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  1. Ladies and mentlegen! It's been a pleasure partying with you every week during the chapter releases! I will be returning after a couple readthroughs with a thousand new questions, and hopefully a couple of answers to old questions! I also plan on asking about Eleventh Metal Spoiler? At the signing on the 21st! So i'll be sure to come back with an answer to that one way or the other! Jouney before destination!
  2. Excuse my loose terminology! Dysian hordelings.
  3. Hearing you say that makes me picture these lesser spren behaving in a way similar to the cremlings that make up aimians. Perhaps the combined form can think and move with highly intelligent hive type instincts to make different shapes? The high spren all copied honorblades, but the lower spren copied the aimians? We know that the KR and Aimians were friendly from what arclo said in edgedancer.
  4. Im hoping to get 2 readthroughs done in the first week. The first within a day or two, and then much slower and picking apart the details on my second readthrough. Im going to the signing on the 21st and want to have everything in place in my mind before that! That said, i plan on ghosting the forums until after several readthroughs. Possibly 4 or more. Im loathe to let everyone's theories taint my own perspective till i can sort through it on my own! You guys are great and catch stuff i'll surely miss, but half the fun is trying to find it for yourself! Journey before destination.
  5. I'm saying next week meaning that i'll have the book in my hands!
  6. I think it would have to happen once the storm wall hit thaylenah not when it made it to urithiru. Dalinar can recieve the visions at any time because of his bond to the stormfather, the queen probably needs to be in close proximity to the storm to recieve it the way dalinar used to. From looking at maps it seems that kaladin would have been picked up by the storm before it hits thaylenah, and landing at urithiru after it had passed the country completely. (Depending on how "deep" the storm actually is) All that to say that kaladin was probably zipping around in the storm while dalinar had his meeting with the queen. Should be interesting to see her reaction next week!
  7. Maybe parshendi carapace gains some extra power when they are full of void investiture? So there wouldnt be any leftover from the last desolation. Not sure about the blades. Maybe some of the dead spren blades that have been going around were void blades the whole time? But since they are dead no one knew the difference the whole time?
  8. I think she is really motivated to learn what they know about the world and what is going on. Possibly enough to keep jasnah in the dark until it puts her in danger.
  9. Im in the camp that they are based on the heralds still. They had to return to braize over and over. Odium had ample time to study them during the torment. He probably understands the heralds better than anyone other than what honor knew. And then odium used them as a template to create his princes in opposition to their powers.
  10. I imagine that shallan will keep her ghostblood affiliation a secret from jasnah until she feels compelled to reveal a plot against her (jasnah) to protect her life. At which point shallan will be forced into making a choice between the two mentors.
  11. Only if it has cremling claws mixed in. Otherwise you can still practice vorinism.
  12. I dont know if the windrunners would have this power. It seems too destructive for their temperment. Let's say it is possible for a group of windrunners plus all their squires to summon a highstorm and ride it around to get to battles or whatnot. How many people would be caught out in that unexpected storm? Over a longer period of time these additional highstorms would also increase the rate of deterioration to towns and homes as well. Possibly even affecting crops, crem build up and probably a dozen other natural processes i cant think of right now. Too much death and destruction would come about if this were true and the windrunners used it as a rosharan taxi.
  13. I couldnt help but think of the parallel between the unmade and Tolkien's Nazgul. 9 of them who used to be human but were broken and twisted by the power of their dark lord?! So much happened today! It was the perfect cliffhanger and we only have a week left to wait. I was actually struck by shallan's line about "It's just normal to us" or something close. Presumably some of the everyday magical effects around roshar will now be attributed to more of the unmade and possibly changed or removed as they are fought or captured.
  14. Dont forget: I demand answers about Nightblood, and Vivenna. What will szeth's relationship with NB mean in terms of cosmere awareness on roshar? What will the powers and dispositions of dustbringers, bondsmiths and many other orders of the KR? What on earth are Hoid and Jasnah up to? And what roles will they play in the newly re-discovered urithiru and coming desolation? Also a thousand other questions that i wont list here! Im sure some will be answered, but another two thousand will be raised! Storm it all!
  15. If you mean shardplate, it is currently. But we are all under the assumption that a KR's plate would be directly powered by their own investiture. Later the gems were added to allow them to regenrate, just like gems were added to blades later to allow bonding again. It probably took people a long time to figure out. Im of the opinion that shardplate is actually part of a spren entering more fully into the physical realm as the knight swears more of the oaths. Less of the spren continues to exist in the cognitive realm and the plate can be summoned just like a blade at the earlier ideals.