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* Pirate: inevitable characters in this type of setting. “The Tempest Strait” is told from the point of view of a pirate crew, which just lost its captain. The plot of “The Golden Chain” centers around the title treasure, hidden by 18th century pirate. Chinese and Malay pirates are mentioned in a number of works.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite his reputation as a romantic writer, Grin has several darker stories, most notably "The Grey Automobile", which is {{MindScrew}}y and has a strong flavor of Decadence. The 1987 adaptation ''Film/MisterDesigner'' took this UpToEleven: it switched the setting to actual Decadent era in pre-revolutionary Russia and gave the story a decidedly horror feel.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite his reputation as a romantic writer, Grin has several darker stories, most notably "The Grey Gray Automobile", which is {{MindScrew}}y and has a strong flavor of Decadence. The 1987 adaptation ''Film/MisterDesigner'' took this UpToEleven: it switched the setting to actual Decadent era in pre-revolutionary Russia and gave the story a decidedly horror feel.



* MindScrew: "The Grey Automobile". By the end it is strongly implied that the protagonist Ebenezer Sidney went off his rails: he believes that his girlfriend is [[LivingStatue a living wax sculpture]], and that he's pursued by an infernal grey car. All of this may or may not be true.
* MurderousMannequin: Ebenezer Sidney of "The Grey Automobile" is convinced the woman named Corrida el Basso, whom he is infatuated with, is a mannequin come to life that he saw shortly before a town over. It's not impossible she is, but it's more likely that Ebenezer isn't all there.

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* MindScrew: "The Grey Gray Automobile". By the end it is strongly implied that the protagonist Ebenezer Sidney went off his rails: he believes that his girlfriend is [[LivingStatue a living wax sculpture]], and that he's pursued by an infernal grey gray car. All of this may or may not be true.
* MurderousMannequin: Ebenezer Sidney of "The Grey Gray Automobile" is convinced the woman named Corrida el Basso, whom he is infatuated with, is a mannequin come to life that he saw shortly before a town over. It's not impossible she is, but it's more likely that Ebenezer isn't all there.



* SinisterCar: In ''The Grey Automobile'', the protagonist Ebenezer Sidney [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes has a phobia of cars]], and believes that he's being stalked by the titular grey vehicle. However, the story pretty heavily implies [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness that he's going off his rails]], so [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it remains ambiguous whether it's true or not]].

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* SinisterCar: In ''The Grey Gray Automobile'', the protagonist Ebenezer Sidney [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes has a phobia of cars]], and believes that he's being stalked by the titular grey gray vehicle. However, the story pretty heavily implies [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness that he's going off his rails]], so [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it remains ambiguous whether it's true or not]].



* TheCasino: Lerch's casino from "The Grey Automobile".

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* TheCasino: Lerch's casino from "The Grey Gray Automobile".



* UnreliableNarrator: Ebenezer Sidney from "The Grey Automobile" may be this; see MindScrew.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Ebenezer Sidney from "The Grey Gray Automobile" may be this; see MindScrew.

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* MurderousMannequin: Ebenezer Sidney of "The Grey Automobile" is convinced the woman named Corrida el Basso, whom he is infatuated with, is a mannequin come to life that he saw shortly before a town over. It's not impossible she is, but it's more likely that Ebenezer isn't all there.

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!Grinlandia works with their own pages:

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* ''Literature/ScarletSails''
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* SinisterCar: In ''The Grey Automobile'', the protagonist Ebenezer Sidney [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes has a phobia of cars]], and believes that he's being stalked by the titular grey vehicle. However, the story pretty heavily implies [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness that he's going off his rails]], so [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it remains ambiguous whether it's true or not]].


* DoesNotLikeShoes: A lot of female characters have a penchant for going barefoot, including Assol from "Scarlet Sails", Molly from "The Golden Chain", and Daisy from "She Who Runs on the Waves".

