History Literature / VattasWar

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.
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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.]]
2nd Sep '14 11:57:23 AM somerandomdude
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* ThievesCant: The pirates have their own language.[[spoiler:In the last book one of the younger Vattas realizes the enemy language is quite similar to the "family code" used by one of his classmates; her father turned out to be a spy but she didn't know and actually helped translate for the coalition.]]
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