History Literature / LoneWolf

15th Jan '18 12:38:07 PM StFan
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There are 20 books out that follow Lone Wolf himself, then 8 after that following a student of his, with more being written. There's also a four-books ''World of Lone Wolf'' [[SpinOff spin-off]] (most often just called ''Grey Star'') written by Ian Page and edited by Dever. It takes place in the same world, with Grey Star the Wizard as the hero. There are also 12 ''Legends of Lone Wolf'' novelizations roughly covering the first 8 books, fleshing out characterization and the series mythology, as well as a ''Magnamund Companion'' guidebook. Another SpinOff called the ''Autumn Snow series'', written by Martin Charbonneau and edited by Dever, started to be published in 2016. It followed the adventure of Autumn Snow, a novice of Lone Wolf's New Kai Order. There are even ''two'' TabletopRPG versions of the books and a graphic novel spin-off, ''The Skull of Agarash'' (situated between the Magnakai and Grand Master series). A [[VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf videogame spin off]] was released on Android and [=iOS=] in late 2013 and ported to PC on November of 2014. A tabletop RPG entitled "Tabletop/LoneWolfAdventureGame" produced by Cublicle 7 and Joe Dever (Before his untimely death) has been produced thanks to Kickstarter..

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There are 20 books out that follow Lone Wolf himself, then 8 after that following a student of his, with more being written. There's also a four-books ''World of Lone Wolf'' [[SpinOff spin-off]] (most often just called ''Grey Star'') written by Ian Page and edited by Dever. It takes place in the same world, with Grey Star the Wizard as the hero. There are also 12 ''Legends of Lone Wolf'' novelizations roughly covering the first 8 books, fleshing out characterization and the series mythology, as well as a ''Magnamund Companion'' guidebook. Another SpinOff called the ''Autumn Snow series'', written by Martin Charbonneau and edited by Dever, started to be published in 2016. It followed the adventure of Autumn Snow, a novice of Lone Wolf's New Kai Order. There are even ''two'' TabletopRPG versions of the books and a graphic novel spin-off, ''The Skull of Agarash'' (situated between the Magnakai and Grand Master series). A [[VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf videogame spin off]] was released on Android and [=iOS=] in late 2013 and ported to PC on November of 2014. A tabletop RPG entitled "Tabletop/LoneWolfAdventureGame" ''TabletopGame/LoneWolfAdventureGame'' produced by Cublicle 7 and Joe Dever (Before (before his untimely death) has been produced thanks to Kickstarter..
Kickstarter.
15th Jan '18 7:26:03 AM Ramidel
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** Grey Star. He doesn't get armor, the only weapon he's any good with is his staff, and once he runs out of Willpower points he's pretty much boned. He also does not get Lone Wolf's regenerating health skills; apparently Shianti magic [[HealingMagicIsTheHardest just doesn't cover healing]].

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** Grey Star. He doesn't get armor, the only weapon he's any good with is his staff, and once he runs out of Willpower points he's pretty much boned. He also does not get Lone Wolf's regenerating health skills; apparently Shianti magic [[HealingMagicIsTheHardest just doesn't cover healing]].relies on {{Alchemy}} for healing instead, which is limited by available potions and reagents.
21st Dec '17 11:30:00 AM starofjusticev21
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* PlagueOfGoodFortune: Keeping the Moonstone in Sommerlund leads to this. At first, it's beneficial -- crops grow abundantly, infant mortality drops to zero, disease more-or-less vanishes. But keeping it there for too long leads to a disruption of the cycles of nature -- people stop dying of natural causes and the seasons stop changing, being replaced with eternal springtime. (The text takes for granted that this is a bad thing.) Mind, their downright unnatural good fortune plants a big flashing arrow telling all of Naar's cronies that's where the Moonstone is, and catching a guy there to steal it is what actually convinces Lone Wolf that the godstone needs to be sent somewhere safer.

