History Literature / TheWardedMan

10th Nov '15 9:30:13 PM Bissek
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Jardir is smart enough to avert most of the EvilOverlord tropes that might have left his army dangerously unprepared for its invasion, due in great part to his willingness to listen to a lower-caste advisor that most of his inner circle see as beneath them all.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Jardir is smart enough to avert most of the EvilOverlord tropes that might have left his army dangerously unprepared for its invasion, due in great part to his willingness to listen to a lower-caste advisor adviser that most of his inner circle see as beneath them all.



* EngagementChallenge - Leesha gives one to Jardir that he fails miserably after he demands she wed her because [[spoiler:she's carrying his child]] - to name the birthdates of all the children he's already got from his earlier wives.

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* EngagementChallenge - Leesha gives one to Jardir that he fails miserably after he demands she wed her because [[spoiler:she's carrying his child]] - to name the birthdates of all the children he's already got (All seventy of them) from his earlier wives.



* KeystoneArmy - The Krasians are the strongest human army in the world, but their BloodKnight tendencies cause clan to hate clan and individual to hate individual, often in pointless CycleOfRevenge situations caused by people their personal egos above the laws or the needs of the war. Only Jardir's status as Shar Dama'Ka hold them together. [[spoiler: Once Arden separates him from his people, they turn against each other over the course of a few months.]]

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* KeystoneArmy - The Krasians are the strongest human army in the world, but their BloodKnight tendencies cause clan to hate clan and individual to hate individual, often in pointless CycleOfRevenge situations caused by people [[RevengeBeforeReason holding their personal egos above the laws or the needs of the war. war]]. Only Jardir's status as Shar Dama'Ka hold holds them together. [[spoiler: Once Arden Arlen separates him from his people, they turn against each other over the course of a few months.]]



* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realized that he was attacked.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: A major part of Krasian culture. Some Northern lords also take winning personal feuds (Which they often started for no real reason) to be more important than defeating the corelings.
* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte subtle and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realized that he was attacked.
26th Sep '15 12:30:00 PM doornik1142
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** The Cutters of the Hollow are swiftly becoming legendary for their demon-killing prowess.
10th Sep '15 11:04:11 PM Enkind
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* Determinator - Arlen.

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* Determinator {{Determinator}} - Arlen.


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** Also the one-handed rock demon from The Warded Man. It followed Arlen to the Free City where he was apprenticing, emerging each night outside the walls to walk around the fortifications and test the multi-layered, impenetrable wards over and over again. Every night. For nearly one and a half years. And in the end [[OhCrap it actually succeeds!]]
15th Jul '15 5:23:57 PM Bissek
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* KeystoneArmy - The Krasians are the strongest human army in the world, but their BloodKnight tendencies cause clan to hate clan and individual to hate individual, often in pointless CycleOfRevenge situations caused by people their personal egos above the laws or the needs of the war. Only Jardir's status as Shar Dama'Ka hold them together. [[spoiler: Once Arden separates him from his people, they turn against each other over the course of a few months.]]
16th Apr '15 5:31:39 PM Bissek
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* {{Pride}}: Jardir's major flaw. Sure, he's about as decent a guy as you get out of the [[TheSpartanWay Krasian millitary training]] and genuinely wants to save the world from the demons- but he also truly buys into his role as [[TheChosenOne the Deliverer]] and its attendant OmniscientMoralityLicense.

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* {{Pride}}: Jardir's major flaw. Sure, he's about as decent a guy as you get out of the [[TheSpartanWay Krasian millitary military training]] and genuinely wants to save the world from the demons- but he also truly buys into his role as [[TheChosenOne the Deliverer]] and its attendant OmniscientMoralityLicense.



* RapePillageAndBurn - Krasians consider it as traditions and therefore do it after their breakin into Rizon.

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* RapePillageAndBurn - Krasians consider it as traditions and therefore do it after their breakin breaking into Rizon.Rizon. Abban and Jardir actually disapprove of it to varying degrees due to pragmatism: They want to conquer the north, not just sack it, and the tendency of the men to rape women who have influence among the people they are trying to subjugate and burn things that they needed taken intact are making things harder.



* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realised that he was attacked.

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* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realised realized that he was attacked.
14th Apr '15 6:32:42 PM Bissek
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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Jardir's fourteen wives have borne him fifty-two sons and at least two daughters.

