Greetings and welcome to the Updated FFC. The thread is presently "active," and I am in the process of updating it regularly and taking requests...please feel free to email me at your convenience.
With the recent changes to the forum format, I will be in the process of updating this thread for easier readability.
G E A R S of W A R . F A N . F I C . C E N T R A L
Allow me to be the first to say greetings and again, welcome to the new and presently active Fan Fiction Central. As with the original FFC and it’s predecessors, these pages will be dedicated to all aspiring writers, old and new.
Although the original has passed through several hands and several revisions, thanks to the dedicated members of the community who stepped in to revive where the FFC’s original creators left off, we can now enjoy the latest collections of Fanfics bestowed by the Gears of War community. With all said and done, our thanks and compliments to FFC’s original designer, Black Asgard, USRangerJohn, whom took it upon himself to compose and update the previous “Fan Fiction Central," and compliments to Waldo, whom was able to salvage it and get it stickied, preserving the integrity of that which you see as it is, today.
I would also like to thank the following members for their continuous support, advice, contributions, and standard of quality for making these written works enjoyable for all whom seek to read, write, and expand their creativity:
~ SKORGE, TheRealBigBoss, Wisdom Thumbs, Jay the Arbiter, Sgt. Grub K1ller, AdamFenix, Croswynd, RaKais, rusticangelic, and EdieKaye ~
S p e c i a l . T h a n k s . a n d . H o n o r a r i u m
The Fanfic community just wanted to say thank you to our Administrators and Moderators: Flak, JoeGraf, and Pariahman
for allowing this thread to finally be stickied and putting up with us over the past few years, and putting up with us still.
And we also thought it would be appropriate to honor those writers that are no longer with us: Black Asgard, Jfab, Snowballin, Shackles23, Grey19, Kulluminatii, XxMarcusxX, The Evil Hat, Waldo
, and all the other unmentioned writers that have contributed to the forums. Thank you for all your efforts in writing and making this forum a place where new writers could come flourish and grow. You will not be forgotten.
Also, don't forget to visit the Golden Era Fiction Archive
. Here, you can view and read the original classics of the FFC from the early authors of the S&C fanfic community.
Now that we have covered the pleasantries, let's get down to business. At the present, we are now able to add/edit author's and their stories within this thread, therefore it's time to get all new authors to submit your stories here. Older authors are welcome too, all we need from you authors is to Private Message Jonesybites with your story title, a short summary, and the link to the thread and we'll check it out and post it here as soon as we can.
N O T A B L E . F A N F I C S
Firefight COG "Voted Best Setting and Description in A Scene of 2010"
Author: Wisdom Thumbs
Post Date: 1/2010
Summary: A squirmish in three parts.
Snowblind: The Novel or the unrated version of Snowblind
"Voted Best Oldie, Best Female Character, Best Action Scene, and Most Awkward Scene of 2010"
Post Date: 9/2009
Chapter Count: 44
Summary: The newly reformed Sigma squad, employing veteran Gears Damon Baird and Augustus Cole, is dispatched into Glacier Valley, north of Port Farrall, to quash rumored Locust and Stranded insurgencies attacking their outposts. Along with their rookie sniper, Sven Dunrich and their guide, Raven McNight, they encounter almost calamity after calamity of unseen events that force the group of four to rely on each other to stay alive and keep to the mission at hand. This story entails their little venture through the thick and thin of the hostile environment around them and their clashing personalities as humility and hilarity ensue.
Haunted Echoes "Voted Best Fanfic and Best Breakout Writer of 2010"
Featured in EPIC Gamers!
Post Date: 5/2010
Chapter Count: 20
Summary: On a mission to retake a COG facility from deserters, Joseph Nyvar and Echo Three must travel from Jacinto to the outskirts of Ephyra. However, obstacles both Locust and Human bar their way as secrets are revealed that could turn the tide of the war in the Horde's favor.
In P R O G R E S S . F A N . F I C T I O N
Author: Cog Edward
The following fanfics are stories that are presently in the works. Feel free to click on the link and subscribe to them for updates, comments, and feedback.
Post Date: 4/2009
Summary: A Locust captain has been boosted up to colonel, as he now has to make a team and bring everything up. He goes in mission to kill lambents but nothing messes up his world, like what happened to the Queen. From then the Locust have been at war with the humans as the Colonel slashes and destroys everything in his path towards the end of mankind.
