History Literature / KushielsLegacy

24th Feb '17 6:12:16 AM Radhil
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: It's a dagger, but in ''Kushiel's Chosen'', Joscelin makes a dagger throw that disrupts the aim of an enemy on the other end of a large temple filled with fighting men. Phèdre comments that she thought the throw was impossible.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
** In ''Dart'', Joscelin uses this in desperation after Selig's men catch up to them in Skaldia. Six on one and he's winning, but Phèdre kills the one taking her hostage, so the last man with a horse decides to off the easier target first. Joscelin can't catch up in time. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] even:
--> '''Joscelin''': Do you know what the odds of making that throw were? We don't even train for it. It's not done.
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It's a dagger, but in ''Kushiel's Chosen'', Joscelin makes a dagger throw that disrupts the aim of an enemy on the other end of a large temple filled with fighting men. Phèdre comments that she thought the throw was impossible.
21st Feb '17 5:42:20 PM nightwyrm_zero
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* TrojanPrisoner: Phèdre and Imriel infiltrate Darsanga this way, Imriel giving Phèdre to the Mahrkagir's harem in exchange for sanctuary. The gambit runs longer than most examples, as it takes her a long time to get enough trust and planning to find a way to end the Mahrkagir's reign.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Phèdre and Imriel Joscelin infiltrate Darsanga this way, Imriel Joscelin giving Phèdre to the Mahrkagir's harem in exchange for sanctuary. The gambit runs longer than most examples, as it takes her a long time to get enough trust and planning to find a way to end the Mahrkagir's reign.
19th Feb '17 1:33:16 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* RomanticizedAbuse: Melisande and Phèdre's relationship certainly qualifies. Arguably a subversion, as Melisande is a villain and her treatment of Phèdre is part of her evil.

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* RomanticizedAbuse: Melisande and Phèdre's relationship certainly qualifies. Arguably a subversion, as Melisande is a villain and her treatment of Phèdre is part of her evil.villain.
19th Feb '17 1:32:23 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* RomanticizedAbuse: Melisande and Phèdre's relationship certainly qualifies.

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* RomanticizedAbuse: Melisande and Phèdre's relationship certainly qualifies. Arguably a subversion, as Melisande is a villain and her treatment of Phèdre is part of her evil.
10th Feb '17 8:47:57 PM Fireblood
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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The prisoners on La Dolorosa are imprisoned in solitary confinement, often for years. Most are driven insane over the years, with behavior ranging from talking to themselves or people who aren't there, and self-harm. Phedra also begins to experience it during her stay there.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The prisoners on La Dolorosa are imprisoned in solitary confinement, often for years. Most are driven insane over the years, with behavior ranging from talking to themselves or people who aren't there, there and self-harm. Phedra also begins to experience it during her stay there.
10th Feb '17 8:45:53 PM Fireblood
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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The prisoners on La Dolorosa are imprisoned in solitary confinement, often for years. Most are driven insane over the years, with behavior ranging from talking to themselves or people who aren't there, and self-harm. Phedra also begins to experience it during her stay there.
10th Feb '17 8:38:55 PM Fireblood
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* TheBeard: Allegra Stregazza for her husband Ricciardo

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* TheBeard: Allegra Stregazza for her husband RicciardoRicciardo.


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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Despite getting burned, cut and partly flayed, Phedra's scars are mentioned just once, when realistically they should be quite severe, while they don't detract from her sex appeal (or ability to get into her amorous adventures) at all.
10th Feb '17 11:48:17 AM Radhil
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* RevealingCoverUp: In ''Chosen'', the veterans of Troyes-le-Mont in La Serenissima all declare that they saw Barquiel L'Envers together with Persia the night of the escape. [[spoiler: Phedre knows Persia was actually Melisande, and is fully ready to accuse Barquiel of treason... until Fortun notes that every veteran said the same thing ''the same way'', like it was rehearsed, and feigned ignorance of the only other veteran they hadn't found yet, information a less involved guard was quickly able to supply.]]
10th Feb '17 8:27:02 AM Radhil
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** This also applies to [[spoiler: Lo Feng - his failure to raise his biological son right is what later allows Snow Tiger to be possessed by the celestial Dragon and the creation of Divine Thunder (cannons).]]



** This also applies to [[spoiler: Lo Feng, his failure to raise his biological son right is what later allows Snow Tiger to be possessed by the celestial Dragon and the creation of Divine Thunder (cannons)]]
9th Feb '17 5:57:41 AM Radhil
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* {{Blackmail}}: Melisande's escape in ''Dart'' and renewed plotting in ''Chosen'' turns on a hidden traitor in Ysandre's court whom she's blackmailing. [[spoiler: It's Percy de Somerville, the current head of the army. He had been in on house Trevalion's earlier treason, which Melisande exposed, but kept his involvement to herself to use him later.]]
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