History Fanfic / DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns

12th Jan '16 1:52:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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It is a relatively common occurrence for an original work or fanfic author to start on a tale that quickly or eventually proves to be too much to handle. Issues may arise in regards to the setting, the plot, the characters and everything else that a tale needs. If one were to disregard the cases when the whole project collapses upon itself because of either or more than the above, authors can still reach the conclusion that it would take too much time or too many words to pull off properly. In other cases, writers may just be swamped with work or other real life events and they end up having to give up on the project. As such, many stories never see the light of day, while others might get completed but fail to reach their true potential.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6072033/1/Dragon_age_The_Crown_of_Thorns Dragon Age: The Crown of Thorns]] is an example of a massive undertaking that did not meet such an unfortunate end.
12th Jan '16 1:49:48 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** CulturedBadass: Being a prince, Raonar is, understandably, this.
*** Alistair also appears to be turning into this,[[spoiler: thanks to the tutoring he's been getting.]]
** BadassLongcoat: Alim becomes this [[spoiler:after they first get to Denerim]].
** BadassNormal: Gwen and Theron... [[spoiler:for now anyway.]] Oghren and Sten fit here as well.
** BadassAdorable: The protagonist and Kallian Tabris imply that Faren qualifies as this. Granted, they do it mostly to tease him, but it holds truth anyway.
** TookALevelInBadass: The only one of the six Origin wardens that hasn't, so far, received one is[[spoiler: Gwen.]]
** BackToBackBadasses: [[spoiler:Faren and Raonar during the proving, for a short while at least.]]
** BadassBoast: One would expect the protagonist to get these, but it looks like Faren [[spoiler:The Dark Wolf]] wins this.

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** CulturedBadass: Being a prince, Raonar is, understandably, this.
*** Alistair also appears to be turning into this,[[spoiler: thanks to the tutoring he's been getting.]]
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* BadassLongcoat: Alim becomes this [[spoiler:after they first get to Denerim]].
** BadassNormal: Gwen and Theron... [[spoiler:for now anyway.]] Oghren and Sten fit here as well.
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* BadassAdorable: The protagonist and Kallian Tabris imply that Faren qualifies as this. Granted, they do it mostly to tease him, but it holds truth anyway.
** TookALevelInBadass: The only one of * BadassBoast: One would expect the six Origin wardens that hasn't, so far, received one is[[spoiler: Gwen.protagonist to get these, but it looks like Faren [[spoiler:The Dark Wolf]] wins this.
* BackToBackBadasses: [[spoiler:Faren and Raonar during the proving, for a short while at least.
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** BackToBackBadasses: [[spoiler:Faren * BadassNormal: Gwen and Raonar during the proving, for a short while at least.]]
** BadassBoast: One would expect the protagonist to get these, but it looks like Faren [[spoiler:The Dark Wolf]] wins this.
Theron... [[spoiler:for now anyway.]] Oghren and Sten fit here as well.



*BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler: The one the protagonist gives to Bhelen is not only devastating psychologically to the point where the latter can barely think or speak at all, it actually goes on for about two or three chapters.]]



* [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Nation]]: May or may not become a DefiedTrope. Orzammar seems to be the third kind [[spoiler:after the succession arc]], ergo Immutable CrapsackWorld. However, the primary protagonist vehemently refuses to settle for anything less than type four/mutable,[[spoiler: [[{{Determinator}} even when saddled with a stigmata-like skewered arm and heart that defies any sort of healing.]]]]

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* [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Nation]]: CrapsackWorld: May or may not become a DefiedTrope. Orzammar seems to be the third kind [[spoiler:after the succession arc]], ergo Immutable CrapsackWorld. However, the primary protagonist vehemently refuses to settle for anything less than type four/mutable,[[spoiler: [[{{Determinator}} even when saddled with a stigmata-like skewered arm and heart that defies any sort of healing.]]]]



* CulturedWarrior: Raonar, Alistair (or so he says), Gwen (probably) and Sten, even though he doesn't quote the Qun much.

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* CulturedWarrior: Raonar, Alistair (or so he says), says given his tutoring), Gwen (probably) and Sten, even though he doesn't quote the Qun much.



** [[spoiler: The one the protagonist gives to Bhelen is not only devastating psychologically to the point where the latter can barely think or speak at all, it actually goes on for about two or three chapters.]]



