History Literature / RumoAndHisMiraculousAdventures

15th Jul '16 5:30:59 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* BrainsAndBrawn: Rumo and Smyke on their travels through southern Zamonia, with Smyke as the brains and Rumo as the muscle.


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* ChekhovsGun: The Non-Existent Teenies and their advanced nanotechnology are introduced in the early parts of the book as the research object of Professor Kolibri, but don't become important until the second act, when [[spoiler:their microscopic ships are used to bring Rala back from the dead]].


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* ColdBloodedTorture: The fate of anyone unlucky enough to fall into General Tick-Tock's clutches, especially poor [[spoiler:Rala]].


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* ContinuityNod:
** Professor Ostafan Kolibri is a former student of Abdullah Nightingale, who featured heavily in ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear.''
** Nightingale himself makes a short appearance at the fair in Wolperting, promoting one of his new inventions. He also expresses interest in a certain Alpine Imp whom readers of ''Bluebear'' will recognise as Fredda, one of Nightingales future students.
** Once again, Zamonium is the driving force behind a major antagonist.
10th Jul '16 1:04:52 PM Sarcasmosuchus
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* GiantEnemyCrab: The vrahoks, which are used as [[BeastOfBattle Beasts of Battle]] by the Hellings, resemble gigantic spider crabs.

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* GiantEnemyCrab: The vrahoks, Vrahoks, which are used as [[BeastOfBattle Beasts of Battle]] by the Hellings, resemble gigantic spider crabs.


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* SexyDiscretionShot: The book ends just as [[spoiler:Rumo and Rala are about to have sex for the first time]], with the narrator noting that some things are best left in the dark.
8th Jul '16 9:07:56 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:During the book's climax, the undead yetis show up to support Rumo and the prisoners in the Theatre of Death in their battle against Gornab's forces.]]



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Friftar]] planned to take over Hel's throne and start his own dynasty by killing Gornab. And he would have succeeded, if it weren't for the Copper Killers' conveniently-timed intervention.

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Friftar]] Friftar planned to take over Hel's throne and start his own dynasty by killing Gornab. And he would have succeeded, if it weren't for the Copper Killers' conveniently-timed intervention.


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* VillainousBreakdown: General Tick-Tock doesn't take well to [[spoiler:Rala's premature death]].
8th Jul '16 8:53:21 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* ChefOfIron: Urs is a friendly, talkative guy who [[BigEater loves to eat]] and "aims to become the best cook in the city". Come to find out, he was at one point the best swordsman in [[ProudWarriorRace Wolperting]], and even though he hasn't touched a blade longer than a kitchen knife [[RetiredBadass in years]], when the time comes he [[LetsGetDangerous proves]] he's still among his people's top three fighters.


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* DragonWithAnAgenda: Both Friftar and General Tick-Tock intend to kill Gornab to take over Hel for themselves.


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* ShoutOut: The book contains many references to NorseMythology, such as a sentient tree called Ygg Drasil, the underground kingdom of Hel, and a minor character called Nagelfar the Ferryman.


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* TalkingWeapon: Rumo's sword hosts the souls of two sentient beings: Dandelion, a cowardly, talkative troll, and Krindle the Cleaver, a single-minded BloodKnight. They're constantly bickering with each other, and at one point, Rumo actually threatens to abandon the sword if they won't shut up.
8th Jul '16 8:30:58 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* AndShowItToYou: General Tick-Tock kills [[spoiler:Ushan]] by ripping the [[BeatStillMyHeart still beating heart]] from his chest, and then shows it to the fighting crowd. [[spoiler:Rumo pays Tick-Tock back in kind shortly afterwards by removing the General's "heart" of Zamonium.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the first Zamonia book.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the first Zamonia book. Also doubles as BloodierAndGorier.


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* GiantEnemyCrab: The vrahoks, which are used as [[BeastOfBattle Beasts of Battle]] by the Hellings, resemble gigantic spider crabs.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ushan de Lucca gives one to General Tick-Tock, pointing out that no matter how many people Tick-Tock kills, he will never feel truly alive.


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* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Volzotan Smyke is revealed to be a former mercenary leader who eventually became TheAtoner.]]
2nd Jan '16 1:37:30 PM Roo
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* IHaveThisFriend: The protagonist asks TheMentor what his friend Urs is supposed to do after falling in love with a girl. He's a BadLiar and several times says "I" instead of "Urs". The mentor is nice enough not to mention -- at least at first, but he does eventually lose patience, [[spoiler: especially since Rumo's situation was the talk of the town anyway and everybody knew about it.]]

