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These are recommendations made by Tropers for The Elder Scrolls Fan Fics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.


Authors and Websites

The Rogue Province, Rogue Agent Series by Deus Ex Freak

  • Recommended by Golden Anuer
  • A trilogy nearing the end of its second installment, Deus Ex Freak's two-story series stands as some of the best Oblivion work on the fanfiction.net. His first story, Rogue Province, Rogue Agent, is a rare Dark Brotherhood-centric story that dosen't involve shipping with a nearly completed sequel, Bedrock of the Betmer. These two works feature solid writing and interesting yet well-founded twists on Tamrielic lore. For a genficcer, these tales are true treats

Tales From Cyrodiil by Sickle Yield

  • Recommended by Hekateras
  • A truly excellent series of stories set in the same universe but mostly unconnected to each other. Notable for its exotic, gritty and often downright strange choice of characters and premises, the beautifully subtle and realistic friendship and love arcs and the unpredictable storytelling that defies patterns and established norms of how a story should go after this or that.


General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

The Neveragaine by Helena L

  • Recommended by Rahkshi Lord
  • A humorous fic which loosely follows the Morrowind story, a good read.

Images by Sindaheri

  • Recommended by Hekateras
  • Oblivion's main quest and all of its trials and tribulations condensed, distilled and crystallised into a series of drabbles each roughly ten sentences long. If for nothing else, read it for the awe factor and hope you can someday become as good at putting so much meaning into so few words as the author is.

Reynaldo the Assassin, if it counts.

Blackbirds by Crisium

  • Recommended by Socially Disoriented
  • A character study of sorts on Ruma Camoran. Mildly angsty, gorgeous writing style. Highly recommended.

Arvil's Dusty Tomes by Tim Cummings

  • Recommended by Z Seeker
  • An excellent journal of Arvil Bren, "a wizard of Breton descent" who goes on to become the Nerevarine. Unfortunately, a Dead Fic. Word of God says it was because Arvil was too overpowered to be fun to play.

Forged in Darkness: A Dark Brotherhood Tale by Raven Studios

  • Recommended by Pyrotorch246
  • More or less exactly what it sounds like: A novelization of the Dark Brotherhood plotline. It adds a few twists of its own, though, and intersects with the main plot of Oblivion every now and then. Very well written with solid characterization, but it doesn't pull any punches, which means that it is dark. Gets into Lucian/OC territory as well.

Watermelon Waterfall by Mewgia Mirrorcoat

  • Recommended by Clockwork Lynx
  • All seems lost. The Mythic Dawn stands at the gate of Cloud Ruler Temple. All the Blades have left are five thousand scrolls of Absorb Mercantile and a watermelon...


Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Twist of Fate by Pheonicia

  • Recommended by Hekateras
  • A Doorstopper-length novelisation of Oblivion and the adventures of the Hero of Kvatch. Notably, this story incorporates all the major questlines in the game and many of the minor ones, as well, while developing the setting and many minor characters into fully fleshed-out individuals. At the core of it is the fascinating character arc of the protagonist. Filled to the brim with both drama and humour as well as a more logical approach to some of the game's unreasonable elements. An excellent and very satisfying read, well worth the time.
    • Seconded by Derko5. This is just a great novelization of an already great story. But, I must say that it starts off a little shaky and some twists seem to come from left field, though that should be forgivable considering that this was the author's first attempt at storytelling. A must read for anyone who's played the game.

Anathema by ReaperRain

  • Recommended by Clockwork Lynx
  • Pairings: Ocato/Modryn
  • Summary: The Oblivion Crisis is over, the Empire is without an heir, and Chancellor Ocato is desperately struggling to keep the Empire together. Then an Elder Scroll is stolen and his bodyguard murdered, and now he needs to replace a woman he has no time to mourn.
  • The pairing may be utter crack, but the author makes it work. There is only the merest beginnings of actual romance as of yet, but the slow buildup works fantastically and is quite believeable.

Crossover Fics

Thu'um of a Distant Utopia by Deviate's Fish

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