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19th Feb '17 12:26:44 PM Derkhan
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* {{Whatevermancy}}: Narcomancy, a magic of sleep and dreams.

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* {{Whatevermancy}}: Narcomancy, a magic of sleep and dreams. The dreams of Hanaja's faithful can be harvested by her priests and in turn used to do all sorts of things like healing. Gatherers can use it to send people on their last journey to [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]] and to harvest [[FantasticDrug dreamblood]] from their final dreams.
19th Feb '17 12:12:00 PM Derkhan
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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: You think Gatherers are awesome? Reapers can kill thousands of people at a time.

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: You think Gatherers are awesome? Reapers can kill well trained and educated priest capable of killing people in their dreams and making them enjoy it. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Reapers]] are Gatherers who have lost control and become addicted to the [[FantasticDrug dreamblood]] they collect as their job. Those are capable of killing hundreds or thousands of people at a time.the same time just to get their desired dreamblood.
19th Feb '17 11:44:03 AM Derkhan
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* OrphanageOfLove: The Hetawa's House of Children. Everyone seems to come out of it as happilyAdopted, as it provides for and educates children who would otherwise have had to grow up in poverty and on their own.

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* OrphanageOfLove: The Hetawa's House of Children. Everyone seems to come out of it as happilyAdopted, HappilyAdopted, as it provides for and educates children who would otherwise have had to grow up in poverty and on their own.
19th Feb '17 8:28:10 AM Derkhan
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* InTheBlood: Dreaming talent tends to run in families. If it is a particularly strong talent not caught early, it leads to madness. This tends to happen to women, because the Hetawa will not let them work.
19th Feb '17 8:03:31 AM Derkhan
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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Ehiru, the main protagonist and object of the story in ''The Killing Moon'', inevitably dies aftre having become a Reaper by neccessity and to make space for Nijiri to become a Gatherer.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Ehiru, the main protagonist and object of the story in ''The Killing Moon'', inevitably dies aftre after having become a Reaper by neccessity and to make space for Nijiri to become a Gatherer.]]
18th Feb '17 4:17:58 PM Derkhan
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* FantasticDrug: Dreamblood. It is need to perform narcomancy and the Gatherers, chosen priest of Hananja, set out each night to gather it from those whose time has come to pass into [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]], but it also is highly addictive. Any Gatherer who detects an untoward need for dreamblood within himself may request to be gathered in turn, and should he fail to do so in time forcefully gather someone to sate his need, he will become DrunkOnTheDarkSide, turning him into a Reaper.

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* FantasticDrug: Dreamblood. It is need needed to perform narcomancy [[{{Whatevermancy}} narcomancy]] and the Gatherers, chosen priest priests of Hananja, set out each night to gather it from those whose time has come to pass into [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]], but it also is highly addictive. Any Gatherer who detects an untoward need for dreamblood within himself may request to be gathered in turn, and should he fail to do so in time and forcefully gather someone to sate his need, he will become DrunkOnTheDarkSide, turning him into a Reaper.[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Reaper]].
17th Feb '17 3:42:34 PM Derkhan
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The ''Dreamblood Duology'' is a series of two {{Fantasy}} novels by Creator/NKJemisin (known for her ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy''), set in a kingdom inspired by AncientEgypt where dream magic and its priests are central. The first novel is ''The Killing Moon'' about Ehiru, a Gatherer, who discovers corruption at the very heart of power. The second novel is ''The Shadowed Sun'', about Hanani, the first female Sharer, and her discovery of what lays outside of the cloistered halls of the Hetawa.

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The ''Dreamblood Duology'' (2012) is a series of two {{Fantasy}} novels by American author Creator/NKJemisin (known for her ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy''), set in a kingdom and inspired by AncientEgypt where dream magic and its AncientEgypt. It is set mainly in the city-state of Gujaareh, ruled by the law of the dream-goddess Hananja whose priests oversee both the living and dreaming lives of her subjects. Narcomancy, the magic inherent in dreams, and the corruption of power are central. central themes in the story.

The first novel is novel, ''The Killing Moon'' Moon'', tells about Ehiru, a Gatherer, who discovers Gatherer Ehiru and his apprentice Nijiri, and how they discover corruption at the very heart of power. Gujaareh's power.

The second novel is novel, ''The Shadowed Sun'', tells about Hanani, the first female Sharer, and her discovery of what lays lies outside of the cloistered halls of the Hetawa.



