History Roleplay / RecordOfLodossWar

11th Nov '16 6:51:05 PM dlchen145
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As far as plot goes, it's standard RPG fare: KidHero Parn and his cleric buddy Etoh find themselves {{Walking the Earth}}, investigating evil after Parn [[YouCantGoHomeAgain gets himself thrown out of his hometown]]. Joining up with them are the wizard with the [[AwesomeMcCoolname cool name]], Slayn Starseeker, and his friend, the dwarf Ghim, who are on a quest to locate a missing WhiteMage named Laylia. They are soon joined by Deedlit, a wispy Elf who is FriendToAllLivingThings (and who falls for Parn like a cliff-diver in concrete shoes). At some point in the adventure, our heroes come upon the last member of their main party, the grungy, trouble-prone thief Woodchuck, whom they must rescue from prison (and who from there goes on to repeatedly demonstrate just ''why'' he was thrown ''into'' prison in the first place.) Our heroes must fight battles large and small -- with insane but beautiful witches, mountain-sized dragons, creepy dark elves, BadAss Black Knights, evil armies, and the godlike forces which threaten to tear their world apart. When one of their number is eventually captured to power the BigBad's [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End of The World as We Know It Machine]], our heroes must snap into action to save their friend. Ultimately, Parn discovers that, to make everything right again, he must somehow restore the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, but just how does one do that, while the villains are hacking away at them and the world around them is crumbling into a pile of artfully drawn boulders? You'll have to watch to find out.

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As far as plot goes, it's standard RPG fare: KidHero Parn and his cleric buddy Etoh find themselves {{Walking the Earth}}, investigating evil after Parn [[YouCantGoHomeAgain gets himself thrown out of his hometown]]. Joining up with them are the wizard with the [[AwesomeMcCoolname cool name]], Slayn Starseeker, and his friend, the dwarf Ghim, who are on a quest to locate a missing WhiteMage named Laylia. They are soon joined by Deedlit, a wispy Elf who is FriendToAllLivingThings (and who falls for Parn like a cliff-diver in concrete shoes). At some point in the adventure, our heroes come upon the last member of their main party, the grungy, trouble-prone thief Woodchuck, whom they must rescue from prison (and who from there goes on to repeatedly demonstrate just ''why'' he was thrown ''into'' prison in the first place.) Our heroes must fight battles large and small -- with insane but beautiful witches, mountain-sized dragons, creepy dark elves, BadAss badass Black Knights, evil armies, and the godlike forces which threaten to tear their world apart. When one of their number is eventually captured to power the BigBad's [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End of The World as We Know It Machine]], our heroes must snap into action to save their friend. Ultimately, Parn discovers that, to make everything right again, he must somehow restore the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, but just how does one do that, while the villains are hacking away at them and the world around them is crumbling into a pile of artfully drawn boulders? You'll have to watch to find out.



* BadAss: Kashue may be a very good fighter, but no other character of the setting, or few characters at all, can close to the awesomeness that is Ashram. He's a {{bishonen}} BlackKnight who wields a demon killing sword, and also does quite a lot of dragon killing on his way. When [[spoiler:his boss gets killed]], he's the first one to step up and take over. See the ''crowning music of awesome'', for his personal character theme.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Mercenaries make up at least twenty-percent of each {{team}} in the series, such as Shiris, Orson, Leaf, and even King Kashue is known as the Mercenary King. The most {{Badass}} of them is Garrack, the "[[RedBaron Blue Meteor.]]" [[spoiler: He's not a real mercenary, but a knight of the Kingdom of Flaim.]]

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Mercenaries make up at least twenty-percent of each {{team}} in the series, such as Shiris, Orson, Leaf, and even King Kashue is known as the Mercenary King. The most {{Badass}} badass of them is Garrack, the "[[RedBaron Blue Meteor.]]" [[spoiler: He's not a real mercenary, but a knight of the Kingdom of Flaim.]]
25th Sep '16 12:17:32 PM VoxAquila
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* AlternateContinuity: The TV series is not a sequel to the OVA, following up on Parn's campaign as it was told in the manga and the novels, adapting Orson's and Spark's campaigns in greater detail.

