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"The Hunters? Who in the Old World hasn't heard of the Hunters? And what in hell is the favor you and the Hunters both need?"
Conall Blye

The Old World is a Web Original play-by-post RPG run by members Niki Haruno and Jochaum. The year is 2015 and All Myths Are True. The main cast in fact consists of two druids, two mages, two immortal Hunters and a warlock.

The Old World follows the story of how a small Organization known as the Circle of the Raven's Nest managed to get the Illuminati, the Hunters, the Syndikat, the MacTiernan clan, and the House of Life involved in a conflict that started as a feud between three people. The main cast of the story as far as can be told:

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  • Erin Thorne, an immortal druidess from Ireland
  • Kaylara Eldsteen, an ancient and possibly the oldest immortal, Mistress of the Hunt and founder of the Hunters
  • Ragnar Lothbrook, an immortal Dane
  • Luke MacTiernan, a warlock of the Irish MacTiernan warlock clan
  • Thomas McAllister, an American mage and Hunter
  • Elenwen Grove, a British druidess and former student of Erin
  • Cerulea Galva, a lightning mage from Lithuania

Other important characters:

  • Callum Thorne, Erin's brother and another druid though he was killed by Círdan but it's okay because he's been reincarnated
  • Cyril, a Greek demigod and son of Hermes who also happens to be Erin's husband. He's immortal in the sense that he only stays dead for like 60 seconds
  • Myrine, an immortal Amazon warrior Queen, daughter of Ares and a nymph who currently instructs the 'young ones' (read: protagonists under the age of 40)
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  • Andrej Janků, a high-ranking member of the Syndikat who also happens to be the Jewish Prague golem
  • Natsuko Kyubi, a kitsune who's adept at casting illusions
  • Ivona Kalinova, the Mistress of Traitors and leader of the Syndikat spoiler: though she's killed off quite quickly before and after her resurrection
  • Jeffrey MacTiernan, Luke and Justine's father and leader of the MacTiernan clan
  • Owen MacTiernan, Luke and Justine's uncle and Jeffrey MacTiernan's brother, also Jeffrey's right-hand man
  • Conall Blye, magician on the Path of Set from the 12th Nome of Cornwall
  • Briallan Teague, magician on the Path of Isis from the 12th Nome of Cornwall
  • Mishka Doshkov, witch and tracker and a friend of Luke though it's revealed she was tracking and manipulating him on orders of the Syndikat, is also wielder of Tyrfing which she ends up getting killed with
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  • Justine MacTiernan, a young warlock, daughter of Caroline Hughes and Jeffrey MacTiernan and Luke's sister
  • Emlen Grove, Elenwen's younger brother and a witch of Geb, also apprenticed to Callum until his untimely death at which point his training halted
  • Dmitri Karalis, a charmer and former member of the Syndikat who changed sides when Erin saved his life
  • Jemma Evilian, granddaughter of Pluto and Dionysus and utterly terrifying despite being fifteen

There are also several one-shot characters but they won't be listed.


The Old World provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade:
    • Ragnar's weapon, the Sword of Kings, can cut through anything supposedly.
    • Also Fragarach that Erin has and likely Jemma's sword too since it's made of diamond.
  • Action Dad: Luke's father Jeffrey. More 'action' than 'dad' sadly.
  • Action Girlfriend: Erin for Cyril.
    • Also Lea for Thomas if that ends up happening.
  • Action Hero: Thomas and Luke predominantly.
  • Action Survivor: If he isn't an Action Hero then Thomas is this.
  • After-Action Healing Drama: Once Elenwen rescues Luke from Jeffrey.
    • And also after the Syndikat hit on the MacTiernans when Elle was simultaneously cursed and poisoned.
  • After-Action Patch-Up: The time spent in the 12th Nome after Erin converted the death seal to a triskele on Luke's neck.
  • All Myths Are True
  • Ancestral Weapon: Likely the Sword of Kings given its name.
  • And I Must Scream: What Kaylara kinda does to Milán.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: Owen when everyone's convinced Luke's dead. Though he isn't very antagonistic to begin with.
