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18th Aug '16 8:33:22 AM Timurlame
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The King of Glome often sentences people who particularly displease him to hard labor in his silver mines. As Orual notes, his tendency to have them worked to death is incredibly inefficient for the purpose of actually mining silver. Even as be bewails Glomes ill fortunes, he never considers any kind of labor reform. When Orual becomes queen, she takes special care to make sure the slaves in the mines are well-treated and healthy, and in a few years the silver output skyrockets, becoming a pillar of Glome's prosperity.


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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The King of Glome often sentences people who particularly displease him to hard labor in his silver mines. As Orual notes, his tendency to have them worked to death is incredibly inefficient for the purpose of actually mining silver. Even as be bewails Glome's ill fortunes, he never considers any kind of labor reform. When Orual becomes queen, she takes special care to make sure the slaves in the mines are well-treated and healthy, and in a few years the silver output skyrockets, becoming a pillar of Glome's prosperity.
18th Aug '16 8:32:23 AM Timurlame
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* ACreditToYourRace: This is the only kind of compliment the Fox. who is Greek ever gets from the King.
18th Aug '16 8:31:26 AM Timurlame
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* ACreditToYourRace: This is the only kind of compliment the Fox. who is Greek ever gets from the King.
18th Aug '16 8:04:24 AM Timurlame
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The King of Glome often sentences people who particularly displease him to hard labor in his silver mines. As Orual notes, his tendency to have them worked to death is incredibly inefficient for the purpose of actually mining silver. When Orual becomes queen, she takes special care to make sure the slaves in the mines are well-treated and healthy, and in a few years the output skyrockets.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The King of Glome often sentences people who particularly displease him to hard labor in his silver mines. As Orual notes, his tendency to have them worked to death is incredibly inefficient for the purpose of actually mining silver. Even as be bewails Glomes ill fortunes, he never considers any kind of labor reform. When Orual becomes queen, she takes special care to make sure the slaves in the mines are well-treated and healthy, and in a few years the silver output skyrockets.skyrockets, becoming a pillar of Glome's prosperity.
18th Aug '16 8:02:55 AM Timurlame
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The King of Glome often sentences people who particularly displease him to hard labor in his silver mines. As Orual notes, his tendency to have them worked to death is incredibly inefficient for the purpose of actually mining silver. When Orual becomes queen, she takes special care to make sure the slaves in the mines are well-treated and healthy, and in a few years the output skyrockets.
12th Mar '16 12:17:26 AM GrammarNavi
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* ExternalRetcon: Orual writes her book to set the record straight after hearing a priest's false story about Psyche. Eventually, [[spoiler: Orual retcons her own story when she comes to realize her true motivations were selfish.]] (Of course, TillWeHaveFaces functions as this in real life as well.)

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* ExternalRetcon: Orual writes her book to set the record straight after hearing a priest's false story about Psyche. Eventually, [[spoiler: Orual retcons her own story when she comes to realize her true motivations were selfish.]] (Of course, TillWeHaveFaces ''Till We Have Faces'' functions as this in real life as well.)
1st Jan '15 6:01:58 PM Jeduthun
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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Redival is the pretty but ditzy one; Orual is the clever but unattractive one. Orual's feelings for Istra are more complicated.
23rd May '14 7:32:25 PM tempestinateapot
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* BecomingTheMask: Orual.


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* FlyingDutchman: [[spoiler: Istra, after disobeying her husband, is exiled to wander the earth until she can be reunited with the God of the Mountain.]]


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* InsaneTrollLogic: The gods, according to Orual.


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* MindScrew


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Orual, after [[spoiler: Istra is exiled from the Mountain.]]


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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Orual's intent in writing the book.


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* ScaryAmoralReligion: The cult of Ungit.


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* TragicMistake: [[spoiler: Convincing Istra to disobey her husband.]]


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* VirginSacrifice: Istra.


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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Istra.
21st Apr '14 12:56:43 AM Bezy
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* ReleaseYourSlaves: Orual did quite a bit, starting with the Fox. [[ValuesDissonance Appropriately for her time]], she never regards slavery as a bad thing; rather, she thinks it's just (and prudent) for a good mistress to give freedom as a reward to faithful and hard-working slaves, and she expects (and receives) gratitude in return.

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* ReleaseYourSlaves: Orual did quite a bit, starting with the Fox. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Appropriately]] for [[ValuesDissonance Appropriately for her time]], she never regards slavery as a bad thing; rather, she thinks it's just (and prudent) for a good mistress to give freedom as a reward to faithful and hard-working slaves, and she expects (and receives) gratitude in return.
6th Apr '14 4:58:58 AM ninjacrat
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* GroinAttack: A young soldier, Tarin, flirts with Orual's sister Redival, so the King has him made into a eunuch.
** Doubles as DisproportionateRetribution, unless perhaps you're prepared to argue for ValuesDissonance.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: Lewis believed that human love -- absent divine grace -- is selfishness in a pretty mask, which ultimately destroys the object of affection.
** To be fair, he believed that ''every'' human emotion -- absent divine grace -- [[HumansAreBastards inevitably becomes twisted and evil]]. It's a consequence of the Fall. Love is stronger, so its effects are greater. (He says elsewhere, "[Love] is a stronger angel, and therefore, when it falls, a fiercer devil.")

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Lewis believed that human love -- absent divine grace -- is selfishness in a pretty mask, which ultimately destroys the object of affection.
** To be fair, he believed that ''every'' human emotion -- absent divine grace -- [[HumansAreBastards inevitably becomes twisted and evil]]. It's a consequence of the Fall. Love is stronger, so its effects are greater.
affection. (He says elsewhere, "[Love] is a stronger angel, and therefore, when it falls, a fiercer devil.")
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