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29th May '17 9:17:05 PM Virate190
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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Many characters are killed, only to be reborn when the month inevitably resets.


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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Many characters are killed, only to be reborn when the month inevitably resets.
29th May '17 9:12:13 PM Virate190
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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Many characters are killed, only to be reborn when the month inevitably resets.
5th Mar '17 5:45:05 PM Menolith
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** [[spoiler: In reality, Red Robe simply ejected the spiders from the loop, meaning that after the final iteration they wake up just like the rest.]]



* MeddlingParents: Zorian's mother is a close-minded, status-obsessed social climber who tried to groom him into a worthy successor for their merchant family. It didn't take.

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* MeddlingParents: Zorian's mother is a close-minded, status-obsessed social climber who tried to groom him into a worthy successor for their merchant family. It didn't take. Later on, it's revealed that [[spoiler: the reason why they are traveling all the way across the world to meet Damien is because he intends to marry a local princess, which very much goes against the parents' plans of having a local, influential in-law.]]



** Mixed in with the dramatic battle or creative magic are spells that do such useful things as "keep off the rain" and "make a floating platform which can be used to carry things".

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** Mixed in with the dramatic battle or creative magic are spells that do such useful things as "keep off the rain" and "make a floating platform which can be used to carry things".things," and even "transmute alcohol in drinks into sugar." Zorian also spends his spare time putting his extensive knowledge of spell formulae and golemancy in use to create toys for his little sister.



** Being a skilled psychic also allows nifty things like photographic memory, storing entire books as mental packets, and in extreme cases, even shaping a part of one's mind into a magical calculator.



* TransferableMemory: Aranae are capable of transferring their memories to others and even storing them in someone else’s mind for future retrieval.

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* TransferableMemory: Aranae Aranea are capable of transferring their memories to others and even storing them in someone else’s mind for future retrieval.
5th Jan '17 2:11:43 PM JDG0000
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The story is presently incomplete -- new chapters have been posted at irregular intervals (every month or two circa mid-2014) since the story began in October, 2011. The 'Target Date' for the next chapter is posted on [[https://www.fictionpress.com/u/804592/ the author's profile page.]]

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The story is presently incomplete -- new chapters have been posted at irregular intervals (every month or two circa mid-2014) since the story began in October, 2011.every three weeks (and rarely every four weeks). The 'Target Date' for the next chapter is posted on [[https://www.fictionpress.com/u/804592/ the author's profile page.]]
16th Jun '16 12:53:44 PM Infiking
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* TheEmpath: Entertainingly, [[spoiler:Zorian]], probably the most misanthropic character in the setting.

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* TheEmpath: Entertainingly, [[spoiler:Zorian]], considering that he is probably the most misanthropic character in the setting.
16th Jun '16 12:53:05 PM Infiking
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* TrainingFromHell: The entire time loop serves as this for both Zach and Zorian. It involves both of them to gain skills and abilities to survive against hordes of monsters and enemies. [[spoiler: Justified as the true purpose of the time loop was to train the Branded One in a simulation of reality.]]
16th Jun '16 12:36:49 PM Infiking
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* WhamEpisode: Chapter 26. [[spoiler: The third time traveler reveals himself just before he figures out that Zorian's looping, kills the aranea ''permanently,'' and Zorian only avoids a similar or worse fate by mind-wrestling him to a standstill, ''[[CombatPragmatist shooting him with a gun,]]'' and jumping down an extremely long vertical shaft with a monster at the bottom and blowing himself up midway down. '''End of Arc 1''']]

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* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
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Chapter 26. [[spoiler: The third time traveler reveals himself just before he figures out that Zorian's looping, kills the aranea ''permanently,'' and Zorian only avoids a similar or worse fate by mind-wrestling him to a standstill, ''[[CombatPragmatist shooting him with a gun,]]'' and jumping down an extremely long vertical shaft with a monster at the bottom and blowing himself up midway down. '''End of Arc 1''']]
16th Jun '16 12:36:00 PM Infiking
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Nearly everything in the story runs off of mana.



