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6th Aug '17 5:18:15 PM PaulA
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The second book is ''swimming'' in them. [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] comes off as petty and grating, but generally harmless. [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] is initially [[AffablyEvil affable]] [[spoiler:(although [[FauxAffablyEvil the façade drops]] even ''before'' he's revealed as the ArcVillain)]], if self-absorbed and thoughtless. [[spoiler:Incarsyn]] is ''stated'' to be one—and ''definitely'' has some significant character flaws which suggest that [[spoiler:Tazey really ''was'' better off out of it]]—but it's possible that [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] was just [[MaliciousSlander smearing]] him. In the third book, [[spoiler:Purcell]] initially seems to be nothing but a prissy little functionary; thanks to [[spoiler:his [[HiddenInPlainSight distraction spell]]]], no one recognizes [[spoiler:the similarly fussy and nebbishy drug dealer "Sugarman"]] as him, either.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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The second book is ''swimming'' in them. [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] comes off as petty and grating, but generally harmless. [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] is initially [[AffablyEvil affable]] [[spoiler:(although [[FauxAffablyEvil the façade drops]] even ''before'' he's revealed as the ArcVillain)]], if self-absorbed and thoughtless. [[spoiler:Incarsyn]] is ''stated'' to be one—and one--and ''definitely'' has some significant character flaws which suggest that [[spoiler:Tazey really ''was'' better off out of it]]—but it]]--but it's possible that [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] was just [[MaliciousSlander smearing]] him. him.
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In the third book, [[spoiler:Purcell]] initially seems to be nothing but a prissy little functionary; thanks to [[spoiler:his [[HiddenInPlainSight distraction spell]]]], no one recognizes [[spoiler:the similarly fussy and nebbishy drug dealer "Sugarman"]] as him, either.
6th Aug '17 11:48:37 AM FarseerLolotea
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The second book is ''swimming'' in them. [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] comes off as petty and grating, but generally harmless. [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] is initially [[AffablyEvil affable]] [[spoiler:(although [[FauxAffablyEvil the façade drops]] even ''before'' he's revealed as the ArcVillain)]], if self-absorbed and thoughtless. [[spoiler:Incarsyn]] is ''stated'' to be one—and ''definitely'' has some significant character flaws which suggest that [[spoiler:Tazey really ''was'' better off out of it]]—but it's possible that [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] was just [[MaliciousSlander smearing]] him.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The second book is ''swimming'' in them. [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] comes off as petty and grating, but generally harmless. [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] is initially [[AffablyEvil affable]] [[spoiler:(although [[FauxAffablyEvil the façade drops]] even ''before'' he's revealed as the ArcVillain)]], if self-absorbed and thoughtless. [[spoiler:Incarsyn]] is ''stated'' to be one—and ''definitely'' has some significant character flaws which suggest that [[spoiler:Tazey really ''was'' better off out of it]]—but it's possible that [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] was just [[MaliciousSlander smearing]] him. In the third book, [[spoiler:Purcell]] initially seems to be nothing but a prissy little functionary; thanks to [[spoiler:his [[HiddenInPlainSight distraction spell]]]], no one recognizes [[spoiler:the similarly fussy and nebbishy drug dealer "Sugarman"]] as him, either.
20th Jul '17 12:00:46 AM FarseerLolotea
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* AntiHero: "Good" characters in this series tend to be either this or [[BreakTheCutie broken cuties]].
19th Jul '17 11:00:15 PM FarseerLolotea
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* CoolOldLady: Lady Wrinshardin, in the first book, supports the rebellion. Additionally, she's [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior wry, snarky]], spry enough to still be an avid horsewoman, and ''completely'' unintimidated by Sheera's (admittedly still very raw) troops (or even by ''Sun Wolf'').


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* LoveMakesYouCrazy[=/=]LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] is commanding the demons [[spoiler:out of love for the indifferent and manipulative Nanciormis]].
19th Jul '17 7:50:09 PM PaulA
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* AssholeVictim: Some of the victims in the second book fully deserved what happened to them. [[spoiler:Nanciormis is probably the most blatant example.]]
** [[spoiler:In the first book, Sheera's husband is revealed to have collaborated with Altiokis and sold out the rebels. No wonder Sheera...ahem, ''[[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink mulled his wine herself]]'' one night.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Some of the victims in the second book fully deserved what happened to them. [[spoiler:Nanciormis is probably the most blatant example.]]
AssholeVictim:
** [[spoiler:In In the first book, Sheera's [[spoiler:Sheera's husband is revealed to have collaborated with Altiokis and sold out the rebels. No wonder Sheera...ahem, ''[[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink mulled his wine herself]]'' one night.]]
** Some of the victims in the second book fully deserved what happened to them. [[spoiler:Nanciormis is probably the most blatant example.
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19th Jul '17 5:00:57 PM FarseerLolotea
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** [[spoiler:In the first book, Sheera's husband is revealed to have collaborated with Altiokis and sold out the rebels. No wonder Sheera...ahem, ''[[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink mulled his wine herself]]'' one night.]]



* BigBeautifulMan: Nanciormis in ''The Witches of Wenshar'' is unequivocally described as one. [[spoiler:Too bad he's a skeevy, conniving JerkAss who's arguably the main antagonist of the piece, and who ultimately [[KarmicDeath gets his in the end]].]]

