History Heartwarming / HeraldsofValdemar

19th Mar '16 9:40:05 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* Not exactly a crowning moment as an ongoing and extended smaller moment, but all of Alberich's slow-burning romance with Myste. Even Selenay (in the crowning depths of her infatuation with Kerethenelan) thinks it's the most adorable thing ''ever''.

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* Not exactly a crowning moment as an ongoing and extended smaller moment, but all of Alberich's slow-burning romance with Myste. Even Selenay (in the crowning depths of her infatuation with Kerethenelan) Karathalen) thinks it's the most adorable thing ''ever''.
19th Mar '16 9:38:49 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* A BFF-style version with Lavan and Tuck, when the latter calmly and methodically talks Lavan through the various legal definitions of murder and manslaughter, in order to convince Lavan that no, he's not a monster ''or'' a psychopath because he lost control of his Gift and killed the bullies who were torturing him. Possibly doubles as an intellectual CMoA, and triples as CrowningMomentOfFriendship.
* every scene involving Lavan's sister Mercy visiting him at the Collegium. At least ''one'' member of his family can actually, truly, connect with him. [[spoiler: it's really no wonder she ends up marrying Tuck, who's been shown to be smart enough to know a good thing when he sees it.]]




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* Not exactly a crowning moment as an ongoing and extended smaller moment, but all of Alberich's slow-burning romance with Myste. Even Selenay (in the crowning depths of her infatuation with Kerethenelan) thinks it's the most adorable thing ''ever''.
19th Mar '16 9:28:31 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* [[spoiler: Darkwind effectively proposes to Elspeth by giving her one of Vree's decorated feathers.]]
** [[spoiler: um, there's no 'effectively' about it. The narration specifically says that Darkwind's using the words to signify a Hawkbrother marriage.]]

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* [[spoiler: Darkwind effectively proposes to Elspeth Elspeth, by giving her one of Vree's decorated feathers.]]
** [[spoiler: um, there's no 'effectively' about it. The narration specifically says that Darkwind's
feathers and using the words to signify a Hawkbrother marriage.]]
19th Mar '16 9:27:31 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** [[spoiler: um, there's no 'effectively' about it. The narration specifically says that Darkwind's using the words to signify a Hawkbrother marriage.]]
* [[spoiler: doubles when Elspeth pulls out a ring, with a braid made of her Companion's hair sandwiched between metal and a hertasi version of resin. Verges into CrowningMomentOfFunny when they realize they had hertasi craftsman make them at the very same time, and how much the hertasi must have been laughing about the silly humans since.]]
20th Oct '15 6:37:43 AM Argon2
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-->''[[I- love- you...]]''

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-->''[[I- -->''[[spoiler:I- love- you...]]''



* Kantor and Taver appearing JustInTime to save Alberich from a gang of vigilante Companions. The latter states vehemently that violence against a Herald '''will not'' be tolerated no matter his race, and that they will protect Alberich- with teeth and hooves if necessary.

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* Kantor and Taver appearing JustInTime to save Alberich from a gang of vigilante Companions. The latter states vehemently that violence against a Herald '''will ''will not'' be tolerated no matter his race, and that they will protect Alberich- with teeth and hooves if necessary.


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[[folder:The Mage Storms]]
[[AC: Storm Warning]]

[[AC: Storm Rising]]
* Tremaine forges the Imperial seal- a crime punishable by execution- to ensure his soldiers get enough supplies to make it through the winter.

[[AC: Storm Breaking]]
5th Jul '15 5:42:01 PM 9_miho
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** Starblade finding healing and redemption through a new romance with his Healer and a new bond bird.
** Need showing [[BrokenBird Nyara]] some of the only affection the poor girl has seen ever, while training her to survive and fight.

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** * Starblade finding healing and redemption through a new romance with his Healer and a new bond bird.
** * Need showing [[BrokenBird Nyara]] some of the only affection the poor girl has seen ever, while training her to survive and fight. fight.


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* The "invasion of Karse" to rout the Tedrel camp - [[spoiler: The Valdemaran army comes across orphans and camp followers who decided they had had it and were going to make their own lives without fighting as mercenaries. After a brutal last battle from years of a draining war of attrition, the Valdemaran army rejoices at a task that does not involving killing (no matter how justified) and takes them to a new, loving, safe home.]]


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* After Alberich has a bout with Prince Karathalen in the salle, the Guards, who had been watching in increasing bemusement because Alberich was using a fighting style completely [[CombatPragmatist out of character]] for him against the prince, catch on very quickly as to ''why'' Alberich was doing it (summation: Alberich had his suspicions about the prince's intentions but didn't have enough evidence to pin him as more than an arrogant bastard) and subtly offer their support in keeping an eye on the prince. For a man who had been viewed with suspicion for a good deal of the populace of Valdemar for ''years'', including the Guard and Palace staff and Heralds themselves, the quiet moment of trust in seeking a common goal is heartwarming.
* Alberich's presence immediately helping soothe a new Chosen who was a Tedrel orphan and was ''terrified'' that he was going to be thrown into Tedrel-style hellish military training. To clarify, the Tedrels' way of training boys who were entering puberty was taken right from TheSpartanWay, including putting them into groups, feeding them little, and beating them senseless if they were ''caught'' stealing food.
21st Jun '15 4:15:06 AM Argon2
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* ''Winds of Fate'': Darkwind realizing that [[spoiler: Starblade's cold, cruel behavior towards him was the only thing that a horribly broken, brainwashed man could do to prevent his own son from being victim to the same fate. The relief he feels at knowing that the father he loved was always there is nearly enough to bring him to tears.]]
* ''Winds of Change'':