  • Anyone Can Die: Yep, and they mean anyone. Mishka, Cal, Ivona, Andrej, Milán, Círdan...
  • Arrows on Fire: Menhit's are magical. One hits Thomas in the arm.
  • Artifact of Death: Tyrfing may be interpreted as this since it is cursed to kill someone every time it's drawn and also happens to kill its owner Mishka.
  • Assassination Attempt: The death seal.
    • Also Jeffrey's cursed/poisonous bullet.
  • Assassin Outclassin': The death seal and through it Jeffrey are thwarted in their attempt to kill Luke because of a few choice people.
    • And Jeffrey's again thwarted in his attempt to kill Elle because Luke knew the countercurse and foxglove is common near the MacTiernans.
  • Audible Sharpness: Averted almost entirely. Bladed weapons are frequently drawn throughout the story however none of them seem to make a noise as they do so.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Both the MacTiernan clan and the Hunters.
    • And maybe the Syndikat? It's rather unclear.
  • Back for the Dead / Back from the Dead: More like Back from the Dead for the Dead: Ivona is killed almost a week after her ressurection.
  • Badass Adorable:
  • Badass Bookworm: Elenwen seems to be transitioning into this.
  • Badass Bystander: Both Cerulea and Cyril are introduced this way. Cerulea goes up against a goddess. And wins.
  • Badass Crew: The main cast.
  • Badass Family: Implied with the MacTiernans.
  • Badass in Distress: Luke after/during his fight with Jeffrey.
  • Barred from the Afterlife: Rather than go to Mag Mell like most dead druids Círdan gets Dragged Off to Hell by Death.
  • Bash Brothers: Luke and Thomas are becoming this.
  • Bastard Bastard: Implied with Jeffrey as the only MacTiernan female we see is Justine, who is herself Jeffrey's bastard.
  • Battle Couple: Erin and Cyril.
    • Possibly Thomas and Lea in the future.
    • Also Luke and Elle. Maybe.
  • Bested by the Inexperienced: Happens several times to Cyril from Jeffrey, though Cyril's Healing Factor means it does almost nothing and he's just toying with Jeffrey at that point.
  • Birth/Death Juxtaposition: Literally in an almost Death by Childbirth example in the backstory - minutes after Emer is killed Luke is 'born' by being cut out of his dead mother's womb.
  • Blade on a Stick: Ragnar uses a naginata briefly before it breaks.
  • Blood from the Mouth: A Justified example with Luke as the stab wound he'd received prior managed to pierce his lung.
    • Sorta justified with Elle after being shot by Jeffrey since that's what the curse was designed to do.
    • Completely justified in Liam's case as he'd just been shot in the lung. By Jeffrey.
  • Blood Knight: Ragnar is from the era when being a Viking was a legitimate profession.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Ragnar can slip into this.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: A few flashbacks mention Erin and Callum have done this.
  • Breakable Weapons: Luke's summoned weapons shatter, though that was likely more a side effect of his magic getting cut off than a flaw in the weapons themselves.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Luke when Jeffrey cuts off his mana.
  • Burn the Witch!: Possible variation in Erin's backstory - it's mentioned briefly that in one of Círdan's attempts to kill her and her brother he set both of them on fire.
  • Cain and Abel: Thankfully averted in the case of Luke and Justine. Had Justine been raised by their father though this is likely how that would've gone.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Common enough among Hunters they have an entire hidden camp for these people.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Erin has Foirne.
  • Cartwright Curse: Luke's original love interest Mishka is killed less than a week before Christmas. Partially a case of Die for Our Ship and Death of the Hypotenuse though as he already had a second interest.
  • Carved Mark: Bres carves a seal into Emlen's arm fairly early on.
  • Cessation of Existence: Happens to Milán via Kaylara as punishment for sentencing several Syndikat witches to death with artificial berserker seals.
  • Character Death: Lots.
  • Characters Dropping Like Flies: Seems to happen in particular to Syndikat members...
  • Civilization Destroyer: Set is the most obvious one, though Kaylara also falls into this category.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Jeffrey's methods of trying to kill Luke certainly feel like this.
  • Combat Medic: Elenwen seems to be slipping into this. Especially after she helps Liam.
