History Literature / TheYearOfRogueDragons

5th Apr '16 8:34:29 PM dalek955
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*TheFaceless: The wizard Scattercloak always wears a hooded cloak, veil and gloves, and never takes them off even at meals (he'll sit at the table, but he goes somewhere private to actually eat). He even masks his voice, speaking in an androgynous, accentless, possibly synthetic monotone. It's never revealed why he does it--it could all be pure affectation for all anyone knows.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pavel gives his life to destroy Sammaster's phylactery and with it the Dracorage Mythal.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pavel HeroicSacrifice:
**[[spoiler:Pavel
gives his life to destroy Sammaster's phylactery and with it the Dracorage Mythal.]]]]
**Havarlan gives her life to ram Sammaster's heavily warded fighting tower in order to knock him out of it.



* LightIsGood: Pavel is a cleric of Lathander, the NeutralGood [[invoked]] god of the dawn.

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* LightIsGood: Pavel is a cleric of Lathander, the NeutralGood [[invoked]] god of the dawn.



** Especially the Rage, a murderous berserker eating instinct that overcomes all dragons from time to time (though it is not a natural draconic trait, but rather something induced by ''extremely'' powerful globe-covering magic).

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** Especially the Rage, a murderous berserker eating instinct that overcomes all dragons from time to time (though it is not a natural draconic trait, but rather something induced by ''extremely'' powerful globe-covering magic).



* OurLichesAreDifferent: Besides the previously mentioned dracoliches, Sammaster is a lich who uses transmutation magic to pass for a mortal.

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* OurLichesAreDifferent: Besides the previously mentioned dracoliches, Sammaster is a lich who uses transmutation illusion magic to pass for a mortal.



* PlayingWithFire: Firefingers, the team's wizard.

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* PlayingWithFire: Firefingers, the team's wizard.unofficial leader of the Thentian wizards.
18th Apr '15 11:33:28 AM StarSword
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* EvilFeelsGood: The Rage actually feels good when dragons stop resisting it. Kara's resisting it so much while she seems to crave for it speaks gallons about how heroic she is.

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* EvilFeelsGood: The Rage actually feels good when dragons stop resisting it. Kara's resisting it so much while she seems to crave for it speaks gallons about how heroic she is.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pavel gives his life to destroy Sammaster's phylactery and with it the Dracorage Mythal.]]



* {{Irony}}: Dorn lost his arm and leg because a red dragon bit them off when he was a kid; the combination of this, the trauma of having iron golem limb replacements fused, and being forced to fight in the arena for his master's sake, is what made him become a dragon hunter by trade. He ends up, as noted above, in love with a female dragon.

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* {{Irony}}: Dorn lost his arm and leg because a red dragon bit them off when he was a kid; the combination of this, the trauma of having iron golem limb replacements fused, fused to his body, and being forced to fight in the arena for his master's sake, is what made him become a dragon hunter by trade. He ends up, as noted above, in love with a female dragon.
18th Apr '15 11:27:32 AM StarSword
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** TheChick: Kara, when she's in human form at least.

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** TheChick: Kara, when she's in human form at least. Being a dragon, she turns into TheBigGuy in her true form.



* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted. The main dwarf character is Raryn, an Arctic Dwarf, which means he's a white-haired dwarf who wears as little as possible by preference to facilitate his love of sunbathing, favors spears over axes, and knows absolutely nothing about stonework or dungeoneering because he grew up on the Arctic tundra.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted. The main dwarf character is Raryn, an Arctic Dwarf, which means he's a white-haired dwarf who wears as little as possible by preference to facilitate his love of sunbathing, is classed as a ranger instead of a fighter, favors spears over axes, and knows absolutely nothing about stonework or dungeoneering because he grew up on the Arctic tundra.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The group joins forces with a smoke drake vampire left over from Sammaster's previous attempt at creating undead dragons.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The group joins forces with a smoke drake vampire left over from Sammaster's previous attempt at creating undead dragons. He doesn't feed on humans, but that's mostly because they don't have enough blood to sustain a vampire his size (one scene in ''The Ruin'' has him drain a [[http://kahdnd.pbworks.com/w/page/5589013/Tarterian%20Dragon Tarterian dragon]] and complain in his InternalMonologue that the blood tastes bad).
8th May '14 3:10:50 AM LordInsane
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* LightIsGood: Pavel is a cleric of Lathander, the NeutralGood [[invoked]] god of the sun.

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* LightIsGood: Pavel is a cleric of Lathander, the NeutralGood [[invoked]] god of the sun.dawn.
21st Feb '14 9:16:00 AM StarSword
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* CometOfDoom: Invoked in the backstory (the Dracorage is ''supposed'' to happen only when the King-Killer Star is in the sky -- an important plot point is that this time, it ''isn't''): [[spoiler: the elves who created the Dracorage Mythal keyed it to activate when a certain striking comet could be seen in Toril's sky]].

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* CometOfDoom: Invoked in the backstory (the in that the Dracorage is ''supposed'' to happen only when the King-Killer Star is in the sky -- an sky. An important plot point is that this time, it ''isn't''): ''isn't'': [[spoiler: the elves who created the Dracorage Mythal keyed it to activate when a certain striking comet could be seen in Toril's sky]].sky, but Sammaster has tampered with it]].
* {{Cyborg}}: As a half-golem, Dorn is a fantasy equivalent; armor plating on one side of his face, and an arm (with taloned fingers and possibly WolverineClaws) and leg both made of metal.



* EvilFeelsGood: The Rage actually feels good when dragons stop resisting it. Karas resisting it so much while she seems to crave for it speaks gallons about how heroic she is.