!!Provides examples of:
* TheAce: Ehiru.
** BrokenAce

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!!Provides !!The ''Dreamblood Duology'' provides examples of:
of:

* TheAce: Ehiru.
** BrokenAce
Ehiru is repeatedly called Hananja's favourite and considered the best currently active Gatherer. He is the strongest, most graceful, most compassionate, incorruptible and absolutely devoted to Hananja and her law. He can also easily perform two Gatherings per night, which most Gatherers struggle with. Both the other Gatherers and his apprentice Nijiri look up to him.



* AddictiveMagic: Dreamblood. It gives wonderful sensations and visions, but after a time the user becomes dependent and must have dreamblood or die.
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Eninket]]
* TheApprentice: Nijiri to Ehiru, Hanani to Mni-inh.
* AscendedExtra: Mni-inh, Wanahomen, and Hendet from book one to two.
* AttemptedRape
* BadassInDistress: Ehiru, a lot.
* BadDreams
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Sunandi certainly thinks this of Ehiru and his Gathering.
* BarbarianTribe: The Shadoun, Banbarra, and everyone but Gujaareh and Kisua.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Ehiru manages to do this.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Hanani and Wana against the Wild Dreamer.
* BeingGoodSucks: Ehiru spends much of the first book desperately needing dreamblood, but even when he could just Gather someone in the night and get what he needs, he resists because they refuse him.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Mni-inh to Hanani; Ehiru to Nijiri.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Sunset Lineage tends towards this as the Prince has 256 wives, and succession is decided by who can best the others whether by murder or clever schemes.
* BittersweetEnding: Book two.

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* AddictiveMagic: Dreamblood. It Narcomancy, especially dreamblood, one of the four dreamhumours. Coming in contact with it or using it gives wonderful sensations and visions, but after a time the user becomes dependent and must have dreamblood dream blood or die.
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Eninket]]
[[spoiler:Eninket, the Prince of Gujaareh.]] He is cultured, charismatic, well-spoken, companionable and cherishes his family, but that doesn't stop him from trying to take over the world, having people killed who stand in his way or from using them in horrible ways.
* TheApprentice: TheApprentice:
**
Nijiri is Ehiru's Gatherer-Apprentice in ''The Killing Moon'' and idolises his teacher. He has striven to Ehiru, become Ehiru's apprentice ever since their first meeting. In an interesting twist, while everyone agrees that Nijiri will become a capable Gatherer, Nijiri himself only follows this path to be as close to Ehiru as possible [[spoiler:because he is in love with Ehiru]] and would have chosen any path to achieve this goal.
** In ''The Shadowed Sun'',
Hanani is apprenticed to Mni-inh.
Mni-inh in the goal to become the first female Sharer, creating a situation where she has to prove herself more than other Sharer-Apprentices and Mni-inh is scrutinized more closely due to having a female Apprentice.
* AscendedExtra: Mni-inh, Wanahomen, and Hendet from book one to two.
*
-- minor side characters in ''The Killing Moon'' -- become more important in ''The Shadowed Sun''.
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AttemptedRape
%%*AwfulTruth
* BadassInDistress: Ehiru, [[TheAce Ehiru]] for most of ''The Killing Moon''. He's the best Gatherer around and a lot.
*
very capable fighter with remarkable self-control, but because of his unwavering devotion to Hananja's law he is easily manipulated by [[spoiler:Eninket]] and finds himself completely out of his waters outside the Hetawa. While Ehiru is plagued by visions due to a lack of dreamblood it falls to Nijiri to make sure his mentor keeps a grasp on reality, as well as [[spoiler:to free the two of them from Eninket's prison when Ehiru eventually gives in and becomes a Reaper]].
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BadDreams
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Sunandi certainly thinks In Sunandi's opinion this of is what Ehiru and his Gathering.
Nijiri are. She eventually understands that neither of them are bad people, but their ability to kill people in their dreams and make them enjoy and welcome it just goes against anything Sunandi considers right.
* BarbarianTribe: The Shadoun, Banbarra, and basically everyone but outside Gujaareh and Kisua.
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Kisua. At least, that is what the people of Gujaareh and Kisua think. The barbarians from the north join the conflict only because it offers them an opportunity to fight and loot.
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BarehandedBladeBlock: Ehiru manages to do this.
* %%* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Hanani and Wana against the Wild Dreamer.
Dreamer.
* BeingGoodSucks: Ehiru spends much of the first book desperately needing dreamblood, but even when he could just secretly Gather someone in the night and get what he needs, he resists because they refuse him.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Ehiru is supposed to take that role towards his apprentice Nijiri for the duration of Nijiri's apprenticeship. However, the situation turns out complicated because while Ehiru does love Nijiri like a brother and has to constantly remind himself not to underestimate and coddle Nijiri, Nijiri's feelings and motives are more complicated. In the long run it's ''Nijiri'' who takes that role towards Ehiru, going to great lengths to keep trouble away from him and coddling him.
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Mni-inh to Hanani; Ehiru to Nijiri.
Hanani
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Sunset Lineage tends towards this as the Prince has is requiered to have 256 wives, and succession is decided by who can best the others whether by murder or clever schemes.
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schemes. [[spoiler:One of Eninket's reasons to do what he does is to change that situation and allow every member of his family to live free from this.]]
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BittersweetEnding: Book two.



