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29th Nov '16 5:12:53 PM nihilusrex
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* TheMagicGoesAway: In the third book; the fourth deals with some of the repercussions.
* TheMagocracy: To the point where anyone ''without'' magic is exiled or outright killed.
* ManEatingPlant: The Kij vine.
* MeaningfulName: The city Merilon, which is eventually revealed to be so named because [[spoiler:it contains Merlin's tomb]].
* MedievalStasis: The failure of Thimhallan to advance at all due to the prevalence of magic is an important theme. The third novel repeatedly uses the metaphor of mice sealing themselves in an attic with unlimited food and water where cats can't reach them, then dying of suffocation.
* MeetCute: Gwendolyn, via Simkin, meets Joram when she rescues him and his party from the ''Duuk-tsarith''.



** Saryon seems to have UsefulNotes/Depression. It also seems to be implied that his mother had BlackAndWhiteInsanity.

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** Saryon seems to have UsefulNotes/Depression. UsefulNotes/{{Depression}}. It is also seems to be implied that his mother had BlackAndWhiteInsanity.


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* TheMagicGoesAway: In the third book; the fourth deals with some of the repercussions.
* TheMagocracy: To the point where anyone ''without'' magic is exiled or outright killed.
* ManEatingPlant: The Kij vine.
* MeaningfulName: The city Merilon, which is eventually revealed to be so named because [[spoiler:it contains Merlin's tomb]].
* MedievalStasis: The failure of Thimhallan to advance at all due to the prevalence of magic is an important theme. The third novel repeatedly uses the metaphor of mice sealing themselves in an attic with unlimited food and water where cats can't reach them, then dying of suffocation.
* MeetCute: Gwendolyn, via Simkin, meets Joram when she rescues him and his party from the ''Duuk-tsarith''.
29th Nov '16 5:05:18 PM nihilusrex
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* MadnessTropes: In addition to the problems suffered by Gwendolyn (explained elsewhere), we also have:
** It was implied that Joram has UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder, although there is some inaccuracy in how the authors depicted it.
*** He has cycles where he will retire to his bed without interacting with anyone for several days, followed immediately by several days of "doing the work of three men".
*** In ''Triumph of the Darksword'' (the third book) [[spoiler:he reveals that when Beyond (in the technological, non-magical universe) he was diagnosed with a psychosis and now takes medication.]]
*** Mixed in with this, Joram also seems to fit a mix of the tropes LonersAreFreaks, ReluctantPsycho and IntelligenceEqualsIsolation.
** Saryon seems to have UsefulNotes/Depression. It also seems to be implied that his mother had BlackAndWhiteInsanity.
** Anja seems to have had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
29th Nov '16 3:54:00 PM nihilusrex
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* FantasyMetals: Darkstone and the Darksword.


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* UnSorcerer: Joram.
1st Oct '16 2:57:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:EitherOrProphecy]]: [[spoiler:The complete version of the Darksword prophecy, which the prophet [[KilledMidSentence died in the middle of delivering]]. The government then began the infanticide of low-magic newborns. PoorCommunicationKills... babies.]]

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* [[spoiler:EitherOrProphecy]]: EitherOrProphecy: [[spoiler:The complete version of the Darksword prophecy, which the prophet [[KilledMidSentence died in the middle of delivering]]. The government then began the infanticide of low-magic newborns. PoorCommunicationKills... babies.]]
1st Oct '16 2:57:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeWizardry: Not being a wizard is punishable by (sorta) death. Joram is taught sleight of hand as a child to escape this.
20th Aug '16 6:30:53 PM nombretomado
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* CrossOver: In the 3rd {{Dragonlance}} book, Tasslehoff finds a map with 'Merilon' listed as a major city.

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* CrossOver: In the 3rd {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} book, Tasslehoff finds a map with 'Merilon' listed as a major city.
3rd May '16 10:12:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Joram

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Joram



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1st Aug '15 9:32:21 PM Vios
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A trilogy by MargaretWeis and Tracy Hickman consisting of ''Forging the Darksword'', ''Doom of the Darksword'', ''Triumph of the Darksword'', and ''[[TrilogyCreep Legacy of the Darksword]]''. Also has an associated TabletopRPG, ''DarkswordAdventures'', and a (now hard to find) companion book, called ''The Darksword Companion''.

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A trilogy by MargaretWeis Creator/MargaretWeis and Tracy Hickman Creator/TracyHickman consisting of ''Forging the Darksword'', ''Doom of the Darksword'', ''Triumph of the Darksword'', and ''[[TrilogyCreep Legacy of the Darksword]]''. Also has an associated TabletopRPG, ''DarkswordAdventures'', and a (now hard to find) companion book, called ''The Darksword Companion''.
27th Jul '15 11:28:03 PM Vios
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12th Aug '14 10:16:56 AM Dark_Lord_
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* AlienInvasion: The Hch'Nyv in the fourth book. In this case, they go for the total extinction of mankind.


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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Hch'Nyv from the fourth book fill this role perfectly. They are alien invaders who plan to destroy humanity, but weren't mentioned at all in the first three books.


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* TheUnpronounceable: The Hch'Nyv, an alien race appearing in book 4.
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