Star Trek: Sigils and Unions by Nerys Ghemor
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Summary:

Sigils and Unions logoRecent history has not been kind to the Cardassian people. Following protracted wars with the Federation and now the Klingon Empire, the Cardassian Union has been absorbed into the Dominion with promises of greater glory than Cardassia has ever known.

Given this tumultuous history and tightly-controlled society, it is easy to look across the border and suppose the support of this alliance--and the attitudes that led Cardassia into this situation to be unanimous. But there is more to the Cardassian people than most outsiders have ever suspected.

And in the wary eyes of the Cardassians, there is more to the Federation than most of its own citizens have ever suspected. Will the Cardassian Union's darkest hour eventually lead to its finest hour?

Explore this question through the eyes of the Cardassians themselves, and those in the Federation with whom they cross paths.


Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 17
Series Type: Closed

The Thirteenth Order by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (66
Summary:

2375: The height of the Dominion War. The Dominion has promised to shower glories upon Cardassia the likes of which it has never known--but the reality is another thing entirely. Four Cardassian guls have had enough of the Dominion's false promises, and are ready to put their complaints into action.

And on the desolate rock of AR-558, a Starfleet soldier fights for his life and is taken captive by Cardassians. But something strange is happening behind enemy lines that he never would have believed...


Chapters: 20    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Sigils and Unions
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: No    Word count: 87315    Read Count: 38040
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 30 Aug 2011
Inhuman by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (9
Summary:

Cadet Spirodopoulos stands accused.  Will his short Academy career survive the ravages of prejudice?


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2710    Read Count: 956
[Report This] Published: 25 Feb 2011 Updated: 25 Feb 2011
Immersion by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (1
Summary:

A young Zejil Rebek and Tayben Berat learn that on Cardassia Prime, secrets are the glue that bind its people together.

(Contains mild spoilers for The Thirteenth Order.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3407    Read Count: 1082
[Report This] Published: 12 Sep 2010 Updated: 12 Sep 2010
A Stone's Throw Away by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (9
Summary:

Sometimes the eidetic Cardassian memory is the most dreadful burden of all.

Glinn Tayben Berat knows he wants to survive. But how?

Written for the July 2009 TrekBBS Writing Challenge.

(This story takes place in 2369, just a week after the events of Lois Tilton's novel Betrayal, and almost six years before "Let He Who Has Eyes See," so be aware there are extensive spoilers for her book.)

Winner: Haunted Challenge
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben
Genre: None
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3059    Read Count: 943
[Report This] Published: 10 Jul 2009 Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Flash by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary:

2371--Volan III. This is the time and the place where two lives are changed forever.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5016    Read Count: 1330
[Report This] Published: 27 Mar 2010 Updated: 27 Mar 2010
Summary:

Cardassians don't rebel.  For years untold, that has been the prevailing belief in the galaxy--and among the Cardassians themselves.  But what happens when a Cardassian is pushed to that breaking point?  How does he come to that place, and where will he go from there?


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben, Ensemble Cast - Sigils and Unions
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4259    Read Count: 1103
[Report This] Published: 29 Jun 2011 Updated: 29 Jun 2011
Let He Who Has Eyes See by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (3
Summary: Past Featured Story

Tayben Berat is a rarity in any galactic power's military--let alone the Cardassian Guard. Continuing his service in the face of his neurological impairment is tough enough as it is without an insufferable Vorta coming aboard his ship in 2374 determined to twist the knife as deep as possible.

But Dasreen is about to pay dearly for taking one look at Gul Berat and counting him out of the fight...

(Spoilers for Prologue-Chapter 6 of The Thirteenth Order)


Winner: Underdog Challenge


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben
Genre: None
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5552    Read Count: 1209
[Report This] Published: 04 Mar 2009 Updated: 04 Mar 2009
The Hephaestic Oath by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: M    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary:

On AR-558, an atrocity of a weapon calls for an atrocity of a solution.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3028    Read Count: 1124
[Report This] Published: 14 Aug 2011 Updated: 14 Aug 2011
Those Who Remain by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: M    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary:

2375--The Septimus Massacre.

They were the enemy. It was deserved.

Or was it?

