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24th Nov '17 4:55:05 PM bguy
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She thought [[NobleBigot Gilthanas]] would support her marrying [[HalfHumanHybrid Tanis Half-Elven]], did not trust Silvara, and believed she could trust [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Kitiara.]]

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She thought [[NobleBigot Gilthanas]] would support her marrying [[HalfHumanHybrid Tanis Half-Elven]], did not trust Silvara, [[GoodAllAlong Silvara]], and believed she could trust [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Kitiara.]]
24th Nov '17 6:43:27 AM bguy
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* HighlyConspicuousUniform: While serving as the [[FrontlineGeneral Golden General]] she wore a helm with a long red streamer so as to make it easier for her troops to see her.
27th Oct '17 11:26:48 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ActionGirl: And later evolves into a LadyOfWar.
* BadassPrincess: From single-handedly killing a powerful EvilSorcerer, to mastering an AncientArtifact on sheer willpower, to leading one of the most successful military campaigns in Krynnish history, to destroying a Dragon Overlord, Laurana was a Princess of the Qualinesti and a total badass as both a warrior and a commander.



* DistressedDamsel: Subverted in that [[spoiler: she ends up refusing Tanis's help in rescuing her and instead breaks free on her own.]]

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* DistressedDamsel: Subverted Defied in that [[spoiler: she ends up refusing Tanis's help in rescuing her and instead breaks free on her own.]]



* FourStarBadass: As discussed under BadassPrincess, she goes from a powerful adventurer to a military leader who wins one of the most successful military campaigns in the history of the world.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The sanguine among the four royal children of Qualinost, alongside Giltanas (phlegmatic), Porthius (Choleric), and Tanis (Melancholic).

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* FourStarBadass: As discussed under BadassPrincess, she She goes from a powerful adventurer to a military leader who wins one of the most successful military campaigns in the history of the world.
* %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The sanguine among the four royal children of Qualinost, alongside Giltanas (phlegmatic), Porthius (Choleric), and Tanis (Melancholic).



* LadyAndKnight: Her relationship with [[NobleDemon Marshall Medan]] eventually becomes this.

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* LadyAndKnight: Her relationship with [[NobleDemon Marshall Medan]] eventually becomes this.this with herself as the benevolent Bright Lady and him as the noble White Knight.



* SpoiledSweet: In her SpoiledBrat days.


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*WarriorPrincess: From single-handedly killing a powerful EvilSorcerer, to mastering an AncientArtifact on sheer willpower, to leading one of the most successful military campaigns in Krynnish history, to destroying a Dragon Overlord, Laurana was a Princess of the Qualinesti and a total badass as both a warrior and a commander.
31st Aug '17 4:42:04 AM HalcyonDayz
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* JokerImmunity: In the original modules, the PCs can encounter him when they travel to Sanction to free the good dragons from the Oath. The text specifically says that the PCs should not be able to attack him and win at that point. If Ariakas is somehow killed, the Dragonarmies will resurrect him later in the adventure. Ariakas's immunity is revoked when the PCs encounter him in Neraka, where he can be killed.

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* JokerImmunity: In the original modules, the PCs [=PCs=] can encounter him when they travel to Sanction to free the good dragons from the Oath. The text specifically says that the PCs [=PCs=] should not be able to attack him and win at that point. If Ariakas is somehow killed, the Dragonarmies will resurrect him later in the adventure. Ariakas's immunity is revoked when the PCs [=PCs=] encounter him in Neraka, where he can be killed.
26th Aug '17 2:04:32 PM JM1982
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* UnskilledButStrong: Both played straight and subverted. In ''Chronicles'' he is by far the strongest member of the Company yet he lacks proper training and he is not as skilled as Sturm or even Tanis. In ''Legends'' he receives formal training from experts in both armed and unarmed combat, which coupled with calisthenic regimens he is put through, transform him into an amazingly strong '''and''' skilled warrior
19th Aug '17 3:01:03 AM WanderingBrowser
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%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: A unique variant in that he's a Woobie and a Destroyer of Worlds ''separately'', rather than the former feeding the later. The constant bullying and lack of favor he was shown throughout his life, combined with how absolutely physically wrecked he was by his Test ''and'' the horrifying curse he was afflicted with earns him Woobie points. However, he's a Destroyer of Worlds not out of vengeance for what he went through, but simply because he's arrogant and power-hungry to the extreme.



