History Fanfic / OfTheDragonOfTheStars

12th Jul '16 2:13:38 PM Willbyr
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Set in the world of MapleStory's first episode, this EpicFantasy story is a study of various kinds of love in the face of pursuit, persecution and—eventually—rising civil war, as much as it is the tale of ten people's quest to make a mark in the Maple world.

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Set in the world of MapleStory's ''VideoGame/MapleStory'''s first episode, this EpicFantasy story is a study of various kinds of love in the face of pursuit, persecution and—eventually—rising civil war, as much as it is the tale of ten people's quest to make a mark in the Maple world.world.
25th Mar '16 8:26:18 PM AbsolMaster
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Clynine and Lanoré entrust their lives to an apparently top-security secret boat service, which then goes on to jeopardize their lives by almost leading them to death by fire, then by drowning, then by hypothermia. At the end of it, is any lawsuit filed? No. They find themselves an inn, fall asleep, and forget it ever happened.
* AnIcePerson: Lanoré, who got herself [[ShockAndAwe a double deal]].

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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Clynine and Lanoré Lanore; entrust their lives to an apparently top-security secret boat service, which then goes on to jeopardize their lives by almost leading them to death by fire, then by drowning, then by hypothermia. At the end of it, is any lawsuit filed? No. They find themselves an inn, fall asleep, and forget it ever happened.
* AnIcePerson: Lanoré, Lanore;, who got herself [[ShockAndAwe a double deal]].



* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Lanoré was born with blonde hair and blue eyes as if Time knew she would become an Ice/Lightning Archmage. Which, of course, [[PowersThatBe It did]]. Subverted totally in Akera, who looks like IceQueen but uses [[PlayingWithFire fire]].

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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Lanoré Lanore; was born with blonde hair and blue eyes as if Time knew she would become an Ice/Lightning Archmage. Which, of course, [[PowersThatBe It did]]. Subverted totally in Akera, who looks like IceQueen but uses [[PlayingWithFire fire]].



* DeadpanSnarker: [[TallDarkAndSnarky Turino, the Dark Lord]], Akera and Lanoré all get in on the action.

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* DeadpanSnarker: [[TallDarkAndSnarky Turino, the Dark Lord]], Akera and Lanoré Lanore; all get in on the action.



* DivingSave: Akera does this to Lanoré up in Orbis, the problem being that Lanoré isn’t in a lucid state, strictly speaking. She takes the second response, i.e. “Why’d you push me over?”

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* DivingSave: Akera does this to Lanoré Lanore; up in Orbis, the problem being that Lanoré Lanore; isn’t in a lucid state, strictly speaking. She takes the second response, i.e. “Why’d you push me over?”



* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Ralinn receives messages from a deity in her dreams, and even sees Clynine and Lanoré once. She doesn’t have any powers; she was simply [[TheChosenOne chosen]].

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Ralinn receives messages from a deity in her dreams, and even sees Clynine and Lanoré Lanore; once. She doesn’t have any powers; she was simply [[TheChosenOne chosen]].



* FamedInStory: Thaemis, Lanoré and Akera. So far, Thaemis' ''only'' mentions have been through word of mouth or in recounts by characters. Lanoré is almost always referred to by her heroine title, "The Silver Fang of El Nath", wherever she goes. Akera's name also precedes her wherever she goes. In a non-human example, we have the Spear of Heaven, about which numerous books have been written before.

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* FamedInStory: Thaemis, Lanoré Lanore; and Akera. So far, Thaemis' ''only'' mentions have been through word of mouth or in recounts by characters. Lanoré Lanore; is almost always referred to by her heroine title, "The Silver Fang of El Nath", wherever she goes. Akera's name also precedes her wherever she goes. In a non-human example, we have the Spear of Heaven, about which numerous books have been written before.



* FreudianTrio: There are two: Akera (Id), Clynine (Superego), Lanoré (Ego); and Shirion (Superego), Ketara (Id), Zethis (Ego).

