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  1. As the questioner of that WoB, all I can say is that even giving Brandon a lot of wiggle room, he felt very tempted to RAFO me. So I'd rather take an ambiguous confirmation that Autonomy helped Odium on Sel than get RAFOed and get no confirmation at all... In a way, his hesitation was more confirmation to me than the actual answer...
  2. True... But in that case, it would be easier for Sanderson to simply say "No, not really...". Also, in terms of Shard Intent, Autonomy is about as opposed to Dominion as any Shard could be. Would it really pass up the chance to end its opposite, removing a major player that could reduce "autonomy" throughout the Cosmere? I find it unlikely. Even Preservation wasn't that passive...
  3. Hey, all. I became a fan of Sanderson since I read The Final Empire, which in my opinion was a great initiation into his writings xD Currently, my favorite book is The Way of Kings, but I'm always open for Sanderson to release a new book and change my mind Btw, I already have one Cosmere Theory, go check it:
  4. As per WoB, Bavadin gave some unspecified help to Odium's splintering of Dominion and Devotion. Which makes sense to me: Autonomy should oppose Dominion about as much as Odium should oppose Devotion... Thus, there is precedent for some type of colaboration between Bavadin and Rayse, lending weight to Hoid begrudging them both and not solely Rayse (Odium)...
  5. Why I asked this? Because it didn't make sense to me that Odium could singlehandedly splinter both Dominion and Devotion in a "brief visit" (as per Hoid) to Sel. No matter how singularly dangerous a Shard of Hatred must, the other two shouldn't be any pushovers... After all, Dominion's Investiture seems to fuel, among other things, the magic of the Dakhor Monks, which seems pretty dark and destructive, so Dominion itself must have been capable of defending himself... My theory is that Bavadin (Shard of Autonomy?) meddled in Sel before or during Odium's visit. My ideas of what might have happened: - Bavadin managed to turn Dominion and Devotion against each other, weakening them for Odium's killing blow. - Bavadin was an architect of the disunity seen in Sel. There seem to exist too many cults and religions on Sel, many warring each other. My theory is that the infighting on Sel weakened the Identity (but not necessarily the Investiture) of Dominion and Devotion. After all, the Intent of those Shards should be, among other things, "unity" and "love". If those using your Investiture don't adequately pursue those ideas, your Identity is weakened. The "Splintering", in my view, might be the decoupling of Identity from the Investiture from a Shard. Thus, as seen on Sel, the Investiture is still available for use (there seem to be many Splinters around), but the underlying will to guide it is missing. Just like Odium's Intent seems to singularly oppose Devotion's, so should Autonomy's Intent oppose Dominion's. Thus making Bavadin (who is the Shard of Autonomy, right...?) both a willing and likely sidekick for this "double murder on Sel"... Let the discussion begin... xD P.S.: Also, my first post. I hope it's a nice initiation to the 17th Shard
  6. I got a question answered during the actual signing. I hope it wasn't asked before. I think it wasn't, because he hesitated a lot... Why I asked this? Because it didn't make sense to me that Odium could singlehandedly splinter both Dominion and Devotion in a "brief visit" (as per Hoid) to Sel. No matter how singularly dangerous a Shard of Hatred must, the other two shouldn't be any pushovers... After all, Dominion's Investiture seems to fuel, among other things, the magic of the Dakhor Monks, which seems pretty dark and destructive, so Dominion itself must have been capable of defending himself... My theory is that Bavadin (Shard of Autonomy?) meddled in Sel before or during Odium's visit. My ideas of what might have happened: - Bavadin managed to turn Dominion and Devotion against each other, weakening them for Odium's killing blow. - Bavadin was an architect of the disunity seen in Sel. There seem to exist too many cults and religions on Sel, many warring each other. My theory is that the infighting on Sel weakened the Identity (but not necessarily the Investiture) of Dominion and Devotion. After all, the Intent of those Shards should be, among other things, "unity" and "love". If those using your Investiture don't adequately pursue those ideas, your Identity is weakened. The "Splintering", in my view, might be the decoupling of Identity from the Investiture from a Shard. Thus, as seen on Sel, the Investiture is still available for use (there seem to be many Splinters around), but the underlying will to guide it is missing. Just like Odium's Intent seems to singularly oppose Devotion's, so should Autonomy's Intent oppose Dominion's. Thus making Bavadin (who is the Shard of Autonomy, right...?) both a willing and likely sidekick for this "double murder on Sel"... Let the discussion begin... xD P.S.: Also, my first post. I hope it's a nice initiation to the 17th Shard