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20th Jun '16 3:33:31 PM MarkLungo
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** One of the worst examples of that was ''The Wish,'' a short story in The Reign of Ishtar collection which followed a motley group of nonhumans including a kender. The others, as well as the audience, assume that the kender's ditziness is just being a [[{{Keet}} typical dumb kender]], but in the scene when he is describing witnessing the murder of his parents, you realize that he is in fact ''five years old.''

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** One of the worst examples of that was ''The Wish,'' "The Wish", a short story in The ''The Reign of Ishtar Ishtar'' collection which followed a motley group of nonhumans including a kender. The others, as well as the audience, assume that the kender's ditziness is just being a [[{{Keet}} typical dumb kender]], but in the scene when he is describing witnessing the murder of his parents, you realize that he is in fact ''five years old.''



* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]]: In "The Raistlin Chronicles". Caramon, Ariakas, Baron Langtree, and a RedShirt trainee in Ariakas' army all utter "shit" at one time or another.
* Precursors: The Ogres, then called the Irda, ruled a civilization that was primarily in the mountains of Krynn that fell millenia before the Cataclysm. The gods of evil blessed them with a 2500 year life span, incredible knowledge of magic (although it was only allowed to be practiced by the nobility) and huge stature. The empire was destroyed by a revolt of their human slaves (assisted by the benevolent Irda who travelled to a remote island and were spared) combined with the Gods of Light cursing them to make their physical forms mark their true dark nature.

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* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]]: In "The ''The Raistlin Chronicles". Chronicles'', Caramon, Ariakas, Baron Langtree, and a RedShirt trainee in Ariakas' army all utter "shit" at one time or another.
* Precursors: {{Precursors}}: The Ogres, then called the Irda, ruled a civilization that was primarily in the mountains of Krynn that fell millenia before the Cataclysm. The gods of evil blessed them with a 2500 year life span, incredible knowledge of magic (although it was only allowed to be practiced by the nobility) and huge stature. The empire was destroyed by a revolt of their human slaves (assisted by the benevolent Irda who travelled to a remote island and were spared) combined with the Gods of Light cursing them to make their physical forms mark their true dark nature.



* PrettyInMink: Perhaps not in the actual text, but some of the covers show ladies wearing fur capes. This includes two different covers for a "War of the Twins" book showing (possibly) Crysiana wearing a white fur wrap. [[http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/dlance005.jpg Variant 1]], [[http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/tracy-hickman/war-of-twins.htm Variant 2]].

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* PrettyInMink: Perhaps not in the actual text, but some of the covers show ladies wearing fur capes. This includes two different covers for a "War ''War of the Twins" Twins'' book showing (possibly) Crysiana wearing a white fur wrap. [[http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/dlance005.jpg Variant 1]], [[http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/tracy-hickman/war-of-twins.htm Variant 2]].



* [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals Immortality]] - Lord Soth, following his refusal to aid Tahkisis anymore and her subsequent admonition that she would rend him complete from this world, he still refuses. The next time he's seen he's in the Court of Paladine wearing gray armor, instead of shining, in the RPGA guidebooks: [[GuardianAngel his gift for the suffering he was put through is the ability to move anywhere on Krynn, but only as a mortal appearing as he once did before becoming a Death Knight]].

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* [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals Immortality]] - Immortality]]: Lord Soth, following his refusal to aid Tahkisis anymore and her subsequent admonition that she would rend him complete from this world, he still refuses. The next time he's seen he's in the Court of Paladine wearing gray armor, instead of shining, in the RPGA guidebooks: [[GuardianAngel his gift for the suffering he was put through is the ability to move anywhere on Krynn, but only as a mortal appearing as he once did before becoming a Death Knight]].



* ReligionIsMagic: Played with, often Clerics will not even refer to what they do as magic. It seems that the word "Magic" is synonymous with "Wizard" a lot of the time. Played straight other times, as people will talk of the loss of Divine magic after the Cataclysm, and about the loss of both Arcane and Divine magic after the Chaos War.

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* ReligionIsMagic: Played with, often PlayedWith. Often, Clerics will not even refer to what they do as magic. It seems that the word "Magic" is synonymous with "Wizard" a lot of the time. Played straight other times, as people will talk of the loss of Divine magic after the Cataclysm, and about the loss of both Arcane and Divine magic after the Chaos War.



* SchizoTech: To an extent, The Gnomes of Mt. Nevermind power their extinct volcano home with geothermal power. One Gnome in the short story "Boom" by Jeff Grub made an atomic bomb, but it never got detonated. A Gnome in the novel Conundrum made a power suit of armor. The Gnomes in general have a higher tech level than the rest of Krynn. It is prone to malfunctioning and exploding a lot, but apparently even they can get stuff to remain stable enough to use reliably (such as their Geothermal power). A lot of this technology doesn't spread because a lot of people are afraid of Gnomish Technology.
** Justified, once you consider that nine times out of ten, gnomish technology has a nasty tendency to explode. Or break down catastrophically. Or do something radically, potentially lethally, different from what it was designed to do. The tenth time, it works fine or can be repurposed into something that does what you expect it to. But I wouldn't want to wait around for that tenth time, either...

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* SchizoTech: To an extent, The Gnomes of Mt. Nevermind power their extinct volcano home with geothermal power. One Gnome in the short story "Boom" by Jeff Grub made an atomic bomb, but it never got detonated. A Gnome in the novel Conundrum ''Conundrum'' made a power suit of armor.PoweredArmor. The Gnomes in general have a higher tech level than the rest of Krynn. It is prone to malfunctioning and exploding a lot, but apparently even they can get stuff to remain stable enough to use reliably (such as their Geothermal power). A lot of this technology doesn't spread because a lot of people are afraid of Gnomish Technology.
** Justified, once you consider that nine times out of ten, gnomish technology has a nasty tendency to explode. Or break down catastrophically. Or do something radically, potentially lethally, different from what it was designed to do. The tenth time, it works fine or can be repurposed into something that does what you expect it to. But I you wouldn't want to wait around for that tenth time, either...



* SignificantAnagram - metatextual. MargaretWeis uses an anagrammatized Fizban as an {{Expy}} in other works: in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'' he becomes Zifnab, and in ''Starshield'', he becomes Zanfib.

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* SignificantAnagram - metatextual. MargaretWeis SignificantAnagram: Metatextual. Creator/MargaretWeis uses an anagrammatized Fizban as an {{Expy}} in other works: in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'' he becomes Zifnab, and in ''Starshield'', he becomes Zanfib.



*** Not necessarily. For example with Zifnab it seems more likely that he actually had read the ''Dragonlance Chronicles'' in his youth, and modelled his personality after the character he liked the most. He also tries to become Film/JamesBond at times, with less success. In the end it's outright {{Jossed}} that he would be any kind of deity.

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*** Not necessarily. For example with Zifnab it seems more likely that he actually had read the ''Dragonlance Chronicles'' in his youth, and modelled his personality after the character he liked the most. He also tries to become Film/JamesBond Franchise/JamesBond at times, with less success. In the end it's outright {{Jossed}} that he would be any kind of deity.



* SpoiledSweet: Laurana

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* SpoiledSweet: LauranaLaurana.



