History Literature / EaCycle

16th Jul '17 2:53:39 PM danceswithcrows
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* BadassBookworm: The Librarians of Khaisham maintain the Great Library and also train themselves to fight and defend it. [[WeHaveReserves Unfortunately for them, Count Ulanu shows up at the Library with a much larger army]]. They give two apprentices [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture the Library's complete index]]. They think this will be the best thing they can give to future generations as [[HeroicSacrifice they are completely overmatched]] and [[BookBurning the enemy wants to destroy all the books in the Library]].

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* BadassBookworm: The Librarians of Khaisham maintain the Great Library and also train themselves to fight and defend it. [[WeHaveReserves Unfortunately for them, [[SmugSnake Count Ulanu Ulanu]] [[WeHaveReserves shows up at the Library with a much larger army]]. They give two apprentices [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture the Library's complete index]]. They think this will be the best thing they can give to future generations as [[HeroicSacrifice they are completely overmatched]] and [[BookBurning the enemy wants to destroy all the books in the Library]].



* BearsAreBadNews: Maram is afraid of bears, and he keeps running into them.



* JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant: Early on, the protagonists are looking for the Sea People. You'd expect them to be humans who live near the sea. [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin No, they're dolphins]] [[SapientCetacean and whales]].

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* JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant: Early on, the protagonists are looking for the Sea People. You'd expect them to be humans who live near the sea. [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin No, they're dolphins]] [[SapientCetacean [[SapientCetaceans and whales]].



* NorseMythology: Ymiru, Burri, and Audhumla of the Ymaniri, as well as Morjin's dragon Angurboda, take their names directly from Norse myth.

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* NorseMythology: Ymiru, Burri, and Audhumla of the Ymaniri, as well as Morjin's dragon Angurboda, take their names almost directly from Norse myth.



* PeoplePuppets: Morjin can take control of people who serve him, creating ''ghuls''.

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* PeoplePuppets: Morjin can take control of people who serve him, creating ''ghuls''.''ghuls'' who [[ProfessionalKiller generally attempt to kill Morjin's enemies]] in a [[AxCrazy very unsubtle way]].



* SealedEvilInACan: [[BiggerBad Angra Mainyu]], the most powerful evil archangel in the universe, was imprisoned thousands of years ago. If he's ever released, [[GameOver the Ieldra will hit the reset button on the entire universe]]. [[spoiler:During the final battle, Morjin is able to release Angra Mainyu, but refuses to, because he wants to defeat Val himself.]] [[SchmuckBait This does not work out well]].
* StayInTheKitchen: The Valari want their women to raise children, keep house, and be spiritual. In ''The Diamond Warriors'', Behira calls them out on this, says that any women who want to train as warriors should be allowed to, and [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers takes initiative]]. The women are told to stay behind and defend their homes. [[BigDamnHeroes Of course they show up as the cavalry at the final battle]].
* TakeOverTheWorld: Morjin's goal. He almost succeeds.

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* SealedEvilInACan: [[BiggerBad Angra Mainyu]], the most powerful evil archangel in the universe, was imprisoned thousands of years ago. If he's ever released, [[{{Precursors}} the Ieldra]] will [[GameOver the Ieldra will hit the reset button on the entire universe]]. [[spoiler:During the final battle, Morjin is able to release Angra Mainyu, but refuses to, because he wants to defeat Val himself.]] [[SchmuckBait This does not work out well]].
* StayInTheKitchen: The Valari want their women to raise children, keep house, and be spiritual. In ''The Diamond Warriors'', Behira calls them out on this, says that any women who want to train as warriors should be allowed to, and [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers takes initiative]]. The women are told to stay behind and defend their homes. [[BigDamnHeroes Of course they show up as the cavalry at the final battle]].
They disobey that order and ruin Morjin's plans]].
* TakeOverTheWorld: Morjin's goal. [[NearVillainVictory He almost succeeds.succeeds]].
16th Jul '17 2:28:51 PM danceswithcrows
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* BadassBookworm: The Librarians maintain the Great Library and also train themselves to fight and defend it. [[WeHaveReserves Unfortunately for them, Morjin shows up at the Library with a much larger army]]. They give Master Juwain [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture the Library's complete index]]. They think this will be the best thing they can give to future generations as [[HeroicSacrifice they are completely overmatched]] and [[BookBurning the enemy wants to destroy all the books in the Library]].

