History Literature / TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms

22nd Aug '17 1:53:03 PM Malady
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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: The Tradition.

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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: The Tradition.Tradition, which is pure magic, so those who are affected by it are sources of magic that can be harnessed.
16th Aug '17 6:46:42 PM Malady
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* OneSteveLimit: In ''Fortune's Fool'', Galya is the name of one of Katya's sisters and a unicorn.
13th Aug '17 7:32:34 PM Malady
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* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:After being woken up by Leopold and married to him, Brunnhilde does this to her father Wotan in the Royal Palace garden of Eltaria. With an audience consisting of her own husband, her nephew Siegfried, his queen Rosamund, their Firebird companion and her father's own two ravens and eight legged horse. The ravens snicker and the old man leaves with his tail between his legs.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:After being woken up by Leopold and married to him, Brunnhilde Brunnhilde]] does this to her father Wotan [[spoiler:Wotan in the Royal Palace garden of Eltaria. With an audience consisting of her own husband, her nephew Siegfried, his queen Rosamund, their Firebird companion and her father's own two ravens and eight legged horse. The ravens snicker and the old man leaves with his tail between his legs.]]legs]].
* CanisLatinicus: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', it is said that "dragonets [...] were the much smaller, unintelligent subspecies of Draconis Sapiens". ''Draconis Sapiens'' is presumably the designation for sapient dragons, which appear later in the series.
29th Jul '17 2:09:59 PM NOYB
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* LoveRevelationEpiphany: In ''Sleeping Beauty'', Godmother Lily doesn't realize she's developed feelings for Jimson until Jimson accidentally calls her "my love".

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* LoveRevelationEpiphany: In ''Sleeping ''The Sleeping Beauty'', Godmother Lily doesn't realize she's developed feelings for Jimson until Jimson accidentally calls her "my love".
29th Jul '17 2:04:45 PM NOYB
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** The Drachenthal girl carried of by the Jinn was more impressed with Lesser Skalds, who guide and manipulate paths and are her homeland's equivalent of Songweavers, rather than Greater Skalds or Bards who forge new paths that might bring about lots of grief.

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** The Drachenthal girl carried of off by the Jinn was more impressed with Lesser Skalds, who guide and manipulate paths and are her homeland's equivalent of Songweavers, rather than Greater Skalds or Bards who forge new paths that might bring about lots of grief.
29th Jul '17 2:02:45 PM NOYB
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* GeniusBruiser: Siegfried, which kept him from going through the tragic tale he was suppose to. [[RegularCaller Not that it isn't persistent.]]

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* GeniusBruiser: Siegfried, which kept him from going through the tragic tale he was suppose supposed to. [[RegularCaller Not that it isn't persistent.]]
20th Jun '17 7:21:06 PM Chariset
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* BloodMagic: Blood and the shedding of blood in certain circumstances has Traditional force. Also, drinking a bit of dragon blood conveys the ability to speak with animals. (It also tastes terrible).



* OurDragonsAreDifferent

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* OurDragonsAreDifferentOurDragonsAreDifferent: Most dragons are intelligent creatures, not rampaging monsters. However, if they get co-opted into a Traditional tale that requires a ferocious beast, the Traditional force will make them act against their better natures at least a ''little''.



* RecurringDreams: From ''The Fairy Godmother'', when Elena's asking about Alexander's dreams:
--> She was trying to think of something to say when he spoke. "Tell me about your dreams, will you?" he asked. "Do you have them every night? Are they always the same?"
--> "I've been having them most nights, and they're never exactly the same," she said, staring into the fire, leaning back on her elbows. "They always start when I find myself in a-a very odd place. I'm on the shore of some large body of water, and it's night, but very bright, bright enough to see colors.
--> "Apparently we're having the same dream."
--> "Does that mean something?" he asked, and ran his fingers through his hair, nervously. "Is it significant?

