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->"''Wedding this, pregnancy that, someone's dead and everywhere you look there's a kid with the duke's face.''" -->--'''Sparron''', LeaningOnTheFourthWall to [[LampshadeHanging more or less sum up the story]]. ''The Kingdom of Naroni'' is an ongoing {{Machinomic}} illustrated with ''[[TheSims The Sims 2]]''. The series debuted as a possible [[http://www.fancifulmind.com/sims/challenges.htm Royal Kingdom Challenge]], but the author abandoned the idea of a free-play blog very quickly, instead opting to use the game to stage the illustrations for a pre-scripted story. The serial takes place in the titular kingdom, which is located [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere in continental Europe]] (though the occasional hint and outright WordOfGod indicate that it is somewhere in the France/Spain area) from the year 1155 A.D. onward. Its genre is somewhat ambiguous, possibly a {{Fantasy}} or possibly HistoricalFiction (although if one were to classify it as such, it would be an [[WordOfGod admittedly]] [[ArtisticLicense historically-inaccurate one]]). The story stars an EnsembleCast and features several story arcs, both completed and ongoing. The story can be found [[http://kingdomofnaroni.blogspot.com/ here]]. ---- !!Tropes * AbsoluteCleavage - Holladrin. * ArrangedMarriage - All over the place. ** Severin and Alina kick off the plot by subverting this trope (Alina was supposed to marry Severin's older brother) and running away together. ** The Arranged Marriage of Alina's niece Lileina and Medea's younger brother Cambrin introduces many of the relatives left back in Dovia, and is the setting for [[spoiler: Dalston and Geneva sleeping together]]. ** Severin's refusal to do this to his children is often a bone of contention between him and other nobles. ** King Roderick, on the other hand, is only too eager to do this to his children. ** And many more ... * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence - [[spoiler: Deian and his posse--but like Severin said at one point, Deian's never really gone...]] * AttractiveBentGender - Ashe didn't turn out too badly. ** For a community challenge, the author did a gender-swapped version of a post involving Severin, Alina, and Laralita. A male reader commented on Girl-Severin's appearance. * BiTheWay - Searle Kemorin and likely [[GoodBadGirl Aydelle]] as well. Also possibly [[ReallyGetsAround Ailede]] and [[AnythingThatMoves Geneva]]. * BlondeBrunetteRedhead - Holladrin (blonde), Celina (brunette), Alina (redhead). ** Also Rona (blonde), Hilla Diarn (brunette), Riona Kemorin (redhead). ** Severin's three older sons: Jadin (redhead), Searle (blond), and Lonriad (dark-haired). * BondingOverMissingParents - Celina and Aldhein do this in one post, noting that both of their mothers [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to them]]. * BonusMaterial - Quite a few extras links for a machinomic... * BreakHisHeartToSaveHim - [[spoiler: Sparron ultimately does this with Searle.]] * BungledSuicide - [[spoiler: Sparron]]. * CatchPhrase - Roderick's "I am a king, damn it!" ** Later, Ietrin makes an attempt at a BorrowedCatchphrase: --->'''Ietrin''': [[spoiler: Damn it, I am a king.]] --->'''Severin''': [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That catchphrase is all wrong.]] * CerebusSyndrome - Many of the early posts are comedic in nature, but these now seem to be in decline in favor of more dramatic or at least two-sided posts. * CharacterAlignment - As an extra, the author once whipped up a [[http://www.dorkly.com/ Dorkly-esque]] alignment chart featuring nine of the characters in the various slots. The chart can be viewed [[http://i.imgur.com/ysyHU.png here]]. ** Top row: [[GirlNextDoor Celina]] is LawfulGood, [[HeroicBastard Severin]] is NeutralGood, [[DeadpanSnarker Florian]] is ChaoticGood. ** Middle row: [[ExtremeDoormat Falidor]] is LawfulNeutral, [[BystanderSyndrome Octavius]] is TrueNeutral, [[ReallyGetsAround Geneva]] is ChaoticNeutral. ** Bottom row: [[PointyHairedBoss Roderick]] is LawfulEvil, [[MisanthropeSupreme Aldhein]] is NeutralEvil, [[ForTheEvulz Deian]] is ChaoticEvil. * CharacterDevelopment - The story begins with an almost experimental feel, as if the author is playing around with different ideas and trying to figure out just who they are. As it progresses, the characters grow stronger and more distinct. * ChekhovsGun - Remember that pond where everyone used to have sex? * ChildhoodFriendRomance - Severin and Alina. ** The [[http://doviadiaries.blogspot.com/ Dovia Diaries]] prequels also show Octavius entertaining a little of this for [[spoiler: Holladrin]]. * ChristianityIsCatholic - Sort of justified considering the time period. * CrazyEnoughToWork - [[spoiler: Lorn plans to chase off Deian by ''appealing to his [[ForTheEvulz sadistic nature]] via prescripted conversation''. It