History Literature / TheEmperorsSoul

30th Oct '16 10:28:43 AM DustSnitch
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* AssassinationAttempt: The plot concerns an emperor made comatose by a partially-successful assassination.
26th Sep '16 11:18:49 PM Landis
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shai is well aware that she will be killed once she has completed her task for the emperor, despite the promises of Frava. Therefore, part of her plan is to work to avoid this happening. [[spoiler:She succeeds.]] HeKnowsTooMuch The other reason she will likely be killed, having blackmail against the Heritage Faction]].

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shai is well aware that she will be killed once she has completed her task for the emperor, despite the promises of Frava. [[HeKnowsTooMuch The other reason she will likely be killed is that successfully completing her task will give her unassailable blackmail material against the emperor and his entire faction]]. Therefore, part of her plan is to work to avoid this happening. [[spoiler:She succeeds.]] HeKnowsTooMuch The other reason she will likely be killed, having blackmail against the Heritage Faction]].
16th Jul '16 12:05:48 PM Discar
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* BecomingTheMask: Shai speculates that over enough time, repeatedly stamping Ashravan each day may eventually cause the artificial personality to become "imprinted" onto him, making the change permanent.

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* BecomingTheMask: BecomingTheMask:
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Shai speculates that over enough time, repeatedly stamping Ashravan each day may eventually cause the artificial personality to become "imprinted" onto him, making the change permanent.



** YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Though Gaotona gets over that eventually.



** DeathOfPersonality



** GeometricMagic: Forger stamps, including [[TheNecromancer Bloodsealers]] and [[TheMedic resealers]].

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** * GeometricMagic: Forger stamps, including [[TheNecromancer Bloodsealers]] and [[TheMedic resealers]].



* InsistentTerminology: Frava despises Shai for being a Forger, but the Heritage Faction uses Forgers to turn ordinary pots into replicas of ancient ones. However, she justifies this by calling their Forgers "Rememberers", which Shai notes is basically the exact same thing.
** Though there is an in-universe difference, which Frava points out: "Forgers" use Essence Marks (stamps capable of rewriting a human soul) and "Rememberers" don't.

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* InsistentTerminology: Frava despises Shai for being a Forger, but the Heritage Faction uses Forgers to turn ordinary pots into replicas of ancient ones. However, she justifies this by calling their Forgers "Rememberers", which Shai notes is basically the exact same thing.
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thing. Though there is an in-universe difference, which Frava points out: "Forgers" use Essence Marks (stamps capable of rewriting a human soul) and "Rememberers" don't.



* RealityWarper: All Forgers, but only within tight limits. They are able to impose an AlternateHistory upon objects, but their stamps are temporary with duration depending on how plausible the change is. For instance, it's easy to make gold into lead by rewriting the history of the object so it had been mixed with lead once, but turning lead into gold is essentially impossible because there's pretty much no way something meant to be lead would have been made out of gold instead. Another limitation is that a soul stamp will only affect the person it is placed upon, so while 'Shaizan' may remember being raised by a warrior culture none of those warriors would have any idea who 'Shaizan' is.
** AlchemyIsMagic: The methodology come very close to this.

