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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. Someone did this a while back, asking what everyone pictured when they thought of the Nightwatcher. I was thinking of Odium's prison and thought it would be cool to hear what everyone else imagined. I know it probably isn't an actual physical prison, but I picture (nerd alert) a sealing jujitsu from Naruto. Odium trapped by just raw power and energy. What do you guys think?
  2. Well, now I feel dumb.
  3. So, we know who the main interlude character is now, Eshonai's sister. Any thoughts on the spoiler Brandon refers to? I've been thinking, but haven't come up with anything solid.
  4. Part 3 Spoilers ahead? As I was finishing part three, I noticed something odd that Vivenna said. Located on page 1155 of the eBook Fortune. It is capitalized and used in a way some others in the cosmere have referred to Shards. I'll come back and edit examples, i just want to get this out before I forget. If I'm guessing right and it's not a title used for some Nalthis religious context, then it could be the name of Shard. In her hunt for Nightblood and Vasher it's safe to assume Vivenna has become more cosmere-aware on her path from Nalthis to Roshar. Thus leading her to learn more of Shards and the history and the cosmere. A lot of assuming for something that could be typo or something altogether different. But on the off chance that Fortune is a shard, what do you think it would be like and how it plays in to being a divine attribute?
  5. Wow. The Kaladin scene absolutely gutted me. By far the saddest scene in the series for me so far. The helplessness and chaos was just crazy. So crazy that I can't articulate my feels right now. The salute by Moash...If ya liked him before that, you should definitely hate him now. Part 3 I think was the "darkest" feeling sequence in any cosmere book so far. Kholinar just felt wicked, everything about it. From Shallan getting stabbed upon entrance, to the insane stories about the queen. Dark, but good. The fall of Kholinar is probably going to go down as one of the best written cosmere events. And this is all without mentioning the total emotion fest that was the Shallan-Wit encounter lol. Part 4, please don't let Kaladin suffer.
  6. Edited OP, my b.
  7. EDIT: A much more detailed topic on the subject. Full Epigraphs of Part !! Dearest Cephandrius, I received your communication, of course. I noticed its arrival immediately, just as I noticed your many intrusions into my land. You think yourself so clever, but my eyes are not those of some petty noble, to be clouded by a false nose and some dirt on the cheeks. You mustn’t worry yourself about Rayse. It is a pity about Aona and Skai, but they were foolish—violating our pact from the very beginning. Your skills are admirable, but you are merely a man. You had your chance to be more, and refused it. No good can come of two Shards settling in one location. It was agreed that we would not interfere with one another, and it disappoints me that so few of the Shards have kept to this original agreement. As for Uli Da, it was obvious from the outset that she was going to be a problem. Good riddance. Regardless, this is not your concern. You turned your back on divinity. If Rayse becomes an issue, he will be dealt with. And so will you. Cephandrius, bearer of the First Gem, You must know better than to approach us by relying upon presumption of past relationship. You have spoken to one who cannot respond. We, instead, will take your communication to us—though we know not how you located us upon this world. We are indeed intrigued, for we thought it well hidden. Insignificant among our many realms. As the waves of the sea must continue to surge, so must our will continue resolute. Alone. Did you expect anything else from us? We need not suffer the interference of another. Rayse is contained, and we care not for his prison. Indeed, we admire his initiative. Perhaps if you had approached the correct one of us with your plea, it would have found favorable audience. But we stand in the sea, pleased with our domains. Leave us alone. We also instruct that you should not return to Obrodai. We have claimed that world, and a new avatar of our being is beginning to manifest there. She is young yet, and—as a precaution—she has been instilled with an intense and overpowering dislike of you. This is all we will say at this time. If you wish more, seek these waters in person and overcome the tests we have created. Only in this will you earn our respect. Friend, Your letter is most intriguing, even revelatory. I would have thought, before attaining my current station, that a deity could not be surprised. Obviously, this is not true. I can be surprised. I can perhaps even be naive, I think. I am the least equipped, of all, to aid you in this endeavor. I am finding that the powers I hold are in such conflict that the most simple of actions can be difficult. I am also made uncertain by your subterfuge. Why have you not made yourself known to me before this? How is it you can hide? Who are you truly, and how do you know so much about Adonalsium? If you would speak to me further, I request open honesty. Return to my lands, approach my servants, and I will see what I can do for your quest. The recipient of the first one is obviously Hoid, maybe Autonomy is the writer? The second one was written by Sazed, and maybe the recipient is Hoid again? Thoughts?
  8. I don't think we could've asked for a better introduction to Odium. Many of us had the notion that while he may not be incoherently angry, he would at least appear to sometimes have sudden mood shifts. Nope. Just a kind old man, lulling Dalinar out of his preconceived notions and sounding rational, then BOOM. Eternal hate fire. Then he basically says "Ops, my b D-man, accidentally let the tiger off the leash". Odium is going to be the villain we all hoped for. Cool, calm, collected and absolutely to the core, evil.
  9. The time of the holy scripture is nigh. Off days switched. Check. Redbull. Check. My body weight in Cheeze It's and Chex Mix. Check. Notepad. Check. Fiance on a work trip. Check. Open tabs for Coppermind and 17th Shard. Check. My dog for minor and sporadic cuddles due to the inevitable emotional trauma. Check. I'll see you all tomorrow, pals. It's finally here.
  10. Do we know if they're so different? I can't find any detailed WoB's on Odiums prison, so are there clues in the text?
  11. Sorry, pals. The creation of the wonderful Acranum has caused me to have more, probably obviously answered, questions. I've been reading the WoB's about the Cosmere timeline when a question popped into my head. It could also go with Steeldancers thread about the Unmade, Heralds, and Oathpact. We know from this WoB that Odium is bound by things greater than the Oathpact. So that got me thinking about the things that we know that pack enough to bind a Shard. So far the only effective means we've seen is Preservation using his mind to trap Ruin. So before I go down that rabbit hole, I was wondering if it's been stated some where(blog post, master timeline, etc) what happened first, Odium killing Honor or Preservation trapping Ruin? The obvious follow up theory would be that Honor took a few tips from ole' Leras and sacrificed himself to trap Odium and give the people of Roshar a chance. Or maybe it happened vice versa and Preservation took some pointers to what Honor did? That got more convoluted than I intended and led me to another question as I'm typing this lol. Has it ever been discussed if Ruins "prison" was similar to Odiums?
  12. Out of all the authors I read, I feel I'm the most informed when it comes to Brandon's books. Which is awesome in my opinion. Most authors communicate to their audience through their blog, which isn't that dynamic of a relationship. With Brandon and the Cosmere fandom, we have sooo many ways to communicate with Brandon and his team and vice versa. Coppermind, the forums, Discord, his website, in-depth Q&A's at signings, reddit, State of Sanderson. It's really unprecedented the amount of access we as fans have. My favorite part about all the updates, interviews and chapter releases is that it feels like you've already been on this big journey before you've even read the book. I think that's something that only Sanderson fans can boast.
  13. So I was browsing Arcanum, like I have been since yesterday, and I came across this question from Oversleep. Oversleep Could you steal from a spren? Brandon Sanderson Yes, you could steal the Investiture of a spren. Any Investiture can be used in a spike if you know what you’re doing. It’s actually not that hard to use one on a spren. Stealing investiture from a spren. Not through spikes, but isn't that kinda what the people of Roshar are doing when they trap spren in gemstones and use them by way of a fabrial?
  14. I don't know if this or the Stickadin post unnerved me more. It was defiantly Stickadin.
  15. One-Who-Connects, shooting me down one post at a time.