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21st Dec '16 3:05:22 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: So many examples, but especially: Numair (whom you of all people should know he's been involved with the women at court), Jon, and Rosto. Justified, because ''everyone'' is cheerfully having sex (see EternalSexualFreedom), or so career-focused that they can't -- and that's considered ''weird''. Numair, Jon, and Rosto are 'playboys,' but few of the major characters are chaste or virginal after the age of sixteen. Kel is the exception, but she really just doesn't have the time and still feels such attraction to other squires.
26th Oct '16 10:59:34 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Alanna, Aly, Kel, Daine, Numair... the list goes on.
11th Jun '16 9:33:24 PM Erivale
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What can't be hand-waved is the fact that unless they are fighting honour-duels with the intent to kill, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in actual battle. In real life, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What events, what can't be hand-waved is the fact that unless they are fighting honour-duels with the intent to kill, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in when knights step out onto an actual battle. battlefield. In real life, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.anyway, just to make sure.
6th May '16 12:11:26 AM GoldenSeals
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* ActionGirl: Really, almost any protagonist and many of the side female characters could count. Alanna trained as a knight since she was ten, is an expert swordswoman, and can handle herself with a manner of other weapons and even unarmed. Daine is an excellent rider and archer, though her ability to transform into any animal understandably gives her a leg up in a fight. Kel, like Alanna, is a trained knight (with a particularly notable skill at the lance), and can wield a heavy glaive with ease. While Aly prefers to use stealth to fighting, she is more than capable of handling herself. Beka, meanwhile, was a cop and excelled at using the baton or her fists.

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* ActionGirl: Really, almost any protagonist and many The cast is full of the side female characters could count.them. Alanna trained as a knight since she was ten, is an expert swordswoman, and can handle herself with a manner of other weapons and even unarmed. Daine is an excellent rider and archer, though her ability to transform into any animal understandably gives her a leg up in a fight. Kel, like Alanna, is a trained knight (with a particularly notable skill at the lance), and can wield a heavy glaive with ease. While Aly prefers to use stealth to fighting, she is more than capable of handling herself. Beka, meanwhile, was a cop and excelled at using the baton or her fists.
21st Apr '16 11:38:15 AM Erivale
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What can't be hand-waved is that in practice, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in all other circumstances. In reality, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What can't be hand-waved is the fact that in practice, unless they are fighting honour-duels with the intent to kill, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in all other circumstances. actual battle. In reality, real life, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.
14th Apr '16 4:57:59 AM eowynjedi
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What can't be hand-waved is the fact that unless they are fighting honour-duels with the intent to kill, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in all other circumstances. In reality, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What can't be hand-waved is the fact that unless they are fighting honour-duels with the intent to kill, in practice, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in all other circumstances. In reality, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.
16th Mar '16 11:19:42 PM Erivale
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tamora Pierce's portrayal of jousting is hilariously inaccurate in both the rules as well as the equipment. While the differences in rules can be HandWaved by Tortall not being Medieval Europe, so it can have its own rules for sporting events. What can't be hand-waved is the fact that unless they are fighting honour-duels with the intent to kill, knights tilt in nothing more than a helmet, a shield, and a gambeson (padded shirt), even though plate armour is the norm in all other circumstances. In reality, anybody who jousted with anything less than a full suit of plate armour would probably die from the first hit they took, and most knights heavily reinforced the left side of their armour anyway.
10th Sep '15 12:42:53 AM moguera
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* RealityEnsues: In ''Emperor Mage'' and ''Trickster's Queen'', two separate nations (Carthak and the Copper Isles respectively) that practice slavery are taken over by more moderate, reasonable leaders after overthrowing the previous tyrants. However, in both cases, slavery is not abolished by the new leaders, as it is quickly pointed out by everyone involved that the economic impact of suddenly freeing every slave in the country and being forced to provide them with wages instead of just room and board would be ''catastrophic''. Thus, while it's implied that the new rulers are slowly working to phase slavery out, the system itself remains in place for the time being.
6th Sep '15 5:56:14 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Gainel, god of dreams, is one to NeilGaiman.

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* ShoutOut: Gainel, god of dreams, is one to NeilGaiman.Creator/NeilGaiman.
3rd Jun '15 2:36:40 PM Lythande
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* DesecratingTheDead: The entire purpose of metal-winged immortals called Stormwings is to defecate on and claw battlefield corpses to pieces to leave a stinking, rotten mess. (They were created by a mage in an effort to deter humans from warfare, but it didn't work.)
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