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30th Oct '17 1:19:29 AM zealots
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* CoolShip: The ''Weatherlight'' is built in this novel.

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* CoolShip: AngelicBeauty: [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?printed=true&multiverseid=12368 Radiant, Archangel]] is the very definition of this. Unfortunately, thanks to her corruption she gets FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon to go with it.
* CoolAirship:
The ''Weatherlight'' ''Weatherlight'', which is first built and used in this novel.



* {{Golem}}: This book contains to origin story of Karn the silver golem.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gherridarigaaz.]]
* LethalLavaLand: Shiv, homeland of the [[LizardFolk Viashino]] and the Shivan dragons.

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* DeepCoverAgent: Phyrexian [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129803 Sleeper Agents]], which were introduced in the previous book and have infiltrated both Tolaria and Serra's Realm in this book. [[spoiler:Radiant thinks the sleepers are among the realm's peasants, when in truth they've infiltrated her palace and are being led by her own war minister, who is himself a Phyrexian demon in disguise]]. On the Tolaria side, [[spoiler:Kerrick]] is one of these, and probably the most successful of the sleepers.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Radiant very nearly ''kills'' Urza Planeswalker, being defeated only by her choice to bring together the Mightstone and Weakstone she pulled out of Urza's head instead of just letting him die. To put this into perspective, the only other non-planeswalker character in all of ''Magic'' to manage such a feat was '''Yawgmoth'''.
* FallenHero: Radiant is one of these.
* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: Radiant is the angel, [[spoiler:Gorig]] is the demon.
* {{Golem}}: This book contains to the origin story of Karn [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?printed=true&multiverseid=212632 Karn, Silver Golem]].
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Serra is not a god, but to
the silver golem.
inhabitants of her realm she might as well be, and after it becomes tainted by the Phyrexians she basically flounces out of her own heaven, leaving Radiant in charge.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gherridarigaaz.]]
Gherridarigaaz]] goes out this way.
* KnightTemplar: All angels tend to be these, though Radiant takes it to AxCrazy levels.
* LethalLavaLand: Shiv, homeland of the [[LizardFolk Viashino]] and the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?printed=true&multiverseid=129730 Shivan dragons.Dragons]].
* LightIsNotGood: Radiant was originally good, but was corrupted over centuries by the influence of war minister Gorig.



* MamaBear: Gherridarigaaz is a mama ''dragon'', so much so that even being threatened with death by Urza doesn't faze her.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Gorig]] becomes one of these during the final battle in Serra's Realm.



* ThePrankster: Teferi.

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* ThePrankster: Teferi.Teferi is one of these in this book, fittingly so since he is still young and has not yet become a planeswalker in his own right (though even as a planeswalker he still has shades of this).



* TimeMachine
* TimeTravel

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* TimeMachine
TimeMachine Urza builds one and much of the Tolarian story focuses on the consequences thereof.
* TimeTravelTimeTravel: The focus of Urza's latest obsessions in this book.



* YearInsideHourOutside: After the time machine explodes, Tolaria is home to many slow and fast time rifts.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: After the time machine explodes, Tolaria is home to many slow and fast time rifts. One in particular houses [[spoiler:Kerrich]], who takes advantage of the time difference to build a Phyrexian army for himself.
14th Dec '16 12:30:04 PM Xtifr
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[[caption-width-right:179:Karn striking a pose.]] '''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…

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[[caption-width-right:179:Karn striking a pose.]] '''Time Streams''' ]]
''Time Streams''
by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…



* YearInsideHourOutside: After the time machine explodes, Tolaria is home to many slow and fast time rifts.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: After the time machine explodes, Tolaria is home to many slow and fast time rifts.
26th Mar '15 3:18:46 AM Albertosaurus
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never explained what happened to Serra, so readers less familiar with ''Magic''’s many storylines will run into this trope. What happens is this: after fleeing her realm, she eventually winds up in Ulgrotha, a story chronicled in the unpopular set ''Homelands''.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never explained what happened to Serra, so readers less familiar with ''Magic''’s many storylines will run into this trope. What happens is this: after fleeing her realm, she eventually winds up in Ulgrotha, a story chronicled in the unpopular set ''Homelands''. [[spoiler:She is eventually killed by another planeswalker, having lost the will to live after her husband Feroz's death.]]
16th Jul '14 5:12:48 AM Albertosaurus
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* YearInsideHourOutside: After the time machine explodes, Tolaria is home to many slow and fast time rifts.
10th Jul '14 8:06:40 AM Albertosaurus
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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering''.

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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering''.
''[[Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering Bloodlines]]''.
10th Jul '14 8:04:46 AM Albertosaurus
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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Bloodlines''.

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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Bloodlines''.
''Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering''.
2nd Jul '14 2:35:00 AM Albertosaurus
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'''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…

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[[caption-width-right:179:Karn striking a pose.]]
'''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…
2nd Jul '14 2:31:29 AM Albertosaurus
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'''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…

This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Bloodlines''.

!! Tropes in ''Time Streams'':

* AdaptiveAbility: This, coupled with the facts that he lives in a fast-time bubble, is how Kerrick manages to stay several steps ahead of Urza.
* CoolShip: The ''Weatherlight'' is built in this novel.
* EvilChancellor: Radiant’s counselor Gorig.
* {{Golem}}: This book contains to origin story of Karn the silver golem.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gherridarigaaz.]]
* LethalLavaLand: Shiv, homeland of the [[LizardFolk Viashino]] and the Shivan dragons.
* LizardFolk: The Viashino.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: King tries to give the goblins of Shiv some depth by describing three different kinds. None of them match the standard green-skinned goblins of ''MagicTheGathering''.
* ThePrankster: Teferi.
* ProudWarriorRace: Jhoira’s people the Ghitu, which is why Jhoira longs for a strong and mysterious man.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This is the ultimate goal of Urza’s TimeTravel experiments.
* TimeIsDangerous: Only silver can travel through time unharmed, and even silver has difficulty going further back than two days. Later in the story, many Tolarian students are killed by time rifts when the time machine explodes.
* TimeMachine
* TimeTravel
* VisionQuest: According to Jhoira, the Ghitu undertake these before becoming adults in the eyes of the tribe.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never explained what happened to Serra, so readers less familiar with ''Magic''’s many storylines will run into this trope. What happens is this: after fleeing her realm, she eventually winds up in Ulgrotha, a story chronicled in the unpopular set ''Homelands''.
* [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Yawgmoth’s Time Travel Exemption Act]]: Urza’s attempts to prevent the rise of Phyrexia do ''not'' go well.
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