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The Shadowland Campaign (not to be confused with the book) is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign run by tabletop gaming veteran [=MechaGM=]. Most of the players from the TabletopGame/WyrmwickCampaign return, along with their friend Final Freek. The premise of the campaign is as follows: fifty years ago, the Drow conquered most of the known world. What lands they couldn't take, they sealed off with a massive wall, leaving the continent divided in two. South of the wall are what's left of the free lands; north of the wall is TheEmpire. And on top of all this, after their conquest, the Drow performed a ritual that [[SealedGoodInACan sealed most of the deities away]], causing a blanket of clouds to permanently cover the sky. Fifty years on, the forces in the south are sending scouts over the wall to see what they can learn about the situation - and to prepare for a counterattack to take back their lands. The player characters form one of these scouting parties, and they quickly find themselves involved in something much bigger and more complex than they expected... The party currently consists of the following: * WebVideo/RolloT as '''[[ReligiousBruiser Canna Corbett]]''', a Human Avenger * WebVideo/YRulerOfTime as '''[[TeenGenius Darek Corbett]]''', a Human Artificer * [=ArcLight=] as '''[[WarriorPoet Dahlia Foster]]''', a Half-Elf Battlemind * [=SonikGav=] as '''[[NatureHero Serriah Grayth]]''', an Elf Ranger[=/=]Seeker * Final Freek as '''[[LoveableRogue Zelas Straad]]''', a Drow Thief Unfortunately, the campaign had to be prematurely ended, though at 25 sessions it had a good run. Each session can be found on [[http://mechagm.blogspot.com MechaGM's blog]] and [[http://www.lordkat.com/wiki/index.php/Shadowland_campaign the campaign wiki]]. In addition, [=RolloT=] wrote a series titled ''Change Yourself, Change the World'' which details Canna's backstory and can be read [[http://rollot.blogspot.com/search/label/CYCW on his blog]]. !!Trope examples in the campaign * AccidentalHandHold: Dahlia and Darek on the way to Westgate while on the run from Orcs. * ActionGirl: Every female character in the party. * AloneAmongTheCouples: Serriah, though I don't think she cares all that much. * AnimatedArmour: {{Downplayed|Trope}} with Donald, the animated gauntlet. It ''might'' have free will, but it mostly helps Darek in battle by allowing him to swap between weapons more quickly as well as grab things from a distance. * AssassinOutclassin: The party has thus far defeated every assassin that has attempted to come after them (usually humiliating them.) Canna and Serriah brutally criticaled an assassin that attempted to run away from the party. Canna also chopped down a tree to fell an assassin, only for the tree to fall on him and follow with Zelas finishing him off in a spectacular fashion. * BadassCreed: Canna-"Luck favors the bold." * BattleCouple: Canna and Zelas primarily. Darek and Dahlia to a lesser extent. * BewareTheNiceOnes: Varric the travelling scholar. Polite, friendly, helpful... and capable of [[spoiler:impaling people with his psionic powers]]. * [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Varsaath is destroyed, but Canna and Zelas sacrifice themselves to hold off his summoned army so the others can escape, and they may not have survived.]] * BodySwap: Inflicted on most of the party in Session 22, complete with the 'HowDoIShotWeb' problem - partly handled mechanically, but mostly because most of the players suddenly had to learn how to use different characters. * BondVillainStupidity: Lord Errol Jadeis left the party alive instead of killing them when he had the chance. [[spoiler:Turns out he was hoping to get them on his side.]] * BowAndSwordInAccord: Darek, Serriah and Zelas, though the latter two usually stick to their bow and rapier respectively. * BreakTheBadass: Canna was terrified during the Lord Errol encounter due to him exploiting her fear of being bound. * BrotherSisterTeam: Canna and Darek in combat. * CantHoldHisLiquor: Darek has yet to actually pass out from drinking too much booze, but it still says something that he managed to get very drunk off ''one'' beer. * TheCavalryArrivesLate: The scouting Orcs didn't show up to help the party until after Lord Errol Jadeis got away. * CombatMedic: Darek. Dahlia's shield also allows her to play this role to a lesser extent. * CombatTentacles: The party faces (and [[CurbStompBattle completely destroys]]) an otyugh with these in Session 19. * CoolUncle: Canna and Darek's Uncle Leon. He is also a BlackSheep. * DreamingOfThingsToCome: Darek has had several foretelling dreams about the primodials. Dahlia had one to a lesser extent about the Hobgoblins taking over the various towns. * DoggedNiceGuy: Darek, at first. * DoppelgangerAttack: [[spoiler:Keil Raulhausen]] does this in the second fight against him. * TheEmpire: Run by Drow. Though it may be starting to fall apart. * EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Turns out Khaleed Vexis is perfectly willing to help the party get rid of Varsaath and find the Book of Days to free the gods.]] * [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything Sounds Sexier in Drowstralian]]: Well, Canna thinks this about Zelas's accent, anyway. * FakeBrit: [=MechaGM=] as [[BraveScot Black Jhaan]], Xadarax and Khaleed Vexis. People in the chat noted that the latter sounds a bit like John Cleese. * FantasticDrug: Confidence. Enjoy the feeling of invincibility while it lasts, because after that comes serious pain. * FantasticRacism: Between Drow and non-Drow. It's