History Webcomic / Drowtales

19th Mar '18 5:11:38 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: As can be inferred in the comic, Quain'tana speaks with a loud, bombastic voice reminiscent of Leonidas in ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]''. Zala'ess has a flair for the overly-dramatic herself.

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* LargeHam: As can be inferred in the comic, Quain'tana speaks with a loud, bombastic voice reminiscent of Leonidas in ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]''.''Film/ThreeHundred''. Zala'ess has a flair for the overly-dramatic herself.
31st Jan '18 9:02:56 PM Discar
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* TheKingdom: The mega city-state of Chel'el'Sussoloth. The total population and land area is typical for a [[TheKingdom Kingdom]] (a cave network ~50km in diameter with around 100,000 people) culturally it is arguably a [[TheFederation Federation]] with the clans serving as its 'states'.
21st Jan '18 9:43:11 AM aidreamer
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** Ariel's faction imprisons the [[spoiler:Ys councilors]] with handcuffs made of stone in a room with a weak point they know of. One of them uses [[DishingOutDirt earth sorcery]] to break her cuffs and everyone else's.

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** Ariel's faction imprisons the [[spoiler:Ys councilors]] with handcuffs made of stone in a room with a weak point they know of. One of them uses [[DishingOutDirt earth sorcery]] to break her cuffs and everyone else's. They are only stopped by Kyo'nne betraying them.
20th Jan '18 10:15:54 AM aidreamer
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** Ariel's faction imprisons the [[spoiler:Ys councilors]] with handcuffs made of stone. One of them uses [[DishingOutTheDirt earth sorcery]] to break her cuffs and everyone else's.

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** Ariel's faction imprisons the [[spoiler:Ys councilors]] with handcuffs made of stone. stone in a room with a weak point they know of. One of them uses [[DishingOutTheDirt [[DishingOutDirt earth sorcery]] to break her cuffs and everyone else's.
20th Jan '18 10:14:03 AM aidreamer
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* CardboardPrison: The Sharen ''attempt'' to defy this by building a prison in Chel's outer shell, which is made of crystal[[note]]WordOfGod is that the cavern Chel resides in is more or less a giant geode[[/note]] therefore making it impossible for prisoners with earth affinities to simply bend the bars and break out. This runs into problems when [[spoiler:a shapeshifter is among the prisoners, can turn into one of the guard's comrades and trick them into opening the gate]].

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* CardboardPrison: CardboardPrison:
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The Sharen ''attempt'' to defy this by building a prison in Chel's outer shell, which is made of crystal[[note]]WordOfGod is that the cavern Chel resides in is more or less a giant geode[[/note]] therefore making it impossible for prisoners with earth affinities to simply bend the bars and break out. This runs into problems when [[spoiler:a shapeshifter is among the prisoners, can turn into one of the guard's comrades and trick them into opening the gate]].gate]].
** Ariel's faction imprisons the [[spoiler:Ys councilors]] with handcuffs made of stone. One of them uses [[DishingOutTheDirt earth sorcery]] to break her cuffs and everyone else's.
25th Nov '17 7:03:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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25th Jul '17 9:40:24 PM aidreamer
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* OrderVersusChaos: Light elves versus Dark elves. While only loosely inspired by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' after the {{Retcon}}, Dark elves and their drow descendants are still described as being very individualistic and prone to change. Light elves and their drow descendants tend to be more disciplined and inflexible.* OurMonstersAreDifferent:

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* OrderVersusChaos: Light elves versus Dark elves. While only loosely inspired by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' after the {{Retcon}}, Dark elves and their drow descendants are still described as being very individualistic and prone to change. Light elves and their drow descendants tend to be more disciplined and inflexible.* OurMonstersAreDifferent:



* OurGodsAreDifferent: Pre-{{Retcon}}, goddesses were the counterparts of demons and also lived in the nether realms. It was possible for priestesses to channel their powers. None of this is true post-{{Retcon}}. Instead, before the first demonic crisis, Dark Elves worshiped the moons. After the demonic invasions, Sharess shed her mortal body and became [[BuffySpeak a reverse-demon-thing]], fought the demons in their own realm, and closed the nether gates from the inside. She was then revered by the Drow as a goddess. However, after the chapter reboots, her religion has been on the wane for a long time and is practiced largely by the Kyorls. Going with this, her presence in the rebooted continuity is diminished greatly, indicating that her abilities are severely diminished or that she's a lot less active in lives of the Drow. In time, other religious views came into existence that worshiped powerful demons as gods, largely by various nether cults such as the Vloz'ress.

