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12th May '16 10:10:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChurchPolice: Essussiatism has actual Inquisitors, but the Triarchy has its own dungeons and heresy trials. Both have orders of KnightsTemplar to hunt down heretics.

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* ChurchPolice: Essussiatism has actual Inquisitors, but the Triarchy has its own dungeons and heresy trials. Both have orders of KnightsTemplar Knights Templar to hunt down heretics.
17th Oct '15 7:02:46 PM nombretomado
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* SheIsTheKing: Type 3. The sovereign of Branion is the Aristok, period, regardless of gender. Which makes sense since the first titleholder was a woman. Princes, Dukes, Knights, etc can all be female. So can the Essusiate [[ThePope Pontiff]].

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* SheIsTheKing: Type 3. The sovereign of Branion is the Aristok, period, regardless of gender. Which makes sense since the first titleholder was a woman. Princes, Dukes, Knights, etc can all be female. So can the Essusiate [[ThePope [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pontiff]].
5th Jun '15 6:48:06 PM Fireblood
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A historical fantasy series by Canadian author Fiona Patton (partner of [[TanyaHuff Tanya Huff]]), focusing largely on the semidivine royal family of an [[FantasyCounterpartCulture alternate version]] of medieval Britain. Due to this, it contains a great many [[ReligionTropes Religion]] and [[RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes Royalty]] tropes.

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A historical fantasy series by Canadian author Fiona Patton (partner (wife of [[TanyaHuff Tanya Huff]]), focusing largely on the semidivine royal family of an [[FantasyCounterpartCulture alternate version]] of medieval Britain. Due to this, it contains a great many [[ReligionTropes Religion]] and [[RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes Royalty]] tropes.
3rd May '15 6:12:29 PM Smurfton
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* CelticMythology: Several elements, particularly the prophetic Sight and Braniana's legendary brother [[{{Mabinogion}} Bran Bendigeid]].

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* CelticMythology: Myth/CelticMythology: Several elements, particularly the prophetic Sight and Braniana's legendary brother [[{{Mabinogion}} Bran Bendigeid]].
16th Jul '14 1:53:43 PM JenBurdoo
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* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Plenty, but particularly the [=DeMarian=] [[ManInAKilt Plaide]], won from the deposed royal family of Heathland. The Heaths, once in rebellion, go to the extreme of sending a herald into the Aristok's camp and ''formally demanding it back''.

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* ReligionIsMagic: Triarchs believe the prophetic Sight to be a gift of the Flame, and Seers are usually priests or holy warriors. While Essusiates refuse to use the Sight, they do have rituals that can be used in battle to weaken the enemy or strengthen their own side.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Plenty, but particularly the [=DeMarian=] [[ManInAKilt Plaide]], won from the deposed royal family of Heathland. The Heaths, once in rebellion, go to the extreme of sending a herald into the Aristok's camp and ''formally [[RefugeInAudacity formally demanding it back''.back]].
1st Jul '14 6:28:37 AM JenBurdoo
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* PrincelingRivalry: A major plot element in every book - Quindara is jealous of her brother Demnor; Ellisander is an EvilUncle and rival of his cousin Terrilynne; half-brothers Rhys and Tristan are at war; and Alisha doesn't seem to care that her heresy, if successful, will result in the deaths of her siblings and father.
30th Apr '14 12:38:30 PM FuzzyBoots
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* SealedInAHumanShapedCan: Describes the Living Flame.

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* SealedInAHumanShapedCan: SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Describes the Living Flame.
6th Mar '14 12:25:42 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* StoicWoobie: Demnor.
16th Jan '14 3:09:33 PM psionycx
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** Explained in-universe as a way of cutting down on the number of bastards. This is especially important since the Aristok's succession is determined by the Flame passing automatically to the next person in line, and there's only [[OffWithHisHead one way to skip someone]].

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** Explained in-universe as a way of cutting down on the number of bastards. This is especially important since the Aristok's succession is determined by the Flame passing automatically to the next person in line, regardless of legitimacy, and there's only [[OffWithHisHead one way to skip someone]].
10th Jan '14 6:58:20 AM zarpaulus
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* RoyalInbreeding: In The Painter Knight, several pages are devoted to explaining how an exiled member of the royal family, over the course of about 75 years, managed to tie his bloodline back into the ruling line by marrying his cousin, having their children marry second cousins, and having their grandchildren marry third cousins one of whom is the current monarch. His child inherits the powers of four different septs of the dynasty in one go.
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