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16th Jan '16 2:45:41 PM MasterGhandalf
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* HumansByAnyOtherName: "Aleran" is used largely interchangeably with "human" by most characters, since Alera is the only actual human nation in Carna (the Marat are human-''like'', but still obviously a somewhat different species).
1st Jan '16 12:20:39 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The villainy of each of the nonhuman races is explained over time. The Marat attack on Calderon is motivated by the greed of one chieftain. Canim aggression is shaped by their predatory pack mentality and the civilization this has created in their homeland. The Vord are infused with a biological imperative to grow at the expense of all else; they expand out of hunger, not malice. The Icemen are locked in a conflict with humanity that is just is mindless as the Aleran side, and peace *can* be obtained. By contrast, Invidia Aquatane is the single most villainous character in the series, and generally the only truly malicious characters are human. Over the course of the books, members of other races, including [[spoiler: Nasaug of the Canim and Kitai of hte Marat]] call the Humans monsters, noting how terribly they treat other members of their race, enslaving and taking advantage of them whenever possible.
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The villainy of each of the nonhuman races is explained over time. The Marat attack on Calderon is motivated by the greed of one chieftain. Canim aggression is shaped by their predatory pack mentality and the civilization this has created in their homeland. The Vord are infused with a biological imperative to grow at the expense of all else; they expand out of hunger, not malice. The Icemen are locked in a conflict with humanity that is just is mindless as the Aleran side, and peace *can* be obtained. By contrast, Invidia Aquatane [[spoiler: This is the single most villainous character in Canims' viewpoint, given how much they kill each other over leadership and other reasons. The series itself mostly shows humans as no better and no worse than the series, and generally the only truly malicious characters are human. Over the course of the books, members of other races, including [[spoiler: Nasaug of the Canim and Kitai of hte Marat]] call the Humans monsters, noting how terribly they treat other members of their race, enslaving and taking advantage of them whenever possible.[[BlueAndOrangeMorality just different.]]]]
21st Dec '15 3:48:14 PM Discar
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->''There's something broken inside your skull, [Tavi]. You do all your thinking sideways.'' -->--'''Antillar "Max" Maximus''', '''''Princeps' Fury'''''
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->''There's ->''"There's something broken inside your skull, [Tavi]. You do all your thinking sideways.'' -->--'''Antillar "'' -->-- '''Antillar "Max" Maximus''', '''''Princeps' Fury'''''
8th Dec '15 4:46:51 PM DarkStarling
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** [[ExtraOreDinary Metalcrafting]] (Knights Ferrous): ImplausibleFencingPowers and the ability to sense nearby metal; additionally, it can be used to artificially repress emotion and pain to turn the user into an ImplacableMan. The most powerful and skilled metalcrafters can [[ChromeChampion incorporate metal into their skin]] to protect themselves.
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** [[ExtraOreDinary Metalcrafting]] (Knights Ferrous): ImplausibleFencingPowers and the ability to sense nearby metal; additionally, it can be used to artificially repress emotion and pain to turn the user into an ImplacableMan. The most powerful and skilled metalcrafters can [[ChromeChampion incorporate metal into their skin]] to protect themselves. Finally, [[BoringButPractical their sense of metal and ability to manipulate it's hardness make them amazing blacksmiths]].
27th Nov '15 3:01:59 AM Nohbody
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* PretenderDiss: Aldrick ex Gladius, regarded as one of the greatest swordsmen living, is legendary partly because of his famed duel with Araris Valerian. At multiple points throughout the series he crosses swords with other famed warriors, calmly informing each of them, "The only man who has ever matched me in battle was Araris Valerian himself, and you aren't Araris." [[spoiler: When it turns out that [[BecauseImJonesy one of them actually]] ''[[BecauseImJonesy is]]'' [[BecauseImJonesy Araris]], Aldrick [[VillainousBreakdown practically collapses]].]]
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* PretenderDiss: Aldrick ex Gladius, regarded as one of the greatest swordsmen living, is legendary partly because of his famed duel with Araris Valerian. At multiple points throughout the series he crosses swords with other famed warriors, calmly informing each of them, "The only man who has ever matched me in battle was Araris Valerian himself, and you aren't Araris." [[spoiler: When it turns out that [[BecauseImJonesy [[ConfrontingYourImposter one of them actually]] ''[[BecauseImJonesy ''[[ConfrontingYourImposter is]]'' [[BecauseImJonesy [[ConfrontingYourImposter Araris]], Aldrick [[VillainousBreakdown practically collapses]].]]
27th Nov '15 2:58:32 AM Nohbody
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* BecauseImJonesy: [[PlayingWithATrope Of a sort]]. Aldrick ex Gladius often tells his opponents that "The only man who has ever matched me in battle was Araris Valerian himself, [[PretenderDiss and you aren't Araris]]" to indicate that he is the superior swordsman. At the climax of the first novel [[spoiler:it turns out his opponent '''is''' Araris.]]

