History Literature / GreenRider

14th Apr '17 6:19:54 AM Bissek
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* CliffHanger: Blackveil. Blackveil. [[spoiler: As the novel ends, Lord Amberhill is about to be confronted with an ancient spirit, Captain Mapstone faces the unpleasant task of informing Stevic G'ladheon that she sent his daughter on a nearly suicidal mission, and Lynx will soon return to Sacor City and reveal that at most there is only one other surivior of a mission with a 66% fatality rate (or higher.) All of these are blown away by Karigan's fate, whose last moments in the novel exemplify this trope. After shattering the looking mask, she finds herself enclosed in rectangular stone box she is unable to break out of. She has no idea where she is and, beginning to suffocate, she realizes she probably will never find out.]]

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* CliffHanger: Blackveil. Blackveil. [[spoiler: As the novel ends, Lord Amberhill is about to be confronted with an ancient spirit, Captain Mapstone faces the unpleasant task of informing Stevic G'ladheon that she sent his daughter on a nearly suicidal mission, and Lynx will soon return to Sacor City and reveal that at most there is only one other surivior survivor of a mission with a 66% fatality rate (or higher.) All of these are blown away by Karigan's fate, whose last moments in the novel exemplify this trope. After shattering the looking mask, she finds herself enclosed in rectangular stone box she is unable to break out of. She has no idea where she is and, beginning to suffocate, she realizes she probably will never find out.]]



** And then by the sixth book, Karigan falls in love with a boy from the future who she has to leave behind when she returns to her own time, and [[spoiler:Estral gains another suitor]].



* OutOfCharacterAlert: [[spoiler:Why Lady Estora brings F'ryan's love letter back to Karigan and how the Karigan realizes it contains a coded message.]]

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[[spoiler:Why Lady Estora brings F'ryan's love letter back to Karigan and how the Karigan realizes it contains a coded message.]]]]
** Estora realizes the king has been replaced when he starts doting over her - very unusual behavior in a man who only married her for reasons of politics and is secretly in love with another woman.
22nd Mar '17 8:00:27 PM Bissek
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* EmbarassingMiddleName: Karigan [[spoiler:Helgadorf]] G'ladheon.

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* EmbarassingMiddleName: EmbarrassingMiddleName: Karigan [[spoiler:Helgadorf]] G'ladheon.
22nd Mar '17 8:00:04 PM Bissek
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* EmbarassingMiddleName: Karigan [[spoiler:Helgadorf]] G'ladheon.



* EyeScream: After her travels through time, Karigan ends up with a shard of a magic mirror stuck in her eye. The menders decide that even if they could remove it safely, the eye is damaged beyond repair.



** She finally attains this status in ''Firebrand''.

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** She finally attains this level one status in ''Firebrand''.''Firebrand'', making her a rarity among Riders (Most Riders with swordmaster potential either spend so much time on the road that they never get the training time needed to reach their full potential, and most of the rest end up dying in the line of duty). The King is level 3. All the Black Shields are level 4.
22nd Mar '17 8:48:05 AM Bissek
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* AlienCatnip: The Eletians loooove Master Gruntler's dark chocolate. It even is shown to have healing properties for their species in ''Blackveil'' and ''Mirror Sight''.

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* AlienCatnip: The Eletians loooove Master Gruntler's dark chocolate. It even is shown to have healing properties for their species in ''Blackveil'' and ''Mirror Sight''. Whenever they pass through Sacor City, Gruntler has to ''shut the sugary down'' because they buy so much chocolate that he has to wait for a fresh shipment of ingredients before he can restock the shelves.



* AttemptedRape: Karigan is nearly raped by a mercenary, but a double fist to the groin and a good headbutt to the nose end those pretensions. Mel, an orphan raised by Captain Mapstone, is also nearly raped when Sacor city is invaded, but Karigan intervenes in time.

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* AttemptedRape: Karigan is nearly raped by a mercenary, but a double fist to the groin and a good headbutt to the nose end those pretensions. Mel, an orphan raised by Captain Mapstone, is also nearly raped when Sacor city City is invaded, but Karigan intervenes in time.



* CliffHanger: Blackveil. Blaclveil. [[spoiler: As the novel ends, Lord Amberhill is about to be confronted with an ancient spirit, Captain Mapstone faces the unpleasant task of informing Stevic G'ladheon that she sent his daughter on a nearly suicidal mission, and Lynx will soon return to Sacor City and reveal that at most there is only one other surivior of a mission with a 66% fatality rate (or higher.) All of these are blown away by Karigan's fate, whose last moments in the novel exemplify this trope. After shattering the looking mask, she finds herself enclosed in rectangular stone box she is unable to break out of. She has no idea where she is and, beginning to suffocate, she realizes she probably will never find out.]]

