History Literature / TheQuestportChronicles

29th May '16 1:00:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Really, it would be easier to list the characters who ''don't'' fall under this trope.
** BadassAdorable: Tulip.
** BadassBookworm: The Head Scholar.
** BadassCrew: The Fellowship.
** BadassNormal: The Lord of the Supreme Council.
** LittleMissBadass: Emmy.
** BadassFamily: [[spoiler:Djadan and Mei, and eventually Queen Mavia]].

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* BadAss: Really, it would be easier to list the characters who ''don't'' fall under this trope.
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%%* BadassAdorable: Tulip.
** %%* BadassBookworm: The Head Scholar.
** %%* BadassCrew: The Fellowship.
** %%* BadassNormal: The Lord of the Supreme Council.
** LittleMissBadass: Emmy.
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%%* BadassFamily: [[spoiler:Djadan and Mei, and eventually Queen Mavia]].


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%%* LittleMissBadass: Emmy.
29th May '16 12:59:23 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[OnceUponATime Long, long ago, when]] [[FantasyKitchenSink the world]] [[OhCrap was on the verge of being swallowed by]] [[DarkWorld shadow,]] [[TrueCompanions a band of]] [[BadassCrew intrepid heroes arose to combat]] [[DarkIsEvil the darkness.]] [[SavingTheWorld The last hope of the free world]] [[MacGuffin was an ancient relic]] [[AllMythsAreTrue known as the]] [[BigGood Yostwell]][[LightIsGood 's Light...]] [[ShroudedInMyth but it lay hidden, and the heroes knew not where.]]"''
-->--'''[[AllBlueEntry The Legend of]] [[http://questport.webs.com the Yostwell's Light]]'''

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->''"[[OnceUponATime Long, ->''"Long, long ago, when]] [[FantasyKitchenSink when the world]] [[OhCrap world was on the verge of being swallowed by]] [[DarkWorld shadow,]] [[TrueCompanions by shadow, a band of]] [[BadassCrew of intrepid heroes arose to combat]] [[DarkIsEvil combat the darkness.]] [[SavingTheWorld darkness. The last hope of the free world]] [[MacGuffin world was an ancient relic]] [[AllMythsAreTrue relic known as the]] [[BigGood Yostwell]][[LightIsGood 's Light...]] [[ShroudedInMyth the Yostwell's Light... but it lay hidden, and the heroes knew not where.]]"''
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29th May '16 12:58:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler: Possessed!Ato]]
14th May '14 11:58:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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** And [[TheMessiah the Yostwell]], in the backstory.

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** And [[TheMessiah the Yostwell]], Yostwell, in the backstory.
4th Dec '12 9:05:39 PM mlsmithca
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->''"[[OnceUponATime Long, long ago, when]] [[FantasyKitchenSink the world]] [[OhCrap was on the verge of being swallowed by]] [[DarkWorld shadow,]] [[TrueCompanions a band of]] [[BadassCrew intrepid heroes arose to combat]] [[DarkIsEvil the darkness.]] [[SavingTheWorld The last hope of the free world]] [[MacGuffin was an ancient relic]] [[AllMythsAreTrue known as the]] [[BigGood Yostwell]][[LightIsGood 's Light...]] [[ShroudedInMyth but it lay hidden,]] [[ItGotWorse and the heroes knew not where.]]"''

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->''"[[OnceUponATime Long, long ago, when]] [[FantasyKitchenSink the world]] [[OhCrap was on the verge of being swallowed by]] [[DarkWorld shadow,]] [[TrueCompanions a band of]] [[BadassCrew intrepid heroes arose to combat]] [[DarkIsEvil the darkness.]] [[SavingTheWorld The last hope of the free world]] [[MacGuffin was an ancient relic]] [[AllMythsAreTrue known as the]] [[BigGood Yostwell]][[LightIsGood 's Light...]] [[ShroudedInMyth but it lay hidden,]] [[ItGotWorse hidden, and the heroes knew not where.]]"''
10th Aug '12 3:24:29 PM MeiCorby
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* AlternateUniverse: In Year Five, the Queen of Rogues and Robbers accidentally creates a reality in which the Fellowship never came to Questport.
* AlternateHistory: Again, Year Five. Because the people who became the Fellowship never made it to Questport, the Master of Darkness conquered the entire world and the Yostwell's Light was never found.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Dwayne seems to view [[spoiler:Gawain]] as such.


