Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius by Nerys Ghemor
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Somewhere among the hundreds of thousands of parallel universes is one where the worlds of Cardassia have fallen to an implacable enemy on a jihad to destroy everything they hold sacred.

Some seek refuge among the stars, while others fight the enemy at home--and in the depths of their souls.

Driven by twisted forces of immeasurable magnitude, the Bajorans have invaded. Will the spirit of Cardassia remain unbroken?


Categories: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Non-con, Violence
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 18
Series Type: Closed

The Desolate Vigil by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T      Reviews (12
Summary: Past Featured Story

Twenty-year-old Skrain Dukat has prayed hard and worked hard to bring himself to this place, but now that he's here at Yavenn Pretam University in his home city of Culat, there's tension in the air: the forces of Bajor are pressing closer and closer to the Cardassia system and there's been no stopping them yet.

He believed he was destined for the art of the courtroom. But now--might justice for an entire world someday rest in his hands?


Chapters: 7    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 37220    Read Count: 5449
[Report This] Published: 03 Sep 2009 Updated: 02 May 2010
Pearl by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (1
Summary:

How do you hear the voice of the divine even in the chaos of a tormented mind?

In the wake of the darkest moment of his young life thus far, thirteen-year-old Skrain Dukat takes the first steps on the journey that will define an entire lifetime.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4543    Read Count: 391
[Report This] Published: 03 Dec 2010 Updated: 03 Dec 2010
For Their Own Good by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K      Reviews (1
Summary:

A vignette of desert meditation--a moment where the separation between the two Dukats became just a bit clearer.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1197    Read Count: 292
[Report This] Published: 24 Nov 2012 Updated: 24 Nov 2012
Exits in the Haze by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: M      Reviews (4
Summary: Past Featured Story

A prominent Cardassian rebel has been imprisoned on Bajor by a vedek of the “True Prophets,” and subjected to an awful degradation. Yet sometimes it is in weakness when one becomes strong...it all comes down to the choices that you make.

(January 2009 TrekBBS Writing Contest Runner-Up. “Exits in the Haze” takes place 18 years prior to “Sacrifice,” almost 19 years before "Captives' Ransom.”)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations, Non-con, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4798    Read Count: 938
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
A Door to the Soul by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T      Reviews (3
Summary:

Cardassian resistance fighter Skrain Dukat has escaped from captivity and torture at the hands of Pah-Wraith Vedek Tora Naprem.  Now, one step closer to the hope of home, Dukat finds he is not the only one who has struggled with faith...


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: Alternate Universe
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2392    Read Count: 440
[Report This] Published: 02 Aug 2010 Updated: 02 Aug 2010
Flying Apart by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K      Reviews (3
Summary:

Skrain and Ziyal Dukat are within minutes of freedom from Bajor.  Will they survive their escape from the planet of the Pah-Wraiths?  And at what cost?

This story follows the events of "Exits in the Haze" and "A Door to the Soul," and precedes "The Guide."

Inspired by Ad Astra prompt #55: "Escape."


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3497    Read Count: 347
[Report This] Published: 06 Dec 2011 Updated: 06 Dec 2011
The Guide by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (2
Summary: Past Featured Story

A young Cardassian with a difficult spiritual gift must bear the burdens of his double life as well as those of a wounded hero and friend.

(Written for the February 2009 TrekBBS Writing Challenge)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2308    Read Count: 580
[Report This] Published: 07 Feb 2009 Updated: 07 Feb 2009
Summary:

Two Cardassias.  Two completely different fates.  An experimental weapon sweeps resistance fighter Skrain Dukat into a world violently uprooted from all that he knows. 

In that world, Gul Atira Jarol must face the painful shadows of her own past when she suddenly finds herself looking into the eyes of a man who in her world was at the center of it all..


Chapters: 5    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 23435    Read Count: 2894
[Report This] Published: 01 Nov 2010 Updated: 01 Nov 2010
Sacrifice by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T      Reviews (3
Summary:

They have given every last reserve for the freedom of their people. Now, a Cardassian resistance fighter and his daughter face the final test of their spirits. And though no eye may behold and no scanner may detect its presence, there is hope and there is triumph even in this desolate place...

(November TrekBBS Writing Challenge entry.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1577    Read Count: 548
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
Still by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (3
Summary:

Two heroes have fallen.  But to Akellen Macet--they are family.

Written in response to Ad Astra writing prompt #62.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1152    Read Count: 325
[Report This] Published: 13 Apr 2012 Updated: 13 Apr 2012
The Image and the Spirit by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (7
Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Cardassian refugee Hirhul Mendral tries to settle into the social life of his Phoenix high school--only to discover that after a year on Earth, he's still not through with culture shock...

(Written for the April TrekBBS Writing Contest. Thanks to Mistral for expressing an interest in Mendral's high-school days!)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: Mendral, Hirhul (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2099    Read Count: 500
[Report This] Published: 27 Apr 2009 Updated: 27 Apr 2009
Captives' Ransom by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K      Reviews (3
Summary:

Aboard the Enterprise-D, Ensign Sam Lavelle prepares his heart for the Christmas season...and learns a lesson from his best friend, a Cardassian refugee who knows what it is to watch and wait...

(December 2008 TrekBBS Writing Contest winning entry)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: Lavelle, Sam (SigCat), Mendral, Hirhul (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2467    Read Count: 693
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
The Exile by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K      Reviews (4
Summary:

The Federation has done nothing to help his people. So why would Cardassian ensign Hirhul Mendral join the very Starfleet that watched as his people fell to Bajoran occupation?


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation, Alternate Universes
Characters: Lavelle, Sam (SigCat), Mendral, Hirhul (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3678    Read Count: 609
[Report This] Published: 19 Mar 2009 Updated: 19 Mar 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: 1362
[Report This] Published: 29 Jun 2011 Updated: 29 Jun 2011
Point of Divergence by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      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: 2070
[Report This] Published: 18 May 2009 Updated: 18 May 2009
The Spark in Yartek's Eye by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      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: 340
[Report This] Published: 20 Sep 2011 Updated: 20 Sep 2011
Summary:

Ready for more of the alternate Cardassia you saw first in TNG's "Parallels"?

Here is a collection of writing prompt responses from this universe.

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Spoilers abound.  I will try to indicate when each prompt takes place and what stories it follows.


Chapters: 9    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes, Deep Space Nine, Next Generation
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: No    Word count: 5117    Read Count: 5391
[Report This] Published: 16 Sep 2011 Updated: 16 Sep 2011
Summary:

In another universe ravaged by the Narada--a very different Cardassia responds to the suffering of its neighbors.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes, Alternate Original Series
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4097    Read Count: 413
[Report This] Published: 17 Jan 2011 Updated: 17 Jan 2011