History Literature / TufVoyaging

5th Jul '15 7:32:55 PM PaulA
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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is shared with another Martin novel, ''Dying of the Light'' (and a number of short stories), and the universe is a pretty chaotic place. Ever since the Human-Hrangan war and the devastation that followed the Hrangan's desperate LastStand, Earth has been a closed-off planet, along with its most prosperous and advanced colonies, like Prometheus. There is no centralized government, leaving individual colonies to degenerate into near-barbaric feudal-like societies (with a few exceptions; Avalon, Baldur and Jameson's World are shown to be doing well for themselves in other stories), and the technologies behind genetic/ecological engineering and time manipulation are all but lost to everyone else, which makes the Ark a very sought-after treasure trove. Oh, and there were a bunch of [[AIIsACrapshoot AI rebellions]] at some point.
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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is shared with another Martin novel, ''Dying of the Light'' ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'' (and a number of short stories), and the universe is a pretty chaotic place. Ever since the Human-Hrangan war and the devastation that followed the Hrangan's desperate LastStand, Earth has been a closed-off planet, along with its most prosperous and advanced colonies, like Prometheus. There is no centralized government, leaving individual colonies to degenerate into near-barbaric feudal-like societies (with a few exceptions; Avalon, Baldur and Jameson's World are shown to be doing well for themselves in other stories), and the technologies behind genetic/ecological engineering and time manipulation are all but lost to everyone else, which makes the Ark a very sought-after treasure trove. Oh, and there were a bunch of [[AIIsACrapshoot AI rebellions]] at some point.
4th Jul '15 8:52:01 PM kraas
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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is shared with another Martin novel, ''Dying of the Light'' (and a number of short stories), and the universe is a pretty chaotic place. Ever since the Human-Hrangan war and the devastation that followed the Hrangan's desperate LastStand, Earth has been a closed-off planet, along with its most prosperous and advanced colonies, like Prometheus. There is no centralized government, leaving individual colonies to degenerate into near-barbaric feudal-like societies, and the technologies behind genetic/ecological engineering and time manipulation are all but lost to everyone else, which makes the Ark a very sought-after treasure trove. Oh, and there were a bunch of [[AIIsACrapshoot AI rebellions]] at some point.
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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is shared with another Martin novel, ''Dying of the Light'' (and a number of short stories), and the universe is a pretty chaotic place. Ever since the Human-Hrangan war and the devastation that followed the Hrangan's desperate LastStand, Earth has been a closed-off planet, along with its most prosperous and advanced colonies, like Prometheus. There is no centralized government, leaving individual colonies to degenerate into near-barbaric feudal-like societies, societies (with a few exceptions; Avalon, Baldur and Jameson's World are shown to be doing well for themselves in other stories), and the technologies behind genetic/ecological engineering and time manipulation are all but lost to everyone else, which makes the Ark a very sought-after treasure trove. Oh, and there were a bunch of [[AIIsACrapshoot AI rebellions]] at some point.
24th Jan '15 12:07:18 AM Arcorann
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* StandardTimeUnits: The setting has standard years, weeks, hours, etc. The "standard" part is dropped some but not all of the time. S'uthlam also uses a local month (of unknown length). In addition, the text refers to a "standard kilometre" at one point, even though logically there should be no reason to have a non-standard kilometre.
18th Oct '14 5:45:15 PM Pilomotor
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* CrewOfOne: Tuf (if you don't count his pets as crew). One of the most extreme examples out there, in terms of ship size.
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* CrewOfOne: Tuf (if you don't count his pets as crew). One of the most extreme examples out there, in terms of ship size. After acquiring the ship, one of the first things he does is get drastic modifications made to the control systems, which were clearly designed to partition different responsibilities to different people.

* GeniusBruiser: Tuf is north of seven feet tall; once, when he was attacked he subdued his opponent by picking him up and dropping him.
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* GeniusBruiser: Tuf is north of seven feet tall; once, when he was attacked attacked, he subdued his opponent by picking him up and dropping him.

