:
    4
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    1058
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    “A te la mossa, comandante”.
    Le labbra di Cullen si inarcano in quel mezzo sorriso che è solo suo, come se mezza faccia volesse stare al gioco e l’altra metà si sforzasse di mantenere il suo solito rigore marziale.
    “La fretta non è la migliore caratteristica di un giocatore di scacchi, lord Pavus”.

    Language:
    Italiano
    Words:
    5,347
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
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    11
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    2
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    140
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    She had fallen... fallen so far. Perhaps she was not the ordinary type to find herself in such a place or situation, but this world seemed to desire a girl capable of processing the world in a slightly different way than normal.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    18,378
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    2
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    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    118
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    In the Rostelecom Cup, JJ knew that Yuuri Katsuki was not a king after watching his free skate. Now, in the Grand Prix Finals, JJ knew that his observation about Yuuri wasn’t wrong.

    Yuuri wasn’t a king.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,357
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    268
    Bookmarks:
    46
    Hits:
    2823
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    Quasimodo plays a game of chess with his Master; but is it only a game?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,009
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
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    6
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    128
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    Albus and his opinion of chess, through the years.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    342
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    348
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    Nothing in life is ever easy. It's all give and take. In order to make a compromise, you must be willing to sacrifice something important. These contestants, forced to compete against each other, must learn this lesson the hard way. This lesson, sadly, will be unforgiving.

    Welcome...to a different type of killing game.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,064
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    151
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    Jazz would do anything to protect her brother. Anything.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,461
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Kudos:
    45
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    580

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