History Literature / TheKingkillerChronicle

7th Nov '17 8:37:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Caeldish currency (which is the standardized currency for most of the civilized world) is decimal and follows as such; 10 iron drabs to 1 copper jot, 10 jots to 1 silver talent, and 10 talents to 1 gold mark. There is one denomination below a drab known as a shim, also in iron, but it's weight isn't standardized by the Caeldish government and thus it can take anywhere from 11 to 14 to form a drab depending on the weight if the shim and who you're dealing with.

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** Caeldish currency (which is the standardized currency for most of the civilized world) is decimal and follows as such; 10 iron drabs to 1 copper jot, 10 jots to 1 silver talent, and 10 talents to 1 gold mark. There is one denomination below a drab known as a shim, also in iron, but it's its weight isn't standardized by the Caeldish government and thus it can take anywhere from 11 to 14 to form a drab depending on the weight if of the shim and who whom you're dealing with.
7th Nov '17 6:07:49 PM portaljumper339
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** Caeldish currency (which is the standardized currency for most of the civilized world) is decimal and follows as such; 10 iron drabs to 1 copper jot, 10 jots to 1 silver talent, and 10 talents to 1 gold mark. There is one denomination below a drab known as a shim, also in iron, but it's weight isn't standardized by the Caeldish government and thus it can take anywhere from 11 to 14 to form a drab depending on the weight if the shim and who you're dealing with.
5th Nov '17 10:50:49 AM Tal9922
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** Aleph, the briefly mentioned creator-god who Named all things, is probably named after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Incidentally, the letter aleph is ''silent'' on its own, but it's still a necessary component of many words; for instance, it begins the Hebrew words that mean "fire," "man," "woman," and "earth."

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** Aleph, the briefly mentioned creator-god who Named all things, is probably named after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Incidentally, the letter aleph is ''silent'' on its own, but it's still a necessary component of many words; for instance, it begins the Hebrew words that mean "fire," "man," "woman," and "earth."
21st Oct '17 2:53:23 AM Arkanoid0
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* AlternativeCalendar: Weeks are eleven days long in this world and called a span. Months are 72 days long, but still called months. Days have names like Felling, Cendling, and Mourning, etc.

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* AlternativeCalendar: Weeks are eleven days long in this world and called a span. Months are 72 44 days long, but still called months. Days have names like Felling, Cendling, and Mourning, etc.
3rd Oct '17 3:52:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kvothe at one point says that the Adem called him "Maedre", which means either "The Flame, The Thunder or The Burning Tree, depending on how you pronounce it." That sounds relatively innocuous until you find out that the trilogy ''itself'' was originally named "The Song of Flame and Thunder," until being given its current title to avoid confusion with ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Kvothe's own name was formerly a TitleDrop.

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** Kvothe at one point says that the Adem called him "Maedre", which means either "The Flame, The Thunder or The Burning Tree, depending on how you pronounce it." That sounds relatively innocuous until you find out that the trilogy ''itself'' was originally named "The Song of Flame and Thunder," until being given its current title to avoid confusion with ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Kvothe's own name was formerly a TitleDrop.
16th Jul '17 7:00:57 AM Malady
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* KaleidoscopeEyes: Kvothe's green eyes are noted to change color from pale "like green frost" when afraid (or possibly adrenaline-pumped) to dark, muddy green when angry.
11th Jul '17 5:54:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CompellingVoice: Partial subversion - learning the name of something allows people to use this on the objects that they know the name of.
** [[spoiler: Felurian]] has a straighter example, and Kvothe seems to have picked up on it somewhat.

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* CompellingVoice: Partial subversion - learning CompellingVoice:
** Learning
the name of something allows people to use this on the objects that they know the name of.
** [[spoiler: Felurian]] Felurian has a straighter example, and way of speaking that provokes instinctive obedience. Kvothe seems to have picked up on it somewhat. notes that it's as if she cannot conceive of you not obeying her.
11th Jul '17 5:50:04 AM CallMeMrPeaches
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* ContemptibleCover: A few iterations of this the book exist, and some of the covers are rather embarassingly bad.

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** [[spoiler: Felurian]] has a straighter example, and Kvothe seems to have picked up on it somewhat.
* ContemptibleCover: A few iterations of this the book exist, and some of the covers are rather embarassingly bad.
5th Jul '17 12:15:11 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** [[RuleOfThree Three]] comes up a lot in various expressions to make a statement more emphatic. Bast states that he owns Chronicler three ways. Simmon shows he's serious when he says to Kvothe, "I'm telling you three times..." There is a much-quoted expression "Third time pays for all." Most notably is the "silence of three parts" passages.

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** [[RuleOfThree Three]] comes up a lot has particular relevance in various expressions to make a statement more emphatic.stories and traditions as well as expressions. Bast states that he owns Chronicler three ways. Simmon shows he's serious when he says to Kvothe, "I'm telling you three times..." There is a much-quoted expression "Third time pays for all." The three things all wise men fear. Giving three gifts is considered proper, especially in stories. Most notably is the "silence of three parts" passages.
5th Jul '17 12:07:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* NarrativeProfanityFilter: The narrative is light on profanity in general, and rarely anything harder than a "damn" or "hell." Kvothe will sometimes state that someone cursed. When Simmon and Fela act out Ambrose's argument with Fela, Simmon calls Fela a "bint" and admits later that Ambrose used [[CountryMatters another word]] that shouldn't be repeated even in fun.
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