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25th Jun '17 11:12:08 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/DarknessSeries'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove (an allegory of WorldWarTwo set in a generic fantasy world) leylines take on the role of railway lines in our world, with enchanted carts floating above them. However, because leylines also go under the sea, most ships are also enchanted and ride along them rather than using sails (the Algarvians at one point pull off a surprise invasion by using only rare sailships, magically undetectable). The biggest hub of leylines in the world is the Lagoan capital of Setubal (the equivalent of London), explaining its role as the centre of global trade.

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* In the ''Literature/DarknessSeries'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove (an allegory of WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII set in a generic fantasy world) leylines take on the role of railway lines in our world, with enchanted carts floating above them. However, because leylines also go under the sea, most ships are also enchanted and ride along them rather than using sails (the Algarvians at one point pull off a surprise invasion by using only rare sailships, magically undetectable). The biggest hub of leylines in the world is the Lagoan capital of Setubal (the equivalent of London), explaining its role as the centre of global trade.
7th Jun '17 7:23:52 PM nombretomado
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* Nikki Reilly from the ''WhateleyUniverse'' can tap ley lines to increase her power. Her dependence on them comes back to bite her in her combat final, where fallout from a previous fight in the same arena has caused all the local ley lines to become temporarily messed up.

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* Nikki Reilly from the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' can tap ley lines to increase her power. Her dependence on them comes back to bite her in her combat final, where fallout from a previous fight in the same arena has caused all the local ley lines to become temporarily messed up.
28th May '17 3:29:01 PM nombretomado
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* [[LeyLine Ley Lines]] are somewhat important in ''WarhammerFantasy'': For starters, the High Elves use them to keep their island home afloat, and disturbing the stones that mark them tends to have really bad consequences (a stray Goblin warlord and his shaman almost sunk the continent, which considering its status as a CosmicKeystone would have been a Bad Thing.) The Slann also use them to communicate with each other, unfortunately for them they had to move their continent around a bit, which meant that their cities in Lustria and the Southlands are no longer aligned, which means they cannot communicate. This leads to redundancy at times, such as hitting the Cathayan fleet with two hurricanes.

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* [[LeyLine Ley Lines]] are somewhat important in ''WarhammerFantasy'': ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': For starters, the High Elves use them to keep their island home afloat, and disturbing the stones that mark them tends to have really bad consequences (a stray Goblin warlord and his shaman almost sunk the continent, which considering its status as a CosmicKeystone would have been a Bad Thing.) The Slann also use them to communicate with each other, unfortunately for them they had to move their continent around a bit, which meant that their cities in Lustria and the Southlands are no longer aligned, which means they cannot communicate. This leads to redundancy at times, such as hitting the Cathayan fleet with two hurricanes.
20th May '17 3:44:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheRequiem'' has them, primarily used by the Covenant called Ordo Dracul, and referred by them as "Dragon Lines".

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* ''VampireTheRequiem'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' has them, primarily used by the Covenant called Ordo Dracul, and referred by them as "Dragon Lines".
8th Apr '17 5:13:10 PM nombretomado
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* These are cards in ''MagicTheGathering''. If you have one in you opening hand, you can start the game with it in play (the battle takess place on that spot). You can also bring them out at any other time, but you have to pay for it like any other enchantment.
* Ley lines are at the heart of ''{{Rifts}}''. In the backstory, the [[WorldWreckingWave Great Cataclysm]] was caused when a nuclear war took place on the [[WhenThePlanetsAlign Winter Solstice, during a planetary alignment]], feeding vast amounts of power into the ley lines. This overload set off natural disasters across the planet, causing further fatalities and pouring ''more'' energy into the ley lines, until finally the world was left in ruins. In the game's [[AfterTheEnd present day]], the still-overcharged are like massive walls glowing so bright, they can be seen from space at night. They are such a noteworthy source of power that the average magician is known as a Ley Line Walker.

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* These are cards in ''MagicTheGathering''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. If you have one in you opening hand, you can start the game with it in play (the battle takess place on that spot). You can also bring them out at any other time, but you have to pay for it like any other enchantment.
* Ley lines are at the heart of ''{{Rifts}}''.''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}''. In the backstory, the [[WorldWreckingWave Great Cataclysm]] was caused when a nuclear war took place on the [[WhenThePlanetsAlign Winter Solstice, during a planetary alignment]], feeding vast amounts of power into the ley lines. This overload set off natural disasters across the planet, causing further fatalities and pouring ''more'' energy into the ley lines, until finally the world was left in ruins. In the game's [[AfterTheEnd present day]], the still-overcharged are like massive walls glowing so bright, they can be seen from space at night. They are such a noteworthy source of power that the average magician is known as a Ley Line Walker.
6th Mar '17 3:33:09 AM mystery_kcad
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* In ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'', Ranma learned how to connect to the Earth's leylines. One notable loop ends with Ryoga stumbling across and attacking one of the lines Ranma is using, causing the entire solar system to explode.
5th Mar '17 5:06:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''DungeonSiege 2'' refers to Ley Lines.

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* ''DungeonSiege 2'' ''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeII'' refers to Ley Lines.
26th Feb '17 5:29:51 PM Reign
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' (and by extension ''VideoGame/TalesofZestiria'', which ''Berseria'' is a distant prequel to) calls them "the earthpulse." A good chunk of the game involves hunting down nexuses, called earthpulse points. On a few occasions the cast actually enters the earthpulse physically.
15th Jan '17 6:55:16 PM jormis29
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* The ''Anime/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite'' uses the dragon pulse belief described under Feng Shui as a source of [[DiabolousExMachina random conflict]] near the climax. Removing the castle from its spot disrupted the one it was resting on, causing a destructive chain reaction. They had to head off the disruption a few miles down the vein and plant the castle there to stop it.

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* The ''Anime/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite'' uses the dragon pulse belief described under Feng Shui as a source of [[DiabolousExMachina random conflict]] near the climax. Removing the castle from its spot disrupted the one it was resting on, causing a destructive chain reaction. They had to head off the disruption a few miles down the vein and plant the castle there to stop it.
15th Jan '17 6:55:10 PM jormis29
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* The Pokémon Black and White movie uses the dragon pulse belief described under Feng Shui as a source of [[DiabolousExMachina random conflict]] near the climax. Removing the castle from its spot disrupted the one it was resting on, causing a destructive chain reaction. They had to head off the disruption a few miles down the vein and plant the castle there to stop it.

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* The Pokémon Black and White movie ''Anime/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite'' uses the dragon pulse belief described under Feng Shui as a source of [[DiabolousExMachina random conflict]] near the climax. Removing the castle from its spot disrupted the one it was resting on, causing a destructive chain reaction. They had to head off the disruption a few miles down the vein and plant the castle there to stop it.
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