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Just as Henry and Jason were gearing up for a [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts HEMA]] match in Seattle, [[TrappedInAnotherWorld they found themselves in another world]]. The so-called "Great God Dolos" appears, explains that they are now on his world, and that they must unite the continent before he sends them home. He doesn't expect them to succeed, but leaves them some magic items to help them on their way.

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Just as Henry Sato and Jason Booth were gearing up for a [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts HEMA]] match in Seattle, [[TrappedInAnotherWorld they found themselves in another world]]. The so-called "Great God Dolos" appears, explains that they are now on his world, and that they must unite the continent before he sends them home. He doesn't expect them to succeed, but leaves them some magic items to help them on their way.


''Delvers LLC'' is a series of novels written by Blaise Corvin
The books which comprise the main series are:

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''Delvers LLC'' is a series of novels written by Blaise Corvin
Corvin. The books which comprise the main series are:are:


* ''Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital'' (estimated 2017)

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* ''Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital'' (estimated 2017)
(2017)

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* ExoticExtendedMarriage: Polygamy is considered the norm for rich men, and in fact it is their wives who decide to bring more women into the marriage. While the husbands have to agree on who they're marrying, the wives are the ones who manage the money and represent the family politically. Uluula is actually offended when Jason is put off by the idea of having multiple wives, saying that she shouldn't have to handle his estate by herself.


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* {{Matriarchy}}: Women have the majority of the economic and political power on Ludus, which Dolos modeled after the rest of the universe (he was too lazy to invent a new social system). In marriages, the women are in charge of keeping the household organized, including the money, and are the ones who decide how many children to have and whether or not to bring more wives into the family. Below the ruling classes, men and women are about equal, with women showing up just as much as men as guards and soldiers.





Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were [[TrappedInAnotherWorld abducted]] to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled [[RealityWarper god]] Dolos refuses to send them back unless they can [[ImpossibleTask accomplish an impossible task]]. Oddly, Dolos doesnít seem to care if they succeed or not.

Luckily, Henry and Jason studied [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)]] on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a geeky IT programmer donít have many other useful skills on a [[EnforcedTechnologyLevels sword and sorcery world]] like Ludus.

Stranded in the middle of nowhere on an alien world, the friends have no real direction and only a few possessions including magic-granting orbs from an apathetic god. Undaunted, the two begin their insane adventure to return home... but basic survival and eventually paying rent will have to take priority.

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Just as Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were [[TrappedInAnotherWorld abducted]] to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled [[RealityWarper god]] Dolos refuses to send them back unless they can [[ImpossibleTask accomplish an impossible task]]. Oddly, Dolos doesnít seem to care if they succeed or not.

Luckily, Henry and Jason studied
gearing up for a [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)]] HEMA]] match in Seattle, [[TrappedInAnotherWorld they found themselves in another world]]. The so-called "Great God Dolos" appears, explains that they are now on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT his world, and a geeky IT programmer donít have many other useful skills that they must unite the continent before he sends them home. He doesn't expect them to succeed, but leaves them some magic items to help them on a [[EnforcedTechnologyLevels sword their way.

Henry
and sorcery world]] like Ludus.

Stranded
Jason quickly discover the world to be straight from a fantasy game, with monsters and magic but no technology. However, they are far from the first people that Dolos has kidnapped; the world is populated by members of the major races in the middle of nowhere on an alien world, universe, like elves and beastmen. While the friends have no real direction are intelligent and only a few possessions including magic-granting orbs from an apathetic god. Undaunted, the two begin their insane adventure to return home... but strong, they soon find that basic survival and eventually paying rent will have to take priority.might be harder than they first believed.


* TrappedInAnotherWorld: the main characters of the series are transported to another world where they face great threats.
* JerkassGods: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.
* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: Dolos enforces a specific technology level. In fact, trying to crawl out of that particular hole might lead to your early demise.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Dolos isn't so much a god as a powerful jackass.

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* TrappedInAnotherWorld: the main characters of the series are transported to another world where they face great threats.
* JerkassGods: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.
* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: Dolos enforces a specific technology level. In fact, trying to crawl out of that particular hole might lead to your early demise.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Dolos isn't so much a god as a powerful jackass.



* ItGetsEasier: After that first act of destruction against some evil looking goblins, it gets easier to do it again. Especially after seeing the goblins butcher a kid.

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* ItGetsEasier: After that first act CatFolk: One of destruction against some evil looking goblins, it gets easier to do it again. Especially after seeing the goblins butcher major races on Ludus are Mo'hali, animal people who come in a kid.variety of types, including several cats. They're far more feral than traditional cat girls, to Jason's displeasure.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Geek Jason could get all the girls...if he knew anything about girls.



