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    Vera's world ended not with a bang, but with a whimper: the year is 2095, the world in the throes of late-stage climate change. The Earth will keep going, the humans - not so much. As it turns out, the apocalypse is contagious: either that, or she has spectacularly bad luck. Waking up naked on a bloody altar isn't the best introduction to a new place, but you make do with what life hands you. After a rocky start, Vera finds herself in Markarth, trying to make a new home for herself amidst the violence, corruption, and Thalmor zealotry. But just when things are finally settling down - as much as they can in the city of blood and silver - a Nord and a Dunmer roll into town with the mother of all bad deals. Always read the fine print.

    This story starts about a year before the events of the game and will continue through the timeline and the DLCs. This is the first installment. Canon-compliant(ish), but skews towards a lot of original content. Narration is in 3rd person limited; the protagonist is not the Dragonborn.

    Please note: content warnings applied to individual chapters.
    With deep gratitude to efmrider for her keen beta-ing eyes and support

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    08 Jul 2021

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    After receiving a mysterious letter, Aerik and Teldryn set out to find its sender, as well as to uncover the mystery behind its message: Aerik's father, a non-existent figure from his past, is alive and well... and heading for Skyrim.

    The more they discover, however, the thicker and more complex the conspiracies grow.

    It seems the Thalmor's insidiousness reaches further than simply erasing Talos from the order of the Divines.

     

    Sequel to The Shadow Over Solstheim

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    06 Jul 2021

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    A Breton is detained by the Thalmor after investigating an altercation in the market. Their commander makes a surprising offer. She must decide between confessing to heresy in exchange for protection, or freedom and the unknown designs of the Markarth guard.

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    07 Nov 2018

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    A young kinlord of Summerset sails to the heart of the Empire, seeking family and escape from responsibility. Instead, he finds himself framed for grand larceny, and his fate in the hands of rival houses. Prequel to The Penitent and BetterBeMeta's Foe-Tongue: A Historical Fiction.

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    06 Nov 2018

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    Lleros Ulawayn comes to Windhelm for the first time, struggling with the growing burden of dragon souls that may still be more alive than he thought. But the city has problems of its own— stolen rings, abused Argonians, hateful citizens, and a killer on the loose— and not even the Dragonborn can solve them all.

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    26 Aug 2018