History Literature / LivesOfTheMayfairWitches

4th Jun '16 5:05:17 PM LadyNorbert
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The scope and power of most Mayfair's psychic abilities is directly affected by their willingness to accept that they have them. Extremely powerful Mayfair's like Julien and and Rowen are simply so strong that only willful denial keeps them in check. Once Rowan accepts that the deaths she's caused were not just coincidences, she is able to kill at will. In a fit of rage when Lasher was gloating about having killed one of Julien's lovers, Julien truly focused his will and was able to both see and directly attack Lasher for the first time. Most other Mayfair's are superficially aware that they have latent powers, but doubt them and [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane instances in which they manifest]]. Lasher encourages this, as a huge family of psychic witches would be ''way'' beyond his control. Thus most Mayfair's treat the family history as peculiar legends or believe that only certain members of the family had real powers.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The scope and power of most Mayfair's Mayfairs' psychic abilities is directly affected by their willingness to accept that they have them. Extremely powerful Mayfair's Mayfairs like Julien and and Rowen Rowan are simply so strong that only willful denial keeps them in check. Once Rowan accepts that the deaths she's caused were not just coincidences, she is able to kill at will. In a fit of rage when Lasher was gloating about having killed one of Julien's lovers, Julien truly focused his will and was able to both see and directly attack Lasher for the first time. Most other Mayfair's Mayfairs are superficially aware that they have latent powers, but doubt them and [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane instances in which they manifest]]. Lasher encourages this, as a huge family of psychic witches would be ''way'' beyond his control. Thus Thus, most Mayfair's Mayfairs treat the family history as peculiar legends or believe that only certain members of the family had real powers.



* DeathByChildbirth: Most women suffer this after sleeping with a male Taltos. When Lasher attempts to create more of his race by raping other members of Rowan's familiy, they all miscarry and hemorrhage. Only Rowan survives, but she has to have a hysterectomy afterwards. [[spoiler: Mona also survives giving birth to Morrigan but she becomes very ill over the next six years until her vampire transformation.]]

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* DeathByChildbirth: Most women suffer this after sleeping with a male Taltos. When Lasher attempts to create more of his race by raping other members of Rowan's familiy, family, they all miscarry and hemorrhage. Only Rowan survives, but she has to have a hysterectomy afterwards. [[spoiler: Mona also survives giving birth to Morrigan but she becomes very ill over the next six years until her vampire transformation.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: Ashlar after his decision to convert his people to Christianity led to them being mostly wiped out. Summed up thusly:
-->At that moment I wanted no more of life. I wanted no more of suffering ordeath, or of the best of intentions resulting in abominable ruin.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Ashlar Ashlar, after his decision to convert his people to Christianity led to them being mostly wiped out. Summed up thusly:
-->At that moment I wanted no more of life. I wanted no more of suffering ordeath, or death, or of the best of intentions resulting in abominable ruin.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Lasher cultivates this attitude in most Mayfair's, since he wants to use them in his breeding program, but not have them running around in full control of their psychic powers. A majority of the prefer being just wealthy high society types and have no desire to be witches or deal with the supernatural.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Lasher cultivates this attitude in most Mayfair's, Mayfairs, since he wants to use them in his breeding program, but not have them running around in full control of their psychic powers. A majority of the them prefer being just wealthy high society types and have no desire to be witches or deal with the supernatural.



** Many notable Mayfairs are the result of incestuous unions. Jeanne Louise and Peter were born out of a union between Petyr van Abel and his daughter Charlotte. Angelique Mayfair is the daughter of fraternal twins Jeanne Louise and Peter. Mary Beth Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Julien and Katherine Mayfair. Stella Mayfair is the daughter of father and daughter Julien and Mary Beth Mayfair. Antha Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Cortland and Stella Mayfair (In Lasher, Julien says he is the father of Antha but he was dead many years before she was born). Deirdre Mayfair is not a product of incest but [[spoiler: her daughter, Rowan Mayfair, is the product of a union with Deirdre and her grandfather Cortland.]]
* KissingCousins: Mona Mayfair, who is determined to sleep with all her male cousins. [[LesYay She considers it with some of the female ones]].