** EmotionlessGirl
** StepfordSmiler
* CannotDream: Gatherers.
* CelibateHero: Everyone in the Hetawa is supposed to swear off sex.
* CessationOfExistence: This happens to people who are reaped instead of gathered. Also, [[spoiler: Hanani does this to Tantufi at the end of ''The Shadowed Sun'' because her soul is so damaged that it would never have found rest.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Nijiri calms down. Hanani grows more assertive.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler: Tantufi.]]
* TheChurch: The Hetawa.
* ChurchPolice: Sentinels.
* CorruptBureaucrat: The Superior and his collaborators in book one.
* CorruptChurch: [[spoiler: The Hetawa]] has been controlling Gujaareh by turning the elite into magical drug addicts.
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Eninket.]]
* TheCorruption: Pretty much once a Gatherer uses their powers to kill rather than to bestow peace, a long downward spiral begins. If they even suspect they are emotionally unbalanced, they may ask to die.
* CreationMyth
* CreepyChild: The Wild Dreamer, through no fault of her own.
* CrossingTheDesert
* CultureClash: Common between Kisuati and Gujaareen, even when the Gujaareen are of the shunha caste and stick very close to their Kisuati roots.
* CulturalPosturing: Kisuati are quick to remind Gujaareen that Gujaareh is a daughter-state.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest

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** EmotionlessGirl
** StepfordSmiler
* BrokenAce: Ehiru is introduced as Hananja's favourite and the best Gatherer currently alive. However, messing up only once eats almost all of his confidence away and his lauded incorruptibility and devotion to Hananja's law make him susceptible to being manipulated, creating a downward spiral of insecurity about his abilities and worth.
* CannotDream: Gatherers.
Gatherers lose their ability to dream when they become Gatherers. This is because their job is to shape the dreams of other people and to navigate [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]]. As a result, they become addicted to [[AddictiveMagic dreamblood]].
* CelibateHero: Everyone living and serving in the Hetawa is supposed to swear off sex.
sex, which includes both protagonists of ''The Killing Moon'', Ehiru and Nijiri.
* CessationOfExistence: This happens to people People who are reaped instead of gathered.gathered do not go on to [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]], but cease existing alltogether, which is against Hananja's will and denies them any happiness in the afterlife. Also, [[spoiler: Hanani does this to Tantufi at the end of ''The Shadowed Sun'' because her soul is so damaged that it would never have found rest.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Nijiri Nijiri, who is rash and hot-blooded at the start of ''The Killing Moon'', eventually calms down. down and learns to think before acting, allowing him to become a truly great Gatherer.
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Hanani grows more assertive.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler: Tantufi.]]
Tantufi is the result of [[ParentalIncest a father molesting his daughter]]. She's kept hidden in the basement from people outside the family.
* TheChurch: The Hetawa.
priesthood of Hananja essentially rules the city-state of Gujaareh, with most of the city's power centered in the Hetawa, the area the priests live in, rather than with the palace and the Prince. Hananja's priests also serve as the gatekeepers of Hananja's magic.
* ChurchPolice: Sentinels.
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The Sentinels, those of hananja's chosen who are best suited to the path of the soldier, act as the Hetawa's elite guards.
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CorruptBureaucrat: The Superior and his collaborators in book one.
one.
* CorruptChurch: [[spoiler: The Hetawa]] has been controlling Gujaareh by turning the elite into magical drug addicts.
addicts.
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Eninket.]]
Eninket]] does his best to make Ehiru stray from Hananja's path. Since Ehiru only escaped being killed senselessly as a child because he had already been chosen by Hananja, the prospect of stopping the internal infighting of the royal family has its appeal. However, [[spoiler:his brother's]] methods go against everything Ehiru believes in.
* TheCorruption: Pretty much once Once a Gatherer uses their powers to kill rather than to bestow peace, a long downward spiral begins. If they even suspect they are emotionally unbalanced, they may ask to die.
* %%* CreationMyth
* %%* CreepyChild: The Wild Dreamer, through no fault of her own.
* CrossingTheDesert
CrossingTheDesert: Ehiru, Nijiri amd Sunandi have to join a caravan to cross the desert outside Gujaareh so they can safely reach Kisua.
* CultureClash: Common between Kisuati and Gujaareen, even when the Gujaareen are of the shunha caste and stick very close to their Kisuati roots.
roots. The main point of contention is the dominant religion of Gujaareh, namely Hananja's law. The Kisuati view the Gujaareen custom of Gatherer priests gathering -- read: killing -- people in their dreams when 'their time has come' as barbaric.
* CulturalPosturing: Kisuati are quick to remind the Gujaareen that Gujaareh is a daughter-state.
daughter-state of Kisua that's become corrupted in the eyes of the Kisuati.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBestDeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Nijiri's mother died when he was a child, leaving him in the care of Ehiru, to be raised at the Hetawa and opening the path for him to become a Gatherer, which is one of the most prestigious positions achievable within Gujaareh.