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* CliffHanger: Blackveil. Blaclveil.Blackveil. [[spoiler: As the novel ends, Lord Amberhill is about to be confronted with an ancient spirit, Captain Mapstone faces the unpleasant task of informing Stevic G'ladheon that she sent his daughter on a nearly suicidal mission, and Lynx will soon return to Sacor City and reveal that at most there is only one other surivior of a mission with a 66% fatality rate (or higher.) All of these are blown away by Karigan's fate, whose last moments in the novel exemplify this trope. After shattering the looking mask, she finds herself enclosed in rectangular stone box she is unable to break out of. She has no idea where she is and, beginning to suffocate, she realizes she probably will never find out.]]



* DueToTheDead: Karigan learns of a ceremony the original Riders used to honor their dead while time traveling in the second book, and revives the tradition at the end of the book.

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* DueToTheDead: Karigan learns of a ceremony the original Riders used to honor their dead while time traveling in the second book, and revives the tradition at the end of the book. The palace tombs have an entire community of caretakers who live their entire lives tending the tombs of long dead heroes and royals and honoring their memories.
22nd Mar '17 8:39:15 AM Bissek
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In ''Firebrand'', Karigan, while still recovering from her travel into Blackveil and through time, is sent on another mission, while a creation of the Second Empire kidnaps the king and takes his place.



* ClingyMacGuffin: Amberhill returns a magic ring that once belonged to the last Sea King to the grave of its rightful owner. The next time he looks at his hand, its back on his finger.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: Amberhill returns a magic ring that once belonged to the last Sea King to the grave of its rightful owner. The next time he looks at his hand, its it's back on his finger.



* [[DontGoInTheWoods Don't Go in the Woods]]: Well, just one forest in particular. Blackveil forest had a nice big magic wall built to keep people from going there. Book 4 is centered on doing it anyway.
* {{Doorstopper}}: The first book is reasonably sized, but they get longer as the series goes on. Book 5 is 760 pages.

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* [[DontGoInTheWoods Don't Go in the Woods]]: Well, just one forest in particular. Blackveil forest had a nice big magic wall built to keep people from going there. there - and more importantly to keep anything from the forest from getting out. Book 4 is centered on doing it going in anyway.
* {{Doorstopper}}: The first book is reasonably sized, but they get longer as the series goes on. Book 5 is 760 pages. Book 6 is 800.


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Beryl Spencer manages to identify and turn all of [[spoiler:Spane]]'s allies in court and intercept all of his blackmail material [[spoiler:on the queen]] between chapters. Not bad for someone who's previous appearances as TheMole always ended with her being exposed and captured.
6th Mar '17 5:08:46 AM Bissek
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* AncientArtifact: Every one of the Rider Broaches is a thousand years old, and was worn by one of the original Riders in the war against Mornhavon. When Karigan states that her broach used to be the First Rider's, the general reaction was that one of Riders had to have had it.



* FantasticRacism: Thanks to the atrocities committed by Mornhavon the Black, magic users became prejudiced against, so strongly that people are still suspicious of magic in the story's present day, ''a thousand years later''. This has caused problems, as while destroying or losing all the things that would allow the rise of a second Mornhavon, they also lost or destroyed things that would have helped them deal with the aftermath of the original, which is a very real problem now that the D'Yer wall has been breached.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Queen]] Estora, noted throughout Sacordia for her gorgeous golden locks, is one of the nicest characters in the series

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Queen]] Estora, noted throughout Sacordia for her gorgeous golden locks, is one of the nicest characters in the seriesseries.


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* MasterOfOneMagic: Every Rider has one, and only one, magical ability.


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* MeaningfulName: G'ladheon is short for Galadheon, which is Arcosian for "betrayer". The first Galadheon betrayed [[spoiler:Mornhavon the Black]].
5th Mar '17 7:54:26 PM Bissek
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* ShootTheMessenger: This is apparently a fairly common cause of death for Green Riders.
5th Mar '17 7:49:30 PM Bissek
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* ChekhovsSkill: At the beginning of ''The High King's Tomb'' Karigan gets in a swordfight and loses because she was wearing a formal gown that restricted her movements, and afterwards convinces Drent to teach her how to fight in formal wear. Towards the end of the book she has to take the place of [[spoiler:the recently kidnapped and escaped Lady Estora]], which means going into battle wearing a dress.


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* RefusalOfTheCall: Karigan honestly tries between the first and second books, but eventually the call gets so strong that she finds herself [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive answering it in her sleep]], to the point where at one point she wakes up to find that she'd ridden halfway to the capital in her nightgown.
1st Mar '17 7:46:46 AM JYN044
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** She finally attains this status in ''Firebrand''.
18th Oct '16 6:31:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeadOfGold,HeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Queen]] Estora, noted throughout Sacordia for her gorgeous golden locks, is one of the nicest characters in the series

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* HeadOfGold,HeartOfGold: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Queen]] Estora, noted throughout Sacordia for her gorgeous golden locks, is one of the nicest characters in the series
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