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22nd Jul '16 7:18:08 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: The Orb tries so hard to be helpful. To the point that it has to be told that its help is not required. It thought that rearranging the stars to spell "Belgarion" was a request rather than an example.
8th Jul '16 11:04:59 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* FirstGirlWins: Averted. Garion's sudden departure on the Orb quest leaves his childhood sweetheart, Zubrette, behind; by the time he makes it back to Sendaria, she's married one of his friends. He doesn't meet his own destined bride until the middle of the *second* book in the series.
30th Jun '16 5:37:21 AM alnair20aug93
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** ''The Rivan Codex'' (a commentary and analysis)

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** ''The Rivan Codex'' (a ([[AllThereInTheManual a commentary and analysis)
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Rivan Codex'' serves as additional content composed of background information, inspiration, and lore for the series.
18th Jun '16 11:55:07 AM Generality
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* EthnicGod: Each of the seven main gods is associated with a race and vice-versa. Both also have associated AnimalMotifs. However, Aldur refused to choose a people and they gradually split into several groups that went without gods or found surrogates to worship, such as UL or the demons.
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.
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