History Literature / OldKingdom

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.
20th Feb '17 4:23:17 PM Katsuhagi
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Ancelstierre is basically 1920s Britain.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Ancelstierre is basically 1920s Britain. The Nomads introduced in ''Goldenhand'' are also based on Asian Steppe tribes.
16th Feb '17 9:12:00 PM cpslck
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** Free Magic Sorcerers are twisted into TheUnfettered due to Wild Magic corrupting them into wanting power and control at any price. We see barbarian sorcerers who are so dangerous that they must be collared with a literal MoralityChain lest they turn on their own people.
15th Feb '17 1:27:24 PM NOYB
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunet: The Abhorsens. Sabriel (and her father) are described as having "deathly white" skin, "night-black hair" and black eyes, and Lirael is described similarly, with "white skin... dark eyes and even darker hair". The abnormal pallor of Sabriel's skin is implied to have been caused by travelling through Death, although this doesn't really explain Lirael.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunet: EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: The Abhorsens. Sabriel (and her father) are described as having "deathly white" skin, "night-black hair" and black eyes, and Lirael is described similarly, with "white skin... dark eyes and even darker hair". The abnormal pallor of Sabriel's skin is implied to have been caused by travelling through Death, although this doesn't really explain Lirael.
15th Feb '17 1:27:09 PM NOYB
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: The Abhorsens. Sabriel (and her father) are described as having "deathly white" skin, "night-black hair" and black eyes, and Lirael is described similarly, with "white skin... dark eyes and even darker hair". The abnormal pallor of Sabriel's skin is implied to have been caused by travelling through Death, although this doesn't really explain Lirael.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: EeriePaleSkinnedBrunet: The Abhorsens. Sabriel (and her father) are described as having "deathly white" skin, "night-black hair" and black eyes, and Lirael is described similarly, with "white skin... dark eyes and even darker hair". The abnormal pallor of Sabriel's skin is implied to have been caused by travelling through Death, although this doesn't really explain Lirael.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Thanks to SuperpowerfulGenetics, the Abhorsens are all Pale-Skinned Brunettes who get sunburned absurdly fast and the Clayr are all {{Dark Skinned Blonde}}s with a severe shortage of men.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Thanks to SuperpowerfulGenetics, the Abhorsens are all Pale-Skinned Brunettes Brunets who get sunburned absurdly fast and the Clayr are all {{Dark Skinned Blonde}}s with a severe shortage of men.
15th Feb '17 1:26:32 PM NOYB
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* OneGenderRace: Though there are ''some'' male Clayr, seemingly all of the named ones are women. They're also all blonde, willowy, and tanned (except Lirael).

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* OneGenderRace: Though there are ''some'' male Clayr, seemingly all of the named ones are women. They're also all blonde, willowy, blond, willowy and tanned (except pale-skinned, dark-haired Lirael).
15th Feb '17 1:25:47 PM NOYB
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** Subverted as fire is only useful against the lesser undead, shadow hands, and other greater undead no longer need their bodies to cause harm.

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** Subverted as fire is only useful against the lesser undead, shadow hands, undead; Shadow Hands and other greater undead no longer need their bodies to cause harm.
15th Feb '17 1:25:17 PM NOYB
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* FallenHero: At the end of ''Abhorsen'', Mogget hints that [[spoiler:Chlorr of the Mask]] was once an Abhorsen. Garth Nix later [[WordOfGod partly confirmed this]] on his blog. [[spoiler:Chlorr's]] original name was Clariel, a.k.a. the lost Abhorsen, and she dates to a few hundred years before the events of Sabriel.

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* FallenHero: At the end of ''Abhorsen'', Mogget hints that [[spoiler:Chlorr of the Mask]] was once an Abhorsen. Garth Nix later [[WordOfGod partly confirmed this]] on his blog. [[spoiler:Chlorr's]] original name was Clariel, a.k.a. the lost Abhorsen, and she dates to a few hundred years before the events of Sabriel.''Sabriel''.
25th Jan '17 7:16:19 AM 57Academics
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** The only exception to this is [[spoiler:when the Disreputable Dog grants Nicholas Sayre his Charter mark and pulls him out of Death, making him a type of Charter Stone never seen before.]]
27th Dec '16 10:36:31 PM finiteHP
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* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Charter magic is an orderly and disciplined magic based on using [[GeometricMagic Charter Marks]] to construct spells with specific effects and is tied to life, order, and creation; Free magic is a much more destructive and chaotic power whose limits are defined primarily by the strength of the user's will and the amount of magic they have on hand. Gaining too much power in one magic will actively inhibit your ability to use the other, since their natures and the mindsets needed to control them are so opposed. The primary exception being the Abhorsens, who can use some Free magic, particularly of the necromantic persuasion, despite being primarily Charter Mages. [[Or Nick whose Free magic ''fuels'' his Charter ability]]

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* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Charter magic is an orderly and disciplined magic based on using [[GeometricMagic Charter Marks]] to construct spells with specific effects and is tied to life, order, and creation; Free magic is a much more destructive and chaotic power whose limits are defined primarily by the strength of the user's will and the amount of magic they have on hand. Gaining too much power in one magic will actively inhibit your ability to use the other, since their natures and the mindsets needed to control them are so opposed. The primary exception being the Abhorsens, who can use some Free magic, particularly of the necromantic persuasion, despite being primarily Charter Mages. [[Or [[spoiler:Or Nick whose Free magic ''fuels'' his Charter ability]]
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