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* OurGodsAreDifferent: OurGodsAreDifferent:
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Pre-{{Retcon}}, goddesses were the counterparts of demons and also lived in the nether realms. It was possible for priestesses to channel their powers. powers.
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None of this the above is true post-{{Retcon}}. Instead, before the first demonic crisis, Dark Elves worshiped the moons. After the demonic invasions, Sharess shed her mortal body and became [[BuffySpeak a reverse-demon-thing]], fought the demons in their own realm, and closed the nether gates from the inside. She was then revered by the Drow as a goddess. However, after the chapter reboots, her religion has been on the wane for a long time and is practiced largely by the Kyorls. Going with this, her presence in the rebooted continuity is diminished greatly, indicating that her abilities are severely diminished or that she's a lot less active in lives of the Drow. In time, other religious views came into existence that worshiped powerful demons as gods, largely by various nether cults such as the Vloz'ress.



* OurSoulsAreDifferent: A Fae's aura is occasionally referred to as their souls. Their auras are entities of {{Mana}}, a special form of energy that keeps them young, in strong health, and allows them to manipulate their environment. When a fae lives alone for a while, it starts to age. It is possible to separate an aura from the Fae's body, resulting in a summon. However, their "souls" are almost as mortal as their bodies, leaving CessationOfExistence as their ultimate fate when their Mana dissipates.

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent: A Fae's aura is occasionally referred to as their souls. Their auras are entities of {{Mana}}, a special form of energy that keeps them young, in strong health, and allows them to manipulate their environment. When a fae lives alone for a while, it starts to age. It is possible to separate an aura from the Fae's body, resulting in a summon. However, their "souls" are almost as mortal as their bodies, leaving CessationOfExistence as their ultimate fate when their Mana inevitably dissipates.
12th Jul '17 11:56:32 PM Doug86
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** Chrys'tel tells Kiel that [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7175 a Vel'Sharen repays her debts]], which recalls Tyrion Lannister and the (unofficial) Lannister family motto from ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Probably intentional given that the author is known to be a fan of the series.

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** Chrys'tel tells Kiel that [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7175 a Vel'Sharen repays her debts]], which recalls Tyrion Lannister and the (unofficial) Lannister family motto from ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Probably intentional given that the author is known to be a fan of the series.
5th Jun '17 4:54:13 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: Also a {{Portmantitle}}, a fusion of "Drow" and "Tales".



