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Web Original: Rauhattomat
Rauhattomat is a Finnish-language piece of serial fantasy drama/erotica Web Original fiction based closely on English-language textual RPG logs between mouser26 and peccantis. It's being published on Finnish amateur fiction fora Finfanfun and Fifi.

Rauhattomat tells the story of a professional necromancer/alchemist killer Prokl Duvka and his employer, former slave, current slaver Taylor Payne. Entangled in the dramatic polygon are Taylor's young Sineater servant Nolin, who has a well-defined taste for "sinfully delicious older men", Taylor's first and only love Kyo Payne, who died years ago, and whatever it is that makes Duvka such a capriciously moody jerk.

Many chapters are NSFW due to sexual and/or violent content.

Genre, theme, media and meta tropes and statuses applying to this work

  • Yaoi: Erotica by women, for women, including gaiety, faggotry, and queerness
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  • The Bechdel Test: The active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women will probably never even get mentioned more than at occasion.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.

General tropes applying to this work

  • Character Development: With a work so heavily character-driven, some development is to be expected.
  • Dropped Glasses: Duvka breaks his only pair, which leads to an... interesting five day period, during which he is incapable of working (read: relaxing) and very reluctant to leave the house.
  • Double Entendre: Here and there, both character-intended and not.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Played with. Trace is something of a nice kid, but ultimately more interested in his own wellbeing than others'; Gabi is something of a full-out inversion, being absolutely cold and clinically unemotional, but actively playing a more or less nice role when on the duty. Then again he does have this "slowly warming up" role that he plays for Duvka sometimes... to manipulate him.
  • Idealized Sex: Par four course, as erotica.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Wery possibly a major factor in Duvka's attraction to Taylor —and inversely, why he lost his interest in Nolin for a while.
  • In Vino Veritas: Most importantly, the two Absinthe chapters.
  • Love Triangle: well, if you call it Attraction/Involvement Triangle, we have:
    • Taylor and Duvka, who might, more or less vaguely, be interested in each other
    • Nolin, who's just waiting for Taylor to wander off so that he can bounce and bed Duvka (who isn't averse to the idea)
    • Kyo who's dead but has a chokehold on Taylor's heart
    • "The blue-eyed boy", who makes D explode beds and/or meddling little bastards when mentioned in his presence
    • and Trace, who isn't connected to anyone but visited Taylor's bed because the latter wanted to make Duvka jealous, or at least pay attention
    • and The Twins, who had a Cameo Appearance, but also might just have their semicorporeal tentacles slithering all over the corners — or not... ah, good times.
  • A Man Is Always Eager: Often, but not always.
  • May-December Romance: Between Nolin (teen) and Duvka (nearing thirty)... provided you're willing to call it romance.
  • Memetic Molester: "The twins" from another web original make a short cameo doing what they do best, that is, kidnapping minor characters for shady purposes.in-universe
  • Mind Rape: Downplayed, oddly enough. Neither is it utterly traumatising nor willingly carried out, but when it happens the victim is... not okay.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: In a scene or two.
  • Second Love: Nothing explicit has been said or done to imply, gods forbid, emotions of that sort, but there is this nagging feeling about the nature of Taylor and Duvka's thing... for both of them.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Averted even though the only smoker is the resident killing machine: for one, this one smoker teeters between having all the intention to drop the habit, and obsessively chaining to keep his nerves in check; his coolness is debatable; and his bedroom company makes it clear he doesn't taste too great if not outright teases him about the habit.

  • The Lost Lenore: Kyo Payne for Taylor.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Duvka claims he "gladly leaves 'love' for poets and the like" and is no doubt only a drink or two away from actually questioning someone about the exact nature of love.

Character specific tropes applying to this work

Taylor
  • Agent Peacock: Taylor isn't flamboyant perhaps but his fashion choices outside of formal business gives a certain image. Then there's his abilities.
  • And Show It to You: At least once previously, as made clear by his light chit-chat with his favourite (other) murderer.
  • Badass Bookworm: His extensive library, fairy tale habit, and hobby of clothes making do not hint at his violent side. And his violent side is as scary as it's badass.
  • Broken Bird
  • Dark and Troubled Past: With his previous status as a slave, a disapproved lover, and surviving his beloved Kyo in an accident, Taylor easily qualifies.
  • Driven to Suicide: Some time after Kyo had died. He failed, surviving with some broken bones. The drive still lingers, and sometimes surfaces at his moments of weakness.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Is he? Is he not? Is anything about him sincere? When he says he doesn't know this himself, is he being frank of bluffing?
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He knows how to convinvingly play the part of an absinthe-addled airhead.
  • The Ophelia: Again downplayed (also gender-inverted), but distinct: Taylor's ethereal waifishness, traumatic forgone love, and on-and-off mental instability (occasionally culminating in outright self-destructiveness) are his defining traits.
  • Quirky Curls: Taylor might not be very quirky per se, but compared to the others, he's certainly the curliest and the quirkiest one.
  • Sexy Spectacles: Taylor has a thing.

Duvka

Nolin
  • Am I Just a Toy to You?: Almost word-for-word when Nolin asks what Duvka thinks of Taylor.
  • Bullying a Dragon: You have to admit, the kid got some serious brass to knowingly taunt an already enraged Duvka.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is strong with this one, such as with "Bullshit, it's a bribe for sex".
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