History Literature / TheActsOfCaine

18th Oct '17 11:46:56 AM Malachi108
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''Caine Black Knife'' follows Caine in both the present (roughly a year after the end of ''Blade of Tyshalle'') and twenty-five years ago as he interacts with the [[ProudWarriorRace Black Knife clan of Ogrillos]]. The present arc of the story includes a broader exploration of Orbek Black Knife, a side character introduced in ''Blade of Tyshalle''. The philosophizing is turned back down to about 8, but questions concerning the legitimacy of guerrilla warfare and online {{FPS}}s are still asked. Also has some rather overt references to either the Iraq War or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, complete with a suicide bombing.

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''Caine Black Knife'' follows Caine in both the present (roughly a year (three years after the end of ''Blade of Tyshalle'') and twenty-five years ago as he interacts with the [[ProudWarriorRace Black Knife clan of Ogrillos]]. The present arc of the story includes a broader exploration of Orbek Black Knife, a side character introduced in ''Blade of Tyshalle''. The philosophizing is turned back down to about 8, but questions concerning the legitimacy of guerrilla warfare and online {{FPS}}s are still asked. Also has some rather overt references to either the Iraq War or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, complete with a suicide bombing.
16th Aug '17 9:04:20 PM nombretomado
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* GenreMashup: DarkFantasy meets {{Dystopia}}.



* XMeetsY: DarkFantasy meets {{Dystopia}}.
27th Jun '17 4:45:52 PM Discar
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->You, as Actors, have a precisely defined role, irrespective of whether you swing a blade or throw a lightning bolt, joust or heal the sick. It is purely and simply this: [[BloodSport Your function in society is to risk your life in interesting ways]].
->--'''Blade of Tyshalle'''

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->You, ->''"You, as Actors, have a precisely defined role, irrespective of whether you swing a blade or throw a lightning bolt, joust or heal the sick. It is purely and simply this: [[BloodSport Your function in society is to risk your life in interesting ways]].
->--'''Blade
ways]]."''
-->-- '''Blade
of Tyshalle'''
30th May '17 3:51:05 PM NeonFox
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''Blade of Tyshalle'' takes place seven years later, reintroducing Hari and Shanna in their later married, unhappy and semi-retired lives (along with the no longer divine [=Tan'elKoth=]). This tedium is of course shattered by plots set into action by the corporate leaders of Earth which Hari's friend, Kris Hansen/Deliann Mithondionne tries to avert. This novel turns the moral philosophizing up to 11 or 12, adds questions of identity, resource usage, destiny (or lack thereof) and humanity's drive to exploit and use up everything. It also features the end of the world, in a way.

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''Blade of Tyshalle'' takes place seven years later, reintroducing Hari and Shanna in their later married, unhappy and semi-retired lives (along with the no longer divine [=Tan'elKoth=]). This tedium is of course shattered by plots set into action by the corporate leaders of Earth which Hari's friend, Kris Hansen/Deliann Mithondionne tries to avert. This novel turns the moral philosophizing philosophizing[[UpToEleven up to 11 11]] or 12, adds questions of identity, resource usage, destiny (or lack thereof) and humanity's drive to exploit and use up everything. It also features the end of the world, in a way.
28th May '17 8:35:12 PM dmeans
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24th Mar '17 2:04:16 AM WillBGood
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* CrapsackWorld: Earth.



* SickSadWorld: Earth.
4th Nov '16 7:32:21 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: Caine and Ma'elKoth.
** BadassBoast: More than a few.
** BadassInDistress: Seems to still happen [[DistressedDamsel more often to the females]].
** BadassNormal: Caine, at first. Also, the Monastics and the Khryllian armsmen.

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* {{Badass}}
**
BadassBeard: Caine and Ma'elKoth.
** * BadassBoast: More than a few.
** * BadassInDistress: Seems to still happen [[DistressedDamsel more often to the females]].
** * BadassNormal: Caine, at first. Also, the Monastics and the Khryllian armsmen.
14th Jun '16 7:04:57 AM Conumbra
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There are currently four books: ''Heroes Die'', ''Blade of Tyshalle'', ''Caine Black Knife'', and ''Caine's Law''. In addition, Stover has created the [[http://Overworld.tv Overworld.tv]] project, which will initially involve a graphic novel in the Acts of Caine continuity.

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There are currently four books: ''Heroes Die'', ''Blade of Tyshalle'', ''Caine Black Knife'', and ''Caine's Law''. In addition, Stover has created the [[http://Overworld.tv Overworld.tv]] project, which will initially involve a graphic novel in the Acts of Caine continuity.
Law''.
9th Jun '16 4:03:28 AM Couran
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**However, this is subverted in that patterning spells in this manner is done for convenience rather than necessity. Magic requires enourmous concentration to pull off without the aid of these items and only a very small number of extremely skilled thaumaturgists can really kick butt without them.
16th Jun '15 4:31:34 PM Dravencour
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-->Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, and you die. Again, this is your only warning.

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-->Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, and you die. Again, this is your only warning.
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