actually works.]] * DeadpanSnarker - Florian, and a few other characters on occasion. * DeathByChildbirth - A few instances, most notably [[spoiler: Electra and Honora]]. * DeathIsDramatic - Demonstrated by the fact that the deaths of major characters like [[spoiler: Dalston and Alina]] got more emphasis and buildup than the deaths of characters like [[spoiler: Honora or King Farilon of Dovia]]. * DeathNotification - Happens on occasion, particularly near the beginning of the serial. * DeathOfTheHypotenuse - [[spoiler: [[AwfulWeddedLife Medea]]]] and [[spoiler: [[DomesticAbuser Norwan]]]]. * DecoyProtagonist - At the start, it looks like it's going to be a story about Roderick. Enter Severin. * DiedInYourArmsTonight - In perhaps the biggest TearJerker of a post to date, [[spoiler: a dying Alina tells Severin that "I always wanted to die in your arms". He complies with that wish.]] * DirtyOldMonk - Fathers Quartus, Quintus, Sextus and Septimus. ** Brother Remiel shows the absolute worst of this trope during an early appearance, but it's not long after that when pervy behavior is the least of anyone's Remiel-related concerns... * DoubleInLawMarriage - [[spoiler: Falidor, whose sister Nora is the second wife of Severin, falls in love with and eventually marries Raia, Severin's eldest daughter from his marriage to Alina. Thus, Falidor is both brother-in-law and son-in-law to Severin.]] ** And as if those two families aren't already connected enough, [[spoiler: Falidor's brother Rifden marries Severin's half-sister Aerina]]. * DrivenToSuicide - [[spoiler: Riona Andronei is driven to suicide out of pining for [[{{Twincest}}her twin brother]].]] Also, [[spoiler: [[ArmoredClosetGay Sparron]] attempts suicide at one point, but [[BungledSuicide is unsuccessful]].]] * DyingMomentOfAwesome - While the actual event occurs between posts, most readers seem to agree that [[spoiler: Geneva's taking her daughter Eilyssa's place as Deian's HumanSacrifice was [[BigDamnHeroes pretty awesome of her]].]] * EatsBabies - Deian, apparently. ** According to Brother Remiel's bio page, he once ate a kitten. * EnsembleCast - The various storylines also allow for [[RotatingProtagonist Rotating Protagonists]]. * EverybodyHasLotsOfSex - ...seriously. * EveryoneIsRelated - This is particularly true of the painfully inbred nobility. * FormerlyFat - Garrett, apparently. * ForTheEvulz - [[ChaoticEvil Deian]]. * FourTemperamentEnsemble - The original noblemen: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Severin]] is sanguine, [[PointyHairedBoss King Roderick]] is choleric, [[TookALevelInJerkass Octavius]] is melancholic, [[{{Sidekick}} Dalston]] is phlegmatic. ** The original noblewomen too: Alina is melancholic, Geneva is sanguine, Medea is choleric, Celina is phlegmatic. ** This could also apply to Severin and Alina's daughters (Raia = sanguine, Viridis = phlegmatic, Riona = choleric, Vera = melancholic). ** Also, Isidro and his three cousins (Augustin = choleric, Bernardo = sanguine, Casimiro = phlegmatic, Isidro = melancholic). * FreudianExcuse - A few instances: ** Much of Severin's behaviour in the beginning seems to be rooted in trying to be the exact opposite of his father. [[spoiler: They eventually patch things up.]] ** Aldhein also shows this tendency. His father was an abusive drunk who ended up dragging him all around Dovia and relied on him for everything. ** Isidro's self-esteem has been virtually wiped out by his father--this after [[spoiler: finding his mother's hanging corpse and then accidentally getting his brother killed half a year later]]. ** [[MommyIssues Searle]]. [[MagnificentBastard Minara]]. * {{Gayngst}} - There is an entire ongoing arc about this. The angst gets to the point where [[spoiler: [[ArmoredClosetGay Sparron]] decides that he can't deal with the conflicted feelings brought on by his relationship with [[BiTheWay Searle]] and [[DrivenToSuicide attempts to kill himself]].]] * GenderBender - A rare female-to-male example occurs when [[spoiler: Aspen is [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor not entirely specific in her wording]] when wishing for Rona's happiness]]. All things considered, however, this [[SecondLawOfGenderBending could possibly]] [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier work out]]. * GeographicFlexibility - The size and population of Naroni are both quite ambiguous. Also, new castles just seem to appear out of nowhere whenever someone is knighted ** Granted, a lot of time passes between individual posts (usually at least a month), so maybe that excuses it. * GetItOverWith - Searle Minara doesn't seem content to wait for death. [[spoiler: Lucky for him, [[DeusExMachina he does get better]].]] * GirlfriendInCanada - Inverted with a male suitor [[IncompatibleOrientation Aspen]] made up to dissuade [[ObliviousToLove Rona]] from trying to set her up with random boys. Hilla calls the