History Webcomic / TalesOfTheQuestor

12th Feb '18 3:49:37 PM Kalaong
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* TheBully: Rahan is something of a {{Deconstruction}} of one; He actually had it rather tough - [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0385/ forced to start working his father's forge at a young age]] - but people gave him NoSympathy because his father was rich. However, his best friend is quick to point out being a jerk is ''[[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0387/ entirely]]'' his fault.



* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: The Fae are considered an example of why free will is so important, being a ServantRace bound to rules and laws that no longer make sense, and completely aware of it.

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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: The Fae are considered an example of {{Deconstructed}} by the Fae, who Quentyn calls [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0453/ "a living object lesson in why God gave free will is so important, being to all mortal souls."]] Being a ServantRace unbreakably bound to rules and a code of laws that no longer make sense, and made up by their long-dead creators, most of which they are completely aware no longer make the least bit of it.sense, has left them all half-mad at best - and the worst of them hardcore sadists who pride themselves on ''circumventing'' those laws to cause as much pain and suffering as possible.



* TheBully: Rahan
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: {{Deconstructed}} by the Fae, who Quentyn calls [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0453/ "a living object lesson in why God gave free will to all mortal souls."]] Being unbreakably bound to a code of laws made up by their long-dead creators, most of which no longer make the least bit of sense, has left them all half-mad at best - and the worst of them hardcore sadists who pride themselves on ''circumventing'' those laws to cause as much pain and suffering as possible.
23rd Jan '18 3:46:33 AM Kalaong
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* AdultFear: The arc [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0161/ "Hunter of Shadows."]] Imagine that your child has been suffering from [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0168/ inexplicable night terrors]]-- unable to sleep for fear of monstrous creatures creeping out of the shadows at night to get him. Then one stormy night you come running to his room to find out that his terrors are [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0192/ REAL-- and are crawling up onto his bed after him....]]
** When the fae princeling kidnaps all the children of the village in penalty for the Duke's temerity in standing against him. [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0504/ The Duke's expression and the wailing of the townsfolk speaks for itself]]

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* AdultFear: The arc [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0161/ "Hunter of Shadows."]] Imagine that your child has been suffering from [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0168/ inexplicable night terrors]]-- unable to sleep for fear of monstrous creatures creeping out of the shadows at night to get him. Then one stormy night you come running to his room to find out that his terrors are [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0192/ REAL-- and are crawling up onto his bed after him....]]
him..]].
** When the fae princeling kidnaps all the children of the village in penalty for the Duke's temerity in standing against him. [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0504/ The Duke's expression and the wailing of the townsfolk speaks for itself]]itself]].


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* AncientConspiracy. The Beitherite Brotherhood; a coalition of Racconan supremacists, the neo-Fakir movement, "ethical controversy" philosophers, militant anti-theists, prominent businessmen, researchers, bureaucrats, politicians, etc. Quentyn ruined their plans three times; first, he destroyed one of their bioweapons programs when he slew the Rat King, then he exposed a FalseFlagOperation by the Expansionist party - a hawkish political faction that wishes to steal land from Antilla's neighbors - followed by foiling a plot to eliminate an entire village's worth of political opponents by revoking the stateship of Freeman Downs. [[spoiler:However, that last defeat was the straw that broke the camel's back; the conspiracy blew pretty much all their resources buying up the debt owed by Quentyn's predecessor, and Quentyn's self-exile cancelled it out. This [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0689/ reduced]] them to a BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats; "a bunch of old farts with signet rings and secret handshakes who met once a month to talk about Rosad Beither and tell each other what daring and bold revolutionary thinkers they all were." He wiped out his civilization's version of the Illuminati without even ''[[AchievementsInIgnorance knowing]]'' about it]].
3rd Jan '18 9:28:40 PM Kalaong
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*** Also a case of ShownTheirWork, as the author points out that many "magical" terms were once scholarly ones: "Wizard" once meant "[[BarefootSage sage]]" or "[[OldMaster Master]]", "magician" came from "magi" which meant "[[GentlemanAndAScholar Scholar]]", and "grimoire" is actually "gramarye" AKA "{{Grammar}}" or sentence structure.
2nd Jan '18 10:30:39 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Servant girl''': ''I... Can only imagine what is running through your mind, Your Grace...''
-->'''Duke of Fenwyck''': ''At the moment? That time you told me there was a '''monster''' under my bed when I was '''ten.'''''

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-->'''Servant girl''': ''I... Can only imagine what is running through your mind, Your Grace...''
-->'''Duke
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'''Duke
of Fenwyck''': ''At the moment? That time you told me there was a '''monster''' under my bed when I was '''ten.'''''



* FunWithPalindromes: Rosad Beither's [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0670/ epitaph;]]
-->"Reviled did I live, said I, as evil I did deliver."



30th Dec '17 8:23:31 PM DeckardCanine
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* GlassCannon: Basilisks are seriously deadly but tiny enough that Quentyn squishes one underfoot.



* GoodShepherd: Linnaeus

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* GoodShepherd: LinnaeusLinnaeus.



* HearingVoices: Colin, apparently

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* HearingVoices: Colin, apparentlyapparently.