Outside the Steel Walls of Haven
Author: smurf plastic
Post Date: 4/2009
Summary: Locust and Human. Good and Evil. Black and White. But there are shades of gray, where good and bad meet for survival, where certain morals are put aside where others are strictly reinforced. Haven barely survived E-Day, taking the whole country's military and a genius to fortify it against the Locust. But, after the Legion, Haven's military, annexes the rest of what was once Stranded for fifteen years, stability is wavering. One soldier, Roshad, learns that brotherhood isn't truly as strong when individualism is discouraged. He learns his deep, sturdy foundation of patriotism and love for his brothers is built upon quicksand and Haven itself isn't as strong as it appears to be.
Post Date: 7/2009
Summary: Dog Squad is ordered to save a squad of Gears, then command changes plans. They have to track the fleeing Locust. They find help, they travel roads. Nightfall arrives.
Fox Tales - Broken Rain
Author: The Real Big Boss
Summary: A secret mission in stranded occupied FreeFalls under gray troubled skies. A chance encounter with a hard nosed off duty Gear. This "secret mission" is about to become anything but as the enemies of the Coalition join in the hunt for the journals of Professor Cantwell. But with the odds stacked against her, can Kiyoko complete her mission? An unlikely alliance may hold the key...
Post Date: 10/2009
Summary: With Delta is about Zach Corey, a 17 year-old Gear who accompanies Delta Squad through a weird turn of events with his original squad. He fights along side Delta through all the events in Gears of War 1 and will make one of the biggest differences in the squad.
Gears of War - Shattered World "Voted Best Male Character and Most Angelic Character of 2010"
Post Date: 5/2010
Summary: Shattered World follows a young Darrius Gale as he sets out from Jacinto to find his family, who he loses contact with almost a year after E-Day. He's a crackshot with a sniper rifle and knows how to stay alive in the field but with the Hammer dropping in three days and a long way to go, can he make it in time?
Author: Chris X
Post Date: 6/2010
Summary: A practically unknown Corporal in the Coalition of Ordered Governments seeks vengeance, as he tries to save two teenagers who are abducted in a forest near Landown. Encountering conflicts in such a snowy environment proves difficult, but to avenge his wife and daughter, Corporal Julius Warrdall will do whatever it takes.
To Hell and Back
Post Date: 8/2009
Summary: While taking part in Operation: Landfall, Master Sergeant Jake Tracer and his squad become trapped right into the hornet's nest--The Hollow. Leading up to the defense of Jacinto, this story is Part 1 of the Hell Series.
Summary: Following 8 months after the fall of Jacinto, Delta Squad is sent to rescue a group of stranded, however they only find something very disturbing. Now, they walk the barren wastelands trying to avoid these new creatures. Any remaining survivors were taken out or converted by a deadly disease. Has some information from Jacinto's Remnant, but branches off on it's own.
Post Date: 3/2010
Summary: In response to the growing casualty of sickness and starvation among Jacinto’s remnant, several freight rigs are deployed to bring needed rations and medical supplies before the conditions from the Frost worsen. Providing needed protection from renegade Stranded on a crime spree, Sergeant Lucius Jacquin and a rag-tag of Gears volunteer to safely escort the cargo trucks to Fort Block, before more of Jacinto’s civilian’s fall casualty to the growing, harsh conditions.
Brothers in Blood
Post Date: 5/2010
Summary: What does it take for a rookie Gear to learn the ropes from a veteran of the Pendulum Wars?
Tools of War "Voted Most Sinister Bandito of 2010"
Summary: A short story from the Pendulum Wars describing what it takes to deal with the horrors of war and what happens on the home front, away from the eyes of the press.
Summery: Months after the detonation of the Lightmass bomb, veteran leader Paul Gerhart and his squad of misfit, outcast soldiers are thrust into the line of fire as they alone survive a massive assault on a pre-war weapons facility. Paul must lead his men through surviving hordes of Locust and worse on a last-ditch effort to save the Coalition and purge the Locust for good. But what's so important about Whiskey Facility, and what dark secrets will they find there?
Nowhere to Run - The Tale of Junior Company
Summery: This fan fic follows the story of the children and teenagers of Junior Company, a center where children are sent when they have lost one or both members of their family and their other members are unable to care for the child whilst they are fighting.
