History Literature / VattasWar

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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Not a trope.
* 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.]]
12th Aug '14 10:19:31 PM Westrim
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** Those same security forces employ a BatmanGambit where they take serious losses to defensive fire trying to [[ZergRush close the range and engage]] the SpacePirates' warships at close range... [[spoiler: once the Pirates lower their sheilds so they can employ [[BeamSpam all of their firepower]], the security ships open up with all of the weaponry ''they'' had been holding back, causing disproportionate damage]] at a high cost in their own ships and lives * HiddenAgendaVillain: Gammis Turek's overall goals are never clearly defined.
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** Those same security forces employ a BatmanGambit where they take serious losses to defensive fire trying to [[ZergRush close the range and engage]] the SpacePirates' warships at close range... [[spoiler: once the Pirates lower their sheilds shields so they can employ [[BeamSpam all of their firepower]], the security ships open up with all of the weaponry ''they'' had been holding back, causing disproportionate damage]] damage at a high cost in their own ships and lives lives. * HiddenAgendaVillain: Gammis Turek's Turek and Lew Parminas overall goals are never clearly defined.

* HumiliationConga: Kylara suffers one of these when she is forced to resign from the Slotter Key MilitaryAcademy due to a scandal she unwittingly helped cause, when she had been one of the top students in her class (her boyfriend was ''the'' top student in the class). Through the course of the first book, she is tricked into helping cause the scandal, forced to resign from the Academy, ends up being put to work captaining the oldest ship in her family's fleet on a one-way trip to get it disposed at the junkers, and on the way the aforementioned ship ''breaks down'', leaving her stranded in the midst of a local civil war. After she comes out on top in the whole crisis, she gets a Dear John letter from her boyfriend (who doesn't know what's going on because it was all swept under the rug) telling her she's disgraced the Academy and the armed forces and that he's leaving her because he's ashamed of ever loving her.
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* HumiliationConga: Kylara suffers one of these when she is forced to resign from the Slotter Key MilitaryAcademy due to a scandal she unwittingly helped cause, when she had been one of the top students in her class (her boyfriend was ''the'' top student in the class). Through the course of the first book, she is tricked into helping cause the scandal, forced to resign from the Academy, ends up being put to work captaining the oldest ship in her family's fleet on a one-way trip to get it disposed at the junkers, and on the way the aforementioned ship ''breaks down'', leaving her stranded in the midst of a local civil war. After she comes out on top in the whole crisis, she gets a Dear John letter from her boyfriend (who doesn't know what's going on because it was all swept under the rug) telling her she's disgraced the Academy and the armed forces and that he's leaving her because he's ashamed of ever loving her.

* PlanetOfHats: Also mostly averted. The two biggest examples are Cascadia, who's people are extremely courteous and way into [[NatureLover trees]], and Gretna, who's people are [[NoTranshumanismAllowed against modification]] and behave like [[SpaceJews White supremacists]] to all who don't look like themselves. Otherwise most planets are either Pro or Anti {{Transhuman}}.
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* PlanetOfHats: Also mostly Mostly averted. The two biggest examples are Cascadia, who's whose people are extremely courteous and way into [[NatureLover trees]], and Gretna, who's whose people are [[NoTranshumanismAllowed against modification]] and behave like [[SpaceJews White supremacists]] to all who don't look like themselves. Otherwise most planets are either Pro or Anti {{Transhuman}}.
12th Aug '14 10:00:03 PM Westrim
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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongwithThat: Invoked several times in internal commentary on the Moscoe Confederations fixation on trees.
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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongwithThat: NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Invoked several times in internal commentary on the Moscoe Confederations fixation on trees.
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