History Literature / VoyageOfTheBasset

13th Jul '16 8:44:28 AM KingZeal
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* VisibleToBelievers: he titular ship's motto, "Credendo vides", is translated in - universe as "By believing, one sees." In fact, a more accurate translation of the latin might be "you believe as you see"
14th Feb '16 5:52:20 PM HeroGal2347
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* OurManticoresAreSpinier: The party encounters a manticore. He is leonine with a human face and intelligence to match. He initially decides he has to kill them, because he's under orders by the fairy king Oberon as a guard, but when the fairies tell him otherwise, he backs off.
15th Nov '15 7:54:52 AM Morgenthaler
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''Voyage of the Basset'' is a 1996 {{fantasy}} novella. It tells the story of Professor Algernon Aisling and his two daughters Miranda and Cassandra as they set off on the HMS ''Basset'', a marvelous ship run by dwarves and gremlins, into the lands where magical creatures live. It was adapted as ''VoyageOfTheUnicorn''.

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''Voyage of the Basset'' is a 1996 {{fantasy}} novella. It tells the story of Professor Algernon Aisling and his two daughters Miranda and Cassandra as they set off on the HMS ''Basset'', a marvelous ship run by dwarves and gremlins, into the lands where magical creatures live. It was adapted as ''VoyageOfTheUnicorn''. ''Film/VoyageOfTheUnicorn''.

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25th May '15 6:37:00 PM HeroGal2347
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* DeadlyGaze: Medusa has her famous gaze, which can cause people to be TakenForGranite.
10th Mar '15 5:59:09 PM HeroGal2347
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** Medusa weaponizes her gaze towards the troll a in the final battle.

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** Medusa weaponizes her gaze towards the troll a trolls in the final battle.
5th Jun '14 12:32:04 PM Hero_Gal_2347
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''Voyage of the Basset'' is a 1996 {{fantasy}} novella. It tells the story of Professor Algernon Aisling and his two daughters Miranda and Cassandra as they set off on the HMS ''Basset'', a marvelous ship run by dwarves and gremlins, into the lands where magical creatures live.

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''Voyage of the Basset'' is a 1996 {{fantasy}} novella. It tells the story of Professor Algernon Aisling and his two daughters Miranda and Cassandra as they set off on the HMS ''Basset'', a marvelous ship run by dwarves and gremlins, into the lands where magical creatures live. It was adapted as ''VoyageOfTheUnicorn''.



* BiggerOnTheInside: the ''Basset''. Miranda calls Sebastian on this, to which he answers, "As you said, Miss Miranda, it's all nonsense."

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* TheAloner: When they find Medusa, she is completely alone because of her petrification powers. She tells the crew she has grown tired of it.
* BiggerOnTheInside: the ''Basset''.''Basset'' contains far more rooms than it should be able to, looking at the outside. Miranda calls Sebastian on this, to which he answers, "As you said, Miss Miranda, it's all nonsense."



* HeldGaze: As Professor Aisling falls in love with Medusa, he finds himself wishing to look into her eyes.



* InDefenceOfStoryTelling: This is Professor Aisling's quest, touched off by a taunting colleague. He eventually decides that stories are important for keeping open the mind and giving it ideas.

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* InDefenceOfStoryTelling: This is Professor Aisling's quest, touched off by a taunting colleague.colleague, is to prove why the old stories are important. He eventually decides that stories are important for keeping open the mind and giving it ideas.



* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: although these are actually good and enthusiastic cooks, when invited.
* LetsGetDangerous: the harpies, who usually are simply annoying, can reputedly be fearsome opponents [[BerserkButton if you mess up their kitchen.]]
* MeaningfulName: Cassandra, who prophesies disaster without being believed.
* SirensAreMermaids: the mermaids can sing with haunting beauty, although they use it to call the sea serpent so he can save ships from being dashed on the rocks. According to Professor Aisling's notes, they allege that sailors made up the whole "singing sailors to their deaths" bit.

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* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: although Although loud and prone to snatching food if not invited to join the dinner, these are actually good creatures and enthusiastic cooks, when invited.
cooks.
* LetsGetDangerous: the The harpies, who usually are simply annoying, can reputedly be fearsome opponents [[BerserkButton if you mess up their kitchen.]]
* MeaningfulName: Cassandra, who prophesies foresees disaster without being believed.
* SirensAreMermaids: the mermaids can sing with haunting beauty, although they use it to call the sea serpent so he can save ships from being dashed on the rocks. According to Professor Aisling's notes, they allege that sailors made up the whole "singing sailors to their deaths" bit.
believed.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Professor Aisling causes the trolls to pursue the ''Basset'' by stealing a dragon skull from their lair, against the protests of Cassandra.



* PowerLimiter: Medusa cannot turn a person to stone if her eyes are shut or covered. Partway through the book, the ''Basset'' crew discovers that she can live a fairly normal life by wearing smoke-stained glasses.



* SecondLove: Medusa to Professor Aisling.
* StockNessMonster: the mermaids' sea serpent evokes this, but unlike some presentations, he saves ships.
* TakenForGranite: This happens to Sebastian halfway through the book when he tries to prevent Medusa from accidentally doing the same thing to Cassandra. This touches off the quest for a unicorn. Medusa also weaponizes it towards the troll a in the final battle.

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* SecondLove: Medusa Professor Aisling falls in love with Medusa.
* SirensAreMermaids: the mermaids can sing with haunting beauty, although they use it to call the sea serpent so he can save ships from being dashed on the rocks. According
to Professor Aisling.
Aisling's notes, they allege that sailors made up the whole "singing sailors to their deaths" bit.
* StockNessMonster: the mermaids' sea serpent evokes this, looks like a snake, but unlike some presentations, he saves ships.
ships rather than sinking them.
* TakenForGranite: This happens to TakenForGranite:
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Sebastian gets turned into a statue halfway through the book when he tries to prevent Medusa from accidentally doing the same thing to Cassandra. This touches off the quest for a unicorn.
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Medusa also weaponizes it her gaze towards the troll a in the final battle.
3rd Dec '13 6:03:20 AM BonsaiForest
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* GrowingUpStinks: Cassandra believes this thanks to Miranda, but it is averted in Professor Aisling, as well as in [[spoiler: Cassandra and Miranda at the end of the book.]]

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* GrowingUpStinks: GrowingUpSucks: Cassandra believes this thanks to Miranda, but it is averted in Professor Aisling, as well as in [[spoiler: Cassandra and Miranda at the end of the book.]]
2nd Dec '13 4:04:52 PM Hero_Gal_2347
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* HatesBaths: According to the text, trolls may fear hair-washing more than fire.
2nd Dec '13 4:03:10 PM Hero_Gal_2347
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* TakingTheBullet / TuckAndCover: After pushing Miranda and the unicorn out of the way of the dragon's flame, Professor Aisling covers them with his body. He isn't hurt, though; the dragon only gets Skotos, the troll chief.
1st Dec '13 10:18:54 AM Hero_Gal_2347
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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Cassandra and Miranda at the end of the book.]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Cassandra (to a botanist) and Miranda (to a clergyman) at the end of the book.]]
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