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Death Seed is a very large writing project that’s currently in the process of worldbuilding. It’s a place where gods are mortals born from plotting spirits, cannibalistic non-magical elves are the main race, and those known as daemons have magic and grow in numbers and influence. The planned novels take place throughout the course of countless ages, both the short and forgettable as well as the long and lasting. Written by sugarapplesweet (Brianna Smith)

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Most of the books' inspiration comes from history, New Age philosophies, Wiccan principles, books, and even video games.

Operating by and large on tumblr thus far, it can be found here: http://deathseedreference.tumblr.com/

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  • Abusive Parents: Plenty.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Glid is at least, and depending on how much alcohol he's had, Myriot is this as well.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Played with.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Happened to the gods though they don't fully understand how.
  • Asexuality: the Pale Knight
  • Bad Ass Army
  • Battle Couple: the Flower Child and the Bronzesmith
  • Bi the Way: Myriot
  • Blood Knight: The Pale Knight, naturally.
    • Arro and the Flower Child also take great pleasure in battle though for their own reasons.
  • Body Horror: Myriot
  • Cannibal Tribe: All elves, yes, all of them and most daemons.
  • Cessation of Existence: The reason the Pale Knight was so feared. He was able to pull souls from their vessels, and if he so chose, he could crush the soul and cause this.
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  • Chivalrous Pervert: Myriot
  • Colonel Kilgore: the Flower Child
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Death of the Old Gods: The current gods will one day die, and new gods will be chosen, either by the old gods themselves or other means, to replace them. When this will happen is unknown.
  • Deityof Human Origin: How all the gods came to be.
  • Disabled Deity: the Bronzesmith is missing his tongue.
  • Divination: Though she also deals in death and The Undead, most of the necromancy done in the name of the Scarlet Lady is this.
  • Divine Parentage: All the gods had a Great Spirit for a parent, but this does not mean that all daemons (those born of Great Spirit and an elf union) will become gods.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Elemental Magic: the Great Spirits
  • Ethical Slut: the Woman in the Mirror
  • Extreme Omnisexual: The Great Spirits aren't picky at all, really.
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  • Family Eye Resemblance: This is about the only thing similar about Glid and his son Halen.
  • Fantasy Pantheon
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Subverted as there are those who do not worship the gods or even see them as such, see Physical God below.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: the Great Spirits
  • Functional Magic: Theurgy is how most magic is performed.
    • Alchemy can be used by those not wishing to deal with the gods.
    • Rule Magic is another option, and it is used by the Great Spirits and gods themselves.
  • Gender Is No Object
  • A God Am I: How the Pale Knight started his war campaign.
    • God-Emperor: When he had conquered most of the world, he declared himself to be this.
    • Physical God: When he was proven right... but it won't last eternity.
  • A God I Am Not: Myriot
  • God Couple: the Flower Child and the Bronzesmith
  • God Is Flawed
  • The Grim Reaper: Regardless of your faith, the Scarlet Lady comes for all and takes them to their appointed afterlife.
  • Handsome Lech: Glid
  • Hell Is War: For those executed by the Flower Child's temples; this also applies to those who worship the Pale Knight and are considered unworthy for one reason or another.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: the Pale Knight and Myriot as well as Glid and Myriot
  • Ho Yay: Between the Pale Knight and Myriot, in abundance.
  • Human Resources: The dead aren't put to waste. Whether your enemies, your neighbors and friends, or your family, chances are that if you live in Death Seed's universe, you've eaten at least parts of a person in your lifetime. And maybe used their bones and skin for building your home too.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: See above for Cannibal Tribe and Human Resources, but a lot of Death Seed's characters are these.
