History Literature / MagicKingdomOfLandover

8th Jun '18 2:38:15 AM Ingonyama
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* [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Evil Library of Ominousness]][=/=]SpookySilentLibrary: Libiris. Granted, it's not entirely its fault, what with the Tarnish, its lovely caretaker, and the demons trying to come in through its walls, but its initial design is not conducive to making would-be readers want to spend many hours within. But then its designer ''was'' Meeks...

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* [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Evil Library of Ominousness]][=/=]SpookySilentLibrary: Ominousness]]: Libiris. Granted, it's not entirely its fault, what with the Tarnish, its lovely caretaker, and the demons trying to come in through its walls, but its initial design is not conducive to making would-be readers want to spend many hours within. But then its designer ''was'' Meeks...
1st Mar '18 10:21:34 PM NOYB
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* XanatosGambit: Nightshade's complex {{Revenge}} scheme involving Mistaya and [[spoiler:Kallendbor]]. No matter whether the monsters kill Ben or [[spoiler: he defeats them and is killed by a poison-brooch wearing Mistaya]], her revenge is completed.

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* XanatosGambit: Nightshade's complex {{Revenge}} scheme involving Mistaya and [[spoiler:Kallendbor]]. No matter whether the monsters kill Ben or [[spoiler: he defeats them and is killed by a poison-brooch wearing poison-brooch-wearing Mistaya]], her revenge is completed.
1st Mar '18 10:20:42 PM NOYB
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* UnicornsAreSacred: Utterly, and justifiably, played straight, even (and ''especially'') the black unicorn. What Meeks and the wizards before him did to them shows exactly how corrupt and wicked human magic-users were before Questor came along (although the act is repugnant enough it would likely still be an InUniverse MoralEventHorizon even were unicorns not involved).

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* UnicornsAreSacred: Utterly, and justifiably, played straight, even (and ''especially'') the black unicorn. What Meeks and the wizards before him did to them shows exactly how corrupt and wicked human magic-users magic users were before Questor came along (although the act is repugnant enough it would likely still be an InUniverse MoralEventHorizon even were unicorns not involved).
1st Mar '18 10:15:49 PM NOYB
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Usually, the fairies. It's them giving Ben [[MindControl Io Dust]] that allows him to get rid of Nightshade, rescue his friends from Abaddon, and compel Strabo to end his depredations (which through a ChainOfDeals earns him the loyalty of everyone else in Landover). It's them sending Edgewood Dirk to Ben, and altering Willow's dreams, that enables Meeks' defeat and the release of the unicorns. And it's Dirk helping Willow in her quest to find the three soils that undoes the Gorse's plan, since in the process she is able to use the fairy mists to enter the Tangle Box and provide the jolt needed to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight bring Ben back to himself]] (though Horris Kew also acts as a spanner), and his assistance to Mistaya helps her return Libiris's books and seal the demons away, thus undermining Crabbit's scheme. The only time the fairies don't act as this is in ''Witches' Brew'', where it's Questor and Abernathy returning from Earth that brings down Nightshade's scheme, and in ''Wizard at Large'' where the spanner is Questor riding Strabo to Earth to [[CuttingTheKnot cut the knot]].

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Usually, the fairies. It's them giving Ben [[MindControl Io Dust]] that allows him to get rid of Nightshade, rescue his friends from Abaddon, and compel Strabo to end his depredations (which through a ChainOfDeals earns him the loyalty of everyone else in Landover). It's them sending Edgewood Dirk to Ben, and altering Willow's dreams, that enables Meeks' Meeks's defeat and the release of the unicorns. And it's Dirk helping Willow in her quest to find the three soils that undoes the Gorse's plan, since in the process she is able to use the fairy mists to enter the Tangle Box and provide the jolt needed to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight bring Ben back to himself]] (though Horris Kew also acts as a spanner), and his assistance to Mistaya helps her return Libiris's books and seal the demons away, thus undermining Crabbit's scheme. The only time the fairies don't act as this is in ''Witches' Brew'', where it's Questor and Abernathy returning from Earth that brings down Nightshade's scheme, and in ''Wizard at Large'' where the spanner is Questor riding Strabo to Earth to [[CuttingTheKnot cut the knot]].
1st Mar '18 10:08:57 PM NOYB
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* PlantPerson: Willow is a woman who periodically transforms into a tree (no points for guessing what variety of tree). Even in humanoid form, she has green skin and hair and absorbs sunlight for energy. When she and Benjamin have a daughter, said daughter initially takes the form of a seed who must be planted in soil. Once she is finally born, however, she is much more human, but still has a magical connection to plant-life.

