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''Unexpected Diversions'' is the title of a collection of short stories by Creator/RoyceDay, following the adventures of Tez, an immortal elf, who finds himself enslaved to Maria, a Beast-Kin chimera who bought him for reasons a bit confusing even to her. As their relationship unfolds, there are frequent flashbacks to Tez's previous life, which has been extensive due to his status as ''The Eldest'', the oldest elf in existence.

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''Unexpected Diversions'' is the title of a collection of short stories by Creator/RoyceDay, following the adventures of Tez, an immortal elf, who finds himself enslaved to Maria, a Beast-Kin chimera who bought him for reasons a bit confusing even to her.

As their relationship unfolds, there are frequent flashbacks to Tez's previous life, which has been extensive due to his status as ''The Eldest'', the oldest elf in existence.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Tez is known as The Eldest, the oldest known elf in existence. While other elves have lived for three thousand years or more on average, he's lived for over ''three-hundred thousand'' years. It's left him with less than a complete grip on his sanity at times.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Tez is known as The Eldest, the oldest known elf in existence. While other elves have lived for three thousand years or more on average, he's lived for over ''three-hundred thousand'' years. It's left him with less than a complete grip on his sanity at times.times.
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* BittersweetEnding : Maria gets what she wants most in world, a large family of free descendants with extended half-elven lifespans. But in the final story she's been dead for hundreds of years and Tez can only move on, immortal stil, after the last of his children by Maria passes away.

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* BittersweetEnding : Maria gets what she wants most in world, a large family of free descendants with extended half-elven lifespans. But in the final story she's been dead for hundreds of years and Tez can only move on, immortal stil, still, after the last of his children by Maria passes away.


* EmotionalMaturityIsPhysicalMaturity: Averted by both main characters. Tez looks to be in his mid-twenties, but acts like the 300 millennia old creature he is, while Maria appears twice as old as she is, but is as uncertain as any teenager.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Tez is known as The Eldest, the oldest known elf in existence. While other elves have lived for three thousand years or more on average, he's lived for over ''three-hundred thousand'' years. It's left him with less than a complete grip on his sanity at times.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Tez is known as The Eldest, the oldest known elf in existence. While other elves have lived for three thousand years or more on average, he's lived for over ''three-hundred thousand'' years. It's left him with less than a complete grip on his sanity at times.


''Unexpected Diversions'' is the title of a collection of short stories by Royce Day, following the adventures of Tez, an immortal elf, who finds himself enslaved to Maria, a Beast-Kin chimera who bought him for reasons a bit confusing even to her. As their relationship unfolds, there are frequent flashbacks to Tez's previous life, which has been extensive due to his status as ''The Eldest'', the oldest elf in existence.

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''Unexpected Diversions'' is the title of a collection of short stories by Royce Day, Creator/RoyceDay, following the adventures of Tez, an immortal elf, who finds himself enslaved to Maria, a Beast-Kin chimera who bought him for reasons a bit confusing even to her. As their relationship unfolds, there are frequent flashbacks to Tez's previous life, which has been extensive due to his status as ''The Eldest'', the oldest elf in existence.


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* OurElvesAreDifferentOmnicidalManiac: On at least three different occasions Tez has attempted to wipe out all life in the world in an attempt to finally end his existence.
* OurElvesAreDifferent: They're immortal, and resistant to disease and changes in the weather, but "only" live an average of three thousands years due to the law of averages catching up with them and ending in terminal injury.
* ScrewYouElves: Mostly perpetuated by Tez himself, having lived long enough to be completely unimpressed by supposed claims of elven superiority.




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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Tez is known as The Eldest, the oldest known elf in existence. While other elves have lived for three thousand years or more on average, he's lived for over ''three-hundred thousand'' years. It's left him with less than a complete grip on his sanity at times.

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* BrainsAndBondage: He's also quite articulate for someone who spends a lot of time...


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* TheUnfettered: Tez's default. There's a good reason ''why'' you want as many fetters as possible on him.


* BittersweetEnding : Maria gets what she wants most in world, a large family of free descendants with extended half-elven lifespans. But in the final story she's been dead for hundreds of years and Tez can only move on, immortal stil, after the last of his children by Maria passes away.



* BoundAndGagged : He spends most of the title story wearing leather hadcuffs and tied down to various objects.
* ColdBloodedTorture:

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* BoundAndGagged : He spends most of the title story wearing leather hadcuffs handcuffs and tied down to various objects.
* ColdBloodedTorture:ColdBloodedTorture: Tez... is very good at this.


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* SlaveRace: Maria is a Beast-Kin, a magical construct created by a wizard to do his bidding. Fortunately when he passses away she's able to finangle her own freedom.

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[[caption-width-right:300:Tez steals a kiss while his portrait is being painted.]]


* GaryStu : And how!


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* GoGoEnslavement : Tez's default clothes during the course of the stories is just a pair of pants. If he's ''lucky''.


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tez's default clothes during the course of the stories is just a pair of pants. If he's ''lucky''.

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