bluff, noting inconsistencies in both the man's name and his occupation. * GodBeforeDogma - This seems to be Severin's philosophy. * GoodBadGirl - Aydelle, Riala, and arguably Geneva. * {{Headdesk}} - Octavius does this a couple times. * HeirClubForMen - Comes up every now and again. Unfortunately for Crown Princess Jeda, the royal family has a particularly strong subscription to this mentality. * HeroicBastard - Severin. * HumanSacrifice - [[spoiler: Deian uses Geneva as this.]] * HypocrisyNod - A couple instances. -->'''Falidor''': We're all hypocrites, I guess. Perhaps you should just outlaw hypocrisy. -->'''Severin''': Ah, but if we are all hypocrites, would it not be hypocritical to outlaw hypocrisy? * IAmNotMyFather - Severin [[spoiler: ...or is he?]] * ImAHumanitarian - [[HalfHumanHybrid Deian and Co.]] -->'''Deian''': You might want to take that baby out of my sight, though; I'll admit that I'm feeling [[EatsBabies a tad peckish]]. * InTheHood - Geneva does this at one point. It seems to work. * ItIsNotYourTime - [[spoiler: Searle Minara]]. Also, in one arc, [[spoiler: Octavius and Severin, arguably. Dalston is [[GoIntoTheLight not so lucky]].]] * IWantGrandkids - Oh God. Eliana de Cervantes. * KissingCousins - Any two nobles are pretty much guaranteed to be related somehow, so there is plenty of this. * LampshadeHanging - Done on occasion, usually by means of [[DeadpanSnarker Florian]]. -->'''Thetis''': [[[NotBloodSiblings Setran and Evera]]] aren't of that sort. -->'''Florian''': Thetis, this is Naroni. [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex Everyone is of that sort]]. * LastKiss - [[spoiler: Severin and Alina]]. * LawOfInverseFertility - Played with somewhat in regards to [[SickeninglySweethearts Severin and Alina]], who [[spoiler: have no problem reproducing when they're careless, but they start being more cautious after Severin decides that they have enough children (seven!!). Alina, who suffers from a form of postpartum depression, silently resents this until she can't take it anymore and tells Severin that she wants another baby. They then have difficulty conceiving and Alina suffers a few miscarriages before dying of an ectopic pregnancy.]] Also, Medea, [[spoiler: in spite of not wanting to have children with Octavius, gets pregnant almost immediately after letting him back into her bed.]] ** There's also Ietrin, who [[spoiler: wants an heir and refuses to believe it could possibly be due to a problem with him instead of his wife, in spite of the fact that he took forever to knock up his mistress and has never had any speculated bastards before that.]] * LikeFatherLikeSon - [[spoiler: [[ChivalrousPervert Severin]] to [[LovableSexManiac Lonriad]].]] * LipstickLesbian - Princess Camaline. * LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - To the point where OneSteveLimit is meaningless. * LockedAwayInAMonastery - This seems to be the ultimate fear of most of the ruling class. ** Happened to Severin briefly, before he decided to give society the finger and run off with his brother's betrothed. * LongHairIsFeminine - Averted, as many of the major male characters have long-ish hair despite being portrayed as masculine. * LoveDodecahedron - Cord courts Asalaye, who has a FoeYay-filled WillTheyOrWontThey relationship with Lonriad. Lonriad is in turn being pursued by Rona, who is [[ObliviousToLove seemingly oblivious]] to [[spoiler: Aspen]]'s affection for her. ** Further complicated when [[spoiler: Cord proposes to Asalaye's older sister Nanalie after their father tells him he won't consent to Asalaye's marriage until Nanalie has had at least an offer... and she accepts. He then seeks comfort by means of sleeping with Riala. They're caught by her angry brother]]. *** This is now resolved: [[spoiler: Cord is [[ShotgunWedding forced to marry Riala]], leaving Nanalie (contentedly) unattached. Asalaye is then officially courted by Lonriad until her father catches them in the act, after which another ShotgunWedding ensues. Rona's brother Lorn then hosts a tournament for her hand, which is won by Ashe--a.k.a. Aspen post-[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor unintentional]] (yet [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier convenient]]) GenderBender. The two undergo a trial courtship period with Rona ultimately agreeing to marry him. Meanwhile, Nanalie catches the eye of and eventually marries a young widower knight, Garrett.]] * MadwomanInTheAttic - [[spoiler: Medea.]] * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident - [[spoiler: Octavius threatens to do this to his son-in-law [[YourCheatingHeart Ietrin]] on account of how poorly he treats Jeda.]] * MayDecemberRomance - [[spoiler: Aldhein and Alsina]], and later [[spoiler: Falidor and Raia]]. * MommyIssues - [[ParentalAbandonment Searle Minara]] toward [[TheDitz Laralita]]. * MorningSickness - And lots of