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8th Jun '16 9:49:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Iron Throne of Westeros, from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', forged in dragonfire from swords from the kingdoms conquered by Aegon and his sisters. Aegon said that "[[TheChainsOfCommanding a king should never sit easy]]," so the sword points are still there in a number of places, and sharp. Crowns may be dime a dozen in this universe (even the pathetic upstart Theon Greyjoy had one made for himself), but the throne is unique, special and represents authority over all Westeros.

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* The Iron Throne of Westeros, from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', forged in dragonfire from swords from the kingdoms conquered by Aegon and his sisters. Aegon said that "[[TheChainsOfCommanding a king should never sit easy]]," so the sword points are still there in a number of places, and sharp. Crowns may be dime a dozen in this universe (even the pathetic upstart Theon Greyjoy had one made for himself), but the throne is unique, special and represents authority over all Westeros.



* In JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Satan gets himself a Pimped-Out Throne.

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* In JohnMilton's Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Satan gets himself a Pimped-Out Throne.



* In the VorkosiganSaga, Barrayar has the Imperial Camp-Stool, rather than a throne.

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* In the VorkosiganSaga, ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Barrayar has the Imperial Camp-Stool, rather than a throne.



* ''PairOfKings'': Each King got a RingOfPower. If somebody who's not of Royal Blood wears one, it'll forcefully lead the wearer to the closest royalty member around.

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* ''PairOfKings'': ''Series/PairOfKings'': Each King got a RingOfPower. If somebody who's not of Royal Blood wears one, it'll forcefully lead the wearer to the closest royalty member around.
2nd Jun '16 8:30:00 PM intastiel
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** [[WarriorPoet Lan]]'s sword is his ancestral weapon as Prince of Malkier, which fell to the Shadow in his infancy. It was forged with the One Power in the Age of Legends -- though, unlike [[CoolSword most such artifacts]], it's a plain sword for a common soldier. He also carries the signet ring of Malkieri royalty, [[spoiler:which he gives to his wife Nynaeve, who uses it to [[GondorCallsForAid rally the Borderlanders to his banner]] and [[RightfulKingReturns force him to reclaim his royal heritage]].

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** [[WarriorPoet Lan]]'s sword is his ancestral weapon as Prince of Malkier, which fell to the Shadow in his infancy. It was forged with the One Power in the Age of Legends -- though, unlike [[CoolSword most such artifacts]], it's a plain sword for a common soldier. He also carries the signet ring of Malkieri royalty, [[spoiler:which he gives to his wife Nynaeve, who uses it to [[GondorCallsForAid rally the Borderlanders to his banner]] and [[RightfulKingReturns force him to reclaim his royal heritage]].heritage]]]].
28th May '16 8:57:00 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/{{Kull}} / BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", Bran's iron crown with its MineralMacGuffin.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/{{Kull}} / BranMakMorn Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", Bran's iron crown with its MineralMacGuffin.
6th Apr '16 2:07:31 PM intastiel
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* The world of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has quite a few royal lines, with some notable examples:
** The Laurel Crown of Illian, which stands out as the only crown TheChosenOne Rand wears from a nation he conquered. He renames it the [[TitleDrop Crown of Swords]] because of inward-pointing blades hidden among the golden laurel leaves, appreciating that it's the one crown that actually represents TheChainsOfCommanding.
** [[WarriorPoet Lan]]'s sword is his ancestral weapon as Prince of Malkier, which fell to the Shadow in his infancy. It was forged with the One Power in the Age of Legends -- though, unlike fancier Power-wrought blades, it's a simple sword for a common soldier.
** The Lion Throne of Andor symbolizes one of the most enduring monarchies in the world.

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* The world of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has quite a few royal lines, lines and their respective regalia, with some notable examples:
** The Laurel Crown of Illian, which stands out as the only crown TheChosenOne Rand wears from a nation he conquered.conquers. He renames it the [[TitleDrop Crown of Swords]] because of inward-pointing blades hidden among the golden laurel leaves, appreciating that it's the one crown that actually represents TheChainsOfCommanding.
** [[WarriorPoet Lan]]'s sword is his ancestral weapon as Prince of Malkier, which fell to the Shadow in his infancy. It was forged with the One Power in the Age of Legends -- though, unlike fancier Power-wrought blades, [[CoolSword most such artifacts]], it's a simple plain sword for a common soldier.
soldier. He also carries the signet ring of Malkieri royalty, [[spoiler:which he gives to his wife Nynaeve, who uses it to [[GondorCallsForAid rally the Borderlanders to his banner]] and [[RightfulKingReturns force him to reclaim his royal heritage]].
** The Lion Throne of Andor symbolizes one of the most enduring monarchies in the world.world and is the subject of legend, most notably that disaster befalls any man who would dare sit on it. [[spoiler: Two of Queen Morgase's male consorts try to supplant her and get horribly killed in the attempt, so there's a grain of truth to that.]]



