History Literature / WarlockOfGramarye

11th Mar '17 4:06:59 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: The King of the Elves is named [[AMidsummerNightsDream O'Berin]]. Also, Rod adopted the name "Gallowglass" because it's an Irish term for a mercenary soldier; what he was posing as. And when he met his AlternateUniverse analogue, the fellow was named "Kern": ''another'' term for an Irish soldier.

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* MeaningfulName: The King of the Elves is named [[AMidsummerNightsDream [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream O'Berin]]. Also, Rod adopted the name "Gallowglass" because it's an Irish term for a mercenary soldier; what he was posing as. And when he met his AlternateUniverse analogue, the fellow was named "Kern": ''another'' term for an Irish soldier.
3rd Mar '17 9:36:19 PM Xavon
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* Main/AuthorTract: Stasheff's strong view on Catholicism. See ChristianityIsCatholic and WarOnStraw below.
2nd Mar '17 1:39:52 PM Madrugada
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* MedievalStasis: Gramarye doesn't appear to have advanced significantly in the five hundred years since its founding. Justified in that it was established by people who deliberately set out to recreate Earth's Midieval period, and who therefore voluntarily had their memories of high tech wiped before landfall. Subverted by the priests who accompanied them, members of the Order Of St Vidicon, they were not wiped and the order still maintains knowledge of technology. Since it's a cloistered order, its fairly easy for them to keep it secret. A more extreme version is found in ''The Warlock Unlocked'', in which an AlternateUniverse 31st century Earth is ''still'' in the medieval period.

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* MedievalStasis: Gramarye doesn't appear to have advanced significantly in the five hundred years since its founding. Justified in that it was established by people who deliberately set out to recreate Earth's Midieval period, and who therefore voluntarily had their memories of high tech wiped before landfall. Subverted by the priests who accompanied them, members of the Order Of St Vidicon, Vidicon of Cathode ("Cathodeans"), they were not wiped memory-wiped and the order still maintains knowledge of technology. Since it's a cloistered order, its fairly easy for them to keep it secret. A more extreme version is found in ''The Warlock Unlocked'', in which an AlternateUniverse 31st century Earth is ''still'' in the medieval period.
2nd Mar '17 1:37:11 PM Madrugada
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* MedievalStasis: Gramarye doesn't appear to have advanced significantly in the five hundred years since its founding. A more extreme version is found in ''The Warlock Unlocked'', in which an AlternateUniverse 31st century Earth is ''still'' in the medieval period.

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* MedievalStasis: Gramarye doesn't appear to have advanced significantly in the five hundred years since its founding. Justified in that it was established by people who deliberately set out to recreate Earth's Midieval period, and who therefore voluntarily had their memories of high tech wiped before landfall. Subverted by the priests who accompanied them, members of the Order Of St Vidicon, they were not wiped and the order still maintains knowledge of technology. Since it's a cloistered order, its fairly easy for them to keep it secret. A more extreme version is found in ''The Warlock Unlocked'', in which an AlternateUniverse 31st century Earth is ''still'' in the medieval period.
26th Oct '16 8:00:01 AM dlchen145
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* AlternateUniverse: Rod and family get exiled to one by the time travelers, only to come back more BadAss than before [[spoiler:when Rod gets his own powers from his Alternate counterpart, a real wizard]].

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* AlternateUniverse: Rod and family get exiled to one by the time travelers, only to come back more BadAss badass than before [[spoiler:when Rod gets his own powers from his Alternate counterpart, a real wizard]].
2nd Feb '16 2:48:38 PM Discar
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The "Witches" and "Warlocks" turn out to be [[PsychicPowers psychics]]. All are [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]] to some degree, most of the females can use [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], and the males can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] and [[UpUpAndAway levitate]] themselves. A few [[SpiderSense precognitives]] are thrown into the mix as well. As to the elves and other fairy-tale creatures, [[strike:one should read the books to truly understand why they are there]]. There's a native fungus that shapeshifts in response to telepathy. See, that wasn't so hard.

The first book in the series is called "The Warlock in Spite of Himself" in reference to Rod. Once he lands on Gramarye, everyone says that he's a Warlock, which he continuously denies, since he has not a single shred of psi power. [[spoiler: It is revealed in the third book that he's got more psi power than ANYONE else on that planet, with the exception of his firstborn son, most likely...]]

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The "Witches" and "Warlocks" turn out to be [[PsychicPowers psychics]]. All are [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]] to some degree, most of the females can use [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], and the males can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] and [[UpUpAndAway levitate]] themselves. A few [[SpiderSense precognitives]] are thrown into the mix as well. As to the elves and other fairy-tale creatures, [[strike:one should read the books to truly understand why they are there]]. There's a native fungus that shapeshifts in response to telepathy. See, that wasn't so hard.

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The first book in the series is called "The Warlock in Spite of Himself" in reference to Rod. Once he lands on Gramarye, everyone says that he's a Warlock, which he continuously denies, since he has not a single shred of psi power. [[spoiler: It is revealed in the third book that he's got more psi power than ANYONE else on that planet, with the exception of his firstborn son, most likely...]]
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1st Jan '16 11:08:27 PM nombretomado
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Most of the books take place on the planet of Gramarye, where a colony was founded on a large island by what are essentially SocietyForCreativeAnachronism members.

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Most of the books take place on the planet of Gramarye, where a colony was founded on a large island by what are essentially SocietyForCreativeAnachronism UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism members.
2nd Mar '15 5:55:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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Most of those that were unable to accompany the Emigres became the foundation of the resistance to PEST. The rest spent the next few centuries playing DungeonsAndDragons, since "they were used to being underground."

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Most of those that were unable to accompany the Emigres became the foundation of the resistance to PEST. The rest spent the next few centuries playing DungeonsAndDragons, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', since "they were used to being underground."
3rd Nov '14 3:54:40 AM tkzv
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* OldShame: Original ''King Kobold''. Stasheff took criticism close to the heart.
3rd Nov '14 3:35:25 AM tkzv
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## ''King Kobold'' (aka ''King Kobold Revised'', 1971)

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## ''King Kobold'' (aka (1971) (rewritten as ''King Kobold Revised'', 1971)Revived'' in 1984)



* ChristianityIsCatholic: Catholicism is the only religion on Gramarye.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Justified for novels set on Gramarye, where Catholicism is the only religion on Gramarye.religion. May get ridiculous in novels set outside Gramarye, where other Christian confessions don't seem to exist and Catholic stance (on things like celibacy) is always right.


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* OldShame: Original ''King Kobold''. Stasheff took criticism close to the heart.


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** 1971 and 1984 versions of ''King Kobold'' drastically differ in some plot points. ''The Warlock Unlocked'' written in 1982 mentions the events unique to the 1971 version, like Rod meeting the "good" time travellers, but in post-1984 books those never happened.


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* TheWarOnStraw: Enemies tend to be one-dimensional and their underlying motivation is rather ludicrous. Be they anarchists, totalitarianists, Catholic revisionists or death metal musicians.
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