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Alera in the Clouds

Alera in the Clouds

Alera is referred to as feminine (“she”) but that is merely convenience. She is not human — she’s not even a biologic. See also Furies.

"Alera wasn’t human at all. She was the embodiment of a fury, perhaps the greatest fury upon the face of Carna. Tavi didn’t know how old she was, but she spoke of the original Gaius Primus, the half-legendary founder of the Realm, as though she had been having a conversation with him just the other day." (FLF prologue)

Alera is an amalgamation of all six elemental fury types. She is a Super Fury who bonded with Gaius Primus after the original unification of the Aleran nation. In the capitol Alera Imperia, Gaia Primus collected a piece of rock from every corner of Alera and created a mosaic, which eventually resulted in the creation of Alera, the fury. The mosaic is in his citadel. Alera typically takes the form of a woman. Her eyes constantly change color, from the color of steel (Metal fury) to the colors of gemstones, such as emerald (Earth) and sapphires (Water). Her clothing has been described of being made of thick, shimmering fog (Air), and her face is youthful, while her hair is gray with streams of red (Fire).

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SPOILERS!!!

Alera appears to Tavi at the very end of "Princeps' Fury", and says that his grandfather called her Alera. She is the source of much of the power always held by the First Lord above his fellow High Lords. Alera has implied that she has had many names that the various leaders have given her, but most of them prefer to call her Alera.

Alera possesses great abilities and is capable of higher level thought and speech, far beyond any fury. She is able to manipulate weather, able to bind and free Furies of any strength, able to execute all powers of all six types of furies, able to teach furycraft, etc. Being everywhere, via all elements, she can almost predict the future, her vision of the present is so good. However, she can not freely help the First Lord; there are limitations to how much she can help because of her initial agreement with Gaius Primus.

She is portrayed as a foil to the Awakened Vord queen in that where the croach covered the ground, Alera found herself relatively blind and somewhat numb.

Alera first appears during "Princeps' Fury", assisting Gaius Sextus. After the explosion caused by Gaius Sextus's death, the collection of rocks forming the basis of Alera was destroyed. Following this event, she appeared to Gaius Octavian, "Tavi", and helped him retake the nation of Alera from the Vord. Eventually, the destruction of her original rocks resulted in her dissolution at the end of "First lord's fury".

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