it. * MultigenerationalHousehold - A few instances of this, seeing as Generation Two has begun to reproduce but Generation One hasn't died off yet. * NakedFirstImpression - When Thetis first meets Florian, she is in his kitchen (having been invited in by Electra) and Florian walks in from the bedroom... naked. ** The hilarity increases when he ends up covering ''his face''. * NakedOnArrival - Tavrin... but then again, he is almost always naked. Also Deian and Co. (who are also always naked). * NayTheist - Severin at times. * NeverAcceptedInHisHometown - Severin. * NoPeriodsPeriod - Averted, seeing as a significant part of the story revolves around reproduction and its accompanying aspects. * ObnoxiousInLaws - The Royal Family to... pretty much all of their in-laws. ** Laralita especially takes the cake here. [[http://kingdomofnaroni.blogspot.com/2009/07/in-which-severin-is-pushed-to-his.html Seriously]]. * OddCouple - Hints of this with sisters Nanalie and Asalaye. * OlderThanTheyLook - Most likely due to the limitations of the illustration platform, the surviving original characters don't look like they've aged much in the past twenty years. Also, [[DirtyOldMan Severin's father]] is looking mighty fine for a seventy-year-old great-grandfather. * OneSteveLimit - Absolutely turned on its head. Seriously, there are like a million Searles. * PerfectlyArrangedMarriage - Dalston and Celina, although they do have their problems. ** [[spoiler: Cambrin and Lileina]] seem to be shaping into this, but they don't get a lot of airtime between their wedding and [[spoiler: Lileina's DeathByChildbirth]], so it's hard to tell. ** [[spoiler: Lorn and Leara]] thus far. * PrinceCharmless - In the [[http://doviadiaries.blogspot.com/ Dovia Diaries prequels]], Roderick to Geneva. ** Also in the prequels, Rudolphus to Alina, though he isn't a prince. ** [[spoiler: Ietrin to Jeda and to Raia when he was pursuing her.]] * SecondLove: [[spoiler: Celina]] and [[spoiler: Ovrean]] ** [[spoiler: Severin and Nora]] is this for both of them. ** Also [[spoiler: Viridis to Searle Andronei]] ** And [[spoiler: Tarien to Arydath]] * ShipperOnDeck - Lonriad ships Ashe and Rona. ** Devidra ships Zareth and Mona, but mainly because it would benefit her. * ShrugOfGod - "She's dying of random death date." * SingleTargetSexuality - Lorn for Leara, as well as [[spoiler: Aspen/Ashe for Rona]]. * SinisterMinister - Brother Remiel. * SleepingSingle - Ietrin and Jeda. * STDImmunity - Considering the amount of carefree sex going on in this story, it's kind of a miracle that penises aren't falling off right, left and center. * StraightGay - Sparron (who is also something of an ArmoredClosetGay). Also [[spoiler: Casimiro.]] * SugarAndIcePersonality - Rona throughout her teenage years. * SweetOnPollyOliver - Played with somewhat during the crusade arc, when [[spoiler: both Isidro and Casimiro develop feelings for Riona, who is masquerading as a boy named Searle. Casimiro, however, is revealed to be gay and loses interest upon realizing that "Searle" is really a girl; meanwhile, Isidro has consciously known about Riona's true identity from the start.]] * SweetPollyOliver - [[spoiler: Wild child Riona Kemorin disguises herself as a boy in order to go on a crusade.]] * TallDarkAndHandsome - Severin, as well as his father and one (so far!) of his sons. * TangledFamilyTree - Just [[http://naronianddovia.tribalpages.com/ look at it]]. * TheBeard - [[spoiler: Sparron and Camaline act as this for each other, though their relationship starts off as an ArrangedMarriage.]] * TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether - Deian and Co. Domingo's family may have shades of this as well. * TheHeretic - Severin on many occasions. * ThereIsOnlyOneBed - This happens with Riona Kemorin and Isidro, although it turns out [[spoiler: that the situation was engineered by Isidro in order to get Riona to reveal her true sex]]. * {{Tsundere}} - Arydath to Halford at times. [[spoiler: Later, Arydath to Tarien--''big time''.]] ** Riona to Isidro, before they hooked up. * {{Twincest}} - [[spoiler: Fraternal twins Searle and Riona Andronei engage in a romantic relationship during their teen years. They are caught by their parents and [[ArrangedMarriage forced to marry other people]]. They conceive a child on Riona's wedding night, [[WhosYourDaddy who is then raised as her stepfather's daughter]].]] * VitriolicBestBuds - Lorn and Searle Minara (Type 2). ** Jadin and Isidro seem to be shaping up to be this as well. ** Ashe and Lonriad also show shades of this. * WhereTheHellIsSpringfield - The most specific location Naroni is ever given is somewhere between France and Spain. Dovia is known to be east of Naroni, but that's it. A third fictional country, Carvallon, is occasionally mentioned and implied to be on the coast. * WillTheyOrWontThey - Isidro de Cervantes and Riona Kemorin ([[spoiler:They do]]).
