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* LoopholeAbuse: This is actively encouraged by the Blackguards during testing as fighting smarter means you're more likely to survive. Since there aren't that many Blackguards to begin with it's a bit of a priority. [[spoiler:A notable example is when Kip and Teia hire a courier to deliver their money to them so they don't have to fight an entire gauntlet of thugs after being publicly and loudly given eight danars. They're called on it and Ironfist points out that if you're charged with protecting a VIP underhandedness is preferable to having to run the gauntlet.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: Kip has a tendency to do this. When he is assigned a math problem where they need to figure out exactly how much Blue Luxin is needed to replace a broken counterweight, Kip [[spoiler: skips the problem entirely with the idea to use Blue Luxin to repair the broken weight instead.]]
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This is also actively encouraged by the Blackguards during testing because, as fighting smarter means you're more likely to survive. Since one Blackguard puts in, "Blackguards don't cheat, they win". Explicit rules are strongly enforced, but Loophole abuse is expected, probably because there aren't that many Blackguards to begin overall so finding recruits who can come up with it's clever ways to avoid danger and keep themselves alive (while completing the mission) is a bit of a high priority. [[spoiler:A A notable example is when [[spoiler: Kip and Teia hire a courier for a single danar to deliver their money the other 7 danars that were given to them so they don't have to fight an entire gauntlet of thugs after being publicly and loudly given eight danars. They're called on it and the money. The other trainees who worked together to run the gauntlet are upset they sidestepped the challenge, but Ironfist points out that if you're charged with protecting a VIP underhandedness to avoid fights all together is preferable to having to run the gauntlet.best way to deal with the situation.]]



* NamesToRunAwayFrom: [[spoiler:''Murder Sharp'']]

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* NamesToRunAwayFrom: [[spoiler:''Murder Sharp'']]Sharp'']]. Also [[spoiler: Marrow Sucker]].



* MeaningfulName: Gavin ''Guile'', for crying out loud. More like the whole Guile family, really.

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* MeaningfulName: Gavin ''Guile'', for crying out loud. More like and the the whole Guile family, really.


* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Andross Guile appears to be an abrasive, heartless old bastard. Dig a little deeper, and you'll find he's a ''power-mad'', abrasive, heartless old bastard. Lovely.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Andross Guile appears to be an abrasive, heartless old bastard. Dig a little deeper, and you'll find he's a ''power-mad'', abrasive, heartless old bastard. At one point he apologizes to [[spoiler: Kip]] and notes that it's been over 20 years since he apologized last. Lovely.


* FantasyWorldMap: Included at the beginning of every book. Note that ''south is up.''

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* FantasyWorldMap: Included at the beginning of every book. Note that It can be somewhat confusing to follow at first as ''south is up.''up,'' a fact that is never actually addressed.


** on the literal other end of the spectrum is chi- described as the in-universe incarnation of LightIsNotGood, its drafter's habit of suddenly dropping dead on the battlefield as their bodies seem to decay in hours or dying a slow death from pervasive tumors clearly mark it as the X-ray and higher bands.

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** on the literal other end of the spectrum is chi- described as the in-universe incarnation of LightIsNotGood, both LightEmUp and HolyIsNotSafe, its drafter's habit of suddenly dropping dead on the battlefield as their bodies seem to decay in hours or dying a slow death from pervasive tumors clearly mark it as the X-ray and higher bands.


** on the literal other end of the spectrum is chi- described as the in-universe incarnation of LightIsNotGood, its drafter's habit of suddenly dropping dead on the battlefield as their bodies seem to decay in hours or a dying slow death from pervasive tumors clearly mark it as the X-ray and higher bands.

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** on the literal other end of the spectrum is chi- described as the in-universe incarnation of LightIsNotGood, its drafter's habit of suddenly dropping dead on the battlefield as their bodies seem to decay in hours or dying a dying slow death from pervasive tumors clearly mark it as the X-ray and higher bands.


