History Literature / CodexAlera

23rd Jul '17 4:30:36 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: WordOfGod is this series actually started because someone dared Butcher to write a LostRomanLegion story based on Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
14th Jul '17 5:30:58 PM Malady
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* CantArgueWithElves: Somewhat of an odd one. The "elves" (Marat) in this case are less technologically advanced than the humans and can't use the elementals. They do however, seem to have a much better understanding of philosophy and basic reason than most humans (this world included). They take for granted things that seem to elude the highest of all Alerans like killing and fighting until an entire walk of life is dead is insane and love will be love and you can either kill everyone or else stand aside.
14th Jul '17 4:56:23 PM NightShade96
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* DoorFu: This happens one time when some characters are trying to hold a room against some taken Canim. They are about to break through the door, so one character decides to break the door down in such a way that it falls outwards and crushes one of the Canim.
14th Jul '17 4:52:54 AM Ea4g
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* CantArgueWithElves: Somewhat of an odd one. The "elves" (Marat) in this case are less technologically advanced than the humans and can't use the elementals. They do however, seem to have a much better understanding of philosophy and basic reason than most humans (this world included). They take for granted things that seem to elude the highest of all Alerans like killing and fighting until an entire walk of life is dead is insane and love will be love and you can either kill everyone or else stand aside.
3rd Jun '17 6:12:16 PM Ea4g
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** Throughout the same book Alderick says to practically every person he faces that they aren't [[spoiler: Araris Valerian, the only person to ever defeat him. Guess who ends up putting him in the ground.]]
3rd Jun '17 5:59:57 PM Ea4g
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** Throughout the same book Alderick says to practically every person he faces that they aren't [[spoiler: Araris Valerian, the only person to ever defeat him. Guess who ends up putting him in the ground.]]
28th May '17 5:26:36 AM isoycrazy
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* TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler:Ehren is the reason Princeps Aquitaine went into battle to draw out either the Vord Queen or her second-in-command. The Princeps dies from wounds received in the battle]].

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* TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler:Ehren Ehren is known as a simple aide to the First Lord, helping with paperwork and such. His gentle manipulations are [[spoiler:the reason Princeps Aquitaine went into battle to draw out either the Vord Queen or her second-in-command. The Princeps dies from wounds received in the battle]].



** The First Aleran Legion has the usual makeup of followers, but eventually Mistress Cymnea, their nominal leader, is added to the staff of the legion.

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** The First Aleran Legion has the usual makeup of followers, but eventually Mistress Cymnea, their nominal leader, is added to the staff of the legion.legion as Tribune Logistics after [[spoiler:all but two officers of the Legion were killed in an attempt to decapitate it]].



* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Fidelias is aware of this, [[InvokedTrope which is why he feels safe reporting failure to Lord Aquitaine]]. He is too valuable a tool to be thrown away carelessly, so he knows that he will not be killed until his failures outnumber his sucesses. [[spoiler:This is also what keeps him alive when Tavi discovers that Valiar Marcus is really the traitor Fidelias.]]

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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Fidelias is aware of this, [[InvokedTrope which is why he feels safe reporting failure to Lord Aquitaine]]. He is too valuable a tool to be thrown away carelessly, so he knows that he will not be killed until his failures outnumber his sucesses. [[spoiler:This is also what is keeps him alive when Tavi discovers that Valiar Marcus is really the traitor Fidelias.]]


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** In ''First Lord's Fury'' Fidelias remembers as part of his Cursor training developing the skill to sneak up behind a person in absolute silence and be able to stab them in the neck at the top of the spine, a guarantee one-hit kill even on a powerful Citizen. [[spoiler:Amara does this exact technique to finally kill Invidia using a stone weapon, as her Metalcrafting would have noticed anything metal]].
27th May '17 12:53:29 PM rmctagg09
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* DecapitationStrike: A somewhat more small-scale (and thus realistic) example popped up in book 3, ''Cursor's Fury''. The First Aleran Legion is struck by a powerful, magical attack, targeted at the Commander's Tent, just when every officer in the camp has been summoned there to discuss a recent development. If it had worked as designed, it would've wiped out everyone who could've taken command of the Legion, except for a strategically-placed traitor... but instead, command of the Legion winds up falling to the Third Subtribune Logistica (which basically means undersecretary to the undersecretary of logistics) who had been delayed. Fortunately, said Subtribune happens to be a Cursor - a secret agent of the First Lord, sent to infiltrate the legion to search for signs of treason and general espionage, and given a lowly officer's billet specifically to keep him flexible and out of the spotlight. Later, several characters state that the ORIGINAL leadership of the Legion, however competent they might have been, could not have accomplished even half of what he then proceeded to do with the 'decapitated' Legion...
7th May '17 3:55:14 PM nombretomado
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Magical Roman Legionnaires straight out of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' versus the [[{{Starcraft}} Zerg]], [[WolfMan wolfmen]] with BloodMagic, telepathic [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti yetis]] and [[MysticalWhiteHair white-haired]] [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]]. Riding [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs ground sloths and terror birds]]. Sometimes, the Legionnaires fight each other, too.

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Magical Roman Legionnaires straight out of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' versus the [[{{Starcraft}} [[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} Zerg]], [[WolfMan wolfmen]] with BloodMagic, telepathic [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti yetis]] and [[MysticalWhiteHair white-haired]] [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]]. Riding [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs ground sloths and terror birds]]. Sometimes, the Legionnaires fight each other, too.



* {{Expy}}: The Vord of ''Academ's Fury'' share several important traits (insect-like biology, hive mind, ability to infest living humans, reliance on a substance they smear across the ground in their nests) with [[StarCraft the Zerg]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Vord of ''Academ's Fury'' share several important traits (insect-like biology, hive mind, ability to infest living humans, reliance on a substance they smear across the ground in their nests) with [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft the Zerg]].
29th Mar '17 6:13:05 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* MundaneUtility: All of the different types of furies and their crafters have some form of mundane utility; wind-crafting allows for flight, earth-crafting increases strength to the point that loads in the hundreds of kilograms are no issue, water-crafters are healers, metal-crafters are smiths and have endurance that allows them to block out pain or keep going for days, wood-crafters can manipulate any form of plant life, making them excellent farmers--and archers--and firecrafters create the equivalent of both lightbulbs and refrigeration. The economy is so based on fury-crafting that most forms of technological development have completely stagnated.

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* MundaneUtility: All of the different types of furies and their crafters have some form of mundane utility; wind-crafting allows for flight, earth-crafting increases strength to the point that loads in the hundreds of kilograms are no issue, issue and active earth-crafting can be used to make buildings or drag minerals up to the surface (either ore for mining or nutrients for farming plants, though the latter is usually an emergency measure and is mentioned as making the soil unusable for farming after a few seasons worth of growth), water-crafters are healers, metal-crafters are smiths and have endurance that allows them to block out pain or keep going for days, wood-crafters can manipulate any form of plant life, making them excellent farmers--and archers--and firecrafters create the equivalent of both lightbulbs and refrigeration. The economy is so based on fury-crafting that most forms of technological development have completely stagnated.
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