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* NotBadForAnX: Theloc concedes that Ralph is ''"not unintelligent, for an ape."'' As part of the Fefethil's request of Ralph that he try to find the Tomb of Sephotic for them so they can hide it somewhere else, Theloc also admits that, if Ralph did manage this, he would stop calling humans apes. [[spoiler: At the end, Theloc leaves a tombstone engraved with the Psalm 8 quote above where Sephotic's tomb used to be]].

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* NotBadForAnX: NotBad: Theloc concedes that Ralph is ''"not unintelligent, for an ape."'' As part of the Fefethil's request of Ralph that he try to find the Tomb of Sephotic for them so they can hide it somewhere else, Theloc also admits that, if Ralph did manage this, he would stop calling humans apes. [[spoiler: At the end, Theloc leaves a tombstone engraved with the Psalm 8 quote above where Sephotic's tomb used to be]].


* BeastMan: The Fefethil are anthropomorphic cats and the Wawaka, anthropomorphic dogs; described as looking like cheetahs and alsatians, respectively. Both are resemble humanoids with animal heads, tails and ears, animal eyes and hands with five fingers rather than three or four.



* PettingZooPeople: The Fefethil are anthropomorphic cats and the Wawaka, anthropomorphic dogs; described as looking like cheetahs and alsatians, respectively. Both are essentially upright walking humanoids with animal heads, tails and ears, animal eyes and more human hands; five fingered rather than three or four.


Not to be confused with ''Urn Burial, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk,'' by Sir Thomas Browne. Or ''Urn Burial'', a PhryneFisher novel that takes its title from that scholarly tome.

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Not to be confused with ''Urn Burial, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk,'' by Sir Thomas Browne. Or ''Urn Burial'', a PhryneFisher Literature/PhryneFisher novel that takes its title from that scholarly tome.


* EldritchAbominations: The Attock, who came from...somewhere, possibly outside of the universe, [[OmnicidalManiac glory in sadism, torture and slaughter]] and whose bodies were a bizarre mix of horns, hooves and eyes that, even when they're dead, suggest that they'd like nothing better than to turn you inside out [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]]

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* EldritchAbominations: EldritchAbomination: The Attock, who came from...somewhere, possibly outside of the universe, [[OmnicidalManiac glory in sadism, torture and slaughter]] and whose bodies were a bizarre mix of horns, hooves and eyes that, even when they're dead, suggest that they'd like nothing better than to turn you inside out [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]]


* {{AlienNon-InterferenceClause}}: The SufficientlyAdvancedAlien races are supposed to keep out of the affairs of planets which are not yet part of the galactic community, a crime punishable by death or by transportation to the prison camps of Bremis Three.

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* {{AlienNon-InterferenceClause}}: AlienNonInterferenceClause: The SufficientlyAdvancedAlien races are supposed to keep out of the affairs of planets which are not yet part of the galactic community, a crime punishable by death or by transportation to the prison camps of Bremis Three.


[[caption-width-right:300:What is Man that thou art mindful of him? ''[[TheBible Psalm 8, v 3]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:What is Man that thou art mindful of him? ''[[TheBible ''[[Literature/TheBible Psalm 8, v 3]]'']]



* {{AlienNon-InterferenceClause}}: The {{sufficiently advanced alien}} races are supposed to keep out of the affairs of planets which are not yet part of the galactic community, a crime punishable by death or by transportation to the prison camps of Bremis Three.

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* {{AlienNon-InterferenceClause}}: The {{sufficiently advanced alien}} SufficientlyAdvancedAlien races are supposed to keep out of the affairs of planets which are not yet part of the galactic community, a crime punishable by death or by transportation to the prison camps of Bremis Three.


Not to be confused with ''Urn Burial, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk,'' by Sir Thomas Browne. Or ''Urn Burial'', a PhyrneFisher novel that takes its title from that scholarly tome.

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Not to be confused with ''Urn Burial, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk,'' by Sir Thomas Browne. Or ''Urn Burial'', a PhyrneFisher PhryneFisher novel that takes its title from that scholarly tome.


Not to be confused with ''Urn Burial, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk,'' by Sir Thomas Browne.

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Not to be confused with ''Urn Burial, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk,'' by Sir Thomas Browne. Or ''Urn Burial'', a PhyrneFisher novel that takes its title from that scholarly tome.

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* GreatWhiteHunter: Prepoc is described as glorying in the hunt and taking a savage joy in pursuing his quarry in battle; facing them honourably but not stupidly and trying to take as many as possible down with a single shot. It's a holdover from the days before he was Fefethil war-leader and hunted game for food.


* DeflectorShields: Fefethil and Wawaka ships both have deflector shields. Fefethil one's are more advanced than the Wawak's, and rather than being entirely invisble, create a highly reflective surface. This ''may'' be purely to deflect/reflect the Wawaka lasers.



* EldritchAbominations: The Attock, who came from...somewhere, possible outside of the universe, [[OmnicidalManiac glory in sadism, torture and slaughter]] and whose bodies were a bizarre mix of horns, hooves and eyes that, even when they're dead, suggest that they'd like nothing better than to turn you inside out [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]]
* DeflectorShields: Fefethil and Wawaka ships both have deflector shields. Fefethil one's are more advanced than the Wawak's, and rather than being entirely invisble, create a highly reflective surface. This ''may'' be purely to deflect/reflect the Wawaka lasers.

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* EldritchAbominations: The Attock, who came from...somewhere, possible possibly outside of the universe, [[OmnicidalManiac glory in sadism, torture and slaughter]] and whose bodies were a bizarre mix of horns, hooves and eyes that, even when they're dead, suggest that they'd like nothing better than to turn you inside out [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]]
* DeflectorShields: Fefethil and Wawaka ships both have deflector shields. Fefethil one's are more advanced than the Wawak's, and rather than being entirely invisble, create a highly reflective surface. This ''may'' be purely to deflect/reflect the Wawaka lasers.
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* HumansAreSpecial: In spite of prevailing opinion being the above, that humans are a dangerously insane species that going to be trouble in the long run Lord Merethon, the creator, believes that they have an as yet un-realised potential and should be left along to find it.

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* HumansAreSpecial: In spite of prevailing opinion being the above, that humans are a dangerously insane species that going to be trouble in the long run Lord Merethon, the creator, believes that they have an as yet un-realised potential and should be left along alone to find it.


* HumansAreSpecial: In spite of prevailing opinion being the above, that humans are a dangerously insane species that going to be trouble in the long run, Lord Merethon, the creator believes that they have an as yet un-realised potential and should be left along to find it.

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* HumansAreSpecial: In spite of prevailing opinion being the above, that humans are a dangerously insane species that going to be trouble in the long run, run Lord Merethon, the creator creator, believes that they have an as yet un-realised potential and should be left along to find it.

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* HumansAreSpecial: In spite of prevailing opinion being the above, that humans are a dangerously insane species that going to be trouble in the long run, Lord Merethon, the creator believes that they have an as yet un-realised potential and should be left along to find it.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Fefethil use their advanced technology to wipe the memories of humans who've come into contact with them or with the Wawaka. Usually they just do this, as many of the people they've encountered in the past have been hysterical or catatonic; with Ralph, since he was conscious and aware and had come into contact with them via discovery rather than abduction, they let him choose. [[spoiler: After the Wawaka attack at the end of the book, the Fefethil put everything back the way it was and wipe everyone's memories (except Ruby and Ralph's) of the event.]]

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