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* PlagueOfGoodFortune: Keeping the Moonstone in Sommerlund leads to this. At first, it's beneficial -- crops grow abundantly, infant mortality drops to zero, disease more-or-less vanishes. But keeping it there for too long leads to a disruption of the cycles of nature -- people stop dying of natural causes and the seasons stop changing, being replaced with eternal springtime. (The text takes for granted that After someone's caught trying to steal it, Lone Wolf realizes all this is a bad thing.) Mind, their downright unnatural good fortune plants a big flashing arrow telling all of Naar's cronies that's where essentially makes the Moonstone is, impossible to hide, and catching a guy there to steal it is what actually convinces Lone Wolf that the godstone needs to be sent somewhere safer.taken back to the Shianti for it to be truly safe.
15th Dec '17 8:15:07 AM Ghilz
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There are 20 books out that follow Lone Wolf himself, then 8 after that following a student of his, with more being written. There's also a four-books ''World of Lone Wolf'' [[SpinOff spin-off]] (most often just called ''Grey Star'') written by Ian Page and edited by Dever. It takes place in the same world, with Grey Star the Wizard as the hero. There are also 12 ''Legends of Lone Wolf'' novelizations roughly covering the first 8 books, fleshing out characterization and the series mythology, as well as a ''Magnamund Companion'' guidebook. Another SpinOff called the ''Autumn Snow series'', written by Martin Charbonneau and edited by Dever, started to be published in 2016. It followed the adventure of Autumn Snow, a novice of Lone Wolf's New Kai Order. There are even ''two'' TabletopRPG versions of the books and a graphic novel spin-off, ''The Skull of Agarash'' (situated between the Magnakai and Grand Master series). A [[VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf videogame spin off]] was released on Android and [=iOS=] in late 2013 and ported to PC on November of 2014. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/joe-devers-lone-wolf-the-lone-wolf-adventure-game A board game spin off has been successfully kickstarted]].

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There are 20 books out that follow Lone Wolf himself, then 8 after that following a student of his, with more being written. There's also a four-books ''World of Lone Wolf'' [[SpinOff spin-off]] (most often just called ''Grey Star'') written by Ian Page and edited by Dever. It takes place in the same world, with Grey Star the Wizard as the hero. There are also 12 ''Legends of Lone Wolf'' novelizations roughly covering the first 8 books, fleshing out characterization and the series mythology, as well as a ''Magnamund Companion'' guidebook. Another SpinOff called the ''Autumn Snow series'', written by Martin Charbonneau and edited by Dever, started to be published in 2016. It followed the adventure of Autumn Snow, a novice of Lone Wolf's New Kai Order. There are even ''two'' TabletopRPG versions of the books and a graphic novel spin-off, ''The Skull of Agarash'' (situated between the Magnakai and Grand Master series). A [[VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf videogame spin off]] was released on Android and [=iOS=] in late 2013 and ported to PC on November of 2014. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/joe-devers-lone-wolf-the-lone-wolf-adventure-game A board game spin off tabletop RPG entitled "Tabletop/LoneWolfAdventureGame" produced by Cublicle 7 and Joe Dever (Before his untimely death) has been successfully kickstarted]].
produced thanks to Kickstarter..
23rd Nov '17 3:16:21 PM StFan
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*** Explored a bit in the back story: Naar's original champion on Magnamund was Agarash, a demonic being so powerful he was practically an evil god in his own right. Upon Agarash's defeat Naar has the realization that while a kingdom-wrecking demigod sounds like a good idea on paper, if your only envoy's defeated then all the time and effort spent preparing him is down the drain and you're back to square one. This led to the creation of the Darklords; none are anywhere near as powerful as Agarash, but even if the champion among them is defeated, there's a long list of potential replacements already on the ground to fill his role.