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* AntagonisticOffspring: Dwayne.


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** Or [[AntagonisticOffspring Dwayne]] to his father.


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** Don't refer to [[IHatePastMe Eva]] as Emmy.


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** Dwayne and Ni'bor.


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** The AlternateUniverse in Year Five.


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* ADayInTheLimelight: [[BadassNormal The Lord of the Supreme Council]], [[EnsembleDarkhorse the Queen of Rogues and Robbers]], and [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor the Lord of Angels and Demons]] are the main protagonists of the fifth year.


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** Dwayne and Eva both indulge in this in Year Five.


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** [[spoiler:Emmy and Scorpio]] in the AlternateUniverse.


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* IAmNotMyFather: Dwayne, oh so much.
* IHatePastMe: Evil!Emmy in the AlternateUniverse.


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* LaResistance


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* LargeHam: [[EvilIsHammy All the villains]].
** Dwayne.


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* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler:Emmy]] changes her name to Eva to emphasize her FaceHeelTurn in the [[AlternateUniverse dark future]].


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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[AntagonisticOffspring Dwayne]]. [[AlternateUniverse Probably]].
25th Apr '12 11:18:22 AM movie007
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[[caption-width-right:200:The Questport Chronicles]]

->''"[[OnceUponATime Long, long ago, when]] [[FantasyKitchenSink the world]] [[OhCrap was on the verge of being swallowed by]] [[DarkWorld shadow,]] [[TrueCompanions a band of]] [[BadassCrew intrepid heroes arose to combat]] [[DarkIsEvil the darkness.]] [[SavingTheWorld The last hope of the free world]] [[MacGuffin was an ancient relic]] [[AllMythsAreTrue known as the]] [[BigGood Yostwell]][[LightIsGood 's Light...]] [[ShroudedInMyth but it lay hidden,]] [[ItGotWorse and the heroes knew not where.]]"''
-->--'''[[AllBlueEntry The Legend of]] [[http://questport.webs.com the Yostwell's Light]]'''

