History Fanfic / TheUrthbloodSaga

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.
28th Dec '14 8:00:19 PM lwlq
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Urthblood once invoked this by forcing his would-be assassin, a ferret named Kedrin, to eat his own poisoned knife. It gets stuck in his throat halfway down and Kedrin dies from the poison and it's mentioned that he was coughing up blood.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Urthblood once invoked this by forcing his would-be assassin, a ferret named Kedrin, to eat his own poisoned knife. It gets stuck in his throat halfway down down, causing him to cough up blood, and Kedrin dies from the poison and it's mentioned that he was coughing up blood.poison.
28th Dec '14 7:56:53 PM lwlq
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Urthblood once forced his would-be assassin to eat his own poisoned knife.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Urthblood once forced invoked this by forcing his would-be assassin assassin, a ferret named Kedrin, to eat his own poisoned knife. It gets stuck in his throat halfway down and Kedrin dies from the poison and it's mentioned that he was coughing up blood.
28th Dec '14 7:46:19 PM lwlq
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Urthblood once forced his would-be assassin to eat his own poisoned knife.
2nd Jan '14 1:37:17 PM TLhikan
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Note: The saga is so far composed of two novels. The novels in turn are composed of seperate parts, or "books" of several chapters each, and they are published on the site in those parts. The Crimson Badger is composed of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6788438/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_I_The_Warlord Book I: The Warlord]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6821027/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_II_Armies Book II: Armies]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6865628/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_III_Journeys Book III: Journeys]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6947288/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_IV_Fire_on_the_Mountain Book IV: Fire on the Mountain]]. In addition, there's a [[BonusMaterial series of outtakes]] from an early version of TCB called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7032661/1/The_Continuing_Adventures_of_Martin_the_Turd The Continuing Adventures of Martin the Turd]], that takes place about [[WhatCouldHaveBeen half a generation after Mattimeo]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7073186/1/The_Obligation The Obligation]], the first story the author posted on the web, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7076532/1/Highwing_A_Sparras_Tale Highwing: A Sparra's Tale]], a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] about the sparrow Highwing's early days when he was adopted by the Redwallers, and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7197449/1/The_Chains_of_Love The Chains of Love]], a [[HotterAndSexier a sex farce]] that details the romantic exploits of two of TCB's characters before the novel takes place (slightly more risque version [[http://www.oocities.org/redwalldigest/short62.html here]]). The Shrew War begins with the lead-up story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7238599/1/Tug_of_War Tug of War]] about a struggle between Urthblood and the searats to gain the services of a pine marten for a [[LensmanArmsRace weapons project]], and the novel itself is composed of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242385/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_I_A_Fire_in_the_Night_Sky Book I: A Fire in the Night Sky]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7261856/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_II_The_Winter_Coast Book II: The Winter Coast]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7321178/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_III_A_Nameday_Like_No_Other Book III: A Nameday Like No Other]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7366075/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_IV_The_Thunder_and_the_Fire Book IV: The Thunder and the Fire]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7396184/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_V_The_Red_Tower Book V: The Red Tower]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7440215/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_VI_Doublegate Book VI: Doublegate]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7580169/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_VII_The_Isle_of_Death Book VII: The Isle of Death]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7634582/1/The_Shrew_War_Epilogues three epilogues.]] More will hopefully come in the future...

