History Literature / Deverry

20th Nov '16 3:01:50 PM Amoeba
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* ChekhovsArmoury - As noted in ContinuityLockout below, here are tons of references that only make sense later. One example: Rhodry's silver dagger is modified by Otho in book 2, which makes it reappear to him in book 5 after being stolen from him at the end of book 3 (And then sold by the thief's master to a random merchant in book 4), [[spoiler:it seemingly disappears in book 11, and turns out to be the cause of his unhealing wound]] in book 15.

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* ChekhovsArmoury - As noted in ContinuityLockout below, here are tons of references that only make sense later. One example: Rhodry's silver dagger is modified by Otho in book 2, which makes it reappear to him in book 5 after being stolen from him at the end of book 3 (And then sold by the thief's master to a random merchant in book 4), 3, [[spoiler:it seemingly disappears in book 11, and turns out to be the cause of his unhealing wound]] in book 15.



* CursedWithAwesome - Nevyn's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever endless life]] makes it possible for him to become a peerless master of magic, but after a few cycles of seeing others reincarnate, he begins to wonder whether he'll ever find the relief of death. Similarly, [[spoiler: Rhodry's transformation into a dragon makes him practically invulnerable, but drives him mad.]]

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* CursedWithAwesome - Nevyn's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever endless life]] makes it possible for him to become a peerless master of magic, but after a few cycles of seeing others reincarnate, he begins to wonder whether he'll ever find the relief of death. Similarly, [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Similarly, Rhodry's transformation into a dragon makes him practically invulnerable, but drives him mad.]]



* IKnowYourTrueName - Dragons, and the Guardians to a lesser degree.
* MagicAIsMagicA - Consistent to the degree that there's noticable repetition in different books when the characters build Bodies of Light or create Seals. The limitations of magic are also clearly shown, affect the story and are commented upon by the dweomerworkers.

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* IKnowYourTrueName - Dragons, Dragons and the Guardians to Guardians. There's a lesser degree.
restriction, though: it requires a certain kind of pronunciation of the name, usually acquired in magical or priestly training. This also means the name can still be used in casual conversation.
* MagicAIsMagicA - Consistent to the degree that there's noticable noticeable repetition in different books when the characters build Bodies of Light or create Seals. The limitations of magic are also clearly shown, affect the story and are commented upon by the dweomerworkers.
24th Jul '16 5:32:21 AM eroock
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These !!These books provide examples of:
6th Jan '16 6:56:06 PM Bissek
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* ChekhovsArmoury - As noted in ContinuityLockout below, here are tons of references that only make sense later. One example: Rhodry's silver dagger is modified by Otho in book 2, which makes it reappear to him in book 5, [[spoiler:it seemingly disappears in book 11, and turns out to be the cause of his unhealing wound]] in book 15.

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* ChekhovsArmoury - As noted in ContinuityLockout below, here are tons of references that only make sense later. One example: Rhodry's silver dagger is modified by Otho in book 2, which makes it reappear to him in book 5, 5 after being stolen from him at the end of book 3 (And then sold by the thief's master to a random merchant in book 4), [[spoiler:it seemingly disappears in book 11, and turns out to be the cause of his unhealing wound]] in book 15.
28th Jun '14 8:47:14 PM Bissek
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* FictionalDocument - ''The Secret Book of Cadwallon the Druid''

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* FictionalDocument - ''The Secret Book of Cadwallon the Druid''Druid'' and the Pseudo-Iamblicus Scroll are the most prominent.



* HeirClubForMen - The death of a king who had no sons and three daughters - each of whom had married a powerful noble and given him a son - resulted in the century long SuccessionCrisis referred to in the series as the Time of Troubles.

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* HeirClubForMen - The death of a king who had no sons and three daughters - each of whom had married a powerful noble and given him a son - resulted in the century long SuccessionCrisis referred to in the series as the Time of Troubles. Trouble brews in Eldidd in the first arc when Gwerbret Rhys turns out to be sterile and unable to produce an heir.



* NoManOfWomanBorn - The most obvious one is that Lord Corbyn "can never be slain in battle except by sword, but he'll never be slain by any man's hand."
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Salamander, who prattles endlessly and travels as a common gerthddyn (roaming bard) to conceal the fact that he's a sorceror.

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* NoManOfWomanBorn - The most obvious one is that Lord Corbyn "can never be slain in battle except by sword, but he'll never be slain by any man's hand."
" A frequently used one is any reference to no one. Since that is the literal translation of Nevyn's name...
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Salamander, who prattles endlessly and travels as a common gerthddyn (roaming bard) to conceal the fact that he's a sorceror.sorcerer.


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* SillyReasonForWar - The first war shown in the series is fought over pig food. Of course, the ''real'' reason was that the two noble families in question had hated each other for generations, the swine rights issue was just the excuse (They'd run out of good ones over the course of three generations of on and off feuding).
19th Jun '14 6:18:29 AM Amoeba
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* LegacyCharacter - Nevyn's common explanation for having the same name and skills as an old advisor or sorcerer mentioned in historical accounts.
7th Feb '14 10:10:56 PM Bissek
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* MeaningfulRename: Galrion to Nevyn. Also, Dun Hiraedd was not the original name of that city, but the soldiers who were transferred there dubbed it Fort Homesick, and the name stuck.
7th Feb '14 10:04:55 PM Bissek
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* SuccessionCrisis - The cause of both Deverrian civil wars.

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* SuccessionCrisis - The cause of both Deverrian civil wars. Also nearly occurred in ''The Dragon Revenant'', with Rhys dead without issue and Rhodry missing.
26th Jan '14 4:35:13 AM Candi
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* TheWisePrince - Rhodry, Glyn the First. Rhodry enjoys most of his reign, actually, but we only see him at the beginning and the end when he's not so happy with the job.

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* TheWisePrince - Rhodry, Glyn the First. Rhodry enjoys most of his reign, actually, but we you only see him at the beginning and the end when he's not so happy with the job.
26th Jan '14 4:33:35 AM Candi
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--->'''Jill:''' Do you have to babble on about everything?
--->'''Salamander:''' Well, actually, I do, because it relieves my feelings and makes me sound like a fool, which is exactly what I want our enemies to think me.

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--->'''Jill:''' -->'''Jill:''' Do you have to babble on about everything?
--->'''Salamander:''' -->'''Salamander:''' Well, actually, I do, because it relieves my feelings and makes me sound like a fool, which is exactly what I want our enemies to think me.
26th Jan '14 4:25:59 AM Candi
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This time, the main threat comes from the [[Main/{{TheFairFolk}} Guardians]]. Evandar, leader of the Bright Court, has been [[TheChessmaster manipulating the affairs]] of men, elves, and dwarves for millennia, in pursuit of his grand schemes. Unfortunately, his wife has plans of her own. Posing as a Goddess, she raises an army to conquer Deverry which, unknown to her, would also provide karmic retribution for the acts of the Deverrian's ancestors, when Evandar brought them out of Gaul.

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This time, the main threat comes from the [[Main/{{TheFairFolk}} [[{{TheFairFolk}} Guardians]]. Evandar, leader of the Bright Court, has been [[TheChessmaster manipulating the affairs]] of men, elves, and dwarves for millennia, in pursuit of his grand schemes. Unfortunately, his wife has plans of her own. Posing as a Goddess, she raises an army to conquer Deverry which, unknown to her, would also provide karmic retribution for the acts of the Deverrian's Deverrians' ancestors, when Evandar brought them out of Gaul.
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