History Literature / GrailQuest

19th May '16 2:53:54 PM DaibhidC
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** There are "common dragons" which are grey winged reptiles with two or four legs and metallic front teeth, which in addition to maidens and cattle eat chestnut leaves. The leaves ferment in the stomach to produce methane, which the dragon can ignite by snapping its teeth together to produce a spark.
2nd May '16 3:22:17 AM StFan
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!!''[=GrailQuest=]'' provides examples of:
10th Sep '15 4:44:49 PM StFan
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* StrengthEqualsWorthiness: In the fourth book, ''Voyage of Terror'', Pip can meet with the god Hephaestus himself, who has just forged an enchanted breastplate which is the best armor in the whole game. Hephaestus offers to give it to Pip -- but only if you best him in combat. You can refuse, as when he starts [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits announcing his stats]], it looks like a completely unwinnable fight. But the god is actually fair-play, and notably allows Pip to wear the breastplate before starting, and to give him the win if Hephaestus lose a set number of HitPoints (instead of his huge total).



23rd Jul '15 4:21:47 AM C105
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* YourHeadAsplode: Pip's head explodes in ''Realm of Chaos''. This is accompanied by a full-page illustration of said explosion.

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* YourHeadAsplode: Pip's head explodes in ''Realm of Chaos''. This is accompanied by a full-page illustration of said explosion.
explosion. Surprisingly, this is not fatal and is actually required to progress in the game.
5th Jun '15 8:05:20 AM StFan
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* EmpathicWeapon: E.J. gives accuracy and attack bonuses. He's less useful against spiders, and if he's mad at you won't fight at all.



* InfinityMinusOneSword: E.J. gives accuracy and attack bonuses. He's less useful against spiders, and if he's mad at you won't fight at all.



* TalkingWeapon: Oh, and E.J. also speaks. He gets more talkative as the series progresses, and in later books gains the ability to read your thoughts.

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* TalkingWeapon: Oh, and E.J. also speaks. He gets more talkative as the series progresses, and in later books gains the ability to read your thoughts.
23rd Mar '15 4:08:15 AM StFan
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* InvisibleMonster:

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* InvisibleMonster:InvisibleMonsters:
23rd Mar '15 4:07:45 AM StFan
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Hold still and don't fidget. See, Merlin (Yes, [[KingArthur that Merlin]]), has cast a spell on you, modern day reader, that will transport your mind back in time to the days of King Arthur and his court. See, they weren't ''quite'' as competent as the legends portrayed and someone ([[SecondPersonNarration you]]) [[HoldingOutForAHero needs to save their bacon.]] Merlin's too busy.

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Hold still and don't fidget. See, Merlin (Yes, [[KingArthur that Merlin]]), ([[Myth/KingArthur Yes, that]] Myth/{{Merlin}}), has cast a spell on you, modern day reader, that will transport your mind back in time to the days of King Arthur and his court. See, they weren't ''quite'' as competent as the legends portrayed and someone ([[SecondPersonNarration you]]) [[HoldingOutForAHero needs to save their bacon.]] Merlin's too busy.



'''''[=GrailQuest=]''''' is a set of ChooseYourOwnAdventure-type game books by J.H. Brennan, with eight books in the range:

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'''''[=GrailQuest=]''''' ''[=GrailQuest=]'' is a set of ChooseYourOwnAdventure-type game books by J.H. Brennan, with eight books in the range:



!!''[=GrailQuest=]'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''[=GrailQuest=]'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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* InvisibleMonster:
** The Invisible Demon in book 1.
** The Ghost of Ansalom in book 3.
** The Invisible Bear in book 5.



* KingArthur: Complete with spoofing by [[FirstPersonSmartass Second Person British Smartass]].