-->[[spoiler:Trian Aeducan was a prince. The Crown Prince of Orzammar, last, proud city of the Dwarves. He had been drilled on protocol as he grew up and knew well all the manners suited to one of his status. As such, he most assuredly did ''not'' start gobbling up the absurdly delicious food like some starved, uneducated peasant, knowing that no one was there to see. He remained perfectly civilized and satisfied his immense hunger steadily and with the utmost temperance, never exceeding the top speed that spoon-feeding ca manage without spilling the contents everywhere. He was the epitome of aristocratic grace each and every moment of it. Really.]]

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-->[[spoiler:Trian Aeducan was a prince. The Crown Prince of Orzammar, last, proud city of the Dwarves. He had been drilled on protocol as he grew up and knew well all the manners suited to one of his status. As such, he most assuredly did ''not'' start gobbling up the absurdly delicious food like some starved, uneducated peasant, knowing that no one was there to see. He remained perfectly civilized and satisfied his immense hunger steadily and with the utmost temperance, never exceeding the top speed that spoon-feeding ca can manage without spilling the contents everywhere. He was the epitome of aristocratic grace each and every moment of it. Really.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: The only one of the six Origin wardens that hasn't, so far, received one is[[spoiler: Gwen.]]



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Whether or not he fools Bhelen into thinking he bought into his lies, the evening prior to the mission the dwarf noble has a final talk with the king and Trian, exposing Bhelen's machinations. If Trian/Endrin believe him, perfect. If they don't, he intends to give up on the shield search half-way and intercept whatever mercenaries are hunting Trian. Either way, regardless of everything else, and in case Trian gets himself killed, the DN warden makes sure Baizyl Harrowmont in his army just in case someone needs to vouch for him (someone with much more credibility that Frendlin Ivo). In any event, there is no way he can be framed and no greater danger for him to get killed than the one posed by the darkspawn.]] True to form, he wins. [[spoiler:Well, mostly. He still went with the exile. On purpose]].

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Whether or not he fools Bhelen into thinking he bought into his lies, the evening prior to the mission the dwarf noble has a final talk with the king and Trian, exposing Bhelen's machinations. If Trian/Endrin believe him, perfect. If they don't, he intends to give up on the shield search half-way and intercept whatever mercenaries are hunting Trian. Either way, regardless of everything else, and in case Trian gets himself killed, the DN warden makes sure Baizyl Harrowmont in his army just in case someone needs to vouch for him (someone with much more credibility that than Frendlin Ivo). In any event, there is no way he can be framed and no greater danger for him to get killed than the one posed by the darkspawn.]] True to form, he wins. [[spoiler:Well, mostly. [[spoiler: He still went with the exile. On exile on purpose]].
25th Oct '15 11:21:52 AM SpectralTime
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* AuthorFilibuster: A really large, detailed rant at the end of Chapter 48 involves the author railing and raging at anyone who likes Bhelen.
10th Oct '14 4:24:44 AM LongLiveHumour
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** While in the Deep Roads, while fighting [[spoiler:Pride]], Raonar channels focused magical energy into a "[[{{Naruto}} palm-sized ball of energy, vaguely blueish, spiraling under his intent, compressed to the limit, this somehow only accelerating the movement.]]"

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** While in the Deep Roads, while fighting [[spoiler:Pride]], Raonar channels focused magical energy into a "[[{{Naruto}} "[[Manga/{{Naruto}} palm-sized ball of energy, vaguely blueish, spiraling under his intent, compressed to the limit, this somehow only accelerating the movement.]]"
3rd Feb '14 1:45:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassWolf: Anor, the wolf who partners with Theron. He is [[spoiler:found wounded in the Korcari Wilds while the would-be wardens are looking for the treaties. They heal him.]] A couple of days later, he [[spoiler:saves their lives by gathering his pack and taking out some darkspawn stragglers that had followed them when they retreated from the hopeless Ostagar battle.]]



* OhCrap: Happens a few times.
* OneManArmy: Alim, especially during [[spoiler:the battle of Ostagar.]]

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* NobleWolf: Anor, the wolf who partners with Theron. He is [[spoiler:found wounded in the Korcari Wilds while the would-be wardens are looking for the treaties. They heal him.]] A couple of days later, he [[spoiler:saves their lives by gathering his pack and taking out some darkspawn stragglers that had followed them when they retreated from the hopeless Ostagar battle.]]
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OhCrap: Happens a few times.
* OneManArmy: Alim, especially Alim during [[spoiler:the battle of Ostagar.]]
7th Jan '14 1:15:26 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** BadassDamsel: Kallian, as Zevran was forced to learn.
2nd Oct '13 11:02:02 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: Raonar can go from just glowing eyes to shining white from his whole body, all the way to looking a lot like an ascended being from [[{{Stargate}} Stargate]], since that's what Honor more or less is. Unfortunately, the more power he uses, the more painful and likely to cripple him it gets.]]

