Fanfic / Hivers Here Be Dragons

Here be Dragons (index of posts) by Hiver is a Star Wars/Sword of the Stars crossover fanfic series.

In the eponymous first story, our perspective character finds himself waking up in parts unknown as a Morrigi male. Learning that he has been sent to the Star Wars verse a hundred years before the Battle of Yavin, he takes up the name Atreus and finds, much to his chagrin, that the only way to afford a starship involves him being on retainer with the Jedi. Jedi being Jedi, much unwanted adventure follows. Complete.

There is a sequel, Feathers and Fire (index of posts). Some time after the events of the first story, an old acquaintance summons Atreus and crew, intending to offer him a princely gift. However, inconsistencies start showing up in one of the ships under his corporation, which may yet lead him down a rabbit hole he's not ready for. Also complete.

A third story has been promised.

If you're looking for the Worm fic of the same name by Ryuugi, go here.

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This fanfic series contains examples of the following:

  • Attack Drone: Atreus likes these. A whole lot. His ships all carry at least one squadron. Unlike Star Wars drone fighters, his are actually good.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't get caught trying to tamper with Atreus's mind. The very least you can expect in return is a harsh chewing-out, and that's if you're lucky. Far more likely the Force will be used to retaliate.
    • Smuggling is one thing, as long as you don't get caught, and be repentant if you do get caught. Disobeying a direct order to his face, though? Big no-no.
    • He also really, really hates traitors. How much? The second time he caught one, he nearly went Dark Side with anger and tried to Force Choke the culprit to death.
  • BFG: Atreus's standard gun is a modified starfighter laser cannon.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The salvaged warship he sold off in the first story? It comes back in the second.
  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • The eccentric Hutt Galuga befriended near the end of the first story provides a vital lead in the second.
    • Then-padawan Nicole Mara reappears in the second story after having not been seen for a long time.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Mind reading was the very first Force ability Nicole Mara learned, which is why it's so difficult to not use it.
  • Downer Ending: For both stories so far.
    • In Here be Dragons Dooku hijacks the Clear Skies and rams it into a drug cooking outfit's spacecraft, temporarily putting Atreus and crew out of action.
    • In Feathers and Fire Atreus nearly goes Dark Side punishing a traitor in his crew and decides to turn over captaincy to his Number Two and take a sabbatical back to the Jedi.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: The last thing Atreus does in the first story. See Wham Episode for why.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Inverted in the second story, where the captain of the Autumn Flower expected him to be smaller.
  • For Want of a Nail: Early on in the first story, Atreus takes then-Princess Ni'Korish as a passenger and his actions change her from her canonical anti-Jedi views.
  • Interspecies Romance: Atreus and Ni'Korish in the second story. Also a Secret Relationship.
  • Jurisdiction Friction: In the second story, a Republic fleet officer tells Atreus the captain of his caught smuggling can't be prosecuted because that guy was operating in Hutt space where the Republic has no authority.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Morrigi psionics involve the Force, which is why Atreus eventually accepts some Jedi training in order to learn to avoid falling into the Dark Side.
  • The Mole: Mekak the cargomaster turns out to be the one leaking information to the rival Thail Corporation.
  • Mugging the Monster: Some pirates think attacking the Clear Skies is a great idea. They missed that while that model of ship is usually unarmed, the Clear Skies carries twenty shielded drone fighters.
  • Mundane Utility: Atreus builds a drone specifically for getting him food.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe and out, the things Dooku did shortly after his first onscreen appearance left a stain on his name.
  • No-Sell: Ni'Korish is highly resistant to his glamor, which as per Morrigi customs makes her highly attractive to Atreus.
  • Nothing Personal: The leader of the Glass Hands has no hard feelings about Atreus getting rid of their contraband that was being smuggled by one of his captains.
  • Running Gag:
    • Atreus keeps talking about leather and Dark Siders in the same sentence.
    • His infantry-scale security drones keep getting mistaken for assassin droids.
  • Shout-Out:
    • A starship named Clear Skies that keeps getting into unwanted adventure.
    • Another starship is named Black Pearl.
    • Atreus finds a chap named Kirk to be captain of his new passenger transport, which he proceeds to name Enterprise.
  • Sibling Team: Atreus's engineers, the sisters Sarah and Padme Honor.
  • Summation Gathering: Done at the end of the second story.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The pirates who tried to sieze the Clear Skies. Somehow in sneaking a hyperspace inhibitor on-board they failed to find out that the Clear Skies carries twenty drones. Or that the captain wears power armor and uses a starfighter gun as a rifle. They die to a man as a result.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Part 51, where someone hijacks and rams the Clear Skies into another spacecraft.
    • Part 52 (final part of the first story), where it turns out to have been Dooku trying to kill some drug cookers.
    • Part 35 (final part) of the second story, where Atreus nearly Force Chokes a traitorous member of his crew to death and decides afterwards to turn over captaincy to his Number Two while he takes an extended sabbatical to get help from the Jedi.
  • Working the Same Case: In the second story, Atreus learns that the captain of his he caught smuggling was working for the same drug cartel Dooku and Qui-Gon were investigating. Considering the unfortunate way he parted with Dooku the last time, it gives him much displeasure.