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For questions about "Codex Alera", a six book fantasy series written by Jim Butcher, following the fate of an empire of Roman magic-users, and the only boy who can't use magic.

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Are any furies based on specific Pokémon?

We know that furies in Codex Alera are based on Pokémon, in that they’re elemental creatures that can take on various forms. However, are any of them based on specific Pokémon, in appearance or ...
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Are the vord based on a specific Pokemon?

The genesis of the Codex Alera series, by Jim Butcher, was a bet that he couldn’t write a good story based on the two ideas of “Pokemon” and “lost Roman legion.” Now, obviously, the furies are more ...
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What is the Vord Queen's next move?

Okay, time for some more Codex goodness! At the end of FLF, we have So ... what's her best move? Tavi and co all seem to think that she'll spend decades or even a couple centuries consolidating ...
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Is Octavian making a huge mistake [spoilers for First Lord's Fury]

At the end of First Lord's Fury, Octavian asks Alera (basically a manifestation of the spirits of the land) how to change the way furycrafting works. Specifically, he asks for two changes: That one ...
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Do the Vord have a backstory?

The Vord claim to be ancient: 'Your species is young and weak,' the Vord queen said 'Disease is no enemy of the Vord. We have lived longer than most diseases. We have survived them. The ...
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Why couldn't Octavian (Tavi) manifest a fury sooner?

Octavian starts to be able to internalize furies about 5 years after leaving his valley. However it's 2 more years until he is actually able to manifest a fury of his own. In a conversation between ...
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Origin of Codex Alera?

According to the Wikipedia page on Codex Alera: The inspiration for the series came from a bet Jim was challenged to by a member of the Del Rey Online Writer’s Workshop. The challenger bet that Jim ...
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In the Codex Alera, do we ever see a manifestation of metal furies?

I remember all the other manifestations, but I can't seem to recall any of the metal.
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What were all the forms of the Vord?

In Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, there is an "alien" race known as the Vord. The Vord is known for its powerful reproduction rate and its adaptability, all led by the Queen. What forms of the ...
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In the Codex Alera books, what names are given to Water and Wood Knights?

In the Codex Alera books, the Knights are grouped by element, each with a special name, like Knights Aeris for the knights that use wind. Earth: Terra Fire: Ignus Wind: Aris Water: Metal: Ferris ...