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Tall Tales of Memoria is a Concept Album by Project Trinity telling the story of an assortment of characters in a high fantasy world and how their lives are derailed by a political uprising the king blames Isabel (Laura Intravia) for, as she works to clear out the nobles' corruption and eventually has to give up everything for it.

It can be found here.

This album contains examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: Without "The Language of Memoria," which isn't publicly available, it's hard to tell what the words in the story's fantasy language mean, including "viasca cala mor," which is part of the Arc Words as well as the title of one of the songs.
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  • Alto Villainess: While no one is completely good in this story, Patricia, with the lowest voice in the female cast, is one of the worst.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Isabel and her sister Vallia, at least, and possibly the rest of the country as we don't have more official art.
  • Animesque: The cover art looks like a panel of detailed shoujo manga, and even the voice actors are largely pulled from anime cover artists.
  • Arc Words: "Tall tale" pops up in a few songs, as does "viasca cala mor."
  • Badass Gay: Vallia is sweet with a bit of snark and prefers to solve things diplomatically and make plans, but she's also an accomplished mage; while Isabel insults her prowess, Vallia manages to fight her to a standstill. Also, while Vallia's affection for her fiancee Elanor is obvious, Word of Gay insinuates that Isabel also likes the ladies, and she's a tough rebel mage who racks up a body count in the introduction alone.
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  • Black and Grey Morality: Isabel's no saint and her enemies are worse.
  • Cain and Abel: Isabel and Vallia are drawn against one another, and by "Blood No More" have disowned each other. They reconcile before "Viasca Cala Mor" when Luka warns them that Patricia went back on her word and had Elanor executed.
  • Genre Roulette: Musically, anyway. Project Trinity describes the album as "Metal Jazz Orchestral Swing" and iTunes lists it as a rock album.
  • Gold Digger: Isabel insults Vallia by inferring that Elanor is just the latest in a line of nobles and other rich women she's tried to impress to earn the king's favour. We don't know if she's right, but Vallia certainly seems to love Elanor, money or not.
  • Great Escape: The story begins with Isabel breaking out of jail and inciting riots by killing nine corrupt judges.
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  • I Have Your Wife: Patricia convinces Vallia to comply with her plan by threatening her fiancee.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Vallia and Patricia, and it's even in their voice types, with Isabel in between them.
  • Ms. Exposition: Luka, when she's not saving passersby.
  • Never My Fault: When the King orders her to execute Elanor, Patricia blames Isabel and takes no responsibility for going along with it.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Vallia pronounces Elanor's name with a stress on the first syllable, whereas Patricia says it with a stress on the last syllable.
  • Off with Her Head!: The King's preferred punishment.
  • Shame If Something Happened: Don't you even care about your love Elanor?/I pity her fate if Isabel lives.
  • Spiders Are Scary: And Arachne Woods is full of them, particularly a human-sized one who tries to eat Isabel.
  • Villain Ball: The King orders Elanor executed, even though, as Patricia tells him, she's more valuable as a hostage. This leads directly to Isabel and Vallia reconciling and deciding to take him down together.
  • Villain Song: "Welcome to my Web" for the spider queen. Twisted with Patricia; while she has "A Noble's Heart" for herself, it's more about her inner turmoil (though she does conclude that she did nothing wrong) and she's playing the villain much more in the songs she shares with the good guys.
  • The Voiceless: Elanor is used as motivation throughout the story and the King is the driving force between everyone, but both are unvoiced.
  • Word of Gay: Vallia/Elanor is blatant in the text, but Word of God says Isabel is also a lesbian, possibly with a tsundere thing for Luka.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Duchess Patricia always plans for anything her opponents might try to stop her with, such as holding Elanor hostage and threatening to execute her should Vallia refuse to hunt down her sister.
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