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* EnthrallingSiren: The sisters are compared to sirens all the way. But the old abbot in the monastery clearly states that the compelling voice, which even makes the monks listen in wonder, belongs to Carmine. Crossed with the CaptivityHarmonica trope in her case, as she sings from her tower, where her husband keeps her locked up.

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* BatmanGambit: Neyrelle and Carmine´s husband sets up one to get rid of her sisters, and to gain power over the three wells connected to the sister`s inheritance. Full control will give Neyrelle access to power over the three forces. The knight is crucial, and is lured into a trap.

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* BatmanGambit: Neyrelle and Carmine´s husband sets up one to get rid of her sisters, and to gain power over the three wells connected to the sister`s sister's inheritance. Full control will give Neyrelle access to power over the three forces. The knight is crucial, and is lured into a trap.



* BurnTheWitch: Carmine and the knight are accused of witchcraft - a sentence which also applies to Mariotte and the actors (which go into hiding). The two former are burnt at the stake. At the beginning of the story, the villagers invoke it against Mariotte, effectively dooming themselves in the process.

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Carmine and the knight are accused of witchcraft - a sentence which also applies to Mariotte and the actors (which go into hiding). The two former are burnt at the stake. At the beginning of the story, the villagers invoke it against Mariotte, effectively dooming themselves in the process.



* DecapitationPresentation: Twice. The captain who worked for Neyrelle while being the knight`s second, is presented to the knight this way during a diner with Neyrelle. Later, Anicet suffers the same fate.

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* DecapitationPresentation: Twice. The captain who worked for Neyrelle while being the knight`s knight's second, is presented to the knight this way during a diner with Neyrelle. Later, Anicet suffers the same fate.



* DirtyCoward: Anicet.

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Anicet.



* TheDungAges: The story does nothing to hide the more murky sides of feudal France.



* NoNameGiven: The knight`s name is never revealed.
* OffWithHisHead: Three times. First, the captain who pretended to be the knight`s second. Later, an [[UnwittingPawn unlucky chimney sweep]], [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness beheaded when he had done his part]], [[ButtMonkey and in the end, Anicet]].

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* NoNameGiven: The knight`s knight's name is never revealed.
* OffWithHisHead: Three times. First, the captain who pretended to be the knight`s knight's second. Later, an [[UnwittingPawn unlucky chimney sweep]], [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness beheaded when he had done his part]], [[ButtMonkey and in the end, Anicet]].



* ShoutOut: The end of the story owes a lot to ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'', almost quoting the end of the movie verbatim. An innkeeper in volume three has [[Literature/LesMiserables a barefoot ten year old girl serving him]]. To top it all, this girl is dressed in dirtyish white, red and blue, the colours of the French flag.

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The end of the story owes a lot to ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'', almost quoting the end of the movie verbatim. An innkeeper in volume three has [[Literature/LesMiserables a barefoot ten year old girl serving him]]. To top it all, this girl is dressed in dirtyish white, red and blue, the colours of the French flag.


''Les Compagnons du crépuscule'' (''The Companions of Twilight'') is a MedievalFantasy written and drawn by French cartoonist Francois Bourgeon. The story is set in TheMiddleAges, more precisely in the years of TheHundredYearsWar. The story is told from the point of view of ''Mariotte'', a FieryRedhead who is also an outcast of her village. She joins up with a KnightErrant on a mission, alongside the DirtyCoward Anicet. The two youngsters follow the knight through his dreams, and arrive in the castle of the Malaterre family, where a plot is set to snare the knight, for the sake of dame Neyrelle, oldest of the Malaterre sisters. The three of them all love the knight, and the story ends in a CataclysmClimax when an [[DeusExMachina unnamed force intervenes]] to stop Neyrelle from gaining too much power. Mariotte survives, joins a group of travelling actors, and tells the story.

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''Les Compagnons du crépuscule'' (''The Companions of Twilight'') is a MedievalFantasy written and drawn by French cartoonist Francois Bourgeon. Bourgeon.

The story is set in TheMiddleAges, more precisely in the years of TheHundredYearsWar.UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. The story is told from the point of view of ''Mariotte'', a FieryRedhead who is also an outcast of her village. She joins up with a KnightErrant on a mission, alongside the DirtyCoward Anicet. The two youngsters follow the knight through his dreams, and arrive in the castle of the Malaterre family, where a plot is set to snare the knight, for the sake of dame Neyrelle, oldest of the Malaterre sisters. The three of them all love the knight, and the story ends in a CataclysmClimax when an [[DeusExMachina unnamed force intervenes]] to stop Neyrelle from gaining too much power. Mariotte survives, joins a group of travelling actors, and tells the story.

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* AlternateTimeline: Volume two has two timelines. One follows the regular story, set in 1350, the other follows a druid and his apprentice, set in ca 50 bc. The two timelines intertwine, when the druid in the Roman setting effectively saves the knight in the medieval setting from assault. The characters also seem to be at the same spot at the same time in the two timelines. It gets a bit Timey-wimey when the apprentice is able to actually hear Mariotte cry for help 1400 years in the future. At one point, the apprentice drops a necklace in the water, only for Mariotte to pick it up again at the same spot. At this point, it seems that the apprentice serves as Mariotte´s AlternateSelf (although male), while the druid has a similiar function for Yuna, getting shot by a Roman archer at the same monent some underworldly force shoots her. The ''Ar Rannou'' song serves as TheConstant, being sung by both the old druid and Yuna.

