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* {{Tulpa}}: The Mother Of Winter dreamed her three guardians into existence. Or possibly they dreamed her into existence. At any rate, the four exist independently of each other, with the guardians deciding to get rid of the humans.

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* ExtradimensionalEmergencyExit: Ingold pulls two Extradimensional Escapes early in the opening book of the Darwath trilogy, "The Time of the Dark":
** He "crosses the void" to Earth from the fall of the palace at Gae with Prince Tir, to shield him from the Dark Ones.
** When a Dark One tracks him to California in our world, he crosses back to Darwath, taking Gil and Rudy with him to get them out of a burning cabin.

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* TheStoryteller: Gil becomes quite well known among the guards for retelling Earth fiction during the long dull hours of guard duty, to the point that they become quite familiar with tales of time machines, transporters, and starships.


* BambooTechnology: Gil builds a tricorder from spare parts in the Keep.

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* BambooTechnology: Gil builds a tricorder from spare parts in the Keep. ItMakesSenseInContext.


* DataCrystal: The earlier human civilization that built the Keep of Dare used {{magitech}} data crystals to store information. No one ever figures out if there's an audio track.

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* DataCrystal: The earlier human civilization that built the Keep of Dare used {{magitech}} magitech data crystals to store information. No one ever figures out if there's an audio track.


* BambooTechnology: Gil builds a tricorder from spare parts in the Keep.



* DataCrystal: The earlier human civilization that built the Keep of Dare used magitech data crystals to store information. No one ever figures out if there's an audio track.

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* DataCrystal: The earlier human civilization that built the Keep of Dare used magitech {{magitech}} data crystals to store information. No one ever figures out if there's an audio track.


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* {{Spoiler}}: The Pretty Polly short story references key points from the last two novels.


* ''Pretty Polly'' -- Gil starts having strange dreams about her past when people in the Keep of Dare start dying. Rumors of a strange monster abound just as Ingold goes missing.

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* ''Pretty Polly'' (short story) -- Gil starts having strange dreams about her past when people in the Keep of Dare start dying. Rumors of a strange monster abound just as Ingold goes missing.



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* ''Pretty Polly'' -- Gil starts having strange dreams about her past when people in the Keep of Dare start dying. Rumors of a strange monster abound just as Ingold goes missing.


* ExtradimensionalPowerSource: In ''Mother Of Winter'', Rudy uses 1-dimensional strings to gather preservation magic, a 2-dimensional circle to summon animals, and a 3-dimensional sphere to summon water and rehydrate potatoes. The secret to using magic from 4-dimensional objects is passed down to Ingold for the finale.

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* ExtradimensionalPowerSource: In ''Mother Of Winter'', Rudy uses 1-dimensional strings to gather preservation magic, a 2-dimensional circle to summon animals, and a 3-dimensional sphere to summon water and rehydrate potatoes.[[spoiler:rehydrate potatoes]]. The secret to using magic from 4-dimensional objects is passed down to Ingold for the finale.


* DataCrystal: The earlier human civilization that built the Keep of Dare used magitech data crystals to store information.

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* DataCrystal: The earlier human civilization that built the Keep of Dare used magitech data crystals to store information. No one ever figures out if there's an audio track.

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* AgeGapRomance: Between Gil and Ingold. It takes a while to get off the ground precisely because of this.


* GeneticMemory: The kings of Darwath inherit the memories of their ancestors. It's why Eldor is killed [[spoiler:or so we think]] and why baby Altir becomes a LivingMcguffin, as those memories include how the Dark was defeated last time. It's initially thought that only the men have this ability, until Minalde starts getting visions of her own.

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* GeneticMemory: The kings of Darwath inherit the memories of their ancestors. It's why Eldor is killed [[spoiler:or so we think]] and why baby Altir becomes a LivingMcguffin, LivingMacGuffin, as those memories include how the Dark was defeated last time. It's initially thought that only the men have this ability, until Minalde starts getting visions of her own.


* GeneticMemory: The kings of Darwath inherit the memories of their ancestors. It's why Eldor is killed [[spoiler:or so we think]] and why baby Altir becomes a LivingMcGuffin, as those memories include how the Dark was defeated last time. It's initially thought that only the men have this ability, until Minalde starts getting visions of her own.

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* GeneticMemory: The kings of Darwath inherit the memories of their ancestors. It's why Eldor is killed [[spoiler:or so we think]] and why baby Altir becomes a LivingMcGuffin, LivingMcguffin, as those memories include how the Dark was defeated last time. It's initially thought that only the men have this ability, until Minalde starts getting visions of her own.



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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Gil sifts through old fashion catalogs, fairy tales, old diaries, and other minutia no one paid attention to and figures out from context clues that [[spoiler:the monsters were never actually defeated the first time and their current emergence is part of a natural cycle.]]
* BadassBookworm: Gil defied her parents to go to college and finish her degree, and once in Darwath she becomes a very capable warrior, earning the epithet [[AwesomeMcCoolname Ice-Spear]].


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* GeneticMemory: The kings of Darwath inherit the memories of their ancestors. It's why Eldor is killed [[spoiler:or so we think]] and why baby Altir becomes a LivingMcGuffin, as those memories include how the Dark was defeated last time. It's initially thought that only the men have this ability, until Minalde starts getting visions of her own.


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* {{Magitek}}: There's an abundance of LostTechnology that runs on magic, ranging from data crystals to holographic interfaces to the Keep itself.


* ''Mother Of Winter'' -- Ancient aliens are terraforming the world back into its ancient form, with only Ingold and Gil to stop them.

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* ''Mother Of Winter'' -- Ancient aliens are terraforming the world back into its ancient form, with only Ingold and Gil to stop them.them, while Rudy uncovers the origin of the Keep's power.

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