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* ''The Battle of Golgotterath''. To call it a symphony of destruction and carnage would [[NotHyperbole not be hyperbole}}.

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* ''The Battle of Golgotterath''. To call it a symphony of destruction and carnage would [[NotHyperbole not be hyperbole}}.hyperbole]].


* ''The Battle of Golgotterath''. To call it a symphony of destruction and carnage would not be hyperbole.

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* ''The Battle of Golgotterath''. To call it a symphony of destruction and carnage would [[NotHyperbole not be hyperbole.hyperbole}}.

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!!''The Unholy Consult''
*''The Battle of Golgotterath''. To call it a symphony of destruction and carnage would not be hyperbole.


* Ikurei Xerius, with his conversation-ending one-liner to Maithanet in the second book.

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* Ikurei Xerius, with his conversation-ending one-liner to Maithanet in the second book.Maithanet.


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*Dressed in rags, exhausted and fretting for her son, Esmenet immediately seizes control of the situation in Momemn after Maithanet's death; demanding that the Shriah's own guards kneel before her, "Those that stand now stand with Golgotterath!"



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*Xerius anticipating that Conphas might attempt to overthrow him decides to dress up his Eothic Guard and members of the City Watch as Nansur Columnaries during the procession on the Scuari Campus.



* The Battle of Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls Serwë's heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.

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* The Battle of Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged Fields: beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls Serwë's heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.


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*Even with almost zero chance of defeating Conphas from retaking Joktha, Cnaiür intends to not go down quietly and makes the Nansur pay dearly for every city block they capture as they advance through the city.


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*The Swayali Witches acting with precision and competence during the First Battle of the Horde, in stark contrast to how their masculine counterparts completely crack under pressure during the Battle of Irsûlor.


* Pretty much all of the epic battle sequences, including:
** The Battle of Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls Serwë's heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.
** The Siege of Shimeh, featuring a full throw-down between the Scarlet Spires, the Cishaurim, the Imperial Saik. Achamian's duel with a demon and Kellhus's fight with a half dozen of the top Cishaurim alive also factor into the affair.
** In ''The White Luck Warrior'', the Great Ordeal stages a last stand against a tide of sranc while Sorweel's company rides to warn the army of the Ten-Yoke Legion's sneak attack. When Sorweel rides back, he sees what he thinks is a hopeless battle, but soon realizes that the Great Ordeal is ''singing'' as they slaughter, that he's not witnessing certain defeat, but glory.
* In ''The Judging Eye'', when [[spoiler: Mimara banishes the Wight-in-the-Mountain and shuts the gates to the afterlife.]]
* The final scene of The Thousandfold Thought, which doubles as a TearJerker.
* Almost any time Achamian gets to demonstrate why the Gnosis is so respected. For example, attacking a group of Imperial Saik sorcerers and their Grandmaster, killing all of them single-handed, and then fighting off the most powerful demon Iyokus could send after him.
* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.
* The giant Oirûnas arriving, in full battle regalia, to take on the Vile court of Ishterebinth.
* Kellhus arriving to single-handedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.
* The ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' series loves these.
* Achamian gets ambushed by nine enemy sorcerers and still takes out four of them before being captured. He subsequently tears apart the compound they were holding him in, defeats a demon summoned to hold him off, and then tracks down and ironically blinds his torturer. At another point, he defeats the Grandmaster of a rival School, and then proceeds to lay into an army.
* Anasûrimbor Kellhus gets many of these. At one point in battle he starts what looks to be a weird twisting dance. It's only when the observer gets hit that he realises that Kellhus is dodging around a hail of arrows. Later in the same battle Kellhus is charged by a significant part of the Fanim army. "They came galloping toward the circle described by his sword."
* Ikurei Xerius, with his conversation-ending one-liner to Maithanet in the second book.

