->''"I- I'm from the Archipelago," Garth said tentatively, meeting Telrien's gaze. His eyes were large and worried, and with good reason. Whenever anybody refered to The Archipelago, these days, it could only mean one thing. The set of islands to the southwest of Japan, that hot spot for disasters and miracles. It was like the Wild West at its peak, a land where death and fortune could be found and missed daily. It was a frontier, a place where countless innovations and discoveries were made, day after day, but also where monsters would strike from the blue, and where sometimes, even the earth itself would sunder, and spew abominations forth.''

Archipelago Exodus (link [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/ here]]) is a message board primarily dedicated to [[TheRoleplayer roleplaying]] -- cooperative storytelling in which members create their own characters and work their way through a story together. You're probably familiar with the concept.

The majority of the stories are set in the Archipelago, a tiny island chain broken off from Japan where the incidence of people born with superpowers is exceptionally high. Other supernatural humans, simply called Powers, from all around the world gravitate toward the Archipelago as the society most accepting of them. Taken as a whole, the [=RPs=] encapsulate a wide range of genres including action, science fiction, fantasy, crime/noir, and shonen. Pretty much no matter what kind of storytelling you're interested in, there are probably other [=RPers=] who've created characters that can work in that setting. Oh, and not every character has to be a Power. Far, ''far'' from it. BadassNormal characters are more than acceptable.

In general, [=RPs=] are considered to take place in chronological order by start date unless otherwise specified. There ''is'' a sense of continuity -- the expectation is that characters will grow over the course of multiple stories and form lasting friendships (and enmities) -- but fresh stories that don't continue any previous plot thread are a very frequent and welcome occurrence. (So no pressure.)

'''This page has a [[Characters/ArchipelagoExodus character sheet]].''' Which is actually way more developed than this main page right now. Maybe you should check it out first.

