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16th May '18 3:19:31 PM CJCroen1393
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* Elluka Clockworker (played by [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Luka Megurine]]) from ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'' was this during the time of "Daughter of Evil" and one key plot element was that she [[{{Seers}} foresaw the execution of Princess Riliane in a dream]]. [[spoiler:Her prediction came true, though not quite in the way she expected]].
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9th May '18 7:36:40 AM Powoga
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*** Zurin Arctus served in this role to Tiber Septim, [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder of the Third Cyrodiilic Empire]] who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood after his death]] as the "Ninth Divine" [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Talos]]. Arctus brokered the armistice between Septim and the Dunmeri [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec which joined Morrowind to Septim's Empire as a VoluntaryVassal. In order to gain special favors for Morrowind, Vivec also traded Septim the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]-crafted HumongousMecha known as the Numidium. Septim tasked Arctus with powering and controlling it. In official [[UnreliableExpositor Imperial dogma]], Arctus put his own soul into an unimaginably powerful [[YourSoulIsMine soul gem]], known as the Mantella, to power the Numidium, but [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade would betray Septim]]. According to (likely more-accurate) apocryphal stories, Arctus was instead Septim's HypercompetentSidekick and trapped the soul of a [[GodInHumanForm Shezarrine]], Wulfharth Ash-King, in the Mantella instead. However, [[TakingYouWithMe with his dying breath]], Wulfharth killed Arctus, [[MergerOfSouls fusing the two]] into an undead being known as the Underking. After Septim used the Numidium to complete his conquest of Tamriel, he began using it in under-handed, backstabbing ways which infuriated the Underking. He destroyed the Numidium and flung the Mantella into Aetherius, the realm of magic, where it would become an important MacGuffin hundreds of years later during the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.

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*** Zurin Arctus served in this role to Tiber Septim, [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder of the Third Cyrodiilic Empire]] who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood after his death]] as the "Ninth Divine" [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries [[WarGod Talos]]. Arctus brokered the armistice between Septim and the Dunmeri [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec which joined Morrowind to Septim's Empire as a VoluntaryVassal. In order to gain special favors for Morrowind, Vivec also traded Septim the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]-crafted HumongousMecha known as the Numidium. Septim tasked Arctus with powering and controlling it. In official [[UnreliableExpositor Imperial dogma]], Arctus put his own soul into an unimaginably powerful [[YourSoulIsMine soul gem]], known as the Mantella, to power the Numidium, but [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade would betray Septim]]. According to (likely more-accurate) apocryphal stories, Arctus was instead Septim's HypercompetentSidekick and trapped the soul of a [[GodInHumanForm Shezarrine]], Wulfharth Ash-King, in the Mantella instead. However, [[TakingYouWithMe with his dying breath]], Wulfharth killed Arctus, [[MergerOfSouls fusing the two]] into an undead being known as the Underking. After Septim used the Numidium to complete his conquest of Tamriel, he began using it in under-handed, backstabbing ways which infuriated the Underking. He destroyed the Numidium and flung the Mantella into Aetherius, the realm of magic, where it would become an important MacGuffin hundreds of years later during the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.
6th May '18 6:47:35 AM eleutherios
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* Several examples in Creator/TamoraPierce's books, with probably the straightest being Ishabal Ladyhammer of ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic The Will of the Empress]]''. The plot of the book is the four leads trying to escape becoming this themselves.

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* Several examples in Creator/TamoraPierce's books, with probably the straightest being Quenaill Shieldsman and Ishabal Ladyhammer of ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic The Will of the Empress]]''.Empress]]'' - Quenaill specialises in protective magic while Ishabal specialises in destructive magic. The plot of the book is the four leads trying to escape becoming this themselves. The Emperor of Yanjing has a whole fleet of court mages from all around the world, while Inoulia keeps Yarrun Firetamer around to protect her lands from wildfires. Sandry also acts as a court mage to her uncle, but also handles his finances, runs his household and handles entertaining at his castle.
12th Mar '18 5:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* Serving a term as a CourtMage for a minor lord is a standard step in a magician's career in {{the Witcher}}world. High-ranking magicians are independent, but often advise kings and other rulers.