--> They closed on the refugees faster than Tavi could have believed, and when they saw Aleran cavalry riding down upon them, the refugees' expressions of terror and despair filled with sudden hope. Arms lifted in sudden shouts and cheers and breathless cries of encouragement.
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--> ---> They closed on the refugees faster than Tavi could have believed, and when they saw Aleran cavalry riding down upon them, the refugees' expressions of terror and despair filled with sudden hope. Arms lifted in sudden shouts and cheers and breathless cries of encouragement.

* [[BishonenLine Bishojo Line]]: The Vord Queen goes through several forms as she matures; the first few are clearly monstrous and insectile, but her ultimate form [[spoiler: looks almost exactly like a cross between Isana's sister and Kitai]]. In other words, [[spoiler:like the daughter of Kitai and Tavi]]. This makes sense, as [[spoiler: the Vord Queen absorbed both Tavi and Kitai's blood when they were in the Wax Forest in the first book.]]
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* [[BishonenLine BishonenLine: Or, more specifically, Bishojo Line]]: Line. The Vord Queen goes through several forms as she matures; the first few are clearly monstrous and insectile, but her ultimate form [[spoiler: looks almost exactly like a cross between Isana's sister and Kitai]]. In other words, [[spoiler:like the daughter of Kitai and Tavi]]. This makes sense, as [[spoiler: the Vord Queen absorbed both Tavi and Kitai's blood when they were in the Wax Forest in the first book.]]

-->"They're trying to kill you!"\\
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-->"They're --->"They're trying to kill you!"\\

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-->(signal flare appears)\\* ConfrontingYourImposter: [[PlayingWithATrope Of a sort]]. Aldrick ex Gladius often tells his opponents that "The only man who has ever matched me in battle was Araris Valerian himself, [[PretenderDiss and you aren't Araris]]" to indicate that he is the superior swordsman. At the climax of the first novel [[spoiler:it turns out his opponent '''is''' Araris.]]
25th Nov '15 12:26:32 PM hobbitguy1420
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* SchoolOfSeduction: Lord Kalare is said to have used a training program incorporating this as well as other things for ''all'' his female agents. The Cursor's Academy also teaches some agents the ropes, but none of the main characters are so trained.
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* SchoolOfSeduction: Lord Kalare is said to have used a training program incorporating this as well as other things for ''all'' his female agents. The Cursor's Academy also teaches some agents the ropes, but none of the main characters (save perhaps Serai) are so trained.
25th Nov '15 10:36:19 AM hobbitguy1420
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Cane is singular. Canim is plural
** In ''Cursor's Fury'' it is mentioned that the legion camp designs are pretty much identical. The captain's tent is always in the same relative spot, even large fortresses like the one in Calderon have a similar set-up. [[spoiler:This means it is all the easier for the Cane to send down a deadly lightning attack and know where to fire to hit the command structure]]. This fires again in ''First Lord's Fury'' when [[spoiler:the Vord Queen stages a raiding attack on Tavi's camp and they're still following the old camp design, allowing her to know the most efficient paths to attack the medical tents and command tents.]] Tavi himself lampshades he should have thought of a new design.
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** In ''Cursor's Fury'' it is mentioned that the legion camp designs are pretty much identical. The captain's tent is always in the same relative spot, even large fortresses like the one in Calderon have a similar set-up. [[spoiler:This means it is all the easier for the Cane Canim to send down a deadly lightning attack and know where to fire to hit the command structure]]. This fires again in ''First Lord's Fury'' when [[spoiler:the Vord Queen stages a raiding attack on Tavi's camp and they're still following the old camp design, allowing her to know the most efficient paths to attack the medical tents and command tents.]] Tavi himself lampshades he should have thought of a new design.

** Furycrafted roads allow legions to move quickly on them and crafters can even give their horses a boost of speed from the roads. Later [[spoiler:Tavi supplements "horses" with "Cane" when he needs both the Canim army and his army to do a quick march and the Cane cannot use furycrafting. Carrying the Alerans allows them the usage of the furycrafting roads to all their power]].
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** Furycrafted roads allow legions to move quickly on them and crafters can even give their horses a boost of speed from the roads. Later [[spoiler:Tavi supplements "horses" with "Cane" when he needs both the Canim army and his army to do a quick march and the Cane Canim cannot use furycrafting. Carrying the Alerans allows them the usage of the furycrafting roads to all their power]].

*** The Cane have access to magic the Alerans do not. This includes [[spoiler:a powerful lightning attack that takes out the Legion's command headquarters with most inside]]. *** Tavi returns the favor, in kind, with [[spoiler:a KillSat-like attack. With the sun high above, he has his Knight Aeries make a giant telescoping circle aimed over Max, who them uses his own windcrafting to redirect it at the Cane army]].
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*** The Cane Canim have access to magic the Alerans do not. This includes [[spoiler:a powerful lightning attack that takes out the Legion's command headquarters with most inside]]. *** Tavi returns the favor, in kind, with [[spoiler:a KillSat-like attack. With the sun high above, he has his Knight Aeries make a giant telescoping circle aimed over Max, who them uses his own windcrafting to redirect it the resulting beam of concentrated sunlight at the Cane Canim army]].

