This story took nearly a year in the making back when I began posting it in 2009, but to this day, I still occasionally get input from a reader or two whom were generous enough to give me feedback. It has also been recently featured on EPIC Gamers; you can visit the article here.
Anyway, this is a forty-four chapter novel that takes place roughly after Jacinto's Remnant during the bitter, hardened winter of the Frost taking a toll on those still stationed at Port Farrall. The story begins at a fort not too far out from Farrall where the COG launched their offensive against insurgencies threatening their temporary base before they could relocate what was left of Jacinto's Remnant to Vectus Island. With their landscape schematics scewered at best, they rely on a renegade Feral clan (in exchange for sanctuary) to guide thier squadrons across the frozen "hellhole" that is rhetorically referred to as "Glacier Valley." The excursion however, uncovered a more eminent threat than the COG originally expected.
So without further adieu, please enjoy.
Synopsis: This story chronicles the newly reformed Sigma squad, employing veteran Gears Damon Baird and Augustus Cole as they deploy outside of Port Farrall to locate and eliminate Locust outposts and Stranded insurgencies.
Along with their rookie Gear, Sven Dunrich and their guide, Raven, they encounter almost calamity after calamity of unseen events that force the group of four to rely on each other to stay alive in the hostile environment around them and endure their clashing personalities as humility and hilarity ensue.
Please Note: If you have not read Jacinto's Remnant, this story may contain spoilers. This story is also rated "Mature" for violence, crude humor, and adult situations.
The original thread is too large to repost here, but you can read it at the following link: Snowblind in the Story & Character Forums or access it by chapter in the linked "Chapter Index" further below.
Here is the Snowblind PDF from Dropbox if you would like to read it on your kindle or phone. This link is different from the previous PDF link I had posted earlier, due to that some were having trouble accessing it. If you are still having problems downloading the new link, just contact me and I'll be happy to email you the PDF document.
Furthermore, you can also read and enjoy a vast index of exemplary Fan-Fiction at the Fan-Fic Central, sub-divided by title and summery for the story of your choice, including completed, as well as, in-progress work!
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.
Immigrant Song ~ Led Zepplin
Art by Jonesybites
Chapter 1: The S*** Starts Here....page 1
Chapter 2: Splitting Up....page 1
Chapter 3: Two Peas In A Pod....page 1
Chapter 4: We Are Sigma...Again....page 2
Chapter 5: Trial By Fire....page 2
Chapter 6: Lost With A Broken Horse ....page 2
Chapter 7: Funeral Pyre ....page 2
Chapter 8: Head Deep....page 2
Chapter 9: Incident at Hurl Dam....page 2
Chapter 10: Warm Winter Night....page 3
Chapter 11: A Cold Day In Hades....page 3
Intermission I....page 3
Chapter 12: Just Another Day In Paradise....page 3
Chapter 13: The Hunters....page 3
Chapter 14: Detour....page 5
Journal Entry 1....page 5
Chapter 15: Back To Square One....page 5
Intermission II....page 5
Chapter 16: Rude Awakening....page 5
Chapter 17: Running With Scissors....page 5
Chapter 18: Beautiful Disaster....page 5
Chapter 19: The Iridescent Snow....page 6
Chapter 20: The Harpies....page 6
Chapter 21: Marching Into Darkness....page 6
Intermission III....page 7
Chapter 22: The Covenant’s Sharp Edge....page 7
Chapter 23: Back On Route....page 7
Intermission IV....page 7
Chapter 24: The Fellbeasts Of Nexus....page 7
Chapter 25: Riding The Pale Horse....page 7
Chapter 26: Quid Pro Quo....page 8
Chapter 27: Taming Of The Shrew....page 8
Chapter 28: The Gallant Will Emerge....page 8
Intermission V....page 8
Chapter 29: The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes....page 8
Chapter 30: Can You Hear Me Running....page 9
Chapter 31: Captured....page 10
Chapter 32: When Black Birds Fly....page 11
Chapter 33: Revelations....page 11
Chapter 34: And There Will Be Blood....page 13
Chapter 35: Futile Escape....page 13
Intermission VI....page 13
Chapter 36: Returning To Fort Block....page 13
Chapter 37: The Best Laid Plans....page 15
Intermission VII....page 16
Chapter 38: The Battle in Glacier Valley: Act I....page 17
Act II....page 18
Act III....page 19
Chapter 39: If These Trees Could Talk....page 23
Chapter 40: To Chase A Feather In The Wind....page 24
Chapter 41: Das Arschloch und der Widerspenstige....page 24
Chapter 42: Nevermore....page 27
Chapter 43: Yearning For Yesterday....page 28
Chapter 44: The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning....page 32