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Title: Thrall
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Pairing: Guy of Gisburne/Robin of Loxley; Guy of Gisburne/Baphomet
Characters: Guy of Gisburne, Robin of Loxley, Herne the Hunter, Baphomet
Category: Slash, rape/non-con, post-ep
Rating: NC-17
Warning: This story contains non-consensual sexual acts and dark themes.
Word Count: 5,752
Summary: Gisburne survives the battle at the preceptory only to realize that death might have been a better alternative.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for The Knights of the Apocalypse and references made to “The Witch of Elsdon,” “Alan A Dale,” “Lord of the Trees,” “The Enchantment,” and “The Greatest Enemy.”
Notes: This is the IOU Gisburne/Loxley fic that I finally finished writing for [profile] raven714’s birthday. It’s a very belated present. *g* I don’t think this is what [profile] raven714 was expecting, and I apologize for that. I often get carried away when writing fic, but this story is much darker, twisted, and kinkier than I’d anticipated. Please read the rating and warning carefully if you haven’t done so already. There may be readers who hate this story or find it offensive. I would just like to remind those readers that this is fanfic, not canon. You don’t have to accept the story.

I should definitely give credit where credit is due. When writing a certain scene, I was very much inspired by [personal profile] fredbassett’s Dark and Dirty (which is part of her Primeval Stephen/Ryan series). Anyone who’s read Dark and Dirty will know the scene when they come across it. *g*

This takes place shortly after The Knights of the Apocalypse.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team. This is also based on “The Knights of the Apocalypse” audio adventure, which was based on an original script by Richard Carpenter, directed by Robert Young and produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, not to mention the novel written by Jonathan Green.


The whole story can also be found here on AO3


Thrall )
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I really should have posted about this sooner, but I'm sad to say that Trail of Robin of Sherwood is closing down. If you haven't visited this website before, you really should check it out. Trail of Robin of Sherwood is probably best known for its excellent RoS locations guidebook and map that were no doubt born out of painstaking research. I'm ashamed to confess that I never bought a copy of either of these items, though I had always meant to. Unfortunately, the guidebook is sold out, but I'm going to grab a copy of the locations map while I can. The site shop has a wonderful collection of RoS merchandise, such as t-shirts, bags and keychains. There's even a Silver Arrow USB memory stick. All merchandise is on sale until July 1st, which is when the website closes down. If you're looking for con gear or some delightful RoS mementos, I would suggest you go sooner rather than later in case the item you want sells out.

Update: I bought the locations map, Albion keychain and the Silver Arrow USB memory stick. It could have been worse. I was looking at the t-shirts and seriously considering a Herne drawstring bag as well. *g* The price of my order wasn't too bad. Including shipping and handling, it came to about $13 Canadian.

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Title: The Earl’s Son (2/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Nasir, Edward of Wickham, Alison of Wickham, Matthew of Wickham
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,622
Summary: Robin has a revelation about his father and is forced to confront the emotions he’s been trying to suppress.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for The Knights of the Apocalypse, “The Sheriff of Nottingham” and “The Time of the Wolf”. Otherwise, there are just spoilers for the series in general.
Notes: I wrote this for [personal profile] karen9’s birthday. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with Robin’s view of his relationship with his father in “The Knights of the Apocalypse,” so I decided to explore this subject. I thought I’d have a better picture of the Huntingdon father/son relationship by the end of this story, but I just came away with more questions. I don’t think there are any clear answers. This story is just one interpretation – an interpretation based on pure supposition.

This takes place shortly after The Knights of the Apocalypse.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team. This is also based on “The Knights of the Apocalypse” audio adventure, which was based on an original script by Richard Carpenter, directed by Robert Young and produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, not to mention the novel written by Jonathan Green.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


The Earl’s Son (2/2) )
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Title: The Earl’s Son (1/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Nasir, Edward of Wickham, Alison of Wickham, Matthew of Wickham
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 853
Summary: Robin has a revelation about his father and is forced to confront the emotions he’s been trying to suppress.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for The Knights of the Apocalypse, “The Sheriff of Nottingham” and “The Time of the Wolf”. Otherwise, there are just spoilers for the series in general.
Notes: I wrote this for [personal profile] karen9’s birthday. I had intended to post the whole story on this special occasion, but I just ran out of time. While most of the fic has been written, the remaining scenes are a bit rough and I’d like to have a bit more time to revise them. I’m aiming to post the conclusion by next weekend. I’m hoping it will be worth the wait.

This takes place shortly after The Knights of the Apocalypse.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team. This is also based on “The Knights of the Apocalypse” audio adventure, which was based on an original script by Richard Carpenter, directed by Robert Young and produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, not to mention the novel written by Jonathan Green.


