History Literature / VattasWar

14th Apr '17 5:09:15 AM Occidensill
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In 2017 a sequel series collectively called Literature/VattasPeace began with Kylara's shuttle for a visit back to Slotter Key getting sabotaged and crashing near an uninhabited continent with many secrets buried deep in both society and the ground.



** They also have a vast range of personal uses due to advanced neurobiology and other physiological sciences; users can archive memories, control at least some hormone levels, set alarms that come with full wakefulness after a night of induced full rest, sharpen senses, run atmosphere analysis, overlay augmented reality, and much more.



** The ultimate use, however, unknown to all but a handful of people, is to make the person a walking ansible (albeit with limited calling priveldges). This proves somewhat infectious, as an incident leads to Kylara 'catching' it from Rafe during an emergency implant to implant connection.



* CallBack: Stella's backstory becomes very relevant again when she ends up a temporary guardian of Toby's girlfriend [[spoiler:who did pretty much the same "reveal a family secret to a lover" thing Stella did at her age, only in her case it's her father who was the bad guy, not Toby. And of course, they're both daughters of SpacePirates, though Stella was adopted young.]] Stella reflects how lots of things they say to each other are word-for-word [[MeaningfulEcho Meaningful Echoes]] of her own thoughts and things she and her mother argued about.

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* CallBack: Stella's backstory becomes very relevant again when she ends up a temporary guardian of Toby's girlfriend [[spoiler:who did pretty much the same "reveal a family secret to a lover" thing Stella did at her age, only in her case it's her father who was the bad guy, not Toby. And of course, they're both daughters of SpacePirates, though Stella was adopted young.]] Stella reflects how lots of things they say to each other are word-for-word [[MeaningfulEcho Meaningful Echoes]] of her own thoughts and things she and her mother argued about. Ultimately, lessons learned and Toby's continuing dedication lead her to a much better outcome than Stella had



* ChekhovsSkill: Kylara learns how to shoot the equivalent of a dart-gun in the first book. [[spoiler: She later uses this skill to put down a mutiny.]] Justified as the [[CrazyPrepared reason]] she learned in the first place

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* ChekhovsSkill: Kylara learns how to shoot the equivalent of a dart-gun in the first book. [[spoiler: She later uses this skill to put down a mutiny.]] Justified as the [[CrazyPrepared reason]] she learned in the first placeplace.



* CorruptPolitician: While there are a few mentioned the most obvious is the president of Slotter Key. Instead of attempting to rally a defense against the SpacePirates after an attack on planets biggest [[MerchantPrince merchant family]] instead turns against them, and in addition he plans to scrap what little protection it has in it's small number of {{Privateer}}s [[DirtyCoward in order to keep the pirates happy]].

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* CorruptPolitician: While there are a few mentioned the most obvious is the president of Slotter Key. Instead of attempting to rally a defense against the SpacePirates after an attack on the planets biggest [[MerchantPrince merchant family]] family]], he instead turns against them, and in addition he plans to scrap what little protection it has in it's its small number of {{Privateer}}s [[DirtyCoward in order to keep the pirates happy]]. This s due in no small part to his personal corruption.



* GentlemanAdventurer: Ransome's Rangers play this ''very'' straight at first, weirding out the rest of the characters. [[spoiler: [[PlanetOfHats Their hat]] is sudden and abrupt CharacterDevelopment; Ransome [[CatapultNightmare wakes up in the middle of the night]] and realizes that he needs to be far more calculating and careful in what he does. He continues to help Ky, but he is far more responsible from then on.]]

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* GentlemanAdventurer: Ransome's Rangers play this ''very'' straight at first, weirding out the rest of the characters. [[spoiler: [[PlanetOfHats Their hat]] is sudden and abrupt CharacterDevelopment; Ransome [[CatapultNightmare wakes up in the middle of the night]] and realizes that he needs to be far more calculating and careful in what he does. He continues to help Ky, but he is far more responsible from then on.]]
20th Nov '16 9:40:14 AM Morgenthaler
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A SpaceOpera series by ElizabethMoon.