    • Thomas may be a little as well since he helped save the lives of Luke, Liam and Elle.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Milán's is rather harsh though one can assume it was painless.
  • Crystal Weapon: Jemma has a diamond sword.
  • Cultured Warrior: Ragnar has shades of this.
  • Dare to Be Badass:
    Ragnar: I'm not going to say you can't. But I will say this. I'm not waiting for you. If you want to get revenge for this, you had best hurry and become strong enough to get it. You understand what I'm saying?
  • Deader Than Dead: Círdan isn't coming back anytime soon, and neither is Milán - likely the case for Ivona as well. It may be possible for Mishka to come back but considering the Hunters' aversion to resurrection magic it's unlikely.
    • Thought to be the case for Luke since the injuries he received should definitely have been fatal and a death seal was activated on him but that didn't stop him from surviving anyway.
  • Dead Partner: It's mentioned in his backstory that one of Thomas's friends was killed in the lamia attack when he first became a Hunter.
  • Death by Childbirth: Averted with Emer in the backstory, as her death isn't caused by her pregnancy with Luke but rather because Jeffrey is a sociopath.
  • Death by Irony: Mishka is killed by the curse of her own weapon.
  • Death by Origin Story: Luke's mother. Also Thomas's friend that got killed by a lamia.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: While the Old World isn't a video game this seems to be how life works for Cyril.
  • Death Notification: At one point Justine calls her uncle wondering about a battle she heard had happened. He flat out tells her her brother is probably dead.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: Evidently Niki Haruno prefered the Luke and Elle ship over the Luke and Mishka ship.
  • Deep Sleep: Luke is out for at least a day after his ordeal, leading to his surprise at finding himself in the 12th Nome Infirmary.
  • Defiant to the End: Luke. Even when a normal person should've died by blood loss several minutes ago he keeps trying to fight Jeffrey, even spitting blood in the latter's face. Jeffrey then slashes his cheek.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Cyril can't really die so he can implement this often.
  • Dented Iron: Thomas and Luke both take some serious damage in the fight against the Syndikat but not only do both manage to survive Thomas manages to keep fighting despite losing a lot of blood.
  • Desecrating the Dead: Jeffrey briefly kicks a corpse when frustrated.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Mishka died in Kaylara's arms since the immortal was trying to save her.
    • Nearly happened with Luke but he managed to survive.
  • Dies Wide Open: Callum's eyes are noted as being open and glassy when Círdan kills him.
  • Divine Parentage: A few examples throughout:
    • Jemma is the grandchild or Greco-Roman gods Pluto and Dionysus.
    • Cyril a son of Hermes.
    • Myrine is a daughter of Ares.
    • Hercules is the son of Zeus.
    • Tíen Saileach is the child of Irish gods Manannan mac Lir and Fand - how she was born 'human' rather than fae is unknown.
    • Also this giant they fought that one time was a son of Poseidon, not that it did him much good against the combined efforts of Ragnar's grenade launcher and Dealga.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Ivona learned this the hard way when trying to force Mishka to kill the man she loved. Mishka decided to just stab Ivona instead.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Gaia orders this happen to Círdan for his various crimes.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Callum's death is pretty jarring.
  • Dual Wielding: Erin/Gaia does this with Dealga and Fragarach.
  • Due to the Dead: Played in an interesting way with the bodies of Callum and Círdan. Callum, a dedicated druid who was murdered, is ceremonially buried by Gaia and guaranteed reincarnation. Círdan, a traitor and murderer, has his body eaten by the Morrigan after his soul's been taken somewhere less than pleasant.
  • Dying Declaration of Hate: Ivona's final words are
    "Screw you."
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: Happens several times to several Hunter teams caught in ambush.
  • Extended Disarming: During the beginning of Luke and Jeffrey's duel. Both are warlocks so even after they've lost several weapons they still have more.
  • Eye Scream: Thomas kills a Syndikat witch by throwing a knife into their eye.
  • Facial Horror: Both Luke and Elle have their faces cut by Jeffrey - in Luke's case it's not that bad, just a thin scar from the corner of his mouth to his ear, but in Elle's case it's a massive, jagged scar ear to ear across the bridge of her nose.
