History Funny / CodexAlera

18th Mar '16 5:31:11 PM Milarqui
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* The entire mess begins because Tavi went out of Bernardholt in order to seek a bunch of sheep that had been lost earlier. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, when Amara calls him forward so that First Lord Gaius Sextus can publicly offer him what he wants, he is nowhere to be seen... [[BrickJoke because he left earlier to find the sheep.]]]]
24th Feb '16 6:32:32 AM isoycrazy
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* In the prologue of the book
** Kitai has discovered her relationship with Tavi is considered equal to be at best a concubine and she a whore to the Citizenry of Alera. She is furious with Tavi for neglecting that, for leaving him open to an attack by which she is the weapon, and when he stammeringly admits he just thought they would get together anyway without him courting her by her people's ways, it infuriates her to no end, she cuts off all their pleasure together.
** At the end of the scene, [[spoiler:Alera, the ancient fury who has seen mountains become valleys of rivers and grass, who would feel no real sadness in Tavi's death]] the following conversation happens:
--->'''Tavi''' You're taking her side because she's a girl.\\
[[spoiler:'''Alera''']]: Yes. I may be no expert, but I have learned enough of your ways to know which side of this debate I am obliged to support.



-->'''Cyricus:''' Y-you are w-welcomed as a guest, sir. B-but if you hurt anyone under my lord f-father's protection, I will kill you myself.
--> '''Varg:''' It will be as you say in your house, young Master. ''(to Tavi, in Canish)'' Does the pup remind you of anyone, Tavar?
-->'''Tavi:''' ''(in Canish)'' As I recall, I had a knife to your throat at the time.
-->'''Varg:''' It did give you a certain credibility.

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-->'''Cyricus:''' Y-you are w-welcomed as a guest, sir. B-but if you hurt anyone under my lord f-father's protection, I will kill you myself. \n--> \\
'''Varg:''' It will be as you say in your house, young Master. ''(to Tavi, in Canish)'' Does the pup remind you of anyone, Tavar?
-->'''Tavi:'''
Tavar?\\
'''Tavi:'''
''(in Canish)'' As I recall, I had a knife to your throat at the time.
-->'''Varg:'''
time.\\
'''Varg:'''
It did give you a certain credibility.



-->'''Kitai:''' Oh my. I might be in love.
-->'''Tavi:''' I saw him first.
-->'''Varg's ears:''' ''(quiver, quiver)''

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-->'''Kitai:''' --->'''Kitai:''' Oh my. I might be in love. \n-->'''Tavi:''' \\
'''Tavi:'''
I saw him first.
-->'''Varg's
first. \\
'''Varg's
ears:''' ''(quiver, quiver)''



--> "Ass," muttered Raucus.
--> "Thank you, Placida," the Princeps murmured in a dry voice. "Countess, please continue."

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--> "Ass," muttered Raucus.
-->
Raucus.\\
"Thank you, Placida," the Princeps murmured in a dry voice. "Countess, please continue."



* After that, Tavi sends his own message back, giving a rousing speech and words of kindness and empathy to those civilian Alerans who will die from starvation, giving them empathy and love, while holding any "Citizen" to task. A heartwarming and awesome moment made hilarious as it was also a [[spoiler:distraction. The message awoke the sentries around her imprisoned holds filled with captured people, and she silenced them to hear the message, allowing Tavi's knights to swoop in, take care of these sentries, and bring back the people. Crassus also took the time to take every bit of food and even the livestock just to spite the Vord Queen]]. The Vord Queen was so furious, they could hear her scream of fury miles away.



--> Kitai nodded in satisfaction. "Come. You need to get back to your wagon and rest. Varg has things well in hand."
--> "I should stay," Tavi said. "Watch. Who knows, there might be something here, some clue as to their weakness."
--> Kitai looked at him with what looked like enormous patience that was nonetheless clearly being tried. "Aleran," she said between her teeth, "you should rest. In your wagon. Your enclosed, covered wagon. While nearly everyone else is busy with the battle."

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--> Kitai nodded in satisfaction. "Come. You need to get back to your wagon and rest. Varg has things well in hand."
-->
"\\
"I should stay," Tavi said. "Watch. Who knows, there might be something here, some clue as to their weakness."
-->
"\\
Kitai looked at him with what looked like enormous patience that was nonetheless clearly being tried. "Aleran," she said between her teeth, "you should rest. In your wagon. Your enclosed, covered wagon. While nearly everyone else is busy with the battle."



--> Aria arched an imperious eyebrow. "You are not going to hug the pretty little Parcian girl, you goat."
--> Placida nodded gravely. "Foiled again."

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--> Aria arched an imperious eyebrow. "You are not going to hug the pretty little Parcian girl, you goat."
-->
"\\
Placida nodded gravely. "Foiled again."
23rd Feb '16 5:01:34 PM Adeon
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* Max declares that it would be the duty of every Aleran in Canea to die as quickly and efficiently if possible if that's what it took to get [[spoiler: Princeps Octavian]] safely home. Kitai tartly points out that given the aforementioned's non-existent skills at sea, the death of every Aleran in Canea could not ''possibly'' get him safely home.