* PressXToDie: J.H. Brennan's gamebooks require you to always turn to paragraph '''14''' when you die. Resultantly there are several cases where you can kill yourself:

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* PressXToDie: J.H. Brennan's gamebooks require you to always turn to paragraph '''14''' when you die. Resultantly As a result there are several cases where you can kill yourself:



** Also the one about the Ghost Grunweazel (Do do do dooon!) in ''The Realm Of Chaos''.

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** Also the one about the Ghost Grunweazel (Do do do dooon!) in ''The Realm Of of Chaos''.
1st Dec '14 1:38:35 PM theAdeptRogue
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The tongue-in-cheek fourth-wall-breaking humor of this series is notable as a key influence for the writings of KeyVisualArts founder Maeda Jun, who went on to create the Visual Novels ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}, VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}, VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' and the SleeperHit {{Anime}} series ''Anime/AngelBeats''

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The tongue-in-cheek fourth-wall-breaking humor of this series is notable as a key influence for the writings of KeyVisualArts Creator/KeyVisualArts founder Maeda Jun, who went on to create the Visual Novels ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}, VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}, VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' and the SleeperHit {{Anime}} series ''Anime/AngelBeats''
14th Aug '14 12:34:48 PM MikeRosoft
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* FateWorseThanDeath: ''All'' the deaths instruct you to turn to paragraph '''14''', but a few times the text tells you that your fate is so bad as to be worse than '''14''', so you may as well save yourself the trouble and go to '''14''', such as when you get stuck looking at the magic mirror in ''Gateway of Doom''.



* NonstandardGameOver: ''All'' the deaths instruct you to turn to paragraph '''14''', but a few times the text tells you that your fate is so bad as to be worse than '''14''', so you may as well save yourself the trouble and go to '''14''', such as when you get stuck looking at the magic mirror in ''Gateway of Doom''.
2nd Jul '14 12:00:51 PM StFan
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* BearsAreBadNews

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* BearsAreBadNewsBearsAreBadNews:



* BonusBoss

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* BonusBossBonusBoss:



* EldritchAbomination

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* EldritchAbominationEldritchAbomination:



* FunWithAcronyms: Most of the spell names, including Pip's Outstanding Wallop (POW) and Pip's Incredibly Rapid Repeater (Pi R[[superscript:2]])
** Parodied with the Invisibility spell, which is given the acronym "I.N.V.I.S.I.B.I.L.I.T.Y. for short".

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* FunWithAcronyms: Most of the spell names, including Pip's Outstanding Wallop (POW) and Pip's Incredibly Rapid Repeater (Pi R[[superscript:2]])
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R[[superscript:2]]). Parodied with the Invisibility spell, which is given the acronym "I.N.V.I.S.I.B.I.L.I.T.Y. for short".



* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace

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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlaceIDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace:



* ObviousBeta

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* ObviousBetaObviousBeta:



* OurDragonsAreDifferent

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* OurDragonsAreDifferentOurDragonsAreDifferent:



** In book 5 you can summon ''Green Alchemic Dragons''.

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** In book 5 you can summon ''Green "Green Alchemic Dragons''.Dragons".



* OurVampiresAreDifferent

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* OurVampiresAreDifferentOurVampiresAreDifferent:



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



* UselessUsefulSpell: In one of the earlier books you receive the spell PIP (Pip's Immunity to Poison). At one point you are presented with a poisoned meal, and given a subtle prompt to do "something" before eating. The page you turn to determines whether you live or die by a random roll, not even mentioning the spell; if you live, it's because you're immune to that particular poison. The spell doesn't affect it at all.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: UselessUsefulSpell:
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In one of the earlier books you receive the spell PIP (Pip's Immunity to Poison). At one point you are presented with a poisoned meal, and given a subtle prompt to do "something" before eating. The page you turn to determines whether you live or die by a random roll, not even mentioning the spell; if you live, it's because you're immune to that particular poison. The spell doesn't affect it at all.



* VancianMagic: The spells Pip can learn can only be used a limited number of times in each book: 10 for the firefingers, 2 for the fireballs, 3 for most common spells and only once for the rarest spells (like invisibility).

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* VancianMagic: The spells Pip can learn can only be used a limited number of times in each book: 10 for the firefingers, Firefingers, 2 for the fireballs, Fireballs, 3 for most common spells and only once for the rarest spells (like invisibility).Invisibility).



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouseWhatHappenedToTheMouse:



* WholePlotReference: "Tomb of Nightmares" is pretty much a snarky version of "TombOfHorrors".

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* WholePlotReference: "Tomb ''Tomb of Nightmares" Nightmares'' is pretty much a snarky version of "TombOfHorrors".''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors''.
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