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Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the hero had taken a different path sweetling? You're not the only one.

A legion of anonymous authors asks and answers. They offer up their works for judgement by the Internet hive, like prayers borne upwards on the sound of clinking keyboards. If they are worthy their peers will grant them praise and patronage, if they are not they will be Zapped.


Read from the library of every story ever told, but take care, the stacks have long shadows, sweetling.

Diary of a Sixteen Year Old Doomsday Weapon by Trivun

  • Recommended by thealgebraist
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The events of the Innsmouth campaign from Carter's point of view.

Lit Major Shoots Lightning by Space Viking

  • Recommended by Madd Kossack 115
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An American exchange student in London, Christen "Chris" Warden, develops dangerous powers after swallowing a bee, and must learn to control her powers as she plunges into the Secret World. An origin story based on the earliest levels of the game.
  • Comments: A fic that explores the time a player character gets their powers and joins their secret society with more in-depth. Although it starts a bit slow, the author really proves that they've Shown Their Work, especially in later chapters where they tie ithe dialogue from other characters into an actual dialogue (instead of the NPCs monologuing to the Silent Protagonist), and provide detailed explanations for how certain attacks in the game are carried out: long story short, the use of Anima is used to justify the Bottomless Magazines and attacks that would be impossible if Rule of Cool wasn't in play...

Earworm by Alecto

  • Recommended by: Duckling
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  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Halloween brings more than trick-or-treating children and teenage pranksters to the town of Kingsmouth. First came the Lady Margaret trailed by fog, then the men in black, and finally—" The Fog hitting Solomon Island and it's aftermath from Andy's point of view.
  • Tags: Oneshot

The Fifth Age by Necoc Yaotl

  • Recommended by: Sonof Akatosh, Duckling
  • Crossover with: Mass Effect
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: As the Citadel species draw up secret plans to combat the Reaper threat, something old and ancient is discovered in the depths of space.
  • Comments: More a series of stories exploring how the Citadel species, who initially assume Clarke's Third Law, interact and confront an Earth that has rebuilt itself out the end of the Fourth Age using Sufficiently Analyzed Magic.

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