History Literature / Safehold

15th Jan '16 1:47:37 PM RoseAndHeather
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The ''Safehold'' series by Creator/DavidWeber consists of eight books to date: ''Off Armageddon Reef'', ''By Schism Rent Asunder'', ''By Heresies Distressed'', ''A Mighty Fortress'', ''How Firm a Foundation'', ''Midst Toil and Tribulation'', ''Like a Mighty Army'' and ''Hell's Foundations Quiver''.
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The ''Safehold'' series by Creator/DavidWeber consists of eight books to date: date: * ''Off Armageddon Reef'', Reef'' * ''By Schism Rent Asunder'', Asunder'' * ''By Heresies Distressed'', Distressed'' * ''A Mighty Fortress'', Fortress'' * ''How Firm a Foundation'', Foundation'' * ''Midst Toil and Tribulation'', Tribulation'' * ''Like a Mighty Army'' and Army'' * ''Hell's Foundations Quiver''. Quiver'' * ''At the Sign of Triumph'' (forthcoming)
2nd Dec '15 6:04:24 PM Bissek
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* PunishedForSympathy: An Inquisitor working in one of the concentration camps is sentenced to the Punishment for providing decent food to sick detainees who hadn't yet been convicted of anything. Dialydd Mab executes the people who sentenced him, then grants the Inquisitor a MercyKill.
16th Nov '15 6:30:51 PM sgamer82
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*** The new saying doesn't even make any sense. How would killing the wyvern in any way help find out where it's getting golden rabbits from? I suppose it's a good thing we never actually hear the entire aesop.
16th Nov '15 4:23:08 PM danime91
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*** The new saying doesn't even make any sense. How would killing the wyvern in any way help find out where it's getting golden rabbits from? I suppose it's a good thing we never actually hear the entire aesop.
16th Nov '15 4:21:19 PM danime91
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** Or even just regular creatures and plants from Earth. Such as titan oaks, near-pines, and spider-rats. Makes one wonder why the Archangels didn't change the names to completely original or more innocuous names to avoid questions like "What is a near-pine supposed to be near to?"
7th Nov '15 3:51:08 PM Bissek
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* EasyLogistics: Oh so averted. A sizable number of Duchairn's scenes center around his effort to figure out how he's supposed to fund and supply the Church's forces. The initial campaign to conquer Siddarmark is thwarted when the Charisian Navy blows several key canal locks, making it impossible for the Church to ship supplies to the front lines, which bought the defenders a desperately needed year to reinforce and resupply. Charis has its own logistical problems on occasion, mainly centered around being able to make enough guns and ammunition to equip its forces.
1st Nov '15 8:37:05 PM Bissek
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* CommonTongue: Everyone on Safehold speaks English, or at least a language that started out as English before going through a thousand years of lingual drift. This makes the diary of [[spoiler:the late Seijin Kohdy]] rather fascinating to those who have read it, as parts of it were written in Spanish.
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* CommonTongue: Everyone on Safehold speaks English, or at least a language that started out as English (With a few loan words derived from Japanese) before going through a thousand years of lingual drift. This [[spoiler:This makes the diary of [[spoiler:the the late Seijin Kohdy]] Kohdy rather fascinating to those who have read it, as parts of it were written in Spanish.Spanish]].
1st Nov '15 5:06:46 PM Bissek
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* VoteEarlyVoteOften: Many people find it very interesting that the person in charge of validating the vote count in the election that made Zaspahr Clyntahn Grand Inquisitor instead of Samyl Wylsynn was the man who would become Clyntahn's second in command. But given that this happened before the start of the main story, the reader never sees anything that would prove or disprove the speculation that Rayno rigged the election. Even if he did, any evidence proving this would likely have been long since destroyed.
1st Nov '15 4:29:19 PM Bissek
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* CommonTongue: Everyone on Safehold speaks English, or at least a language that started out as English before going through a thousand years of lingual drift. This makes the diary of [[spoiler:the late Seijin Kohdy]] rather fascinating to those who have read it, as parts of it were written in Spanish.

