History Literature / TheGoldenOecumene

10th Jun '16 4:56:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: CoolStarship]]

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10th Jun '16 4:56:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* AboveGoodAndEvil

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion
* AuthorFilibuster: There's one in the third book.

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* BittersweetEnding

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Ungannis. Doesn't work that well.
* CanineCompanion

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* ContrivedCoincidence

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* DistressedDude: Phaethon.

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* DontYouDarePityMe
* EmpathicEnvironment: "The Dreaming."

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Helion. Repeatedly.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Socrates at the end.]]
* FamedInStory
* ForbiddenFruit

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* AFriendInNeed
* GeniusLoci: The Old Woman of the Sea.

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* HeelRealization

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* HollowWorld: Or so it is claimed.

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* ItWasAGift

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* LastRequest: [[spoiler:Helion]] made one to Phaethon.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone

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* LossOfIdentity

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* LoveFatherLoveSon: Daphne Prime.

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* LovingAShadow
* ManHug

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* MenDontCry
* MightMakesRight

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* MoralityChip

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NaginatasAreFeminine: Daphne gets one.
* NeverMyFault

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* NotSoDifferent
* OedipusComplex
* PapaWolf

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* PluckyGirl: Daphne Tertius.
* PosthumousCharacter: Daphne Prime. [[spoiler: Mostly.]]

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* TheResenter
* SaveScumming

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* ShowWithinAShow

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* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler:Helion]] and Phaethon's reunion.

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* ThereAreNoCoincidences
* TheyDo
* ThinkNothingOfIt

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* TricksterArchetype

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* UngratefulBastard

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* WithDueRespect

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* WretchedHive
* YouShallNotPass

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11th Feb '16 11:56:48 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Daphne's career as a "fantasy" author serves her well at times.
1st Jul '14 5:00:31 PM sagar
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: As befits an unthinkably far-future society. Phaethon has trouble remembering the meaning of the word "crime."



--> '''Ironjoy''': [[GoodFeelsGood "At last we shall begin a new era of peace, cooperation and prosperity!"

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--> '''Ironjoy''': [[GoodFeelsGood "At last we shall begin a new era of peace, cooperation and prosperity!"prosperity!"]]
1st Jul '14 4:57:38 PM sagar
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During the millenially-celebrated Transcendence of the Golden Oecumene, Phaethon subHelion Rhadamanth learns from various sources that he has been subjected--or that he has agreed to undergo--memory redaction to remove all traces of what some consider a shameful crime and others a scheme of true heroism; and further learns that to undo the locks on his mind will result in his shunning and exile, not only from the Transcendence celebrations, but from the Oecumene itself. Phaethon seeks to discover what his motive for the agreement could have been, as friends and enemies both try to dissuade or destroy him.


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During the millenially-celebrated Transcendence of the Golden Oecumene, Phaethon subHelion Prime of Rhadamanth learns from various sources that he has been subjected--or that he has agreed to undergo--memory redaction to remove all traces of what some consider a shameful crime and others a scheme of true heroism; and further learns that to undo the locks on his mind will result in his shunning and exile, not only from the Transcendence celebrations, but from the Oecumene itself. Phaethon seeks to discover what his motive for the agreement could have been, as friends and enemies both try to dissuade or destroy him. \n\n



* CommediaDellArte: Used as significant disguises in the Masquerade

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* CommediaDellArte: Used as significant disguises in the MasqueradeMasquerade.



* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: [[spoiler: The divergence between Daphne Prime and Daphne Tertius was the former's exposure to death at an early age.]]



* DistressedDude: Phaethon

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Well, distracted by the cheerful. Daphne prevents Phaethon from blowing up at Atkins by chirpily discussing her quest-slash-vacation, calming him down significantly. Phaethon, being Phaethon, wonders if she could be doing it on purpose.
* DistressedDude: PhaethonPhaethon.



* NaginatasAreFeminine: Daphne gets one.



* PowerArmor: Phaethon has an ''awesome'' suit.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Daphne Prime. [[spoiler: Mostly.]]
* PowerArmor: Phaethon has an ''awesome'' suit.suit: it can survive descent into the core of the sun.



* SilkHidingSteel: [[spoiler: Several characters dismiss Daphne Prime as a weakling or a coward for her suicide and refusal to leave Earth. They are very much mistaken.]]



* SpoiledBrat: Atkins calls Phaethon this once, while sparring with Helion

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* SpoiledBrat: Atkins calls Phaethon this once, while sparring with HelionHelion.
1st Jul '14 4:39:37 PM sagar
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** [[spoiler: Atkins while imitating Phaethon]].



* BatmanGambit: Phaethon's original plan, based on extrapolation of everybody's personalities, was to simply wait until the Transcendence, when for various reasons his memories would be restored and his fortunes along with it.



* CallBack: "Phaethon" dreaming of burning cities and dying children.



* EntitledBastard: The Never-Firsters, aka the cacophiles. Especially Ungannis.



** At the hearing [[spoiler: for Helion's property]], Gannis remarks that there's no chance of Phaethon winning his lawsuit [[spoiler: when all he had to do was wait ninety days]] because he's far too headstrong and is bound to do something stupid before then.



* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Before she goes into exile formally, Daphne gets a number of innocuous but exeedingly useful, casual gifts from her friends, meant to help her survive after she is cut off from all contact with society.



* LaserGuidedKarma: To Phaethon, for the collateral damage his rescue attempt caused; and to Ironjoy, causing the latter's HeelFaceTurn.



* LeonineContract: Ironjay's strength

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* LeonineContract: Ironjay's strengthIronjay to the Afloats. The Afloats are outcasts and banned making any transactions--such as for thought-modifiers, mind-programs, hallucinogens, or food--with any reputable citizens of the Oecumene. Ironjay, however, is not reputable, and is quite willing to deal with them, for a price.



