History Literature / ElementalMasters

12th Apr '17 9:20:46 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* MasterOfIllusion: Jonathon.

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* MasterOfIllusion: Jonathon. Later Lionel as well.



** ''A Study in Sable'' and ''A scandal in Battersea'' are slightly-adjusted versions of the titles of two of the most well-known Sherlock Holmes; these books both feature Sherlock Holmes, John Watson and Mary Morstan Watson.

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** ''A Study in Sable'' and ''A scandal in Battersea'' are slightly-adjusted versions of the titles of two of the most well-known Sherlock Holmes; Holmes stories; these books both feature Sherlock Holmes, John Watson and Mary Morstan Watson.



** Water Masters make their fortune in shipping, sailing, or navigation.

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** Water Masters make their fortune in shipping, sailing, or navigation. They also tend to show up as physical (rather than performing) artists and priests - (at least more than the other types.



** Fire Masters have some ability to sense the movement of energy, which means they can do well in the commodity market. They can burn off foreign substances, as Eleanor did to overcome a dose of opiates. They also tend towards entertainers (possibly from an inborn flamboyance??) in ''From a High Tower'', Captain Cody Lee, who owns and is a star act in a Wild West Show, turns out to also be a Fire Magician, and in ''Reserved for the Cat'' the star performer at Nigel's music hall is a stage magician who is also a Fire Mage. The heroine of ''Steadfast'' is an acrobat and dancer, who finds out she is a Fire Master. And of course, they never have to eat burned food.

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** Fire Masters have some ability to sense the movement of energy, which means they can do well in the commodity market. They can burn off foreign substances, as Eleanor did to overcome a dose of opiates.opiates, so they also provide quite a few doctors. They also tend towards entertainers (possibly from an inborn flamboyance??) in ''From a High Tower'', Captain Cody Lee, who owns and is a star act in a Wild West Show, turns out to also be a Fire Magician, and in ''Reserved for the Cat'' the star performer at Nigel's music hall is a stage magician who is also a Fire Mage. The heroine of ''Steadfast'' is an acrobat and dancer, who finds out she is a Fire Master. And of course, they never have to eat burned food.
12th Apr '17 9:07:48 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* ''A Scandal in Battersea'' (so far unknown) (to be published October 2017)


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** ''A Study in Sable'' and ''A scandal in Battersea'' are slightly-adjusted versions of the titles of two of the most well-known Sherlock Holmes; these books both feature Sherlock Holmes, John Watson and Mary Morstan Watson.
12th Apr '17 8:59:15 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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**or not so much quietly forgotten as much as a result of character development on both their parts? Peter isn't interested in Susanne until after she takes several levels in psychological badassery from battlefield nursing; given Elemental Masters and Mages' propensity for LoveAtFirstSight (see below) and FourthDateMarriage (see above), couldn't it be that Peter simply never met a woman suitable to keep his interest long term until now? And his previous attitudes towards love and marriage because he wasn't willing to settle for anything less than what he needed, but his natural lasses-faire meaning he'd make the best of his options otherwise?



* LowerDeckEpisode: ''Steadfast'' is about lower-level Mages in the seaside city of Brighton, with no Master in sight (though Lord Alderscroft and Lord Peter Almsley are mentioned) until ''after'' the whole problem is cleaned up.

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* LowerDeckEpisode: ''Steadfast'' is about lower-level Mages in the seaside city of Brighton, with no Master in sight (though Lord Alderscroft and Lord Peter Almsley are mentioned) until ''after'' the whole problem is cleaned up.up..
** could also be said about ''Return from the Sea'', at least socially. Mari is the daughter of a poor fisherman. Nan and Sara may have the backing of Lord Alderscroft, but they themselves are effectively Bohemians who dress respectably; Sara is a daughter of the middle-class at best, and Nan is a former street kid
31st Mar '17 5:51:41 PM alex226
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* PostModernMagic: Dr Witherspoon's arcane talents and senses are invaluable in determining what new[[note]]for Edwardian values thereof[[/note]] medical theories actually ''work'', while her knowledge of anatomy and the process of the disease enables her application of HealingHands to properly cure a case of Tuberculosis.

