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13th Aug '15 4:10:34 PM SorPepita
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* RoyalTwit: Ferbin, although he is a relatively benign example, simply being not very intelligent but not at all malevolent. Although to be fair, the circumstances he's in are WAY beyond anything he's practically capable of dealing with.
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* RoyalTwit: Royal Twit: Ferbin, although he is a relatively benign example, simply being not very intelligent but not at all malevolent. Although to be fair, the circumstances he's in are WAY beyond anything he's practically capable of dealing with.
26th Apr '15 8:17:03 PM Calandir
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** Played with when Ferbin and Holse try to access how dangerous the Iln Machine is. Both wonder why it's capable of doing so much damage when the Culture and Morthanveld are of a seemingly equal technological level. Djan explains that different civilizations develop at different levels, leading them to different technological outcomes; there isn't a universal technology tree that every Involved civilization will achieve.
26th Apr '15 8:12:55 PM Calandir
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* RoyalTwit: Ferbin, although he is a relatively benign example, simply being not very intelligent but not at all malevolent. Although to be fair, the circumstances he's in are WAY beyond anything he's practically capable of dealing with.
28th Dec '14 12:21:56 PM SirPellucidar
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The [[spoiler:Iln Shellworld-destroying machine]]
22nd Aug '14 10:31:42 AM Xelloss08
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* ActionBomb: [[spoiler:Djan destroys the Iln war machine by detonating the antimatter that powers the implants in her skull]].

* MindProbe: The Sarcophogus in the Nameless City probes the mind of anyone who stands at a certain place in front of it.

* ShutUpHannibal: [[spoiler:When the Iln war machine tries to explain its actions, Djel mutes it]].

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* SpaceWhale: The Xinthian [=WorldGod=] is one.
17th Nov '13 11:11:52 PM Vasha
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'''''Matter''''' is a 2008 novel of ''Literature/TheCulture'', focusing on the various political goings-on on the Shellworld of Sursamen. The main protagonists are all siblings in the royal family of the Sarl on the Eighth level: Djan (now a Special Circumstances agent for the Culture), Ferbin and Oramen. The story begins in the midst of a war on Sursamen between the Sarl and the Deldeyn. The king of the Sarl, Hausk, is killed by his EvilChancellor Mertis tyl Loesp while Ferbin watches. Ferbin realises he has to flee and seek help from higher civilisations (termed Optimae by the Sarl) when he is pronounced dead, but he is pursued by tyl Loesp's knights while his younger brother Oramen has to deal with the pressure of being the only thing between tyl Loesp and the throne.
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'''''Matter''''' is a 2008 novel of ''Literature/TheCulture'', Literature/TheCulture, focusing on the various political goings-on on the Shellworld of Sursamen. The main protagonists are all siblings in the royal family of the Sarl on the Eighth level: Djan (now a Special Circumstances agent for the Culture), Ferbin and Oramen. The story begins in the midst of a war on Sursamen between the Sarl and the Deldeyn. The king of the Sarl, Hausk, is killed by his EvilChancellor Mertis tyl Loesp while Ferbin watches. Ferbin realises he has to flee and seek help from higher civilisations (termed Optimae by the Sarl) when he is pronounced dead, but he is pursued by tyl Loesp's knights while his younger brother Oramen has to deal with the pressure of being the only thing between tyl Loesp and the throne.

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'''''Matter''''' is a 2008 novel of ''Literature/TheCulture'', focusing on the various political goings-on on the Shellworld of Sursamen. The main protagonists are all siblings in the royal family of the Sarl on the Eighth level: Djan (now a Special Circumstances agent for the Culture), Ferbin and Oramen. The story begins in the midst of a war on Sursamen between the Sarl and the Deldeyn. The king of the Sarl, Hausk, is killed by his EvilChancellor Mertis tyl Loesp while Ferbin watches. Ferbin realises he has to flee and seek help from higher civilisations (termed Optimae by the Sarl) when he is pronounced dead, but he is pursued by tyl Loesp's knights while his younger brother Oramen has to deal with the pressure of being the only thing between tyl Loesp and the throne.
11th Jun '13 8:05:45 AM Ru
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* OutsideContextVillain: the [[spoiler:Iln war machine]]. ** The actions of Djan in her introduction as an agent of the Culture make her one of these for a little while.
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