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* Max Magnus declares that it would be the duty of every Aleran in Canea to die as quickly and efficiently if possible if that's what it took to get [[spoiler: Princeps Octavian]] safely home. Kitai tartly points out that given the aforementioned's non-existent skills at sea, the death of every Aleran in Canea could not ''possibly'' get him safely home.
23rd Nov '15 9:43:40 AM roxana
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-->'''Kitai:''' It is foolish, but we must endure this Aleran nonsense. It will make your father happy.

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-->'''Kitai:''' -->'''Kitai''' (to her infant son): It is foolish, but we must endure this Aleran nonsense. It will make your father happy.
9th Sep '15 10:28:47 AM starjammer05
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** The challenge from Book One when they were both kids included ''all three'' of those things, which they would subsequently claim as [[spoiler: an AccidentalMarriage.]]

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** The challenge from Book One when they were both kids included ''all three'' of those things, which they would subsequently claim as [[spoiler: an AccidentalMarriage.]]]]
* Gaius Primus' reaction upon first meeting the Great Fury Alera: "Bother, I've gone mad."
12th Aug '15 4:26:18 PM MechWarrior
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--->'''Gaius''' I adjusted to the [[UnusualEuphemism demands of my station]], of course, but when you speak to Maximus, you might mention to him that in the future, should this situation arise again, he should seek some course ''other'' than [[spoiler: to fondle my wife]]

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--->'''Gaius''' --->'''Gaius''': I adjusted to the [[UnusualEuphemism demands of my station]], of course, but when you speak to Maximus, you might mention to him that in the future, should this situation arise again, he should seek some course ''other'' than [[spoiler: to fondle my wife]]
12th Aug '15 4:25:18 PM MechWarrior
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--> "''Legionares'' do not fear dinner. Dinner fears ''legionares''."

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--> "''Legionares'' "''Legionnaires'' do not fear dinner. Dinner fears ''legionares''.''legionnaires''."
12th Aug '15 4:24:47 PM MechWarrior
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* A meta-example would be how the series came to be in the first place. Butcher got involved with an internet argument on a writing forum. The argument was over whether craft or idea was more important to a good novel - basically whether or not a good writer could make a bad idea into a good novel. Butcher [[TheBet took that as a challenge]] and told the other poster to give him not one but ''two'' bad concepts, and he would write a novel with them. The poster responded with Lost Roman Legions and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. That's right, the Furies have their roots in the canon that spawned Pikachu. And he has indeed [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome made it work]].

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* A meta-example would be how the series came to be in the first place. Butcher got involved with an internet argument on a writing forum. The argument was over whether craft or idea was more important to a good novel - basically whether or not a good writer could make a bad idea into a good novel. Butcher [[TheBet took that as a challenge]] and told the other poster to give him not one but ''two'' bad concepts, and he would write a novel with them. The poster responded with Lost Roman Legions and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. That's right, the Furies have their roots in the canon that spawned Pikachu. And he has indeed [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome made it work]].



* Near the end, we read from Isana's POV as she leads the troops in a [[SayMyName saying Tavi's name]] CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and then switch to Tavi's POV where his reaction is simply exasperation that they're too busy chanting his name to hear him trying to tell them that the bad guy's getting away.

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* Near the end, we read from Isana's POV as she leads the troops in a [[SayMyName saying Tavi's name]] CrowningMomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, and then switch to Tavi's POV where his reaction is simply exasperation that they're too busy chanting his name to hear him trying to tell them that the bad guy's getting away.



* Tavi has just had a huge CrowningMomentofAwesome by [[spoiler: destroying Riva's nigh-impenetrable wall by bringing up and freezing giant plants around the gate, and then using a fireball to shatter it]]. What's his reaction upon seeing this work? "Crap, I didn't mean to THAT much damage. I'm gonna have to pay Riva a LOT to fix this mess."

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* Tavi has just had a huge CrowningMomentofAwesome SugarWiki/MomentofAwesome by [[spoiler: destroying Riva's nigh-impenetrable wall by bringing up and freezing giant plants around the gate, and then using a fireball to shatter it]]. What's his reaction upon seeing this work? "Crap, I didn't mean to THAT much damage. I'm gonna have to pay Riva a LOT to fix this mess."
16th Apr '15 9:52:06 PM DarkStarling
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**At one point, during a deadly serious and secret conversation about the Vord, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Max is loudly cussing out his Taurga as a distraction.]] It wraps up with "[[BestialityIsDepraved And not even SHE]] [[InsultToRocks would do that with you]], no matter how much gold or how many burlap sacks were involved."
10th Feb '15 9:46:43 AM ReaderAt2046
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** Becomes a BrickJoke a few pages later when Tavi is talking with the two of them and makes an idle comment about "running his mouth". Both Isana and Kitai are rendered helpless with laughter for several minutes.
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