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* PostModernMagic: PostModernMagik: Dr Witherspoon's arcane talents and senses are invaluable in determining what new[[note]]for Edwardian values thereof[[/note]] medical theories actually ''work'', while her knowledge of anatomy and the process of the disease enables her application of HealingHands to properly cure a case of Tuberculosis.
11th Mar '17 9:45:31 PM Ramidel
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** Played with after Mari chooses her Selch husband. Since she ''has'' to have a marriage license if she's not going to be treated like a whore by the village, Dafydd Prothero pretends he's forcing Mari into an arranged marriage with a cousin (the Selch fiance) to ensure that she'll be able to keep their cottage after Dafydd eventually dies.

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** Played with after Mari chooses her Selch husband. Since she ''has'' to have a marriage license if she's not going to be treated like a whore by the village, Dafydd Prothero pretends he's forcing Mari into an arranged marriage with a cousin (the Selch fiance) to ensure that she'll be able to keep their cottage after Dafydd eventually dies. The villagers think that it's a forced marriage, which is why they absolutely have to close ranks behind Dafydd. They may not want to arrange their children's marriages, but the principle that an arrangement is a direct command from God has to be protected.
5th Mar '17 12:01:10 AM Sandangel89
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** [[MeaningfulName Dick]] Langford, Katie's [[DomesticAbuse abusive]], [[TheAlcoholic drunkard]] [[LowerClassLout lout]] of a husband.
12th Feb '17 1:13:05 PM morenohijazo
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* TheWickedStage: In the series, particularly ''The Serpent's Shadow'' and ''Reserved for the Cat'', ballet dancing (and to a lesser extent other forms of acting) are seen as essentially vehicles for prostitution or stripping. Ballerinas are paid like crap but have opportunities to acquire male patrons, who pay very well indeed for their services; meanwhile, a can-can dancer lives off of tips from showing her legs. In an aversion, the viewpoint characters ''don't'' see this as dishonorable, but society as a whole finds the business rather skeevy (as well as the BackAlleyDoctor helping these women).
13th Jan '17 11:09:27 AM Ramidel
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: In ''The Serpent's Shadow'', this becomes an issue when Maya has to operate on a pregnant Irishwoman with an inflamed appendix. It's mentioned that most doctors would just remove the uterus and fetus to get them out of the way, but Maya respects her patient's Catholic beliefs enough to work around them, to the disdain of the watching students.
13th Jan '17 10:58:03 AM Ramidel
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* ThouShaltNotKill: Good magicians and masters especially avoid using their Elementals to do harm; evil ones practically revel in it, and make generous use of Dark Elementals that enjoy causing pain and death.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Good magicians and masters especially normally avoid using their Elementals to do harm; evil harm, though this appears to be either a personal choice or dictated by their teachers' tradition. Evil ones practically revel in it, and make generous use of Dark Elementals that enjoy causing pain and death.


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** Rosamund doesn't obey this rule, and freely asks Elementals' aid in battle and even for assassination. It helps that, given the nature of her duties, she has a couple of pagan gods of war and the hunt on speed-dial.
11th Jan '17 6:15:29 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Lord Peter Almsley for LordPeterWimsey. Early fan speculation was swiftly confirmed by WordOfGod.

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* {{Expy}}: Lord Peter Almsley for LordPeterWimsey.Literature/LordPeterWimsey. Early fan speculation was swiftly confirmed by WordOfGod.



* ShoutOut: Lord Peter Almsley is what LordPeterWimsey would be like if Dorothy Sayers had given him magical powers.

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* ShoutOut: Lord Peter Almsley is what LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey would be like if Dorothy Sayers had given him magical powers.
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