The Bard's Corner

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Name: The Bard's Corner
Date(s): 20 December 1996-today
Archivist: MaryD
Founder: MaryD
Type: f/f, uber, gen
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
URL: (defunct)
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The Bard's Corner is MaryD's Xena fanfiction archive. It's invitation-only and hosts some of the best fanfic in the Xenaverse. The archive is mainly subtext in nature, which means there is a strong femslash focus (or alt, as it's called in the Xenaverse). There are stories which are not subtext but the majority are subtext/maintext fiction.

Fanfiction and original stories are listed by author and genre.

The archive features The Xippy Awards. These are basically MaryD's recommendations. There is also a section for Bards in Print, authors who started out writing Xena fanfiction and who have ventured out into the publishing world.


  • Classic - It's Xena & Gabrielle fiction based on the timeline of the series
  • Mel & Janice - It's about Xena & Gabrielle descendents Janice "Mad Dog" Covington (Gabrielle descendent) and Melinda Pappas (Xena descendent). The only time they appeared in the series was the episode "The Xena Scrolls"
  • Uber - The essence of the characters transplanted in other time periods but still retaining the characters of Xena and Gabrielle.
  • Conqueror - Tales of the evil warlord Xena who conqueors the world. What would have happend had not Hercules changed Xena. First seen in the Hercules episode "Armageddon Now Part 2". Gabrielle is a rebel.
  • Post FIN Fic - Tales after the events of the series ending episodes "A Friend In Need". Fans finish the series the way it should have finished.
  • CloneFic - Based on the Season 6 episode "Send in the Clones" - Xena and Gabrielle are cloned by an evil Alti. The two clones set off on their adventures in the 21st Century at the end of the episode.