A majority of these links go to Livejournal. If you are one of the authors listed below, and you chose to repost here, please remind me, and I will switch out links for the new IJ links. Thank you.
Just an easy place to link all of them together.
The Merc verse was spawned by various pics people sent me or I found roaming the mass of sites I can't understand. They were full of shinies. Some of the pics are here. If you know of others, send them my way and I'll be more than willing to go "ooh, shiny" and probably write more fic.
The universe is completely open. Only canon at all is the following: Cloud is immortal, Sephiroth is a mage adept, Zack is more than human, and Vincent and Chaos are half-demon twin brothers. Other than that...have at thee.
Edit: And, as added bonus to encourage fanart, I will write a ficlet to any fanart drawn for the Mercverse. Draw me Mercverse art, I write my own special brand of crappy fanfic.
Now, onto the shinies
With houseofsmex, we had a lot of confusion over how to make the archive. Going to keep things simpler over here, as not everyone will be using the same background/canon for it. I'm going to list everything by author. Just to make it easier on myself. *nods* Authors, if you have any blurb or anything you want to write up for me to place under your link, feel free and send it to me.
icedark_elf *waves to all who are reading this* I guess you could say I'm the mommy of this universe, but, please feel free to hop in and abuse the spawn. For me in particular, I tend to write slash and multiple pairings, and the idea of twincest does not bother me. Can and have written gen, slash(of both types), het, and multiples. Fourth wall breakage and crack also make me happyhappy, and expect just about anything and everything from me. I'm shamelessly stealing a big chunk of edenfalling's idea for Cloud's heritage, as I find it most shiny. Check out her section of the archive to read that fic.
Hope you enjoy my stuff, and feel free to jump in at any time.
tripoverhercats Take a singer with a secret, a bargirl with brass knckles and a kunoichi from an ancient dynasty. Mix in some shadowy corps, free-lance and free-loving mercenaries and add a dash of magic. Simmer in the underbelly of a city and serve hot. Comes in Het, Yaoi, Yuri and Gen flavors.
pegunicent The six stars gather in the darkness... wait wrong place. See there was this guy and his pack of demons and they were mercinaries and all was going well until one day destiny decided to smack the lot alongside the head with a big shiny stick. And there was sex. And children. And something named Poi.