History Literature / LestDarknessFall

15th Feb '15 10:44:56 AM Kalaong
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Martin Padway's "Fifty years of politics and administration and warfare and engineering... None of them his chosen profession, just the things he had to do to survive and keep the darkness from falling..." ultimately result in him being canonized as a saint of science and tolerance, which accelerates the timeline's development to the point where it could send time travelers after him.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Martin Padway's "Fifty years of politics and administration and warfare and engineering... None of them his chosen profession, just the things he had to do to survive and keep the darkness from falling..." ultimately result in him being canonized as a saint of science and tolerance, which accelerates accelerate the timeline's development to the point where it could send time travelers after him.to rescue what history remembers as a saint of science and tolerance.
7th Dec '14 7:22:46 PM Fireblood
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* ChangedMyJumper - Martin's wearing a light wool suit, necktie, modern shoes and hat when he arrives. No one seems to particularly notice. He switches to local clothing not long after, but insisting on having his tunics modified to include pockets.

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* ChangedMyJumper - ChangedMyJumper: Martin's wearing a light wool suit, necktie, modern shoes and hat when he arrives. No one seems to particularly notice. He switches to local clothing not long after, but insisting insists on having his tunics modified to include pockets.



* GivingRadioToTheRomans - Notable in that one of the first and most important inventions he introduces is brandy. In itself, useless. For making money and building a place in society, invaluable.

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* GivingRadioToTheRomans - GivingRadioToTheRomans: Notable in that one of the first and most important inventions he introduces is brandy. In itself, useless. For making money and building a place in society, invaluable.



* OneManIndustrialRevolution - Distilleries, the telegraph, the printing press, the telescope...

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* OneManIndustrialRevolution - OneManIndustrialRevolution: Distilleries, the telegraph, the printing press, the telescope...



** S. M. Stirling wrote one called "The Apotheosis of Martin Padway," where time travelers go back to 585 AD -- about half a century after the events of the novel -- to see the Great Man who restored the Western Roman Empire.

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** S. M. Stirling wrote one called "The Apotheosis of Martin Padway," where time travelers go back to 585 AD -- about AD-about half a century after the events of the novel -- to novel-to see the Great Man who restored the Western Roman Empire.



* WhatYearIsThis - Martin tries to ask people the date in his shaky Latin, and at first gets the year in the old Roman calendar, then has to ask how many years since Christ was born to get the proper year (which turns out to be 533 AD).

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* WhatYearIsThis - WhatYearIsThis: Martin tries to ask people the date in his shaky Latin, and at first gets the year in the old Roman calendar, then has to ask how many years since Christ was born to get the proper year (which turns out to be 533 AD).



* HappilyEverAfter: Padway learns that the outcome of his half-century of work is an ultra-advanced civilization arising in the tenth century AD (the lowest depths of DarkAgeEurope in his original timeline). Better still, he is free of the aches and pains of old age -- his rescuers have [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture a cure for that]], and the story ends with Padway joyfully anticipating a new life of studying and discussing the new timeline's history.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Martin Padway's, "Fifty years of politics and administration and warfare and engineering... None of them his chosen profession, just the things he had to do to survive and keep the darkness from falling..." ultimately result in him being canonized as a saint of science and tolerance, which accelerates the timeline's development to the point where it could send time travelers after him.
* PowderKegCrowd: The events of the story are driven by an outbreak of rioting -- an economic recession has put the populace on edge, a football defeat provided the spark, and Justinian's agents are taking advantage of the opportunity to cause trouble.

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* HappilyEverAfter: Padway learns that the outcome of his half-century of work is an ultra-advanced civilization arising in the tenth century AD (the lowest depths of DarkAgeEurope in his original timeline). Better still, he is free of the aches and pains of old age -- his age-his rescuers have [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture a cure for that]], and the story ends with Padway joyfully anticipating a new life of studying and discussing the new timeline's history.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Martin Padway's, Padway's "Fifty years of politics and administration and warfare and engineering... None of them his chosen profession, just the things he had to do to survive and keep the darkness from falling..." ultimately result in him being canonized as a saint of science and tolerance, which accelerates the timeline's development to the point where it could send time travelers after him.
* PowderKegCrowd: The events of the story are driven by an outbreak of rioting -- an rioting-an economic recession has put the populace on edge, a football defeat provided the spark, and Justinian's agents are taking advantage of the opportunity to cause trouble.
2nd Oct '13 7:25:24 PM SteveMB
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* UngratefulBastard: Thanks to Padway's medical innovations, Justinian is still alive half a century after the events of the novel[[note]]In real-world history, he died in 565 AD[[/note]]. So is his grudge and determination to settle the score.

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* UngratefulBastard: Thanks to Padway's medical innovations, Justinian is still alive half a century after the events of the novel[[note]]In real-world history, he died in 565 AD[[/note]].AD, twenty years before the time of the story[[/note]]. So is his grudge and determination to settle the score.
12th Sep '13 8:16:29 AM Kalaong
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* GodGuise: When time travelers (from the tenth century AD in the timeline created by Padway's actions) rescue him from a hostile mob, his ascension in a beam of light is taken as proof that he was a saint.

