History Literature / HitherbyDragons

12th Aug '16 6:46:52 AM Morgenthaler
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Hitherby has a set of story {{canon}}, set in a strange variant of our world, telling of the current characters, as well as variants on the stories of Tantalus, Buddha, Belshazzar, {{Confucius}}, Lot and Persephone. The mythologies it creates concern the powers of suffering, the imprisonment of personal uncertainty, and the relationship between oppressor and servant.

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Hitherby has a set of story {{canon}}, set in a strange variant of our world, telling of the current characters, as well as variants on the stories of Tantalus, Buddha, Belshazzar, {{Confucius}}, Creator/{{Confucius}}, Lot and Persephone. The mythologies it creates concern the powers of suffering, the imprisonment of personal uncertainty, and the relationship between oppressor and servant.
9th Apr '16 11:47:55 PM PaulA
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* TortureAlwaysWorks: Played with in [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=668 An Oracle For NP]].

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: Played with in [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=668 An Oracle For NP]]. It is discovered that, done properly, torture will always get the right answer ''even if the victim has no prior knowledge of what the answer is''. The world becomes a utopia built on the back of torturing people until they reveal the best political system and the least environmentally-damaging method of power generation.
8th Jan '16 3:18:52 PM Discar
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* OurGodsAreGreater: 'God' is a general term used for (almost) any supernatural being in the canon.

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* OurGodsAreGreater: OurGodsAreDifferent: 'God' is a general term used for (almost) any supernatural being in the canon.
13th Jun '14 1:56:42 PM Aiguille
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However, many of the stories are individual legends, and can generally be read without any further context. A large number of the legends are warped combinations of pop culture with philosophical, political or religious motifs. Some are reflections of the mythology of the world, and some are whatever complete nonsense blasted out of the author's mind that morning before coffee. Stories where Jesus pilots a HumongousMecha, the wars of gods are fought with Manga/SailorMoon attacks or the Buddha can be [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=032 summoned]] from a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokeball]] are by no means atypical.

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However, many of the stories are individual legends, and can generally be read without any further context. A large number of the legends are warped combinations of pop culture with philosophical, political or religious motifs. Some are reflections of the mythology of the world, and some are whatever complete nonsense blasted out of the author's mind that morning before coffee. Stories where Jesus pilots a HumongousMecha, the wars of gods are fought with Manga/SailorMoon ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' attacks or the Buddha can be [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=032 summoned]] from a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokeball]] are by no means atypical.
24th Sep '13 2:03:30 PM Taper
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Hitherby Dragons had a long hiatus, but started again in 2011. A list of all the stories that make up the first three chapters can be found [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?page_id=730 here]].

The story starts [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2003/09/historical-note/ here]].

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Hitherby Dragons had a long hiatus, but started again in 2011. A list of all the stories that make up the first three chapters can be found The story starts [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?page_id=730 here]].

The story starts
com/2003/09/historical-note/ here]], or you may read [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2003/09/historical-note/ here]].
com/taxonomy/tags/topics/canon/storyline-1/ a compact version of the first storyline]].
22nd Jul '13 1:19:37 AM PaulA
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* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: Parodied in [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=227 Angus' Bad Day]] -- the store cupboard is still out of commission from a previous heroic scientist's escape plan, and so is the chemistry lab.
-->Mr. Boss looks Angus up and down. We could just throw him in a large empty room, he says. And lock the door. In a way, its probably safer.
23rd Apr '13 1:03:26 PM SeptimusHeap
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* PlanetEris: In a world where Buddha pirates roam the seas, the supernatural is common knowledge and any 'god' can be summed up in one sentence...




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* WorldOfWeirdness: In a world where Buddha pirates roam the seas, the supernatural is common knowledge and any 'god' can be summed up in one sentence...
2nd Dec '12 3:45:19 AM narm00
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[[http://imago.hitherby.com/ Hitherby Dragons]] is a series of online short stories written by Jenna K. Moran (formerly known as Rebecca S. Borgstrom), who also created the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}''.

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[[http://imago.hitherby.com/ Hitherby Dragons]] is a series of online short stories written by Jenna K. Moran (formerly known as Rebecca S. Borgstrom), who also created the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}''.
''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}''. (Hitherby was also the name of one of Jenna's ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' [=PCs=], a Kyriotate of Animals. There are no ''direct'' links... we think.)



