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18th May '14 9:29:19 AM mdwall
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The final novel ''Qualinesti'' is the history of the new nation, with Kith-Kanan struggling with a sucession crisis due to his corrupt son. Hiddukel warns Kith that a force older than the gods, the First Chaos, threatens Qualinesti and all of Krynn.

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The final novel ''Qualinesti'' is the history of the new nation, with Kith-Kanan struggling with a sucession crisis due to his corrupt son. Hiddukel warns Kith that a force older than the gods, the First Chaos, threatens Qualinesti and all of Krynn.
Krynn.



* TheEmpire: Ergoth is not portrayed sympathetically.

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* TheEmpire: Ergoth Ergoth, except for Suzine, is not portrayed sympathetically.



* GreenThumb: Anaya's connection to the forest allows her to leap effortlessly through the trees, move through a pile of leaves without disturbing the surface and command giant hordes of insects.

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* GreenThumb: Anaya's connection to the forest allows her to leap effortlessly through the trees, move through a pile of leaves without disturbing the surface and command giant hordes of insects. [[spoiler: Her son Silvian inherits the same abilities.]]


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* KarmaHoudini [[spoiler: Hermathya never gets any commueppance for causing Mackelli's death by Kagonesti thugs in an attempt to assassinate Kith-Kanan.]]


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* The ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Morgion]] turns out to have been Giarna's patron and the driving force behind the Kinslayer Wars.
6th Jul '13 6:31:57 PM mlsmithca
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* ItGotWorse: Kith-Kanan and Sithas' expedition to the Kharolis mountains to capture a flock of griffins rapidly turns into a disaster that would make that "I Shouldn't Be Alive" show blush.



* [[{{MagicalNativeAmerican}} Magical Kagonesti]]: Anaya

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* [[{{MagicalNativeAmerican}} [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Kagonesti]]: Anaya
6th Jul '13 10:58:10 AM mdwall12345
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* HumansAreCthulu: The elves are ''terrified'' of the humans' numbers and adaptability.

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* HumansAreCthulu: HumansAreCthulhu: The elves are ''terrified'' of the humans' numbers and adaptability.
6th Jul '13 10:55:56 AM mdwall12345
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence [[spoiler: Anaya]]
* EldritchAbomination: The First Chaos.
* TheEmpire: Ergoth is not portrayed sympathetically.
* GreenEyedMonster: Kith-Kanan is immensely jealous of his brother getting to marry Hermathya.



* ItGotWorse: Kith-Kanan and Sithas' expedition to the Kharolis mountains to capture a flock of griffins rapidly turns into a disaster that would make that "I Shouldn't Be Alive" show blush.
* MadeASlave: Officially, there aren't any "slaves" in Silvanesti, only convicts put to work. But the reality is that oppressively high taxes and prejudice against the Kagonesti makes it more along the lines of chattel slavery. Later on, fugitive slavers become a problem in Qualinesti territory.



* MoralDissonance: Anaya abducted Mackelli from an outlying Silvanesti farm when he was a baby. She isn't planning to make him the next Guardian because the rules apparently dictate that the mantle must be accepted by a female (she didn't notice his gender when she ran off with him). There's nothing to indicate that his parents were abusive or neglectful. You'd think someone would have brought it up at some point that, you know, they should at least let them know he's not dead.



* Unicorn: The Forestmaster. They're said to be even rarer than the gods.

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* Unicorn: The Forestmaster. They're said to be RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Giarna violently forces himself on Suzine when they are together.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Kith-Kanan, Verhanna and Sithel (mostly). Sithas
even rarer than the gods.has shades of this at times, but he's very much bigoted towards non-Silvanesti.



* SiblingYingYang: Kith-Kanan is a rugged warrior and outdoorsman who believes in equality for everyone. Sithas is a CityMouse (though he does develop some impressive survival skills in ''The Kinsalyer Wars'') who abhors the thought of Silvanesti becoming "polluted" by other races.

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* SiblingYingYang: Kith-Kanan is a rugged warrior and outdoorsman who believes in equality for everyone. Sithas is a CityMouse (though he does develop some impressive survival skills in ''The Kinsalyer Kinslayer Wars'') who abhors the thought of Silvanesti becoming "polluted" by other races.


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* Unicorn: The Forestmaster. They're said to be even rarer than the gods.
6th Jul '13 6:58:31 AM mdwall12345
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* HumansAreCthulu: The elves are ''terrified'' of the humans' numbers and adaptability.
* HumansAreSpecial: One elf in ''Firstborn'' bemoans the fact that, 100 years ago, there was not a human alive who knew how to polish stones. Now there are human jewel merchants in every corner of Krynn. Their goods aren't the same quality as those of elves and dwarves, but they're selling much better due to their much lower prices.



* Unicorn: They're even rarer than the gods.

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* OurElvesAreBetter
* Unicorn: The Forestmaster. They're said to be even rarer than the gods.



* TimeAbyss: The unicorn protecting the Wildwood has been doing its job for the past 5000 winters.

