is a Dragon Age fanfic written by Thaeonblade.Synopsis: Suspend belief and imagine if Duncan had somehow defied the laws of time and physics to recruit all potential candidates from their origins in time for Ostagar? The Result: Chaos on the history of Ferelden and Thedas.As the author puts it himself, this affectionate parody is an attempt of making a story with, "A mix of genuine drama with audacious humor. I may fail horribly in the attempt, but I'm sure we'll both have fun seeing what kind of mess I make. In case having all six origins present wasn't a tip, a few things may change in future occurances from how they went in the game. Again, this is a parody of Dragon Age so don't expect it to be more than 70-80% faithful to source material. As for the storyteller, I'll leave that for you to figure out."
Thrones of the Four Pillars contains the following tropes:
Bad Warden: Mairon didn't bat an eyelash at using friendly soldiers as human bombs against the darkspawn at Ostagar.
Black Mage: Apart from his unapologetic cruelty, Mairon favors using purely offensive and elemental spells in battle. He also has no qualms about friendly fire or collateral damage. After attacking the Black City in the Fade and encountering it's "resident", Mairon now uses a more malicious and literal Black Magic that takes the form of a demonic dragon-pony
Given Name Reveal: Mairon and Gimli's given names are actually Arthunas and Thorin. It's currently unknown as to why they gave themselves their used nicknames, but it must be connected to their Abusive Parents...somehow
Hannibal Lecture: Whether he knows it or not, Durin's logic doubles as this due to it's affect on the people who hear it.
Durin's entire mindset is a side-effect of being raised by a seemingly noble father who encouraged violent competition between his siblings.
Gilead's role as Seeker only made his guilt over Tamlen that much more prevailent.
Gimli/Thorin is a Sad Clown who soldiers through life despite mental wounds from his mother's drinking habits and how his grandfather was banished for standing up to the Carta, who Gimli/Thorin would eventually work for
Insane Troll Logic: Durin often uses this to come up with conclusions on a lot of topics. For example: He concludes that since templars use lyrium to for their talents, that means that templars are essentially magic knights...a lot people get angry when he says this.
It's made worst when his crazy theories are proven correct.
Or when people actually act on them Case in point, Mairon attacking the Black City in order to escape the Fade
Jerkass: Mairon even makes Morrigan look reasonable by comparison.
He does show shades of humanity at times such as when he met the Hawkes in Lothering and gave Bethany a dress of chainmail That ends up saving her life when her family flees Kirkwall
Karma Houdini: Mairon is shaping up to be this in light of his lengthy friendly fire violations.
Or the wounded templar messengers who die horribly due to circumstances that had nothing at all to do with him
Kick the Dog: Mairon practically looks for puppies to punt...every chapter has at least one situation where he...does what he loves...
Howe literally punts a mabari puppy off the balcony during Loghain's ascension to regent
Kick the Son of a Bitch: What Revan wants to do to Howe and everyone wants to do to Loghain. Essentially how Mairon murders a remaining blood mage in Chapter 19
Knife Nut: Lily uses knives as her primary weapon and Mairon uses them to murder people.
Kung-Fu Wizard: For reasons unexplained, Mairon has yet to use a staff at all.
Magic Knight: Durin accuses the Templars of being these. Revan as a Spirit Warrior technically counts.
Moodwhiplash: One minute, the story is unashamably funny and loves it...the next minute features a tense action scene before going back to comedy...and then drama occurs...Ostagar was a noteworthy example.
Some Fade dreams are played for laughs and others...aren't.
Noodle Incident: The Orator has yet to tell of what happened when the Wardens got to the Spoiled Inn or how they got the boats. Based on the reactions of the wardens themselves...