History Literature / OldKingdom

18th Feb '16 9:44:18 AM DarkStarling
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* RoyaltySuperpower: Royals have stronger magic, are tied to the fate of the realm and the Charter, and bestow limited protection to those who serve the, as Sameth found out. Kerrigor also managed to use this to strengthen himself and his servants, in a corruption of this protection.

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* RoyaltySuperpower: Royals have stronger magic, are tied to the fate of the realm and the Charter, and bestow limited protection have a magical link to those who serve the, as Sameth them. Sammeth found out.this out when a guard wasn't killed when he accidentally used defensive magic on him. Kerrigor also managed to use this to strengthen himself and his servants, in a corruption of this protection.
17th Feb '16 2:46:09 PM MasterGhandalf
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A young adult fantasy series by Creator/GarthNix. It consists of the initial novel ''Sabriel'', a two-book arc composed of the novels ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' which takes place a generation later, the novella, "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" (appears in ''Across The Wall'', a collection of short fiction), which picks up directly from the third book, and a prequel, ''Clariel''. A second novella, "To Hold the Bridge", was released in June 2015, and an as-yet untitled sequel is planned for some point in 2016.

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A young adult fantasy series by Creator/GarthNix. It consists of the initial novel ''Sabriel'', a two-book arc composed of the novels ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' which takes place a generation later, the novella, "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" (appears in ''Across The Wall'', a collection of short fiction), which picks up directly from the third book, and a prequel, ''Clariel''. A second novella, "To Hold the Bridge", was released in June 2015, and an as-yet untitled sequel ''Goldenhand'', a "sequel-of-sorts" to ''Abohrsen'', is planned set for some point in fall 2016.
28th Jan '16 6:22:38 PM MasterGhandalf
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A young adult fantasy series by Creator/GarthNix. It consists of the initial novel ''Sabriel'', a two-book arc composed of the novels ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' which takes place a generation later, the novella, "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" (appears in ''Across The Wall'', a collection of short fiction), which picks up directly from the third book, and a prequel, ''Clariel''. A second novella, "To Hold the Bridge", is set to be released in June 2015, and an as-yet untitled sequel is planned for some point in 2016.

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A young adult fantasy series by Creator/GarthNix. It consists of the initial novel ''Sabriel'', a two-book arc composed of the novels ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' which takes place a generation later, the novella, "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" (appears in ''Across The Wall'', a collection of short fiction), which picks up directly from the third book, and a prequel, ''Clariel''. A second novella, "To Hold the Bridge", is set to be was released in June 2015, and an as-yet untitled sequel is planned for some point in 2016.
13th Jan '16 8:12:54 PM MasterGhandalf
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* BigBad: Varies based on book or storyline:
** For ''Sabriel'', [[OurLichesAreDifferent Kerrigor]] is the ultimate driving force behind the hordes of Dead threatening the Kingdom, as well as being responsible for whittling down the Abhorsen line over the centuries [[spoiler: and for overthrowing the royal family, of which he is a renegade prince]].
** For ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'', [[EvilSorcerer Hedge]] is the controlling force behind the rising threat of the Dead and Free Magic [[spoiler: but he's ultimately revealed as a proxy for the true enemy - Orannis the Destroyer, the Ninth Bright Shiner]].
** ''Clariel'' opts for more of a BigBadEnsemble, with no single person responsible for the troubles facing the Kingdom, but many who have their hands in it - most obviously, [[CorruptPolitician Guildmaster Kilp]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Aziminil]], and [[spoiler: Mogget]].
15th Dec '15 3:05:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* EscapedFromHell: This is how really powerful undead are created. The farther down into the afterlife they fight their way back from, the stronger they are when they pop out and find a body to possess.
6th Dec '15 7:30:43 PM Somariel
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* Belatiel in Clariel comes back to find the Abhorsen's house in chaos. He calls for a sword and a set of bells and then all of the sendings slowly bow to him, acknowledging him as the new Abhorsen.

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* ** Belatiel in Clariel comes back to find the Abhorsen's house in chaos. He calls for a sword and a set of bells and then all of the sendings slowly bow to him, acknowledging him as the new Abhorsen.
23rd Nov '15 11:06:14 AM allium
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* BumblingDad: Clariel's father, Harven, to a degree. He has little skill as a goldsmith, is something of a BadLiar, and is generally ineffectual.

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* BumblingDad: Clariel's father, Harven, to a degree. He has little skill as a goldsmith, is something of a BadLiar, and is generally ineffectual.ineffectual (although he does skillfully manage his wife's finances and household so she can concentrate on her art and politics).
* CallARabbitASmeerp: The "Hereditary Arbiter" appears to be Ancelstierre's equivalent to the King or Queen of England, and likewise for the Moot taking the place of Parliament. Even "Ancelstierre" is something of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calque calque]] of England ("Land of the Angles"), especially if you pronounce it with a hard "c".
23rd Nov '15 10:52:25 AM allium
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: The Old Kingdom is right around a 5 - men and women serve in near-equal numbers as Abhorsens, royalty, and [[{{Redshirt}} guards]] (the only exception being the almost all-female Clayr bloodline). South of the Wall, however, Ancelstierre seems to rate a 6 (as befits a land culturally and technologically similar to early 20th century England). However, although all the Perimeter troops and politicos we see are men, [[spoiler:the siege at the end of ''Sabriel'']] demonstrates that women there are not to be trifled with.
21st Nov '15 12:36:54 AM allium
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* TheCorruption: This is what happens to dead spirits that decide they don't want to travel up any farther past the River of Death (or are unwillingly pulled back into Life by a necromancer). Also an explicit consequence, even for the living, for tarrying in Death (only necromancers and the Abhorsen know how to avoid these pitfalls).

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* TheCorruption: This is what happens to dead spirits that either decide they don't want to travel up any farther past the River of Death (or Death, or are unwillingly pulled back into Life by a necromancer).necromancer. Also an explicit consequence, even for the living, for tarrying in Death (only necromancers and the Abhorsen know how to avoid these pitfalls).
21st Nov '15 12:35:27 AM allium
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* TheCorruption: This is what happens to dead spirits that decide they don't want to travel up any farther past the River of Death. Also an explicit consequence, even for the living, for tarrying in Death (only necromancers and the Abhorsen know how to avoid these pitfalls).

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* TheCorruption: This is what happens to dead spirits that decide they don't want to travel up any farther past the River of Death.Death (or are unwillingly pulled back into Life by a necromancer). Also an explicit consequence, even for the living, for tarrying in Death (only necromancers and the Abhorsen know how to avoid these pitfalls).
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