History TabletopGame / IronKingdoms

7th Aug '16 5:42:29 AM blindinkpoet
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** Gargantuans, Hordes' equivalent to the Colossals too.
7th Aug '16 5:40:39 AM blindinkpoet
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* BerserkButton: Orsus Zoktavir is Berserk as it is, but if he ever finds out you hurt a woman, he will '''END''' you.

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Orsus Zoktavir is Berserk as it is, but if he ever finds out you hurt a woman, he will '''END''' you. you.
** For some of the dragons, the fact that Everblight's first gargantuan, the Archangel, looks so much like one of them is this, to the point that one demanded the destruction of every single Archangel as condition for his joining an alliance.
20th Jul '16 5:49:33 PM Servitor_2152
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* SchizoTech: Depending on where in Immoren you are at the moment, the tech level varies from Stone Age to Industrial Revolution to World War I.

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* SchizoTech: Depending on where in Immoren you are at the moment, the tech level varies from Stone Age to World War I, with most of the setting hovering somewhere between the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution to World War I.Revolution.
3rd Jun '16 7:51:51 AM HTD
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* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Trolls in the Iron Kingdoms are generally split into four categories (fullblood, pygmy, dire, and trollkin), but all of them adhere to a few basic distinguishing features including thick and hairless skin, four fingers and toes, no noses, short spines growing out of their heads and rock like stubble that pokes out of various places on their bodies. Trollkin can be seen as the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] of the setting (pygmy trolls can be seen as [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent another kind of goblin]]), and trollkin and pygmy trolls are both as civilized as humans are, although the latter seem to have a curious aversion to pants if the models and artwork are any indications.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Khards are unapologetically the Immoren equivalent of Russians, Umbreans are Romanians, Skirov and Kossites are Eastern Europeans with a mix of Scandinavians, Caspians are basically Americans with British accents, Midlunders are Northern British, Thurians are Irish, Tordorans are a blend of Spain, Italy, and Portugal, Ryn are French with Welsh naming, Idrians (the original inhabitants of the lands south of Cygnar, before the Protectorate was formed there) are Middle Easterners, the trollkin are a mix of Scots and Native Americans, the Tharn are Celts, the skorne are Japanese (when it comes to their armor, iconography and language) with a few signs of Persian Empire, the gatormen are stereotypically Louisianian (complete with [[RaginCajun Cajun accents]] and [[HollywoodVoodoo bokors]]) and the Orgoth are infernal-worshipping Vikings.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Khards are unapologetically the Immoren equivalent of Russians, Umbreans are Romanians, Skirov and Kossites are Eastern Europeans with a mix of Scandinavians, Caspians are basically Americans with British accents, Midlunders are Northern British, Thurians are Irish, Tordorans are a blend of Spain, Italy, and Portugal, Ryn are French with Welsh naming, Idrians (the original inhabitants of the lands south of Cygnar, before the Protectorate was formed there) are Middle Easterners, Bedouins, the trollkin are a mix of Scots and Native Americans, the Tharn are Celts, the skorne are Japanese (when it comes to their armor, iconography and language) with a few signs of Persian Empire, the gatormen are stereotypically Louisianian (complete with [[RaginCajun Cajun accents]] and [[HollywoodVoodoo bokors]]) and the Orgoth are infernal-worshipping Vikings.



* GodzillaThreshold:
** The Orgoth invasion has been the only time Lord Toruk has had to personally fight to defend his empire, and it's heavily implied that it wasn't the CurbStompBattle his followers think it was. Bonus points for Toruk actually being a godzilla sized dragon.

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* GodzillaThreshold:
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GodzillaThreshold: The Orgoth invasion has been the only time Lord Toruk has had to personally fight to defend his empire, and it's heavily implied that it wasn't the CurbStompBattle his followers think it was. Bonus points for Toruk actually being a godzilla sized dragon.



* KilledOffForReal: Both defied and played straight. The creative director, Matt Willson, has stated many times that he and the rest of the creative team have no intention of killing off any of the named characters in the story if they already have a model for them that can be used in the minis game. If you ''don't'' have a mini, however...

