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    Caduceus changes his tone now to the slow, deep gravel, the kind he has when he is about to have a real-talk moment. "Essek. Have you been… sleeping ok?" He has chosen the word intentionally.

    Without even thinking of the implication, Essek answers, "Oh yes, of course. Why do you ask?"

    Caduceus nods. "Mmm. I thought so."

    "What?" Essek is caught off-guard momentarily, before his eyes widen with realization. He's been caught. His cheeks rush with purple as his pulse quickens. "Is it… do I already look different? Is it obvious?" He brings fingers to his face to feel around the corners of his eyes. Jester has already noticed, now Cad.

    "Ah, so it's no accident. You've chosen this." It is a statement, not a question.

    Essek's voice raises in pitch. "Wha- how- …do you know this much about elves? This is not something we talk about."

    "I know a thing or two about death. I've buried elves before."

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    What if Essek wanted out of the perpetual soul cycling of the elves? What if doing so broke the magic that would keep him living for many centuries? What if now, without magic fueling his cells, he ages like a human? What if he WANTS this? And how is he going to tell Caleb?

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    With the world saved and Essek given clemency for his crimes, now the wizards just have to deal with rogue scourgers, their pasts, den politics, and the pesky issue of life expectancy.

    In addition to deleted and alternate scenes from "Two Roads Diverged" this now continues the story of Essek and Caleb navigating their roles as "Examples of International Unity" while also trying to have a genuine relationship as two people with a lot of baggage. Expect drama, humor, action, smut, and eventual cameos by everyone's favorite drow himbo.

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    [the_shadowhand]
    I would be willing to help you come up with ideas, if you want, so long as you’re willing to teach me your ways with dirty talk.
    It’s… hard for me, I suppose. I never know what to say, let alone with the presence you have.

    [catsire]
    Why Herr Shadowhand, are you flirting?

    [the_shadowhand]
    Not intentionally. More… admiring a skill you have that I lack.

    Caleb is not disappointed. He’s not disappointed when they meet and The Shadowhand has the same casual fake flirty tone as his text. He’s not disappointed when they end up filming together, his feelings most definitely not returned. Caleb can live with the heat of his fixation on the other man as they, somehow, become friends beyond their work. He can handle himself just fine.

    It doesn’t matter that The Shadowhand is gorgeous and brilliant besides. He likes Caleb well enough and there could be hope, if Caleb wasn’t such a fucking mess. They can be friends, and coworkers of a strange sort. It’s fine.

     

    It’s fine.

     

    Until it’s not.

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    They tied the knot, celebrated with their chosen family, and now finally have some time alone. Caleb made sure their room in the tower was special and he really did think of everything.

    The promised wedding night smut that didn't fit in the first part of this series. If you haven't read summer storms, this will still definitely make sense - but I may be biased in recommending that you do go read it, for more smut and fluff and domestic wizard shenanigans.

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    Two decades have passed since Vecna's rise to Godhood, and Vox Machina's answering punch in the teeth. Life has returned to normal. More or less. There's a new generation to look after, now, but Tal'Dorei may just need a little more help from some of its greatest protectors, even if most of them ARE retired, relatively speaking.. because there's trouble brewing in Issylra and the Mighty Nein cannot handle it, alone!

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    “Come now, Ess, you two have been so obvious.” Verin lounged on the couch in the Xhorhaus, seemingly totally unperturbed at having two powerful mages staring at him, which is not something many people can claim. “To be fair, you did do a decent job at hiding it at the start, but once I started looking, all the signs were right there. I know I’m not the most observant fellow, but did you really think I wouldn’t notice after being around you two for months?”

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    “Essek, It’s me.” His voice was soft, almost pleading.
    “I don't know you.”
    “What do you mean? Essek, what's happening.”
    “I don't know you. I don’t know where I am
    “You're scaring me.”
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    If Essek had had to explain his current life to his past self he wouldn't have believed it. He, in fact, didn't believe it. When a spell goes wrong and an alternate version of Essek appears, He and Caleb must navigate meeting each other again with only one of them remembering their shared history.

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    The Somnovem abandoned their bodies a long time ago. Now, their blank child-like faces float projected across the surface of a prism they've called Cognouza; a sprawling maze of numbers and hatred much smaller on the inside than out. 
    Hundreds of eyes cover the walls of Cognouza and watch for any minds naïve enough to approach in search of data, power, money, or whatever else. Vess DeRogna had wanted knowledge. Now her body is suspended in 57 Kelvin stasis within the Nein’s lower deck. And her mind is scrambled across the infinite and dense, blood-red layers of Cognouza’s cyberspace. They are not here for her.


    The crew of the Nein are stealing from the most dangerous entities in the galaxy. It would hardly be the first time they've put themselves in life-threatening danger for the sake of a friend and it certainly wouldn't be the last. But it might just be the strangest way they've chosen to risk their lives yet.

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    The tales of the people of Exandria are not always in great deeds and grand adventures, but can be condensed into smaller moments between individuals across time and space.

    (Or a flashfic/drabble anthology proving that SOME PEOPLE (this author) can write fics under 1500 words, many from Tumblr requests and some just because. Each chapter contains individual warnings and summaries.)

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    Caleb has plans to take down his old coaches. Essek has secrets. They climb rocks, make new friends, explore professional boundaries, learn about consequences, and maybe even fall in love. It’s the Shadowgast climbing AU.