%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* TheStoic

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%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome: It's commented upon that he is a very handsome figure, and certainly quite imposing with his height.
* TheStoic: Unless provoked into one of his berserker rages, he usually doesn't show much emotion at all.



* AncestralWeapon: And armor.

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* AncestralWeapon: And The Brightblade, which has been passed down through the Brightblade family for generations; he actually had to seek out his father's tomb to reclaim it, due to his ImpoverishedPatrician status. In an variation of this trope, he also wears his father's platemail armor.



* TheArchmage

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* TheArchmageTheArchmage: Prior to the Cataclysm, he was considered one of the most powerful wizards on all of Krynn, even being capable of operating in the middle of Ishtar despite its anti-wizard pogroms.



* EvilSorcerer

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* EvilSorcererEvilSorcerer: He was a master of the Black Robes, a cold-blooded and ruthless sorcerer who routinely stole the bodies of would-be apprentices to preserve his own life, amongst other atrocities.



* ManipulativeBastard
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:By Raistlin.]]
%%* ShroudedInMyth
%%* WalkingWasteland

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* ManipulativeBastard
ManipulativeBastard: He was adept at playing others to his advantage.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:By Raistlin.Raistlin, who managed to undo his body-jacking spell and instead consume Fistandantilus' magical knowledge for himself.]]
%%* ShroudedInMyth
%%* WalkingWasteland
* ShroudedInMyth: Very few people even know he existed, and those who do know that fact don't remember much about him, since he lived so long ago and was so secretive when he was alive.
* WalkingWasteland: Some side effect of his experiments in BlackMagic left him with a malevolent aura that withered plants and killed small animals.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Not exactly hero, as he was a common man, but it's his greed for gems from evil gods' temple (admittedly, they lived during the Cataclysm and after that, which were years of a ''great'' hunger and starvation) that led to the Takhisis partial return to the world and steadily growth of evil, leading to the World of Lance.
* MyGreatestFailure: He unwittingly killed his beloved sister and stole green gem, which led to the return of evil in the world.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Not exactly hero, as he was a common man, but it's his greed for gems from evil gods' temple (admittedly, they lived during the Cataclysm and after that, which were years of a ''great'' hunger and starvation) that led to the Takhisis Takhisis' partial return to the world and steadily the steady growth of evil, her evil influence, ultimately leading to the World War of the Lance.
* MyGreatestFailure: He unwittingly killed his beloved sister and stole green gem, gems, which led to the return of divine evil in the world.



%%* EvenEvilHasStandards

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%%* EvenEvilHasStandards* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's repeatedly shown as being far more sane and stable, or at least less prone to self-destructive ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, than Takhisis.



* DragonsAreDivine: Her main aspect is a 5-headed dragon.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She will screw over '''anyone''' either as part of her labyrinthine goals, vindictiveness at a perceived failure, or just out of a sheer love of screwing people over. It's bad enough that in one story, a Black Dragon abandons worshipping Takhisis because it has come to the realization that is a selfish, untrustworthy sociopath who thinks ItsAllAboutMe. And Black Dragons are generally considered some of the nastiest and most spiteful Chromatics themselves!
* DragonsAreDivine: Her main aspect is a 5-headed dragon.dragon, although comparisons with the mainstream D&D goddess Tiamat has led to this form being phased out.



* {{Expy}}: Of Tiamat, the dragon-goddess of other ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings.



* {{Expy}}: Of Tiamat, the dragon-goddess of other ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Tiamat, the dragon-goddess FatalFlaw: Her maliciousness and treachery, which ultimately alienates all of other ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings.her fellow gods and mortal worshippers -- even her ''husband'', Sargonnas, ultimately decides he wants nothing to do with her.



%%* DivineDelegation

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%%* DivineDelegation* DivineDelegation: He's technically the ultimate power of the Dragonlance multiverse, but he never does any work, instead expecting the lesser deities to run everything for him.