The Earl’s Son (1/2) )
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[profile] raven714 was generous enough to give me a truly fantastic Christmas present! She created gorgeous cover art for Silent Knight and Muninn. Check out the beautiful artwork below:








Thanks again, [profile] raven714! :-D


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News! News from Nottingham! ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Spiteful Puppet is hoping to release a new series of four 60-minute adventures that will include the original cast (even Michael Praed as Loxley). In order for this campaign to get off the ground, there needs to be 2000 initial orders. Here's the Spiteful Puppet media release if you'd like to learn more. The pre-order price is a tad bit pricey at £40.00, though it's not completely unreasonable when compared to some of the box sets at Big Finish. Unfortunately, I can't justify spending that kind of money right now, but I'm hoping Spiteful Puppet can make their pre-order target without me and that I'll be able to order a box set or downloads later on.

If you're interested in pre-ordering the box set, you can do so here. Apparently, there have been some glitches with the website, but Spiteful Puppet is working on the problem. There isn't a campaign page yet (as with the KOTA project), but I'll post the URL if one is created.

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Apparently, new orders can be made for The Knights of the Apocalypse novel until December 3rd. However, as the proceeds for the novel will benefit The Sherwood Forest Trust and The British Red Cross, a certain number of copies need to be sold to make the endeavour worthwhile. If you put in an order and the print run doesn't go through, your money will be refunded.

To learn more (and possibly place an order), click on this link.



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[profile] raven714 has created a FANTASTIC vid combining werewolf mythology with Robin of Sherwood -- specifically "The Time of the Wolf". The song used in the vid is in Czech, but [profile] raven714 has kindly provided a translation.


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Title: Muninn (2/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,630
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf” and “The Cross of St. Ciricus”.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for [profile] raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that [profile] raven714 created:



It only took, like, two months, but I finally finished writing [profile] raven714’s birthday fic. As so often happens, this story ended up being longer and more complicated than I expected – probably because I was working with such a wonderfully evocative image. However, I had a lot of fun and found the whole process very satisfying.

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


Muninn (2/2) )
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Title: Muninn (1.5/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 998
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf” and “The Cross of St. Ciricus”.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for [profile] raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that [profile] raven714 created:



I thought I’d better cheat a little and post Part 1.5 as I’ve made poor [profile] raven714 (and my other kind readers) wait at least a month and a half without some kind of cliffhanger resolution. I honestly hadn’t meant for it to take this long, but the end of April until about mid-May is a busy time for me on the social calendar because of different family occasions, etc. I also found myself looking at an apartment at the end of May and then dealing with the paperwork that a rental application entails – not to mention giving my notice and scrambling to clean my place before my super came to inspect it. Anywaaaaaaaay, I’m going to try to post the conclusion to this story before I move at the end of July. I have written beyond what has been posted, but I don’t want to rush the ending. I’m really hoping to get it right. Of course, what I’ve written won’t be right after The Knights of the Apocalypse is released, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. *g*

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


Muninn (1.5/2) )
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Just a quick update about Muninn for poor [profile] raven714 and my other unfortunate readers. The story hasn't been forgotten. In fact, I'm going to post an in-between installment (we'll call it Part 1.5) on either Saturday or Sunday. I'm sorry. I know it's not the complete conclusion, but I'm hoping it will help tide you over until the whole fic is done. Apologies again and thanks for your patience, everyone! :-)

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Andrew Orton has revised and updated Hooded Man: Volume 2 to include a chapter on The Knights of the Apocalypse. Better still, this chapter is available as a free download!

Sadly, I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but, if it's anything like the rest of Hooded Man: Volume 2 (or Volume 1, for that matter), it will be well worth it! Oh, and if you've been wanting a copy of Hooded Man: Volume 2, you should be able to pre-order the revised edition, which is due to be published in late June/early July.

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Title: Muninn (1/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 907
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf”. More spoilers to come with the concluding installment.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for [profile] raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that [profile] raven714 created:



I’ll freely admit that this fic doesn’t do [profile] raven714’s artwork justice, especially as I’m still working on it. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but those thousand words (or, in this case, 907) are not this story! *g* I hope [profile] raven714 manages to enjoy it all the same. I’ll try not to keep her waiting too long for the conclusion.

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


Muninn (1/2) )
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Just a short post to plug Jolanda's Artshire. Jolanda is a friend and a big RoS/Robert Addie fan (who also happens to run the Robert Addie Fanpage). Jolanda has started selling some beautiful pieces of jewellery that are very reasonably priced. Besides the DaWanda site, Jolanda has an Etsy website with American prices. She will be adding more products in future, including jewellery with the Nottingham Castle guard shields (from RoS) incorporated into the design! Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

If you like unique pieces of jewellery (as gifts for yourself or others) then I would recommend visiting Jolanda's Artshire at either the DaWanda or Etsy locations.

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Title: Boscage
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Sir Guy of Gisburne
Category: General, mystical, adventure
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2369
Summary: Robin and Gisburne find themselves in an unknown dungeon with no idea of who has captured them or why.
Spoilers: Slight spoilers for “The Swords of Wayland,” “The Prophecy,” “The Power of Albion” and “The Time of the Wolf” and more significant spoilers for “The Lord of the Trees,” “The Enchantment” and “The Greatest Enemy”.
Notes: I decided this year to share a little extra birthday love and give a some fic to both [personal profile] avictoriangirl and [personal profile] karen9 as they’re both RoS/Robert of Huntingdon fans and their birthdays fall so closely together. Many happy returns to you both and may Herne protect you!