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->"''Wedding this, pregnancy that, someone's dead and everywhere you look there's a kid with the duke's face.''" -->--'''Sparron''', LeaningOnTheFourthWall to [[LampshadeHanging more or less sum up the story]]. ''The Kingdom of Naroni'' is an ongoing {{Machinomic}} illustrated with ''[[TheSims The Sims 2]]''. The series debuted as a possible [[http://www.fancifulmind.com/sims/challenges.htm Royal Kingdom Challenge]], but the author abandoned the idea of a free-play blog very quickly, instead opting to use the game to stage the illustrations for a pre-scripted story. The serial takes place in the titular kingdom, which is located [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere in continental Europe]] (though the occasional hint and outright WordOfGod indicate that it is somewhere in the France/Spain area) from the year 1155 A.D. onward. Its genre is somewhat ambiguous, possibly a {{Fantasy}} or possibly HistoricalFiction (although if one were to classify it as such, it would be an [[WordOfGod admittedly]] [[ArtisticLicense historically-inaccurate one]]). The story stars an EnsembleCast and features several story arcs, both completed and ongoing. The story can be found [[http://kingdomofnaroni.blogspot.com/ here]]. ---- !!Tropes * AbsoluteCleavage - Holladrin. * ArrangedMarriage - All over the place. ** Severin and Alina kick off the plot by subverting this trope (Alina was supposed to marry Severin's older brother) and running away together. ** The Arranged Marriage of Alina's niece Lileina and Medea's younger brother Cambrin introduces many of the relatives left back in Dovia, and is the setting for [[spoiler: Dalston and Geneva sleeping together]]. ** Severin's refusal to do this to his children is often a bone of contention between him and other nobles. ** King Roderick, on the other hand, is only too eager to do this to his children. ** And many more ... * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence - [[spoiler: Deian and his posse--but like Severin said at one point, Deian's never really gone...]] * AttractiveBentGender - Ashe didn't turn out too badly. ** For a community challenge, the author did a gender-swapped version of a post involving Severin, Alina, and Laralita. A male reader commented on Girl-Severin's appearance. * BiTheWay - Searle Kemorin and likely [[GoodBadGirl Aydelle]] as well. Also possibly [[ReallyGetsAround Ailede]] and [[AnythingThatMoves Geneva]]. * BlondeBrunetteRedhead - Holladrin (blonde), Celina (brunette), Alina (redhead). ** Also Rona (blonde), Hilla Diarn (brunette), Riona Kemorin (redhead). ** Severin's three older sons: Jadin (redhead), Searle (blond), and Lonriad (dark-haired). * BondingOverMissingParents - Celina and Aldhein do this in one post, noting that both of their mothers [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to them]]. * BonusMaterial - Quite a few extras links for a machinomic... * BreakHisHeartToSaveHim - [[spoiler: Sparron ultimately does this with Searle.]] * BungledSuicide - [[spoiler: Sparron]]. * CatchPhrase - Roderick's "I am a king, damn it!" ** Later, Ietrin makes an attempt at a BorrowedCatchphrase: --->'''Ietrin''': [[spoiler: Damn it, I am a king.]] --->'''Severin''': [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That catchphrase is all wrong.]] * CerebusSyndrome - Many of the early posts are comedic in nature, but these now seem to be in decline in favor of more dramatic or at least two-sided posts. * CharacterAlignment - As an extra, the author once whipped up a [[http://www.dorkly.com/ Dorkly-esque]] alignment chart featuring nine of the characters in the various slots. The chart can be viewed [[http://i.imgur.com/ysyHU.png here]]. ** Top row: [[GirlNextDoor Celina]] is LawfulGood, [[HeroicBastard Severin]] is NeutralGood, [[DeadpanSnarker Florian]] is ChaoticGood. ** Middle row: [[ExtremeDoormat Falidor]] is LawfulNeutral, [[BystanderSyndrome Octavius]] is TrueNeutral, [[ReallyGetsAround Geneva]] is ChaoticNeutral. ** Bottom row: [[PointyHairedBoss Roderick]] is LawfulEvil, [[MisanthropeSupreme Aldhein]] is NeutralEvil, [[ForTheEvulz Deian]] is ChaoticEvil. * CharacterDevelopment - The story begins with an almost experimental feel, as if the author is playing around with different ideas and trying to figure out just who they are. As it progresses, the characters grow stronger and more distinct. * ChekhovsGun - Remember that pond where everyone used to have sex? * ChildhoodFriendRomance - Severin and Alina. ** The [[http://doviadiaries.blogspot.com/ Dovia Diaries]] prequels also show Octavius entertaining a little of this for [[spoiler: Holladrin]]. * ChristianityIsCatholic - Sort of justified considering the time period. * CrazyEnoughToWork - [[spoiler: Lorn plans to chase off Deian by ''appealing to his [[ForTheEvulz sadistic nature]] via prescripted conversation''. It actually works.]] * DeadpanSnarker - Florian, and a few other characters on occasion. * DeathByChildbirth - A few instances, most notably [[spoiler: Electra and Honora]]. * DeathIsDramatic - Demonstrated by the fact that the deaths of major characters like [[spoiler: Dalston and Alina]] got more emphasis and buildup than the deaths of characters like [[spoiler: Honora or King Farilon of Dovia]]. * DeathNotification - Happens on occasion, particularly near the beginning of the serial. * DeathOfTheHypotenuse - [[spoiler: [[AwfulWeddedLife Medea]]]] and [[spoiler: [[DomesticAbuser Norwan]]]]. * DecoyProtagonist - At the start, it looks like it's going to be a story about Roderick. Enter Severin. * DiedInYourArmsTonight - In perhaps the