History Webcomic / Blindsprings

18th Sep '17 8:25:12 AM Brick3621
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->''"Once upon a time, there was a girl. She was young and kind and innocent, and lived with the fairies in the great forest. She was alone. But she didn't mind. She had her duties to attend to.\\

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->''"Once upon a time, there was a girl. She was young and kind and innocent, and lived with the fairies faeries in the great forest. She was alone. But she didn't mind. She had her duties to attend to.\\
12th Aug '17 9:34:23 AM DracMonster
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* KidsAreCruel:
** Imogen is bullied by her classmates because of her Orphic blood. Lampshaded by the AltText.

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* KidsAreCruel:
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KidsAreCruel: Imogen is bullied by her classmates because of her Orphic blood. Lampshaded by the AltText.



** Rhiannon, the little girl Graver, appears to enjoy causing carnage and pain. However, she also seems to be either bipolar, suffering dissociative identity disorder or just BrainwashedAndCrazy from the Graver magic -- when her brother talks her down from a rage, she temporarily turns into a tearful, scared little girl.
6th Jul '17 10:42:14 AM TargetmasterJoe
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* UnEqualRites: Rather thoroughly fleshed out, if not outright deconstructed. Why do Academists hate and disdain and fear Orphics? Firstly, because their WitchSpecies BloodMagic allowed them to create oppressive kingdoms the world over, where normal people are lowest in the social ladder. Secondly, their magic is InTheBlood (literally) and takes no real training to learn, and is based on "nonsense" superstition and talk of spirits. Whereas academic focus on RitualMagic that takes years to learn and master, and is slower to cast. Orphics for their part hate Academists for oppressing them and forcibly applying {{Power Nullifier}}s to all of them in the form of seals, essentially rendering them no better than a normal human, except they are treated as a second-class race instead.

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* UnEqualRites: Rather thoroughly fleshed out, if not outright deconstructed. Why do Academists hate and disdain and fear Orphics? Firstly, because their WitchSpecies BloodMagic allowed them to create oppressive kingdoms the world over, where normal people are lowest in the social ladder. Secondly, their magic is InTheBlood (literally) and takes no real training to learn, and is based on "nonsense" superstition and talk of spirits. Whereas academic Academic magic focus on RitualMagic that takes years to learn and master, and is slower to cast. Orphics Orphics, for their part part, hate Academists for oppressing them and forcibly applying {{Power Nullifier}}s to all of them in the form of seals, essentially rendering them no better than a normal human, except they are treated as a second-class race instead.



* VelvetRevolution[=/=]TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: [[spoiler:The Academist revolution didn't intend to kill all Orphics, just seal them with Master Gregoire's Great Seal. But after the Llyns were taken prisoner a failed rescue attempt convinced their guards that keeping them alive was too risky so they executed the whole royal family exept Tamaura and Aliana. The Academists, seeing they went too far, tried to paint the incident in history's pages as a NecessaryEvil deed.]]

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* VelvetRevolution[=/=]TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: [[spoiler:The Academist revolution didn't intend to kill all Orphics, just seal them with Master Gregoire's Great Seal. But after the Llyns were taken prisoner prisoner, a failed rescue attempt convinced their guards that keeping them alive was too risky risky, so they executed the whole royal family exept Tamaura and Aliana. The Academists, seeing they went too far, tried to paint the incident in history's pages as a NecessaryEvil [[NecessaryEvil necessarily evil]] deed.]]



** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-one-hundred-and-ninety-six Page 196]] we get this from Rajani.

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** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-one-hundred-and-ninety-six Page 196]] we get this from Rajani.



** On [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-six Page 206]], once again from Rajani
-->'''Rajani (To Harris)''' [[spoiler: The High Priestess. Your mother.]]

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** On [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-six Page 206]], once again from Rajani
Rajani:
-->'''Rajani (To Harris)''' Harris):''' [[spoiler: The High Priestess. Your mother.]]



** On Page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-forty-four 244]].

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** On Page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-forty-four Page 244]].