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Note: The saga is so far composed of two novels.completed novels and one in progress. The novels in turn are composed of seperate parts, or "books" of several chapters each, and they are published on the site in those parts. The Crimson Badger is composed of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6788438/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_I_The_Warlord Book I: The Warlord]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6821027/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_II_Armies Book II: Armies]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6865628/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_III_Journeys Book III: Journeys]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6947288/1/The_Crimson_Badger_Book_IV_Fire_on_the_Mountain Book IV: Fire on the Mountain]]. In addition, there's a [[BonusMaterial series of outtakes]] from an early version of TCB called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7032661/1/The_Continuing_Adventures_of_Martin_the_Turd The Continuing Adventures of Martin the Turd]], that takes place about [[WhatCouldHaveBeen half a generation after Mattimeo]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7073186/1/The_Obligation The Obligation]], the first story the author posted on the web, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7076532/1/Highwing_A_Sparras_Tale Highwing: A Sparra's Tale]], a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] about the sparrow Highwing's early days when he was adopted by the Redwallers, and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7197449/1/The_Chains_of_Love The Chains of Love]], a [[HotterAndSexier a sex farce]] that details the romantic exploits of two of TCB's characters before the novel takes place (slightly more risque version [[http://www.oocities.org/redwalldigest/short62.html here]]). The Shrew War begins with the lead-up story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7238599/1/Tug_of_War Tug of War]] about a struggle between Urthblood and the searats to gain the services of a pine marten for a [[LensmanArmsRace weapons project]], and the novel itself is composed of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242385/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_I_A_Fire_in_the_Night_Sky Book I: A Fire in the Night Sky]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7261856/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_II_The_Winter_Coast Book II: The Winter Coast]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7321178/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_III_A_Nameday_Like_No_Other Book III: A Nameday Like No Other]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7366075/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_IV_The_Thunder_and_the_Fire Book IV: The Thunder and the Fire]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7396184/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_V_The_Red_Tower Book V: The Red Tower]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7440215/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_VI_Doublegate Book VI: Doublegate]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7580169/1/The_Shrew_War_Book_VII_The_Isle_of_Death Book VII: The Isle of Death]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7634582/1/The_Shrew_War_Epilogues three epilogues.]] More will hopefully come The third novel, Latura of Redwall, is currently in the future...
progress with [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9760184/1/Latura-of-Redwall-Book-I-A-Pageant-Festive-and-Myriad Book I: A Pageant, Festive and Myriad]].
17th Jul '13 12:27:36 PM captainpat
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* MismatchedEyes: Tratton has one purple and one green eye.
7th Apr '13 12:55:19 AM LordGro
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->"He was called Urthblood, and his armor shone as red as his name..."\\
--Opening line of The Crimson Badger´

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->"He ->''"He was called Urthblood, and his armor shone as red as his name..."\\
--Opening
"''
-->--Opening
line of The ''The Crimson Badger´
Badger''



** The searats' fish-shaped submarine that Urthblood discovers is possibly a shout-out to the [[TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Nautilus.]]

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** The searats' fish-shaped submarine that Urthblood discovers is possibly a shout-out to the [[TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Nautilus.]]
9th Feb '13 2:22:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ConsummateLiar: Urthblood is ''not'' forthcoming either about the details of his prophecy or his true aims and methods, and is more than willing to bend the truth or [[BlatantLies outright lie]] to both enemies and allies in order to achieve his goals, and shows [[IDidWhatIHadToDo little to no remorse in doing so.]] The first obvious example in the story is his claim that he didn't know about his brother's [[CainAndAbel hatred for him]] until he met with a [[HairRaisingHare Long Patrol hare]] who tried to kill him on sight after arriving at Redwall. This is despite that several chapters earlier, he is seen giving orders to [[EverythingsBetterWithBunnies Browder]] to travel to Salamandastron to lure Urthfist out with a story of him conquering Redwall, in order to take the mountain for himself.

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* ConsummateLiar: Urthblood is ''not'' forthcoming either about the details of his prophecy or his true aims and methods, and is more than willing to bend the truth or [[BlatantLies outright lie]] to both enemies and allies in order to achieve his goals, and shows [[IDidWhatIHadToDo little to no remorse in doing so.]] The first obvious example in the story is his claim that he didn't know about his brother's [[CainAndAbel hatred for him]] until he met with a [[HairRaisingHare Long Patrol hare]] who tried to kill him on sight after arriving at Redwall. This is despite that several chapters earlier, he is seen giving orders to [[EverythingsBetterWithBunnies Browder]] Browder to travel to Salamandastron to lure Urthfist out with a story of him conquering Redwall, in order to take the mountain for himself.
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