  • Fading Away: Milán's death somehow manages to be a violent version of this.
  • Fake Kill Scare: Cyril pranks Ragnar by letting Ragnar drive several feet of steel through his chest. It was not fake but it wasn't permanent and it certainly caught Ragnar off guard.
  • Faking the Dead: Currently what Luke is doing since to everyone outside the Hunters and House of Life he's Deader Than Dead. It looks like the MacTiernans are about to find out though.
    • Also counts as Death Faked for You since this was unintentional and Jeffrey's extra precautions to kill him convinced everyone he really was dead.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: Much of the fight scenes.
  • Famous Last Words:
    Ivona: Screw you.
  • Fatal Reward: Mishka was promised that if she betrayed Luke to the Illuminati Luke's life would be spared. They tried to make her kill Luke. Wounds sustained in the ensuing fight resulted in her death.
  • Fighting Irish: Erin and the MacTiernans.
  • Final Exchange:
    Ivona: You bastards. You think you're so high and mighty. Screw you.
    Ragnar: [shrugs] We earned it. [impales her]
  • Finish Him!: Ivona attempts getting Mishka to do this after she's wounded Luke. What results is Mishka stabbing the hell out of Ivona's ribcage.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: Whenever Jemma gets really into a fight her eyes are often described as 'violent purple, like flames'.
  • Forged by the Gods: Fragarach, Foirne (though not forged per se), the Gae Derg.
  • From Dress to Dressing: Thomas takes his shirt off in order to use it as an impromptu bandage to keep Luke from bleeding out.
  • Gemstone Assault: One of Jemma's abilities.
  • Genius Bruiser: Luke, possibly Thomas. Also Ragnar.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Most of the main cast.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal:
    • Cyril is impaled and partially decapitated by Jeffrey, though having the Blessing of Ares means these don't set him back too far.
      • Not to mention the time he pranked Ragnar while they were sparring by letting his guard down and allowing Ragnar to drive a couple feet of steel through his chest.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Happens several times with Cyril. Cyril being Cyril it's never permanent.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Erin kills Bres.
  • He Had a Name: Part of the reason Owen gets so mad at his brother is because said brother who as far as they know recently killed his own son dismisses him as a bastard child and a mistake. Owen then proceeds to banish his brother.
  • Heroic Bastard: Justine, Luke, Thomas, Erin and Cal are all this according to their backstory.
  • He's Okay: A lot of this occurs after they're sure Luke is no longer dying.
  • Hospital Surprise: More like '12th Nome Surpise' when Luke wakes up in the House of Life's Infirmary with no idea of how he got there and no memory of the previous fight.
  • Human Pincushion: Two icepicks, two knives, a sword that one time...
  • Hungry Weapon: Tyrfing must kill someone any time it's drawn.
  • I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Thomas ignores his injuries during the fight.
  • I Call It "Vera": Tíen evidently named her never-healing torture sword 'Dealga', which means Thorns.
  • I Can Still Fight!: Lea insists she's fine even after getting struck by lightning.
    • Thomas too after enough blood loss to make him dizzy.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The Morrigan eats dead bodies.
  • Immortal Hero: Literally in the cases of Erin, Ragnar and Kay.
    • Also Cyril, who's literally impossible to kill permanently.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: If icepicks through the shoulders and into the wall don't qualify who knows what will.
    • Mishka stabbing the hell out of Ivona's ribcage should also count.
  • Implacable Man: Ragnar.
    For better or worse, this was his people's fight now and he intended to win it.
    And for a Dane, you only won once your enemy was buried.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • How in hell did Cerulea manage to accurately hit each of Menhit's arrows with lightning without missing?
      • How did the one arrow she did miss manage to nail Thomas in the arm for that matter?
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: How long are those icepicks anyway? A foot?
    • Elle's primary weapon currently is the Gae Derg, a magic spear. But rather than stab Jeffrey, she keeps whacking him in the back of the head with it.
  • Iron Woobie:
    • Luke. Jeffrey is the main cause of this.
      • Everything with Mishka didn't really help either.
  • It Always Rains at Funerals: Averted for Callum's burial and the fest in his honor.
