History Literature / TheOrphansTales

12th Nov '16 10:54:00 PM vifetoile
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* [[TwoSiblingsInOne Three Siblings In One]]: Giota was born one of the oracular Sorella: Pangiota, Legiota, and Magiota. Before Legiota and Magiota died, they fed her their energy so that she could be the three of them in one, the single Giota.

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* [[TwoSiblingsInOne Three Siblings In One]]: Giota was born one of the oracular Sorella: Pangiota, Legiota, and Magiota. Before Legiota and Magiota died, they fed her Pangiota their energy so that she could be the three of them in one, the single Giota.
11th Nov '16 9:08:41 AM vifetoile
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* [[TwoSiblingsInOne Three Siblings In One]]: Giota was born one of the oracular Sorella: Pangiota, Legiota, and Magiota. Before Legiota and Magiota died, they fed her their energy so that she could be the three of them in one, the single Giota.
7th Nov '16 2:51:13 PM vifetoile
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* DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal: Aukon fell in love with a mortal girl and took her without her consent. He additionally changed her shape for these of a cow and put her in the sky to keep her all for himself. Subverted since he was finally punish for this by his sister Aukai.

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* DistinguishingMark: The Girl's dark markings around her eyes, which have led the court to fear and ostracize her.
* DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal: Aukon fell in love with a mortal girl and took her without her consent. He additionally changed her shape for these of a cow and put her in the sky to keep her all for himself. Subverted since he was finally punish punished for this by his sister Aukai.
28th Oct '16 10:40:47 AM dlchen145
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* InsistentTerminology: Grog is a Magyr, not a mermaid. They are two completely different species, and the former is a great deal more BadAss.

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* InsistentTerminology: Grog is a Magyr, not a mermaid. They are two completely different species, and the former is a great deal more BadAss.badass.
8th Oct '16 12:16:29 PM SorPepita
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** Her step''sisters'', though...well, they were certainly wicked enough to sell her out to Omir.

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** Her step''sisters'', though... well, they were certainly wicked enough to sell her out to Omir.



* WonderChild: Immacolata’s parents wanted a child, so her father gathered tea leaves [[spoiler: (one of which was saturated with Zmeya’s light)]] and placed them inside a shoe. Thus Immacolata was born. Her father proposed this idea to her mother; she pointed out [[LampshadeHanging "This isn't the usual way of getting children,]]" but he observed that [[GenreSavvy the ways of the world are wondrous and strange.]]

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* WonderChild: Immacolata’s parents wanted a child, so her father gathered tea leaves [[spoiler: (one [[spoiler:(one of which was saturated with Zmeya’s light)]] and placed them inside a shoe. Thus Immacolata was born. Her father proposed this idea to her mother; she pointed out [[LampshadeHanging "This isn't the usual way of getting children,]]" but he observed that [[GenreSavvy the ways of the world are wondrous and strange.]]



* YouALLShareMyStory: [[spoiler: The stories are intricately connected, and the story that they end up telling is that of the girl in the garden -- her parents and their lives and deaths, her midwife, the boy who paid her fare and the man who carried her to life, the djinn that sprang from her burned skin, and the girl whose place in the Palace she took.]]

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* YouALLShareMyStory: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The stories are intricately connected, and the story that they end up telling is that of the girl in the garden -- her parents and their lives and deaths, her midwife, the boy who paid her fare and the man who carried her to life, the djinn that sprang from her burned skin, and the girl whose place in the Palace she took.]]
8th Oct '16 12:04:01 PM SorPepita
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* StellarNames: ''Technically,'' although they're more like titles: all of the Stars (more properly, constellations) are known by the shapes that they form (Serpent, Harpoon, Twin, Weaver), and their personal names are more private.

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* StellarNames: Stellar Names: ''Technically,'' although they're more like titles: all of the Stars (more properly, constellations) are known by the shapes that they form (Serpent, Harpoon, Twin, Weaver), and their personal names are more private.
8th Oct '16 12:00:18 PM SorPepita
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* ScrewDestiny: Interestingly, even if some characters, like Zmeya, claims YouCantFightFate, the book as whole seems to teach us that if you really want and try hard enough you may find your own path to follow.

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* ScrewDestiny: Interestingly, even if some characters, like Zmeya, claims claim YouCantFightFate, the book as a whole seems to teach us that if you really want and try hard enough you may find your own path to follow.
8th Oct '16 11:48:57 AM SorPepita
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* MadOracle: Subverted with Giota. She pretends to be mad to scare off wealthy hypocrites and make space for those desperate enough (thus really in need) to seek her advice.
* MadScientist: Folio, who is at least a very eccentric one.



* MadScientist: Folio, who is at least a very eccentric one.
* MadOracle: Subverted with Giota. She pretends to be mad to scare off wealthy hypocrites and make space for those desperate enough (thus really in need) to seek her advice.
8th Oct '16 11:46:22 AM SorPepita
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* JerkAss: Dinarzad, the Marsh King, Marsili, Oluwakim, and many others

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* JerkAss: Dinarzad, the Marsh King, Marsili, Oluwakim, and many othersothers.
8th Oct '16 11:41:21 AM SorPepita
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Monopods have a few things in common with Jews -- for example, the main Monopod in the story is named Chayim, and his beloved is Tova, they look back with longing towards a lost homeland, and they are hated and despised by other Shaduki even though the Monopods form an important part of the Shaduki economy, they're blamed for poisoned wells and blighted crops -- much like real-life Jews, in medieval history.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Monopods have a few things in common with Jews -- for example, the main Monopod in the story is named Chayim, and his beloved is Tova, they look back with longing towards a lost homeland, and they are hated and despised by other Shaduki even though the Monopods form an important part of the Shaduki economy, they're blamed for poisoned wells and blighted crops -- much like real-life Jews, in medieval history.
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