* StableTimeLoop: This is how time travel is ''supposed'' to work for humans, elves, and ogres. Other races break this trope for everyone involved though.

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* StableTimeLoop: This is how time travel TimeTravel is ''supposed'' to work for humans, elves, and ogres. Other However, other races break this trope for everyone involved though.



* TakingYouWithMe: Draconians. Upon death, they turn to stone which traps your weapon, go up in flames, or just explode.

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* TakingYouWithMe: Draconians. Upon death, they [[TakenForGranite turn to stone stone]] which traps your weapon, [[ManOnFire go up in flames, flames]], or just explode.[[DefeatEqualsExplosion explode]].



* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny - The final print Dragon magazine had an article about a hypothetical fight between Raistlin Majere and [[ForgottenRealms Elminster]], both perhaps the most powerful Wizards in their respective worlds.

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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny - UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: The final print Dragon ''Dragon'' magazine had an article about a hypothetical fight between Raistlin Majere and [[ForgottenRealms [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Elminster]], both perhaps the most powerful Wizards in their respective worlds.



* UnEqualRites: This can happen between Wizards and Sorcerers, and Clerics and Mystics. This can also occur between Wizards and Clerics, with some Clerics calling what they can do not magic but "Faith". Some Wizards dislike Clerics because it was a powerful Cleric, the last Kingpriest of Istar, who tried to annihilate all Wizards, be they good, neutral, or evil. There is also some of this from Black Robe Necromancers, and Clerics of Chemosh, with the Clerics of Chemosh believing they are the only ones worthy of controlling undead creatures. Mystics who can also create undead creatures may find themselves trying to be converted by Clerics of Chemosh.

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* UnEqualRites: UnequalRites: This can happen between Wizards and Sorcerers, and Clerics and Mystics. This can also occur between Wizards and Clerics, with some Clerics calling what they can do not magic but "Faith". Some Wizards dislike Clerics because it was a powerful Cleric, the last Kingpriest of Istar, who tried to annihilate all Wizards, be they good, neutral, or evil. There is also some of this from Black Robe Necromancers, and Clerics of Chemosh, with the Clerics of Chemosh believing they are the only ones worthy of controlling undead creatures. Mystics who can also create undead creatures may find themselves trying to be converted by Clerics of Chemosh.



* VaderBreath: Raistlin

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* VaderBreath: RaistlinRaistlin.



* WeirdScience: Tinker Gnomes

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* WeirdScience: Tinker GnomesGnomes.



* WhatTheHellHero: Jaymes Markham gets this after he uses a love potion on someone. He uses the potion to seduce a woman who was in an important position, which would help him accomplish his goals. But, this is basically raping her, as she had no control over herself when she was under the potions effect. She calls him on it when the potion wears off.
** This is also heavily debated in the fanbase, between 'she wanted to at the time, even if she was on drugs' and 'Jaymes should be castrated'. In the end, when the potion wears off, they remain married, but live apart. Jaymes shacks up with the witch who really loved him and gave him the love potion, and his wife lives with her priestess friend in the Temple of Kiri-Jolith. So really, it seems like in the end, they all had no problem with it, since it saved Solammnia or something.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Goldmoon

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* WhatTheHellHero: Jaymes Markham gets this after he uses a love potion LovePotion on someone. He uses the potion to seduce a woman who was in an important position, which would help him accomplish his goals. But, this is basically raping her, as she had no control over herself when she was under the potions effect. She calls him on it when the potion wears off.
** This is also heavily debated in [[BrokenBase the fanbase, fanbase]], between 'she wanted to at the time, even if she was on drugs' and 'Jaymes should be castrated'. In the end, when the potion wears off, they remain married, but live apart. Jaymes shacks up with the witch who really loved him and gave him the love potion, and his wife lives with her priestess friend in the Temple of Kiri-Jolith. So really, it seems like in the end, they all had no problem with it, since it saved Solammnia or something.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: GoldmoonGoldmoon.



* WizardDuel: Raistlin and Fistandantilus have one in ''Time of the Twins''. Coryn and Hoarst have an even more epic one at the end of ''The Measure and the Truth''. [[spoiler: Which involves them flying through different planes of existence and culminates in outer space with them flying around the moons of Krynn.]]

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* WizardDuel: Raistlin and Fistandantilus have one in ''Time of the Twins''. Coryn and Hoarst have an even more epic one at the end of ''The Measure and the Truth''. [[spoiler: Which It involves them flying through different planes of existence and culminates in outer space with them flying around the moons of Krynn.]]



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Raistlin [[ByronicHero admittedly deserves]] some of the things that happen to him, but at some point, him [[spoiler:becoming a god to spite reality]] becomes understandable.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Raistlin [[ByronicHero admittedly deserves]] some of the things that happen to him, but at some point, him his [[spoiler:becoming a god to spite reality]] becomes understandable.



** The Spelljammer Wiki reveals that Zivilyn, an outer planet in Krynn's crystal sphere where the titular deity resides, was home to people who tried to challenge the gods much like the Kingpriest did. They failed and now Zivilyn, once a normal terrestrial ball planet, is a series of floating islands floating in clouds.

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** The Spelljammer ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' Wiki reveals that Zivilyn, an outer planet in Krynn's crystal sphere where the titular deity resides, was home to people who tried to challenge the gods much like the Kingpriest did. They failed and now Zivilyn, once a normal terrestrial ball planet, is a series of floating islands floating in clouds.



* WretchedHive: Flotsam
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Gair Graymist from ''The Silver Stair'' becomes this for Camilla Weoledge after he starts to delve into Necromantic magic and becomes AxeCrazy. He plans to kill her and keep her spirit by him, fortunately, he does not succeed.]]

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* WretchedHive: Flotsam
Flotsam.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Gair Graymist from ''The Silver Stair'' becomes this for Camilla Weoledge after he starts to delve into Necromantic magic and becomes AxeCrazy. He plans to kill her and keep her spirit by him, him; fortunately, he does not succeed.]]



* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: During ''Dragons Of A Fallen Sun'', some of the characters hold a secret meeting in a tavern run by gully dwarves. The book then explains that despite gully dwarves' many faults, they are surprisingly good cooks:provided that you tell them specifically what you do not want them to put in your food, like rat meat. So they'll make you a meal that is not only edible but quite tasty, but the book says that if you watch the preparation of said meal you will ''not'' be able to enjoy it. It's also mentioned that the gully dwarves serve some decent dwarf spirits. The dwarf spirits are made from mushrooms. The mushrooms are grown in the bedrooms of the gully dwarves. If you are unfortunate enough to know ''this'', it says, you would do well to avoid thinking about it too much and just enjoy your drink.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: At the end of Legends, [[spoiler: Raistlin abandons a dying Crysania after she helps him enter the Abyss and protects him while he regains his magic. He actually tells her that almost she has outlived her usefulness to him just before he leaves.]]

