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I thought it might be rather helpful to have a masterlist giving some indication of where and when everything fits, especially as my WIPs are going up here, but individual pieces are still gathered on Elfwood. I've taken 2009 (the year of Tiger's birth) as Year 0, as more than one universe is involved, and date conversion makes my brain hurt. So, just for reference:



The universe is infinite, yet ever-expanding. The greater darkness into which it extends is the Void, limitless and cold. Of all the known universes of the Void, ours is but one, little known and insignificant. Through all of time and through all the worlds there are and have been Light has warred against Darkness. We, who possess a real and dangerous power, have fought through all the days, sometimes in battle, sometimes in stealth, to hold back the advance of the Dark and preserve both life and the hope of life. Many are called to the service of the Light, all those gifted with the power to fight the Dark, and all these many travel to the great Citadel of the Light at the heart of the known universes to pledge their souls against the Dark. There we remember them, who gave their all in the service of the Light.


The Founding of the Citadel

Driven from their worlds by a dark power from the Void, refugees from Megatha, Soreli and C'Tir risked their lives and worlds to summon a power to face the Dark. The Summoning of the Light killed all save two of the eight founders of the Citadel, and destroyed universes, including Megatha, home of half the founders.

Grief - Galeron Aurelian, Tomalis.

The Eternal War

Since the foundation of the Citadel of the Light, the eternal war has continued, by stealth and outright battle. Both Light and Dark have gained and lost great allies in the universes that lie between their strongholds. Many who serve greater powers have come of age in distant worlds, long before they dedicated themselves to battle.

Year -17 - The Storm God's Mercy Sofia cor Evasta
Year -16 - Childhood games (Nimbus and Maria drabble)

The Ride on Darkholm

Oftimes the war between Light and Dark intensifies and sweeps through universe after universe, becomes open battle. The last such age was a mere generation ago, as all other worlds count time. As the legions of the Light were drawn into outright war, the young commanders of the disgraced Ninth Legion, Lynx and Bobcat, found themselves feted as the heroes of their age. As the Ninth won battle after battle, they drew the full enmity of the Dark, who determined that to win any great victory against the Light, they must first destroy the Ninth. Finally, after the horrors of the ride out of Tírial, they succeeded in slaying Bobcat. The Ninth, enraged by grief, rode after Lynx to besiege Darkholm itself, driving the Dark back as the gathered legions fell in behind them. It was the greatest defeat the Dark had suffered for many centuries but the Light could not destroy them utterly. The legions were broken, consuls lost, the brightest and the best lying among the ranks of the dead. Ancient allies of the Light had fallen into the power of the Dark.

For a time, there was peace.


Year - 6 - Vanity (Nimbus drabble)
The Light Protects Fools and Feathered Things - Devon, Maria, Nimbus, Lynx, Bobcat.
Sheep (Lia drabble)
Icarus (scouts drabble)
War Games 1 Part 2 - scouts of the 9th Legion.
War Stories
Birdbrains
Tilting at Windmills - Nimbus and Maria drabble.

Year -5 Squirrels (Devon drabble)
Wing-cursed (Scouts snippet)
Dandelions (Scouts drabble)
Seasonal Spirits

Year -4 Cinnamon

Year -3 The Darkening Stars - Devon C'Fara and Maria cor Tiessa.
Deluge

Year - 2 Choices - Emli Aurelian/Bobcat/Juniper/Lia
Candleblood - Lynx, Nimbus
Memory (Dhara drabble)

Year -1 Lament for the Ninth Legion and Ardent
Home - Lynx, Nimbus.
Infinity (Lynx drabble)

The Rising of the Dark

The heroes of the war scattered across the known universes, bringing up their children in exile and isolation. The Dark, though, was rising, and the Light had no strength to hold them back. The ancient stronghold of C'Tiri was lost. Isola was next to fall, the island city sealing its gate to protect the Citadel. In desperation, the Council of the Light began to consider a greater sacrifice than they had ever dared.

Meanwhile, in the cold shadows of the Void, the ghost of Lia Aurelian is searching for the children who will protect the Light against a worse danger than anything the Dark can threaten...


Year 0 Shadow Hunter - Prologue - Lynx.
Exception - Lia, Emli
Halo - Joscelin.

Year 3 Sunset - Lynx, Mole.

Year 5 Lucky Socks (Lynx and Emli drabble)

Year 6 Dark Wings Over Saasiaah - unfinished, Geldorath Auroron, Tadilen yir Hiresta, Azella C'Tiri.
Bubbles (Tad and Azella drabble)
Firefly (Emli drabble)
Slinky (Lynx drabble)
Rosemary and Rue (Dhara drabble)

Year 7 - Reflections - Nimbus, Maria, Devon, Aylili

Year 8 Snowfall
Hostilities

Year 9 - Family Matters (Istellon drabble)
Halos and Hindrances
Stardust (Nimbus snippet)

Year 10 - Advice
Ponies (Tad drabble)

Year 14 - Stormclouds (Sphinx drabble)
Arrowhead (Niko snippet)
Snow Angels (Joscelin drabble)

Years 15 - 17 Shadow Hunter Prologue and Chapter 1 Chapter 2 - Work In progress, Emli Auroron, Lynx, Azella and Varal C'Tiri, Geldorath Auroron, Rosiernanne Marsh, Bobcat

The Wind's Road, The River's End and The Land's Bane - trilogy in progress. Dharany che Sahra, Zenrael, Anjali Taraman, Istellon yir Hiresta, Bobcat.

