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19th Sep '16 2:15:53 AM PaulA
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* In ''Being a Green Mother'', the fifth book in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, Gaea's fury over being deceived by the man she's in love with triggers massive earth-wide storms. Later, when she's grieving, her tears are echoed by worldwide rain.

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* In ''Being a Green Mother'', the fifth book in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, ''Literature/BeingAGreenMother'' by Creator/PiersAnthony, Gaea's fury over being deceived by the man she's in love with triggers massive earth-wide storms. Later, when she's grieving, her tears are echoed by worldwide rain.
28th Aug '16 3:50:50 PM Sharysa
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Five Hundred Kingdoms]]'' series, this is seen as a manifestation of "The Tradition", a universal force that basically compels the world to act out fairy tales. As Godmother Bella explains to Elena in the first book, her kingdom's prosperous nature comes from having a good kind and queen. And Andie's [[MeaningfulName Acadia]] in the second book always relatively pleasant thanks to all the songs and poetry about their fair weather. Except when it comes time for a sacrifice - gloomy grey days for the drugged ones or thunderous storms for the fighters. And in the third book, the worst one happens when an Evil Jinn takes up residence in a castle, forcing the entire area to turn into a fierce desert that grows as he gets stronger.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Five Hundred Kingdoms]]'' series, this is seen as a manifestation of "The Tradition", a universal force that basically compels the world to act out fairy tales. As Godmother Bella explains to Elena in the first book, her kingdom's prosperous nature comes from having a good kind king and queen. And Andie's [[MeaningfulName Acadia]] in the second book always relatively pleasant thanks to all the songs and poetry about their fair weather. Except when it comes time for a sacrifice - gloomy grey days for the drugged ones or thunderous storms for the fighters. And in the third book, the worst one happens when an Evil Jinn takes up residence in a castle, forcing the entire area to turn into a fierce desert that grows as he gets stronger.
13th Aug '16 8:12:32 AM SinDustries
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--> '''Agent K:''' Ever notice how whenever you're sad, it rains?

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--> '''Agent K:''' Ever notice how whenever you're Whenever you get sad, it rains?always seems to rain.



--> '''Agent K:''' It rains ''because'' you're sad.

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--> '''Agent K:''' It rains ''because'' you're sad.sad, baby.
4th Aug '16 2:43:50 AM PaulA
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* In Terry Brooks' novel ''[[MagicKingdomOfLandover Magic Kingdom for Sale]]'', the [[GeniusLoci palace of Sterling Silver]] and her magical, self-stocking larder are tarnished, decrepit and dying from years of neglect and ruin. The old rulers set up a contract to "sell" the kingdom of Landover to anyone who wanted to be king, filling the throne but leaving the kingdom both morally and spiritually bereft. It was almost worse for the kingdom than having no king at all. Widower Ben Holiday only takes the job because he thinks it's a hoax and he needs some relief from his grief. However, he turns out to be exactly the moral, spiritual guardian for which the kingdom was starving. He and Landover end up healing each other.

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* In Terry Brooks' novel ''[[MagicKingdomOfLandover Magic Kingdom for Sale]]'', ''Literature/MagicKingdomForSaleSold'', the [[GeniusLoci palace of Sterling Silver]] and her magical, self-stocking larder are tarnished, decrepit and dying from years of neglect and ruin. The old rulers set up a contract to "sell" the kingdom of Landover to anyone who wanted to be king, filling the throne but leaving the kingdom both morally and spiritually bereft. It was almost worse for the kingdom than having no king at all. Widower Ben Holiday only takes the job because he thinks it's a hoax and he needs some relief from his grief. However, he turns out to be exactly the moral, spiritual guardian for which the kingdom was starving. He and Landover end up healing each other.
25th Jul '16 1:00:20 AM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]'', the royal family's curse causes every decision they make, be it directing a war or political maneuverings, to have the worst possible outcome.
** More that the curse twists against their actions, increasing the likelihood of failure by mischance or enemy action. Were the worst possible outcome the only option, [[spoiler:they would never have broken the thing at all.]]

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]'', Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'', the royal family's curse causes every decision they make, be it directing a war or political maneuverings, to have the worst possible outcome.
** More that the curse twists against their actions,
be twisted, increasing the likelihood of failure by mischance or enemy action. Were the worst possible outcome the only option, [[spoiler:they would never have broken the thing at all.]]action.
25th Jun '16 2:22:48 AM thatmadork
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* Used in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer''. The landscape in territories changes to represent the influence of the power who controls it. Provinces controlled by the Empire are farmed {{Arcadia}}s, provinces controlled by the Vampire Counts turn into haunted {{Uberwald}}s, Greenskins turn lands into barren wastes dotted with ramshackle fortifications, tribal totems and [[AlienKudzu giant mushrooms]], and lands controlled by Chaos become {{Mordor}}s dotted with lava flows, obsidian spires and arcane portals.
11th Jun '16 11:05:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Being a Green Mother'', the fifth book in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, Gaea's fury over being deceived by the man she's in love with triggers massive earth-wide storms. Later, when she's grieving, her tears are echoed by worldwide rain.

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* In ''Being a Green Mother'', the fifth book in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, Gaea's fury over being deceived by the man she's in love with triggers massive earth-wide storms. Later, when she's grieving, her tears are echoed by worldwide rain.
9th Jun '16 8:33:59 PM DrFraud
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* In "The Rightful King" when Prince Fergus' stepbrother Art assumes the throne, there's a severe storm on the day of his coronation and the land is beset by war, famine and blighted crops, which the druids say are signs of a usurper. When Fergus returns and takes the throne from Art, bright sunshine appears despite it being midwinter.
2nd Jun '16 1:45:45 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/TanithLee's ''Death's Master'', Narasen's kingdom is cursed to be as barren as she was. After her death, she returns and reinvokes the curse in jealous revenge, contaminating the land with the poison that killed her.

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* In Creator/TanithLee's ''Death's Master'', ''Literature/DeathsMaster'', Narasen's kingdom is cursed to be as barren as she was. After her death, she returns and reinvokes the curse in jealous revenge, contaminating the land with the poison that killed her.
30th May '16 4:52:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' series the King eventually gains possession of a jewel that can make the land itself rise against invaders if necessary. Notable in that there is a huge famine as a result of using that power after the King is forced to use it, and as later described by the characters, the power to make the land attack the invaders came from the living potential of the entire kingdom's stores of edible plants - specifically, the stores that would have been used to produce a crop for the next year. Result: a near bankrupt kingdom for several years because they had to buy all the food that they would normally have grown. Not exactly the best start to the new king's reign, but it gets better.

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* In TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' series the King eventually gains possession of a jewel that can make the land itself rise against invaders if necessary. Notable in that there is a huge famine as a result of using that power after the King is forced to use it, and as later described by the characters, the power to make the land attack the invaders came from the living potential of the entire kingdom's stores of edible plants - specifically, the stores that would have been used to produce a crop for the next year. Result: a near bankrupt kingdom for several years because they had to buy all the food that they would normally have grown. Not exactly the best start to the new king's reign, but it gets better.
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