Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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The Corporalki are an order of Grisha who can manipulate bodies, either by healing (Healers), as soldiers (Heartrenders), or by changing the body’s appearance (Tailors). They are the highest ranking Grisha, and their kefta are red.
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Corporalki Term Timeline in Shadow and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Corporalki appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...a mapmaker. With an odd look, the soldiers march Alina to the Grisha tent, where Corporalki Heartrenders and oprichniki, elite soldiers who serve the Darkling, are guarding the entrance. Alina waits... (full context)
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The soldiers march Alina to a raised black dais. In front of it are several Corporalki and King’s ministers—as well as a man in a black kefta. The Darkling is the... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...Os Alta, where she’ll be safe. Ivan shoves Alina into the coach. A Healer, a Corporalnik, and two oprichniki guards enter as well, and then the coach starts to move. The... (full context)
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...represent the sun in eclipse—Alina thinks this must be a hallucination. But Ivan and the Corporalnik are still staring at her, and they don’t stop. Alina snaps that she doesn’t do... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...girls enter a huge room filled with Grisha, all of whom are unnervingly beautiful. A Corporalki named Sergei Beznikov and a Summoner named Marie argue about who Alina will walk with.... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...themselves into a line two abreast, with the Materialki first, then the Etherealki, and the Corporalki—the highest ranked Grisha—last. He then approaches Alina and says she looks well rested. Alina asks... (full context)
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...and Genya hesitates but asks the servant for dinner for two. Then, Genya explains that Corporalki, Summoners, and Fabrikators don’t mix. She says she’s happy to stay and eat, but other... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...which Marie says is on the Darkling’s right side. She disdainfully points to where the Corporalki sit across the table, and Alina doesn’t say that they sit just as close to... (full context)
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...if Mal could maybe visit, but Genya drags her along. Genya hurries Alina past the Corporalki practice rooms to the Fabrikators’ workshops. They approach a reedy man in need of a... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...until Marie invites her to walk with her and Nadia to combat training. Marie’s constant anti-Corporalki chatter is obnoxious, and Alina feels even worse when she notices the Apparat watching her... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...are moving too quickly. Alina meets more nobles and then speaks briefly with Fedyor, the Corporalki who saved her on her way to Os Alta. (full context)