History Literature / Emberverse

3rd Apr '16 11:51:21 AM BuccoBabe
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* ForegoneConclusion: Based on Rudi's vision during the kingmaking in ''Lord of Mountains'', we know that [[spoiler: Orlaith and John and their siblings, as well as Reiko, Mathilda, and "Grandma Juniper," will survive at least until Orlaith undergoes the same ritual. Also, that Orlaith will not be married at the time of her crowning, since she is not accompanied during the king(queen?)making.]]
17th Mar '16 5:02:11 PM BuccoBabe
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* TrueCompanions: The members of the Quest for the Sword rely on one another completely, and form bonds they will retain all their lives. The core group of the second Quest (Reiko's quest) show signs of forging similar connections.
13th Mar '16 8:57:24 AM LordGro
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Rudi [=McKenzie=] is a born warrior, which includes ambidexterity. He fights equally well with either hand, and switches whenever it would help.
3rd Mar '16 4:55:45 PM BuccoBabe
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which features members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters): includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larrsen, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting. The roster is pared down sharply in the current tetrology, which focuses almost entirely on members of the youngest generation of characters.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which features feature members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters): characters) includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larrsen, Larsson, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting. The roster is pared down sharply in the current tetrology, which focuses almost entirely on members of the youngest generation of characters.
3rd Mar '16 4:11:21 PM BuccoBabe
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which features members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters): includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larrsen, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which features members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters): includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larrsen, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting. The roster is pared down sharply in the current tetrology, which focuses almost entirely on members of the youngest generation of characters.
3rd Mar '16 4:08:52 PM BuccoBabe
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* FourLinesAllWaiting: As a product of LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, particularly evident in books 4-10. In an epic example in ''The Given Sacrifice'', Tiphaine d'Ath senses an attack on the royal family, and she and her picked band start up the stairs to counter it. We see them reach the scene of the attack ''ninety pages later''.
3rd Mar '16 4:01:16 PM BuccoBabe
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which features members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters): includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larrsen, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting.
19th Feb '16 1:02:23 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''The Meeting at Corvallis'' (2006) - The Protector's War ends, and peace finally comes to the Willamette Valley...for a time.

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* ''The ''A Meeting at Corvallis'' (2006) - The Protector's War ends, and peace finally comes to the Willamette Valley...for a time.



* ActionGirl: Lessee... Astrid Larsson, Eilir Mackenzie, Ritva and Mary Havel, Virginia Kane, Mathilda Arminger, Asgerd Karlsdottir. Also any girl on Mikes "A-list" by virtue of well...making onto the A-list.

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* ActionGirl: Lessee... Astrid Larsson, Eilir Mackenzie, Ritva and Mary Havel, Virginia Kane, Mathilda Arminger, Asgerd Karlsdottir. Also any girl on Mikes "A-list" by virtue of well...of, well, making onto the A-list.
12th Feb '16 9:07:03 AM BuccoBabe
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** Indeed, this trope applies to many of the people Rudi and Co. encounter in their journeys. Abbott Dortje, the new Iowa civil government (and Ingolf's brother), the Senegalese pirates, Captain Wellman, the Last Eagle and his successors, and even Justin Gruber are just a few of the people who could become (or are already) heroes to their own people.

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** Indeed, this ** This trope applies to many of the people Rudi and Co. encounter in their journeys. Abbott Dortje, the new Iowa civil government (and Ingolf's brother), the Senegalese pirates, Captain Wellman, the Last Eagle and his successors, and even Justin Gruber are just a few of the people who could become (or are already) heroes to their own people. The current tetrology introduces even more, including Reiko's grandmother and father and the Loyal Men who preserved the Nipponese royal line, King John of Darwin, and the leaders of Topanga and of the Mist Hills.
11th Feb '16 11:40:29 AM ObsidianFire
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Norman Arminger. He's a professor of the feudal early Middle Ages. This suddenly becomes quite relevant when everyone is living it; when Mike asks him how he figured out and built up the PPA so rapidly, he almost gleefully responds that "I was a man who realized what the Change meant." It's heavily implied that his over-the-top DarkLord behavior in Dies the Fire is solely in furtherance of this, particularly as it comes to impressing and subordinating street gang leaders who are a lot more dangerous than himself.
** He's so genre-savvy that he includes the Evil Overlord list in the manuals he makes for each of his initial followers. Because he's that badass.
** Briefly turns into WrongGenreSavvy at the end of the first book when the Bearkillers and friends hammer Norman's troops with a mix of technologies - horse archery, a trebuchet and [[spoiler: observation balloons and hang-gliders]] - that troops & fortifications modeled on the 11th century have no answer for.



* TheGoodChancellor: Father Ignatius is this to Rudi/Artos, although he is something of a BeleagueredBureaucrat due to the lack of qualified individuals to fill out the new kingdom's civil service. When Sandra Arminger offers the services of the Protectorate's administrative professionals, the good Father [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy refuses]], knowing that it's just an invitation for her to subvert Montival to her own ends before the kingdom is even fully established.

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* TheGoodChancellor: Father Ignatius is this to Rudi/Artos, although he is something of a BeleagueredBureaucrat due to the lack of qualified individuals to fill out the new kingdom's civil service. When Sandra Arminger offers the services of the Protectorate's administrative professionals, the good Father [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy refuses]], refuses, knowing that it's just an invitation for her to subvert Montival to her own ends before the kingdom is even fully established.
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