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** Tattle, the leader of a thieving crew a main character gets recruited into, even partially shares her name with a character from [[{{Worm}} another very dark web serial.]]

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** Tattle, the leader of a thieving crew a main character gets recruited into, even is inspired by and partially shares her name with a character from [[{{Worm}} another very dark web serial.]]''Literature/{{Worm}}''.


** Jova’s “Just a horse? That’s weird.” conversation has suspicious similarities to another conversation in [[AvatarTheLastAirbender another world of Mix-and-Match Critters.]]

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** Jova’s “Just a horse? That’s weird.” conversation has suspicious similarities to another conversation in [[AvatarTheLastAirbender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender another world of Mix-and-Match Critters.]]


* OurGodsAreGreater: The people of Albumere almost all worship the Ladies Four, each named after one of the four seasons. Others worship the hollow trees, from which new tabula are made. [[spoiler:As of The Uncrowned King, one of the Ladies has been seen in the flesh: a winged woman who seems to appear and disappear as she pleases.]]

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* OurGodsAreGreater: OurGodsAreDifferent: The people of Albumere almost all worship the Ladies Four, each named after one of the four seasons. Others worship the hollow trees, from which new tabula are made. [[spoiler:As of The Uncrowned King, one of the Ladies has been seen in the flesh: a winged woman who seems to appear and disappear as she pleases.]]


* ActionGirl: Jova, after her training.

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* ActionGirl: Jova, after her training.training, becomes proficient with staffs despite her blindness.



* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Gopal and Sri.]]
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Rituu.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Gopal and Sri.Sri, after disappearing in Reap & Sow, come back in Beck & Call.]]
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Rituu.[[spoiler:Rituu, once it is revealed that Anjan killed him at the end of Reap & Sow.]]



* ComingOfAge
* CrapsackWorld

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* ComingOfAge
ComingOfAge: One for both of the main characters, Chaff and Jova.
* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: Of the immutable variety, since tabula can be used to easily abuse anyone and rip them away from their families.



* KnifeNut: Ell, who used a broken shiv to escape from the Marble Stronghold and is always seen with an old hunting knife on his belt.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MamaBear: Anjan, and how.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Every chapter cycles out a significant portion of the old cast for a set of new characters.
* MamaBear: Anjan, and how.[[spoiler:to the point that she is willing to kill when there is a hint that Jova is in danger.]]



* MixAndMatchCritters: And when they aren’t, they’re mixed and matched with ElementalPowers. Lampshaded by Roan.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: Weaseldogs, molebisons, and bathawks abound. And when they aren’t, aren’t these, they’re mixed and matched with ElementalPowers. Lampshaded by Roan.



* PapaWolf: Ell.

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* PapaWolf: Ell.Ell, who pulls a knife the moment he thinks Jova is in danger.



* PutOnABus: Happens frequently.

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* PutOnABus: Happens frequently.frequently with almost every chapter, from [[spoiler:Loom, to Gopal and Sri, to most of Tattle's crew, to Latius and Zain, and many, many others.]]


* Mon: Comparisons have been made between commanding the beasties of Albumere through tabula, and Pokémon.

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* Mon: {{Mon}}: Comparisons have been made between commanding the beasties beasts of Albumere through tabula, and Pokémon.


* TheBusCameBack: Gopal and Sri.

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* TheBusCameBack: Gopal [[spoiler:Gopal and Sri.]]


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* FearlessFool: Chaff has tendencies towards this whenever something he cares about is in danger.
--> "Yike. That was stupid."


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* LeParkour: The races of Shira Hay and the fighting style called Kennya Noni bear resemblances to this.


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* MamaBear: Anjan, and how.


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* PapaWolf: Ell.


* XenoFiction: So far, a giraffe and a frog have been PoV characters for a chapter.

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* XenoFiction: So far, a giraffe and a frog have been PoV POV characters for a chapter.

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->''Family, free will, individuality: here, these are not rights, but commodities.''

''[[http://albumere.wordpress.com/ Rasa]]'' is an ongoing epic fantasy WebSerialNovel, set in an [[WorldBuilding original world]] where the soul manifests outside of the body and where every living thing can be controlled with the resulting object, called a tabula. It follows a boy as he finds the tabula of a girl and sets out on an adventure to give it back to her, while both of them try to survive the CrapsackWorld that is Albumere. Things rapidly [[FromBadToWorse get worse]].