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* RecurringDreams: From One way for the Tradition to give characters a nudge. In ''The Fairy Godmother'', when Elena's asking about Alexander's dreams:
--> She was trying to think
Elena and Alexander share a series of something to say when he spoke. "Tell me about your dreams, will you?" he asked. "Do you have {{Erotic Dream}}s once conditions are right for them every night? Are they always the same?"
--> "I've been having them most nights, and they're never exactly the same," she said, staring into the fire, leaning back on her elbows. "They always start when I find myself
to fall in a-a very odd place. I'm on the shore of some large body of water, and it's night, but very bright, bright enough to see colors.
--> "Apparently we're having the same dream."
--> "Does that mean something?" he asked, and ran his fingers through his hair, nervously. "Is it significant?
love.



* RuleOfThree
* RuleOfSeven
* SaveThePrincess

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* RuleOfThree
RuleOfThree: As per tradition, the third of something is likely to be significant: the third daughter, the third day, etc.
* RuleOfSeven
RuleOfSeven: Same as the above -- a Seventh Son is Traditionally lucky, and the Seventh Son whose father was also a Seventh Son is luckier still.
* SaveThePrincessSaveThePrincess: Shows up particularly in ''One Good Knight'', where Sir George arrives just in time to save Princess Andie from a dragon. She has a big enough heart to feel sad for all the other girls who ''weren't'' saved (though they turn out to be okay).



* SecretTestOfCharacter

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* SecretTestOfCharacterSecretTestOfCharacter: It's common for Traditional encounters to check the character of a potential hero.



* TalkingAnimal
* TeensAreMonsters: The sociopathic Witch Killers are teenagers. Also many wicked stepsiblings.

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* TalkingAnimal
TalkingAnimal: All animals can talk, but only those with intelligence and a touch of magic have anything useful to say.
* TeensAreMonsters: The sociopathic Witch Killers are teenagers. Also many wicked stepsiblings.step-siblings.



--> Elena had gone out of her way to get both himself and Octavian into situations where, even if they were brought down lower than the humblest commoner, they were not in any danger of dying. Except, perhaps, by being monumentally stupid.

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--> Elena had gone out of her way to get both himself [Alexander] and Octavian into situations where, even if they were brought down lower than the humblest commoner, they were not in any danger of dying. Except, perhaps, by being monumentally stupid.



* VirginPower

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* VirginPowerVirginPower: In some Traditional lines.
20th Jun '17 7:06:51 PM Chariset
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* BiggerOnTheInside: In ''The Fairy Godmother'': Bella and Elena's cottage, explained by it being "one of the Palaces of the Great Fae":
--> She was living in a house that was bigger on the inside than the outside, waited on by Faerie Folk.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: In ''The Fairy Godmother'': Bella and Elena's cottage, explained by it being "one of the Palaces of the Great Fae":
--> She was living in a house that was bigger on the inside than the outside, waited on by Faerie Folk.
Fae". It even 'buds' out more space as needed; it's left somewhat ambiguous whether this means creating new rooms or merely bringing old ones out of storage.



* CapitalLettersAreMagic: Many, many things dealing with The Tradition are capitalized. For example, just from the first book:
** The Tradition itself
** Sleepers
** Failed Questers
** Witches
** Poet-Prince
** Godmothers

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* CapitalLettersAreMagic: Many, many things dealing with The Tradition are capitalized. For example, just from the The first book:
** The Tradition itself
** Sleepers
**
book alone capitalizes not only "The Tradition" but Sleepers, Questers, Failed Questers
** Witches
** Poet-Prince
** Godmothers
Questers, Witches, Godmothers, etc.



* CastFromHitPoints: As said in the first book:
--> it was ... possible to transmute life-force into magical power

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* CastFromHitPoints: As said in the The first book:
--> it was ...
book mentions that it's possible to transmute life-force into magical powerpower. Presumably this also applies to Traditional stories where someone makes a HeroicSacrifice.



* EroticDream: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', Elena and Alexander have them about each other, going all the way, featuring "a shore of purple sand by an amethyst sea beneath a silver sky with three azure moons". To not break the no lewdness policy, here's just the start:
--> Then her heart started to pound, and her skin came alive, so that she was acutely aware of the brush of his fingers against it, the touch of the warm breeze on her face. She felt her stomach tighten, and when he bent his head down to hers and she lifted hers to meet his and their lips met, she felt as if lightning had jumped between them, or maybe the spark of life itself, though she could not have told if it went from her into him or the other way around.
** Also mentioned a little while afterwards by Alexander:
--> His first chore on his first morning waking as a man were quite enough to drive the last fragment of erotic dream out of his mind; nothing was less erotic than mucking out a stall.
** They're also RecurringDreams:
--> She was trying to think of something to say when he spoke. "Tell me about your dreams, will you?" he asked. "Do you have them every night? Are they always the same?"
--> "I've been having them most nights, and they're never exactly the same," she said, staring into the fire, leaning back on her elbows. "They always start when I find myself in a-a very odd place. I'm on the shore of some large body of water, and it's night, but very bright, bright enough to see colors.
--> "Apparently we're having the same dream."
--> "Does that mean something?" he asked, and ran his fingers through his hair, nervously. "Is it significant?

