Tier One: Monthly Income
400-800 Silver/25-50 Troops/Minor Influence
Tier Two: Monthly Income 1000-2000 Silver/ 100-200 Troops/
Tier Three: Monthly Income 2500 Silver/ 500+Troops/ Major
Please note that these resources are basically a guide.
Whether by newly-discovered proof of pedigree, exemplary
service to the Empire, or most commonly inheritance, one can be counted among the nobility of
Orlais. While all Orlesian nobles are officially of equal rank, the Grand Game
of Orlesian politics shows greater favor to some. This title is only available
to native Orlesians or those foreigners who have given the crown ample reason
to favor them.
FIRST TIER: (LORD/LADY)
A minor noble, and likely unknown or not well liked. They
are granted a small plot of land and the right to collect taxes from their
meager holdings. At this level, troops are limited to several dozen guards and
whatever followers the noble can attract with personal charisma or promises of
SECOND TIER: (FAVORED LORD/LADY)
The noble is in favor in court, and thus has been granted
more land in the countryside, as well as an estate in Val Royeaux. Their income
from their holdings is enough to support a luxurious lifestyle, and they likely
command a detachment of armed men up to 100 strong, not to mention a veritable
army of servants. New blood entering the Grand Game at this level is likely to attract
the attention of jealous nobility, all equally eager to make alliances or
silence an upstart.
THIRD TIER: (POWERFUL LORD/LADY)
The noble holds the highest favor in court, and may be
related to the Imperial family by marriage or blood. They have multiple estates
and their income allows for a lavish lifestyle. In times of conflict, they can call
on hundreds of troops and the Empress will look favorably on reasonable
requests for more assistance. Nobility operating at this level have
considerable influence and many seek their attention, but just as many seek to
replace them as the court’s most favored.
The Fereldan nobility are tasked with defending the
country’s freeholders. If not inherited, such positions are usually awarded by
the king or a teyrn after the previous title holder proved extremely unfit, but
it is possible that new territories could be created via new settlements in the
south, near the Korcari Wilds. This title is only available to native Fereldans
or those foreigners who have given the crown ample reason to favor them.
FIRST TIER: (BANN/LORD)
The character is a lord or one of the minor banns, and has
been granted a small keep and the right to petition freeholders for support in
the Landsmeet. They are expected to levy a tax on their freeholders to pay for 25-50
troops, but freeholders are known to withdraw their support when taxed too
SECOND TIER: (ARL/POWERFUL BANN)
If given command over a strategically important location, the
character may be considered an arl, else they are a very powerful (and wealthy)
bann. This level of influence brings with it a castle and roughly 100 regular troops,
though several hundred more can be called up from the surrounding peasantry.
Other banns do not (usually) owe direct allegiance to an arl, but they may look
to them for guidance.
THIRD TIER: (TEYRN/POWERFUL ARL)
This tier represents the highest position in Ferelden outside
of the king—that of a teyrn. Teyrns are warlords with multiple banns sworn to
them, and thus command hundreds of regular troops. There are only a handful of
teyrns in Ferelden at any given time, (currently two) but they have access to
resources to rival the king.
A Tevinter mage who becomes influential and powerful enough
may be appointed to the Magisterium, either by the archon, their home Circle,
or through inheritance. Though this position does not automatically grant access
to land or money, there are plenty of interests willing to compensate a friendly
magister for their vote. This title is only available to mages of Tevinter
origins, though given the Imperium’s respect for magical abilities, it may be
possible for a powerful foreign-born mage to prove loyal enough to earn a seat
in the lower tiers.
FIRST TIER: (MAGISTER)
The character’s position in the Magisterium is an
unfavorable one, with little influence outside the area they represent. A house
and/or country estate are possible, but income is restricted to whatever the
character can produce on their own—or what bribes they can secure. Troops are likewise
restricted, likely to personal bodyguards.
SECOND TIER: (INFLUENTIAL MAGISTER)
As a magister of note, the character’s voice and vote carry
great weight. Many individuals and groups are eager for their support, but
other magisters are sure to have conflicting desires. Magisters of this
authority may command a legion, head a magical academy or oversee large portions
of the Imperium’s commerce,whatever their interest.
Devout followers of the Chant of Light who prove themselves
able administrators may be selected by the Chantry to run a particular
division. Note that positions in the Chantry focus on power and influence over wealth
and command of troops.
