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''The Cleric Quintet'' is a series of novels by R.A. Salvatore as a spin-off to ''TheLegendOfDrizzt'' in the ''ForgottenRealms'', following the growth of Cadderly Bonaduce from childish young scribe to [[TheChosenOne Chosen of Deneir]]. * ''Books in the series:'' ** ''Canticle'' (1991) ** ''In Sylvan Shadows'' (1992) ** ''Night Masks'' (1992) ** ''The Fallen Fortress'' (1993) ** ''The Chaos Curse'' (1994) ---- !! ''The Cleric Quintet'' contains the following tropes: * AbnormalAmmo: Cadderly uses a hand crossbow that fires exploding darts. * AntiVillain: Dorigen. Aballister has shades of this, as well. Also [[spoiler:Rufo]] * BadassInDistress: The entire plot of the fifth book, where resident ass-kicker [[spoiler: Danica]] is incapacitated and captured early on. * BashBrothers: The trope might as well be called The Bouldershoulder Brothers. * BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens a few times. Cadderly engages in a battle of wills against Druzil, and later an epic Professor-X style knock-down drag-out with Ghost. * BewareTheSillyOnes: Ivan and Pikel are the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, though he is behind everything bad that happens in the series. * BigBadWannabe: Bogo Rath. Even his name is trying too hard. * CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Ghost]] is so unpleasant to be around that Druzil doesn't even like dealing with him. Druzil is a demon from the Abyss. * CallingYourAttacks: If Cadderly points his fist at you and screams "Fete," prepare to have your face melt off. * CarryABigStick: Everyone refers to Pikel's massive signature club as "his tree." * DeadpanSnarker: Druzil, Aballister's imp familiar. Danica has shades of this. Dorigen defines it. * DeanBitterman: Dean Thobicus is an extremely non-comedic example. * DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Barjin]] acts as this, and his death reveals the greater enemy and ultimate Big Bad. * FaceHeelTurn: Only [[spoiler: Rufo]], and it's even debatable if he was ever a Face. * FiveBadBand ** TheBigBad: Aballister, the power-hungry wizard. ** TheDragon: Barjin, the evil priest and opposite of Cadderly. ** TheEvilGenius: Druzil, who is behind every evil plot. ** TheBrute: Ragnor, half-breed orc ** TheDarkChick: Dorigen, wizard and sometime paramour of Aballister. The complete opposite of Danica. * FiveManBand ** TheHero: Cadderly ** TheLancer: Danica ** TheBigGuy: Ivan, who eventually shares the role with literal Big Guy [[spoiler:Vander]] ** TheSmartGuy: Newander, then Shayleigh ** TheChick: Pikel ** The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming: *** TheHero: Cadderly *** TheLancer: Ivan *** TheBigGuy: Pikel, after becoming a full fledged [[spoiler:druid]]. *** TheSmartGuy: Vicero Belago *** TheChick: [[spoiler:Danica, but mostly because she's so badly injured.]] * FromBadToWorse: In the fourth book, the heroes finally [[spoiler: defeat evil sorcerer Aballister and destroy Castle Trinity and the evil forces that have been behind the entire series]]. Time to head back home to the good 'ole Edificant Library and OhCrap [[spoiler: Rufo has consumed the Chaos Curse, become a vampire, killed Dorigen, captured Danica, and turned the entire staff into murderous monsters. Druzil has also defiled the Library so divine magic is almost impossible to cast inside of it, where Rufo has set up his den of vampires]]. * GoodThingYouCanHeal: Ghastly wounds pop up a lot more often after Cadderly learns to heal people. It goes UpToEleven when the group gets the Ring of Regeneration. * HeelFaceTurn: Many. If you're a villain, you die or this happens to you. No exceptions. * ImprobableWeaponUser: Cadderly. Witness his Spindle Disks/yo-yo weapon and blowgun cane. * InterrogatingTheDead: As Cadderly gains levels, he is able to do this. He starts using it as a threat to make still-living people give up the goods. * LargeHam: Barjin in the first book. [[spoiler: Rufo]] becomes one of these with obvious glee after becoming a vampire. * [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Aballister Bonaduce]]. * MarkOfShame: [[spoiler: Kierkan Rufo]] gets one burned into his forehead by [[spoiler: Cadderly]] after betraying the group and indirectly killing [[spoiler: Headmaster Avery]]. * OurElvesAreBetter: Played straight and subverted in the second book. The elves, especially Elbereth, certainly think they're this. Elves throughout the series are always incredible warriors or wizards, but it takes a party of humans and dwarves to prevent the destruction of [[spoiler: Shilmista, the elven homeland]]. Even more so, it takes the open-mindedness of a human to convince the elves that the trees can be animated for defense. * OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Played straight to the point of parody with Ivan Bouldershoulder, and completely averted with his brother Pikel. * ReligionOfEvil: Aballister and his minions worship Talona, the evil goddess of poison and disease. * ScrewYouElves!: Ivan's entire dialogue whenever ANY elf is around, though it's mostly bluster. * ShapeshifterModeLock: The druids in the first book suffer this under the effects of the Chaos Curse, getting stuck in the form of their spirit animal. Newander is actually upset that he's still a human. * StartOfDarkness: The first three books are [[spoiler:Kierkan Rufo's]] * TheDragon: Aballister has a new one in practically each book, including Barjin, Dorigen, Bogo, and Ghost. In the third book, Vander acts as Ghost's Dragon and NobleTopEnforcer before [[spoiler: his HeelFaceTurn]] * TheObiWan: Avery has shades of this, but the true example is [[spoiler:Pertelope]] who comes right out of left field to explain that she is the only one who's experienced what Cadderly is going through. * TheSilentBob: Pikel, sort of. He does occasionally talk, but it is always gibberish. * WarriorMonk: Danica ----