* LivingLieDetector: Dax. * LookBehindYou: Played with in "The Plague Star". When Tuf attempts to warn Rica Dawnstar that there's a ravenous ''T. rex'' sneaking up behind her, she tells him sternly that she's not going to fall for "the old there's-a-dinosaur-behind-you gambit" -- even though it's making enough noise that she must know it's there. It turns out she's perfectly aware that it's there, and also that she's in no danger from it.
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* LivingLieDetector: Dax. Dax is psychic, and can alert Tuf when someone isn't being completely honest. * LookBehindYou: Played with in "The Plague Star". When Tuf attempts to warn Rica Dawnstar that there's a ravenous ''T. rex'' sneaking up behind her, she tells him sternly that she's not going to fall for "the old there's-a-dinosaur-behind-you gambit" -- even though it's making enough noise that she must know it's there. It turns out she's messing with Tuf, as she's perfectly aware that it's there, and also that she's in no danger from actually controlling it.

** Also done in less depth with Lyronica, where everything revolves around the pit fighting.
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** Also done in less depth with Lyronica, where everything revolves around the [[SeriousBusiness pit fighting.fighting]].
7th May '14 7:09:49 PM Pilomotor
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* StarfishAliens: Are at the root of the problem in "Guardians". [[spoiler: Almost literally, although to be precise they are perhaps more limpet than starfish. People eat them as delicacies because they're so ''alien'' that nobody realized they were sentient.]]
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* StarfishAliens: Are at the root of the problem in "Guardians". [[spoiler: Almost literally, although to be precise they are perhaps more limpet than starfish. People eat them as delicacies because they're so ''alien'' that nobody realized they were sentient.expected them to be capable of feeling pain, much less communicating.]]
7th May '14 7:04:38 PM Pilomotor
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* KarmicDeath: After killing Tuf's cat, Mushroom, Celise Waan bumps into a bunch of "[[KillerRabbit hellkittens]]" - felines from a DeathWorld. Who spit acid.
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* KarmicDeath: After killing causing the death of Tuf's cat, Mushroom, Celise Waan bumps into a bunch of "[[KillerRabbit hellkittens]]" - felines from a DeathWorld. Who spit acid. She can't defend herself because she's infected with a debilitating plague. In fact, she got Mushroom killed by using it to test the air's safety, but her stupidity prevented her from realizing the air was ''not'' safe to breathe.
7th May '14 6:59:26 PM Pilomotor
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Meatbeasts are a carnivorous version; they're giant edible tumors.
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Meatbeasts are a carnivorous version; they're basically giant edible tumors.tumors. S'uthlam also has the technology to manufacture artificial food out of inedible organic materials like petroleum or plankton, although the taste is unimpressive.
7th May '14 6:55:30 PM Pilomotor
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* BeastlyBloodsports: "A Beast for Norn". The twelve Great Houses of the planet Lyronica use creatures native to their planet as combatants in gaming pits. Tuf disapproves of this cruelty to animals, so he sells each of the Houses an alien creature that annihilates the other Houses' creature in combat. He charges an ever-increasing outrageous fee for each creature, makes sure that each one has a serious side effect that will make it useless, and gives each House an extra creature that devastates its ecosystem. As a result, all of the Houses end up going bankrupt.
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* BeastlyBloodsports: "A Beast for Norn". The twelve Great Houses of the planet Lyronica use creatures native to their planet as combatants in gaming pits. Tuf disapproves of this cruelty to animals, so he sells each of the Houses an alien creature that annihilates the other Houses' creature creatures in combat. He charges an ever-increasing outrageous fee for each creature, makes sure that each one has a serious side effect quirk that will make it useless, impossible to use over the long term, and gives each House an extra creature (a seemingly harmless prey animal that breeds quickly) that devastates its ecosystem. As a result, all of the Houses end up going bankrupt.on the brink of bankruptcy and with no animals to use in their fights.
1st May '14 6:46:04 AM TooBah
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* CrewOfOne: Tuf (if you don't count his pets as crew). One of the most extreme examples out there, in terms of ship size.
22nd Feb '14 10:43:05 AM Byzantine
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* AGodAmI: Having always had the power of a god through The Ark, Tuf slowly begins to wonder if he also has the responsibility and authority of one to boot. The question is left open, of course, and even him most questionable acts are borne out of generally good intentions.
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* AGodAmI: Having always had the power of a god through The Ark, Tuf slowly begins to wonder if he also has the responsibility and authority of one to boot. The question is left open, of course, and even him his most questionable acts are borne out of generally good intentions.
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