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* EroticDream: In ''The Fairy Godmother'', as Elena and Alexander have them about start to fall for each other, going all the way, featuring they [[RecurringDreams have increasingly sexual dreams]] about meeting on "a shore of purple sand by an amethyst sea beneath a silver sky with three azure moons". To not break the no lewdness policy, here's just the start:
--> Then her heart started to pound, and her skin came alive, so that she was acutely aware of the brush of his fingers against it, the touch of the warm breeze on her face. She felt her stomach tighten, and when he bent his head down to hers and she lifted hers to meet his and their lips met, she felt as if lightning had jumped between them, or maybe the spark of life itself, though she could not have told if it went from her into him or the other way around.
** Also mentioned a little while afterwards by Alexander:
--> His first chore on his first morning waking as a man were quite enough to drive the last fragment of erotic dream out of his mind; nothing was less erotic than mucking out a stall.
** They're also RecurringDreams:
--> She was trying to think of something to say when he spoke. "Tell me about your dreams, will you?" he asked. "Do you have them every night? Are they always the same?"
--> "I've been having them most nights, and they're never exactly the same," she said, staring into the fire, leaning back on her elbows. "They always start when I find myself in a-a very odd place. I'm on the shore of some large body of water, and it's night, but very bright, bright enough to see colors.
--> "Apparently we're having the same dream."
--> "Does that mean something?" he asked, and ran his fingers through his hair, nervously. "Is it significant?
moons".



* HeelFaceTurn

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* HeelFaceTurnHeelFaceTurn: Happens to characters on the path of redemption (JerkAss princes who mess with the wrong elderly woman in the woods, for example).



* LoopholeAbuse: A major weapon in the arsenal of Godmothers, Wizards etc. in trying to subvert the Tradition.

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* LoopholeAbuse: A major weapon in the arsenal of Godmothers, Wizards White Wizards, etc. in trying to subvert the Tradition.
31st May '17 7:05:34 AM Malady
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* CapitalLettersAreMagic: Many, many things dealing with The Tradition are capitalized.

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* CapitalLettersAreMagic: Many, many things dealing with The Tradition are capitalized. For example, just from the first book:
** The Tradition itself
** Sleepers
** Failed Questers
** Witches
** Poet-Prince
** Godmothers



* CastFromHitPoints: As said in the first book:
--> it was ... possible to transmute life-force into magical power



* DestinationDefenestration: Seven-year-old Witch-killer Arachnia pushed the EvilSorceress that had kidnapped her out of a window.



* EvilGloating: Present and [[LampshadeHanging naturally lampshaded]] in ''Beauty and the Werewolf''

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* EvilGloating: Present and [[LampshadeHanging naturally lampshaded]] in ''Beauty and the Werewolf''Werewolf'':



* FracturedFairyTale: All over the place and often [[InvokedTrope invoked]] since a confused Tradition is more biddable for those who want to manipulate it.

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* FracturedFairyTale: All over the place and often [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} since a confused Tradition is more biddable for those who want to manipulate it.



* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: The Tradition almost twisted Aleksia into one.]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: The Tradition almost twisted Aleksia [[spoiler:Aleksia]] into one.]]


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* KidHero: Seven-year-old Witch-killer Arachnia killed her EvilSorceress via [[DestinationDefenestration pushing her out a window]].
20th Apr '17 7:21:52 AM Joyce13
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* BegoneBribe: After being kicked out of the family castle, Leopold has pretty much made a living by going to other kingdoms and being his usual LoveableRogue self, which results in nobles and monarchs paying him to stay away once their daughters take an interest in him.
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