Things also rapidly get pretty weird. Albumere is host to nothing but MixAndMatchCritters and the occasional elemental animal, and due to the nature of the tabula, families (and trust) are virtually nonexistent. Characters run into walking trees, mysterious gods, and mysterious walking tree gods on their travels, all against a backdrop of [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized a revolution]] and civil war rocking the political landscape. Can be read ''[[http://albumere.wordpress.com/ here]]''.

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!!This series provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Jova, after her training.
* AgonyBeam: Tabula have one built in.
* AutomatonHorses: Averted, for the most part. Mounts, which in Albumere extend far beyond just horses, requires a lot of feeding and a lot of care. (One of the main characters even serves for some time as a stablehand.)
* TheBusCameBack: Gopal and Sri.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Rituu.]]
* CliffHanger: Like most web serials, chapters tend to end with these.
* ClusterFBomb: Loom drops them frequently. Other characters, too, to a lesser extent.
* CombatPragmatist: Everyone, but especially the wild children.
* ComingOfAge
* CrapsackWorld
* CurbStompBattle: Roan’s challenge to Ya Gol Gi is the quickest an 80 year-old man has seen in his lifetime.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Downplayed. Jova’s use of human echolocation after she is blinded certainly does not make up for her lack of vision, but it keeps her functional and has proved to be very useful.
* ElementalEmbodiment: All the spring/summer/winter/fall animals display this to some degree.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Jova’s accident in Ch. 1 Part 9.]]
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Not strictly speaking first episode, but first arc/chapter- [[spoiler:Jova is blinded]]. Also, a much less dramatic example, [[spoiler:Chaff is named Chaff]].
* GainingTheWillToKill: The wild children that live are those who are willing to do anything to survive. [[spoiler:Jova, too, as the series progresses.]]
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Royya states that it happens to many wild children, those in the endless plains of Shira Hay especially.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MercyKill: Chaff asks Loom why she doesn’t do that for Vhajja.
* MixAndMatchCritters: And when they aren’t, they’re mixed and matched with ElementalPowers. Lampshaded by Roan.
--> “Do you never think it strange that the wild beasts of Albumere are made of the pieces of each other? That the only ones who seem whole are those touched with the might of the Ladies? Does it not seem strange to you that we remember what those pieces are, but not why they have been melded together?”
* Mon: Comparisons have been made between commanding the beasties of Albumere through tabula, and Pokémon.
* NoSocialSkills: Many people, but Chaff especially, who has difficulty reading basic body language and facial expressions.
* OurGodsAreGreater: The people of Albumere almost all worship the Ladies Four, each named after one of the four seasons. Others worship the hollow trees, from which new tabula are made. [[spoiler:As of The Uncrowned King, one of the Ladies has been seen in the flesh: a winged woman who seems to appear and disappear as she pleases.]]
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: And how. On Albumere, souls manifest as amber disks of sap called tabula, which in turn form inside of trees called hollows entirely separate from where said person was born. Tabula:
** can be used to enslave the person linked to it, controlling not only their actions but their thoughts and feelings.
** can summon that person to its location. If someone else doesn’t do it in the first four years of someone’s life, it happens on its own, which is why there basically aren’t families in Albumere.
** can temporarily increase the strength of the being linked to it, although the specifics of this process have not yet been explained.
** can be found for both animals and humans. But not plants.
** break when the being linked to it dies. Likewise, the being dies when it breaks.
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to the way tabula work, EVERYONE (except Jova).
* PutOnABus: Happens frequently.
* ShoutOut:
** Jova’s “Just a horse? That’s weird.” conversation has suspicious similarities to another conversation in [[AvatarTheLastAirbender another world of Mix-and-Match Critters.]]
** Tattle, the leader of a thieving crew a main character gets recruited into, even partially shares her name with a character from [[{{Worm}} another very dark web serial.]]
* StreetUrchin: The default state of living for wild children in the cities.
* ThemeNaming: Some nations and cultures have these, ranging from obvious to subtle:
** Hak Mat Do names are made of three short mono- or disyllabic words. (ex: Rho Hat Pan, Dal Ak Gan, La Ah Abi)
** Moscoleon names are four letters long, in accordance with their worship of the Ladies Four (ex: Zain, Copo, Arim, Roan)
** Shira Hay names have double letters in them, following the duality theme of the duarchs and the Twin Libraries (ex: Deppash, Vhajja, Kharr Ta, Teyya Lay)
** Wild names are actual words or compounds of actual words (ex: Chaff, Loom, Dock)
* XenoFiction: So far, a giraffe and a frog have been PoV characters for a chapter.
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