History Literature / FederationOfTheHub

30th Oct '16 5:02:50 PM john_e
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* DecapitationPresentation: The expected conclusion of Elaigar ritual combat in "The Lion Game".
30th Oct '16 4:49:15 PM john_e
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* BadassBoast:
--> "You've definitely been wrong about me," Telzey told him. "You didn't know enough. I've been a psi, a practising psi, for almost a year. I can go through a human life in an hour and know more about it than the man or woman who's living it. I've gone through quite a few lives, not only human ones. I do other things that I don't talk about. I don't know what it all exactly makes me now, but I'm not a child. Of course, I ''am'' sixteen years old and haven't been that very long. But it might even be that sometimes people like you and [[PrivateDetective Wellan Dasinger]] look a little like children to me. Do you understand?"


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* DesignatedGirlFight: In "The Lion Game", the Alatta infiltrators have one female member and (initially) three male. When they challenge the Sattaram leaders to personal combat, it so happens that the battles align by gender; so Kolki Ming and Telzey get to face the female leader, Stiltik. [[UnderestimatingBadassery The Sattarams are certain that Stiltik will curbstomp them both]].
30th Oct '16 3:21:48 PM john_e
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* HumanAliens: Maulbow in "The Winds of Time" looks human, but his body chemistry is sufficiently different that human anaesthetic has no effect on him.



* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: "A Nice Day For Screaming" has this in spades: the space itself is inherently hazardous, and then it turns out there are ''things'' living in it... [[spoiler: although they aren't malicious.]]

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* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace:
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"A Nice Day For Screaming" has this in spades: the space itself is inherently hazardous, and then it turns out there are ''things'' living in it... [[spoiler: although they aren't malicious.]]]]
** "The Winds of Time" has the Great Current, which is a hyperspace-analogue for time travel. There are things living in it, too, and they don't welcome visitors.


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* ItCanThink: In "The Winds of Time", the protagonists come to the realisation that Maulbow's giant snake monster is not just a dumb animal. [[spoiler:[[ThisIsMyHuman In fact, Maulbow belongs to it.]]]]
30th Oct '16 2:56:09 PM john_e
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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Elaigar were created by the Grisands, a cult of [[MadScientist mad scientists]], as a race of psionic SuperSoldiers they could use to dominate their planet. It didn't end well for the Grisands.
29th Oct '16 12:40:35 PM john_e
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Endemic among the Elaigar in "The Lion Game"; they're constantly jockeying for position among themselves, and not paying enough attention to outside threats.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The oldest Sattaram Telzey meets in "The Lion Game" is the elderly, senile Korm; he's later revealed to be no more than twenty-four years old. The same applies to the other Sattarams: their joint leaders Stiltik and Boragost are seventeen and twenty, respectively.
29th Oct '16 12:29:43 PM john_e
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** [[BadassBookworm Niles Etland]]

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** [[BadassBookworm Niles Nile Etland]]



* CoolGate: In "The Lion Game"

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* CoolGate: In "The Lion Game"Game", the civilisation on Tinokti is based on a planet-spanning portal network. Concerns such as hotels consist of 'portal circuits', a set of linked buildings dotted all over the planet. The antagonists make full use of the technology; they also use a device called the 'Vingarran Gate' to teleport to and from their spaceships, which are out of range for Federation portals.
* CooperationGambit: In "The Lion Game", Telzey assists the Alatta leader Kolki Ming (who originally kidnapped her, and who has no intention of letting her escape) with her goal of taking control of the portal circuit and Vingarran Gate.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Dr Plemponi in ''Legacy''

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Dr Plemponi in ''Legacy''''Legacy''.



* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Telzey does this in "Undercurrents"
* GrandTheftMe: In "The Symbiotes"

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Telzey does this in "Undercurrents"
"Undercurrents".
* GrandTheftMe: In "The Symbiotes"Symbiotes".