FIRST TIER: (BROTHER/SISTER)
The character is a brother or sister of the Chantry, likely
tasked with the oversight of several dozen of the faithful. This position may
be focused on any number of the Chantry’s areas of interest, from missionary work,
to curating religious artifacts, to rooting out heresy. Characters in these
positions have few personal resources, but may call upon the vast resources of
the Chantry within their narrow purview.
SECOND TIER: (MOTHER/FATHER)
As a mother, the character is primarily responsible for the
spiritual well being of their community and rooting out heresy, but many mothers
end up amassing secular political power due to the influence they have over
their congregation. Due to the tenets of the Chantry, this title is only
available to women, except in the Tevinter Imperium, where the title of father
is only available to men.
THIRD TIER: (GRAND CLERIC)
Characters at this level become one of the Grand Clerics, overseeing
the Chantry’s operations in a whole nation or major region. Again, women are
selected for this position in honor of Andraste’s gender, while the opposite is
true for men in Tevinter. Grand Clerics oversee numerous followers and lower
Chantry officials and many are tasked with special projects or allowed to pursue
certain personal interests by the Divine. Operating at this tier provides
incredible power within the Chantry but the responsibilities are exceptionally
high and duties constant.
Thanks to shrewd business sense (and possibly judicious use of
the Antivan Crows) an individual controls
significant trade within Antiva, and has
earned the title of merchant prince or merchant queen. These titles are first
and foremost concerned with wealth over the loyalty of underlings, so any
troops a character commands are likely mercenaries.
FIRST TIER: (MERCHANT PRINCE/QUEEN)
The character is the head of a small trading firm or the trusted
lieutenant of a more powerful prince or queen. They have access to a lifestyle
far above most Antivan citizens, but are not quite respected enough to be much involved
in the country’s affairs.
SECOND TIER: (WEALTHY MERCHANT PRINCE/QUEEN)
This tier can only be claimed after amassing large amounts
of personal wealth and influence, roughly double the normal amount for this
tier. However, it brings with it access to the inner circles of Antivan
politics and a certain grudging respect from the other titans of commerce. It
may also make the character an even larger target for assassins.
Nobility is largely a matter of birth within dwarven society,
and thus this title is rarely bestowed upon a character later in life. Should a
dwarf achieve this, though, they can
expect to be granted an estate in Orzammar and a vote in the Assembly. Surface dwarves are not allowed to return to
Orzammar except in the rarest of cases and are stripped of any caste
connections, though their prior standing may persist among other surface
FIRST TIER: (MINOR NOBLE)
The noble is the head of a minor noble house in good
standing with the Assembly. The easiest method of achieving this title is to be
born into it and assume power after the death of a parent, but isn’t unheard of
for some low-born dwarves to rise to the nobility after finding old genealogical
records proving their rank in the lost thaigs.
SECOND TIER: (MAJOR NOBLE)
The noble is the head of a major noble house and commands a
small personal army of warrior caste dwarves. They also have considerable
standing within the Assembly, allowing them to influence the legislative process
of Orzammar to their own ends.
THIRD TIER: (PARAGON)
Through some great deed that benefits all dwarves, the Dwarf
is declared a Paragon of dwarven society— a living Ancestor. They are made the
head of a noble house (if they are not one already) and their words are considered
all but law. A Paragon has access to nearly all the resources Orzammar can
bring to bear. Note that this title is so rarely bestowed that a Paragon only appears
once every few generations.
The Circle of Magi is composed of numerous philosophical fraternities
tied together in a web of temporary alliances and rivalries. Though by no means
as cutthroat as the Orlesian court, the politics of the Circle can still be
vicious. However, there is one thing all members respect, and that is knowledge.
This title offers little access to money or soldiers, but it makes up for thatwith
access to a cadre of loyal mages.
FIRST TIER: (CIRCLE INSTRUCTOR)
The mage is considered to be a respected instructor within
the Circle. Though they command little official power, their status means other
members look up to them and value their opinions.
SECOND TIER: (SENIOR ENCHANTER)
The mage is a Senior Enchanter, one of the Circle’s dedicated
leaders. This position allows them access to the Circle’s trove of artifacts,
as well as greater freedom to operate independently in the larger world. It is also
likely they are considered a philosophical trendsetter, and thus looked to by
the other mages in their faction.
THIRD TIER: (FIRST ENCHANTER)
As First Enchanter, the mage is responsible for an entire
nation’s Circle of Magi. They may set the tone for how their mages are educated
and just how harshly to deal with apostates. They also have access to extremely
powerful artifacts that are handed over to the Circle for safekeeping, though
it is assumed they possess the wisdom to know not to use such dangerous tools.
