History Fanfic / TheUrthbloodSaga

8th Apr '17 1:21:39 PM nombretomado
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During a great feastday, the [[FunnyAnimal beasts]] inhabiting [[{{Redwall}} Redwall Abbey]] are stirred from their reveries by the thunderous cry of Urthblood, a grim, emotionless badgerlord of Salamandastron dressed in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blood-red armour]], who possesses the gift of [[{{Seers}} prophetic foresight.]] Invited into the abbey, he tells the gathered beasts of a dire prophecy he received in his youth; a prophecy foretelling a great crisis that will sweep over the lands of Mossflower, and cast them into war, conflict and calamity, but leaving it unclear as to [[VaguenessIsComing whom or what will be causing it.]] Ever since, he has striven tirelessly to gather a great army, fight against the evil beasts of the lands and to unite Mossflower and its surroundings into a strong, unified nation that will be able to withstand or even avert the coming darkness. Now he is offering the Redwallers to strengthen their defenses and help them prepare for the times ahead, for great changes are coming to the lands, and old certainties and beliefs will be challenged in extraordinary and unexpected ways...

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During a great feastday, the [[FunnyAnimal beasts]] inhabiting [[{{Redwall}} [[{{Literature/Redwall}} Redwall Abbey]] are stirred from their reveries by the thunderous cry of Urthblood, a grim, emotionless badgerlord of Salamandastron dressed in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blood-red armour]], who possesses the gift of [[{{Seers}} prophetic foresight.]] Invited into the abbey, he tells the gathered beasts of a dire prophecy he received in his youth; a prophecy foretelling a great crisis that will sweep over the lands of Mossflower, and cast them into war, conflict and calamity, but leaving it unclear as to [[VaguenessIsComing whom or what will be causing it.]] Ever since, he has striven tirelessly to gather a great army, fight against the evil beasts of the lands and to unite Mossflower and its surroundings into a strong, unified nation that will be able to withstand or even avert the coming darkness. Now he is offering the Redwallers to strengthen their defenses and help them prepare for the times ahead, for great changes are coming to the lands, and old certainties and beliefs will be challenged in extraordinary and unexpected ways...



Sadly, the story is [[DeadFic not yet finished.]] By the time the final chapter of The Shrew War was published in the spring of 2004, the popularity of the Redwall books and the ROC was beginning to wane. Since then, partly due to personal issues and due to the lesser chance of exposure to new readers, the author has yet to write the third novel, leaving the series with a massive {{Cliffhanger}}. That may change now, however; the story is being published on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ Fanfiction.net]] for the first time, gaining new attention and fans, and if enough people want to see the saga continue, that might just happen! So head over there if you have any interest in {{Redwall}}, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry/anthropomorphic fiction]], or just fantastic stories in general; you won't get disappointed.

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Sadly, the story is [[DeadFic not yet finished.]] By the time the final chapter of The Shrew War was published in the spring of 2004, the popularity of the Redwall books and the ROC was beginning to wane. Since then, partly due to personal issues and due to the lesser chance of exposure to new readers, the author has yet to write the third novel, leaving the series with a massive {{Cliffhanger}}. That may change now, however; the story is being published on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ Fanfiction.net]] for the first time, gaining new attention and fans, and if enough people want to see the saga continue, that might just happen! So head over there if you have any interest in {{Redwall}}, {{Literature/Redwall}}, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry/anthropomorphic fiction]], or just fantastic stories in general; you won't get disappointed.



* FunnyAnimal / UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: [[CaptainObvious Naturally]], considering the [[{{Redwall}} series]] it's based on.

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* FunnyAnimal / UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: [[CaptainObvious Naturally]], considering the [[{{Redwall}} [[{{Literature/Redwall}} series]] it's based on.
8th Apr '17 1:21:39 PM nombretomado
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8th Mar '17 12:45:06 PM mlsmithca
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Sadly, the story is [[DeadFic not yet finished.]] By the time the final chapter of The Shrew War was published in the spring of 2004, the popularity of the Redwall books and the ROC was beginning to wane. Since then, partly due to personal issues and due to the lesser chance of exposure to new readers, the author has yet to write the third novel, leaving the series with a massive {{Cliffhanger}}. That may change now, however; the story is being published on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ Fanfiction.net]] for the first time, gaining new attention and fans, and if enough people want to see the saga continue, that might just happen! So head over there if you have any interest in {{Redwall}}, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry/anthropomorphic fiction]], or just [[SoCoolItsAwesome fantastic stories]] in general; you won't get disappointed.

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Sadly, the story is [[DeadFic not yet finished.]] By the time the final chapter of The Shrew War was published in the spring of 2004, the popularity of the Redwall books and the ROC was beginning to wane. Since then, partly due to personal issues and due to the lesser chance of exposure to new readers, the author has yet to write the third novel, leaving the series with a massive {{Cliffhanger}}. That may change now, however; the story is being published on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ Fanfiction.net]] for the first time, gaining new attention and fans, and if enough people want to see the saga continue, that might just happen! So head over there if you have any interest in {{Redwall}}, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry/anthropomorphic fiction]], or just [[SoCoolItsAwesome fantastic stories]] stories in general; you won't get disappointed.
19th Jan '17 4:51:44 PM Xtifr
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** The title of the fourth book of TCB comes from a song by the GratefulDead.

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** The title of the fourth book of TCB comes from a song by the GratefulDead.Music/TheGratefulDead.
24th Oct '16 10:46:15 AM dlchen145
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* MadeOfIron: Due to a combination of [[BioAugmentation medical]] and [[AlchemyIsMagic alchemical]] treatments, his status as being [[TheChosenOne chosen by fate]], and just general [[BadAss badassery]], Urthblood is able to shrug off wounds that would kill most other beasts.