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* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: YouDoNotWantToKnow: During ''Dragons Of A of a Fallen Sun'', some of the characters hold a secret meeting in a tavern run by gully dwarves. The book then explains that despite gully dwarves' many faults, they are surprisingly good cooks:provided cooks - provided that you tell them specifically what you do not want them to put in your food, like rat meat. So they'll make you a meal that is not only edible but quite tasty, but the book says that if you watch the preparation of said meal you will ''not'' be able to enjoy it. It's also mentioned that the gully dwarves serve some decent dwarf spirits. The dwarf spirits are made from mushrooms. The mushrooms are grown in the bedrooms of the gully dwarves. If you are unfortunate enough to know ''this'', it says, you would do well to avoid thinking about it too much and just enjoy your drink.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: At the end of Legends, ''Legends'', [[spoiler: Raistlin abandons a dying Crysania after she helps him enter the Abyss and protects him while he regains his magic. He actually tells her that almost she has outlived her usefulness to him just before he leaves.]]



* YouMeanXmas: Yule (a winter holiday that greatly resembles Christmas, and uses an archaic name for it), Harvest-Come (Halloween, with the carving of faces onto gourds) and Spring Dawning (Easter).

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* YouMeanXmas: Yule (a winter holiday that greatly resembles Christmas, [[ChristmasTropes Christmas]], and uses an archaic name for it), Harvest-Come (Halloween, ([[AllHallowsEve Halloween]], with the carving of faces onto gourds) and Spring Dawning (Easter).



20th Jun '16 3:17:22 PM MarkLungo
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* MagicalSociety: The Wizards of High Sorcery

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* MagicalSociety: The Wizards of High SorcerySorcery.



* MagicKnight: There's a semi-religious organization of Wizards of High Sorcery that [[LampshadeHanging actually try to subvert this trope.]] They've made all sorts of laws and social stigma against a wizard wearing armor or carrying martial weapons. Wizards who do so anyway are looked down upon, such as...

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* MagicKnight: There's a semi-religious organization of Wizards of High Sorcery that who [[LampshadeHanging actually try to subvert this trope.]] trope]]. They've made all sorts of laws and social stigma against a wizard wearing armor or carrying martial weapons. Wizards who do so anyway are looked down upon, such as...



** The main reason they even are allowed to carry daggers is because Huma made a big deal out of it after [[spoiler:his friend the wizard Magius was tortured before being killed.]] The daggers are meant to be used to avoid this fate, more than for actual combat.

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** The main reason they even are allowed to carry daggers is because Huma made a big deal out of it after [[spoiler:his friend the wizard Magius was tortured before being killed.]] killed]]. The daggers are meant to be used to avoid this fate, more than for actual combat.



* MagicVersusScience: Not really a key aspect of the world, but many Tinker Gnomes believe that science is superior to magic. Interestingly, the Solamnic Knights, who do have some White Robed Wizards as part of their Auxiliary, have shown a keen interest in Tinker Gnome technology. The Solamnic Knights are often portrayed as not being too fond of magic(except for a Cleric of a good deity, and they may not even consider what Clerics do magic) and so they are interested in finding technological methods to improve their lives, and many Knights wish they did not even have the White Robes as part of their Auxiliary forces.

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* MagicVersusScience: Not really a key aspect of the world, but many Tinker Gnomes believe that science is superior to magic. Interestingly, the Solamnic Knights, who do have some White Robed Wizards as part of their Auxiliary, have shown a keen interest in Tinker Gnome technology. The Solamnic Knights are often portrayed as not being too fond of magic(except magic (except for a Cleric of a good deity, and they may not even consider what Clerics do magic) and so they are interested in finding technological methods to improve their lives, and many Knights wish they did not even have the White Robes as part of their Auxiliary forces.



* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: ''Middle of Nowhere''

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* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: ''Middle of Nowhere''Nowhere''.



* MeaningfulName: Most dragons have a true name and a "human name". Their human names tend to be something revolving around their color, a red will be Ember, a black will be Oil, etc etc etc. There is also "Caramon" which was derived from another language and is meant to sound similar to "Caring Man".

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* MeaningfulName: Most dragons have a true name and a "human name". Their human names tend to be something revolving around their color, color; a red will be Ember, a black will be Oil, etc etc etc. There is also "Caramon" which was derived from another language and is meant to sound similar to "Caring Man".



* NighInvulnerability: Whenever there is a cleric around that is on your side, everyone else becomes NighInvulnerable, unless their faith isn't strong enough.

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* NighInvulnerability: Whenever there is a cleric around that is on your side, everyone else becomes NighInvulnerable, nigh-invulnerable, unless their faith isn't strong enough.



** Lord Soth since technically hes already dead.

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** Lord Soth Soth, since technically hes he's already dead.



* NobleDemon: Blue dragons collectively seem prone to this. They are clearly the least evil of the evil dragons and any that have any sort of characterisation at all are given at least one sympathetic trait, most commonly tremendous loyalty to their riders (see Kitiara and Skie or Medan and Razor).

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* NobleDemon: Blue dragons collectively seem prone to this. They are clearly the least evil of the evil dragons dragons, and any that who have any sort of characterisation at all are given at least one sympathetic trait, most commonly tremendous loyalty to their riders (see Kitiara and Skie or Medan and Razor).



** Kender come off as cluelessly chipper and annoying, but often have a far greater grasp of the situation than they let on; similarly, Gully Dwarves are a lot more cunning than their can't-count-beyond-two stupidity indicates. But the out and out ''master'' of this trope is Fizban/[[spoiler: Paladine.]]

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** Kender come off as cluelessly chipper and annoying, but often have a far greater grasp of the situation than they let on; similarly, Gully Dwarves are a lot more cunning than their can't-count-beyond-two stupidity indicates. But the out and out ''master'' of this trope is Fizban/[[spoiler: Fizban[=/=][[spoiler: Paladine.]]



* OhCrap: Happens to Raistlin when Tas and Gnimsh suddenly appear in ''War of the Twins'' at the same time as a group of Dwarves enters his tent intent on assassinating him. Before this happened, Raistlin knew he could not die because ''Fistandantilus'' did not die, but the Kender's presence allows for time to be altered, thus the OhCrap. He can die!

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* OhCrap: Happens to Raistlin when Tas and Gnimsh suddenly appear in ''War of the Twins'' at the same time as a group of Dwarves enters his tent intent on assassinating him. Before this happened, Raistlin knew he could not die because ''Fistandantilus'' Fistandantilus did not die, but the Kender's presence allows for time to be altered, thus the OhCrap. He can die!



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The three Fiendish races, Daemons, Demons, and Devils exist, but they are all subservient to the gods of evil. They are rarely seen as the gods of evil prefer relying on their mortal servants to do whatever they want done. The gods of evil are even far more likely to send an aspect of themselves to talk to their followers directly than to send a Fiendish servitor.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The three Fiendish races, Daemons, Demons, and Devils exist, but they are all subservient to the gods of evil. They are rarely seen seen, as the gods of evil prefer relying on their mortal servants to do whatever they want done. The gods of evil are even far more likely to send an aspect of themselves to talk to their followers directly than to send a Fiendish servitor.



* PhysicalGod: Chemosh (God of Death) and Zeboim (Goddess of the Sea) have had major physical appearances, and part of ''The Dark Disciple'' trilogy is told from their perpectives. They act a lot like the squabbling deities in ''[[{{Homer}} The Iliad]]''.

