History Literature / ElementalBlessings

3rd Apr '17 11:54:23 PM Illemar
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* ParentsAsPeople: Zoe adored her father and struggles to find a man who can match up to his force of personality, while also realizing that he lied to her almost her whole life [[spoiler: forced her to go into exile with him so he wouldn't be alone, made her believe her mother's family wanted nothing to do with her and cheated on his wife.]] She even admits that had he lived she might have cut off contact with him because of those discoveries, but because he's already gone she has to make peace with his memory.

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* ParentsAsPeople: Zoe adored her father and struggles to find a man who can match up to his force of personality, while also realizing that he lied to her almost her whole life life. [[spoiler: He forced her to go into exile with him so he wouldn't be alone, made her believe her mother's family wanted nothing to do with her and cheated on his wife.]] She even admits that had he lived she might have cut off contact with him because of those discoveries, but because he's already gone she has to make peace with his memory.



* PuppetKing: [[spoiler: King Vernon has become increasingly weak-minded and feeble over the years due to the affects of the medicine keeping him alive, and the true power behind the throne is Damien. A positive example as Damien is incredibly capable, has the best interests of Welec at heart and takes on the role out of necessity rather than personal ambition.]]

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* PuppetKing: [[spoiler: King Vernon has become increasingly weak-minded and feeble over the years due to the affects effects of the medicine keeping him alive, and the true power behind the throne is Damien. Darien. A positive example as Damien Darien is incredibly capable, has the best interests of Welec Welce at heart and takes on the role out of necessity rather than personal ambition.]]



* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: [[spoiler: Rafe agonizes over falling for Josetta, as he's sure an aimless gambler would never be allowed to court a Princess. Luckily it turns out he's a lost Prince of Maliqua ''and'' of Berringey.]]

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* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: [[spoiler: Rafe agonizes over falling for Josetta, as he's sure an aimless gambler would never be allowed to court a Princess. Luckily it turns out he's a lost Prince of Maliqua Malinqua ''and'' of Berringey.]]



* TranquilFury: Zoe's anger has degrees. She's perfectly capable of giving you a verbal smackdown if she thinks you deserve one, but if you're stupid enough to go so far as to press her BerserkButton, her rage goes from firey-hot to icy-cold, and she will calmly and serenely [[spoiler:completely flood your city. Or boil your blood. Or rupture an aneurysm in your brain. Whatever strikes her fancy.]]

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* TranquilFury: Zoe's anger has degrees. She's perfectly capable of giving you a verbal smackdown if she thinks you deserve one, but if you're stupid enough to go so far as to press her BerserkButton, her rage goes from firey-hot fiery-hot to icy-cold, and she will calmly and serenely [[spoiler:completely flood your city. Or boil your blood. Or rupture an aneurysm in your brain. Whatever strikes her fancy.]]
30th Mar '17 7:05:06 PM BB8ForPresident
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** Elidon, in contrast to the other three Queens, is heavily involved in the running of Welec and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Darien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]]

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** Elidon, in contrast to the other three Queens, is heavily involved in the running of Welec Welce and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Darien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]]
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* InterClassRomance: Josetta, Princess of Welec, and Rafe Adova, a penniless gambler [[spoiler: although they discover he's actually a Prince of ''both'' Malinqua and Berringey. Corene and Foley are a straight example, as he's merely her bodyguard and initially refuses to admit his feelings for her because of the massive class difference.]]

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* InterClassRomance: Josetta, Princess of Welec, and Rafe Adova, a penniless gambler [[spoiler: although they discover he's actually a Prince of ''both'' Malinqua and Berringey. ]]
** [[spoiler:
Corene and Foley are a straight example, as he's merely her bodyguard and initially refuses to admit his feelings for her because of the massive class difference.]]



** Elidon, in contrast to the other three Queens, is heavily involved in the running of Welec and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]]

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** Elidon, in contrast to the other three Queens, is heavily involved in the running of Welec and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien.Darien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]]



** Damien inverts this, as he was a non-royal who governed the country for years and [[spoiler: was so effective the Primes named him King despite not being a direct heir, making it a case of actually doing something to become a royal.]]

