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29th Oct '16 2:25:42 PM Grade0
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* The Island of ''Anime/NinetyOneDays''.
10th Oct '16 1:17:18 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series, the mobile Goblin Fair has a "no motorcycle helmets, swords, spears, glamours or masks" policy, and brawling with a villain they meet there by chance gets Peter, Lesley, ''and'' the villain all banned.
10th Oct '16 1:08:42 PM Sharlee
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** In ''Literature/StormFront'', Harry breaks a chair over Warden Morgan's head to evade arrest. It could be argued that since Harry and Morgan are both wizards of the White Council, it's technically an internal disciplinary matter, but the more likely explanation is that Harry is one of Mac's regulars and Morgan is a LawfulStupid, self-righteous jerk. Mac loans Harry his car afterwards.

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** In ''Literature/StormFront'', Harry breaks a chair over Warden Morgan's head to evade arrest. It could be argued that since Harry and Morgan are both wizards of the White Council, it's technically an internal disciplinary matter, but the more likely explanation is that Harry is one of Mac's regulars and Morgan is a LawfulStupid, self-righteous jerk. Mac loans Harry his car afterwards. Moreover, Mac's place didn't formally declare itself a TruceZone until a few books later.




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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, there's a hotel in Adrilankha which is considered a "no-assassinations zone" by the Jhereg criminal organization, although precisely ''why'' it's considered that is open to speculation. Vlad unabashedly exploits this by staying there when he's in town with a price on his head.
5th Oct '16 7:21:13 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Generally speaking, a zone that is labeled a Sanctuary is a Truce Zone. PVP is not permitted there, whether you're in a PVP server or not. Some of them that are used for events often have Horde and Alliance civilians as background NPCs, but [[FridgeBrilliance never together.]]
** the goblins are an independent race and in their cities Horde and Alliance players can trade with each other. Shattrath City houses refugees from both sides and Dalaran City is run by neutral mages; they qualify as well, even going so far as to have an aura forbidding PlayerVersusPlayer combat. The Druid enclave, Moonglade, is also a truce zone for Night Elf and Tauren Druids.
** Note that in Shattrath and Dalaran, neutrality is enforced by the rules of the game itself; player vs. player combat is ''impossible'' barring one long-ago event or exploits or other glitches. This forms an interesting contrast with the Steamwheedle Cartel goblin cities, in which neutrality is enforced by {{NPC}}s. So you can fight with another player there all you want as long as you're prepared for the guards to come down hard on you ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or on the other guy for fighting back]]). For low-level characters, the wrath of multiple city guards with abilities specifically tailored to protect their city basically means a OneHitKill. But for higher-level characters, killing another player of the opposing faction and then fleeing or even beating the guards is sometimes feasible. Then consider that some players actually ''want'' to kill the Steamwheedle Cartel guards for a certain achievement, and these goblin cities are much... rowdier than the average Truce Zone.

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** Generally speaking, a zone that is labeled a Sanctuary is a Truce Zone. PVP is not permitted there, whether you're in a PVP server or not. Some of them that are used for events often have Horde and Alliance civilians as background NPCs, [=NPCs=], but [[FridgeBrilliance never together.]]
** the The goblins are an independent race and in their cities Horde and Alliance players can trade with each other. Shattrath City houses refugees from both sides and Dalaran City is run by neutral mages; they qualify as well, even going so far as to have an aura forbidding PlayerVersusPlayer combat. The Druid enclave, Moonglade, is also a truce zone for Night Elf and Tauren Druids.
** Note that in Shattrath and Dalaran, neutrality is enforced by the rules of the game itself; player vs. player combat is ''impossible'' barring one long-ago event or exploits or other glitches. This forms an interesting contrast with the Steamwheedle Cartel goblin cities, in which neutrality is enforced by {{NPC}}s. So you can fight with another player there all you want as long as you're prepared for the guards to come down hard on you ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or on the other guy for fighting back]]). For low-level characters, the wrath of multiple city guards at max-level with abilities specifically tailored to protect their city basically means a OneHitKill. But for higher-level characters, killing another player of the opposing faction and then fleeing or even beating the guards is sometimes feasible. Then consider that some players actually ''want'' to kill the Steamwheedle Cartel guards for a certain achievement, and these goblin cities are much... rowdier than the average Truce Zone.
4th Oct '16 4:07:57 PM ultimomant
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* [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] for ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' shows that New Birth Island is this for the war between Terra's kaiju factions. Primarily because its owner, Biolantte, has declared herself neutral and will not ''allow'' the war to happen on her territory -- and since she's in the same power range as Godzilla and Xenilla, she can easily enforce that rule.

