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27th Jun '16 9:45:41 PM Katya0133
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* GambitPileup: All over the place. Most of part one's unpleasantness could have been averted if Shevraeth had worked with the Astairs from the beginning.

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* GambitPileup: All over the place. Most of part one's unpleasantness could have been averted if Shevraeth [[spoiler:Shevraeth]] had worked with the Astairs from the beginning.
21st May '16 4:14:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActionGirl: Nessaren. Meliara is forced into this about as often as she chooses it.
* AdiposeRex: Galdran
* AgonyOfTheFeet
* AloofAlly: Shevraeth, at times
* AmbitionIsEvil: Lady Tamara
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing

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* %%* ActionGirl: Nessaren. Meliara is forced into this about as often as she chooses it.
* %%* AdiposeRex: Galdran
* %%* AgonyOfTheFeet
* %%* AloofAlly: Shevraeth, at times
* %%* AmbitionIsEvil: Lady Tamara
* %%* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing



* AnonymousBenefactor: the Unknown
* AristocratsAreEvil: Mel and Bran start off believing this
* BackupBluff

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* %%* AnonymousBenefactor: the Unknown
* %%* AristocratsAreEvil: Mel and Bran start off believing this
* %%* BackupBluff



* BatmanGambit: Shevraeth's plan to bring down Galdran
* TheBeautifulElite
* BetaCouple: Bran and Nee
* BigBad: Galdran in part one, [[spoiler:his sister]] in part two
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Flauvic]]

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* %%* BatmanGambit: Shevraeth's plan to bring down Galdran
* %%* TheBeautifulElite
* %%* BetaCouple: Bran and Nee
* %%* BigBad: Galdran in part one, [[spoiler:his sister]] in part two
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Flauvic]]
two



* BigFancyHouse: The family houses around Athanarel's gardens
* BindingAncientTreaty: The Covenant

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* %%* BigFancyHouse: The family houses around Athanarel's gardens
* %%* BindingAncientTreaty: The Covenant



* BrainlessBeauty: More than a few courtiers
* TheCaptain: Nessaren
* CivilWar: Ara's father, Prince Alaerec and Mel all want to avoid this
* CloserToEarth: Mel, and anyone else who the Hill Folk like
* TheConfidant: The Unknown is partly this
* CountryMouse: Meliara and Bran
* CrusadingWidower: Meliara's Father
* CulturedBadass: Shevraeth
* DeadpanSnarker: Just about everyone gets in on this. Except Bran, who's too expressive.

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* %%* BrainlessBeauty: More than a few courtiers
* %%* TheCaptain: Nessaren
* %%* CivilWar: Ara's father, Prince Alaerec and Mel all want to avoid this
* %%* CloserToEarth: Mel, and anyone else who the Hill Folk like
* %%* TheConfidant: The Unknown is partly this
* %%* CountryMouse: Meliara and Bran
* %%* CrusadingWidower: Meliara's Father
* %%* CulturedBadass: Shevraeth
* DeadpanSnarker: Just about everyone gets in on this. Except Bran, who's too expressive.
Shevraeth



* DeadlyDecadentCourt
* TheDragon: Baron Debegri is this for Galdran

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* %%* DeadlyDecadentCourt
* %%* TheDragon: Baron Debegri is this for Galdran



* EvilMatriarch: [[spoiler:Arthal Merindar]]
* EvilRedhead: Galdran
* FamedInStory: Meliara
* FarmersDaughter: Ara

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* %%* EvilMatriarch: [[spoiler:Arthal Merindar]]
* %%* EvilRedhead: Galdran
* %%* FamedInStory: Meliara
* %%* FarmersDaughter: Ara



* FriendlyEnemy: Shevraeth, at first.

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* %%* FriendlyEnemy: Shevraeth, at first.