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A SpaceOpera series by ElizabethMoon.
Creator/ElizabethMoon.
5th Aug '16 9:28:28 AM longWriter
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* TheDulcineaEffect: Happens to at least a few of the male characters towards Ky. Very nearly gets her killed on the first occasion, after a crewmember ignored Ky's orders to the crew to stand down when they were boarded by a team of mercenaries. After a while, she begins to become very frustrated at the tendency for men around her to cause additional trouble [[StopHelpingMe trying to protect her]].

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Happens to at least a few of the male characters towards Ky. Very nearly gets her killed on the first occasion, after a crewmember ignored Ky's orders to the crew to stand down when they were boarded by a team of mercenaries. After a while, she begins to become very frustrated at the tendency for men around her to cause additional trouble [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance trying to protect her]].
23rd May '15 5:03:33 PM ztyran
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* CorruptPolitician: While there are a few mentioned the most obvious is the president of Slotter Key stands out. Instead of attempting to rally a defense against the SpacePirates after an attack on planets biggest [[MerchantPrince merchant family]] instead turns against them, and in addition he plans to scrap what little protection it has in it's small number of {{Privateer}}s [[DirtyCoward in order to keep the pirates happy]].

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* CorruptPolitician: While there are a few mentioned the most obvious is the president of Slotter Key stands out.Key. Instead of attempting to rally a defense against the SpacePirates after an attack on planets biggest [[MerchantPrince merchant family]] instead turns against them, and in addition he plans to scrap what little protection it has in it's small number of {{Privateer}}s [[DirtyCoward in order to keep the pirates happy]].
23rd May '15 5:02:53 PM ztyran
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* CorruptPolitician: While there are a few mentioned the most obvious is the president of Slotter Key stands out. Instead of attempting to rally a defense against the SpacePirates after an attack on planets biggest [[MerchantPrince merchant family]] instead turns against them, and in addition he plans to scrap what little protection it has in it's small number of {{Privateer}}s [[DirtyCoward in order to keep the pirates happy]].
24th Apr '15 1:42:08 AM StFan
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* SpacePatrol: Suggested as a name for Ky's SpaceNavy, and [[TakeThat rejected]] quickly.
27th Nov '14 6:47:14 AM ztyran
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* ObliviousAdoption: Some bastard children of family turncoat Osman Vatta were tracked down young and quietly adopted into better Vatta families. [[spoiler: One of them turns out to be Stella, who doesn't take the discovery well.]]

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* ObliviousAdoption: Some bastard children of family turncoat Osman Vatta were tracked down young and quietly adopted into better Vatta families. [[spoiler: One of them turns out to be Stella, who doesn't take the discovery well. Her lack of knowledge is help by the fact she looks more like her "mother's" side of the family.]]
20th Nov '14 6:30:05 AM Divra
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* IndestructibleEdible: Aunt Gracie's fruitcakes, somewhat subverted when it turns out that a few of Ky's crewmembers ''love'' fruitcake and would have happily taken them from her if she had only mentioned having them. They're also good for smuggling things...

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* IndestructibleEdible: Aunt Gracie's fruitcakes, somewhat subverted when it turns out that a which are generally considered inedible and dense enough to block X-rays. A few of Ky's crewmembers ''love'' fruitcake fruitcake, though, and would have happily taken them from her if she had only mentioned having them. They're also good for smuggling things...[[spoiler: The part about blocking X-rays? NotHyperbole. Gracie often sends valuable or sensitive items in her cakes, knowing that they'll get through most security checkpoints without comment, and that no-one not in the know will cut one up unless the situation is well beyond salvaging.]]
20th Nov '14 6:23:57 AM Divra
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** Brief mention is given of the previous generation's Uncle Evar's Sausages, which were "hard as a rock" and even used as a weapon at one point.

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** Brief mention Apparently this is given of the previous a Vatta family tradition. Kylara's father and uncle reminisce about their generation's Uncle "Uncle Evar's Sausages, Homemade Sausage", which were was "hard as a rock" and even used as a weapon at one point.point used to bludgeon a pirate to death.
7th Sep '14 2:31:35 AM Zefire
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* RammingAlwaysWorks: {{Invoked}} by the riggers who semi-accidentally end up [[spoiler:crewing the newly-commissioned battleships at Moray. Averted when almost all of them die before the real battle commences, since they have no military training and base their tactics on television shows.]]
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