History Literature / AGameOfUniverse

1st Aug '16 9:27:45 PM ExcArc
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%%* DealWithTheDevil

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%%* DealWithTheDevil* DealWithTheDevil: Erybus plot to get out of one form the major kickoff for the loophole quest to fetch the Grail, and thus the main plot of the book.



%%* ExactWords: [[spoiler:Germain's quest was to retrieve the Grail and give it to Erybus. There's nothing saying that he couldn't take it back immediately after.]]

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%%* * ExactWords: [[spoiler:Germain's quest was to retrieve the Grail and give it to Erybus. There's nothing saying that he couldn't take it back immediately after.]]



%%* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:Setebos, the Angel AI]].

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%%* * GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:Setebos, the AI who runs the Grail Angel AI]].and has mysterious powers turns out to be a neutral angel using his powers to help Germain win the Grail quest.]].



%%* Magitek

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%%* Magitek* Magitek: The universe generally seems to accept magic as a scientific, physical fact, and many aspects of the ships run off of it, from the "protective circles" to Germain's mnemonics. The general attitude towards it is "figure it out later, use it now".



%%* MurderInc: Umbra Corp.
%%* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: A literary variant: the book is best described as an Arthurian Post-Cyberpunk High Fantasy Space Opera.
%%* PublicDomainArtifact: The big one: The Holy Grail

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%%* * MurderInc: Umbra Corp.
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Corp, which started out as a means of allowing revolutions to take place on oppressed planets, but these days run on a series of [[YouAreNumberSix identity-less assassins]] who kill people for money.
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NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: A literary variant: the book is best described as an Arthurian Post-Cyberpunk High Fantasy Space Opera.
%%* * PublicDomainArtifact: The big one: The Holy GrailGrail is the primary motivator of the story and Germain's quest. Notably, in-universe the Grail also acts as this, since its various forms over the ages have made it into many other legends.



%%* ReligionIsMagic

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%%* ReligionIsMagic* ReligionIsMagic: The mantras and faith of Sister Olivia and the Burning Cross have a definite magical effect upon the universe.



%%* TimeMaster: [[spoiler: Setebos.]] To a lesser extent, Germain's absorbed consciousness of his master has the ability to rewind time seven seconds.
%%* TimedMission: One year.

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%%* * TimeMaster: [[spoiler: Setebos.]] To a lesser extent, Germain's absorbed consciousness of his master has the ability to rewind time seven seconds.
%%* * TimedMission: One year.The Grail Champions have a single year to find the Grail before the demons suck them down to hell.



%%* VancianMagic: Of an interesting sort. Muses, as they're called, spend YEARS learning everything possible about a single subset of physics so that they can cast it in very specific ways as spells. [[PsychicPowers Psychologists]] tend to view it as mysticism veiling a perfectly rationale explanation for all of their bizarre powers, but the book never really says one way or another.

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%%* * VancianMagic: Of an interesting sort. Muses, as they're called, spend YEARS learning everything possible about a single subset of physics so that they can cast it in very specific ways as spells. [[PsychicPowers Psychologists]] tend to view it as mysticism veiling a perfectly rationale explanation for all of their bizarre powers, but the book never really says one way or another.
1st Aug '16 9:18:11 PM ExcArc
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%%* ExactWords: [[spoiler:Germain's quest was to retrieve the Grail and give it to Erybus. There's nothing saying that he couldn't take it back immediately after.]]



%%* Mega Corp: Morning Star, again.

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%%* Mega Corp: Morning Star, again. Umbra Corp also qualifies.


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%%* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: A literary variant: the book is best described as an Arthurian Post-Cyberpunk High Fantasy Space Opera.


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%%* TimeMaster: [[spoiler: Setebos.]] To a lesser extent, Germain's absorbed consciousness of his master has the ability to rewind time seven seconds.


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%%* VancianMagic: Of an interesting sort. Muses, as they're called, spend YEARS learning everything possible about a single subset of physics so that they can cast it in very specific ways as spells. [[PsychicPowers Psychologists]] tend to view it as mysticism veiling a perfectly rationale explanation for all of their bizarre powers, but the book never really says one way or another.
19th Jun '15 9:27:14 AM Morgenthaler
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EricNylund's Cyberpunkish novel about a mage assassin with multiple personalities.

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Eric Nylund's
Cyberpunkish novel about a mage assassin with multiple personalities.



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Tropes used:!!Tropes used:



* CyberPunk
* DealWithTheDevil
* DeflectorShields

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* %%* CyberPunk
* %%* DealWithTheDevil
* %%* DeflectorShields



* FreudianExcuse
* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:Setebos, the Angel AI]].

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* %%* FreudianExcuse
* %%* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:Setebos, the Angel AI]].



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
* Magitek

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* %%* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
* %%* Magitek



* Mega Corp: Morning Star, again.
* MentalTimeTravel: [[spoiler:Germain's seven second trip. ]]
* MurderInc: Umbra Corp.
* PublicDomainArtifact: The big one: The Holy Grail
* ResetButton
* ReligionIsMagic

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* %%* Mega Corp: Morning Star, again.
* %%* MentalTimeTravel: [[spoiler:Germain's seven second trip. ]]
* %%* MurderInc: Umbra Corp.
* %%* PublicDomainArtifact: The big one: The Holy Grail
* %%* ResetButton
* %%* ReligionIsMagic



* SharingABody

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* %%* SharingABody



* TheSyndicate: Umbra Corp.
* TheWormThatWalks
* TimedMission: One year.
* ToHellAndBack
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* %%* TheSyndicate: Umbra Corp.
* %%* TheWormThatWalks
* %%* TimedMission: One year.
* %%* ToHellAndBack
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3rd Nov '12 2:56:40 PM nombretomado
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EricNylund's Cyberpunkish novel about a mage assassin with multiple personalities.

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Tropes used:
* CelestialDeadline: The contract with the devil has a loophole: One year before it runs out, 13 heroes can be recruited to find the holy grail. If they find it before the contract runs out, the contract is nullified.
* CyberPunk
* DealWithTheDevil
* DeflectorShields
* FasterThanLightTravel: They use some odd system where they can travel faster than light but relativity still applies.
* FreudianExcuse
* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:Setebos, the Angel AI]].
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Are the other personalities magically created or is Germain nuts?
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
* Magitek
* MeaningfulName: Morning Star (Lucifer)
* Mega Corp: Morning Star, again.
* MentalTimeTravel: [[spoiler:Germain's seven second trip. ]]
* MurderInc: Umbra Corp.
* PublicDomainArtifact: The big one: The Holy Grail
* ResetButton
* ReligionIsMagic
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Averted, [[spoiler:Germain has no idea history is being altered]].
* SharingABody
* StarfishAliens: One alien is a hive of beetles.
* TheSyndicate: Umbra Corp.
* TheWormThatWalks
* TimedMission: One year.
* ToHellAndBack
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