** Subrud is infra-red radiation, hence its incendiary properties and usefulness for night operations

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** Subrud Subred is infra-red radiation, hence its incendiary properties and usefulness for night operations



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* BlackEyesOfEvil: paryl's bad reputation isn't helped by the fact that drafting it requires the ability to open one's irises beyond normal human limits, giving this appearance while it's being used. As a color with properties lending it to clandestine uses, however, the reputation is [[ZigZaggedTrope not entirely undeserved]].



* FictionalColour: Paryl, which is hard to draft and extremely weak. There are also other "invisible" colours mentioned, but never discussed further as they are considered blasphemous. [[spoiler: Aside from chi, which is implied to lead to tumors after multiple uses.]]
** Paryl is clearly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terahertz_radiation Terahertz radiation]] (allowing the drafter to see metal through clothing)

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* FictionalColour: Subverted- all of the colors of luxin actually exist on the electromagnetic spectrum, with the caveat that some are "colors":
** Subrud is infra-red radiation, hence its incendiary properties and usefulness for night operations
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Paryl, which is hard to draft and extremely weak. There are also other "invisible" colours mentioned, but never discussed further as they are a mysterious color often considered blasphemous. [[spoiler: Aside from chi, which blasphemous by those who even know it exists as more than myth, is implied to lead to tumors after multiple uses.]]
** Paryl is clearly
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terahertz_radiation Terahertz radiation]] (allowing radiation]]. Among other uses, the color allows the drafter to see metal through clothing)clothing and probe the interior of otherwise solid materials.
** In duress, one paryl drafter also managed to channel a "deeper" form of paryl that induced pain in those it touched- a band of the spectrum we call microwaves.
** on the literal other end of the spectrum is chi- described as the in-universe incarnation of LightIsNotGood, its drafter's habit of suddenly dropping dead on the battlefield as their bodies seem to decay in hours or a dying slow death from pervasive tumors clearly mark it as the X-ray and higher bands.
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* ProphetEyes: long-term use of paryl without adequate protection leads many of its users to graduate from BlackEyesOfEvil to this trope, again fitting its uses as in part a color of "sight beyond sight"


* ColorCodedWizardry: Called Luxin. Where the different colors not only determine what kind of magic the drafter has but his/her personality as well. To a degree anyway.

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* ColorCodedWizardry: Called Luxin. Where Luxin (using Luxin is called drafting, the different colors not only determine what kind of magic the users are called drafters). A drafter has but his/her a subset of colors they can use, usually one, sometimes several. Each color has unique properties and limitations a drafter has to work within. Each color also has a unique influence on a user's personality as well. To a degree anyway.while it is being used, although experienced drafters are better at controlling this.


* ImprobableAimingSkills: The pirate known as Gunner is indisputably regarded as the best shot in the seven satrapies.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: The pirate known as Gunner is indisputably regarded as the best shot in the seven satrapies. His real name isn't even Gunner, he's just such an excellent shot that no one calls him anything else.


* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Gavin at the end of the second book. After being stabbed by the Marrow Sucker, known as the Blinding Knife in story, he is rendered incapable of drafting and becomes completely colorblind.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Gavin at the end of the second book. After being stabbed by the Marrow Sucker, also known as the Blinding Knife in story, he is rendered incapable of drafting and becomes completely colorblind.]]


* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Gavin at the end of the second book. After being stabbed by the Marrow Sucker, he is rendered incapable of drafting and becomes completely colorblind.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Gavin at the end of the second book. After being stabbed by the Marrow Sucker, known as the Blinding Knife in story, he is rendered incapable of drafting and becomes completely colorblind.]]


* ''The Burning White'' (expected publication 2018)

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* ''The Burning White'' (expected publication 2018)
release 22 October 2019)


* An as-yet-untitled concluding volume

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* An as-yet-untitled concluding volume
''The Burning White'' (expected publication 2018)

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* NamesToRunAwayFrom: [[spoiler:''Murder Sharp'']]


** Except Prisms, who don't halo at all.

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** Except Prisms, who don't halo at all. [[spoiler: subverted, as it's revealed that Prisms can indeed break the halo, in the fourth book. But this is played straight in the fact that Gavin is revealed to be a black luxin user, able to absorb luxin from others, and use it. The ability to use black luxin does indeed, drive him mad.]]

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