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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Jardir's fourteen wives have borne him fifty-two sons and at least two daughters.eighteen daughters. Only a handful of them (The adults) actually make non-trivial appearances.
14th Apr '15 5:45:18 PM Bissek
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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Jardir's fourteen wives have borne him fifty-two sons and at least two daughters.
6th Apr '15 11:15:41 AM nekunni
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**Which is actually possible for men castrated after puberty ( especially if aided by medication as indicated in the book)


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** At the same time we learn that unlike most of her contemporaries she is motivated not by a lust for power and politics but by a deep desire to save her people and all of humanity from what she sees as ( and in karasias case probably is) a slow, certain destruction. In the end she is every bit the Anti-villain/Knight-Templer Jardir is.
18th Jan '15 3:18:34 AM XFllo
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''The Warded Man'' was published in 2009(2008 in the UK) and has been followed by the ''Desert Spear''. Brett has also released ''The Great Bazaar and Other Stories'', a collection of short stories set in the same universe. The third volume, ''The Daylight War'', was published in February 2013. [[Film/ResidentEvil Paul W.S. Anderson]] is currently planning to make TheFilmOfTheBook.

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''The Warded Man'' was published in 2009(2008 2009 (2008 in the UK) and has been followed by the ''Desert Spear''. Brett has also released ''The Great Bazaar and Other Stories'', a collection of short stories set in the same universe. The third volume, ''The Daylight War'', was published in February 2013. [[Film/ResidentEvil Paul W.S. Anderson]] is currently planning to make TheFilmOfTheBook.



* BloodBrothers - Jardir and Arlen are described as being this by one character. It didn't end well.
* ChristmasCake - Leesha constantly has to tell people that she's not too old. Of course when you consider that one of her childhood friends (who's not much older) has a daughter who's about to be married...
** And their culture - due to a scarcity of women - encourages women to start trying for children as soon as they start menstruating, just so that the corelings don't wipe humanity out. Given that Leesha's almost thirty, she * is* old by their standards - at least for someone who hasn't had any kids yet; even she mentions that she's starting to get to the point where "[her] best childbearing years are more behind [her] than ahead".

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* BloodBrothers - BloodBrothers: Jardir and Arlen are described as being this blood brother by one character. It didn't end well.
* ChristmasCake - Leesha constantly has to tell people that she's not too old. Of course when you consider that one of her childhood friends (who's not much older) has a daughter who's about to be married...
** And their culture - due to a scarcity of women - encourages women to start trying for children as soon as they start menstruating, just so that the corelings don't wipe humanity out. Given that Leesha's almost thirty, she * is* old by their standards - at least for someone who hasn't had any kids yet; even she mentions that she's starting to get to the point where "[her] best childbearing years are more behind [her] than ahead".
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* NeverMessWithGranny: Bruna doesn't put up with any shit from anyone, up to and including giant demons.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero - The Krasians, possibly. [[spoiler: Arlen only becomes the Warded Man/the Deliverer because the Krasians - specifically a group of Krasians he thought almost considered him family - tried to kill him repeatedly after finding out that he'd returned from a trip out into some old ruins with a spear that had some of the old combat wards inscribed on it. When tossing him into a pit with a demon in it didn't work, they stripped him of everything they thought had worth (except a small emergency pack and a water-flask) and [[LeftForDead tossed him out into the desert]], hoping ''that'' would kill him. [[TheDeterminator It didn't]]. He made it to an oasis, stayed long enough to heal up and recover from the ordeal of walking across the desert without any of the proper equipment (and nearly dying from dehydration) and then painted wards on himself once he realized that no weapon he could make would really work against demons even if he did inscribe the right wards on it - a spear without a metal head would just break. So he painted the wards ''on his hands'' - and then tattooed them in place, once he realized that would work even better - and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell proceeded to walk across the desert, at night,]] [[InfernalRetaliation taking down every demon who got in his way]] as he made his way back to the ruins where he'd found the spear.]] And all because they couldn't understand the concept of "let's share the Phlebotinum"...
** [[spoiler: At the end of the third book, Arlen duels Jardir and either kills or cripples him. It's heavily hinted that this plays right into the coreling Consort's claws, as he had wanted to keep them and their followers from uniting]].
*** [[spoiler: Can't be sure of that. Prior to meeting Jardir for the fight Arlen claims that he will have to change his plans on what to do about Jardir and then looks towards his daughter, Rojer's wife, Amanvah. Their conversation is not shown in the book. She is one of those who accompany Arlen to the duel and goes off to speak with her mother before it starts. I think, or really hope, that Arlen is playing some kind of long-game here to fool the Mind Demons and gain an advantage over them. Or maybe he really is being stubborn and stupid in which case humanity is doomed with him at the helm...]]

