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* AfterActionReport: Chapter 3 includes a more literal AAR presented by one of the characters in the form of a journal. In a grander sense, ''Rumors of War'' could be seen as the "Story After Action Report" of a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign with {{Egregious}} amounts of ArtisticLicense.

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* AfterActionReport: Chapter 3 includes a more literal AAR presented by one of the characters in the form of a journal. In a grander sense, ''Rumors of War'' could be seen as the "Story After Action Report" of a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign with {{Egregious}} JustForFun/{{Egregious}} amounts of ArtisticLicense.


Probably best described as a a [[SitCom Situation]] {{Dramedy}}, or perhaps a ForensicDrama [[XMeetsY with magic]] ([[RecycledINSPACE in mythical Greece!]]).

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Probably best described as a a [[SitCom Situation]] {{Dramedy}}, or perhaps a ForensicDrama [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY with magic]] ([[RecycledINSPACE in mythical Greece!]]).


* AfterActionReport: Chapter 3 includes a more literal AAR presented by one of the characters in the form of a journal. In a grander sense, RumorsOfWar could be seen as the "Story After Action Report" of a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign with {{Egregious}} amounts of ArtisticLicense.

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* AfterActionReport: Chapter 3 includes a more literal AAR presented by one of the characters in the form of a journal. In a grander sense, RumorsOfWar ''Rumors of War'' could be seen as the "Story After Action Report" of a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign with {{Egregious}} amounts of ArtisticLicense.


* FiveManBand: All of the characters are pretty smart, so the divisions between the party roles are more like hairline fractures. Starting in year two, their roles become more flexible, with Elysia and Occela swapping roles as TheHero and TheChick when the viewpoint characters change.
** TheHero: Elysia, ActionGirl.
** TheLancer: Nenshe, AntiHero.
** TheSmartGuy: Obadai, TheObiWan.
** TheBigGuy: Illyra, [[GeniusBruiser Class 5]], and TheLadette.
** TheChick: [[MysteriousWaif Occela]], [[MysticalWaif Occela]], [[RuleOfThree Occela]]. Also Elysia (see above notes on TheHero).


RumorsOfWar is set in a world inspired by [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mythical Greece]], and falls somewhere between AlternateHistory and HistoricalFantasy with a dash of HeroicFantasy.

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RumorsOfWar ''Rumors of War'' is set in a world inspired by [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mythical Greece]], and falls somewhere between AlternateHistory and HistoricalFantasy with a dash of HeroicFantasy.


* GenreSavvy: Obadai displays a curious understanding of the role he plays, and seems to [[MentorOccupationalHazard know well enough]] that he wants to [[ShooOutTheClowns stay as far from]] the action of the story as possible.


RumorsOfWar is set in a world inspired by [[ClassicalMythology Mythical Greece]], and falls somewhere between AlternateHistory and HistoricalFantasy with a dash of HeroicFantasy.

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RumorsOfWar is set in a world inspired by [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mythical Greece]], and falls somewhere between AlternateHistory and HistoricalFantasy with a dash of HeroicFantasy.



* ArtisticLicense: A SpriteComic with a ClassicalMythology backdrop. [[UsefulNotes/AmericanDrivingLaws License and]] [[IncrediblyLamePun registration, please.]]

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* ArtisticLicense: A SpriteComic with a ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology backdrop. [[UsefulNotes/AmericanDrivingLaws License and]] [[IncrediblyLamePun registration, please.]]



* ClassicalMythology: Borders on this and {{Mythopoeia}}.

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* ClassicalMythology: Myth/ClassicalMythology: Borders on this and {{Mythopoeia}}.



* GreekMythology (See also: ClassicalMythology)

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* GreekMythology Myth/GreekMythology (See also: ClassicalMythology)Myth/ClassicalMythology)



* LotusEaterMachine: Being based on GreekMythology, the comic uses actual the lotus. (Well, food that's been secretly tainted by the lotus, anyway.)

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* LotusEaterMachine: Being based on GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, the comic uses actual the lotus. (Well, food that's been secretly tainted by the lotus, anyway.)



* {{Mythopoeia}}: Generally a cross between this and ClassicalMythology.

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* {{Mythopoeia}}: Generally a cross between this and ClassicalMythology.Myth/ClassicalMythology.


** Occela -- [[{{Bones}} "I don't know what that means."]] A ShoutOut.

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** Occela -- [[{{Bones}} [[Series/{{Bones}} "I don't know what that means."]] A ShoutOut.


* AfterActionReport: Chapter 3 includes a more literal AAR presented by one of the characters in the form of a journal. In a grander sense, RumorsOfWar could be seen as the "Story After Action Report" of a DungeonsAndDragons campaign with {{Egregious}} amounts of ArtisticLicense.

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* AfterActionReport: Chapter 3 includes a more literal AAR presented by one of the characters in the form of a journal. In a grander sense, RumorsOfWar could be seen as the "Story After Action Report" of a DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign with {{Egregious}} amounts of ArtisticLicense.


* ArtisticLicense: A SpriteComic with a ClassicalMythology backdrop. [[AmericanDrivingLaws License and]] [[IncrediblyLamePun registration, please.]]

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* ArtisticLicense: A SpriteComic with a ClassicalMythology backdrop. [[AmericanDrivingLaws [[UsefulNotes/AmericanDrivingLaws License and]] [[IncrediblyLamePun registration, please.]]


RumorsOfWar is set in a world inspired by [[ClassicalMythology Mythical Greece]], and falls somewhere between AlternateHistory and HistoricalFantasy with a dash of HeroicFantasy.

The original webcomic was episodic in nature, making frequent use of [[TimeSkip time skips]] to cover the time (a year and a half) in-universe of its release schedule. [[ArchiveTrawl The comic ran 500-some pages across 5 major story arcs]] from 2010-2011 [[TroubledProduction before it went on hiatus mid-chapter]] into its sixth arc. The author returned to finish said chapter several months later.

Following a successful Kickstarter in January 2014, the comic was revived with new characters and a new format. The new webcomic is scheduled to run a full year (going into the first part of 2015).

In addition to the webcomics, there are several pieces of short fiction (character "vignettes" and an [[OrphanedSeries aborted serial novel]]) set in roughly the same time and place as the first comic.

'''Rumors of War (2010-2011)'''




RumorsOfWar is a SpriteComic that follows the events surrounding a group of heroes in a CityOfAdventure, and falls somewhere between an AlternateHistory and a HistoricalFantasy. The comic has been on hiatus since July 2011, and the full archives can be found [[http://rumorsofwarcomic.com RumorsOfWarComic.com]]. Its story is episodic in nature, and at present spans [[ArchiveTrawl some 500 pages across 5 story arcs]].



* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Webcomic not enough? The creator also juggles a blog and a full-time job. Finally came to a head in July 2011 with the birth of the author's niece. The comic has been on hiatus since then.


* HeroesRUs: The Order of Orion appears to fill this role, with the main cast being members. The conditions of their recruitment, and their duties within the Order have yet to be revealed. We mostly see the cast during their downtime, or when responding to personal threats or stuff [[SomeoneElsesProblem that apparently isn't covered by the Order]].

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* HeroesRUs: The Order of Orion appears to fill this role, with the main cast being members. The conditions of their recruitment, and their duties within the Order have yet to be revealed. We mostly see the cast during their downtime, or when responding to personal threats or stuff [[SomeoneElsesProblem [[BystanderSyndrome that apparently isn't covered by the Order]].

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