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    Vignettes from the Gaang's lives after the Hundred Year War.

    Mostly humourous, ordered chronologically, ignoring the comics and TLoK.
    Zutara, Sukka & Taang.

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    An AU where, when Loki appears on Earth preaching of ants and boots, Queen Frigga takes it upon herself to bring her son home, and uncovers some ugly truths in the process.

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    Potentiam Tuam Sanguinem (lat.) - The Power of Your Blood

    One-shots from a universe where the Skywalker family's relation to the Force manifests in more than just ridiculously high midi-chlorian counts.

    Or if you will, an Eldritch-Skywalkers AU

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    Emperor Palpatine dies unexpectedly a year before the Death Star would be deemed operational. His heir apparent, Darth Vader, startles the galaxy by passing up the throne, and then passing it on to the newly-elected Senator of Alderaan, Leia Organa, after the Force leads him to directly to her. The new Empress inherits a terrorized galaxy, a broken Empire to tear down from the inside, and the weirdest second-in-command anyone can imagine.

    Or, Vader accidentally hands the galaxy to his rebel daughter, Bail Organa panics professionally, Leia attempts not to get assassinated, and Palpatine rolls in his grave.

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    19 Sep 2021

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  2. Public Bookmark 14

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    To my dear and unfortunate successor:

    I have debated for many years whether I should finally commit this story to paper. In one sense, the decision might seem easy: I am a historian, after all, and the reconstruction and understanding of the past is our profession’s stock in trade. But there is always the question of where it crosses over into autobiography, where scholarly objectivity gives way to subjective memory, where one cannot always be sure that the historian is, in fact, the best person to tell the historian’s own story. Does the weight of academic responsibility, of factual clarity, of reconstructing events as they truly “were” (itself an utter fallacy, but that is a discussion for later), overrule the understandably human impulse to make it a better tale, to clean it up around the edges, to present one’s own actions in the most benevolent and justifiable light? Despite my unique circumstances, I am no more free from that impulse than anyone else, and so I must ask whether you are willing to trust me as the narrator of my own history.

    Darklina AU -- The Historian.

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    12 Sep 2021

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    Before Ravka was one kingdom, it was many...
    For centuries, kings fought amongst each other for land and people and power, but now fear binds the fractured continent into an unsteady peace. Fear of the witch-king in the east, who has conquered every kingdom between Tula Valley and the True Sea, and the dreaded Shadow Fold that precedes his army.

    The people need security, and security requires an heir...
    With only one daughter, and a kingdom that forbids women from inheriting the crown, the king of Vereya organizes a tournament. The prize: Princess Alina's hand in marriage, and a kingdom for her dowry.

    A princess without power...
    With her one-time-sweetheart, Prince Mal, poised to sweep the tournament, Princess Alina is desperate to find another winner among the ranks of her suitors. Perhaps the mystery knight, who rides under a solid black banner, would appreciate her favor, but the princess is rather wary of marrying a man who refuses to show his face or share his name.

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    11 Sep 2021

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  4. Public Bookmark 10

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    28 Aug 2021

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    Alina Starkov knows what it is to lose. She has lost her home. She has lost people she loves. And when she discovers the strange power kept dormant inside of her since childhood, her life is ripped from her again. Now she is a Grisha. Now she is something unique to be used by whoever can get their hands on her first. Shu, Fjerdans, Kerch traders-she learns to see them all as enemies as she fights to survive.
    Then she meets the Darkling, the powerful and handsome Grisha in charge of the second army. A man she swears she has seen before in passing hallucinations. He has spent years searching for her since the first rumors of a girl who shone like a star rose from Keramzin, and now he has found her.
    Alina is not naïve. She knows this man wants something from her like all of these others. But still, she cannot help but be drawn to him.
    Like calls to like, after all.

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    18 Aug 2021

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