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* AristocratAreEvil: Traft argues the Iorden nobility, and their supposed elven allies, are all opportunistic leeches ready to serve whoever or do whatever to keep themselves rich and in charge and everyone else down. He executes defiant and submissive nobles alike because, when asked who they serve, nobody ever thinks of saying, ďthe people.Ē And honestly, heís not entirely wrong.


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* HiddenBackupPrince: Gunther had been aware of Reganís existence but otherwise ignored his basted grandaughter until the rest of his immediate family died, suddenly needing to officially recognize her as heir to keep his family on the throne.


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* RagsToRoyalty: This had been the intended plan for Regan, but a murder here, a suspicious ally there, and a massacre throwing everything out of whack has led to very few people acknowledging her royal status, and Regan being not very keen on broadcasting it anyway.


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* Later, while on the run from the city guard, Nelson tries to take a page from AssassinsCreed by suggesting they hide in a nearby haystack. Jen shoots this down, pointing out that real guards aren't going to [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy lose interest and forget everything happened]] after a few minutes of laying low.


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* StrangelyArousing: Nelson finds Regan's metaphor concerning blood, sex, and how men donít miss either until sheís taken away both hot for some reason. Resident horn dog Billy finds that more off putting than the metaphor.


* RagingStifie: Despite his best efforts to concentrate on anything else but the women sharing a horse with him, Nelson's libido can't help but react to the intimacy. Regan, of course, notices and comments.

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* RagingStifie: RagingStiffie: Despite his best efforts to concentrate on anything else but the women sharing a horse with him, Nelson's libido can't help but react to the intimacy. Regan, of course, notices and comments.

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Vagina. Admit it, you just stifled a snicker. Nia and Regan, who use more flowery or crass descriptions respectively for female anatomy, find Jen's neutral term funny as hell, cracking up every time she says it.


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* KidsAreCruel: Ardel has been a horrible monster since he was a child, a fact not at all helped by his father's laissez-faire parenting and "Boys will be boys" attitude towards Ardel's nascent cruel streak. At best he was tormenting his twin sister to the point of tears on a regular basis, but this culminated in pressuring his cousin to rape a drunken Arlene on their thirteenth birthday.


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* LastNameBasis: Regan is her last name, which nearly everyone uses despite everyone else being on a first name basis. Even Brenan, who one would think would have begun acknowledging her as a Guernatal following her ascension to the throne. Makes some sense though, as Aerona is a name from a looked down upon time of history, so she seems to have been encouraged to go by her middle name, Margaret. She refers to herself as Maggie when alone.


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* RagingStifie: Despite his best efforts to concentrate on anything else but the women sharing a horse with him, Nelson's libido can't help but react to the intimacy. Regan, of course, notices and comments.


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* SecurityBlanket: Jen's iPhone serves as a reminder of her world, comforting her whenever she needs a distraction. It's rather telling that it's only after the phone runs out of battery that she is put in a state of mind detached and angry enough to murder somebody.


* ArsonMurderJaywalking: Among the false charges of treason and blasphemy Ardel

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* ArsonMurderJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Among the false charges of treason and blasphemy Ardel



* CommonTongue: It's mentioned that the humans of Iorden have a common tongue which everyone converses in, including the elves when they talk to humans. The orcs have their own separate common tongue which they devised to better facilitate communication between the different tribes when they campaign together. It's a work in progress.

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* CommonTongue: It's mentioned that the The humans of Iorden have a common tongue which everyone converses in, including the elves when they talk to humans.humans. It's also implied that this language was imposed on them by the elves, while driving other languages extinct. The orcs have their own separate common tongue which they devised to better facilitate communication between the different tribes when they campaign together. It's a work in progress.



* DueToTheDead: When Yllowyyn has the boys raid the corpses of mercenaries who had wanted to kill them, Nia objects to this dishonorable act. Yllowyyn argues that they had [[DishonoredDead already dishonored themselves]] by being murderous thieves and treating their bodies one way or another wouldn't restore their honor regardless.



