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** The Ptahr are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warriors]] who are also rapists and [[BestalityIsDepraved zoophiles]].

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** The Ptahr are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warriors]] who are also rapists and [[BestalityIsDepraved [[BestialityIsDepraved zoophiles]].


** The Ptahr are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warriors]] who are also rapists and zoophiles.

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** The Ptahr are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warriors]] who are also rapists and zoophiles.[[BestalityIsDepraved zoophiles]].


-->''Indeed, the attitudes of the Ghault women seemed to seep into Tcho women, leaving them a restive lot. [[AmazonChaser Khrr was not sure he liked this development, but certainly it made the world more interesting.]]''

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-->''Indeed, ''Indeed, the attitudes of the Ghault women seemed to seep into Tcho women, leaving them a restive lot. [[AmazonChaser Khrr was not sure he liked this development, but certainly it made the world more interesting.]]''

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* CripplingCastration: Happens to James Cook, courtesy of the Tsalal.


* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8PB3viZck "Skibbereen"]], about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal instead of British oppression, that can be seen as filling this niche.

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* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8PB3viZck "Skibbereen"]], about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal instead of British oppression, that can be seen as filling an example of this niche.trope.


* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8PB3viZck "Skibbereen"]], about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal instead of British oppression, can be seen as filling this niche.

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* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8PB3viZck "Skibbereen"]], about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal instead of British oppression, that can be seen as filling this niche.


* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song "Skibbereen" about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal can be seen as filling this niche.

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* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song "Skibbereen" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8PB3viZck "Skibbereen"]], about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal instead of British oppression, can be seen as filling this niche.

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* FilkSong: There is an InUniverse version of the RealLife Irish rebel song "Skibbereen" about the Irish genocide at the hands of the Tsalal can be seen as filling this niche.
-->''My son, I loved my native land with energy and pride\\
Till the dark and terrible day came when our emerald isle died\\
When the blood and gore spilt by the Tsalal stained the heather green\\
And that's the cruel reason why I left old Skibbereen.''

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* AlienSpaceBats: Antarctica's climate is drastically different from RealLife, but nothing else about the world's climate or sea level is different from OTL. The author readily admits that this is a highly implausible scenario that exists only to set up the narrative.


* DeathWorld: The native lifeforms of Antarctica are just plain ''nasty''. There are the Gugs, ants that shoot fire, giant platypi that have evolved to be similar to crocodilians, and a kind of small mammal whose bite sends humans into comas. [[IncrediblyLamePun And that's just the tip of the iceberg...]]

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* DeathWorld: The native lifeforms of Antarctica are just plain ''nasty''. There are the Gugs, ants that shoot fire, giant platypi that have evolved to be similar to crocodilians, and a kind of small mammal whose bite sends humans into comas. [[IncrediblyLamePun And that's just the tip of the iceberg...]]It's like ''Australia 2.0''.

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* GroinAttack: Inverted with southern koalas, which have a venomous barb evolved from the penis bone.

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** It's strongly implied that the Tsalal reduced the Irish, in whole or in part, to this.

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* [[SewerGator Sewer Gugs]]: During a 2014 radio Q&A about invasive species, Dr. Jarrod Aseneskak is asked about the possibility of Gugs living in the New York sewer system. He explains that there was one who survived down there for about a month back in the 1960's, but it died. Nowadays, with so many cameras, it'd be impossible for them to survive down there undetected. [[spoiler: Except he's wrong. There are whole ''families'' of Gugs who've made their home in the New York sewer, disguising themselves as homeless people with hats and overcoats. And there have been many cases of missing pets and persons attributed to them...]]


* AustralianWildlife: A lot of Antarctica's wildlife is descended from Australian animals--and, true to the reputation of Australia, it's all incredibly dangerous.

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* AustralianWildlife: UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife: A lot of Antarctica's wildlife is descended from Australian animals--and, true to the reputation of Australia, it's all incredibly dangerous.


* TheAlcoholic: The Ghault accidentally invented liquor and have developed particular rituals about it.

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* TheAlcoholic: The Ghault accidentally invented liquor and have developed particular rituals about it.



* BeneathTheEarth: The Tsalal created numerous subterranean settlements called sunken cities. Tcho Tcho is the biggest sunken city, home to more than two million Tsalal, many unique species, and the oldest still-inhabited known human city.
* BestialityIsDepraved: Some species of hive monkeys were bred specifically to use the females as concubines for the Tsalal.

