* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Yakhag, who's built up as a total monster, and killed in less than ten minutes]].
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Downplayed compared to David Eddings' other works, but it's there: Treborea is Italy, Wekti is Wales and Arum is Scotland.
* GeniusBonus: Appropriately enough, the Old Tongue is ([[TranslationConvention translated as?]]) Proto-Indo-European, the ur-ancestor of modern European languages.