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has quite a few crowns as magic items.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has quite a few crowns of these as magic items.



** The Helm of Brilliance, a crown-like helmet encrusted with magnificent gems, which provides a suite of powerful fire- and light-based powers. D&D's spiritual successor ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' attributes the first Helms to the Incorruptible Pharaoh of ancient Osirion, who granted them as signs of favour to the greatest members of his court -- including a [[ExplosiveLeash kill switch]] in case they tried to betray him.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', King Thorgrim [[TheMagnificent Grudgebearer]] has an extremely special crown worn by every dwarf High King, and just in case anyone would confuse it with another oversized solid gold crown it has magical runes on it. The phoenix crown was such a symbol until the [[ElvesVersusDwarves dwarfs stole it from the elves]]. The king of Brettonia has one as well but it's not quite as fancy as the others. [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogre]] Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth has a specially made crown hammered into his skull that increases his intelligence beyond that of your [[DumbMuscle average ogre]].
** Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth also has a sceptre bigger than a man.
** Thorgrim Grudgebearer is carried into battle on one of these, it seems to be made of gold, magic and awesomeness.
** Greasus Goldtooth has the 'too rich to walk' rule; he's carried into battle by dozens of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Gnoblars]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
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King Thorgrim [[TheMagnificent Grudgebearer]] has an extremely special crown worn by every dwarf High King, and just in case anyone would confuse it with another oversized solid gold crown it has magical runes on it. it. He is also [[TooImportantToWalk carried into battle]] on a throne that seems to be made of gold, magic, and awesomeness.
** [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogre]] Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth has a unique crown hammered into his skull, boosting his intelligence beyond that of your [[DumbMuscle average ogre]]; a scepter bigger than a man; and a throne carried by dozens of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Gnoblars]].
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The phoenix crown was such a symbol until the [[ElvesVersusDwarves dwarfs stole it from the elves]]. elves]].
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The king of Brettonia has one as well but it's not quite as fancy as the others. [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogre]] Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth has a specially made crown hammered into his skull that increases his intelligence beyond that of your [[DumbMuscle average ogre]].
** Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth also has a sceptre bigger than a man.
** Thorgrim Grudgebearer is carried into battle on one of these, it seems to be made of gold, magic and awesomeness.
** Greasus Goldtooth has the 'too rich to walk' rule; he's carried into battle by dozens of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Gnoblars]].


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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'''s Tsolyani empire has the legendary [[http://www.tekumel.com/tektalesTPT.html titular artifact]], a giant rose crafted from perfect stone in impossible detail. To the [[DeathByIrony lethal]] surprise of the first tyrant to claim it, it also closes up in the moonlight...
2nd Apr '16 3:43:34 PM intastiel
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* {{Narnia}}has the Four Thrones of Cair Paravel.

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* {{Narnia}}has ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has the Four Thrones of Cair Paravel.
2nd Apr '16 3:37:24 PM intastiel
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* Most of the trappings are avoided in [[HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]], where the Monarch and Heir are RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and simply wear extra-nice versions of normal Heralds' white uniforms. Their only other concessions to rank are circlets: gold for the Monarch, silver for the Heir.

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* Most of the trappings are avoided in [[HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]], where the Monarch and Heir are In ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'':
** Valdemar has
RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, who forego the trappings and simply wear extra-nice versions of normal Heralds' white uniforms. Their only other concessions to rank are circlets: gold for the Monarch, silver for the Heir.



* The Crown of Lancre plays a significant part in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', even though it looks really tatty next to the fake crowns used by the strolling players.

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* ** The Crown of Lancre plays a significant part in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', even though it looks really tatty next to Eastern Empire has an Iron Throne forged from the fake crowns used by personal weapons of the strolling players.monarchs of conquered nations.



* The crown of Gondor in ''LordOfTheRings'' is essentially a blinged-out war helm. The kings of the northern realm (and later the chieftains of the Rangers) make do with a tiara with a single large gem (the Elendilmir).
** But by the end of the books, King Aragorn Elessar Telcontar ends up touting not just the crown, but the Ring of Barahir, the Sceptre of Annúminas, [[CoolSword Andúril]] and the Palantír of Orthanc.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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The crown of Gondor in ''LordOfTheRings'' is essentially a blinged-out war helm. The kings of the northern realm (and later the chieftains of the Rangers) make do with a tiara with a single large gem (the Elendilmir).
** But by
Elendilmir). By the end of the books, King Aragorn Elessar Telcontar ends up touting not just the crown, but the Ring of Barahir, the Sceptre of Annúminas, [[CoolSword Andúril]] and the Palantír of Orthanc.