** Rajani sliced open Harris's arm with an earring [[spoiler: without even knowing if he's Orphic and able to heal himself or not]] without even having a backup plan to heal him in case she was wrong as she can't use magic and [[spoiler: was entirely depending on him to have Orphic magic to heal himself with]]. She basically endangered his life on a whim even though there are other ways that she could have used to prove her point. Even Kadi in the comments says that Rajani made a mistake and is blaming Harris solely because his response wasn't what she had planned.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Book 2's prologue is set 300 years in the past, at the times of Orphic rule in Aberwelle, and it will be focused on Tammy's duties as a priestess and Aliana's bachelorette party.

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** Rajani sliced open Harris's arm with an earring [[spoiler: without [[spoiler:without even knowing if he's Orphic and able to heal himself or not]] without even having a backup plan to heal him in case she was wrong as she can't use magic and [[spoiler: was entirely depending on him to have Orphic magic to heal himself with]]. She basically endangered his life on a whim even though there are other ways that she could have used to prove her point. Even Kadi in the comments says that Rajani made a mistake and is blaming Harris solely because his response wasn't what she had planned.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Book 2's prologue is set 300 years in the past, at the times of Orphic rule in Aberwelle, and it will be focused focuses on Tammy's duties as a priestess and Aliana's bachelorette party.



* YouCanSeeThatRight: Harris in page 168 is the only one who notices Indra at first.

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* YouCanSeeThatRight: Harris in page Page 168 is the only one who notices Indra at first.
6th Jul '17 10:32:17 AM TargetmasterJoe
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** Discused. Imogen's sister, Irelia, is convinced that something's fishy about the coincidence of Tammy's arrival in Kirkhall and the spirits' sudden resurgence because it seems way too convenient. Ember doesn't care as long as [[spoiler:the spirits would help the Orphics overthrow the Academics.]]

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** Discused. Imogen's sister, Irelia, is convinced that something's fishy about the coincidence of Tammy's arrival in Kirkhall and the spirits' sudden resurgence because it seems way too convenient. Ember doesn't care as long as [[spoiler:the spirits would help the Orphics overthrow the Academics.Academists.]]



* FantasticRacism: There is a lot of hate towards Orphics. It is somewhat comparable to the treatment Irish immigrants faced during the potato famine, but then add posters proclaiming the danger of even child orphics and people handing out "Mothers Against Orphics" pamphlets, proclaiming them criminals. Then there are the random checks [[GodwinSlaw which are comparable to Nazi Germany's]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture treatment of Jews, complete with the needed paperwork.]]

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* FantasticRacism: There is a lot of hate towards Orphics. It is somewhat comparable to the treatment Irish immigrants faced during the potato famine, but then add posters proclaiming the danger of even child orphics and people handing out "Mothers Against Orphics" pamphlets, proclaiming them criminals. Then there are the random checks [[GodwinSlaw [[GodwinsLaw which are comparable to Nazi Germany's]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture treatment of Jews, complete with the needed paperwork.]]



* FlowerInHerHair: Tamaura has these. When [[spoiler:she leaves the forest]] they [[http://blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-thirty begin to disintegrate]] to emphasize how far away from nature she is now.

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* FlowerInHerHair: Tamaura has these. When [[spoiler:she leaves the forest]] forest]], they [[http://blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-thirty begin to disintegrate]] to emphasize how far away from nature she is now.



* GodzillaThreshold: The events on Chapter 5 forced Asher to authorized the use of [[HumanWeapon Gravers]] as a means to security.

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* GodzillaThreshold: The events on Chapter 5 forced Asher to authorized the use of [[HumanWeapon Gravers]] as a means to of security.



* IgnorantOfTheCall: [[spoiler: Harris]] until he learns TheCallKnowsWhereHeLives

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* IgnorantOfTheCall: [[spoiler: Harris]] until he learns TheCallKnowsWhereHeLives[[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call knows where he lives.]]



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:The Empress' contract with the spirits modified Tammy's seal and "corrupted" her magic in a last ditch attempt of the Empress to get a hold on magic. Basically, she saw her youngest as a tool and when Tammy tried to protest, the queen reminded her that such thing was "her responsability and duty".]]

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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:The Empress' contract with the spirits modified Tammy's seal and "corrupted" her magic in a last ditch attempt of the Empress to get a hold on magic. Basically, she saw her youngest as a tool and when Tammy tried to protest, the queen reminded her that such thing was "her responsability responsibility and duty".]]



* TheLostWoods: The Wickwold forest's blindspring, in which we -- and Harris -- first meet Tamaura.

