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7th Feb '16 9:00:22 AM Freshmeat
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Currently at four books and a novella in the series. Creator/DavidWeber has confirmed a seven book series he considers his MagnumOpus is forthcoming, and will involve a TimeSkip. A fifth book and novella for the current generation will eventually come out.
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Currently at four books and a novella in the series. Creator/DavidWeber has confirmed a seven book series he considers his MagnumOpus is forthcoming, and will involve a TimeSkip. A fifth book and novella for the current generation will eventually come out.
16th Aug '15 5:59:06 AM Bissek
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* ''[[http://www.webscription.net/p-2746-the-sword-of-the-south-earc.aspx The Sword of the South]]'' (expected August 2015)
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* ''[[http://www.webscription.net/p-2746-the-sword-of-the-south-earc.aspx The Sword of the South]]'' (expected August 2015) South]]''
16th Aug '15 5:56:06 AM Bissek
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* [[spoiler:TheMole: Chernion uses the fact that virtually nobody knows of [[SweetPollyOliver her real gender]] to infiltrate the heroes under her birth name of Elrytha. After a while she starts considering pulling a HeelFaceTurn for a variety of reasons, including her brother being an incidental casualty of one of the Dark's schemes and her own personal survival if the Light wins.]]

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* NoNameGiven: The leader of the Council of Carnadosa is only referred to as 'the cat-eyed wizard'. Nothing else is known about him, but it's been implied that he's descended from the traitorous younger brother of the last Emperor of Kontovar.

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* TimeSkip: Of just under seventy years between ''War Maid's Choice'' and ''Sword of the South''.
14th Aug '15 12:59:51 PM Bissek
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Guesses belong in WMG, not here
** Also played absolutely straight in a short story, where it is revealed to the reader that [[spoiler: Wencit of Rum]] is a god. This explains more than it doesn't. *** Well, maybe. As pointed out on the [[WMG/TheWarGods WMG]] page, we don't know whether or not [[spoiler: Wencit]] is a god, and the text may instead be referring to [[spoiler: his sword, which may be an artifact known as the Sword of the South]]. There's quite a few possibilities, and since some of the information available to us comes from various dribs and drabs Weber has let loose, it's hard to say.
14th Aug '15 12:59:23 PM Bissek
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* TheChessmaster: Wencit has setting things up for the final battle between Light and Dark since the fall of Kontovar... fourteen centuries ago.

* FourStarBadass: The long-deceased Emperor Toren Swordarm spent forty years in close to non-stop warfare. He only lost '''four''' times.

* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: At a large scale than usual for this trope. A nation worshiping or not worshiping a given god will not change things very much, but a ''world'' being claimed by a given god for their side will increase their power immensely, which they can then use to try to conquer other worlds. Demons and Devils are Champions of Sharna and Krashnark, respectively, from worlds that those gods have already conquered.
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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: At a large larger scale than usual for this trope. A nation worshiping or not worshiping a given god will not change things very much, but a ''world'' being claimed by a given god for their side will increase their power immensely, which they can then use to try to conquer other worlds. Demons and Devils are Champions of Sharna and Krashnark, respectively, from worlds that those gods have already conquered.

** Also, should a Hradani and human interbreed, it's mentioned that it's a ''good'' thing the child would be sterile, because the child would have permanent access, through the Hradani lineage, to ''all the natural magic in the area'', a trait currently only [[PhysicalGod Wencit]] has, and be able to pass ''that'' on to the children.
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** Also, should a Hradani and human interbreed, it's mentioned that it's a ''good'' thing the child would be sterile, because the child would have permanent access, through the Hradani lineage, to ''all the natural magic in the area'', a trait currently only [[PhysicalGod Wencit]] has, and be able to pass ''that'' on to the children. [[spoiler:This is actually the reason ''why'' he threatened to raze Kontovar if the Carnadosans tried to kill Leeana again, as combining the Iron Ax and Bowmaster lines resulted in Gwynna, the first magi in history to have ''all'' the mage talents in unprecedented amounts, and may have wild wizardry abilities as well.]]

