History Literature / Deryni

10th Aug '16 8:39:02 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ambadassador}}: Alaric Morgan is one of these offscreen as ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni Rising]]'' begins: The reason he's absent from that ill-fated hunting trip is that Wencit of Torenth has been trying to annex Cardosa, a key Gwyneddian city that guards a major pass through the Rheljan Mountains between Torenth and Gwynedd. King Brion tells his son Kelson that Wencit has already broken two treaties in his efforts to get the city, and "Morgan is keeping an eye on it." After Kelson summons Morgan back to the capital [[spoiler: because of Brion's last order]], Wencit takes advantage of his absence and the valley's uneven run-off patterns to take Cardosa before Kelson can send relief forces, and he's in residence there early in ''High Deryni''.

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* {{Ambadassador}}: Alaric Morgan is one of these offscreen as ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni Rising]]'' ''Deryni Rising'' begins: The reason he's absent from that ill-fated hunting trip is that Wencit of Torenth has been trying to annex Cardosa, a key Gwyneddian city that guards a major pass through the Rheljan Mountains between Torenth and Gwynedd. King Brion tells his son Kelson that Wencit has already broken two treaties in his efforts to get the city, and "Morgan is keeping an eye on it." After Kelson summons Morgan back to the capital [[spoiler: because of Brion's last order]], Wencit takes advantage of his absence and the valley's uneven run-off patterns to take Cardosa before Kelson can send relief forces, and he's in residence there early in ''High Deryni''.



* CrystalBall: Large ''shiral'' crystals are used this way in the Literature/{{Deryni}} works. Alaric Morgan has a fist-sized one in a golden gryphon holder in ''Deryni Checkmate'', and the Camberian Council have a larger one suspended from the ceiling of their meeting chamber.

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* CrystalBall: Large ''shiral'' crystals are used this way in the Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni works. Alaric Morgan has a fist-sized one in a golden gryphon holder in ''Deryni Checkmate'', and the Camberian Council have a larger one suspended from the ceiling of their meeting chamber.



* LetsGetDangerous: Mátyás, Liam's uncle-mentor introduced in ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} King Kelson's Bride]]'', proves to be [[GoodIsNotSoft adept and ruthless at intrigue]] and a powerful mage in thwarting his brothers' attempted ''coup d'etat'' against Liam.

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* LetsGetDangerous: Mátyás, Liam's uncle-mentor introduced in ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} King ''King Kelson's Bride]]'', Bride'', proves to be [[GoodIsNotSoft adept and ruthless at intrigue]] and a powerful mage in thwarting his brothers' attempted ''coup d'etat'' against Liam.



* MagicEnhancement: In ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} High Deryni]]'', the Gwyneddian forces receive reports of strange noises coming from the Torenthi camp at night. Morgan and Duncan join Kelson, Nigel, and a couple of scouts to observe, and Morgan uses his powers to extend his hearing. [[spoiler: All agree they hear sounds of construction: sawing, chopping, hammering]].
* MagicKnight: Lots of these throughout the Literature/{{Deryni}} works, including:

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* MagicEnhancement: In ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} High Deryni]]'', ''High Deryni'', the Gwyneddian forces receive reports of strange noises coming from the Torenthi camp at night. Morgan and Duncan join Kelson, Nigel, and a couple of scouts to observe, and Morgan uses his powers to extend his hearing. [[spoiler: All agree they hear sounds of construction: sawing, chopping, hammering]].
* MagicKnight: Lots of these throughout the Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni works, including:



* PrematurelyGreyHaired: A couple of these in the ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' works:

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* PrematurelyGreyHaired: A couple of these in the ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' ''Deryni'' works:



** PsychicBlockDefense: Literature/{{Deryni}} have what they term "shields" which can be adjusted from a complete blockage down to transparency. The more skilled a Deryni is, the more control s/he has over the adjustment. Since Deryni are also empathic, the shields are quite necessary to protect them from the strong emotions of others as well as keeping their own thoughts and feelings private. Shields can be affected by head injuries or drugs like ''merasha'', and they rapidly degrade when a Deryni dies. A few people thought to be human (Sean Lord Derry and Sir Kenneth Morgan, Earl of Lendour ''de jure uxorius''[[note]]in right of his wife[[/note]] among them) are found to have rudimentary shields. Psychic walls can also be constructed in the minds of people (human or Deryni) who have sensitive information that must be protected.

