The Ancient!John 'Verse Masterpost
The Atlantis Expedition never knew Major Sheppard. When they arrive in the Pegasus Galaxy, however, they discover a single Ancient remained behind to protect the city.
His name is Iohannes Ianideus Licinus Pastor, but mostly they just call him John Sheppard...
The Ancient!John 'Verse is a work in progress, spanning the first 3 seasons of SGA (so far) and encompassing approximately 200,000 words in 32 stories, 2 side stories, and (approximately) 80 drabbles. I have every intention of writing the series through S5 (and possibly even beyond).
Rating: ranges from PG to R, averages at PG-13
Warnings: character death (major and minor), language (this is the main one), SyFy violence and gore, sexual themes and content (mainly slash, with some het), homophobia, (attempted) non con, mature humour, use of alcohol.... Nothing you'd not expect to see in SGA itself, with slightly more fade-to-black.
Spoilers: currently, "Rising" thru "Sunday" with "First Contact"/"The Lost Tribe;" assumes basic knowledge of pretty much all SG1 thru The Ark of Truth and even more basic knowledge of SGU "Air, Part One" thru "Earth."
Pairings: Ancient!John Sheppard/Rodney McKay (main); Evan Lorne/Radek Zelenka (secondary), Carson Beckett/Laura Cadman, Elizabeth Weir/Stephen Caldwell, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Jeanne Miller/Kaleb Miller (background); mentions of past Ancient!John Sheppard/OFC, Elizabeth Weir/Simon Wallis, Stephen Caldwell/OFC, Evan Lorne/OFC, Jack O'Neill/Sarah O'Neill, and Janus/Everybody.
Disclaimer: I don't own these characters. I don't even own the humorous (and legally useless) disclaimer you're reading now.
Notes: This started out as a one-shot and has grown into it's own 'verse. As such, there are a plethora of background materials a reader may find useful. These include the glossary, the timeline, the soundtrack, Ancient!John's family tree, and other assorted series notes. This series is cross-posted to AO3 and ff.net. Also, most of the first two seasons worth of stories have been poste facto beta'd b spaci1701, but the drabbles and all of the third season have not. I am also will to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to ask away.
- Pastor: The Atlantis Expedition never knew Major Sheppard. When they arrive in the Pegasus Galaxy, however, they discover a single Ancient remained behind to protect the city...
- Custodia: Iohannes is the last Alteran in two galaxies. But he isn't quite as alone as he first thought
- Patres et Filii: Atlantis is filled with all sorts of things the Ancients left behind
- Custos: Iohannes and Steve have a lunch date
- Amici et Amatores: It's a scientific fact that, the smaller the population, the more rumours there are
- Liberator: When it happens, this is how it happens
- Heros: Atlantis has seen many wars, but none have asked for a price such as this
- Martyr: They don't have the weaponry or the manpower to win. But that doesn't mean they'll stop trying
- Socors: Rodney's day starts out badly. It gets better
- Advena: Terra isn't what Iohannes expected
- Heres: Evan Lorne would have never joined the Stargate program if his girlfriend hadn't cheated on him
- Dei et Viri: Some things should stay lost
- Somniati: Elizabeth and Steven's relationship in a nutshell
- Socii: That which is lost is not always gone forever
- Legati: Some things need to be found
- Fratris Filii: Sam and Jack's relationship in a nutshell
- Fradator: Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right
- Atlas: Anything involving the Stargate Program has a way of conflating emotions
- Messias: The truth cannot stay hidden forever
- Coniurati: In which Iohannes is taken
- Defensor: In which Iohannes returns
- Idolon: In which cake is eaten, a movie is watched, and feelings are discussed
- Manes: In which Daniel Jackson and SG-1 finally make it to Atlantis
- Imperator: In which the Genii return
- Daemones: Asuras still stands
- Cor Leonis: A king is born
- Angelus: Jeannie learns the truth
- Princeps: A king is made
- Alii: In which there is a rift in space/time
- Iudex: The Ancients return to Atlantis
- Exsul: In which almost no one is happy
- Percantator: In which there is a question
- Sponsi: In which there is an answer
- Medici: In which the Second Expedition is formed
- Ascensiones: Things fall apart
- Coniunx: It's the wedding of the millennium
- TBA: The centre cannot hold