Darkover/Fanfic Recs

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Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for! These are recommendations made by tropers for Darkover fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.[1] Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexual[2] or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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Recommendations Template

Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link) Recommended by: Troper Name

  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like WAFF, Lemon, Dark Fic, any known crossovers etc.

Authors and Websites

Recommendations for Archives and Authors devoted primarily to this fandom.

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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

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Crossover Fics

Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Legends of Darkover by HRT

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Pairing(s): Regis Hastur/Danilo Syrtis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Triple Crossover. The Sith lead Qui-gon and Obi-wan on a chase between galaxies. But why are the Sith so interested in the Federation planet of Darkover? The Jedi realize they need help, and the crew of the Starship Enterprise discover they have been volunteered.
  • Tags: Slash, Het, NC-17, Crossover with Star Trek and Star Wars.

Shipping Fics

Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

Retribution by HRT

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Pairing(s): Regis Hastur/Danilo Syrtis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The strange, twisted personality of Dyan Ardais has long overshadowed the lives of many Darkovans, including that of his foster-son, Danilo Syrtis. One day, Lord Ardais finally becomes a problem too difficult for the Comyn to solve, and Regis and Danilo are forced to make a very hard decision.
  • Tags: Slash, NC-17, Darkfic, Major Character Death, Violence.

  1. a copy of the template is just below
  2. please note this includes all sexual activity, not just homosexual or bisexual, including het.