Hear the voice of Massacre survivor, Gul Zejil Rebek, and remember and reflect--for "this, but for the hand of grace, could have been you."


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2187    Read Count: 1215
[Report This] Published: 18 Sep 2009 Updated: 18 Sep 2009
Shared Practices by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (3
Summary:

Dr. Sekdain Istep, CMO of the Cardassian warship Trager, is stretched like never before when he becomes part of the Thirteenth Order rebellion and finds his practice expanding in a way few Cardassian physicians have ever had to contend with.

(SPOILERS for The Thirteenth Order up to Chapter 16.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Sigils and Unions
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1646    Read Count: 926
[Report This] Published: 10 Aug 2010 Updated: 10 Aug 2010
A Weaver of Lives by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (9
Summary: Past Featured StoryIn 2376, Cardassian ambassador and freelance journalist Natima Lang reflects in the new op-ed column of the Cardăsa Star-Sentinel on the life and influence of late dissident Tekeny Ghemor. Through the words of Ghemor's family, friends, and colleagues, she reveals the man to Cardassia as he truly was, not as the Obsidian Order would have it...
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3125    Read Count: 1381
[Report This] Published: 28 Jan 2009 Updated: 28 Jan 2009
A Dark Creation Tale by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K      Reviews (5
Summary:

This is the tale of how darkness fell over the Mirror Universe, as remembered by one who is of the Prophets, in the presence of a very different Dukat who is of neither his universe nor the Mirror.

(Story begins with an excerpt from The Lightless Ends of the World, co-authored by myself and Gul Re'jal--section written by NG, though there is one mention of Gul Jarol, who is Re'jal's character.  Originally submitted as a writing prompt response on the forum.)


Chapters: 2    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Mirror Universe, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Sisko, Benjamin
Genre: Alternate Universe, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1761    Read Count: 2538
[Report This] Published: 29 Jun 2011 Updated: 29 Jun 2011
Point of Divergence by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (4
Summary:

Five hundred years ago, the Cataclysm comes upon the world you call Cardăsa Terăm. But how shall history tell it? This is your adventure, and your choice shall decide what is remembered for posterity.

(Written for the May 2009 TrekBBS Writing Challenge)


Chapters: 3    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes, Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2647    Read Count: 3257
[Report This] Published: 18 May 2009 Updated: 18 May 2009
The Spark in Yartek's Eye by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (2
Summary:

There is nothing more precious than the purity of an uncorrupted dream.

Before the years of pain and anguish each universe knew in its own way, those who would someday be known as Cardassians marveled at the revelation of a whole other world right in their backyard.  Can you imagine what it would be like if Mars still boasted a breathable atmosphere and running water?  Tehir and Miti Mejurak could tell you all about it...


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3201    Read Count: 665
[Report This] Published: 19 Sep 2011 Updated: 19 Sep 2011
Summary:

Can't get enough of Gul Berat and company?  There's more!

Here are all of my Star Trek: Sigils and Unions-related Writing Prompt responses.

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Spoilers abound.  I'll do my best to let you know what story each ficlet follows


Chapters: 14    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben, Ensemble Cast - Sigils and Unions
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: No    Word count: 9307    Read Count: 17324
[Report This] Published: 15 Sep 2011 Updated: 12 Apr 2012
Cardassian Sunrise by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: Past Featured Story

Like ripples in a pond, even a year after the attack on the Kelvin, the changes to this wounded timeline have already begun to spread beyond the Federation's borders.

See through the eyes of a Vulcan, a human, and a Cardassian as dreadful circumstances force two powers into much closer contact much sooner than they ever would have had otherwise...


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Original Series
Characters: Pike, Chris (Greenwood), Spock (Quinto)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4664    Read Count: 1431
[Report This] Published: 25 May 2009 Updated: 25 May 2009
The Nature of the Beast by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary:

The Dominion has won the war. Some species have paid with their lives--humanity has paid its price in another coin.

But the Dominion has underestimated the children of Earth and Cardassia Prime...

This is a Sigils and Unions main universe-based AU.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4900    Read Count: 1139
[Report This] Published: 14 Jan 2010 Updated: 14 Jan 2010