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2nd Jun '18 2:37:02 PM Fireblood
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* BenevolentMagerRuler: Mizzamir serves as one to Natodik, which he apparently rules.

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* BenevolentMagerRuler: BenevolentMageRuler: Mizzamir serves as one to Natodik, which he apparently rules.
2nd Jun '18 2:36:23 PM Fireblood
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* BenevolentMagerRuler: Mizzamir serves as one to Natodik, which he apparently rules.
20th Feb '18 2:18:38 PM Fireblood
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* DeaderThanDead: In order to insure that someone ''stays'' dead (given that powerful healers are able to resurrect them), assassins will burn the body, take off the head or cut out their heart. Sam's done about a dozen "permanent" hits.

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* DeaderThanDead: In order to insure that someone ''stays'' dead (given that powerful healers are able to resurrect them), the assassins will burn the body, take off the head or cut out their heart. Sam's done about a dozen "permanent" hits.
20th Feb '18 2:17:27 PM Fireblood
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* DeaderThanDead: In order to insure that someone ''stays'' dead (given that powerful healers are able to resurrect them), assassins will burn the body, take off the head or cut out their heart. Sam's done about a dozen "permanent" assassinations.

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* DeaderThanDead: In order to insure that someone ''stays'' dead (given that powerful healers are able to resurrect them), assassins will burn the body, take off the head or cut out their heart. Sam's done about a dozen "permanent" assassinations.hits.
20th Feb '18 11:24:00 AM Fireblood
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* VancianMagic: In keeping with the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' style fantasy parody, magic works this way. Valerie duels a good mage, and their spells keep harmless blocking each other until they use up all the ones they've prepared. They simply cast their last ones (which are not offensive) then politely take their leave of each other, as neither is capable of harm by magic at that point.

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* VancianMagic: In keeping with the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' style fantasy parody, magic works this way. Valerie duels a good mage, and their spells keep harmless harmlessly blocking each other until they use up all the ones they've prepared. They simply cast their last ones (which are not offensive) then politely take their leave of each other, as neither is capable of harm by magic at that point.
19th Feb '18 7:07:16 PM kbissett
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* ChekhovsGun: Sam makes Kaylana a garland of exotic flowers. Many chapters later, she uses some of the flowers as reagents for a spell to save the party.



* DeaderThanDead: In order to insure that someone ''stays'' dead (given that powerful healers are able to resurrect them), assassins will burn the body or cut out their heart. Sam's done about a dozen "permanent" assassinations.

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* DeaderThanDead: In order to insure that someone ''stays'' dead (given that powerful healers are able to resurrect them), assassins will burn the body body, take off the head or cut out their heart. Sam's done about a dozen "permanent" assassinations.



* PoisonIsEvil: Our protagonist, Sam, is an assassin with a vast knowledge of toxins and poisons, which he carries plenty of at all times, having spent years building up immunities to them. He also readily employs PoisonedWeapons and owns a PoisonRing.

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* PoisonIsEvil: Our protagonist, Sam, is an assassin with a vast knowledge of toxins and poisons, which he carries plenty of at all times, having spent years building up immunities to them. He also readily employs PoisonedWeapons and owns a PoisonRing.PoisonRing (which, admittedly, he used to stash an extra dose of hay fever medicine rather than anything directly dangerous).



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Sam, in the final battle. Though he didn't ''know'' that Mizzamir was his father until minutes before killing him for unrelated reasons.]]



* TakenForGranite: Mizzamir inflicts this on Sam after a brief encounter, planning to come back and Whitewash him once he recovers from an injury. Valerie remarks that this is typical behavior for a "good" mage; transform criminals to stone, then leave them there until he decides what's to be done with them. Her personal opinion is that a BalefulPolymorph is more useful if you need to keep an enemy alive for a while -- frogs and newts are a lot easier to transport than several hundred pounds of stone, and don't attract attention if one who CantHoldHisLiquor suddenly appears in the middle of the street.

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* TakenForGranite: Mizzamir inflicts this on Sam after a brief encounter, planning to come back and Whitewash him once he recovers from an injury. Valerie remarks that this is typical behavior for a "good" mage; transform criminals to stone, then leave them there until he decides what's to be done with them. Her personal opinion is that a BalefulPolymorph is more useful if you need to keep an enemy alive for a while -- frogs and newts are a lot easier to transport than several hundred pounds of stone, and don't attract attention if one who CantHoldHisLiquor suddenly appears in the middle of the street.
4th Feb '18 6:41:04 PM Fireblood
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* {{Synchronization}}: This is the downside of having {{familiar}}'s in the book's universe-anything which the familiar suffers the mage shares. Thus when Nightshade, Valerie's familiar, kills a good mage's bird familiar, the mage dies too. Sam and Arcie exploit the fact earlier too by threatening Nightshade so Valerie will release control of the group.


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* VancianMagic: In keeping with the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' style fantasy parody, magic works this way. Valerie duels a good mage, and their spells keep harmless blocking each other until they use up all the ones they've prepared. They simply cast their last ones (which are not offensive) then politely take their leave of each other, as neither is capable of harm by magic at that point.
26th Dec '17 2:13:20 PM Fireblood
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* AerithAndBob: There's Sam and Robin alongside Arcie and Kaylana. Valeriana is soon nicknamed "Valerie", much to her distaste. Sam is short for Samalander (''not'' [[InsistentTerminology "Salamander"]]), rather than Samuel however. "Arcie" also turns out to be "R. C.", for "Reinhart Corallis".
25th Dec '17 10:26:06 PM Fireblood
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* StalkerWithACrush: Fenwick.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Fenwick.Fenwick is a womanizer to begin with, but when he spies Kaylana among the villain protagonists, he immediately decides that he must save her (and give her a personal tour of his quarters) because she's [[BeautyEqualsGoodness attractive]]. Doesn't sound creepy? While his constant spying is explainable as keeping tabs on the villains' progress, he obsesses over her presence in specific far more than professionally required. And then resorts to kidnapping her. ''By dragon''..
25th Dec '17 10:18:29 PM Fireblood
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* MagicMirror: The group runs into one which reveals Robin is a spy to them, as he's seen meeting with Archmage Mizzamir while they're looking in on the latter.
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