History Literature / TheWitchesOfKarres

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%%* BadGuyBar: Uldune is both of these on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].

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%%* BadGuyBar: Uldune is both of these this on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].



%%* CityOfSpies: Uldune is both of these on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].

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%%* CityOfSpies: Uldune is both of these this on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].



%%* CoolStarship: The ''Venture'', an elderly but very fast and well-armed starship.

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%%* * CoolStarship: The Pausert's ship, the ''Venture'', an elderly but very fast and well-armed starship.



%%* EnfanteTerrible: The Leewit again.

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%%* EnfanteTerrible: EnfantTerrible: The Leewit again.



%%* FunctionalMagic: The "Klatha".
%%* GreatGazoo: "Big Windy" the [[EnergyBeings vatch]].

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%%* * FunctionalMagic: The "Klatha".
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"Klatha", by which the witches of Karres manipulate the underlying forces of the universe.
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GreatGazoo: "Big Windy" the The [[EnergyBeings vatch]].vatch]] Pausert nicknames "Big Windy", which first makes its presence known through little pranks like moving Pausert's tools when he's not looking, before working up to something more serious.



%%* TakeALevelInBadass: When the captain learns to control his powers.

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%%* TakeALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass: When the captain learns to control his powers. powers.



%%* UnfortunateName: Goth

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%%* UnfortunateName: UnfortunateNames: Goth
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%%* LittleMissBadass

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%%* LittleMissBadass* LittleMissBadass: The two youngest witches, Goth and The Leewit, are two cute little girls, ages ten and seven. Little Goth can make your gun explode in your hand and pick your pocket from across the room. Little Leewit will burst your eardrums with an ultrasonic whistle and chew on your leg while you're distracted.



%%* MakeMeWannaShout: The Leewit's whistles.

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%%* * MakeMeWannaShout: The Leewit's whistles.whistles are magically-enhanced and can break whatever she likes -- glass, crystal, eardrums...



%%* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Leewit.

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%%* * SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Leewit.Leewit is definitely "the Leewit", not just "Leewit", and will hurt you if necessary to drive the point home. It is later explained that the Leewit was named according to a tradition restricting the name to one living person, and that the name is a descriptive word. It then turns out that the Leewit is the originator of this tradition, and that the word ''Leewit'' means "like the Leewit".



%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Goth

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%%* * WiseBeyondTheirYears: GothGoth is eleven, but not only teaches the adult hero magic, but advises him on political and economic moves.
16th Aug '15 8:24:49 PM PaulA
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%%* OutlivedItsCreator
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%%* {{MacGuffin Girl}}: The titular witches.
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* TheCaptain: Captain Pausert, owner of the requisite.

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* %%* TheCaptain: Captain Pausert, owner of the requisite.requisite CoolStarship.
16th Aug '15 1:46:00 PM KarjamP
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling / BrattyHalfPint: The Leewit.
* BadassCrew: [[spoiler: At the end, Hulik and Vezzarn join the crew permanently.]]
* BadGuyBar / CityOfSpies: Uldune is both of these on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].
* TheCaptain: Captain Pausert, owner of the requisite
** CoolStarship: The ''Venture'', an elderly but very fast and well-armed starship.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling / BrattyHalfPint: %%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: The Leewit.
* %%* BadassCrew: [[spoiler: At the end, Hulik and Vezzarn join the crew permanently.]]
* BadGuyBar / CityOfSpies: %%* BadGuyBar: Uldune is both of these on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].
%%* BrattyHalfPint: The Leewit.
* TheCaptain: Captain Pausert, owner of the requisite
** CoolStarship: The ''Venture'', an elderly but very fast and well-armed starship.
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* ChildMage

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* ChildMage%%* ChildMage
%%* CityOfSpies: Uldune is both of these on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].



* TheEmpire
* EnfanteTerrible: The Leewit again.

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* %%* CoolStarship: The ''Venture'', an elderly but very fast and well-armed starship.
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TheEmpire
* %%* EnfanteTerrible: The Leewit again.



