This is fleshed-out version of A Tale of Terreis and Ephiny, the story that I wrote live, without notes, during an IRC chat.
I thought it would be interesting to write a piece of Xena fanfic that took place in the Xenaverse, but didn’t even make mention of Xena or Gabrielle. Instead it uses a pair of characters that it didn’t appear at the time would ever appear again on Xena — after all, one was dead and the other was generally disliked.
Admittedly, when you write like this, the story lacks a bit of polish. In this version, I expanded on a lot of scenes and character development to make the off-the-cuff story a bit more accessible.
September 7, 1996