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* FreudianTrio: There are two: Akera (Id), Clynine (Superego), Lanoré Lanore; (Ego); and Shirion (Superego), Ketara (Id), Zethis (Ego).



* GlorySeeker: For the main part of the story, Akera feels that she lives in the shadow of Lanoré and feels a strong need to be adored.

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* GlorySeeker: For the main part of the story, Akera feels that she lives in the shadow of Lanoré Lanore; and feels a strong need to be adored.



* HyperAwareness: Xelion notes—while pursuing a foe—that there are three rather than two fresh tracks in the snow. Lanoré notices a vein of silver on the ceiling of the tunnel.

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* HyperAwareness: Xelion notes—while pursuing a foe—that there are three rather than two fresh tracks in the snow. Lanoré Lanore; notices a vein of silver on the ceiling of the tunnel.



* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: The entire Dead Mines plot hinged upon this. Lanoré knew that Xelion would know that she was trying to double bluff, so she set up a bluff which was actually not a bluff which she expected him to think was a bluff—which he did.

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: The entire Dead Mines plot hinged upon this. Lanoré Lanore; knew that Xelion would know that she was trying to double bluff, so she set up a bluff which was actually not a bluff which she expected him to think was a bluff—which he did.



* InHarmsWay: Lanoré's occupation was to seek out and confront the enemies of El Nath, with the ultimate aim of growing strong enough to defeat King Caleix himself.

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* InHarmsWay: Lanoré's occupation was Lanore;'s occupation was to seek out and confront the enemies of El Nath, with the ultimate aim of growing strong enough to defeat King Caleix himself.



* KansasCityShuffle: Played straight with Lanoré triumphing over Xelion, except that Xelion ''did'' work out the plan, only the time delay before he worked it out was something they were banking on, since his eventual uncovering of the plan was ''[[IKnowYouKnowIKnow part of the plan]]''.

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* KansasCityShuffle: Played straight with Lanoré Lanore; triumphing over Xelion, except that Xelion ''did'' work out the plan, only the time delay before he worked it out was something they were banking on, since his eventual uncovering of the plan was ''[[IKnowYouKnowIKnow part of the plan]]''.



* KnightErrant: Lanoré is a female example. She wanders the lands in search of foes in battle, hoping ultimately to defeat the EvilOverlord.

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* KnightErrant: Lanoré Lanore; is a female example. She wanders the lands in search of foes in battle, hoping ultimately to defeat the EvilOverlord.



* LivingLegend: Lanoré, the Job Masters, then eventually half of Orion's Belt. Lanoré is offered superior treatment the instant she steps into an underground inn. The Job Masters are practically worshipped. And as we discover in Chapter 11, Ralinn and the rest of Orion's Belt have had [[FanFic ballads written about them]].

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* LivingLegend: Lanoré, Lanore;, the Job Masters, then eventually half of Orion's Belt. Lanoré Lanore is offered superior treatment the instant she steps into an underground inn. The Job Masters are practically worshipped. And as we discover in Chapter 11, Ralinn and the rest of Orion's Belt have had [[FanFic ballads written about them]].



* NoEscapeButDown: How many times has the story invoked this trope? First Clynine and Lanoré flee from the [[TheSkyIsAnOcean flying ship]] like this, then Akera and Shirion escape from the guards in Ellinia by doing the same thing, and then the temporary party in Chapter 6, and the entire guild in chapter 10.

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* NoEscapeButDown: How many times has the story invoked this trope? First Clynine and Lanoré Lanore; flee from the [[TheSkyIsAnOcean flying ship]] like this, then Akera and Shirion escape from the guards in Ellinia by doing the same thing, and then the temporary party in Chapter 6, and the entire guild in chapter 10.



* {{Outgambitted}}: Lanoré outgambits Xelion.

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* {{Outgambitted}}: Lanoré Lanore; outgambits Xelion.



* PersonalityPowers: Both Fire Mages are hot-tempered, Lanoré the Ice Lightning Archmage is cool, Clynine is pure.

