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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Rakdos Cultists.
* AlwaysGetsHisMan: Kos

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* %%* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Rakdos Cultists.
* %%* AlwaysGetsHisMan: Kos



* BiggerBad
** In the first book, Szadek, to Savra's BigBad.
** [[spoiler:Augustin IV]] becomes this to Szadek in ''Dissension''.



* CityPlanet

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** Happens again sometime before Return to Ravnica.[[spoiler: Feather became the Boros Guildmaster by virtue of being the only surviving original Angel, but was overthrown and imprisoned by another Angel, Aurelia.]]

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** Happens again sometime before Return to Ravnica.[[spoiler: Feather [[spoiler:Feather became the Boros Guildmaster by virtue of being the only surviving original Angel, but was overthrown and imprisoned by another Angel, Aurelia.]]



* KnightTemplar: Augustin IV.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Szadek]] behind Savra.

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* GreaterScopeVillain
** In the first book, Szadek, to Savra's BigBad.
** [[spoiler:Augustin IV]] becomes this to Szadek in ''Dissension''.
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KnightTemplar: Augustin IV.
* %%* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Szadek]] behind Savra.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''Dissension'' takes a chapter, or thereabouts, to explain that the reason why the plane of Ravnica is so horribly screwed up is because [[spoiler: Agrus made it a point to arrest Szadek as a member of the Boros Legion]]. Minor problem with that, though: [[spoiler:the Guildpact was designed to maintain the existence of all ten Guilds. Without House Dimir, the Guildpact was actively screwing up.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''Dissension'' takes a chapter, or thereabouts, to explain that the reason why the plane of Ravnica is so horribly screwed up is because [[spoiler: Agrus [[spoiler:Agrus made it a point to arrest Szadek as a member of the Boros Legion]]. Minor problem with that, though: [[spoiler:the Guildpact was designed to maintain the existence of all ten Guilds. Without House Dimir, the Guildpact was actively screwing up.]]



* ResurrectedForAJob: Borca, and, later, [[spoiler:Agrus Kos]].

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* TakeOverTheWorld
* ThreeLinesSomeWaiting

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* %%* ThreeLinesSomeWaiting


The '''''Ravnica Cycle''''' is a trilogy of tie-in novels by Cory J. Herndon, set on the eponymous {{City Plane|t}} of Ravnica, that corresponds to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Ravnica'' block.

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The '''''Ravnica Cycle''''' ''Ravnica Cycle'' is a trilogy of tie-in novels by Cory J. Herndon, set on the eponymous {{City Plane|t}} of Ravnica, that corresponds to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Ravnica'' block.

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The '''''Ravnica Cycle''''' is a trilogy of tie-in novels by Cory J. Herndon, set on the eponymous {{City Plane|t}} of Ravnica, that corresponds to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Ravnica'' block.

Each of the three novels is mostly self-contained:

* ''Ravnica'': [[http://magiccards.info/rav/en/190.html Agrus Kos]], a wojek officer, is investigating the death of his partner, with the help of said partner, who's been ResurrectedForAJob. Fonn is a rookie ledev in the Selesnya Conclave, escorting an important dignitary to the capital. Jarad is a devkarin elf who holds a high position in the Golgari Swarm. Their paths collide when they stumble upon a conspiracy that threatens all of Ravnica.
* ''Guildpact'': Agrus Kos is retired and living a quiet life in the wild, untamed Utvara district, which has recently come under the management of Orzhov heiress and advokist [[http://magiccards.info/gp/en/134.html Teysa Karlov]], who intends to shake the place up. Meanwhile, the Izzet courier Crix gets lost and is captured by a clan of Gruul barbarians. When a mad scientist threatens to destroy the world, they'll all have to work together to stop him.
* ''Dissension'': After mysteriously disappearing in the first book, the angels have returned...and they're all dead. Meanwhile, another conspiracy rears its head, and Agrus Kos [[spoiler:is raised from the dead]] to investigate it. On top of all this, the city is being destroyed by [[RentAZilla giant monsters]].