biggest TearJerker of a post to date, [[spoiler: a dying Alina tells Severin that "I always wanted to die in your arms". He complies with that wish.]] * DirtyOldMonk - Fathers Quartus, Quintus, Sextus and Septimus. ** Brother Remiel shows the absolute worst of this trope during an early appearance, but it's not long after that when pervy behavior is the least of anyone's Remiel-related concerns... * DoubleInLawMarriage - [[spoiler: Falidor, whose sister Nora is the second wife of Severin, falls in love with and eventually marries Raia, Severin's eldest daughter from his marriage to Alina. Thus, Falidor is both brother-in-law and son-in-law to Severin.]] ** And as if those two families aren't already connected enough, [[spoiler: Falidor's brother Rifden marries Severin's half-sister Aerina]]. * DrivenToSuicide - [[spoiler: Riona Andronei is driven to suicide out of pining for [[{{Twincest}}her twin brother]].]] Also, [[spoiler: [[ArmoredClosetGay Sparron]] attempts suicide at one point, but [[BungledSuicide is unsuccessful]].]] * DyingMomentOfAwesome - While the actual event occurs between posts, most readers seem to agree that [[spoiler: Geneva's taking her daughter Eilyssa's place as Deian's HumanSacrifice was [[BigDamnHeroes pretty awesome of her]].]] * EatsBabies - Deian, apparently. ** According to Brother Remiel's bio page, he once ate a kitten. * EnsembleCast - The various storylines also allow for [[RotatingProtagonist Rotating Protagonists]]. * EverybodyHasLotsOfSex - ...seriously. * EveryoneIsRelated - This is particularly true of the painfully inbred nobility. * FormerlyFat - Garrett, apparently. * ForTheEvulz - [[ChaoticEvil Deian]]. * FourTemperamentEnsemble - The original noblemen: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Severin]] is sanguine, [[PointyHairedBoss King Roderick]] is choleric, [[TookALevelInJerkass Octavius]] is melancholic, [[{{Sidekick}} Dalston]] is phlegmatic. ** The original noblewomen too: Alina is melancholic, Geneva is sanguine, Medea is choleric, Celina is phlegmatic. ** This could also apply to Severin and Alina's daughters (Raia = sanguine, Viridis = phlegmatic, Riona = choleric, Vera = melancholic). ** Also, Isidro and his three cousins (Augustin = choleric, Bernardo = sanguine, Casimiro = phlegmatic, Isidro = melancholic). * FreudianExcuse - A few instances: ** Much of Severin's behaviour in the beginning seems to be rooted in trying to be the exact opposite of his father. [[spoiler: They eventually patch things up.]] ** Aldhein also shows this tendency. His father was an abusive drunk who ended up dragging him all around Dovia and relied on him for everything. ** Isidro's self-esteem has been virtually wiped out by his father--this after [[spoiler: finding his mother's hanging corpse and then accidentally getting his brother killed half a year later]]. ** [[MommyIssues Searle]]. [[MagnificentBastard Minara]]. * {{Gayngst}} - There is an entire ongoing arc about this. The angst gets to the point where [[spoiler: [[ArmoredClosetGay Sparron]] decides that he can't deal with the conflicted feelings brought on by his relationship with [[BiTheWay Searle]] and [[DrivenToSuicide attempts to kill himself]].]] * GenderBender - A rare female-to-male example occurs when [[spoiler: Aspen is [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor not entirely specific in her wording]] when wishing for Rona's happiness]]. All things considered, however, this [[SecondLawOfGenderBending could possibly]] [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier work out]]. * GeographicFlexibility - The size and population of Naroni are both quite ambiguous. Also, new castles just seem to appear out of nowhere whenever someone is knighted ** Granted, a lot of time passes between individual posts (usually at least a month), so maybe that excuses it. * GetItOverWith - Searle Minara doesn't seem content to wait for death. [[spoiler: Lucky for him, [[DeusExMachina he does get better]].]] * GirlfriendInCanada - Inverted with a male suitor [[IncompatibleOrientation Aspen]] made up to dissuade [[ObliviousToLove Rona]] from trying to set her up with random boys. Hilla calls the bluff, noting inconsistencies in both the man's name and his occupation. * GodBeforeDogma - This seems to be Severin's philosophy. * GoodBadGirl - Aydelle, Riala, and arguably Geneva. * {{Headdesk}} - Octavius does this a couple times. * HeirClubForMen - Comes up every now and again. Unfortunately for Crown Princess Jeda, the royal family has a particularly strong subscription to this mentality. * HeroicBastard - Severin. * HumanSacrifice - [[spoiler: Deian uses Geneva as this.]] * HypocrisyNod - A couple instances. -->'''Falidor''': We're all hypocrites, I guess. Perhaps you should just outlaw hypocrisy. -->'''Severin''': Ah, but if we are all hypocrites, would it not be hypocritical to outlaw hypocrisy? * IAmNotMyFather - Severin [[spoiler: ...or is he?]] * ImAHumanitarian - [[HalfHumanHybrid Deian and Co.]] -->'''Deian''': You might want to take that baby out of my sight, though; I'll admit that I'm feeling [[EatsBabies a tad peckish]]. * InTheHood - Geneva does this at one point. It seems to work. * ItIsNotYourTime - [[spoiler: Searle Minara]]. Also, in one arc, [[spoiler: Octavius and Severin, arguably. Dalston is [[GoIntoTheLight not so lucky]].]] * IWantGrandkids - Oh God. Eliana de Cervantes. * KissingCousins - Any two nobles are pretty much guaranteed to be related somehow, so there is plenty of this. * LampshadeHanging - Done on occasion, usually by means of [[DeadpanSnarker Florian]]. -->'''Thetis''': [[[NotBloodSiblings Setran and Evera]]] aren't