They may also be elected the leader of their fraternity.
Nevarran Dragon Hunter
Nevarra is ruled over by the Pentaghast clan, who maintain control
chiefly through their highly trained military. Among the most dangerous and
devoted of these warriors are the Nevarran dragon hunters. These men and women
study, track, and learn to destroy dragons. They are less an organization and
more of a profession, but a very elite and dangerous one. There are no formal rankings
or titles within the dragon hunters, and no official orders. Instead, status
and reputation based on successful hunts determine how esteemed and valuable this
FIRST TIER: (FLEDGLING HUNTER)
One has begun their career as a dragon hunter. At this stage
they are largely unproven, but have access to the lore and wisdom of
experienced dragon hunters, who know more about the creatures they fight than
perhaps anyone in Thedas.
SECOND TIER: (BLOODED HUNTER)
Once one has actually killed a dragon, they are considered a
respected member of the profession. They can more readily get aid or insight
from fellow hunters, apprentices may seek them out, and they have a good enough
reputation that they may be able to organize especially prestigious or
dangerous hunts with multiple hunters. In addition, these warriors are respected
and feared throughout Nevarra and often can gain influence and favor with
nobles whose lands they help protect from dragonkind.
THIRD TIER: (LEGENDARY HUNTER)
Only those who defeat a high dragon or multiple lesserdragons
achieve this lofty reputation. Widely recognizedas among the greatest dragon
hunters in the world, legendary dragon hunters are highly sought after and
their peers will volunteer in large numbers to aid them on hunts, due to their
record of success. Many Nevarran nobles and other wealthy or influential
citizens will offer to provide resources to these hunters in order to share in
the fame generated by their success.
The Dalish have their Keepers and under them the First, with
one of each for each clan. These elders command great respect, but their
resources are limited by those of the clan; in some cases very limited. City elves
have similar elders they respect and honor. It is very rare, but not unheard
of, for elves of the alienage to advance among the Dalish and vice versa.
FIRST TIER: (FIRST/ALIENAGE ELDER)
The Elf is an elder within an elven alienage or a First
under a Dalish Keeper. “Elder” is rarely a codified position, but it carries
with it great social weight. Such standing is usually reserved for the aged,
but some younger elves of great wisdom or renown may be accorded equal respect.
Elven elders lack the hard power of most titled characters, but they wield a
great deal of soft power among their close-knit people, who look to them for
guidance in running all aspects of their community. By comparison the Dalish
have a stricter hierarchy. There is one First per clan, and they serve
immediately under the Keeper. Firsts are respected and their clan will usually
heed their advice and aid them, though the practical nature of the Dalish and
limited resources make unreasonable requests or aid that comes with a high cost
hard to come by.
SECOND TIER: (KEEPER/HONORED ELDER)
The Elf is an honored elder of an alienage or a Dalish
Keeper, one of the wise mages looked to by the Dalish clans to help them regain
their lost culture. In both cases, they are responsible for guiding and protecting
their people, which may include anywhere from several dozen to several hundred
elves. Because of this burden and their formal titles, most Keepers are wholly
dedicated to their responsibilities, adventuring only when it is necessary for
their clan’s well being. By contrast, honored elders of an alienage have more freedom,
but their authority is less codified, which makes organizing large efforts and
resources more difficult.
One has achieved the highest stature available to a casteless
dwarf—that of a criminal leader. Through a combination of theft, smuggling, and
potentially even murder, they have taken command of enough casteless to wield
true clout in the lawless vacuum hidden beneath Orzammar’s regimented society.
FIRST TIER: LIEUTENANT
As a lieutenant of the Carta, the dwarf oversees operation
of one area of the syndicate’s shady business. They likely command some amount
of fearful respect among casteless and surface dwarves, but are despised by any
“respectable” members of dwarven society.
SECOND TIER: (BOSS)
The character is considered a Carta boss, and commands the
loyalty of up to 100 thugs and thieves. They also personally control numerous
illicit and front businesses, funneling a percentage of the profits directly to
their personal coffers. The constant threat of arrest and assassination makes
this a dangerous title to hold, but the money to be found providing the illicit
goods that keep the upper castes running make it a lucrative position.