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* SiblingYingYang: Kith-Kanan is a rugged warrior and outdoorsman who believes in equality for everyone. Sithas is a CityMouse (though he does develop some impressive survival skills in ''The Kinsalyer Wars'') who abhors the thought of Silvanesti becoming "polluted" by other races.
* TimeAbyss: The Forestmaster, the unicorn protecting the Wildwood Wildwood, has been doing its job for the past 5000 winters.winters.
* WeHaveReserves: It doesn't matter how many soldiers the superior and more magically adept Silvanesti kill, Giarna can always get more.
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* HumansAreCthulu: The elves are ''terrified'' of the humans' numbers and adaptability.
* HumansAreSpecial: One elf in ''Firstborn'' bemoans the fact that, 100 years ago, there was not a human alive who knew how to polish stones. Now there are human jewel merchants in every corner of Krynn. Their goods aren't the same quality as those of elves and dwarves, but they're selling much better due to their much lower prices.

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* HumansAreCthulu: The elves are ''terrified'' of the humans' numbers and adaptability. \n
* HumansAreSpecial: One elf in ''Firstborn'' bemoans the fact that, 100 years ago, there was not a human alive who knew how to polish stones. Now there are human jewel merchants in every corner of Krynn. Krynn. Their goods aren't the same quality as those of elves and dwarves, but they're selling much better due to their much lower prices.



* Unicorn: The Forestmaster. They're said to be even rarer than the gods.

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* Unicorn: The Forestmaster. They're said to be even rarer than the gods.



* SiblingYingYang: Kith-Kanan is a rugged warrior and outdoorsman who believes in equality for everyone. Sithas is a CityMouse (though he does develop some impressive survival skills in ''The Kinsalyer Wars'') who abhors the thought of Silvanesti becoming "polluted" by other races.

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* SiblingYingYang: Kith-Kanan is a rugged warrior and outdoorsman who believes in equality for everyone. Sithas is a CityMouse (though he does develop some impressive survival skills in ''The Kinsalyer Wars'') who abhors the thought of Silvanesti becoming "polluted" by other races.
6th Jul '13 6:30:06 AM mdwall12345
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The Elven nations trilogy tells the backstory of Silvanesti in the aftermath of the Second Dragon War, the Kinslayer Wars and the founding of Qualinesti by Kith-Kanan.

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The {{Dragonlance}} Elven nations trilogy Nations Trilogy tells the backstory of Silvanesti in the aftermath of the Second Dragon War, the Kinslayer Wars and the founding of Qualinesti by Kith-Kanan.
6th Jul '13 6:28:50 AM mdwall12345
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* AnachronismStew: Quite possibly the most glaring example of this in any Dragonlance work. Huma is mentioned several times in ''Firstborn'' as an example of a great warrior and dragonslayer. In ''Qualinesti,'' the Dark Amulet's power can only be contained by a silver cloth created from Gwyneth/Heart's skin. Seeing as the trilogy takes place 1000 years before the Third Dragon War and centuries before Solamnia was even founded, [[{{SarcasmMode}} we can only assume that elves had access to time travel.]]



* NoManOfWomanBorn: [[spooiler: Giarna is immune to harm from humans, elves and even Griffons because he has consumed their flesh with the powers granted to him by Morgion. Hill giants, on the other hand...]]

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* NoManOfWomanBorn: [[spooiler: [[spoiler: Giarna is immune to harm from humans, elves and even Griffons because he has consumed their flesh with the powers granted to him by Morgion. Hill giants, on the other hand...]]



* OurUnicornsAreDifferent: They're even rarer than the gods.

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* OurUnicornsAreDifferent: Unicorn: They're even rarer than the gods.
6th Jul '13 6:22:31 AM mdwall12345
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In ''Firstborn,'' the Speaker of the Stars, Sithel, only son of Silvanos, the founder of Silvanesti, has twin sons born to him, a rarity among elves. Kith-Kanan leaves Silvanesti in a rage when he learns that his brother Sithas, older by several minutes and thus heir to the throne, has been promised by his father in marriage to his love, Hermathaya. He leaves for the Greenwood, a primeval forest far beyond Silvanesti's borders and falls in love with the forest guardian, a Kagonesti named Anaya. He also becomes attached to her adopted brother, Mackelli. Following an Ergoth attack, Anaya suffers a mortal wound and becomes a tree, telling Kith that their child that she is pregnant with will be born a long time from the present day. Kith returns to Silvanesti, where war is threatening to break out due to Silvanesti, Ergoth and Thorbardin all debating who should control the plains between them. Matured by his experiences, Kith vows to found the Wildrunners, a defense force consisting of people of all races and nations, to protect the disputed region. As he departs, his camp is attacked by Kagonesti brigands that were hired (unbeknownst to him) by Hermathya that kill Mackelli.

