History Literature / Riptide

30th Dec '15 11:08:01 AM Soldancer
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* {{Curse}}: The treasure is rumored to carry a horrible curse on it that claims the lives of those who try to retrieve it.

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* {{Curse}}: The treasure is rumored to carry a horrible curse on it that claims the lives of those who try to retrieve it. [[spoiler: Justified in-universe considering that the central treasure is ridiculously radioactive. What else would pre-Marie Curie people attribute radiation poisoning to?]]



* FireAndBrimstoneHell: What Clay preaches is waiting for those who lust for the treasure.

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: What Clay preaches is waiting for those who lust for the treasure. Macallan's ominous warning about the pit implies this as well.
16th Oct '15 12:28:15 PM Soldancer
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* NeverFoundTheBody: Johnny Hatch, among others who were claimed by the Water Pit. [[spoiler: Not finding his body drove his father nearly mad until he died on the island still searching for his boy.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Johnny Hatch, among others who were claimed by the Water Pit. [[spoiler: Not finding his body drove his father nearly mad until he died on the island still searching for his boy. The team finds his body later in the story, forcing Hatch to come to terms with his death.]]


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* SweetAndSourGrapes: Though the majority of the treasure is lost [[spoiler: and lethally radioactive, besides]], Bonterre still held onto a valuable gold doubloon she found earlier buried on the surface of the island.
2nd Jun '15 1:08:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: ThunderboltIron]]: [[spoiler: St. Michael's Sword was forged from iridium from a meteorite.]]

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* [[spoiler: ThunderboltIron]]: ThunderboltIron: [[spoiler: St. Michael's Sword was forged from iridium from a meteorite.]]
17th Mar '15 1:00:34 PM merlin34
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Set off the coast of Stormhaven, Maine and targeting the fictional Ragged Island Water Pit, the novel focuses on Dr. Malin Hatch, whose family has owned the seemingly worthless island for several generations after his grandfather became the latest in a centuries-long line of treasure hunters to bankrupt themselves attempting, and failing, to recover its now-legendary horde.

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Set off the coast of Stormhaven, Maine and targeting the fictional Ragged Island Water Pit, the novel focuses on Dr. Malin Hatch, whose family has owned the seemingly worthless island for several generations after his grandfather became the latest in a centuries-long line of treasure hunters to bankrupt themselves attempting, and failing, to recover its now-legendary horde.
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4th Sep '13 5:32:21 PM MarkLungo
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Not to be confused with the 1960s Australian TV series or the 1980s [[StephenJCannell American TV series]].

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Not to be confused with the 1960s Australian TV series or the 1980s [[StephenJCannell [[Creator/StephenJCannell American TV series]].
7th Aug '13 10:08:13 AM Planetman
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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Kerry]].

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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Kerry]].Kerry Wopner]].
16th Oct '12 8:23:41 PM Sheora
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!!Provides Examples Of:

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!!Provides Examples Of:!!This novel provides examples of:



* ArtifactOfDeath: St. Michael's Sword

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* ArtifactOfDeath: St. Michael's SwordSword. [[spoiler: A sword forged from a meteor that's so radioactive it can kill everyone within a few square miles if taken out of its lead casket]].
19th Sep '12 10:15:03 PM Cindylover1969
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Not to be confused with the 1960s Australian TV series or the 1980s [[StephenJCannell American TV series]].
10th Apr '12 2:45:31 AM Sheora
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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: What Clay preaches is waiting for those who lust for the treasure.
10th Apr '12 2:41:04 AM Sheora
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* DeathTrap: All over the Pit's design.
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