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* Pretty much all !!''The Darkness That Comes Before''
*It may be minor, but Inrao choosing to commit suicide rather than be held in custody
of the epic battle sequences, including:
** The Battle of Tertae Fields
Consult and tortured for information.
*Conphas' victory over the Scylvendi tribes
at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged Kiyuth River solidifies his tactical acumen, martial brilliance and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls Serwë's heart from his own chest, efficacy of the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.
** The Siege of Shimeh, featuring a full throw-down between the Scarlet Spires, the Cishaurim, the
Nansur Imperial Saik. Achamian's duel with a demon and Kellhus's fight with a half dozen of the top Cishaurim alive also factor into the affair.
** In ''The White Luck Warrior'', the Great Ordeal stages a last stand against a tide of sranc while Sorweel's company rides to warn the army of the Ten-Yoke Legion's sneak attack. When Sorweel rides back, he sees what he thinks is a hopeless battle, but soon realizes that the Great Ordeal is ''singing'' as they slaughter, that he's not witnessing certain defeat, but glory.
* In ''The Judging Eye'', when [[spoiler: Mimara banishes the Wight-in-the-Mountain and shuts the gates to the afterlife.]]
* The final scene of The Thousandfold Thought, which doubles as a TearJerker.
* Almost any time Achamian gets to demonstrate why the Gnosis is so respected. For example, attacking a group of Imperial Saik sorcerers and their Grandmaster, killing all of them single-handed, and then fighting off the most powerful demon Iyokus could send after him.
* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.
* The giant Oirûnas arriving, in full battle regalia, to take on the Vile court of Ishterebinth.
* Kellhus arriving to single-handedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.
* The ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' series loves these.
* Achamian gets ambushed by nine enemy sorcerers and still takes out four of them before being captured. He subsequently tears apart the compound they were holding him in, defeats a demon summoned to hold him off, and then tracks down and ironically blinds his torturer. At another point, he defeats the Grandmaster of a rival School, and then proceeds to lay into an army.
* Anasûrimbor Kellhus gets many of these. At one point in battle he starts what looks to be a weird twisting dance. It's only when the observer gets hit that he realises that Kellhus is dodging around a hail of arrows. Later in the same battle Kellhus is charged by a significant part of the Fanim army. "They came galloping toward the circle described by his sword."
* Ikurei Xerius, with his conversation-ending one-liner to Maithanet in the second book.
Army.

!!''The Warrior Prophet''


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* Ikurei Xerius, with his conversation-ending one-liner to Maithanet in the second book.
* Achamian gets ambushed by nine Scarlet Schoolmen and still takes out four of them before being captured. He subsequently tears apart the compound they were holding him in, defeats a demon summoned to hold him off.
*During the Battle of Anwurat, Kellhus starts what looks to be a weird twisting dance. It's only when the observer gets hit that he realizes that Kellhus is dodging around a hail of arrows. Later in the same battle Kellhus is charged by a significant part of the Fanim army. "They came galloping toward the circle described by his sword."
*The Battle of Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls Serwë's heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.

!!''The Thousandfold Thought''
*The Siege of Shimeh, featuring a full throw-down between the Scarlet Spires, the Cishaurim, the Imperial Saik. Achamian's duel with a demon and Kellhus's fight with a half dozen of the top Cishaurim alive also factor into the affair.
*Achamian repudiating Kellhus and his entire court at the end of the novel.


!!''The Judging Eye''
*Cleric cutting huge swathes of destruction and death through the legions of sranc and bashrag in the depths of Cil-Aujas.
*When Mimara banishes the Wight-in-the-Mountain and shuts the gates to the afterlife.


!!''The White-Luck Warrior''
*The Great Ordeal stages a last stand against a tide of sranc while Sorweel's company rides to warn the Army of the Middle-North of the Ten-Yoke Legion's sneak attack. When Sorweel rides back, he sees what he thinks is a hopeless battle, but soon realizes that the Great Ordeal is ''singing'' as they slaughter, that he's not witnessing certain defeat, but glory.
* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons.


!!''The Great Ordeal''
* The giant Oirûnas arriving, in full battle regalia, to take on the Vile court of Ishterebinth.
* Kellhus arriving to single-handedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.


* Kellhus arriving to single-handedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.

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* Kellhus arriving to single-handedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.way.
* The ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' series loves these.
* Achamian gets ambushed by nine enemy sorcerers and still takes out four of them before being captured. He subsequently tears apart the compound they were holding him in, defeats a demon summoned to hold him off, and then tracks down and ironically blinds his torturer. At another point, he defeats the Grandmaster of a rival School, and then proceeds to lay into an army.
* Anasûrimbor Kellhus gets many of these. At one point in battle he starts what looks to be a weird twisting dance. It's only when the observer gets hit that he realises that Kellhus is dodging around a hail of arrows. Later in the same battle Kellhus is charged by a significant part of the Fanim army. "They came galloping toward the circle described by his sword."
* Ikurei Xerius, with his conversation-ending one-liner to Maithanet in the second book.
* Coithus Saubon killing seven of the Fanim prince's elite guard single-handedly in the first real battle of the Holy War.
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** The Battle of Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls his heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.