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* KilledOffForReal: Both defied In Mark I and played straight. The creative director, Matt Willson, has stated many times that he and the rest of the creative team have no intention of killing off any of the named characters Mark II, if a playable character with a mini was seemingly killed in the story if they already have a model for them that can be used in the minis game. If you ''don't'' have a mini, however...story, then (s)he will not stay dead. In Mark III, this policy was rescinded, so no one is safe anymore.



* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Unique takes on a number of fantasy creatures:
** AllTrollsAreDifferent: Trolls in the Iron Kingdoms are generally split into four categories (fullblood, pygmy, dire, and trollkin), but all of them adhere to a few basic distinguishing features including thick and hairless skin, four fingers and toes, no noses, short spines growing out of their heads and rock like stubble that pokes out of various places on their bodies. Trollkin can be seen as the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] of the setting (pygmy trolls can be seen as [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent another kind of goblin]]), and trollkin and pygmy trolls are both as civilized as humans are, although the latter seem to have a curious aversion to pants if the models and artwork are any indications.
** OurAngelsAreDifferent:
*** The angelii, seraphim and archangels are angels InNameOnly; they are just as monstrous as the rest of Everblight's warbeasts.
*** The Harbinger of Menoth is sort of a High-Warrior-Priestess who also floats, although she doesn't have wings.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: At the EldritchAbomination level; a dragon's true form is just a sentient crystal called an athanc, but this crystal possesses nigh-RealityWarper powers. And they're freaking huge.
** OurDwarvesAreDifferent: Apart from being gun-wielding, mecha-commanding little lunatics, the dwarves of Rhul often ''have no beards.''
** OurElvesAreBetter: They're {{Animesque}} religious zealots in shining white {{Magitek}} armor. Some even have ''beards''!
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The Circle's Warpwolves are more protean than most: in addition to shifting from human to wolf forms, they can also mutate themselves to be stronger, faster, or tougher from moment to moment.

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Unique takes on a number of fantasy creatures:
** AllTrollsAreDifferent: Trolls in the Iron Kingdoms are generally split into four categories (fullblood, pygmy, dire, and trollkin), but all of them adhere to a few basic distinguishing features including thick and hairless skin, four fingers and toes, no noses, short spines growing out of their heads and rock like stubble that pokes out of various places on their bodies. Trollkin can be seen as the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] of the setting (pygmy trolls can be seen as [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent another kind of goblin]]), and trollkin and pygmy trolls are both as civilized as humans are, although the latter seem to have a curious aversion to pants if the models and artwork are any indications.
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OurAngelsAreDifferent:
*** ** The angelii, seraphim and archangels are angels InNameOnly; they are just as monstrous as the rest of Everblight's warbeasts.
*** ** The Harbinger of Menoth is sort of a High-Warrior-Priestess who also floats, although she doesn't have wings.
** * OurDragonsAreDifferent: At the EldritchAbomination level; a dragon's true form is just a sentient crystal called an athanc, but this crystal possesses nigh-RealityWarper powers. And they're freaking huge.
** * OurDwarvesAreDifferent: Apart from being gun-wielding, mecha-commanding little lunatics, the dwarves of Rhul often ''have no beards.''
** * OurElvesAreBetter: They're {{Animesque}} religious zealots in shining white {{Magitek}} armor. Some even have ''beards''!
** * OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The Circle's Warpwolves are more protean than most: in addition to shifting from human to wolf forms, they can also mutate themselves to be stronger, faster, or tougher from moment to moment.moment. There are also Warpborn Skinwalkers, who are smaller and less powerful than Warpwolves but also have much more control on their shapeshifting ability.
2nd May '16 2:25:57 AM HTD
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* PlotArmor: WordOfGod says that theres no plan to kill off anyone who has an in-game model. Any character who appeared to die, or actually did, either narrowly survived or came back to life somehow. Becoming a new "epic" version to show that they've changed.
** Averted as of MK III, where the "safety net" is being removed.
* PoweredArmor: The magical steam-powered armor worn by warcasters, and the more mundane (and generally larger) version worn by ironheads and Khadoran Men-O-War.