* OrderVersusChaos: Light elves versus Dark elves. While only loosely inspired by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' after the {{Retcon}}, Dark elves and their drow descendants are still described as being very individualistic and prone to change. Light elves and their drow descendants tend to be more disciplined and inflexible.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent:
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[PureMagicBeing Demons are beings made out of nether mana]] from other realms. There are believed to be an infinite variety. Most of them are extremely dangerous, but only a small number are actively malevolent. Most demons are noncorporeal and can only interact with the physical realm via a host, but a handful of demons can manifest physically like a summon. They also eat mana, which makes fae races attract rogue demons like bug lights, and races without an aura (read: nonmagical) are safe from them unless they manifest or possess a fae. This also makes them able to shut down [[{{Magitek}} elven technology]] by eating their power source, unless hardened against demonic predation. Vel'Akar, sapient demons, are capable of communicating with one another and some demon merged drow via {{Telepathy}}. Finally, demons can also "attach" themselves to a host through their aura; powerful demons will overcome their new host immediately, resulting in possession, while weak demons attach to their host [[SymbioticPossession in a symbiosis called a "tainting"]]. Tainting, among other benefits, mostly serves as an "antibody" against other demons that might possess the host, and thus becomes almost mandatory for summoners.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: The original dragons were elves that were altered into their present state by life sciences long lost. Dragons vary greatly in size. Surface dragons are intelligent, can fly, and can often speak. The descendants of the dragons that fled underground with the Dark Elves however have degenerated into simple animals.
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The dwarves are a minor underground-dwelling race. Their greatest cities were wiped out by the drow, who enslaved them and took their caverns for themselves. The dwarves don't stand much more of a chance against the Fae than the other races, but are capable of giving them a bloody nose by ambushing them with cannons and living in areas too hostile for even the drow.
*** OurGnomesAreWeirder: Gnomes are "domesticated" Dwarves who shave their beards and integrate into Drow society either as expats or slaves (freed or otherwise). They are often used as envoys to negotiate with the dwarves.
** OurElvesAreBetter: Not ''nicer'' mind you, nor cooler, and certainly not more "right". And also notable for being taller and stronger than humans. Basically, they are are tougher, and magic gives them a bigger stick than everybody else.
** OurFairiesAreDifferent: All {{Mana}}-bearing animals, such as Elves, Dragons, Nagas, Driders, and Locusts/Fairies, are classified as Fae.
** OurGoblinsAreDifferent: All animals that do ''not'' bear mana (such as humans, dwarves, and orcs) are classified as goblins.
*** OurOrcsAreDifferent: Orcs are a simple, nomadic goblin race that are valued by the drow for their loyalty. They are larger and less intelligent than humans, and make for better warriors. For the Drow, however, they are simply another kind of {{mook}}.
** OurGodsAreDifferent: Pre-{{Retcon}}, goddesses were the counterparts of demons and also lived in the nether realms. It was possible for priestesses to channel their powers. None of this is true post-{{Retcon}}. Instead, before the first demonic crisis, Dark Elves worshiped the moons. After the demonic invasions, Sharess shed her mortal body and became [[BuffySpeak a reverse-demon-thing]], fought the demons in their own realm, and closed the nether gates from the inside. She was then revered by the Drow as a goddess. However, after the chapter reboots, her religion has been on the wane for a long time and is practiced largely by the Kyorls. Going with this, her presence in the rebooted continuity is diminished greatly, indicating that her abilities are severely diminished or that she's a lot less active in lives of the Drow. In time, other religious views came into existence that worshiped powerful demons as gods, largely by various nether cults such as the Vloz'ress.