The nature of warfare in Thedas makes the existence of mercenary
companies a fact of life. Though fighting for coin will never be seen as noble
work, many companies have earned a measure of respect for their competence and
FIRST TIER: (CAPTAIN)
the captain of a group of soldiers within a larger mercenary
force. Such companies usually number up to 100 fighting men and women, and may operate
with limited independence in order to secure smaller contracts on behalf of the
larger force. Captains may have great freedom to handle their soldiers as they see
fit, but most mercenary commanders will check in from time to time to make sure
their organization is being well represented.
SECOND TIER: (COMPANY COMMANDER)
Whether they were promoted through the ranks of an existing
company or founded their own, the commander of a company controls a fighting
force of 400+ soldiers as a mercenary commander. The men and women under their
command are unlikely to display any great loyalty, though, unless the deal is
fair and the money is good. Representatives of various governments may seek the
company’s services, but they are unlikely to treat the character with anything
more than the barest respect due a competent servant.
As the martial wing of the Chantry, the templars wield great
influence within the realms of Thedas. Whether they are guarding a Chantry or
rooting out heresy, the people see the templars as stalwart defenders of the faith,
if sometimes a bit overzealous. Officially, the templars only have access to
the resources they need to perform their duties; however, some unscrupulous members
of the order are not above soliciting “donations” from those under their
FIRST TIER: (KNIGHT-CAPTAIN)
A knight-captain is one of the field leaders of the templars,
overseeing actual operations of the Chantry’s martial division. Propelled by a
strong faith and a talent for leading men in battle, one can rise to this rank.
They are granted command over several dozen templars, and likely tasked with
overseeing the defense of an area considered important to the Chantry, though some
detachments are sent into the countryside to hunt apostates and demons.
SECOND TIER: (KNIGHT-COMMANDER)
The Templar is a templar knight-commander in charge of an
area of Chantry interest. Such areas may be geographic, such as bannorns, or
administrative, such as each country’s Circle of Magi. They are able to direct
a force of several hundred well-trained Templars as they see fit in order to
carry out the wishes of their superiors within the Chantry. A knight-commander answers
directly to the revered mother of their jurisdiction.
THIRD TIER: (KNIGHT-VIGILANT)
Commanding a whole nation’s templars, the Knight-Vigilant is
at the top of their order’s hierarchy. The Knight-Vigilant has immense power
over others in their order, able to field large forces of templars for various
operations. The Knight-Vigilant answers to the Chantry’s Grand Cleric in the
nation where they have their command.
Seeker of Truth
Members of the Andrastian order the Seekers of Truth traditionally
answer only to the Divine of the Chantry. A small order tasked with
investigation and elimination of threats both inside and outside the Chantry, it
also roots out corruption within the templars and Chantry. The Seekers hold
authority over the templars, especially in matters pertaining to the
investigation of improper conduct and corruption. Most Seekers were once
templars themselves, recruited for their loyalty, skill, and devotion to duty.
A Seeker may also serve the Chantry as a Knight-Divine, but that is not
necessary to belong to the order.
FIRST TIER: (SEEKER)
A Seeker is an agent of the Chantry and answers only to the
Lord Seeker and the Divine. The seeker has overwhelming authority in their
investigations, able to command templars and other Chantry officials in the course
of their work. A Seeker can be sent on numerous missions to investigate or
eliminate threats to the Chantry. As the order is small, a Seeker has limited manpower
at their direct disposal, but can co-opt other Chantry forces if the need is
SECOND TIER: (LORD SEEKER)
There is only one Lord Seeker, who runs the organization and
traditionally reports directly to the Divine. Given the small size of the
Seekers of Truth, the Lord Seeker often takes a more active role in operations
than leaders in larger organizations, but they will still have important duties
which might hinder opportunities for certain types of adventure.
I’m sorry I’m asking for help!!
We are $80 short on utilities and Spencer doesn’t start his new job until after thanksgiving. I’ve been consigning the baby’s old stuff like crazy but nobody buys clothes and we don’t have a lot of big ticket sellers that aren’t stained and beaten because we got them secondhand already…
Our new place is cheaper and we have roommates but we had to scrap one of our two cars after finding out the person we bought it from lied about it being in good condition(second time that’s happened…)so Spencer couldn’t work at his old job anymore because of distance and travel time after his tech school classes which are 7-3 weekdays and an hour away from home.
I just got a referral for 60 days of free daycare for Oliver, so I have also been applying for work and I have an interview today for amazon because they are 3 miles away and I can bike there…
but the GI BILL goes off of school days and it was a couple hundred short this month because of hurricane days last month.
