History Literature / Emberverse

25th Jun '16 8:23:02 PM BuccoBabe
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* WhatTheRomansHaveDoneForUs: The Portland Protective Association was established by Norman Arminger as a brutal,warmongering despotism directly responsible for a lot of deaths. However, later in the series it's generally conceded in-universe that Arminger's actions actually saved the lives of many in Portland (and certainly saved the city ''as'' a city), and forged a strong kingdom that would go on to play a vital role in the creation and survival of Montival.
9th Jun '16 11:48:18 AM Snarf
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* TheDowager: Sandra Arminger and Signe Havel both end up as such, and act as [[{{Foil}} foils]] to one another.
9th Jun '16 11:45:49 AM Snarf
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* TheDowager: Sandra Arminger and Signe Havel both end up as such, and act as [[{{Foil}} foils]] to one another.
6th Jun '16 2:52:24 PM Snarf
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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: How the Bearkillers make their living on the march from the Idaho backcountry to their eventual home. Mike even refers to the Bearkillers as ''condottieri'' (a free company of mercenaries) more than once.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: How the Bearkillers make their living on the march from the Idaho backcountry to their eventual home. Mike even refers to the Bearkillers as ''condottieri'' (a free company of mercenaries) more than once. There is however a strong helping of WeHelpTheHelpless involved, as the Bearkillers will rescue a party in distress and won't take more than their client can afford to part with in payment.
6th Jun '16 2:49:43 PM Snarf
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* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President Action]]: President-General Lawrence Thurston of Boise (see FourStarBadass, above).



* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President Action]]: President-General Lawrence Thurston of Boise (see FourStarBadass, above).

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* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President Action]]: President-General Lawrence Thurston PrivateMilitaryContractors: How the Bearkillers make their living on the march from the Idaho backcountry to their eventual home. Mike even refers to the Bearkillers as ''condottieri'' (a free company of Boise (see FourStarBadass, above).mercenaries) more than once.
31st May '16 5:18:01 AM Doug86
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** Later in the series, his daughter Órlaith is not only unaware that WorldWarOne and WorldWarTwo were two separate conflicts, she thinks Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler were the same person.

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** Later in the series, his daughter Órlaith is not only unaware that WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII were two separate conflicts, she thinks Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler were the same person.
22nd May '16 9:18:30 AM BuccoBabe
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: ame-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from Gratuitous Ninja, being thoroughly justified in-story.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: ame-checked Name-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from Gratuitous Ninja, GratuitousNinja, being thoroughly justified in-story.
22nd May '16 9:16:30 AM BuccoBabe
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* GratuitousNinja: Name-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from Gratuitous Ninja, being thoroughly justified in-story.


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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: ame-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from Gratuitous Ninja, being thoroughly justified in-story.
22nd May '16 2:42:06 AM MacronNotes
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* GratuitousNinja: Name-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from Gratuitous Ninja, being thoroughly justified in-story.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Name-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from GratuitousNinja, being thoroughly justified in-story.
17th May '16 1:35:01 PM Earriorwatcher
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* DyingAsYourself: With the Sword of the Lady, Rudi can make this possible for those possessed by the CUT. [[spoiler: He does this for Martin Thurston.]]
* EldritchAbomination: whoever or whatever is controlling Sethaz and the rest of the CUT High Seekers definitely qualifies.

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* DyingAsYourself: With the Sword of the Lady, Rudi can make this possible for those possessed by the Malevolence behind the CUT. [[spoiler: He does this for Martin Thurston.]]
* EldritchAbomination: whoever or whatever The Malevolence that is controlling Sethaz and the rest of the CUT High Seekers definitely qualifies.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played straight when the evil is of purely human origin: Norman and Sandra Arminger are HappilyMarried and love their daughter, Tiphaine d'Ath loves Delia and fights to protect her when she is threatened; Martin Thurston [[spoiler: initially]] is seen to love his wife and son. Averted with those who are possessed by the evil force backing the CUT [[spoiler: notably, post-possession Mary Liu and Martin Thurston]].

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played straight when the evil is of purely human origin: Norman and Sandra Arminger are HappilyMarried and love their daughter, Tiphaine d'Ath loves Delia and fights to protect her when she is threatened; Martin Thurston [[spoiler: initially]] is seen to love his wife and son. Averted with those who are possessed by the evil force backing the CUT Malevolence [[spoiler: notably, post-possession Mary Liu and Martin Thurston]].
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