* Easily Forgiven: Everyone takes Regan' taking Jen hostage and threating to slit her throat to keep Brennan's party off her back in a stride. Everyone except Jen, who understandably takes it very poorly, refusing to warm up to the rogue for a long while even after the latter tries to make them even.

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* Easily Forgiven: EasilyForgiven: Everyone takes Regan' taking Jen hostage and threating to slit her throat to keep Brennan's party off her back in a stride. Everyone except Jen, who understandably takes it very poorly, refusing to warm up to the rogue for a long while even after the latter tries to make them even.



* Foreshadowing: That Jen is much smarter than she lets on is hinted at early on when the teens are first dropped into Iorden and she tries to correct Billy's attempt to guide them home using moss, an inaccurate method at best, which she passes off as just something she happened to remember from school.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: That Jen is much smarter than she lets on is hinted at early on when the teens are first dropped into Iorden and she tries to correct Billy's attempt to guide them home using moss, an inaccurate method at best, which she passes off as just something she happened to remember from school.


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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Jen fakes one while a male prostitute is in her room to keep a city guard out of her room while hiding a young girl from him. It works. In fact, it works well enough that a very freaked out Billy comes barging on not long after.


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* RobbingTheDead: Ylloween has Billy and Nelson pick the pockets of slain mercenaries for anything of value. Both are creeped out by this, and Nelson finds the ItemDropMechanic isn't as clean as video games make it out to be.


* ArsonMurderJaywalking: Among the false charges of treason and blasphemy Ardel
* AssholeVictim: Despite all the trouble Jen's killing of Sergeant [=McShane=] caused, nobody who even remotely knew the child molester mourns his death. "He had it coming" is closer to the general reaction.



* GenreSavvy: Nelson has long hid himself in Fantasy stories and games, which definitely comes in handy when magically transported to a fantasy world. The Iodren adventures, lacking awareness of the tropes their world runs on, are frequently surprised when he seemingly pulls unknowable information out of thin air.
* HeroicBastard: Regan is anything but heroic upon her initial introduction, but one can hardly blame her for living up to the negative stereotype of bastards in a world where orphaned bastard girls are on the lowest rung of society. Circumstances, the influence of the rest of the party, an encounter with Gwen who is willing to die at Regan's hands for the sake of love, and being made high queen of the human realms reignites her long buried better nature, and perhaps more importantly, offers her the power and opportunities to act on that better nature.
* JerkJock: Billy, thanks to his abusive relationship with his rather, can't express his own emotions well and instead lashes out from repressed anger and needs constant gratification. Confronting a conjuring of his father after the Templars attempt to get him has led him to try to be more expressive in a constructive manner.

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* GenreSavvy: Nelson has long hid himself in Fantasy stories and games, which definitely comes in handy when magically transported to a fantasy world. The Iodren adventures, lacking awareness of the tropes their world runs on, are frequently surprised when he seemingly pulls unknowable information out of thin air.
* HeroicBastard: Regan is anything but heroic upon her initial introduction, but one can hardly blame her for living up to the negative stereotype of bastards in a world where orphaned bastard girls are on the lowest rung of society. Circumstances, the influence of the rest of the party, an encounter with Gwen who is willing to die at Regan's hands for the sake of love, and being made high queen of the human realms reignites her long buried better nature, and perhaps more importantly, offers her the power and opportunities to act on that better nature.
* JerkJock: Billy, thanks to his abusive relationship with his rather, can't express his own emotions well and instead lashes out from repressed anger and needs constant gratification. Confronting a conjuring of his father after the Templars attempt to get him has led him to try to be more expressive in a constructive manner.
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* InaneBabbling: Jen, being the only one with enough sense to be scared of their possibly impending death sentences, frantically tries to explain how the teens got to Iorden before Gunther has them all killed only to get caught up in pointless details.
-->'''Jen:''' Listen, your Maj... your Grace. We honestly donít know how we got here! We were in trouble at school, and then there was a storm, and then [[ItMakesSenseInContext something with my ass]], and then there were trees-
%%* KickTheDog: Ardel. Over and over and over.
* LovableJock: When he's not making an ass of himself Billy actually can be fun. Usually seen when he's free to be silly and express himself.
%%* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses



** SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: With no offense intended to the humans Yllowyyn associates with, of course.