Hitherby Dragons had a long hiatus. but started again in 2011. A list of all the stories that make up the first three chapters can be found [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?page_id=730 here]].

The story starts [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2003/09/historical-note/ here]]

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Hitherby Dragons had a long hiatus. hiatus, but started again in 2011. A list of all the stories that make up the first three chapters can be found [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?page_id=730 here]].

The story starts [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2003/09/historical-note/ here]]
here]].

The first Hitherby Dragons book, ''Jack o'Lantern Girl'', collecting both new and previously written material, is available to buy as a download.



* {{Dissimile}}: Seen [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=960 here]]:
-->''Cho takes the viper step. Its the kung fu step a viper would take, if a viper knew kung fu''

-->''and had legs''

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* {{Dissimile}}: Seen [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=960 here]]:
-->''Cho takes
AnachronicOrder: The canon story, while roughly in chronological order, can skip around from modern day to the viper step. Its the kung fu step a viper would take, if a viper knew kung fu''

-->''and had legs''
Biblical era to Ancient China and so on.



* FramingDevice: Technically, all non- canon stories are produced by the characters of the Gibbelin's tower.

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* FramingDevice: Technically, all non- canon stories are produced by the characters of the Gibbelin's tower.Gibbelins' Tower.
* IndustrializedEvil: Central, the monster's corporation, which has turned the process of breaking people to create gods into a ''business''.



** A recent post on the site suggests, but by no means promises, that there may eventually be more stories that connect to the canon.
*** As of early 2011, a couple of new histories have been added.

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** A recent post on * TheMagicComesBack: As the site suggests, but by no means promises, that there may eventually be more stories that connect to current monster tells it, the canon.
*** As of early 2011, a couple of new histories have been added.
fire would not serve his family, and left the world. Eventually, it came back... and the monsters found it.




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* PlanetEris: In a world where Buddha pirates roam the seas, the supernatural is common knowledge and any 'god' can be summed up in one sentence...
* SuperpowerLottery: Supernatural abilities vary vastly - Magical Angel has a chance of being able to do anything while Realistic Angel is pragmatic. And footsoldiers question pie.



* AnachronicOrder: The story, while roughly in chronological order, can skip around from modern day to the Biblical era to Ancient China and so on.



* BackFromTheDead: ''Jack o'Lantern Girl'' is, in part, the story of how Jane came back to life after a slight accident with the fire a lifetime before when she was a girl called Jenna.



* {{Dissimile}}: Seen [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=960 here]]:
-->''Cho takes the viper step. Its the kung fu step a viper would take, if a viper knew kung fu''

-->''and had legs''



* IndustrializedEvil: Central, the Monster's corporation, which has turned the process of breaking people to create gods into a ''business''.
* Kaiju

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* IndustrializedEvil: Central, the Monster's corporation, which has turned the process of breaking people to create gods into a ''business''.
* Kaiju
{{Kaiju}}



* Literal Genie

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* Literal GenieLiteralGenie



* PlanetEris: In a world where Buddha pirates roam the seas, the supernatural is common knowledge and any 'god' can be summed up in one sentence...



* SuperpowerLottery: Supernatural abilities vary vastly - Magical Angel has a chance of being able to do anything while Realistic Angel is pragmatic. And footsoldiers question pie.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In-universe - well, in-legend - usage:
--> Thunder sounds.
--> I wont accept, Ellen says, [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2006/05/the-dynamite-trilogy-konami-thunder-dance/ a version without dynamite.]]



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks
--> Thunder sounds.
--> I wont accept, Ellen says, [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2006/05/the-dynamite-trilogy-konami-thunder-dance/ a version without dynamite.]]
13th Sep '12 6:10:19 AM sohzq
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks
--> Thunder sounds.
--> I wont accept, Ellen says, [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2006/05/the-dynamite-trilogy-konami-thunder-dance/ a version without dynamite.]]
17th Aug '12 4:48:31 AM sohzq
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--> Sid: Shelley, we will never have an heir of our flesh.

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--> Sid: [[http://imago.hitherby.com/2005/10/containment/ Shelley, we will never have an heir of our flesh.]]
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