Master Post--2015
Thank you to all that were interested in this fest and partcipated! Here is the master post of all the works for 2015! Make you sure you check them out if you haven't already!

+ Hotel Camelot by neuroticnick
+ No More (Albion Falls) by dianaprallon
+ The House by weatherfeather
+ Treacherous by val_creative
+ Pestilence by Itzcoatl/Obsidianserpent
+ In Dreams We Shall Be Saved by narlth
+ The Tower by hyunni27
+ Raven Child by mushroomtale
+ Tales to Tell in the Dark by polomonkey and mushroomtale
+ Lament for the Lost by clea2011
+ Following the Beast by loaded_march and mushroomtale
+ Doctor Emrys and Mr Pendragon by digthewriter

(If we missed anyone, please let us know.)

Doctor Emrys and Mr Pendragon
Title: Doctor Emrys and Mr Pendragon
Name: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur [Zombie!Merlin/Zombie!Arthur]
Warnings: Some blood in the picture
Summary: In this life or the after life, they'll always be Two sides of the same coin
Notes: Originally, I was going to write this epic Zombie!Lancelot fic but I lost all inspiration and dropped out of the fest and then this hit. Thanks to the vintage_ads for THIS CLASSIC inspiration. Created for merlin_horror fest 2015. Also all my thanks to capitu for the last minute edit.



FIC and ART: Following the Beast
loaded march
Title: Following the Beast (on AO3)
Author: loaded_march/Footloose (LJ/AO3)
Artist: mushroomtale/mushroomtale (LJ/AO3)
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, others
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, underage, kidnapping, torture
Arthur grew up surrounded by emotionless attendants, was forced to suppress his true nature, and was regularly trotted out as a special-occasion showpiece for the entertainment of pedantic mortals. As he approaches adulthood, he decides that it's time for him to break free of the leash and to take his rightful place on the throne.

There are agents of Heaven and Hell who would stop him. His own half-sister desires the power for herself. His human father refuses to allow Arthur out of his control. The Fallen sperm donor responsible for Arthur's existence wants to take his place.

Arthur's young. His power has yet to mature. All the allies he has made and the loyal men who follow him won't be enough to protect him until he can build the Kingdom he has dreamed of since he was a child.

He needs the help of the person who makes angels and demons quaver in fear at the mere mention of his name. Of the broken, down-trodden man who is now a pale shade of the terror he had been decades ago. He needs Merlin, and Arthur has every intention of making Merlin his.

Notes: Please see the works for artist and author notes.

The Wicked Man series on the AO3 includes Following the Beast (fic), associated artwork, and The Last Hour (fanmix).

FIC: Lament for the Lost
Arthur blue
Title: Lament for the Lost
Name: clea2011
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Warnings: Major Character Death
Summary: Arthur inherits a crumbling mansion and sets out to restore it to its former glory. But Merlin has been held by a far darker inheritance all his life, and its grip on him tightens when he arrives at Camelot House to work for Arthur.
Notes: Huge thanks to deinonychus_1 for the super-fast beta and red pen work.
Thanks also to the folks in the Merlin chats for the support and encouragement.

Lament for the Lost

FIC and ART: Tales to Tell in the Dark
arthur boat
Title: Tales to Tell in the Dark
Name: mushroomtale, polomonkey
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: Individual chapter warnings for murder, rape, mutilation
A Prince stumbles across a beautiful man asleep in a castle...
A merman longs for the handsome noble he sees above the waves...
One orphan courts another in a town where young men are going missing...

Three classic fairytales, given a horror twist.

Notes: Huge thanks and appreciation to Mushroom for the beautiful art, and for cheering me on when I was angsting and flailing about these stories! She didn't let me give up and she provided the incentive of wonderful pictures, all credit goes to her!

Please note that these are three standalone stories with individual chapter warnings, and can be read separately if you wish to skip one.