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''The Cleric Quintet'' is a series of novels by R.A. Salvatore as a spin-off to ''TheLegendOfDrizzt'' in the ''ForgottenRealms'', following the growth of Cadderly Bonaduce from childish young scribe to [[TheChosenOne Chosen of Deneir]]. * ''Books in the series:'' ** ''Canticle'' (1991) ** ''In Sylvan Shadows'' (1992) ** ''Night Masks'' (1992) ** ''The Fallen Fortress'' (1993) ** ''The Chaos Curse'' (1994) ---- !! ''The Cleric Quintet'' contains the following tropes: * AbnormalAmmo: Cadderly uses a hand crossbow that fires exploding darts. * AntiVillain: Dorigen. Aballister has shades of this, as well. Also [[spoiler:Rufo]] * BadassInDistress: The entire plot of the fifth book, where resident ass-kicker [[spoiler: Danica]] is incapacitated and captured early on. * BashBrothers: The trope might as well be called The Bouldershoulder Brothers. * BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens a few times. Cadderly engages in a battle of wills against Druzil, and later an epic Professor-X style knock-down drag-out with Ghost. * BewareTheSillyOnes: Ivan and Pikel are the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, though he is behind everything bad that happens in the series. * BigBadWannabe: Bogo Rath. Even his name is trying too hard. * CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Ghost]] is so unpleasant to be around that Druzil doesn't even like dealing with him. Druzil is a demon from the Abyss. * CallingYourAttacks: If Cadderly points his fist at you and screams "Fete," prepare to have your face melt off. * CarryABigStick: Everyone refers to Pikel's massive signature club as "his tree." * DeadpanSnarker: Druzil, Aballister's imp familiar. Danica has shades of this. Dorigen defines it. * DeanBitterman: Dean Thobicus is an extremely non-comedic example. * DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Barjin]] acts as this, and his death reveals the greater enemy and ultimate Big Bad. * FaceHeelTurn: Only [[spoiler: Rufo]], and it's even debatable if he was ever a Face. * FiveBadBand ** TheBigBad: Aballister, the power-hungry wizard. ** TheDragon: Barjin, the evil priest and opposite of Cadderly. ** TheEvilGenius: Druzil, who is behind every evil plot. ** TheBrute: Ragnor, half-breed orc ** TheDarkChick: Dorigen, wizard and sometime paramour of Aballister. The complete opposite of Danica. * FiveManBand ** TheHero: Cadderly ** TheLancer: Danica ** TheBigGuy: Ivan, who eventually shares the role with literal Big Guy [[spoiler:Vander]] ** TheSmartGuy: Newander, then Shayleigh ** TheChick: Pikel ** The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming: *** TheHero: Cadderly *** TheLancer: Ivan *** TheBigGuy: Pikel, after becoming a full fledged [[spoiler:druid]]. *** TheSmartGuy: Vicero Belago *** TheChick: [[spoiler:Danica, but mostly because she's so badly injured.]] * FromBadToWorse: In the fourth book, the heroes finally [[spoiler: defeat evil sorcerer Aballister and destroy Castle Trinity and the evil forces that have been behind the entire series]]. Time to head back home to the good 'ole Edificant Library and OhCrap [[spoiler: Rufo has consumed the Chaos Curse, become a vampire, killed Dorigen, captured Danica, and turned the entire staff into murderous monsters. Druzil has also defiled the Library so divine magic is almost impossible to cast inside of it, where Rufo has set up his den of vampires]]. * GoodThingYouCanHeal: Ghastly wounds pop up a lot more often after Cadderly learns to heal people. It goes UpToEleven when the group gets the Ring of Regeneration. * HeelFaceTurn: Many. If you're a villain, you die or this happens to you. No exceptions. * ImprobableWeaponUser: Cadderly. Witness his Spindle Disks/yo-yo weapon and blowgun cane. * InterrogatingTheDead: As Cadderly gains levels, he is able to do this. He starts using it as a threat to make still-living people give up the goods. * LargeHam: Barjin in the first book. [[spoiler: Rufo]] becomes one of these with obvious glee after becoming a vampire. * [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Aballister Bonaduce]]. * MarkOfShame: [[spoiler: Kierkan Rufo]] gets one burned into his forehead by [[spoiler: Cadderly]] after betraying the group and indirectly killing [[spoiler: Headmaster Avery]]. * OurElvesAreBetter: Played straight and subverted in the second book. The elves, especially Elbereth, certainly think they're this. Elves throughout the series are always incredible warriors or wizards, but it takes a party of humans and dwarves to prevent the destruction of [[spoiler: Shilmista, the elven homeland]]. Even more so, it takes the open-mindedness of a human to convince the elves that the trees can be animated for defense. * OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Played straight to the point of parody with Ivan Bouldershoulder, and completely averted with his brother Pikel. * ReligionOfEvil: Aballister and his minions worship Talona, the evil goddess of poison and disease. * ScrewYouElves!: Ivan's entire dialogue whenever ANY elf is around, though it's mostly bluster. * ShapeshifterModeLock: The druids in the first book suffer this under the effects of the Chaos Curse, getting stuck in the form of their spirit animal. Newander is actually upset that he's still a human. * StartOfDarkness: The first three books are [[spoiler:Kierkan Rufo's]] * TheDragon: Aballister has a new one in practically each book, including Barjin, Dorigen, Bogo, and Ghost. In the third book, Vander acts as Ghost's Dragon and NobleTopEnforcer before [[spoiler: his HeelFaceTurn]] * TheObiWan: Avery has shades of this, but the true example is [[spoiler:Pertelope]] who comes right out of left field to explain that she is the only one who's experienced what Cadderly is going through. * TheSilentBob: Pikel, sort of. He does occasionally talk, but it is always gibberish. * WarriorMonk: Danica ----[[redirect:Literature/TheClericQuintet]]
8th Dec '12 5:09:24 PM StarSword
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* BadassDecay: Justified with Dorigen, who [[spoiler: has her nimble spellcasting fingers shattered before her HeelFaceTurn, and never fully recovers from it.]]