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** Also, should a * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Wencit is over fourteen centuries old. Thanks to [[spoiler:the magical nature of her wedding ceremony to Bahzell granting her access to his Hradani and human interbreed, it's mentioned that it's a ''good'' thing the child would be sterile, because the child would have permanent access, through the Hradani lineage, to ''all the natural racial magic affinity, Leeana]] looks to be in the area'', a trait currently only [[PhysicalGod Wencit]] has, and be able to pass ''that'' on to the children.her thirties at 93.

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** Also, should a Hradani and human interbreed, it's mentioned * RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Toren Swordarm, last emperor of Kontovar, spent all forty years of his reign leading his armies in battle to buy time for his subjects to flee to Norfressa. And he only lost ''four'' battles in that it's a ''good'' thing the child would be sterile, because the child would have permanent access, through the Hradani lineage, to ''all the natural magic in the area'', a trait currently only [[PhysicalGod Wencit]] has, and be able to pass ''that'' on to the children.time.

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** Also, should * SuccessionCrisis: The leader of the Council of Carnadosa during the Fall was the younger brother of Toren Swordarm, making a Hradani and human interbreed, it's mentioned play for the throne. It's implied that it's a ''good'' thing the child would be sterile, because leader of the child would present day council, the unnamed cat-eyed wizard, is his descendant, and that he will have permanent access, through the Hradani lineage, to ''all the natural magic in the area'', a trait currently only [[PhysicalGod Wencit]] has, and be able to pass ''that'' on to the children.defeated by a descendant of Toren.

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** Also, should a Hradani and human interbreed, it's mentioned * WeHaveBecomeComplacent: This lead to the Fall of Kontovar. Over the centuries the Emperors stopped using the artifact that it's a ''good'' thing allowed them to detect dark wizards except on ceremonial occasions (It also forced the child would be sterile, because wearer to read the child would have permanent access, through minds of everyone around them, which was considered an unnecessary privacy violation), while the Hradani lineage, to ''all the natural magic Council of Ottovar took too much comfort in the area'', a trait currently only [[PhysicalGod Wencit]] has, fact that the Emperor's crown could detect dark wizards for them and be forgot that he almost never wore it, thus never bothering to create alternate detection devices. This allowed the Council of Carnadosa to form and grow in strength until they were able to pass ''that'' on to steal the children.crown, at which point they could act openly.
30th Jun '15 5:53:28 PM Bissek
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* UndeadAuthor: The saga of the Battle of Cherhan's Despair is of dubious accuracy because it was composed by someone who wasn't there. After all, the reason that fort is known as Cherhan's ''Despair'' is because Cherhan and his men were killed to the last man while defending it.
23rd Apr '15 12:37:43 AM feyhunde
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* ''The Sword of the South'' (expected August 2015)
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* ''The ''[[http://www.webscription.net/p-2746-the-sword-of-the-south-earc.aspx The Sword of the South'' South]]'' (expected August 2015)

* ''The ** Revealed in 'The Sword of the South'' (expected August 2015) The South' as [[spoiler:Korthrala]]

** Hradani-human hybrids are said to be thankfully rare and infertile, because as half-human, they can become wizards, and as a half-Hradani, can access the magic field without tools. Suggesting thats where Wild Wizardry comes from...
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** Hradani-human hybrids are said to be thankfully rare and infertile, because as half-human, they can become wizards, and as a half-Hradani, can access the magic field without tools. Suggesting thats where Wild Wizardry comes from... [[spoiler:and includes a girl named Gwynna]]
22nd Apr '15 9:17:48 PM Bissek
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Once it becomes obvious that the Dark doesn't want the Hradani and the Sothoii to come to terms, everyone starts realizing that despite centuries of engrained prejudice, it might actually be a good idea.
20th Apr '15 6:27:34 PM Bissek
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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: At a large scale than usual for this trope. A nation worshiping or not worshiping a given god will not change things very much, but a ''world'' being claimed by a given god for their side will increase their power immensely, which they can then use to try to conquer other worlds. Demons and Devils are Champions of Sharna and Krashnark, respectively, from worlds that those gods have already conquered.
20th Apr '15 6:17:32 PM Bissek
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Bahzell's wife [[spoiler:Leanna]] is actually quite tall [[spoiler:by human standards]]. It's just that, at 7'9", he's huge by ''anybody's'' standards.
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