History Literature / TheEmperorsSoul

9th Jan '17 2:50:29 PM Bissek
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* NoNameGiven: The Bloodsealer and the Imperial Fool, though the latter is, according to WordOfGod, [[MysteriousStranger Hoid]], a DimensionalTraveler of Franchise/TheCosmere.

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* NoNameGiven: The Bloodsealer and the Imperial Fool, though the latter is, according to WordOfGod, [[MysteriousStranger Hoid]], a DimensionalTraveler of Franchise/TheCosmere. Three of the five Arbiters of the Heritage Faction are also unnamed, pretty much existing only to have the faction not consist solely of Frava and Gaotona.
2nd Jan '17 2:56:48 PM Discar
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* NoSell: Ralkalest is an "unForgeable" metal. Though it is otherwise rather fragile.
** WordOfGod says it's aluminium.

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* NoSell: Ralkalest is an "unForgeable" metal. Though metal, though it is otherwise rather fragile.
** WordOfGod says it's aluminium.
fragile. It's aluminum.
2nd Jan '17 2:34:20 PM TheKingsRaven
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** WordOfGod says it's aluminium.
29th Dec '16 12:00:19 PM Feethei
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If you wish to get the book in physical form, it is part of a bundle with another Sanderson novel, ''Literature/{{Legion}}''.

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If you wish to get the book in physical form, it is part of a bundle with another Sanderson novel, ''Literature/{{Legion}}''.''Literature/{{Legion}}'', and also included in the short story collection ''Arcanum Unbounded''.
26th Dec '16 6:05:55 AM Radhil
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If you wish to get the book in physical form, it is part of a bundle with another Sanderson novel, ''Legion''.

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If you wish to get the book in physical form, it is part of a bundle with another Sanderson novel, ''Legion''.''Literature/{{Legion}}''.
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.
is.



* 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).
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