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 2.5 seasons of SGA (so far) and encompassing approximately 200,000 words in 22 stories, 2 side stories, and (approximately) 50 drabbles. While it IS on hiatus while I am at Basic Training (mid Feb - mid May 2013), I have every intention of finishing the series upon my return
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), mature humour, use of alcohol.... Nothing you'd not expect to see in SGA itself, with slighly more fade-to-black.
Spoilers: currently, 1x01 "Rising" thru 3x08 "McKay and Mrs Miller" & 5x10/11 "First Contact"/"The Lost Tribe;" assumes basic knoweledge of pretty much all SG1 thru 10x03 "The Pegasus Project."
Pairings: Ancient!John Sheppard/Rodney McKay (main); Evan Lorne/Radek Zelenka, Carson Beckett/Laura Cadman, Elizabeth Weir/Stephen Caldwell, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill (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 intend to revisit this issue after I return from Basic. 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