Illyandria's Xena and Ares Page

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Archive
Name: Illyandria's Xena and Ares Page
aka Sooner Die In Your Arms...
aka Illyandria's Enchanted Lands
aka AresXena.Net
Date(s): October 30, 1999 to December 4, 2002 (original archive)
May 21, 2006 to August 31, 2016 (partially resurrected archive)
Archivist: Illyandria Salara Valassiah
Founder: Illyandria Salara Valassiah
Type: het, fan fiction, Ares/Xena
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
URL: angelfire.com/ks2/xena (defunct)
ares.envy.nu (defunct)
geocities.com/karsutha (Wayback link)
karsutha.cjb.net (Wayback link)
aresxena.net (Wayback link)
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Illyandria's Xena and Ares Page was home to the first large-scale Xena: Warrior Princess fan fiction archive dedicated specifically to the Ares/Xena pairing. The site was created on October 30, 1999, by a twelve-year-old girl in the midwestern United States. It was not an automated archive, nor were WYSIWYG tools used; each story was coded by hand in HTML.

Over the course if its life, the site hosted over 500 stories and poems, an active forum, the Ares and Xena Writer's Club (with over 150 members), the Ares and Xena Fan Fiction Awards, graphics, episode guides, lyrics, and more.

Though it frequently changed hosts as well as names, the site was open until December 4, 2002, at which point it was closed without warning by archivist Illyandria Salara Valassiah. At the time of closing, the site hosted 506 Ares/Xena stories and poems.

Although the site was closed, it was never deleted by the webmistress, so much of the content was still accessible to those who had bookmarked the pages, until certain file names and folders were changed, making the fan fiction inaccessible. When Geocities closed in 2009, the site was finally deleted.

A portion of the original archive was restored by Illyandria as AresXena.Net on May 21, 2006, and stayed online for a decade before being closed (this time with notice) on August 31, 2016.

Milestones

  • Surpassed 400 stories/poems on March 31, 2001.
  • Surpassed 500 stories/poems on September 6, 2001.

Awards Won

  • The Empress' New Site Award
  • The Empress' Underappreciated Character Site Award
  • The Empress' Magnificent Site Award
  • Greek Amazon's Xena & Ares Flame That Never Dies Award
  • The Widow Twanky's A Site Worth Fanning For Award[[