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** [[spoiler: Raonar can go from just glowing eyes to shining white from his whole body, all the way to looking a lot like an ascended being from [[{{Stargate}} Stargate]], Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}, since that's what Honor more or less is. Unfortunately, the more power he uses, the more painful and likely to cripple him it gets.]]
15th Aug '13 3:03:35 PM Lophotrochozoa
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** Again, while in the Deep Roads, this exchange occurs:
--->'''Faren''': "[[TheLordOfTheRings Toss me.]]"

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** Again, while in the Deep Roads, this exchange exchange, similar to one between Gimli and Aragorn in Film/TheLordOfTheRings, occurs:
--->'''Faren''': "[[TheLordOfTheRings "[[FastballSpecial Toss me.]]"



--->'''Faren''': "[[TheLordOfTheRings I can't jump that far so I want you to toss me.]]"

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--->'''Faren''': "[[TheLordOfTheRings I "I can't jump that far so I want you to toss me.]]""



--->'''Faren''': "[[TheLordOfTheRings Wait... don't tell the]] [[{{LovableSexManiac}} Antivan.]]"

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--->'''Faren''': "[[TheLordOfTheRings Wait... "Wait... don't tell the]] the [[{{LovableSexManiac}} Antivan.]]"
26th Apr '13 9:48:54 PM TheMorninglord
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* HannibalLecture: Raonar performs a few. Examples include his [[spoiler: speech to the assembly after he was arrested and brought to trial]] and [[spoiler: his discussion with Bhelen when the latter comes to see him in his cell.]]
26th Apr '13 9:36:03 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: [[spoiler:Frandlin Ivo]] of all people. [[spoiler:He starts off by wanting to gain glory and, eventually his own command. Then Bhelen comes along and either threatens or bribes him and his family. He joins his scheme against the DN, despite wanting to be a good guy. Then he joins the DN's expedition, where he fights to the best of his ability just so he can get him over to where he gets framed or murdered with his elder brother. But wait, the DN always knew of his involvement, and after a HannibalLecture and YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre, Frandlin joins him... and his role is to ''continue'' to work for Bhelen by framing the DN for Trian's murder, all the while concealing the fact that the heir apparent is very much alive and well. So, to sum up, Frandling Ivo is working for the Ivo family, Bhelen and the dwarven noble protagonist (and, by extension, Lord Harrowmont and Prince Trian), with the main motivator being his own wishes: to be a good guy and continue to have a choice in his actions.]]

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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: [[spoiler:Frandlin Ivo]] of all people. [[spoiler:He starts off by wanting to gain glory and, eventually his own command. Then Bhelen comes along and either threatens or bribes him and his family. He joins his scheme against the DN, despite wanting to be a good guy. Then he joins the DN's expedition, where he fights to the best of his ability just so he can get him over to where he gets framed or murdered with his elder brother. But wait, the DN always knew of his involvement, and after a HannibalLecture TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre, Frandlin joins him... and his role is to ''continue'' to work for Bhelen by framing the DN for Trian's murder, all the while concealing the fact that the heir apparent is very much alive and well. So, to sum up, Frandling Ivo is working for the Ivo family, Bhelen and the dwarven noble protagonist (and, by extension, Lord Harrowmont and Prince Trian), with the main motivator being his own wishes: to be a good guy and continue to have a choice in his actions.]]



* HannibalLecture: Raonar is a master of this. It's probably good for the world that he doesn't do it often and mostly with the goal of helping the one on the receiving end. Unfortunately, he sometimes goes too far.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Frandlin Ivo]] pulls one after getting a HannibalLecture ''and'' a YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre speech. He is currently a triple / quadruple agent, depending on whether or not readers see his ''own'' interests as separate from those of [[spoiler:his house, Orzammar at large, Bhelen and, of course, the dwarven noble protagonist.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Frandlin Ivo]] pulls one after getting a HannibalLecture TheReasonYouSuckSpeech ''and'' a YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre speech. He is currently a triple / quadruple agent, depending on whether or not readers see his ''own'' interests as separate from those of [[spoiler:his house, Orzammar at large, Bhelen and, of course, the dwarven noble protagonist.]]


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*TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Raonar is a master of this. It's good for the world that he doesn't do it often and mostly with the goal of helping the one on the receiving end. Unfortunately, he sometimes goes too far.
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