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* OrderVersusChaos: Light elves versus Dark elves. While only loosely inspired by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' after the {{Retcon}}, Dark elves and their drow descendants are still described as being very individualistic and prone to change. Light elves and their drow descendants tend to be more disciplined and inflexible.
inflexible.* OurMonstersAreDifferent:
** * OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[PureMagicBeing Demons are beings made out of nether mana]] from other realms. There are believed to be an infinite variety. Most of them are extremely dangerous, but only a small number are actively malevolent. Most demons are noncorporeal and can only interact with the physical realm via a host, but a handful of demons can manifest physically like a summon. They also eat mana, which makes fae races attract rogue demons like bug lights, and races without an aura (read: nonmagical) are safe from them unless they manifest or possess a fae. This also makes them able to shut down [[{{Magitek}} elven technology]] by eating their power source, unless hardened against demonic predation. Vel'Akar, sapient demons, are capable of communicating with one another and some demon merged drow via {{Telepathy}}. Finally, demons can also "attach" themselves to a host through their aura; powerful demons will overcome their new host immediately, resulting in possession, while weak demons attach to their host [[SymbioticPossession in a symbiosis called a "tainting"]]. Tainting, among other benefits, mostly serves as an "antibody" against other demons that might possess the host, and thus becomes almost mandatory for summoners.
** * OurDragonsAreDifferent: The original dragons were elves that were altered into their present state by life sciences long lost. Dragons vary greatly in size. Surface dragons are intelligent, can fly, and can often speak. The descendants of the dragons that fled underground with the Dark Elves however have degenerated into simple animals.
** * OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The dwarves are a minor underground-dwelling race. Their greatest cities were wiped out by the drow, who enslaved them and took their caverns for themselves. The dwarves don't stand much more of a chance against the Fae than the other races, but are capable of giving them a bloody nose by ambushing them with cannons and living in areas too hostile for even the drow.
*** OurGnomesAreWeirder: Gnomes are "domesticated" Dwarves who shave their beards and integrate into Drow society either as expats or slaves (freed or otherwise). They are often used as envoys to negotiate with the dwarves.
**
* OurElvesAreBetter: Not ''nicer'' mind you, nor cooler, and certainly not more "right". And also notable for being taller and stronger than humans. Basically, they are are tougher, and magic gives them a bigger stick than everybody else.
** * OurFairiesAreDifferent: All {{Mana}}-bearing animals, such as Elves, Dragons, Nagas, Driders, and Locusts/Fairies, are classified as Fae.
** * OurGoblinsAreDifferent: All animals that do ''not'' bear mana (such as humans, dwarves, and orcs) are classified as goblins.
*** OurOrcsAreDifferent: Orcs are a simple, nomadic goblin race that are valued by the drow for their loyalty. They are larger and less intelligent than humans, and make for better warriors. For the Drow, however, they are simply another kind of {{mook}}.
**
* OurGodsAreDifferent: Pre-{{Retcon}}, goddesses were the counterparts of demons and also lived in the nether realms. It was possible for priestesses to channel their powers. None of this is true post-{{Retcon}}. Instead, before the first demonic crisis, Dark Elves worshiped the moons. After the demonic invasions, Sharess shed her mortal body and became [[BuffySpeak a reverse-demon-thing]], fought the demons in their own realm, and closed the nether gates from the inside. She was then revered by the Drow as a goddess. However, after the chapter reboots, her religion has been on the wane for a long time and is practiced largely by the Kyorls. Going with this, her presence in the rebooted continuity is diminished greatly, indicating that her abilities are severely diminished or that she's a lot less active in lives of the Drow. In time, other religious views came into existence that worshiped powerful demons as gods, largely by various nether cults such as the Vloz'ress.Vloz'ress.
* OurGnomesAreWeirder: Gnomes are "domesticated" Dwarves who shave their beards and integrate into Drow society either as expats or slaves (freed or otherwise). They are often used as envoys to negotiate with the dwarves.



* OurOrcsAreDifferent: Orcs are a simple, nomadic goblin race that are valued by the drow for their loyalty. They are larger and less intelligent than humans, and make for better warriors. For the Drow, however, they are simply another kind of {{mook}}.



* PersonaNonGrata: In chapter 45, the Ys council kicks [[spoiler: the Sarghress out of Ys]]. Those getting kicked out are highly suspicious of the motives behind the action.

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* PersonaNonGrata: In chapter 45, the Ys council kicks [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Sarghress out of Ys]]. Those getting kicked out are highly suspicious of the motives behind the action.


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* {{Portmantitle}}: A fusion of "Drow" and "Tales".
19th May '17 10:19:22 PM nombretomado
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* HostileShowTakeover: As of April 2012, Kiel has taken over [[https://twitter.com/#!/Drowtales the Drowtales]] {{Twitter}} account. She promptly demanded [[LovableSexManiac a tribute of princes]] ([[BiTheWay but would also accept princesses]]). There are also a series of news posts with Kiel directly addressing the readers.

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* HostileShowTakeover: As of April 2012, Kiel has taken over [[https://twitter.com/#!/Drowtales the Drowtales]] {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} account. She promptly demanded [[LovableSexManiac a tribute of princes]] ([[BiTheWay but would also accept princesses]]). There are also a series of news posts with Kiel directly addressing the readers.
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