Special Sub-Topic: Lesser Asked Questions On Tortall
|"Alanna: The First Adventure".
When Prince Jonathon snuck off to the Black City, Alanna went with him. However, when they got there they had to face the Ysandir - "immortals" who feed on the lives of mortals. Which Ysandir did Alanna fence with?|
Ylon. Almost everyone thought Alanna was a boy. During their battle with the Ysandir, Ylander stripped Alanna of her clothes and exposed her true identity. Jon was shocked, but enough of a gentleman to give Alanna his tunic to wear.
|"In the Hand of the Goddess".
After Tortallan spies reported that the King of Tusaine was considering retaking the Drell River Valley on the Tortallan border, an embassy from Tusaine came to court at Tortall. Everyone knew that Mikal of Danna, the Tusaine Ambassador, had actually come to see if King Roald had the stomach for war. Who was Ambassador Mikal's wife?|
Lady Aenne. Ambassador Mikal claimed that Tusaine had done better in the fighting arts than Tortall had; however, Jonathon assured him that even Tortall's pages and squires knew how to defend themselves against a knight. To prove his point, Jonathon arranged for Alanna - his personal squire - to fence Tusaine knight Dain of Melor.
|"The Woman Who Rides Like a Man".
Whilst in the desert, Alanna and Coram are accepted into the Bloody Hawk tribe of the Bazhir. After Coram leaves to deliver a message to Jon, Alanna kills Akhnan Ibn Nazzir, becomes the tribe's shaman, and starts training replacement shamans. Which of her students plays with balls of coloured fire?|
Kourrem. Coram had a lot to say to Alanna when he returned: "I think I'm leavin' ye in a fairly quiet place. Ye weren't well enough known here that ye could get into any trouble, and I thought they'd stay away from ye. But I come back, and ye're the Mother-blessed shaman of the tribe, ye've adopted three young ones, and ye're forcin' the women to accept two of their own sittin' with the men..."
At Jonathon's coronation, an attack (plotted by Duke Roger) is made on the court, specifically on Jon. Myles tells Jon that the attack is being made by men in Tirragen and Eldorne colours. What are "Tirragen colours"?|
Black and Purple. These people making the attack were followers of Alex of Tirragen and Delia of Eldorne. Eldorne colours are green and white.
Thayet wore "the pink tissue dress" once wilst visiting an earl. But during this visit, Thayet had to leave to go to the aid of a Rider Group that got bogged down in a swamp whilst chasing outlaws. Which Rider Group was this?|
Fifth. The dress cost three hundred gold nobles!
Tait was a hunter in Dunlath. When he found out that there was going to be an attack on Castle Dunlath, he asked if he could warn his brother Parlan so he could get the servants out. What was Parlan's job?|
Innkeeper. Lady Yolane of Dunlath was one of King Jonathon's closest relatives. She was found to be plotting against the king.
|"The Emperor Mage".
Whilst in Carthak, Daine was given the power to bring dead animals back to life. Which dinosaur did Daine first bring to life in the Hall of Bones?|
Great Three-Horn. This power was given to Daine by the Graveyard Hag. She is a minor god everywhere except Carthak, where she can basically do whatever she wants. :)
|"Realms of the Gods".
A Chaos vent serves as the god's window into the home off Uusoae, the Queen of Chaos. When Daine first saw one of these vents she almost touched it. Who stopped her?|
A Striped Skink. If you look into a Chaos-vent it pulls first your mind, and then the rest of you, into the realms of Chaos.
What are the two swords of the Yamani?|
Sword of Law and Sword of Duty. Keladry of Mindelan learned this when she stayed at the Yamani Islands for six years.
When Kel was in her second year as a page, she hired a maid, Lalasa. Lalasa has no family except her uncle, Gower. Her immediate family was killed by raiders from...|
Copper Isles. Before she came to the palace to work for Kel, Lalasa was beaten up by her brother, but her father didn't care.
Who is Kel's oldest nephew?
Lachran. Kel's eldest brother, Anders, asked her to talk to Lachran about what it was like to be a page.
Where was Raoul's wedding held?|
Steadfast. Neal was in a big hurry to get to Steadfast because his betrothed, Lady Yukimi, was waiting for him there. "'Lovers', Kel thought, rolling her eyes. At least there was one headache she didn't have. She was about to tell her friend he could wait, when she remembered that she'd get to see Dom while at Steadfast...She nudged Hoshi into a trot."
In what year was Barzun conquered by Tortall?|
378 HE. Barzun was a southern neighbour of Tortall before Jason III conquered it, gaining himself control of the eastern coastline all the way from Scanra to the southern delta of the River Drell.
|Now for some quick questions!
Who is Yahzed?|
A Scanran God. In "The Woman Who Rides Like A Man", Halef Seif's friend was being burned by people who worshipped Yahzed.
|Complete this exclamation: "Mithros, Mynoss and..."|
Shakith. Numair says this quite a lot in the Immortals quartet.
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