* DownerEnding: Book one.
* DreamLand: Ina-Karehh, which doubles as an afterlife.
* DreamStealer: Sharers and Gatherers are good (mostly) examples.
* DreamWeaver
* DrugsAreBad: Eninket is a concerned local politician cracking down on addiction, okay.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Because dreamblood is highly addictive, once a Gatherer becomes a Reaper, this is inevitable.
* EmpireWithADarkSecret[=/=]UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
** AwfulTruth[=/=]DarkSecret
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Ehiru, Nijiri, and Wanahomen.
* EveryoneIsBi: Everyone in Gujaareh.
* FantasyPantheon: The goddess Hananja.
* FantasticDrug: Dreamblood. Timbalin.
* {{Flashback}}
** PensieveFlashback: Gatherers can pull memories out of someone as a ThirdPersonFlashback.
** TroubledBackstoryFlashback
* TheFundamentalist: Arguably the whole city of Gujaareh, but certainly the Hetawa. "Hananja's City obeys Hananja's Law" right down to a pissed crowd of peasants screaming that at you when you break it.
* GoingNative: Wanahomen and [[spoiler:Hanani]] among the Banbarra.
* GoOutWithASmile: Generally, Gatherers facilitate this. [[spoiler:Nijiri makes sure Ehiru goes out with one, too]].
* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: [[spoiler:The Hetawa]] gets everyone rich and powerful in the city addicted to drugs, then uses addiction to control them or extort them.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Whether Gujaareh or Kisua can actually be called morally superior to the other is a constant question in the books, and one that ultimately goes unanswered.
* HappilyAdopted: Sunandi. Any member of the Hetawa, too.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: [[spoiler:Isn't it sad, Nijiri]].
* TheHeroDies
* HeroicWillpower: Ehiru. [[spoiler: It falters from time to time until the MercyKill.]]
* HighPriest: The Superior of the Hetawa leads Hananjan religion around the world.
* HitmanWithAHeart: This is essentially what being a Gatherer is. They kill, but it is done with love and mercy.
* HolyCity: Gujaareh.
* HonorBeforeReason: Ehiru falls prey to this a lot.
* HumanResources
* IKnowYourTrueName: Soulnames are treated thus.
* InTheBlood: Dreaming talent tends to run in families. If it is a particularly strong talent not caught early, it leads to madness. [[spoiler: This tends to happen to women, because the Hetawa will not let them work.]]

