History Literature / TheBelgariad

20th May '16 11:32:24 AM GallantBlade475
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** Even Drasnia, while mostly famous for its vast spy network, supposedly possesses the best infantry and spearmen in the world.
3rd May '16 10:32:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Garion.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Garion.
11th Apr '16 11:48:39 PM war877
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Once upon a time, [[MacGuffin a stone]] which possessed the power to [[WindsOfDestinyChange change destiny]] was stolen. If this "Orb", belonging to the benevolent God Aldur, ever fell into the hands of the [[BigBad evil, maimed God Torak]], the peaceful kingdoms of the west would fall to his might. In pursuit of the Orb, however, followed the legendary sorcerer Belgarath, his gorgeous daughter Polgara, and the humble {{farmboy}} Garion, along many other colorful allies: a simple blacksmith, a thief, a berserker, a noble horseman, a paladin, a snotty princess, and so on. The companions encountered kings, wizards, dryads, politics and treachery, but they ultimately succeeded in returning the Orb to its rightful place. There, Garion's true identity and destiny were revealed. And so Garion took up the massive [[{{BFS}} Sword of the Rivan King]] and met the dark god Torak in [[DuelToTheDeath personal combat]].

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Once upon a time, [[MacGuffin a stone]] which possessed the power to [[WindsOfDestinyChange change destiny]] was stolen. If this "Orb", belonging to the benevolent God Aldur, ever fell into the hands of the [[BigBad evil, maimed God Torak]], the peaceful kingdoms of the west would fall to his might. In pursuit of the Orb, however, followed the legendary sorcerer Belgarath, his gorgeous daughter Polgara, and the humble {{farmboy}} Garion, along with many other colorful allies: a simple blacksmith, a thief, a berserker, a noble horseman, a paladin, a snotty princess, and so on. The companions encountered kings, wizards, dryads, politics and treachery, but they ultimately succeeded in returning the Orb to its rightful place. There, Garion's true identity and destiny were revealed. And so Garion took up the massive [[{{BFS}} Sword of the Rivan King]] and met the dark god Torak in [[DuelToTheDeath personal combat]].
14th Mar '16 3:10:15 PM eroock
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* PovertyFood: When the companions posing as poor travelers aren't eating food from seedy inns, or leftovers from their last stop, or burning bacon to a crisp, they resort to eating gruel.
--> '''Silk''': I hate gruel.
17th Feb '16 11:44:23 AM morenohijazo
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* SandBridgeAtLowTide: An island chain was used twice. Played straight once in the main series, with the path between islands revealed at low tide. Subverted in the prequels, when it's first discovered, but the protagonists skirt it in favor of inconspicuously crossing the frozen northern sea.
24th Jan '16 9:11:55 AM Generality
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* NemesisWeapon: The Orb of Aldur is a CosmicKeystone and Cthrag Sardius is its antithesis; however, they function differently in the plot. The Orb is temperamental and allows only certain chosen people to touch it, and even fewer to wield it, whereas the Sardion is even more antisocial and will destroy anyone who hasn't already mastered the Orb and used it to keep the Sardion's will at bay. Then there's the Sword of the Rivan King, forged from ThunderboltIron and imbued with the power of the Orb; it's countered by Cthrek Goru, the sword of darkness that is first wielded by the evil god Torak and later by the demon lord Mordja in the final showdown.
19th Jan '16 2:39:19 PM ShadowHog
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David Eddings wrote the series after taking a course on literary criticism, [[{{Troperrific}} digging out all the tropes he could find]], and decided to build a world that was simultaneously StrictlyFormula and ''really, really good''. Because TropesAreNotBad. He also deliberately focuses on the characters rather than the tropes, injecting liveliness and sardonic humor into stock situations. The end result is a series that's incredibly popular and well-loved by fantasy fans the world over.

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David Eddings wrote the series after taking a course on literary criticism, [[{{Troperrific}} digging out all the tropes he could find]], and decided to build a world that was simultaneously StrictlyFormula and ''really, really good''. Because good'' -- because TropesAreNotBad. He also deliberately focuses on the characters rather than the tropes, injecting liveliness and sardonic humor into stock situations. The end result is a series that's incredibly popular and well-loved by fantasy fans the world over.
21st Dec '15 2:10:19 PM Divra
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Belgarath severely underestimates Ctutchik's [[VillainousValor ability to handle a magical duel.]] He all but calls Ctutchik a two-penny warlock with delusions of adequacy, when in fact the two are about as close to evenly matched as is possible.
12th Dec '15 2:50:37 PM LovePsychothefirst
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** [[KnightInShiningArmour Mandorallen]], Lelldorin, [[KnifeNut Silk]], [[ActionGirl Liselle]], [[PoisonedWeapons Sadi]] and [[TheBlacksmith Durnik]] [[spoiler:pre-resurrection]] are among the few characters who aren't using magic, turning into bears, talking to horses, or at least making use of magically enhanced weaponry.

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** [[KnightInShiningArmour Mandorallen]], Lelldorin, [[ArcherArchetype Lell]][[ImprobableAimingSkills dorin]], [[KnifeNut Silk]], [[ActionGirl Liselle]], [[PoisonedWeapons Sadi]] and [[TheBlacksmith Durnik]] [[spoiler:pre-resurrection]] are among the few characters who aren't using magic, turning into bears, talking to horses, or at least making use of magically enhanced weaponry.
12th Dec '15 2:37:11 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ArtifactAlias: We first meet a certain Drasnian as "Silk", and he's called Silk for ten novels even though we've learned long ago that his birth name is Kheldar.

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* ArtifactAlias: We first meet a certain Drasnian as "Silk", and he's called Silk for ten novels even though we've learned long ago that his birth name is Kheldar. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it's from Garion's POV we talk to him most of the time and Garion tends to stick with the name he first uses with a person (he calls Belgarath "Mister Wolf" and "Grandfather" for a long time) unless given a good reason otherwise.
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