History Literature / CodexAlera

8th Feb '17 2:52:01 PM Malady
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* NeuralImplanting: From First Lord's Fury, [[spoiler:Alera]] teaching Tavi how to bond with a fury:
--> She touched his forehead. Her fingertip was damp and cool.
--> The means simply appeared in Taviís mind, as smoothly as if it had been something remembered from his days at the Academy. And, like much of furycraft, it was quite simple to implement. Painful, he suspected, but simple.
8th Jan '17 5:08:52 PM Bissek
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* WeHaveReserves: Senator Arnos' plan to deal with the Canim is a deliberate campaign of attrition that doesn't leave any room for the possibility that Nasaug might be more clever than Arnos thinks he is. As a direct result of this, the two Senatorial Legions Arnos commanded at the start of the fourth book are so reduced in number that the survivors are combined into a single legion at the end of it.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Windwolves are last seen preparing to go into battle against the Vord near the end of the sixth book. Despite many of the people they were fighting alongside getting mentioned in the epilogue, their survival (or lack thereof) is not explicitly stated.
12th Dec '16 6:40:04 AM RyanofTinellb
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** Even better: [[spoiler:Once you realise that Tavi attains each rank in the final chapters of the book before (i.e.: becoming a captain towards the end of ''Cursor's Fury''), it's easy to time Sextus' death almost to the page.]]
28th Nov '16 11:33:05 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* WindowsToTheSoul: Alerans can tell that something's off with the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Taken]]'s eyes (Canim, on the other hand, notice something wrong with the [[ExpressiveEars ears]]).



* YouJustToldMe: In ''First Lord's Fury'', at the culmination of Magnus's suspicions over Marcus's history, [[spoiler:during a fight with some Vord, he yells, "Fidelias! Behind you!" and "Marcus" whirls around.]]

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* YouJustToldMe: In ''First Lord's Fury'', at the culmination of Magnus's suspicions over Marcus's history, [[spoiler:during a fight with some Vord, he yells, "Fidelias! Behind you!" and "Marcus" whirls around.]]]] Tavi, who'd agreed to the plan thinking he'd ''exonerate'' Marcus, is very, very pissed.
22nd Nov '16 7:07:25 AM darkchiefy
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* SkyCell: some Alerans are confined on top of these by enemies who don't believe in wildcrafting.
9th Nov '16 11:45:17 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Tavi explains to other Alerans throughout the latter four novels that the Canim are reasoning, intelligent beings who have plans and goals, that they are not mindless brutes or insane, but also that their manner of thinking is ''different''. Several of the conflicts with the Canim come from Alerans interpreting their actions from an Aleran mindset and refusing to allow for an alternate goal.

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** Tavi explains to other Alerans throughout the latter four novels that the Canim are reasoning, intelligent beings who have plans and goals, that they are not mindless brutes or insane, but also that their manner of thinking is ''different''. Several of the conflicts with the Canim come from Alerans interpreting their actions from an Aleran mindset and refusing to allow for an alternate goal.goal, and/or the Canim doing likewise.



** Laharl neglects [[TailorMadePrison to account for Aleran furycrafting]] because his range has had so little contact with Alerans, he thinks they are myths and exaggerations purported by Varg's range. Laharl firmly believes Alerans can do no more than what Ritualists can do. As a result, he inadvertently does this. His prison for Tavi and his crew, which includes one flight-capable windcrafter? Being stuck on an open roof with no way down.

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** Any non-TailorMadePrison usually turns out to be this to crafters. This nearly bites the Canim leader Laharl neglects [[TailorMadePrison to account for Aleran furycrafting]] in the tail because his range has had so little contact with Alerans, and he thinks believes that the stories of what they can do are myths and exaggerations purported by Varg's range. Laharl firmly believes Alerans range (Narash), and doesn't believe that they can do no more than what Ritualists can do. As anything Canim magic can't. Canish magic can't make a result, he inadvertently does this. His person fly, so his prison for Tavi and his crew, which includes one flight-capable windcrafter? Being stuck on an open roof with no way down.
7th Nov '16 7:13:13 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** When traveling to the First Aleran Legion, Tavi, Max, and Magnus discuss the inevitable intrigue that will spring up around the camp, and explain that anybody competent in the legion will be a spy. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, it is revealed that Valiar Marcus, a legendary centurion whose stolid nature and loyalty helped hold the Legion together, is a disguise of Fidelias, who was (originally) there spying for the Aquitaines.]]

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** When traveling to the First Aleran Legion, Tavi, Max, and Magnus discuss the inevitable intrigue nature of the legion, which is comprised of soldiers from every province. It's noted that most High Lords will spring up around keep all their good soldiers to themselves, and send the camp, newbies and explain that anybody the troublemakers on to the First Aleran. The Legion will also be a hotbed of intrigue, so in the words of Max, "Anyone competent in the legion will be and friendly is probably a spy. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, spy". Later, it is revealed turns out that the competent ReasonableAuthorityFigure [[spoiler: Valiar Marcus, a legendary centurion whose stolid nature and loyalty helped hold the Legion together, Marcus is a disguise of actually Fidelias, who was (originally) there spying for the Aquitaines.]]Lady Aquiataine]].
6th Nov '16 8:39:08 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: Basically the root of the war between the Alerans and the Icemen. [[spoiler: The interaction between the Icemen's water-based magic and Aleran firecrafting encourages feelings of agression, anxiety, and anger, poisoning all relationships until (non-firecrafter) Isana came along.]]

