The Saotome Gambit is written by Jamie Austin Wilde and began online publication on January 11th, 2000.[1] It was completed on May 2nd, 2002.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The Inner Sphere, an area of space roughly centered on Sol is at war. Five ruling houses, those of Kuno, Gosunkugi, Shiratori, Joketsuzoku and Tendo vie for control, fighting with giant Battlemechs. On planet Lightoller, Ranma and his father, dispossessed mechwarriors on a quest, are desperately trying to escape the vengeful Shampoo, after them for breaking into the top-secret Jusenkyo Laboratories. Luckily they escape, but they bear the mark of Jusenkyo now in the curses they carry. But Genma has an old friend that might help. In the Nerima Confederation, itself under attack from Kuno's Furinkan Combine and Gosunkugi's League of Five Nails, the Tendo's, the youngest daughter Akane particularly, wage war on their enemies. But the war appears hopeless. Just when it seems that the end has come, Genma and Ranma arrive, bringing hope in the form of a chance to find the legendary planet Ryuugenzawa. And chaos in the form of an arranged marriage to Akane. Something that Kuno and Gosunkugi are both violently opposed to...[3]

Plot[edit | edit source]

PLOT NEEDED - This article is missing a plot summary of the events of this story.

Prologue[edit | edit source]

Part 1[edit | edit source]

Part 2[edit | edit source]

Part 3[edit | edit source]

Part 4[edit | edit source]

Part 5[edit | edit source]

Part 6[edit | edit source]

Part 7[edit | edit source]

Part 8[edit | edit source]

Part 9[edit | edit source]

Part 10[edit | edit source]

Part 11[edit | edit source]

Part 12[edit | edit source]

Part 13[edit | edit source]

Part 14[edit | edit source]

Part 15[edit | edit source]

Part 16[edit | edit source]

Part 17[edit | edit source]

Part 18[edit | edit source]

Part 19[edit | edit source]

Part 20[edit | edit source]

Part 21[edit | edit source]

Part 22[edit | edit source]

Part 23[edit | edit source]

Part 24[edit | edit source]

Part 25[edit | edit source]

Part 26[edit | edit source]

Part 27[edit | edit source]

Part 28[edit | edit source]

Part 29[edit | edit source]

Part 30[edit | edit source]

Part 31[edit | edit source]

Part 32[edit | edit source]

Epilogue I[edit | edit source]

Epilogue II[edit | edit source]

Epilogue III[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • TASS Mini Series Award for May 2000, 3rd place
  • TASS Mini Series Award for June 2000, 1st place (tied)
  • TASS Mini Series Award for July 2000, 1st place
  • TASS Mini Series Award for August 2000, 1st place
  • TASS Mini Series Award for September 2000, 2nd place
  • TASS Mini Series Award for October 2000, 3rd place
  • TASS Mini Series Award for November 2000, 3rd place
  • TASS Mini Series Award for Annual 2000, 6th place
  • TASS Crossover Mini Series Award for January 2001, 2nd place
  • TASS Crossover Mini Series Award for Annual 2001, 1st place

Fan Art[edit | edit source]

FFML Posting History[edit | edit source]

RAAC Posting History[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Post at FFML - Retrieved 23-01-2017
  2. Post at FFML - Retrieved 23-01-2017
  3. Description from Internet Archive record of The Penultimate Ranma Fanfic Index - Retrieved 23-01-2017
  4. Notice of final epilogue being posted to author's website as it wasn't posted to the FFML.
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