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** PsychicBlockDefense: Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni have what they term "shields" which can be adjusted from a complete blockage down to transparency. The more skilled a Deryni is, the more control s/he has over the adjustment. Since Deryni are also empathic, the shields are quite necessary to protect them from the strong emotions of others as well as keeping their own thoughts and feelings private. Shields can be affected by head injuries or drugs like ''merasha'', and they rapidly degrade when a Deryni dies. A few people thought to be human (Sean Lord Derry and Sir Kenneth Morgan, Earl of Lendour ''de jure uxorius''[[note]]in right of his wife[[/note]] among them) are found to have rudimentary shields. Psychic walls can also be constructed in the minds of people (human or Deryni) who have sensitive information that must be protected.
10th Aug '16 8:37:19 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ambadassador}}: Alaric Morgan is one of these offscreen as ''[[{{Deryni}} Deryni Rising]]'' begins: The reason he's absent from that ill-fated hunting trip is that Wencit of Torenth has been trying to annex Cardosa, a key Gwyneddian city that guards a major pass through the Rheljan Mountains between Torenth and Gwynedd. King Brion tells his son Kelson that Wencit has already broken two treaties in his efforts to get the city, and "Morgan is keeping an eye on it." After Kelson summons Morgan back to the capital [[spoiler: because of Brion's last order]], Wencit takes advantage of his absence and the valley's uneven run-off patterns to take Cardosa before Kelson can send relief forces, and he's in residence there early in ''High Deryni''.

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* {{Ambadassador}}: Alaric Morgan is one of these offscreen as ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni Rising]]'' begins: The reason he's absent from that ill-fated hunting trip is that Wencit of Torenth has been trying to annex Cardosa, a key Gwyneddian city that guards a major pass through the Rheljan Mountains between Torenth and Gwynedd. King Brion tells his son Kelson that Wencit has already broken two treaties in his efforts to get the city, and "Morgan is keeping an eye on it." After Kelson summons Morgan back to the capital [[spoiler: because of Brion's last order]], Wencit takes advantage of his absence and the valley's uneven run-off patterns to take Cardosa before Kelson can send relief forces, and he's in residence there early in ''High Deryni''.



* CrystalBall: Large ''shiral'' crystals are used this way in the {{Deryni}} works. Alaric Morgan has a fist-sized one in a golden gryphon holder in ''Deryni Checkmate'', and the Camberian Council have a larger one suspended from the ceiling of their meeting chamber.

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* CrystalBall: Large ''shiral'' crystals are used this way in the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} works. Alaric Morgan has a fist-sized one in a golden gryphon holder in ''Deryni Checkmate'', and the Camberian Council have a larger one suspended from the ceiling of their meeting chamber.



* LetsGetDangerous: Mátyás, Liam's uncle-mentor introduced in ''[[{{Deryni}} King Kelson's Bride]]'', proves to be [[GoodIsNotSoft adept and ruthless at intrigue]] and a powerful mage in thwarting his brothers' attempted ''coup d'etat'' against Liam.

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* LetsGetDangerous: Mátyás, Liam's uncle-mentor introduced in ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} King Kelson's Bride]]'', proves to be [[GoodIsNotSoft adept and ruthless at intrigue]] and a powerful mage in thwarting his brothers' attempted ''coup d'etat'' against Liam.



* MagicEnhancement: In ''[[{{Deryni}} High Deryni]]'', the Gwyneddian forces receive reports of strange noises coming from the Torenthi camp at night. Morgan and Duncan join Kelson, Nigel, and a couple of scouts to observe, and Morgan uses his powers to extend his hearing. [[spoiler: All agree they hear sounds of construction: sawing, chopping, hammering]].
* MagicKnight: Lots of these throughout the {{Deryni}} works, including:

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* MagicEnhancement: In ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} High Deryni]]'', the Gwyneddian forces receive reports of strange noises coming from the Torenthi camp at night. Morgan and Duncan join Kelson, Nigel, and a couple of scouts to observe, and Morgan uses his powers to extend his hearing. [[spoiler: All agree they hear sounds of construction: sawing, chopping, hammering]].
* MagicKnight: Lots of these throughout the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} works, including:



** PsychicBlockDefense: {{Deryni}} have what they term "shields" which can be adjusted from a complete blockage down to transparency. The more skilled a Deryni is, the more control s/he has over the adjustment. Since Deryni are also empathic, the shields are quite necessary to protect them from the strong emotions of others as well as keeping their own thoughts and feelings private. Shields can be affected by head injuries or drugs like ''merasha'', and they rapidly degrade when a Deryni dies. A few people thought to be human (Sean Lord Derry and Sir Kenneth Morgan, Earl of Lendour ''de jure uxorius''[[note]]in right of his wife[[/note]] among them) are found to have rudimentary shields. Psychic walls can also be constructed in the minds of people (human or Deryni) who have sensitive information that must be protected.

