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25th Jul '16 8:56:12 PM LordOfTheSword
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* VillainDecay: The [[strike:Mongols]] Temujai go from "Holy Shit, an army of soldiers where Halt came from!" when hinted in the first book to mooks on horseback after they are shot down by the platoon by previously weed-addicted peasants with a few weeks of training. Every last one of their efforts in Book Four are neatly countered before they can be used to any advantage, thanks to the power of Rangers, Luck, and Rangers. It is mentioned that, had the Skandians fought the way they expected them to, the Temujai would have won handily.

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* VillainDecay: The [[strike:Mongols]] Temujai go from "Holy Shit, an army of soldiers where Halt came from!" when hinted in the first book to mooks on horseback after they are shot down by the platoon by previously weed-addicted peasants with a few weeks of training. Every last one of their efforts in Book Four are neatly countered before they can be used to any advantage, thanks to the power of Rangers, Luck, and Rangers. It is mentioned that, had the Skandians fought the way they expected them to, the Temujai would have won handily. Unfortunately (for the Temujai), the Skandians had a man who knew how to counter the tactics used by the Temujai: Halt.
25th Jul '16 8:41:30 PM LordOfTheSword
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* MagicRealism: The only supernatural elements in the series are Lord Morgarath's armies and the[[BuffySpeak ...spirit...thing]] that Will encounters in ''Halt's Peril''.

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* MagicRealism: The only supernatural elements in the series are Lord Morgarath's armies and the[[BuffySpeak ...spirit...thing]] the [[OurWightsAreDifferent barrow-wight]] that Will encounters catches a glimpse of while waking up in ''Halt's Peril''.
25th Jul '16 8:34:30 PM LordOfTheSword
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* ImprobableWeapon: The common wooden ladle is referred to as an unofficial staff of office for both Master Chubb and his apprentice, Jenny.

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* ImprobableWeapon: The common wooden ladle is referred to as an unofficial staff of office for both Master Chubb and his apprentice, Jenny. Partly [[{{Justified}} justified]] in that they are good-sized ladles, and also ''solid'', making them decent impromptu clubs.
25th Jul '16 8:04:38 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Halt's frequently-assumed pseudonym, "Arratay", is pronounced suspiciously close to "[[GratuitousFrench arretez]]".

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** Halt's frequently-assumed pseudonym, "Arratay", is pronounced suspiciously close to "[[GratuitousFrench arretez]]". Guess what it means. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke It means "stop!" Or... Halt.]]]]
14th May '16 7:48:58 PM OddOneIn
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* TheExile: Happens to [[spoiler: Halt. He invokes it on purpose so he can go and search for Will, who was captured by the Skandians.]]


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* TomboyPrincess: Cassandra's hobbies including sneaking around at night and scaring the sentries half to death with her sling.
19th Aug '15 6:25:17 AM eagee
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** Averted by Halt in Book Three, when he does bad things like forging documents to be able to [[spoiler: save Will and Evanlyn]].
5th Aug '15 8:33:15 AM PixelKnight
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** For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat.

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** For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat. Finally, anyone mentioning his seasickness would do well to safeguard their helmet. Halt's vomit can really stain.
31st Mar '15 6:59:17 PM jormis29
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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Araluen = England, Gallica = France, Celtica = Wales, Hibernia = Ireland, Picta = Scotland, Teutlandt = Germany, Arrida = North Africa (likely Tripoli), Skandia = Scandinavia, Nihon-Ja = Japan, Iberion = Spain, Toscana = Rome/Italy, the unnamed Temujai country, referred to as the Eastern Steppes = Mongolia ({{Genghis Khan}}'s name was Temujin), Indus (briefly mentioned in Book Ten) probably = India, etc. A map appears in later books that is reminiscent of a early map of the Old World. These all really could really be seen just as {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.

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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Araluen = England, Gallica = France, Celtica = Wales, Hibernia = Ireland, Picta = Scotland, Teutlandt = Germany, Arrida = North Africa (likely Tripoli), Skandia = Scandinavia, Nihon-Ja = Japan, Iberion = Spain, Toscana = Rome/Italy, the unnamed Temujai country, referred to as the Eastern Steppes = Mongolia ({{Genghis Khan}}'s (UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan's name was Temujin), Indus (briefly mentioned in Book Ten) probably = India, etc. A map appears in later books that is reminiscent of a early map of the Old World. These all really could really be seen just as {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.
9th Mar '15 6:40:14 PM Dorano1
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** Halt and Horace are this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: and just barely manage to get their in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
*** Then played straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].

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** Halt and Horace are this in Books 3 and Book 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: and just barely manage to get their in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
*** Then played Subverted with [[spoiler: Halt for Will in Book 2]] and [[spoiler: Halt and Horace for Will and Evanlyn]] in Book 3
*** Played
straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].



* BigFancyCastle: A few of them.

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* BigFancyCastle: A few of them.them, Castle Araluen particularly.
28th Jan '15 1:46:47 PM Dorano1
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** Halt and Horace try to be this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: although Will and Evanlyn might have made it without their help]].

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** Halt and Horace try to be are this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: although Will and Evanlyn might have made it without just barely manage to get their help]].in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
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