History Literature / TheRiftwarCycle

22nd Mar '16 2:44:28 PM rufusluciusivan
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: An interesting variant are the Moredhel (a.k.a. dark elves) who literally ''have'' to be evil. If one stops being evil, he stops being a Moredhel. Indeed, all Feist's elves are of one race, though separated by distance, culture and - in the case of the dark elves - moral alignment. The moredhel are also an interesting variant in that they defy the "drow" dark elf conventions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Dark Elves look just like regular elves to humans... at least, until they can look into their eyes and see the violent hatred of all that is different.

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An interesting variant are the Moredhel (a.k.a. dark elves) who literally ''have'' to be evil. If one stops being evil, he stops being a Moredhel. Indeed, all Feist's elves are of one race, though separated by distance, culture and - in the case of the dark elves - moral alignment. The moredhel are also an interesting variant in that they defy the "drow" dark elf conventions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Dark Elves look just like regular elves to humans... at least, until they can look into their eyes and see the violent hatred of all that is different.different.
*** Concerning the Moredhel, it's worth noting that later books play with this trope a little. The dark elves remain violent people, who love to kill and torture anyone who's not a Moredhel. But Gorath in ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' is a proof that at least a minority of them can negociate with humans (instead of killing them on sight). And ''Honored Enemy'' allows the reader to hear a little more about their point of view. It turns out that they're perfectly able to feel love and friendship for each other and, in their view, humans are invaders who took their lands and forced them to live in the north.
20th Mar '16 1:05:29 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Also Mara...although she is, perhaps, only "nice" by Tsurani standards.

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** Also Mara... although she is, perhaps, only "nice" by Tsurani standards.


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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:King Rodric]] regains his sanity during his last moments and manages to break free of his madness before he dies.
15th Mar '16 1:00:43 PM rufusluciusivan
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** The Tsurani have their emperor, Ichindar, and Mara of the Acoma [[spoiler:who becomes the Mistress of the Empire after Ichindar's death]].
19th Jan '16 7:30:07 AM Mad_Spy
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* WriteBackToTheFuture: Pug recieves messages through a magic box, which he believes were written by his future self, giving him advice on what actions he must take at certain times. [[spoiler:Then it turns out that all those notes were actually written by Kalkin, god of tricksters.]]

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* WriteBackToTheFuture: Pug recieves receives messages through a magic box, which he believes were written by his future self, giving him advice on what actions he must take at certain times. [[spoiler:Then it turns out that all those notes were actually written by Kalkin, god of tricksters.]]
19th Jan '16 5:26:44 AM Mad_Spy
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* PsychicPowers: Some forms of magic resemble this, such as Gamina's TelePathy, which her adopted father Pug is able to emulate to some degree with his magic.

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* PsychicPowers: Some forms of magic resemble this, such as Gamina's TelePathy, telepathy, which her adopted father Pug is able to emulate to some degree with his magic.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most conDoins before Prince Patrick, the Empress of Kesh during ''Prince of the Blood'', Kaspar after the events of the Dark War, Pug, Tomas, Lord James, infact, it's just easier to say that any character with authority from Roldem or the Kingdom of the Isles is one of these, outside of Prince Patrick.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most conDoins before Prince Patrick, the Empress of Kesh during ''Prince of the Blood'', Kaspar after the events of the Dark War, Pug, Tomas, Lord James, infact, in fact, it's just easier to say that any character with authority from Roldem or the Kingdom of the Isles is one of these, outside of Prince Patrick.
19th Jan '16 5:21:24 AM Mad_Spy
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* ParentalMarriageVeto: The mother of Bethany of Carse has ambitions to her daughter; wanting her to marry Hal and become the next Duchess of Crydee. [[spoiler: After Hal becomes Duke of Crydee though he uses his position as their liege lord to allow Martin and Bethany to marry. While Bethany's mother isn't exactly thrilled with the subject, it has been suggested that Martin being appointed as the Prince of Krondor (the second-highest noble title in the Kingdom of the Isles) that she'll mellow out.]]

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: The mother of Bethany of Carse has ambitions to for her daughter; wanting her to marry Hal and become the next Duchess of Crydee. [[spoiler: After Hal becomes Duke of Crydee though he uses his position as their liege lord to allow Martin and Bethany to marry. While Bethany's mother isn't exactly thrilled with the subject, it has been suggested that that, due to Martin being appointed as the Prince of Krondor (the second-highest noble title in the Kingdom of the Isles) that Isles), she'll mellow out.]]
19th Jan '16 4:06:39 AM Mad_Spy
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* MistakenForCheating: As a young man, Magnus once found his fiancee kissing someone else in a bar, at which point he broke of the engagement. It wasn't until long after her death that he learned that at the time she was simply too drunk to realize that the guy she was kissing wasn't him.

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* MistakenForCheating: As a young man, Magnus once found his fiancee kissing someone else in a bar, at which point he broke of off the engagement. It wasn't until long after her death that he learned that at the time she was simply too drunk to realize that the guy she was kissing wasn't him.
19th Jan '16 4:00:00 AM Mad_Spy
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** Well, for a given value of innocent. The servants know damn well what they are doing (and do it damn well) but since Keshian nobility doesn't the same taboos regarding public nudity and pre-marital sex that the Kingdom of the Isles nobility do, the innocence comes more from their not understanding why anyone would object to having a dozen nude women (or men) waiting in an honored guest's quarters to help them bathe and ... ahem ... ''relax'' before dinner.

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** Well, for a given value of innocent. The servants know damn well what they are doing (and do it damn well) but since Keshian nobility doesn't have the same taboos regarding public nudity and pre-marital sex that the Kingdom of the Isles nobility do, the innocence comes more from their not understanding why anyone would object to having a dozen nude women (or men) waiting in an honored guest's quarters to help them bathe and ... ahem ... ''relax'' before dinner.
19th Jan '16 3:35:30 AM Mad_Spy
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** Averted in that the usual [[ElvesVsDwarves elf/dwarf rivalry]] is non-existant. Indeed, the two races get along with one another better than they do with most humans.

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** Averted in that the usual [[ElvesVsDwarves elf/dwarf rivalry]] is non-existant.non-existent. Indeed, the two races get along with one another better than they do with most humans.
20th Dec '15 11:02:36 AM starjammer05
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* TheDreaded: Guy du Bas Tyra was such a famous and feared general that he once broke the siege of a city simply by flying his personal banner over its walls. The Keshian attackers saw that he was defending the city and withdrew.
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