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** SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: With no offense intended to the humans Yllowyyn associates with, of course.%%* FantasyGunControl.



* GenreSavvy: Nelson has long hid himself in Fantasy stories and games, which definitely comes in handy when magically transported to a fantasy world. The Iodren adventures, lacking awareness of the tropes their world runs on, are frequently surprised when he seemingly pulls unknowable information out of thin air.



* HeroicBastard: Regan is anything but heroic upon her initial introduction, but one can hardly blame her for living up to the negative stereotype of bastards in a world where orphaned bastard girls are on the lowest rung of society. Circumstances, the influence of the rest of the party, an encounter with Gwen who is willing to die at Regan's hands for the sake of love, and being made high queen of the human realms reignites her long buried better nature, and perhaps more importantly, offers her the power and opportunities to act on that better nature.



* InaneBlabbering: Jen, being the only one with enough sense to be scared of their possibly impending death sentences, frantically tries to explain how the teens got to Iorden before Gunther has them all killed only to get caught up in pointless details.
-->'''Jen:''' Listen, your Maj... your Grace. We honestly donít know how we got here! We were in trouble at school, and then there was a storm, and then [[ItMakesSenseInContext something with my ass]], and then there were trees-
* JerkJock: Billy, thanks to his abusive relationship with his rather, can't express his own emotions well and instead lashes out from repressed anger and needs constant gratification. Confronting a conjuring of his father after the Templars attempt to get him has led him to try to be more expressive in a constructive manner
%%* KickTheDog: Ardel. Over and over and over.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Learning that the local cop is a pedophile who abuses the children of prostitutes outrages the teens, leading them to demand action be taken. Nia counsels caution, they're just a handful of nobodies already on the run against the law of the land. Nothing they do could possibly make a difference right then and would just make their own situation worse. As is later revealed, Nia has much bitter experience with situations where she can't do much to help the victims. Jen, having her own bitter experience ''being'' a victim, refuses to fold 'em and opts to murder the cop anyway.
* LovableJock: When he's not making an ass of himself Billy actually can be fun. Usually seen when he's free to be silly and express himself.



* PaedoHunt: After witnessing a corrupt cop attempt to molest a young girl, Jen is told there is nothing they can do about it at the moment, despite her pleas. This, along with her own memories of being molested by a coach, sends Jen into TranquilFury. Next thing anyone knows, she's up and stabbed the scumbag dead.



* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Billy and Nelson call Yllowyyn racist after getting tired of his attitude and over-fondness of human jokes. Yllowyyn counters that he can't be racist; he had a human nanny!



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* AdultFear: Quite a few. From Ardel's treatment of Arlene to how a lot of the country is run, to General Traft's very motivation and the idea of being thrust into a world where people kill left right and center while having no training or imunization and having been raised in a modern, relatively comfortable world.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: We are told this about the Orcs. Traft's conversation with humans, [[spoiler:the mass murder of helpless Orc women and children by the Knights of the Forest]], and Nelson's queries revealing just little the common knowledge of Orcs is based on hard evidence throw this out the window though.
%%* ArrangedMarriage:

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* AdultFear: Quite a few. From Ardel's monstrous treatment of Arlene since they were children, to how a lot of the country is run, to General Traft's very motivation KillEmAll method of social motivation, and the idea of being young teens being thrust into a world where people kill left right left, right, and center while having no training or imunization and having been raised in a modern, relatively comfortable world.
immunization.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: We are told this about the Orcs. Traft's conversation with humans, [[spoiler:the mass murder of helpless Orc women and children by the Knights of the Forest]], and Nelson's queries revealing just little the common knowledge of Orcs is based on hard evidence throw throws this out the window though.
%%* * ArrangedMarriage: Ardel arranges to have Arlene marry Antonine Mooncrest, in theory to secure the Mooncrest army for the king in the coming civil war against Felghir. Arlene is unsuitable for marriage on account of not being a virgin (and in love with her handmaiden, Gwen) however, which Ardel knows full well, leading his sister to suspect the who arrangement is a ruse for a much darker plot.



