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30th Jun '16 9:45:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BastardAngst: Pierre Tartue/Lumen comes from a bastard bloodline of the Lumens--one of the two clans vying for the throne of Arcia from book three onwards. He does a lot of very unsavory things to cover up his illegitimacy both before and after he usurps the throne, and hates being reminded that he is still a bastard.
28th May '16 4:21:20 AM Koveras
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is the Swiss Confederacy, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Duchy of Burgundy, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is the Swiss Confederacy, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: A recurring motif from the second duology onward is that women in power are more dangerous than they are useful. [[AuthorAvatar Gerika's]] explanation is that men can be (though not always are) motivated by honor and abstract obligations, whereas women always live for themselves and the ones they love. Especially bad are those who only love power, which is what the Cialian Order is all about. This is particularly evident in the stories of Agnesa (Margaret of Anjou's expy) and Anastasia, though notably subverted by Marta Tagere, who is a far more capable monarch than her [[spoiler:first]] husband.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: A recurring motif from the second duology onward is that women in power are more dangerous than they are useful. [[AuthorAvatar Gerika's]] explanation is that men can be (though not always are) motivated by honor and abstract obligations, whereas women always live for themselves and the ones they love. Especially bad are those who only love power, which is what the Cialian Order is all about. This is particularly evident in the stories of Agnesa (Margaret of Anjou's expy) and Anastasia, though notably subverted by Marta Tagere, Tagere (Margaret of York's expy), who is a far more capable monarch than her [[spoiler:first]] husband.
28th May '16 4:16:23 AM Koveras
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is a bunch of German states, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is a bunch of German states, the Swiss Confederacy, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.
28th May '16 4:13:14 AM Koveras
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is Germany, Er-Atev is generic Muslim world, Tayana is Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is Germany, a bunch of German states, Er-Atev is generic Muslim world, the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.
15th May '16 4:00:16 PM Katsuhagi
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* RemarriedToTheMistress: A gender-inverted example where Duchess Martha Tagere marries her long-time lover Cesar Malvani after her husband, the Duke of Orgonda, is murdered by the mob.
15th May '16 12:23:02 AM Koveras
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* SpeakOfTheDevil: The Damned One, the greatest heretic of all times, is only known by this nickname, when, in fact, [[spoiler:he is the same person as St. Erasti Cerna, one of the most revered saints of TheChurch, Emperor Anhel's most trusted henchman, Lunar King Laren's disciple, and the first True Mage of Tarra]].

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* SparkOfTheRebellion: The overthrow of the Tarskan occupation in Tayana is kicked off by the murder of Rodolph Gleo--an otherwise completely unremarkable drunkard poet--who reads a rousing poem in public, is shot by a Tarskan lackey, and, with his dying breath, calls upon the onlookers to liberate Tayana.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: The Damned One, the greatest heretic of all times, is only known by this nickname, when, in fact, [[spoiler:he is the same person as St. Erasti Cerna, one of the most revered saints of TheChurch, Emperor Anhel's Ankhel's most trusted henchman, Lunar King Laren's disciple, and the first True Mage of Tarra]].



* VestigialEmpire: Anhel's Arcia, briefly resurrected under René only to fall apart for good later.

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* VestigialEmpire: Anhel's Ankhel's Arcia, briefly resurrected under René only to fall apart for good later.
12th May '16 3:42:00 AM Koveras
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The '''''Arcia Chronicles''''' (''Хроники Арции'') is a HighFantasy novel series by Russian author Vera Kamsha, set in a ConstructedWorld of ''Tarra'', which itself is a part of a [[TheMultiverse multiverse]]. What makes Tarra stand out among other worlds is that unlike them, it doesn't have any {{god}}s: some nine thousand years ago, seven alien deities known as the "Lightbringers" conquered Tarra, [[DeathOfTheOldGods slaughtered the native Old Gods]] and whatever worshipers they had, and ruled Tarra for seven thousand years in the name of the "[[LightIsNotGood Light]]". After that, the "Light" called them back, leaving Tarra [[GodsHandsAreTied effectively defenseless against cosmic threats]]. Therefore, it is up to local humans and a handful of [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] (left behind by two renegade Lightbringers) to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out cosmic monstrosities]] eying Tarra. The books are mostly set in Arcia (hence the title), a VestigialEmpire (later, TheKingdom) in what is likely the most densely populated region of the world.

The series consists of six novels as of 2015, with the final tome [[DevelopmentHell in planning since 2004]]:

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The '''''Arcia Chronicles''''' (''Хроники Арции'') is a HighFantasy novel series by Russian author Vera Kamsha, set in a ConstructedWorld of ''Tarra'', Tarra, which itself is a part of a [[TheMultiverse multiverse]]. What makes Tarra stand out among other worlds is that unlike them, it doesn't have any {{god}}s: some nine thousand years ago, seven alien deities known as the "Lightbringers" conquered Tarra, [[DeathOfTheOldGods slaughtered the native Old Gods]] and whatever worshipers they had, and ruled Tarra for seven thousand years in the name of the "[[LightIsNotGood Light]]". After that, the "Light" called them back, leaving Tarra [[GodsHandsAreTied effectively defenseless against cosmic threats]]. Therefore, it is up to local humans and a handful of [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] (left behind by two renegade Lightbringers) to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out cosmic monstrosities]] eying Tarra. The books are mostly set in Arcia (hence the title), a VestigialEmpire (later, TheKingdom) in what is likely the most densely populated region of the world.

The series consists of six novels as of 2015, 2016, with the final tome [[DevelopmentHell in planning since 2004]]:
11th May '16 11:21:09 PM Koveras
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* PrematurelyGreyHaired: Rene Arroy went completely grey-haired after being shipwrecked beyond the Forbidden Line and spending weeks floating in the ocean.
9th May '16 8:53:31 AM Spindriver
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* FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent: Alexander Tagere has the best friends a man could wish for: [[TrueCompanions a tightly-knit group of young nobles who view him as their leader]] and dub themselves the "Wolf Cubs", after his personal coat of arms. His family, on the other hand, is {{Big|ScrewedUpFamily}} and RoyallyScrewedUp, starting with his mom, who hates him, through his middle brother, who fears and despises him, all the way to their distantly related rival clan of Lumen, who see him as the devil on earth.
22nd Apr '16 2:57:19 AM Koveras
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* MulticoloredHair: Because of her mixed human-elven-[[spoiler:Old God]] ancestry, Gerika's hair comes in several interweaving shades of blonde, from silvery to reddish.
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