History Literature / TheRiftwarCycle

8th Jun '18 4:40:33 AM Ramidel
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* BreakThemByTalking: Mara of the Acoma's victory in ''Mistress of the Empire''. She offers to surrender to her enemies, [[spoiler: the Assembly of Magicians, and allow them to take power over the Empire. But to do so, they'll have to take power over the Empire and rule it, which they don't want to do. They instead agree to submit to Imperial authority, losing their extralegal status.]]
8th Jun '18 4:24:50 AM Ramidel
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Tsurani Great Ones are literally outside the law. The only people who can override their whims are the Emperor or a larger group of Great Ones.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Tsurani Great Ones are literally outside the law. The only people who can override their whims are the Emperor or a larger group of Great Ones.Ones, or ''possibly'' the Emperor, at least until Mara forces the Assembly to confront the ramifications of this.
17th Apr '18 11:57:32 AM longWriter
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* ProducePelting: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the novelization of ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'': James explains to Gorath that this is done to speakers who the audience doesn't like, and being a dark elf FishOutOfWater in human civilization, Gorath thinks it's insane.
6th Feb '18 4:17:17 PM Arrowhead
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* UnfortunateImplications: In ''TheKingsBuccaneer'', it is revealed that Pug and several other priests attempted to use healing magic to fix the club foot of Nicholas conDoin while he was a child but it never worked. Pug theorizes this was because Nicholas' status as "the deformed child" gave him an excuse for his failures in life and made him subconsciously resist the healing magic as being cured would rob him of his excuse. While this was meant to establish a dramatic speech about how fear can be a seductive thing that drives men to seek comfort and prevent them from striving to be better, it still sounds somewhat ableist out of context to present a protagonist who cannot be cured of his disability until he wants to be normal bad enough.
6th Feb '18 4:16:41 PM Arrowhead
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* UnfortunateImplications: In ''TheKingsBuccaneer'', it is revealed that Pug and several other priests attempted to use healing magic to fix the club foot of Nicholas conDoin while he was a child but it never worked. Pug theorizes this was because Nicholas' status as "the deformed child" gave him an excuse for his failures in life and made him subconsciously resist the healing magic as being cured would rob him of his excuse. While this was meant to establish a dramatic speech about how fear can be a seductive thing that drives men to seek comfort and prevent them from striving to be better, it still sounds somewhat ableist out of context to present a protagonist who cannot be cured of his disability until he wants to be normal bad enough.
14th Jan '18 8:10:44 AM Bissek
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** As the second son of a minor Duke, Arutha conDoin wasn't really next in line for becoming Prince of Krondor, the capital city of the Western Kingdom, second in power only to the king himself. But then the war happened. His eldest son ends up becoming King when none of Arutha's brother's children survive childhood.

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** As the second son of a minor Duke, Arutha conDoin wasn't really next in line for becoming Prince of Krondor, the capital city of the Western Kingdom, second in power only to the king himself. But then the war happened. His eldest son ends up becoming King when none of Arutha's The only reason he doesn't eventually become king himself after his elder brother's children don't survive childhood.to adulthood is because he gives up his claim to the throne in favor of his sons on the grounds that the kingdom would be ill-served by a king who was likely to die of old age within a few years.
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.
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