-->'''Lord Toshin:''' There remains, as the Lord Gulhad indicated, a third possibility. I find it perhaps more disquieting than the two we have considered. It is, of course, that Dr. Etland is precisely what she seems to be—an exceptionally capable human, but one with no abnormal qualities and no mysterious authority.[[note]]In other words, that the level of capability Niles Etland showed in routing Porad Anz is something any number of other humans could potentially match.[[/note]]

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-->'''Lord Toshin:''' There remains, as the Lord Gulhad indicated, a third possibility. I find it perhaps more disquieting than the two we have considered. It is, of course, that Dr. Etland is precisely what she seems to be—an exceptionally capable human, but one with no abnormal qualities and no mysterious authority.[[note]]In other words, that the level of capability Niles Nile Etland showed in routing Porad Anz is something any number of other humans could potentially match.[[/note]]



* OurGiantsAreBigger: One Federation member race is the Sparans, who grow to about eight feet tall. In "The Lion Game", the Elaigar are of similar size -- the Otessans and Alattas retain human proportions and (suitably disguised) can pass for Sparans, while the Sattaram leaders are much more massively built.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Elaigar in ''Lion Game.''

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Elaigar in ''Lion Game.''"The Lion Game" prize death in combat and have elaborate codes of formal duelling.



* TheSpymaster: Senior Commissioner Holati Tate
* StealthExpert: Corvin Wergard of the Kyth Agency

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* TheSpymaster: Senior Commissioner Holati Tate
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* StealthExpert: Corvin Wergard of the Kyth AgencyAgency.



* SuperweaponSurprise: In ''The Tuvela''

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* SuperweaponSurprise: In ''The Tuvela''Demon Breed'', militaristic aliens land a scouting force on a quiet ocean world on the periphery of the Federation -- and are handed a stinging defeat by Ticos Cay's and Nile Etland's abilities to weaponize the local lifeforms.



* TeleFrag: In "Sleep No More"

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* TeleFrag: In "Sleep No More"More": Telzey is being chased by a teleporting monster that homes in on her thoughts. She finds that by imagining a location, she can trick it into appearing there. So she projects the mental image of a cave in a nearby cliff. Except there isn't a cave in the cliff, and the monster materialises in solid rock.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHairYouGottaHaveBlueHair: Danestar's wigs aren't limited to the natural range of human hair colours.
29th Oct '16 11:38:39 AM john_e
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* AristocratsAreEvil: The Duke of Fluel, in "Lion Loose".

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* AristocratsAreEvil: The Duke of Fluel, in "Lion Loose".Loose", is a sadistic torturer perfectly willing to blow up a hotel full of innocent people for financial gain.
5th Aug '16 2:07:06 AM PaulA
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted. Telzey's father is a highly wealthy and influential man, and her mother is on the Federation High Council... and neither one would have been able to do a damn thing to help fight the forces she's been up against, both official and otherwise,

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted. Telzey's father is a highly wealthy and influential man, and her mother is on the Federation High Council... and neither one would have been able to do a damn thing to help fight the forces she's been up against, both official and otherwise,otherwise.
4th Aug '16 11:19:38 PM DougSMachina
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-->'''Lord Toshin:''' There remains, as the Lord Gulhad indicated, a third possibility. I find it perhaps more disquieting than the two we have considered. It is, of course, that Dr. Etland is precisely what she seems to be—an exceptionally capable human, but one with no abnormal qualities and no mysterious authority.[[note]]In other words, that the level of capability Niles Etland showed in routing Porad Anz is something any # of other humans could potentially match.[[/note]]

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-->'''Lord Toshin:''' There remains, as the Lord Gulhad indicated, a third possibility. I find it perhaps more disquieting than the two we have considered. It is, of course, that Dr. Etland is precisely what she seems to be—an exceptionally capable human, but one with no abnormal qualities and no mysterious authority.[[note]]In other words, that the level of capability Niles Etland showed in routing Porad Anz is something any # number of other humans could potentially match.[[/note]]



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted. Telzey's father is a highly wealthy and influential man, and her mother is on the Federation High Council... and vs. the forces she's been up against, both official and otherwise, neither one would have been able to do a damn thing to help.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted. Telzey's father is a highly wealthy and influential man, and her mother is on the Federation High Council... and vs. neither one would have been able to do a damn thing to help fight the forces she's been up against, both official and otherwise, neither one would have been able to do a damn thing to help.otherwise,
25th Apr '16 9:52:00 PM PaulA
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* TroubleMagnetGambit: Used by Holati Tate in "Harvest Time", with a slight variation: Rather then hand the trouble magnet to the victim, he gives the victim the opportunity to steal it. If the victim was an honest man, he wouldn't be endangered.

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* TroubleMagnetGambit: Used by Holati Tate in "Harvest Time", with a slight variation: Rather then than hand the trouble magnet to the victim, he gives the victim the opportunity to steal it. If the victim was an honest man, he wouldn't be endangered.
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