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** Many notable Mayfairs are the result of incestuous unions. Jeanne Louise and Peter were born out of a union between Petyr van Abel and his daughter Charlotte. Angelique Mayfair is the daughter of fraternal twins Jeanne Louise and Peter. Mary Beth Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Julien and Katherine Mayfair. Stella Mayfair is the daughter of father and daughter Julien and Mary Beth Mayfair. Antha Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Cortland and Stella Mayfair (In Lasher, ''Lasher,'' Julien says he is the father of Antha Antha, but he was dead many years before she was born). Deirdre Mayfair is not a product of incest but [[spoiler: her daughter, Rowan Mayfair, is the product of a union with Deirdre and her grandfather Cortland.]]
* KissingCousins: Mona Mayfair, who is determined to sleep with all her male cousins. [[LesYay She also considers it with some of the female ones]].



** Mary Beth, Julien and Cortland all appear to have been capable of AstralProjection.

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** Mary Beth, Julien Julien, and Cortland all appear to have been capable of AstralProjection.



* {{Reincarnation}}: Stuart Gordon believed that Tessa was remembering things from past lives, not considering the possibility that she saw them first hand.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: Stuart Gordon believed that Tessa was remembering things from past lives, not considering the possibility that she saw them first hand.firsthand.



* SuperBreedingProgram: Basically what Lasher is using the Mayfair's for.

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* SuperBreedingProgram: Basically what Lasher is using the Mayfair's Mayfairs for.



* TangledFamilyTree: Cousins having sex is the low water mark in this series. It gets a ''lot'' more hardcore. Julian alone manages to impregnate his sister, cousins and some of his children.

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* TangledFamilyTree: Cousins having sex is the low water mark watermark in this series. It gets a ''lot'' more hardcore. Julian Julien alone manages to impregnate his sister, cousins and some of his children.



* WitchSpecies: Never outright stated that they're wholly distinct from humans. Considering they're genetically-compatible with Taltos, they must be at least a different sub-species.

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* WitchSpecies: Never outright stated that they're wholly distinct from humans. Considering they're genetically-compatible genetically compatible with Taltos, they must be at least a different sub-species.
3rd Mar '16 3:30:42 PM Teakay
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* CarpetRolledCorpse: [[spoiler:Carlotta Mayfair murdered a Talamasca agent by trapping him in a heavy carpet and leaving him in the attic to die]].
9th Jan '16 3:37:47 AM jormis29
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** Michael temporarily has psychometry after he nearly drowns, but quickly gets annoyed by people asking him to touch things. He loses this ability when Lasher tries to kill him.

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** Michael temporarily has psychometry {{psychometry}} after he nearly drowns, but quickly gets annoyed by people asking him to touch things. He loses this ability when Lasher tries to kill him.
18th Jul '15 3:50:26 PM needlessexposition
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** Many notable Mayfairs are the result of incestuous unions. Jeanne Louise and Peter were born out of a union between Petyr van Abel and his daughter Charlotte. Angelique Mayfair is the daughter of fraternal twins Jeanne Louise and Peter. Mary Beth Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Julien and Katherine Mayfair. Stella Mayfair is the daughter of father and daughter Julien and Mary Beth Mayfair. Antha Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Cortland (Julien's son; Julien had been dead almost ten years before Antha was born) and Stella Mayfair. Deirdre Mayfair is not a product of incest but [[spoiler: her daughter, Rowan Mayfair, is the product of a union with Deirdre and her grandfather Cortland.]]