little wonder that Zelas said he'd be screwed if he went south of the wall, because north of it, there are quite a few places where non-Drow are second-class citizens at best. This gets shown when the party pays a visit to the very Drow-centric Eastgate. * FireForgedFriends: How Zelas befriends the party after escaping from his chains. This is also the basis of Serriah and Canna's friendship. * FiveManBand ** TheHero: Canna Corbett ** TheLancer: Serriah Grayth ** TheSmartGuy: Darek Corbett ** TheBigGuy: Swift ** TheChick: Dahlia Foster ** SixthRanger: Zelas * FluffyTheTerrible: Or rather, Fluffy the owlbear of Session 20. [[CurbStompBattle He didn't last long]]. * GiantSpider: Ones from the Feywild ambushed the group the second time they were travelling to Welgard. They weren't as much trouble as two swarms of much smaller spiders, though. * GlassCannon: Zelas can't take a lot of punishment (he goes down in battle so often it's practically a running joke), but makes up for it with ''insanely'' high attack and damage rolls. * GuestStarPartyMember: Swift, an orc thief who was only around for the first two sessions before [[PutOnABus going off to investigate things on his own]]. * HopelessBossFight: The first battle against [[spoiler:Lord Errol and Xellia]]. * HydraProblem: ** The Lava Brutes fought by the party - they [[ActionBomb explode on death]], creating a number of motes that can be absorbed into other Lava Brutes when killed. Fortunately there's a range limit on this absorbtion. ** As you'd probably expect, the hydra fought by the party also did this, in the classic manner of growing extra heads as they were lopped off. It was eventually killed by a stab to the heart. * IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: At one point Canna threatens to punch Dahlia so hard the latter would wind up defecating her own teeth if she hurt Darek. Later, Darek gets to return the favour with Zelas, who doesn't react too strongly even though the threat is possibly more severe. (Compare a punch to the face to freezing someone's hands and breaking off their fingers.) * IncrediblyLamePun: In Session 2, Darek points out that the difference between a raven and a crow is a matter of ''a pinion''. No-one in the party is amused. * IntimateHaircut: Canna, [[TheLadette of all people]], volunteered to cut Zelas's hair to make it easier for him to escape detection (as he is technically a wanted criminal). They ended up bonding while doing so. * IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler:That Tiefling the group saved from being turned into a Lava Brute by Jadeis? Turns out she's a member of a cult of assassins... but when she got hired to assassinate the party, she instead chose to spare them and give them information because they saved her life.]] * IronicEcho: Zelas claims a kiss from Canna as his prize for winning a duel with her. [[spoiler:Later, Xellia manipulates Zelas into kissing her to save Canna, and claims that as ''her'' prize.]] * IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow: Serriah's reaction to Canna saying that she and Zelas went graverobbing the night before. * KissingDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: After 18 sessions Darek finally works up the nerve (with Dahlia's encouragement) to kiss his love interest. As he is leaning in Arclight (Dahlia's player) calls for end of scene because he is a giant Tease!]] * KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Lord Errol wants to rid the world of the Drow. To do so, he's started a Primordial cult, turned innocent people into monsters to bolster his forces, somehow got a succubus on his side, and ultimately aims to release one of the Primordials. And he may be posing as a priest of the Raven Queen to gain converts.]] * LameComeback: -->'''Darek:''' You have aggression issues. -->'''Canna:''' Your face is an issue! * MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Zelas doesn't care for Lolth (the goddess the Drow worship), doesn't seem to mind fighting against the Drow to overthrow them, and would sooner kill himself than betray his friends (while most Drow have serious ChronicBackstabbingDisorder). * NotWorthKilling: Lord Errol will regret this later. * NeverFoundTheBody: ** The empress of the Drowlands. Everyone thinks she's dead...but where's the body? ** [[spoiler:Canna's beloved uncle Leon hasn't been seen or heard from since he headed to Eastgate. He's presumed dead... but as Zelas points out, "presumed" doesn't mean anything.]] * NiceJobBreakingItHero: On the way to Westgate, the party fought a group of kobolds raiding a village, and ended up killing one who was running away so it couldn't alert the others. [[spoiler:Except if the kobold had escaped, it would've told its allies to ''retreat''. Things did not get better for the village, especially not when [[KillItWithIce Szartharaxx showed up]].]] * TheNightThatNeverEnds: Sealing away the sun god caused the sky to permanently be overcast. While day and night still technically exist, the spirit of the trope is there. * NotInThisForYourRevolution: Zelas is just in it for the money and adventure; he more or less has no stake in the return of the gods and taking back the lands from the Drow. * OurOrcsAreDifferent: Northern and Southern Orcs have very different cultures in the setting; the Northern Orcs are nomads, while the Southern Ones are turning into a fantasy version of the Roman Empire. Mechanics-wise, they use the Half-Orc stats for player characters, as seen with [[GuestStarPartyMember Swift]]. * ThePigPen: The [[LizardFolk troglodytes]] first encountered in Session 19 are so unhygienic that their stink does damage to opponents in close proximity. * PintsizedPowerhouse: Redcaps, fearsome little iron-booted murderers from the Feywild encountered by the party on the way to Welgard (both times). -->'''Canna:''' Those little fuckers kick ''so hard!'' * PitTrap: "You mean the obvious looking trap was an obvious looking trap?" Zelas falls for this trap when he walks in the middle of a pile of gold despite the rest of the party's suspicions. * RelationshipUpgrade: Between [[spoiler:Canna and Zelas]] at the end of Session 15. * RunningGag: ** If one of the players correctly guesses what's about to happen, there's a good chance [=MechaGM=] will deny it... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in a way that practically confirms what he's "denying"]]. -->"Good thing there aren't more [hobgoblins] up there!" -->[[BlatantLies "What? No!"]] ** After a session where the DM got plenty of good dice rolls in combat, it was the players' turn in a fight in the following session. Gav's resulting comment and [=MechaGM=]'s response (paraphrased below) started a joke which still comes up every now and again, usually in response to his dice luck. -->'''Gav:''' Now, what you don't know is that we ''stole your dice!'' -->'''[=MechaGM=]:''' So, you guys broke into my house, stole my computer, and replaced it with an exact replica? ** One that started in Session 11 has people calling Darek "adorable", much to his irritation. Not only does even Dahlia get in on it, but that session is even ''titled'' "The Adorable Artificer" on the wiki. ** Jadeis is behind ''everything''. Even when it doesn't make sense. ''Especially'' when it doesn't make sense. ** The players threatening to go OffTheRails. ** Sticks, and the quality thereof (or lack of it). * [[SaveYourDeity Save Your Deities]]: One of Canna's main goals. * ScarilyCompetentTracker: Serriah gets a '''''+21''''' bonus on skill checks for tracking. Be afraid if she crits on such a check. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: How the fight against Xadarax the beholder ends - he's almost dead and decides to concede defeat and flee while he still can. * SealedEvilInACan: ** The Drow didn't just seal away the ''good'' gods... ** [[spoiler:Lord Jadeis leads a cult which is trying to set one of the Primordials free. Jadeis himself doesn't plan on this, though.]] ** Varsaath Everblack, a {{Dracolich}} sealed within a lost temple of Moradin since the War of the Dead. He'd been weakened by the seal, but still managed to put up a hell of a fight. [[spoiler:And when his makeshift phylactery exploded a piece of it got inside Dahlia. Now ''she'' is the can, and he's trying to get free.]] ** Khaleed Vexis the ex-tiefling lich, too, though he'd been sealed away by different means. * SealedGoodInACan: Pretty much all of the good-aligned deities. They can still interact with mortals to a degree (such as Avandra giving Canna visions in her dreams), but they don't have anywhere near as much influence on the world. * ShapeshiftingSeducer: [[spoiler: Xellia]] has fun as one in Session 17 by posing as [[spoiler: Canna]] and tricking [[spoiler: Zelas]] into engaging in intimate conversation, then attempting to gain [[spoiler: his]] favor by using [[spoiler: her]] form (while paradoxically calling the real [[spoiler: Canna]] “weak” and “trash”). * ShoutOut: ** Darek's familiar - an animated gauntlet - is named after Donald [[PunnyName Glover]]. ** Canna is named after Kana from ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. ** During one battle, Rollo T makes a reference to WebVideo/SpoonysCampaign, specifically "We were fighting like MEN!" Except there's no kill-stealing involved this time. ** When the party borrows some of the Broken Fang tribe's wolves, Canna names the one she rides "[[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Nucky]]." Since renamed "[[ADogNamedDog Wolfy]] Thompson." And now back to "[[OverusedRunningGag Nucky]]". ** [[spoiler:The spirit inside]] Canna's sword is named Sten, after the character from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. ** In Chapter 17 When Zelas explains to Canna [[spoiler: who is actually Xellia]] his fear, he talks about being turned against her the lines he uses at one point are from a song. He says "I disappeared, I lost control, my body moving all on its own. I watched myself charge at you." This is a slight alteration of some lines from the song "I Disappear" by The Faint. ** While in Eastgate, Canna uses a fake voice and the psuedonym "Arleen Sorkin". As you can probably guess, the voice is modeled after the real Sorkin's performance as Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', all the way up to calling Zelas "Mistah Y" (he's using a fake name too). * ShowSomeLeg: Xellia, a [[HornyDevils succubus]], puts everyone but [[NotDistractedByTheSexy Canna]] into a trance with some seductive dancing. * ShuttingUpNow: After arguing with Canna for about 10 minutes, Darek says something similar to this after being scolded by Dahlia (leading to his crush on her). * SoleSurvivor: ** Serriah is the only survivor of her village after a group of Goblin raiders attacked it. [[spoiler:Or so she thought.]] ** Dahlia was part of a previous scouting party that went over the wall. She was the only one who came back alive. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: ** The young white dragon's name is written as Zarthrax in Darek's journal. When he was encountered and fought, it turned out his name was actually spelled Szartharaxx. ** Until [=MechaGM=] revealed the spelling of Black Jhaan's name, people weren't sure if his name was "John" or "Jann". * SwordAndSorcerer: Type 2-Fighter and Healer Dahlia and Darek * TagAlongKid: Darek. * TalkingInYourDreams: Canna has had several dreams where she is talking to her Fullblade. * TalkingWeapon: Canna's [[{{BFS}} fullblade]], though it only speaks to her. It's quite the BloodKnight, too. * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Practically every attack done by Zelas, the team's GlassCannon. * TheseHandsHaveKilled: Darek has one of these moments after taking his first human life and finding out he actually liked it. * ThinkingOutLoud: Darek does this alot when he's lost in thought over the lastest perplexing magical artifact or dream. * ThisIsGonnaSuck: Picture the scenario - the party's been captured and forced to fight gladiators and ogres. The ogres were particularly problematic, but they've finally gone down. Then this happens: -->'''Khairissa:''' They are worthy to face... ''the hydra!'' -->'''Darek:''' Oh, you have ''got'' to be kidding me. -->'''Zelas:''' I don't like the sound of that... * TurnsRed: The hydra fought in Session 14 grew extra heads as it took damage, allowing it to attack more often as the fight went on. * UnexplainedAccent: Zelas speaks with a vaguely Australian[=/=]British accent (nicknamed Drowstralian by the chat). He's the only Drow in the campaign who does this. [[spoiler:Probably because it's not his "real" accent; turns out he started using it while growing up in Eastgate, and it stuck.]] * WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:The Lava Brutes summoned by the hobgoblins.]] * WeCanRuleTogether: Jadeis makes this offer to the party [[spoiler:while in Eastgate's prison]]. Naturally they refuse. * WhamEpisode: [[MidSeasonTwist Session 7]], wherein we learn that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins are trying to release a Primordial, and the Drow Empress has been missing for ten years]]. And then Session 11, which revealed that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins were just underlings - the real leader of the cult is a human noble who apparently wants to rid the world of the Drow]]. * [[YouKnowImBlackRight You Know I'm A Drow, Right?]]: Both Canna and Serriah have made some rather strong anti-Drow comments... with Zelas right in earshot. * YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Canna and Zelas decide to hold off Varsaath's army of undead to give the others time to run back to the Winter Court.]]
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The Shadowland Campaign (not to be confused with the book) is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign run by tabletop gaming veteran [=MechaGM=]. Most of the players from the TabletopGame/WyrmwickCampaign return, along with their friend Final Freek. The premise of the campaign is as follows: fifty years ago, the Drow conquered most of the known world. What lands they couldn't take, they sealed off with a massive wall, leaving the continent divided in two. South of the wall are what's left of the free lands; north of the wall is TheEmpire. And on top of all this, after their conquest, the Drow performed a ritual that [[SealedGoodInACan sealed most of the deities away]], causing a blanket of clouds to permanently cover the sky. Fifty years on, the forces in the south are sending scouts over the wall to see what they can learn about the situation - and to prepare for a counterattack to take back their lands. The player characters form one of these scouting parties, and they quickly find themselves involved in something much bigger and more complex than they expected... The party currently consists of the following: * WebVideo/RolloT as '''[[ReligiousBruiser Canna Corbett]]''', a Human Avenger * WebVideo/YRulerOfTime as '''[[TeenGenius Darek Corbett]]''', a Human Artificer * [=ArcLight=] as '''[[WarriorPoet Dahlia Foster]]''', a Half-Elf Battlemind * [=SonikGav=] as '''[[NatureHero Serriah Grayth]]''', an Elf Ranger[=/=]Seeker * Final Freek as '''[[LoveableRogue Zelas Straad]]''', a Drow Thief Unfortunately, the campaign had to be prematurely ended, though at 25 sessions it had a good run. Each session can be found on [[http://mechagm.blogspot.com MechaGM's blog]] and [[http://www.lordkat.com/wiki/index.php/Shadowland_campaign the campaign wiki]]. In addition, [=RolloT=] wrote a series titled ''Change Yourself, Change the World'' which details Canna's backstory and can be read [[http://rollot.blogspot.com/search/label/CYCW on his blog]]. !!Trope examples in the campaign * AccidentalHandHold: Dahlia and Darek on the way to Westgate while on the run from Orcs. * ActionGirl: Every female character in the party. * AloneAmongTheCouples: Serriah, though I don't think she cares all that much. * AnimatedArmour: {{Downplayed|Trope}} with Donald, the animated gauntlet. It ''might'' have free will, but it mostly helps Darek in battle by allowing him to swap between weapons more quickly as well as grab things from a distance. * AssassinOutclassin: The party has thus far defeated every assassin that has attempted to come after them (usually humiliating them.) Canna and Serriah brutally criticaled an assassin that attempted to run away from the party. Canna also chopped down a tree to fell an assassin, only for the tree to fall on him and follow with Zelas finishing him off in a spectacular fashion. * BadassCreed: Canna-"Luck favors the bold." * BattleCouple: Canna and Zelas primarily. Darek and Dahlia to a lesser extent. * BewareTheNiceOnes: Varric the travelling scholar. Polite, friendly, helpful... and capable of [[spoiler:impaling people with his psionic