PLEASE if y'all could help until we get working and have more income that would be amazing 😢
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Please signal boost. All the utilities are in my name because everyone else didn’t wanna make the phone calls. 😓 my credit is tanked already and we have been trying hard to bring it back up.
This is an update of my creature feature rec list, which stars Stiles in variations incarnations - as an incubus, a were-wallaby, a tentacle alien and so on (and sometimes just as your mundane garden-variety werewolf). My personal favorites are marked with heart symbols. It’s part of my personal policy not to rec M-rated or E-rated stories in which one of the protagonists is under eighteen, so that’s what you’re not gonna get here. Previously the list was limited to Sterek, but I’m also including Steter and Sciles now.
The Sundering Kiss ♥ Author: trilliath
Length: 92 000
Summary: Stiles is a young adult incubus who has made his way to New York City. After his first makeout session ended in death, he left Beacon Hills to try and understand what he was and protect the people he cared about. But being his father’s son, in name if not by birth, he’s never been able to accept the idea of killing innocent humans to feed himself. So in order to survive and keep his morals both, he travels across the country feeding on sexual predators. […] Comment: This story is one of my fandom-wide faves. The prose is gorgeous, and the narrative includes so many of my favourite things that it feels almost custom-tailored for me. Stiles as an incubus? Fantastic. The film noir vibe? So down for that. The wonderful portrayal of New York? Hmmm yes. Intriguing and original world-buidling? Nnnnf!
Also, I have rarely come across a story in which the main characters were involved in such an intricate dance of “will they, won’t they"…The ebb and flow of them coming closer and drifting apart, of being predator and prey, is just elegantly executed. The author excels in creating strong characters that the reader cares about and then, cruelly, setting them on opposing paths. I loved the psychological complexity. There’s no shortage of dark themes – specifically, rape and consent issues are addressed a lot – but if you don’t mind that, you won’t regret reading this story.
A (Sort of) Fairytale Author: briecheesie
Length: 25 800
Summary: The summer after senior year starts normally enough, with the gang spending their final months before college together at the Martin family’s lake house. Then Jackson stumbles onto the burial ground of a witch’s ex-husband, Stiles is magically turned into a fox, and things somehow manage to get worse from there. The gratuitous Princess Bride references are only of moderate help. Comment: Perfectly sweet and angsty - an unhurried tale of Stiles and Derek getting closer and finding comfort in each other. I would have preferred if Stiles hadn’t been capable of human speech, but that’s just my personal preference. The pictures that go along with the story are gorgeous as well.
Keep It Together♥ Author: ravingrevolution
Length: 23 100
Summary: “What if I guess what you are?” Derek asked.
Stiles sighed. “Why do you even think there’s something to guess?”
Derek cocked an eyebrow at him. “You’re taking a cold bath and showing no signs of being chilled. A normal human would be shivering by now and your body temperature hasn’t dropped at all.”
Which, okay, fair point. Comment: This story is just amazing! I liked the subtle, all around realistic characterizations (Peter’s might be one of my favorites!), the angstiness, the bond between Stiles and Derek that steadily becomes more apparent… This story will leave any reader with warm and fuzzy feelings. It’s more pre-slash than overt slash, but that shouldn’t deter anyone.
they call kids like us vicious and carved out of stone Author: standinginanicedress
Length: 20 500
“Since you’re so sure, what’s the proof that you have that he’s not a vampire?”
Feeling like he’s the only sane person left on planet earth, Derek rolls his eyes heavenward. “First of all, there’s not a mound of dust sitting where he used to be -” he gestures upwards towards the sun like behold, the light, and Scott’s jaw tics, “and second of all, he’s never done anything even remotely suspicious.”
Comment: Scott has the paranoid notion that their next-door neighbor is a vampire, and sure, the guy has some weird habits… but who hasn’t, right? Or in other words, Derek starts to obsess about his neighbor - and not exactly in a good way. This story is the perfect Halloween fic! The atmosphere becomes increasingly darker and creepier as Derek harbors more and more doubts and struggles to uncover the truth. As usual the author’s writing style is dynamic, funny, and flows very naturally, but that doesn’t mean that the more depressing aspects of the vampiric condition are glossed over. (Because damn, it’s really not that alluring if you think about it…) I especially loved the world-building here, since I’m a fan of AUs where supernatural creatures are known. The shipping aspect is quite subdued, but that’s absolutely fine!
