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The Good Hunt

Written to [personal profile] inventrix‘s prompt

The prompt call is still open! Leave me a prompt: here

I should probably warn: this is on the grimmer side of Addergoole stuff, not for AG itself, but for the apocalypse around it.

Shush had been following the hellhound since lunch.

The ‘hound was in three classes with Shush, only one after lunch, but the school was small and it wasn’t hard to figure out where the hellhound had gone. And after class, well, it was every man for themselves, and Shush had had no problem at all following the thing.

They were all things, of course. It hadn’t taken him more than a heartbeat to figure out he was in a school full of demonspawn. They were all around: the Pretty Ones and the Fierce Ones, the Fancy Pantsers and the Horror Shows. But a hellhound had killed Shush’s sister, so he was going after the hellhound first.

It looked like a girl. It looked like a short girl, not even five feet tall, with pretty blue eyes and warm brown skin. It had been trying to make friends with Shush the whole week, helping him find stuff in this maze, telling him secrets about the other students. Shush was already indebted – stupid, stupid, but he’d never known a demon to look so much like a person before.

The first thing he and his sister had learned about the demons was don’t get indebted. They’d watched their neighbor end up the thrall to one of those things, because Mr. Morrison had thought having running water and power was more important than his independence or his brain.

The second thing they’d learned was kill with rowan. A hunter had driven through, killed off the demon controlling Mr. Morrison, and left, leaving behind rowan daggers for Shush and Sahanna.

The third thing they’d learned was demons lie. They lied, and they hid their faces, and it wasn’t until they’d let the refugee women into their house – scraggly and feral looking, but human, he’d thought – that they’d turned into Horror Shows. They’d left Shush and Sahanna alive. They’d been after their parents.

He hadn’t had to learn that demons killed. He’d known that since the first day they showed up on TV. The hellhound that followed Sahanna home had been another page in a lesson book that was already too full.

Shush hadn’t been able to get his rowan dagger through security – no surprise, since the head of security was another demon, old-school bat wings and all. But the thing that had been calling itself Ema, the hellhound he was chasing now, she’d shown Shush the grotto. And in the grotto, it was a pretty simple matter to find the rowan tree.

The hell-hound rounded a corner. There was nobody else around. Shush followed the thing around the corner and stabbed his makeshift rowan blade through its chest.

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Listen to your Teachers

Year 23 of the Addergoole School; 6 years after the beginning of the apocalypse

“Kallan, please stop by my office. I want to discuss matters with you.”

“Yeah, sure, whatever. Maybe later.” Kallan kept walking, a very firm hand on her companion’s bicep.

Jeriel, in turn, walked along with her but aimed an uncertain look Kallan’s way. “I thought you said we were supposed to listen to the professors. And, uh. The Director.” Jeriel stole a peek back at the disproving woman. Kallan picked up her speed.

“I said you ought to. I did not, you’ll note, say anything at all about me.”

“But you’re a student here. Wait, you said Eighteenth Cohort, didn’t you?” Jeriel skip-jogged a few steps in an attempt to keep up with Kallan’s ever-increasing stride.

“You weren’t supposed to be paying attention to that part.”

“What, I was just supposed to listen to the part where you gave me like, an entire manual on how to survive in this school and then totally ignore the parts on how you knew all of it and like, why everyone, even the upperclassmen, are both a little scared of you and, uh.” Jeriel’s mouth snapped shut.

Kallan chuckled dryly. “…and they think I’m a little bit dumb, because nobody fails Literature and certainly not twice. Even if you’re not sleeping with Mike.”

“Mhrm Mmmm-nnn MMM mmh.” Jeriel’s answer came through tight-closed lips.

“It’s fine.” Kallan slowed pace to make it down the stairs without breaking Jeriel’s neck – or her own. “It’s not like I haven’t heard it all. And you’ve taken a couple weeks of Mike’s class. Do you have any idea how hard it is to keep failing out of it?”

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Landing Page: Fae Apoc–> Addergoole

Addergoole is a school in the faerie apocalypse universe, as well as a subsetting and the name of the web-serial set there. Teenagers sent away to boarding school learn that, not only is the school not what they expected, but neither they nor their parents are either. Fifty years later, they struggle to continue existing in the post-apoc world that wants nothing to do with their ilk.

