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''Sherwood Forest'' is a series of {{novelette}}s and {{novellas}} by Laura [=McVey=] based on the Myth/RobinHood myths. It tells the story of Robin of Locksley, who returns home to Nottingham with his friend John and a prisoner of war, Shaima, in tow, only to discover that the Sheriff he appointed to keep the peace while he was gone has burned his house down, seized control, and imprisoned Robin's wife in the castle. The series is electronically published and was released in monthly installments beginning in June 2014.

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''Sherwood Forest'' is a series of {{novelette}}s and {{novellas}} {{novella}}s by Laura [=McVey=] based on the Myth/RobinHood myths. It tells the story of Robin of Locksley, who returns home to Nottingham with his friend John and a prisoner of war, Shaima, in tow, only to discover that the Sheriff he appointed to keep the peace while he was gone has burned his house down, seized control, and imprisoned Robin's wife in the castle. The series is electronically published and was released in monthly installments beginning in June 2014.



Being a Robin Hood adaptation, the series has a cast of core characters whom you'll find in most versions of the legend:
* {{Robin Hood}}, a disillusioned Crusader who's driven to hiding in Sherwood Forest while he tries to figure out how to defeat the Sheriff. As of the first story in the series, Homecoming, he's suffering from some pretty serious ''HeroicBSOD''

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Being a Robin Hood adaptation, the series has a cast of core characters whom you'll find in most versions of the legend:
* {{Robin Hood}}, a disillusioned Crusader who's driven to hiding in Sherwood Forest while he tries to figure out how to defeat the Sheriff. As of the first story in the series, Homecoming, "Homecoming", he's suffering from some pretty serious ''HeroicBSOD''a HeroicBSOD.



* Marian, Robin's wife, who is (as of "Robbing the Rich") still a prisoner in Nottingham Castle. She uses her position to try and manipulate/undermine the Sheriff from within.
* the Sheriff of Nottingham, who took over Nottingham while Robin was away, raised taxes, lets his guards run amuck attacking the villagers, and is Robin's primary antagonist.

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* Marian, Robin's wife, who is (as of "Robbing the Rich") still a prisoner in Nottingham Castle. She uses her position to try to manipulate and manipulate/undermine undermine the Sheriff from within.
* the The Sheriff of Nottingham, who took over Nottingham while Robin was away, raised taxes, lets his guards run amuck attacking the villagers, and is Robin's primary antagonist.



* AccidentalKidnapping: [[spoiler:Robin didn't intend to kidnap Shaima; she'd snuck into the Crusaders' camp intending to avenge her dead brother and got caught. The other soldiers wanted to execute her, but Robin managed to persuade them that he could neutralize the threat by taking her prisoner. Shaima, of course, doesn't exactly see this as a noble deed; she just knows she's been dragged halfway around the world, away from everything she knows and loves, and is now living in the woods.]]

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* AccidentalKidnapping: [[spoiler:Robin Robin didn't intend to kidnap Shaima; she'd snuck into the Crusaders' camp intending to avenge her dead brother and got caught. The other soldiers wanted to execute her, but Robin managed to persuade them that he could neutralize the threat by taking her prisoner. Shaima, of course, doesn't exactly see this as a noble deed; she just knows she's been dragged halfway around the world, away from everything she knows and loves, and is now living in the woods.]]



* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Will to Robin in "Homecoming."
* TheCaper: Robin, John, and Much get up to this in "Robbing the Rich," at Much's suggestion.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much
* DisappearedDad: Will is Robin and Marian's foster son; his biological father has not been mentioned thus far.
** This changes in "Sins of the Father," when Will's biological dad comes to town. Will's overjoyed, until he realizes that [[spoiler:he's working for the Sheriff and wants Will to join him.]]
* DontYouDarePityMe: Shaima to Will the first time they meet.
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Robin
** TheLancer: Much
** TheSmartGuy: Will
** TheBigGuy: John
** TheChick: Shaima
* HandsOnApproach: Will offering to teach Shaima how to fight can be seen as an example of this.
* HeroicBSOD: Robin is not dealing with the aftermath of the Crusade very well.
* HonorAmongThieves: Goes with the territory.