Anteocularis♥ Author: Aravis
Length: 19 400
Summary: Allison meets a strange deer in the forest. Derek may have found someone who can match his level of bullshit. Stiles is running from a murderer. Pack-feels and cross-species bonding. Comment: This is the sort of AU that sounds crazy on paper – I mean, Stiles as a were-deer? But oh, does it work. The author pulls off the premise flawlessly! Stiles finds an unlikely shelter in the wolf’s den, but is skittish and slow to trust his new lupine acquaintances. But the hunter that he believes on his trail is more of a monster than any shapeshifter…
better than stars or water Author: llassah
Length: 14 500
Summary: Stiles smells like the forest, like the sun on the leaves, and his skin is warm and smooth under Scott’s hands, heart jumping rabbit-fast. He seems like prey, but darts out of the way easily when he chooses to. His wings feel warm and alive when Scott’s hands brush against them, and he shivers when they’re touched. It starts feeling less like play, starts feeling softer. Like it’s something sacred. He feels as though he has a hollow space inside him, a space he’s making just for Stiles. […] Comment: A beautiful Scott-centric story in which Scott reacquaints himself with a long lost friend and the events of the first season unfold differently.
The Weathered Shell Author: trilliath
Length: 14 400
Summary: The young man is standing with an arm casually thrown up to lean against the door frame, displaying his bare torso to advantage, his powerful swimmer’s shoulders and lean body pale with moonlight. His cocky grin, however, is fading quickly into a look of shock and confusion. Other than a pelt shaped into a sloppy kilt, his legs are bare too, despite the chill winds coming in off the ocean. […] Comment: A gorgeously written exploration of sexuality. Stiles is a Selkie in this fic and unwittingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery.
best case scenario ♥ Author: verity
Length: 13 200
Summary: The fourth time Stiles breaks the fridge, Dad is less sympathetic. “Stiles,” he says as Stiles holds the door steady for him to screw it back onto the chassis—there’s new hardware involved this time, and not a little duct tape— “I thought this werewolf thing was going to help.”
“Yeah, with the dementia,” Stiles says. Comment: God, this story. Brilliantly written – so evocative, so effective – and spot on with each characterization. I loved to see Stiles struggling with his transition into werewolfdom, loved his vulnerability after the nogitsune episode, the way he struggled to regain his footing. He’s written in a very human way, and I don’t think I’ve ever read an equally impressive account of a werewolf transition. He’s changed on so many levels, and the reader gets it.
No Oceans Left Author: zoemathemata
Length: 14 200
Summary: Stiles has always been a merman. He just never knew how to tell anyone. He hasn’t shifted since his mom died. Comment: Pre-slash. I especially liked the Stilinski family feels here, i.e. Stiles coming clean about that all that has been happening and the sheriff trying to cope with that.
Deputy Derek Hale, Alpha Author: eldee
Length: 12 700
Summary: Deputy Derek Hale has recently become an alpha, and that changes things for him. Now that he’s back after a leave of absence, he’s hoping to get what he and Stiles had almost-started back on track. The thing is, it seems Stiles is going through some changes of his own and Derek’s not sure how he fits. Comment: AU in which it is common knowledge that supernatural creatures exist (to the point of them having a Supernatural Awareness Week). I have such a soft spot for these sort of AUs – plus Derek and Stiles are just adorable.
Ad Astra Per Tentaculum Author: morganoconner
Length: 12 000
Summary: Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down. "Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.” Comment: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a fandom in possession of enough writers will have a stash of tentacle fics somewhere.
This story was much more serious and compelling than I expected. It’s beautiful how the unlikely relationship between Derek and Stiles unfurls, and their connection felt very genuine and sweet.
Back to Beacon Hills Author: surrenderdammit
Length: 10 500
Summary: Stiles is a born werefox, returning to Beacon Hills with the hopes of starting over and finding some sort of home again. Maybe he can finally stay in one place long enough for his scent to catch. Comment: Runaway!Stiles finally finds a home? Be still my heart.