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In ''Firstborn,'' the Speaker of the Stars, Sithel, only son of Silvanos, the founder of Silvanesti, has twin sons born to him, a rarity among elves. Kith-Kanan leaves Silvanesti in a rage when he learns that his brother Sithas, older by several minutes and thus heir to the throne, has been promised by his father in marriage to his love, Hermathaya. He leaves for the Greenwood, a primeval forest far beyond Silvanesti's borders and falls in love with the forest guardian, a Kagonesti named Anaya. He also becomes attached to her adopted brother, Mackelli. Following an Ergoth attack, Anaya suffers a mortal wound and becomes a tree, telling Kith that their child that she is pregnant with will be born a long time from the present day. Kith returns to Silvanesti, where war is threatening to break out due to Silvanesti, Ergoth and Thorbardin all debating who should control the plains between them. Matured by his experiences, Kith vows to found the Wildrunners, a defense force consisting of people of all races and nations, to protect the disputed region. As he departs, his camp is attacked by Kagonesti brigands that were hired (unbeknownst to him) by Hermathya that kill Mackelli.
Mackelli. Sithas is killed by an Ergoth hunting party and the nations declare war on each other.

''Kinslayer Wars'' pits Kith-Kanan against the human general Giarna and the army of Ergoth. After suffering several defeats due to the vastly greater human numbers, Kith and Sithas go deep into the mountains and use a scroll with a spell given to them by a priest of Gilean to take control of a large group of Griffons. They also battle Hill Giants, befriending one named One-Tooth. The newly-christened Windriders devastate Ergoth's army but the war drags on for decades afterwards due to the enormous reserves that the humans can continue to send and the incredibly hostile weather on the plains. Kith and Giarna's lover Suzine come to care for each other and she bears him two children, Ulvian and Verhanna. The war finally ends when Giarna is slain in battle by One-Tooth. Sithas and Kith-Kanan part ways, with Kith-Kanan founding a new nation because Sithas and the rest of the "pure" Silvanesti do not want their homeland "tainted" by the humans, half-elves and Kagonesti that Kith has come to respect which inhabit the western parts of the realm.

The final novel ''Qualinesti'' is the history of the new nation, with Kith-Kanan struggling with a sucession crisis due to his corrupt son. Hiddukel warns Kith that a force older than the gods, the First Chaos, threatens Qualinesti and all of Krynn.



!!The trilogy contains the following tropes:

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!!The trilogy contains the following tropes:tropes:

* GreenThumb: Anaya's connection to the forest allows her to leap effortlessly through the trees, move through a pile of leaves without disturbing the surface and command giant hordes of insects.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: Giarna]]
* InadequateInheritor: Ulvian, Kith's son, becomes a slave trader, prompting the Speaker to send his son to be a hard laborer at the construction of Pax Tharkas. Unfortunately, he meets an evil sorcerer also being held there and it goes downhill from there.
* [[{{MagicalNativeAmerican}} Magical Kagonesti]]: Anaya
* MalignedMixedMarriage: Kith-Kanan's first two marriages are to a Kagonesti, Anaya, and a human, Suzine. His mother and stepfather are kind towards Suzine but his brother and the rest of the nation pretend as though she doesn't exist. His family would not have been happy about Anaya, either, but they never got to meet her.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: One-Tooth is a hill giant who isn't AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: [[spooiler: Giarna is immune to harm from humans, elves and even Griffons because he has consumed their flesh with the powers granted to him by Morgion. Hill giants, on the other hand...]]
* OnlySaneMan: Kith-Kanan, his mother, the priestess of Quenesti Pah (Mishakal) and very few others are the only Silvanesti who believe that Kagonesti, half-elves and humans should not be treated like dirt.
* OurUnicornsAreDifferent: They're even rarer than the gods.
* RomanticFalseLead: Hermathya
* ShallowLoveInterest: Hermathya
* TimeAbyss: The unicorn protecting the Wildwood has been doing its job for the past 5000 winters.
6th Jul '13 5:57:50 AM mdwall12345
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The Elven nations trilogy tells the backstory of Silvanesti in the aftermath of the Second Dragon War, the Kinslayer Wars and the founding of Qualinesti by Kith-Kanan.

In ''Firstborn,'' the Speaker of the Stars, Sithel, only son of Silvanos, the founder of Silvanesti, has twin sons born to him, a rarity among elves. Kith-Kanan leaves Silvanesti in a rage when he learns that his brother Sithas, older by several minutes and thus heir to the throne, has been promised by his father in marriage to his love, Hermathaya. He leaves for the Greenwood, a primeval forest far beyond Silvanesti's borders and falls in love with the forest guardian, a Kagonesti named Anaya. He also becomes attached to her adopted brother, Mackelli. Following an Ergoth attack, Anaya suffers a mortal wound and becomes a tree, telling Kith that their child that she is pregnant with will be born a long time from the present day. Kith returns to Silvanesti, where war is threatening to break out due to Silvanesti, Ergoth and Thorbardin all debating who should control the plains between them. Matured by his experiences, Kith vows to found the Wildrunners, a defense force consisting of people of all races and nations, to protect the disputed region. As he departs, his camp is attacked by Kagonesti brigands that were hired (unbeknownst to him) by Hermathya that kill Mackelli.

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!!The trilogy contains the following tropes:
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