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* %%* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.
* %%* CallingTheOldManOut: Will to Robin in "Homecoming."
* %%* TheCaper: Robin, John, and Much get up to this in "Robbing the Rich," at Much's suggestion.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Much
* DisappearedDad: Will is Robin and Marian's foster son; his biological father has not been mentioned thus far.
** This changes
is absent until he comes to town in "Sins of the Father," when Father". Will's biological dad comes to town. Will's overjoyed, overjoyed until he realizes that [[spoiler:he's working for the Sheriff and wants Will to join him.]]
* %%* DontYouDarePityMe: Shaima to Will the first time they meet.
* %%* FiveManBand
** %%** TheLeader: Robin
** %%** TheLancer: Much
** %%** TheSmartGuy: Will
** %%** TheBigGuy: John
** %%** TheChick: Shaima
* %%* HandsOnApproach: Will offering to teach Shaima how to fight can be seen as an example of this.
* %%* HeroicBSOD: Robin is not dealing with the aftermath of the Crusade very well.
* %%* HonorAmongThieves: Goes with the territory.



* KangarooCourt: The Sheriff holds court at the castle once a month, but if you have a complaint to make against him or his guards, or he's accused you of something, you're pretty well screwed.
** In "Homecoming," a girl comes to the court claiming that Gisbourne tried to rape her. The Sheriff tells her that Gisbourne will pay for the dress he ripped.
* MagnificentBastard: The Sheriff gets off a few good zingers.

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* KangarooCourt: The Sheriff holds court at the castle once a month, but if you have a complaint to make against him or his guards, or he's accused you of something, you're pretty well screwed.
**
screwed. In "Homecoming," a girl comes to the court claiming that Gisbourne tried to rape her. The Sheriff tells her that Gisbourne will pay for the dress he ripped.
* MagnificentBastard: The Sheriff gets off a few good zingers.
ripped.



* TrueBlueFemininity: More than once, Marian is described as wearing a blue dress.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: mostly because "home" has been burned to the ground.
** As of "Foreigner," Shaima can't go back to Jaffa because there's no way for her to get safe passage.

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* %%* TrueBlueFemininity: More than once, Marian is described as wearing a blue dress.
* %%* YouCantGoHomeAgain: mostly because "home" has been burned to the ground.
** %%** As of "Foreigner," Shaima can't go back to Jaffa because there's no way for her to get safe passage.


->''Home. Where was home, now? Nowhere he recognized.

->But perhaps that wasn’t the problem. Perhaps he’d been gone so long, and fighting so hard that the Crusade had melted him down and forged him into something new- a valuable tool for God’s war, but entirely unusable for anything else.''

Sherwood Forest is a web series by Laura McVey, with a new addition (a short story, usually in the 13, 000 range) released on the fifteenth of every month. It tells the story of Robin of Locksley, who returns home to Nottingham with his friend John and a prisoner of war, Shaima, in tow, only to discover that the Sheriff he appointed to keep the peace while he was gone has burned his house down, seized control, and imprisoned Robin's wife in the castle.

'''Being a Robin Hood adaptation, the series has a cast of core characters who you'll find in most versions of the legend:'''

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->''Home. ->''"Home. Where was home, now? Nowhere he recognized.

->But perhaps that wasn’t the problem. Perhaps he’d been gone so long, and fighting so hard that the Crusade had melted him down and forged him into something new- a valuable tool for God’s war, but entirely unusable for anything else.
recognized.''

Sherwood Forest ->''"But perhaps that wasn't the problem. Perhaps he'd been gone so long, and fighting so hard that the Crusade had melted him down and forged him into something new- a valuable tool for God's war, but entirely unusable for anything else."''

''Sherwood Forest''
is a web series of {{novelette}}s and {{novellas}} by Laura McVey, with a new addition (a short story, usually in the 13, 000 range) released [=McVey=] based on the fifteenth of every month.Myth/RobinHood myths. It tells the story of Robin of Locksley, who returns home to Nottingham with his friend John and a prisoner of war, Shaima, in tow, only to discover that the Sheriff he appointed to keep the peace while he was gone has burned his house down, seized control, and imprisoned Robin's wife in the castle. \n\n'''Being The series is electronically published and was released in monthly installments beginning in June 2014.