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** PsychicBlockDefense: {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} have what they term "shields" which can be adjusted from a complete blockage down to transparency. The more skilled a Deryni is, the more control s/he has over the adjustment. Since Deryni are also empathic, the shields are quite necessary to protect them from the strong emotions of others as well as keeping their own thoughts and feelings private. Shields can be affected by head injuries or drugs like ''merasha'', and they rapidly degrade when a Deryni dies. A few people thought to be human (Sean Lord Derry and Sir Kenneth Morgan, Earl of Lendour ''de jure uxorius''[[note]]in right of his wife[[/note]] among them) are found to have rudimentary shields. Psychic walls can also be constructed in the minds of people (human or Deryni) who have sensitive information that must be protected.
26th Jun '16 5:51:29 PM 69BookWorM69
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* PrematurelyGreyHaired: A couple of these in the ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' works:
** The architect Rimmell in ''Deryni Checkmate'' had white hair since a childhood encounter with an old woman popularly supposed to be a Deryni witch. Some unknown magic of hers was blamed for the overnight change in hair colour.
** Judhael in ''The Bishop's Heir'' and ''The King's Justice'' is in his late thirties, yet his hair is grey-white. Unlike Rimmell, his hair colour is not blamed on magic from a Deryni.
3rd Jun '16 12:14:29 AM Morgenthaler
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*** BlondGuysAreEvil: Subverted by Alaric Morgan, who is very blond and [[SelfMadeMyth cultivates]] [[ShroudedInMyth a dangerous reputation]] (complete with black wardrobe) despite being among the most heroic of the lot.
26th Apr '16 8:07:18 AM 69BookWorM69
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* DivineRightOfKIngs: King Kelson Haldane very specifically distinguishes his "Haldane" powers from those of ordinary Deryni and associates them with his right to rule. He's quite explicit about this when testifying before Archbishop Cardiel in the matter of Duncan [=McLain's=] marriage.

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* DivineRightOfKIngs: DivineRightOfKings: King Kelson Haldane very specifically distinguishes his "Haldane" powers from those of ordinary Deryni and associates them with his right to rule. He's quite explicit about this when testifying before Archbishop Cardiel in the matter of Duncan [=McLain's=] marriage.
26th Apr '16 7:49:12 AM Discar
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* DivineRightOfKIngs: King Kelson Haldane very specifically distinguishes his "Haldane" powers from those of ordinary Deryni and associates them with his right to rule. He's quite explicit about this when testifying before Archbishop Cardiel in the matter of Duncan [=McLain's=] marriage.
29th Mar '16 1:01:59 PM roxana
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** Kelson's heir, born in the year 1130 (according to the ''Codex''), is christened Javan Uthyr Richard Urien Haldane; the prince's first name is that of the ill-fated King Javan Haldane, King Cinhil's second surviving son (and the protagonist of ''King Javan's Year''), and his third name honours Kelson's great uncle and Araxie's father, Prince Richard Haldane Duke of Carthmoor.

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** Kelson's heir, born in the year 1130 (according to the ''Codex''), is christened Javan Uthyr Richard Urien Haldane; the prince's first name is that of the ill-fated King Javan Haldane, King Cinhil's second surviving son (and the protagonist of ''King Javan's Year''), and his third name honours Kelson's great uncle and Araxie's father, Prince Richard Haldane Duke of Carthmoor. And is it coincidence that his other two names are those of Haldane Kings with Deryni mothers?
13th Mar '16 9:00:59 AM LordGro
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*** In ''The King's Justice'', Arilan finds Jehana guilt-stricken after she warned Nigel of an assassination plot, knowledge she acquired thanks to her powers. First he tries to teach her through a couple of parables that she had an affirmative duty to reveal what she had learned, and when she retorts that he doesn't understand, he displays his Deryni aura to show her that he actually does.

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*** *** In ''The King's Justice'', Arilan finds Jehana guilt-stricken after she warned Nigel of an assassination plot, knowledge she acquired thanks to her powers. First he tries to teach her through a couple of parables that she had an affirmative duty to reveal what she had learned, and when she retorts that he doesn't understand, he displays his Deryni aura to show her that he actually does.



** Deryni must know the signatures of both Portals (to ensure they end up where they intended to go and can safely return). A highly skilled Deryni ''could'' give another Deryni a sufficiently accurate impression of a Portal's signature for the recipient to able to use it, but most Deryni read Portal signatures directly for themselves.

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** ** Deryni must know the signatures of both Portals (to ensure they end up where they intended to go and can safely return). A highly skilled Deryni ''could'' give another Deryni a sufficiently accurate impression of a Portal's signature for the recipient to able to use it, but most Deryni read Portal signatures directly for themselves.
13th Mar '16 9:00:57 AM LordGro
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Alaric Morgan is noted as training himself to fight with either hand, and often wields a sword in his right hand and a stiletto in his left. Morgan also advocates such training to his king Brion Haldane, when the king had an expressed preference for having all his pages and squires train to be right-handed. Morgan sensibly observed that fighters lacking training with their left hands would be defenseless if their left hands or arms became injured.
4th Feb '16 11:15:07 AM roxana
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The Lady Oksana Ramsay is fiery, ambitious woman and her husband expects screaming and throwing things when he breaks the news that King Kelson is not going to marry their daughter. Instead Oksana sits in silence dripping tears - all night. Sir Jolyon is terrified.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The Lady Oksana Ramsay is a fiery, ambitious woman and her husband expects screaming and throwing things when he breaks the news that King Kelson is not going to marry their daughter. Instead Oksana sits in silence dripping tears - all night. Sir Jolyon is terrified.
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