powers]]. * [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Varsaath is destroyed, but Canna and Zelas sacrifice themselves to hold off his summoned army so the others can escape, and they may not have survived.]] * BodySwap: Inflicted on most of the party in Session 22, complete with the 'HowDoIShotWeb' problem - partly handled mechanically, but mostly because most of the players suddenly had to learn how to use different characters. * BondVillainStupidity: Lord Errol Jadeis left the party alive instead of killing them when he had the chance. [[spoiler:Turns out he was hoping to get them on his side.]] * BowAndSwordInAccord: Darek, Serriah and Zelas, though the latter two usually stick to their bow and rapier respectively. * BreakTheBadass: Canna was terrified during the Lord Errol encounter due to him exploiting her fear of being bound. * BrotherSisterTeam: Canna and Darek in combat. * CantHoldHisLiquor: Darek has yet to actually pass out from drinking too much booze, but it still says something that he managed to get very drunk off ''one'' beer. * TheCavalryArrivesLate: The scouting Orcs didn't show up to help the party until after Lord Errol Jadeis got away. * CombatMedic: Darek. Dahlia's shield also allows her to play this role to a lesser extent. * CombatTentacles: The party faces (and [[CurbStompBattle completely destroys]]) an otyugh with these in Session 19. * CoolUncle: Canna and Darek's Uncle Leon. He is also a BlackSheep. * DreamingOfThingsToCome: Darek has had several foretelling dreams about the primodials. Dahlia had one to a lesser extent about the Hobgoblins taking over the various towns. * DoggedNiceGuy: Darek, at first. * DoppelgangerAttack: [[spoiler:Keil Raulhausen]] does this in the second fight against him. * TheEmpire: Run by Drow. Though it may be starting to fall apart. * EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Turns out Khaleed Vexis is perfectly willing to help the party get rid of Varsaath and find the Book of Days to free the gods.]] * [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything Sounds Sexier in Drowstralian]]: Well, Canna thinks this about Zelas's accent, anyway. * FakeBrit: [=MechaGM=] as [[BraveScot Black Jhaan]], Xadarax and Khaleed Vexis. People in the chat noted that the latter sounds a bit like John Cleese. * FantasticDrug: Confidence. Enjoy the feeling of invincibility while it lasts, because after that comes serious pain. * FantasticRacism: Between Drow and non-Drow. It's little wonder that Zelas said he'd be screwed if he went south of the wall, because north of it, there are quite a few places where non-Drow are second-class citizens at best. This gets shown when the party pays a visit to the very Drow-centric Eastgate. * FireForgedFriends: How Zelas befriends the party after escaping from his chains. This is also the basis of Serriah and Canna's friendship. * FiveManBand ** TheHero: Canna Corbett ** TheLancer: Serriah Grayth ** TheSmartGuy: Darek Corbett ** TheBigGuy: Swift ** TheChick: Dahlia Foster ** SixthRanger: Zelas * FluffyTheTerrible: Or rather, Fluffy the owlbear of Session 20. [[CurbStompBattle He didn't last long]]. * GiantSpider: Ones from the Feywild ambushed the group the second time they were travelling to Welgard. They weren't as much trouble as two swarms of much smaller spiders, though. * GlassCannon: Zelas can't take a lot of punishment (he goes down in battle so often it's practically a running joke), but makes up for it with ''insanely'' high attack and damage rolls. * GuestStarPartyMember: Swift, an orc thief who was only around for the first two sessions before [[PutOnABus going off to investigate things on his own]]. * HopelessBossFight: The first battle against [[spoiler:Lord Errol and Xellia]]. * HydraProblem: ** The Lava Brutes fought by the party - they [[ActionBomb explode on death]], creating a number of motes that can be absorbed into other Lava Brutes when killed. Fortunately there's a range limit on this absorbtion. ** As you'd probably expect, the hydra fought by the party also did this, in the classic manner of growing extra heads as they were lopped off. It was eventually killed by a stab to the heart. * IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: At one point Canna threatens to punch Dahlia so hard the latter would wind up defecating her own teeth if she hurt Darek. Later, Darek gets to return the favour with Zelas, who doesn't react too strongly even though the threat is possibly more severe. (Compare a punch to the face to freezing someone's hands and breaking off their fingers.) * IncrediblyLamePun: In Session 2, Darek points out that the difference between a raven and a crow is a matter of ''a pinion''. No-one in the party is amused. * IntimateHaircut: Canna, [[TheLadette of all people]], volunteered to cut Zelas's hair to make it easier for him to escape detection (as he is technically a wanted criminal). They ended up bonding while doing so. * IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler:That Tiefling the group saved from being turned into a Lava Brute by Jadeis? Turns out she's a member of a cult of assassins... but when she got hired to assassinate the party, she instead chose to spare them and give them information because they saved her life.]] * IronicEcho: Zelas claims a kiss from Canna as his prize for winning a duel with her. [[spoiler:Later, Xellia manipulates Zelas into kissing her to save Canna, and claims that as ''her'' prize.]] * IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow: Serriah's reaction to Canna saying that she and Zelas went graverobbing the night before. * KissingDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: After 18 sessions Darek finally works up the nerve (with Dahlia's encouragement) to kiss his love interest. As he is leaning in Arclight (Dahlia's player) calls for end of scene because he is a giant Tease!]] * KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Lord Errol wants to rid the world of the Drow. To do so, he's started a Primordial cult, turned innocent people into monsters to bolster his forces, somehow got a succubus on his side, and ultimately aims to release one of the Primordials. And he may be posing as a priest of the Raven Queen to gain converts.]] * LameComeback: -->'''Darek:''' You have aggression issues. -->'''Canna:''' Your face is an issue! * MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Zelas doesn't care for Lolth (the goddess the Drow worship), doesn't seem to mind fighting against the Drow to overthrow them, and would sooner kill himself than betray his friends (while most Drow have serious ChronicBackstabbingDisorder). * NotWorthKilling: Lord Errol will regret this later. * NeverFoundTheBody: ** The empress of the Drowlands. Everyone thinks she's dead...but where's the body? ** [[spoiler:Canna's beloved uncle Leon hasn't been seen or heard from since he headed to Eastgate. He's presumed dead... but as Zelas points out, "presumed" doesn't mean anything.]] * NiceJobBreakingItHero: On the way to Westgate, the party fought a group of kobolds raiding a village, and ended up killing one who was running away so it couldn't alert the others. [[spoiler:Except if the kobold had escaped, it would've told its allies to ''retreat''. Things did not get better for the village, especially not when [[KillItWithIce Szartharaxx showed up]].]] * TheNightThatNeverEnds: Sealing away the sun god caused the sky to permanently be overcast. While day and night still technically exist, the spirit of the trope is there. * NotInThisForYourRevolution: Zelas is just in it for the money and adventure; he more or less has no stake in the return of the gods and taking back the lands from the Drow. * OurOrcsAreDifferent: Northern and Southern Orcs have very different cultures in the setting; the Northern Orcs are nomads, while the Southern Ones are turning into a fantasy version of the Roman Empire. Mechanics-wise, they use the Half-Orc stats for player characters, as seen with [[GuestStarPartyMember Swift]]. * ThePigPen: The [[LizardFolk troglodytes]] first encountered in Session 19 are so unhygienic that their stink does damage to opponents in close proximity. * PintsizedPowerhouse: Redcaps, fearsome little iron-booted murderers from the Feywild encountered by the party on the way to Welgard (both times). -->'''Canna:''' Those little fuckers kick ''so hard!'' * PitTrap: "You mean the obvious looking trap was an obvious looking trap?" Zelas falls for this trap when he walks in the middle of a pile of gold despite the rest of the party's suspicions. * RelationshipUpgrade: Between [[spoiler:Canna and Zelas]] at the end of Session 15. * RunningGag: ** If one of the players correctly guesses what's about to happen, there's a good chance [=MechaGM=] will deny it... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in a way that practically confirms what he's "denying"]]. -->"Good thing there aren't more [hobgoblins] up there!" -->[[BlatantLies "What? No!"]] ** After a session where the DM got plenty of good dice rolls in combat, it was the players' turn in a fight in the following session. Gav's resulting comment and [=MechaGM=]'s response (paraphrased below) started a joke which still comes up every now and again, usually in response to his dice luck. -->'''Gav:''' Now, what you don't know is that we ''stole your dice!'' -->'''[=MechaGM=]:''' So, you guys broke into my house, stole my computer, and replaced it with an exact replica? ** One that started in Session 11 has people calling Darek "adorable", much to his irritation. Not only does even Dahlia get in on it, but that session is even ''titled'' "The Adorable Artificer" on the wiki. ** Jadeis is behind ''everything''. Even when it doesn't make sense. ''Especially'' when it doesn't make sense. ** The players threatening to go OffTheRails. ** Sticks, and the quality thereof (or lack of it). * [[SaveYourDeity Save Your Deities]]: One of Canna's main goals. * ScarilyCompetentTracker: Serriah gets a '''''+21''''' bonus on skill checks for tracking. Be afraid if she crits on such a check. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: How the fight against Xadarax the beholder ends - he's almost dead and decides to concede defeat and flee while he still can. * SealedEvilInACan: ** The Drow didn't just seal away the ''good'' gods... ** [[spoiler:Lord Jadeis leads a cult which is trying to set one of the Primordials free. Jadeis himself doesn't plan on this, though.]] ** Varsaath Everblack, a {{Dracolich}} sealed within a lost temple of Moradin since the War of the Dead. He'd been weakened by the seal, but still managed to put up a hell of a fight. [[spoiler:And when his makeshift phylactery exploded a piece of it got inside Dahlia. Now ''she'' is the can, and he's trying to get free.]] ** Khaleed Vexis the ex-tiefling lich, too, though he'd been sealed away by different means. * SealedGoodInACan: Pretty much all of the good-aligned deities. They can still interact with mortals to a degree (such as Avandra giving Canna visions in her dreams), but they don't have anywhere near as much influence on the world. * ShapeshiftingSeducer: [[spoiler: Xellia]] has fun as one in Session 17 by posing as [[spoiler: Canna]] and tricking [[spoiler: Zelas]] into