'''Tropes throughout the RP scene in general:'''
* AerithAndBob: There's Natalie, Nick, Joseph, Rick, Emily, George, Mia, a few more... and then we go crazy.
* AuthorAppeal / CreatorThumbprint:
** Elliot has his CastFullOfGay as described below.
** According to the 2015 census topic, Pohatu's characters overwhelmingly trend atheist/secular or somewhere in that area. Even his characters who are religious/"spiritual" most often aren't conventionally theistic.
** As summed up in [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/post/76167/thread this post]], you always know a Lugiasian character name when you see one. They're united by a distinct "beautiful" aesthetic, with few outliers.
** Lee's characters are largely self-deterministic, each one of them typically deciding to sculpt themselves into their own people, free of outside influences. If you look through his twenty most used characters, a whopping EIGHT of them either use self-chosen nicknames or pseudonyms.
* CastFullOfGay: Elliot's cast is by far the stand-out example, as he has gone on the record to say that he only has one heterosexual character (Illiana), and even then she felt a genuine attraction to another author's female character (Channery). Word of God says this is a personal preference of his, due to being gay himself.
* CastHerd: Many characters tend to travel in packs, and it's the most common way of recruiting characters to new [=RPs=]. As such, there's a lot of discussion of "alliances", and how these groups collide and interact.
* FiveManBand
** The Whelkshore Alliance has Zebedee as TheLeader (levelheaded + charismatic varieties); Natalie as TheLancer; Sly as TheSmartGuy; Ender pulling support on both Lancer and Smart Guy duties; Valon as TheBigGuy; and Thyra as TheChick. [[spoiler: After Light and Darkness Collide, Zebedee and Thyra trade roles.]]
** The "Rogues & Brogues" break down as follows: Terrian as TheLeader (charismatic + ''very'' mild mastermind, specifically GuileHero); Rie as TheLancer; Blaise as TheSmartGuy; Jonas as TheBigGuy; Helen as TheChick; and Rhys fulfilling an as yet somewhat undefined role, probably somewhere between Lancer and Smart Guy.
** In (Dis)Orientation, we have a forming group of Almudena as TheLeader (headstrong + charismatic styles); Flint as TheLancer (TheStoic style); Deandre as TheSmartGuy; Ben as TheBigGuy; Garth as TheChick; Nessa as TheSixthRanger; and Dalisay as the TagalongKid.
** A secondary Four Man Band in (Dis)Orientation consists of Carlos as TheLeader and TheSmartGuy, Melanie as TheLancer, Jay as TheBigGuy, and Evelyn as TheChick.
** And a [[GeodesicCast third five man band]] in Disorientation is forming among the faculty with Thyra as TheLeader, Marius as TheLancer, Kilik as the SmartGuy, Belwyn/Emily as TheChick, and Silumas as TheBigGuy / TokenEvilTeammate.
* HubCity: After Ishkabibble put Winstone City on the map, it became a major focal point for [=RPs=], serving subsequently as the setting for The Case of the Burgled Boullogne, Obscured Truth, Entertain the Masses, Reemergence, Alighieri, and Power Creep, along with putting in appearances in flashbacks during What Lurks Beyond the Dark and Murder Mystery in the Glade, and featuring in the solo fic Muddy Season.
* {{Masquerade}}: Zigzagged in ORP. It's hard to find proof of any definite consensus between [=RPers=] on whether Powers are a recognized and accepted aspect of humanity or whether their culture is covered up within mainstream society. Altogether, though, it seems like this trope is usually averted in the Archipelago, where Powers are most common, and may be played straight in other nations.
* OfficialCouple: Surprisingly rare, with Thyra-Zebedee the only really prominent couple of recent years. Some pairings that were cemented at one time have [[ShipSinking sunk]] due to the demise of one of the characters, like Ender-Natalie and Yoshimitsu-Vincent; other couples like Rick-Mia have simply fallen by the wayside as characters (and authors) have passed OutOfFocus; and then there are cases like Huckabee and Williams who are canonically spoken for, but their significant others have little or no onscreen presence.
** Counterbalancing all this are certain "semi"-[[OfficialCouple Official Couples]]: relationships that haven't properly taken off but are pretty generally recognized to be a-brewin'. So, for instance, it's not uncommon to hear Helen and Rhys spoken of in OfficialCouple terms.
* PersonalityPowers: A heavily discussed trope, to the point of being one of the main themes of the setting. Do powers arise from one's personality, or did they influence their bearers to become a fitting user for said power? The site is all over the place on this one, on a character by character basis.
* {{Retcon}}: The community got its start in a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} roleplaying board, and while the setting almost entirely abandoned Pokemon themselves (retaining them only in what eventually became a much tinier offshoot board), city names from the Pokemon regions Kanto and Johto remained in use for many years, especially Cherrygrove City. Finally, in late 2015, a soft reboot erased all Pokemon trappings from the setting and substituted new, unrelated place names.
* RunningGag: Twice, Elliot's characters have been featured to respond to [=RPs=] in the shoutbox at the bottom of the page rather than in the actual thread. The first time, Felix went on to have a cameo in Ishkabibble. The second time, Elliot jokingly suggested that the statement was canon and Carlos really did make to leave the gym in (Dis)Orientation.
* SuperWeight: Characters from all levels have been seen, though there's a strong trend towards 1's and 2's. The Case of the Burgled Boullogne is distinct in that its protagonist is around a -1, though.
* WeaponsKitchenSink: Unless the RP is a very specific genre piece like Gasoline, don't expect all the characters to use thematically consistent weapons. Heck, even when it ''is'', be prepared for a surprise or two.

'''Tropes that occur within specific [=RPs=]''' are listed below (not all [=RPs=] are on the list yet). "[=ORP=]" stands for Online Role Play, the main [=RP=] section with the most rich and developed storyline. Each [=RP=] is listed along with its creator and start date. Links to individual [=RPs=] coming soon.

