History Literature / IronDruidChronicles

23rd Oct '17 12:56:12 PM OutRider2003
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21st Oct '17 6:20:37 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* AliensInCardiff: For being a comparatively small city, Tempe Arizona has a druid, a pack of werewolves, a coven of witches, a vampire, and occasional Celtic and Native American deities that show up from time to time.

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* AliensInCardiff: For being a comparatively small city, Tempe Arizona has a druid, a pack of werewolves, a coven of witches, a powerful vampire, and occasional Celtic and Native American deities that show up from time to time.time - though the deities tend to be drawn to the town by the druid, rather than anything specific about the town itself.



* ArtisticLicenseGeology: This is invoked by Atticus when Coyote asks him to magically create a gold vein under some land where Coyote wants to build a mine. Atticus protests that this would be geologically impossible and will probably result in geologists all over the world questioning all they know about geology.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: This is invoked by Atticus when Coyote asks him to magically create a gold vein under some land where Coyote wants to build a mine. Atticus protests that this would be geologically impossible and will probably result in geologists all over the world questioning all they know about geology. Coyote doesn't care.



* ColdIron: Especially [[ThunderboltIron Meteorite Iron]]. It's antithetical to magic so the best imaginable [[AntiMagic protection against it]]. It's also outright poisonous to beings of pure magic (TheFairFolk). Makes spellcasting extremely hard, though. Atticus' mastery of ColdIron earned him the title of the [[TitleDrop Iron Druid]]. However, iron of any kind pretty much cancels out magic under normal circumstances, Atticus's own magic being the exception, (It is possible to combine the two if the smith is talented enough) resulting in the Iron Age pretty much bringing an end to magic in the world.

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* ColdIron: Especially [[ThunderboltIron Meteorite Iron]]. It's antithetical to magic magic, so is the best imaginable [[AntiMagic protection against it]]. It's also outright poisonous to beings of pure magic (TheFairFolk). Makes spellcasting extremely hard, though. Atticus' mastery of ColdIron earned him the title of the [[TitleDrop Iron Druid]]. However, iron of any kind pretty much cancels out magic under normal circumstances, Atticus's own magic being the exception, (It is possible to combine the two if the smith is talented enough) resulting in the Iron Age pretty much bringing an end to magic in the world.



* ContrivedCoincidence: By his own admission in ''Hunted'', [[spoiler:Atticus' Soul Catcher probably shouldn't have worked. It'd require that he die while in contact with the earth, that his body would fall in such a way that his tattoos were actually touching the ground, that his binding would actually keep his soul in place at all and a whole slew of other requirements that the odds of it saving him once were wildly improbable and unlikely to happen again.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: By his own admission in ''Hunted'', [[spoiler:Atticus' [[spoiler: Atticus' Soul Catcher probably shouldn't have worked. It'd require that he die while in contact with the earth, that his body would fall in such a way that his tattoos were actually touching the ground, that his binding would actually keep his soul in place at all and a whole slew of other requirements that the odds of it saving him once were wildly improbable and unlikely to happen again.]]



* DealWithTheDevil[=/=]BargainWithHeaven[=/=]ReligionIsMagic: Gods run on belief and magic runs on belief and deals. Atticus' is with MotherNature and for lesser extent with the Tuatha Dé Danann (as he is their last true priest/believer). Witches tend to make deals for power with less savory types. Which is the very reason his apprentice chooses him.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The Tuatha Dé Danann were originally regular druids whom the ancient Celts started worshiping as gods. Somehow this turned them into "real" gods, but they are basically just super druids.

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* DealWithTheDevil[=/=]BargainWithHeaven[=/=]ReligionIsMagic: Gods run on belief and magic runs on belief and deals. Atticus' is with MotherNature and for lesser extent with the Tuatha Dé Danann (as he is their last true priest/believer). Witches tend to make deals for power with less savory savoury types. Which is the very reason his apprentice chooses him.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The Tuatha Dé Danann were originally regular druids whom the ancient Celts started worshiping worshipping as gods. Somehow this turned them into "real" gods, but they are basically just super druids.
15th Jun '17 7:47:20 PM CheeseDogX
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* GameOfNerds: Atticus, whose geek credentials are well and truly established early on, is a big baseball fan.
15th Jun '17 6:27:03 PM Anddrix
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* GenreSavvy: Atticus survived twenty-one centuries by being very savvy about the events around him and gathering any information he can about his enemies and allies. This allows him to create powerful defenses and know when it is time to move to a new location.



