History Literature / ConfederationOfValor

30th Jul '17 6:13:24 PM StarSword
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* ''A Peace Divided'' (2017) -- Officially inducted into the Confederation Wardens, Torin Kerr and her team are sent to intervene in a HostageSituation at an archaeological dig, opposed by former soldiers from both the Confederation and the Primacy.



* AlienCatnip: The Krai drink a beverage called ''sah'', which for them is the equivalent of a hot cup of tea. For humans, it's the equivalent of a hot cup of PCP with an amphetamine chaser. The law requires that anyone buying it be a Krai, and holds the Krai in question responsible if a human gets any.

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* AlienCatnip: {{Inverted}}. The Krai drink a beverage called ''sah'', which for them is the equivalent of a hot cup of tea. For humans, it's the equivalent of a hot cup of PCP with an amphetamine chaser. The law requires that anyone buying it be a Krai, and holds the Krai in question responsible if a human gets any.



* FantasticRacism: Prominent in the ''Peacekeeper'' series. The elder races of the Confederation have a tendency to think of the formerly war-fighting races as primitives, even though the difference between them really isn't that big (they've outlawed ''war'', but interpersonal violence still happens). There's reportedly a movement to reverse the uplift of the humans, Taykans, Krai, and Silsviss, and Torin's mission to keep graverobbers from digging up old H'san weapons in the first book is partly motivated by a desire to keep that movement from gaining steam.



* GoingForTheBigScoop -- Presit, who not only risks herself and her crew, but also the entire ''Berganitum'' and everyone aboard following it into Susumi space in her quest to get the story on whatever top-secret thing the ship must be doing. She then promptly insists on being escorted into unknown territory, relying on the marines to keep her safe.

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* GoingForTheBigScoop -- Presit, who not only risks herself and her crew, but also the entire ''Berganitum'' ''Berganitan'' and everyone aboard following it into Susumi space in her quest to get the story on whatever top-secret thing the ship must be doing. She then promptly insists on being escorted into unknown territory, relying on the marines to keep her safe.



* {{Homage}} -- Tanya Huff based the major battles of the first book on the battle of Rorke's Drift.

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Tanya Huff based the major battles of the first book on the battle of Rorke's Drift.Drift.
** The prison break sequence in ''Valor's Trial'' bears a strong resemblance to the Crematoria sequence in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Humans are apparently the only species in the galaxy to develop cheese, which incredibly popular with the H'san (it's the only major thing we're told about them until ''An Ancient Peace'').
* LanguageEqualsThought: We're informed by the narration in ''An Ancient Peace'' that the Taykans have multiple words for "touch", mainly correlated with how much sex, personal connection, and comfort is involved.



* PerfectPacifistPeople: {{Zigzagged}}. In the backstory it's {{justified|Trope}}: for the most part only species that evolve past violence achieve FasterThanLightTravel, because species that don't have a tendency to blow themselves up first. {{Deconstructed}} when the Others show up and begin attacking, and the Confederation has to uplift first {{human|sAreWarriors}}ity, then the Taykans, Krai, and Silsviss because they ''haven't'' evolved past violence. [[spoiler:Arguably {{reconstructed}} as of the latest books. The war turned out to be a giant sociology experiment by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens operating under BlueAndOrangeMorality, and it seems highly likely the Others have the same arrangement as the Confederation.]]

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* PerfectPacifistPeople: {{Zigzagged}}. In the backstory it's {{justified|Trope}}: for the most part only species that evolve past violence achieve FasterThanLightTravel, because species that don't have a tendency to blow themselves up first. {{Deconstructed}} when the Others show up and begin attacking, and the Confederation has to uplift first {{human|sAreWarriors}}ity, then the Taykans, Krai, and Silsviss because they ''haven't'' evolved past violence. [[spoiler:Arguably {{reconstructed}} as of the latest books. The war turned out to be a giant sociology experiment by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens operating under BlueAndOrangeMorality, and it seems highly likely turns out the Others Others, who call themselves the Primacy, have the same arrangement as the Confederation.]]Confederation. The war promptly ends.]] And then later {{subverted}} in ''An Ancient Peace'': the elder races have given up ''war'', but more minor interpersonal violence still happens (including a FantasticRacism-motivated back-alley ambush a pair of Krai on Torin's team, which doesn't end well for the attackers).
26th Oct '16 8:10:56 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}} -- Torin Kerr and her marines.
10th Oct '16 6:02:25 PM Stormseed
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*** According to ''An Ancient Peace'', they're large, non-bipedal at least some of the time, and have oversized eyes that make their faces look child-like. Also, they smell good.
11th Jun '16 6:29:39 PM nombretomado
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The Confederation of Valor is a science fiction book series by {{Canad|aEh}}ian author TanyaHuff. The lead character is Torin Kerr, a non-commissioned officer in the Confederation Marines. Alongside her fellow humans, the Confederation has recruited the [[OurElvesAreBetter Taykan]] and [[ExtremeOmnivore Krai]] to fight their battles as they've [[PerfectPacifistPeople completely outgrown the desire, or even ability to fight]]. This becomes a problem when The Others, a war-like collective of various races, slowly start to attack Confederation space. The books follow Torin Kerr and the Marines serving under her as they face down various threats to their society and their lives.