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* PhysicalGod: Chemosh (God of Death) and Zeboim (Goddess of the Sea) have had major physical appearances, and part of ''The Dark Disciple'' trilogy is told from their perpectives. They act a lot like the squabbling deities in ''[[{{Homer}} The Iliad]]''.''Literature/TheIliad''.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast listed ''Dragonlance'' as a part of the [[TheMultiverse Great Wheel Cosmology]] that linked all their campaign settings together. The setting creators insisted that it isn't.



** Kitiara's plan for the captured Laurana. To have her tortured and then made into the undead bride of Lord Soth.

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** Kitiara's plan for the captured Laurana. Laurana: To have her tortured and then made into the undead bride of Lord Soth.



* {{Fictionary}}: The language of magic, which is based off of Indonesian's grammatical structure. However most of the actual words are just gibberish.

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* {{Fictionary}}: The language of magic, which is based off of Indonesian's grammatical structure. However However, most of the actual words are just gibberish.



* FourStarBadass- Laurana as the Golden General.

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* FourStarBadass- FourStarBadass: Laurana as the Golden General.



* FryingPanOfDoom - One of Tika's more memorable scenes in the original ''Chronicles'', when she bashed in a Draconian's skull with a large - not to mention ''hot off the stove'': cast iron skillet. Her stat blocks in the most recent (3.5) editions of the roleplaying supplements list her primary weapon as "Iron Skillet. (Treat as Heavy Mace)"

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* FryingPanOfDoom - FryingPanOfDoom: One of Tika's more memorable scenes in the original ''Chronicles'', when she bashed in a Draconian's skull with a large - not to mention ''hot off the stove'': stove'' - cast iron skillet. Her stat blocks in the most recent (3.5) 3.5 editions of the roleplaying supplements list her primary weapon as "Iron Skillet. (Treat as Heavy Mace)"Mace)".



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: ''Dragonlance'' is based off of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', in which there are spells that can cure any illness or even resurrect the dead. Characters in novels almost never consider trying to resurrect a character who has died, it can be justified, especially in times when Clerical magic is not around. Diseases often end up simply being incurable even by a powerful Cleric. It is sometimes averted, such as when the Kingpriest of Istar resurrects a recently dead character, but it is generally played straight. Of course, most uses of this trope are for RuleOfDrama.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: ''Dragonlance'' is based off of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', in which there are spells that can cure any illness or even resurrect the dead. Characters in novels almost never consider trying to resurrect a character who has died, although it can be justified, especially in times when Clerical magic is not around. Diseases often end up simply being incurable incurable, even by a powerful Cleric. It is sometimes averted, such as when the Kingpriest of Istar resurrects a recently dead character, but it is generally played straight. Of course, most uses of this trope are for RuleOfDrama.



** ''Dragonlance Adventures'' from AD&D openly states that resurrection magic is almost unknown except to the highest-level clerics. It's stated in the modules that Chemosh has repeatedly tried to remove knowledge of resurrection from Krynn itself - so successfully that the only location of any "Anti-Death Magic" (as it's colloquially known) is in the tomes of Fistandantilus and the Platinum Disks of Mishakal. The only problem with using it is it holds the exact same penalties as a Wish spell -- the caster ages five years and five days of becoming comatose, a loss of one constitution point to the recipient, a loss of a level and the inability to restore those abilities without the Restoration spell... which is only in Fistandantilus' books and Mishakal's disks. The spells are also moved from Level four (which is already a High-Level Campaign level) to Level six -- the highest level of magic usable outside of The Night of The Eye. It's been stated that at that level you're already close to becoming a demigod under the ''Dragonlance''''Dragonlance'' rules: Raistlin, for example, was a 13th-level magic-user when he attempted to usurp Tahkisis.

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** ''Dragonlance Adventures'' from AD&D openly states that resurrection magic is almost unknown except to the highest-level clerics. It's stated in the modules that Chemosh has repeatedly tried to remove knowledge of resurrection from Krynn itself - so successfully that the only location of any "Anti-Death Magic" (as it's colloquially known) is in the tomes of Fistandantilus and the Platinum Disks of Mishakal. The only problem with using it is it holds the exact same penalties as a Wish spell -- the caster ages five years and five days of becoming comatose, a loss of one constitution point to the recipient, a loss of a level and the inability to restore those abilities without the Restoration spell... which is only in Fistandantilus' books and Mishakal's disks. The spells are also moved from Level four (which is already a High-Level Campaign level) to Level six -- the highest level of magic usable outside of The Night of The Eye. It's been stated that at that level you're already close to becoming a demigod under the ''Dragonlance''''Dragonlance'' ''Dragonlance'' rules: Raistlin, for example, was a 13th-level magic-user when he attempted to usurp Tahkisis.



* GardenOfEvil: The Shoikan Grove

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* GardenOfEvil: The Shoikan GroveGrove.



* GiantFootOfStomping: Chaos stomps Tasslehoff at the end of ''Dragons of Summer Flame''

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* GiantFootOfStomping: Chaos stomps Tasslehoff at the end of ''Dragons of Summer Flame''Flame''.



* {{God}}: The Highgod

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* {{God}}: The HighgodHighgod.



* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted, the gods do not need people to believe in them to survive.

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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted, Averted; the gods do not need people to believe in them to survive.



* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Tasslehoff's magical glasses allow him to read the words of any language.

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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Tasslehoff's magical glasses allow him to [[TranslatorMicrobes read the words of any language.language]].



** The "Preludes" novel ''Kendermore'', set before the Companions meet up again at the start of the first book, has a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Orc]], despite Orcs not existing on Krynn (also, a rather lusty she-dwarf temporarily falls in love with said half-orc, at least until she realises that he's a cold, cruel, ruthless assassin... and ends up killing her) However later in the book they meet up with an unusually friendly ogre who's the one to identify the assassin as a half-orc (it wasn't something he admitted himself) claiming "I know my own species". Possibly Mary Kirchoff, the author of ''Kendermore,'' assumed "orc" could be used interchangeably with "ogre" on Krynn, considering that [[OurOgresAreHungrier Krynn ogres are considerably different from the fantasy standard]].

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** The "Preludes" novel ''Kendermore'', set before the Companions meet up again at the start of the first book, has a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Orc]], despite Orcs not existing on Krynn (also, Krynn. Also, a rather lusty she-dwarf temporarily falls in love with said half-orc, at least until she realises that he's a cold, cruel, ruthless assassin... and ends up killing her) However her. However, later in the book they meet up with an unusually friendly ogre who's the one to identify the assassin as a half-orc (it wasn't something he admitted himself) claiming "I know my own species". Possibly Mary Kirchoff, the author of ''Kendermore,'' assumed "orc" could be used interchangeably with "ogre" on Krynn, considering that [[OurOgresAreHungrier Krynn ogres are considerably different from the fantasy standard]].



* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Happens several times throughout the timeline. The first was after tha Cataclysm. The gods weren't ''actually'' gone, but the mortals believed they were. Second, the companions notice during the War of the Lance that the constellations of Takhisis and Paladine are missing from the sky. Third, after the conclusion of the Chaos War, the gods are missing because [[spoiler: Takhisis stole the world and shrouded it from the other gods, so that she would be the one and only god on Krynn.]]

