the Screen 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
||(Mazrim) A very good,
if incomplete, fanfic, the basic plot being that
of "Shining Force." I have never played
that game, but the characters that Archone sets
forth come across as believable, complex
characters; something that is rare and good to
see in fanfiction. In addition, Archone is also
very knowledgable of the technical aspects of
combat, which makes "Behind the Screen"
an enjoyable, as well as very realistic fanfic.
(finished 18/3 -03)
||(Weiila)This is a spinoff from "Behind the Screen", following not the heroes but two of the villains in their struggle through
the game. Lady Mishaela is fooled by Darksol to sacrifice both her and the man she loves, Kaine, to the dark side - unaware
that it's a sin she did not need to commit. Through her eyes we then get to follow the war in short, with losses and
the evil that infects her. And what happens to her even after death.
A compelling and well-written tale, with a few unusual themes driven to their edge. Now choose to read it, but children
might consider not to. It's an evil witch telling the story after all.
|But Thou MUST!
||(Weiila)Humoristic piece by Archone, you all know what to expect, right? Prepare to laugh...
The Dragon Warrior Nester banishes the dragon and saves the princess, as the legends have told and ballads have told.
However, it might turn out that saving Gwaelin might not have been his wisest pick of heroic deeds, after all, considering
how possessive the girl is...
|Crystal Conundrums I:
||(Mazrim)The Windcall - The first installment
of Archone's new series centering around the
goings on in the game Crystalis. Written with his
usual attention to detail and description, this
story is quite cool. And Archone does a good,
believable, interesting job fleshing out the
storyline of Crystalis, which as I recall isn't
all that fleshed out in the actual game, which is
also cool. Just like playing Crystalis, but
||(Mazrim)The second installment of Archone's
new series centering around the goings on in the
game Crystalis. The epic tale continues on,
losing none of its potency or otherwise coolness
from the first. It makes me glad that I don't
play so many RPGs, so I can enjoy their stories
in the form of actual written works of art, which
tend to be better than they are in the forms of
games. If you know what I mean. :P
|Crystal Conundrums III: Iceheart
||(Weiila)Ah, this is just getting better and better.
Gebrel continues his journey through the world, searching for answers and swords. In this part he meets one more wise man, one wise woman, a few very... determined females and Mesiah, a woman who's been sleeping in a cryochamber just as the hero.
|Crystal Conundrums IV: Thunderstrike
||(Weiila) :) In my view Crystal Conundrums is one of the best series we have in the archive. The fourth part of Gebrel's
journey, and he finally gets a little part of his past cleaned up. It ends with a cliffhanger though, but don't
let that stop you from reading this work of action, adventure, drama, romance and humor.
|Crystal Conundrums V: Crystalis
||(Weiila) And finally the last chapter of this excellent series.
In indescribable rage at the recent events Gebrel charges at the Draygonian empire to free the imprisoned Wise men, Azteca and Mesiah.
Send Archone an e-mail if you're interested in seeing an epilogue as well :)
||(Weiila)The first meeting between Gebrel and the third Wise "Man", seen through the eyes of Asina. A heartwarming little fic about the queen who makes everybody love her... and some sides of her not really seen in the fic, such as the one easily managing to tease Tornel until his ears burn. I'll say...
|Scent of an Esper
||(Weiila)Christmastime in the world of Final Fantasy VI, after the end of the game. The children of Mobliz have been moved to Figaro castle where they can live safer and warmer, as well as under better care from not only Terra. But the children's "mama" has a bit of holiday trouble that the kids are and probably should be kept unaware of for quite a while longer. As another hero under Archone's care noticed, it's tough when two people fall in love with ya at the same time...
||(Weiila)This is a short but warm fic from Archone, about the nameless hero in the classic RPG Faxanadu. The warrior stumbles into
a bar, bitter over having had to kill an old friend. He meets a special someone in the middle of the depression
With a bit of suggestive themes, kids should stay off, but others should get reading by all means!
|Interlude with a Vampire
||Romancing Saga III
||(Weiila)A Romancing Saga 3 quickie by the one and only Archone.
About the vampire Leonid of Podol, brooding and talking about his miserable afterlife. There is of course Archone's brand
of humour, but there is also a sad scent about the whole story about a lonely man.
|My dearest enemy
||Zelda I and II
||(Weiila)Archone adds another sweet 8-bit tale to our fine archives, this one combining the outcoming of the first two Legend of Zelda games for the Nes.
It's a great humorous fic about Link's trials as a king; two Zeldas fighting over him, the boring life in the castle, and Ganon tormenting his sleep. Well, for the last one... almost. Nothing more painful than being beaten in pool, actually...
Dunno about everybody else, but just the first dialogue between our hero and Ganon had me laughing loudly. :)
|Golden Love, Golden Sorrow
||Zelda I and II
||(Weiila)The (second) sequel to "My Dearest Enemy" (see the author's note to see why there's no first sequel in our archives. You
don't have to have read the missing story to follow in this one though).
Link continues to have troubles with his Zeldas, while Ganon gets a revolt in his teeth... uh... hands. A great story
as usual from Archone, with a lot of soft humor and emotion.
This part would really fit better in the "Reality" section, but I wanted to keep the series in the same place.
|Broken Hearts, Broken Dreams
||Zelda I and II
||(Weiila)The third (okay, fourth in all honesty but we STILL don't have that nr 1.5) and last story about Link's torments as the king of Hyrule. This story is gently wrapped up in a feeling of dull despair, but it will also dwelve into the deeper meaning of "true love", and I guarantee that it'll leave you smiling for a long time after you've finished it. Without meaning in the current life, perhaps "forwards" isn't the way to go?
|Of Light and Love
||Final Fantasy V
||(Weiila)Another mildly humorous piece by Archone, though it's also quite sweet (if a little twisted, perhaps. Hehehe... but it's
too dang good to really bother) and tender. And deals with a plot normally only used for tragedies and dramas. A love
Faris is in love with Butz. Lenna is also in love with Butz. And when both of them confront him on the same
evening, the travelling hero has to face that his heart belongs to each one. But perhaps, with a bit of sisterly love
and girl talk, there can be a solution that makes all three happy...
Superb characterizations, especially the parts with Faris' pirate life situation are splendid.
||Final Fantasy VII
||(Mazrim) Not so much a
fanfic as an interlude in the action of Final
Fantasy VII, Oedipal Oratory effectively captures
the relationship between Jenova and Sephiroth,
and what each person feels in it. Sephiroth's
love for Jenova, as well as Jenova's oddly
mechanical way of thinking are at once insightful
and chilling. A short read, but quite powerful,
as with most of Archone's works. A very cool
||(Mazrim) Yet another
Archone fanfic, this one centered around a
less-known (somewhat) PC RPG, Ultima VI. Three of
the secondary characters, Dupre, Iolo, and
Shamino, are the protagonists of this very epic
short story. Reminiscent of broad swashbuckling
tales like "The Three Musketeers," this
story has a humorous premise, fights on rooftops,
beautiful women, and a general nonchalance to the
heroes that makes this fanfic very cool. And it's
comparatively short, so you don't have to set
aside an entire afternoon reading it like some
fanfics in this archive. :)