of that sort. -->'''Florian''': Thetis, this is Naroni. [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex Everyone is of that sort]]. * LastKiss - [[spoiler: Severin and Alina]]. * LawOfInverseFertility - Played with somewhat in regards to [[SickeninglySweethearts Severin and Alina]], who [[spoiler: have no problem reproducing when they're careless, but they start being more cautious after Severin decides that they have enough children (seven!!). Alina, who suffers from a form of postpartum depression, silently resents this until she can't take it anymore and tells Severin that she wants another baby. They then have difficulty conceiving and Alina suffers a few miscarriages before dying of an ectopic pregnancy.]] Also, Medea, [[spoiler: in spite of not wanting to have children with Octavius, gets pregnant almost immediately after letting him back into her bed.]] ** There's also Ietrin, who [[spoiler: wants an heir and refuses to believe it could possibly be due to a problem with him instead of his wife, in spite of the fact that he took forever to knock up his mistress and has never had any speculated bastards before that.]] * LikeFatherLikeSon - [[spoiler: [[ChivalrousPervert Severin]] to [[LovableSexManiac Lonriad]].]] * LipstickLesbian - Princess Camaline. * LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - To the point where OneSteveLimit is meaningless. * LockedAwayInAMonastery - This seems to be the ultimate fear of most of the ruling class. ** Happened to Severin briefly, before he decided to give society the finger and run off with his brother's betrothed. * LongHairIsFeminine - Averted, as many of the major male characters have long-ish hair despite being portrayed as masculine. * LoveDodecahedron - Cord courts Asalaye, who has a FoeYay-filled WillTheyOrWontThey relationship with Lonriad. Lonriad is in turn being pursued by Rona, who is [[ObliviousToLove seemingly oblivious]] to [[spoiler: Aspen]]'s affection for her. ** Further complicated when [[spoiler: Cord proposes to Asalaye's older sister Nanalie after their father tells him he won't consent to Asalaye's marriage until Nanalie has had at least an offer... and she accepts. He then seeks comfort by means of sleeping with Riala. They're caught by her angry brother]]. *** This is now resolved: [[spoiler: Cord is [[ShotgunWedding forced to marry Riala]], leaving Nanalie (contentedly) unattached. Asalaye is then officially courted by Lonriad until her father catches them in the act, after which another ShotgunWedding ensues. Rona's brother Lorn then hosts a tournament for her hand, which is won by Ashe--a.k.a. Aspen post-[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor unintentional]] (yet [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier convenient]]) GenderBender. The two undergo a trial courtship period with Rona ultimately agreeing to marry him. Meanwhile, Nanalie catches the eye of and eventually marries a young widower knight, Garrett.]] * MadwomanInTheAttic - [[spoiler: Medea.]] * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident - [[spoiler: Octavius threatens to do this to his son-in-law [[YourCheatingHeart Ietrin]] on account of how poorly he treats Jeda.]] * MayDecemberRomance - [[spoiler: Aldhein and Alsina]], and later [[spoiler: Falidor and Raia]]. * MommyIssues - [[ParentalAbandonment Searle Minara]] toward [[TheDitz Laralita]]. * MorningSickness - And lots of it. * MultigenerationalHousehold - A few instances of this, seeing as Generation Two has begun to reproduce but Generation One hasn't died off yet. * NakedFirstImpression - When Thetis first meets Florian, she is in his kitchen (having been invited in by Electra) and Florian walks in from the bedroom... naked. ** The hilarity increases when he ends up covering ''his face''. * NakedOnArrival - Tavrin... but then again, he is almost always naked. Also Deian and Co. (who are also always naked). * NayTheist - Severin at times. * NeverAcceptedInHisHometown - Severin. * NoPeriodsPeriod - Averted, seeing as a significant part of the story revolves around reproduction and its accompanying aspects. * ObnoxiousInLaws - The Royal Family to... pretty much all of their in-laws. ** Laralita especially takes the cake here. [[http://kingdomofnaroni.blogspot.com/2009/07/in-which-severin-is-pushed-to-his.html Seriously]]. * OddCouple - Hints of this with sisters Nanalie and Asalaye. * OlderThanTheyLook - Most likely due to the limitations of the illustration platform, the surviving original characters don't look like they've aged much in the past twenty years. Also, [[DirtyOldMan Severin's father]] is looking mighty fine for a seventy-year-old great-grandfather. * OneSteveLimit - Absolutely turned on its head. Seriously, there are like a million Searles. * PerfectlyArrangedMarriage - Dalston and Celina, although they do have their problems. ** [[spoiler: Cambrin and Lileina]] seem to be shaping into this, but they don't get a lot of airtime between their wedding and [[spoiler: Lileina's DeathByChildbirth]], so it's hard to tell. ** [[spoiler: Lorn and Leara]] thus far. * PrinceCharmless - In the [[http://doviadiaries.blogspot.com/ Dovia Diaries prequels]], Roderick to Geneva. ** Also in the prequels, Rudolphus to Alina, though he isn't a prince. ** [[spoiler: Ietrin to Jeda and to Raia when he was pursuing her.]] * SecondLove: [[spoiler: Celina]] and [[spoiler: Ovrean]] ** [[spoiler: Severin and Nora]] is this for both of them. ** Also [[spoiler: Viridis to Searle Andronei]] ** And [[spoiler: Tarien to Arydath]] * ShipperOnDeck - Lonriad ships Ashe and Rona. ** Devidra ships Zareth and Mona, but mainly because