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* WrittenByTheWinners: The official history of Shan-wei's fall and the War Against The Fallen was written by the Archangel Chihiro, who had fought the war on Langhorne's side. All documentation that portrayed Shan-wei and Kau-yung sympathetically was systematically destroyed, [[{{Unperson}} often along with any evidence as to the existence of the person who produced it in the first place]].
1st Nov '15 4:18:49 PM Bissek
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* AmnesiaMissedASpot: The original seijins were Adams and Eves who had useful skills before their memories were reprogrammed, and then had their memories of those skills returned so they could fight more effectively against Kau-Yung's followers. However, this caused some of them to start recalling things they weren't supposed to remember as well. [[spoiler:When Seijin Kohdy started remembering his life as Sergeant Major Cody Cortazar and asked the Archangels what was going on, they murdered him.]]

** The Sisterhood of Saint Evahlyn and [[spoiler:Sisters of Saint Kody]] to the Brotherhood of Saint Zherneau.
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** The Sisterhood of Saint Evahlyn and [[spoiler:Sisters of Saint Kody]] Kohdy]] to the Brotherhood of Saint Zherneau.

** * TheDreaded: The Sisterhood of Saint Evahlyn and [[spoiler:Sisters of Saint Kody]] Inquisition learns to the Brotherhood of Saint Zherneau.fear Merlin's alter ego Dialydd Mab very quickly.

** The Sisterhood of Saint Evahlyn In ''Hell's Foundations Quiver'', Dialydd Mab snipes an Inquisitor who had been defrocked and [[spoiler:Sisters of Saint Kody]] was being put to the Brotherhood of Saint Zherneau.Punishment for providing decent food to sick prisoners in an Inquisition concentration camp to spare him further pain. He also snipes the people who ordered the Punishment in the first place, for less merciful reasons.

* NamedWeapons: Cayleb's battlesteel, eternally sharp katana that Merlin gave him is named Excalibur.
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* NamedWeapons: Cayleb's battlesteel, eternally sharp katana that Merlin gave him is named Excalibur. The late Seijin Kohdy had a sword named Helm Cleaver, [[spoiler:which the Sisterhood of Saint Kohdy still possesses, and it is still sharp enough to cut granite]].

* NamedWeapons: Cayleb's battlesteel, eternally sharp katana that Merlin gave him ThePoliticalOfficer: The Inquisition agents in the Army of God serve this role. And they provide ample evidence as to why allowing someone who doesn't understand military matters to override those who do in the name of ideological purity is named Excalibur. a very bad idea.

* [[{{Unperson}} Unregiment]]: All regiments of the RSA that sided with the Temple Loyalists in the Sword of Scheuler campaign. Their battle honors have been erased, and their centuries of contributions to their nation over centuries of war have been struck from the history books as punishment for treason.
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* [[{{Unperson}} Unregiment]]: {{Unperson}}: ** All regiments of the RSA that sided with the Temple Loyalists in the Sword of Scheuler campaign. Their battle honors have been erased, and their centuries of contributions to their nation over centuries of war have been struck from the history books as punishment for treason.treason. ** Some of the heroes of the War of the Fallen suffered this posthumously when the surviving Angels or Archangels learned that they were doubting the cause. Seijin Kohdy's legend survived as fairy tales, it's possible that others weren't so lucky.

* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Helm Cleaver, the Zion resistance organized by [[spoiler:Aivah Parsahn]], which uses methods such as assassination and blowing up churches, while avoiding innocent causalities.
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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: ** Helm Cleaver, the Zion resistance organized by [[spoiler:Aivah Parsahn]], which uses methods such as assassination and blowing up churches, while avoiding innocent causalities.causalities. ** The Church always maintained that all the seijins fought for Mother Church during the War Against The Fallen. This is only true because they labelled all warriors with seijin abilities that fought on the other side as demons.
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