* FunctionalMagic: The "Klatha".
* GreatGazoo: "Big Windy" the [[EnergyBeings vatch]].

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* %%* FunctionalMagic: The "Klatha".
* %%* GreatGazoo: "Big Windy" the [[EnergyBeings vatch]].



* LadyOfWar: Hulik do Eldel

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* %%* LadyOfWar: Hulik do Eldel



* LittleMissBadass
* LittleMissConArtist
* {{MacGuffin}} / {{MacGuffin Girl}}s: The Sheewash Drive, and the witches, who operate it.
* MadeASlave: The three sisters at the beginning of the story.
* MakeMeWannaShout: The Leewit's whistles.
* MamaBear: Toll. Even Big Windy (see above) is afraid of her.

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* %%* LittleMissBadass
* %%* LittleMissConArtist
* {{MacGuffin}} / {{MacGuffin Girl}}s: %%* {{MacGuffin}}: The Sheewash Drive, and the witches, who operate it.
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Drive.
%%* {{MacGuffin Girl}}: The titular witches.
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MadeASlave: The three sisters at the beginning of the story.
* %%* MakeMeWannaShout: The Leewit's whistles.
* %%* MamaBear: Toll. Even Big Windy (see above) is afraid of her.



* NegativeSpaceWedgie: the Chaladoor.
* ParentalSubstitute: Pausert to the three sisters, to some extent. (Note that they haven't suffered ParentalAbandonment; they have both a mother and father at home, it's just that they're currently a long way from home.)

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* %%* NegativeSpaceWedgie: the Chaladoor.
* %%* ParentalSubstitute: Pausert to the three sisters, to some extent. (Note that they haven't suffered ParentalAbandonment; they have both a mother and father at home, it's just that they're currently a long way from home.)



* PsychicPowers: Karres' [[PlanetofHats Hat]].
* TheSpymaster: Sedmon of Uldune.
* SpacePirates: Who prey on...
* SpaceTrucker: Captain Pausert
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Leewit.
* SwirlyEnergyThingy: Can be found in the Chaladoor.
* TakeALevelInBadass: When the captain learns to control his powers.
* TravelingLandmass: The planet Karres.
* UnfortunateName: Goth
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Goth
* WorldOfBadass: Karres.
* WretchedHive: Uldune is a TrueNeutral version.

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* %%* PsychicPowers: Karres' [[PlanetofHats Hat]].
* %%* TheSpymaster: Sedmon of Uldune.
* %%* SpacePirates: Who prey on...
* %%* SpaceTrucker: Captain Pausert
* %%* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Leewit.
* %%* SwirlyEnergyThingy: Can be found in the Chaladoor.
* %%* TakeALevelInBadass: When the captain learns to control his powers.
* %%* TravelingLandmass: The planet Karres.
* %%* UnfortunateName: Goth
* %%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Goth
* %%* WorldOfBadass: Karres.
* %%* WretchedHive: Uldune is a TrueNeutral version.



* HiveMind: Sedmon of the Six Lives
* OutlivedItsCreator

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* %%* HiveMind: Sedmon of the Six Lives
* %%* OutlivedItsCreator
17th Feb '13 12:36:33 AM Xtifr
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* PlanetSpaceship: The so-called witches use their "Sheewash drive" to move the entire planet of Karres around when they need to.
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''The Witches of Karres'' is a science fiction adventure-comedy novel by Creator/JamesHSchmitz.

When Captain Pausert buys three children out of slavery, he finds himself in a universe of trouble. The sisters Maleen, Goth, and the Leewit are psychics from the mysterious planet Karres, and every other planet in the galaxy (including, as he soon discovers, the planet he had hitherto called home) either shuns them or wants to capture them for their powers.

And then there's the vatch.

Half a century later, it spawned two sequels published by Creator/BaenBooks: ''The Wizard of Karres'' by Creator/EricFlint, Creator/DaveFreer, and Creator/MercedesLackey; and ''The Sorceress of Karres'' by Eric Flint and Dave Freer.