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* MadeOfIron: Due to a combination of [[BioAugmentation medical]] and [[AlchemyIsMagic alchemical]] treatments, his status as being [[TheChosenOne chosen by fate]], and just general [[BadAss badassery]], badassery, Urthblood is able to shrug off wounds that would kill most other beasts.
20th Oct '16 11:11:13 PM corkindrill
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* FauxActionGirl: The number of female soldiers in the cast is tiny, and [[QuicklyDemotedWoman nearly all of them end up married, saddled with babies, and gently pushed out of the action]] as the story progresses. Not that they ever did much to start with...
11th May '16 9:53:13 AM Theriocephalus
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* WhoWatchesTheWatchmen: Phrased almost literally by Arlyn who wonders about who will watch Urthblood's [[EliteMook swordfox brigade]] that serves, among other things, as the police force in the army to keep unsavory elements from rebelling. The answer from Tillamook, the hedgehog captain, is simply: [[ReflexiveStatement "They watch themselves."]]

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* WhoWatchesTheWatchmen: Phrased almost literally by Arlyn who wonders about who will watch Urthblood's [[EliteMook swordfox brigade]] that serves, among other things, as the police force in the army to keep unsavory elements from rebelling. The answer from Tillamook, the hedgehog captain, is simply: [[ReflexiveStatement [[CircularReasoning "They watch themselves."]]
7th Feb '16 8:58:22 AM Freshmeat
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Thus begins the Urthblood Saga, the MagnumOpus of veteran Redwall fanfic author Highwing, and one of the old classics of the Redwall Online Community. Drafted between 1995 and 1997 and published on the [[http://www.redwallfanfiction.com/forum/ Redwall Fanfiction Board]] in the early 2000's, this {{Doorstopper}} fic so far spans two novels, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6788438/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_I_The_Warlord The Crimson Badger]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242385/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_I_A_Fire_in_the_Night_Sky The Shrew War,]] with a combined 200 chapters, plus related side stories.

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Thus begins the Urthblood Saga, the MagnumOpus of Saga by veteran Redwall fanfic author Highwing, and one of the old classics of the Redwall Online Community. Drafted between 1995 and 1997 and published on the [[http://www.redwallfanfiction.com/forum/ Redwall Fanfiction Board]] in the early 2000's, this {{Doorstopper}} fic so far spans two novels, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6788438/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_I_The_Warlord The Crimson Badger]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242385/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_I_A_Fire_in_the_Night_Sky The Shrew War,]] with a combined 200 chapters, plus related side stories.
21st Aug '15 1:33:12 PM Wyldchyld
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Urthblood employs several of them, including an eagle, a kite and a falcon, as messengers, spies and occasionally as fighters. And they're armoured.



* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: A heroic example ([[AntiHero more or less]]): Urthblood invites Colonel Clewiston, the lead hare of the Long Patrol [[spoiler:who've been taken captive after his takeover of Salamandastron,]] to dinner to try to persuade him to switch loyalties from Urthfist to him. It goes about as well as you'd expect.



* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: A heroic example ([[AntiHero more or less]]): Urthblood invites Colonel Clewiston, the lead hare of the Long Patrol [[spoiler:who've been taken captive after his takeover of Salamandastron,]] to dinner to try to persuade him to switch loyalties from Urthfist to him. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: A heroic example ([[AntiHero more or less]]): NobleBirdOfPrey: Urthblood invites Colonel Clewiston, the lead hare employs several of the Long Patrol [[spoiler:who've been taken captive after his takeover of Salamandastron,]] to dinner to try to persuade him to switch loyalties from Urthfist to him. It goes about them, including an eagle, a kite and a falcon, as well messengers, spies and occasionally as you'd expect.fighters. And they're armoured.
17th Mar '15 9:14:54 AM nombretomado
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Sadly, the story is [[DeadFic not yet finished.]] By the time the final chapter of The Shrew War was published in the spring of 2004, the popularity of the Redwall books and the ROC was beginning to wane. Since then, partly due to personal issues and due to the lesser chance of exposure to new readers, the author has yet to write the third novel, leaving the series with a massive {{Cliffhanger}}. That may change now, however; the story is being published on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ Fanfiction.net]] for the first time, gaining new attention and fans, and if enough people want to see the saga continue, that might just happen! So head over there if you have any interest in {{Redwall}}, [[FurryFandom furry/anthropomorphic fiction]], or just [[SoCoolItsAwesome fantastic stories]] in general; you won't get disappointed.

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Sadly, the story is [[DeadFic not yet finished.]] By the time the final chapter of The Shrew War was published in the spring of 2004, the popularity of the Redwall books and the ROC was beginning to wane. Since then, partly due to personal issues and due to the lesser chance of exposure to new readers, the author has yet to write the third novel, leaving the series with a massive {{Cliffhanger}}. That may change now, however; the story is being published on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ Fanfiction.net]] for the first time, gaining new attention and fans, and if enough people want to see the saga continue, that might just happen! So head over there if you have any interest in {{Redwall}}, [[FurryFandom [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry/anthropomorphic fiction]], or just [[SoCoolItsAwesome fantastic stories]] in general; you won't get disappointed.



* FunnyAnimal / FurryFandom: [[CaptainObvious Naturally]], considering the [[{{Redwall}} series]] it's based on.

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* FunnyAnimal / FurryFandom: UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: [[CaptainObvious Naturally]], considering the [[{{Redwall}} series]] it's based on.
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