Stories span several generations and over 50 years of students in the school.

The Addergoole Wiki currently defunct.

Addergoole Stories include:
Before the School:

Family Legacy (Dreamwidth), Set long before the serial.
Breeding Plan (LJ), late 70’s
What They Needed (LJ) Ambrus, 1984
Three Summers (LJ) Agatha, Shadrach, Acacia before school

Years One through Five:
Let Nothing Ye Dismay (LJ) (Christas, Year 1)
Hell Night Years 1,4,7 (LJ)
Not Everyone Makes it Out (LJ) – early on
Plans, to @dahob’s prompt asking how Regine sees her students.
Sunday Night Content (LJ)
Sunday Night Worries (LJ)
Agatha after School, Baram at Thanksgiving (LJ)
Dunk (LJ) – Jamian
Summertime Memories (LJ) Jamian and Ty

Ayla, Ioanna, and Yngvi talk about the school
Gender-funk (LJ) – Shiva and Niki discuss her bisexuality
Uh-Oh (LJ) – Wren’s human brother, outside the school
Family ties (LJ) – Regine discusses her family tree
Night Terrors (LJ)- Yngvi’s nightmares.
Standoff (LJ) – Jamian, Aviv

Joff Gets a Pony (LJ Link), Year 6

Goodbye for Now (LJ), Yngvi, Year 9
On the Set (LJ Link), meta, filming the AG movie.
Love and Bindings and Shoes, Earrings, Boi are Addergoole stories set later than the serial, available in Tales for the Sugar Cat
Secrets and Going out are stories with serial characters outside of the school, as is
Bowen, Expanded (LJ)
Picking Grapes (LJ) (Shiva & Niki)

Adjusting (LJ) Phelen out of Addergoole

3rd Cohort 10-year-reunion
Reunion (LJ)
Welcome to Addergoole (LJ)

So. (LJ) Between Years 28 & 29 – Yngvi & a son

Poaching, an Addergoole story set before the serial, is available in Other Sides

Year Seven:
Leaving the School (LJ) Phelen, end of Yr7
Year Eight:
Always wanted a Pony (LJ)
52 to 52: (LJ) Damaris & Gregori
Going Out (LJ) Doug

Year Nine:
a rough timeline (LJ)
Belated Rescue (LJ)
Pissing Away Time, Addergoole yr 9
Pissing into the Wind
Friendly (LJ)

What Basalt Looks Like and what Ceinwen & Thorburn’s changes are (LJ)
Timeline (LJ)
Appearance notes on Timora (LJ)

Years Ten through Thirteen:
They Were Over (LJ) (Forrester, Nilam)
Doug Gets a Hug (LJ)
Goodbye Tradition (LJ)
Don’t Cry Baby

Year Fourteen:
Pain in the… (LJ)
A Family Matter (LJ)
Problem-Solving (LJ)

Years Fifteen through Seventeen:
Signs of Love (LJ)
Shades (LJ)
Laziness as an Art Form (LJ)
Laziness X4 (LJ)

Years 21, 23, and forward:
Yr 21
Generations (LJ) and
Revelations (LJ)
Bananas (LJ)
Nephew-Nieces and Other Family (LJ)
Cabbage Patch (LJ)

Yr 23
White Knights? (LJ)
Isi, Waiting, and No More Waiting

Yr ?
Truth, Beauty (LJ)
The Leftover Gift (LJ)
Peace, Quiet, and the Null (LJ) to [personal profile] inventrix‘s prompt (year ??)
Together/Again (LJ) Yin and Yang

Yr 25
Transfer of Power (LJ) Morganna and Mangrove

Yr 27
The Boom Kids
And Then (LJ)

Yr 30
Love (LJ) – Luke is in love
Looking (LJ) – Mike is Jealous, wants love

Boom and Cynara:
June Again (LJ)
Wild Horses (LJ)
The Cup (LJ)
Separation Anxiety (LJ) Boom!/RP timeline/ Cynara
Parting Advice, and Mother Bears (LJ)
Mother-Son Bonding (LJ)
Kept du Jour (LJ)
“Are we killing this one?” (LJ)
Meeting the Family (LJ) (a chat log)
Roleplay Log (Cya/Cabal, posted by cluudle)
Cleaning Up (LJ), One month later
Two Vignettes of Cya (LJ)
Vacation (LJ) – Boom, Cya and sons
three Cya-Bois (LJ a series of Vignettes for #Addergoole/Boom-Apoc
In the Tub (LJ)
Visit From School (LJ) – Pellinore, earlier
The Cup (LJ) Pellinore and JohnWayne
cluudle wrote this story set in the same general timeline as my current Boom ‘fics, staring Yoshi’s paternal half-brother Etienne.
Legacy (LJ) – several years later

