History Literature / CircleOfMagic

19th Sep '17 7:40:29 PM FaeBoleyn
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Sandry's family is revealed to breed mules. A mule is the offspring of a horse and a donkey, and they're always sterile, meaning you can't actually breed them in family lines the way something like horse breeding works. This has led to a theory that they actually use magic to create fertile mules.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Sandry's family is revealed to breed mules. A mule is the offspring of a horse and a donkey, and they're always sterile, meaning you can't actually breed them in family lines the way something like horse breeding works. This has led to a theory that they actually use magic to create fertile mules. Alternately, "breed" could have been a shorthand for their having found the best horse-donkey combos for ideal mules, but that's less fun than wacky magic.
16th Sep '17 1:12:36 PM SS13
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* DoubleAesop: In ''Will of the Empress'', as Sandry, Daja and Briar prepare for the final fight, Sandry remarks “People shouldn’t always get what they want. It’s very bad for their character.”, meaning [[spoiler: Berenene's wish to keep them in Namorn]]. In the ens [[spolier: Sandry realisies that her wish to keep her Namorn land, even after her clash with Berenene, is just as foolish, so she signs the land over to her cousin Ambros.]]

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* DoubleAesop: In ''Will of the Empress'', as Sandry, Daja and Briar prepare for the final fight, Sandry remarks “People shouldn’t always get what they want. It’s very bad for their character.”, meaning [[spoiler: Berenene's wish to keep them in Namorn]]. In the ens [[spolier: [[spoiler: Sandry realisies that her wish to keep her Namorn land, even after her clash with Berenene, is just as foolish, so she signs the land over to her cousin Ambros.]]
16th Sep '17 1:11:43 PM SS13
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* DoubleAesop: In ''Will of the Empress'', as Sandry, Daja and Briar prepare for the final fight, Sandry remarks “People shouldn’t always get what they want. It’s very bad for their character.”, meaning [[spoiler: Berenene's wish to keep them in Namorn]]. In the ens [[spolier: Sandry realisies that her wish to keep her Namorn land, even after her clash with Berenene, is just as foolish, so she signs the land over to her cousin Ambros.]]
10th Sep '17 2:21:31 PM SS13
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** Sandry's land property in Namorn is the source of her troubles in ''Will of the Empress'', as the Empress wants to keep her in Namorn, and various Namornese nobles attempt to marry her (that is, force her into a marriage with them), all so they can have those lands for themselves. After Sandry [[spoiler:: and Tris]] suffer very badly from all this, Sandry is forced to [[spoiler:: sign over her lands to her cousin Ambros]].
10th Sep '17 7:13:20 AM SS13
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** Later, when Sandry is freed and demands justice from the Empress, the latter orders that the mage responsible be arrested and placed into "a cell for wizards". Those presumably can block a wide range of magic powers.
5th Jul '17 2:04:15 PM Ea4g
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* BuryYourGays: Averted in ''Briar's Book'', where [[spoiler: Rosethorn, who is Lark's lover]] is the only member of Discipline Cottage to actually die from the blue pox, but [[spoiler: not permanently, since Briar managed to leap into the afterworld and convince her to come back, with the help of his mates and a little intimidation.]]

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* BuryYourGays: Averted in ''Briar's Book'', where [[spoiler: Rosethorn, who is Lark's lover]] is the only member of Discipline Cottage to actually die from the blue pox, but [[spoiler: not permanently, since Briar managed to leap into the afterworld and convince her to come back, with the help of his mates and a little intimidation.]]]] Nor is it even known at that point that they are lovers.



* ShoutOut: A small one in ''Sandry's Book''. Sandry briefly mentions her growing powers can work on straw too because you can [[{{Literature/Rumpelstiltskin}} spin straw.]]
* SiblingsInCrime: The two pirate leaders from ''Tris's Book'', "Queen" Pauha and her chief mage Enahar.



* SiblingsInCrime: The two pirate leaders from ''Tris's Book'', "Queen" Pauha and her chief mage Enahar.
25th Jun '17 1:44:50 PM Jayalaw
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* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted with the strangling deaths in ''Street Magic'' and ''Shatterglass''.


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Of course, [[spoiler:by using Daja's gloves, Ben allows investigating mages to trace him by tracing Daja's magic. Which means that he gets caught since the mages know that Daja isn't setting the fire. Daja also catches up to him and uses the gloves to create impromptu handcuffs]]
* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted with the strangling deaths in ''Street Magic'' and ''Shatterglass''.


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* VillainousBSOD: After being caught, [[spoiler:Ben ends up in a mute state. At his trial, he's unable to speaks to defend himself, though by that point everyone knows he is guilty]].
9th Jun '17 1:56:51 AM eleutherios
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* CallBack: In ''Magic Steps'', it's established that every time Sandry says "I really must insist", she's about to use her magic to remove anyone and anything in her way. In ''Will of the Empress'', Ambros tells Sandry that Empress Berenene is determined to make sure she and her inheritance remain in the empire. Sandry cheerfully says that Berenene seems reasonable, and when it comes time to leave, she's sure that she won't have to insist.
9th Jun '17 1:05:41 AM eleutherios
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* ComboPlatterPowers: Trisana has an overabundance of magic that is set along broadly defined terms: Rain, wind, and lightning, then tides, earthquakes, and lava, ''all'' fall under the purview of weather. Add in the fact that she can see magic, use academic magic, and is the one-in-a-generation who can scry the wind; she's definitely unsettling even to magic users.

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* ComboPlatterPowers: Trisana has an overabundance of magic that Tris is set along broadly defined terms: Rain, most often called a weather-witch, and she does work mainly with wind, rain and lightning, then but her magic is with all kinds of elemental currents and waves, such as the force of the tides, earthquakes, seismic energy and convective energy, giving her power over lava, ''all'' fall under earthquakes and the purview of weather.sea. Add in the fact that she can see magic, use academic magic, and is the one-in-a-generation who can scry the wind; she's definitely unsettling even to magic users.
4th Jun '17 7:28:39 PM Malady
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Emelan seems to be the south of France. The other small countries surrounding them are the rest of Europe; Namorn is Russia and Tharios is Greece (with the caste system borrowed from Japan, specifically the geisha and the burakumin). Sotat and nearby countries are west/central Asia. Yanjing is China, and Gyongxe is Tibet. Traders have some elements of the Roma, but their cuisine is definitely Lebanese.

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* FantasticRecruitmentDrive: Academic mages test for magic in children, after they reach a certain age.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Emelan seems to be the south of France. The other small countries surrounding them are the rest of Europe; Namorn is Russia and Tharios is Greece (with the caste system borrowed from Japan, specifically the geisha and the burakumin). Sotat and nearby countries are west/central Asia. Yanjing is China, and Gyongxe is Tibet. Traders have some elements of the Roma, but their cuisine is definitely Lebanese.
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