* CoitusInterruptus: While about to get busy in a barn, Billy and Jen don't get beyond removing Jen's armor before Regan shows up out of nowhere, comments on how easy and therefore useless Jen's armor was to remove, and drops off some actual armor for the now very embarrassed girl. Honestly, no attempt by Billy and Jen to have some intimate time have ended in success.

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* ChildByRape: According to the stories, General Traft's human mother was raped by orcs during a raid. According to Traft's mother, one of those orcs actually protected her from rape during that raid, who would eventually be Traft's father. Traft relates this history to Smith to warn him against stories like these. Stories that only benefit the ruling class.
* CoitusInterruptus: While about to get busy in a barn, Billy and Jen don't get beyond removing Jen's armor before Regan shows up out of nowhere, comments on how easy and therefore useless Jen's armor was to remove, and drops off some actual armor for the now very embarrassed girl. Honestly, no attempt by Billy and Jen to have some intimate time have ended in success.


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* TitleDrop: Traft refers to the nobility as the "Princes of Iorden" when talking with Smith, using the title very contemptuously as he views all aristocrats as evil leeches on society who oppress the masses.


-->'''Chieftain #2:''' ''"Templars''. He dislikes the Templars. Remember? "Rrretma-ah" means "cares-for-things." "Rrretmah-a" means
"cares-for-people."

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-->'''Chieftain #2:''' ''"Templars''. He dislikes the Templars. Remember? "Rrretma-ah" means "cares-for-things." "Rrretmah-a" means
means "cares-for-people."


-->'''Chieftain #2:''' ''"Templars''. He dislikes the Templars. Remember?
"Rrretma-ah" means "cares-for-things." "Rrretmah-a" means

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-->'''Chieftain #2:''' ''"Templars''. He dislikes the Templars. Remember?
Remember? "Rrretma-ah" means "cares-for-things." "Rrretmah-a" means



-->'''Chieftain #3:''' "Respect, brother. But I donít know why my mother is
involved."

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-->'''Chieftain #3:''' "Respect, brother. But I donít know why my mother is
is involved."

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* CommonTongue: It's mentioned that the humans of Iorden have a common tongue which everyone converses in, including the elves when they talk to humans. The orcs have their own separate common tongue which they devised to better facilitate communication between the different tribes when they campaign together. It's a work in progress.
-->'''Orc Chieftain:''' "What did he say about my mother?
-->'''Chieftain #2:''' ''"Templars''. He dislikes the Templars. Remember?
"Rrretma-ah" means "cares-for-things." "Rrretmah-a" means
"cares-for-people."
-->'''Chieftain #3:''' "Respect, brother. But I donít know why my mother is
involved."
-->'''Traft:''' Oh, Garedian help us, we need to fix this language.


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* TranslationConvention: When elves or orcs start talking to each other in their own language the Narrator relays it in English, occasionally forgetting and missing the first few words. He also admits to occasionally taking liberties with his translations, such as using "hospital waiting room" rather than the more direct translation of the elvish, "Place of boredom and death stench."


* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMama turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.

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* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMama [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.


* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMommas turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.

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* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMommas [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMama turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.


* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMomma turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.

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* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMomma [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMommas turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.



* CreepyCockroach: Among the more fantasical wildlife of Iorden are dog sized roaches which will beset an encampment if some idiot doesn't cover up the smell of their waste. Their threat turns out to be minimal, as their size makes it difficult for them to breath. Startle them enough and they drop dead from overexerting their respiratory systems.

