History Literature / TheElminsterSeries

9th Jul '16 6:44:07 PM Fireblood
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* GodInHumanForm: In ''Making of a Mage'', [[spoiler:Myrjala Darkeyes is an avatar of Mystra, which Greenwood manages to keep unclear until the very end of the book. She teaches Elminster magic, takes his virginity, then is incinerated by a dragon during the final battle, only to have her body reform to admonish him after he screams that he'll never work magic again.]] Later some of her other avatars also enjoyed his company.

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* GodInHumanForm: In ''Making of a Mage'', [[spoiler:Myrjala Darkeyes is an avatar of Mystra, which Greenwood manages to keep unclear until the very end of the book. She teaches Elminster magic, takes his virginity, then is incinerated by a dragon slain during the final battle, only to have her body reform to admonish him after he screams that he'll never work magic again.]] Later some of her other avatars also enjoyed his company.company.
* HealingFactor: Elminster and the other Chosen.



* HealingFactor: Elminster and the other Chosen.



* InvincibleHero: Coupled with the fact that Ed Greenwood seems to have difficulty keeping [[PowerLevels power levels]] consistent across books due to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep power creep]], Elminster (and to a slightly lesser degree, the Simbul), seem to suddenly come to the revelation of "The book is almost over, guess I'd better just destroy the supposed threat." WordOfGod is that this was partly due to ExecutiveMeddling. Due to fear of MoralGuardians, the writers weren't allowed to have villains achieve even minor victories.

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* InvincibleHero: Coupled with the fact that Ed Greenwood seems to have difficulty keeping [[PowerLevels power levels]] consistent across books due to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep power creep]], creep]]. Elminster (and to a slightly lesser degree, the Simbul), seem to suddenly come to the revelation of "The book is almost over, guess I'd better just destroy the supposed threat." WordOfGod is that this was partly due to ExecutiveMeddling. Due to fear of MoralGuardians, the writers weren't allowed to have villains achieve even minor victories.
9th Jul '16 1:31:53 PM supergod
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* BoringInvincibleHero: The main criticism of the series. Coupled with the fact that Ed Greenwood seems to have difficulty keeping [[PowerLevels power levels]] consistent across books due to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep power creep]], Elminster (and to a slightly lesser degree, the Simbul), seem to suddenly come to the revelation of "The book is almost over, guess I'd better just destroy the supposed threat." WordOfGod is that this was partly due to ExecutiveMeddling. Due to fear of MoralGuardians, the writers weren't allowed to have villains achieve even minor victories.


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* InvincibleHero: Coupled with the fact that Ed Greenwood seems to have difficulty keeping [[PowerLevels power levels]] consistent across books due to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep power creep]], Elminster (and to a slightly lesser degree, the Simbul), seem to suddenly come to the revelation of "The book is almost over, guess I'd better just destroy the supposed threat." WordOfGod is that this was partly due to ExecutiveMeddling. Due to fear of MoralGuardians, the writers weren't allowed to have villains achieve even minor victories.
25th Apr '16 6:29:58 AM Fireblood
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* SorcerousOverlord: In ''Elminster: The Making of a Mage'', a country was taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. One of Elminster's friends is an ambiguous version: she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country. Though not evil, she's feared by her subjects due to being reckless and unstable.

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* SorcerousOverlord: In ''Elminster: The Making of a Mage'', a country was taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. One of Elminster's friends is an a more ambiguous version: she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country. Though not evil, cruel, she's feared by her subjects due to being reckless and unstable.
25th Apr '16 6:28:42 AM Fireblood
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* SorcerousOverlord: In ''Elminster: The Making of a Mage'', a country was taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. One of Elminster's friends is an ambiguous version: she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country. Though not evil, she's feared by her subjects due to being reckless and unstable.
20th Apr '16 2:57:49 PM StarSword
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: ''Elminster's Daughter'' notes that Elminster has left a trail of children across western Faerun over the years (including the Dowager Queen of Cormyr!), but in the case of Narnra Shalace, it was because he was attacked by the evil goddess Shar (a rival of Mystra) through her mother and had to leave them for his own safety.

