Settings

Welcome to my Grove!

Below is a somewhat comprehensive and somewhat alphabetical list of my settings, with a brief description of each and content warnings (CW) as needed.

Note! Sometimes I forget really obvious Content Warnings, so if you’ve read one of my settings and you’re thinking “Lyn, you really ought to have put a content warning for body horror on that one!” please tell me!

Aunt Family

Rural Fantasy in a modern era – a very old bloodline of magically-inclined people have learned to focus their power into one unmarried woman (the “Aunt”) in each generation of each family branch.

A series of connected stories mostly feature the north-western NYS branch of the family (Evangaline, Beryl, Stone, et al), but others pop up from time to time.

Content Warnings for Aunt Family: Family-Institutionalized sexism (misandry). Meddling in other people’s lives.

Bear Empire

Swords-and-sorcery and cyberpunk, thousands of years apart.
The Guardian spirits of the world each have their own groups of people; those that follow Mother Bear rule the Empire in the frozen north.

Dragons Next Door

Urban fantasy, heavy on the fantasy.
Dragons and harpies, pixies and gremlins, centaurs and ogres live side-by-side with humans in a city by the bay.

Content Warnings for Dragons Next Door: fantasy racism

Expectant Woods

Fantasy, relatively light-hearted.

The Sky Islands float high above the land and ocean on giant flower stalks. Magic exists, but most people have forgotten about it, even the magic which lifted the Islands up.

The only story in this setting so far is the aforementioned Expectant Woods, posted on Patreon.

Content Warnings for Expectant Woods (the story): Parental abuse by neglect, parentification.

Facets of Dusk

In every universe there are Doors, and in some worlds, there are people who can open the Doors.

In one universe, a governmental unit put together a team to explore these Doors and the worlds beyond them.

Content Warnings for Facets of Dusk: racism, violence, sex (both generally implied, specific warnings on stories for anything graphic or detailed)

Faerie Apocalypse

The gods were here & they were real – aliens who came from another world through portals which they closed behind them when they left, dragging many of their recalcitrant, disobedient adult children with them.

They left behind dozens of halfbreeds, human-god creatures who became known as fae, or as Ellehemaei, people from Elleheim. These fae have changes which often make them look varying degrees of nonhuman, can wield magic powers, and are bound by laws laid down by the gods long before they fled.

In 2011, some of the gods’ children come back.

Urban fantasy and post-apocalypse fantasy.

Content Warnings for Fae Apoc: dubious consent, magical slavery

Addergoole

They thought they were going to an elite boarding school, a reform school, a college prep school, but what it ended up being was even stranger – a school where they’d learn how to be fae, learn about magic, and learn how screwed up both of those things could be.

Content Warnings for Addergoole: As for Fae Apoc and also incest, sex, babies, violence, kidnapping, disassociation, and being stuck in a place where all these things happen.  Staff that is part of the problem.

Foedus Planetarum

Scifi, and my take on the “Earth was seeded with humanity” concept: Earth was, but so were thousands of other planets.  Roddenberry aliens abound. Soft sci-fi, handwave science on more than one occasion.

Lady Taisiya

Light sci-fi or scientific fantasy – a world in which women are very rare and are completely in charge. Men are second-class citizens, married in harems to their wives and in charge of all child rearing. The children, by the by, are hatched, not born, incubated by their fathers.

Content Warnings for Lady Taisiya: Institutionalized sexism and inequality, kidnapping, gender essentialism.

Planners

This family is ready for anything – and then it happens.

The Planners extended family weathered small catastrophes and large, and with each one, their planning expanded.  Then society really did collapse, and they began to work on rebuilding it.

Content Warnings for the Planners World: Pre-apoc – gerontocracy. For post-apoc – the “anthropologist” stories only involve some slavery.

Things Unspoken

In the Empire, which stretches further than, perhaps, it ought, almost anything can happen somewhere, although some things really, really, oughtn’t.

This is a Lovecraftian-esque story where old gods and new fill the shadows.

Content Warnings for Things Unspoken: cultural imperialism