History Literature / IronDruidChronicles

28th Aug '16 8:42:39 PM baschapp
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* ShapeshifterBaggage: According to the Morrigan, all the "Old Ways" have this, including druds, allowing them to disregard the Law of Conservatoin of Matter.
6th Aug '16 1:59:05 AM Azaram
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** "That thing with the goat and the stolen Roman leather skirt."

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** "That thing "When I tell them about that one time with the goat and the stolen Roman leather skirt.skirt stolen from Gaul..."
6th Aug '16 1:03:01 AM Azaram
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--> '''Zeus''': "She's not half bad."



* NominalHero: Atticus fights because ItsPersonal, or because his [[MoralityPet loved ones]] are threatened, or because of mutual interests and old deals... and occasionally to deal out GaiasVengeance, but he makes no claim to being a hero. He spent two thousand years running away from a confrontation with Aenghus Óg, only finally deciding to after Brighid and Flidais conspired to force his hand, and even then he might not have gone through with it if Aenghus hadn't opened up a portal to Hell.

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*NextSundayAD: A drive-by mention of the year in ''Shattered'' sets it in 2022.
* NominalHero: Atticus fights because ItsPersonal, or because his [[MoralityPet loved ones]] are threatened, or because of mutual interests and old deals... and occasionally to deal out GaiasVengeance, but he makes no claim to being a hero. He spent two thousand years running away from a confrontation with Aenghus Óg, only finally deciding to fight after Brighid and Flidais conspired to force his hand, and even then he might not have gone through with it if Aenghus hadn't opened up a portal to Hell.Hell. Even ''that'' didn't do it; he only fought because opening the portal took so much power it killed a portion of the Earth outright.


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** "That thing with the goat and the stolen Roman leather skirt."
16th Jul '16 8:58:09 PM compro01
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* FullFrontalAssault: Druids can do all manner of things to metals and natural fabrics, like binding them to the ground, so nude is the only way one would want to face off with them before synthetic fabrics were invented.
29th Jun '16 9:28:46 PM compro01
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* NoodleIncident: "You never want to be a Nigel in Toronto." Atticus never explains why.

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* NoodleIncident: "You never want to be a Nigel in Toronto." Atticus never explains why." It eventually gets explained in ''Staked''.
21st Jun '16 9:24:11 PM compro01
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* "A Prelude to War": Set between ''Shattered'' and ''Staked'', found in the ''Three Slices'' anthology.
19th Jun '16 12:30:53 PM Eagal
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* RageAgainstTheMentor / [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Heavens]]: Granuaile gets angry at Atticus after she meets the Tuatha Dé Danann because they're mostly assholes that don't meet her ideal of a god, and she believed that being a Druid would require her to worship them. Atticus is quick to assure her that just because he worships them doesn't mean she has to; the only extra-human entity she is beholden to is the Earth itself.

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* RageAgainstTheMentor / [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Heavens]]: RageAgainstTheMentor: Granuaile gets angry at Atticus after she meets the Tuatha Dé Danann because they're mostly assholes that don't meet her ideal of a god, and she believed that being a Druid would require her to worship them. Atticus is quick to assure her that just because he worships them doesn't mean she has to; the only extra-human entity she is beholden to is the Earth itself.



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: The Morrigan is killed at the beginning of ''Hunted'' by Artemis and Diana.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: The Morrigan Morrigan]] is killed at the beginning of ''Hunted'' by Artemis and Diana.]]
19th Jun '16 12:28:18 PM Eagal
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* FieryRedhead: Brighid. Emphasis on fiery. She's a fire goddess after all.
** Granuaile. She ain't nicknamed 'Fierce Druid' for nothing.

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* FieryRedhead: FieryRedhead:
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Brighid. Emphasis on fiery. She's a fire goddess after all.
** Granuaile. She ain't nicknamed 'Fierce Druid' for nothing.Granuaile is also an excitable red head.



* GaiasVengeance: In the direct sense, Atticus calling on Sonora as Gaia's champion when he's attacked by a demon at his house. Less directly, this is one of the primary schticks of Druids, but since Atticus was the only one for something in the area of two thousand years, he can't take a very active role in the whole avenging business.