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[[folder:ORP 2016]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3573/all-kings-men All the King's Men]]''' (''DL; Feb 6, 2016'')
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: The plot is gearing toward the coronation of Princess Sabriel.
* FindingJudas: ''Somebody'' in Drakengrad is offing the nobles behind the scenes, and it's up to our intrepid heroes to find out who.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Tris Bentha's - though he's not the first victim in this string of seemingly related assassinations, his death is the one that impels Valon to use the coronation as a covert investigation.
* RememberTheNewGuy: A variant. Esther Damrosch had quite a detailed introduction back in Crystal 2, but she and Valon didn't cross paths onscreen there. It therefore has to be expounded in dialogue that the two of them struck up a friendly acquaintanceship at the festival, to explain her invitation to the ceremony.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Though the Crystal saga was [[OrphanedSeries orphaned]] by the retirement of its creator Bulbs, King's Men can be viewed as an unofficial "Crystal Part 3", between the emphasis on Valon's duties as a king as opposed to a freelancing badass, the tone of courtly festivity underpinned by political intrigue, and the appearances of non-Drakengrad guests Nadeshi and Esther.
* StandardRoyalCourt
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[[folder:ORP 2015]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3492/quenching-ucalegon Quenching the Ucalegon]]''' (''Lee; Jan 21, 2015'')
* EntertaininglyWrong: The whole cast hasn't been formally introduced, and so the first page of the plot is filled with them making all sorts of wild assumptions about the other teammates they're working with.
* FreefallFight: Played around with. The creatures that attack have no real malice, but they enjoy eating parachutes, which makes them dangerous for the skydivers.
* HailfirePeaks: The plot takes place in a volcanic region above the Arctic circle.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Kendil's "Arrow of Neith" takes this form, splitting to hit dozens of opponents.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Kendil tries to encourage the group to "get out of dodge" and accidentally says "Get out of dog"... To Treasach, whose canine companion and closest friend just died horribly.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3502/frozen-night-terror?page=1&scrollTo=74341 The Frozen Night Terror]]''' (''Shoni; Oct 5 2015'')
* ApocalypticLog: Somewhat subverted. Though the author, Patrick Mchart keeps track of things as they go sour, when things really go wrong, a second party writes about his death, and leaves the journal as a warning to those who would meddle with the ruins.
* MookHorrorShow: The story chronicles the retrieval of Flint from the Gelhaim Kingdom, and his reawakening. Disconcertingly, it's never clear if it's Flint or his SuperpoweredEvilSide Zagaroth that butchers the retrieval team.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3503/dis-orientation (Dis)Orientation]]''' (''Lee; Oct 19, 2015'')
* AcademyOfAdventure
* ADayInTheLimelight: The Power Exhibitions end up making even the most minor characters each the focus of attention for at least one post each, as does Emily singling out people to give them cupcakes. Fittingly, quite a few of the students decide that they ''don't'' want to be the center of attention.
* BoardingSchool
* FoodFight: The first page of the Role Play mostly concerns itself with escalating pranks involving the refreshments left out for the students.
* KnightOfCerebus: The moment that Silumas enters the room, the entire plot becomes much darker, dealing with conspiracies and the potential agendas the faculty might have in gathering so many Powers for a school.
** Inverted by Emily, who busts into the room and starts giving personalized cupcakes to everybody present. It's actually noted by one of the student's that if she hadn't shown up, there was likely going to be a fight.
* SchoolOfHardKnocks: Many of students who had never encountered other Powers before are flabbergasted by the nonchalance with which the Archipelago natives treat violent confrontation.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Carlos tried to pull this following Vieve's entrance to the room. Jay pulled him out of it (literally).
* SuperheroSchool

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3525/chips Chips are Down]]''' (''Lee; Nov 25, 2015'')
* {{Interquel}}: This isn't contemporary; it takes place during a much earlier RP, Luxury Train Ride (which, given its scope and sandbox atmosphere, is well-positioned to accommodate a mini extra story).
* SecondPersonNarration: The opener is written in this style, which is highly unusual for RP, being familiar only from the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Homestuck]]-themed setting... and it turns out that that's exactly where the main character is from. She's [[CrossOver Reba Winset]]. (And she snaps out of the second-person narration.)

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3552/smooth-sailing Smooth Sailing]]'''(''Lugiasian; December 31, 2015'')
* BreatherEpisode: Much less intense than the other active [=RPs=] at the time of its debut.
* FishOutOfWater: Halley's alright when it comes to dealing with children--until Hector's gone, upon which she suddenly finds herself at a loss as to what to do with them.
* SliceOfLife: It had to be explained to the other Role Players that this wasn't a quest or journey of any sort, just a story about various eccentric personalities meeting up and swapping stories on the high seas.
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[[folder:ORP 2011-2014]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3304/reemergence Reemergence]]''' (''Stellarwind; Feb 7, 2011'')
* AbortedArc: Averted. Antonio was originally supposed to be competing with Lysis for the diamond. While Sem became inactive part way through, Elliot continued with the sub-plot anyway instead of abandoning it.
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: The plot is primarily concerned with the alien and Yoshimitsu's attempts to help it. While this is going on, Antonio is using the chaos as a cover to steal a diamond.
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: Subverted and lampshaded; Stel actually goes on at length in the introduction about how dark and stormy nights make for terrible settings.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3339/moss-moth-maude-maul Moss/Moth/Maude/Maul]]''' (''Lee; Nov 16, 2012'')
* AlliterativeTitle

