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Brilliant but Lazy: Stephanie is a talented and inventive mage, but doesn't finish her projects or take proper care of her pets. After she comes Back from the Dead, she finds a way around this, at least in the illusion field, by stealing an illusion-crafting device.
Bucket Booby-Trap: Alex doesn't need a door, since she can dump the bucket by telekinesis.
Conscription: The King of Landis conscripts all able-bodied men to fight a dragon. His profile explains that he panics and drafts people whenever confronted with a problem he can't solve, but he's otherwise a good king who cares for his people.
Cursed with Awesome: Simon is turned into a frog, which means he can jump thirty feet and pick things up with his tongue.
Draft Dodging: Whenever Landis announces conscription, much of the population flees to neigboring countries.
Door Jam: A rockslide traps Alex and Matt in a cave with a dragon.
Fatal Flaw: Stephanie's biggest flaw is her impatience.
Puppet Queen: Queen Janis Breznial, prisoner in her own castle.
Right Behind Me: Don't call Quertia a “crazy old hag” when you think she's not around.
Alex: There's the hut the crazy old hag lives in... Matt: Good, and there's the log next to the hut the crazy old hag lives in... Quertia: And here's the old hag who lives in the hut at the end of the log in the middle of the swamp.