!!''The Witches of Karres'' provides examples of:

* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Captain Pausert became a trader to impress a girl he was keen on; when he gets back from his first trading expedition she's married to his rival.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling / BrattyHalfPint: The Leewit.
* BadassCrew: [[spoiler: At the end, Hulik and Vezzarn join the crew permanently.]]
* BadGuyBar / CityOfSpies: Uldune is both of these on a [[{{Planetville}} planetary scale]].
* TheCaptain: Captain Pausert, owner of the requisite
** CoolStarship: The ''Venture'', an elderly but very fast and well-armed starship.
* CaptainsLog: Parodied. Pausert makes a laconic entry about battling space pirates to explain a bit of unauthorized target practice on an asteroid.
* ChildMage
* CompetenceZone: Averted. Goth is incredibly competent, and Karres children are apparently expected to take care of themselves, but the captain very quickly pulls ahead as he develops his powers.
* TheEmpire
* EnfanteTerrible: The Leewit again.
* FreeRangeChildren: The titular witches can and do travel between planets on their own. At the ages of five, eight, and twelve.
* FunctionalMagic: The "Klatha".
* GreatGazoo: "Big Windy" the [[EnergyBeings vatch]].
* HereWeGoAgain: The trope is name-dropped word for word as the Captain leaves to sort out a vatch tormenting The Leewit.
* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: The Egger Route, a scary hyperspace which results in a brief period of gibbering madness followed almost complete amnesia right after you come out of it. All someone remembers after going through the Egger Route is that it was absolutely terrifying, but no details as to why -- which is one of the creepiest things about it.
* InTheBlood: Pausert had to listen to Councilor Onswud saying he'd known Pausert would go bad (as Onswud saw it), "Just like his great-uncle Threbus! It's in the blood, I always say!" And then Threbus' daughter told Pausert her father had predicted Pausert would break with his home planet -- and ''he'' said it was in the blood.
* LadyOfWar: Hulik do Eldel
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Goth (aged nine or ten) announces that she is going to marry Pausert (twenty-eight) when she grows up. It is noted by several characters that he very much resembles her father. ([[spoiler: They're distant cousins.]])
* LittleMissBadass
* LittleMissConArtist
* {{MacGuffin}} / {{MacGuffin Girl}}s: The Sheewash Drive, and the witches, who operate it.
* MadeASlave: The three sisters at the beginning of the story.
* MakeMeWannaShout: The Leewit's whistles.
* MamaBear: Toll. Even Big Windy (see above) is afraid of her.
* MayDecemberRomance: Goth (nine or ten) informs Captain Pausert (twenty-eight) she's going to marry him when she grows up. The Captain later explains to Goth's father that while he's fond of her, he has no intention of taking her seriously. Goth's father indulgently replies that he didn't take ''his'' wife's declaration of intent to marry ''him'' seriously, either.
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: the Chaladoor.
* ParentalSubstitute: Pausert to the three sisters, to some extent. (Note that they haven't suffered ParentalAbandonment; they have both a mother and father at home, it's just that they're currently a long way from home.)
* PlanetOfHats:
** Karres is the planet of witches.
** Uldune is a world-sized CityOfSpies.
* PsychicPowers: Karres' [[PlanetofHats Hat]].
* TheSpymaster: Sedmon of Uldune.
* SpacePirates: Who prey on...
* SpaceTrucker: Captain Pausert
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Leewit.
* SwirlyEnergyThingy: Can be found in the Chaladoor.
* TakeALevelInBadass: When the captain learns to control his powers.
* TravelingLandmass: The planet Karres.
* UnfortunateName: Goth
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Goth
* WorldOfBadass: Karres.
* WretchedHive: Uldune is a TrueNeutral version.

!!The sequels provide examples of:

* HiveMind: Sedmon of the Six Lives
* OutlivedItsCreator
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