Your Heart on Your Sleeve ♥ Author: cywscross
Summary: Stiles is an empath, and it’s just his luck that he’s surrounded by broken people. Then again, it’s not like he has any room to talk either. Surprisingly enough, Peter helps, something neither of them realizes for a good long while. Comment: This is one of my all-time favorite Steter stories – and in fact the one that fully drew me into this pairing. I reread this story regularly, and it’s always as engaging as the first time I read it, which I think is the mark of a true classic. This is a comparatively gentle version of Steter, but both still come across as very much IC.
snow day Author: kellifer_fic
Summary: “It’s not a big deal. It just happens when I’m… cold,” Stiles offers, scratching gingerly at his head with a claw and then grimacing at it like it’s betraying him. “Are you serious?” “Hey, who are you to judge, wolfman?” Comment: This is one of those stories that by all means should be crack but after two sentences you forget all about that.
one raven sorrow Author: grimm
Summary: Sometime before true darkness settles in, his attention is caught by someone walking along the gravestones, feet crunching over the thin cover of snow. This man is taller than the other, dressed all over in dark clothes, his face grim as the graves around him. Again, he is hit by warmth, but this warmth is almost painful, fiery. He remembers hands gripping at his skin, hot, burning, a low voice mumbling you feel amazing, fuck, fuck. He watches the man crouch in front of a grave and curiosity pulls him from the tree to land on top of the headstone. The man’s head jerks up, an angry noise rattling between his teeth, and he swipes an arm at him, forcing him to flutter back with an angry squawking “Hey!” […] Comment: Raven!Stiles. This story ripped my heart out and then stomped on it. Seriously, pack tissues.
I Want to Love You Like the Sun Loves You♥ Author: halfhardtorock
Summary: From an anon: “Ok, but now that I read your lovely Hobrien touch!starved pornlet and the sheriff/incubus one, all I can think of is touch!starved!Derek/incubus!Stiles. Damn you. *shakes fist* *weeps*” Comment: An incubus AU! Stiles’ powers and weaknesses are fascinatingly portrayed and I was immediately fond of him as a character – his whirlwind energy, his badly concealed anger and longing…he is something of a force of nature, to put it mildly. Derek and Stiles form a volatile, explosive combination and the resulting sex is frenzied and hot (with the added bonus of an exhibitionistic touch!). This story also explores the reputation and standing of incubi in the larger supernatural society (you know, fantastical racism) and I appreciated that additional layer.
The Moon and the Tide Series: Shiny Things and Squids are to Llamas Author: trilliath
Summary: Derek is a misfit were who prefers the solace of the beach to the clamor of his pack and reminders of his failures. Stiles is a curious merman whose interest in the unknown is definitely going to get him into trouble. Meeting each other was not something either of them expected. Comment: Oddly charming and charmingly odd!
This Is Home Author: raisesomehale
Other than being a werefox with a werekit for a son, Stiles’ life is relatively normal. He’s a single parent, owns a modest sized home, and has a variety of kid-friendly meal recipes tucked neatly under his belt. It might be just him and Nate, but they have it in the bag. Nothing is missing from their lives.
That is, until Nate befriends a girl named Sadie Hale on his first day of kindergarten. Then everything changes.
Comment: Yes to hot single dads, yes to domestic fluff, yes all the way.
Sun Kissed Author: morganoconner
Summary: Stiles hasn’t seen the sun in three years. Derek is determined to give it back to him. Comment: Lovely.
Down the Rabbit Hole Author: KuriKuri
Summary: His hind paw catches on a rock and he goes down, crashing onto his stomach, the wind abruptly forced from his lungs. He tries to scramble to his feet – paws, whatever – but he can already sense a large figure hovering over him, trapping him in. He makes a break for it anyway, though, desperately trying to escape, but a large muzzle with rows of sharp teeth is already descending on him […]. Comment: Not gonna lie, the author had me at wererabbit.
Alpha Mine Author: cywscross
Summary: Stiles says yes. And then his Alpha goes and dies on him. Comment: What if Stiles had said yes when Peter offered him the bite? Well. Everything would have gotten a lot more complicated and a good deal easier.
it’s in the water baby (it’s between you and me) Author: callunavulgari
Summary: “I can’t go around biting everyone, Stiles,” Scott explains apologetically the day that Stiles’ old babysitter comes down with the virus. “I just can’t.”
“But you could save people,” he insists, angry, because it’s just started seeping in that there’s nothing that Stiles can do about this. […] Comment: Love in the time of cholera. When everything goes to hell (even more than usual), Derek is not prepared to take any chances.
Fathoms Below Author: Saucery
Summary: An absolutely shameless fusion with The Little Mermaid. Shh, just come. Comment: Stiles is a hyperactive, good-hearted merprince and Derek is the idiot who puts his foot in his mouth everytime.