25 Moods: Zenrael

Year 15
Zaveka - Sphinx/Sirini C'Mara
Assignments
Rivers (Dhara drabble)
Honesty - Dhara, Istellon.
Threats - crew of the Ardent Tamarisk
Light Bulb (Wind's Road drabble)

Year 16 - Boom! (Emli drabble)
Waterfall
Hiraeth - Geldorath, scenes from earlier years.
Relative Worries - Emli, Geldorath
Bearer of bad news (Tad drabble)
Perfect (Emli, Rosie, Varal, Azella drabble)
Strawberries - Varal, Emli, Rosie, Azella
We Happy Few - Emli, Varal, Rosie, Azella
Dreary (Varal and Emli drabble)
Homesick (Istellon drabble)

Year 20 - Dandelion and Thistledown Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four - Aylili, Nimbus
Graves - Estara, Gallodin.

Year 21 - Wallflower and Juniper WIP, Aylili, Nimbus, Bobcat. Down for rewriting.
Untender (Nimbus drabble)
Testing (Aylili drabble)

The Aftermath of Partition

Faced with the rising power of the Dark, the Light determined to sacrifice a single universe, accelerating the passing of its years to create a source of power and a refuge where their wounded could spend years recovering without aging. Lynx, still under a ban of exile, had no choice but to remain in her world while all she loved departed. Her daughter Emli, defying the Light, remained with her, assuming she would age and die like all those in her world.

Yet Lynx and Emli, and the three servants of the Dark trapped in the world with them, slowly realised that they were not aging, and began to struggle to control the sealed world, and the children with power who were still being born there. The city of Atlantis was built in the middle of the Atlantic, and Emli, now calling herself Tiger, founded the League of Superheroes.


Year 26 (AD2035) - The Haunted - 1 2 3, Emli Auroron.

Year 48 (AD2057) - Futures - Lynx, Tiger.

Year 80 (AD2089) - A Stocking For Amélie - Lynx

Year 87 (AD2096) - Galileo (Emli drabble)

Year 100 (AD2109) - Moonlit (Emli drabble)

The League of Atlantis

In AD 2363 the government of Earth elected a new head of InterEarth, the international police force. The mysterious Lynx announced a number of iniatives, including bringing the League of Superheroes under the control of InterEarth. A trial was announced in the capital city of Atlantis, with League heroes working with local police to patrol the city. Their leader Tiger, who reported directly to Lynx of InterEarth, rapidly became a major figure in Atlantean politics...


Year 355 (AD2364) - Sparrow 1 2
Mist (Tiger drabble)

Year 356 (AD2365) - Titania 1 2
Atlantean Blues 1 2

Year 357 (AD2366) - Pale Sisters
Quackers (Sparrow and Perseus drabble)
Saving the hero (Perseus drabble)

Year 358 (AD2367) - Qui Custodiet (Tiger drabble)

Year 360 (AD2369)
Invulnerable
City of Rust and Blood
Leap (Lottie snippet)
Masks
Gilded - Lottie.
Chimaera - 1 2

Year 362 (AD2371) -
Rules
Night Watch
Cotton wool (Lottie drabble)

Year 361 (AD2370) - The Hungry City - 1 2 - WIP, unfinished.
Parley - Tiger, Sphinx

Year 439 (AD2448) - Firebird - Prologue and Chapter 1 2 (f-locked)

Year 442 (AD2451) - Pimpernel

Year 447 (AD2456) - After the flood (Raven drabble)

Year 1011 (AD3020) - Falling

Year 1018 (AD3027) - Refusal (Emli drabble)

Year 1019 (AD3028) - Coming of Age
Tears - Emli and Varal snippet.

The Emlian League

As humanity spread across the galaxy, the League became increasingly constrained by their role as crime fighters. Stealing a planet, they declared their independence and vanished from official histories. Patrolling the starways in secret, they established their own Fleets, and ensured they infiltrated the military and government structures of the Galactic government.

Year 2004 (AD4013) - Nightmares

Year 7293 (AD9302) - An Avowal

Year 10482 (AD12491) - Gastown

Year 10489 (AD12498) - Retrieval (Riala drabble)
Diversion (Riala drabble)
Asparagus (Riala drabble)

Year 10492 (AD12501)
Return
Heroics
Tarlatan & Calico

Year 10493 (AD12502) - Dodging Space Rocks for Fun and Profit
Snapdragon (Lob and Raka drabble)

Year 11131 (AD13140) - The Hollow Stars - WIP - 1 2 3
Inhuman (Masked Admiral drabble)

Year 12991 (AD15000) - Puppetry

Year 14591 (AD16600) - Dry (Tiger and Sphinx drabble)

Void Era

Even after the League are integrated into the service of the Light, the war rages on, and one by one, the gates are falling and universes are being drawn into oblivion. This is where the dating system gets baffling, folks, as Emli's story merges back into the main timeline.

Year 25 - Waste - Tomalis, Emli
Anchorage - Tomalis, Emli
Sweat, Tears, or the Sea, Emli, Varal, scenes from earlier eras.
Glass Roses (Azella snippet)

Reference and cultural background
The Saisorhi Language
Universe designations



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