** Also, in the movies, Grà ma sees Aragorn's ring (the Ring of Barahir) and tells Saruman about it, allowing Saruman to deduce Aragorn is Isildur's heir. (In the books, Aragorn gave the ring to Arwen about forty years beforehand.)

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** Also, in the movies, Grà ma GrÃma sees Aragorn's ring (the Ring of Barahir) and tells Saruman about it, allowing Saruman to deduce Aragorn is Isildur's heir. (In the books, Aragorn gave the ring to Arwen about forty years beforehand.)



** In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', the Arkenstone is a fabulous jewel that the dwarves of Erebor adopted as their symbol of royalty. Unfortunately for them, it's also a symbol of {{Greed}} like none other.



* The throne of Ankh-Morpork in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is unused, although the reason no one uses the real one is that it's rotten.
** Also the Scone of Stone, a parody of the Stone of Scone, which the Low King of the Dwarfs must sit on during the coronation.

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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The throne of Ankh-Morpork in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is unused, although unused by the reason no one uses ruling Patricians after the real one is last King's beheading. [[spoiler:The current Patrician finds it perfectly symbolic that it's rotten.
the throne is completely rotten wood beneath a layer of gold leaf.]]
** Also the Scone of Stone, a parody of the Stone of Scone, which the Low King of the Dwarfs must sit on during the coronation. In deference to its symbolic value, it's politely ignored that the Scone has crumbled and been re-baked any number of times.



** According to ''The Companion'', during the period of messiness towards the end of the monarchy, there were any number of True Royal Swords showing up in the hands of various nobles. In the case of King Blad, Scourge of Dolly Sisters, this was two peices of wood nailed together.
* The Iron Throne of Westeros, from ASongOfIceAndFire, forged from swords from the kingdoms conquered by Aegon and his sisters. Aegon said that "a king should never sit easy," so the sword points are still there in a number of places, and sharp. Crowns may be dime a dozen in this universe (even the pathetic upstart Theon Greyjoy had one made for himself), but the throne is unique, special and represents authority over all Westeros.
** Similarly, the Eastern Empire in the Valdemar series also has an Iron Throne, specifically forged from the personal weapons of the monarchs of conquered nations.
* In [[{{Belgariad}} ''Polgara The Sorceress'']], Prince Daran normally uses a chair set next to King Riva's throne. (Daran is officially prince regent at the time -- Riva was mentally out of action after Beldaran's death.) But when he needs to make a point, he has the chair removed and sits on the throne.

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** *** According to ''The Companion'', during the period of messiness towards the end of the monarchy, there were any number of True Royal Swords showing up in the hands of various nobles. In the case of King Blad, Scourge of Dolly Sisters, this was two peices of wood nailed together.
** The Crown of Lancre plays a significant part in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', even though it looks really tatty next to the fake crowns used by the strolling players.
* The Iron Throne of Westeros, from ASongOfIceAndFire, ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', forged in dragonfire from swords from the kingdoms conquered by Aegon and his sisters. Aegon said that "a "[[TheChainsOfCommanding a king should never sit easy," easy]]," so the sword points are still there in a number of places, and sharp. Crowns may be dime a dozen in this universe (even the pathetic upstart Theon Greyjoy had one made for himself), but the throne is unique, special and represents authority over all Westeros.
** Similarly, the Eastern Empire in the Valdemar series also has an Iron Throne, specifically forged from the personal weapons of the monarchs of conquered nations.
* In [[{{Belgariad}} ''Polgara The Sorceress'']], Prince Daran normally uses a chair set next to King Riva's throne. (Daran is officially prince regent at the time -- Riva was mentally out of action after Beldaran's death.) But when he needs to make a point, he has the chair removed and sits on the throne.
Westeros.



* The premier symbol of the [[Literature/TheBelgariad King of Riva]] is the sword of Riva Ironhand. There is some mention of a crown, but it is decidedly less important.

