History Literature / TheElminsterSeries

28th Mar '17 5:57:45 PM Fireblood
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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.

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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.


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* GodWasMyCopilot: Elminster is tutored in magic by a female wizard, Myrjala Darkeyes, with whom he eventually develops a romantic relationship. After she's seemingly incinerated in battle with the Big Bad, he angrily swears he'll never work magic again because it only leads to sorrow. [[spoiler: Cue Myrjala's body reforming from ashes and revealing herself as an avatar of Mystra, goddess of magic, and acting all hurt because of what he just said.]]
18th Feb '17 12:16:40 AM rmctagg09
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* DragonAncestry: The protagonist of ''Elminster's Daughter'', Narnra Shalace, turns out to be the love-child of the archmage Elminster of Shadowdale and a shapeshifted song dragon.
30th Dec '16 7:39:09 PM Fireblood
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* BalefulPolymorph: In ''Making of a Mage'', Eliminster turns three magelords into stones whom he puts in an ocean, saying he hopes they have large and strong lungs to swim ashore when the spell wears off.

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* BalefulPolymorph: In ''Making of a Mage'', Eliminster turns three magelords into stones whom he then puts in an ocean, saying he hopes they have large and strong lungs to swim ashore when the spell wears off.
30th Dec '16 7:38:31 PM Fireblood
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* BalefulPolymorph: In ''Making of a Mage'', Eliminster turns three magelords into stones whom he sends into an ocean, saying he hopes they have large and strong lungs to swim ashore when the spell wears off.

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* BalefulPolymorph: In ''Making of a Mage'', Eliminster turns three magelords into stones whom he sends into puts in an ocean, saying he hopes they have large and strong lungs to swim ashore when the spell wears off.
30th Dec '16 7:37:11 PM Fireblood
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* BalefulPolymorph: In ''Making of a Mage'', Eliminster turns three magelords into stones whom he sends into an ocean, saying he hopes they have large and strong lungs to swim ashore when the spell wears off.
29th Dec '16 3:31:05 PM Fireblood
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* TruthSerum: The wizard who accosts Elminster outside his village in the hills herding sheep places him under a {{mind control}} spell, and uses it to make him answer questions truthfully. Thankfully he doesn't realize that Elminster is the son of the man he's looking for (a [[KingIncognito hidden prince]] who's being targeted over his claim to the throne) or he'd have been killed as well. As it is, he still orders Elminster to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide run off a cliff]]. Fortunately Elminister has a latent magical ability he uses to save himself. Later he uses it himself on another mage.

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* TruthSerum: The wizard who accosts Elminster outside his village in the hills herding sheep places him under a {{mind control}} spell, and uses it to make him answer questions truthfully. Thankfully he doesn't realize that Elminster is the son of the man he's looking for (a [[KingIncognito hidden prince]] who's being targeted over his claim to the throne) or he'd have been killed as well. As it is, he still orders Elminster to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide run off a cliff]]. Fortunately Elminister has a latent magical ability he uses to save himself. Later he uses it himself on another mage.mage to compel the truth from him.
29th Dec '16 3:30:23 PM Fireblood
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* TruthSerum: The wizard who accosts Elminster outside his village in the hills herding sheep places him under a {{mind control}} spell, and uses it to make him answer questions truthfully. Thankfully he doesn't realize that Elminster is the son of the man he's looking for (a [[KingIncognito hidden prince]] who's being targeted over his claim to the throne) or he'd have been killed as well. As it is, he still orders Elminster to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide run off a cliff]]. Fortunately Elminister has a latent magical ability he uses to save himself.

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* TruthSerum: The wizard who accosts Elminster outside his village in the hills herding sheep places him under a {{mind control}} spell, and uses it to make him answer questions truthfully. Thankfully he doesn't realize that Elminster is the son of the man he's looking for (a [[KingIncognito hidden prince]] who's being targeted over his claim to the throne) or he'd have been killed as well. As it is, he still orders Elminster to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide run off a cliff]]. Fortunately Elminister has a latent magical ability he uses to save himself. Later he uses it himself on another mage.
28th Dec '16 9:31:20 PM Fireblood
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* OffingTheOffspring: In ''Making of a Mage'' Farl's father, the head magelord, tried to do this after learning about him (he also killed Farl's mother). It isn't shown why-presumably he thought Farl was a threat somehow.

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* OffingTheOffspring: In ''Making of a Mage'' Farl's father, the head magelord, tried to do this after learning about him (he also killed Farl's mother). It The reason isn't shown why-presumably revealed, though he presumably thought Farl was a threat somehow.
28th Dec '16 9:27:30 PM Fireblood
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* BullyingADragon: In ''Making of a Mage'', the head magelord calls up the Magister, Mystra's chosen and the most powerful [[TheArchmage archmage]] of Faerun and tries to control him as proof of his power. This does not end well for him.

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* BullyingADragon: In ''Making of a Mage'', the head magelord calls up the Magister, Mystra's chosen and chosen, the most powerful [[TheArchmage archmage]] of Faerun and around. He tries to control him as proof of his power. This does not end well for him.



* DeusExMachina: The literal version-it's hard enough to face Mystra's top-rank servants with overwhelming power or control them, and doing this tends to attract her personal (and rather annoyed) attention. In ''Myth Drannor'' several elven High Mages were quite disconcerted to have a goddess manifest and wag her finger at them. During [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon The Very Definitely Final Battle]] of ''Elminster in Hell'' [[spoiler:The Red Wizards are invading Aglarond, blasting everything in sight, Elminster and the Simbul are exhausted, and then an avatar of Mystra rejuvenates them and [[CurbStompBattle the battle ends very quickly]]]].

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* DeusExMachina: The literal version-it's hard enough to face Mystra's top-rank servants with overwhelming power or control them, and doing this tends to attract her personal (and rather annoyed) attention. In ''Myth Drannor'' several elven High Mages were quite disconcerted to have a goddess manifest and wag her finger at them. During [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon The Very Definitely Final Battle]] of ''Elminster in Hell'' [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the Red Wizards are invading Aglarond, blasting everything in sight, Elminster and the Simbul are exhausted, and then an avatar of Mystra rejuvenates them and [[CurbStompBattle the battle ends very quickly]]]].
28th Dec '16 9:21:29 PM Fireblood
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* BullyingADragon: In ''Making of a Mage'', the head magelord calls up the Magister, Mystra's chosen and the most powerful [[TheArchmage archmage]] of Faerun and tries to control him as proof of his power. This does not end well for him.


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* OffingTheOffspring: In ''Making of a Mage'' Farl's father, the head magelord, tried to do this after learning about him (he also killed Farl's mother). It isn't shown why-presumably he thought Farl was a threat somehow.


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* TheArchmage: The Magister, the "Mad Mage", and eventually Elminster himself.
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