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!!The ''Ravnica Cycle'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AbandonedWarehouse: Agrus Kos and Myczil Zunich investigate one at the beginning of the first book.
* AlternativeCalendar: The first chapter takes place on the 17th day of Griev in the year 9943 Z.C.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Rakdos Cultists.
* AlwaysGetsHisMan: Kos
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Nephilim, who grow to {{Kaiju}} sizes after eating some dragon brains in the third book.
* BecomingTheCostume: Thanks to a faulty "performance enchantment", a troupe of actors wreaks a little accidental havoc in Chapter 2 of ''Ravnica'' when the guy playing a bloodthirsty Gruul chieftain gets a little ''too'' in-character.
* BiggerBad
** In the first book, Szadek, to Savra's BigBad.
** [[spoiler:Augustin IV]] becomes this to Szadek in ''Dissension''.
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:Kos]] does a fair amount of jumping about in ''Dissension''.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: In the final battle of the first book, [[spoiler:Sunhome and the angels are nowhere to be found]]. They don't return until [[spoiler:the end of the next book]], and we don't find out what really happened until 'Dissension''.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Let's just say leadership in the Golgari Swarm has a high turnover rate.
* CityPlanet
* DarkIsNotEvil: While Savra followed Szadek's plan, most of the Golgari were outside of the conflict, and eventually another member of this guild, Jarad, becomes a protagonist.
* EvilGloating
** {{Lampshaded}} with Hauc in ''Guildpact''. When he starts gloating about his master plan, Agrus Kos thinks he sounds like a cliché storybook villain.
** Momir Vig gets in on the action when he captures Kos in ''Dissension''.
* FallenAngel: Well, more like "demoted". Feather has her wings bound and is made to serve as a wojek as a punishment.
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Agrus Kos gets killed at the end of ''Guildpact''. He's raised from the dead in ''Dissension''.]]
* HiveMind: The Selesnya Conclave. All the members are connected by the song, which they can always hear in their heads.
* GoodRunningEvil: Jarad becomes the new Golgari guildmaster and resolves to put a stop to their various [[KickTheDog pointless acts of evil]], like human sacrifices.
* KnightTemplar: Augustin IV.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Szadek]] behind Savra.
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Agrus Kos is sent to infiltrate the Simic Combine to discover how Momir Vig is involved with Szadek... so he's somewhat surprised and chagrined when Momir Vig begins {{Monologuing}} about his own, completely separate plot to TakeOverTheWorld.
* MoralSociopathy: The Azorius, who care more about laws and order than about the common people the laws are supposed to protect.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Myczil Zunich's approximate reaction when he discovers that [[spoiler:he's just accidentally killed a little girl]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''Dissension'' takes a chapter, or thereabouts, to explain that the reason why the plane of Ravnica is so horribly screwed up is because [[spoiler: Agrus made it a point to arrest Szadek as a member of the Boros Legion]]. Minor problem with that, though: [[spoiler:the Guildpact was designed to maintain the existence of all ten Guilds. Without House Dimir, the Guildpact was actively screwing up.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Feather, a.k.a. Pierakor Az Vinrenn D'rav. At least to most people; the other angels and officials like the Azorius tribunal use her real name.
* OrderVersusChaos: The major conflict that led to the founding of the Guildpact.
* RentAZilla: Nephilim, Kraj, and even Rakdos himself get a chance to trample the city in the third book.
* ResurrectedForAJob: Borca, and, later, [[spoiler:Agrus Kos]].
* SecondhandStorytelling: In the first book, the founding of the Guildpact is told through an in-universe stage performance, complete with narration.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* ThreeLinesSomeWaiting
* VisionaryVillain: Both Zomaj Hauc, Augustin IV and Momir Vig qualify.
* WhenItAllBegan: We eventually learn that the events of Kos's flashback in the first book were important to almost all of the main characters.
* TheWormThatWalks: Lupul, the shapeshifting Dimir monstrosity.
* XanatosGambit: Szadek's {{plan}}. Plan A: [[spoiler:Get Savra initiated into the Conclave, then kill her, destroying the rest of the Conclave with her, thanks to the mind link. Without their power upholding it, the Guildpact will be shattered]]. Plan B: [[spoiler:The Conclave recovers in time and the Guildpact is not destroyed, but Szadek's defeat and subsequent arrest breaks the balance of power in the Guildpact by removing the tenth guild, causing it to crumble anyway]]. Either way, the Guildpact is destroyed and Szadek wins.
* YouCantThwartStageOne
** In the first book, [[spoiler:the heroes fail to thwart Savra's initiation into the Conclave, allowing Szadek's machinations to bear fruit]]. As a result, they have to stop the bad guys at the very last minute.
** In the second book, [[spoiler:the heroes fail to thwart Hauc's hatching the dragon eggs]]. As a result, they have to [[spoiler:fight a dragon!]]

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