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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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    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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    The kingdoms of Cintra and Nilfgaard have reached a stalemate. Soldiers have been withdrawn from the battlefields and told to return home.

    When Queen Calanthe of Cintra returns back to her throne she proposes unity by marriage. Emperor Calveit, newly appointed and with no interest in carrying on the wars his predecessor started, agrees to the union. However, he has no heir and in place will send one of his lord’s sons for Princess Cirilla to marry.

    Cirilla isn’t thrilled with the decision to say the least. Her Royal Highness is somehow even more displeased when she meets her intended, Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach.

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

    Ser Delrin Barris sends out a marriage proposal in an 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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    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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    His brilliant scheme to play the man not the ball has worked rather too effectively. Now Sir Humphrey has a reinvigorated PM and a defence relocation scheme to put back in their respective boxes. And if he doesn’t succeed, poor Bernard might have a three-year diet of Lossiemouth to look forward to…

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    The Embassy of the Greenwood is NOT a hit with the Palace in Lindon. Or, Prince Thranduil meets the House of Elrond.

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    From the command deck of his star destroyer Chimaera, Grand Admiral Thrawn sends an officer to investigate the reasons of a delay in their departure from the unpleasing planet they were at the moment.

    Meanwhile, at the destroyer's medical bay, a girl without memory wakes up and finds herself surrounded by nurses and medical droids that try to keep her on her stretcher, but a surviving instinct forces her to leave the place.

    The girl's lost story might be used by the Chiss officer to help the Empire reach one more planet before the Rebels.

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    “You’d do anything to save him, wouldn’t you.”

    Shen Qingqiu forces his eyes to meet Luo Binghe’s. “Anything.”

    “I already have your life,” Luo Binghe says idly. “You don’t have much more to give, do you?”

    Shen Qingqiu blinks placidly. “I’m sure you can think of something.”

    Luo Binghe smiles slowly, looking almost vulpine. “Of course, I can. In fact, I know what I want from you, Shen Qingqiu.”

    He doesn’t want to imagine what depravity lurks in Luo Binghe’s mind. He inclines his head, skin itching at the contact with Luo Binghe, and waits.

    When Shen Qingqiu's life is in his hands, Luo Binghe asks for something Shen Qingqiu thought he'd given away long ago-- his loyalty.
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    All Stiles wanted was to enjoy a drink at Pandemonium with his best friend and maybe end the night with a pretty human - or maybe a werewolf, it'd been a minute - to celebrate the end of his college career. Instead he got Clary Fray suddenly manifesting Sight, Shadowhunters all over the place, and the Circle popping back up like the dimension's least-likable jack-in-the-box. He'd hidden from the others of his kind all his life with the exception of his mentor and he had zero intention of getting sucked into Shadow World, Downworld, or the Inter-Realm, Multidimensional politics that was anything to do with demons, nephilim, and the Fae.

    Too bad fate had other plans, including a warlock who wore glitter like he was born with it and a shadowhunter who should not have a smile that sweet and shy.

    If he didn't know better, he'd think Ragnor cursed him after their last argument over Stiles's habit of locking away his heart, but he did know better.

    Even Ragnor Fell couldn't have planned for how swiftly Stiles's world could implode and all because one girl didn't have the sense to look the other way when Shadowhunters and demons were roaming the night.

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    Jin Ling grew up with two very different uncles - and sometimes, certain people (mostly Lan Xichen) thought it was a good idea to stick them in a room together.

    That was never, ever going to be a good idea.

    (Jin Ling would try to explain, but ‘they’re not usually this bad’ wasn’t really true and ‘they’re not like this when they’re not together’ wasn’t really helpful.)

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    The White Fang dreamed of creating equality through fear. Instead they brought slavery born of hatred, and managed to drag the rest of the Faunus down into hell with them. Velvet Scarlatina always tried to do the right thing, but to the bitter it made no difference. After she finally falls in battle will she find her way to freedom or trap herself in a gilded cage?

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    Abby Tamblin perches on the arm of a chair: legs crossed, one hand holding a cocktail, head thrown back in laughter, sleek high-heeled shoes dangling from her delicate arched feet.

    Tamblin Tangerine is the best selling lipstick color in Illéa.

    Prince Justin can’t decide if he loves or hates her.

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    A few years after Voldemort’s defeat, Lucius Malfoy and the Traditionalist Party are poised to take control of the government. The Golden Trio is willing to do anything to prevent this, but Hermione Granger has her own agenda. Loosely based on first-ever sex scandal in American politics, the “Reynolds Affair.”

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    Harry has reached a very bitter and jaded thirty. His efforts to reform the Ministry haven’t lessened the corruption or pure-blood bigotry one bit. That’s when he finds out that he’s apparently a part of a pure-blood nobility he’s never heard of before; he’s Lord Potter and Lord Black. Unfortunately, that revelation’s come too late for him to be a reformer. All Harry wants to do is tear the system down and salt the earth. And with a double Lordship, he just might have the power to do that.

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    When Kianoush is taken in his sister's stead to complete a treaty between the kingdom of Istaqa and the Ralendran Empire, he's thrust into a plot to unseat an Emperor and bring a country to ruin--but first, he must come to terms with his unreasonable infatuation with Ralendra's Crown Prince. Not to mention all the difficulties being concubine to the Beloved of the Gods entails.

    Arienkhut must tend to his duties as Beloved of the Gods, but when he's presented with Kianoush as his concubine instead of the young Istaqan prince's sister, he must come to terms with who and what he is, and his deepening infatuation with Kian. While trying to keep Kianoush at arms length, he discovers the plot to unseat his father and begins to wonder just who their enemies really are.

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    What If... there were a Nabszel story set in the post OoT timeline that establishes TP…?

    And What If... Nabs is the new diplomat…?

    (Unfinished, draft still evolving…)

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    The war has not gone well for anyone. The Alliance has three months left before collapse. The Horde is not much better off. With neither victory or death as options, Sylvanas proposes an alternative. A treaty, to ease tensions and open borders, with a political hostage to ensure that both sides stay in line. A marriage with many political implications and Sylvanas would only accept one person. Jaina Proudmoore.

    And Jaina Proudmoore made for the perfect hostage. If the Alliance moves wrong, Jaina dies. The Horde attacks, and Jaina reduces Orgrimmar to a wisp of a memory in the minds of children.

    Of course, no one expected Sylvanas and Jaina to be anything more than uneasy partners with each other, least of all Sylvanas and Jaina...

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