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* CreepyCockroach: Among the more fantasical fantastical wildlife of Iorden are dog sized roaches which will beset an encampment if some idiot doesn't cover up the smell of their waste. Their threat turns out to be minimal, as their size makes it difficult for them to breath. Startle them enough and they drop dead from overexerting their respiratory systems.



* Easily Forgiven:
* GenreSavvy: Nelson has long hid himself in Fantasy stories and games, which definitely comes in handy when magically transported to a fantasy world. The Iodren adventures, lacking awareness of the tropes their world runs on, are frequently surprised when he seemingly pulls unknowable information out of thin air.

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* Easily Forgiven:
Forgiven: Everyone takes Regan' taking Jen hostage and threating to slit her throat to keep Brennan's party off her back in a stride. Everyone except Jen, who understandably takes it very poorly, refusing to warm up to the rogue for a long while even after the latter tries to make them even.
* GenreSavvy: Nelson has long hid himself in Fantasy stories and games, which definitely comes in handy when magically transported to a fantasy world. The Iodren adventures, lacking awareness of the tropes their world runs on, are frequently surprised when he seemingly pulls unknowable information out of thin air.air.
* HeroicBastard: Regan is anything but heroic upon her initial introduction, but one can hardly blame her for living up to the negative stereotype of bastards in a world where orphaned bastard girls are on the lowest rung of society. Circumstances, the influence of the rest of the party, an encounter with Gwen who is willing to die at Regan's hands for the sake of love, and being made high queen of the human realms reignites her long buried better nature, and perhaps more importantly, offers her the power and opportunities to act on that better nature.



-->'''Jen:''' Listen, your Maj... your Grace. We honestly donít know how we got here! We were in trouble at school, and then
there was a storm, and then [[ItMakesSenseInContext something with my ass]], and then there were trees-

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-->'''Jen:''' Listen, your Maj... your Grace. We honestly donít know how we got here! We were in trouble at school, and then
then there was a storm, and then [[ItMakesSenseInContext something with my ass]], and then there were trees-



* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Discussed and Played For Laughs with the Cairn of Evil Untold. The Children outright refuse to go there because the name screams ObviouslyEvil. They're completely right.

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* GroinAttack: Regan's preferred method of dispatching male attackers in single combat. A cheap and dishonorable method, as Brennan, Yllowyyn, and Nia are quick to condemn, but effective, and Regan's enemies and sparring partners are quick to find out.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Discussed and Played For Laughs with the Cairn of Evil Untold. The Children children outright refuse to go there because the name screams ObviouslyEvil. They're completely right.


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* MercyKill: Nia, a cleric, can't abide suffering. So when an enemy assassin is fatally wounded, Nia uses an ice spell to painlessly finish him off. Later, Regan snaps the neck of a former associate at her own request after likewise suffering a fatal wound at the hands of Redmoore soldiers.


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* AccidentalTruth: Billy's frequent taunts concerning his sexual escapades with [[YourMom just about everyone's mothers]] actually pull the party out of a precarious situation when the heckling strikes a nerve of an attacking mercenary leader whose mother apparently does have a history. He immediately assumes a rival mercenary in the know has been spreading slander and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMomma turns on him]] right then and there, causing all the mercenaries attacking the party to join their leaders in taking out each other with the heroes barely lifting a finger.



* CoitusInterruptus: While about to get busy in a barn, Billy and Jen don't get beyond removing Jen's armor before Regan shows up out of nowhere, comments on how easy and therefore useless Jen's armor was to remove, and drops off some actual armor for the now very embarrassed girl. Honestly, no attempt by Billy and Jen to have some intimate time have ended in success.



* DumbBlonde: Jen seems to be this at first. Subverted as Jen gradually reveals she has been dumbing herself down and hiding her true intelligence in order to be accepted by her community and boyfriend.
* DumbJock: Billy, a source of angst for him, as he's knows not smart enough make something of himself academically and also not a good enough jock to advance through sports. The fear of returning to this no-win situation has made him reluctant to return home.

