Balance and Ruin


A Final Fantasy VI AU: Chocobo rancher Kang Seulgi gets taken on the ride of her life when a group of rebels calling themselves the Returners abscond with her birds!


EDIT: Cover art made by the ever-delicious and always ineffably lovely author bubunn! AKA Eclair~ <3 Thank you so much!!!! 


1,000 years ago, there was a battle known as the War of the Magi. The chaos surrounding these events nearly rent the world asunder as figures attempted to take control of the gods' forbidden magic and use it towards their own ends.

But magic is not it meant to be controlled by fickle and flawed humans, a race consumed by greed and petty ambitions. Indeed, the gods decided that magic is not meant for this world at all, and made a pact with each other to seal their essences away. They told the survivors of the war to uphold one final decree:

"We must never be woken."

But even as the gods turned themselves into stone to remove temptation from the humans, they had underestimated their lust for power. While the gods slept, the humans were busy hunting down every rumor, every trace of magic that remained in their world, collecting it and using it for their own ends.

And as war brews again, the Empire of Gestahl threatens to tip the world out of Balance, and plunge it into Ruin.

I've got some iconic scenes and lines coming up in the next few chapters and I am worried that y'all will think I'm making it up but really I'm taking it straight from the game rofl. The game is just really dramatic.

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1 points #1
Chapter 18: Solji the mom lolol flashback to all the stories i've heard about her from you to date XD
question! "she's a part of you now." <--- what does this mean? did heechul use her dna samples or something and created some kind of clone? ya know? like Wolverine and X-23. but not gonna Irene clone would be so cool but also so not good for the gang cz then they'd have to deal with another Irene which..ya know is not gonna be pretty. (but i think an irene clone would also be equally pretty XDD)
1 points #2
Chapter 18: isn't shiva supposed to be a almighty god in this universe?
with this chapter i'm really left speechless. or wordless. breathless? no comments. quite literally.
no, i do have something to say: joyri. also: heechul
1 points #3
Chapter 18: MA HART!!

*screams in korean
mystearica 1 points #4
Chapter 18: Whadaya mean she's part of Irene now? Yah!
1 points #5
Chapter 18: I gasped out loud when I saw this updated.
I love that Joyri kiss, hehehehe. These two arguing about using supplies is so funny to me cause usually when I play RPGs, by the end of it I have tons of potions and phoenix downs... unused!

Also, it's funny how Seulgi is just using brute force to beat her enemies. And that forehead kiss, my soul ascended for a bit.
1 points #6
Chapter 17: the scary general bae turns into bae irene in just mere seconds, especially when she’s with seulgi THIS RELATIONSHIP I CAN’T- you’re the best, author-nim <3
annyya 1 points #7
1 points #8
Chapter 17: Thank you haro. I love you haro. You're the best, haro. Mwah