Nowhere to Run focuses on the shattered lives of the children as the Locust invade the center forcing them to flee the only place they had ever felt safe. Their journey leads them in search of Jacinto, unaware of the COG’s plan to flood the city. Will this bunch of misfits ever make it to safety of the COG or are they destined to walk Sera as Stranded.
The Greatest Men Who Ever Lived
Author: COG Trooper
Summary: Taking place three years before E-day, this story follows Delta Team 5 (through the eyes of the team’s medic, Matt Cook) during Operation: Red Allegiance; the most daring mission for Special Forces in the entire 79 year span of the Pendulum conflict. This a story of survival, bravery, heroism, brotherhood, and the human spirit.
Songs of Sirens
Summery: Despite the new hope for humanity by relocating to Vectus Island from the harsh conditions at Port Farrall, humanity seems to roll back into old habits as past wounds resurface. It’s business as usual, investigating one “random” bombing after another, until the Feral Consulate is caught in the crossfire. To assist in bringing the culprits to justice, Colonel Hoffman reveals an old skeleton that he’s kept hidden in the closet for too long.
The Tower "Voted most suspenseful story of 2010"
Summery: A mysterious distress call is received from a previously cleared sector in Timgad. The light-mass bombing has long decimated the Locust in the area and all those that managed to survive were quickly picked off. However, a known hospital in the area has gone off the radar, and along with it more then 100 people. The Gears stationed there have been reported MIA. The COG sends in Sgt. John Kane and the men of Kilo-Six, a newly reformed squad, to scout out the premises. But what they will find there will shake them to their very core & bring the COG to its very knees…
Faces of Atrocity
Summery: After detonating the Lightmass Bomb, in what seems to be a desperate attempt, the Locusts begin a series of insurgencies across the nation of Tyrus. Theta Six is one of eight squads dispatched to search and eradicate or dismantle any COG intel that may have been left behind. The squad of six Gears, including a conscript, a chaplain, and an former incarcerated felon, the six man band of misfits that make up Theta Six come across something they did not expect when they’re given orders to find survivors at the Santa Fe Imulsion Research Facility. This is their mission.
Summery: The Pendulum Wars are over but the newly created Jacinto Sons unit soon finds that a far more evil threat comes from under Sera. The story of E-Day and the weeks after find a regiment of greenhorn soldiers discovering a conspiracy that could change the way humanity defines itself forever.
Summary: Set in the period when Gears of War 2 starts, Echo Three must find a way to help the massive Landown Assault with the help of their insane pilot Jonesy, and stay alive topside in a war taken underground. Who will survive? Who will die? You’ll have to read and find out, but with Jacinto coming to a watery grave sooner or later, someone’s going to swim with the fishes.
Summary: Duty... honor... vengeance... power...UIR Lieutenant Prometheus Artum Militis is freed from his imprisonment when the Locust emerge from the ground and begin their genocidal campaign against Humanity. Left with few options, he is forced to join the Coalition of Ordered Governments Army and fight alongside unfamiliar faces that were once deemed enemies; no one likes the hand they were dealt but in order to survive the onslaught of darkness, they must band together for the greater good. But enemies are everywhere, ranging from the COG capital of Ephyra to the dark heart of the Locust Horde. Hunted by a deadly foe that has haunted them since E-Day, Prometheus' Sigma-Three must battle all odds from the beginning of Emergence Day all the way to the very end of the Lambent Invasion. And when all Hope seems lost, the Code of the Warrior will light the way.
Gears of War 2: Crimson Cross
Author: Fire Kunai
Summary: Jennifer Anderson is the most unluckiest COG medic you'd ever cared to meet. She's meek, spineless, a complete coward and considered a disgraceful failure by her superiors. So how the hell did she end up on the front lines and with the esteemed Delta squad? *A Gears of War 2 novelization with some twists.
Summary: Layla Tamit, an orphan of E-Day, has been conscripted into the COG military for her technical genius. Having been spared from a horrible lifetime spent in the breeding farms, Layla attends military training with enthusiasm and energy. However, she soon realises that life as a Gear is not all that it was made out to be and the Locust threat is far larger than she originally thought. In a male-dominated profession, the young Gear is forced to grow up or become just another number to add to the war's death toll.
Black 13: DBNO