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* PlotArmor: WordOfGod says that theres During Mark I and II, no plan to kill off anyone one who has an in-game model.model have been killed. Any character who appeared to die, or actually did, either narrowly survived or came back to life somehow. Becoming a new "epic" version to show that they've changed.
** Averted as of MK
changed. In Mark III, where the "safety net" is being removed.
this safety net will be removed, averting this trope.
* PoweredArmor: The magical steam-powered armor worn by most warcasters, and the more mundane (and generally larger) version worn by ironheads and Khadoran Men-O-War.



* RainOfBlood: The women of Stayxis were corrupted and changed when Toruk killed one of his offspring in an aerial battle above their homeland. The dragon's blood rained down on them and turned them into the evil she-devils they are today.

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* RainOfBlood: The women of Stayxis satyxis were corrupted and changed when Toruk killed one of his offspring in an aerial battle above their homeland. The dragon's blood rained down on them and turned them into the evil she-devils they are today.



* SchizoTech: Depending on where in Immoren you are at the moment, the tech level varies from medieval to Industrial Revolution to World War I.

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* SchizoTech: Depending on where in Immoren you are at the moment, the tech level varies from medieval Stone Age to Industrial Revolution to World War I.
21st Apr '16 1:51:05 PM PlasmaTalon
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** In the past during the Orgoth invasion when the Human Kingdoms were overrun, Menoth the ''God of Humanity'', did seemingly nothing to help. Letting his followers be enslaved and slaughtered. It wasn't until after Humanity a nations of zealots sprung up centuries after Humanity overthrew them that he started showing interest.

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** In the past during the Orgoth invasion when the Human Kingdoms were overrun, Menoth the ''God of Humanity'', did seemingly nothing to help. Letting his followers be enslaved and slaughtered. It wasn't until after Humanity The Protectorate of Menoth, a nations nation of zealots sprung up centuries after Humanity overthrew them that he started showing interest.
21st Apr '16 1:34:25 PM PlasmaTalon
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* PlotArmor: WordOfGod says that theres no plan to kill off anyone who has an in-game model. Any character who appeared to die, or actually did, either narrowly survived, or came back to life somehow, [[CameBackStrong better than ever]].

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* PlotArmor: WordOfGod says that theres no plan to kill off anyone who has an in-game model. Any character who appeared to die, or actually did, either narrowly survived, survived or came back to life somehow, [[CameBackStrong better than ever]].somehow. Becoming a new "epic" version to show that they've changed.
21st Apr '16 1:33:17 PM PlasmaTalon
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* PlotArmor: WordOfGod says that theres no plan to kill off anyone who has an in-game model. Any character who appeared to die, or actually did, either narrowly survived, or came back to life somehow, [[CameBackStrong better than ever]].
** Averted as of MK III, where the "safety net" is being removed.
20th Apr '16 12:13:29 AM ForgedinDarkness
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** Averted with a vengeance in ''Wrath of the Dragonfather'', though. And it shows exactly why the people of the Iron Kingdoms should hope he stays there.
16th Apr '16 10:31:55 PM aye_amber
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* ChainmailBikini: A number of examples, particularly among the Cryx. It has been expressly stated that the satyxis wear revealing armor in order to throw male opponents off guard. However, outside of the [[EvilIsSexy exceptionally evil]] and [[HumanoidAbomination magically mutated]] Cryx and Legion factions (I guess dragons have a thing for sexy female minions?), this trope is averted as often as it's played straight. [[https://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/tg/image/1339/98/1339984770286.jpg Take]] [[http://store.privateerpress.com/ProductImages/prints/andrea/MkII_Haley.jpg a]] [[http://battlecollege.wikispaces.com/file/view/Skorne.jpg/114523727/Skorne.jpg look]].

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* ChainmailBikini: A number of examples, particularly among the Cryx. It has been expressly stated that the satyxis wear revealing armor in order to throw male opponents off guard. However, outside of the [[EvilIsSexy exceptionally evil]] and [[HumanoidAbomination magically mutated]] Cryx and Legion factions (I guess dragons have a thing for sexy female minions?), this trope is averted as often as it's played straight. [[https://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/tg/image/1339/98/1339984770286.jpg Take]] [[http://store.privateerpress.com/ProductImages/prints/andrea/MkII_Haley.jpg a]] [[http://battlecollege.wikispaces.com/file/view/Skorne.jpg/114523727/Skorne.[[http://i.imgur.com/vWgPClY.jpg look]].look.]]
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