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3417/flint-steel Flint and Steel]]''' (''Clicker; Aug 5, 2013'')
* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Somewhat subverted. The Gelhaim were absolute masters of controlling Caloric, the substance that provides heat in all things. This shows in massive feats of engineering and technology, especially for their era. However, pretty much every advance was almost exclusively used for butchering anybody that opposed them, and it eventually provoked the rest of the world into wiping them out.
* GrimUpNorth: Naturally, the Gelhaim made their civilization at the coldest fringes of Greenland.
* IcePalace: The Gelhaim weren't shy about flaunting their ice powers, using it to create an austere and deadly frozen citadel.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: The catalyst for the plot; ever since he's been reawakened, Flint's SuperpoweredEvilSide has been getting closer and closer to completely taking control. His only hope is returning to his homeland, to see if his people left any way to cure his condition.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3303/lurks-dark What Lurks Beyond The Dark]]''' (''Elliot; June 16, 2012'')
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[[folder:ORP 2010]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/board/17/ishkabibble Ishkabibble]]''' (''Pohatu; Jan 1, 2010'')
* BlackAndGrayMorality: On the one hand, you have Lucas and Scar, who are in it for blood; the Giarrettiera family, the Archipelago’s preeminent criminal organization; and the King of Clubs, who’s prepared to shoot the hostages if the police try to enter the hotel. On the other hand, you have… well… the likes of Terrian, Rie, Nopcsa and Blaise. They’ll do for “the good guys”, but they’re not exactly shining paragons of virtue. Only a very few, like Jonas, can legitimately be described as unambiguous heroes.
* TheCameo: Felix appears in Scene 21 for a single post, despite having no relevance to the plot, nor Elliot having any characters in the rest of Ishkabibble.
* CollidingCriminalConspiracies
* CurbStompBattle: Lucas & Scar get two:
** Round one, vs. Vinnie, Phil & Dom. The winners [[spoiler: and only survivors]]: Lucas & Scar.
** Round two, vs. Davidson and the other police officers. The winners [[spoiler: and only survivors]]: Lucas & Scar.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: Faux Yiddish.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Scar to [[RedShirt Dom]].
* HowWeGotHere: Applied variously to certain characters. Terrian follows a mostly linear progression from the story’s start to its finish, but in the case of others like Mandelbrot, Lucas, Scar, Joseph, Tsubota and Charles Tanner, the first time we hear from them is at the end of their respective arcs. [[spoiler: And the first time we see Inspector Davidson, he ''dies.'']]
* HypeAversion: No other RP on the Exodus has had as much hype. Naturally, there are a few that find it a bit overbearing.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Oh, ''Ish''.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: How many previously established characters figure into Ishkabibble? Oh, about twenty. Add in newcomers like Yoon Mangjeol, Commissioner Williams, Inspector Davidson, lesser Giarrettiera members, and the Cardsharks, and you're past thirty.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2418/tuning Tuning...]]''' (''Clicker; Jan 3, 2010'')
* SenselessViolins: Played around with. The villains are ominous men bearing violin cases... containing violins. Which are actually weapons in their own right, and key to a style of offensive magic. Which is then used to turn one violin into a BFS, and another into a shotgun.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2587/gasoline Gasoline]]''' (''Biscuit; Jan 4, 2010'')
* CouldHaveBeenMessy: Rance, in his flight to the Seine.
* DoNotRunWithAGun: Leads to ThrowAwayGuns
* GunPorn: As if it wasn't obvious already.
* GunStripping
* IKEAWeaponry: Rance's rifle is only three pieces but he does break it down before heading to the roof.
* ShootEverythingThatMoves: Pretty much the entire RP after Rance takes his shot.
* TitledAfterTheSong: "Gasoline" by Music/{{Audioslave}}

