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The Mystery of Aaravos by Hordika

  • Recommended by: Jarring Turnip
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Dragon Prince is home! The war against Viren is won! For the first time in centuries, elves, humans, and dragons have a chance at true, long-lasting peace. As the continent-wide conflict dies down, the heroes of the Battle at the Storm Spire find their place in the new world. But even as old enemies become friends, an ancient threat bides his time as he gathers his strength. Resting, laying new plans into motion, and waiting for the right opportunity to strike...
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written after Season 3
  • Comments: Begins after a four-year timeskip, and from many different points of view. Ezran is king, Rayla is on the Dragon Guard, and Callum is Guardian of the Storm Spire. As everyone begins to realize that Viren is alive, they race to find him and stop his plans. Plenty of adorable Rayllum moments.

Before the Moon byRed Haired Monkey

  • Recommended by: Ser Ulrich
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Four years after Zym is returned to his mother, peace reigns over the world while humans and elves adjust to the new world. King Ezran maintains peace with Xadia while Callum uses his magic to bring hope to their people. But as an elven ritual approaches, Rayla, chief adviser to the king, struggles to make peace with the past.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written after Season 3
  • Comments: Prequel to the upcoming "Through the Moon" graphic novel. Cute Rayllum moments, taking place from multiple perspectives.

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Tales from Patola byHordika

  • Recommended by: Ser Ulrich
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As they journey to return Zym home, Callum and Rayla visit Patola, a Skywing city, and site of the Sky Nexus. Rayla encounters people and places from her past, while Callum learns to master his sky arcanum. When the two of them decide to explore the city alone, they each confide certain truths in each other.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written before season 3.
  • Comments: This is a Rayllum story set in a canon divergence, where Callum and Rayla's mission takes longer to complete. Here, Callum discovers that connecting to the sky arcanum has made him much more powerful, letting him push the limits of what humans can do. Rayla begins to dwell on the choices she made, and opens up to Callum. When they decide to go on a date through the city, a romance blossoms.

The Fall of Posedia byHordika

  • Recommended by: Ser Ulrich
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As Rayla and Callum continue their journey through Xadia, their path ahead takes them through the city of Posedia. Meanwhile, the world continues a perilous march towards war. Viren's shadow assassins have killed three of the other human monarchs. With the battle lines drawn, Callum and Rayla are forced to witness a horror neither one of them is prepared to see.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written before season 3.
  • Comments: A sequel to "Tales from Patola," Callum and Rayla are both tested, with Callum continuing to discover new magical abilities while Rayla wonders what he means to her. They rely on each other to survive as the city of Posedia is attacked by human forces and the war between the Pentarchy and Xadia begins to ramp up.

The Earth Nexus byHordika

  • Recommended by: Ser Ulrich
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: By the time Zym is returned to his mother, the war between humans and elves had begun in earnest. Callum and Rayla journey to the Earth Nexus, where the young Mage hopes to learn about the earth arcanum and help end the war. Over time, Callum and Rayla are able to find peace for themselves...as well as find each other.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written before season 3.
  • Comments: A sequel to "The Fall of Posedia," Callum and Rayla get married and settle down in the Earth Nexus, as Callum masters all he can about magic. Rayla considers what's most valuable to her, while Callum gets tempted by darker forms of magic.

Looking for a Way to Break In byspiritypowers and wordswithdragons

  • Recommended by: vx12
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In a world where the moral lines of Dark Magic are less evenly divided, Rayla is a Moonshadow elf in the service of the royal family of Katolis. Assigned to be Prince Callum's bodyguard on a pilgrimage arranged by tradition, she soon finds her feelings becoming harder to deny - and their world harder to protect.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written after season 3.
  • Comments: This is a Rayllum story set in an interesting AU where some human kingdoms, including Katolis, chose to abandon dark magic and side with the dragons while some elves chose to practice dark magic. As a result, Katolis is allied with Duren as well as the Moonshadow and Sunfire elves. Rayla is a member of Katolis's Crownguard and a bodyguard romance ensues.

Return to Katolis by LobsterMobster

  • Recommended by: vx12
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Six months ago, after they changed the course of history at the Storm Spire, Callum and Rayla decided to stay behind so she could help establish the new Dragon Guard and he could learn more about sky magic. Now, as the world takes its first tentative steps toward peace, they are returning to Katolis for the first time as heroes and as a couple. And Ezran is determined to embarrass them as much as possible.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Incomplete version from Callum and Rayla's perspectives instead of Ezran's available here: Departing from Xadia.
  • Comments: Cute, fluffy Rayllum story from Ezran's perspective that takes place and was written after season 3.

I Fell in Love with You One Night in September by kraaho

  • Recommended by: vx12
  • Status: Incomplete
  • Synopsis: A Rayllum text fic set in a modern AU. After Claudia accidentally gives Callum the wrong phone number, he ends up contacting Rayla. Soon he and Rayla find themselves messaging each other more than they expected to.
  • Pairing: Callum/Rayla
  • Notes: Written after season 3.
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    Crossover Fics 

White Knight, Red Queen by Captain of Azoren

  • Recommended by: Gordhanx
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Pairing(s): Azula/Soren
  • Synopsis: Soren and Claudia stumble through a portal to the Fire Nation at the tail end of the 100 year war. Azula shows them the glory of her country, but what else lies in store? Bonds are formed and broken as secrets of the past and present are revealed. What is the meaning of true loyalty? Is it worth one's morality?


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