  • It's Always Sunny at Funerals: Downplayed for Callum's burial and the fest in his honor.
  • Keeping the Enemy Close: Seems to have been attempted with Luke by Jeffrey given the tracking seal and the fact that Jeffrey partially raised him.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Happens occasionally, usually to ambushed Hunters or ambushed Syndikat members. Or just with ambushes in general.
  • Killed Off for Real: Ivona, Milán, Andrej, Círdan...
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Punishment for Hunters who have committed severe enough crimes.
  • Knife Fight: Between Luke and Jeffrey because Luke can't summon his own weapons and Jeffrey is fond of daggers.
  • Knife Nut: Jeffrey, evidently.
  • Last of His Kind: Erin and Elenwen are the only druids on Earth.
  • Legendary Weapon: Most of them.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Cyril.
  • Lodged-Blade Recycling: Luke takes a knife to the side. As he has no weapons he proceeds to pull it out and use it.
  • Lonely Funeral: Inverted for Callum's fest, all the Hunters in Czech attend.
  • Made of Iron: Luke takes a knife to the side and then proceeds to use it.
  • Made of Plasticine: Ivona cannot avoid getting herself killed.
  • Magic Staff / Magic Wand: As a magician Conall and Briallan have these, though it should be noted the wands look more like boomerangs.
    • Averted with Foirne, which seems to just be a staff for combat.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Thomas brushes his injuries off as nothing and Lea states she's fine despite having been hit with lightning.
    • Elle's response to getting shot in the shoulder. Though granted she didn't actually know about the curse and poison at the time.
  • Marked to Die: The death seal on Luke.
    • Also the cursed bullet.
  • Master Swordsman: Myrine.
  • More Dakka: On one occasioun Ragnar 'battles' a giant with a rotating 40mm grenade launcher. Suffice to say said giant never finishes a sentence.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Myrine.
  • The Mourning After: When Erin wakes up after the fight in Tír na nÓg.
  • Murder by Cremation: Attempted by Círdan to the Thornes in the backstory. They survived.
  • Named Weapons: Most of the non disposable ones. Strangely enough though Cyril's sword has yet to be named.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Jeffrey's attempts at controlling and killing Luke results in Luke becoming untraceable, able to store excess mana and able to heal every time he's unconscious, not to mention led to SIX of the oldest and most powerful immortals to personally hate Jeffrey and want him dead.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Unfortunately quite a few involving the MacTiernan family in all its messed up glory:
      • Luke's 'birth.' That is all.
      • To clarify Jeffrey allied with a witch named Emer for several months, during which Luke was conceived. When Jeffrey found out she had loyalties elsewhere he killed her, despite knowing she was nine months pregnant with their son. And he seems to have no regrets whatsoever over this atrocity, even saying that Owen performing an emergency postmortem caesarean to save the kid as the stupidest thing he's ever done.
      • The implications that Jeffrey put those seals on Luke at birth is horrifying as well, considering one was designed to kill him instantly upon its activation. Having the seal there as a precaution isn't so bad when you keep in mind Jeffrey's apparent sociopathy, but he actually activates it when realizing there is just a slight possibility Luke would survive their fight. Which he wasn't wrong about. Thankfully though the seal doesn't work entirely as intended, giving his friends a chance to change it and save him.
      • Just what Jeffrey did to Luke during their fight. As Elenwen said when a man drives icepicks through your shoulders and into a wall that man sure isn't your father.
      • Not to mention the fact that these icepicks shattered his shoulder blades.
      • Icepicks through the shoulders wasn't all Jeffrey did to him, let's not forget the knife to the side Luke took and the stab wound that went through his stomach and diaphragm and into his lung.
      • The narration's description of Luke's injuries from his perspective is pretty bad as well, especially the part about him coughing and blood gurgling up out of his mouth.
      • When Elle catches sight of Thomas and Lea and asks them to help with trying to keep Luke alive Thomas's first reaction is shock and horror at seeing his friend unconscious, coughing up blood and obviously dying.
    • Also when Lea gets hit by lightning saving Thomas and he flips out, mainly because the girl he likes just got hurt and you are screwed if you're in the Syndikat.