The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming: ** TheHero: Cadderly ** TheLancer: Ivan ** TheBigGuy: Pikel, after becoming a full fledged [[spoiler:druid]]. ** TheSmartGuy: Vicero Belago ** TheChick: [[spoiler:Danica, but mostly because she's so badly injured.]]
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** The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming: ** *** TheHero: Cadderly ** *** TheLancer: Ivan ** *** TheBigGuy: Pikel, after becoming a full fledged [[spoiler:druid]]. ** *** TheSmartGuy: Vicero Belago ** *** TheChick: [[spoiler:Danica, but mostly because she's so badly injured.]]
5th Dec '12 8:49:56 AM mlsmithca
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It Got Worse de-wicking.
* FromBadToWorse: In the fourth book, the heroes finally [[spoiler: defeat evil sorcerer Aballister and destroy Castle Trinity and the evil forces that have been behind the entire series]]. Time to head back home to the good 'ole Edificant Library and OhCrap [[spoiler: Rufo has consumed the Chaos Curse, become a vampire, killed Dorigen, captured Danica, and turned the entire staff into murderous monsters. Druzil has also defiled the Library so divine magic is almost impossible to cast inside of it, where Rufo has set up his den of vampires]].

* ItGotWorse: In the fourth book, the heroes finally [[spoiler: defeat evil sorcerer Aballister and destroy Castle Trinity and the evil forces that have been behind the entire series]]. Time to head back home to the good 'ole Edificant Library and OhCrap [[spoiler: Rufo has consumed the Chaos Curse, become a vampire, killed Dorigen, captured Danica, and turned the entire staff into murderous monsters. Druzil has also defiled the Library so divine magic is almost impossible to cast inside of it, where Rufo has set up his den of vampires]].
26th Jun '12 11:29:00 PM Sport351
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* BewareTheSillyOnes:Ivan and Pikel are the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, though he is behind everything bad that happens in the series.
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* BewareTheSillyOnes:Ivan BewareTheSillyOnes: Ivan and Pikel are the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, though he is behind everything bad that happens in the series.
26th Jun '12 11:28:24 PM Sport351
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* AntiVillain: Dorigen. Aballister has shades of this, as well.Also [[spoiler:Rufo]]
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* AntiVillain: Dorigen. Aballister has shades of this, as well. Also [[spoiler:Rufo]]
27th May '12 4:20:42 PM Zenbryo
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* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Ghost]] is so unpleasant to be around that Druzil doesn't even like dealing with him. Druzil is a demon from the Abyss.
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* BashBrothers: The trope might as well be called The Bouldershoulder Brothers.