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* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: Basically the root of the war between the Alerans and the Icemen. The war continues because the Alerans won't retreat because they're sure the Icemen will come back to take advantage of their leaving their lands unguarded, and the Icemen won't back down because they feel that they'll be invaded if they don't drive the Alerans far enough back from the shieldwall. [[spoiler: The reason this happens is because of an unknown interaction between the Icemen's water-based magic and Aleran firecrafting encourages feelings of agression, anxiety, and anger, poisoning all relationships until (non-firecrafter) Isana (a non-Firecrafter) came along.along and figured out what was going on.]]



** The Vord are capable of clever strategies when guided by the intelligence of a Queen, but their most common tactic is simply to rush forward at the enemy. As [[WeHaveReserves they have reserves]], they quickly overwhelm all opposition.

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** The Subverted with the Vord when there's a Queen nearby, as they use very good tactics. However, when a Queen is not nearby (the Vord are capable of clever strategies when guided basically animals without a Queen's direction), they play it straight. It's noted that the problems faced by the intelligence of a Queen, but their most common tactic is simply to rush forward at the enemy. As [[WeHaveReserves they have reserves]], they quickly overwhelm all opposition.besieged cities are less like being under attack by an army and more like getting caught in an exceptionally long and heavy blizzard.
28th Oct '16 3:20:48 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Let me count the ways...]]



** See Tavi learning/demonstrating some new skill? There is a pretty good chance he is going to use it for something absurdly {{badass}} by the end of the book.

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** See Tavi learning/demonstrating some new skill? There is a pretty good chance he is going to use it for something absurdly {{badass}} badass by the end of the book.



** Varg dubs Tavi "Tavar." A tavar is a highly intelligent wolverine-like predator native to Canea, stupidly brave, incredibly dangerous, and rather small. (Albeit considerably larger than a real-world wolverine.) Varg says he has never heard of a Canim taking one down without receiving extreme injuries of its own, and the Canim have a saying that, despite its small size, only a fool messes with a tavar. Even the Vord tread lightly around them: Apparently while they're conquering a continent filled with giant wolf people, taking out a tavar that's actively ''hunting Vord'' is too much trouble for what it's worth. [[GuileHero Sounds]] [[{{Badass}} about]] [[CrazyAwesome right]].

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** Varg dubs Tavi "Tavar." A tavar is a highly intelligent wolverine-like predator native to Canea, stupidly brave, incredibly dangerous, and rather small. (Albeit considerably larger than a real-world wolverine.) Varg says he has never heard of a Canim taking one down without receiving extreme injuries of its own, and the Canim have a saying that, despite its small size, only a fool messes with a tavar. Even the Vord tread lightly around them: Apparently while they're conquering a continent filled with giant wolf people, taking out a tavar that's actively ''hunting Vord'' is too much trouble for what it's worth. [[GuileHero Sounds]] [[{{Badass}} about]] about [[CrazyAwesome right]].



** Nedus from ''Academ's Fury'', a retired Knight Captain trying to help Isana get in contact with the First Lord while protecting her from her political enemies. He is the sword master who trained most of the expert swordsmen of the current generation, including Araris Valerian and Sir Miles. [[spoiler:He proves his {{BadAss}}ness as he defends Isana from assassins. There are three cutters armed with swords, and he manages to kill two of them, but killing the second opens him up for the third to stab him fatally. [[TakingYouWithMe He proceeds to grab his killer and take him out by stabbing him through the mouth before expiring]].]]

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** Nedus from ''Academ's Fury'', a retired Knight Captain trying to help Isana get in contact with the First Lord while protecting her from her political enemies. He is the sword master who trained most of the expert swordsmen of the current generation, including Araris Valerian and Sir Miles. [[spoiler:He proves his {{BadAss}}ness badassness as he defends Isana from assassins. There are three cutters armed with swords, and he manages to kill two of them, but killing the second opens him up for the third to stab him fatally. [[TakingYouWithMe He proceeds to grab his killer and take him out by stabbing him through the mouth before expiring]].]]
18th Oct '16 8:14:05 AM MadSpy
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** Isana and Odina are powerful watercrafters and so are put in a drying hut for meats surrounded by hot stones and kept dehydrated, being given barely enough water to survive.
** In ''Princep's Fury'' prisons for other crafters are seen. Firecrafters are put under running water. Earthcrafters and metalcraters are in wooden cages away from the earth and metal. Windcrafters are in stone boxes with a single air hole the size of a human thumb. Woodcrafters are in metal cages, far from the wooden cages. Citizens require more complex combinations of these cages in order to counteract multiple aspects of furycrafting at once.

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** Isana and Odina Odiana are powerful watercrafters and so are put in a drying hut for meats surrounded by hot stones and kept dehydrated, being given barely enough water to survive.
** In ''Princep's Fury'' prisons for other crafters are seen. Firecrafters are put under running water. Earthcrafters and metalcraters metalcrafters are in wooden cages away from the earth and metal. Windcrafters are in stone boxes with a single air hole the size of a human thumb. Woodcrafters are in metal cages, far from the wooden cages. Citizens require more complex combinations of these cages in order to counteract multiple aspects of furycrafting at once.
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