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* DanBrowned: Don Rosa bragged that all his historical details of the story were correct, but as he later pointed out himself, the Priory of Sion was proved to be a hoax.


* PublicDomainArtifact: The treasure includes a fair few, namely the ivory throne of king Solomon, the arc of the covenant and the holy grail (which Donald uses to knock Molay senseless).

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* PublicDomainArtifact: The treasure includes a fair few, namely the ivory throne of king Solomon, the arc ark of the covenant and the holy grail (which Donald uses to knock Molay senseless).senseless). Don Rosa has said he wanted to include those in a Scrooge story, but did not want to put them in the focus due to how taking an in-universe stance on the factuality of Christianity would inevitably end up FlameBait.


* AwesomeButImpractical: {{Invoked|Trope}} and {{Exploited|Trope}}. Whenever the Philosopher's Stone is used, the gold it creates is demonstrably soft and useless for whatever purpose it was previously fulfilling, such as prison chains or [[sopiler:a gun, which just falls apart in the shooter's hand]].

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* AwesomeButImpractical: {{Invoked|Trope}} and {{Exploited|Trope}}. Whenever the Philosopher's Stone is used, the gold it creates is demonstrably soft and useless for whatever purpose it was previously fulfilling, such as prison chains or [[sopiler:a [[spoiler:a gun, which just falls apart in the shooter's hand]].

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* AwesomeButImpractical: {{Invoked|Trope}} and {{Exploited|Trope}}. Whenever the Philosopher's Stone is used, the gold it creates is demonstrably soft and useless for whatever purpose it was previously fulfilling, such as prison chains or [[sopiler:a gun, which just falls apart in the shooter's hand]].


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* MundaneUtility: The two stories mark the first return of the Philosopher's Stone since the original Carl Barks story (barring a few cameos), but instead of its intended use of creating wealth, it's used to break out of chains or get past iron bars; Gold is soft and easily bendable.


* BaldOfEvil: Molay.
* BeardOfEvil: Again, Molay. Doubles as BadassBeard.

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* %%* BaldOfEvil: Molay.
* %%* BeardOfEvil: Again, Molay. Doubles as BadassBeard.



* BigBad: Molay.

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* %%* BigBad: Molay.



* CoolBoat: Scrooge's ship in Brutopia.

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* %%* CoolBoat: Scrooge's ship in Brutopia.



* TheDragon: Maurice Mattressface.

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* %%* TheDragon: Maurice Mattressface.



** In ''Life and Time's'' chapters about Castle [=McDuck=], the [=McDuck=] ancestors' ghosts were shown to haunt the castle. They're nowhere to be seen in this story.

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** In ''Life and Time's'' chapters about Castle [=McDuck=], the [=McDuck=] ancestors' ghosts were shown to haunt the castle. They're nowhere to be seen in this story.story.
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* NobleTopEnforcer: Maurice.

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* NobleTopEnforcer: Maurice.Maurice, who turns against Molay in objection against his methods


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* PublicDomainArtifact: The treasure includes a fair few, namely the ivory throne of king Solomon, the arc of the covenant and the holy grail (which Donald uses to knock Molay senseless).


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted this time around in regards to Scrooge and Donald. After over a dozen adventures with his nephew in which Donald's life was constantly put at risk and he helped his uncle attain multiple famous treasures Scrooge admits that Donald (and Huey, Dewey, and Loiue) changed him for the better, reminding him of the joy he found in adventure during his youth.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted this time around in regards to Scrooge and Donald. After over a dozen adventures with his nephew in which Donald's life was constantly put at risk and he helped his uncle attain multiple famous treasures Scrooge admits that Donald (and Huey, Dewey, and Loiue) Louie) changed him for the better, reminding him of the joy he found in adventure during his youth.


* WhamLine: "It's...it's not here...not even the Guidebook knows the correct rank order of the original nine Templars!" For perhaps the first time in history, the [[BigBookOfEverything Junior Woodchuck Guidebook]] was not able to provide a vital clue.

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* WhamLine: "It's...it's not here...not even the Guidebook knows the correct rank order of the original nine Templars!" For perhaps the first time in history, the [[BigBookOfEverything [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Junior Woodchuck Guidebook]] was not able to provide a vital clue.

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* WhamLine: "It's...it's not here...not even the Guidebook knows the correct rank order of the original nine Templars!" For perhaps the first time in history, the [[BigBookOfEverything Junior Woodchuck Guidebook]] was not able to provide a vital clue.


''A Letter From Home'', also known as ''The Old Castle's Other Secret'', and its companion story, ''The Crown Of The Crusader Kings'', is a two part epic ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse story, made by Creator/DonRosa, and, along with ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' and ''Guardians of the Lost Library'', considered his magnum opus.

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''A Letter From Home'', also known as ''The Old Castle's Other Secret'', and its companion story, ''The Crown Of The Crusader Kings'', is a two part epic ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse story, made by Creator/DonRosa, Creator/DonRosa and published in 2004, and, along with ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' and ''Guardians of the Lost Library'', considered his magnum opus.

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* HollywoodVoodoo: Scrooge and Donald encounter this, complete with voodoo dolls, when they go to Haiti. On the other hand, the voodooisants themselves aren't evil or even really antagonistic once a few misunderstandings are cleared up.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Priory of Sion never existed, but this was unknown to Don Rosa when he wrote the story.

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The Priory of Sion never existed, but this was unknown to Don Rosa when he wrote the story.story.
** Saying the Knights Templar invented a few concepts that are still used in modern banking is fairly accurate. Calling them history's ''first'' bankers? No way. Banks existed back in Assyria and Babylonia.


** In ''Life and Time's'' chapters about Castle [=McDuck=], the [=McDuck=] ancestors' ghosts were shown to haunt the castle. They're nowhere to see in this story.

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** In ''Life and Time's'' chapters about Castle [=McDuck=], the [=McDuck=] ancestors' ghosts were shown to haunt the castle. They're nowhere to see be seen in this story.

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