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*** ** Explored a bit in the back story: backstory: Naar's original champion on Magnamund was Agarash, a demonic being so powerful he was practically an evil god in his own right. Upon Agarash's defeat defeat, Naar has the realization that while a kingdom-wrecking demigod sounds like a good idea on paper, if your only envoy's envoy is defeated then all the time and effort spent preparing him is down the drain and you're back to square one. This led to the creation of the Darklords; none are anywhere near as powerful as Agarash, but even if the champion among them is defeated, there's a long list of potential replacements already on the ground to fill his role.
23rd Nov '17 10:26:54 AM starofjusticev21
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*** Explored a bit in the back story: Naar's original champion on Magnamund was Agarash, a demonic being so powerful he was practically an evil god in his own right. Upon Agarash's defeat Naar has the realization that while a kingdom-wrecking demigod sounds like a good idea on paper, if your only envoy's defeated then all the time and effort spent preparing him is down the drain and you're back to square one. This led to the creation of the Darklords; none are anywhere near as powerful as Agarash, but even if the champion among them is defeated, there's a long list of potential replacements already on the ground to fill his role.
23rd Nov '17 10:19:05 AM starofjusticev21
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* WalkingArmory: Not necessarily so, but it's possible for Lone Wolf to be this if the player wants. At best, just going with the special weapons, by the end of the Magnakai series you can carry the magic spear, the Sommerswerd, the Dagger of Vashna, a jeweled mace, the Silver Bow of Duadon or a bronin warhammer (those two are mutually exclusive), an enchanted bullwhip and the Darklord sword Helshezag -- all at the same time. Add in how the player probably also has a bow, a quiver, and a normal weapon of their choice, and well...

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* WalkingArmory: Not necessarily so, but it's possible for Lone Wolf to be this if the player wants. At best, just going with the special weapons, by the end of the Magnakai series you can carry the magic spear, the Sommerswerd, the Dagger of Vashna, a jeweled mace, the Silver Bow of Duadon or a bronin warhammer (those two are mutually exclusive), an enchanted bullwhip and the Darklord sword Helshezag -- all at the same time. Add in how the player probably also has a bow, a quiver, and a pair of normal weapon weapons because there's no reason not to fill both of their choice, and well...those slots, and...
25th Oct '17 12:56:02 PM StFan
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* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: It almost goes without saying but this is at least more complicated than the standard fare with underlying mechanics and skills that carry over between books.

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* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: It almost goes without saying saying, but this is at least more complicated than the standard fare fare, with underlying mechanics and skills that carry over between books.



%%* SnakePeople: Darklord Taktaal

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%%* * SnakePeople: Darklord TaktaalTaktaal is the one known Darklord to not be fully humanoid, his lower body being a giant snake tail.
25th Oct '17 8:36:29 AM xcountryguy
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* ChooseYourOwnAdventure

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* ChooseYourOwnAdventureChooseYourOwnAdventure: It almost goes without saying but this is at least more complicated than the standard fare with underlying mechanics and skills that carry over between books.



* {{Cyclops}}: The Akraa'Neonor.

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* {{Fingore}}: An ugly dwarf servant of Zahda gets his fingers blasted from daring to pick [[LoyalPhlebotinum the Sommerswerd]].
* FishPeople: Bhakish; Ciquali; Xlorg

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* {{Fingore}}: An ugly dwarf servant of Zahda gets his fingers blasted from daring to pick up [[LoyalPhlebotinum the Sommerswerd]].
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* HeroProtagonist

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* HighFantasy

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** Book 17 is pretty bad too. Nearly every enemy encounter verges on DemonicSpiders [[invoked]] territory, and the battles against the BigBad and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] are some of the hardest in the series. And just like the battles in Book 11, there is almost no chance to heal in between the boss fights. And in this case you might actually ''need'' the InfinityPlusOneSword to beat the boss. (Your ordinary weapon is enchanted at the beginning of the book to double its damage against undead if you don't have it but no skill bonus is offered, and one is greatly appreciated against the demonic overlord who's the final boss of the book.)

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** Book 17 is pretty bad too. Nearly every enemy encounter verges on DemonicSpiders [[invoked]] territory, and the battles against the BigBad and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] are some of the hardest in the series. And just like the battles in Book 11, there is almost no chance to heal in between the boss fights. And in this case you might actually ''need'' the InfinityPlusOneSword to beat the boss. (Your %%(Your ordinary weapon is enchanted at the beginning of the book to double its damage against undead if you don't have it but no skill bonus is offered, and one is greatly appreciated against the demonic overlord who's the final boss of the book.)



* OurOrcsAreDifferent: Giaks

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* SecondPersonNarration: As a stapple of gamebooks.

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* SecondPersonNarration: As The player is referred to as "you" as a stapple staple of gamebooks.