The Apoc, with Addergoole Characters
Mission to Paris (LJ)

Derailed (LJ) (Luke, Fridmar, et al)
Derailed 2 (LJ)

Handwritten: Leaving (LJ) (Kai/Conrad in the apoc)

Post-apoc, with the Addergoole Characters:
Through the Woods and Learning to Live, a 2-part story of faeapoc through human eyes – Available in Tales for the Sugar Cat
Devil Deals (LJ Link) (just before Through the Woods)
Devil’s in the Details (LJ Link) (Just after Devil Deals)
Road Trip (LJ Link) (soon after the Devil Stories)

Finding Comfort (Lj), Some time after the Devil Stories.
Scared (LJ) – after “Finding Comfort”

You’d better watch out, you’d better not… (LJ) to [personal profile] lilfluff‘s prompt, set in the post-apoc of Addergoole, with former students.
Throw out a Line (LJ) [personal profile] jjhunter‘s prompt, after “You’d Better Watch Out”

Dinnertime, Jamian, Melchior, and Jamian’s daughter Dagny

Present (LJ) – Mike gets a gift

(No Year, no Name, or neither Listed)
These Walls Can Talk (LJ)
Begin Again (LJ)

52 to 52:
Descriptions, short stories, and character Q&A sessions leading up to Addergoole: Year 9
Words (LJ)
Ask the Author Anything! (LJ)
What Is Addergoole? (LJ)

Ship my Characters!
Ship my Characters (LJ)

Ask them Anything:
Belfreja (LJ)
Brydan (LJ)
Ciara and Amadeus (LJ)
Miryam (LJ)
Jovanna and Arnbjorg (LJ)
Garfunkle (LJ)
Reid Solomon & DJ
43 to go: Jeremiah and Lolly (LJ)
45 to Go: Timora (LJ)
46 to Go: Porter (LJ)
47 to go: Wylie (LJ)
Jamian (LJ)

Character Interaction Meme! (LJ)
3 & 13 fall down a hole: non-canon
4and 5 brainstorming for a project (sort of): CANON
Getting Lost in the Library – potentially canon
5 and 7 are steal food from the kitchens.
6 and 12 discover they have something unexpected in common
Morning After – Probably not Canon (end of year 8)
11 and 14 (“Um, we didn’t just… I mean, that’s kosher, right?”)

Three Vignettes of Addergoole Year 9 characters (LJ)

Garfunkle (LJ)
Miryam (LJ)

Character Development Meme
Ahouva, Ciara, Jovanna (LJ)
Garfunkle, Belfreja, and Kay (LJ)
Ceinwen, Garfunkle, and Kheper (LJ)
Wylie, Timora, Noam (LJ)

Memes and Descriptions
The Character Development Meme is following Conrad:
Question 1 (LJ)
Question 2 (LJ)
Questions 3 &4 (LJ)

The Love Meme
Morrigan/Reid, Luke/Regine, Linden/Luke (LJ) Love Meme
Autumn/Weylan, Audrey/Sage, Taro/Kailani (LJ) – Love Meme 2
Porter/Arundel, Rozen/Kai, Rin/Girey (LJ) – Love Meme 3
Junie/Jin, Carrot/Angua, Regine/Ambrus (LJ) – Love Meme 4
Baram/Rozen, Ib/Baram, Fridmar/Delaney (LJ) Love Meme 5
Love Meme Continuation (LJ) – Baram/Annie

That Guy/That Gal Thursdays
Akaterina (LJ)
Thorburn (LJ)
Miryam (LJ)
Nilam (LJ)
Ellen (LJ)
Cody (LJ)

Way Back Wednesdays
Leaving Town (LJ) – DJ

AU Addergoole
Halloween 1988 (LJ) – non-canon
…Haven’t You People Ever Heard of Closing the God-Damned Door… (LJ) non-canon
In Any Verse (LJ) 2 AU stories of Ty & Jamian
The Dark AU
(LJ) Twin Study
The List (LJ)

Fiction by Others

Cluudle has written a Yr6 Fic.