it would benefit her. * ShrugOfGod - "She's dying of random death date." * SingleTargetSexuality - Lorn for Leara, as well as [[spoiler: Aspen/Ashe for Rona]]. * SinisterMinister - Brother Remiel. * SleepingSingle - Ietrin and Jeda. * STDImmunity - Considering the amount of carefree sex going on in this story, it's kind of a miracle that penises aren't falling off right, left and center. * StraightGay - Sparron (who is also something of an ArmoredClosetGay). Also [[spoiler: Casimiro.]] * SugarAndIcePersonality - Rona throughout her teenage years. * SweetOnPollyOliver - Played with somewhat during the crusade arc, when [[spoiler: both Isidro and Casimiro develop feelings for Riona, who is masquerading as a boy named Searle. Casimiro, however, is revealed to be gay and loses interest upon realizing that "Searle" is really a girl; meanwhile, Isidro has consciously known about Riona's true identity from the start.]] * SweetPollyOliver - [[spoiler: Wild child Riona Kemorin disguises herself as a boy in order to go on a crusade.]] * TallDarkAndHandsome - Severin, as well as his father and one (so far!) of his sons. * TangledFamilyTree - Just [[http://naronianddovia.tribalpages.com/ look at it]]. * TheBeard - [[spoiler: Sparron and Camaline act as this for each other, though their relationship starts off as an ArrangedMarriage.]] * TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether - Deian and Co. Domingo's family may have shades of this as well. * TheHeretic - Severin on many occasions. * ThereIsOnlyOneBed - This happens with Riona Kemorin and Isidro, although it turns out [[spoiler: that the situation was engineered by Isidro in order to get Riona to reveal her true sex]]. * {{Tsundere}} - Arydath to Halford at times. [[spoiler: Later, Arydath to Tarien--''big time''.]] ** Riona to Isidro, before they hooked up. * {{Twincest}} - [[spoiler: Fraternal twins Searle and Riona Andronei engage in a romantic relationship during their teen years. They are caught by their parents and [[ArrangedMarriage forced to marry other people]]. They conceive a child on Riona's wedding night, [[WhosYourDaddy who is then raised as her stepfather's daughter]].]] * VitriolicBestBuds - Lorn and Searle Minara (Type 2). ** Jadin and Isidro seem to be shaping up to be this as well. ** Ashe and Lonriad also show shades of this. * WhereTheHellIsSpringfield - The most specific location Naroni is ever given is somewhere between France and Spain. Dovia is known to be east of Naroni, but that's it. A third fictional country, Carvallon, is occasionally mentioned and implied to be on the coast. * WillTheyOrWontThey - Isidro de Cervantes and Riona Kemorin ([[spoiler:They do]]).[[redirect:Webcomic/TheKingdomOfNaroni]]
15th Apr '14 12:59:54 PM Catbert
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* OlderThanTheyLook - Most likely due to the limitations of the illustration platform, the surviving original characters don't look like they've aged much in the past twenty years. Also, [[DirtyOldMan Severin's father]] is looking [[HotDad mighty fine for a seventy-year-old great-grandfather]].
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* OlderThanTheyLook - Most likely due to the limitations of the illustration platform, the surviving original characters don't look like they've aged much in the past twenty years. Also, [[DirtyOldMan Severin's father]] is looking [[HotDad mighty fine for a seventy-year-old great-grandfather]].great-grandfather.
15th Apr '14 12:57:26 PM Catbert
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* HotDad - Due to the combined forces of OlderThanTheyLook, EverybodyHasLotsOfSex, and the fact that the story is set in a time before birth control was a societal staple, pretty much any fertile, reasonably attractive, heterosexual/bisexual male character eventually becomes this.
3rd Dec '13 7:40:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HotMom - Same as the above, only for the ladies.
19th Oct '13 3:15:40 PM lettherebecoconuts
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* CatchPhrase - Roderick's "I am a king, damn it!" ** Later, Ietrin makes an attempt at a BorrowedCatchphrase: --->'''Ietrin''': [[spoiler: Damn it, I am a king.]] --->'''Severin''': [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That catchphrase is all wrong.]]
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** Severin's three older sons: Jadin (redhead), Searle (blond), and Lonriad (brunette).
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** Severin's three older sons: Jadin (redhead), Searle (blond), and Lonriad (brunette).(dark-haired).
18th Mar '13 12:53:20 AM lettherebecoconuts
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** Severin's three older sons: Jadin (redhead), Searle (blond), and Lonriad (brunette).
14th Mar '13 6:31:33 AM Telcontar
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** Middle row: [[ExtremeDoormat Falidor]] is LawfulNeutral, [[SomebodyElsesProblem Octavius]] is TrueNeutral, [[ReallyGetsAround Geneva]] is ChaoticNeutral.
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** Middle row: [[ExtremeDoormat Falidor]] is LawfulNeutral, [[SomebodyElsesProblem [[BystanderSyndrome Octavius]] is TrueNeutral, [[ReallyGetsAround Geneva]] is ChaoticNeutral.
9th Feb '13 2:17:05 AM lettherebecoconuts
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* IWantGrandkids - Oh God. Eliana de Cervantes.
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* ShipperOnDeck - Lonriad ships Ashe and Rona. ** Devidra ships Zareth and Mona, but mainly because it would benefit her.
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