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* GodGuise: When time travelers (from the tenth century AD in the timeline created by Padway's actions) rescue him from a hostile mob, his ascension in a beam of light is taken as proof that he was a saint. [[StableTimeLoop Which is what their history recorded.]]


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Martin Padway's, "Fifty years of politics and administration and warfare and engineering... None of them his chosen profession, just the things he had to do to survive and keep the darkness from falling..." ultimately result in him being canonized as a saint of science and tolerance, which accelerates the timeline's development to the point where it could send time travelers after him.


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* StableTimeLoop: Not from Martin's home time period, but the new timeline records that "Martinus of Padua" did not die, but "[[GodGuise ascended to heaven in a beam of light]]"... because time travelers rescue him from a screaming mob with a glowing antigravity beam.
10th Jan '13 7:05:16 AM SteveMB
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* HappilyEverAfter: Padway learns that the outcome of his half-century of work is an ultra-advanced civilization arising in the tenth century AD (the lowest depths of DarkAgeEurope in his original timeline). Better still, he is free of the aches and pains of old age -- his rescuers have [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture a cure for old age]], and the story ends with Padway joyfully anticipating a new life of studying and discussing the new timeline's history.

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* HappilyEverAfter: Padway learns that the outcome of his half-century of work is an ultra-advanced civilization arising in the tenth century AD (the lowest depths of DarkAgeEurope in his original timeline). Better still, he is free of the aches and pains of old age -- his rescuers have [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture a cure for old age]], that]], and the story ends with Padway joyfully anticipating a new life of studying and discussing the new timeline's history.
10th Jan '13 7:04:33 AM SteveMB
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* HappilyEverAfter: Padway learns that the outcome of his half-century of work is an ultra-advanced civilization arising in the tenth century AD (the lowest depths of DarkAgeEurope in his original timeline). Better still, he is free of the aches and pains of old age -- his rescuers have [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture a cure for old age]], and the story ends with Padway joyfully anticipating a new life of studying and discussing the new timeline's history.
8th Jan '13 8:17:23 PM SteveMB
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* LongGame: Some of Padway's ideas are designed to [[SocietyMarchesOn nudge the culture]] in a more enlightened directions as well as to serve the needs of the moment. For instance, he convices the king of the Goths to emancipate serfs in order to recruit them for defense against the Byzantine invaders (and undercut the institution of serfdom). Toward the end of the novel, he convinces the king to raise needed revenue with a new tax on slaves (with the intent of increasing the tax until slavery dies out).

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* LongGame: Some of Padway's ideas are designed to [[SocietyMarchesOn nudge the culture]] in a more enlightened directions as well as to serve the needs of the moment. For instance, he convices the king of the Goths to emancipate serfs in order to recruit them for defense against the Byzantine invaders (and undercut the institution of serfdom). Toward the end of the novel, he convinces the king to raise needed revenue with a new tax on slaves (with the intent of increasing the tax until slavery dies out).



* UngratefulBastard: Thanks to Padway's medical innovations, Justinian is still alive half a century after the events of the novel. So is his grudge and determination to settle the score.

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* UngratefulBastard: Thanks to Padway's medical innovations, Justinian is still alive half a century after the events of the novel.novel[[note]]In real-world history, he died in 565 AD[[/note]]. So is his grudge and determination to settle the score.
8th Jan '13 12:49:46 PM SteveMB
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* CatchPhrase: Thomasus the Syrian banker reacts to statements he considers outrageous by saying, "Did you hear that, God?"
8th Jan '13 10:25:14 AM SteveMB
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* RescueRomance: After Padway rescues Mathaswentha from a [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced marriage]], the two are attracted to each other until he realizes just how [[ValuesDissonance ruthless she is by his standards]]. He manages to extricate himself by setting her up with Urias instead.

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* RescueRomance: After Padway rescues Mathaswentha from a [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced marriage]], the two are attracted to each other until he realizes just how [[ValuesDissonance ruthless she is by his standards]]. He manages to extricate himself without [[WomanScorned incurring her wrath]] by setting her up with Urias instead.
8th Jan '13 10:23:37 AM SteveMB
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** S. M. Stirling wrote one called "The Apotheosis of Martin Padway," where time travelers go back to 585 AD to see the Great Man who restored the Western Roman Empire.

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** S. M. Stirling wrote one called "The Apotheosis of Martin Padway," where time travelers go back to 585 AD -- about half a century after the events of the novel -- to see the Great Man who restored the Western Roman Empire.



* WhatYearIsThis - Martin tries to ask people the date in his shaky Latin, and at first gets the year in the old Roman calendar, then has to ask how many years since Christ was born to get the proper year.

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* WhatYearIsThis - Martin tries to ask people the date in his shaky Latin, and at first gets the year in the old Roman calendar, then has to ask how many years since Christ was born to get the proper year.
year (which turns out to be 533 AD).
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