->'''MATUL REMRIT WILL CRUMBLE'''

Bravemule is a LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' (yes, [[BoatMurdered another one]]) by Kevin Snow. Each month is reported by one dwarf specifically on his diary, and it's heavily illustrated with depictions of important events. It is available to read [[http://www.bravemule.com here]].

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!! This Let's Play provides examples of:
* ActionGirl - Quite a few examples. Squib, Caten and Lasui for the Dwarves, among others, Atrix for the Humans... Dwarf Fortress cultures tend to have zero gender politics.
* AlienGeometries - The chief architect mentions that anything that isn't rectangular is an affront to dwarven aesthetics. Octagons in particular give multiple dwarves {{Catapult Nightmare}}s.
* AnyoneCanDie - This is a Dwarf Fortress LP, what did you expect?
* ArcWords - "Matul Remrit endures."
** "Matul Remrit will crumble."
* AntiquatedLinguistics - The human Serus at least writes like this; it's yet unknown if all humans communicate this way.
-->A herd of horses galloped past, and came upon our camp, wherein we consumed food. I gave petting unto their beautiful and elongated heads, and hearkened to whinnies, of all which were full of delight and mirth.
* {{Badass}} - Several.
** Caten. Before even enlisting in the army, she spots a Giant Cave Spider on the horizon, decides it's a threat to the burrow, and lures it into a trap of serrated discs. [[spoiler: She doesn't fare so well in actual combat.]]
** The first true journal entry has Squib kill three harpies, with the help of only a single war dog. She continues to rack up kills in later attacks, [[spoiler: culminating in her jumping off a tower just to bisect a harpy! Unfortunately, ''[[HeroicSacrifice because]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice she jumped off the tower...]]]]
** HandicappedBadass - In Limestone 1052, [[spoiler: one of Lasui's arms is ripped off in combat; she refuses to get medical treatment for this]]. A mere month later, [[spoiler: and she's back in battle, snatching a harpy by the hair with her remaining hand and slamming it face-first into the ground, killing it]].
** [[DropTheHammer Atrix]]
* BittersweetEnding - [[spoiler: That last shot of Exi and Boots...]]
** Matul Remrit Endures
* CastOfSnowflakes - [[http://www.bravemule.com/au52/ Each with their own portrait.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist - Hyte is intensely paranoid, believing that even the most harmless actions are 'schemes'. Exacerbating this is the fact that she's the sheriff.
* CurbstompBattle - [[spoiler: Atrix's purge of Bravemule starts out and, after a fashion, [[LuredIntoATrap ends this way]].]]
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide - Hyte, after Squib's death.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment - Even before Dett's entry, we get a good feel for her personality when she ''eats a maggot'' to prove a point to Trame.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Some names are oddly specific, like "Miserable Pits to Work In", "Striking Water Holes to Drink Of", and "Careful Square to Negotiate Commodities Under", [[spoiler: except the last one is inverted once Behem installs a lever that causes the ceiling to collapse upon the traders. A later depot is called "Amicable Trade Post Where Behem Will Not Construct Murder Levers" -- time will tell if it stays that way.]]
* FinalSpeech - NAME ME HERO
* FollowTheLeader - Subverted. Yes, this is another Dwarf Fortress Let's Play. Yes, it is from the points of view of many dwarves keeping a diary. But the tone, characterization, and presentation is so radically different from other LP's that Bravemule really stands in a class of its own.
* GenderIsNoObject - Par for the course with the dwarves, and all it takes for a human female to break the glass ceiling is a really nice fake mustache.
* GodzillaThreshold - About when [[spoiler: the "war elves" start sending in armored lions and bears.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot - Averted in Hog's update.
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler: Squib's death as well as Trame's (debatably heroic) last choice.]]
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace - Some of the in-universe suggestions for the fort's name included "Elfmurder" and "The Miserable Tower of Miserable Death".
* INeedAFreakingDrink - Several times in Deon's update. Justified in that the clods are normally denied alcohol; ale privileges are a big reason to why he joined the militia.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even with the BlueAndOrangeMorality, Voxe stands out. A child dies, she jokes about it to the mother, and says that [[YouNoTakeCandle It is good nature jest.]]
** This becomes sadder when you remember how [[spoiler:Mendo mentioned a [[BagofKidnapping goblin kidnapped]] one of Voxe's previous children, thus her mean joke to Vill can be seen as self-blame for her "failure" to protect her own children.]]
** Gheim is right up there, too.
* JumpedAtTheCall - Clods are quick to join the milita because of all the privileges it gives (including, as stated above, ale privilege)
* KillerRabbit - The only thing Snow changed in the raws was the ability for mules to be trainable into war animals. They are surprisingly good at it.
** One of the updates includes an army dwarf accusing a war mule of killstealing. It's not as funny as it sounds.
* LastStand
* LetsPlay - One of the most complex ever made.
* MadArtist - Logna, justified since he was having a strange mood.
* MadDoctor - Dett, previously a butcher. She complains that her hospital lacks enormous corkscrews and serrated blades.
--> I informed Exi it would be to my excitement to cut his face meat and transplant beard hair onto others who cannot grow beard hair without transplant.
* MadnessMantra - [[SanitySlippage Shows up]] during [[spoiler: Hog's death]] and [[spoiler: Ridor's surgery]].
* [[spoiler: RocksFallEveryoneDies]]
* ScrewYouElves - The dwarves tend to refer to everything bad (or simply non-dwarven) as "elf". [[CaptainObvious It isn't a compliment.]]
* SeriousBusiness - Facial hair, and not just among the dwarves; humans seem to decide leadership in part with "mustache duels", and one woman wears a fake mustache of such quality that Serus willingly relinquishes command to her.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker - The dwarves (and humans) have such [[YouNoTakeCandle bizarre language patterns]] and euphemisms that, along with the BlueAndOrangeMorality, it cements the impression that they're a totally ''other'' culture.
* TakingYouWithMe - [[spoiler: Trame's]] choice.
* ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks - Sorc does not understand the shield.
* UnusualEuphemism - Kou's entry. She's a hardened killer. She's told to grow crops.
-->"Drowning fire that murders the crop murders the fire [[RightForTheWrongReasons therefrom I surmise drowning the seeds would unmurder the crop]]."
* UrbanSegregation - The dregs (of Matul Remrit) and the clods (of Dunan An).
* {{Xenofiction}} - One of the things that makes this LetsPlay so interesting is that it isn't written from the point of view of the OnlySaneMan in a fort full of weirdos; the bizarre behavior of the dwarves is justified within their culture, and every entry is written from a distinctly un-human perspective.
** It should be noted that the later glimpses of human culture are equally weird.
* YouNoTakeCandle - The way dwarves talk seems to be a weird mix between this, SpockSpeak, and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe.

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'''MATUL REMRIT ENDURES'''