History Literature / TheWarlordChronicles

29th Aug '16 10:39:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheGloryThatWasRome: Gwent, one of the more Romanized areas of Britain, trains and equips its soldiers in the Roman fashion, and a few characters from that region have Roman names. King Ban of Benoic also preserves a great deal of Roman culture and knowledge at his capital of Ynys Trebes.
1st Aug '16 6:21:23 PM PaulA
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* TakeThat: the portrayal of Morgan as a [[spoiler:disfigured, lonely Druidic priestess who eventually converts to Christianity]] seems (to this Troper at least) a direct jab at the most famous modern portrayal of the character, MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon''.
2nd Jun '16 12:51:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: In-universe, some Britons have this attitude, as blonde hair is seen as a characteristically Saxon trait.
26th May '16 9:55:47 PM Doug86
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** In the series, the heir of the British High King is called the Edling. But this is a later Welsh loanword from the Old English ''Æþeling'' (Aetheling) and wouldn't have been used yet.

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** In the series, the heir of the British High King is called the Edling. But this is a later Welsh loanword from the Old English ''Æþeling'' ''[=Æ=]þeling'' (Aetheling) and wouldn't have been used yet.
31st Mar '16 12:53:31 PM Deuce03
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Bors in the final book. First he intervenes to warn Derfel secretly about Liofa's favourite trick before his duel with him, which possibly saves Derfel's life, then he openly switches sides before the battle of Mount Badon, reckoning that if he's going to die he's at least going to go down fighting for his own side.]]
9th Dec '15 11:07:58 AM FulminataXII
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* ForgoneConclusion: England exists, so things ultimately won't end well for our protagonists.



* LightIsNotGood: After going completely bonkers, Nimue dons the white robes of a Druid and starts riding a white horse into battle. By this point, she has allied herself to Mordred and is entirely willing to torture and murder her former friends in order to achieve her ends.

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* LightIsNotGood: After going completely bonkers, Nimue dons the white robes of a Druid and starts riding a white horse into battle. By this point, she has allied herself to Mordred and is entirely willing to torture and murder her former friends in order to achieve her genocidal ends.



* NayTheist: While Arthur doesn't dispute the existence of higher powers, he believes that men are far better off taking fate into their own hands than relying on the gods. He is deliberately vague about his beliefs in public, so that both Christians and pagans can assume that he might be one of them.

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* NayTheist: While Arthur doesn't dispute the existence of higher powers, he believes that men are far better off taking fate into their own hands than relying on the gods. He is deliberately vague about his beliefs in public, so that both Christians and pagans can assume that he might be one of them. However, he eventually manages to piss off both factions.


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* TheBadGuyWins: One of the bad guys, anyway. [[spoiler: See Cerdic's KarmaHoudini entry above]].
13th Aug '15 1:04:50 PM FulminataXII
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* EasyEvangelism: Justified with Lancelot and Mordred. It's made clear that they convert to Christianity for purely pragmatic reasons. Mordred even reverts to paganism after firmly establishing his power in Dumnonia.
4th Aug '15 11:22:23 AM FulminataXII
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* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Sansum is a toxic combination of a corrupt, Machiavellian schemer and a genuine religious fanatic. He does many things that are blatantly against the principles of the Christian faith, but Derfel comes to realize that he is the sort of man who could commit any act and inwardly justify it to himself.

--> '''Derfel''': He went on justifying himself, and it gradually dawned on me that he believed every word he said. Sansum could betray people, he could scheme to have them killed as he had tried to kill Arthur and me when we had gone to arrest Ligessac, and he could bleed the Treasury dry, yet all the time he somehow persuaded himself that his actions were justified.
4th Aug '15 11:12:16 AM FulminataXII
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* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: Sansum often engages in this.
4th Aug '15 11:06:39 AM FulminataXII
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* CreepyCatholicism: The Christian church, or at least the faction of it that is led by Sansum, has heavy shades of this. Some of the more fanatical Christians are shown going into ecstatic frenzies of self-flatulation during worship services, and when the Christian-backed Lancelot "marries" Norwenna, Sansum has her decayed corpse dug up in order to perform the grotesque ceremony.
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