Literature: Tales Of Wyre
Sepulchrave's Tales of Wyre
(originally Sepulchrave's Story Hour
) is a Web Serial Novel based on
the author's Dungeons & Dragons
campaign. It follows the epic
adventures of Eadric
as they deal with demons, war and religious upheavals.
Also in PDF form here
Tales of Wyre provides examples of:
- A Chat with Satan: As part of his divinely sanctioned temptation, Eadric must accept Titivilus as his Treacherous Advisor.
- All There in the Manual: More information on the setting is found in footnotes and supplementary material.
- Anti-Climax Boss: The characters expected Crosod and Threxu to be much tougher.
- Arc Words: Soneillon: "Nothing becomes."
- Ascended Demon: The story happens because Nehael claims to be one. Both Nehael and Soneillon eventually ascend.
- Bigger Bad: a series of them, culminating in Demogorgon.
- Burn the Heretics!: the Inquisition's preferred punishment.
Brey: As unrepentant apostates, heretics, idolaters and blasphemers, ...I am authorized to inform you that the entire adult population of Trempa will be condemned to burn.
- Cast from Hit Points: Nwm often does this, since he can heal himself afterward.
Shomei: Effectively, the Green absorbs the backlash.
- Celestial Deadline: Demons vary in power with the positions of the stars. Some spells are also affected.
- Celestial Paragons And Arch Angels: Rintrah, Enitharmon and others of Oronthon's Host.
- Chaste Hero: As a paladin, Eadric is required to be chaste. Mostin is not interested.
Mostin: I am not oblivious to the existence of certain baser urges, but I have utterly transcended the notion of coitus. Nor do I any longer require the use of a latrine.
- Church Militant: The Temple is heavily armed.
- Combat Sadomasochist: Soneillon enjoys pain, but what she really likes is being killed.
- Cool Horse: Cotundor and Narh.
- Cool Sword: Lukarn. Dread Githla.
- Dating Catwoman: At the start of the story, Eadric is courting Nehael, who turns out to be a succubus. Later, this is taken Up to Eleven with Eadric and Soneillon.
- Death Is Cheap: resurrection is so routine that characters plan on it.
- Demon Lords And Arch Devils: major antagonists and, later, allies.
- Enemy to All Living Things: the Pall of Dhatri.
- Evil Sorceror: Many, especially Feezuu and Rimilin.
- Evil Weapon: Heedless.
- The Fair Folk: the Loquai are corrupt, evil fey.
- Fallen Angels: Devils are fallen angels, demons are "twice fallen" (from angel to devil to demon), and Falling is a major concern for Eadric.
Nehael: Am I now thrice fallen?
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: the Nireem were greatly weakened by the loss of their worshipers.
- Hate Plague: Grazz't's Wave of Hate.
- The Heretic: There are many heretical sects, and heresy is a major issue.
- Horny Devils: several major characters are succubi, most importantly Nehael and Soneillon.
- Humanoid Abomination: Quite a few of the Demon Lords and Archdevils can appear as one. Mostin is turning into one due to his Alienist Prestige Class.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: the story begins with Eadric agonizing over whether to slay a supposedly repentant demon.
- Kill the God: Visuit.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: who was Sercion again? Tatterbrand? Idyam?
- Nature Hero: Nwm defends Uedii and her worshippers.
- Numerological Motif: deities follow numerological rules.
- Our Gnomes Are Weirder: Gnomes are a kind of fey.
- Our Liches Are Different: several antagonists are liches, and Feezuu nearly becomes one.
- The Paladin: Eadric starts out as a stereotypical paladin.
- Physical God: the Nireem, and Visuit.
- Schedule Slip: updates are irregular and infrequent.
- Sole Survivor: Brey is spared to Bring News Back after a massacre, twice.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Eadric's constant dilemma.
- The Trope without a Title: The Nameless Adversary.
Eadric: Orthodoxy maintains that he was stripped of his name, and it was erased from every whisper of consciousness. Nothing in creation, including himself, can recall it, save Oronthon himself.
- The Undead: Dhatri's host, a major part of the Cheshnite force.
- Vancian Magic: complete with Vancian spell names: She Is Tired of Your Interference, First/Second/Third/Fourth Perceptual Transcendence, Renewal of Purpose and Desire, Quiescence of the Spheres, Ecstasy of Negation, Be Not.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: all fiends, and Nwm, and occasionally the wizards.
- Why Did It Have to Have Feathers?: Mostin is terrified of birds.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Mostin.