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* [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] for ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' shows that New Birth Island is this for the war between Terra's kaiju factions. Primarily because its owner, Biolantte, Biollante, has declared herself neutral and will not ''allow'' the war to happen on her territory -- and since she's in the same power range as Godzilla and Xenilla, she can easily enforce that rule.
4th Oct '16 3:17:24 PM ZimFan89
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* [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] for ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' shows that New Birth Island is this for the war between Terra's kaiju factions. Primarily because its owner, Biolantte, has declared herself neutral and will not ''allow'' the war to happen on her territory -- and since she's in the same power range as Godzilla and Xenilla, she can easily enforce that rule.
25th Sep '16 4:34:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Prince of a city can declare a specific place to be [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Elysium_(VTM) Elysium]], which acts as a Truce Zone for the vampires of that city.

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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness' TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Prince of a city can declare a specific place to be [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Elysium_(VTM) Elysium]], which acts as a Truce Zone for the vampires of that city.



* The NewWorldOfDarkness continues the tradition in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', allowing a Prince (or equivalent figure) to declare multiple areas of the city as Elysiums. The Prince of New Orleans uses this as an offensive tactic - his rival unofficially controls the French Quarter, so the Prince keeps declaring parts of it to be Elysium, meaning that every time something bad happens in one of them, his rival loses face for allowing Elysium to be violated.

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* The NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness continues the tradition in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', allowing a Prince (or equivalent figure) to declare multiple areas of the city as Elysiums. The Prince of New Orleans uses this as an offensive tactic - his rival unofficially controls the French Quarter, so the Prince keeps declaring parts of it to be Elysium, meaning that every time something bad happens in one of them, his rival loses face for allowing Elysium to be violated.
17th Sep '16 8:52:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the goblins are an independent race and in their cities Horde and Alliance players can trade with each other. Shattrath City houses refugees from both sides and Dalaran City is run by neutral mages; they qualify as well, even going so far as to have an aura forbidding PlayerVersusPlayer combat. The Druid enclave, Moonglade, is also a truce zone for Night Elf and Tauren Druids.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Generally speaking, a zone that is labeled a Sanctuary is a Truce Zone. PVP is not permitted there, whether you're in a PVP server or not. Some of them that are used for events often have Horde and Alliance civilians as background NPCs, but [[FridgeBrilliance never together.]]
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the goblins are an independent race and in their cities Horde and Alliance players can trade with each other. Shattrath City houses refugees from both sides and Dalaran City is run by neutral mages; they qualify as well, even going so far as to have an aura forbidding PlayerVersusPlayer combat. The Druid enclave, Moonglade, is also a truce zone for Night Elf and Tauren Druids.


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** Neutral cities in Contested Territory like Booty Bay are Truce Zones as far as story goes. a player can try to PVP an enemy there, but if a guard is within earshot, he'll turn hostile to whoever started it, [[HopelessBossFight making it a bad idea.]]
23rd Aug '16 3:20:18 AM vectorz
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* A small but successful example was established during the UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar. The "Red Cross Box" (even though it was a circle) was a designated safe zone for both Argentinian and UK hospital ships. The ships inside communicated and even transferred patients.
7th Aug '16 6:08:48 PM nombretomado
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* Time In a Bottle in TheDCU London, where neutrality is enforced by Merlin's magic. It's where the [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds Martians]] signed the non-agression pact with the UK Government, British agents made deals with FuManchu, and [[Music/TheBeatles the Rattles]] had their last civil meeting, and is now MyLocal for heroes and villains from across the UK.
* Franchise/TheDCU also has the Oblivion Bar, shown in ''ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}}'' to be a neutral ground for the magic-using heroes and villains.

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Time In a Bottle Bottle, in TheDCU London, where neutrality is enforced by Merlin's magic. It's where the [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds Martians]] signed the non-agression non-aggression pact with the UK Government, British agents made deals with FuManchu, and [[Music/TheBeatles the Rattles]] had their last civil meeting, and is now MyLocal for heroes and villains from across the UK.
* Franchise/TheDCU also has the ** The Oblivion Bar, shown in ''ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}}'' to be a neutral ground for the magic-using heroes and villains.
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