    • Jemma when fighting those Syndikat members in their sparring room - her eyes turn from heterochromatic blue and green to purple fireballs and goat horns appear behind her ears as undead skeletal warriors climb out of the pit, grapevines strangle the witches and several Syndikat members are driven to madness.
    • Also the artificial berserker seals Milan put on those Syndikat members that Erin saved Dmitri from. No kidding you wouldn't be loyal any more.
    • We seem to have forgotten Círdan's soul was dragged off to Hell by Death...
    • The 'drowning in blood' curse. And also the fact where it's implied that Luke has used it.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Erin's avian form is a falcon.
    • Cal's was a harpy eagle.
  • No Body Left Behind: Milán's death by Kaylara.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever Set did involving that chicken...
    Conall: Remember the chicken?//
Set: You swore never to mention that again.
  • Also serves as foreshadowing; see below.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Reason Luke's assumed Deader Than Dead.
  • No One Should Survive That: Luke should've died of either blood loss, a collapsed lung, or drowning in his own blood before they could get him to safety. Not to mention he still survives the death seal.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Luke's defiance keeps him alive long enough for his friends to save him.
  • No-Sell: During their fight Jeffrey repeatedly tries to kill Cyril. Cyril being Cyril, this doesn't last long.
  • The Nothing After Death: Likely Milán's fate.
  • Odd Friendship: More odd couple considering Erin is a druidess and Cyril is a demigod but they make it work.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Ordinarily Set does not respond well to the chicken being mentioned - see Noodle Incident above - but at one point he doesn't seem to care.
    Conall: You remember the chicken, right?
    Set:Conall. Just listen to me.
  • Offing the Offspring: Attempted at least twice by Jeffrey to Luke. So far it has failed every time.
  • One-Man Army: Cyril can't die, at least not permanently, so one must assume this.
  • Panthera Awesome: Jemma can summon large cats to aid her in combat.
  • Papa Wolf: Ragnar doesn't like his students getting hurt.
  • Peaceful in Death: Callum.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Kaylara and Set.
  • Pietà Plagiarism: Erin carries her dead brother to the place where she buries him.
    • Also Luke carrying Elle outside so she can get to ground.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Jemma is the shortest and youngest character. Jemma can also kill two dozen people simultaneously.
  • Poison Is Evil: Jeffrey uses foxglove.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Poor Thomas.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: Skeletal soldiers, old weapons, large cats, snakes, grapevines and magic-induced madness means Jem rarely has to lift her sword. She still knows how to use it though.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Ragnar. He's a Dane from the Viking age.
  • Psychopomp: Death takes Círdan to Hell.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Mishka gets to hang out with the heroes for a week before dying.
  • Red Shirt: Several Hunter teams and most Syndikat witches.
  • Red Shirt Army: The Syndikat.
  • Reduced to Dust: Happens to Altrops, that giant they killed, thanks to Kaylara.
  • Reforged Blade: Totsuka-no-Tsurugi was reforged after it shattered killing the Orochi no Yamata the first time. Kaylara uses it to kill the Orochi a second time.
  • Refusing Paradise: Callum and Erin made a deal that if one died they would refuse eternity in the paradise of Mag Mell and go for reincarnation instead.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: When Owen finds out Luke is alive.
  • Rescue Romance: So far Elle has saved Luke's life ~twice and Luke has saved Elle's once.
  • Retired Badass: The Hunters have an entire hidden camp full of them.
  • Revenge: Practically EVERYONE swears they will have this on Jeffrey for what he did to Luke. Elle especially.
    • Even more so after they find Liam shot and Elle gets winged with a cursed bullet.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Everyone is now out for Jeffrey's blood after what he did to Luke.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Ragnar was a Danish king. He wasn't really born into it though.
  • Rugged Scar: Luke and Elenwen have recently gained some and Cyril already had one.
  • Self-Mutilation Demonstration: Cyril allows Ragnar to drive a couple feet of steel through his chest to prove he's immortal in the 'never gonna really die' type way.
  • Shock and Awe: Lea's main skill.
    • Also Aki's.
    • And Thor's.