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* PersonalityPowers: Both Fire Mages are hot-tempered, Lanoré Lanore; the Ice Lightning Archmage is cool, Clynine is pure.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Pelinor brags to everyone about his plan—and goes on to die during the execution of said plan. Akera and Lanoré say nothing about their plan in Chapter 9 and it goes on to be an utter success.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Pelinor brags to everyone about his plan—and goes on to die during the execution of said plan. Akera and Lanoré Lanore; say nothing about their plan in Chapter 9 and it goes on to be an utter success.



* XanatosGambit: Chapter 9. Lanoré first has an apparent Xanatos Gambit, which the reader knows Xelion has already outgambitted with his own Xanatos Gambit. Xelion thinks that this gambit guarantees his win no matter what the woman chooses to do. And Lanoré seems to be playing straight into his hands…until he springs the all-encompassing trap, and he ends up realizing that he is the one playing, unknowingly, [[{{Outgambitted}} into her larger Xanatos Gambit]].

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* XanatosGambit: Chapter 9. Lanoré Lanore; first has an apparent Xanatos Gambit, which the reader knows Xelion has already outgambitted with his own Xanatos Gambit. Xelion thinks that this gambit guarantees his win no matter what the woman chooses to do. And Lanoré Lanore; seems to be playing straight into his hands…until he springs the all-encompassing trap, and he ends up realizing that he is the one playing, unknowingly, [[{{Outgambitted}} into her larger Xanatos Gambit]].
25th Mar '16 8:24:36 PM AbsolMaster
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* GayMoment: Raydan and Ketara hugging each other for fear when the mirror tower begins to collapse.
25th Mar '16 8:23:53 PM AbsolMaster
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* BonusMaterial: Author notes frequently featured character popularity polls and rankings. Recently the author made [[https://sites.google.com/site/revolvingumbrella/otdots a section of a website dedicated to extra information on the story and cast]].

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* BonusMaterial: Author notes frequently featured character popularity polls and rankings. Recently the author made [[https://sites.google.com/site/revolvingumbrella/otdots a section of a website dedicated to extra information on the story and cast]].
25th Mar '16 8:16:13 PM AbsolMaster
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Lanoré was born with blonde hair and blue eyes as if Time knew she would become an Ice/Lightning Archmage. Which, of course, [[PowersThatBe It did]]. Subverted totally in Akera, who looks like IceQueen but [[{Irony} uses]] [[PlayingWithFire fire]].
* BackStory: So very important in this fic.

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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Lanoré was born with blonde hair and blue eyes as if Time knew she would become an Ice/Lightning Archmage. Which, of course, [[PowersThatBe It did]]. Subverted totally in Akera, who looks like IceQueen but [[{Irony} uses]] uses [[PlayingWithFire fire]].
* BackStory: So very important in this fic.



* BettyAndVeronica: Turino and Shirion form one. Akera even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] it.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Turino and Shirion form one.one such pair. Akera even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] it.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: Turino and Telida come from one. Their mother is their father’s SexSlave. Both children were conceived by accident, and while their mother quickly warmed to them, their father was furious, and made sure never to spare them an ounce of care. When their mother finally stood up for her rights, her husband murdered her by smashing her skull with his sword, before being killed in the same manner by the [[PowersThatBe Clock Spirit]] for violating the terms of their marriage vow. Their children grow up in the jungle unguided, learning to hate each other.
25th Mar '16 7:54:51 PM AbsolMaster
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Set in the world of MapleStory's first episode, this EpicFantasy story is a study of various kinds of love in the face of pursuit, persecution and—eventually—rising civil war, as much as it is the tale of ten people's quest to make a mark in the Maple world. The full story can be read [[http://fanfiction.net/s/4380743 here]]. Warning: quality at the start of the story is what you'd expect of a fourteen-year-old venturing into fan fiction for the first time.

