Iolausian Writer's Circle Archives - Episodic Challenges


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Prometheus
Challenge: What happened between Hercules and Xena freeing Prometheus and the farewells of the two couples?

Owlharp
Jane
Carolyn
Ishtar
Moon
Melisande
DreamCatcher
Melinda
WhiteCat Guest Bard

Surprise
Challenge: Rewrite the ending of Surprise so that it was not Alcmene but Iolaus about to jump from the paraphet.

DreamCatcher
Moon
Ishtar
Jane
Owlharp
Carolyn

Encounter
Challenge: What exactly happened when Hercules found Iolaus near death with the Hind's arrow buried in his chest?

Owlharp
Ishtar
Jane
Moon
DreamCatcher

Lost City
Challenge: What happened to Iolaus between the torture scene and his reappearance as one of the "followers" and how did he manage to not become programmed?

Ceryndip
Jane
Melisande
Cokie
Cinderella
Owlharp

Maze of the Minotaur
Challenge: What happened to Iolaus between being pulled down the hole and Hercules pulling him from the cocoon?

Cokie
Ishtar
Owlharp
Nanaea
DreamCatcher
Ceryndip
Moon
Valentin
Jane
Ayelet
Melisande
Sapphire

Hero's Heart
Challenge: Explain why Iolaus trusted Hercules enough to allow Zeno to be handed over to the authorities after Iolaus rescued him from drowning.

BonaDea
Klio
Carolyn
Ceryndip
White Raven
Melisande

Enforcer
Challenge: What happened between Hercules carrying off the unconscious Nemesis and the goodbye scene at the end.

Carolyn
Chrysim
Ceryndip
Chalciope
Ceredwyn
Dragona
Jane
Bwell
Owlharp

Armageddon Now [WARNING: Some of these stories are extremely dark and disturbing. Read at your own discretion.]
Challenge: What would happen if Our Iolaus met up with alternate time Iolaus (not Jester), the one who grew up without the influence of Hercules? What would his life had been like without the demigod living in a world ruled by Conqueror Xena?

Wildkat
Klio
Bwell
Ceryndip
Jane
BonaDea
Ceredwyn
Owlharp
Carolyn
Chalciope

Mother of All Monsters
Challenge: Complete Mother of All Monsters by adding scenes to the end explaining how Iolaus and Alcmene managed to get the wounded Hercules back home.

Keesha
Owlharp
Fyresong
Valentin
Ziggy
Ceryndip
Sierra

2nd Maze of the Minotaur Challenge
Challenge: Add scenes to Maze of the Minotaur explaining why Iolaus is not wearing pants as they travel to Alturia.

Ziggy
Sierra
Ceryndip
Keesha
Jane

Wrong Path Challenge
Challenge: Add scenes to "The Wrong Path" between Iolaus finding Hercules outside of his home and Iolaus going into the tavern.

Keesha
Jane
Ceryndip
Melinda
Ziggy

Post Revelations Challenge
Challenge: Write a story set after "Revelations" explaining why Iolaus is wearing half an amulet instead of a whole one. Why wasn't it repaired when he returned? Also, we were invited to explain what happened to the monument that Hercules placed sometime after "Redemption".

Carolyn
Ceryndip
Dea
Owlharp
Melinda
Ziggy

The Wedding of Alcmene Challenge
Challenge: What if Iolaus was swallowed by the serpent in the big fight?

Dea
Ziggy

The God Fearing Child Challenge
Challenge: To continue the story began in the Xena episode "God Fearing Child" and relate how Hercules deals with committing patricide.

Ceryndip
Melinda
Owlharp


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