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* CarryABigStick: Everyone refers to Pikel's massive signature club as "his tree."

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* TheSilentBob: Pikel, sort of. He does occasionally talk, but it is always gibberish.
27th May '12 4:00:58 PM Zenbryo
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* BewareTheSillyOnes:Ivan and Pikel are the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, however, hewas behind everything bad that happened in the series.
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* BewareTheSillyOnes:Ivan and Pikel are the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, however, hewas though he is behind everything bad that happened happens in the series.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes:Ivan DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Barjin]] acts as this, and Pikel are his death reveals the AbbottAndCostello of the series. They are also the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On the villains' side, Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, however, hewas behind everything bad that happened in the series.greater enemy and ultimate Big Bad.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes:Ivan ItGotWorse: In the fourth book, the heroes finally [[spoiler: defeat evil sorcerer Aballister and Pikel are destroy Castle Trinity and the AbbottAndCostello of evil forces that have been behind the series. They are also entire series]]. Time to head back home to the most dangerous fighters besides Danica. On good 'ole Edificant Library and OhCrap [[spoiler: Rufo has consumed the villains' side, Chaos Curse, become a vampire, killed Dorigen, captured Danica, and turned the entire staff into murderous monsters. Druzil is rather hard to take seriously, however, hewas behind everything bad that happened in has also defiled the series.Library so divine magic is almost impossible to cast inside of it, where Rufo has set up his den of vampires]].
27th May '12 3:48:09 PM Zenbryo
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* FiveBadBand ** TheBigBad: Aballister, the power-hungry wizard. ** TheDragon: Barjin, the evil priest and opposite of Cadderly. ** TheEvilGenius: Druzil, who is behind every evil plot. ** TheBrute: Ragnor, half-breed orc ** TheDarkChick: Dorigen, wizard and sometime paramour of Aballister. The complete opposite of Danica.

* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Ghastly wounds pop up a lot more often after Cadderly learns to heal people. It goes UpToEleven when the group gets the Ring of Regeneration.

** The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming:
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** The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming:

** The bad guys get one too: ** TheHero: Aballister ** TheLancer: Dorigen ** TheBigGuy: Ragnar ** TheSmartGuy: Druzil ** TheChick: Bogo
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** The bad guys get one too: ** TheHero: Aballister ** TheLancer: Dorigen ** TheBigGuy: Ragnar ** TheSmartGuy: Druzil ** TheChick: Bogo* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Ghastly wounds pop up a lot more often after Cadderly learns to heal people. It goes UpToEleven when the group gets the Ring of Regeneration.
27th May '12 3:38:43 PM Zenbryo
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* AbnormalAmmo: Cadderly uses a hand crossbow that fires exploding darts.

* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens a few times. Cadderly engages in a battle of wills against Druzil, and later an epic Professor-X style knock-down drag-out with Ghost.

* CallingYourAttacks: If Cadderly points his fist at you and screams "Fete," prepare to have your face melt off. * DeadpanSnarker: Druzil, Aballister's imp familiar. Danica has shades of this. Dorigen defines it.

* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Ghastly wounds pop up a lot more often after Cadderly learns to heal people. It goes UpToEleven when the group gets the Ring of Regeneration.

The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming:
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The **The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming:

The FiveManBand changes significantly in the fifth book, becoming:**The bad guys get one too: ** TheHero: Aballister ** TheLancer: Dorigen ** TheBigGuy: Ragnar ** TheSmartGuy: Druzil ** TheChick: Bogo

The FiveManBand changes significantly * InterrogatingTheDead: As Cadderly gains levels, he is able to do this. He starts using it as a threat to make still-living people give up the goods. * LargeHam: Barjin in the fifth book, becoming:first book. [[spoiler: Rufo]] becomes one of these with obvious glee after becoming a vampire. * [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Aballister Bonaduce]].

The FiveManBand changes significantly in * ReligionOfEvil: Aballister and his minions worship Talona, the fifth book, becoming:evil goddess of poison and disease.

* StartOfDarkness:The first three books are [[spoiler:Kierkan Rufo's]]
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* StartOfDarkness:The ShapeshifterModeLock: The druids in the first book suffer this under the effects of the Chaos Curse, getting stuck in the form of their spirit animal. Newander is actually upset that he's still a human. * StartOfDarkness: The first three books are [[spoiler:Kierkan Rufo's]]
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