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Title: Assassin
Part: Epilogue/14+Epilogue
Word Count: 1412, total work: 83,808
Includes: Spoilers for the Bonus Orc Campaign, character death, even more foreshadowing.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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This is the final chapter, save for the Epilogue, and I'm extremely fond of this chapter. I hope you will be too!

Title: Assassin
Part: 14/14+Epilogue
Word Count: 5026
Includes: Thrall being a huge, adorable puppy, excessive foreshadowing.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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We're coming up on the end of Assassin now, one more chapter plus the rather short epilogue! Thanks for reading!

Title: Assassin
Part: 13/14+Epilogue
Word Count: 6127
Includes: This section explicitly includes violent death, blood, gore, and perhaps slightly too many details about the previous points. Discretion is advised.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Here's the next part of Assassin, and I will say this was hard to write and held me back for a long time, but ultimately I feel like this was well done. I hope you enjoy it!

Title: Assassin
Part: 12/14+Epilogue
Word Count: 5256
Includes: This section explicitly includes violent death, blood, gore, and perhaps slightly too many details about the previous points. Discretion is advised.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Hi! Guess what's done?! IT'S ASSASSIN AAAAA!! I'm so excited! I will be posting Assassin as it is finished being edited by my lovely, wonderful beta-hamster, and this is what I've got for you today. Enjoy!

Title: Assassin
Part: 11/14+Epilogue
Word Count: 5106
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
Previous: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Wow, it's been a while.

Just as a quick update: I have finished writing the outline of the end of Assassin. I'm hoping this will allow me to smoothly complete the rest of the story, since a lot of my slowness was due to uncertainty involving the pacing.

I hope to have Assassin itself completed within a month or so, depending on the state of my on-the-horse getting. I do intend to start writing daily again and hoping that helps.

Thanks for being patient.

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Hi guys! Yes, I'm starting something brand new and non-Unity related. I've mentioned it but I went back to playing WoW, and in a tradition I've had, oh, for a while now, I'm writing a fic that's actually based on what's going on in the game. I tend not to finish these because they lose momentum entirely if they aren't finished by the time the expansion is actually over, so if that's a deterrent, I'll completely understand. The other important thing to know is that this story will contain spoilers relating to the questing in the game. I'll note for what in my headers, but I wanted to give you a heads up in case you intended to see these things for yourself. Okay, enjoy!

Title: Scions of Azeroth
Part: Prologue
Word Count: 2827
Includes: Spoilers for the Talador questing zone, including potential character death. Abusive behaviour and language, mentioned death and violence.
Pairings: Orgrim Doomhammer/Griselda Blackhand
Summary: Thanks to the interference of a rogue bronze dragon, Garrosh Hellscream has escaped Azeroth and travelled to an alternate-universe Draenor and recruited a very different kind of orcish Horde to do Kairoz' bidding, but things are not always as they seem... and for each Draenor, there must also be an Azeroth.
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Hi there! (I warned you)

Now that Unity is over, and I'm working on other things (Legacy, Assassin, a new project, melting people's faces with banelings in HotS), I wanted to give people the opportunity to ask questions directly about Unity. I don't want to spoil new stuff, so I do reserve the right to tell people things are secret, but otherwise, go nuts.

ALSO

I'm going to be writing a story-specific annotated timeline I hope to link to and add to the storyline to help people get a feel for when all of this is taking place, but it will also help ME to make sure I don't completely fuck up my own pacing and timing.

ASK AWAY!

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Here it is, the absolutely last chapter of Unity. Wow, guys, it's been a journey. Thank you all so much for continuing to show so much enthusiasm for this fic. Your words have always been incredibly encouraging. Thrall and Jaina's story isn't over yet, though, there's still a lot more story to tell, and that will continue in Legacy, coming At Some Point[tm].

Special mention goes to my beta reader, sodzilla for all of her hard work over the years. She has listened to me whine and worry endlessly, edited my work with skill and dedication, making sure that they are my words and not hers, but clear so that you can all get what I mean, and generally been my absolute number one fan. Through her, my work has been refined and improved, and I couldn't do this without her. Thank you, sweetie, you're the best.