* GemEncrusted: At least one of Fialma's dresses
* GeneralFailure: Baron Debegri
* GildedCage: Galdran's Court is this for the young courtiers

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* %%* GemEncrusted: At least one of Fialma's dresses
* %%* GeneralFailure: Baron Debegri
* %%* GildedCage: Galdran's Court is this for the young courtiers



* GorgeousPeriodDress: In universe for Mel's masquerade ball
* GuileHero: Shevraeth. Part two is partially about Meliara learning to become this
* HeroicRROD: Meliara after [[spoiler:escaping Athanarel's dungeon]]

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* %%* GorgeousPeriodDress: In universe for Mel's masquerade ball
* %%* GuileHero: Shevraeth. Part two is partially about Meliara learning to become this
* %%* HeroicRROD: Meliara after [[spoiler:escaping Athanarel's dungeon]]



* HundredPercentHeroismRating: Meliara and, to a lesser extent, Branaric
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: Meliara, until she can afford books
* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Astairs in part one
* TheIngenue: Mel has shades of this
* InterdisciplinarySleuth: Azmus
* IrrationalHatred: Meliara for Shevraeth
* KindlyHousekeeper: Mora
* TheKingdom
* LadyOfWar: Meliara
* LastRequest
* LeeroyJenkins: Mel falls into this sometimes.
* LetTheBossWin: Courtiers had to do this a lot under Galdran's rule
* LikableVillain
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Flauvic
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy
* MeeknessIsWeakness: Nee and Elenet avert this.
* MissingMom
* ModestRoyalty: The Renseleaus'
* MundaneLuxury: Wooden chairs and tables.
* NiceToTheWaiter: All of the protagonists
* NobleFugitive: Mel is this in both senses
* NoblewomansLaugh
* NonActionGuy: Bran
* NotQuiteDead

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* %%* HundredPercentHeroismRating: Meliara and, to a lesser extent, Branaric
* %%* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: Meliara, until she can afford books
* %%* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Astairs in part one
* %%* TheIngenue: Mel has shades of this
* %%* InterdisciplinarySleuth: Azmus
* %%* IrrationalHatred: Meliara for Shevraeth
* %%* KindlyHousekeeper: Mora
* %%* TheKingdom
* %%* LadyOfWar: Meliara
* %%* LastRequest
* %%* LeeroyJenkins: Mel falls into this sometimes.
* %%* LetTheBossWin: Courtiers had to do this a lot under Galdran's rule
* %%* LikableVillain
* %%* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Flauvic
* %%* MasterOfTheMixedMessage
* %%* MedievalEuropeanFantasy
* %%* MeeknessIsWeakness: Nee and Elenet avert this.
* %%* MissingMom
* %%* ModestRoyalty: The Renseleaus'
* %%* MundaneLuxury: Wooden chairs and tables.
* %%* NiceToTheWaiter: All of the protagonists
* %%* NobleFugitive: Mel is this in both senses
* %%* NoblewomansLaugh
* %%* NonActionGuy: Bran
* %%* NotQuiteDead



* PassionateSportsGirl: Lady Renna
* PimpedOutDress
* ThePlan: [[spoiler:Flauvic]] has this going for him in part two
* PlantPeople: The Hill Folk
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Meliara's father
* PoliticallyActivePrincess
* PoorCommunicationKills
* PragmaticVillainy: Arthal Merindar
* PrincessInRags: Or rather, Countess
* ProperLady
* TheProudElite
* PublicExecution: Galdran threatens to do this to both Meliara and Branaric
* RagsToRiches
* RebelLeader
* TheResenter
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified
* RichBitch
* RichBoredom
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense

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* %%* PassionateSportsGirl: Lady Renna
* %%* PimpedOutDress
* %%* ThePlan: [[spoiler:Flauvic]] has this going for him in part two
* %%* PlantPeople: The Hill Folk
* %%* PlotTriggeringDeath: Meliara's father
* %%* PoliticallyActivePrincess
* %%* PoorCommunicationKills
* %%* PragmaticVillainy: Arthal Merindar
* %%* PrincessInRags: Or rather, Countess
* %%* ProperLady
* %%* TheProudElite
* %%* PublicExecution: Galdran threatens to do this to both Meliara and Branaric
* %%* RagsToRiches
* %%* RebelLeader
* %%* TheResenter
* %%* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified
* %%* RichBitch
* %%* RichBoredom
* %%* RichInDollarsPoorInSense