* HomeFieldAdvantage: Druids are very GenreSavvy about this. Atticus has some very powerful enemies looking for him so he spent at least a century setting up his defenses. He befriended all the local nature spirits, allied himself with the local vampire lord and the local werewolf pack and put multiple layers of magical and mundane protections on his home and workplace. His ultimate home field advantage comes from an arrangement he has with Morrigan, one of his pantheon's Death Gods. As long as any battle he is in takes place under the jurisdiction of that god, Atticus cannot die in it. Unfortunately Aenghus Óg was just as GenreSavvy and went to extraordinary lengths to nullify all those advantages including making sure that the final battle happened where Morrigan has no jurisdiction and could not (officially) interfere.

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* HomeFieldAdvantage: Druids are very GenreSavvy clever about this. Atticus has some very powerful enemies looking for him so he spent at least a century setting up his defenses. He befriended all the local nature spirits, allied himself with the local vampire lord and the local werewolf pack and put multiple layers of magical and mundane protections on his home and workplace. His ultimate home field advantage comes from an arrangement he has with Morrigan, one of his pantheon's Death Gods. As long as any battle he is in takes place under the jurisdiction of that god, Atticus cannot die in it. Unfortunately Aenghus Óg was just as GenreSavvy smart and went to extraordinary lengths to nullify all those advantages including making sure that the final battle happened where Morrigan has no jurisdiction and could not (officially) interfere.
29th Apr '17 9:54:07 AM Eagal
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk: [[InformedAttribute Thor is supposedly the former]], not that you would know from looking, since the jerk part is all that is shown and talked about (and there is rather a lot of it) which makes Thor come across as the latter despite the tales of him being one of the friendlier gods to humanity.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk: [[InformedAttribute JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thor is supposedly the former]], this according to WordOfGod, not that you would know from looking, since the jerk part is all that is shown and talked about (and there is rather a lot of it) which makes Thor come across as the latter a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk despite the tales of him being one of the friendlier gods to humanity.
27th Apr '17 9:19:18 PM dalek955
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* PersonaNonGrata: After the Kennedy's Grove incident, a couple of formerly friendly [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf packs]] finally got fed up with all the [[RevengeByProxy splashily vengeful]] enemies Atticus has been making lately, and banned him from their territories on pain of fanged death.
11th Feb '17 5:51:29 PM Kalmbach
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* AliensInCardiff: For being a comparatively small city, Tempe Arizona has a druid, a pack of werewolves, a coven of witches, a vampire, and occasional Celtic and Native American deities that show up from time to time.
11th Feb '17 5:47:07 PM Kalmbach
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** Atticus does this himself from time to time, as shifting forms does not take his clothes with him, so he is nude when he shifts back into a human.



** This can also cause multiple versions of the same god. There's several Coyotes running around Arizona.

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** This can also cause multiple versions of the same god. There's several Coyotes running around Arizona.Arizona, one for each of the native tribes, and Jesus mentions that the Christian God and the Jewish Yahweh are two separate beings.



** In ''Hammered'', Atticus and Leif rattle several pee-based puns back and forth.



** Actually something of a plot point in ''Hounded'': Emily, on the of witches in a local coven acts like a spoiled teenager despite being over ninety years old. Atticus uses her as an example to Granuaile, advising her to think long and hard before becoming a magic user, because it's a risk inherent in having an extended life.

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** Actually something of a plot point in ''Hounded'': Emily, on one the of witches in a local coven acts like a spoiled teenager despite being over ninety years old. Atticus uses her as an example to Granuaile, advising her to think long and hard before becoming a magic user, because it's a risk inherent in having an extended life.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk: [[InformedAttribute Thor is supposedly the former]], not that you would know from looking, since the jerk part is all that is shown and talked about (and there is rather alot of it) which makes Thor come across as the latter despite the tales of him being one of the friendlier gods to humanity.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk: [[InformedAttribute Thor is supposedly the former]], not that you would know from looking, since the jerk part is all that is shown and talked about (and there is rather alot a lot of it) which makes Thor come across as the latter despite the tales of him being one of the friendlier gods to humanity.
27th Nov '16 5:47:16 PM nombretomado
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* PalsWithJesus: In the third book, Atticus has lunch and drinks with Jesus. They briefly reminisce about [[TheDaVinciCode moving the treasure of the Templars and planting false clues.]]

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* PalsWithJesus: In the third book, Atticus has lunch and drinks with Jesus. They briefly reminisce about [[TheDaVinciCode [[Literature/TheDaVinciCode moving the treasure of the Templars and planting false clues.]]
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.
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