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** Damien Darien inverts this, as he was a non-royal who governed the country for years and [[spoiler: was so effective the Primes named him King despite not being a direct heir, making it a case of actually doing something to become a royal.]]
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Corene and Josetta, respectively. Nelson's sons Rhan and Kurtis also qualify, with the former sleeping and flirting his way around Welce while the latter is the Ardelay heir.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Corene and Josetta, respectively. Nelson's sons Rhan and Kurtis also qualify, Kurtis, with the former sleeping and flirting his way around Welce while the latter is the mature Ardelay heir.



* InterClassRomance: Princess Josetta and Rafe Adova, a penniless gambler [[spoiler: although it's later revealed he's actually the grandson of the Empress of Malinqua. Princess Corene and Foley, her bodyguard are a straight example, as Foley unlike Rafe never discovers any noble heritage and refuses to admit his feelings for Corene because of the class difference.]]

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* InterClassRomance: Josetta, Princess Josetta of Welec, and Rafe Adova, a penniless gambler [[spoiler: although it's later revealed they discover he's actually the grandson a Prince of the Empress of Malinqua. Princess ''both'' Malinqua and Berringey. Corene and Foley, her bodyguard Foley are a straight example, as Foley unlike Rafe never discovers any noble heritage he's merely her bodyguard and initially refuses to admit his feelings for Corene her because of the massive class difference.]]



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In contrast to the other three Queens, Elidon is heavily involved in the running of Welce and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]] Josetta is inspired to send aid to Chialto's slums by Zoe in ''Troubled Waters'', and has established and personally runs her own homeless shelter in ''Royal Airs''. She's even looking to expand. In ''Jewelled Fire'' Corene discovers she's far more adept at policy and negotiation than she thought, and [[spoiler:decides to serve as Welchin ambassador. ]]

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In Several examples.
** Elidon, in
contrast to the other three Queens, Elidon is heavily involved in the running of Welce Welec and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]] ]]
**
Josetta is inspired to send aid to Chialto's slums by Zoe in ''Troubled Waters'', and has established and personally runs her own homeless shelter in ''Royal Airs''. She's even looking to expand. In
** Corene in
''Jewelled Fire'' Corene discovers she's far more adept at policy and negotiation than she thought, and [[spoiler:decides to serve as Welchin ambassador. ]]



* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: [[spoiler: Josetta knows people won't be happy about her developing relationship with Rafe, an aimless gambler, but luckily it turns out he's a lost Prince of Maliqua.]]

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* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: [[spoiler: Josetta knows people won't be happy about her developing relationship with Rafe, Rafe agonizes over falling for Josetta, as he's sure an aimless gambler, but luckily gambler would never be allowed to court a Princess. Luckily it turns out he's a lost Prince of Maliqua.Maliqua ''and'' of Berringey.]]
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* AmbigiouslyBi / AmbigiouslyGay: Mirti Serlast, the Hunti prime and Queen Elidon are noted to be very close and there are rumours they may be lovers [[spoiler: after Vernon's death.]]

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* AmbigiouslyBi / AmbigiouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay: Mirti Serlast, the Hunti prime and Queen Elidon are noted to be very close and there are rumours they may be lovers they're sleeping together [[spoiler: after Vernon's death.]]
30th Mar '17 6:50:38 PM BB8ForPresident
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* AmbigiouslyBi / AmbigiouslyGay: Mirti Serlast, the Hunti prime and Queen Elidon are noted to be very close and there are rumours they may be lovers [[spoiler: after Vernon's death.]]
28th Mar '17 1:49:06 PM BB8ForPresident
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* ParentsAsPeople: Zoe adored her father and struggles to find a man who can match up to his force of personality, while also realizing that he lied to her almost her whole life [[spoiler: forced her to go into exile with him so he wouldn't be alone, made her believe her mother's family wanted nothing to do with her and cheated on his wife.]] She even admits that had he lived she might have cut off contact with him because of those discoveries, but because he's already gone she has to make peace with his memory.
** To a lesser extent Seterre - Josetta's mother - can be petty and self-absorbed, but genuinely loves and supports her daughter.
28th Mar '17 1:39:21 PM BB8ForPresident
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* InterClassRomance: Princess Josetta and Rafe Adova, a penniless gambler [[spoiler: although it's later revealed he's actually the grandson of the Empress of Malinqua. Princess Corene and Foley, her bodyguard are a straight example, as Foley unlike Rafe never discovers any noble heritage and refuses to admit his feelings for Corene because of the class difference.]]