%%* WhiteMagic

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%%* WhiteMagic
* WhiteMagic: Clerical magic focuses predominantly on healing, defense and bolstering its recipients, leaving offensive spells mostly in the hands of wizards.



%%* BlackCloak: The Black Robes.

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%%* * BlackCloak: The Black Robes.Robes actually use this as their uniform, hence the name.



* ColorCodedWizardry: There are White, Red, and Black Robes. White represents Good, Red represents Neutral, and Black represents Evil.

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* ColorCodedWizardry: There are White, Red, and Black Robes. White represents Good, using Abjuration and Divination magic, Red represents Neutral, using Evocation and Illusion magic, and Black represents Evil.Evil, using Necromancy and Enchantment magic.



%%* MagicalGesture
%%* MagicalIncantation
%%* MagicalSociety

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%%* MagicalGesture
%%* MagicalIncantation
%%* MagicalSociety
* MagicalGesture: As is standard practice for wizards in D&D, most spells require somatic components to be successfully cast.
* MagicalIncantation: As is standard practice for wizards in D&D, most spells require verbal components to be successfully cast.
* MagicalSociety: The Towers of High Sorcery, which form the unifying and governing body of all wizards as a whole.



%%* HumansAreFlawed

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%%* HumansAreFlawed* HumansAreFlawed: It's a recurring theme in the novels that humans are particularly likely to succumb to corruption or just their own darker impulses.



* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Invoked; female draconians don't look that different, but their abilities are different to the males of their strain.

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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Invoked; A variation; female draconians don't look that different, but their abilities are different to the males of their strain.



%%* NobleSavage: The Kagonesti.

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%%* * NobleSavage: The Kagonesti.Kagonesti have this as their hat, forsaking the elaborate cities built by the Qualinesti and Silvanesti to instead live a tribal lifestyle, focused on hunting and gathering for what they need in the dep forests.



%%* ProudScholarRaceGuy: The Silvanesti.

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%%* * ProudScholarRaceGuy: The Silvanesti.Silvanesti have this as their hat, being particularly focused on preserving lore.



%%* EliteMook: Hobgoblins.
%%* GiantMook: Bugbears.
%%* {{Mooks}}: Goblins.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: As the ''D&D'' norm, they are split between goblins (small sneaks), hobgoblins (medium-sized troopers), and bugbears (large brutes), though both hobgoblins and bugbears are adequate at stealth.

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%%* * EliteMook: Hobgoblins.
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Hobgoblins serve this role, being taller and stronger than normal goblins, as well as the most skilled, disciplined and well-armed of all goblinoids.
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GiantMook: Bugbears.
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Bugbears are this to other goblinoids, being the biggest and the strongest of them all.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-Goblins replace half-orcs on Krynn. They tend to be extremely self-assured, confident, driven, and yet with a natural knack for seeing both sides of the picture. Rather than lament about not fitting in with either race, half-goblins tend to focus on bridging the two sides of their ancestry, creating a unified culture to which they can happily belong.
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{{Mooks}}: Goblins.
Goblins are essentially this to any evil faction in the setting.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: As the ''D&D'' norm, they are split between goblins (small sneaks), hobgoblins (medium-sized troopers), and bugbears (large brutes), though both hobgoblins and bugbears are adequate at stealth.
stealth. Unlike most settings, they're not usually portrayed as irredeemably evil; in fact, they're usually being commanded by someone else. Moreover, goblinoids on Krynn are known to be able to crossbreed with humans.



%%* OurOgresAreHungrier
%%* SmashMook

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%%* OurOgresAreHungrier
%%* SmashMook
* OurOgresAreHungrier: They're a lot smarter than many common
* SmashMook: More cunning than normal, they may be, but still, Krynnish ogres ultimately amount to big, strong, tough humanoids who lay into whoever's in front of them with the biggest weapon to hand.



%%* {{Greed}}

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%%* {{Greed}}* {{Greed}}: All dragons love to hoard things, but Red Dragons are greedy treasure-hunters even by draconic standards.



%%* PlayingWithFire
%%* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]

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%%* PlayingWithFire
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* PlayingWithFire: Like all D&D Red Dragons, they possess a potent fiery BreathWeapon, and are often fond of fiery attack spells as well.
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[[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]
Oni]]: When compared to Blue Dragons, who are patient, thoughtful, level-headed and rational.