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    TWarnings: Spoilers Inside (Started PRE E131), implied character deaths, violence, blood

    The Tombtakers are still in Eiselcross, a pending doom the Nein are still not sure how to tackle.
    Kicks off with Essek overseeing an expedition in Eiselcross (Ch1 surrounds Essek to set things in motion)

    Eventually to be Widogast/Reader with hints of Shadowgast because I can't help myself :3

    Ratings and tags will be updated with chapters.

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    Because even though by many metrics Caleb should have been a terrible choice to put in a beacon-machine, having never received one himself, and by many metrics Essek should have been a terrible choice to receive a beacon-machine, given his pointed refusal to being consecuted at the usual age of sixteen, they had scored so highly in aptitude with each other that now here they were: sun-blinded and eyes wide open as the ship finally docked, shuddering, in the City.

     

     

    Essek is a newly-arrived ambassador in Rexxentrum, Beauregard is his assigned cultural liaison, and Caleb is the consecuted soul at the back of his mind. Empires and Dynasties do not serve: they consume.

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    Caleb’s blush faded, and any trace of slump disappeared. “A couple of weeks ago I sent Yussa a letter like yours. When I didn’t get a response, Jester messaged him. What that didn’t get a response, I headed over there myself, only to find that Yussa isn’t taking any audiences. I believe he may be in some trouble.”
    “So? He is a wizard of some capabilities.”
    Caleb winced. “Ja, but Yussa is also the one who’s keeping watch of Halas’s imprisonment. He also has the Happy Fun Ball, sorry, the Archmage Bane. Either of them would be a problem, but Yussa has both and has already shown that he doesn’t make the best decisions with these items.”

    Otherwise known as Essek is a disaster gay, just really good at hiding it, Yussa is trying so hard not to get attached to all the mortals, Halas is eternally screaming in his ruby, and there is probably a plot

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    It started with a letter.

    Essek had no attendance in his towers, no housekeepers or cooks, no cleaners or maids. Everything he couldn't take care of himself, he found a way to handle with a spell. So there was no easy answer for how the folded piece of cream colored paper ended up on top of his spotless desk in the study of his well secured home.

    “To Essek Thelyss,” it read, in his own looping handwriting.

    Five years after he was supposed to steal the beacons, Essek wakes with the memories of a different timeline in his head.

    Time travel AU

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    His own personal journey into masculinity took place during a stretch of years when he was already enrolled at the Soltryce Academy. By then, he was surrounded by arcanists, and physical displays of strength mattered very little, which suited him just fine. He was a man, and he felt a man, and that was that.

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    In which Caleb finds himself being appreciated for something he isn't, usually.

    EDIT: This is a 5 + 1 things, though now I'm not sure how to call it. Five times Essek is horny on main and one time Caleb is too?

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    There is warmth in his gaze and the utmost patience. Essek had seen those eyes brighten when presented with a new puzzle to solve, narrow as he focuses on something, fondness when looking towards any other member of the Mighty Nein, and darken with determination when facing some trouble. He has also seen these eyes wide and empty, staring at nothing after having been torn through by the demonic wings of Lucien.

    Essek tells himself that the anxiety he feels in the pit of his stomach has everything to do with the cats and the cats alone.

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    An examination of the relationship between Caleb and Essek after the end of the campaign.

    Title from "Immortal" by Marina

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    More than hearts are on the line in Aeor, as Caleb Widogast and Essek Thelyss search for answers, and discover that there's more to the ruined city than they ever knew.. and more to themselves, as well. The arrival of Verin further complicates things, but the chaos has only just gotten started with Exandria once more in peril, and without the Mighty Nein together to stop it. Can two broken wizards and some unlikely allies do the trick?

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    The impossible has been done, again and again, and Molly has to come back into a world that has lived without him. His friends have changed and grown, but they have far more questions than answers.

    Essek is thrust into a fight that he did not understand, but through Caleb's trust, he is beginning to understand how rich life could be if he thought of more than himself.

    Or in other words, how Caleb tries to defeat Lucien with a kiss, and now there are two magical purple men, both vying for Caleb's attention. But can good things last? A reimagining of episodes 136-141 and after. Pirate King Molly, Fugitive Daddy Essek, and Hot Professor Widogast eventually!

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    Fjord considers himself incredibly lucky. He’s never had a real home of his own before, and now, he has two. Not just homes as in a place to sleep at night, but a place to live and grow and feel at home. To be happy, and feel like a normal person.

    Jester knows she’s lucky. She didn’t have to choose between adventure and comfort, between excitement and having something constant and dependable in life— she can have both. Getting exactly what she wants and not having to choose between two types of happiness is better than she could have ever hoped.

    They’re both lucky, to be able to make a home for themselves at sea, and to find a home for themselves on land. They get the best of both options — it’s a pretty good deal, they think.

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    A series of post-canon moments, following Fjord and Jester as they transition to life on the sea and at home.

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    One year after the fall of Cognouza, the Mighty Nein discover that there's still some battles left to fight.

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    Multi-chaptered fanfic largely written as an additional epilogue for the Mighty Nein (Essek in particular). Canon-typical language, angst and sexual references. Tags will be updated as the story progresses. Canon-compliant up to Episode 141.

    Spoilers for Campaign 2

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