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      Oathbringer is out! Let's make our policy on spoilers clear! 1. You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front 2. You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. 3. For posts in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board you do not need to use spoiler tags inside a topic marked [OB]. For Cosmere Theories, you also do not need to put spoiler tags inside your topic if the topic has [OB] in the title. However, for Cosmere Theories, if you are adding Oathbringer stuff to an old theory without the [OB] tag, those must go in spoiler tags and you must make it obvious outside the spoiler tag that the spoiler is regarding Oathbringer content. 4. For select things that do require talking about OB spoilers, in Events, Coppermind, and Arcanum forums, those are allowed but keep OB spoilers in spoiler tags 5. Avoid and minimize spoilers in topic titles--even though those two boards will not appear in the Recent Topics ticker, topic titles still appear in Recent Activity and the forum home.  6. You aren't allowed to post Oathbringer spoilers in places other than listed, even with spoiler tags.  It will be nine months and then the Oathbringer board will be re-merged with the Stormlight board and you will not need to tag these spoilers. If you'd like to move something in the Stormlight Archive board to the Oathbringer board, to update it with new Oathbringer information, Report the post and we will happily move it to the Oathbringer spoiler board. Part-by-part Reactions Though the Oathbringer Spoiler Board will be very spoilery, very fast (maybe don't come there until you've read the book, as people do have copies that bookstores sold early), you'll have these five topics for reactions if you want to nerd out: Part 1 Reactions
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  1. Wishful thinking, methinks, or do you really expect him to answer all our questions?
  2. @BlackYeti Ah, you were the guy down by the front then? I didn't get to ask a question although you may have heard me if you were close to the end of the line for the signing. I was the guy that exclaimed about three signings and two RAFOs. The question I asked in Oathbringer was: Do Geranid and Ashir have anything to do with the creation of new Shardplate? The answer, of course, was RAFO.
  3. I'm sorry to disappoint, but my question for Brandon probably won't receive quite the same reaction this time. It is two-pronged. 1. How cosmere-aware is Steris? Reason: She has done a number of things that strike me as odd, and is one of the few people on Scadrial who talks about the cosmere that isn't a Kandra. 2. How much fun was she to write? Reason: She starts off in Alloy of Law as quite a flat character, but by Bands of Mourning, she is hilarious. My signing question for Brandon is about Shardplate, just like my question in Words of Radiance. That one got a compliment out of him - I had teased free another secret Still, if you hear someone asking those questions, feel free to come and say hi. Also, do you think we should try to arrange for everyone to start chanting something at Brandon? I'm thinking (Oathbringer Spoiler) Edit: I remember seeing somewhere, someone was going to be selling 17th Shard / Brandon Sanderson pins at one of these events. Do we know if the Newcastle event will have any available? Edit 2: See you tomorrow
  4. Well, there is already speculation that the Stormform Voidbringers could be the Windrunner equivalent, which would mean that the Fused in the today's chapter would be of a different order.
  5. I think it's going to be more about finding a way to save the enemy while in the field.
  6. So, a bit like Kaladin's relationship with, well, everyone, really.
  7. @What's a Seawolf? I so wish I still had upvotes left today That is epic.
  8. Maybe this is what happened with all of those discarded Shardblades that seem to be missing. Odium claimed them, woke the Spren and corrupted it to do his bidding. The yellow Spren might be an actual Honorspren, but one who has been broken in such a way that they now, basically, serve Odium.
  9. Voidlight: This may well be confirmation of one of my very first 17th Shard theories. Before I even knew what Unmade were, I suggested that Gavilar's sphere held voidlight (or Odilight). Good Yellow Spren: I doubted they were ever good guy spren. It makes sense though - Kaladin used to get Syl to go find other members of Bridge 4 while in the chasms. The Anti-Radiant could be doing the same with his/her yellow spren. The Fused: Listener equivalent of Radiant, I'm guessing. Gloryspren: Brilliant, throwaway line. Yes, Gloryspren are connected to one of the orders of Radiant, it's in the pictures that were released a few weeks ago, of the four Heralds. One has Lifespren, one has Windspren, one has nothing (apparently, but I suspect the shards of crystal are Creationspren), and the last has Gloryspren. I don't think they are the Spren that are bonded by the Radiants, but are the 'lesser cousins' of the bonded Spren (which I believe will make up their Plate, when they get it). In fact, on the subject of their Plate... Windspren: Precursor to Kaladin getting his Plate, I'm guessing.
  10. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to be Shallan that works out that Adolin is the killer. Pieces of the story she picks up from Adolin will connect with pieces of the story she has picked up as Veil or Brightness Radiant. What will happen next though? Will she do the right thing and turn him in, or will she help him craft some lies to help him avoid his fate? And if she does that, how will he react to it?
  11. Great choices guys, but I'm going to have to go with Way of Kings.
  12. This is one of the reasons why I wonder if the Plate was bound to the Radiant Spren, rather than the Radiant him/herself. Once the bond between Radiant and Spren was broken, the Spren's mind was broken, and they were, for all intents and purposes killed, hence the screaming, which doesn't happen to Plate. So, how does that leave our poor non-sentient Spren? Locked to a specific form because their guiding mind has been severed, and unable to communicate with anyone or anything? Or, does Plate come from expectation? Once the Spren have formed up and created the Plate, are they then form locked because that is what is expected of them? Or maybe they've been recorded that way? Oh, here is an interesting way of asking the question... "Does Shallan's (or anyone else's) sketches of Shardplate help or hinder it's attempts to adapt to it's wearer?"
  13. I knew I had missed something important...
  14. I agree. I don't think the Spren that make up Plate will be sentient. The clues are there. Patterns comments and contempt about Creationspren - "They don't do anything, they just are..." (Paraphrasing) Syl's comments about attracting Spren of her own - What if they are not bound to the Knight, but rather their Spren? This could also explain why, if the Plate-spren are still alive, they do not change form, or even seem to recognise their wearer. The fact that someone can pick up and use someone else's Plate without having to get proper permission from the owner. Kaladin using someone's helm during the 4-on-2 dual in WoR comes to mind here.