* RoyallyScrewedUp: The Merindars
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* RulingCouple
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers
* SecretSecretKeeper: The Unknown is a variant of this
* SelfDestructiveCharge
* SheCleansUpNicely
* ShelteredAristocrat
* SilkHidingSteel
* {{Socialite}}
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Meliara
* SpannerInTheWorks
* SpiritedYoungLady
* TheSpymaster: Azmus
* StandardRoyalCourt
* TheStrategist
* TakenForGranite
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Savona
* TheyKnewTheRisks: The village people who agree to fight for Tlanth
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Meliara and Oria in part one, with Nee taking over for Oria in part two
* ToWinWithoutFighting
* TrappedByGamblingDebts
* {{Tsundere}}: Meliara is this with regards to Shevraeth
* UnexpectedInheritance
* UpperClassTwit
* WellExcuseMePrincess
* WickedCultured
* WrittenByTheWinners
* YouRebelScum

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* %%* RoyallyScrewedUp: The Merindars
* %%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* %%* RulingCouple
* %%* SecondPlaceIsForLosers
* %%* SecretSecretKeeper: The Unknown is a variant of this
* %%* SelfDestructiveCharge
* %%* SheCleansUpNicely
* %%* ShelteredAristocrat
* %%* SilkHidingSteel
* %%* {{Socialite}}
* %%* SociallyAwkwardHero: Meliara
* %%* SpannerInTheWorks
* %%* SpiritedYoungLady
* %%* TheSpymaster: Azmus
* %%* StandardRoyalCourt
* %%* TheStrategist
* %%* TakenForGranite
* %%* TallDarkAndHandsome: Savona
* %%* TheyKnewTheRisks: The village people who agree to fight for Tlanth
* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Meliara and Oria in part one, with Nee taking over for Oria in part two
* %%* ToWinWithoutFighting
* %%* TrappedByGamblingDebts
* %%* {{Tsundere}}: Meliara is this with regards to Shevraeth
* %%* UnexpectedInheritance
* %%* UpperClassTwit
* %%* WellExcuseMePrincess
* %%* WickedCultured
* %%* WrittenByTheWinners
* %%* YouRebelScum
21st May '16 1:05:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Shevraeth, at first. Flauvic and Fialma, later
27th Oct '15 6:41:24 PM serinequeen
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Nessaren and her riding show up just when the wagon drivers are about to kill Mel.]]
2nd Sep '15 1:05:52 AM devilledeyecandy
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4th May '14 3:10:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* UpperClassWit: Shevraeth, Savona and Flauvic, among others.




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2nd Sep '12 2:35:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ThePlan: [[spoiler:Flauvic]] has this going for him in part two



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Flauvic]] has this going for him in part two

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Flauvic]] has this going for him in part two
23rd Aug '12 3:57:09 PM meitah
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A HighFantasy novel by Sherwood Smith consisting of two parts, Crown Duel and Court Duel.

In Crown Duel, Countess Meliara swears to her dying father that she and her brother will defend their people from the growing greed of the king. That promise leads them into a war for which they are ill-prepared, which threatens the very people they are trying to protect.

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A HighFantasy novel by Sherwood Smith consisting of two parts, Crown Duel and Court Duel.

Duel. The story is set in the kingdom of Remalna, where the people's agreement with [[MagicalSapientSpecies the Hill Folk]] to not cut down trees or burn wood has altered the standard MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting.

In Crown Duel, Countess Meliara Astair of Tlanth swears to her dying father that she and her brother will defend their people from the growing greed of the king. That promise leads them into a war for which they are ill-prepared, which threatens the very people they are trying to protect.



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: Nessaren. Meliara is forced into this about as often as she chooses it.



* AloofAlly
* AmbitionIsEvil

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* AloofAlly
AloofAlly: Shevraeth, at times
* AmbitionIsEvilAmbitionIsEvil: Lady Tamara



* BarefootPoverty

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* BarefootPovertyBarefootPoverty: Though a noble, Meliara only ever wore cast-off clothes and only bothered with too-large shoes in winter



* BigFancyHouse

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* BigFancyHouseBigFancyHouse: The family houses around Athanarel's gardens



* BlondesAreEvil

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* BlondesAreEvilBlondesAreEvil: Shevraeth, at first. Flauvic and Fialma, later



* CloserToEarth

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* CloserToEarthCloserToEarth: Mel, and anyone else who the Hill Folk like



* DeadGuyOnDisplay

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* DeadGuyOnDisplayDeadGuyOnDisplay: What would happen to the Astairs if Galdran got to them



* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor
* EvilIsPetty

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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor
* EvilIsPetty
EvilIsPetty: This is what brings down Galdran, who insisted on fighting the rebels himself after Mel made Debegri look the fool.