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* TheLostWoods: The Wickwold forest's blindspring, Blindspring, in which we -- and Harris -- first meet Tamaura.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Harris at the end of Chapter one.
** Tammy after she gets Imogen, Street and herself sucked into a blindspring.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Harris at the end of Chapter one.
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** Tammy after she gets Imogen, Street and herself sucked into a blindspring.Blindspring.



* PowerNullifier: Master Gremoire's Great Seal, which is the only known way to bind an Orphic's powers. All known big Orphic families are sealed, though some managed to avoid it by remaining undercover and others know how to use BloodMagic. In Tammy's case, it only stops her from using her own magic but not others, thanks to the thorny circle in her particular Seal. See LoopholeAbuse above.

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* PowerNullifier: Master Gremoire's Gregoire's Great Seal, which is the only known way to bind an Orphic's powers. All known big Orphic families are sealed, though some managed to avoid it by remaining undercover and others know how to use BloodMagic. In Tammy's case, it only stops her from using her own magic but not others, thanks to the thorny circle in her particular Seal. See LoopholeAbuse above.



* SecretLegacy: [[spoiler: Harris is the son of Layla, the Khalan High Priestess.]]

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* SecretLegacy: [[spoiler: Harris [[spoiler:Harris is the son of Layla, the Khalan High Priestess.]]



** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-one-hundred-and-sixty-eight Page 168]] we get this gem from Harris.
-->'''Harris:''' [[spoiler:... Does no one else see the [[InvisibleToNormals huge tiger thing]].]]

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** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-one-hundred-and-sixty-eight Page 168]] we get this gem from Harris.
-->'''Harris:''' [[spoiler:... Does no one else see the [[InvisibleToNormals huge tiger thing]].]]



** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-six Page 206]], once again from Rajani

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** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-six Page 206]], once again from Rajani



** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-twenty-five 225]].

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** On page [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-twenty-five Page 225]].



* YoungestChildWins: Aliana was very upset when Tammy was named high priestess.

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* YoungestChildWins: Aliana was very upset when Tammy was named high priestess.High Priestess.
25th Mar '17 5:03:15 PM DracMonster
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* TheHerosJourney: Tamaura is following it with one important inversion: she ''starts out'' in the fantastic, spiritual world and crosses over to "reality", which is alien to her.
19th Mar '17 3:07:47 PM Xtifr
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* CooldownHug: Harris has to hug Ewan in order to activate the protective spell of his wheelchair and also to cool him down from his {{trigger}}ed state.

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* CooldownHug: Harris has to hug Ewan in order to activate the protective spell of his wheelchair and also to cool him down from his {{trigger}}ed triggered state.



** Ewan's past involves a bombing attack, Tammy's accidental earthquake was enough to {{Trigger}} him so badly he forgot about the protective magic built into his wheelchair.

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** Ewan's past involves a bombing attack, Tammy's accidental earthquake was enough to {{Trigger}} trigger him so badly he forgot about the protective magic built into his wheelchair.
28th Feb '17 6:27:05 AM DracMonster
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* KidsAreCruel: Imogen is bullied by her classmates because of her Orphic blood. Lampshaded by the AltText.

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* KidsAreCruel: KidsAreCruel:
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Imogen is bullied by her classmates because of her Orphic blood. Lampshaded by the AltText.


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** Rhiannon, the little girl Graver, appears to enjoy causing carnage and pain. However, she also seems to be either bipolar, suffering dissociative identity disorder or just BrainwashedAndCrazy from the Graver magic -- when her brother talks her down from a rage, she temporarily turns into a tearful, scared little girl.
18th Feb '17 5:39:17 AM Leidolf
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** [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-three-hundred-and-four I... have a new method I've been working on. Something more... direct.]]
14th Feb '17 6:34:38 AM Leidolf
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** Tristan does this to his sister in order to calm her down.
3rd Feb '17 6:23:19 AM morenohijazo
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* GenerationalMagicDecline: Implied to have been happening to the Llyn Imperial Family prior to their being overthrown. They were having trouble producing the next generation, and protagonist Tamaura was tellingly both a strong nexus of Orphic power and [[HeroicBastard born out of wedlock]]. Since Orphic magic is InTheBlood most of the noble Orphic families were also somewhat inbred.
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