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* DownerEnding: Book one.
''The Killing Moon'' ends with [[spoiler:Nijiri gathering Ehiru because the latter has become a Reaper and Gujaareh being conquered by the Kisuati in the name of saving the people of Gujaareh from their own religion]].
* DreamLand: Ina-Karehh, Ina-Karekh, where people go when dreaming and which doubles as an afterlife.
* DreamStealer: Sharers and Gatherers are good (mostly) examples.
examples. Sharers use the dreamichor harvested from dreams to perform their healing and Gatherers gather dreamblood from those whose time it is to die and [[DreamWeaver shape pleasing final dreams]] for the departing.
* DreamWeaver
*
DreamWeaver: Sharers and Gatherers both weave dreams in order to perform their duties. Sharers use dreamichor to shape the dreams of their patients use those dreams as a way to heal, while Gatherers shape pleasing final dreams for those departing into [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]] for good.
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DrugsAreBad: Eninket is a concerned local politician cracking down on addiction, okay.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Because dreamblood is highly addictive, once a Gatherer kills on purpose and without being welcomed, he becomes a Reaper, this is inevitable.
* EmpireWithADarkSecret[=/=]UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
** AwfulTruth[=/=]DarkSecret
*
Reaper and requieres a constant supply of dreamblood. And he will kill anyone who comes close enough to get it.
%%* EmotionlessGirl
%%* EmpireWithADarkSecret
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EvenTheGuysWantHim: Ehiru, Nijiri, and Wanahomen.
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Wanahomen.
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EveryoneIsBi: Everyone in Gujaareh.
* FantasyPantheon: The Several deities of Kisuati origin are mentioned, but Hananja has risen to be the sole deity worshipped in the city-state of Gujaareh. According to scripture, she bestowed the magic of narcomancy on its citizens and in return Hananja's Law is the highest law within its walls. Since she is the goddess Hananja.
of dreams and peace, the Gujaareens worship her by offering her their dreams, which are gathered by her priests and used for narcomacy, and peace is to be maintained at all cost.
* FantasticDrug: Dreamblood. It is need to perform narcomancy and the Gatherers, chosen priest of Hananja, set out each night to gather it from those whose time has come to pass into [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]], but it also is highly addictive. Any Gatherer who detects an untoward need for dreamblood within himself may request to be gathered in turn, and should he fail to do so in time forcefully gather someone to sate his need, he will become DrunkOnTheDarkSide, turning him into a Reaper.
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Timbalin.
* {{Flashback}}
** PensieveFlashback: Gatherers can pull memories out
{{Flashback}}: In ''The Killing Moon'', Nijiri's and Ehiru's first meeting, in which Nijiri requested a gathering of someone as his mother to end her suffering from ThePlague and Ehiru is sent to enact it, is described in a ThirdPersonFlashback.
** TroubledBackstoryFlashback
flashback.
* TheFundamentalist: Arguably the The whole city of Gujaareh, Gujaareh to a degree, but certainly the Hetawa. "Hananja's City obeys Hananja's Law" right down to a pissed crowd of peasants screaming that at you when you break it.
* %%* GoingNative: Wanahomen and [[spoiler:Hanani]] among the Banbarra.
* GoOutWithASmile: Generally, Gatherers facilitate this. it for their clients to go peacefully by [[DreamWeaver weaving pleasant dreams]] for those who are about to depart to [[DreamLand Ina-Karekh]]. It's the only way to gain the dying person's agreement to gather their dreamblood. [[spoiler:Nijiri makes sure Ehiru goes out with one, a smile, too]].
* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: [[spoiler:The Hetawa]] The Hetawa gets everyone rich and powerful in the city addicted to drugs, then uses addiction to control them or extort them.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Whether Gujaareh or Kisua can actually be called morally superior to the other is a constant question in the books, and one that ultimately goes unanswered.
unanswered. Gujaareh's rulers actively deceive their citizens, but Gujaareh has known years and years of peace, while Kisuati enjoy more freedom in a notoriously unstable country and generally look down on anyone not Kisuati for not following in their footsteps.
* HappilyAdopted: Sunandi. Any member HappilyAdopted:
** Sunandi was adopted by Kinja Seh Kalabsha when she was a child and trained to be a diplomat and spy. While her upbringing was trying, Sunandi is aware
of the Hetawa, too.
priviledge of having had it and her love and devotion for master Kinja is what motivates her to see their mission in Gujaareh through even after his untimely death.
** Most of those living within the Hetawa were adopted by the priesthood, either because their parents died or because they showed talent for narcomancy. Children who grow up within the Hetawa are cared for and educated and generally happy with their lot.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: [[spoiler:Isn't it sad, Nijiri]].
* TheHeroDies
* HeroicWillpower: Ehiru. [[spoiler: It falters from time to time until
Well, his. [[spoiler:Ehiru, having become a Reaper, inevitably dies by being gathered by Nijiri, who is in love with Ehiru for the MercyKill.entirety of ''The Killing Moon''. Nijiri's only option is to face that they could never have been together because Ehiru's loyalty and love lay solely with Hananja. It is also the first Gathering Nijiri performs, making him Ehiru's successor, and is a turning point for Nijiri's development towards a calm, responsible young man and Gatherer.]]
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Ehiru, the main protagonist and object of the story in ''The Killing Moon'', inevitably dies aftre having become a Reaper by neccessity and to make space for Nijiri to become a Gatherer.]]
* HeroicWillpower: Ehiru, when suffering from dreamblood withdrawal, adamantly refuses to alleviate his suffering by gathering it from any of the other travellers or members of the caravan, even though the logical consequence is to become a Reaper and lose his humanity.
* HighPriest: The Superior of the Hetawa leads is the head of Hananjan religion around the world.
religion.
* HitmanWithAHeart: This is essentially what being a Gatherer is. They kill, kill those who have requested to be gathered, or those whose family has requested they be gathered, but it is done with true love and mercy.
mercy and by [[DreamWeaver weaving a most pleasant dream]] for those departing.
* HolyCity: Gujaareh.
Gujaareh is the main and most important city for the worshippers of Hananja. In fact, Hananja's Law is what the Gujaareens live by and are in return bestowed with Hananja's magic, narcomancy, which is virtually unknown and unused outside of the city-state. Gujaareh also houses the Hetawa, the main temple of Hanaja.
* HonorBeforeReason: Ehiru falls prey [[TheAce Ehiru's]] main flaw is his by-the-book adherence to this a lot.
Hananja's Law and refusal to acknowledge the possibility of corruption within the priesthood, making him susceptible to being easily manipulated by those with less scruple about these things.
* HumanResources
HumanResources: Hananja's believers are encouraged to donate their dreams and nightmares to the Hetawa, so the priests -- mainly Sharers -- may harvest them and use them to in turn heal those in need. On the other hand, dreamblood harvested from dreams of the dying by Gatherers is highly addictive and can be used for less communal purposes.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Sharers enter the minds of those they are healing and rummage around to find the cause of their ailment as well as working their healing from within the patient's mind.
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IKnowYourTrueName: Soulnames are treated thus.
* InTheBlood: Dreaming talent tends to run in families. If it is a particularly strong talent not caught early, it leads to madness. [[spoiler: This tends to happen to women, because the Hetawa will not let them work.]]



