History Literature / TheMadnessSeason

6th Jun '13 8:43:49 AM donaithnen
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Deemed by the Tyr to be a threat to their dominion over Earth, Daetrin is banished from Earth, doomed to live the rest of his many days aboard a Tyr starship. But he is a survivor. Cut off from what he needs to stay alive, his instincts take control and allow him to escape, disguised as an animal bound for a Medieval-level human colony world. There, he meets an energy being named Marra who also requires the life force of others to survive and is also able to change her shape.

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Deemed by the Tyr to be a threat to their dominion over Earth, Daetrin is banished from Earth, doomed to live the rest of his many days aboard on a Tyr starship.distant research world. But he is a survivor. Cut off from what he needs to stay alive, alive while being transported on a Tyr starship, his instincts take control and allow him to escape, disguised as an animal bound for escape by jumping ship during a stop at a Medieval-level human colony world. There, he meets an energy being named Marra who also requires the life force of others to survive and is also able to change her shape.



** Also Daetrin himself at the beginning of the book, who wished so much to be "normal" that for centuries he's convinced himself that he only suffered from a strange blood disorder, and that all memories of "supernatural" powers were just hallucinations.



** Actually none of the Mara consciousness resides in the brain. The Marra consciousness exists independently of the body, but they will activate specific areas of the brain in the bodies they inhabit as needed, because it's easier than controlling the body directly. So The Marra actually do only use a small fraction of their (body's) brain at any one time.



** Daetrin is effectively a blood-sucking vampire (though he doesn't care to admit it). Through the use of modern chemistry, he lived for centuries without requiring human blood, however this also made him allergic to sunlight, dulled his senses, and greatly weakened his shapeshifting abilities. Some fresh blood cured him of these handicaps very quickly.

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** Daetrin is effectively a blood-sucking vampire (though he doesn't care to admit it). Through the use of modern chemistry, he lived for centuries without requiring human blood, however this also made him allergic to sunlight, dulled his senses, and greatly weakened his shapeshifting abilities. Some fresh blood cured him of these handicaps very quickly.



* TitleDrop: The title of the book referrences [[spoiler:the mental state of the Raayat-Tyr as they enter the breeding season.]]

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* TitleDrop: The title of the book referrences references [[spoiler:the mental state of the Raayat-Tyr as they enter the breeding season.]]



* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Daetrin is able to transform into any living thing that has evolved on Earth (though he does not like the idea of turning into a bat because of the stereotype). The Marra are able to transform into any living thing, period. One even managed to do a pretty good impression of the Burning Bush.

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* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Daetrin is able to transform into any living thing that has evolved on Earth (though he does not like the idea of turning into a bat because of the stereotype). The Marra are able to transform into any anything, living thing, or inanimate, period. One even managed to do a pretty good impression of the Burning Bush.
5th Feb '12 8:00:28 PM Flah
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Centuries ago, Earth was invaded and subjugated by an alien race known as the Tyr. In order to make humanity more docile, the Tyr destroyed all of Earth's history before the invasion so that they would forget what a world ruled by humans might have been like. For the most part, the Tyr were successful. But there was one human who never forgot that old world.

Daetrin Ungashak To-Alym Haal (as he is known by the Tyr numerical designation) is an immortal who had lived for so long that he does not even remember his true age. For the entire time that the Tyr ruled the Earth, he had fabricated seventeen separate identities until they finally learned what he was. Deeming Daetrin a threat to the stability of their dominion, the Tyr transport Daetrin into space so that he might be studied.

But Daetrin does not remain in captivity for long. Despite wanting to admit it, he is more than an immortal: He is an ancient vampire, capable of superhuman strength and changing his physical form. He uses his powers of shapeshifting to hide among animals set to be transplanted to a human prison colony. There, Daetrin meets an energy being that calls itself Marra, who also feeds on life force and can change shape.

Together Daetrin and Marra travel through the Tyr-dominated worlds in an attempt to discover the origins of the Tyr which ultimately proves to be the key to destroying their empire.

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Centuries ago, Earth was invaded and subjugated by an alien race known as the Tyr. In order to make humanity more docile, the Tyr destroyed all of Earth's history before the invasion so that they would forget what a world ruled by humans might have been like. For the most part, the Tyr were successful. But there was one human native of Earth who never forgot that old world.

Daetrin Ungashak To-Alym Haal (as (though he is known by the Tyr numerical designation) is an immortal who had lived for so long that he does chooses not even remember his true age. For the entire time that the Tyr ruled the Earth, he had fabricated seventeen separate identities until they finally learned what he was. Deeming Daetrin a threat to the stability of their dominion, the Tyr transport Daetrin into space so that he might be studied.

But Daetrin does not remain in captivity for long. Despite wanting
to admit it, he is more than an immortal: He it to himself) is an ancient vampire, capable of superhuman strength and changing his physical form. He uses his powers of shapeshifting to hide among animals set to be transplanted to a human prison colony. There, vampire. For centuries before the Subjugation, Daetrin hid amongst humankind undetected. For the centuries after, he continued the masquerade, not just from humans, but from the Tyr as well. But, like him, the Tyr have a long memory and they ultimately find him.

Deemed by the Tyr to be a threat to their dominion over Earth, Daetrin is banished from Earth, doomed to live the rest of his many days aboard a Tyr starship. But he is a survivor. Cut off from what he needs to stay alive, his instincts take control and allow him to escape, disguised as an animal bound for a Medieval-level human colony world. There, he
meets an energy being that calls itself Marra, named Marra who also feeds on requires the life force of others to survive and can is also able to change her shape.

Together Together, Daetrin and Marra travel through the Tyr-dominated worlds in an attempt to discover the origins of the Tyr which ultimately proves prove to be the key to destroying their empire.



* YouAreNumberSix: Daetrin Ungashak To-Alym Haal is not a name so much as a Tyr numerical designation assigned to all humans living under them.

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* YouAreNumberSix: Daetrin's full name is Daetrin Ungashak To-Alym Haal Haal. It is not a true name so much as but simply a Tyr numerical designation assigned to all humans living under them.which every human on Earth must have.
16th Dec '11 12:05:16 PM Flah
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* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Daetrin is able to transform into any living thing that has evolved on Earth (though he does not like the idea of turning into a bat because of the stereotype). The Marra are able to transform into any living thing, period. One even managed to do a pretty good impression of the Burning Bush.

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* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Daetrin is able to transform into any living thing that has evolved on Earth (though he does not like the idea of turning into a bat because of the stereotype). The Marra are able to transform into any living thing, period. One even managed to do a pretty good impression of the Burning Bush.Bush.
* YouAreNumberSix: Daetrin Ungashak To-Alym Haal is not a name so much as a Tyr numerical designation assigned to all humans living under them.
13th Dec '11 10:47:00 AM Flah
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* ImmortalProcreationClause: The Marra are not able to breed. Or, if they can, they [[FogOfAges have forgotten how]]. Daetrin, as Marra describes, produces just enough life force to survive and no more, making him essentially sterile. [[spoiler:Subverted for Daetrin as it later turns out that, for his kind to breed, they have to be freely given blood rather than taking it by force.]]

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* ImmortalProcreationClause: The Marra are not able to breed. Or, if they can, they [[FogOfAges [[TheFogOfAges have forgotten how]]. Daetrin, as Marra describes, produces just enough life force to survive and no more, making him essentially sterile. [[spoiler:Subverted for Daetrin as it later turns out that, for his kind to breed, they have to be freely given blood rather than taking it by force.]]
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