History Literature / OldKingdom

6th Feb '18 3:53:51 PM Discar
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* TheKingdom: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Old Kingdom]], capitol city: Belisaere.
19th Jan '18 6:14:04 PM moloch
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Ancelstierre is basically 1920s Britain. The Nomads introduced in ''Goldenhand'' are also based on Asian Steppe tribes.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Ancelstierre is and the Old Kingdom are basically 1920s Britain. northern Britain - the map even resembles the border between England and Scotland, with Belisaere roughly in the equivalent position of Edinburgh, and the Wall a fantastical version of Hadrian's Wall. Ancelstierre's culture is equivalent to Britain in the 1910s or 20s.
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The Nomads introduced in ''Goldenhand'' are also based on Asian Steppe tribes.
13th Nov '17 1:33:43 PM vifetoile
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* SealedEvilInASixPack: A downplayed example, Orannis the Destroyer was split into two pieces, which were placed miles apart and buried under seven wards. Perhaps separating him into more bits would have been advisable.
9th Oct '17 10:06:50 AM cordychase
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**For [[spoiler: Lirael being the real Abhorsen-in-waiting and Sam being a Wallmaker]], Sam being ''Sam'', rather than something ending in -el.
17th Sep '17 2:07:24 PM Elyana
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* AffablyEvil: Governor/Lord Protector Kilp, the BigBad of ''Clariel''. A would-be usurper who's raised a total sociopath for a son, but the man himself is usually polite, gracious, and accommodating to his enemies/prisoners as well as his peers. He prefers to weave his plots through discussion and politicking, and only resorts to violence when the mundane options fall through. Clariel reflects that had her mother been willing to compromise with Kilp, then [[spoiler:her parents' massacre]] would likely have been averted.
10th Sep '17 4:55:09 AM Arcorann
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* TelegraphGagStop: Some of the Old Kingdom characters have adopted "telegraphese" from Ancelstierre for message-hawks (birds that are able to store short voice recordings). While Sam's inclusion of "stop"s in ''Abhorsen'' is justified because he's actually dictating a telegram, Touchstone in ''Goldenhand'' has no such excuse.
6th Sep '17 7:56:55 PM emily164
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* DividedForPublication: Basically ''Lirael'' and ''Abhosen'' are one story, having been written as one story, but after getting past the half way point Garth Nix realised it was getting way, way too long for a single young-adult-aimed fantasy novel and split it in half.

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* DistressedDude: Nick Sayre in ''Lirael'', ''Abhorsen'', and especially ''Goldenhand''.
* DividedForPublication: Basically ''Lirael'' and ''Abhosen'' ''Abhorsen'' are one story, having been written as one story, but after getting past the half way point Garth Nix realised it was getting way, way too long for a single young-adult-aimed fantasy novel and split it in half.
25th Aug '17 9:24:44 AM cpslck
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* FisherKing: The health of the Old Kingdom is tied to the Royal Family (and all the great Charter families). Destroying a family plunges the kingdom into chaos. Justified in that every family serves a vital purpose due to powers inherent in their bloodline.
9th May '17 3:59:54 PM Katsuhagi
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* RaisedAsAHost: Ferin from ''Goldenhand'' was one of the many future bodies prepped for Chlorr by the Barbarian tribes that swear fealty to her. "Ferin" isn't even a proper name since she was always just called "The Offering" and only came up with it when she realized she should give people something to call her.
20th Feb '17 4:27:52 PM Katsuhagi
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* PluckyGirl: Ferin from ''Goldenhand'' was raised to be a host body for "The Witch With No Face" (Chlorr) knowing she'd either be possessed by the age of 17 or be killed if Chlorr didn't choose her and wasn't even given a proper name, since "Ferin" is just a shortage of "Offering", what her people called her since she realized she needs something to call herself. Despite this she presses on with her mission despite all the obstacles in her path, and she even takes [[spoiler:needing to have her foot amputated]] surprisingly well.
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