* InstantSedation: Narcomancy everywhere.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
* LaResistance: Through book two.
* LesCollaborateurs: The Hetawa has been cooperating with the invaders in book two.
* TheLoad: Wana sees his hostage Sharers at this for a while.
* MamaBear: [[spoiler: Tiaanet]]
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Only natural in the royal line, where the Prince is expected to take two-hundred fifty-six wives.
* TheMedic: Sharers.
* MedievalStasis

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* %%* InstantSedation: Narcomancy everywhere.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
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%%* LaResistance: Through book two.
* %%* LesCollaborateurs: The Hetawa has been cooperating with the invaders in book two.
* %%* TheLoad: Wana sees his hostage Sharers at this for a while.
* %%* MamaBear: [[spoiler: Tiaanet]]
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Only natural in the royal line, line where the Prince is expected to take two-hundred fifty-six wives.
wives. As a bonus, all of them are expected to duke it out among themselves to determine who will become the next Prince of Gujaareh.
* TheMedic: Sharers.
*
Sharers are a special denomination among Hananja's priests who harvest the dreamichor from the dreams of her faithful and use it to heal those in need. It's even possible to regrow limbs and cure genetic diseases this way.
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MedievalStasis



* MentalWorld
* MercyKill: The basic purpose of the Gatherers. [[spoiler: Also [[DyingAsYourself Ehiru's fate]].]]
* MindRape
* TheMentor: Ehiru to Nijiri; Mni-inh to Hanani.
* MentorShip: In book two, Hanani's perspective reveals everyone thinks Ehiru and Nijiri were lovers.
* MoreThanMindControl: In order to control Reapers, Eninket uses Hetawa terms and imagery in addition to the jungissa. In [[spoiler:Ehiru's]] case he also uses [[spoiler:some well-placed lies and their family bond]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ehiru, after his first Gathering of the story goes horribly awry.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Ehiru staunchly believes the Hetawa can't be corrupt.
** Nijiri dedicates the whole of the first book to finding a way to save Ehiru from becoming a Reaper.

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* %%* MentalWorld
* MercyKill: The basic purpose of the Gatherers. [[spoiler: Also [[DyingAsYourself Ehiru's fate]].]]
*
Gatherers is to allow a peaceful death to those who are too old or too sick to be healed and who do not want to be a burden to their family and society.
%%*
MindRape
* TheMentor: Ehiru to Nijiri; Mni-inh to Hanani.
* MentorShip: In book two, ''The Shadowed Sun'', Hanani's perspective reveals everyone thinks Ehiru and Nijiri were lovers.
lovers. Considering Nijiri is truly in love with Ehiru during ''The Killing Moon'' and is doing his utmost to make the latter understand that without outright confessing, that's not too far off, but Ehiru never sees Nijiri as more than his apprentice whom he is very fond of.
* MoreThanMindControl: In order to control Reapers, Eninket [[spoiler:Eninket]] uses Hetawa terms and imagery in addition to the jungissa. In [[spoiler:Ehiru's]] case he also uses [[spoiler:some some well-placed lies and their family bond]].
bond.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ehiru, after his His first Gathering of during the story goes going horribly awry.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Ehiru staunchly believes the Hetawa can't
awry eats almost all of [[TheAce Ehiru's]] confidence away until he becomes convinced to be corrupt.
** Nijiri dedicates the whole of the first book
unable to finding a way to save Ehiru from becoming a Reaper.perform his duties anymore.
%%* MysticalPlague