* Mana: Anything magical needs it.



* WeakButSkilled:
** Zorian's {{mana}} reserves are much smaller than those of combat mages like Taiven and [[spoiler:Zach]], but as the loop continues he picks up enough finesse and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty trickery]] to hold his own against a lot of very dangerous opponents.

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* WeakButSkilled:
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WeakButSkilled: Zorian's {{mana}} reserves are much smaller than those of combat mages like Taiven and [[spoiler:Zach]], but as the loop continues he picks up enough finesse and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty trickery]] to hold his own against a lot of very dangerous opponents.



* WhamEpisode:
** Chapter 26. [[spoiler: The third time traveler reveals himself just before he figures out that Zorian's looping, kills the aranea ''permanently,'' and Zorian only avoids a similar or worse fate by mind-wrestling him to a standstill, ''[[CombatPragmatist shooting him with a gun,]]'' and jumping down an extremely long vertical shaft with a monster at the bottom and blowing himself up midway down. '''End of Arc 1''']]

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* WhamEpisode:
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WhamEpisode: Chapter 26. [[spoiler: The third time traveler reveals himself just before he figures out that Zorian's looping, kills the aranea ''permanently,'' and Zorian only avoids a similar or worse fate by mind-wrestling him to a standstill, ''[[CombatPragmatist shooting him with a gun,]]'' and jumping down an extremely long vertical shaft with a monster at the bottom and blowing himself up midway down. '''End of Arc 1''']]
13th Jun '16 1:01:19 AM calex
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** Chapter 54. [[spoiler: Zorian concludes that [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne only a single time traveller can leave the virtual reality with their powers intact,]] whereupon he'll get to live the month one last time and believes Red Robe has been searching for the exit. He also finally decodes the matriarch's memory packet with Kael and Zach's help and realizes Red Robe probably knows where the exit is, the matriarch was planning to betray them and finds out the exit's location. The two then finally enter the facility where the exit is and find out from the Guardian of the Threshold that [[OhCrap Red Robe has already left]]. '''End of Arc 2''']]

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** Chapter 54. [[spoiler: Zorian concludes from their talk with Ghost Snake that [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne only a single time traveller can leave the virtual reality with their powers intact,]] whereupon he'll get to live the month one last time and believes Red Robe has been searching for the exit. He also intact,]], finally decodes the matriarch's memory packet with Kael and Zach's help and realizes Red Robe probably knows where the exit is, the matriarch was planning to betray them and finds out the exit's location. The two then finally enter about the facility where the exit to the loop is and located. The two eventually infiltrate said facility only to find out from the Guardian of the Threshold that [[OhCrap Red Robe has already left]]. '''End of Arc 2''']]
11th Jun '16 1:54:21 PM calex
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** Chapter 54. [[spoiler: Zorian concludes that [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne only a single time traveller can leave the virtual reality with their powers intact,]] whereupon he'll get to live the month one last time. He also theorizes the moment a traveller leaves the loop the rest will be erased out of existence and believes Red Robe has been searching for the exit. He also finally decodes the matriarch's memory packet with Kael and Zach's help and realizes Red Robe probably knows where the exit is, the matriarch was planning to betray them and finds out the exit's location. The two then finally enter the facility where the exit is and find out from the Guardian of the Threshold that [[OhCrap Red Robe has already left]]. '''End of Arc 2''']]

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** Chapter 54. [[spoiler: Zorian concludes that [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne only a single time traveller can leave the virtual reality with their powers intact,]] whereupon he'll get to live the month one last time. He also theorizes the moment a traveller leaves the loop the rest will be erased out of existence time and believes Red Robe has been searching for the exit. He also finally decodes the matriarch's memory packet with Kael and Zach's help and realizes Red Robe probably knows where the exit is, the matriarch was planning to betray them and finds out the exit's location. The two then finally enter the facility where the exit is and find out from the Guardian of the Threshold that [[OhCrap Red Robe has already left]]. '''End of Arc 2''']]
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