History Literature / RoseOfTheProphet

24th May '16 11:42:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: [[spoiler:Meryem.]]
8th Mar '16 12:47:54 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Asrial makes one to let Pukah win his bet with death, taking his form and dying in his place. She survives.]]
** [[spoiler:Pukah in turn makes one to defeat Kaug, luring the efreet into the ColdIron mountain of Sul's Curse and ordering Asrial to shut the gates, locking them both in together. Somewhat subverted in that we last see him hiding from the raging Kaug in a secret grotto at the heart of the mountain, smugly making plans for what he's going to do when he eventually escapes, although he doesn't have a firm plan for doing so.]]



* WeddingDay: The biggest fiasco this side of the ''Ranma1/2'' finale, with both parties constantly insulting each other, the bride having to be dragged to the altar bound and gagged, the groom made to attend literally falling down drunk, the bride attempting to gut the groom as soon as the knot is tied before [[RunawayBride fleeing]] and the entire affair breaking out into a bloody brawl until Sond brings the tent down on everyone to prevent casualties.

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* WeddingDay: The biggest fiasco this side of the ''Ranma1/2'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' finale, with both parties constantly insulting each other, the bride having to be dragged to the altar bound and gagged, the groom made to attend literally falling down drunk, the bride attempting to gut the groom as soon as the knot is tied before [[RunawayBride fleeing]] and the entire affair breaking out into a bloody brawl until Sond brings the tent down on everyone to prevent casualties.
8th Mar '16 12:37:42 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: The only named angel of Promenthas is Asrial, although she does mention male angels (and a few nameless ones are seen [[spoiler:in Serinda]]; the only example of one of her evil counterparts we see (an Imp of Astafas) is male.

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* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: The only named angel of Promenthas is Asrial, although she does mention male angels (and a few nameless ones are seen [[spoiler:in Serinda]]; Serinda]]); the only example of one of her evil counterparts we see (an Imp of Astafas) is male.
3rd Oct '15 2:28:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** [[spoiler:He eventually realises how badly he fell into this trope, how much trouble he caused and how even his successes were largely due to others and redeems himself with a truly ''brilliant'' ThanatosGambit HeroicSacrifice that ''defeats Kaug the Efreet'' and single-handedly turns the war in the heavens against Quar.]]

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** [[spoiler:He eventually realises how badly he fell into this trope, how much trouble he caused and how even his successes were largely due to others and redeems himself with a truly ''brilliant'' ThanatosGambit HeroicSacrifice that ''defeats Kaug the Efreet'' and single-handedly turns the war in the heavens against Quar. Ironically, this actually makes him famous across the heavens- Quar curses his name daily and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming the immortals of Akhran (as well as Asrial) from then on refer to the mountain of Sul's Curse as 'Pukah's Peak']].]]
3rd Oct '15 2:23:39 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: The reason Zohra remained unmarried for 22 years before her enforced union with Khardan was that as soon as her father announced her eligibility for marriage all the single young men of the tribe either hastily married or headed for the hills and didn't come back until she'd publically sworn that no man would have her. [[spoiler:Khardan eventually comes to see that Amazons have their good points. (Auda also finds her incredibly attractive.)]]

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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: The reason Zohra remained unmarried for 22 years before her enforced union with Khardan was that as soon as her father announced her eligibility for marriage all the single young men of the tribe either hastily married or headed for the hills and didn't come back until she'd publically sworn that no man would have her. [[spoiler:Khardan eventually comes to see that Amazons have their good points. (Auda ([[AmazonChaser Auda]] also finds her incredibly attractive.)]]
3rd Oct '15 2:18:48 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* IdiotHero: Pukah often drifts into this while trying to be a GuileHero. He isn't stupid, but his ego and overestimation of his own ideas cause him to carry the IdiotBall on a regular basis.

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* IdiotHero: Pukah often drifts into this while trying to be a GuileHero. He isn't stupid, but his ego and overestimation of his own ideas cause him to carry the IdiotBall on a regular basis. His problem is largely that he always tries to set up elaborate {{Xanatos Gambit}}s when what he's actually ''good'' at is [[IndyPloy thinking on his feet]].
3rd Oct '15 2:16:33 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Despite gods and their followers in the world of Sularin being openly ''labelled'' as good, evil and neutral, almost nothing is as simple as it seems. Khardan notes [[spoiler:Zhakrin's]] Paladins of the Night initially seem to be cruel and heartless monsters, but are caring and loyal to each other; Auda Ibn-Jad is unquestionably an almost immeasurably evil man but [[spoiler:risks his life to protect Khardan when they become BloodBrothers, even though Khardan tricked him and eventually sacrifices his life to avenge his earlier brother Catalus.]] Most notably, the final conflict isn't between the forces of good and evil, but the forces of chaotic neutral (Akhran) and lawful neutral (Quar).

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Despite gods and their followers in the world of Sularin being openly ''labelled'' as [[BlackAndWhiteMorality good, evil and neutral, neutral,]] [[SubvertedTrope almost nothing is as simple as it seems. seems]]. Khardan notes [[spoiler:Zhakrin's]] Paladins of the Night initially seem to be cruel and heartless monsters, but are caring and loyal to each other; Auda Ibn-Jad is unquestionably an almost immeasurably evil man but [[spoiler:risks his life to protect Khardan when they become BloodBrothers, even though Khardan tricked him him, and eventually sacrifices his life to avenge his earlier brother Catalus.]] Most notably, the final conflict isn't between the forces of good and evil, but the forces of chaotic neutral (Akhran) and lawful neutral (Quar).(Quar), with the protagonists on the side of ''chaotic'' (usually considered the "bad guys" side in fiction).
3rd Oct '15 2:13:01 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Khardan and Zohra's people are {{Foreign Culture Counterpart}}s to the Middle East like Arabia, Iraq, etc, and their language is obviously a take-off of Arabic. The word "jihad" is thrown around and stated to mean "holy war". Jihad actually translates as "struggle", and has a fairly in-depth amount of context, though it can be used to mean holy war in very specific circumstances.

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Khardan and Zohra's people are {{Foreign Culture Counterpart}}s {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s to the Middle East Eastern ones like Arabia, Iraq, etc, and their language is obviously a take-off of Arabic. The word "jihad" is thrown around and stated to mean "holy war". Jihad actually translates as "struggle", and has a fairly in-depth amount of context, though it can be used to mean holy war in very specific circumstances.
1st Aug '15 9:32:31 PM Vios
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A little-known and underrated fantasy trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman, ''Rose of the Prophet'' manages to transcend its genre and create a beautiful and believable [[CrossoverCosmology world/cosmology]], memorable and lovable characters, and an entertaining and quite moving story--all while conforming to the rules and structure of your standard ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-style role playing game. Really--has to be read to be believed.

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A little-known and underrated fantasy trilogy by Margaret Weis Creator/MargaretWeis and Tracey Hickman, Creator/TracyHickman, ''Rose of the Prophet'' manages to transcend its genre and create a beautiful and believable [[CrossoverCosmology world/cosmology]], memorable and lovable characters, and an entertaining and quite moving story--all while conforming to the rules and structure of your standard ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-style role playing game. Really--has to be read to be believed.
1st Aug '15 9:28:56 PM Vios
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