  • King On His Death Bed: the Pale Knight before he became a god following his ascension.
  • Knight Templar: The Pale Knight was this before he managed to create his empire, later ascending into godhood.
  • Leave No Survivors: The Pale Knight is known for having given such orders, seemingly at whim.
  • Left for Dead: What Arro did to the Scarlet Lady.
  • Libation for the Dead
  • Light Is Not Good
  • Loveable Rouge: Myriot, in his younger days, and Glid.
  • Love Goddess: the Woman in the Mirror
  • Made of Magic: the Great Spirits
    • Pure Magic Being: Mortals claim they are this, but the Great Spirits simply believe they came from the elements rather than raw magic.
  • Marriage to a God: While not a god, the Woman in the Mirror's mother, a Great Spirit, married her father, an elf.
  • Master of Illusion: Myriot, although his illusions are capable of hurting the Great Spirits.
  • The Medic: Myriot was one for the gods before they became such.
  • Mounted Combat: How the Pale Knight prefers to go into battle.
  • The Necromancer: Those who worship the Scarlet Lady or the Void although they follow different schools of thought.
  • Never Found the Body: the Scarlet Lady
  • The Nothing After Death: The Scarlet Lady's realm though it isn't considered a hell by any other name. Souls here are comforted by memories of their lives, and they can be accessed by her necromancers for general wisdom or direct answers.
  • The Old Gods: the Great Spirits, kind of.
  • Older Than They Look: Lotus is only 3'0" (the average is about 4' 5"), but she's a grown adult. Her appearance is why she became known as the Flower "Child" when she ascended.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Subverted, as these elves are incapable of magic. The daemons fit this trope more as seen under Screw You, Elves!!
  • Outliving One's Offspring: the Scarlet Lady, Glid
  • Pals with Jesus: Glid to Myriot
  • Peaceful in Death: Myriot both times.
  • Physical God: All the gods will die eventually and be replaced by another worthy mortal.
  • Powers That Be: the Great Spirits (not to be confused with the gods)
  • Proud Warrior Race: There are plenty of these both among elves and daemons.
  • Reality Warper: the Void
  • Really Gets Around: Myiot, in spades. Glid too.
  • Reincarnation: Possible for those who worship the Lady of the Wood.
  • Religion Is Magic: How most, but not all, of magic works in Death Seed.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: the Scarlet Lady
  • Screw You, Elves!: Subverted in that this is how most elves view daemons, the former having no magic and the latter having plenty.
  • Secretly Dying: The Lady of the Wood knew their days as a mortal were numbered long before they stated the journey to the center of the Continent. They actually became a still living tree, but their consciousness still ascended to create an afterlife for all mortals.
  • Semi-Divine: the daemons (those born of Great Spirits and elves, capable of magic)
  • Seven Deadly Sins: the Pale Knight, Arro/the Void, Myriot, the Flower Child, the Scarlet Lady, the Woman in the Mirror, and the Bronzesmith are Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, Greed, Lust, and Sloth respectively.
  • Sex God: Both Myriot and the Woman in the Mirror share this role for their respective genders; Myriot is also this to those who fall outside the gender binary.
  • The Spartan Way: How the Pale Knight claims to have grown up.
  • The Starscream: Arro
  • Suicide Is Shameful: The Pale Knight and the Flower Child have this mentality.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: Of a non-lethal variety, of all gender identities, these are often offered up to the Lady of the Wood. Averted in that the Lady of the Wood does not want these sacrifices.
    • Nature Adores a Virgin: The line of thinking that the god these sacrifices are intended for has to repeatably corrected.
  • War God: The Pale Knight after his ascension.
    • Although not her official place in the divine, the Flower Child is considered such by some cultures.
  • Warrior Heaven: What awaits those who worship the Pale Knight and are in good favor with the Flower Child.
  • War Is Glorious: The Pale Knight and many who fight under him certainly thinks so.
  • War Is Hell: There's a reason those with magical abilities are known as "daemons" by the elves.
  • We All Die Someday: Many of the gods recognize this but not all.
  • Weapon Tombstone: During the Gods War.
  • Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Averted during the first Gods War.
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