[personal profile] clare_dragonfly wrote this story of Kayros and Vic.
[personal profile] kajones_writing created
these characters and then wrote
this story and
this story.

[personal profile] kc_obrien has written a fic in Yr9, too (LJ Link)
There is a reading of “Heartstone” here.

The following series were written back and forth with K Orion Fray:

Luke and Mystral, Part One
this piece by Rion.
Arm Twisting (LJ)
Conditions (Rion)
History (LJ)
Eager Student (Rion)
Not Being Stupid(LJ)
Words Spoken (Rion)
Foundations (LJ)

Luke and Mystral, Part Two
(Some unlisted as of yet)
Some Nights (LJ)
Storm Front
Hunting Hawk (LJ)
Planning the Strirke,
Partnership (LJ)
X Marks the spot,
Old School,
Impasse (LJ)
Bad Kids (LJ)
Bloodless (LJ)

A brief glossary of prefixes:
cy’ – Student of, in a cy’ree (Student-group)

sh’ – Child of (shenera)

oro’ – Belongs to

ia’ – in a mutual belonging with

du’ – “I am Named-“

sa’- Honored-person-called-

jae’ – junior-person-called-

aeosthena – a stud horse; a genetically strong sire who has/will father(ed) many children

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30 Days Second Semester: 22, White Knights?

For the 30 Days Meme Second Semester, for the prompt “22) Prompt: White Knight

Fae Apoc, Addergoole, Year 23 (a generation after the story)

Audra never saw whose foot tripped her – she had been studying the paintings on the walls, her head, as her brother would say – in the clouds – but she noticed the boy who offered her a hand up. He was, she had to admit, rather handsome, even if the single black curl hanging in his face looked a little silly.

“Thank you,” she said, as he helped her to her feet, and then, because it seemed like thanks were kind of lame, she said the next thing that came to her head. “My mother told me all the white knights were dead.”

“They aren’t,” a voice from behind her rumbled. “But you have to know where to find them.”

The boy in front of her tensed, a frown coming across his face like a cloud. Audra turned, carefully, setting her back to the wall as she’d been taught, to see the other… rescuer?

“And where would I look for them?” she asked the pale-skinned tall boy with the prominent nose.

“Right here,” the first one insisted. “I’m Carrig, by the way.”

“Carrig,” the second one inserted warningly, “there’s something to be said for not misrepresenting yourself. Miss, I’m Chaney.”

“Audra,” she answered, feeling less and less rescued and more trapped between two dragons. “sh’Kailani,” she added, feeling petulant. See: the new student wasn’t entirely ignorant of the Laws.

“Pleased to meet you, Audra,” Chaney smiled. “Need help finding your room?”

She looked between the two of them uncertainly. “Yes?” she offered. It was going to be an interesting year.

The List:
1a) the story starts with the words “It’s going down.” (LJ Link)
1b) the story starts with the words “It’s going down.” (LJ Link)
2) write a scene that takes place in a train station.
3) the story must involve a goblet and a set of three [somethings]
4) prompt: one for the road
5) write a story using an imaginary color
6) write the pitch for a new Final Fantasy styled RPG (LJ Link)
7) prompt: frigid (LJ Link)
8) write a scene in the middle of a novel called “The Long, Dirty Afterwards” (LJ)
9) prompt: mourning dead gods (LJ)
10) write a story set in three different time periods. (LJ)
11) Write a movie trailer style trailer for a story, existing or not-yet-written. (LJ)
12) prompt: sweet iced tea (LJ)
13) re-write a story that everyone knows (LJ)
14) write a vanilla story dealing with kinky subject matter (LJ)
15) prompt: ascension (LJ)
16) write a scene that takes place at the end of a long road trip. (LJ)
17) write an uncomfortable story (LJ)
18) prompt: a step too far (LJ
19) write a story in which something goes BOOM. )LJ)
20) Write the end of the story ‘The Purple Bag. (LJ)
21) Roll a d20 twice. Combine the themes of the two previous stories for those numbers. (LJ)
22) Prompt: White Knight

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