''[[http://questport.webs.com/ The Questport Chronicles]]'' is a WebOriginal fantasy that recounts the recent history of [[CityOfAdventure the village of Questport]], a legendary haven for adventurers. [[AllMythsAreTrue The old tales]] tell that whenever the world has been threatened by the powers of darkness, heroes of Questport have arisen to save the day. But now, as Questport stands alone against encroaching evil, no heroes have appeared, and the sacred relic known as [[BigGood the Yostwell's Light]] is nowhere to be found. So when a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag group]] of vaguely suspicious strangers show up at the Questport Temple one day, [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the village's leaders]] have no choice but to send them on a [[TheQuest desperate quest...]]
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!! Tropes:
* ActionGirl: The Queen of Rogues and Robbers, as well as the female heroes.
* AddictiveMagic: The mage from the third year suffers from this.
* AerithAndBob: Djadan, Jaheira, Sabriel, Gawain... and Emmy, Acre, and Tulip.
* AffablyEvil: The Lord of Angels and Demons.
* AllMythsAreTrue
* AllTrollsAreDifferent
* AmnesiacHero: Mei.
* AmplifierArtifact: Gaudior's Horn, which [[UpToEleven magnifies]] the power of spells.
* AxCrazy: The Dark Swine.
* BadAss: Really, it would be easier to list the characters who ''don't'' fall under this trope.
** BadassAdorable: Tulip.
** BadassBookworm: The Head Scholar.
** BadassCrew: The Fellowship.
** BadassNormal: The Lord of the Supreme Council.
** LittleMissBadass: Emmy.
** BadassFamily: [[spoiler:Djadan and Mei, and eventually Queen Mavia]].
* BearerOfBadNews: The Lord of the Supreme Council, usually.
* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' compare the Queen of Rogues and Robbers to [[spoiler:her older sister]].
** Don't steal the Sea Witch's treasure, either. Although [[ActionGirl the Queen]] didn't have much trouble dealing with her.
* BlackKnight: The Knight of Black Humor.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler: Possessed!Ato]]
* BloodlessCarnage: The battles rarely receive more detail than "After a ferocious struggle, the Fellowship prevailed". Injuries never seem to be mentioned unless they're important to the plot.
* BigBad: Three so far: [[EvilSorcerer The Master of Darkness]], [[EldritchAbomination The Prince of Shadows and Illusions]], and [[spoiler: [[TheArchmage the Mage]]]].
* BigGood: The Yostwell's Light.
** And [[TheMessiah the Yostwell]], in the backstory.
* BittersweetEnding: Year Three. The heroes successfully restore the Tree of Light (although with limited powers), but [[spoiler:Questport is gone forever and only a few survivors remain]].
* CardboardPrison: The Lord of Angels and Demons tends to escape from prison extremely quickly.
* CastingAShadow: The Master of Darkness. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The mage.]]
* TheChooserOfTheOne: Or rather, the Chooser of the Eight. The Lord of the Supreme Council gives the quest to the eight people who show up at the Temple one day, on the basis that if a real hero hasn't shown up by now it's unlikely that one ever will.
* CityOfAdventure: Questport is a village, rather than a city, but it still has more than its fair share of adventure.
* ClassyCatBurglar: The Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
* CloudCuckoolander: The Alchemist has shades of this.
** Tulip.
* ColorCodedElements: The elemental essences.
** WaterIsBlue
** WindIsGreen
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: After the heroes rescue the Lord of the Supreme Council from the Castle by the Lake, she chews them out for barging into a situation that [[BlatantLies was completely under control]].
* CursedWithAwesome: Spiro is [[InvoluntaryShapeShifter magically transformed]] into a ''[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Shadowa uses dark magic.
* DarkWorld: What the Master of Darkness is trying to accomplish.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Year Three is this, compared to the first two years--it begins with [[spoiler:the destruction of Questport]].
* DeadPersonConversation: With the ghosts of the Knight Protector and Lord Bertram.
* DemonicPossession: A ''voluntary'' example: [[spoiler:Ato]] allows himself to be possessed by the Dark Swine in order to lead the Fellowship to the Lost Lady. [[spoiler:It [[GrandTheftMe doesn't]] [[FaceHeelTurn end]] [[AxCrazy well]]]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
* DistressedDamsel: The Lord of the Supreme Council, after being captured by the Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
** DistressedDude: Djadan, in the same situation.
* DoomedHometown: Happens to no less than ''three'' of the heroes (Gawain, Shadowa, and Emmy).