Link to fic on AO3

Link to art on tumblr

FIC: The Tower
KangTa Eternity

Title: The Tower
Name: hyunni27(lj) / Tayathestrange(AO3&Tumblr)
Rating:Teen and Up Adiences
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur (only indirect)
Warnings:some violence, but nothing too graphic

Summary: When his time comes to choose a quest to prove his value as a knight and the potential to be a future leader Arthur's decision falls on the most
appealing one: "You must find the Lost Kingdom and save the cursed princess, who has been sleeping in the highest tower while the land died below her." But when he finally reaches his destination, the legend turns into a lie and something much more dangerous than a princess to be kissed awaits in the ruins of the forgotten kingdom.

Notes: This piece has been inspired by a prompt from
mushroomtale. A twisted fairytale was suggested and I got very intrigued since I had been pondering on something like that for quite some time now. Sadly it didn't really turn out like I imagined (and problay also not like the Prompt-Giver meant it). I'm sorry. I'm so tired and this doesn't feel finished. I still have some polishing to do, so I suggest not to read it until Halloween. (I just didn't wanna miss my posting date, it's already so late @____@).

Oh yeah, the fairytale used was 'Sleeping Beauty" (just in case the summary didn't make that clear enough).

Here on AO3

In Dreams We Shall Be Saved
Title: In Dreams We Shall Be Saved
Name: Narlth
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur Pre-slash
Warnings: Violence
Summary: When Merlin releases the dragon, he also releases something else that had been trapped under the castle, something almost all living beings have forgotten. Something that will can destroy Camelot from the inside.
Notes: I seriously nearly deleted this fic several times. Unbeta'd so apologises.
All the love to the Merlin Chatzy people for there support <3
Chapter 2 is coming tomorrow, I need to clean it up a little.

Fic on Ao3

Art: Pestilence

Summary:Illustration for this story idea.(No story has actually been written based on this, so excuse the long description but otherwise the drawing will make no sense.) A strange plague hits the land while Merlin is still living in Ealdor; the crops fail, the livestock die, and then the villagers start dying as well. On her deathbed Hunith urges Merlin to flee to Camelot and Gaius. Merlin won't leave while there are still sick to look after, but when the last person dies he travels to Camelot. The pestilence reaches Camelot at the same time as he does, and Gaius searches for a cure.

What Gaius finally realises is that Merlin's magic gets its power by draining the life force of everything around him, and as he gets older, his magic gets stronger and he is inadvertently killing people and things more quickly. he has to tell Merlin that he was the cause of all the deaths in Ealdor and that he is now slowly killing Arthur and everyone in Camelot.

The illustration is set early in the story when Merlin is still in Ealdor and things are just beginning to die.

Notes: Digital pen and ink done using the Artrage programme.

On DeviantArt here
Or under the LJ-cut below
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FIC: Treacherous
Title: Treacherous
Name: val_creative // Val_Creative (AO3)
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Merlin, Merlin, Arthur, Hunith, Uther, Knights, Gaius, Kilgharrah
Warnings:[Spoiler (click to open)]
Gore, Blood, Cannibalism, Violence

Word Count: 8756

Summary: Lands outside Camelot attacked in broad daylight. Reports of mysterious tribes of warriors, banded along with sorcerers. Uther does nothing until a patrol of Camelot's knights vanish from the borders of the Darkling Woods.

In a full month, they reappear injured and dying, long having since passed the territory of Cenred's kingdom. Prince Arthur and some of the best knights rescue those who can be saved, along with information-gathering and dispelling the rumours on the bizarre phenomena and flesh-eaters.

Notes: It's been a joy to participate, thank you!

FIC: The House
sky, feather
Title: The House
Name: silence_since_silence(ao3)/weatherfeather(lj)
Rating: Mature
Characters: Arthur, Merlin
Word count: 1k
Warnings: Major Character Death
Summary: Merlin is a real estate agent. Arthur buys the two bedroom, one bath, one-level house with the streetlight right out front and just across the road and with the giant rosemary bush that has grown up around the front window like ivy.

Author's notes: Regarding the major character death: It's really not as bad as it sounds, so please don't let that put you off. (Yes, there is still death. No getting around that.)

Read it here.


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