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* The In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the premier symbol of the [[Literature/TheBelgariad King of Riva]] Riva is the [[{{BFS}} sword of Riva Ironhand. There Ironhand]], mounted above the throne. The entire country is some mention of built as a crown, but it is decidedly less important.defense for the sword and the CosmicKeystone set in its pommel.
** In ''Polgara The Sorceress'', Prince Daran normally uses a chair set before the royal throne while serving as regent. When he needs to make a point, he dispenses with the chair and sits on the throne, with the Sword and Orb glowing above him.



* In the {{Dragaera}} series, the ruler of the Empire is orbited and protected by the Imperial Orb, which serves not only as an emblem of their authority but also as the single most potent magical item in that world. How potent? When it was temporarily lost due to Adron's Disaster, there ''was'' no Empire for a couple of centuries.
* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus is argued into wearing clothes befitting his social stature because it helps the princess maintaining her kingdom.

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* In the {{Dragaera}} ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, the ruler of the Dragaeran Empire is orbited and protected by the Imperial Orb, which serves not only as an emblem of their authority but also as the single most potent magical item in that world. How potent? world. Every citizen has a psychic link to the Orb, which filters the raw power of [[EntropyAndChaosMagic Chaos]] into Dragaeran sorcery. When it was temporarily lost due to Adron's Disaster, sorcery failed and there ''was'' no Empire for a couple of centuries.
centuries. As a bonus, it's also a perfectly accurate timepiece.
* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus is argued into wearing clothes befitting his social stature because it helps the princess maintaining her kingdom.
2nd Apr '16 3:15:00 PM intastiel
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* Played for laughs in the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith short story "Quest of the Gazolba". The crown of Ustaim is crafted from meteoric gold and unearthly jewels, topped with a magnificent stuffed Gazolba bird, and symbolizes the dynasty's right to rule -- which causes the King no end of trouble when an offended {{necromancer}} enchants the bird to come alive and fly off with the crown.
2nd Apr '16 12:58:18 PM intastiel
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** King Laman Damodred decided to carve a throne out of the Tree of Life that a nation of {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s gifted his country 500 years previously as a symbol of their alliance. That brilliant idea jump-started the devastating Aiel War.

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** King Laman Damodred decided to carve a throne out of the Tree of Life that a nation of {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s gifted his country 500 years previously as a symbol of their alliance. friendship. That brilliant idea jump-started the devastating Aiel War.War for the sole purpose of killing him.
2nd Apr '16 11:39:55 AM intastiel
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has the Crown of Swords, which I think everyone took to be a metaphor until the last page of book 7.

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* The world of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has the quite a few royal lines, with some notable examples:
** The Laurel
Crown of Swords, Illian, which I think everyone took to be a metaphor until stands out as the last page only crown TheChosenOne Rand wears from a nation he conquered. He renames it the [[TitleDrop Crown of book 7.Swords]] because of inward-pointing blades hidden among the golden laurel leaves, appreciating that it's the one crown that actually represents TheChainsOfCommanding.
** [[WarriorPoet Lan]]'s sword is his ancestral weapon as Prince of Malkier, which fell to the Shadow in his infancy. It was forged with the One Power in the Age of Legends -- though, unlike fancier Power-wrought blades, it's a simple sword for a common soldier.
** The Lion Throne of Andor symbolizes one of the most enduring monarchies in the world.
** King Laman Damodred decided to carve a throne out of the Tree of Life that a nation of {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s gifted his country 500 years previously as a symbol of their alliance. That brilliant idea jump-started the devastating Aiel War.
** The most visible symbol of the Dragon Reborn is the crystal sword Callandor, which confirms Rand's identity to the world when he's able to draw it. It's also a terrifyingly powerful AmplifierArtifact [[spoiler:of both the One Power and the power of the Dark One itself, which is key to re-sealing the Dark One in the FinalBattle]].
** The Crystal Throne of the Seanchan Empire receives near-religious reverence from the citizens, thanks in part to it being enchanted to ''force'' anyone around it to feel overwhelming awe.
10th Mar '16 8:45:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''CareBears in Wonderland''. The [[PrincessClassic Princess of Wonderland]] and [[ThePrisonerOfZenda Alice]] wore an ermine trimmed cape. What makes this stand out is that there were quite a few {{Blooper}} shots with it. Some shots it was on her, and others it wasn't. Some shots the main part of the cape was [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]], and others it was white.

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* ''CareBears in Wonderland''.''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland''. The [[PrincessClassic Princess of Wonderland]] and [[ThePrisonerOfZenda Alice]] wore an ermine trimmed cape. What makes this stand out is that there were quite a few {{Blooper}} shots with it. Some shots it was on her, and others it wasn't. Some shots the main part of the cape was [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]], and others it was white.
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