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* BigBeautifulMan: Nanciormis in ''The Witches of Wenshar'' is unequivocally described as one.a LongHairedPrettyBoy gone to seed; debauchery and considerable weight gain haven't ruined his looks. [[spoiler:Too bad he's a skeevy, conniving JerkAss who's arguably the main antagonist of the piece, and who ultimately [[KarmicDeath gets his in the end]].]]]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: The second book is ''swimming'' in them. [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] comes off as petty and grating, but generally harmless. [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] is initially [[AffablyEvil affable]] [[spoiler:(although [[FauxAffablyEvil the façade drops]] even ''before'' he's revealed as the ArcVillain)]], if self-absorbed and thoughtless. [[spoiler:Incarsyn]] is ''stated'' to be one—and ''definitely'' has some significant character flaws which suggest that [[spoiler:Tazey really ''was'' better off out of it]]—but it's possible that [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] was just [[MaliciousSlander smearing]] him.



* DeathOfAThousandCuts: When [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] finally loses her patience with [[spoiler:Nanciormis, the demons drawn to her malice attack him and more-or-less flay him alive...and when she finally manages to call them off, they turn on ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard her]]'' instead. She [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled jumps down a well shaft]]; as for Nanciormis, his subordinates leave him to bleed out]].

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* DeathOfAThousandCuts: When [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] finally loses her patience with [[spoiler:Nanciormis, the demons drawn to her malice attack him and more-or-less flay him alive...and when she finally manages to call them off, they turn on ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard her]]'' instead. She [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled jumps down a well shaft]]; as As for Nanciormis, his subordinates leave him to bleed out]].



* HealItWithFire: Happens a few times, usually after [[OurZombiesAreDifferent nuuwa]] attacks, as they're extremely dirty.

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* HealItWithFire: Happens a few times, usually after [[OurZombiesAreDifferent [[NotUsingTheZWord nuuwa]] attacks, as they're extremely dirty.



* TookALevelInKindness: Sheera, after [[spoiler:Sun Wolf's near death due to anzind.]]
* UngratefulBastard: In the end of ''The Ladies of Mandrigyn'', [[spoiler:the council of the city actually exiles Sun Wolf for "corrupting the costumes of the city" by training the women and making them less docile.]]

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* TookALevelInKindness: Sheera, after [[spoiler:Sun Wolf's near death due to anzind.anzid.]]
* UngratefulBastard: In the end of ''The Ladies of Mandrigyn'', [[spoiler:the council of the city actually exiles Sun Wolf for "corrupting the costumes of the city" by training the women and making them less docile.]]]] While [[spoiler:King Tarrin promises to reverse the order once the situation stabilizes again, Sun Wolf and Starhawk]] are ''not'' holding their breath.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sheera Galernas.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sheera Galernas.Galernas is willing to kidnap and utilize a PoisonAndCureGambit in order to recruit an armsmaster for her rebel army. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that she assassinated her husband for selling out.]]
15th Jul '17 1:24:50 AM PaulA
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* BattleCouple: Sun Wolf and Starhawk, after the first novel. [[spoiler:Also [[ButchLesbian Denga Rey]] and [[BiTheWay Amber Eyes]]]].

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* BattleCouple: BattleCouple:
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Sun Wolf and Starhawk, after the first novel. [[spoiler:Also [[ButchLesbian novel.
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Denga Rey]] and [[BiTheWay Amber Eyes]]]].



* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Altiokis]] in the first book, [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] in the second.

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* FatBastard: FatBastard:
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[[spoiler:Altiokis]] in the first book, book.
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[[spoiler:Nanciormis]] in the second.
14th Jul '17 5:21:27 AM FarseerLolotea
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* BattleCouple: Sun Wolf and Starhawk, after the first novel. Also [[ButchLesbian Denga Rey]] and [[BiTheWay Amber Eyes]].

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* BattleCouple: Sun Wolf and Starhawk, after the first novel. Also [[spoiler:Also [[ButchLesbian Denga Rey]] and [[BiTheWay Amber Eyes]].Eyes]]]].



* BiTheWay: By the end of the first book, it's clear that [[spoiler:Amber Eyes]] reciprocates Denga Rey's affections.



* DeathOfAThousandCuts: When [[spoiler:Anshebbeth]] finally loses her patience with [[spoiler:Nanciormis, the demons drawn to her malice attack him and more-or-less flay him alive...and when she finally manages to call them off, they turn on ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard her]]'' instead. She [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled jumps down a well shaft]]; as for Nanciormis, his subordinates leave him to bleed out]].



* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Altiokis.]]

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* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Altiokis.]][[spoiler:Altiokis]] in the first book, [[spoiler:Nanciormis]] in the second.
9th Nov '16 2:09:53 PM GhostHouse
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* TheScrappy: InUniverse example with Shebbeth in the second book: the woman is so sticky, whiny and generally unpleasant that noone really likes her. [[spoiler:Turns out, [[WhosLaughingNow she is the one controlling the demons.]]]]
27th Jul '16 8:25:50 PM PaulA
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* AmputationStopsSpread: At the climax of ''The Ladies of Mandrigyn'', [[spoiler:Sun Wolf]] is attacked by a magical creature that burrows through people's eyes into their brains, and [[EyeScream tears his own eye out]] to save himself.



* KidnappedByTheCall: When Sheera tries to hire Sun Wolf, he refuses and proceeds to wonderfully explain his reasons in three points: 1) A conquered town wouldn't be able to gather so much gold to pay him. 2) He doesn't lead wars in winter and 3) He won't risks the lives of his men against Altiokis. Sheera resorts then to plan B: poison him and take him away by force.



* NotUsingTheZWord: Altiokis has a nasty habit of turning people into blind, slavering, mindlessly vicious freaks. The canon term for the process's victims is "nuuwa", and that's all that they're ever called.



* RefusalOfTheCall: When Sheera tries to hire Sun Wolf, he refuses and proceeds to wonderfully explain his reasons in three points: 1) A conquered town wouldn't be able to gather so much gold to pay him. 2) He doesn't lead wars in winter and 3) He won't risks the lives of his men against Altiokis. Sheera resorts then to plan B: poison him and take him away by force.
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