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* CreepyCockroach: Among the more fantasical wildlife of Iorden are dog sized roaches which will beset an encampment if some idiot doesn't cover up the smell of their waste. Their threat turns out to be minimal, as their size makes it difficult for them to breath. Startle them enough and they drop dead from overexerting their respiratory systems.
* DumbBlonde: Jen seems to be this at first. Subverted as Jen gradually reveals she has been dumbing herself down and hiding her true intelligence in order to be accepted by her community and boyfriend.
community.
* DumbJock: Billy, a source of angst for him, as he's knows not smart enough make something of himself academically and also not a good enough jock to advance through sports. The fear of returning to this no-win situation has made him reluctant to return home.look for a way home.
* Easily Forgiven:



* Foreshadowing: That Jen is much smarter than she lets on is hinted at early on when the teens are first dropped into Iorden and she tries to correct Billy's attempt to guide them home using moss, an inaccurate method at best, which she passes off as just something she happened to remember from school.
* InaneBabbling: Jen, being the only one with enough sense to be scared of their possibly impending death sentences, frantically tries to explain how the teens got to Iorden before Gunther has them all killed only to get caught up in pointless details.
-->'''Jen:''' Listen, your Maj... your Grace. We honestly donít know how we got here! We were in trouble at school, and then
there was a storm, and then [[ItMakesSenseInContext something with my ass]], and then there were trees-



* MagicMusic:
** Arlene Redmoor is slowly revealed to have this power. It becomes obvious in "Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Pt. 4," in a scene that serves double duty as SerenadeYourLover.
** Billy and Nelson try to do this in escaping from Armstrungard. Subverted in that they fail miserably, but Zig-zagged in that their failure is fascinating enough to distract the guards and let Regan move in for a PercussivePickpocket attack.
%%* MeaningfulName: Possibly. Aerona means "carnage".

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* MagicMusic:
** Arlene Redmoor
MagicMusic: Arlene's enchanting singing voice is slowly revealed to have this power.not using that description metaphorically. It becomes obvious in "Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Pt. 4," in a scene that serves double duty as SerenadeYourLover.
** Billy and Nelson try
SerenadeYourLover. She doesn't seem to do this in escaping from Armstrungard. Subverted in that they fail miserably, but Zig-zagged in that their failure is fascinating enough to distract the guards and let Regan move in for a PercussivePickpocket attack.
%%* MeaningfulName: Possibly. Aerona means "carnage".
be aware of her own power though.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Templars of Discord. Even their own allies, and it's very much an alliance of convenience, find them creepy as hell.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Templars of Discord. Even their own allies, and it's very much an alliance of convenience, find them creepy ObviouslyEvil as hell.



* Really700YearsOld: Elves, of course.
* RebelLeader: The Rebel General Traft seems to think himself this. From what we've seen, he's probably right.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Billy can be incredibly dismissive and possessive of Jen on account of her sex. He also dismisses Nelson's struggles, stating his black schoolmate will get to college easily thanks to affirmative action. Yllowyyn, and elves in general, are also racially insensitive, though interestingly enough, very much not sexist.
* RealityEnsues: As often as Nelson's GenreSavvy comes in handy, almost as often his knowledge comes to nothing due to overlooking obvious facts concerning their surroundings that didn't make it into the video games. Among other things, his otherwise good plan to escape the Castle Guernatal hedge maze by watching the guards' set patrols, which would have worked in any ''VideoGame/LegendOfZelda'' game, is undone because he didn't account for the guards in the watchtower seeing every single thing he did.
* Really700YearsOld: Elves, of course.
course. Yllowyyn in his early 100's is considered to be at a brash young age.
* RebelLeader: The Rebel General Traft seems to think himself this. From what we've seen, he's not altogether wrong.
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The teens mistakenly assume Yllowyyn is one upon their first encounter, and
probably right.a white supremacist at that. A not unreasonable assumption, all things considered, given that they met what looked like a hostile, Southern white guy running around with a bow who gets very upset at the words "Civil War" in the backwoods of Pennsylvania.