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* BadassBookworm: The Librarians of Khaisham maintain the Great Library and also train themselves to fight and defend it. [[WeHaveReserves Unfortunately for them, Morjin Count Ulanu shows up at the Library with a much larger army]]. They give Master Juwain two apprentices [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture the Library's complete index]]. They think this will be the best thing they can give to future generations as [[HeroicSacrifice they are completely overmatched]] and [[BookBurning the enemy wants to destroy all the books in the Library]].



** Blue is used to communicate across long distances [[{{Telepathy}} or read another person's mind]].

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** Blue is used to communicate across long distances distances, [[TranslatorMicrobes remove language barriers]], [[{{Telepathy}} or read another person's mind]].



* CommonTongue: Everyone on Ea except the isolated Maiians speaks the same language.



* TheEmpath: Val has the ''valarda'', which makes him able to feel what anyone nearby is feeling. [[BlessedWithSuck This means if he hurts any of his enemies, he feels all of the pain he's caused them]]. Val does not let this stand in the way of slaughtering any of his opponents.

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* TheEmpath: Val has the an empathic gift called ''valarda'', which makes him able to feel what anyone nearby is feeling. [[BlessedWithSuck This means if he hurts any of his enemies, he feels all of the pain he's caused them]]. Val does not let this stand in the way of slaughtering any of his opponents.



* GRatedDrug: The ''timpum'' fruit that is available in [[HiddenElfVillage the Vilds]] seems very similar to psychedelics.

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* GRatedDrug: The ''timpum'' ''timpani'' fruit that is available in [[HiddenElfVillage the Vilds]] seems very similar to psychedelics.



* IHateYouVampireDad: Morjin created (or mutated) a shape-changing creature and called him his son. [[OmnicidalManiac Predictably, he hates everything and everyone, especially his father]].



* JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant: Early on, the protagonists are looking for the Sea People. You'd expect them to be humans who live near the sea. [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin No, they're dolphins]].

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* JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant: Early on, the protagonists are looking for the Sea People. You'd expect them to be humans who live near the sea. [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin No, they're dolphins]].dolphins]] [[SapientCetacean and whales]].



* NorseMythology: Ymiru, Burri, and Audhumla of the Ymaniri, as well as Morjin's dragon Angurboda, take their names directly from Norse myth.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons don't breathe fire. They spit out a thick liquid that bursts into flame not long after being exposed to oxygen. [[YouFailBiologyForever This is slightly more plausible than biological creatures breathing fire]].

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons don't breathe fire. They spit out a thick liquid that bursts into flame not long after being exposed to oxygen. [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology This is slightly more plausible than biological creatures breathing fire]].



%% PeoplePuppets (ghuls)

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%% PeoplePuppets (ghuls)* PeoplePuppets: Morjin can take control of people who serve him, creating ''ghuls''.



* VerbalTic: Kane often addresses people with "So, (name), so!" When a word starts with "h", Ymiru replaces it with "hr".

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* VerbalTic: Kane often addresses people with "So, (name), so!" is very fond of the word "So!" When a word starts with "h", Ymiru replaces it with "hr".
4th Jul '17 8:08:14 PM danceswithcrows
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* BadassBookworm: The Librarians maintain the Great Library and also train themselves to fight and defend it. [[WeHaveReserves Unfortunately for them, Morjin shows up at the Library with a much larger army]]. They give Master Juwain [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture the Library's complete index]]. They think this will be the best thing they can give to future generations as [[HeroicSacrifice they are completely overmatched]] and [[BookBurning the enemy wants to destroy all the books in the Library]].
* BarbarianTribe: The Sarni are nomadic herders and hunters, and don't care very much about history or scholarship.


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* CrystalDragonJesus: All of the people who don't worship [[BigBad Morjin]] seem to revere a deity known as The One. This deity combines various elements of [[{{UsefulNotes/Deism}} Deism]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} Buddhism]].


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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons don't breathe fire. They spit out a thick liquid that bursts into flame not long after being exposed to oxygen. [[YouFailBiologyForever This is slightly more plausible than biological creatures breathing fire]].


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* PreClimaxClimax: Val and Atara slip away before the final battle and [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex have a good time]].
* ProudWarriorRace: Practically every nation, possibly because [[MedievalStasis the world seems to be stuck at a medieval level of technology]] [[PowerCrystal that doesn't involve gelstei]]. The Sarni and the Valari value skill in war more than some other nations.
4th Jul '17 1:19:58 PM danceswithcrows
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* EngagementChallenge: Atara's father demands that Val bring [[MacGuffin the Lightstone]] to him before he will allow Atara to marry Val.



* JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant: Early on, the protagonists are looking for the Sea People. You'd expect them to be humans who live near the sea. [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin No, they're dolphins]].



%% LostTechnology
* LoveAtFirstSight: Val immediately falls in love with Atara. She falls in love with him too. [[HeroicVow However, she's vowed to slay 100 men before she marries anyone, which causes... problems.]]

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%% LostTechnology
* LostTechnology: Everyone has forgotten how to create gelstei crystals.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Val immediately falls in love with Atara. She falls in love with him too. [[HeroicVow However, she's vowed to slay 100 men before she marries anyone, anyone]], which causes... causes problems.]]



%% TakeOverTheWorld

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%% TakeOverTheWorld* StayInTheKitchen: The Valari want their women to raise children, keep house, and be spiritual. In ''The Diamond Warriors'', Behira calls them out on this, says that any women who want to train as warriors should be allowed to, and [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers takes initiative]]. The women are told to stay behind and defend their homes. [[BigDamnHeroes Of course they show up as the cavalry at the final battle]].
* TakeOverTheWorld: Morjin's goal. He almost succeeds.


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* VerbalTic: Kane often addresses people with "So, (name), so!" When a word starts with "h", Ymiru replaces it with "hr".
3rd Jul '17 6:51:57 PM danceswithcrows
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* CoolHorse: Val's horse Altaru is more intelligent, stronger, and has more endurance than most other horses.



%% TheEmpath

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%% TheEmpath* TheEmpath: Val has the ''valarda'', which makes him able to feel what anyone nearby is feeling. [[BlessedWithSuck This means if he hurts any of his enemies, he feels all of the pain he's caused them]]. Val does not let this stand in the way of slaughtering any of his opponents.


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* GRatedDrug: The ''timpum'' fruit that is available in [[HiddenElfVillage the Vilds]] seems very similar to psychedelics.


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* HiddenElfVillage: Multiple locations in Ea are linked to the Vilds, extradimensional forests where [[OurElvesAreBetter the Lokilani]] live. The protagonists tend to find one of these whenever it'd be really convenient for them.


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* LoveAtFirstSight: Val immediately falls in love with Atara. She falls in love with him too. [[HeroicVow However, she's vowed to slay 100 men before she marries anyone, which causes... problems.]]
3rd Jul '17 10:20:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheGodsMustBeLazy: The Galadin (archangels) are not allowed to set foot on Ea. The Elijin (angels) are not allowed to act on Ea, [[{{Badass}} except for Kane, who's been grandfather-claused in]]. [[AllUpToYou Humanity is supposed to save itself]] even though Morjin is an immortal [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlord]].

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* TheGodsMustBeLazy: The Galadin (archangels) are not allowed to set foot on Ea. The Elijin (angels) are not allowed to act on Ea, [[{{Badass}} except for Kane, who's been grandfather-claused in]].in. [[AllUpToYou Humanity is supposed to save itself]] even though Morjin is an immortal [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlord]].
2nd Jul '17 4:27:02 PM danceswithcrows
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* ActionGirl: Atara joined the [[AmazonBrigade Manslayers]] against her father's wishes and is a crack shot with a bow.

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* ActionGirl: Atara joined the [[AmazonBrigade Manslayers]] [[RebelliousPrincess against her father's wishes wishes]] and is a crack shot with a bow.



* TheBigGuy: Maram tries to be this. He's overshadowed by Ymiru, and really, [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti all the Ymaniri]].



%% BlindWeaponmaster

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%% BlindWeaponmaster* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Morjin blinds Atara, but she's no less deadly with her bow after that.]]



** Purple can be used to rearrange the structure of inanimate objects.

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** Purple can be used to [[MagicTool rearrange the structure of inanimate objects.objects]]. The purple gelstei is [[PurpleIsPowerful rare and difficult to use]].



* CoolOldLady: Liljana is this, along with [[MasterChef the cook]] [[SpyMaster and the lady who knows everybody who knows everyone else]].
* CuteMute: Estrella, for the most part. [[ColdBloodedTorture Morjin's soldiers tortured her, which burned out something in her head.]]



