History Literature / TheStolenThrone

30th Jan '16 12:17:34 PM outlander2012
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** Maric fully expected that [[spoiler: his mother's killers would tell the rest of the Bannorn they had been invited to a meeting with him, so that when word of their deaths got out, the rest of the nobility would know not to cross him in the future]].


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Against the warnings of his advisors, Meghren orders mass executions of anyone suspected of sympathising with the rebels to discourage people from siding with Maric after West Hill. This backfires ''spectacularly'': instead of suppressing further revolts, such brutality only encourages further rebellion from the populace, and drives most of Meghren's grudging supporters amongst the nobility and the Chantry to side with Maric.


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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Flemeth gives Maric a cryptic warning about Loghain: ''"Keep him close and he will betray you, each time worse than the last"''. Flemeth could mean any number of things both in the novel and the continuity; potentially referring to Loghain's eventual affair with Rowan, the fact he will ultimately lie to Maric to induce him to kill Katriel, or ultimately betraying everything he and Maric fought for by leaving Cailan to his death and becoming as great, even not even worse a tyrant during the Blight]].


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* TranquilFury: Maric displays this [[spoiler: when confronting Bann Ceorlic and the other traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death. When one of their number, Bann Keir, tries to extort Maric for more concessions in exchange for their support against Meghren, Maric kills him on the spot. When Ceorlic protests that their families will fight him to the end if he kills them, Maric calmly and coldly replies that the children of his mother's killers will have one day to denounce the treachery of their fathers and swear allegiance to him. If they agree, he will spare them. If they refuse, he will kill them all and give their lands to subjects who understand the consequences of betraying him. When Ceorlic, the only survivor of the ensuing bloodbath, falls to his knees and [[AintTooProudTOBeg begs for his life]], offering Maric anything he wants, Maric in the same cold tone tells Ceorlic "What I want back, you can't give me" and runs him through]].


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: The novel implies that Loghain and Maric's friendship becomes much colder in the wake of [[spoiler: Katriel's death and Maric's marriage to Rowan. It does recover somewhat when Loghain helps Maric through his grief after Rowan's death from illness]].
6th Sep '15 7:31:18 PM Vios
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23rd Aug '15 8:01:16 PM gunslingerofgilead
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--> ""Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his '''stolen throne!''' Here at the River Dane is where the '''Dragon Age''' begins, my friends! ''Today they will here us roar!''""

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--> ""Your "'Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his '''stolen throne!''' Here at the River Dane is where the '''Dragon Age''' begins, my friends! ''Today Today they will here us roar!''""roar!'"
23rd Aug '15 2:31:52 PM gunslingerofgilead
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--> ""Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his '''stolen throne!''' Here at the River Dane is where the ''Dragon Age begins'', my friends! ''Today they will here us roar!''""

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--> ""Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his '''stolen throne!''' Here at the River Dane is where the ''Dragon Age begins'', '''Dragon Age''' begins, my friends! ''Today they will here us roar!''""
23rd Aug '15 2:31:25 PM gunslingerofgilead
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--> ""Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his stolen throne! Here at the River Dane is where the Dragon Age begins, my friends! ''Today they will here us roar!''""

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--> ""Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his stolen throne! '''stolen throne!''' Here at the River Dane is where the Dragon ''Dragon Age begins, begins'', my friends! ''Today they will here us roar!''""
23rd Aug '15 2:27:17 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* ArtifactTitle: A Dragon Age novel that takes place in the previous era, the Blessed Age.

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* ArtifactTitle: A Dragon Age novel that takes place in the previous era, the Blessed Age.Age, although the Dragon Age begins just at the end of the book, before the Battle of the River Dane.
23rd Aug '15 2:26:21 PM gunslingerofgilead
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-->"“Maric dug into his stew ravenously. Katriel picked at hers gingerly, sipping on some of the broth. The dwarf all but gulped his down greedily, finishing it long before the others were even half done, and then belching loudly."

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-->"“Maric -->"Maric dug into his stew ravenously. Katriel picked at hers gingerly, sipping on some of the broth. The dwarf all but gulped his down greedily, finishing it long before the others were even half done, and then belching loudly.""
* TitleDrop: For both the name of the franchise and the title of the book during Loghain's RousingSpeech before the Battle of the River Dane:
--> ""Your prince is not here! But when he returns to us, we shall hand to him his stolen throne! Here at the River Dane is where the Dragon Age begins, my friends! ''Today they will here us roar!''""
11th Aug '15 12:34:08 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* ActionGirl: Both Rowan and Katriel can really kick some ass.

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* ActionGirl: Both Rowan and Katriel can really kick some ass. Also some of the minor characters in the Rebel Army, like Rowan's lieutenant Branwen.
* ActionMom: Queen Moira, Maric's mother, is practically the poster woman for this trope. She's an unparalleled {{Badass}} both on the field and in leading her troops. Maric's biggest struggle is living up to the image of his beloved mother as a proven warrior and leader.
3rd Jun '15 2:10:56 PM Lythande
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* DesecratingTheDead: [[spoiler: Prince Maric puts the puppet king Meghren's head on a spike in front of Fort Drakon in retaliation for Meghren doing the same to Maric's mother Moira the Rebel Queen a few years before that. ]]
16th Feb '15 9:45:02 PM CrimsonZephyr
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* SaidBookism: It's difficult to overstate Gaider's love of adverbs.

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* SaidBookism: It's difficult to overstate Gaider's love of adverbs. In fairness, he is a video game writer and this was his very first published prose work, though, damn, if this example below doesn't make it obvious.
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