The Wulf Archives
is a Web Original
erotic Sword and Sorcery
story series about the adventures of Wulf the Freelance, a professional adventurer and wizard school drop out who is not above some thievery to make ends meet.
However, as much as he would prefer to have a relatively low profile, he finds himself a myriad of adventures that gets him an impressive number of exotic girlfriends while playing a major role in the epic conflicts of his world. There is also a strong element of Furry Fandom
with various furry species present along with the usual dragons, elves, dwarves etc.
Created by writer Anthony Pryor, the series' purpose was to prove the other readers and writers of alt.sex.stories that you can have erotic stories that are well written. What he ended up with is an imaginatively fun fantasy series with considerable heart and humanity that proves his point beautifully. Pryor has recently decided to resume the series with new stories and some edits of his older ones.
(The above link is to a page with no sexual content on it. However, most other pages will
be sexually explicit. There is also an older archived version with the stories in their original version and fan artwork
- Action Girl: Many, starting with Ushandra the Guardswoman.
- Big Bad: Lady Thae'lynn N'Quy.
- Cat Folk:
- Li Shu the Kaitain and the Lion woman pride who found Wulf in his Lion Man form
- Inverted with the stories with Wulf as Chuma, his studly Catman form every female seems to drool for.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Wulf rarely turns down his opportunities for sex, but he has noted that he has left a piece of his heart for each, albeit giving bigger portions for special women like Livia the Sorceress, Ushandra the Guardswoman and Li Shu the Kaitain warrior. In turn, nearly all his lovers are very fond of him and make no demands on him.
- Cursed with Awesome: Wulf always complains that the Gods hate him. Says him, a man who has wild adventures and enjoys the pleasures of numerous gorgeous, exotic, powerful and passionate women who never mind sharing.
- As Wulf would be quick to remind you, "wild adventures" tend to involve their share of danger and death (or potentially worse). The main characters enjoy a degree of Plot Armor, of course, but the setting otherwise pulls few punches.
- Deadpan Snarker: Wulf, especially in the narration.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Theanna in Stormking.
- And a somewhat more literal example in the "ice-ghoul" (actually a faerie held captive by chains of magical ice) in "The Demon Crown".
- Depraved Bisexual: Lady Thae'lynn. Emphasis on "depraved."
- Ethical Slut: Wulf lives by the sexual motto: "I will not take which is not freely offered," and noted that he has killed a few rapists as well.
- Expy: The story world has plenty such as The White Empire being a version of The British Empire and The Veldtlands is a version of Africa.
- Extreme Omnisexual: Lady Thae'lynn. She's depraved even by Xeshite standards, and she'll even have sex with non-humanoid monsters.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: It is most obvious with the story, "The Heart of the Lion," where The White Empire and Sholanti are obviously the equivalent of the British Empire and the Zulu Nation fighting their version of the Anglo-Zulu War where the former is a typical Medieval European Fantasy army facing an enemy with roughly equivalent magic firepower and the Sholanti have calvary of their own.
- Faux Action Girl: Herula
- Friends with Benefits: Although Wulf is dearly in love with Livia the Sorceress, Ushandra the Guardswoman and Li Shu the Kaitain warrior, the other women he has met are predominately this trope. For themselves, the vast majority understand and make no demands on him beyond open invitations to their beds if he comes around.
- Home by Christmas: Lord Heatham from Heart of the Lion wanted a quick campaign against the Sholanti. It was quick, all right — for the Sholanti.
- Interspecies Romance: While Wulf has several lovers of various intelligent species, most notably Li Shu the Kaitain, acceptance of this trope depends on the culture there; the Sholanti have a taboo against relations with the Lion Men, while the Xeshites have an Anything That Moves attitude, if originally in a exploitative sense as slavers.
- Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: The story has many furry species and cultures such as tiger, lion, wolf and ratpeople.
- Power of Love: This is what saves Li Shu when she is having her will magically dominated by a Wolven tamer, a mage who uses magically enhanced sex to bring females under his control. As she was about to succumb, her thoughts turn to Wulf and the love called forth with that thought caused the tamer's magic to backfire and put him under Li's control. He becomes her slave, but eventually Li releases him as he becomes one of her lovers instead.
- Only Sane Man: Played with. Wulf is quite aware just how crazy and dangerous his adventures are and quick to remind his readers of that fact...even as he lets himself get talked right into the next one, usually by a good-looking female.
- Our Demons Are Different: Demons are exiles from another plane of existence who came to the world and caused quite a lot of trouble. Despite their red skin, their black horns, and their general love of mixing pleasure with pain, they are not true hellspawn. That title belongs to the Daemons, malevolent beings of infernal origin.
- Private Eye Monologue: Wulf's first-person narration is one long and snarky one of these Played For Laughs.
- Shout-Out: Quite a few, such as "Did you see the sign in front of my house that said Dead Elf Storage?" and "Same thing we do every night..."
- Jae and Violent Bahb with their "enormous dreamweed blunts" and "crude Elvish hand-gestures."