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* SelfAbuse: In a surprisingly clever joke, Billy snickers that "[[SexualEuphemism sparring]] with [[ADickInName Yllowyyn]]" will make you go blind.


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* YourMom: Billy's go-to retort to everyone when he can't think of something more insulting. It's amazingly juvenile and almost no one takes it seriously. What's more amazing is when some enemy mercenaries ''do'' [[AccidentalTruth take it seriously]] and turn on each other due to a presumed breach of trust concerning the affairs of one mercenary's mother.


%%* GoodIsNotNice


Zach Glass and Christian Madera produce a podcast audio series called ''The Once and Future Nerd''.

Currently in BOOK 1 Ė PRINCES OF IORDEN, the story follows three highschool students, Billy, Jen, and Nelson, who were transported into a magical realm one afternoon in detention. Noteworthy for its surprising variety in terms of depiction of race, class, gender, age and all other sorts of issues without actually beating you over the head with any of them or giving them much more than passing comments.

The protagonists include the three children, a doctoral student called Nia, an adolescent elf called Yllowyyn, thief queen Aerona Regan, King Gunther, an older general named Brennen, Antonin Mooncrest, half-Orc General Traft, noblewoman Arlene Redmoor, her handmaiden Gwen, and her psychotic brother Ardel.

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Zach Glass and Christian Madera produce a podcast audio series called ''The Once upon a time in the boonies of Pennsylvania there lived three young high schoolers, jock Billy, cheerleader Jen, and Future Nerd''.geek Nelson who through some crummy luck all found themselves in detention together. Things go from bad to bizarre when a mysterious storm knocks them all out cold, leaving them to wake up in the middle of the forest for some reason. Then things go from bizarre back to bad when they are set upon by a crazy, pointy-eared survivalist with a bow, left alone in a town straight out of the Middle Ages they've never heard of, and then captured and imprisoned by some hardcore Renaissance Fair reenactors. And nobody they talk to seem to know where Pennsylvania is.

What's that they say in the movie with the monkeys? Get your hands off me, you damn dirty ape? I don't think we're in Kansas anymore? That's the one.


Currently in BOOK 1 Ė PRINCES OF IORDEN, It turns out the story follows three highschool students, Billy, Jen, and Nelson, who were transported into a reason nobody has heard of Pennsylvania is because the teens have been whisked away to the magical realm one afternoon in detention. Noteworthy for its surprising variety in terms world of depiction of race, class, gender, age and all other sorts of issues without actually beating you over Iorden. The pointy-eared survivalist is the head with any of them or giving them much more than passing comments.

The protagonists include the three children, a doctoral student called Nia, an adolescent
elf called Yllowyyn, thief queen Aerona Regan, Kalthíyr (elven advisor) of the king's court, the town is Guernatal City, capital of the human realms of Iorden, and they've been captured by order of King Gunther, an older general named Brennen, Antonin Mooncrest, half-Orc General Traft, whose realm is about to go to hell in a handbasket and is very much of mind to have them executed on suspicion of espionage. Luckily for the three young ones, they are saved by the intervention of the noblewoman Arlene Redmoor, her handmaiden Gwen, Redmoor and General Brennan, the latter of whom has had prophetic dreams that seem to figure in the children.

War is on the horizon. Civil strife from within, and an orcish invasion from without. To top it off, the queen
and her psychotic brother Ardel.
newborn just died, leaving the realm with no heir. With one of the children possibly being the Anointed One the prophecy declared would save everyone, King Gunther decides to kill two birds with one stone and have General Brennan keep the children safe and get to the bottom of this prophecy while taking them with him to find one last possible heir to the throne.

Produced by Zach Glass and Christian Madera, ''The Once and Future Nerd'' on its surface is a Narnia-esque fantasy filled with wonders, intrigue, comedy, and a healthy dose of bawdiness. Underneath the veneer of noble knights and dashing rogues however, is a tale of the pressures of toxic social expectations, abuses inherent in the system, racism, sexism, and social revolution. Listeners will delve into Iorden society and all its issues, which more often than not reflect our own.

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