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Literature / The Cloistered Sanctum

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The Cloistered Sanctum is a story that takes place in an isolated portion of the world of Ullord. It follows Farval and Teika, two explorers who inadvertently stumble upon a village that is inhabited by people who fear persecution from the outside world. During the course of the story, the two explorers/cartographers bond with the inhabitants of the remote village, reflect on their lives and their decisions and work on finding their way home.

The Cloistered Sanctum is part of Anthologies of Ullord by Nikki Flynn and Edwin Dantes.

  • Catchphrase Insult
    • Jiryu's involve the themes of moron, idiot, flat-chested
    • Teika's involve mocking Jiryu's ego or his size as the world's tiniest dragon
  • Curtains Match the Windows
    • Jiryu's hair and eyes are purple.
    • Farval has dark blue-black hair and dark blue-black eyes.
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  • Deadpan Snarker Teika and Jiryu both fire quips and insults quickly at the other.
  • Fantastic Arousal Jiryu's tail is incredibly sensitive to touch.
  • Female Gaze Teika has shades of this showing when she isn't being watched.
  • Friend to All Living Things Yuusha. She is sweet, loving and warm to everybody, even Jiryu.
  • Interspecies Romance Brennus (an orc) and Yuusha (a half dragon) are in a long term, loving relationship.
    • It is also found to be the norm of Wyrmheart Village with there being an odd mixture of dragons, orcs, aetherials, humans, wood elves and swamp elves.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold Justified. Jiryu, as seen in flashbacks, is paranoid about outsiders with good reason. He is the guardian of the villagers. And he is descended from the original dragon that founded the village away from the rest of the world. Thus, while he is intentionally a jerk toward newcomers, he is revealed to be a sweet, protective father figure to the others around him.
  • Nature Lover Hadaas, Brennus, Farval and Teika all enjoy nature, hiking, fishing and being outdoors.
  • Not Good with People Jiryu is the second type being perpetually grumpy and angry. Brennus on the other hand is more shy and reserved.
  • Older Than They Look Jiryu, who appears to be in his late teens to early 20s is in his 40s. Which is still young for a dragon.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend Downplayed. Jiryu and Teika both have a nonchalant reaction to being mistaken for a couple each time it happens.
  • Weredragon Jiryu, like all dragons on Ullord, can change between his dragon and humanoid forms at will.

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