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* IHaveThisFriend: The protagonist asks TheMentor what his friend Urs is supposed to do after falling in love with a girl. He's a BadLiar and several times says "I" instead of "Urs". The mentor is nice enough not to mention -- at least at first, but he does eventually lose patience, [[spoiler: especially since Rumo's situation was the talk of the town anyway and everybody knew about it.EverybodyKnewAlready.]]
27th Dec '15 8:38:45 PM Exxolon
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''Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures'' (''Rumo'' for short) is a book by Creator/WalterMoers set in Zamonia, the setting for ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear'' and ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks''. It revolves around Rumo, a wolperting (an intelligent, bipedal, horned dog), after he is kidnapped by [[{{Cyclops}} cyclopean]] pirates. Following his escape from them, he sets off on a journey to find 'the silver thread' that will lead him to true love, but is waylaid repeatedly, most importantly when almost everyone he knows is kidnapped and taken to the hellish underground Netherworld, which he must rescue them from. Along the way he picks up several friends, including Dandelion and Krindle, the talking sword possessed by two very different spirits, Voltozan Smyke the shark grub, and Urs of the Snows, another wolperting and talented chef.

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''Rumo '''''Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures'' Adventures''''' (''Rumo'' for short) is a book by Creator/WalterMoers set in Zamonia, the setting for ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear'' and ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks''. It revolves around Rumo, a wolperting (an intelligent, bipedal, horned dog), after he is kidnapped by [[{{Cyclops}} cyclopean]] pirates. Following his escape from them, he sets off on a journey to find 'the silver thread' that will lead him to true love, but is waylaid repeatedly, most importantly when almost everyone he knows is kidnapped and taken to the hellish underground Netherworld, which he must rescue them from. Along the way he picks up several friends, including Dandelion and Krindle, the talking sword possessed by two very different spirits, Voltozan Smyke the shark grub, and Urs of the Snows, another wolperting and talented chef.
9th Feb '14 6:39:58 PM AmbystomaMaculatum
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''Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures'' (''Rumo'' for short) is a book by Creator/WalterMoers set in Zamonia, the setting for ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear'' and ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks''. It revolves around Rumo, a wolperting (a intelligent, bipedal, horned dog), after he is kidnapped by [[{{Cyclops}} cyclopean]] pirates. Following his escape from them, he sets off on a journey to find 'the silver thread' that will lead him to true love, but is waylaid repeatedly, most importantly when almost everyone he knows is kidnapped and taken to the hellish underground Netherworld, which he must rescue them from. Along the way he picks up several friends, including Dandelion and Krindle, the talking sword possessed by two very different spirits, Voltozan Smyke the shark grub, and Urs of the Snows, another wolperting and talented chef.

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''Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures'' (''Rumo'' for short) is a book by Creator/WalterMoers set in Zamonia, the setting for ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear'' and ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks''. It revolves around Rumo, a wolperting (a (an intelligent, bipedal, horned dog), after he is kidnapped by [[{{Cyclops}} cyclopean]] pirates. Following his escape from them, he sets off on a journey to find 'the silver thread' that will lead him to true love, but is waylaid repeatedly, most importantly when almost everyone he knows is kidnapped and taken to the hellish underground Netherworld, which he must rescue them from. Along the way he picks up several friends, including Dandelion and Krindle, the talking sword possessed by two very different spirits, Voltozan Smyke the shark grub, and Urs of the Snows, another wolperting and talented chef.
2nd Mar '13 12:15:18 PM MaxSinister
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* OnlySaneEmployee: Friftar. This means even more since he has an AxCrazy boss who is able and allowed to kill people with his own teeth if he likes it.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Friftar]] planned to take over Hel's throne by killing Gornab. And he would have succeeded, if it weren't for the Copper Killers' conveniently-timed intervention.

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Friftar]] planned to take over Hel's throne and start his own dynasty by killing Gornab. And he would have succeeded, if it weren't for the Copper Killers' conveniently-timed intervention.



* TheUnintelligible: Gornab's speech so messed up, only his chancellor can understated him.

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* TorturePorn: Rala becomes the victim of general Ticktock. [[spoiler:And dies. Which drives him mad, since he never had as much "fun" with a victim like with her. But later, she gets revived.]]
* TheUnintelligible: Gornab's speech so messed up, only his chancellor can understated him. OTOH, he consistently manages to speak all words exactly backwards (by syllable, not by sound or letter).
13th Feb '13 3:10:15 PM Timeskipper
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* MookHorrorShow: The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Demonocles]] find themselves on the receiving end of this, courtesy of [[{{Badass}} Rumo]].
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