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* AttackReflector: Story "Vashanka's Minion" in ''Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn''. The Hell Hound named Tempus has a magical sword that can cause ranged weapons (such as a magical enemy-seeking boomerang) to return and kill their user.


* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The city of Sanctuary has the Vulgar Unicorn and Golden Lizard taverns. Several vague descriptions of the Vulgar Unicorn's sign are given, including "... that animal improbably engaging itself" and similar.

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* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The WretchedHive city of Sanctuary has the Vulgar Unicorn and Unicorn, Golden Lizard and Diving Bird taverns. Several vague descriptions of the Vulgar Unicorn's sign are given, including "... that animal improbably engaging itself" and similar.

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* DeathByDepower: Any Blue Star Adept worth the name will quickly accumulate enemies and wind up being followed around by at least one death curse that he must constantly ward off with his own power. Any time in the series that a Blue Star Adept is shown being stripped of his powers, death follows immediately.

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''Thieves' World'' is a dark urban fantasy SharedUniverse created by Creator/RobertAsprin in 1978 and mostly focused on the city of Sanctuary. It drew in authors like Creator/PoulAnderson, Creator/JohnBrunner, Creator/AndrewJOffutt, Creator/CJCherryh, Creator/JanetMorris and Creator/MarionZimmerBradley (with the first ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' story) to contribute, and generated a buttload of books (12 short story compilations, 8 official novels, some graphic novel adaptations of the compilations and roleplaying adaptations from the likes of Creator/{{Chaosium}} and Creator/{{FASA}}) before it went on hiatus in 1989.

Then in 2002 Creator/LynnAbbey published a new novel in the universe, ''Sanctuary'' which re-started the series several decades later. Two additional anthologies were published, as well as D20 books from Creator/GreenRonin.

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''Thieves' World'' is a dark urban fantasy SharedUniverse created by Creator/RobertAsprin Robert Asprin in 1978 and mostly focused on the city of Sanctuary. It drew in authors like Creator/PoulAnderson, Creator/JohnBrunner, Creator/AndrewJOffutt, Andrew J. Offutt, Creator/CJCherryh, Creator/JanetMorris Janet Morris and Creator/MarionZimmerBradley (with the first ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' story) to contribute, and generated a buttload of books (12 short story compilations, 8 official novels, some graphic novel adaptations of the compilations and roleplaying adaptations from the likes of Creator/{{Chaosium}} and Creator/{{FASA}}) before it went on hiatus in 1989.

Then in 2002 Creator/LynnAbbey Lynn Abbey published a new novel in the universe, ''Sanctuary'' which re-started the series several decades later. Two additional anthologies were published, as well as D20 books from Creator/GreenRonin.



* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The city of Sanctuary has the Vulgar Unicorn and Golden Lizard taverns. Several vague descriptions of the Vulgar Unicorn's sign are given, including "...that animal improbably engaging itself" and similar.

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* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The city of Sanctuary has the Vulgar Unicorn and Golden Lizard taverns. Several vague descriptions of the Vulgar Unicorn's sign are given, including "... that animal improbably engaging itself" and similar.



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%%* * GoodThingYouCanHeal: TempusTempus, as part of his BlessedWithSuck.



%%* JerkAssGods: Most of them, most of the time.

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%%* * JerkAssGods: Most of them, most of the time.



* MoralityAdjustment: Jubal after realizing it's his own fault that he got the crap beaten out of him and then had healing GoneHorriblyWrong was still a crimelord, but more wise, considerate and even willing to spend efforts for common benefit, e.g. [[spoiler:setting Chenaya's bright, but dislocated brain straight or "Envoy of Sanctuary" project]].

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* MoralityAdjustment: Jubal Jubal, after realizing it's his own fault that he got the crap beaten out of him and then had healing GoneHorriblyWrong GoneHorriblyWrong, was still a crimelord, but more wise, considerate and even willing to spend efforts for common benefit, e.g. [[spoiler:setting Chenaya's bright, but dislocated brain straight or the "Envoy of Sanctuary" project]].



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%%* WretchedHive* WretchedHive: Sanctuary.


''Thieves' World'' is a dark urban fantasy SharedUniverse created by Creator/RobertAsprin in 1978 and mostly focused on the city of Sanctuary. It drew in authors like Creator/PoulAnderson, Creator/JohnBrunner, Creator/AndrewJOffutt, Creator/CJCherryh, Creator/JanetMorris and Creator/MarionZimmerBradley (with the first ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' story) to contribute, and generated a buttload of books (12 short story compilations, 8 official novels, some graphic novel adaptations of the compilations and roleplaying adaptations from the likes of Chaosium and FASA) before it went on hiatus in 1989.