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2448/light-darkness-collide Light and Darkness Collide]]''' (''Elliot; Jan 23, 2010'')
* BattleInTheCentreOfTheMind: Araini enters what he thinks is Vincent's mind in order to break whatever's blocking him from healing. He ends up in Yisimentsu's mind instead, where Yisimentsu is blocking a part of Vincent's soul from rejoining the rest.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Starts as this.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3302/last-best-hope The Last Best Hope]]''' (''Biscuit; Feb 20, 2010'')
* DramaticGunCock: Subverted when Rance notes that it's as much about not missing the shot as it is intimidation.
* HandCannon: Rance's Super Redhawk is 3.3 pounds.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Rance carries a [[http://i52.tinypic.com/dwvrxk.jpg Ruger Super Redhawk.]]

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2848/case-burgled-boullogne The Case of the Burgled Boullogne]]''' (''Pohatu; Mar 27, 2010'')
* AdventureRebuff: Yoon is ''not'' interested in letting Renard help her out of her current predicament.
-> She interrupted him for the final time that evening although still without making eye contact. "Renard." Her grip tightened. Her fingernails made their sharpness understood. He lost hold of the sentence he'd been trying to finish. "I've assured you it is ''nothing for you to worry about.''" She could apparently tell how this affected him even without looking, for her tone softened from the hiss which which she had spoken this last. Her grip relaxed. "I'm sorry, dear, but I don't want you involved. You'll only be endangering yourself... They'll kill you if they decide they've found a reason to."
* AlliterativeName: Most commonly referred to as just "Burgled Boullogne".
* BodyMotifs: Hands.
* BookEnds: Two narrative passages from the first scene of the story are echoed at separate points in the third act (warning, plot spoilers ahead):
** Compare [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2848/case-burgled-boullogne?page=1&scrollTo=53210 these]] [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2848/case-burgled-boullogne?page=3&scrollTo=56059 two]] posts.
** Now compare [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2848/case-burgled-boullogne?page=1&scrollTo=53302 these]] [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2848/case-burgled-boullogne?page=3&scrollTo=56426 two]].
* CallBack: Channery's line about moving in the direction of being friends with Renard, although not "hurtling", refers back to an earlier line spoken by Massimo in Ishkabibble Scene Seven when Terrian surmises that they might be becoming friends after all: "Oh we are ''hurtling'' in that direction."
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* EvidenceScavengerHunt: The first two acts, or at least until Renard tails Channery's car.
* GeniusBonus: When Channery says that it's illegal for the police to enlist the help of Powers where she's from, Renard promptly narrows the list to ten candidate countries and territories. French is an official language in each one.
--> "How short the list becomes! I believe your home must therefore lie in... ''alors''... Madagascar, Vanuatu, Pondicherry, Haiti, Canada, Rwanda, Guernsey, Seychelles, Luxembourg, or Burkina Faso!"
* [[KeyUnderTheDoormat Key Under The Potted Plant]]
* [[LeFilmArtistique Le RP Artistique]]
* MemeticMutation: "Tweak moustache."
** "Go to a coffee shop" also counts as an AscendedMeme, since it was the most insistently frequent suggestion throughout the first act of Burgled Boullogne, until Renard finally kicked off the second act by complying.
* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: '''Burgled Boullogne''', '''Boullogne''', or even (for now at least) '''Renard''' are all common.
* RunningGag
-> But never let it be said that Renard was a man easily weighed down by the regrets of the past. Let it not even be considered that he was now chastising himself for filling the pipe with the wrong material.
leads to...
-> But let it never go into the history books that Renard Rouletabille was a man easily ruffled by such a trifling setback. He didn't ''need'' the newspaper anymore.
...and finally...
-> Let the archaeologists of future civilizations, sifting through the scattered ruins of this crumbled city thousands of years from now, never conclude based upon their assemblage of the fragments of the relics of his life that Renard Rouletabille was a man who could be induced to abandon his goals and withdraw into oblivion after such an absurdly infinetismal setback as the dismantling of his automobile.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2695/crow-harlot The Crow and the Harlot]]''' (''DL; May 30, 2010'')
* TheNounAndTheNoun

