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AU: Finale of Realm Reborn

For those of you who know me, I will occasionally be struck by the urge to re-write things I’ve just seen or read or played. In this case, it’s the final run of cut scenes at the end of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. (As opposed to the following releases, Heavensward and Storm Blood.) While my previous post is a correction of a flaw in the cut scenes, this one is an alternate story. (“AU”¬†in this context means “Alternate Universe.”)

Again, this is a rough draft. I’d intended this to be a more serious exercise, complete with re-edits, but about 80% of the way through, I realized I could file the serial numbers off and use it to seed a story independent of FFXIV.

While this story is not as it happened, it is probably still spoileriffic, so lives behind the cut. This time, Mulan is a bit more specific. For the sake of this story, she is Ninja 53, White Mage 40, Black Mage 31, and Alchemist 51. (more…)

Finale of Realm Reborn

For those of you who know me, I will occasionally be struck by the urge to re-write things I’ve just seen or read or played. In this case, it’s the final run of cut scenes at the end of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. (As opposed to the following releases, Heavensward and Storm Blood.) In this case, the reason for my rewrite is that the writers got “Watch the NPCs” disease, and rendered your Action Hero a passive observer. Unsatisfying, so a more action-oriented version follows.

Instead of using a generic hero name, I’ll be using Fa Mulan (my actual avatar on Adamantoise). This is also a rough draft — it’s gone though maybe one edit.

It’s¬†spoilertastic, solives beyond the cut:

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