'''Titles in this series:'''
# "Homecoming"
# "Foreigner"
# "Robbing the Rich"
# "Fools and Liars"
# "Sins of the Father"
# "Blood Libel"
# "Pestilence"
# "Allies"
# "Evil Works"
# "The Absent King"

'''Cast of characters:'''
Being
a Robin Hood adaptation, the series has a cast of core characters who whom you'll find in most versions of the legend:'''legend:



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** As of "Foreigner," Shaima can't go back to Jaffa because there's no way for her to get safe passage.

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** As of "Foreigner," Shaima can't go back to Jaffa because there's no way for her to get safe passage.passage.
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** This changes in "Sins of the Father," when Will's biological dad comes to town. Will's overjoyed, until he realizes that [[spoiler:he's working for the Sheriff and wants Will to join him.]]


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* MagnificentBastard: The Sheriff gets off a few good zingers.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Much

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* TrueBlueFemininity: More than once, Marian is described as wearing a blue dress.


* AccidentalKidnapping: Robin didn't intend to kidnap Shaima; she'd snuck into the Crusaders' camp intending to avenge her dead brother and got caught. The other soldiers wanted to execute her, but Robin managed to persuade them that he could neutralize the threat by taking her prisoner. Shaima, of course, doesn't exactly see this as a noble deed; she just knows she's been dragged halfway around the world, away from everything she knows and loves, and is now living in the woods.

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* AccidentalKidnapping: Robin [[spoiler:Robin didn't intend to kidnap Shaima; she'd snuck into the Crusaders' camp intending to avenge her dead brother and got caught. The other soldiers wanted to execute her, but Robin managed to persuade them that he could neutralize the threat by taking her prisoner. Shaima, of course, doesn't exactly see this as a noble deed; she just knows she's been dragged halfway around the world, away from everything she knows and loves, and is now living in the woods.]]


* {{Blood-Splattered Innocents}}: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.

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* {{Blood-Splattered Innocents}}: BloodSplatteredInnocents: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.


* {{Blood-Splattered Innocent}}: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.

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* {{Blood-Splattered Innocent}}: Innocents}}: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.


* BloodSplatteredInnocent: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.

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* BloodSplatteredInnocent: {{Blood-Splattered Innocent}}: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.


* Blood-SplatteredInnocent: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.

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* Blood-SplatteredInnocent: BloodSplatteredInnocent: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.

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* Blood-SplatteredInnocent: Will, after the first time he kills someone in battle.

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* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Robin
** TheLancer: Much
** TheSmartGuy: Will
** TheBigGuy: John
** TheChick: Shaima


* AdviceBackfire: Thomas tells Allan that he'll need better financial prospects before he'll consider allowing him and Bess to get married. So Allan goes out and gets a job. Working for the Sheriff. Who Thomas is trying to raise a rebellion against. Needless to say, it doesn't help.

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* AdviceBackfire: Thomas tells Allan that he'll need better financial prospects before he'll consider allowing him and Bess to get married. So Allan goes out and gets a job. [[spoiler: Working for the Sheriff. Who Thomas is trying to raise a rebellion against. ]] Needless to say, it doesn't help.

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* AdviceBackfire: Thomas tells Allan that he'll need better financial prospects before he'll consider allowing him and Bess to get married. So Allan goes out and gets a job. Working for the Sheriff. Who Thomas is trying to raise a rebellion against. Needless to say, it doesn't help.


* SilkHidingSteel: Marian seems pretty helpless, until she starts orchestrating prison breakouts under the Sheriff's nose.

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* SilkHidingSteel: Marian seems pretty helpless, until she starts orchestrating prison breakouts under the Sheriff's nose.nose.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: mostly because "home" has been burned to the ground.
** As of "Foreigner," Shaima can't go back to Jaffa because there's no way for her to get safe passage.

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