  • Shout-Out: A few to the Riordanverse: Cyril, a Greek demigod, first shows up wearing an orange tee shirt though no mention is made of any print on it. Another subtle one from Conall when a comment is made about the Hunters never losing moral:
    Conall: Reminds me a bit of the Twenty First Nome.
    • A rather complex one: A young man named Luke has an uncle named Owen and an evil father and dead mother as well as a sister he was unaware of having. Luke proceeds to fight his father and is gravely injured as a result. The similarities stop there.
  • Simple Staff: Foirne.
  • Slashed Throat: One of the ways Cyril dies. As always it doesn't stick.
  • Sole Survivor: Dmitri was the only survivor of the artificial berserker seals due to his youth.
    • Erin and Elenwen are the only surviving druids thanks to Círdan.
  • Someone Has to Die: As soon as Tyrfing is drawn. Because of this rule when Ivona is resurrected Mishka dies.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: After he thinks he's killed Luke Jeffrey still describes him as a 'bastard' and a 'mistake'. Luke is his son.
    • It's Jeffrey though so no one should be surprised.
    • Also anytime Círdan is brought up Erin usually refers to him in a not so fond manner.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Just where exactly do the warlocks' weapons come from?
  • Summon to Hand: How warlocks acquire weaponry.
  • Supernaturally Marked Grave: Interesting version more along the lines of Supernaturally Unmarked Grave as the site where Callum is buried in Czech looks completely undisturbed.
    • Also the giant death mound Gaia made containing all the demon corpses.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: One minute Callum is listing Círdan's crimes, the next he's dead on the ground.
  • Survivor Guilt: Briefly discussed between Thomas and Lea and later Luke and Ragnar.
  • Sword and Gun: Both Thomas and Ragnar on occasion.
  • Taking the Bullet: More accurately Taking the Lightning Strike. Cerulea knocks Thomas out of the way of a Syndikat witch's attack and ends up with a large burn scar on her back.
  • Tap on the Head: Elle get's knocked out by Mishka and wakes up six hours later with a massive headache.
  • Training from Hell: Myrine's Modus Operandi for teaching.
  • Tranquil Fury: Círdan realizes how bad he messed up when Erin suddenly becomes very calm. He then realizes it's not Erin.
  • Traumatic C-Section: Emer's occurs after she's already dead.
  • The Unfavorite: Luke appears to be this with Jeffrey when compared with his sister Justine considering what Jeffrey has done to him in contrast with his sister, however it's slightly more complex than that since Jeffrey doesn't know Justine exists. Completely ignoring Justine though Luke is still the Unfavorite considering his so-called 'birth' as well as what happened when he and Jeffrey fought, not to mention the three seals Jeffrey tattooed on the back of his neck, one of which was supposed to kill him instantly upon activation. Thank goodness Jeffrey currently thinks he's dead.
  • Waking Up Elsewhere: Elenwen takes a blow to the head and wakes up in a tent though it's still the same area.
  • Walking Armory:
  • Wall of Weapons:
    • The Armory at the main Hunter Camp has tables and walls covered with a wide assortment of weapons and armor.
    • Also the van that they took from Boston to the Camp was mentioned to have a full weapons rack. One can only assume this was standard issue.
  • Weapon Twirling: A few characters occasionally do this but not very frequently.
  • We Do the Impossible: Fight/kill gods, hunt the most dangerous mythical creatures, battle with magic... The Old World is fun man.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to several members of the game quitting various storylines and characters were dropped abruptly. There are a few instances of this that aren't excused by absent members:
    • The last we heard about Nina Maldova was a brief mention of Nathan helping put out the fire the Syndikat started in Czech
    • Fionn and Morgan in Maine are mentioned maybe twice and then never brought up again.
    • Kare Magnusson is evidently still bar tending at Mike's Place in Boston even though the place was wrecked by Hercules
  • Why Won't You Die?: Said verbatim by Jeffrey to Cyril when Cyril keeps standing up after Jeffrey kills him.
  • World of Badass: The Old World.
  • World's Best Warrior: No confirmation but probably Myrine.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Wounds from Dealga or a stab wound from Fragarach.
    • Also the wound Mishka received from Tyrfing when Ivona's being resurrected due toTyrfing's curse.

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