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* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Happens several times throughout the timeline. The first was after tha Cataclysm. The the Cataclysm; the gods weren't ''actually'' gone, but the mortals believed they were. Second, the companions notice during the War of the Lance that the constellations of Takhisis and Paladine are missing from the sky. Third, after the conclusion of the Chaos War, the gods are missing because [[spoiler: Takhisis stole the world and shrouded it from the other gods, so that she would be the one and only god on Krynn.]]Krynn]].



* HermeticMagic: Used often in the novels, even though the world is officially under Vancian style magic, authors like to use this type of magic because it is easy to justify whatever magical effect they need to happen for the story.

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* HermeticMagic: Used often in the novels, even though the world is officially under Vancian style magic, authors VancianMagic. Authors like to use this type of magic because it is easy to justify whatever magical effect they need to happen for the story.



* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Humans, Elves, and Ogres cannot alter the past while time traveling. ''Other'' races however. In the ''Legends'' trilogy, Par-Salian goes over the extensive set of instructions that goes along with the time travel spell they plan to use on Caramon. It includes a very stern warning that time travel cannot be used to alter history to prevent the Cataclysm, something which has been learned at great loss of life.

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Humans, Elves, and Ogres cannot alter the past while time traveling. As for ''Other'' races however. races: In the ''Legends'' trilogy, Par-Salian goes over the extensive set of instructions that goes along with the time travel spell they plan to use on Caramon. It includes a very stern warning that time travel cannot be used to alter history to prevent the Cataclysm, something which has been learned at great loss of life.



* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: In the Age of Dreams, the Wizard Conclave created five portals to link the five Towers of High Sorcery. Unfortunately, in creating an extraplanar means of rapid transit between them, they also unknowingly created a link to the Abyss. Takhisis, never one to miss an opportunity to come into the world, gave a black-robed mage a dream in which she told him that she was a beautiful woman trapped in another plane and that he was the only one who could save her. He fell for it completely. Ever wonder how the Third Dragon War that Huma fought in started? Well...

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* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: In the Age of Dreams, the Wizard Conclave created [[PortalNetwork five portals portals]] to link the five Towers of High Sorcery. Unfortunately, in creating an extraplanar means of rapid transit between them, they also unknowingly created a link to the Abyss. Takhisis, never one to miss an opportunity to come into the world, gave a black-robed mage a dream in which she told him that she was a beautiful woman trapped in another plane and that he was the only one who could save her. He fell for it completely. Ever wonder how the Third Dragon War that Huma fought in started? Well...



* LanguageOfMagic: The language Wizards use if often described as being "spidery". It is also supposedly based off of a language spoken in Indonesia.

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* LanguageOfMagic: The language Wizards use if often described as being "spidery". It is also supposedly based off of a language spoken in Indonesia.UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Raistlin, as a result of the Test of High Sorcery.

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: LockedIntoStrangeness:
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Raistlin, as a result of the Test of High Sorcery.



* LongRunningBookSeries: The series has been releasing novels since 1984, and there are now over two hundred novels and numerous ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' sourcebooks as well. The last official ''Dragonlance'' novel was released in January 2010. As of now, the line has been shelved for the foreseeable future.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Laurana's love for Tanis is what causes her to pick up the DistressBall in "Dragons of Spring Dawning".

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* LongRunningBookSeries: The series has been releasing novels since 1984, and there are now over two hundred 200 novels and numerous ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' sourcebooks as well. The last official ''Dragonlance'' novel was released in January 2010. As of now, the line has been shelved for the foreseeable future.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Laurana's love for Tanis is what causes her to pick up the DistressBall in "Dragons ''Dragons of Spring Dawning".Dawning''.



* MadScientist: Tinker Gnomes

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* MadScientist: Tinker GnomesGnomes.



* MagicAIsMagicA: Played straight sometimes, but averted at other times. ''Dragonlance'' is based off of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''''Dragonlance'', so VancianMagic is in effect for Wizards and Clerics, but not every author adheres to this, as many of them just have magic do whatever they need it to do in the story. Primal Sorcerers and Mystics magic is more freeform(or at least it is supposed to be) so they do not have any rules to follow, aside from that initially Primal Sorcerers could only manipulate non-living matter and Mystics could only manipulate living or once-living matter under the SAGA ruleset, but that bit of flavor seems to have been dropped.
** The [[TaladasTrilogy]] addresses how draconic magic works. A moonthief (a rogue who is able to draw magic from all 3 moons and is able to see where arcane power comes from) watches an elder silver dragon work a spell. She sees that dragon sorcery also draws from the moons, in addition to the ice of the cave, the earth beneath it, the life force of her group of adventurers, the life force of the dragon's ogre followers and the strength of the dragon itself.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: Played straight sometimes, but averted at other times. ''Dragonlance'' is based off of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''''Dragonlance'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', so VancianMagic is in effect for Wizards and Clerics, but not every author adheres to this, as many of them just have magic do whatever they need it to do in the story. Primal Sorcerers and Mystics magic is more freeform(or freeform (or at least it is supposed to be) so they do not have any rules to follow, aside from that initially Primal Sorcerers could only manipulate non-living matter and Mystics could only manipulate living or once-living matter under the SAGA ruleset, but that bit of flavor seems to have been dropped.
** The [[TaladasTrilogy]] ''Taladas Trilogy'' addresses how draconic magic works. A moonthief (a rogue who is able to draw magic from all 3 moons and is able to see where arcane power comes from) watches an elder silver dragon work a spell. She sees that dragon sorcery also draws from the moons, in addition to the ice of the cave, the earth beneath it, the life force of her group of adventurers, the life force of the dragon's ogre followers and the strength of the dragon itself.



** The TaladasTrilogy shows that there were once humanoid wolves living in Panak, Taladas' ice region, until they were wiped out by dragons. They live on in the form of spirit wolves that can aid the native shamans. When they learn that the adventurers' party is trying to locate an elder dragon called the Wyrm-Namer, they agree to give them the secret location of the beast...with the the condition that they ''kill it'' to get revenge for what happened to their species.

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** The TaladasTrilogy ''Taladas Trilogy'' shows that there were once humanoid wolves living in Panak, Taladas' ice region, until they were wiped out by dragons. They live on in the form of spirit wolves that can aid the native shamans. When they learn that the adventurers' party is trying to locate an elder dragon called the Wyrm-Namer, they agree to give them the secret location of the beast...with the the condition that they ''kill it'' to get revenge for what happened to their species.
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The concept of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil is a central theme of the setting, as the stories have shown similarly dire consequences when good and evil each spiral out of control. Another theme that's prevalent throughout the books is spiritual abandonment and discovery, as the gods have a distinct tendency to run out on the world whenever they screw things up bad enough. This shows up even in the first novel, ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'', as the gods had abandoned the world some hundreds of years before after the first Cataclysm, and the protagonists must not only deal with the covert return of Takhisis, the Dark Queen of the evil gods, but also with the Seekers, who have invented false gods as a pretext to seize power.

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The concept of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil is a central theme of the setting, as the stories have shown similarly dire consequences when good and evil each spiral out of control. Another theme that's prevalent throughout the books is spiritual abandonment and discovery, as the gods have [[JerkassGods a distinct tendency to run out on the world whenever they screw things up bad enough.badly enough]]. This shows up even in the first novel, ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'', as the gods had abandoned the world some hundreds of years before after the first Cataclysm, and the protagonists must not only deal with the covert return of Takhisis, the Dark Queen of the evil gods, but also with the Seekers, who have invented false gods as a pretext to seize power.