* SingleStrokeBattle: Some fights are close to this trope, usually when one or both opponent are on mounts and they have only one round to strike each other before the momentum bring them apart. Notably, a barbarian scout on skis while Lone Wolf pass him on a sled (Book 3), a Vassagonian horseman charging Lone Wolf (Book 4) or a Drakkar Kraan-rider while Lone Wolf is flying on an itikar (Book 5). The one with the highest Endurance loss lose the fight, with varying results, up to a OneHitKill.

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* SingleStrokeBattle: Some fights are close to this trope, usually when one or both opponent are on mounts and they have only one round to strike each other before the momentum bring them apart. Notably, a barbarian scout on skis while Lone Wolf pass him on a sled (Book 3), a Vassagonian horseman charging Lone Wolf (Book 4) or a Drakkar Kraan-rider while Lone Wolf is flying on an itikar (Book 5). The one with the highest Endurance loss lose loses the fight, with varying results, up to a OneHitKill.



* SkunkStripe: Grey Star is named so for the white forelock in his otherwise black hair. (And the "Star" part is because a star represents hope.)

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* SkunkStripe: Grey Star is named so for the white forelock in his otherwise black hair. (And the The "Star" part is because a star represents hope.)



* SnakePeople: Darklord Taktaal

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** Grey Star's fourth and final book does provide him with a whole bunch of new magical powers that, surprisingly, do ''not'' replace his old ones, but act as new applications to the old abilities. Options to use the older powers still exist and sometimes you're better off with the weaker versions since they often burn less Willpower points.

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** Grey Star's fourth and final book does provide him with a whole bunch of new magical powers that, surprisingly, do ''not'' replace his old ones, but act as new applications to the old abilities. Options to use the older powers still exist and sometimes you're better off with the weaker versions since they often burn less fewer Willpower points.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: The opportunity to throw your sword is very rarely given, since Lone Wolf has usually plenty better opportunities, like a bow and arrows or offensive magic in the later books.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
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The opportunity to throw your sword is very rarely given, since Lone Wolf has usually plenty better opportunities, options, like a bow and arrows or offensive magic in the later books.



* XanatosGambit: These appear several times in the series; [[spoiler: the EvilPlan of the BigBad in Book 10]] is a great example. [[spoiler:Gnaag knew Lone Wolf would try to retrieve the last three Lorestones at Torgar and was lying in wait the entire time. If Lone Wolf didn't make it in time, Gnaag would have succeeded in destroying the Lorestones. If Lone Wolf DID make it in time (which, canonically, he does) Gnaag would have a chance to send all of them into the Daziarn (which segues into Book 11)]]. While this gambit fails to kill Lone Wolf, it does buy the Darklords [[spoiler:eight years]] to undo all of the progress Lone Wolf made against them. By the time [[spoiler:Lone Wolf escapes the Daziarn, the Darklords have all but conquered the world, leading into Book 12]].

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* XanatosGambit: These appear several times in the series; [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the EvilPlan of the BigBad in Book 10]] is a great example. [[spoiler:Gnaag knew Lone Wolf would try to retrieve the last three Lorestones at Torgar and was lying in wait the entire time. If Lone Wolf didn't make it in time, Gnaag would have succeeded in destroying the Lorestones. If Lone Wolf DID make it in time (which, canonically, he does) Gnaag would have a chance to send all of them into the Daziarn (which segues into Book 11)]]. While this gambit fails to kill Lone Wolf, it does buy the Darklords [[spoiler:eight years]] to undo all of the progress Lone Wolf made against them. By the time [[spoiler:Lone Wolf escapes the Daziarn, the Darklords have all but conquered the world, leading into Book 12]].
17th Oct '17 3:04:29 AM StFan
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* ArabianNightsDays: Vassagonia in Book 5.



* OhMyGods: Many Sommlending characters will swear "by Kai and Ishir", the god of the Sun and goddess of the Moon, respectively. Kai is mostly popular in Sommerlund, while Ishir is revered over most of Magnamund. The Vassagonians rather invoke their prophet, the Majhan. As for Naar, the GodOfEvil, his name is only ever used for the most obscene curses.



* ShiftingSandLand: Vassagonia in Book 5.
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