History Literature / Dragonlance

19th Jan '16 8:28:00 AM VenomLancerHae
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame : Varies depending on the writer. ''Dragonlance'' is one of the few settings that brings in the ''varied'' dwarf races that are present in D&D. At the very least, Flint (main character in early books) is a ''hill'' dwarf, not a mountain dwarf - and then there's the gully dwarves (technically hybrids). In a few books you get the equivalents of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' "derro" and "duergar": the Thiewar and Dewar, one of whom is a pale race that can't handle bright lights but spawns the only dwarven mages, and one of which is apparently AlwaysChaoticEvil with a tendency to madness. Morlocks also exist, but appear to be isolated to a very small geographical area beneath Karthay, as seen in ''Dalamar the Dark.''
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame : OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Varies depending on the writer. ''Dragonlance'' is one of the few settings that brings in the ''varied'' dwarf races that are present in D&D. At the very least, Flint (main character in early books) is a ''hill'' dwarf, not a mountain dwarf - and then there's the gully dwarves (technically hybrids). In a few books you get the equivalents of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' "derro" and "duergar": the Thiewar and Dewar, one of whom is a pale race that can't handle bright lights but spawns the only dwarven mages, and one of which is apparently AlwaysChaoticEvil with a tendency to madness. Morlocks also exist, but appear to be isolated to a very small geographical area beneath Karthay, as seen in ''Dalamar the Dark.''
15th Jan '16 11:18:31 AM mdwall
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Apparently not a big deal among Dragons. In at least one point in history, it was necessary to keep all five varieties going, since only one male and female of each metallic color survived the destruction of the the Grotto during the Second Dragon War. ''Dragons: The Lost Histories,'' however, seems to show that it's considered acceptable even if there's a wider gene pool available. Gwyneth/Heart had a brother named Lectral who had shown interest in her as a mate. She rejects him, but her rejection comes from the fact that she's in love with Huma and the fact that Lectral doesn't share her compassion for the mortal races. There's nothing to suggest that mating with a "nestmate" (as they refer to each other) seen as incestuous or abnormal.
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Apparently not a big deal among Dragons. In at least one point in history, it was necessary to keep all five varieties going, since only one male and female of each metallic color survived the destruction of the the Grotto during the Second Dragon War. ''Dragons: The Lost Histories,'' however, seems to show that it's considered acceptable even if there's a wider gene pool available. Gwyneth/Heart had a brother named Lectral who had shown interest in her as a mate. She rejects him, but her rejection comes from the fact that she's in love with Huma and the fact that Lectral doesn't share her compassion for the mortal races. There's nothing to suggest that mating with a "nestmate" (as they refer to each other) is seen as incestuous or abnormal.

* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame : Varies depending on the writer. ''Dragonlance'' is one of the few settings that brings in the ''varied'' dwarf races that are present in D&D. At the very least, Flint (main character in early books) is a ''hill'' dwarf, not a mountain dwarf - and then there's the gully dwarves (technically hybrids). In a few books you get the equivalents of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' "derro" and "duergar": the Thiewar and Dewar, one of whom is a pale race that can't handle bright lights but spawns the only dwarven mages, and one of which is apparently AlwaysChaoticEvil with a tendency to madness.
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame : Varies depending on the writer. ''Dragonlance'' is one of the few settings that brings in the ''varied'' dwarf races that are present in D&D. At the very least, Flint (main character in early books) is a ''hill'' dwarf, not a mountain dwarf - and then there's the gully dwarves (technically hybrids). In a few books you get the equivalents of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' "derro" and "duergar": the Thiewar and Dewar, one of whom is a pale race that can't handle bright lights but spawns the only dwarven mages, and one of which is apparently AlwaysChaoticEvil with a tendency to madness. Morlocks also exist, but appear to be isolated to a very small geographical area beneath Karthay, as seen in ''Dalamar the Dark.''
15th Jan '16 11:09:44 AM mdwall
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Apparently not a big deal among Dragons. In at least one point in history, it was necessary to keep all five varieties going, since only one male and female of each metallic color survived the destruction of the the Grotto during the Second Dragon War. ''Dragons: The Lost Histories,'' however, seems to show that it's considered acceptable even if there's a wider gene pool available. Gwyneth/Heart had a brother named Lectral who had shown interest in her as a mate. She rejects him, but her rejection comes from the fact that she's in love with Huma and the fact that Lectral doesn't share her compassion for the mortal races. There's nothing to suggest that mating with a "nestmate" (as they refer to each other) seen as incestuous or abnormal.
8th Jan '16 3:06:03 PM Discar
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* OurGodsAreGreater: Krynnish deities do not need worshipers to survive, unlike deities in some other ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings. They also do not have statblocks, and can not be killed by mortals.[[note]]Well, unless you are Raistlin.[[/note]]
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* OurGodsAreGreater: OurGodsAreDifferent: Krynnish deities do not need worshipers to survive, unlike deities in some other ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings. They also do not have statblocks, and can not be killed by mortals.[[note]]Well, unless you are Raistlin.[[/note]]
16th Nov '15 7:10:07 AM FF32
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''Lord Toede'' was a ''{{Blackadder}}''-like comedy about the eponymous minor villain who had been previously killed and had later returned. This was so bad, it was actually commented on by the author of ''Lord Toede'' in the 15th anniversary edition of the ''Chronicles''.
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''Lord Toede'' was a ''{{Blackadder}}''-like ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''-like comedy about the eponymous minor villain who had been previously killed and had later returned. This was so bad, it was actually commented on by the author of ''Lord Toede'' in the 15th anniversary edition of the ''Chronicles''.
9th Nov '15 7:51:55 PM VenomLancerHae
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Formatting.
* ZombieApocalypse - During Istar's rise to power, a black-robed mage created an army of the undead by collecting skeletons one by one in caves under Istar's western mountain ranges. He beat the Istar army multiple times, with every soldier that fell to his horde rising again to increase its size. The Lordcity itself would have fallen if the Knights of Solamnia hadn't arrived to break the siege.
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* ZombieApocalypse - ZombieApocalypse: During Istar's rise to power, a black-robed mage created an army of the undead by collecting skeletons one by one in caves under Istar's western mountain ranges. He beat the Istar army multiple times, with every soldier that fell to his horde rising again to increase its size. The Lordcity itself would have fallen if the Knights of Solamnia hadn't arrived to break the siege.
8th Nov '15 5:52:20 PM mdwall
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** 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. ** In the original version of the timeline, the Second and Third Dragon War were the same event. It can be a bit jarring to read TheElvenNationsTrilogy , where they talk about Huma 1000 years before he was born and centuries before Solamnia would even exist! 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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** 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. 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. ** In the original version of the timeline, the Second and Third Dragon War were the same event. It can be a bit jarring to read TheElvenNationsTrilogy , where they talk about Huma 1000 years before he was born and centuries before Solamnia would even exist! 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.

** Trying to piece together exactly what happened in By the Third Dragon War can be...challenging. ''Dragons: The Lost Histories'' states that the war began when Deathfyre, the sole surviving dragon time 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 Cataclysm, Istar had become an empire that it started due to the fact that the Towers stretched across most 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. ** In the original version of the timeline, the Second Ansalon and Third Dragon War were the same event. It can be had wiped out all but a bit jarring to read TheElvenNationsTrilogy , where they talk about Huma 1000 years before he was born and centuries before Solamnia would even exist! The ''Dragons few strongholds 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. resistance.

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* ZombieApocalypse - During Istar's rise to power, a black-robed mage created an army of the undead by collecting skeletons one by one in caves under Istar's western mountain ranges. He beat the Istar army multiple times, with every soldier that fell to his horde rising again to increase its size. The Lordcity itself would have fallen if the Knights of Solamnia hadn't arrived to break the siege.
6th Nov '15 7:38:34 PM Berrenta
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Trope is IUEO. Author examples don't count.
* GoodIsBoring: Elistan. So boring that Margaret Weis notes in the annotated Chronicles that she tried to write him out of scenes and extracted a promise from co-author Tracy Hickman to kill him off by their next book.
31st Oct '15 7:18:41 AM MasterNecromancer
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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), 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), 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.
2nd Sep '15 6:23:53 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* TheVamp: Kitiara has a ''lot'' of sexual partners, and [[spoiler: Tanis' feelings for her make him seriously consider [[FaceHeelTurn switching sides and joining her army]]]]. Since she is one of the villains and a woman, and since her rival for Tanis' affections, Laurana, is not promiscuous at all, one could say that there are [[UnfortunateImplications some]] [[SexIsEvil unfortunate]] [[MyGirlIsNotASlut implications]].
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* TheVamp: Kitiara has a ''lot'' of sexual partners, and [[spoiler: Tanis' feelings for her make him seriously consider [[FaceHeelTurn switching sides and joining her army]]]]. Since she is one of the villains and a woman, and since her rival for Tanis' affections, Laurana, is not promiscuous at all, one could say that there are [[UnfortunateImplications some]] [[SexIsEvil unfortunate]] [[MyGirlIsNotASlut implications]].
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