engaging in intimate conversation, then attempting to gain [[spoiler: his]] favor by using [[spoiler: her]] form (while paradoxically calling the real [[spoiler: Canna]] “weak” and “trash”). * ShoutOut: ** Darek's familiar - an animated gauntlet - is named after Donald [[PunnyName Glover]]. ** Canna is named after Kana from ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. ** During one battle, Rollo T makes a reference to WebVideo/SpoonysCampaign, specifically "We were fighting like MEN!" Except there's no kill-stealing involved this time. ** When the party borrows some of the Broken Fang tribe's wolves, Canna names the one she rides "[[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Nucky]]." Since renamed "[[ADogNamedDog Wolfy]] Thompson." And now back to "[[OverusedRunningGag Nucky]]". ** [[spoiler:The spirit inside]] Canna's sword is named Sten, after the character from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. ** In Chapter 17 When Zelas explains to Canna [[spoiler: who is actually Xellia]] his fear, he talks about being turned against her the lines he uses at one point are from a song. He says "I disappeared, I lost control, my body moving all on its own. I watched myself charge at you." This is a slight alteration of some lines from the song "I Disappear" by The Faint. ** While in Eastgate, Canna uses a fake voice and the psuedonym "Arleen Sorkin". As you can probably guess, the voice is modeled after the real Sorkin's performance as Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', all the way up to calling Zelas "Mistah Y" (he's using a fake name too). * ShowSomeLeg: Xellia, a [[HornyDevils succubus]], puts everyone but [[NotDistractedByTheSexy Canna]] into a trance with some seductive dancing. * ShuttingUpNow: After arguing with Canna for about 10 minutes, Darek says something similar to this after being scolded by Dahlia (leading to his crush on her). * SoleSurvivor: ** Serriah is the only survivor of her village after a group of Goblin raiders attacked it. [[spoiler:Or so she thought.]] ** Dahlia was part of a previous scouting party that went over the wall. She was the only one who came back alive. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: ** The young white dragon's name is written as Zarthrax in Darek's journal. When he was encountered and fought, it turned out his name was actually spelled Szartharaxx. ** Until [=MechaGM=] revealed the spelling of Black Jhaan's name, people weren't sure if his name was "John" or "Jann". * SwordAndSorcerer: Type 2-Fighter and Healer Dahlia and Darek * TagAlongKid: Darek. * TalkingInYourDreams: Canna has had several dreams where she is talking to her Fullblade. * TalkingWeapon: Canna's [[{{BFS}} fullblade]], though it only speaks to her. It's quite the BloodKnight, too. * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Practically every attack done by Zelas, the team's GlassCannon. * TheseHandsHaveKilled: Darek has one of these moments after taking his first human life and finding out he actually liked it. * ThinkingOutLoud: Darek does this alot when he's lost in thought over the lastest perplexing magical artifact or dream. * ThisIsGonnaSuck: Picture the scenario - the party's been captured and forced to fight gladiators and ogres. The ogres were particularly problematic, but they've finally gone down. Then this happens: -->'''Khairissa:''' They are worthy to face... ''the hydra!'' -->'''Darek:''' Oh, you have ''got'' to be kidding me. -->'''Zelas:''' I don't like the sound of that... * TurnsRed: The hydra fought in Session 14 grew extra heads as it took damage, allowing it to attack more often as the fight went on. * UnexplainedAccent: Zelas speaks with a vaguely Australian[=/=]British accent (nicknamed Drowstralian by the chat). He's the only Drow in the campaign who does this. [[spoiler:Probably because it's not his "real" accent; turns out he started using it while growing up in Eastgate, and it stuck.]] * WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:The Lava Brutes summoned by the hobgoblins.]] * WeCanRuleTogether: Jadeis makes this offer to the party [[spoiler:while in Eastgate's prison]]. Naturally they refuse. * WhamEpisode: [[MidSeasonTwist Session 7]], wherein we learn that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins are trying to release a Primordial, and the Drow Empress has been missing for ten years]]. And then Session 11, which revealed that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins were just underlings - the real leader of the cult is a human noble who apparently wants to rid the world of the Drow]]. * [[YouKnowImBlackRight You Know I'm A Drow, Right?]]: Both Canna and Serriah have made some rather strong anti-Drow comments... with Zelas right in earshot. * YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Canna and Zelas decide to hold off Varsaath's army of undead to give the others time to run back to the Winter Court.]][[redirect:WebVideo/ShadowlandCampaign]]
20th Mar '15 11:00:15 PM Adept
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* RolloT as '''[[ReligiousBruiser Canna Corbett]]''', a Human Avenger * YRulerOfTime as '''[[TeenGenius Darek Corbett]]''', a Human Artificer
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* RolloT WebVideo/RolloT as '''[[ReligiousBruiser Canna Corbett]]''', a Human Avenger * YRulerOfTime WebVideo/YRulerOfTime as '''[[TeenGenius Darek Corbett]]''', a Human Artificer

In addition, RolloT wrote a series titled ''Change Yourself, Change the World'' which details Canna's backstory and can be read [[http://rollot.blogspot.com/search/label/CYCW on his blog]].
