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Lodestone: A Wynston/Ruth Alternate Universe

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Lodestone: A Wynston/Ruth Alternate Universe

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bright_ephemera
12.17.2012 , 05:42 PM | #1
Hello, and welcome to an alternate Warrior/Agent drama-romance! The AU thread has been a great source of ideas. Then, a recent storyline I concocted in the Short Fic (main universe) thread showed me a great jumping-off point where Wynston, the agent of the Ruth Means Compassion storyline, might have changed things a lot.

Skip down here if you already know the SFC and AU thread leadup.

The Lodestone AU is predicated on the idea that, after his class storyline, Wynston, rather than playing cautious with a newly traumatized Wrath, just goes to her. After his class line and disastrous falling-out with Kaliyo, but before his slouch into alcoholism; after her disastrous about-face over Corellia but before she finishes her class line, he goes to look for her. The much later material of the Ruth-less thread never happens; things unwind in a different way…

There's already a lot of material published in the short fic threads. I'll repost it here. All this is best understood by having read RMC. Spoilers for the Warrior, Agent, and Jedi Knight plotlines, particularly endgame, are pervasive.

As a formatting convention, sections that are identical to canon Ruth Means Compassion passages or previously unpublished RMC canon segments are published in blue. Links to passages that closely parallel and provide a contrast to RMC stories are provided as appropriate.
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12.17.2012 , 05:43 PM | #2
Wynston has minimal material in the class-line section of the RMC timeline. He appears briefly as a love interest on Dromund Kaas and Nar Shaddaa, and an ally on Alderaan, Quesh, and Voss. The rest of the time, well, he has his own problems and those were not treated in text. Thus he's kind of getting dropped in here with little to no recent history.

L-3, part 1
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L-3, part 2
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12.17.2012 , 05:47 PM | #3
L - 2

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12.17.2012 , 05:49 PM | #4
~ L ~
Faith, Hope, and .

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12.17.2012 , 05:51 PM | #5
L + 0

The recurring dream is imported from RMC's canon line: http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=1626

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12.17.2012 , 05:56 PM | #6
Plot note: In RMC, Ruth's father Colran was killed by Draahg 2.0 at the end of Ruth's Voss/the beginning of her Corellia.

L + 1, part 1
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L + 1, part 2


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L + 1, part 3

This contrasts, albeit not much, with the events of canon RMC.

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L + 1, part 4

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L + 1, part 5

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12.17.2012 , 06:00 PM | #7
L + 2, part 1 (Ruth gets ready for the day, leaves Wynston behind)

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L + 2, part 2 (Wynston talks to Quinn)

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Note: Re: Quinn's jab about Wynston lying about his name, Wynston gave Ruth his real name after the end of his Act 1. Prior to that it was all pseudonyms.

L + 2, part 3 (Wynston talks to Jaesa)

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L + 2, part 4 (Ruth works, Wynston notes he isn't in it for the long term)

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12.17.2012 , 06:03 PM | #8
L + 3, part 1

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L + 3, part 2

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L + 3, part 3

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12.17.2012 , 06:05 PM | #9
L + 4 and some, part 1

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L + 4 and some, part 2

Thinking through this stuff depresses me (is method writing a thing? like method acting?), so I want to offer some more cheerful material courtesy of the inimitable kabeone. Inspired by a picture of a very happy turtle, we have a reminder that Wynston has tackled wonderful impossible things before and will very likely do so, and prevail, again:


Now, the story!

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12.17.2012 , 06:22 PM | #10
L + 10, part 1

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L + 10, part 2

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L + 10, part 3

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L + 10, part 4

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