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  1. Public Bookmark 1

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    Aral contemplates the many potential consequences of making a move on his secretary.

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    23 Mar 2022

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    Take History. Add Dragons. Stir until a Genius makes friends with them and things explode. Take the resulting stock of Hiccup and tamed dragons and set it to simmering in 1040 AD, in the Scottish Hebrides. Add more Kings, Emperors, Romans, Vikings, Conquerors, Spies, Warriors, Thieves, Knights and Nobles, to taste. Take cover, and sit back to watch the fireworks.

    In Real Life, 1040 was the tail end of the Viking Age; Europe was 50 years from the First Crusade; the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches have not yet formally split, William the Conqueror is a frightened teenager in Normandy, the Byzantine Empire is collapsing after a revival under one of their great emperors, and the great Viking Harald Hardrada is a Varangian mercenary there, while the Caliphates are having a rough time from the new Seljuk Empire and their own internal tensions. The most corrupt Pope in history holds Rome, the Reconquista of Spain is underway after the collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba, and the Norse religion is a pale shadow of what it once was, hanging on around the Baltic Sea, Iceland, Greenland... and the Hebrides.

    And into that heady mix, there is now Hiccup and Berk.

    Yeah, history won't know what hit it.

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    22 Jan 2022

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  3. Public Bookmark 12

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    Cordelia needed to talk to Simon. He'd had that expression of his for some weeks, worried and hesitant, that said he had something to tell her, something he wasn't sure he should. She had a few questions of her own first, a few fears, and those aside she hadn't expected this, of all things. Not from Simon. Not from anyone.

    Set just after the end of Barrayar, a few months after Miles' birth, and follows from Imperfect Equilibrium. Simon tells Cordelia about his abilities. Not entirely voluntarily.

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    20 Dec 2021

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  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    Gregor, happy. For avanti_90's trope meme prompt: Aral and Gregor, Truth or Dare.

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    21 Oct 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 4

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    09 Oct 2021