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* ''Winds [[AC: Winds of Fate'': Fate]]
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Darkwind realizing that [[spoiler: Starblade's cold, cruel behavior towards him was the only thing that a horribly broken, brainwashed man could do to prevent his own son from being victim to the same fate. The relief he feels at knowing that the father he loved was always there is nearly enough to bring him to tears.]]
* ''Winds [[AC: Winds of Change'': Change]]



* ''Winds of Fury'': [[spoiler: Darkwind effectively proposes to Elspeth by giving her one of Vree's decorated feathers.]]

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* ''Winds [[AC: Winds of Fury'': Fury]]
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[[spoiler: Darkwind effectively proposes to Elspeth by giving her one of Vree's decorated feathers.]]



* Lavan being questioned about the bullying he suffered. He's unable to control his anxiety and gets angrier and angrier, his [[TraumaInducedSuperpower Firestarting Gift]] on the verge of consuming him and everyone else...and then Kalira Chooses him.

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* Lavan being questioned about the bullying he suffered. He's unable to control his anxiety and gets angrier and angrier, his [[TraumaInducedSuperpower [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening Firestarting Gift]] on the verge of consuming him and everyone else...and then Kalira Chooses him.him.
* ''Everyone'' involved in uncovering the school's corruption, from guards to Heralds to aristocrats, is horrified that such atrocities could have happened, and do everything they can to prevent it from ever happening again. It just [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped drives home the point]] that most people are generally good.
* [[spoiler:Kalira's last words.]] Even through the excruciating pain she's feeling, the horrific war they're fighting, and Lavan's own encroaching madness, she manages to make this clear:
-->''[[I- love- you...]]''
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[[folder:The Exile Duology]]

[[AC:Honor]]
* Kantor and Taver appearing JustInTime to save Alberich from a gang of vigilante Companions. The latter states vehemently that violence against a Herald '''will not'' be tolerated no matter his race, and that they will protect Alberich- with teeth and hooves if necessary.
* In the epilogue, Alberich meets [[spoiler:Vkandis Himself]], who reassures Alberich as no-one else could that he has not betrayed Karse or the Sunlord.
** Read [[RewatchBonus retroactively]], [[spoiler:Vkandis]]'s words imply that Alberich's heroism will be immortalized ''[[spoiler:in Karsite scripture itself]]''. This is the highest honor a Karsite could ''ever'' dream of.

[[AC:Valor]]
20th May '15 5:29:16 AM Argon2
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* When Mags first meets Lena, she is crying over her pet rabbit, Bumper, dieing. He offers to help bury Bumper. His eulogy for the rabbit is awkward and heartwarming.
--> "He was a good rabbit. An he was a friend when Lena needed one. Reckon that's how ye knows a friend,they be there when ye need them.

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* When Mags first meets Lena, she is crying over her pet rabbit, Bumper, dieing.dying. He offers to help bury Bumper. His eulogy for the rabbit is awkward and heartwarming.
--> "He was a good rabbit. An he was a friend when Lena needed one. Reckon that's how ye knows a friend,they friend, they be there when ye need them.
them.

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[[folder:Brightly Burning]]
* Lavan being questioned about the bullying he suffered. He's unable to control his anxiety and gets angrier and angrier, his [[TraumaInducedSuperpower Firestarting Gift]] on the verge of consuming him and everyone else...and then Kalira Chooses him.
21st Dec '14 7:36:05 PM 9_miho
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* ''Winds of Change'': Starblade finding healing and redemption through a new romance with his Healer and a new bond bird.

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* ''Winds of Change'': Change'':
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Starblade finding healing and redemption through a new romance with his Healer and a new bond bird.bird.
** Need showing [[BrokenBird Nyara]] some of the only affection the poor girl has seen ever, while training her to survive and fight.
21st Dec '14 7:29:05 PM 9_miho
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[[folder:The Mage Winds]]

* ''Winds of Fate'': Darkwind realizing that [[spoiler: Starblade's cold, cruel behavior towards him was the only thing that a horribly broken, brainwashed man could do to prevent his own son from being victim to the same fate. The relief he feels at knowing that the father he loved was always there is nearly enough to bring him to tears.]]
* ''Winds of Change'': Starblade finding healing and redemption through a new romance with his Healer and a new bond bird.
* ''Winds of Fury'': [[spoiler: Darkwind effectively proposes to Elspeth by giving her one of Vree's decorated feathers.]]

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[[folder:Darian's Tale]]

* Darian casually telling a mildly despondent Keisha that no, he isn't particularly impressed by her more vivacious, popular sister and he quite enjoys Keisha's company instead. By the way she reacts, one has to feel for the girl, who hasn't been told she's ugly or cruel... just taken for granted and ignored, which can still hurt too.
* Darian traveling hundreds of miles, facing numerous perils, tracking an incredibly cold and faint trail... [[spoiler: and finding his parents again.]]

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