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2914/august-luncheon An August Luncheon]]''' (''Lugiasian; Aug 11, 2010'')

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2978/obscured-truth-court-session Obscured Truth: Court Is In Session]]''' (''Elliot; Dec 6, 2010'')
* ClearMyName: The main driver of the plot is Illiana's effort to prove Antonio's innocence of the murder. Played with in that there are multiple levels of accusation going on here: Antonio didn't commit the murder but he ''is'' the Butterfly (who has seemingly been framed), and would rather Illiana clear his name of the former but in a way that doesn't prove he is the latter.
* CourtroomEpisode
* KangarooCourt: A major theme is the debate over whether Justice Staudt's idea of an all-Power court (the hook that inspired the RP in the first place) can be characterized as this. To the anti side, it's a travesty, and the only reason Staudt was able to pull the concept off was by accepting [[HangingJudge Justice Hooper]]'s presence as his advising judge.
* SocietyOnEdgeEpisode: The tension between Powers and ordinary humans is approaching a dangerous pitch in this story.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:ORP 2009]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/1789/martyrs-monsters Of Martyrs and Monsters]]''' (''DL; Jan 7, 2009'')
* AlliterativeName

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/1802/mirror-urakuni Mirror of Urakuni]]''' (''Kara; Jan 12, 2009'')
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Kid]]

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=1848 The Crystal Part 2: Strained Alliance]]''' (''Bulbs; Jan 26, 2009'')
* FestivalEpisode
* ManHug: Between Valon and Rick, [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/post/38696/thread here]].
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Terrian's conversation with Esther brushes this trope very distinctly with regard to his feelings about Blaise:
--> The girl's next rapid-fire question, without the merest smirk or arched eyebrow, was: "Is she here with you?"

-->Terrian blinked. Then he laughed. "What? Oh -- No! No no. She's in America. The States, I mean. She's not -- here. No. I don't think so, anyway. Maybe she is! I'm not sure. Haha."

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/1894/god-sea The God of the Sea]]''' (''Kevin; Feb 28, 2009'')
* CreatorKiller: An altercation between two authors led Prime to leave the Exodus in a huff for stretch of time. The essential debate was about if a sword forged for cutting down deities (Zebedee's Maranatha) could make a papercut on Primus, the God of Blades.

'''Ulima Tournament''' (''Lee; May 30, 2009'')
* DesignatedGirlFight: Summer vs. Terrian.
** Aw, snap.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2141/met EMET]]''' (''Lee; Aug 5, 2009'')
* ForeignLanguageTitle: Hebrew.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2255/rainbow-shortbow-mindblown-private Rainbow, Shortbow, Mindblown]]''' (''Lee; Sep 6, 2009'')

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2321/luxury-train-ride Luxury Train Ride]]''' (''Choobs; Nov 1, 2009'')
* CoolTrain
* [[EpisodeOnAPlane Episode on a Train]]: Yes, that entry pipes to EpisodeOnAPlane. The train flies.
* GoodGuyBar

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2895/stray-dogs Stray Dogs]]''' (''Iron Mouse; Dec 26, 2009'')
* [[spoiler:RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:ORP 2008]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/476/ghosts-rust Ghosts and Rust]]''' (''Lee; Jan 1, 2008'')
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Hex was already a pilot, but stumbles into a borderline unstoppable abandoned alien mecha.
* WaveMotionGun

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2662/triannual Triannual]]''' (''Lee; Mar 28, 2008'')
* AggressiveNegotiations: Oddly enough, the only hero to die is [[spoiler:the one pushing for a violent resolution to the negotiations]]. He got better, though.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Watch Garth zig-zag as a character for the first two pages, until his author finally settles on a consistant personality. Oh, and the entire Fascere Order.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Played with. For some of the heroes, Defeat Means Employment. By the thrashed party (the Fascere Order).
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It pales now in comparison to Ish, obviously, but in its day Triannual was pretty much the standard-bearer. The heroes number a highly impressive ten (Natalie, Garth, Terrian, Valon, Ender, Dracon, Emily, Sly, Prime, and the duplicate Brogue should count as well), and adding the various Fascere Order operatives and associates more or less doubles the total cast size.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=hof&thread=2367 End Game]]''' (''Choobs; Jul 6, 2008'')
* [[spoiler:BurialInSpace: Ender's ultimate fate.]]
* [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=hof&thread=2367&page=3#49115 The finale.]]]]
* MoodWhiplash: The first post is a gentle, sad farewell scene between Ender and Rie. The ''second'' post is a completely nonsensical unrelated scene written by Kazkame in a semicomic tone featuring a character, Demitri, who had never met Ender. It ends up tying together, but only just.
* TonightSomeoneDies[[spoiler:: and his name is Ender.]]