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Set in the world of MapleStory's first episode, this EpicFantasy story is a study of various kinds of love in the face of pursuit, persecution and—eventually—rising civil war, as much as it is the tale of ten people's quest to make a mark in the Maple world. The full story can be read [[http://fanfiction.net/s/4380743 here]]. Warning: quality at the start of the story is what you'd expect of a fourteen-year-old venturing into fan fiction for the first time.\n
1st Mar '16 8:27:53 PM Theriocephalus
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->“Sweat, bile and bad breath.”

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->“Sweat, -->“Sweat, bile and bad breath.”



* Bizarrchitecture: Deina's Tower. Everything is upside-down, so you have to climb to the ceiling to get to the door. Some chandeliers lie on the ceiling, while others point upwards as if gravity were still acting on them.

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* Bizarrchitecture: {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Deina's Tower. Everything is upside-down, so you have to climb to the ceiling to get to the door. Some chandeliers lie on the ceiling, while others point upwards as if gravity were still acting on them.



-> "It happened once—and by all means it may happen again. Once the Spirit has taken full control, we can hope and plead no longer. Our world will be destroyed, and us with it."
-> "It all ends with the dance, my dear. It all ends with the dance."
-> "The Spear accords the wielder power immeasurable, power so vast that almost no one in the world, save a talented few, has strength enough to contain its rage. Finding one with the ability to do so is as likely as flipping a coin and having it land on its edge."

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-> --> "It happened once—and by all means it may happen again. Once the Spirit has taken full control, we can hope and plead no longer. Our world will be destroyed, and us with it."
-> --> "It all ends with the dance, my dear. It all ends with the dance."
-> --> "The Spear accords the wielder power immeasurable, power so vast that almost no one in the world, save a talented few, has strength enough to contain its rage. Finding one with the ability to do so is as likely as flipping a coin and having it land on its edge."



-> "I might dream and weave and sing
-> and then you might know everything
-> where cradles rise from shattered bones
-> to raise you up into the spring"

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-> --> "I might dream and weave and sing
-> and -->and then you might know everything
-> --> where cradles rise from shattered bones
-> --> to raise you up into the spring"



* DyeHard: Akera ''lives'' and ''breathes'' the white.



* [[FiveRaces Four Races]]: They appear to be related to the four deities. Stout: Dragon and other creatures from Leafre (the Dragon's race); Fairy: Fairy (quite self-explanatory, the Orbis variety look like angels, these are associated with the Goddess); High Men: Elf (they’re pretty much Tolkienian elves, and associated with Time); Mundane: Human (associated with Darkness).

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* [[FiveRaces Four Races]]: They appear to be related to the four deities. Stout: deities.
** ''Stout'':
Dragon and other creatures from Leafre (the Dragon's race); Fairy: race)
** ''Fairy'':
Fairy (quite self-explanatory, the Orbis variety look like angels, these are associated with the Goddess); High Men: Goddess)
** ''High Men'':
Elf (they’re (they're pretty much Tolkienian elves, and associated with Time); Mundane: Time)
** ''Mundane'':
Human (associated with Darkness).



-> "Ketara. Don't you ''dare'' hurt my sister."

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-> --> "Ketara. Don't you ''dare'' hurt my sister."



* La Résistance: Orion’s Belt and Nightfall. [[spoiler: These two are united later, along with Reborn (another minor Résistance) to form The Alliance of this series.]]

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* La Résistance: LaResistance: Orion’s Belt and Nightfall. [[spoiler: These two are united later, along with Reborn (another minor Résistance) to form The Alliance of this series.]]



* Loads And Loads Of Characters: There is approximately one new named character every 2,500 words.

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* Loads And Loads Of Characters: LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There is approximately one new named character every 2,500 words.



* Outgambitted: Lanoré outgambits Xelion.

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* Outgambitted: {{Outgambitted}}: Lanoré outgambits Xelion.



* TheHero: Shirion, literally. Puns aside, [[SubvertedTrop none of the characters]] is really all-round-good and central enough to definitively be The Hero. There are, however, many [[AntiHero Antiheroes]].