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* EvilFeelsGood: The Rage actually feels good when dragons stop resisting it. Karas Kara's resisting it so much while she seems to crave for it speaks gallons about how heroic she is.



* HollywoodCyborg: As a half-golem, Dorn is a fantasy equivalent; armor plating on one side of his face, and an arm (with taloned fingers and possibly WolverineClaws) and leg both made of metal.



* MagicAIsMagicA: Byers works very hard at keeping the rules of magic consistent with ''D&D'' gameplay.
* NeglectfulPrecursors: [[spoiler:In fairness to the ancient elves who created the Dracorage Mythal, they probably never expected the Crown Wars to totally destroy their civilization, or that somebody roughly 15,000 years later would figure out how to modify the mythal.]]

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* MagicAIsMagicA: Byers works very hard at keeping the rules of magic consistent with ''D&D'' gameplay.
gameplay. Spellcasters have to memorize their spells and only have a limited amount.
* NeglectfulPrecursors: [[spoiler:In In fairness to the ancient elves who created the Dracorage Mythal, [[spoiler:Dracorage Mythal]], they probably never expected the Crown Wars to totally destroy their civilization, or that somebody [[spoiler:somebody roughly 15,000 years later would figure out how to modify the mythal.]]



** More generally, Sammaster's forces include a bewildering assortment of the various dragons and dragon-like monsters in the ''D&D'' universe. Richard Lee Byers seems to have thrown darts at the 3rd Edition ''[[{{Splat}} Draconomicon]]'' and used whatever he hit.

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** More generally, Sammaster's forces include a bewildering assortment of the various dragons and dragon-like monsters in the ''D&D'' universe. Richard Lee Byers seems to have thrown darts at the 3rd Edition ''[[{{Splat}} Draconomicon]]'' ''Draconomicon'' and used whatever he hit.



* PlayingWithFire: Firefingers.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The King of Damara is a badass paladin. Deconstructed in that it nearly gets him killed.

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* PlayingWithFire: Firefingers.
Firefingers, the team's wizard.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The King Gareth Dragonsbane of Damara is a badass paladin. Deconstructed in that it nearly gets him killed.
3rd May '13 2:32:06 AM WanderingBrowser
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* {{Dracolich}}: The entire point of [[spoiler:Sammaster's tampering with the Dracorage Mythal]] is to convince every dragon on Toril that becoming a dracolich is a good thing (they're immune to the Rage). Why he thought turning them into liches was a good idea is known only to him (in a manner of speaking -- he thinks he is fulfilling a prophecy about dead dragons ruling the world, but [[spoiler: Sammaster]] is the only one that knows why he thinks fulfilling the prophecy is a ''good'' idea except to spite the proponents of the standard translation that insists it's supposed to be dragons ruling the world).

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* {{Dracolich}}: The entire point of [[spoiler:Sammaster's tampering with the Dracorage Mythal]] is to convince every dragon on Toril that becoming a dracolich is a good thing (they're immune to the Rage). Why he thought turning them into liches was a good idea is known only to him (in a manner of speaking -- he thinks he is fulfilling a prophecy about dead dragons ruling the world, but [[spoiler: Sammaster]] is the only one that knows why he thinks fulfilling the prophecy is a ''good'' idea idea, except maybe to spite the proponents of the standard translation that insists it's the translation's supposed to be about dragons ruling the world).world and he stuffed up his translation).


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* HollywoodCyborg: As a half-golem, Dorn is a fantasy equivalent; armor plating on one side of his face, and an arm (with taloned fingers and possibly WolverineClaws) and leg both made of metal.


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* {{Irony}}: Dorn lost his arm and leg because a red dragon bit them off when he was a kid; the combination of this, the trauma of having iron golem limb replacements fused, and being forced to fight in the arena for his master's sake, is what made him become a dragon hunter by trade. He ends up, as noted above, in love with a female dragon.


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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted. The main dwarf character is Raryn, an Arctic Dwarf, which means he's a white-haired dwarf who wears as little as possible by preference to facilitate his love of sunbathing, favors spears over axes, and knows absolutely nothing about stonework or dungeoneering because he grew up on the Arctic tundra.
19th Apr '13 8:47:38 PM StarSword
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* TheDragonslayer: The specialty of Dorn et al.
15th Apr '13 8:25:49 AM StarSword
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Well, if you're professional dragon hunter Dorn Graybrook, KillEmAll would seem to be the appropriate answer.

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Well, if you're professional dragon hunter Dorn Graybrook, KillEmAll would seem to be the appropriate answer.
answer. Things are more complicated than that, though.
3rd Apr '13 7:56:03 AM LordInsane
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* CometOfDoom: Invoked in the backstory (the Dracorage is ''supposed'' to happen only when the King-Killer Star is in the sky -- an important plot point is that this time, it ''isn't''): [[spoiler: the elves who created the Dracorage Mythal keyed it to activate when a certain striking comet could be seen in Toril's sky]].
11th Mar '13 7:35:21 AM StarSword
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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:During the final battle Dorn takes a BreathWeapon blast from a rust drake that renders his golem half nearly useless. He's able to work out an alternate fighting style.]]
* ChaoticGood: Kara, InUniverse. Song dragons are relatives of metallic dragons and nearly always CG.



** TheHero: Dorn. Doubles as TheBigGuy, given he's learned to use his effectively indestructible golem half to tank blows.

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** TheHero: Dorn. Doubles as TheBigGuy, given he's learned to use his effectively indestructible golem half to tank blows.incoming attacks.



** The Smart Guy: Pavel.

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** The Smart Guy: TheSmartGuy: Pavel.
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