Diplomat of Uram

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  1. ElrondFan

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    I saw this book in a few lists for fantasy (listchallenges, goodreads, ranker...) and I decided to give it a try. I loved it and now I am wondering why isn't the trope of diplomacy used more often in fantasy books. I mean, we have warriors, wizards, bards, rogues, clerics, etc. but the character that would make the most sense traveling here and there is actually a diplomat, isn't it?

    So now I am curious about this. Why isn't diplomacy used more often in fantasy books? I saw something similar to this book in Episode One when Anakin and Obi Wan are sent on a diplomatic mission. It makes for an awesome excuse to send characters into different situations and geographical areas with a real mission to motivate them rather than random twists of fate.

    What are your thoughts? By the way, besides this book I am also re-reading Elantris and Golden Son and if you haven't tried those I also recommend them. Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown never disappoint!


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  2. Anakin

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    I guess diplomacy just isn’t as interesting as “negotiations with a lightsaber” to many readers.
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    And diplomacy has a lot harder time blocking a kick in the teeth as well .
    If i came across a party of travelers who were all diplomats I would .... well ...um .shit....I guess I'd do the same thing I do to everyone I come across which is rob them like sukkas and then fuck them up .
    But it'd still be funny like
    Diplomat 1 : Look , that there Tusken is charging right at us !
    Diplomat 2 : You're right !
    Diplomat 3 : Fear not ! I will save us using my non-mystical diplomatic arts !
    Diplomat 2 : Hurry it up then , he's nearly on us !
    Diplomat 1 : (gulp)
    Diplomat 3 : ahem .. You there Tusken ,be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighti....
    CRACK!!
    Diplomat 1 : Please stop !After all force is all conquering, but it's victories are short lived and ..
    WHACK!!
    Diplomat 2 : Ahhhh ,If you dont murder me you can have everthi......
    FUCKING KA-BLAM!!
    And just like that , another 3 sukkas down.
     
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    *Lightsaber through the heart*

    Easy Peasy....
     
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    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    Not sure how applicable to the conversation that is...
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    Its Black Speech .
    He be from Mordor .
     
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    No wonder diplomats from Mordor never achieved much.
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    Yeah , I know , their diplomatic skills are so weak they couldn't get Empress Anakin to mouth rape somebody's cock .
    Seriously, all you gotta say is ," Anakin , why dont you go suck a co,,," , and he's on one - tonsil deep - before the 'ck' has left my mouth . He loves his work.
    Plus , nobody wants to go to Mordor cause of all the cries of - "SHAZBOT !!" and " NANOO NANOO !!" from all the Mork from Orks that live there.
     
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    They are weak skills indeed then.
    Mordor sounds like a shithole to be honest.
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    Mordor makes my world look like a different kind of fucking shithole to be honest.
    But the only time there was Robin Williams on Tatooine , was when I fucking held up at 2 men both named William and took all their shit.
    Then it was Torturing Williams, then Killing Williams and finally Burying Williams.
     
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    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    Do you usually get acquainted with people before the torturing and killing bits?
    Sounds a bit like those Mexican cartel videos, only more personal.
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    If it's a slow day and ive already gotten on to my PCP pre-raid , then yeah , I'll ask someone where they went to school before i pull their lips off with my dirty fingers or like if they can play the digereedoo as i shove them into the Sarlacc Pit . It's just giving them a little bit of personal attention before I corpsify them .
    On the other hand though ...... if I'm out raiding shit to sell to get my PCP , then believe me , i get that shit done pronto .
    Fuck the digereedoo.
     
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    You are indeed a kind man sometimes. I am sure it appreciated by those you send to a agonising death.
    Is PCP use high amongst your people??
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    PCP , Meth , Super Glue , Scotch , Mushies , Petrol -Sniffing , Boxed Wine , too many panadol ...... A Tusken will give anything a go and will go overboard 100% of the time .
    Tusken parties are the thing other races have nightmares about .
     
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    I don't know. If Australian bogans had Commodores capable of interstellar travel, they would be there in a heartbeat!
     
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    hatchet13 The Nasty Tusken

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    Well . There you go . I have relatives in Australia
     
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    stimmt
     
  18. bloodfiredeath

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    I am guessing that they live in one of the Deserts?
     
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    Nope . In Brisbane .
     
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    Well, that is a cultural desert according to some...