On one hot summer day in Xicome, May Flowers and her father receive a letter from May's great aunt on her mother's side of the family. "Isabella", who will never be mentioned again, passed away, leaving May with a sizeable amount of CrediGold.Her father, on the other hand, gets nothing due to his divorce with May's mother several years back. After an argument between them about May putting the money away for her college education, she storms off into the streets with a bag of her belongings and her giant duck Tippy in tow. May runs away from home by buying a ticket for the Orion Express, a luxury flying train. After a small mystery ends with the train getting grounded for health violations, she takes in the train's mechanic as her sidekick; Steamer, an orphan from the city of Clangston and a super-genius at only 10 years old. Together they register as Freelance Adventurers in the city of Denile.As this is all happening, halfway around the world an evil mastermind known simply as the Overlord is well on his way to taking over the entire planet. Thanks to a mysterious list he found in the Endless Library, Overlord is going against every standard villain practice and is making large headway. With some recently appropriated funds he buys a widescreen magic mirror and asks it who will defeat him should he slip up. The mirror, however, encounters magical interference and can only answer "something about flowers and rain".With this information, Overlord uses his supercomputer to search for information on "flowers" in the International Justice Database, which brings up May's Freelance Adventurer profile. He then instructs his trusted adviser to send an assassin after May.The assassin, April Showers, tries and fails to kill May several times. Before she can finish the job, Overlord finds out who his adviser sent and realizes that "Flowers and rain" was a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, deciding to cancel the job. Unfortunately, April is a professional who doesn't appreciate people who waste her time, and vows to track down the anonymous "customer" who put a hit on May. May herself is confused at the whole event and asks Steamer to do some research as well.Thus begins the chain of events that leads to Overlord's downfall. Along the way it quickly becomes apparent that "Thera" as the planet is known is a world that runs entirely on every trope in the book.The story so far and various associated artwork can be found HERE.Please don't index this page yet. World Of Tropes is undergoing extensive preparation, and has yet to be officially launched.Note: There is now a strong possibility that World of Tropes will be published as a novel series or web animation instead of made as a webcomic. This page will remain for archive/backup purposes.
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