Title: Unity
Part: Epilogue
Word Count: 2163 (chapter), Fic Total: 120187
Includes: A touch of angst, some sap.
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina
Summary: Not long after the Expedition has passed through the Dark Portal, Jaina has two equally startling revelations.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
Sidestory: Defiance - 1 2 3 4 5 Epilogue
19 20 21 22

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My busy weekend has concluded, allowing for this to be posted today, and the epilogue will be Wednesday, bringing Unity to a conclusion but WATCH THIS SPACE for my exciting Unity-related stuff. Enjoy!

Title: Unity
Part: 22 of 22+Epilogue
Word Count: 2988
Includes: The best way to end things off: sap and porn! Huzzah!
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina
Summary: Darkness threatens Azeroth once more, and Thrall and his Horde are prepared to meet it head on.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
Sidestory: Defiance - 1 2 3 4 5 Epilogue
19 20 21

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I meant to post this yesterday, but I was very busy and too tired to do anything other than blob on the couch. Still have some exposition for your weekend!

Title: Unity
Part: 21 of 22+Epilogue
Word Count: 6779
Includes: Continued large amounts of exposition, Kylian's dirty mouth, continued personal disagreements.
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina
Summary: Darkness threatens Azeroth once more, and Thrall and his Horde are prepared to meet it head on.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
Sidestory: Defiance - 1 2 3 4 5 Epilogue
19 20

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And here it is! I will be posting chapters over the course of the week, probably every three days or so to give people time to read and not feel overwhelmed. Also, because I enjoy watching you squirm. Ehehe.

Title: Unity
Part: 20 of 22+Epilogue
Word Count: 4953
Includes: Large amounts of exposition, and disagreements of a personal nature.
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina
Summary: Darkness threatens Azeroth once more, and Thrall and his Horde are prepared to meet it head on.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
Sidestory: Defiance - 1 2 3 4 5 Epilogue
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And here it is! I will be posting chapters over the course of the week, probably every three days or so to give people time to read and not feel overwhelmed. Also, because I enjoy watching you squirm. Ehehe.

Title: Unity
Part: 19 of 22+Epilogue
Word Count: 5636
Includes: Non-lethal violence, extremely large amounts of exposition, and interrupted hanky panky.
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina
Summary: Winter returns to Orgrimmar, bringing with it new challenges and new dangers.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
Sidestory: Defiance - 1 2 3 4 5 Epilogue

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Unity is complete.

Well, it still needs editing, but it’s complete in the sense that it is a whole story, five years in the making.

I’m kind of freaking out and excited which is not bright at 3:30 am.

Would you like to know how long this last part was? Do you?

As a hint, it is three full chapters, one half-chapter, and the epilogue. This part alone is a whopping 22507 words.

Holy fucking shit.

Editing will continue until morale improves.

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*pries self up* Hi. I'm not dead, despite evidence to the contrary.

I want to say hello and happy new year to all those still following me, and offer you the following pieces of news:

1) I have largely moved over to Tumblr, though I primarily reblog puns. No one is surprised.
2) I have been posting on AO3 in parallel to Tumblr and LJ, though I have not moved most of my stories over. If I'm serious about them, they're on AO3.
3) I am very much into Homestuck, though I have not abandoned Warcraft.
4) I started playing WoW again which ate my time like woah. I am doing this in tandem with FF14, though FF14's endgame mostly consists of helping my boyfriend and raiding.
5) UNITY IS NOT DEAD. No, really, it's not. I'm actually working on it. Chapters 19 and 20 are done, but stupid me decided not to have them posted until the entire thing is done, so they haven't been edited in any way, which is good because I misnamed an NPC and had to go back and fix that. Le woops.