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* TheHero: Shirion, literally. Puns aside, [[SubvertedTrop [[SubvertedTrope none of the characters]] is really all-round-good and central enough to definitively be The Hero. There are, however, many [[AntiHero Antiheroes]].
30th Nov '15 11:09:28 AM crazysamaritan
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!!Tropes demonstrated by Of the Dragon, of the Stars include (spoilers up to Chapter 10 not marked):

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!!Tropes demonstrated by Of ''Of the Dragon, of the Stars Stars'' include (spoilers up to Chapter 10 not marked):
marked):

* TheAce: Lanore came across as this throughout most of the work, until Chapter 10 when she was shown to have her own insecurities. Akera views her as [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter her rival]].



* TheAtoner: Akera. She starts a guilty murderess, seeking her redemption with increasing thirst as the story progresses.



* TheAce: Lanore came across as this throughout most of the work, until Chapter 10 when she was shown to have her own insecurities. Akera views her as [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter her rival]].
* TheAtoner: Akera. She starts a guilty murderess, seeking her redemption with increasing thirst as the story progresses.
* TheBechdelTest: Akera and Lanore plot an entire prison break together—conversation enough? Lanore and Clynine enjoy a considerable amount of interaction too.
14th Jan '15 7:14:55 AM AbsolMaster
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[[CreationMyth It all began with nothing.]] Nothing but a cloud of energy, which one day split into the four primordial deities—Light, Darkness, Time and Life. Overcome by greed, Darkness stole the world that Light and Life had created, banishing them to a corner of the universe. To reclaim it, They fashioned the [[LegendaryWeapon Spear of Heaven]] [[HaveYouSeenMyGod at the cost of Their power]], and defeated the Darkness, granting humanity another chance at life.

But humanity, inherently dark, has unknowingly sustained the Darkness since. The Undying Shadow has risen and fallen through three cycles, villains raising it, heroes crushing it. Each cycle taught both sides, but while the Darkness learnt, [[AndManGrewProud humanity chose to forget]].

Ten years ago, [[AristocratsAreEvil King]] [[EvilOverlord Caleix]] began to change. New laws were written, and guards began to fill the streets, driving [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons the dragons]] into hiding, taking prisoner anyone who dared display the faintest hint of defiance. Victoria Island degenerated into a [[CrapsackWorld dystopia]], and darkness has spread its tendrils, invisible as [[CrapsaccharineWorld rot in the heart of a thriving tree]].

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[[CreationMyth It all began with nothing.]] Nothing but a cloud of energy, which one day split into the Then there were four primordial deities—Light, Darkness, Time and Life. Overcome by greed, Life—and at once [[DarkIsEvil Darkness stole the world world]] that Light and Life had created, banishing them to a corner of the universe. To reclaim it, They fashioned the [[LegendaryWeapon Spear of Heaven]] [[HaveYouSeenMyGod at the cost of Their power]], and defeated the Darkness, granting power]]. But humanity another chance at life.

But humanity, inherently dark,
has unknowingly sustained the Darkness since. The Undying Shadow since, and Darkness has risen and fallen through in three cycles, villains raising it, heroes crushing it. Each cycle taught both sides, but while the Darkness learnt, [[AndManGrewProud humanity chose to forget]].

Ten years ago, [[AristocratsAreEvil King]] [[EvilOverlord Caleix]] began to change. New laws were written, and guards began to fill the streets, driving [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons the dragons]] into hiding, taking prisoner anyone who dared display the faintest hint of show defiance. Victoria Island degenerated into a [[CrapsackWorld has become a totalitarian dystopia]], and darkness Darkness has spread its tendrils, invisible as tendrils like [[CrapsaccharineWorld rot in the heart of a thriving tree]].
an invisibly-thriving rot]].
1st Feb '14 7:30:21 PM mlsmithca
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Raydan feeds a bird lollipops while his guild mates stare on disbelievingly at his genius.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Raydan feeds a bird lollipops while his guild mates stare on disbelievingly at his genius.
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