14 Works in Kadaman (Horizon: Zero Dawn)

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    Lyric saw her parents being murdered during the Mad King's Red Raids. The chieftain of a powerful werak took in not only her, but a newborn thirst for revenge that poisoned the inmost roots of a once naive girl's heart. Far away from Song's Edge, deep into banuk territory, she is trained the ways of her tribe. Endure. Survive. Never again would she be helpless. Never again would she cry out of fear - only out of spite.

    When the word of a growing rebellion in the heart of Meridian reaches Ban Ur, Lyric awaits trial. The same man who raised her among her own deems her broken - and, hoping there's someone beyond banuk borders that might mend her inner wounds, sends her as a spy to the lands of the Carja. Fueled by hate alone, Lyric is determined to carve in blood a path to the Sun Palace in exchange for the lives taken from her people and herself - but new allies in a whole world she has never seen before will make Lyric question if there's still forgiveness for the broken; and something else to life but revenge.

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    And Lo, Sun-King Kadaman, 14th Luminance of the Radiant Line did request Aloy, the hero of the Battle of the Alight, to stay within the bounds of Holy Meridian until fully healed of her injuries. Prince Avad of the Dawn’s Rising rejoiced, and did everything in his power to entertain his Nora lifemate with the small adventures of the city.

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    Updates Sundays.

    The Red Raids are in full swing. Decimated by the constant raids from the west, the Nora have managed to negotiate a ceasefire treaty with the Carja, at great cost.

    Aloy is only a week out from the Proving, and she's impatient to win the boon of the Matriarchs to learn the answers of her origins. But a tacked-on condition of the ceasefire treaty promises to change her life forever, bringing her to new lands where danger lurks at every turn. Along the way, she must navigate her way through a hostile royal court, deal with her strange husband who burns hot and cold, and figure out how to execute a plot which may be her only hope of one day returning home to Rost.

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    Agda Ealdordaughter is as Oseram as they come, except that she’s a girl. With an interest in delving into the Old World Ruins and building new weaponry, the last thing Agda wants is to be married off to a powerful Ealdorson in Mainspring for the strong political ties it will offer her Ealdorman father. With the Carja pushing further into the Claim and the Red Raids in full swing, she may just get her wish of becoming more than her tribe will allow, in a way she never would have hoped for. The derangement of man may truly be worse than that of the machines.

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    Prince Avad of the Carja tribe is easily the most soft-hearted of Sun-King Jiran’s three sons--little Itamen is only three, but he’s much less of a crybaby than Avad was at his age. How can such a man hope to raise an army and stop his father’s senseless blood sacrifices? And if he can, how will it change him?

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    An exploration of Avad and Ersa's relationship, beginning to end.

    *The Faction series is ordered in roughly chronological order; however, there's some overlap between fics. When that happens, I've linked to the start of that particular fic.

    Updates the 10th

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    Under the rule of Sun King Jiran, it is illegal for women to inherit. It is illegal for women to be artisans. Using her father's identity as a cover, Nadiar creates the most renown works of art for Carja nobles and even the Sun King himself. Suspicion had never been raised against her and her family until Jiran commissions her father to construct a technological marvel for the opening ceremony of the Summer Solstice Games. In order to keep her father from being thrown into the Sun Ring, Nadiar must navigate the dangerous of court life as well as pull off a miracle. Things are made even more difficult when Prince Avad discovers her secret. (Eventually Avad/Nadiar, will take place before the events of HZD and cover the period between the last year of Jiran's rule up to the defeat of Hades).

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    I hope that today is just a sunrise for us, not a goodbye.

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    11/?
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    syzygy : the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse)

    An exploration of some of the key loves in Avad's life.

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    "In the twenty-first year of the thirteenth Sun-King Jiran's reign, the twilight time of his madness, the Sun-King's own favored heir was put to death. The Radiant Kadaman's crime was to demand an end to his father's acts of bloodshed, and his sacrifice set that end in motion." - The Liberation

    Kadaman is only mentioned in two of the scanned glyphs in Horizon: Zero Dawn. He was Jiran's heir, Avad's older brother, destined to be Sun-King after his father's death. He was called Kadaman of the Dawn's Rising, but he was not the one to bring about the new dawn following Jiran's reign of shadow.

    We now know little about Kadaman except his death. This fic describes his life, his personality, his relationships with his family and friends. It consists of five chapters and each chapter contains several 'events', often with some time between them.

    But sadly, there is only one way it can end.

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    Avad wonders if Jiran had always been a bloodthirsty man simply waiting for the power to hurt those beneath him. Had the Mad Sun-King been who he truly was, his face covered by a mask of strong leadership and fatherhood? Had his hold on that facade slipped more and more as time passed, like silks spread over rotting meat?

    A look at Avad's childhood under the Mad Sun-King.

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    Even we are no more than future dust, Avad thought. In a hundred years, who will remember us? Will they care, or will we too fade to nameless spirits? Would future generations miss the tales of whose very existence they did not know?

    Five days after the Liberation, Avad visits the Temple of the Sun to make repairs for the sacrifices in the Sun Ring - for a very personal reason.

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    Talanah was always destined for great things.

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    This takes place a few months or so after the end of Horizon: Zero Dawn.
    Avad writes down memories of his childhood and of his family in a letter to Aloy. I think he never actually sent it, but feel free to decide for yourself.

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