History Literature / TheDevilInIron

20th Oct '17 6:06:27 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* MercyKill: Octavia begs for this when she and Conan are cornered by the apparently invulnerable Khosatral Khel (apparently Khosatral has threatened her with a FateWorseThanDeath). Conan instead tells her that he will hold off Khosatral for as long as possible to give her a chance to escape the island.
20th Oct '17 6:03:22 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* SealedEvilInACan: The {{Necromancer}}

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* SealedEvilInACan: The {{Necromancer}}{{Necromancer}}, until awakened by a fisherman stealing the dagger that was keeping him inert.
20th Oct '17 5:59:17 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* NeutralFemale: Octavia doesn't even try to help out while Conan is fighting [[spoiler:the giant snake.]]
20th Oct '17 5:58:34 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* SnakesAreSinister: A forty-foot snake is one of the creatures doing Khosatral Khel's bidding.
19th Oct '17 8:25:47 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* LotusEaterMachine: Conan at first assumes the city is this, due to the drugged, sleepy behaviour of the inhabitants. [[spoiler:Subverted: the townspeople act that way because they are brought back after centuries of death, and Khosatral Khel expends immense amounts of power keeping their mental faculties working.

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* LotusEaterMachine: Conan at first assumes the city is this, due to the drugged, sleepy behaviour of the inhabitants. [[spoiler:Subverted: the townspeople act that way because they are brought back after centuries of death, and Khosatral Khel expends immense amounts of power keeping their mental faculties working.]]
19th Oct '17 8:25:23 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* LotusEaterMachine: Conan at first assumes the city is this, due to the drugged, sleepy behaviour of the inhabitants. [[spoiler:Subverted: the townspeople act that way because they are brought back after centuries of death, and Khosatral Khel expends immense amounts of power keeping their mental faculties working.



* SelfPlagiarism: One of the common complaints against the story, as it blatantly recycles elements from previous stories, ''Iron Shadows in the Moon'' and ''Xuthal of the Dusk'' being the most obvious.

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* SelfPlagiarism: One of the common complaints against the story, as it blatantly recycles elements from previous stories, ''Iron Shadows in the Moon'' and ''Xuthal of the Dusk'' being the most obvious. Lampshaded with Conan himself comparing the city to Xuthal.
4th Jun '17 9:53:22 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[InMediasRes Conan has been leading a band of kozaks for some time]], and it's causing no end of problems for the local Turanian governor Agha. Noting Conan's [[GenreSavvy predilection]] towards DamselsInDistress, he decides to use his most beautiful slave, Octavia, as bait to lure Conan into a trap. Octavia, looking to escape her enslavement, warns Conan of the attack, and the two flee to a deserted island in the middle of a lake. Unfortunately, this was the governors plan all along, and with his best men he follows them.

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[[InMediasRes Conan has been leading a band of kozaks for some time]], and it's causing no end of problems for the local Turanian governor Agha. Noting Conan's [[GenreSavvy predilection]] towards DamselsInDistress, he decides to use his most beautiful slave, Octavia, as bait to lure Conan into a trap. Octavia, looking to escape her enslavement, warns Conan of the attack, and the two flee to a deserted island in the middle of a lake. Unfortunately, this was the governors governor's plan all along, and with his best men he follows them.
20th Jan '17 8:43:18 PM Eldritcho
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[[ColdOpen A fisherman lands on a deserted island]], where he finds a danger resting on top of a statue as hard as iron. He takes the dagger for himself, [[JumpScare only for the statue to open its eyes...]]

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[[ColdOpen A fisherman lands on a deserted island]], where he finds a danger dagger resting on top of a statue as hard as iron. He takes the dagger for himself, [[JumpScare only for the statue to open its eyes...]]
20th Jan '17 8:42:32 PM Eldritcho
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* SelfPlagiarism: One of the common complaints against the story, as it blatantly recycles elements from previous stories, ''Iron Shadows in the Moon'' and ''Xuthal of the Dusk'' being the most obvious.
20th Jan '17 8:40:14 PM Eldritcho
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[[ColdOpen A fisherman lands on a deserted island]], where he finds a danger resting on top of a lifelike statue of a giant man. He takes the dagger for himself, [[JumpScare only for the statue to open its eyes...]]

[[InMediasRes Conan has been leading a band of kozaks for some time]], and it's causing no end of problems for the local Turanian governor. Noting Conan's [[GenreSavvy predilection]] towards DamselsInDistress, he decides to use his most beautiful slave, Octavia, as bait to lure Conan into a trap. Octavia, looking to escape her enslavement, warns Conan of the attack, and the two flee to a deserted island in the middle of a lake. Unfortunately, this was the governors plan all along, and with his best men he follows them.

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[[ColdOpen A fisherman lands on a deserted island]], where he finds a danger resting on top of a lifelike statue of a giant man.as hard as iron. He takes the dagger for himself, [[JumpScare only for the statue to open its eyes...]]

[[InMediasRes Conan has been leading a band of kozaks for some time]], and it's causing no end of problems for the local Turanian governor.governor Agha. Noting Conan's [[GenreSavvy predilection]] towards DamselsInDistress, he decides to use his most beautiful slave, Octavia, as bait to lure Conan into a trap. Octavia, looking to escape her enslavement, warns Conan of the attack, and the two flee to a deserted island in the middle of a lake. Unfortunately, this was the governors plan all along, and with his best men he follows them.



Realizing he is [[MadeOfIron impervious to all attacks]], Conan and Octavia flee, only to run into the governor and his men. While Khostral Khel makes short work of them,

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Realizing he is [[MadeOfIron impervious Trapped and with nowhere to all attacks]], run, Conan and Octavia flee, only to run into must contend with a giant serpent, Agha's forces, and the governor and his men. While Khostral Khel makes short work of them,
living horror that is [[TitleDrop the devil in iron]].
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