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''Thieves' World'' is a dark urban fantasy SharedUniverse created by Creator/RobertAsprin in 1978 and mostly focused on the city of Sanctuary. It drew in authors like Creator/PoulAnderson, Creator/JohnBrunner, Creator/AndrewJOffutt, Creator/CJCherryh, Creator/JanetMorris and Creator/MarionZimmerBradley (with the first ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' story) to contribute, and generated a buttload of books (12 short story compilations, 8 official novels, some graphic novel adaptations of the compilations and roleplaying adaptations from the likes of Chaosium and FASA) of Creator/{{Chaosium}} and Creator/{{FASA}}) before it went on hiatus in 1989.


* ConstrainedWriting: In "The Secret of the Blue Star", MarionZimmerBradley carefully tried to [[spoiler: avoid referring to the gender of the magician Lythande to conceal the TwistEnding that [[SamusIsAGirl Lythande is a woman]].]] She did slip up at one point, however.

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* ConstrainedWriting: In "The Secret of the Blue Star", MarionZimmerBradley Creator/MarionZimmerBradley carefully tried to [[spoiler: avoid referring to the gender of the magician Lythande to conceal the TwistEnding that [[SamusIsAGirl Lythande is a woman]].]] She did slip up at one point, however.


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* BloodBrothers
* BreakoutCharacter: Tempus Thales
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* CurseOfTheAncients: "Crow!"
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* DisposingOfABody
* EatTheEvidence

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Tempus

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* LowFantasy
* JerkAssGods: Most of them, most of the time.
* KingOfTheHomeless

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* PowerTattoo: The Blue Star Adepts

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* WelcomeToTheBigCity: In "Looking For Satan" by Vonda [=McIntyre=].
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* UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}: S'Danzo. Colorful, famous for [[FortuneTeller fortune-telling]] and infamous for curses... Though in this region mostly settled.


* HeroesWantRedheads - And it's frequently reciprocated. The ones who get to know her closer tend to change their opinion quickly, though. Whether due to her... rather unusual habits, acting batshit crazy at times or ego bigger than the prince's palace.



* RedHeadedHero: Chenaya Vigeles, "Daughter Of The Sun".
** IdiotHero / RoyalBrat - Generous, powerful, clever, beautiful... and extremely immature in some respects. Divine blessing from such a young age spoiled her even more than her high status possibly could.
** HeroesWantRedheads - And it's frequently reciprocated. The ones who get to know her closer tend to change their opinion quickly, though. Whether due to her... rather unusual habits, acting batshit crazy at times or ego bigger than the prince's palace.


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* RoyalBrat - Generous, powerful, clever, beautiful... and extremely immature in some respects. Divine blessing from such a young age spoiled her even more than her high status possibly could.

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* DesperateObjectCatch: The sorcerous globe Niko tosses to Randal.


''Thieves' World'' is a dark urban fantasy SharedUniverse created by Creator/RobertAsprin in 1978 and mostly focused on the city of Sanctuary. It drew in authors like Creator/PoulAnderson, Creator/JohnBrunner, Creator/AndrewJOffutt, Creator/CJCherryh, Creator/JanetMorris and Creator/MarionZimmerBradley to contribute, and generated a buttload of books (12 short story compilations, 8 official novels, some graphic novel adaptations of the compilations and roleplaying adaptations from the likes of Chaosium and FASA) before it went on hiatus in 1989.

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''Thieves' World'' is a dark urban fantasy SharedUniverse created by Creator/RobertAsprin in 1978 and mostly focused on the city of Sanctuary. It drew in authors like Creator/PoulAnderson, Creator/JohnBrunner, Creator/AndrewJOffutt, Creator/CJCherryh, Creator/JanetMorris and Creator/MarionZimmerBradley (with the first ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' story) to contribute, and generated a buttload of books (12 short story compilations, 8 official novels, some graphic novel adaptations of the compilations and roleplaying adaptations from the likes of Chaosium and FASA) before it went on hiatus in 1989.





* TheArchmage: Hazard mages.

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* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The city of Sanctuary has the Vulgar Unicorn and Golden Lizard taverns. Several vague descriptions of the Vulgar Unicorn's sign are given, including "...that animal improbably engaging itself" and similar.
* TheArchmage: Hazard Hazard-class mages.

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