History Literature / TheQuestOfTheUnaligned

10th Dec '15 6:42:14 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: Passes early in the third chapter, when Laeshana has a couple of pages of political conversation with Vinna the innkeeper.
25th Jan '14 2:49:17 PM ReaderAt2046
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9th Dec '13 9:44:29 PM ReaderAt2046
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* FireIsRed: In Caderian heraldry, aeshes and fire are represented by the color red. In addition, Laeshana's aesh-fire is often described as red, though [[spoiler: that is usually in contrast to the purple hoshek-fire or the white orah-flame. ]] The one time it is described in detail, it is mentioned as having all the same colors as a natural flame.


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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The First Tonzimmelian Security Force appears to be something between this and a police force.


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* WaterIsBlue: In Caederian heraldry, water and shamais are represented by the color blue.
16th Oct '13 9:50:08 AM Vasha
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In the city of Tonzimmiel, where everything is governed by contracts and rankings, Alaric is a ninth-level certified Security Chief in the Tonzimmel First Security Force (TFSF). But his life is upended when a mysterious stranger appears out of thin air in his favorite bar, hails him as the Crown Prince of Caederan, and claims to be Ruahkini, royal steward of Caederan and a mage of air. Like every good Tonzimmelian, Alaric knows that there is no such thing as magic and Ruahkini is insane, but when Ruahkini tricks him into signing a contract stating that he will complete the [[TitleDrop Quest Of The Unaligned]], he has little choice but to attempt it. Joined by Laeshana, a beautiful and intelligent [[PlayingWithFire aesh]] with her own agendas, Alaric sets off on an adventure that will force him to question the assumptions that have shaped his life for as long as he can remember.

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In the city of Tonzimmiel, where everything is governed by contracts and rankings, Alaric is a ninth-level certified Security Chief in the Tonzimmel First Security Force (TFSF). But his life is upended when a mysterious stranger appears out of thin air in his favorite bar, hails him as the Crown Prince of Caederan, and claims to be Ruahkini, royal steward of Caederan and a mage of air. Like every good Tonzimmelian, Alaric knows that there is no such thing as magic and Ruahkini is insane, but when Ruahkini tricks him into signing a contract stating that he will complete the [[TitleDrop Quest Of The of the Unaligned]], he has little choice but to attempt it. Joined by Laeshana, a beautiful and intelligent [[PlayingWithFire aesh]] with her own agendas, Alaric sets off on an adventure that will force him to question the assumptions that have shaped his life for as long as he can remember.
16th Oct '13 9:49:55 AM Vasha
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'''''The Quest Of The Unaligned''''' is a work by A.L. Phillips.

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'''''The Quest Of The of the Unaligned''''' is a work by A.L. Phillips.



!!''The Quest Of The Unaligned'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''The Quest Of The of the Unaligned'' provides examples of the following tropes:



* WarriorPrince: Alaric kills a dragon, several hundred fire-spiders, [[spoiler: and a hoshek]] all without any magic. For context, the last prince to fight a dragon was a full unaligned mage and was crippled for life, [[spoiler: while the last time a hoshek surfaced he destroyed half the country before finally being defeated.]]

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* WarriorPrince: Alaric kills a dragon, several hundred fire-spiders, [[spoiler: and a hoshek]] all without any magic. For context, the last prince to fight a dragon was a full unaligned mage and was crippled for life, [[spoiler: while the last time a hoshek surfaced he destroyed half the country before finally being defeated.]]]]
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31st Aug '13 11:56:54 AM ReaderAt2046
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* ColorCodedPatrician. Both Caederan and sort of Tonzimmiel feature this. Caederan is a perfectly straight example: The nobles wear white robes with trim in the color of their magic (red for fire, blue for water, silver for wind, green for earth, and gold for the unaligned), peasant mages wear robes in their magic's color with a white sash, and ordinary peasants just wear brown. Tonzimmiel is a rather weirder example in that ''everyone'' wears a shirt and pants in colors that indicate their occupation (dark brown for security, silver for engineers, etc). Presumably this extends to the Chief Governing Officer.

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* ColorCodedPatrician. Both Caederan and sort of Tonzimmiel feature this. Caederan is a perfectly straight example: The nobles wear white robes with trim in the color of their magic (red for fire, blue for water, silver for wind, green for earth, and gold for the unaligned), (see ColorCodedElements just above), peasant mages wear robes in their magic's color with a white sash, and ordinary peasants just wear brown. Tonzimmiel is a rather weirder example in that ''everyone'' wears a shirt and pants in colors that indicate their occupation (dark brown for security, silver for engineers, etc). Presumably this extends to the Chief Governing Officer.
28th Aug '13 6:59:24 PM ReaderAt2046
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* ColorCodedPatrician. Both Caederan and sort of Tonzimmiel feature this. Caederan is a perfectly straight example: The nobles wear white robes with trim in the color of their magic (red for fire, blue for water, silver for wind, green for earth, and gold for the unaligned), peasant mages wear robes in their magic's color with a white sash, and ordinary peasants just wear brown. Tonzimmiel is a rather weirder example in that ''everyone'' wears a shirt and pants in colors that indicate their occupation (dark brown for security, silver for engineers, etc). Presumably this extends to the Chief Governing Officer.
28th Aug '13 6:53:21 PM ReaderAt2046
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Subverted, [[spoiler: then played straight,]] by Laeshana. At first, her golden hair clashes with her fire-magic and fiery personality. [[spoiler: However, this turns into a straight example when she becomes an orah, as orahs are both mages of light (and Gold and White Are Divine), and orahs are elementally unaligned, which in Caederian heraldry is represented by the color gold. ]]

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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Subverted, [[spoiler: then played straight,]] by Laeshana. At first, her golden hair clashes with her fire-magic and fiery personality. [[spoiler: However, this turns into a straight example when she becomes an orah, as orahs are both mages of light (and Gold and White Are Divine), GoldAndWhiteAreDivine), and orahs are elementally unaligned, which in Caederian heraldry is represented by the color gold. ]]
18th Jul '13 6:47:14 AM ReaderAt2046
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Aretzes, as one facet of their secondary powers.
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