The Horde provides examples of:
- Acquired Poison Immunity: Played with. Kronus Maelor poisons a drink that he gives to Chauncey, but all it does is make Chauncey comment on its unusual flavor. It turns out that the reason the poison didn't work was because it only works on the Horde. Cue Maelor trying a tiny pinch, then falling to the floor gagging.
- "Celebrity" Power: Kirk Cameron plays Chauncey.
- Evil Chancellor: Not only is Kronus Maelor evil and aptly named, but he is the Horde King.
- Full Motion Video
- Green Hill Zone: The Shimto Plains are plain plains, devoid of any gimmicks, and are fairly easy to earn money in.
- Hostage Spirit Link: Of a sort. In the Tree Realms of Alburga, cutting down trees reduces your max HP, as well as increasing the number of Hordelings in every season (because they're now homeless). The Chancellor, of course, makes it clear that when the going gets tough, the tough get chopping!
- Infinity–1 Sword: The Trident of Wimbli; to acquire it, you need to get water to a unique sapling in the Kar-Nyar Desert that doesn't show up on the overhead map. It lets you call down meteors from the sky to bombard the Horde, which is as deadly as it sounds... but it also costs a lot of money every time it's used, and it's easy to bankrupt yourself beyond the level's tax requirement without carefully policing how you use it.
- The Lost Woods: Tree Realms of Alburga
- Raised by Wolves: Chauncey was raised by cattle.
- Shifting Sand Land: Kar-Nyar Desert
- Storybook Opening
- The Horde: The Hordelings.
- Unexpected Successor: Chauncey inherits the king's throne at the end.
- What Measure Is a Mook? / Mook Horror Show: A few random cutscenes are shown from the point of the hordelings, who see Chauncey as a monster.
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