* OlderThanTheyLook: A side-effect of dreamblood.
* OldSoldier: Charris.
* OneManArmy: Gatherers, Sentinels, Reapers.
* OrphanageOfLove: The Hetawa's House of Children. Everyone seems to come out of it okay.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Reapers.
* ParentalIncest: Tiaanet's father has been raping her for years.
* ParentalSubstitute: Mni-inh is very much a father figure to Henani.
* PedophilePriest: One is mentioned going after Nijiri.
* ThePlague
** MysticalPlague
** PoweredByAForsakenChild
** TyphoidMary: The Wild Dreamer.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Reapers to Gatherers. Using Sharer healing powers to kill.
* ProperLady: Tiaanet. At least that's how it looks from the outside.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Banbarra; presumably the Shadoun.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Gatherers are susceptible. [[spoiler: Wanahomen, too]].

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* %%* OlderThanTheyLook: A side-effect of dreamblood.
* %%* OldSoldier: Charris.
Charris.
* OneManArmy: Gatherers, Sentinels, Reapers.
OneManArmy:
** Gatherers and Sentinels undergo excessive martial training during their apprenticeship, making them a match to almost anyone else.
** Reapers, [[spoiler:who are Gatherers turned evil]], are able to not only gather anyone at will, they can do it to hundreds and thousands of people ''at once''.
* OrphanageOfLove: The Hetawa's House of Children. Everyone seems to come out of it okay.
as happilyAdopted, as it provides for and educates children who would otherwise have had to grow up in poverty and on their own.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Reapers.
Reapers are Gatherers turned rogue. They ''need'' dreamblood to survive and are able to gather it from anyone, willing or not, and en masse, meaning from hundreds of people at the same time, if needed.
* ParentalIncest: Tiaanet's Tiaanet is repeatedly molested by her father has been raping her for years.
*
in ''The Shadowed Sun'' and at one point [[ChildByRape gives birth to a daughter]].
%%*
ParentalSubstitute: Mni-inh is very much a father figure to Henani.
* %%* PedophilePriest: One is mentioned going after Nijiri.
* PensieveFlashback: Gatherers can pull memories out of someone as a ThirdPersonFlashback.
%%*
ThePlague
** MysticalPlague
**
%%* PoweredByAForsakenChild
* PowerPerversionPotential:
** TyphoidMary: The Wild Dreamer.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Reapers
Gatherers who become addicted to Gatherers. Using Sharer healing powers dreamblood and don't catch that in time can end up gathering someone against their will and becoming a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Reaper]].
** Sharers are meant
to kill.
*
use their power for healing, but the potential to use it for the opposite also exists.
%%*
ProperLady: Tiaanet. At least that's how it looks from the outside.
* %%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Banbarra; presumably the Shadoun.
*
Shadoun.
%%*
PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Gatherers are susceptible. [[spoiler: Wanahomen, too]].



* RealityWarper
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sunandi and her husband in book two are quite reasonable occupiers.
* ReligionIsMagic
* RightfulKingReturns
* RoyallyScrewedUp / RoyalMess: The royal family has a strong dreaming gift that veers into straight-up crazy.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SacredHospitality: Guest right in shunha households (and one can assume sonha households) ensures that a guest be treated as an honorary member of the family for their stay.
* SanitySlippage: Part of a Gatherer's disintegration.

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* %%* RealityWarper
* %%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sunandi and her husband in book two are quite reasonable occupiers.
* ReligionIsMagic
*
ReligionIsMagic: Priests of Hananja can use norcomancy, the magic Hanaja has bestowed upon her city to be used to maintain peace and prosperity among its population.
%%*
RightfulKingReturns
* %%* RoyallyScrewedUp / RoyalMess: The royal family has a strong dreaming gift that veers into straight-up crazy.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Eninket, the Prince of Gujaareh, is more than just a pretty figure on the throne. He cares about his people, and especially about his RoyallyScrewedUp by tradition family. Unfortunately, he is willing to use rather sinister means to achieve his well-meant goals.
* SacredHospitality: Guest right in shunha households (and one can assume sonha households) ensures that a guest be treated as an honorary member of the family for the duration of their stay.
* SanitySlippage: Part of a Gatherer's disintegration. disintegration towards becoming a Reaper. [[spoiler:Ehiru]] has violent thoughts and dreams while suffering from dreamblood withdrawal.