The ''Dragonlance'' world has turned into a major setting with many authors writing stories for it- in total, at time of writing there are more than ''180 novels'' comprising it, ''not'' including anthologies, manuals and various other extras. Works with their own pages on TV Tropes include:

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The ''Dragonlance'' world has turned into a major setting with many authors writing stories for it- in total, at time of writing there are more than ''180 ''200 novels'' comprising it, ''not'' including anthologies, manuals and various other extras. Works with their own pages on TV Tropes Wiki/TVTropes include:



* AlienSky: Krynn has three moons of different colors, and a very different set of constellations. The single moon that was around during the early Fifth Age made for an AlienSky for all of Krynn's inhabitants.

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* AlienSky: Krynn has three moons of different colors, and a very different set of constellations. The single moon that was around during the early Fifth Age made for an AlienSky alien sky for all of Krynn's inhabitants.



* AndManGrewProud: The time-travel storylines that reveal the truth behind such legendary events as the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Cataclysm]] and the Fall of Istar, and such mythologized historical personas as [[MessianicArchetype Huma Dragonbane]]. Often a deconstruction.

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* AndManGrewProud: The time-travel TimeTravel storylines that reveal the truth behind such legendary events as the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Cataclysm]] and the Fall of Istar, and such mythologized historical personas as [[MessianicArchetype Huma Dragonbane]]. Often a deconstruction.{{Deconstruction}}.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Any Minotaur used to be able to challenge their emperor to a fight to the death, and if they won, they got to be emperor. It is said that this has changed after the War of Souls though.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Any Minotaur used to be able to challenge their emperor to a fight to the death, and if they won, they got to be emperor. It is said that this has changed after the War of Souls Souls, though.



* AuthorTract: The blatant insistence that the viewpoint "the gods were abandoned by mortals" is right and "the gods turned their backs on mortals" is wrong takes on some rather interesting undertones when one remembers that both of the Hickmans, the creators of the settings and one-half the authors of the original trilogy are devout Christians (well, specifically Mormons).

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* AuthorTract: The blatant insistence that the viewpoint "the gods were abandoned by mortals" is right and "the gods turned their backs on mortals" is wrong takes on some rather interesting undertones when one remembers that both of the Hickmans, the creators of the settings and one-half the authors of the original trilogy are devout Christians [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christians]] (well, specifically Mormons).[[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Mormons]]).



* BadassBoast

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* BadassBoastBadassBoast:



* BadAssMustache: The Solamnics Knights sure do think mustaches look cool.
* BadAssNormal: Arguably anyone who can not use magic but holds their own in combat against supernatural threats, which is to say, a lot of people, such as Caramon, Tanis, Laurana, Kitiara, Flint, Tasslehoff, some more recent examples would include Faros Es Kalin, Golgren, Gerard, Rhys. Tol from the Ergoth Trilogy is perhaps the greatest example, he never used any sort of magical weapon, but was able to go against supernatural foes and win.

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* BadAssMustache: BadassMustache: The Solamnics Knights sure do think mustaches look cool.
* BadAssNormal: Arguably BadassNormal: Arguably, anyone who can not cannot use magic but holds their own in combat against supernatural threats, which threats--which is to say, a lot of people, such as people. The list includes Caramon, Tanis, Laurana, Kitiara, Flint, Tasslehoff, some more recent examples would include Faros Es Kalin, Golgren, Gerard, and Rhys. Tol from the Ergoth Trilogy is perhaps the greatest example, he never used any sort of magical weapon, but was able to go against supernatural foes and win.



* BatmanGambit: Kitiara successfully pulls one on Laurana in Dragons of Spring Dawning.

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* BatmanGambit: Kitiara successfully pulls one on Laurana in Dragons ''Dragons of Spring Dawning.Dawning''.



* BlackAndGreyMorality: the ''Rise of Solamnia'' trilogy. The protagonist, Jaymes Markham is a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans warlord who murders prisoners, breaks truces and uses a love potion to get a useful princess to fall in love with him (see WhatTheHellHero below). The villains are (marginally) worse.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: the The ''Rise of Solamnia'' trilogy. The protagonist, Jaymes Markham Markham, is a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans warlord who murders prisoners, breaks truces and uses a love potion LovePotion to get a useful princess to fall in love with him (see WhatTheHellHero below). The villains are (marginally) worse.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Fizban sort of does this, he makes reference to a "21 Gun Salute" once, there are not any guns in even the most current timeline(Well, there probably are lots of gun-like Tinker Gnome inventions) but a "21 Gun Salute" is a concept from Earth. Cue the EpilepticTrees.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Fizban sort of does this, this when he makes reference to a "21 Gun Salute" once, Salute"; there are not [[FantasyGunControl no guns]] in any guns in even the most current timeline(Well, ''Dragonlance'' timeline (although there probably are lots of gun-like Tinker Gnome inventions) inventions), but a "21 Gun Salute" is a concept from Earth. Cue the EpilepticTrees.



* CanonDiscontinuity: The Appendix that was in the hardcover version of ''Dragons of a Vanished Moon" is now considered non-canon.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: CanonDiscontinuity:
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The Appendix that was in the hardcover version of ''Dragons of a Vanished Moon" Moon'' is now considered non-canon.



** Fortunately, dying cures him of his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. He spends the rest of his appearances (And there are a lot of them) acting for the greater good. Or some odd definition of it. Apparently he's just waiting for Caramon to die so they can go to the next life together, but he shows up an awful lot.

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** Fortunately, dying cures him of his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. disorder. He spends the rest remainder of his appearances (And (and there are a lot of them) acting for the greater good. Or some odd definition of it. Apparently he's just waiting for Caramon to die so they can go to the next life together, but he shows up an awful lot.



* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:Silvara makes an unnamed appearance in ''The Legend of Huma': she was the silver dragon ridden by Avondale.]]

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* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:Silvara makes an unnamed appearance in ''The Legend of Huma': Huma'': she was the silver dragon ridden by Avondale.]]



** The visit was a crossover with ''Spelljammer,'' a setting that WOTC has [[CanonDiscontinuity mostly ignored]] for years.
** Trying to piece together exactly what happened in the Third Dragon War can be...challenging. ''Dragons: The Lost Histories'' states that the war began when Deathfyre, the sole surviving dragon of the Second Dragon War, dug up his dead comrades' eggs and spread them around the world while posing as a dwarven jewel merchant. In the ''Legends'' trilogy, Raistlin states that it started due to the fact that the Towers of High Sorcery useda portal network which Takhisis used to trick a Black Robe into setting her free. The events of ''The Legend of Huma'' could be taken either way, though they do seem to ''vaguely'' reference the latter. The ''Dragons of a New Age Trilogy'' offers a third version, claiming that Takhisis sent the Bakali (lizardmen) to hide the chromatic dragons' eggs beneath a mountain range and they grew to maturity in secret underground.

