History Literature / QuintaglioAscension

19th Mar '16 11:47:16 AM MoonSagi
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* CosmicEgg: According to Quintaglio creation myth, God laid the eight eggs of creation at the beginning of time.
13th Mar '16 10:24:58 PM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The Quintaglios themselves are an aversion, being fully sapient tyrannosaurs.
15th Jan '16 3:17:56 PM Anddrix
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* MostWritersAreHuman: WordOfGod states that the reason Quintaglios have so many inexplicable and often counter-intuitive similarities with humans is because [[ViewersAreMorons he didn't think that readers could empathize with completely alien protagonists]], and also that he had trouble getting the first book published because editors thought a series without any humans in it wouldn't sell.

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* MostWritersAreHuman: WordOfGod states that the reason Quintaglios have so many inexplicable and often counter-intuitive similarities with humans is because [[ViewersAreMorons he didn't think that readers could empathize with completely alien protagonists]], protagonists, and also that he had trouble getting the first book published because editors thought a series without any humans in it wouldn't sell.
16th Nov '15 5:32:26 PM Fireblood
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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Face of God, the planet the Quintaglio's moon orbits, which they worship as a deity.

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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Face of God, Quintaglios worship the planet their world (its moon) orbits as "The Face of God". It was discovered by the Quintaglio's moon orbits, Prophet Larsk (whose descendants are the imperial rulers of their people), which they make a ritual pilgrimage to view. In some ways its more like a fantasy Islam, not Christianity: the prophet, the secular rulers staking their claims to power through relation with him, and pilgrimages. However, it has a clergy which seems more like Catholic Christianity, although they are portrayed as pretty corrupt (they are the only Quintaglios able to lie, for instance). However, they also have the bloodpriests who kill seven out of eight hatchlings to keep the population under control, which has no real counterpart in either religion (although many cultures have practiced infanticide, just usually not ritually). The discovery that the Face of God is ''merely'' a planet explicitly parallels Galileo. In addition, there's a religion which exists underground at first which was the dominant one before worshiping the "Five Original Hunters" with a prophesied savior known as "The One". Both religions worship a Goddess that created all things, sacrificed parts of herself to create the Quintaglios, and has Sacred Scrolls as a deity.their scripture.
16th Nov '15 4:41:39 PM Fireblood
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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Face of God, the planet the Quintaglio's moon orbits, which they worship as a deity

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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Face of God, the planet the Quintaglio's moon orbits, which they worship as a deitydeity.



* ExecutiveMeddling: "Far-Seer" was originally meant to be a standalone novel; however, Rob Sawyer's publisher encouraged him to make it into a series.
16th Nov '15 4:41:15 PM Fireblood
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* SuicideAttack: Two Quintaglio hang glider pilots make them on Other ships during the battle in ''Foreigner''. One dives her bomb-laden glider into an Other ship, the other crashes, takes hold of a burning ship and steers it into another, detonating its black powder.
16th Nov '15 6:55:51 AM Fireblood
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The eponymous Quintaglios are a species of human-like intelligence descended from [[TyrannosaurusRex small tyrannosaurs]]. Though [[IntelligentGerbil they are similar to humans]], the Quintaglios are true to their ancestry. They are obligate carnivores that hunt with tooth and claw, are fairly aggressive by nature, and have fierce territorial instincts that often turn out to be a major problem when several Quintaglios must work in a confined space (like, say, a ship).

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The eponymous Quintaglios are a species of human-like intelligence descended from [[TyrannosaurusRex small tyrannosaurs]]. Though [[IntelligentGerbil they are similar to humans]], the Quintaglios are true to their ancestry. They are obligate carnivores that hunt with tooth and claw, are fairly aggressive by nature, and have fierce territorial instincts that often turn out to be a major problem when several Quintaglios must work in a confined space (like, say, a ship).



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire series is an allegory for our own age of enlightenment. More specifically, the Quintaglio religion and their reaction to Afsan's discovery of heliocentrism is meant to parallel the Catholic Church's inquisition of Galileo. In the second and third books, Toroca is essentially Charles Darwin, and Mokleb is their version of Freud.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire series is an allegory for our own age of enlightenment. More specifically, the Quintaglio religion and their reaction to Afsan's discovery of heliocentrism is meant to parallel the Catholic Church's inquisition prosecution of Galileo. In the second and third books, Toroca is essentially Charles Darwin, and Mokleb is their version of Freud.



* HatesBeingTouched: a racial trait of Quintaglios, due to their intense territoriality; most strive to maintain a healthy distance between one another, they must warn anyone who must have hands laid on them (such as an injured person being moved), and casual touching as a sign of affection is virtually unheard of.

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* HatesBeingTouched: a A racial trait of Quintaglios, due to their intense territoriality; most strive to maintain a healthy distance between one another, they must warn anyone who must have hands laid on them (such as an injured person being moved), and casual touching as a sign of affection is virtually unheard of.



* TheParanoiac: [[spoiler: Drawtood]] from Fossil Hunter. [[spoiler: He begins murdering his siblings because of the strangeness of having siblins, a concept foreign to Quintaglios, and had no idea how to truly act around them or what to make of them, and at one point described them as being him but not him]].

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* TheParanoiac: [[spoiler: Drawtood]] from Fossil Hunter. [[spoiler: He begins murdering his siblings because of the strangeness of having siblins, siblings, a concept foreign to Quintaglios, and had no idea how to truly act around them or what to make of them, and at one point described them as being him but not him]].
30th Sep '15 12:07:15 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* EatsBabies: The Bloodpriests. It's usually accepted as a gruesome but necessary job: since each Quintaglio clutch has seven eggs, if all seven hatchlings survived the world would soon be overrun, especially given the constant threat of ''dagamant'' in tight quarters. [[spoiler:As it eventually turns out, the Bloodpriest culling is what causes the Quintaglios to be trapped by their territoriality to begin with.]]

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* EatsBabies: The Bloodpriests. It's usually accepted as a gruesome but necessary job: since each Quintaglio clutch has seven eight eggs, if all seven eight hatchlings survived from each clutch the world would soon be overrun, especially given the constant threat of ''dagamant'' in tight quarters. [[spoiler:As it eventually turns out, the Bloodpriest culling is what causes the Quintaglios to be trapped by their territoriality to begin with.]]
18th Jun '15 7:52:27 PM DarkHououmon
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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Afsan]] is blinded with an obsidian dagger.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tak-Saleed.
18th Jun '15 7:49:33 PM DarkHououmon
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* CainAndAbel: Dy-Rodlox and Dy-Dybo, respectively.



* In Foreigner, [[spoiler: it is confirmed that priests are able to lie. Afsan enlists the help of a priest to help them win against the Others]].

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* ** In Foreigner, [[spoiler: it is confirmed that priests are able to lie. Afsan enlists the help of a priest to help them win against the Others]].


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* ILied: In Foreigner, the Other captain says he [[spoiler:won't hurt Afsan if Toroca told them their weakest point. Upon getting the information, he shoots Afsan anyway]]. When Toroca called him out, the captain chillingly tells him that Quintaglios might not be able to lie, but Others can.


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* TheParanoiac: [[spoiler: Drawtood]] from Fossil Hunter. [[spoiler: He begins murdering his siblings because of the strangeness of having siblins, a concept foreign to Quintaglios, and had no idea how to truly act around them or what to make of them, and at one point described them as being him but not him]].
**In one scene, he wonders if [[spoiler: his sister]] is wishing him dead, as he does for her.
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