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* AlternateContinuity: The TV series is not at all a sequel to the OVA, following as it follows up on Parn's campaign as it was told in the manga and the novels, adapting Orson's and Spark's campaigns in greater detail.



* CompressiedAdaptation: The OVA only adapts Parn's campaign, with characters and plot points from Orson's and Spark's mixed in. The series skips over Parn's part of the story altogether.

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* CompressiedAdaptation: CompressedAdaptation: The OVA only adapts Parn's campaign, with characters and plot points from Orson's and Spark's mixed in. The series ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'' skips over Parn's part of the story altogether.



* CrapsackWorld: Hey, Lodoss ain't called "The Accursed Island" for nothing. [[spoiler: Lucky that things turned around at the finale of the TV series, or else it would have ended up [[{{Manga/Berserk}} like this universe.]]]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Hey, Lodoss ain't called "The Accursed Island" for nothing. [[spoiler: Lucky that things turned around at the finale of the TV series, or else it would have ended up [[{{Manga/Berserk}} like this universe.]]]]
25th Sep '16 12:09:00 PM VoxAquila
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* AlternateContinuity: the TV series splits it plot away from the [=OVA=] series about episode 9 of the [=OVA=] following a different path to the same plot.

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* AlternateContinuity: the The TV series splits it plot away from is not a sequel to the [=OVA=] series about episode 9 of the [=OVA=] OVA, following a different path to up on Parn's campaign as it was told in the same plot.manga and the novels, adapting Orson's and Spark's campaigns in greater detail.



* BroadStrokes: TheSeries in relation to the {{OVA}}. This is mostly because the series takes the original novels and manga as canon, while the OVA tried to condense the entirety of the novels (or game recordings, rather) and manga volumes down into a 13 episode story arc. The series is much more faithful to the original stories, but requires forgetting everything that happened after the story-shifting moment midway through the OVA, as well as some points before that. It's better to just read the manga version of Parn's adventures and jump straight to the second anime if you want the whole story, but the OVA has better art and music, by most accounts, despite its highly condensed plotů


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* CompressiedAdaptation: The OVA only adapts Parn's campaign, with characters and plot points from Orson's and Spark's mixed in. The series skips over Parn's part of the story altogether.
20th Sep '16 8:25:17 AM VoxAquila
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* ArcVillain:
** For Parn's campaign, it's Karla.
** Orson's campaign, Ashram.
** Spark's campaign, Wagnard.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Kardis, [[GodOfEvil Goddess of Destruction.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Kardis, [[GodOfEvil Goddess of Destruction.]]Destruction,]] who the forces of Mormo worship, and Wagnard plans to summon.


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* OverarchingVillain: Karla the Gray Witch is the most consistent threat to the various heroes of Lodoss.
7th Jul '16 10:27:09 AM Willbyr
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What is "it"? It is ''RecordOfLodossWar'', a sprawling epic which incorporates nearly every Tolkien-esque fantasy cliche in the book, but does so with style. The lovely art and character designs by Yutaka Izubuchi and Nobuteru Yuki make the OVA series a visual feast, in spite of its rather limited animation. The swelling orchestral score by Mitsuo Hagita makes it an aural feast as well.

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What is "it"? It is ''RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Record of Lodoss War'', a sprawling epic which incorporates nearly every Tolkien-esque fantasy cliche in the book, but does so with style. The lovely art and character designs by Yutaka Izubuchi and Nobuteru Yuki make the OVA series a visual feast, in spite of its rather limited animation. The swelling orchestral score by Mitsuo Hagita makes it an aural feast as well.









