A 2008 NaNoWriMo novel by [[Tropers/KamuiValentine Kamui Valentine]].

Darnell Paprin IX is a prince of a kingdom living the life of royalty. He has servants, friends, a loving family, and a fiancee. However trouble looms on the horizon when [[spoiler:his father dies unexpectedly]] at a party. Someone is trying to take over the kingdom and eliminate anyone who figures out their plan, starting with Darnell. Though an unexpected twist he winds up on Earth, joining a {{Kendo}} team in their quest to sweep their first national championships. Can he get back to his world in time to save his world and those he loves?

Currently has a [[Literature/StarOnTheMorningTide sequel]] and a [[Literature/FireOnTheHorizon weird sort of interquel sequel thing]] with a [[Characters/WindOverTheOcean character sheet]].

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!!This work provides examples of

* AffablyEvil: Lazkan, the nicest guy you would want to meet is, [[spoiler:the son of TheDragon]].
* AloofOlderBrother: Kris
* BadAss: All of the heroes gain a qualification at some point.
* BadassNormal: Ethan, the only human without magical powers still manages to kick as much ass as the magic users.
* BallroomBlitz: Averted early on but played straight with Morgan's parents.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Darnell and Claire are currently in a race for who can outdo the other in this trope.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Darnell and Morgan, sometimes playing off of the other's tangent.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Lazkan's mother]].
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler:[[{{HumanoidAbomination}} Morgan,]] overlaps with MagicalEye.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Lazkan, [[{{ItGotBetter}} he got better. Bartholomew is a much straighter example.]]]]
* FiveManBand: The Kendo Team
** TheHero: Morgan
** TheLancer: Kris
** TheBigGuy: Eric
** TheSmartGuy: Johnny
** TheChick: Claire
** SixthRanger: Darnell
* GenerationXerox: Most of the main characters.
* HalfHumanHybrid: The early members of the royal family are this. The blood thinned out over time with one exception.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Morgan's back story.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Inverted with Morgan and Darnell. They are not right handed.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall
* MartialArts: Specifically Kendo, Fencing, and several hand to hand styles.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well to be fair he didn't know that it would cause that but the trope still fits.
* OneWingedAngel: Several, most notably [[spoiler:Morgan fighting Bartholomew, two OneWingedAngel combatants fighting it out.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: Morgan's BloodKnight habits give rise to this.
* RedOniBlueOni: Darnell and Morgan. Also applies to [[{{HugeGuyTinyGirl}} Ethan and Darnell.]]
* ShoutOut: The author loves many media and it shows.
** Morgan's two shinai are named [[{{Hellsing}} Jackal and Harkonan.]]
** Claire also makes note of how much she and Morgan watch SailorMoon and RevolutionaryGirlUtena.
* TeamDad: Kris to the Kendo team.
* TookALevelInBadass: Most of the main characters by the end.
* UnstoppableRage: Darnell and Kaunis during the ending.
* WordOfGod: On most of the weapon names and artwork.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Justified/HandWaved by Kaunis's family history, other than that most of the hair colors are normal.

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