%% TheGodsMustBeLazy

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%% TheGodsMustBeLazy* TheGodsMustBeLazy: The Galadin (archangels) are not allowed to set foot on Ea. The Elijin (angels) are not allowed to act on Ea, [[{{Badass}} except for Kane, who's been grandfather-claused in]]. [[AllUpToYou Humanity is supposed to save itself]] even though Morjin is an immortal [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlord]].



* NonActionGuy: [[TheSmartGuy Master Juwain]] and [[MasterChef Liljana]] are definitely not action people. Their skills at healing, knowledge, support, and long-distance communication are vital to the success of the quest.



* ReallyGetsAround: Maram. If he's anywhere near women, he's always trying to seduce at least one and frequently succeeding. It's implied that he did ''something'' with one of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Lokilani women]], [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction who are about half the size of regular humans]].



%% ReallySevenHundredYearsOld



%% SealedEvilInACan (Angra Mainyu)

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%% SealedEvilInACan (Angra Mainyu)* SealedEvilInACan: [[BiggerBad Angra Mainyu]], the most powerful evil archangel in the universe, was imprisoned thousands of years ago. If he's ever released, [[GameOver the Ieldra will hit the reset button on the entire universe]]. [[spoiler:During the final battle, Morjin is able to release Angra Mainyu, but refuses to, because he wants to defeat Val himself.]] [[SchmuckBait This does not work out well]].


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* TimeAbyss: Kane is thousands of years old and has forgotten more history than any other character knows about.
2nd Jul '17 1:22:19 PM danceswithcrows
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%% ActionGirl: Atara

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%% * ActionGirl: AtaraAtara joined the [[AmazonBrigade Manslayers]] against her father's wishes and is a crack shot with a bow.



* ArchEnemy: Valashu and Morjin to each other

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* ArchEnemy: Valashu and Morjin to each otherother.



%% BigBad



%% BlindSeer

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%% BlindSeer* BlindSeer: [[spoiler:Atara uses her white gelstei to become one after Morjin gouges out her eyes.]]



%% ColourCodedForYourConvenience

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%% ColourCodedForYourConvenience* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The gelstei crystals.
** Silver can be much harder than diamond and is much less brittle. Val's sword [[CoolSword Alkaladur]] is made of this.
** White allows the user to [[CrystalBall see things that are far away in space or time]].
** Blue is used to communicate across long distances [[{{Telepathy}} or read another person's mind]].
** Green provides the ability to [[HealingPotion heal most injuries]].
** Red allows the user to [[PlayingWithFire shoot firebolts]] if the crystal has been exposed to light.
** Purple can be used to rearrange the structure of inanimate objects.
** Black is [[PowerNullifier the stone of negation]] and is often used to restrain the power of red gelstei.



%% EvilOverlord (Morjin)

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%% EvilOverlord (Morjin)* EvilOverlord: Morjin plays this almost as straight as it can be played with an [[SupervillianLair underground lair]], [[{{Mooks}} multiple armies]], the ability to create [[PeoplePuppets ghuls]], and the [[LargeHam tendency to brag about his plans]]. Of course, Morjin [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil used to be an archangel]] until he met [[BiggerBad Angra Mainyu]].



%% ReligionOfEvil (borderline case that claims to be [[PathOfInspiration good]] but is very bad at hiding its evil)

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%% ReligionOfEvil (borderline * ReligionOfEvil: Morjin's Path of the Dragon is a borderline case that claims to be [[PathOfInspiration good]] but is very bad at hiding its evil)it.


