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 Post subject: Arcs and Triumphs
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:09 pm 
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The M:EM has become an increasingly expansive and connective project, and there has been much talk over the years of helping newcomers and those who have not been along for the whole ride in sorting out the various story arcs, reading orders, and starting points. In that spirit, I have decided to make this thread with the hope of keeping the story arcs up-to-date, as well as provide a venue through which people can recommend some of their favorite pieces (the "Triumphs") of the M:EM.

Owing to the nature of some of these arcs, there is a chance for minor spoilers depending on character involvement and story titles, but these lists should give a clear impression of the recommended reading order of all of the stories involved.

I am going to start with the arcs I have been heavily involved with, because I know them best. I can edit in others as we go. Also, others should feel free to post their own arcs and triumphs in this thread, if they want to.

Arcs
The War of the Wheel Arc


Daneera Arc


Denner Arc


Thorneau Revolution Arc


Gale Arc


Jade Arc


Raiker Venn Stories


Triumphs
These are just some of the stories from the M:EM that I personally recommend. Some of these are mine, some belong to others, but I will try to restrict my choices to stories that could serve as good intro pieces to the M:EM, requiring little to no knowledge of the M:EM in order to enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcs and Triumphs
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:44 pm 
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I definitely think a thread like this will be useful to any newcomers. For now, let me just try to stub out some of my own tangled webs, and then I can edit-in links later.

Beryl's arc:
1. Small Magic
(Related: Stars and Smoke)
(Related: The Hermit's Burden)
2. A Bet on Kindness
3. To Walk Across Fire
4. Reclamation
(Background: A Cold Shoulder)
5. Friends and Killers
6. The Lies We Tell
(Background: Live for the Moment)
(Background: Wild Card)
7. Complications
(Background: The Magician's Crossroads)
8. Between Two Worlds
9. A Name in a Book
(Background: Check and Checkmate)
10. The Fire
11. Climb Every Mountain
12. Paid in Full

Other Beryl stories (probably makes sense to do these after the main arc):
The Disappearing Act
...others that I'm forgetting?

Old Smokey/Red Jackie arc
(Background: Jakkard dossier)
1. Two Bullets
2. Love and Theft
3. Red Eyes
4. Stare Down the Basilisk
5. Foxtrot (non-chronological, but I think it fits best here)
6. A Moral Compass
7. The Sincerest Form of Flattery
8. Blood on the Tracks
9. Rest for the Wicked

Other Jackie stories (makes sense to do these after the main arc):
Six-Shooter
3:15 to Dayko
(Background: Seven Spineless Angels)
Mistakes of the Past
(Background: Paid in Full)
New Morning
Scar's
(Background: Shades of Red)
...probably others that I'm forgetting?

Tryst's arc:
(Background: Phostus dossier)
1. The Fine Print
2. The Hand That Feeds
3. The Body
4. Hide and Seek

Haru's arc:
1. The Storm
2. Seasons

Ish's arc:
1. Caveat Emptor
2. Caveat Venditor

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 Post subject: Re: Arcs and Triumphs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:43 pm 
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*quietly bookmarks thread*

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