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    The New Barovia Noir AU you did not know you need in your life... until you realized just how perfect all the desperation, darkness and Gothic horror will translate into a Noir film.

    Set in some misty lands, somewhere in our modern times. The dark streets of New Barovia are just as unforgiving as their medieval counterparts; ominous shadows are lurking in the dark alleys, sweet voices are promising pleasure and power, every sin for your money, stranger. But do not listen to them or you will find yourself selling your own children or your very soul for just a few grains of the Dark Gifts — the new drug in town, the one that promises fulfillment of your every wish...

    Tags, characters and rating will be successively updated for future chapters. Created with our PCs in mind, some chapters will follow their adventures, while the others will focus exclusively on the NPCs.

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    After Corypheus' rather final demise, Dorian returns home to take part in a little Venatori hunt of his own. Good ideas never die, and bad ideas don't have the sense to die. The latter, of course, is where the remnants of Corypheus' cult reside.

     


    However, 'home' is both everything it had always been and a much less familiar place after his self-imposed exile to the South. Complicating matters further, the 'help' sent from Inquisitor Trevelyan includes several Templars, the Chargers, and Dorian's entirely inappropriate lover himself. Luckily, he also has the support of his dear friend Maeveris Tilani and the small coterie of reformers they have been encouraging.

     


    Now all Dorian and Maeveris have to do is find the Venatori cell, ensure that there's no one too politically connected in those members left alive (and excuses produced for those with the sense to die), and avoid becoming a target himself as everyone up to the Archon have decided to involve themselves in his business. Simple, right? As simple as anything is in the Imperium - which is to say, not at all.

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    The Blight Family are not fools. They may be horrible and manipulative to their children. But they are not fools. They see the cracks in the facade. And they see how close their youngest is to this...human.

    And they smell opprotunity.

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    A tiny story of how Erestor survived the Durin’s Day feast in Khazad-dûm.

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    A series of firsts, one-shots, and moments between Mandalore's unlikely royal couple.

    After all, they've got nothing but time.

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    1/?
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    When the Sleipnir unexpectedly makes a Colteron war prisoner, navigator Ethos is charged with the task of keeping it under guard - a task that will change his life forever.

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    The first time Cody met Satine Kryze, he didn't think much of her at all.

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    King Jonathan Joestar has grown too old for the throne, making it time to pass down the crown. Little did he know that from the moment he announced it, a lot of lunatics and ill-intentioned people would be chasing after the throne. A once peaceful kingdom was now littered with political instability and havoc created by those that wish to have all power in their hands.

     

    In a far away land from the capital, a man has a dream. His name is Giorno Giovanna and he has made his goal to become the king and bring prosperity to this land. He, however, will need the unlikely help of Trish Una to reach it. This is the duo's journey to achieve that which they desire the most.

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    Ismene Cousland knows that the only way Alistair can win the throne is with her help. But after finally escaping the confines of her noblewoman’s life, is marrying him to guarantee his success at the Landsmeet a sacrifice she’s willing to make?

    Particularly when she knows that, no matter how she feels, their union will never be anything more than a marriage of political convenience.

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    Arranged marriage AU, slight canon divergence, an angry Cousland with extreme first world problems.

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    Unwilling to duel Bo-Katan for the Darksaber, everyone's favorite space dad has but one option available to him.

    01/24/2021: Minor updates to sync better with "The Rescue."

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    King Alistair Therin faces pressure to secure succession to the Ferelden throne. Viscountess Marian Hawke is struggling to rebuild Kirkwall. Political machinations force the King and Viscountess to wed. Together they face conflict, intrigue and war, first as unlikely allies, then friends and finally, partners.

    Canon-based AU, beginning in the events of DA2 through to, and including events in the comics and DA:I.

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    It was cruel. How he would have to grow up without his parents. As she glanced at the tuft of blonde hair, so like his late father’s, peeling from the blankets, she realized how much the village and those who knew them would never be the same again.

    Where Mikoto takes matters into her own hands.
    Inspired by a headcannon I saw on the internet.

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    Non-magical Thedas. The Inquisition has reached the stalemate in the war with Corypheus due to the expansion of the Hasmali regime threatening the safety of their allies and the trade routes. The only way to negotiate with the authoritarian Hasmal is through an offer of the familial bond.

    Ser Delrin Barris sends out the marriage proposal in the effort to secure a truce. It seems a sacrifice worth to help end the war, even if it changes his life forever.

    Mira Surma, the daughter of voivode Surma, a Hasmali military general, has spent the last seven years serving as a lay person in the Chantry. One night her father’s henchman arrives to take her, and she knows nothing will ever be the same.

    Her entire life, Mira has tried to carve out an existence free of her father. His entire life, Delrin has tried to follow his duty. 

    Their marriage acts as a political tool, but it is real. Amidst the war, they try to build a life together with the best intentions. 

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    A noble family from Tenebrae hints to Ravus that something bad may happen to Ignis if he doesn't go along with their plans.

    Ravus takes the hints to heart.

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    "Join me, Hermione Granger. Together we can rule the whole of England. We can kill the dinosaurs!"

    (题外话:这是一个Star Wars和Heathers的双重引用hhh)

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    中文-普通话 國語
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    Montparnasse and Enjolras come to an arrangement. Neither of them remains entirely sure what the arrangement is.

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    Treason, dismantling the only things she had known ever since she was born... all because of her; a glitch in the system. How did cybersecurity specialist Yoohyeon get to that?

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    Harry has started learning the ropes in his new world, will he survive the deeper he goes or will it drag him under? In the tense and delicate power structure of St. Louis a single misstep could be lethal. With a past cloaked in mystery and a godfather trying to keep him safe, he's drawn the eyes - and attention - of several powerful players in St. Louis's preternatural community.

    Not all attention, as Harry very well knows, is positive.

    However, Harry isn't the only one causing mayhem in St. Louis, and a secret that has been carefully kept from him may be the undoing of all that he has managed to build.

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    When idealistic freshman legislator Peggy Carter accepted her appointment to direct the Strategic Scientific Reserve--the very agency which made her a war hero and thereby opened her path into politics in the first place--she had no idea what she was getting into. Far from being an honor, the directorship of a run-down, has-been agency was being used to kick her upstairs and out of the way of the political machine. To make matters worse, department secretary Edwin Jarvis seemed to share the Director General’s interest in keeping her as useless as possible. But when a rat is spotted inside Washminster and an SSR investigation is needed once more, can Peggy Carter rally her friends and frenemies to rise to the challenge?

    AKA the Yes, Minister-inspired AU no one asked for.

    [Draft Mode]

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    These encounters can take a few minutes, but can also last hours or days if they're in the mood, and their schedules allow for it.

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