* HumanAliens: The aliens in this series would fit right in with any Star Trek episode.
* CatFolk: Yep, one of the major races on Ludus are humanoid cats.
* TheReptilians: Another race on Ludus.
* SpaceElves: not only are the elves from space, but the character we get to know is a princess.

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* HumanAliens: EnforcedTechnologyLevels: Dolos enforces a specific technology level in order to force people to use magic so that he can study it more. Using electricity, phase crystal power, or tree power (those last two being important to the technology of some of the other races) will result in invincible machines called Dolosbots killing the person who used the technology and everyone around them. There do seem to be some exceptions, though; Uluula has a chip in her head, and the 'bots never bother her.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Most of the monsters have annoyingly descriptive names, apparently descended from the goddess who made them in the first place. There are horned demon wolves, wizened owl demons, spindly cave demons (goblins), and warthog-toothed, thick-hide man-demons (orcs). Henry and Jason find these names ridiculous.
The aliens in this series would fit right in with any Star Trek episode.
orcs, at least, agree, and refer to themselves as simply the Plains People.
* CatFolk: Yep, ExplosiveBreeder: The orcs and possibly other intelligent monsters. Dolos only ever brings males to Ludus so they don't grow out of control.
* ExtraOreDinary: Harry,
one of our intrepid buddies in the major races on story, chooses metal manipulation as his power.
* FunctionalMagic: Magic exists in the universe outside
Ludus are humanoid cats.
* TheReptilians: Another race
(Uluula mentions having minor wind magic before coming to Ludus), but it is far more prevalent on Ludus.
* SpaceElves: not only are
Ludus. Much of the elves from space, but planet is constructed in order to generate data on the character we get Dhu, magical spirits native to know is a princess.Ludus that inhabit everything and increase magical power.



* HumanAliens: Ludus is populated by what Dolos calls "the major human races:" Areva (elves), Mo'hali (beastmen), Adom (unknown), Fideli (lizardfolk), and Terrans. Since all the races can crossbreed easily, it seems that they are all descended from the same base stock.
* ImAHumanitarian: The goblins and orcs both eat people on a regular basis, even members of their own races from enemy tribes. Only the most barbaric eat their enemies ''alive'', however. Most of them consider this a minor sacrilege, and instead treat people as they would any other prey animal, to be killed efficiently and painlessly.
* ItGetsEasier: After that first act of destruction against some evil looking goblins, it gets easier to do it again. Especially after seeing the goblins butcher a kid.
* JerkassGods: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.
* MoralMyopia: Jeth is a thief, a rapist, and a murderer who blames everything wrong that happens in his life on someone else. When he keeps raping slaves to death, the other bandits stop him (because they want to be able to actually sell the slaves), and he blames the slaves for dying. When he is killed [[spoiler:by Mareena when he tries to rape her]], his father Yelm goes on the warpath against his "murderers." Yelm knows what Jeth was doing and that it was wrong, but he thought he'd "grow out of it."
%%* NewSuperPower: What super power book would be complete without the origin story?



* SuperSerum: Not so much a serum as a 'pill'. "
* NewSuperPower: What super power book would be complete without the origin story?
* ExtraOreDinary: Harry, one of our intrepid buddies in the story chooses metal manipulation as his power.
* PowerNullifier: The cat people have the ultimate answer to powers, turn them off! However, attempting to gain that power will almost always kill you.
* StoryBreakerPower: Jason may be able to break this story with his power.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Geek Jason could get all the girls...if he knew anything about girls.

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* PowerNullifier: The Mo'hali have the ultimate answer to powers--turn them off. Among other abilities, all Mo'hali Heroes can project an AntiMagic field that negates all magic and orb-Bonded abilities. However, attempting to bond with a Mo'hali Hero Ring usually kills you.
%%* TheReptilians: Another race on Ludus.
* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler:Yelm kills George and a number of children from Georgetown in revenge for the death of his son. Ignoring the fact that the little bastard deserved what he got and worse, no one from Georgetown had anything to do with it]].
* SpaceElves: The Areva are a long-lived race of pointy-eared humanoids with high technology. They are apparently the dominant race in the universe, and have dealings with most of the other races that have been kidnapped to populate Ludus. They hate being called elves, and before being kidnapped to Ludus most of them consider Terrans to be mythical monsters.
%%* StoryBreakerPower: Jason may be able to break this story with his power.
%%*
SuperSerum: Not so much a serum as a 'pill'. "
* NewSuperPower: What super power book would be complete without SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Dolos isn't so much a god as a powerful jackass.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld:
the origin story?
* ExtraOreDinary: Harry, one
main characters of our intrepid buddies in the story chooses metal manipulation as his power.
* PowerNullifier: The cat people have the ultimate answer
series are transported to powers, turn them off! However, attempting to gain that power will almost always kill you.
* StoryBreakerPower: Jason may be able to break this story with his power.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Geek Jason could get all the girls...if he knew anything about girls.
another world where they face great threats.


