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2nd Feb '16 1:12:17 PM maxicaxi
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* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler: At least you canít say Red Robes isnít serious about defending himself and his identity.]]
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* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler: At least you canít say Red Robes isnít serious about defending himself and his identity.]]identity, and Zorian started using literal remote controlled magic robots as body doubles]]
28th Sep '15 2:17:58 PM NemoSpecific
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Don't underestimate shaping exercises
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* MagikarpPower: Shaping exercises are [[JustForPun shaping]] up to be this. With enough practice, a mage can cast despite [[PowerNullifier disruption wards]], bypass wards that are triggered by structured spells, and can create mind shields to rival those used by actual psychics, all without speaking or gesturing.
25th Sep '15 4:41:00 PM NemoSpecific
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Just adding another trope
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* KillItWithFire: Zorian's solution for dealing with the Yellow Cavern Guardians' frog monster.
24th Sep '15 2:25:55 PM NemoSpecific
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Adding Crazy-Prepared
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* CrazyPrepared: Zorian may be invisible, but he still uses a scarf to hide his face. [[spoiler: He also purchases a gun to supplement his combat magic.]]
8th Aug '15 5:23:53 AM DoorIntoSummer
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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Especially with all the exposition dumps and side characters.
26th Jul '15 2:55:44 PM NemoSpecific
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Tense change, since he's not incontinent anymore
* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler:Zorian's empathetic powers]] cause him headaches whenever he is stuck in crowds of people.
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* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler:Zorian's empathetic powers]] powers used to]] cause him headaches whenever he is was stuck in crowds of people.
2nd Jul '15 5:08:48 AM DoorIntoSummer
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adding tropes, adding details
* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler: At least you canít say Red Robes isnít serious about defending himself and his identity.]] * AmnesiacHero: Zach.

* BizarreAlienSenses: Extra eyes, a sense of vibration, a sense of taste through touch... Zorian has to learn to cope with them in order to be able to read the Matriarchís planted memories.

* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: With the possible exception of a few males, the aranea all die immediately upon the start of every loop thanks to ''having their souls destroyed'' by a soul magic attack.]]
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* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: With the possible exception of a few males, the aranea all die immediately upon the start of every loop thanks loop. According to ''having Red Robe, itís because he didn't just kill their bodies but their souls destroyed'' by a soul magic attack.]]as well.]] * DeadlyGaze: Just another reason to not get too cocky against an unknown enemy. * DeathOfPersonality: One of Zorianís true fears, given that thereís not much else that can harm him inside the time loop.

* GiantSpider: The aranea are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].
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* GiantSpider: The aranea are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- ó Zorian's narration describes them as being the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're But no matter ó there are still pretty scary, though]], not in giant tree spiders, giant trapdoor spiders, and the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].grey hunters left.

* GiantSpider: The aranea are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being HiveMind: Completely applicable to Cranium Rats, partially applicable to the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in Aranea. * ImmuneToMindControl: Golems and the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].undead, for instance.

* GiantSpider: The aranea are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].Mana: Anything magical needs it. * ManipulativeBastard: Zorianís mother.

* GiantSpider: The aranea are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being the size MindOverMatter: Zorian is in process of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].learning to do this without spells.

* GiantSpider: The aranea {{Necromancer}}: Since necromancers have knowledge about soul magic, they are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being one of the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in the least because [[spoiler:they are primary dangers to someone inside a species of mind-mages]].temporal loop.

* GiantSpider: [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]]: The aranea are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].variety that comes with [[SoulJar phylacteries]].

* GiantSpider: PsychicBlockDefense: The book explores Mind Arts quite a lot. * PsychicLink: Users of Mind Arts (e.g. the Aranea, Zorian, etc) can establish one. * PsychicRadar: Zorian gets the perk after receiving some training in Mind Arts. * PsychicStatic: Zorian tries using this against the aranea Matriarch only to find out that itís already too late. * RationalFic: There are a somewhat {{downplayed|Trope}} example -- Zorian's narration describes them as being the size of his chest. [[SpidersAreScary They're still pretty scary, though]], not in the least because [[spoiler:they are a species of mind-mages]].almost no blunders on protagonistsí part that can be called out on. * SandWorm: The invading forces have several specimens.

* SecretTest: The second meeting between Zorian and [[spoiler:Detective Haslush Ikzeteri]] turns out to be one of these: [[spoiler:Haslush]] combined a disguise and a [[JediMindTrick compulsion spell]] to make Zorian think he was in the wrong place. [[spoiler:Haslush]] explains afterwards that part of his motive was [[spoiler:emphasizing the importance of perceptiveness for divination]].
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* SecretTest: SecretTest: ** Ilsa Zileti gives him one before he even gets to the Academy. ** The second meeting between Zorian and [[spoiler:Detective Haslush Ikzeteri]] turns out to be one of these: [[spoiler:Haslush]] combined a disguise and a [[JediMindTrick compulsion spell]] to make Zorian think he was in the wrong place. [[spoiler:Haslush]] explains afterwards that part of his motive was [[spoiler:emphasizing the importance of perceptiveness for divination]].divination]]. * SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: In one instance, Zorian through the Matriarchís. * Telepathy: * TransferableMemory: Aranae are capable of transferring their memories to others and even storing them in someone elseís mind for future retrieval.
27th Oct '14 8:32:38 AM RobinZimm
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* VestigialEmpire: [[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/2961893/7/Mother-of-Learning Some politicians insist that The Alliance of Eldemar still exists]] ... [[MetaphoricallyTrue it's just shrunk.]]
20th Jul '14 2:33:21 PM banjo2E
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* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: With the possible exception of a few males, the aranea all die immediately upon the start of every loop thanks to ''having their souls destroyed'' by a soul magic attack.]]
20th Jul '14 2:28:35 PM banjo2E
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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, 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: 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, 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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