A Little Fur Goes A Long Way Author: janonny
Summary: Stiles faces Derek’s Very Bad Day head on. Comment: H/c. Stiles is a werefox and tries to cheer up a depressed Derek.
All Times Are Now ♥ Author: 1001cranes
Stiles looks sixteen on his good days and twenty on the worse ones - lowered eyes and pinched features, missing the sea like a limb, or a lover, and he has to remind himself his lover is here. Standing beside him on two legs.
Or, the one where Stiles is a Selkie and Peter has his skin.
Comment: Hauntingly beautiful and painful in all the best ways.
This fic comes close to violating my rule about the protagonists not being under eighteen, but in this case Stiles seems sixteen, but is actually much older.
give the devil his due (WiP) Author: cywscross
Summary: Peter accidentally summons a demon. Most people would be terrified. Peter is not most people, so it’s probably rather fortunate that Stiles is not most demons either. Comment: A very promising beginning! (And I say that as someone who’s usually not enamored with demon AUs).
Untitled♥ Author: Tears_0f_ink
Pairing: gen, Sterek (pre-slash)
Summary: Werefox!Stiles Comment: My love for this story is inversely proportional to its length. It’s more gen than anything else, but something about it is truly special and stayed with me.
A Cliché Love Story Author: cywscross
Summary: Cora is more or less comatose, Peter is crashing from an Epinephrine high, and no one else is around to save the day. What else is Stiles supposed to do? Comment: I have such a soft spot for vampire!Stiles.
Hop Like Hell Author: fuchs
Summary: “Oi rack off!”
Everyone seemed to pause in unison and Derek and Erica shot Stiles matching sets of condescending eyebrows.[…] Comment: Crazy on paper, brilliant on screen.
Trampolines are Distracting Author: kungfunurse
Summary: What it says on the tin. Comment: Cute!
Tug Author: Original_Cypher
Summary: At times, it’s like feeling the air shift against his bare skin. Fleeting, barely there. Sometimes, it’s as real and tingling as knowing someone’s staring into the back of your head. It’s part his new and improved werewolf senses, but it’s one Derek didn’t warn him about. Scott never mentioned anything like this, either. Comment: As a freshly bitten werewolf, Stiles tests out limits he didn’t know existed.
a favourable answer Author: 1001cranes
Pairing: Sterek, Steter
Summary: Peter/Stiles/Derek where Stiles is the bamf, sly teenage alpha who keeps in line his hot-tempered top betas wile he may or may not be using seduction and sexual frustration as a way to channel Peter’s and Derek’s… spare energy. For the pack’s good of course. Comment: This is a version of alpha werewolf!Stiles I can fully get behind. Yassss!
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(Zionist occupation forces kidnapping a 12-year-old Palestinian child in occupied Jerusalem today.)
Zionist occupation forces kidnapped only last month 800 Palestinian children, killed 25 children during the last two months…Killed 530 children last year, ITS a Declared Zionist occupation war against Palestinian children, 17 December 2015.
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No need to look out your window for this one-when astronomers say close, they mean that in astronomical terms. In this case, asteroid 2014 HQ124 will pass by Earth at a distance of approximately 777,000 miles, or just over three times the distance from the Earth to the Moon, and will travel at a speed of 30,000 miles per hour. Known popularly as The Beast, this asteroid is over 1,100 feet across and would leave a crater several miles across if it impacted Earth. Discovered on April 23, 2014, the discovery did not leave scientists with enough time to react IF the asteroid had been on a collision course. The word asteroid was coined in 1802 by English astronomer William Herschel by Anglicizing the Ancient Greek word asteroeides, itself a combination of the word aster (star) and eidos (form). A musician and scientist, Herschel is known for discovering Uranus and its two moons as well as infrared radiation. He was also fascinated by binary and multiple star systems, expecting their movements (and parallax) to shed light on the size and nature of the universe; he tracked and cataloged over 800 systems over a 25 year period using a 6 inch telescope that he built himself. He was know to have had a hand in building over 400 telescopes during his long career, including several very large telescopes with which he performed ‘deep sky’ surveys, cataloging 2400 objects including many nebulae. Despite his massive contribution to astronomy, including the discovery of a planet which he attempted to name the Georgian planet after King George III of England, the only word he contributed remains asteroid.
For comparison, the meteor that crashed in Chelabinsk Russia last year was only 65 feet across…
Image of the path the asteroid known as the Beast courtesy NASA.