* DreamingOfTimesGoneBy: Mei has several dreams of events long past, including the [[PlotCoupon Dream Box]] and [[TearJerker her mother's death]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Several recurring characters (and scores of unknown villagers) die off-screen between Year Two and Year Three.
* {{Druid}}s: Jaheira and Acre
* EasilyConqueredWorld
* EldritchAbomination: The Prince of Shadows and Illusions, who has been [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in a mirror]] for thousands of years.
* EldritchLocation: The netherworld that the Fellowship visits during Year Four.
* ElementalPowers:
** BlowYouAway: Mei and Djadan.
** LightEmUp: The Mage.
** MakingASplash: Tulip.
* EndOfAnAge: The third year begins with [[spoiler:the destruction of Questport]].
* EvilGloating: The Lord of Angels and Demons isn't above doing this now and then.
** The Mage, as well.
* ExactWords: The demon said he'd [[spoiler: take the heroes to the Lost Lady,]] but he didn't say he'd [[spoiler: take them back...]]
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Particularly in Year Two and Year Four, when the quests take place in less than a week.
* FaceHeelTurn: The Knight of Black Humor.
** [[spoiler:Ato]], when [[DemonicPossession possessed by the Dark Swine]].
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FightingAShadow: It's unclear whether the [[EvilSorcerer Master of Darkness']] reappearance was this or simply FakingTheDead.
* FetchQuest
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: With [[spoiler:the Lord of the Supreme Council]] as the responsible sibling and [[spoiler:the Queen of Rogues and Robbers]] as the foolish sibling.
* FriendlyEnemy: [[TheChessmaster The Lord]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder of Angels]] [[RecurringBoss and Demons]] is becoming this to the Fellowship.
** The Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Between [[spoiler:The Lord of the Supreme Council]] and [[spoiler:The Queen of Rogues and Robbers]].
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Averted with the Lord of the Supreme Council, who is shown to be an excellent ruler.
** Played straight with [[spoiler:her sister,]] the Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
* GrandTheftMe: The Dark Swine, who [[spoiler:possesses Ato]] during Year Four.
* GripingAboutGremlins
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: [[BigBad The Master of Darkness]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: The Lord of Angels and Demons, thanks to his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[TokenEvilTeammate Spiro]], after being banished from Hybris.
** [[spoiler:The King of Thieves and Assassins]], after hearing the Harp of Remorse.
* {{Hobbits}}: Seen briefly during the first year.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[NoNameGiven The Mage]] [[spoiler:is dissolved into Aether after relying too much on [[AddictiveMagic the essence of Aether]] to cast his spells]].
* ImpossibleTask: The quest in Year Four (to free the [[TakenForGranite Lost Lady]] from [[EldritchLocation the netherworld]]) is repeatedly stated to be impossible.
** [[spoiler:It isn't.]]
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The heroes are used to receiving strange items from passersby by now.
* KillerRabbit: The Demon Bunny.
* KnifeNut: Ato, the assassin.
* LadyKillerInLove: [[SerialRomeo The Lord of Angels and Demons]].
* LandOfOneCity: The realm of Questport.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's obvious that the heroes [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin have succeeded]] every year.
* LightIsGood: The BigGood is described as a force of pure light.
** Subverted with the mage from Year Three, however.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The Wizard.
* MoodWhiplash: The third year starts with celebrations of the defeat of last year's villain. Then [[spoiler:Questport gets destroyed and several recurring characters die.]]
* MoralityPet: The [[FluffyTheTerrible Demon Bunny]], to Spiro.
* MuggleFosterParents: Gawain, an elf, is raised by a human blacksmith after being abandoned by his parents.
* MysteriousParent: [[spoiler:Djadan, to Mei.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The '''Master''' of '''Darkness''' and the Prince of '''Shadows''' and Illusions. [[ObviouslyEvil Subtle]].
** Rodrigo Noire, a.k.a the Dark Swine.
* TheNecromancer
* ObviouslyEvil: The [[BigBad Big Bads]] tend to fall victim to this trope. See NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, above.
* OffstageVillainy: All of the major villains are guilty of this, but the Master of Darkness is a particular example.
* OhCrap: The Fellowship, realizing that the Lord of Angels and Demons has [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor backstabbed them]] and stolen [[PlotCoupon the keys]].