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: ''Elminster's Daughter'' notes that Elminster has left a trail of illegitimate children across western Faerun over the years (including the Dowager Queen of Cormyr!), but in the case of Narnra Shalace, it was because he was attacked by the evil goddess Shar (a rival of Mystra) through her mother and had to leave them for his own safety.
18th Apr '16 7:57:44 PM Fireblood
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: ''Elminster's Daughter'' notes that Elminster has left a trail of bastard children across western Faerun over the years (including the Dowager Queen of Cormyr!), but in the case of Narnra Shalace, it was because he was attacked by the evil goddess Shar (a rival of Mystra) through her mother and had to leave them for his own safety.

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: ''Elminster's Daughter'' notes that Elminster has left a trail of bastard children across western Faerun over the years (including the Dowager Queen of Cormyr!), but in the case of Narnra Shalace, it was because he was attacked by the evil goddess Shar (a rival of Mystra) through her mother and had to leave them for his own safety.



* MentorShip: In the first book, Myrjala Darkeyes mentors Elmara, who then learns how to turn herself back into Elminster. They then become romantically involved after she rescues him when challenges the Mad Mage to battle and bites off more than he can chew. [[spoiler:This is before she's revealed to be an avatar of Mystra.]]

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* MentorShip: In the first book, Myrjala Darkeyes mentors Elmara, who then learns how to turn herself back into Elminster. They then become romantically involved after she rescues him when he challenges the Mad Mage to in battle and bites off more than he can chew. [[spoiler:This is before she's revealed to be an avatar of Mystra.]]
18th Apr '16 5:39:32 PM StarSword
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* TheMagocracy: Elminister's native country becomes one after his uncle hires a number of mages to secure the throne, who then take over with him being essentially a puppet monarch. Another country was also taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. Later he overthrows the mage lords of his country with her help. Finally one of Elminster's friends is an ambiguous version: she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country. Though not evil, she's feared by her subjects due to being reckless and unstable.

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* TheMagocracy: Elminister's native country becomes one after his uncle hires a number of mages to secure the throne, who then take over with him being essentially a puppet monarch. Another country was also taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. Later he overthrows the mage lords of his country with her help. Finally one of Elminster's friends lovers, Alassra "The Simbul" Silverhand, is an ambiguous version: she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country. Though not evil, she's feared by her subjects due to being reckless and unstable.



* MentorShip: Elminster and Myrjala.

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* MentorShip: Elminster In the first book, Myrjala Darkeyes mentors Elmara, who then learns how to turn herself back into Elminster. They then become romantically involved after she rescues him when challenges the Mad Mage to battle and Myrjala.bites off more than he can chew. [[spoiler:This is before she's revealed to be an avatar of Mystra.]]
18th Apr '16 3:41:03 PM StarSword
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: ''Elminster's Daughter'' notes that Elminster has left a trail of bastard children across western Faerun over the years (including the Dowager Queen of Cormyr!), but in the case of Narnra Shalace, it was because he was attacked by the evil goddess Shar (a rival of Mystra) through her mother and had to leave them for his own safety.
25th Mar '16 9:43:47 PM Fireblood
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* TheMagocracy: Elminister's native country becomes one after his uncle hires a number of mages to secure the throne, who then take over with him being essentially a puppet monarch. Another country was also taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. Finally one of Elminster's friends is a benevolent version, as she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country.

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* TheMagocracy: Elminister's native country becomes one after his uncle hires a number of mages to secure the throne, who then take over with him being essentially a puppet monarch. Another country was also taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. Later he overthrows the mage lords of his country with her help. Finally one of Elminster's friends is a benevolent version, as an ambiguous version: she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country.country. Though not evil, she's feared by her subjects due to being reckless and unstable.
25th Mar '16 9:38:07 PM Fireblood
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* TheMagocracy: Elminister's native country becomes one after his uncle hires a number of mages to secure the throne, who then take over with him being essentially a puppet monarch. Another country was also taken over by a [[EvilSorcerer cruel]] [[TheArchmage archmage]]. He's known as "[[TheCaligula the Mad Mage]]" because torturing people is his pastime. Elminster tries to defeat him, but almost gets killed and has to be rescued by Mystra. Finally one of Elminster's friends is a benevolent version, as she's a very powerful mage and also queen of her country.
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