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** The visit was a crossover with ''Spelljammer,'' ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', a setting that WOTC has [[CanonDiscontinuity mostly ignored]] for years.
** Trying to piece together exactly what happened in the Third Dragon War can be...challenging. ''Dragons: The Lost Histories'' states that the war began when Deathfyre, the sole surviving dragon of the Second Dragon War, dug up his dead comrades' eggs and spread them around the world while posing as a dwarven jewel merchant. In the ''Legends'' trilogy, Raistlin states that it started due to the fact that the Towers of High Sorcery useda portal network used a PortalNetwork which Takhisis used to trick a Black Robe into setting her free. The events of ''The Legend of Huma'' could be taken either way, though they do seem to ''vaguely'' reference the latter. The ''Dragons of a New Age Trilogy'' offers a third version, claiming that Takhisis sent the Bakali (lizardmen) to hide the chromatic dragons' eggs beneath a mountain range and they grew to maturity in secret underground.



* DarkerAndEdgier: This is what the Fifth Age was likely meant to be. The heroes of the Dragons of a New Age trilogy only succeed in stopping the BigBad's plan, but at the loss of one of their companions.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is what the Fifth Age was likely meant to be. The heroes of the Dragons ''Dragons of a New Age Age'' trilogy only succeed in stopping the BigBad's plan, but at the loss of one of their companions.



* TheDarkTimes: The Age of Starbirth
* DeadGuyJunior:Caramon and Tika named one of their sons Sturm. Didn't end well either.

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* TheDarkTimes: The Age of Starbirth
Starbirth.
* DeadGuyJunior:Caramon DeadGuyJunior: Caramon and Tika named one of their sons Sturm. Didn't end well either.



** Raistlin. After having gained power and knowledge from the ghost of the undead evil archwizard Fistandantilus, Raistlin became the next Master of Past and Present. He then traveled into the past to usurp all of Fistandantilus powers by going back to a time when the man was still mortal and posing as one of Fistandantilus' own apprentices. When Fistandantilus tried to suck out Raistlin's lifeforce and take over the young man's body to extend his own life (as he used to do with his apprentices), Raistlin killed Fistandantilus instead and took his place in history

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** Raistlin. After having gained power and knowledge from the ghost of the undead evil archwizard Fistandantilus, Raistlin became the next Master of Past and Present. He then [[TimeTravel traveled into the past past]] to usurp all of Fistandantilus Fistandantilus' powers by going back to a time when the man was still mortal and posing as one of Fistandantilus' own apprentices. When Fistandantilus tried to suck out Raistlin's lifeforce and take over the young man's body to extend his own life (as he used to do with his apprentices), Raistlin killed Fistandantilus instead and took his place in historyhistory.



** [[EvilSorcerer Fistandantilus]] is portrayed by Weis and Hickman as a sneering and humorless, but he's a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] MagnificentBastard in Chris Pierson's Literature/KingpriestTrilogy. Probably justified in that the Fistandantilus Weis and Hickman usually show is the undead version who made a deal with Raistlin- his, er, ''situation'' at the time would have had him a little stressed.
** Likewise Weis and Hickman depict Toede as a bootlicking and pompous cowardly buffoon while Jeff Grubb wrote him as a cunning schemer and fast talker who also has a good line in [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] (though he is still a coward.)
** Another very noticeable one concerns gnomes and their building abilities. The gnomes in books by Weis and Hickman talk extremely fast, are completely incapable of building anything that functions even remotely correct (except in special cases, such as Gnimsh), and all have names beginning with "gn". Gnomes in "Darkness and Light" by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Cook, on the other hand, talk normally, are excellent inventors and buildings and are experts in their field of practice, and have names describing what they do, such as "Cutwood" and "Roperig". The differences in gnomes might make one think that they're two completely different races.

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** [[EvilSorcerer Fistandantilus]] is portrayed by Weis and Hickman as a sneering and humorless, but he's a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] MagnificentBastard in Chris Pierson's Literature/KingpriestTrilogy.''Literature/KingpriestTrilogy''. Probably justified in that the Fistandantilus Weis and Hickman usually show is the undead version who made a deal with Raistlin- his, er, ''situation'' at the time would have had him a little stressed.
** Likewise Weis and Hickman depict Toede as a bootlicking and pompous cowardly buffoon while Jeff Grubb wrote him as a cunning schemer and fast talker who also has a good line in [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] (though he is still a coward.)
coward).
** Another very noticeable one concerns gnomes and their building abilities. The gnomes in books by Weis and Hickman talk extremely fast, are completely incapable of building anything that functions even remotely correct (except in special cases, such as Gnimsh), and all have names beginning with "gn". Gnomes On the other hand, gnomes in "Darkness and Light" by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Cook, on the other hand, Cook's ''Darkness and Light'' talk normally, are excellent inventors and buildings and who are experts in their field of practice, and have names describing what they do, such as "Cutwood" and "Roperig". The differences in gnomes might make one think that they're two completely different races.



* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Atta (A dog) bites Chemosh (The god of Death) in the ankle in the Dark Disciple trilogy.

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Atta (A dog) bites Chemosh (The god of Death) in the ankle in the Dark Disciple ''Dark Disciple'' trilogy.



* DraconicHumanoid: The Draconians, of which there are five subraces, Baaz, Kapak, Aurak, Bozak and Sivak. All the races have [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience scales of different color]]. Other differences between them include whether they [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]], [[HollywoodAcid dissolve into acid]] or [[DefeatEqualsExplosion explode]] after death. All the Draconians are however created by corrupting eggs of actual dragons with [[BlackMagic dark magic]].

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* DraconicHumanoid: The Draconians, of which there are five subraces, Baaz, Kapak, Aurak, Bozak and Sivak. All the races have [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience scales of different color]]. Other differences between them include whether they [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]], [[HollywoodAcid dissolve into acid]] or [[DefeatEqualsExplosion explode]] after death. All However, all the Draconians are however created by corrupting eggs of actual dragons with [[BlackMagic dark magic]].



* EarthAllAlong: The dark future portrayed in the Legends Trilogy, [[spoiler:created after Raistlin destroys all of the other gods and is left to devour himself over an ash-choked wasteland, having no power to create anything new. Caramon and Tasselhoff think they've been stranded in another world until they discover the ruins of their hometown, complete with the rotting corpses of Caramon's wife and Caramon himself. Fun for all the family!]]

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* EarthAllAlong: The dark future portrayed in the Legends Trilogy, [[spoiler:created after Raistlin destroys all of the other gods and is left to devour himself over an ash-choked wasteland, having no power to create anything new. Caramon and Tasselhoff think they've been stranded in another world until they discover the ruins of their hometown, complete with the rotting corpses of Caramon's wife and [[DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody Caramon himself.himself]]. Fun for all the family!]]



* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Fistandantilus in the Kingpriest trilogy is shown to have a constant aura of darkness around him. Another character notices that the air becomes colder when he is nearby, plants wither, and animals die.

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* EnemyToAllLivingThings: In the ''Kingpriest'' trilogy, Fistandantilus in the Kingpriest trilogy is shown to have a constant aura of darkness around him. Another character notices that [[GhostlyChill the air becomes colder colder]] when he is nearby, plants wither, and animals die.



** It's worth noting that Stephen King and R.A. Salvatore have claimed that the character introductions of 'Dragons of Autumn Twilight' is the greatest opening to any novel made after either Lovecraft or Tolkien in SF/Fantasy.