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** The Battle of Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls his Serwë's heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.


** The Battle of Caraskand at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls his heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of the city and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.

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** The Battle of Caraskand Tertae Fields at the end of ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and starving, the Inrithi have turned on each other and sentence Kellhus to Circumfixion. When he miraculously survives and pulls his heart from his own chest, the feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of the city Caraskand and attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.


* Kellhus arriving to singlehandedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.

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* Kellhus arriving to singlehandedly single-handedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.


** The Siege of Shimeh, featuring a full throw-down between the Scarlet Spires, the Cishaurim and the Imperial Saik. Demons and Kellhus's own teleportation spam also factor into the affair.
** In ''The White Luck Warrior'', the Great Ordeal stages a last stand against a tide of sranc while Sorweel's company rides to warn the army of the Ten-Yoke Legion's sneak attack. When Sorweel rides back, he sees what he thinks is a hopeless battle, but soon realizes that the Great Ordeal is ''singing'' as they slaughter, that he's not witnesses a last stand, but glory.

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** The Siege of Shimeh, featuring a full throw-down between the Scarlet Spires, the Cishaurim and Cishaurim, the Imperial Saik. Demons Achamian's duel with a demon and Kellhus's own teleportation spam fight with a half dozen of the top Cishaurim alive also factor into the affair.
** In ''The White Luck Warrior'', the Great Ordeal stages a last stand against a tide of sranc while Sorweel's company rides to warn the army of the Ten-Yoke Legion's sneak attack. When Sorweel rides back, he sees what he thinks is a hopeless battle, but soon realizes that the Great Ordeal is ''singing'' as they slaughter, that he's not witnesses a last stand, witnessing certain defeat, but glory.



* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.

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* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.Warrior''.
* The giant Oirûnas arriving, in full battle regalia, to take on the Vile court of Ishterebinth.
* Kellhus arriving to singlehandedly defeat Fanayal, Meppa, Psatma Nannaferi and Malowebi, while delivering some deadpan snarks along the way.


* The final battle in the second volume. After losing thousands in a desert, they begin a long siege of a large Fanim city. A plague epidemic breaks out in their camp, and hundreds die every night. Finally, they break into the city and sack it - only to find themselves besieged inside the sacked city by a Fanim army ten times larger than their own. Starvation begins afflicting them. After they [[spoiler: crucify Kellhus, who shows them he truly is a Prophet by pulling out his own heart]], they repent. The day after, the poor starved remnants of the Holy War march out of the city gates and charge the besieging Fanim. And they ''win''.

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* The final Pretty much all of the epic battle in sequences, including:
** The Battle of Caraskand at
the second volume. After losing thousands in a desert, they begin a long siege end of a large Fanim city. A plague epidemic breaks out in their camp, ''The Warrior Prophet''. Beseiged and hundreds die every night. Finally, they break into starving, the city Inrithi have turned on each other and sack it - only sentence Kellhus to find themselves besieged inside the sacked city by a Fanim army ten times larger than their own. Starvation begins afflicting them. After they [[spoiler: crucify Kellhus, who shows them Circumfixion. When he truly is a Prophet by pulling out miraculously survives and pulls his heart from his own heart]], they repent. The day after, chest, the poor starved remnants of the Holy War march feeble Inrithi are inspired to heroic deeds. They pour out of the city gates and charge attack their far stronger foe, empowered by unconquerable belief, and ''win''.
** The Siege of Shimeh, featuring a full throw-down between
the besieging Fanim. And Scarlet Spires, the Cishaurim and the Imperial Saik. Demons and Kellhus's own teleportation spam also factor into the affair.
** In ''The White Luck Warrior'', the Great Ordeal stages a last stand against a tide of sranc while Sorweel's company rides to warn the army of the Ten-Yoke Legion's sneak attack. When Sorweel rides back, he sees what he thinks is a hopeless battle, but soon realizes that the Great Ordeal is ''singing'' as
they ''win''.slaughter, that he's not witnesses a last stand, but glory.



* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.

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* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.


* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.

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* Achamian and Cleric defeating the Father of Dragons in ''The White-Luck Warrior''.

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