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/1340/interesting Because It's Interesting]]''' (''Kuroboom; Aug 30, 2008'')
* VillainEpisode

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/1269/shrinking-feeling That Shrinking Feeling...]]''' (''Lee; Jul 29, 2008'')
* [[spoiler:HuntingTheMostDangerousGame]]
* [[spoiler:IncredibleShrinkingMan]]

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2325/bullet-fight-topic Beyond the Bullet]]''' (''Lee; Sep 4, 2008'')
* AlliterativeName
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Achenes pretty much gets punted around the whole time, despite having much more training than the rookie Zabuza.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=1354 Whisper in my Ear]]''' (''Lee; Sep 9, 2008'')
* BreakTheHaughty: Poor, poor Blaise.
* BreatherEpisode: With this story having been modified into a two-parter, Whisper, the first part, now comes across as this. It's just a peaceful "get to know each other on the way from point A to point B" plot, with the closest thing to action being Aya preventing Terrian from escaping. The {{Cliffhanger}} ending strongly suggests that the follow-up won't be quite so relaxed, though.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Aquara (straightforward good guy and central to the plot's commencement)
** TheLancer: Terrian (off-white hero who initially resists the call)
** TheBigGuy: Aya (feral when angry, probably the most powerful fighter in the group)
** TheSmartGuy: Blaise (...)
** TheChick: Ryuu (tries to act the diplomat and keep the group under control)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:ORP 2007]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/446/chords-ethereal-harp Chords in an Ethereal Harp]]''' (''Lee; Jan 22, 2007'')
* TheCaper

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/1854/crystal-1 The Crystal Part 1]]''' (''Bulbs; Feb 6, 2007'')
* MentalFusion: Between Sly and Zebedee.

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/452/funeral-pyre-fuzzball Funeral Pyre for a Fuzzball]]''' (''Gil; Feb 24, 2007'')
* FranchiseZombie: Years after Gil abandoned it, Lee took over and turned it into a plot for beginning [=RPers=].

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/457/shattered Shattered...]]''' (''Lee; Mar 12, 2007'')

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/461/kaida-amarante Kaida and the Amarante]]''' (''Kevin; May 19, 2007'')
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2198/luxury-airship-ride Luxury Airship Ride]]''' (''Choobs; Jun 24, 2007'')
* CoolAirship
* [[EpisodeOnAPlane Episode on an Airship]]
* GoodGuyBar

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/374/summoner-style Summoner Style]]''' (''Lee; Aug 20, 2007'')
* AlliterativeName
* CoolBoat
* RoadTripPlot
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aleta]]
'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/board/1/aleta The Setting]]'''
* BloodMagic: Not necessarily portrayed as evil, but definitely something that makes people think twice due to many many side effects
* CoolTrain: Trains in Tal-Hydor are pulled by large, magite-controlled trilobite-like creatures.
* FunctionalMagic: Magic is used in everyday Hydorian life, from making the trains run on time to keeping people warm in the winter.
* GreenRocks: Magite must be present to power any kind of magical reaction
* MagicAIsMagicA: ch00bs made a semi-detailed system of magic based on light numerology
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic:There's a university and everything
* TurtleIsland: Telaen
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Honetai can transform into various kinds of sea creatures

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/2960/all-fun-games-aleta It's All Fun and Games]]''' (''ch00beh;'')

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3010/prisoners-dilemma The Prisoner's Dilemma]]''' (''ch00beh;'')

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3027/creeping-seas In Creeping Seas]]''' (''ch00beh;'')

'''[[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/thread/3011/pelantesque-keep Pelantesque Keep]]''' (''ch00beh;'')
[[/folder]]