* ExtraOreDinary: One of our intrepid buddies in the story chooses metal manipulation as his power.

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* ExtraOreDinary: One Harry, one of our intrepid buddies in the story chooses metal manipulation as his power.



* StoryBreakerPower:
* CluelessChickMagnet:

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* StoryBreakerPower:
StoryBreakerPower: Jason may be able to break this story with his power.
* CluelessChickMagnet:CluelessChickMagnet: Geek Jason could get all the girls...if he knew anything about girls.


* HumanAliens:
* CatFolk:
* TheReptilians:
* SpaceElves:
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:
* OnePersonOnePower:
* SuperSerum:
* NewSuperPower:
* ExtraOreDinary:
* PowerNullifier:
* StoryBreakerPower:

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* HumanAliens:
HumanAliens: The aliens in this series would fit right in with any Star Trek episode.
* CatFolk:
CatFolk: Yep, one of the major races on Ludus are humanoid cats.
* TheReptilians:
TheReptilians: Another race on Ludus.
* SpaceElves:
SpaceElves: not only are the elves from space, but the character we get to know is a princess.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:
GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Yep, just like HumanAliens, the girls here are attractive and ready to be your poly-amorous girlfriend.
* OnePersonOnePower:
OnePersonOnePower: As part of the "Great Experiment" Dolos bestows powers to select individuals, one power each.
* SuperSerum:
SuperSerum: Not so much a serum as a 'pill'. "
* NewSuperPower:
NewSuperPower: What super power book would be complete without the origin story?
* ExtraOreDinary:
ExtraOreDinary: One of our intrepid buddies in the story chooses metal manipulation as his power.
* PowerNullifier:
PowerNullifier: The cat people have the ultimate answer to powers, turn them off! However, attempting to gain that power will almost always kill you.
* StoryBreakerPower:StoryBreakerPower:


* ItGetsEasier: After that first act of destruction against some evil looking goblins, it gets easier to do it again. Especially after seeing the goblins butcher a kid.
* DamselInDistress: The first major conflict of the story is saving a girl (Mareen) and her grandfather from being eaten by goblins.



* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:
* OnePersonOnePower:
* SuperSerum:
* NewSuperPower:
* ExtraOreDinary:
* PowerNullifier:
* StoryBreakerPower:
* CluelessChickMagnet:


Luckily, Henry and Jason studied [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)]] on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a [[Geek geeky]] IT programmer donít have many other useful skills on a [[EnforcedTechnologyLevels sword and sorcery world]] like Ludus.

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Luckily, Henry and Jason studied [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)]] on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a [[Geek geeky]] geeky IT programmer donít have many other useful skills on a [[EnforcedTechnologyLevels sword and sorcery world]] like Ludus.


* ''Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital'' (2017)

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* ''Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital'' (2017)
(estimated 2017)


* BuddyPicture: The central relationship of these stories is how a pair of friends handle their adventures.

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* BuddyPicture: The central relationship of these stories is how a pair of friends handle their adventures.adventures.
* HumanAliens:
* CatFolk:
* TheReptilians:
* SpaceElves:
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe:


Luckily, Henry and Jason studied Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a [[geeky IT programmer]] donít have many other useful skills on a sword and sorcery world like Ludus.

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Luckily, Henry and Jason studied [[UsefulNotes.HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) (HEMA)]] on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a [[geeky [[Geek geeky]] IT programmer]] programmer donít have many other useful skills on a [[EnforcedTechnologyLevels sword and sorcery world world]] like Ludus.



* JerkassGods: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.

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* JerkassGods: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.squished.
* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: Dolos enforces a specific technology level. In fact, trying to crawl out of that particular hole might lead to your early demise.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Dolos isn't so much a god as a powerful jackass.
* BuddyPicture: The central relationship of these stories is how a pair of friends handle their adventures.


* GodIsEvil: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.

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* GodIsEvil: JerkassGods: Dolos is not a benevolent god, he couldn't care less if you live or die, just don't be noticed or you may get squished.

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