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  1. This is likely what’s going on with Odium/Passion. Shard intent originally something to do with justice/wrath/righteous anger. Through the lense of Rayse, it became Odioum - but Rayse himself claims it’s just passion. Or maybe we’ve been deceived.... or maybe there’s more to it.
  2. Just gotta burn my way into the future! The very near future. As in, a few seconds in advance in order to predict your attacks. You foolish would-be murderer.
  3. Thing to remember: ‘Looks Shin’ to a Rosharin means ‘light skin and no epicanthic fold’. It’s usually a good way to tell off-worlders; because many of them ‘look Shin’.
  4. Curious? I’d be horrified. I don’t want to see an innocent Spren permanently destroyed Cuz I reckon Nightblood would destroy a common shardblade. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s probable.
  5. Syl has a face in shadesmar. It’s commented on, and she hides it. It’s almost certain that Shallan reminds Kaladin of Tien - who may have been another proto-radiant. Rysn is an interesting possibility!
  6. While the death rattles do show glimpses of the future, I am fairly confident that they do not exclusively show glimpses of the future, just primarily show glimpses of the future (as that’s more relevant to the story, the ones we’ve seen will be mostly future). It makes far more sense, magic wise, for the rattles to be glimpses of the spiritual realm, and thus could be future, past, or far distant present. All time and space is blended together in the spiritual realm; I don’t see why Moelach’s Connection to the dead would only show the future - that doesn’t seem to make sense with the magic? Rather, I think what they see are ‘truths’, as the Shin sailor so aptly named them. I could, of course, be 100% wrong.
  7. Hmm, I think it’s pretty clear that Shallan still has a loooong way to go, and it will end either in tears or in a Crowning Moment of Awesome. She hasn’t had that yet - unlike Kaladin/Dalinar. On Adolin with Shallan. He’s not fixed her, and he’s not fixing her. He’s not her cure - he’s her Tylenol. He helps her, makes things hurt less, and makes things better/easier for her, but he doesn’t and hasn’t cured her. As Tylenol, he’s both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because he helps her understand, function and survive. A curse in that she doesn’t need Tylenol, she needs surgery and she needs to want it. Adolin may take away her need/desire to actually heal, as she’s able to function around him. This is very dangerous. I suspect that Shallan has a lot of work to do, and will get her CMOA where she actually confronts and deals with her problems. And it won’t be because of Adolin fixing her. (As much as I like Adolin. Not as much as @maxal, but I think he’s pretty great and want to see more of his own character growth).
  8. Could it be that Dalinar actually said three oaths here? I will take responsibility for what I have done. If I must fall, I will rise each time a better man. I am Unity.
  9. @Sunbird - went to the coppermind. Spinners are lucky. And unlucky. In equal measure. Spinners are chromium ferrings. Not gonna lie, being a spinner could be handy.
  10. So, it was pretty nice to be Wyrn the King. But now I’m a Spinner? I.... don’t actually remember what that is? This is a first. I’m stumped.
  11. Like the girl who looked up, I think this is a story that echos strongly in our myths and legends, but isn’t quite drawn from one of them. It’s unique to Roshar, but echos throughout humanity.
  12. Nice - some corrections/questions. - Dalinar may have actually sworn two oaths there, with ‘I will take responsibility...’ and ‘if I must fall...’ being two separate oaths. - there are a LOT of theories about the bondsmith siblings. We also don’t know if Cusicesh is an Unmade. Generally, there are a few theories - one sibling per Shard, or one Honour sibling, one cultivation sibling, and one half/half sibling (who could be Cusicesh, the Spren I’d Urithiru, or both at the same time). It’s also possible that the siblings originally were related to Growth/Storm/Sea (And were Nightwatcher, stormfather And Cusicesh respectively) and had nothing to do with the shards, their being ancient Spren, but Nightwatcher/stormfather were later co-opted by Honour/Cultivation. A lot of unknowns there. - The oaths tend to vary after the second one especially, so we should use generalized terms (as you do for the Skybreakers), so for the wind runners third oath it should be the oath to ‘protect those you hate’ with the end of it varying - probably a good idea to include the minor Spren as well, eg. glory Spren for bondsmiths, windspren for windrunners, creation Spren for lightweavers
  13. Likely this is an expansion on her fabrial magic where she raises siege towers. Airships built using fabrials to raise and lower them. We might well see some interesting stuff in the next book!
  14. Hrmmm.... Lift ‘burns’ food in order to get power directly from cultivation, instead of from Stormlight as an intermediary.
  15. Facts: Taln is awesome. He is the herald of soldiers, and was to teach people the art of war on his return. He had incredible will. He had a tendency to die in last ditch efforts. He is just so awesome. Ash thinks incredibly highly of him - and this certainly contributes to her incredible guilt/partial insanity - and references how wel she knows his hands. Taln was not supposed to be one of the original heralds. Inferences: Taln was a soldier, likely an NCO. He was an intimate of Ash’s, possibly bodyguard, likely lover, possibly both. Taln was lower ‘class’ than the other heralds, but got in anyway. Speculation: Taln was a soldier and Ash’s lover who fell into the role of Herald. He either stepped up to the plate when someone else stepped down, or he pushed himself into the role when he heard Ash was taking it on.