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In addition, RolloT [=RolloT=] wrote a series titled ''Change Yourself, Change the World'' which details Canna's backstory and can be read [[http://rollot.blogspot.com/search/label/CYCW on his blog]].

** Canna is named after Kana from ''TwentiethCenturyBoys''. ** During one battle, RolloT makes a reference to SpoonysCampaign, specifically "We were fighting like MEN!" Except there's no kill-stealing involved this time.
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** Canna is named after Kana from ''TwentiethCenturyBoys''. ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. ** During one battle, RolloT Rollo T makes a reference to SpoonysCampaign, WebVideo/SpoonysCampaign, specifically "We were fighting like MEN!" Except there's no kill-stealing involved this time.
10th Mar '15 9:21:53 AM nombretomado
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** When the party borrows some of the Broken Fang tribe's wolves, Canna names the one she rides "[[BoardwalkEmpire Nucky]]." Since renamed "[[ADogNamedDog Wolfy]] Thompson." And now back to "[[OverusedRunningGag Nucky]]".
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** When the party borrows some of the Broken Fang tribe's wolves, Canna names the one she rides "[[BoardwalkEmpire "[[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Nucky]]." Since renamed "[[ADogNamedDog Wolfy]] Thompson." And now back to "[[OverusedRunningGag Nucky]]".
7th Apr '14 4:46:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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The Shadowland Campaign (not to be confused with the book) is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign run by tabletop gaming veteran [=MechaGM=]. Most of the players from the WyrmwickCampaign return, along with their friend Final Freek.
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The Shadowland Campaign (not to be confused with the book) is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign run by tabletop gaming veteran [=MechaGM=]. Most of the players from the WyrmwickCampaign TabletopGame/WyrmwickCampaign return, along with their friend Final Freek.
7th Mar '14 5:39:27 AM Catbert
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* BigBadassWolf: The northern Orcs use these [[HorseOfADifferentColor as steeds]], and in return for helping one tribe, the party gets to borrow some of them.
6th Mar '14 11:54:45 PM ecojosh1
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* AssassinOutclassin: The party has thus far defeated every assassin that has attempted to come after them (usually humilitating them.) Canna and Serriah brutally criticaled an assassin that attempted to run away from the party. Canna also chopped down a tree to fell an assassin, only for the tree to fall on him and follow with Zelas finishing him off in a spectacular fashion.
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* AssassinOutclassin: The party has thus far defeated every assassin that has attempted to come after them (usually humilitating humiliating them.) Canna and Serriah brutally criticaled an assassin that attempted to run away from the party. Canna also chopped down a tree to fell an assassin, only for the tree to fall on him and follow with Zelas finishing him off in a spectacular fashion.
4th Jan '14 9:15:51 PM JIKTV
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The Shadowland Campaign (not to be confused with the book) is a ''DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign run by tabletop gaming veteran [=MechaGM=]. Most of the players from the WyrmwickCampaign return, along with their friend Final Freek.
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The Shadowland Campaign (not to be confused with the book) is a ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign run by tabletop gaming veteran [=MechaGM=]. Most of the players from the WyrmwickCampaign return, along with their friend Final Freek.

* BigBadassWolf: The northern Orcs use these [[HorseOfADifferentColour as steeds]], and in return for helping one tribe, the party gets to borrow some of them.
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* BigBadassWolf: The northern Orcs use these [[HorseOfADifferentColour [[HorseOfADifferentColor as steeds]], and in return for helping one tribe, the party gets to borrow some of them.
8th Jul '13 4:54:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* WhamEpisode: [[SeventhEpisodeTwist Session 7]], wherein we learn that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins are trying to release a Primordial, and the Drow Empress has been missing for ten years]]. And then Session 11, which revealed that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins were just underlings - the real leader of the cult is a human noble who apparently wants to rid the world of the Drow]].
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* WhamEpisode: [[SeventhEpisodeTwist [[MidSeasonTwist Session 7]], wherein we learn that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins are trying to release a Primordial, and the Drow Empress has been missing for ten years]]. And then Session 11, which revealed that [[spoiler:the hobgoblins were just underlings - the real leader of the cult is a human noble who apparently wants to rid the world of the Drow]].
15th Mar '13 12:00:15 PM Koveras
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** [[spoiler:The spirit inside]] Canna's sword is named Sten, after the character from ''DragonAgeOrigins''.
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** [[spoiler:The spirit inside]] Canna's sword is named Sten, after the character from ''DragonAgeOrigins''.''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.
22nd Jan '13 7:08:24 PM TVRulezAgain
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** While in Eastgate, Canna uses a fake voice and the psuedonym "Arleen Sorkin". As you can probably guess, the voice is modeled after the real Sorkin's performance as Harley Quinn in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', all the way up to calling Zelas "Mistah Y" (he's using a fake name too).
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** While in Eastgate, Canna uses a fake voice and the psuedonym "Arleen Sorkin". As you can probably guess, the voice is modeled after the real Sorkin's performance as Harley Quinn in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', all the way up to calling Zelas "Mistah Y" (he's using a fake name too).
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