** [[spoiler:Eninket and Tiaanet]] both kill their fathers.

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** %%** [[spoiler:Eninket and Tiaanet]] both kill their fathers.



* StreetUrchin: Sunandi at one point.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: Nijiri and Ehiru, then Mni-inh and Hanani.

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%%* StepfordSmiler
* StreetUrchin: Sunandi at one point.
used to live on the streets in Kisua before being adopted by master Kinja.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: StudentAndMasterTeam:
**
Nijiri and Ehiru have to team up to uncover what's going on within the city and the Hetawa. While Ehiru is officially Nijiri's master, after his first gathering of the story goes awry and he begins to suffer dreamblood withdrawal due to refusing to gather any more, Nijiri becomes something like his caretaker, doing his best to get Ehiru away from danger. However, while Nijiri is both young and rash and awfully in love with Ehiru, then the latter is too caught up in his HonorBeforeReason mindset to be of any use. Eventually, they both manage to overcome their respective faults and work together to prevent the worst.
** Sunandi and master Kinja worked as a team before Kinja's untimely and suspicious death. Kinja took Sunandi along with him on his diplomatic (and spying) mission to Gujaareh and made her his successor as the Kisuati ambassador in Gujaareh, just in case something happened to him.
%%**
Mni-inh and Hanani.Hanani



* TalkingInYourDreams
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The royal family.
* TechnicalPacifist: Gatherers in particular, since they're killing to preserve the peace.
* TheirFirstTime
* TimeSkip: Ten years between books one and two.
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Eninket creates some pretty wild plans to ensure that he will become an immortal and take over the world. Ehiru refuses to give in and become a Reaper? Oh well. He can just torture Nijiri and get the same effect. Sunandi makes it to Kisua to warn them war is coming? Oh well. He had warriors ready years ago. He's also just going to kill all of them with his inevitable Reaper. The only reason he fails is because he underestimates how much Ehiru's hatred and determination will keep his head clear enough to kill him.]]
* WarriorMonk: Sentinels. Gatherers to a slightly lesser extent.

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* %%* TalkingInYourDreams
* %%* TallDarkAndHandsome: The royal family.
family.
* TechnicalPacifist: Gatherers in particular, since they're killing kill to preserve the peace.
*
peace prescribed by Hananja's Law, and they do it in such a way that their 'victims' fall asleep peacefully.
%%*
TheirFirstTime
* TimeSkip: Ten years go by between books one ''The Killing Moon'' and two.
''The Shadowed Sun''.
%%* TyphoidMary: The Wild Dreamer.
%%* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Eninket [[spoiler:Eninket]] creates some pretty wild plans to ensure that he will become an immortal and take over the world. Ehiru refuses to give in and become [[spoiler:become a Reaper? Reaper?]] Oh well. He can just torture Nijiri and get the same effect. Sunandi [[spoiler:Sunandi]] makes it to Kisua to warn them war is coming? Oh well. He had warriors ready years ago. He's also just going to kill all of them with his [[spoiler:his inevitable Reaper. Reaper]]. The only reason he fails is because he underestimates how much Ehiru's hatred and determination will keep his head clear enough to kill him.]]
*
him.
%%*
WarriorMonk: Sentinels. Gatherers to a slightly lesser extent.



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: After Hanani's myriad ordeals, she simply can't go back to the Hetawa or even to Gujaareh and stays with the Banbarra.]]
* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: The use of magic is completely banned in Kisua, while it is part of the fabric of Gujaareen life.

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Hanani's myriad ordeals, ordeals]], she simply can't go back to the Hetawa or even to Gujaareh and stays with the Banbarra.]]
Banbarra.
* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: The use of magic is completely banned in Kisua, while it is part of the fabric of Gujaareen life.life.
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* FantasyPantheon

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* FantasyPantheonFantasyPantheon: The goddess Hananja.
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* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: The Hetawa gets everyone rich and powerful in the city addicted to drugs, then uses addiction to control them or extort them.

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* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: The Hetawa [[spoiler:The Hetawa]] gets everyone rich and powerful in the city addicted to drugs, then uses addiction to control them or extort them.



* HolyCity: Gujaareh

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* HolyCity: GujaarehGujaareh.



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
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