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* BeneathTheEarth: The Tsalal created numerous subterranean settlements called sunken cities. Tcho Tcho Tcho-Tcho is the biggest sunken city, home to more than two million Tsalal, many unique species, and the oldest still-inhabited known human city.
* BestialityIsDepraved: BestialityIsDepraved:
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Some species of hive monkeys were bred specifically to use the females as concubines for the Tsalal.Tsalal.
** The Ptahr are said to have a particularly... ''close'' relationship with their Shaghut mounts.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Tsalal civilizations in general have morals that are far removed from regular human beings'. The Hali engaging in torture as a leisure activity is one particularly terrifying example.



* ButNotTooForeign: Johnny Tsalal. Hunter S. Thompson took comfort in this.

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* ButNotTooForeign: Johnny Tsalal. Tsalal, a third-generation half-Tsalal who Hunter S. Thompson took travels with. Hunter takes comfort in this.



* DefectorFromDecadence: To some extent, Chal Lovegrove, the Tsalal interviewed in "Ask Me About Tcho-Tcho!". While he's quick to defend the Tsalal people from the flak it gets from the rest of the modern world, he still considers cannibalism and torture to be abhorrent, and has even joined an Anti-Cannibalism League that persuaded many restaurants to take HumanResources off the menu.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Nightmare Children, ChildSoldiers who were raised to be complete and utter psychopaths from birth, were viewed as horrific and cruel even by the Tsalal.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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The Nightmare Children, ChildSoldiers who were raised to be complete and utter psychopaths from birth, were viewed as horrific and cruel even by the Tsalal.Tsalal.
** The Cold Islanders' totalitarianism and penchant for mad science have made them pariahs among all the other Tsalal civilizations.



* EvilerThanThou: The other Tsalal consider the Cold Islanders to be this for reasons that an outsider would consider trivial, such as wearing the color white. [[spoiler: [[MadScientist And being obsessed with creating]] "[[BodyHorror Remade Men]]"]]
* FeatheredFiend: Antarctic teratorns (type C) are two-hundred-pound acid-spewing, horn-tufted killer birds with faces sort of like a big cat, a tiger or lion, except with a jagged beak instead of a muzzle.
* GodIsEvil: The central tenet of the Zhu religion: God, or "The Malevolent", as they call him, has singled out the Zhu for torment, and the only way to fight back is to band together and destroy the demons God sends after them-- which in practice means everyone else.

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* EvilerThanThou: The other Tsalal consider the Cold Islanders to be this for reasons that an outsider would consider trivial, such as wearing the color white. [[spoiler: [[MadScientist And being obsessed with creating]] "[[BodyHorror Remade Men]]"]]
Men]]".]]
* FeatheredFiend: Antarctic teratorns (type C) are two-hundred-pound acid-spewing, horn-tufted killer birds with faces sort of like a big cat, a tiger or lion, except with a jagged beak instead of a muzzle.
* GodIsEvil: The central tenet of the Zhu religion: God, or "The Malevolent", as they call him, has singled out the Zhu for torment, and the only way to fight back is to band together and destroy the demons God sends after them-- which in practice means everyone else. In modern times, this last part seems to have been discarded in favor of something close to secular humanism, if Chal Lovegrove's AMA is any indication.
* HopeSpot: The first Yag culture was one of the nicest Tsalal civilizations around, despite their penchant for HumanSacrifice. They had advanced technology, had a proto-democratic system of government, and abstained from cannibalism. Then [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Urtulu]] destroyed the Water Kings' dams, causing a great flood that destroyed the settlements of the First Yag. There were survivors, but the "civilized" Yag were gone, replaced with the brutal necrophiliacs that would later form the great Yag empires.



* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: The Sicaripods, kangaroo-like marsupials with deadly claws on their feet. They come in different sizes, from small mice-like critters to man-sized beasts.
* KillerRabbit: The Kuddly Kritter or Tsalal Koala looks like a big Australian Koala Bear and is one of nastiest species from Green Antarctica.

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* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: The Sicaripods, kangaroo-like marsupials with deadly claws on their feet. They come in different sizes, from small mice-like mouse-like critters to man-sized beasts.
* KillerRabbit: The Kuddly Kritter or Tsalal Koala looks like a big Australian Koala Bear and is one of the nastiest species from Green Antarctica.



* LukeNounverber: The Tsalal have a mythological hero who's title is "the childraper".

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* LukeNounverber: The Tsalal have a mythological hero who's whose title is "the childraper".childraper".
* {{Matriarchy}}: The Ghault. Since their women were forbidden from drinking alcohol while pregnant, they tended to outnumber the menfolk, who had a bad habit of dying young from violence. As a result, they tended to assume high positions of authority. The result was an inflexible, conservative culture ruled by Witch Queens, several of whom would rival Hali's Kings in Yellow in their viciousness and cruelty.



* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Ghault and Tcho-Tcho women have a repute among Tsalal as being strong-willed and aggressive.
-->''That had been the great shock of the Ghault, Khrr mused. The women, forthright, confident, even aggressive, with such a sense of their own self possession. A Ghault wife was a terrifying and arousing prospect, a promise of unfathomable marital ecstasies and unceasing domestic battle.''\\
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-->''Indeed, the attitudes of the Ghault women seemed to seep into Tcho women, leaving them a restive lot. [[AmazonChaser Khrr was not sure he liked this development, but certainly it made the world more interesting.]]''
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: To some extent, Chal Lovegrove, the Tsalal interviewed in "Ask Me About Tcho-Tcho!". While he's quick to defend the Tsalal people from the flak it gets from the rest of the modern world, he still considers cannibalism and torture to be abhorrent, and has even joined an Anti-Cannibalism League that persuaded many restaurants to take HumanResources off the menu.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
** The first King in Yellow, Iskr, has the sobriquet of "the Childraper".
** One later Tsalal civilization is named "the Necrophile Empire".



* OrangeAndBlueMorality: The Tsalal civilization in general, but especially the Hali.
* PeopleZoo: Irish in Tsalal Zoos are quite popular.

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* OrangeAndBlueMorality: The Tsalal civilization in general, but especially the Hali.
* PeopleZoo: Irish in Tsalal Zoos zoos are quite popular.



** The Yag are necrophiliacs.

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** The Yag are necrophiliacs.[[ILoveTheDead necrophiliacs]].



** The Ptahr are rapists.
** The Hali are {{Torture Technician}}s.
** The Ghault are drunkards.

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** The Ptahr are rapists.
[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warriors]] who are also rapists and zoophiles.
** The Hali are cultured {{Torture Technician}}s.
** The Ghault are drunkards.[[TheAlcoholic drunkards]] ruled by a {{matriarchy}}.



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The Tsalal use children as guidance systems for their bigger rockets and space program. And they don't understand why the Northerners are so upset about it.

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The Tsalal use children as guidance systems for their bigger rockets and space program. And they They don't understand why the Northerners are so upset about it.



** To Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and his famous adventure/horror novella ''Literature/TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket''. The very name of the disturbing Antarctic natives of this AlternateHistory is kind of a dead giveaway. The story by Poe featured the "Tsalals", black-skinned, black-toothed evil natives living near the South Pole. The author has acknowledged this series was InspiredBy them.
** Also, to virtually every other MysteriousAntarctica piece of fiction ever written. including those by Creator/HPLovecraft : The ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Plateau of Leng]]'', complete with wierd landscape, architecture and really disturbing inhabitants. That, and... Surprise ! [[RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman Lovecraft himself is a journalist]] in this AlternateHistory, who travels to Antarctica to study all the weird and creepy native civilizations (and get some ideas for his short stories, presumably). Another Lovecraft shout out is the name of the city of Tcho-Tcho, named after his race of cannibalistic Mythos-worshipers.

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** To Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and his famous adventure/horror novella ''Literature/TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket''. The very name of the disturbing Antarctic natives of this AlternateHistory is kind of a dead giveaway. The story by Poe featured the "Tsalals", "Tsalal", black-skinned, black-toothed evil natives living near the South Pole. The author has acknowledged this series was InspiredBy them.
** Also, to virtually every other MysteriousAntarctica piece of fiction ever written. including those by Creator/HPLovecraft : The ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Plateau of Leng]]'', complete with wierd landscape, architecture and really disturbing inhabitants. That, and... Surprise ! and [[RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman Lovecraft himself is a journalist]] in this AlternateHistory, who travels to Antarctica to study all the weird and creepy native civilizations (and get some ideas for his short stories, presumably). Another Lovecraft shout out is the name of the city of Tcho-Tcho, named after his race of cannibalistic Mythos-worshipers.



* SlaveRace: The Gugs are a a kind of [[BeePeople eusocial]] gorilla-sized monkeys that drag their prey underground, rip their legs off so they can't get away, keep them alive so they can "use" (rape) them, and then eventually eat them. However, the Tsalal have found a way to domesticate them. This involves the Gug master wearing the skin of a Gug king, castrating the young males, and raping and beating them daily to show them who's boss. They are used in both mine labor, and as shock troops. They are also smart enough to use human tools and weapons.

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* SlaveRace: The Gugs are a a kind of [[BeePeople eusocial]] eusocial gorilla-sized monkeys that drag their prey underground, rip their legs off so they can't get away, keep them alive so they can "use" (rape) them, and then eventually eat them. However, the Tsalal have found a way to domesticate them. This involves the Gug master wearing the skin of a Gug king, castrating the young males, and raping and beating them daily to show them who's boss. They are used in both mine labor, and as shock troops. They are also smart enough to use human tools and weapons.

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