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* Serving a term as a CourtMage for a minor lord is a standard step in a magician's career in {{the Franchise/{{the Witcher}}world. High-ranking magicians are independent, but often advise kings and other rulers.
18th Feb '18 12:17:00 AM nombretomado
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* RasputinTheMadMonk -- He had a truly unhealthy influence on the Tsar and his family. However, historians still debate how much of what was attributed to him was truly ''his'' unhealthy ideas, and how much the imperial family's he was blamed for, to avoid ''lèse-majesté''.

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* RasputinTheMadMonk UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk -- He had a truly unhealthy influence on the Tsar and his family. However, historians still debate how much of what was attributed to him was truly ''his'' unhealthy ideas, and how much the imperial family's he was blamed for, to avoid ''lèse-majesté''.
28th Oct '17 12:08:02 PM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old and wise goat who serves as the court [[{{Seer}} Soothsayer]] and TheGoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility, first to Lord Shen's parents and then Lady Lianne. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl. One of those instances has her foretell the prophecy about Shen's fate.

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' ''Fanfic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old and wise goat who serves as the court [[{{Seer}} Soothsayer]] and TheGoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility, first to Lord Shen's parents and then Lady Lianne. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl. One of those instances has her foretell the prophecy about Shen's fate.
22nd Oct '17 8:20:59 PM intastiel
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* {{Defied|Trope}} in ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'', where the Order of Hermes prohibits its members from "interfering in the affairs of [[{{Muggles}} mundanes]]". This is in part to protect the somewhat open secret of their existence on the fringes of society; in part to avoid stepping on the Church's toes in a setting where divine powers are demonstrably real; and in part because the Gift of Magic causes innate distrust and disgust in people nearby, which causes [[TorchesAndPitchforks quite enough problems]] ''outside'' a royal court.
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20th Sep '17 1:46:09 PM Divra
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* Pug's first master in ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Magician]]'' served as this for Duke Boric of Crydee. On the Tsurani side the Warlord had a pair of Great Ones who supported his political ambitions functioning very much like this, though the Tsurani Great Ones normally stand outside the political intrigues that a part of life in the Empire.

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* Pug's first master Kulgan in ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Magician]]'' served as this for Duke Boric of Crydee.Crydee. Pug himself was Prince Arutha's court mage for a short period, though he more often showed up temporarily to provide advice in times of need. On the Tsurani side the Warlord had a pair of Great Ones who supported his political ambitions functioning very much like this, though the Tsurani Great Ones normally stand outside the political intrigues that a part of life in the Empire.



* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': Kulgan, Pug's first mentor, was Court Mage to the rulers of Crydee. Pug was Prince Arutha's court mage, as well as in the service of Duke James of Krondor, for short periods after his return from Tsuranuanni, though he soon found that his fate required him to be able to work independently.
20th Sep '17 1:44:00 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': Kulgan, Pug's first mentor, was Court Mage to the rulers of Crydee. Pug was Prince Arutha's court mage, as well as in the service of Duke James of Krondor, for short periods after his return from Tsuranuanni, though he soon found that his fate required him to be able to work independently.
16th Aug '17 5:19:48 PM MadAnthony94
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* Dr. John Dee -- magician associated with the courts of Elizabeth I of England, Stephen of Poland, and Ruldolph II of the Holy Roman Empire (also associated with Rabbi Loew, the creator of the Golem). His ''official'' position was court physician.

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* Dr. John Dee -- magician associated with the courts of Elizabeth I of England, Stephen of Poland, and Ruldolph II of the Holy Roman Empire (also associated with Rabbi Loew, the creator of the Golem). His ''official'' position was court physician.
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