* HomeFieldAdvantage
* HundredPercentHeroismRating
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance
* ImpoverishedPatrician
* TheIngenue
* InterdisciplinarySleuth

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* HomeFieldAdvantage
HomeFieldAdvantage: The Tlanthi led Galdran's army deeper into the mountains for this
* HundredPercentHeroismRating
HundredPercentHeroismRating: Meliara and, to a lesser extent, Branaric
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance
IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: Meliara, until she can afford books
* ImpoverishedPatrician
ImpoverishedPatrician: The Astairs in part one
* TheIngenue
TheIngenue: Mel has shades of this
* InterdisciplinarySleuthInterdisciplinarySleuth: Azmus
23rd Aug '12 3:41:34 PM meitah
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* CivilWar

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* CivilWarCivilWar: Ara's father, Prince Alaerec and Mel all want to avoid this



* CulturedBadass
* DeadpanSnarker

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* CulturedBadass
CulturedBadass: Shevraeth
* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Just about everyone gets in on this. Except Bran, who's too expressive.



* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor

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* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy
EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: The first few chapters of part two involve Nee teaching Mel about Court etiquette.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumorEvilHasABadSenseOfHumor



* FarmersDaughter
* FascistsBedTime
* FirstNameBasis: Savona asks Mel to call him by his first name after their first dance
* FriendlyEnemy
* GambitPileup
* GemEncrusted
* GeneralFailure
* GildedCage
* GoodWithNumbers
* GorgeousPeriodDress
* GuileHero
* HeroicRROD
* HeroicWillpower

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* FarmersDaughter
FarmersDaughter: Ara
* FascistsBedTime
FascistsBedTime: The army imposes this on the towns they pass through while hunting for Mel.
* FirstNameBasis: Savona asks Mel to call him by his first name after their first dance
dance, which almost no one else at Court uses. [[spoiler:Shevraeth]] also asks to be called by name once he and Meliara resolve their differences.
* FriendlyEnemy
FriendlyEnemy: Shevraeth, at first.
* GambitPileup
GambitPileup: All over the place. Most of part one's unpleasantness could have been averted if Shevraeth had worked with the Astairs from the beginning.
* GemEncrusted
GemEncrusted: At least one of Fialma's dresses
* GeneralFailure
GeneralFailure: Baron Debegri
* GildedCage
GildedCage: Galdran's Court is this for the young courtiers
* GoodWithNumbers
GoodWithNumbers: After learning to read as a teenager, Mel takes over Tlanth's business and taxes.
* GorgeousPeriodDress
GorgeousPeriodDress: In universe for Mel's masquerade ball
* GuileHero
GuileHero: Shevraeth. Part two is partially about Meliara learning to become this
* HeroicRROD
HeroicRROD: Meliara after [[spoiler:escaping Athanarel's dungeon]]
* HeroicWillpowerHeroicWillpower: Meliara is a queen of this. She rides for at least three days with no sleep and faces down [[spoiler:forty wagoneers]], even though she has no hope of defeating them in a fight, just to help the Hill Folk.



* NonActionGuy

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* NonActionGuyNonActionGuy: Bran



* OstentatiousSecret
* PassionateSportsGirl

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* OstentatiousSecret
OstentatiousSecret: Meliara uses this to spread word and anticipation for Nee's adoption party
* PassionateSportsGirlPassionateSportsGirl: Lady Renna



* PlantPeople
* PlotTriggeringDeath
* PoliceState

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* PlantPeople
PlantPeople: The Hill Folk
* PlotTriggeringDeath
* PoliceState
PlotTriggeringDeath: Meliara's father



* PragmaticVillainy

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* PragmaticVillainyPragmaticVillainy: Arthal Merindar



* Tsundere: Meliara is this with regards to Shevraeth

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* Tsundere: {{Tsundere}}: Meliara is this with regards to Shevraeth
23rd Aug '12 3:20:50 PM meitah
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* AfoolAndHisMoneyAreSoonParted
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