History Literature / RealmOfTheElderlings

7th Jul '17 4:52:48 AM Figaro
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* MeaningfulName: Babies born in noble families are usually named after a virtue, in belief child assimilates said virtue as a crucial part of his/hers personality. Thus we have Lords Chivalry, Verity, Bright, Shrewd, Dutiful and Ladies Patience, Constance, Faith, Celerity and Grace, among others.

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* MeaningfulName: Babies born in noble families are usually named after a virtue, in belief child assimilates said virtue as a crucial part of his/hers personality. Thus we have Lords Chivalry, Verity, Bright, Shrewd, Dutiful and Ladies Patience, Constance, Faith, Celerity and Grace, among others. [[spoiler:The characters who get a lot of screen time tend to both reflect and avert their names over the course of the series. For example, Chivalry commits adultery, but then gives up the throne as a personal penance. Shrewd is something of a [[ChessMaster cunning genius]] but is also completely blind to the plot against him being hatched under his very nose. Whilst not an outright liar, Verity tends to hide information even from his allies.]]
11th Jun '17 6:34:08 PM Fireblood
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* AnimalEyeSpy: Discussed. In the Six Duchies it is generally assumed that the Witted can see through animal eyes. That is not so. As Fitz and others point out, they cannot see through their bond animals' eyes, yet the idea that the Witted could be spying on them creeps many people out to such an extent that -- combined with other superstitions -- it's a direct cause of BurnTheWitch

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* AnimalEyeSpy: Discussed.{{Discussed}}. In the Six Duchies it is generally assumed that the Witted can see through animal eyes. That is not so. As Fitz and others point out, they cannot see through their bond animals' eyes, yet the idea that the Witted could be spying on them creeps many people out to such an extent that -- combined with other superstitions -- it's a direct cause of BurnTheWitchBurnTheWitch.
11th Jun '17 6:33:23 PM Fireblood
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* AmbiguousGender: In the ''Farseer'' trilogy there's the Fool, who the narrator Fitz believes is male. The ''Liveship Traders'' trilogy has a totally different dramatis personae, including the female Amber. It's never stated that these two are the same person, but more and more clues are dropped as the trilogy progresses, and because Amber advises Althea on how to disguise herself as a boy we start to think he/she is really female and was disguised as male in the earlier books. But in the ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, where we and Fitz are told outright that [[spoiler:both characters are the same person]], there's a section where [[spoiler:Fitz inhabits the Fool's body and can presumably tell what sex he/she is, but never tells us! Fitz implies that the Fool's kind are so different from humans that neither gender is appropriate -- but then there's the Pale Woman to account for, who is clearly female, leading to the conclusion that not all Whites are the same]]. This is in line with the Fool's claim that where he comes from, people don't insist on the existence of only two genders.
7th Jun '17 2:25:58 PM PuffyTreat
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* FusionDance: [[spoiler: In ''Assassin's Fate'', Fitz is fatally wounded by the vile worms the Servants use to slowly devour and kill. Remembering Verity, he intends to Skill-carve himself a "dragon" in the form of a wolf, so that he and Nighteyes will be able to remain in the world of the living. But he and his long-dead wolf alone don't have enough memories to make it animate. Then the Fool joins them and all three end up merging into the Wolf of the West, fulfilling one of Bee's prophecies.]]


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* FusionDance: [[spoiler: In ''Assassin's Fate, Fitz is badly hurt by the vile worms the Servants use to weaken and slowly devour their enemies. Dying, his healing only barely able to match the worms' hunger, he decides to Skill-carve a "dragon" in the form of a wolf so that he and Nighteyes can remain in the world of the living. But they alone don't have enough memories to make it animate. Then the Fool joins them, the souls of all three melding together and bringing it to life as a whole being, the Wolf of the West.]]
7th Jun '17 2:19:37 PM PuffyTreat
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* FusionDance: [[spoiler: In ''Assassin's Fate'', Fitz is fatally wounded by the vile worms the Servants use to slowly devour and kill. Remembering Verity, he intends to Skill-carve himself a "dragon" in the form of a wolf, so that he and Nighteyes will be able to remain in the world of the living. But he and his long-dead wolf alone don't have enough memories to make it animate. Then the Fool joins them and all three end up merging into the Wolf of the West, fulfilling one of Bee's prophecies.]]
5th Jun '17 12:34:47 PM tricksterson
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Third trilogy about Fitz, the third and last book of which is due in 2017.

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Third trilogy about Fitz, the third and last book of which is due in 2017.
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5th Jun '17 12:10:38 PM tricksterson
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* ScavengerWorld: Either directly or indirectly Kelsingra, the cities of the Rain Wilds and Bingtown all exist off the remains of the Elderling civilization.
23rd May '17 6:27:17 AM MadSpy
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** [[spoiler:Satrap Cosgo]] allows the crew of the Chalcedan ship he's travelling on to gang-rape [[spoiler:his adviser Serilla]]. She goes from being a competent BeleaguredBureaucrat to hostile, frightened, and unable to properly judge situations due to the trauma.

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** [[spoiler:Satrap Cosgo]] allows the crew of the Chalcedan ship he's travelling on to gang-rape [[spoiler:his adviser Serilla]]. She goes from being a competent BeleaguredBureaucrat BeleagueredBureaucrat to hostile, frightened, and unable to properly judge situations due to the trauma.
23rd May '17 6:23:11 AM MadSpy
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* EyeScream: Parangon backstory involve having his face hacked up with an axe, rendering him blind.

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* EyeScream: Parangon Paragon's backstory involve involves him having his face hacked up with an axe, rendering him blind.
23rd May '17 6:10:01 AM MadSpy
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** During ''Royal Assassin'', Queen-in-Waiting Kettricken acquieres her own Queen's Guard, who are inspired by her own courage and prowess in battle and decide she needs her own guard.

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** During ''Royal Assassin'', Queen-in-Waiting Kettricken acquieres acquires her own Queen's Guard, who are inspired by her own courage and prowess in battle and decide she needs her own guard.
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