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* PuppetKing: [[spoiler: King Vernon has become increasingly weak-minded and feeble over the years due to the affects of the medicine keeping him alive, and the true power behind the throne is Damien. A positive example as Damien is incredibly capable, has the best interests of Welec at heart and takes on the role out of necessity rather than personal ambition.]]


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* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: [[spoiler: Josetta knows people won't be happy about her developing relationship with Rafe, an aimless gambler, but luckily it turns out he's a lost Prince of Maliqua.]]
27th Mar '17 10:32:20 PM InsanityPrelude
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Corene and Josetta, respectively. Nelson's sons Rhan and Kurtis also qualify, with the former sleeping and flirting his way around Welec while the latter is the Ardelay heir.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Corene and Josetta, respectively. Nelson's sons Rhan and Kurtis also qualify, with the former sleeping and flirting his way around Welec Welce while the latter is the Ardelay heir.



* PrinceCharmless: Prince Ghyaneth of Berringey, who spends his visit in Welec criticizing every aspect of the country and boasting about how many other heirs he's killed.

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* PrinceCharmless: Prince Ghyaneth of Berringey, who spends his visit in Welec Welce criticizing every aspect of the country and boasting about how many other heirs he's killed.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In contrast to the other three Queens, Elidon is heavily involved in the running of the Welec and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]] Josetta is inspired to send aid to Chialto's slums by Zoe in ''Troubled Waters'', and has established and personally runs her own homeless shelter in ''Royal Airs''. She's even looking to expand. In ''Jewelled Fire'' Corene discovers she's far more adept at policy and negotiation than she thought, and decides to serve as Welecian ambassador.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In contrast to the other three Queens, Elidon is heavily involved in the running of the Welec Welce and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]] Josetta is inspired to send aid to Chialto's slums by Zoe in ''Troubled Waters'', and has established and personally runs her own homeless shelter in ''Royal Airs''. She's even looking to expand. In ''Jewelled Fire'' Corene discovers she's far more adept at policy and negotiation than she thought, and decides [[spoiler:decides to serve as Welecian Welchin ambassador. ]]
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* AbusiveParents: Alys is quite happy to let her husband try to rape Corene or even marry her off to an old man if it furthers her own ambitions.



** Josetta's mother Seterre is a less nasty, more juvenile version in the first book, by the second book she's mellowed out having left the royal court.

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** Josetta's mother Seterre is a less nasty, more juvenile version in the first book, by the second book she's mellowed out having left got some distance from the royal court.



* FieryRedhead: Alys, full stop. Played with in her daughter, Corene. Bonus points for them both being sweela, making them "fiery" in more than one sense.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Corene and Josetta, respectively.

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* FieryRedhead: Alys, full stop. Played with in her Her daughter, Corene.Corene is a kinder version. Bonus points for them both being sweela, making them "fiery" in more than one sense.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Corene and Josetta, respectively. Nelson's sons Rhan and Kurtis also qualify, with the former sleeping and flirting his way around Welec while the latter is the Ardelay heir.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Josetta is inspired to send aid to Chialto's slums by Zoe in ''Troubled Waters'', and has established and personally runs her own homeless shelter in ''Royal Airs''. She's even looking to expand.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In contrast to the other three Queens, Elidon is heavily involved in the running of the Welec and is one of the King's closest advisers beside Damien. [[spoiler: And is the only wife to stay on at court after Vernon's death.]] Josetta is inspired to send aid to Chialto's slums by Zoe in ''Troubled Waters'', and has established and personally runs her own homeless shelter in ''Royal Airs''. She's even looking to expand. In ''Jewelled Fire'' Corene discovers she's far more adept at policy and negotiation than she thought, and decides to serve as Welecian ambassador.
** Damien inverts this, as he was a non-royal who governed the country for years and [[spoiler: was so effective the Primes named him King despite not being a direct heir, making it a case of actually doing something to become a royal.]]
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