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Hanrue Universe: Official Canon

A brief explanation of the Hanrue Universe, where all of my stories are set.


The Aversano Research Corporation is infiltrated by a terrorist group who creates a drug to destroy humanity. The drug turns everyone into zombie-like creatures and a huge percentage of Earth’s population is wiped out. The survivors rebuild society and life goes on for another 25 years.

Meanwhile, a group of 8 people are sent to the Sagedell System to rebuild humanity in the stars. Earth is flooded and kills all but a small percentage of people. Soon afterward, humanity is faced with the zombie drug again but manages to survive and eventually rebuilds again.

A group of renegades go to the Sagedell System and over hundreds of years set up the Renegade Empire. Eventually, the Renegade Empire falls and the Sagedell System experiences interplanetary war. The Sagedell System’s existence is later threatened by a Great Evil, but with help of survivors from Earth, the universe is saved.


The timeline is separated into three eras, referred to as Pre-Incident, Incident, and Post-Incident.

Pre-Incident Stories

Havens: Takes place in the Sagedell System, thousands of years in the past. Involves the Stones of Hanrue themselves.

Natalie Campbell: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Involves an investigation into the distribution of ARC’s drug.

Misc Stories: These stories take place anytime before the Incident. These are one-off stories that are in this world, but do not intersect with any main characters. Stories such as Ms. KerriStudy Club and The Disconnect fall into this category.

Incident Stories

Stealth Game Project: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Killy Hanrue’s origin story. Follows the first test of the drug and its aftermath on the Aversano Research Facility.

The Watchtower: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Tells the story of a family trying to survive the aftermath of the Apocalypse.

Post-Incident Stories

Killing Hanrue: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Tells the story of Hanrue’s murder and Paige Romano’s rise to prominence.

The Wall: Takes place during (2XXX) on Earth. After the flood, a group of people remain on Earth. Asher exposes a dark secret his people have been hiding.

The Stones of Hanrue Trilogy x3: Takes place in the Sagedell System, far into the future. Corrina Villimond goes on a journey to reclaim the three stones of Hanrue, which she will use to save the universe.

What Is The Unlocking Charm?

The Unlocking Charm is used to open locked windows, doors, or objects. It’s cast using the incantation “Alohomora”. Instructions for use of the spell are found in the first volume of The Standard Book of Spells. In The Sorcerer’s Stone, the book is on a list of required textbooks for First Year students.

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Why Can Queenie Read Minds?

QueenieQueenie Goldstein is an American witch who we meet in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She and her sister Tina get caught up in Newt Scamander’s adventures when he comes to New York in 1926.

Queenie works in the Wand Permit Office of the New York MACUSA office. She spends her days “making coffee” and “unjinxing the john”, a job she describes as less than glamorous.

While most would describe Queenie as glamorous herself, she brings more to the table than her beauty.

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I Am Your Mother: Aunt Beru

I Am Your Mother is a series of articles on The Cost of Motherhood in a Galaxy, Far, Far Away. Our focus will be on mothers within the movie saga.

Beru Lars, known as Aunt Beru, isn’t actually a mother – she never has any children of her own in the Star Wars saga. But she fills the role of mother for young Luke Skywalker, sparing him the pain of growing up without one.

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Can You Choose Your Patronus?

First introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Patronus is an advanced defense charm. It’s used in the series as a shield to protect wizards from dementors. A Patronus is produced by concentrating on happy memories, and it can take on two forms: corporeal and non-corporeal.

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