%%* EvenEvilHasStandards

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%%* EvenEvilHasStandards* EvenEvilHasStandards: It's a recurring element of the stories that Blue Dragons tend to find themselves drawing strict lines against things they find morally reprehensible.



%%* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]

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%%* * [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]Oni]]: When compared to Red Dragons, who are impulsive, emotion-driven, vengeful, aggressive and violent.



%%* TheChessmaster

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%%* TheChessmaster* TheChessmaster: Krynnish Green Dragons actually set the mold for Green Dragons in D&D being highly cunning manipulators. One infamous Green Dragon essentially became TheManBehindTheMan to an entire elven civilization, running it into the ground just because it amused him.



* PoisonousPerson: Their BreathWeapon is a cloud of toxic gas, although it changed to corrosive gas in 3rd edition.



%%* TheAloner: Usually.

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%%* * TheAloner: Usually.Black Dragons usually don't tolerate company very well, even by draconic standards.



%%* HollywoodAcid

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%%* HollywoodAcid* HollywoodAcid: Their BreathWeapon is a gout of super-vitrolic slime, which rapidly corrodes whatever it touches.



* DumbMuscle: Actually the weakest dragons, but still stronger than just about anything else.
* AnIcePerson: They're the only dragons that cannot breathe fire too.
%%* TheUnfavorite

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* DumbMuscle: Actually White Dragons are known for being amongst the weakest dragons, but still stronger than just about anything else.
dullest and most bestial of their kind, with many choosing to live lives little different to unintelligent beasts.
* AnIcePerson: They're denizens of arctic climates with a frigid blast serving as their BreathWeapon. They're the only dragons that cannot breathe fire too.
%%* TheUnfavorite* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: They're actually the weakest dragons, but that still makes them stronger than just about anything else.
* TheUnfavorite: Other Chromatic Dragons look down on them, mocking them for their weakness and scorning them for their stupidity. Metallic Dragons don't think much better of them.
28th Jul '17 9:06:35 PM JM1982
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* SeriesContinuityError: Some passages in the Chronicles describe the Brightblade as a two-handed sword. Other passages, and several illustrations, show Sturm carrying a shield. In the original modules, the Brightblade was a two-handed sword. In the 3rd edition modules, the Brightblade is a bastard sword that can be wielded one-handed with a shield, or two-handed for greater damage.


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* PragmaticVillainy: Kit makes a point of minimizing the collateral damage that results from her invasions. She doesn't do this out of compassion, but so that her conquered territories can provide more money for her next campaign. At least one sourcebook also mentions that she's one of the only Highlords who actually tries to govern her conquests sustainably.


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* JokerImmunity: In the original modules, the PCs can encounter him when they travel to Sanction to free the good dragons from the Oath. The text specifically says that the PCs should not be able to attack him and win at that point. If Ariakas is somehow killed, the Dragonarmies will resurrect him later in the adventure. Ariakas's immunity is revoked when the PCs encounter him in Neraka, where he can be killed.


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* RapePillageAndBurn: The red dragons he commands love to do this, and Ariakas has to let them so they don't turn on him. Unfortunately, it hurts him in the long run, as the wastelands he rules over don't generate a lot of money for his campaigns.
* Retcon: The early modules depicted him as a cleric rather than a wizard.
3rd Jul '17 8:54:42 AM JM1982
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* AnimalMotifs: Condors

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* AnimalMotifs: CondorsCondors. He has also been known to appear as a bull or a buffalo for the benefit of his minotaur followers.
2nd Jul '17 1:01:34 PM JM1982
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* NightmareFace: One illustration from the original Chronicles modules shows what he looks like under his armor-namely, a visibly charred skeleton with a few strands of hair hanging underneath his helmet.
2nd Jul '17 12:50:48 PM JM1982
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* ParentalSubstitute: Acts as something of a father figure to Laurana, who also helps him with looking after the refugees. A jealous Tanis mistakenly thinks that Laurana is in love with him.




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* SilverFox: Is described as this, and is one reason why Tanis mistakenly thinks Laurana is in love with him.
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