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Bruna doesn't put up with any shit from anyone, up to and including giant demons.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero - The Krasians, possibly. [[spoiler: Arlen only becomes the Warded Man/the Deliverer because the Krasians - specifically a group of Krasians he thought almost considered him family - tried OldMaid: Leesha constantly has to kill him repeatedly after finding out tell people that he'd returned from a trip out into some old ruins with a spear she's not too old. Of course when you consider that had some of the old combat wards inscribed on it. When tossing him into a pit with a demon in it didn't work, they stripped him of everything they thought had worth (except a small emergency pack and a water-flask) and [[LeftForDead tossed him out into the desert]], hoping ''that'' would kill him. [[TheDeterminator It didn't]]. He made it to an oasis, stayed long enough to heal up and recover from the ordeal of walking across the desert without any of the proper equipment (and nearly dying from dehydration) and then painted wards on himself once he realized that no weapon he could make would really work against demons even if he did inscribe the right wards on it - a spear without a metal head would just break. So he painted the wards ''on his hands'' - and then tattooed them in place, once he realized that would work even better - and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell proceeded to walk across the desert, at night,]] [[InfernalRetaliation taking down every demon who got in his way]] as he made his way back to the ruins where he'd found the spear.]] And all because they couldn't understand the concept of "let's share the Phlebotinum"...
** [[spoiler: At the end of the third book, Arlen duels Jardir and either kills or cripples him. It's heavily hinted that this plays right into the coreling Consort's claws, as he had wanted to keep them and their followers from uniting]].
*** [[spoiler: Can't be sure of that. Prior to meeting Jardir for the fight Arlen claims that he will have to change his plans on what to do about Jardir and then looks towards his daughter, Rojer's wife, Amanvah. Their conversation is not shown in the book. She is
one of those who accompany Arlen to the duel and goes off to speak with her mother before it starts. I think, or really hope, childhood friends (who's not much older) has a daughter who's about to be married... Their culture - due to a scarcity of women - encourages women to start trying for children as soon as they start menstruating, just so that Arlen is playing some kind of long-game here to fool the Mind Demons and gain an advantage over them. Or maybe he really is being stubborn and stupid in which case corelings don't wipe humanity is doomed with him out. Given that Leesha's almost thirty, she * is* old by their standards - at least for someone who hasn't had any kids yet; even she mentions that she's starting to get to the helm...]]point where "[her] best childbearing years are more behind [her] than ahead".
14th May '14 12:05:06 PM SeptimusHeap
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* TheMessiah - The Deliverer. The second novel sets to set up a conflict over exactly who the Deliverer actually is. [[spoiler: Jardir betrayed Arlen in the first novel, because his manipulative wife has been grooming him to be the Deliverer, takes control of Krasia. As the descendant of the first Deliverer, everything points to his being the right man. The people of Deliverer's Hollow believe that Arlen is the Deliverer, because he taught them how to fight and brought the offensive wards. The nobility is less than enthused about allowing Arlen to call himself the Deliverer because it cuts into their power base. For his part, Arlen doesn't care and flat out tells people he's not the Deliverer; no one listens.]]

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* TheMessiah MessianicArchetype - The Deliverer. The second novel sets to set up a conflict over exactly who the Deliverer actually is. [[spoiler: Jardir betrayed Arlen in the first novel, because his manipulative wife has been grooming him to be the Deliverer, takes control of Krasia. As the descendant of the first Deliverer, everything points to his being the right man. The people of Deliverer's Hollow believe that Arlen is the Deliverer, because he taught them how to fight and brought the offensive wards. The nobility is less than enthused about allowing Arlen to call himself the Deliverer because it cuts into their power base. For his part, Arlen doesn't care and flat out tells people he's not the Deliverer; no one listens.]]
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