History Literature / TheAssassinsOfTamurin

3rd May '16 10:42:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes

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* MosesInTheBullrushesMosesInTheBulrushes
3rd May '16 10:33:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Lale was found as a baby drifting down the Wing River [[MosesInTheBullrushes in a boat]] with the dead bodies of a man and woman, too old to be her parents. She was given to a foster family who abused her, as did pretty much everyone in the village. Circumstances finally forced her to run away when she was eleven. By the apparently most wonderful coincidence, she is found on the road by Makina Seval, the Despotana (queen) of the far-off Despotate of Tamurin, [[GambitRoulette who just happened to be traveling in the area]]. Makina Seval takes Lale to her palace, Serene Repose, where Lale is given a home in the Despotana's orphanage and school for abandoned and homeless girls just like her. She lives in a dormitory on the palace grounds, attends lessons in history, etiquette, the arts, and her chosen trade of acting, and becomes best friends with a fellow runaway abuse victim, Dilara. Life is good.

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Lale was found as a baby drifting down the Wing River [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes in a boat]] with the dead bodies of a man and woman, too old to be her parents. She was given to a foster family who abused her, as did pretty much everyone in the village. Circumstances finally forced her to run away when she was eleven. By the apparently most wonderful coincidence, she is found on the road by Makina Seval, the Despotana (queen) of the far-off Despotate of Tamurin, [[GambitRoulette who just happened to be traveling in the area]]. Makina Seval takes Lale to her palace, Serene Repose, where Lale is given a home in the Despotana's orphanage and school for abandoned and homeless girls just like her. She lives in a dormitory on the palace grounds, attends lessons in history, etiquette, the arts, and her chosen trade of acting, and becomes best friends with a fellow runaway abuse victim, Dilara. Life is good.
14th Feb '16 1:18:22 PM Vios
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21st Jun '15 11:16:43 AM Lina
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* LiteralGenie: The girls believe that Nilang's curse will activate if they so much as ''think'' about betraying Mother. Due to the ExactWords used it will only activate if they tell Mother's secrets- which leaves plenty of other ways the girls could betray Mother. [[spoiler: Too bad Lale warned Terem of Mother's schemes before she learned about the loophole.]]

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* LiteralGenie: The girls believe that Nilang's curse will activate if they so much as ''think'' about betraying Mother. Due to the ExactWords used it will only activate if they tell Mother's secrets- which leaves plenty of other ways the girls could betray Mother. [[spoiler: Too bad Lale warned Terem of Mother's schemes before she learned about the loophole.]]



* RegentForLife: The (intended) ultimate result of Makina Seval's plan - help the Exile's conquer Durdane, marry her daughter to the Emperor, dispose of said Emperor, and rule the Empire "from behind the dais."

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* RegentForLife: The (intended) ultimate result of Makina [[spoiler:Makina Seval's plan - help the Exile's conquer Durdane, marry her daughter to the Emperor, dispose of said Emperor, and rule the Empire "from behind the dais.""]]



* StarCrossedLovers: Adrine (the first traitor) and Lahad

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* StarCrossedLovers: Adrine (the first traitor) and Lahad
21st Jun '15 11:09:08 AM Lina
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* EverybodysDeadDave: News of the revolt and massive death toll in Guidarat, including [[spoiler:Lale's best friends at the theater company]].

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* EverybodysDeadDave: News of the revolt and massive death toll in Guidarat, Istana, including [[spoiler:Lale's best friends at the theater company]].
22nd Dec '14 7:37:40 AM Dark
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* NeverTrustATitle: The girls are trained as spies, not assassins [[spoiler: with very few exceptions]]. Lale at least spends her time in court as a spy, which is the ''only'' job Mother ever asked her to do. [[spoiler: Averted, because although Lale only assassinates one person (and does so without orders from Mother or Terem), the man she assassinates is the leader of a soon-to-be-invading army and his death alone prevents a massive war.]] Still, the assassination is the least exciting scene in the book.

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* NeverTrustATitle: The girls are trained as spies, not assassins [[spoiler: with very few exceptions]]. Lale at least spends her time in court as a spy, which is the ''only'' job Mother ever asked her to do. [[spoiler: Averted, because although Lale only assassinates one person (and does so without orders from Mother or Terem), the man she assassinates is the leader of a soon-to-be-invading army and his death alone prevents a massive war.]] Still, the assassination is the least exciting scene in the book.]]
11th May '14 5:27:14 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* NeverTrustATitle: The girls are trained as spies, not assassins [[spoiler: with very few exceptions]]. Lale at least spends her time in court as a spy, which is the ''only'' job Mother ever asked her to do. [[spoiler: Averted, because although Lale only assassinates one person (and does so without orders from Mother or Terem), the man she assassinates is the leader of a soon-to-be-invading army and due to inheritance politics his death alone creates a power vacuum in his country. As a result, the invasion never happens and a massive international war is prevented.]]

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* NeverTrustATitle: The girls are trained as spies, not assassins [[spoiler: with very few exceptions]]. Lale at least spends her time in court as a spy, which is the ''only'' job Mother ever asked her to do. [[spoiler: Averted, because although Lale only assassinates one person (and does so without orders from Mother or Terem), the man she assassinates is the leader of a soon-to-be-invading army and due to inheritance politics his death alone creates a power vacuum in his country. As a result, the invasion never happens and prevents a massive international war war.]] Still, the assassination is prevented.]]the least exciting scene in the book.
11th May '14 5:24:22 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ConstructedWorld

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* ConstructedWorldConstructedWorld: And just to prove it, compasses point South instead of North.
11th May '14 5:21:45 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ReplacementGoldfish: The initial reason for Terem's attraction to Lale.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: The initial reason for Terem's attraction to Lale. [[spoiler: Exploited by Mother, who knew that Lale's twin was engaged to Terem when she adopted Lale, and orchestrated the death of Terem's wife specifically to use Lale as a spy.]]
11th May '14 5:19:36 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* NeverTrustATitle: The girls are trained as spies, not assassins [[spoiler: with very few exceptions]]. Lale at least spends her time in court as a spy, which is the ''only'' job Mother ever asked her to do. [[spoiler: Averted, because although Lale only assassinates one person (and does so without orders from Mother or Terem), the man she assassinates is the leader of a soon-to-be-invading army and due to inheritance politics his death alone creates a power vacuum in his country. As a result, the invasion never happens and a massive international war is prevented.]]
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