* LiteralMetaphor: Phaethon undergoes "a fall from grace" at the end of ''The Golden Age''. He also gets kicked off the space station he's on and has to physically descend the space elevator to the planetary surface.



* ShoutOut: Many, but most obviously to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', which also begins with an amnesiac protagonist being prodded into action.

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* ShoutOut: Many, but most obviously to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', which also begins with an amnesiac protagonist being prodded into action. There are also many, many to Creator/JackVance, and a side mention of a solar explorer named "Chan Noonien Sikh."



* VocalDissonance: an unintentional version:
--> '''Ironjoy''': [[GoodFeelsGood "At last we shall begin a new era of peace, cooperation and prosperity!"
--> But he had forgotten to adjust his voice-programs, and the words were uttered in tones of dripping sarcasm.



* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: While ''physical'' labor is not, the jobs Phaethon finds for the Afloats are the nearest far-future equivalent of it: unskilled, brute-force ''mental'' labor which would be too tedious and time-consuming for anyone else to do.




* AmnesiacDissonance
** [[spoiler: Atkins while imitating Phaethon]].
* LiteralMetaphor: Phaethon undergoes "a fall from grace" at the end of ''The Golden Age''. He also gets kicked off the space station he's on and has to physically descend the space elevator to the planetary surface.
* BatmanGambit: Phaethon's original plan, based on extrapolation of everybody's personalities, was to simply wait until the Transcendence, when for various reasons his memories would be restored and his fortunes along with it.
* HotBlooded
** At the hearing [[spoiler: for Helion's property]], Gannis remarks that there's no chance of Phaethon winning his lawsuit [[spoiler: where all he had to do was wait for the Transcendence to complete]] because he's far too headstrong and is bound to do something stupid before then.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Before she goes into exile formally, Daphne gets a number of innocuous but exeedingly useful, casual gifts from her friends, meant to help her survive after she is cut off from all contact with society.
* CallBack: "Phaethon" dreaming of burning cities and dying children.
29th Jun '14 9:47:31 AM sagar
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--> ''It was the time of the Masquerade.''


During the millenially-celebrated Transcendence of the Golden Oecumene, Phaethon subHelion Rhadamanth learns from various sources that he has been subjected--or that he has agreed to undergo--memory redaction to remove all traces of what some consider a shameful crime and others a scheme of true heroism; and further learns that to undo the locks on his mind will result in his shunning and exile, not only from the Transcendence celebrations, but from the Oecumene itself. Phaethon seeks to discover what his motive for the agreement could have been, as friends and enemies both try to dissuade or destroy him.



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* AmnesiacDissonance
** [[spoiler: Atkins while imitating Phaethon]].
* LiteralMetaphor: Phaethon undergoes "a fall from grace" at the end of ''The Golden Age''. He also gets kicked off the space station he's on and has to physically descend the space elevator to the planetary surface.
* BatmanGambit: Phaethon's original plan, based on extrapolation of everybody's personalities, was to simply wait until the Transcendence, when for various reasons his memories would be restored and his fortunes along with it.
* HotBlooded
** At the hearing [[spoiler: for Helion's property]], Gannis remarks that there's no chance of Phaethon winning his lawsuit [[spoiler: where all he had to do was wait for the Transcendence to complete]] because he's far too headstrong and is bound to do something stupid before then.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Before she goes into exile formally, Daphne gets a number of innocuous but exeedingly useful, casual gifts from her friends, meant to help her survive after she is cut off from all contact with society.
* CallBack: "Phaethon" dreaming of burning cities and dying children.
2nd May '14 7:05:25 AM sagar
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* DatingCatwoman: in sequel short story, "The Far End of History", Atkins falls for an enemy agent.



* EmpathicWeapon: Atkin's knife

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* EmpathicWeapon: Atkin's knifeknife is also a Sophotech.



* HeroicSacrifice: Helion makes one pre-series.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Helion makes one pre-series. pre-series, remaining on the solar station to protect [[spoiler: Phaethon and his ship]] during a solar storm.
8th Mar '14 3:51:51 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* BrokenAesop: An in-universe example with Wheel-of-Life's (?) ecoperformance criticizing Phaethon. She imagines that [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption overcompetition between linked systems will lead to mass extinction]], and so it does...as long as she is directly controling the action. After the performance is over and the grove has time to recover, the trees re-adapt to one another and cooperate without any outside interference.

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* BrokenAesop: An in-universe example with Wheel-of-Life's (?) ecoperformance criticizing Phaethon. She imagines that [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption overcompetition between linked systems will lead to mass extinction]], and so it does...as long as she is directly controling controlling the action. After the performance is over and the grove has time to recover, the trees re-adapt to one another and cooperate without any outside interference.



* FoeYay: In short story sequel ''The Far End of History,'' Atkins eventually falls in love [[spoiler: with a female copy of himself whose mind has been tampered with by the enemy]].



* LoveEpiphany: When [[spoiler: Phaethon realises that all his best memories of his wife were in fact of her doll, Daphne Tertius.]]

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* LoveEpiphany: When [[spoiler: Phaethon realises realizes that all his best memories of his wife were in fact of her doll, Daphne Tertius.]]



* WouldNotShootACivilian: Atkins. As the entire military force of civilisation, he has a lot of constraints on his behavior.

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* WouldNotShootACivilian: Atkins. As the entire military force of civilisation, civilization, he has a lot of constraints on his behavior.
14th Sep '13 5:56:25 PM Goldfritha
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* AmnesiacDissonance

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* AmnesiacDissonance AmnesiacDissonance: Phaethon questions whether he was a better person before he lost his memory.
* AmnesiacResonance: Daphne's world strongly resembles the controversy they had all agreed to forget.
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