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* TookALevelInBadass: Maram is constantly drinking, trying to seduce women, not very good in combat, and saying [[LovableCoward how much of a coward he is]]. ''Everyone'' is surprised when he wins a prize in wrestling at the Valari Games. Later, he [[TheDragonslayer fights a flying dragon single-handedly and wins]].
30th Jan '17 8:01:13 AM PegaFoxx
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* ActionGirl (Atara)
* AndYourLittleDogToo
* ArchEnemy (Valashu and Morjin to each other)
* AuthorTract
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* BackFromTheDead
* BigBad
* BlackMagic
* BlindSeer
* BlindWeaponmaster
* TheChosenOne
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience
* CosmicKeystone
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas
* TheDarkSide
* DisneyDeath
* EarthAllAlong
* EitherOrProphecy
* TheEmpath
* TheEmpire (Morjin's)
* EnergyAbsorption
* EvilCounterpart (Morjin to Valashu)
* EvilOverlord (Morjin)
* EvolutionaryLevels (human -> Valari (better human) -> Elijin (angel) -> Galadin (arch-angel) -> Ieldra)
* {{Expy}} (Kane ~ Kane from Karl Edward Wagner, Astors ~ [[LordOfTheRings mallorns]]...)
* TheGodsMustBeLazy
* GreenRocks (gelstei crystals)
* HeroicSacrifice (used straight and subverted)
* IdiotBall
* TheKingdom
* LostColony
* LostTechnology
* MessianicArchetype
* MineralMacGuffin
* NotQuiteDead
* NotSoDifferent
* OnlyOne (subverted)
* ReligionOfEvil (borderline case that claims to be [[PathOfInspiration good]] but is very bad at hiding its evil)
* PeoplePuppets (ghuls)
* PlotCoupon
* PowerCrystal
* ThePowerOfLove
* ProphecyTwist
* PsychicPowers
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ScrewDestiny
* SealedEvilInACan (Angra Mainyu)
* TakeOverTheWorld
* WaifProphet
* WalkingTheEarth
* WeCanRuleTogether (Morjin tries this)
* WhiteMagic
* YouKilledMyFather

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* ActionGirl (Atara)
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%% ActionGirl: Atara
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AndYourLittleDogToo
* ArchEnemy (Valashu ArchEnemy: Valashu and Morjin to each other)
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AuthorTract
* %% AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* BackFromTheDead
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%%BackFromTheDead
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BigBad
* %% BlackMagic
* %% BlindSeer
* %% BlindWeaponmaster
* %% TheChosenOne
* %% ColourCodedForYourConvenience
* %% CosmicKeystone
* %% CrystalSpiresAndTogas
* %% TheDarkSide
* %% DisneyDeath
* %% EarthAllAlong
* %% EitherOrProphecy
* %% TheEmpath
* %% TheEmpire (Morjin's)
* %% EnergyAbsorption
* %% EvilCounterpart (Morjin to Valashu)
* %% EvilOverlord (Morjin)
* %% EvolutionaryLevels (human -> Valari (better human) -> Elijin (angel) -> Galadin (arch-angel) -> Ieldra)
* %% {{Expy}} (Kane ~ Kane from Karl Edward Wagner, Astors ~ [[LordOfTheRings mallorns]]...)
* %% TheGodsMustBeLazy
* %% GreenRocks (gelstei crystals)
* %% HeroicSacrifice (used straight and subverted)
* %% IdiotBall
* %% TheKingdom
* %% LostColony
* %% LostTechnology
* %% MessianicArchetype
* %% MineralMacGuffin
* NotQuiteDead
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%%NotQuiteDead
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NotSoDifferent
* %% OnlyOne (subverted)
* %% ReligionOfEvil (borderline case that claims to be [[PathOfInspiration good]] but is very bad at hiding its evil)
* %% PeoplePuppets (ghuls)
* %% PlotCoupon
* %% PowerCrystal
* %% ThePowerOfLove
* %% ProphecyTwist
* %% PsychicPowers
* %% ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* %% ScrewDestiny
* %% SealedEvilInACan (Angra Mainyu)
* %% TakeOverTheWorld
* %% WaifProphet
* %% WalkingTheEarth
* %% WeCanRuleTogether (Morjin tries this)
* %% WhiteMagic
* %% YouKilledMyFather
7th Dec '16 11:07:12 PM Xtifr
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The '''Ea Cycle''' is a fantasy tetralogy by David Zindell narrated in first person by Valashu Elahad, a prince of Mesh. In the beginning, Val goes on a [[WalkingTheEarth continent-spanning quest]] for the Lightstone, a holy artifact [[CosmicKeystone that the fate of the universe hangs on]]. But Val and his stereotypically diverse group of friends also need to keep the Lightstone safe from Morjin, the BigBad leader of TheEmpire, until the Lightstone can be claimed by its rightful wielder, [[TheChosenOne the Maitreya]].

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The '''Ea Cycle''' ''Ea Cycle'' is a fantasy tetralogy by David Zindell narrated in first person by Valashu Elahad, a prince of Mesh. In the beginning, Val goes on a [[WalkingTheEarth continent-spanning quest]] for the Lightstone, a holy artifact [[CosmicKeystone that the fate of the universe hangs on]]. But Val and his stereotypically diverse group of friends also need to keep the Lightstone safe from Morjin, the BigBad leader of TheEmpire, until the Lightstone can be claimed by its rightful wielder, [[TheChosenOne the Maitreya]].
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