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Welcome to the first ever round of [community profile] historyfest, a prompt fest for historical rpf!

Rules, Information and Timeline

  • Prompting opens March 1.
  • Prompting closes March 15.
  • Filling closes April 30.
  • You may fill as soon as a prompt is posted, but an organised list of prompts will be posted after prompting ends.
  • All countries and historical periods are welcome. (For the purposes of this fest, history will be defined as pre-1950.)
  • Gen, het, slash, femslash and poly are all encouraged, as are all genres and ratings.
  • You may post anonymously if you wish. This includes both prompts and fills.
  • There is no minimum level of historical significance to be included in this fest. People can be politicians, generals, writers, artists, actors, jesters, monarchs, philosophers, scientists, spouses, parents, siblings, children, or merely someone who once did something odd that happened to be written about.
  • Don't be an asshole.


  • One prompt per comment, but you may leave as many comments as you like.
  • You may prompt 'crossovers' between people who never met or weren't alive at the same time.
  • To allow for easy categorisation, please title the thread in the following format: Country, Century
  • If the people involved belong to more than one country or century, please list both, e.g. Ancient Egypt/Ancient Rome, 1st Century BCE; China, 2nd-3rd Century; Britain, 1st Century/16th Century


  • Fills may consist of fic, art, mixes, or whatever you feel inspired to make.
  • There is no minimum or maximum length or size.
  • When posting, leave your fill as a reply to the original prompt. Make sure to change the thread title to "Fill: Title of Work, Medium, Country, Century, People/Ship, Rating" so people know you've posted something.
  • For fic, you may paste your work into the comment itself, or leave a link to where it's hosted elsewhere.
  • For art or other multimedia works, please provide a link to where it is hosted rather than embedding it.
  • You may fill your own prompts.
  • Multiple fills for the same prompt are allowed.
  • Please provide suitable warnings.
  • There is an AO3 collection here if you'd like to use it.
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Ancient Korea, 1rst Century BCE

Date: 2015-03-14 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Soseono, creating two kingdoms

Ancient Rome/Carthage, 3rd/2nd Century BCE

Date: 2015-03-14 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hannibal Barca/Scipio Africanus, dinner in Ephesus

Ancient Egypt, 15th Century BCE

Date: 2015-03-14 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hatshepsut, last king of Egypt

China, 7th CEntury CE

Date: 2015-03-14 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Pingyang, Then I'll raise you like a phoenix / Bring home the boys and scrap scrap metal the tanks

Norway & Sweden, early 18th century

Date: 2015-03-14 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Peter Tordenskjold and Karl XII never met. But what if they did?

Open to anything that puts them in the same place at the same time - be it an alternate course of history, or ridiculous slapfights in the afterlife.

Norway/Arctic circle, 20th century

Date: 2015-03-14 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Roald Amundsen and his crew disappeared while flying a rescue mission in the Arctic. The bodies were never found. But that doesn't necessarily mean he died, does it? Amundsen explored both the arctic and the antarctic, and now on that mission he found himself sucked into another adventure.

Accidentally discovering a passage to a Verne-esque Centre of the Earth? Sent back in time? Beamed up by aliens? Something else entirely? You decide.

France, 14th-century

Date: 2015-03-14 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Enguerrand VII de Coucy & Olivier V de Clisson - Anything involving friendship between two somewhat mismatched personalities.

Perhaps something in that sliver of time when, after the assassination attempt on Olivier, Enguerrand went to visit his injured friend, who was very glad to see him.

France/Germany, 12th century

Date: 2015-03-14 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The common origin of Chrétien de Troyes’ Perceval and Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival

Will take anything from a lost script by Guiot de Provins to a love affair between the two.

Germany, 12th century

Date: 2015-03-14 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Wolfram von Eschenbach / Walther von der Vogelweide

Minnesang did not necessarily praise ladies

Germany, 12th century

Date: 2015-03-14 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hildegard of Bingen

Gen and femslash welcome, no historical accuracy besides common knowledge needed. Just take her wikipedia article and run wild with it.

Possible prompts for inspiration but really, I’ll be happy with anything you come up with on your own:

- If it hadn’t been the nunnery, it would have been the stake.
- Producing medicine and caring for the sick
- Fighting for freedom, standing up against male dominance
- Maintaining a monastery garden
- Life with visions
- Overcoming your own limitations
- Love amongst nuns
- Hildegard runs her convent with an iron fist
- Times of austerity, times of opulence
- Scenes of daily life at the convent

Sweden, 15th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Queen Christina of Sweden & Ebba Sparre

Anything goes and relationship can be either platonic or romantic. Bonus if unrequited love is involved.

England, 19th century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Arthur Henry Hallam, Alfred Tennyson, William Ewart Gladstone; Gladstone's jealousy upon finding out he is no longer Hallam's closest friend (esp. if it involves him fully discovering it at an awkward meeting between the 3 of them)

France, 15th Century CE

Date: 2015-03-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Joan of Arc, she survives the pyre

Re: France, 15th Century CE

Date: 2015-04-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
mercuries: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mercuries
So Cruel, So Bright on AO3. 6,336 words. Thanks for the great prompt!

England/Netherlands, 15th/16th century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Desiderius Erasmus & Thomas More.

I'd be happy with anything, really. Maybe something about either their first meeting in 1499, or about the oddities or difficulties about conducting a friendship exclusively by letter for years.

Ancient Rome, 1st Century BC

Date: 2015-03-14 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

Cicero makes one of his many remakrs about Clodius and his sexuality, after it Pulcher wants to show him how exactly he takes to men.

Ancient Rome, 1st Century BC

Date: 2015-03-14 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

After the death of his daughter comfort overrules his morales.

Ancient Rome, 1st Century BC

Date: 2015-03-14 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Cato - everyone thinks he lives the life of an old man, he doesn't.

England/France 12st Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Richard Lionheart/Philippe II.

Old friends make the best enemies.

England/France 12th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Eleanor of Aquitaine - Being a mother of kings is difficult

England/France 12th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
John I - After his brother's death John looks back at his relationship with Richard.

England/France 12th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Eleanor & John I. - The last of her sons

France 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Napoleon and Josephine - A last meeting

USA, 20th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Caroline Astor & Alva Vanderbilt.

Modern or period Gossip Girl AU; parties and backstabbing and the social elite.

Re: USA, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-14 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
See above edit for correct time period.
From: (Anonymous)
Hannibal Barca and/or Scipio Africanus (and/or Hannibal/scipio), they fake their own deaths

Ancient Rome, 1st Century BC

Date: 2015-03-15 12:28 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Pompey/Caesar, we were family once
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