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20th Oct '17 9:24:55 AM Synchronicity
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* DowryDilemma: In the Daughter of the Empire trilogy, Mara of the Acoma very nearly inverts this trope. She has quite a substantial dowry, but her estate's suffered such a huge military loss that the problem is finding an adequate protector who A) isn't an enemy and B) is willing to shoulder the burden of protecting the estate without gaining control. Mara decides to TakeAThirdOption.
19th Oct '17 11:03:36 AM CynicalBastardo
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: Zigzagged in ''Talon Of The Silver Hawk''. One of Tal's duelling opponents switches to a katana from a traditional longsword when going up against Tal. It's noted that poor katanas are useless against armour and good ones are [[CrackIsCheap so expensive]] [[AwesomeButImpractical only the richest lords can afford them]]. However, for the purposes of two unarmoured men duelling, it's noted to be razor sharp and a good sign that its user is actually trying to kill Tal. Tal manages to win thanks to DualWielding a dirk along with his sword.
25th Apr '17 7:11:33 PM PaulA
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** ''Honored Enemy'' - During the first Riftwar, a group of Midkemian soldiers and Tsurani form an uneasy alliance to survive a moredhel assault. Co-written with William R. Forstchen.

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** ''Honored Enemy'' - During the first Riftwar, a group of Midkemian soldiers and Tsurani form an uneasy alliance to survive a moredhel assault. Co-written with William R. Forstchen.Creator/WilliamRForstchen.
15th Apr '17 1:07:36 PM nombretomado
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** ''Jimmy the Hand'' - The titular boy thief gets mixed up in a conflict with a mad nobleman and his pet magician. Co-written with SMStirling.

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** ''Jimmy the Hand'' - The titular boy thief gets mixed up in a conflict with a mad nobleman and his pet magician. Co-written with SMStirling.
Creator/SMStirling.
31st Jan '17 9:03:20 AM Black_Diesel
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28th Oct '16 9:30:20 AM dlchen145
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* BoisterousBruiser: Captain Amos Trask - the BadAss pirate Jack Sparrow only wishes he was.

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* BoisterousBruiser: Captain Amos Trask - the BadAss badass pirate Jack Sparrow only wishes he was.



** [[spoiler: [[TheWisePrince Prince]] [[BadAss Arutha]] conDoin]] dying from a broken hip after falling off a horse.

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** [[spoiler: [[TheWisePrince Prince]] [[BadAss Arutha]] conDoin]] Arutha conDoin dying from a broken hip after falling off a horse.



* TheWorfEffect: The original ''Riftwar'' trilogy establishes the Valheru as having been a race of {{Badass}}es ''par excellence''. When the demons, dread, and Dasati are introduced later, ''their'' badass-cred is established with the revelation that all defeated the Valheru (or at least fought them to a draw) in their backstory.

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* TheWorfEffect: The original ''Riftwar'' trilogy establishes the Valheru as having been a race of {{Badass}}es badasses ''par excellence''. When the demons, dread, and Dasati are introduced later, ''their'' badass-cred is established with the revelation that all defeated the Valheru (or at least fought them to a draw) in their backstory.
22nd Aug '16 12:15:44 AM Carnildo
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[[caption-width-right:350:A map of the main locations in the series.]]
21st Aug '16 3:52:20 AM NTC3
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[[caption-width-right:350:A map of the main locations in the series.]]
18th Aug '16 3:06:04 PM Ramidel
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18th Aug '16 2:38:40 PM Ramidel
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: The end of ''Magician''. [[spoiler: Also the ending for ''Magician's End''.]]

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning:
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The end of ''Magician''. ''Magician''.
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[[spoiler: Also the ending for ''Magician's End''.]]]]
** A variant comes in ''Servant of the Empire'', when Mara's loyalty finally earns her the title of [[TitleDrop Servant of the Empire]]. It's absolutely a coronation, bringing her into the Imperial family.
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