This takes place some time after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


This story can also be found here on AO3.



Boscage )
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[profile] raven714 was kind enough to give me two pieces of RoS artwork for Christmas. One of those pieces is this beautiful cover art for Children of the Wheel:





I don't think anyone's ever created cover art for me before, so I'm thrilled to have this. I'm especially happy as it's for Children of the Wheel, one of the stories that is closest to my heart. :-)

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Title: The Feint (2/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Robert of Huntingdon, Tuck, Little John
Category: General, adventure
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2943
Summary: Some plans are more foolproof than others.
Spoilers: Brief nods to “The Witch of Elsdon” and “The Greatest Enemy” and more significant spoilers for “Herne’s Son,” Parts 1 & 2 and “The Time of the Wolf”.
Notes: It only took a year, but I finally wrote a conclusion for this story, which was originally published in Addie Faction’s RA Magazine. Call it laziness if you will, but I wrote the first installment quickly and always planned for it to end on a cliffhanger. Not surprisingly, most readers weren’t happy about that, and at least a few people asked me to continue the story. I stubbornly refused, determined to stick with the cliffhanger ending. Of course, the main reason I refused was because I had no idea how to conclude the story. Then, one day, not that long ago, a possible solution to the cliffhanger dilemma came to me and I decided to run with it. I doubt it’s the best solution. I’m not even sure if it’s a good solution. However, it’s all I’ve got and it’s not like anyone else ever offered any suggestions. *g* Anywaaaaaaaay, I hope this long-awaited conclusion will suffice and not be too disappointing…

This takes place some time after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


Part 2 can also be found here on AO3.



The Feint (2/2) )
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It wasn't easy, but Barnaby Eaton-Jones has finally managed to find an actor to play Gisburne in The Knights of the Apocalypse! Considering how many fans he was trying to please, I can understand why it was such a struggle. In the end, Barnaby asked Nickolas Grace who he would recommend to play Gisburne, and Nickolas Grace suggested Freddie Fox. I've seen Freddie Fox in a couple of things and I think he could be a really good fit. He's played nasty characters before, so I'm sure he could bring the right qualities to the role. Some Robert Addie fans think he'll sound too young compared to the other actors, who are all older than him. However, I've listened to enough Big Finish productions to know that actors can pitch their voices to sound older or younger than they need to be. Actually, unless I'm mistaken, Freddie Fox is the one actor in the production who is the right age as I believe the story takes place around the same time the series was set. Of course, no one could ever really replace Robert Addie in the role, but I'd rather have another actor play the part, and have Gisburne appear in this audio adventure, than have no Gisburne at all.

For anyone who isn't familiar with Freddie Fox, here's a quick YouTube clip:






I feel rather guilty about not mentioning this sooner, but I was really sad to learn about the passing of another RoS actor, Anthony Valentine, who played one of the most memorable guest villains of the show, the Baron de Belleme. I met Anthony Valentine at Silver Arrow 2000 and he was a very nice and incredibly charming man. [profile] funkyinfishnet wrote a wonderful tribute to Anthony Valentine, which is definitely worth reading.

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As some of you may remember, The Knights of the Apocalypse is a Robin of Sherwood audio adventure that is going into production in 2016. This project will involve many members of the original cast and is based on an original script by Richard Carpenter. What you may not realize is that the cast and production team are accepting a much lower fee than they might normally receive because this is a pretty expensive endeavour -- hence the crowdfunding.

Last time I looked, the crowdfunding project was 89% towards its goal, so I don't think it will have any trouble raising that £10,000. However, any additional money raised will go to Richard Carpenter's favourite charities, the British Red Cross and the Sherwood Forest Trust. In addition, you can get some pretty awesome merchandise for various pledge amounts. These include a digital copy of the audio adventure for a donation of £10, £14 for the CD release, £20 for a t-shirt with the Knights of the Apocalypse artwork...The list goes on and on. In some cases, there are limited edition items such as art prints and CD box sets that include special features. If you're interested in any such merchandise, you should probably head to the site ASAP before certain items are gone. Of course, you can donate any amount or just spread the word via social media. There are links for that on the Crowdfunding website. Speaking of which, a link would probably be helpful, wouldn't it?

Oh! One last thing! There's now a fabulous promo vid starring Nickolas Grace:







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For any RoS fans who haven't heard, Robin of Sherwood will be coming back in 2016 as an audio adventure featuring many of the original cast members! The script was written some years ago by Richard Carpenter himself and will be released by Bafflegab Productions. For more information please click on the beautiful image above.

I don't know if this is true, but I heard that Gisburne appears in this story. If this is the case, I'll be very interested to see hear who will be cast in the role in Robert Addie's place. Same goes for Herne (John Abineri) for that matter.

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