* HumansAreWarriors: see [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0489/ here]]

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* HumansAreWarriors: see See [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0489/ here]]
15th Dec '17 10:01:04 AM dalek955
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*DecapitationPresentation: Non-villainous example when Duke Sturmhold is trying to rally his people to fight the coming WildHunt using the new techniques Quentyn has told him about. The people see only their latest ruinously taxing duke asking them to pit mortal weaponry against immortal spirits, and call for proof that they should believe anything he says... at which point he holds up a [[OurBansheesAreLouder banshee's]] severed head.



[''cut to Quentyn getting doused with "holy water"'']\\

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[''cut to Quentyn getting doused with "holy water"'']\\holy water'']\\






23rd Aug '17 6:12:26 PM Kalaong
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'''Priest:''' By this holy water I bind thee! '''Quentyn:''' Will you STOP THAT?? It's ''really annoying!!''

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'''Priest:''' By this holy water I bind thee! thee!\\
'''Quentyn:''' Will you STOP THAT?? It's ''really annoying!!''
23rd Aug '17 6:12:00 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Todd:''' You don't think Quentyn or Pa are in trouble, do you? '''Sam:''' Hm? Nah. Quentyn? Little mister nicey-nice? He's probably got your old priest eating out of his hand right now...\
[''cut to Quentyn getting doused with "holy water"'']\

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-->'''Todd:''' You don't think Quentyn or Pa are in trouble, do you? '''Sam:''' Hm? Nah. Quentyn? Little mister nicey-nice? He's probably got your old priest eating out of his hand right now...\
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[''cut to Quentyn getting doused with "holy water"'']\water"'']\\



-->'''Duke Fenwyck:''' The Racconans of folklore are a ''bartering people.'' It is simply ''their way'' to postpone any binding decision 'til a night's sleep and a good breakfast. I assure you, he knew every word he was going to say tomorrow before he even left the room.\
[''Later, in their room'']\

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-->'''Duke Fenwyck:''' The Racconans of folklore are a ''bartering people.'' It is simply ''their way'' to postpone any binding decision 'til a night's sleep and a good breakfast. I assure you, he knew every word he was going to say tomorrow before he even left the room.\
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[''Later, in their room'']\room'']\\



-->'''Duke Grymalkin:''' Well, any such scholarly querying will have to wait -- this morning he took his men "to see where the dragon attacked." No doubt he is using some ''arcane Racconan art'' to divine the nature of the beast he pursues...\
[''cut to Quentyn, holding a book and a quill'']\

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-->'''Duke Grymalkin:''' Well, any such scholarly querying will have to wait -- this morning he took his men "to see where the dragon attacked." No doubt he is using some ''arcane Racconan art'' to divine the nature of the beast he pursues...\
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[''cut to Quentyn, holding a book and a quill'']\quill'']\\
18th Jun '17 4:41:58 PM nombretomado
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** Hayes seems fond of this trope. Arlen was just trying to clean up a toxic village, and [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0573/ getting repeated browbeatings]] from {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s over the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke bio-engineered plants]] he's designed for that purpose. He comes up with a pseudo-scam to get a permit; his uncle owns most of said toxic village, but though he can't actually ''profit'' from the tainted land, he can claim the deeds as the "undisclosed assets" of [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0576/ a company to which the bureaucrats would grant said permit]]. He's even able to get permits for other biologists doing odd research. Then the bureaucrats discover the LoopholeAbuse, and [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem change the laws]] to [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0583/ have the plants destroyed]]. But [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0585/ on the day the cops come to torch the fields]], ''[[CueTheSun the sun rises]] on [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0586/ a field full of bushes]] bearing [[GrowsOnTrees berries of pure]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium aluminium]].''[[hottip:*: That's Aluminum for you American Tropers]] Read about the stuff on ThatOtherWiki and you'll realize that '''he just became the richest racconan on Aerith.'''

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** Hayes seems fond of this trope. Arlen was just trying to clean up a toxic village, and [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0573/ getting repeated browbeatings]] from {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s over the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke bio-engineered plants]] he's designed for that purpose. He comes up with a pseudo-scam to get a permit; his uncle owns most of said toxic village, but though he can't actually ''profit'' from the tainted land, he can claim the deeds as the "undisclosed assets" of [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0576/ a company to which the bureaucrats would grant said permit]]. He's even able to get permits for other biologists doing odd research. Then the bureaucrats discover the LoopholeAbuse, and [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem change the laws]] to [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0583/ have the plants destroyed]]. But [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0585/ on the day the cops come to torch the fields]], ''[[CueTheSun the sun rises]] on [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0586/ a field full of bushes]] bearing [[GrowsOnTrees berries of pure]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium aluminium]].''[[hottip:*: That's Aluminum for you American Tropers]] Read about the stuff on ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki and you'll realize that '''he just became the richest racconan on Aerith.'''
18th Jun '17 2:43:23 PM Donquill
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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: The Fae are considered an example of why free will is so important, being a ServantRace bound to rules and laws that no longer make sense, and completely aware of it.



* LackOfEmpathy: The Fae, at least the Unseighle. Quentyn gently picking up the body of a bird the Fae Prince had slain tips the King off that he's not one.



* ServantRace: The Fae.

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* ServantRace: The Fae.Fae were created as one, but their creators are long gone.


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** Raccoonans are this to a degree as well, with many believing them to be Fae.
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