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19th Jul '17 10:38:01 PM TheCuza
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** ''Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader'': Not only is the narrator a fur trader who is also a Khajiit, but [[GenuineHumanHide Khajiit fur]] is one of the products he sells.

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** ''Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader'': Not only is the narrator a fur trader who is also a Khajiit, but [[GenuineHumanHide [[SapientFurTrade Khajiit fur]] is one of the products he sells.



--> What do you get when you catch a Wood Elf thief?

--> The pleasure of pressing a searing hot poker through his eye and into his brain!

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--> What do you get when you catch a Wood Elf thief?

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thief?\\
The pleasure of pressing a searing hot poker through his eye and into his brain!
brain!



* GenuineHumanHide: "Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader" has a double meaning in its title: The race of the author, and what his trade is.


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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: How the author of ''Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader'' got started at [[SapientFurTrade his profession]]. He and his brother tried to rob a caravan full of animal pelts and hides, and his brother died in the process. He couldn't take the whole body with him before the guards showed up, so he skinned it and took his brother's pelt to take home and bury later. When he went to fence the stolen merchandise, the fence spotted his brother's pelt and offered him three times what she paid for everything else combined. He had a brief moment of disgust, which soon gave way to greed, and it all went downhill from there.


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* MadOracle: In ''Chance's Folly'', the eponymous thief enlists the help of the strong but insane warrior Ulstyr Moresby to get through a tomb filled with traps and monsters to get the treasure at the end. He agrees and then rattles off a series of seemingly nonsense phrases. One by one, they start coming true, and at one point Ulstyr even addresses her as "Chance", even though she introduced herself by her real name and not her alias. Chance starts getting worried and wonders if the rumour that the insane are in communion with [[MadGod Sheogorath]] is true, and if he was feeding Ulstyr information. [[spoiler:He was]].
** "Chitin": [[spoiler:Ulstyr showed up the next day wearing chitin armour. On the way to the tomb there was a massive rainstorm that soaked Chance but Ulstry stayed perfectly dry in his waterproof chitin]].
** "Hot steel": [[spoiler:Ulstyr used a sword enchanted with fire damage, which was effective against the Frost Atronachs in the tomb]].
** "Fifty-three": [[spoiler:When they reached the treasure room, there were fifty-three sacks of gold inside]].\\
** "Walls beyond doors": [[spoiler:When Chance entered the treasure room, the door slammed shut automatically. From her side, it was indistinguishable from the wall and thus couldn't be opened from that side. She was trapped]].
** "Two months and back": [[spoiler:Ulstyr left and came back to the tomb after two months, when Chance had long since starved to death]].
** "Prop a rock": [[spoiler:Ulstyr used a rock to prop open the door and stop it from slamming shut on him too, and took all the gold for himself]].


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* SapientFurTrade: ''Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, written in prison by a Khajiit who stalks and kills other Khajiit as well as Argonians for the purposes of selling their pelts/hides for vast sums of money, the night before his execution. He ends the book declaring that he will escape from prison and continue his trade, and that someday he will sell even his ''own'' pelt for a king's ransom.
16th Jul '16 9:49:35 AM billybobfred
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* MyopicArchitecture: Discussed in "Proper Lock Design" -- an Infinity Plus One lock is just a waste of money if it's put on a flimsy wooden chest or door.
21st Jun '16 10:18:40 PM LordInsane
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** The ''Dawnguard'' DLC to ''Skyrim'' adds ''The Sultry Argonian Bard''. It takes the same concept, flips the genders so the argonian paramour is male. And it's still a SelfInsertFic like the original.

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** The ''Dawnguard'' DLC to ''Skyrim'' adds ''The Sultry Argonian Bard''. It takes the same concept, flips the genders so the argonian paramour is male. And it's still even more of a SelfInsertFic like than the original.
7th May '16 9:39:00 PM MadCat221
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* BigBookOfWar: ''The Art of War Magic'' by Imperial Battlemage Zurin Arctus, which consists of a series of proverbs dealing with magic and military strategy coupled with commentaries on the proverbs by other mages. It has lots of paraphrases from ''[[Literature/TheArtOfWar]]''.

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* BigBookOfWar: ''The Art of War Magic'' by Imperial Battlemage Zurin Arctus, which consists of a series of proverbs dealing with magic and military strategy coupled with commentaries on the proverbs by other mages. It has lots of paraphrases from ''[[Literature/TheArtOfWar]]''.''Literature/TheArtOfWar''.
7th May '16 9:38:48 PM MadCat221
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* BigBookOfWar: ''The Art of War Magic'' by Imperial Battlemage Zurin Arctus, which consists of a series of proverbs dealing with magic and military strategy coupled with commentaries on the proverbs by other mages.

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* BigBookOfWar: ''The Art of War Magic'' by Imperial Battlemage Zurin Arctus, which consists of a series of proverbs dealing with magic and military strategy coupled with commentaries on the proverbs by other mages. It has lots of paraphrases from ''[[Literature/TheArtOfWar]]''.
7th May '16 9:26:09 PM MadCat221
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* SurpriseIncest: Almost occurred in the fourth book of "The Mystery of Talara". [[spoiler: Gyna, believing to be Princess Talara, is set to seduce the Prince who has a not-exactly-consensual BDSM fetish. He's all set to have at her before the paralysis spell does its work. Except that Gyna isn't actually Talara, but the identical cousin, Jylla, who would be the Prince's half-sister.]]
19th Jan '16 7:08:49 PM Sonofstranger
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* MadnessMantra: Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack. Wabbajack.
8th Nov '15 7:45:17 AM Mhazard
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* TwentyFourHoursArmor: Hallgerd's Tale (see below)

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* TwentyFourHoursArmor: TwentyFourHourArmor: Hallgerd's Tale (see below)
8th Nov '15 7:45:00 AM Mhazard
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* TwentyFourHoursArmor: Hallgerd's Tale (see below)
5th Nov '15 7:17:34 AM MadCat221
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** The ''Dawnguard'' DLC to ''Skyrim'' adds ''The Sultry Argonian Bard''. It takes the same concept, flips the genders and uses the writer's name for the non-Argonian character.

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** The ''Dawnguard'' DLC to ''Skyrim'' adds ''The Sultry Argonian Bard''. It takes the same concept, flips the genders and uses so the writer's name for argonian paramour is male. And it's still a SelfInsertFic like the non-Argonian character.original.
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