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** It's worth noting that Stephen King Creator/StephenKing and R.A. Salvatore have claimed that the character introductions of 'Dragons ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight' Twilight'' is the greatest opening to any novel made after either Lovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft or Tolkien Creator/JRRTolkien in SF/Fantasy.



* EverybodysDeadDave: Done remarkably well in ''Test of the Twins'' when Caramon jumps forward through time into the future Krynn, after his brother has ascended to godhood.

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* EverybodysDeadDave: Done remarkably well in ''Test of the Twins'' when Caramon [[TimeTravel jumps forward through time time]] into the future Krynn, after his brother has ascended to godhood.



* EvilSorcerer: Fistandantilus. And Raistlin after his FaceHeelTurn. There are tons of others, this being a fantasy book series with over a hundred novels.

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* EvilSorcerer: Fistandantilus. And Raistlin after his FaceHeelTurn. There are tons of others, this being a fantasy book series with over a hundred 200 novels.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Wizards of the Coast listed Dragonlance as a part of the [[TheMultiverse Great Wheel Cosmology]] that linked all their campaign settings together. The setting creators insisted that it isn't.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Wizards of the Coast Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast listed Dragonlance ''Dragonlance'' as a part of the [[TheMultiverse Great Wheel Cosmology]] that linked all their campaign settings together. The setting creators insisted that it isn't.
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* EightiesHair: Kitiara and Tika in Larry Elmore's artwork most noticeably (Kitiara's practically a PatBenatar {{Expy}} in some of those old paintings, and Tika looks like she walked out of an Music/{{Aerosmith}} video), but other characters may qualify as well. Of course, the first book came out in 1984.

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* EightiesHair: Kitiara and Tika in Larry Elmore's artwork most noticeably (Kitiara's practically a PatBenatar Music/PatBenatar {{Expy}} in some of those old paintings, and Tika looks like she walked out of an Music/{{Aerosmith}} video), but other characters may qualify as well. Of course, the first book came out in 1984.
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In ''Dragonlance Chronicles'', the ensemble can be found among the heroes of the lance.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In ''Dragonlance Chronicles'', the ensemble can be found among the heroes Heroes of the lance.Lance.
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In ''Dragonlance Chronicles'', the ensemble can be found among the heroes of the lance.
** For the male members: Flint and Riverwind are choleric, Sturm and Raistlin are melancholic, Tanis and Gilthanas are phlegmatic, Caramon and Tasselhof are Sanguine.
** For the female members: Goldmoon is choleric, Tika is phlegmatic, Laurana is Sanguine.
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** By the time of the Cataclysm, Istar had become an empire that stretched across most of Ansalon and had wiped out all but a few strongholds of resistance.

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** By the time of the Cataclysm, Istar had become an empire that stretched across most of Ansalon and had wiped out all but a few scattered strongholds of resistance. resistance.
** The Taladas continent had the Aurim Empire, which unlike the civilizations of Ansalon, had been the sole major power of the continent since time immemorial. The empire was destroyed when the Cataclysm exited out the opposite side of Krynn from Istar and created a gigantic inland sea of magma. The spirit of Maladar, the last emperor of Aurim, attempted to use the power of Hith (Hiddukel) and his own mastery of dark magic to raise the empire during the TaladasTrilogy but he was foiled.



** ''Dragonlance Adventures'' from AD&D openly states that resurrection magic is almost unknown except to the highest-level clerics. It's stated in the modules that Chemosh has repeatedly tried to remove knowledge of resurrection from Krynn itself - so successfully that the only location of any "Anti-Death Magic" (as it's colloquially known) is in the tomes of Fistandantilus and the Platinum Disks of Mishakal. The only problem with using it is it holds the exact same penalties as a Wish spell -- the caster ages five years and five days of becoming comatose, a loss of one constitution point to the recipient, a loss of a level and the inability to restore those abilities without the Restoration spell... which is only in Fistandantilus' books and Mishakal's disks. The spells are also moved from Level four (which is already a High-Level Campaign level) to Level six -- the highest level of magic usable outside of The Night of The Eye. It's been stated that at that level you're already close to becoming a demigod under the ''Dragonlance''''Dragonlance'' rules: Raistlin, for example, was on a 13th-level magic-user when he attempted to usurp Tahkisis.

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** ''Dragonlance Adventures'' from AD&D openly states that resurrection magic is almost unknown except to the highest-level clerics. It's stated in the modules that Chemosh has repeatedly tried to remove knowledge of resurrection from Krynn itself - so successfully that the only location of any "Anti-Death Magic" (as it's colloquially known) is in the tomes of Fistandantilus and the Platinum Disks of Mishakal. The only problem with using it is it holds the exact same penalties as a Wish spell -- the caster ages five years and five days of becoming comatose, a loss of one constitution point to the recipient, a loss of a level and the inability to restore those abilities without the Restoration spell... which is only in Fistandantilus' books and Mishakal's disks. The spells are also moved from Level four (which is already a High-Level Campaign level) to Level six -- the highest level of magic usable outside of The Night of The Eye. It's been stated that at that level you're already close to becoming a demigod under the ''Dragonlance''''Dragonlance'' rules: Raistlin, for example, was on a 13th-level magic-user when he attempted to usurp Tahkisis.


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* Precursors: The Ogres, then called the Irda, ruled a civilization that was primarily in the mountains of Krynn that fell millenia before the Cataclysm. The gods of evil blessed them with a 2500 year life span, incredible knowledge of magic (although it was only allowed to be practiced by the nobility) and huge stature. The empire was destroyed by a revolt of their human slaves (assisted by the benevolent Irda who travelled to a remote island and were spared) combined with the Gods of Light cursing them to make their physical forms mark their true dark nature.
** The TaladasTrilogy shows that there were once humanoid wolves living in Panak, Taladas' ice region, until they were wiped out by dragons. They live on in the form of spirit wolves that can aid the native shamans. When they learn that the adventurers' party is trying to locate an elder dragon called the Wyrm-Namer, they agree to give them the secret location of the beast...with the the condition that they ''kill it'' to get revenge for what happened to their species.
6th Apr '16 7:06:33 AM mdwall
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** The [[TaladasTrilogy]] addresses how draconic magic works. A moonthief (a rogue who is able to draw magic from all 3 moons and is able to see where arcane power comes from) watches an elder silver dragon work a spell. She sees that dragon sorcery also draws from the moons, in addition to the ice of the cave, the earth beneath it, the life force of her group of adventurers, the life force of the dragon's ogre followers and the strength of the dragon itself.
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* EightiesHair: Kitiara and Tika in Larry Elmore's artwork most noticeably (Kitiara's practically a PatBenatar {{Expy}} in some of those old paintings, and Tika looks like she walked out of an {{Aerosmith}} video), but other characters may qualify as well. Of course, the first book came out in 1984.

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* EightiesHair: Kitiara and Tika in Larry Elmore's artwork most noticeably (Kitiara's practically a PatBenatar {{Expy}} in some of those old paintings, and Tika looks like she walked out of an {{Aerosmith}} Music/{{Aerosmith}} video), but other characters may qualify as well. Of course, the first book came out in 1984.
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