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** Volume two owes a lot to the Breton folk song cycle ''Barzaz breiz'', making "The series" (''Ar Rannou'') a recurring theme - stating that this song has been handed down from druidical/roman times, eventually passing into medieval minstrel tradition - by showing Yuna (who learned the song from her grandmother), singing it to the WanderingMinstrel, Melaine Favennec - who happens to be a RealLife singer from the area.


* EnthrallingSiren: The sisters are compared to sirens all the way. But the old abbot in the monastery clearly states that the compelling voice, which even makes the monks listen in wonder, belongs to Carmine. Crossed with the JailHarmonica trope in her case, as she sings from her tower, where her husband keeps her locked up.

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* EnthrallingSiren: The sisters are compared to sirens all the way. But the old abbot in the monastery clearly states that the compelling voice, which even makes the monks listen in wonder, belongs to Carmine. Crossed with the JailHarmonica CaptivityHarmonica trope in her case, as she sings from her tower, where her husband keeps her locked up.

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* EnthrallingSiren: The sisters are compared to sirens all the way. But the old abbot in the monastery clearly states that the compelling voice, which even makes the monks listen in wonder, belongs to Carmine. Crossed with the JailHarmonica trope in her case, as she sings from her tower, where her husband keeps her locked up.


* DeusExMachina: A mysterious man, dressed as a bishop, intervenes at the end of volume three, to set things straight. He stops Neyrelle by creating the wind and calling on a herd of cattle that tramples her to the ground. He is implied to be [[ArthurianLegend Merlin himself]].

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* DeusExMachina: A mysterious man, dressed as a bishop, intervenes at the end of volume three, to set things straight. He stops Neyrelle by creating the wind and calling on a herd of cattle that tramples her to the ground. He is implied to be [[ArthurianLegend [[Myth/ArthurianLegend Merlin himself]].


'''Les Compagnons du Crepuscule''' (''The companions of twilight'') is a MedievalFantasy written and drawn by French cartoonist Francois Bourgeon. The story is set in TheMiddleAges, more precisely in the years of TheHundredYearsWar. The story is told from the point of view of ''Mariotte'', a FieryRedhead who is also an outcast of her village. She joins up with a KnightErrant on a mission, alongside the DirtyCoward Anicet. The two youngsters follow the knight through his dreams, and arrive in the castle of the Malaterre family, where a plot is set to snare the knight, for the sake of dame Neyrelle, oldest of the Malaterre sisters. The three of them all love the knight, and the story ends in a CataclysmClimax when an [[DeusExMachina unnamed force intervenes]] to stop Neyrelle from gaining too much power. Mariotte survives, joins a group of travelling actors, and tells the story.

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* ApocalypseHow: An entire city is burnt to cinder with all its people, set on by the fire that burnt the knight and Carmine. The BlackDeath takes all the rest.

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'''Les ''Les Compagnons du Crepuscule''' crépuscule'' (''The companions Companions of twilight'') Twilight'') is a MedievalFantasy written and drawn by French cartoonist Francois Bourgeon. The story is set in TheMiddleAges, more precisely in the years of TheHundredYearsWar. The story is told from the point of view of ''Mariotte'', a FieryRedhead who is also an outcast of her village. She joins up with a KnightErrant on a mission, alongside the DirtyCoward Anicet. The two youngsters follow the knight through his dreams, and arrive in the castle of the Malaterre family, where a plot is set to snare the knight, for the sake of dame Neyrelle, oldest of the Malaterre sisters. The three of them all love the knight, and the story ends in a CataclysmClimax when an [[DeusExMachina unnamed force intervenes]] to stop Neyrelle from gaining too much power. Mariotte survives, joins a group of travelling actors, and tells the story.

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* ApocalypseHow: An entire city is burnt to cinder with all its people, set on by the fire that burnt the knight and Carmine. The BlackDeath TheBlackDeath takes all the rest.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything? Yuna, a girl connected to "the white lady" in volume two, sacrifices herself in a cave, drawn to resemble the female genitalia. FreudWasRight indeed.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything? Yuna, a girl connected to "the white lady" in volume two, sacrifices herself in a cave, drawn to resemble the female genitalia. FreudWasRight indeed.


* HundredYearsWar: The time of action is set to be ca. 1350, medieval France.


* RomanEmpire: Flashbacks to Roman conquests of Britanny can be seen in volume two.

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* ButtMonkey: Anicet. While he tries to survive by the means of a DirtyCoward, he is sure to get it hard from the knight when he has acted cowardly. When he eventually stands up to the knight, he is promoted to squire, and ends up a head shorter when the knight is burnt at the stake.


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* CosmicPlaything: The knight.


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* DecapitationPresentation: Twice. The captain who worked for Neyrelle while being the knight`s second, is presented to the knight this way during a diner with Neyrelle. Later, Anicet suffers the same fate.


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* KnightInSourArmor: The knight, of course. He is a StrawNihilist from the start, and when he eventually finds some returned affection, he is sentenced to death.


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* OffWithHisHead: Three times. First, the captain who pretended to be the knight`s second. Later, an [[UnwittingPawn unlucky chimney sweep]], [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness beheaded when he had done his part]], [[ButtMonkey and in the end, Anicet]].


* InksuitedActor: Melaine Favennec is a RealLife minstrel from Britanny, drawn into the story as a medieval trouvere of the time.

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* InksuitedActor: InkSuitActor: Melaine Favennec is a RealLife minstrel from Britanny, drawn into the story as a medieval trouvere of the time.

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