So here are my goals:

- Complete Unity.
- Complete Assassin.
- Complete Stormcaller ("What's Stormcaller?" Stormcaller is the side story I wanted to write about Jaina when she went home to Kul Tiras because of that massive storm waaay back around Chapter 12 and reconciles with her family and she and Tandred team up to fight crime and also naga. No, I don't care Tandred's technically been retconned out. I consider Finnall canonical too.)
- Edit the first half of Unity again. See, one of the neat things about AO3 is that you can download stories from it, and read them on your tablet of choice (they have epub, mobi, pdf, etc). I went through Doomhammer and Assassin and was rather proud of myself, and then I hit the start of Unity and went 'what the fuck'? The thing is, I started Unity five years ago. A lot happened in five years, new ideas, new ships, new things I wanted to introduce and did so, but in stories that take place BEFORE Unity started, and now measuring up 2009 Unity with 2014 Unity, it feels shoddy. I don't intend to make massive changes, but I do want to just... clean up the first half, until I feel like it measures up to the standard I've hit now. We'll see how that goes, I'll probably have to read through a second time, highlight parts and make notes before I finalize anything.

Once I've completed each of these goals, I will get to work on Unity 2 (which is actually called Legacy), Fire and Ice (which is about Kael and Jaina in Dalaran), and potentially some other (hopefully) shorter stories, and of course, actually finishing a Homestuck story.

I'm not setting dates for any of this, but I do feel better about setting it to paper, such as it were.

Happy New Year! *throws confetti*

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Hi again. This one was more or less done a little while ago, but I had to rewrite a scene that I dragged my heels over, then my beta was busy with Very Important Things that are far more important than beta-reading, so this is the day when it is presently available to the public. Obviously, I didn't finish it last month, but I think if I push myself I can finish Assassin this month. Enjoy!

Title: Assassin
Part: 10/?
Word Count: 6831
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Ooh, I don't think 'done by the end of the month' is happening, but I'm definitely going to keep trying. Here is more Assassin for your weekend.

Title: Assassin
Part: 9/?
Word Count: 6482
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Hey, your dreams have come true, here's Part 8! My goal is to finish Assassin this month, so pray for me, my writing schedule is likely to be somewhat more intense.

Title: Assassin
Part: 8/?
Word Count: 5485
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Just as a side note, the next couple of chapters are going to be Garona-in-Karazhan, including this one! My adherence to the novels will be 'variable'. Enjoy!

Title: Assassin
Part: 7/?
Word Count: 5755
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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And here we have yet more!

Title: Assassin
Part: 6/?
Word Count: 5542
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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I'm better now, but the recovery was kind of lengthy, which is why this is both a bit short and also took a while.

Title: Assassin
Part: 5/?
Word Count: 5921
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Bleh, I am the sick. Here's another part for you, and includes a very familiar scene. Enjoy!

Title: Assassin
Part: 4/?
Word Count: 7015
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Wow, gosh, it's been a while, hasn't it? I'm not going to clutter this up too much with stuff, but take this as a sign: the writing train is rolling again. I'm making a committed effort to finish stories I've started and write out stories I have planned. Rather than writing my usual pair of slightly shorter chapters, this one is a single, but it's a longer one. Enjoy!

Title: Assassin
Part: 3/?
Word Count: 6526
Includes: Angst, sap, adorableness. A story told in flashbacks, there will be one-sided crushes and meaningful stares.
Pairings: Technically, none.
Summary: The founding of Durotar, and lessons in history from the mouth of one who has been a part of it: Garona Halforcen.
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Here is the final part of Unity: Defiance. Thank you so much for reading, and Unity will resume its regular schedule... sometime? I'm finishing the story, damnit.

Title: Unity: Defiance
Part: Epilogue
Word Count: 1,231 (of this part); Fic total: 27,357
Includes: Mild angst, but mostly, and most importantly: porn.
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina
Summary: Jaina, being finished with all her work for the moment, goes to Orgrimmar for play.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
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We conclude the main part of this sidestory with Part 5, but don't forget to tune in Saturday for the Epilogue!

Title: Unity: Defiance
Part: 5 of 5 + Epilogue
Word Count: 5725 (of this part)
Includes: Angst, drama, snark (so much snark), dragons.
Warnings: [Spoiler (click to open)]Non-explicit discussion of a woman losing her pregnancy.
Pairings: Thrall/Jaina, past Arthas/Jaina
Summary: Jaina discovers a multiplicity of conspiracies, many involving dragons.
Previous Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sidestory: Linguistics
13 14 15 16 17 18
Sidestory: Defiance - 1 2 3 4

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