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The Confederation of Valor is a science fiction book series by {{Canad|aEh}}ian author TanyaHuff.Creator/TanyaHuff. The lead character is Torin Kerr, a non-commissioned officer in the Confederation Marines. Alongside her fellow humans, the Confederation has recruited the [[OurElvesAreBetter Taykan]] and [[ExtremeOmnivore Krai]] to fight their battles as they've [[PerfectPacifistPeople completely outgrown the desire, or even ability to fight]]. This becomes a problem when The Others, a war-like collective of various races, slowly start to attack Confederation space. The books follow Torin Kerr and the Marines serving under her as they face down various threats to their society and their lives.
12th Apr '16 12:25:21 AM KeithM
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The last line of defense [[spoiler: the H'san use to defend their ancient weapons cache from intruders are preserved corpses animated by cybernetics and robotic implants and contaminated with a biowarfare agent. And for good measure, they'll do the same to the bodies of anyone intruders who are killed.]]

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The last line of defense [[spoiler: the H'san use to defend their ancient weapons cache from intruders are preserved corpses animated by cybernetics and robotic implants and contaminated with a biowarfare agent. And for good measure, they'll do the same to the bodies of anyone any intruders who are killed.]]
12th Apr '16 12:20:31 AM KeithM
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Discussed in-story. By the time of ''An Ancient Peace'', Torin is paranoid about how many coincidences have started to pop up in her life. Given the [[spoiler: revelations about the Big Yellow Aliens and their manipulations behind the scenes]], her concerns [[ProperlyParanoid are not unwarranted]].



* FamedInStory: Torin eventually becomes widely recognized by many civilians across Confederation due to what she's accomplished, and within the military has become somewhat legendary.



* NoOneGetsLeftBehind -- A rule of the Corps. If there's a body, it gets brought back. If there's an injured marine, there is no such thing as too injured to bring along.

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind -- A rule of the Corps. If there's a body, it gets brought back. If only a trace of DNA or a speck of blood on someone else's clothing is all that's left, it gets brought back. If there's an injured marine, there is no such thing as too injured to bring along.


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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The last line of defense [[spoiler: the H'san use to defend their ancient weapons cache from intruders are preserved corpses animated by cybernetics and robotic implants and contaminated with a biowarfare agent. And for good measure, they'll do the same to the bodies of anyone intruders who are killed.]]


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** With the reveal of the [[spoiler: Big Yellow Aliens]], her paranoia cranks up a notch. When they visit a military Intelligence facility in ''An Ancient Peace'', it's noted that there's no visible plastic, and an offhand remark indicates that natural materials and fabrics are making a comeback. She also notes [[{{Foreshadowing}} that the H'San grave goods they find in the crypts are made of metal, wood, ceramic, fabric...essentially every type of material except plastic.]]


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Torin is eventually required to go through mandatory counseling because of all she's been through, and she regularly runs into other military and former military personnel who have suffered because of combat service, some irreparably.


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** By the start of the Peacekeepers series, Torin admits that Presit has become this with her.
11th Apr '16 9:30:49 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy -- A lot of the marines display flashes of this.
** In the first book, one marine prevents her corporal from [[FatalFamilyPhoto showing pictures of his family]], telling him that it's practically a guaranteed death sentence. [[spoiler: Said death sentence is averted.]]
** In the second, Werst notes that Guimond, the overly-large, overly-friendly, but not overly-bright young marine everyone loves, will be the first to die, forcing the rest to avenge him and go on to win one for "poor Guimond." [[spoiler: He's pretty much right.]]
5th Feb '16 11:18:21 AM StarSword
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* SpaceIsAir: Averted: the Confederation doesn't even use the same vehicles for air and space combat because Marine 772 air fighters aren't spaceworthy any more than Navy Jade {{Space Fighter}}s are airworthy.
3rd Feb '16 5:30:18 PM StarSword
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* ForeverWar -- The Confederation, as a whole, wishes for a pacifist solution. The Others, as a whole, wish for everything that is not them to die.
** ''Valor's Trial'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Big Yellow aliens have been manipulating things for the entire length of the war, to keep their sociology experiment going.]]

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* ForeverWar -- The Confederation, as a whole, wishes for a pacifist solution. The Others, as a whole, wish for everything that is not them to die.
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die. ''Valor's Trial'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Big Yellow aliens have been manipulating things for the entire length of the war, to keep their sociology experiment going.going. The Others, who call themselves the Primacy, are actually a lot like the Confederation and thought ''they'' were the unreasonable ones. Soldiers from both sides, Kerr included, end up telling the Big Yellow aliens to stop screwing with them and the soldier species open peace negotiations.]]
3rd Feb '16 5:25:30 PM StarSword
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The series has six books as of 2016:

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The original ''Confederation'' series has six books as of 2016:contains five books:
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