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* GaiasVengeance: In the direct sense, Atticus calling on Sonora as Gaia's champion when he's attacked by a demon at his house. Less directly, this is one of the primary schticks shticks of Druids, but since Atticus was the only one for something in the area of two thousand years, he can't take a very active role in the whole avenging business.
19th Jun '16 12:25:15 PM Eagal
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** Granuaile gets really angry if you patronize her. Or threaten her dog. Or pollute. Or disagree with anything she says. She's getting better about that last part.

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** Granuaile gets really angry if you patronize her. Or threaten her dog. Or pollute. Or disagree with anything she says. She's getting better about that last part.
9th Jun '16 7:31:32 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Granuaile gets really angry if you patronize her. Or threaten her dog. Or pollute. Or disagree with anything she says.

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** Granuaile gets really angry if you patronize her. Or threaten her dog. Or pollute. Or disagree with anything she says. She's getting better about that last part.



** As he explains in ''Staked'', this is in large part due to 2000 years of dodging Aenghus Og, who would detect his use of magic, encouraging him to keep a low profile.



** Atticus is no slouch either, being an {{Omniglot}} scholar with a habit of killing whichever supernatural that decides to pick a fight with him.

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** Atticus is no slouch either, being an {{Omniglot}} scholar with a habit of killing whichever supernatural that creature decides to pick a fight with him.



** As a result of this tendency, in ''Staked'' [[spoiler: Werner Drasche kills Hal Hauk and Hal's pack terminate Atticus' relationship with Magnusson and Hauk and threaten to kill him if he ever comes onto their land again.]]



** Granuaile. She ain't nicknamed 'Fierce Druid' for nothing.



* KnightTemplar: The Hammers of God, a multi-religious military organization that targets Atticus because he was present when Aenghus Óg opened a portal to Hell.

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* KnightTemplar: The Hammers of God, a multi-religious military organization that targets Atticus because he was present when Aenghus Óg opened a portal to Hell. They later reel back on the more militant aspects and start focusing on explicit evils.



** Granuaille gets in on the action in ''Staked''. She attacks her step-father's business explicitly out of spite, rationalizing her actions as helping the Earth. She derides Atticus' tendency to resort to violence as "how men solve problems" then goes straight to her step-father's office and beats the crap out of him and several security guards. Despite acknowledging her hypocrisy in attacking him, she continues to beat him up anyway, once again trying to justify it as her striking back against a polluter.

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** Granuaille gets in on the action in ''Staked''. She attacks her step-father's business explicitly out of spite, rationalizing her actions as helping the Earth. She derides Atticus' tendency to resort to violence as "how men solve problems" then goes straight to her step-father's office and beats the crap out of him and several security guards. Despite acknowledging her hypocrisy in attacking him, she continues to beat him up anyway, once again trying to justify it as her striking back against a polluter. Afterwards, she worries about this being part of a potential StartOfDarkness.



* NatureSpirit: The elementals that Atticus can talk to. They range from a local iron spirit to the Sonoran Desert.

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* NatureSpirit: The elementals that Atticus can talk to. They range from a local iron spirit to the Sonoran Desert.Desert to, about once a decade, ''Gaia herself.''



** In the Thor Revenge Squad, Gunnar is the youngest, being around three hundred years, while Atticus' 2100ish is the highest confirmed age with Leif being just over a thousand. Zhang Guo Lao's age is never specified, but he should be over 4000 years and Vainamoinen (Finish culture hero) and Perun (Russian god) are probably older.

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** In the Thor Revenge Squad, Gunnar is the youngest, being around three hundred years, years old, while Atticus' 2100ish is the highest confirmed age with Leif being just over a thousand. Zhang Guo Lao's age is never specified, but he should be over 4000 years and Vainamoinen (Finish culture hero) and Perun (Russian god) are probably older.


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*** This is expanded on further in ''Staked'', when he points out that he spent two millennia using magic as little as possible to avoid Aenghus Og, and while Aenghus has now been dead for a decade or so, two millennia of habit is hard to break.
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