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: A lot of female characters have a penchant for going barefoot, including Assol from "Scarlet Sails", ''Literature/TheScarletSails'', Molly from "The Golden Chain", and Daisy from "She Who Runs on the Waves".


* UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau: Some art and architecture described in the stories have this feel.

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* UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau: ArtNouveau: Some art and architecture described in the stories have this feel.


The stories are set in a heavily romanticized version of 1910s-1920s, with some references and nods towards earlier epochs, such as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. It has heroic sailors and sea captains, eccentric aristocrates, scientists, idealistic young girls, criminals and elegant villains along with some elements of magic and science fiction.

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The stories are set in a heavily romanticized version of 1910s-1920s, with some references and nods towards earlier epochs, such as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. It has They feature heroic sailors and sea captains, eccentric aristocrates, scientists, idealistic young girls, criminals and elegant villains along with some elements of magic and science fiction.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite his reputation as a romantic writer, Grin has several darker stories, most notably "The Grey Autumobile", which is {{MindScrew}}y and has a strong flavor of Decadence. The 1987 adaptation ''Film/MisterDesigner'' took this UpToEleven: it switched the setting to actual Decadent era in pre-revolutionary Russia and gave the story a decidedly horror feel.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite his reputation as a romantic writer, Grin has several darker stories, most notably "The Grey Autumobile", Automobile", which is {{MindScrew}}y and has a strong flavor of Decadence. The 1987 adaptation ''Film/MisterDesigner'' took this UpToEleven: it switched the setting to actual Decadent era in pre-revolutionary Russia and gave the story a decidedly horror feel.


* TheEdwardianEra: The stories are implied to take place during this period.


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* EdwardianEra: The stories are implied to take place during this period.

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* UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau: Some art and architecture described in the stories have this feel.

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Grinlandia is a fantasy realm which is the setting for stories by Russian writer Alexander Grin. It is implied that it exists on the real world map, but its exact location is different to pinpoint: the place itself is obviously exotic and non-European, but its inhabitants, their names and culture are vaguely Western European. Generally, it looks like FantasyCounterpartCulture of European sea colonies.

The stories are set in a heavily romanticized version of 1910s-1920s, with some references and nods towards earlier epochs, such as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. It has heroic sailors and sea captains, eccentric aristocrates, scientists, idealistic young girls, criminals and elegant villains along with some elements of magic and science fiction.

The stories were originally written in Russian, but some English translations are available.

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* AlternateHistory: The series' use of fictional geographic locations alongside with real ones and the combination of early 20 century technologies with romantic aspects of earlier epochs implies this trope.
* BarefootLoon: Assol is a CloudCuckoolander with a penchant for going barefoot.
* CloudCuckoolander: Assol, who believes in fairy tales and a prince who will come for her on a ship with scarlet sails.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Despite his reputation as a romantic writer, Grin has several darker stories, most notably "The Grey Autumobile", which is {{MindScrew}}y and has a strong flavor of Decadence. The 1987 adaptation ''Film/MisterDesigner'' took this UpToEleven: it switched the setting to actual Decadent era in pre-revolutionary Russia and gave the story a decidedly horror feel.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: A lot of female characters have a penchant for going barefoot, including Assol from "Scarlet Sails", Molly from "The Golden Chain", and Daisy from "She Who Runs on the Waves".
* MindScrew: "The Grey Automobile". By the end it is strongly implied that the protagonist Ebenezer Sidney went off his rails: he believes that his girlfriend is [[LivingStatue a living wax sculpture]], and that he's pursued by an infernal grey car. All of this may or may not be true.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Arthur Grey learned from the locals that Assol is waiting for her prince on a ship with scarlet sails, bought some scarlet cloth for his sails, and ''became'' that prince.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Firmly on the idealistic side.
* TheCasino: Lerch's casino from "The Grey Automobile".
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: See MindScrew.
* UnreliableNarrator: Ebenezer Sidney from "The Grey Automobile" may be this; see MindScrew.

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