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* PlantPerson: Willow is a woman who periodically transforms into a tree (no points for guessing what variety of tree). Even in humanoid form, she has green skin and hair and absorbs sunlight for energy. When she and Benjamin have a daughter, said daughter initially takes the form of a seed who must be planted in soil. Once she is finally born, however, she is much more human, but still has a magical connection to plant-life.plantlife.
1st Mar '18 10:03:52 PM NOYB
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** The mind's-eye crystals in Tangle Box. They show people what they most want to see. Those who bought one gradually became addicted and spent hours gazing into them.

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** The mind's-eye crystals in Tangle Box.''Tangle Box''. They show people what they most want to see. Those who bought one gradually became addicted and spent hours gazing into them.
1st Mar '18 9:44:26 PM NOYB
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* BatmanGambit: Meeks' plan to send dreams to Ben, Willow, and Questor, so as to obtain the books of magic, the golden bridle needed to capture the black unicorn, and entrance into Landover, and his subsequent identity exchange/peasant disguise for Ben; it depended on his knowledge and analysis of the heroes--that he expected an innocent sylph to believe [[DarkIsEvil the black unicorn to be evil]], that he knew Questor couldn't resist the books which would make him a true wizard ([[MyGreatestFailure and allow him to restore Abernathy]]), and that he knew Ben [[ChronicHeroSyndrome couldn't resist going to help his friend Miles Bennett if he was in danger]].

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* BatmanGambit: Meeks' Meeks's plan to send dreams to Ben, Willow, and Questor, so as to obtain the books of magic, the golden bridle needed to capture the black unicorn, and entrance into Landover, and his subsequent identity exchange/peasant disguise for Ben; it depended on his knowledge and analysis of the heroes--that he expected an innocent sylph to believe [[DarkIsEvil the black unicorn to be evil]], that he knew Questor couldn't resist the books which would make him a true wizard ([[MyGreatestFailure and allow him to restore Abernathy]]), and that he knew Ben [[ChronicHeroSyndrome couldn't resist going to help his friend Miles Bennett if he was in danger]].
1st Mar '18 9:44:06 PM NOYB
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* AmnesiaEpisode: The central plot of "The Tangle Box" novel, where King Ben, evil sorceress Nightshade, and dragon Strabo are all trapped in the titular box and stripped of their memories. Made awkward because Amnesia-Ben and Amnesia-Nightshade start to fall in love, when they are normally very bitter enemies.

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* AmnesiaEpisode: The central plot of "The the ''The Tangle Box" Box'' novel, where King Ben, evil sorceress Nightshade, and dragon Strabo are all trapped in the titular box and stripped of their memories. Made awkward because Amnesia-Ben and Amnesia-Nightshade start to fall in love, when they are normally very bitter enemies.
10th Aug '17 11:48:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* JailbaitWait[=/=]{{Lolicon}}: While it was all one-sided, at least at first, there is something mildly disturbing about Elizabeth's feelings for Abernathy, particularly since they began when she was quite young and he was ''still a dog'', even if she did wait until they met again (and she was of legal age) to pursue it...

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* JailbaitWait[=/=]{{Lolicon}}: JailbaitWait: While it was all one-sided, at least at first, there is something mildly disturbing about Elizabeth's feelings for Abernathy, particularly since they began when she was quite young and he was ''still a dog'', even if she did wait until they met again (and she was of legal age) to pursue it...
10th Mar '17 3:06:34 AM Ingonyama
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* CatsAreSuperior: Edgewood Dirk.

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* CatsAreSuperior: Edgewood Dirk. (Sensing a theme here?)
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