** The Lord of the Supreme Council, realizing that two of the mirror shards are missing. The heroes really need to be more careful with the [[PlotCoupon Plot Coupons]]...
** Year Four: The Fellowship again, when the Dark Swine [[spoiler:abandons them in the netherworld with no way to escape]].
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Supreme Council, who never seem to ''do'' anything.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Mei's necklace, which was given to her by [[spoiler:her father, Djadan]].
* OurElvesAreBetter
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They're [[VoluntaryShapeShifting demon transformers]].
** Although several non-transforming demons are seen as well, most notably the Dark Swine.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Scorpio is a human trapped in a dragon's body by a spell.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent
* OurOgresAreHungrier: They like human rolls!
* OverlyLongName: To the point of a RunningGag. The Lord of the Supreme Council, The Lord of Angels and Demons, The King of Thieves and Assassins, The Prince of Shadows and Illusions, The Queen of Rogues and Robbers...
* ParentalAbandonment: Implied to have happened to at least three of the heroes.
* PlotCoupon: Most of the quests involve finding these.
* ProfessionalKiller: [[KnifeNut Ato]], as well as the King of Thieves and Assassins.
* [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Boyfriend]]: The Lord of Angels and Demons erases the Secret Keeper's memory after she dumps him.
* PutOnABus: Gawain is oddly absent during Year Four.
* TheQuest: [[CaptainObvious Obviously.]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Fellowship starts out as this.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Lord of the Supreme Council, to the Fellowship
* RedHeadedHero: Gawain.
* RedOniBlueOni: The [=DuLac=] sisters: Sabriel is Blue, [[spoiler:Lirael]] is Red.
* TheRemnant: The inhabitants of Questport at the beginning of Year Three.
* RegularCaller: The Lord of the Supreme Council is always around to give the heroes another quest.
* RotatingProtagonist: The Fellowship.
* RunningGag: Every time the Lord of Angels and Demons escapes from jail, he's missing another article of clothing.
* RuleOfCool: The [[FantasyKitchenSink world]] practically runs on this.
* SavingTheWorld: The goal of the first two years.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Prince of Shadows and Illusions was apparently imprisoned in a mirror for several thousand years.
* SeaMonster: Year Two.
* SerialRomeo: Although in-universe he's treated as TheCasanova, the Lord of Angels and Demons falls more closely into this category, especially in regards to the Secret Keeper and the Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
* ShroudedInMyth: The Yostwell's Light.
** Also [[EldritchAbomination the Prince of Shadows and Illusions]].
* SpellBook: The heroes use one occasionally.
* SummoningRitual: Facilitates the [[DeadPersonConversation conversations with ghosts]], as well as the occasional DemonicPossession.
* SwordFight: Between [[WaifFu Mei]] and [[EldritchAbomination The Prince of Shadows and Illusions]]. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Mei holds her own.]]
* TakenForGranite: The Lost Lady
* TakeOverTheWorld: The goal of [[ObviouslyEvil at least two of the villains]].
* TookALevelInBadass: The entire Fellowship, who go from a RagtagBunchOfMisfits to a full-fledged BadassCrew over the course of the chronicles.
* TrollBridge
* VegetarianVampire: Shadowa and [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires her family]].
* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Spiro and the Lord of Angels and Demons are [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon transformers]]; [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Scorpio]] was cursed by a wizard.
* {{Unicorn}}: One shows up very briefly in Year Three.
* WeDoTheImpossible: In Year Four, the Fellowship completes as quest that is explicitly stated to be impossible.
* WeirdnessMagnet: The Fellowship again, although [[CityOfAdventure Questport]] in general is a bit of a WeirdnessMagnet.
* WhamEpisode: The beginning of the third year, when [[spoiler:Questport was ''destroyed''.]]
* WingedHumanoid: Mei and Djadan's wings are apparently natural; Queen Mavia's were given to her magically.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The [[BigBad Master of Darkness]] was heading in this direction.
* WorldOfHam
* TheXOfY: A staple. Characters (The Lord of Angels and Demons; the Master of Darkness), items (The Talisman of Hope; the Harp of Remorse), places (The Courts of Tenus; the Stone of Honor)...
* [[YouAllMeetInAnInn You All Meet In a Temple]]
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