History Literature / Darkover

27th Jun '17 5:20:54 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: One of the main families of nobles is called the "Hasturs". There is a minor family of nobles called the "Alars". There is a place called Carcosa. There is also a lake called "Lake Hali", which is misty. According to TheOtherWiki, this was a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcosa#Other_appearances deliberate shout-out]] to Robert W. Chambers' book ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'' (which also inspired parts of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos).

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* ShoutOut: One of the main families of nobles is called the "Hasturs". There is a minor family of nobles called the "Alars". There is a place called Carcosa. There is also a lake called "Lake Hali", which is misty. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, this was a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcosa#Other_appearances deliberate shout-out]] to Robert W. Chambers' book ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'' (which also inspired parts of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos).
21st Apr '17 4:00:09 PM Ramidel
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* ArcNumber: In "The Horse-Tamer's Daughter," there's "one in ten." [[spoiler: It's the proportion of individuals with psychic powers, both among the children of Hali Plain and the wild horses.]]
21st Apr '17 8:40:31 AM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: Darkover is the name of the series, and is one word. Also a {{Portmantitle}}, being a compound of ''Dark'' and ''Over'', and an example of ThePlace, being the name of the world that the stories are set around.


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* ThePlace: The {{One Word Title}}'s the name of the world that the stories are set around. Also a {{Portmantitle}}, being a compound of ''Dark'' and ''Over'', and an example of ThePlace, being the name of the world that the stories are set around.


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* {{Portmantitle}}: The series's OneWordTitle is a compound of ''Dark'' and ''Over''. Also, Darkover's the name of the world that the stories are set around.
27th Mar '17 5:36:51 AM Ramidel
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: "The Horse-Tamer's Daughter" climaxes in the Daughter's struggle to keep herself, the people and horses of Hali Plain free of the "wizards" who will take the place over and bring her into their ranks. [[spoiler: At the end, she defeats the Domain wizards and secures Hali's freedom, but only by establishing herself as the Keeper of Hali Tower.]]
-->[[spoiler: I'm just the horse-tamer's daughter, but they love me for my power. They've made of me what I feared to be: the Keeper of Hali Tower!]]
23rd Feb '17 10:10:30 AM Ramidel
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* FilkSong: Quite a few. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFbUStD1D-A Crystal Silver Blue and Gold]] is a canon example, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeyM8CLeaCg Horse Tamer's Daughter]] is a fanfic-ish one.

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* FilkSong: Quite a few. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFbUStD1D-A Crystal Silver Blue and Gold]] is a canon example, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeyM8CLeaCg Horse Tamer's Daughter]] is a fanfic-ish one.of uncertain canonicity. [[note]]Marion Zimmer Bradley didn't accept it as canon, but it was added to an official anthology after her death.[[/note]]
23rd Feb '17 10:06:48 AM Ramidel
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* WizardDuel: In ''The Forbidden Tower'', Arilinn and the Forbidden Tower fight a RealityWarper battle in the overworld after Damon challenges Leonie's right to issue orders to him.

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In ''The Forbidden Tower'', Arilinn and the Forbidden Tower fight a RealityWarper battle in the overworld after Damon challenges Leonie's right to issue orders to him.him.
** In "The Horse-Tamer's Daughter," the climax is a matrix battle between the "wizards" of the Domains and the Horse-Tamer's Daughter and her circle of psychic wild horses.
20th Jan '17 8:15:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: One of the main families of nobles is called the "Hasturs". There is a minor family of nobles called the "Alars". There is a place called Carcosa. There is also a lake called "Lake Hali", which is misty. According to TheOtherWiki, this was a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcosa#Other_appearances deliberate shout-out]] to Robert W. Chambers' book ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'' (which also inspired parts of the CthulhuMythos).

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* ShoutOut: One of the main families of nobles is called the "Hasturs". There is a minor family of nobles called the "Alars". There is a place called Carcosa. There is also a lake called "Lake Hali", which is misty. According to TheOtherWiki, this was a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcosa#Other_appearances deliberate shout-out]] to Robert W. Chambers' book ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'' (which also inspired parts of the CthulhuMythos).Franchise/CthulhuMythos).
13th Jan '17 1:44:48 PM Ramidel
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* OlderIsBetter: While the Compact did end the wars of the Ages of Chaos, it also caused an upsurge in superstition about matrix technology. As a consequence, later matrix devices are considerably less advanced than those from ancient times.

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* OlderIsBetter: While the Compact did end the wars of the Ages of Chaos, it also caused an upsurge in superstition about matrix technology.technology, and part of the reason for the Compact's adoption was the destruction of Hali Tower by matrix weapons. As a consequence, later matrix devices are considerably less advanced than those from ancient times.
12th Aug '16 2:43:26 PM margdean56
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* LostTechnology: Matrix technology from the Ages of Chaos. Some of it is still laying around in the Towers, or in less-accessible places like the sacred Rhu Fead at Hali. Darkovans from the era of contact with the Terran Empire have a superstitious fear of this stuff (justifiable, as many of these things are [[LostSuperweapon weapons of mass destruction]]) and if they know ''where'' it is, they usually have little idea of ''what'' it is or how to operate it. This blows up (literally) in the case of the Sharra Matrix.

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* LostTechnology: Matrix technology from the Ages of Chaos. Some of it is still laying lying around in the Towers, or in less-accessible places like the sacred Rhu Fead at Hali. Darkovans from the era of contact with the Terran Empire have a superstitious fear of this stuff (justifiable, as many of these things are [[LostSuperweapon weapons of mass destruction]]) and if they know ''where'' it is, they usually have little idea of ''what'' it is or how to operate it. This blows up (literally) in the case of the Sharra Matrix.
12th Aug '16 2:36:01 PM margdean56
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Oddly common. Many characters with ''laran'' powers often fail to use them in situations where they would have obvious value. Part of this may be due to cultural uncertainty about what is and is not acceptable outside the confines of a Tower, especially in the later ages when superstition is the norm. Terrans who know the true extent of Darkovan ''laran'' and matrix technology are often surprised at the haphazard way in which the Darkovan's use it as compared to how the more technologically-minded Terrans would if they had it. Finally, no Comyn would even consider using ''laran'' to attack, due to the Compact.

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Oddly common. Many characters with ''laran'' powers often fail to use them in situations where they would have obvious value. Part of this may be due to cultural uncertainty about what is and is not acceptable outside the confines of a Tower, especially in the later ages when superstition is the norm. Terrans who know the true extent of Darkovan ''laran'' and matrix technology are often surprised at the haphazard way in which the Darkovan's Darkovans use it as compared to how the more technologically-minded Terrans would if they had it. Finally, no Comyn would even consider using ''laran'' to attack, due to the Compact.
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