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** Many notable Mayfairs are the result of incestuous unions. Jeanne Louise and Peter were born out of a union between Petyr van Abel and his daughter Charlotte. Angelique Mayfair is the daughter of fraternal twins Jeanne Louise and Peter. Mary Beth Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Julien and Katherine Mayfair. Stella Mayfair is the daughter of father and daughter Julien and Mary Beth Mayfair. Antha Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Cortland (Julien's son; and Stella Mayfair (In Lasher, Julien had been says he is the father of Antha but he was dead almost ten many years before Antha she was born) and Stella Mayfair.born). Deirdre Mayfair is not a product of incest but [[spoiler: her daughter, Rowan Mayfair, is the product of a union with Deirdre and her grandfather Cortland.]]
18th Jul '15 3:49:05 PM needlessexposition
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** Many notable Mayfairs are the result of incestuous unions. Jeanne Louise and Peter were born out of a union between Petyr van Abel and his daughter Charlotte. Angelique Mayfair is the daughter of fraternal twins Jeanne Louise and Peter. Mary Beth Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Julien and Katherine Mayfair. Stella Mayfair is the daughter of father and daughter Julien and Mary Beth Mayfair. Antha Mayfair is the daughter of brother and sister Cortland (Julien's son; Julien had been dead almost ten years before Antha was born) and Stella Mayfair. Deirdre Mayfair is not a product of incest but [[spoiler: her daughter, Rowan Mayfair, is the product of a union with Deirdre and her grandfather Cortland.]]
31st May '15 6:17:30 AM needlessexposition
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* DeathByChildbirth: Most women suffer this after sleeping with a male Taltos. When Lasher attempts to create more of his race by raping other members of Rowan's familiy, they all miscarry and hemorrhage. Only Rowan survives, but she has to have a hysterectomy afterwards.

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* DeathByChildbirth: Most women suffer this after sleeping with a male Taltos. When Lasher attempts to create more of his race by raping other members of Rowan's familiy, they all miscarry and hemorrhage. Only Rowan survives, but she has to have a hysterectomy afterwards. [[spoiler: Mona also survives giving birth to Morrigan but she becomes very ill over the next six years until her vampire transformation.]]
** It's likely the only reason Rowan survives is because [[spoiler: Emaleth gave Rowan her breast milk to heal her]].
22nd Jun '14 11:10:42 PM psionycx
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The scope and power of most Mayfair's psychic abilities is directly affected by their willingness to accept that they have them. Extremely powerful Mayfair's like Julien and and Rowen are simply so strong that only willful denial keeps them in check. Once Rowan accepts that the deaths she's caused were not just coincidences, she is able to kill at will. In a fit of rage when Lasher was gloating about having killed one of Julien's lovers, Julien truly focused his will and was able to both see and directly attack Lasher for the first time. Most other Mayfair's are superficially aware that they have latent powers, but doubt them and [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane instances in which they manifest]]. Lasher encourages this, as a huge family of psychic witches would be ''way'' beyond his control. Thus most Mayfair's treat the family history as peculiar legends or believe that only certain members of the family had real powers.


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* EnergyBeings: Lasher and other spirits, although they do contain a minute amount of matter. Many (perhaps all) of them are the souls of dead sentient beings which have for one reason or another not AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.


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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Lasher cultivates this attitude in most Mayfair's, since he wants to use them in his breeding program, but not have them running around in full control of their psychic powers. A majority of the prefer being just wealthy high society types and have no desire to be witches or deal with the supernatural.
4th Feb '14 2:59:14 AM Ghidra15
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* OurFairiesAreDifferent\OurElvesAreBetter: The Taltos are Elves/Fairies in all but name, and they are horrified by the "[[HumansAreBastards Tiny, hairy, warlike ones]]."

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent\OurElvesAreBetter: OurFairiesAreDifferent / OurElvesAreBetter: The Taltos are Elves/Fairies in all but name, and they are horrified by the "[[HumansAreBastards Tiny, hairy, warlike ones]]."
27th Dec '13 6:21:01 PM Ghidra15
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* OurFairiesAreDifferent/ OurElvesAreBetter: The Taltos are Elves/Fairies in all but name, and they are horrified by the "[[HumansAreBastards Tiny, hairy, warlike ones]]."

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent/ OurElvesAreBetter: OurFairiesAreDifferent\OurElvesAreBetter: The Taltos are Elves/Fairies in all but name, and they are horrified by the "[[HumansAreBastards Tiny, hairy, warlike ones]]."
27th Dec '13 6:20:26 PM Ghidra15
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* OurFairiesAreDifferent/{{Our Elves Are Better}}: The Taltos are Elves/Fairies in all but name, and they are horrified by the "[[HumansAreBastards Tiny, hairy, warlike ones]]."

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent/{{Our Elves Are Better}}: OurFairiesAreDifferent/ OurElvesAreBetter: The Taltos are Elves/Fairies in all but name, and they are horrified by the "[[HumansAreBastards Tiny, hairy, warlike ones]]."
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