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* RealityWarper: All Forgers, but only within tight limits. They are able to impose an AlternateHistory upon objects, but their stamps are temporary with duration depending on how plausible the change is. For instance, it's easy to make gold into lead by rewriting the history of the object so it had been mixed with lead once, but turning lead into gold is essentially impossible because there's pretty much no way something meant to be lead would have been made out of gold instead. Another limitation is that a soul stamp will only affect the person it is placed upon, so on. So while 'Shaizan' may remember being raised by a warrior culture culture, none of those warriors would have any idea who 'Shaizan' is.
** AlchemyIsMagic: The methodology come very close to this.
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shai is well aware that she will be killed once she has completed her task for the emperor, despite the promises of Frava. Therefore, part of her plan is to work to avoid this happening. [[spoiler:She succeeds.]]
** [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: The other reason she will likely be killed, having blackmail against the Heritage Faction.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shai is well aware that she will be killed once she has completed her task for the emperor, despite the promises of Frava. Therefore, part of her plan is to work to avoid this happening. [[spoiler:She succeeds.]]
** [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]:
]] HeKnowsTooMuch The other reason she will likely be killed, having blackmail against the Heritage Faction.Faction]].
16th Jul '16 10:02:30 AM ChocolateRob
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* RealityWarper: All Forgers, but only within tight limits. They are able to impose an AlternateHistory upon objects, but their stamps are temporary with duration depending on how plausible the change is. For instance, it's easy to make gold into lead by rewriting the history of the object so it had been mixed with lead once, but turning lead into gold is essentially impossible because there's pretty much no way something meant to be lead would have been made out of gold instead.

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* RealityWarper: All Forgers, but only within tight limits. They are able to impose an AlternateHistory upon objects, but their stamps are temporary with duration depending on how plausible the change is. For instance, it's easy to make gold into lead by rewriting the history of the object so it had been mixed with lead once, but turning lead into gold is essentially impossible because there's pretty much no way something meant to be lead would have been made out of gold instead. Another limitation is that a soul stamp will only affect the person it is placed upon, so while 'Shaizan' may remember being raised by a warrior culture none of those warriors would have any idea who 'Shaizan' is.
18th Feb '16 1:55:40 PM Robinton
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* ExperiencedProtagonist: Shai is already TheAce (that's why she's called in for an ImpossibleTask).
16th Dec '15 10:27:13 AM Andygal
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* {{Necromancer}}: The other part of a bloodsealer's abilities. They can track you with their blood- and ''sick the reanimated dead on you''. Shai is threatened not only with being attacked this way if she tries to run, but with being turned into a skeleton warrior herself if she ''is'' killed.

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* {{Necromancer}}: The other part of a bloodsealer's abilities. They can track you with their blood- and ''sick ''sic the reanimated dead on you''. Shai is threatened not only with being attacked this way if she tries to run, but with being turned into a skeleton warrior herself if she ''is'' killed.



* NoSell: Ralkalest is an "unForgeable" metal.

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* NoSell: Ralkalest is an "unForgeable" metal. Though it is otherwise rather fragile.
16th Dec '15 10:09:35 AM Landis
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* YouHave48Hours: Shai has to complete the soul of the Emperor in 99 days, including the day of her employment. She considers this an ImpossibleTask, since she assumes it will take two years to get the necessary knowledge.

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* YouHave48Hours: Shai has to complete the soul of the Emperor in 99 days, including the day of her employment. She considers this an ImpossibleTask, since the last time she assumes tried the procedure, it will take was on herself and still took the better part of two years to get the necessary knowledge.years.
25th Nov '15 11:17:38 AM Spectrix
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* BecomingTheMask: Shai speculates that over enough time, repeatedly stamping Ashvaran each day may eventually cause the artificial personality to become "imprinted" onto him, making the change permanent.

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* BecomingTheMask: Shai speculates that over enough time, repeatedly stamping Ashvaran Ashravan each day may eventually cause the artificial personality to become "imprinted" onto him, making the change permanent.
25th Nov '15 11:16:10 AM Spectrix
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* BecomingTheMask: Shai speculates that over enough time, repeatedly stamping Ashvaraneach day may eventually cause the artificial personality to become "imprinted" onto him, making the change permanent.

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* BecomingTheMask: Shai speculates that over enough time, repeatedly stamping Ashvaraneach Ashvaran each day may eventually cause the artificial personality to become "imprinted" onto him, making the change permanent.
5th Sep '15 10:30:09 AM Discar
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* TearJerker: InUniverse, [[spoiler:Gaotona's reaction to finding out the sheer masterpiece of the alterations in Shai's Forging of the emperor's soul, and then having to destroy all evidence of that masterpiece's existence to cover up the fact that it had been done in the first place]].
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