*** [[spoiler:She knows Alerans can use furycrafting to make horses run faster and further on furycrafted roads. She never considered Tavi would substitute horses for Cane carrying Alerans to allow both forces to reach her so quickly]].
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*** [[spoiler:She knows Alerans can use furycrafting to make horses run faster and further on furycrafted roads. She never considered Tavi would substitute horses for Cane Canim carrying Alerans to allow both forces to reach her so quickly]].

* LoopholeAbuse: In ''First Lord's Fury'' Tavi and Varg find, exploit, and redefine Cane law and tradition by [[spoiler:finding a means for Tavi to both pay for the crime of killing two Cane civilians, regardless of them attacking first, but won't kill him and weaken the alliance they are forming. He does this by agreeing to pay for the crime by letting the blood be taken incrementally over a prolonged time by a representative of the injured party, and placed in the care of a injured party who will use it to help protect the families of those he killed. This last part will insure that any who try to use this same tactic cannot let their own people cut them]].
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* LoopholeAbuse: In ''First Lord's Fury'' Tavi and Varg find, exploit, and redefine Cane Canim law and tradition by [[spoiler:finding a means for Tavi to both pay for the crime of killing two Cane Canim civilians, regardless of them attacking first, but won't kill him and weaken the alliance they are forming. He does this by agreeing to pay for the crime by letting the blood be taken incrementally over a prolonged time by a representative of the injured party, and placed in the care of a injured party who will use it to help protect the families of those he killed. This last part will insure that any who try to use this same tactic cannot let their own people cut them]].

* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: Those Taken by the Vord are essentially zombies, having similar capacities to their living selves save for now they don't care much about pain or emotion. The Taken Alerans can even do furycrafting after watching others do it if their bodies were capable of it in life, letting them be capable of being zombie wizards. In ''Academ's Fury'', some Cane are Taken, thus making them zombie werewolves, except for how they are always bipedal wolves. Fighting the Taken sucks, especially since Alerans are better off not using furycrafting in front of the Taken Alerans at all rather than risk their enemy using it upon them.
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* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: Those Taken by the Vord are essentially zombies, having similar capacities to their living selves save for now they don't care much about pain or emotion. The Taken Alerans can even do furycrafting after watching others do it if their bodies were capable of it in life, letting them be capable of being zombie wizards. In ''Academ's Fury'', some Cane Canim are Taken, thus making them zombie werewolves, except for how they are always bipedal wolves. Fighting the Taken sucks, especially since Alerans are better off not using furycrafting in front of the Taken Alerans at all rather than risk their enemy using it upon them.

* RedShirt: Tons of people without names die, from legionaries to civilians. Even the palace's own Royal Guard can be rendered to this [[spoiler:as they desperately try to hold off a surprise attack by Taken Cane within ''Academ's Fury'']].
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* RedShirt: Tons of people without names die, from legionaries to civilians. Even the palace's own Royal Guard can be rendered to this [[spoiler:as they desperately try to hold off a surprise attack by Taken Cane Canim within ''Academ's Fury'']].
25th Nov '15 10:09:00 AM hobbitguy1420
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-->'''Fidelias:''' Yes, I do [=[plan to help the prisoner]=]. No, I donít. The sky is green. I am seventeen years old. My real name is Gundred.
13th Nov '15 7:10:18 AM FF32
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** [[TheBigGuy Antillus]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Raucus]] (Max's dad) and his wife [[EvilStepmother Dorotea]]. Max believes that Dorotea killed his mother due to her status as Raucus' beloved concubine, and that she is trying to kill him, too, to remove potential threats to her (legitimate) son.
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** [[TheBigGuy Antillus]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Raucus]] (Max's dad) and his wife [[EvilStepmother [[WickedStepmother Dorotea]]. Max believes that Dorotea killed his mother due to her status as Raucus' beloved concubine, and that she is trying to kill him, too, to remove potential threats to her (legitimate) son.

** [[spoiler: High Lady [[EvilStepmother Antillus Dorotea]]]] is fitted with a discipline collar and commanded to serve as a healer. [[spoiler: She]] asks people to simply call [[spoiler: her Dorotea]], as [[spoiler: her]] previous life is pretty much over, what with being considered a traitor to the Realm.
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** [[spoiler: High Lady [[EvilStepmother [[WickedStepmother Antillus Dorotea]]]] is fitted with a discipline collar and commanded to serve as a healer. [[spoiler: She]] asks people to simply call [[spoiler: her Dorotea]], as [[spoiler: her]] previous life is pretty much over, what with being considered a traitor to the Realm.
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