* YouCantThwartStageOne: In ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'', Spark and his guys constantly try to get one step ahead of Wagnard by getting to the [[MacGuffin Soul Crystal Ball]] and to the [[MacGuffin Staff of Life]] first. All plans fail - including [[spoiler: losing [[LivingMacGuffin Neese]] to Wagnard]], and the turmoil can only be settled right when [[spoiler: Naneel has already been resurrected in Neese, [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt with the world on the verge of impending doom]].]]

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: In ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'', Spark and his guys constantly try to get one step ahead of Wagnard by getting to the [[MacGuffin Soul Crystal Ball]] and to the [[MacGuffin Staff of Life]] first. All plans fail - including [[spoiler: losing [[LivingMacGuffin Neese]] to Wagnard]], and the turmoil can only be settled right when [[spoiler: Naneel has already been resurrected in Neese, [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt with the world on the verge of impending doom]].]]]]

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12th Feb '16 1:01:56 PM ScrewySqrl
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* AlternateContinuity: the TV series splits it plot away from the [=OVA=] series about episode 9 of the [=OVA=] following a different path to the same plot.
9th Jan '16 1:03:56 PM Ramidel
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* ItsPersonal: Parn develops a grudge against Ashram after...the fortress he'd been staying in is sacked and its Captain, who he'd just met that day, is killed. Nonetheless, Parn makes it into a personal grudge.
21st Nov '15 10:32:53 AM nombretomado
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See also ''RuneSoldierLouie'', which is set in the same world as ''Lodoss'', on the northern continent of Alecrast (but which is otherwise unconnected to the series).

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See also ''RuneSoldierLouie'', ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'', which is set in the same world as ''Lodoss'', on the northern continent of Alecrast (but which is otherwise unconnected to the series).
8th Oct '15 12:05:42 PM VenomLancerHae
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* GeniusBruiser / GentleGiant: Aldonova the wizard, who's twice the size of most other characters and can haul around an armored dwarf like a sack of potatoes, but is ''really'' unaccustomed to conflict.

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* GeniusBruiser / GentleGiant: GeniusBruiser: Aldonova the wizard, who's twice the size of most other characters and can haul around an armored dwarf like a sack of potatoes, but is ''really'' unaccustomed to conflict.



* NamesToKnowInAnime:
** OAV: Creator/TakeshiKusao (Parn), YumiTouma (Deedlit), Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Etoh), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Woodchuck), Creator/HideyukiTanaka (Slayn), Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (Karla [[spoiler: and her host, Laylia]]), Creator/ShuichiIkeda (King Kashew), Creator/SakikoTamagawa (Pirotess), Creator/AkiraKamiya (Ashram), Creator/ShowHayami (Orson), Creator/MinamiTakayama (Shiris).
*** And for the dub, Creator/LisaOrtiz (Deedlit).
** TV series: Creator/KenjiNojima (Spark), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Parn), Creator/ShihoNiiyama (Deedlit), Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto (Slayn), Creator/ReiIgarashi (Karla), Creator/ShowHayami (Ashram), Creator/KumikoNishihara (Pirotess), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Orson), Creator/JojiNakata (King Kashew), Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Leaf), YuuAsakawa (Shiris), Creator/MichieTomizawa (Laylia).



* NonActionGuy: Marr.

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%% * NonActionGuy: Marr.



* ObliviousToLove: Parn may be good at the whole hero thing, but he is absolutely clueless when it comes to dealing with Deedlit's affections for him (he overcomes his shyness toward the end). Spark and Neese are also somewhat awkward about their feelings for each other, but not obliviously so.

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* ObliviousToLove: ObliviousToLove:
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Parn may be good at the whole hero thing, but he is absolutely clueless when it comes to dealing with Deedlit's affections for him (he overcomes his shyness toward the end). Spark and Neese are also somewhat awkward about their feelings for each other, but not obliviously so.
7th Oct '15 7:06:52 PM Cloudmonkey98
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Not to be confused with ''RecordOfAgarestWar''.
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