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      Oathbringer Spoiler Policy   11/13/2017

      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. I agree with many people on here who have said that it doesn't depend on reader age but reader level. I really started getting into these books only last year, when a friend introduced me to Mistborn, but I was only 15 then and I was not only able to understand it, I LOVED it. I read LOTR when I was 10 (they're a little dense, but not bad), but after that I stuck to some "simpler" novels like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Getting started on the Way of Kings earlier this year was amazing, and I'm really glad I found it. I'm glad to say that I'm an avid Sanderson fan; it's just incredible how many details and ideas go into his work, and he still manages to pull the story off really well.
  2. @The One Who Connects The quotes bring the scouring's date towards more recent years (I'd say between 300-500 years, if anyone has a better idea please correct me) but the first quote doesn't really give a time period that we can relate to; it just says it has been just enough time for "stories and legends to have crept into the general knowledge of most peoples." How far back do you think the quote puts the scouring at?
  3. I know, right? I was at least hoping that Shallan would ask Azure/Vivenna something about being a worldhopper so we could gain more information.
  4. That's a good guess, but I think there is a WoB that says that the dagger is not a Dawnshard. Also, I have two prevailing theories on the Dawnshards. The first theory is that they are similar to the Honorblades, but crafted from the essence of Odium; the humans used the Dawnshards to destroy their old planet (Ashyn) before travelling over to Roshar, bringing Odium with them. The Dawnshards therefore could not have been of Honor, but of Odium. My second theory is that the Dawnshards are a small (very small) portion of Adonalsium's power, or some other power, which existed already on Ashyn; it is known that humans had already existed there before the Shattering, so it is possible that the Dawnshards had existed there before the Shattering as well. Does anyone have anything to say to help support/refute these theories? I'm interested to learn what everyone else thinks.
  5. I can't remember where, but I was reading in another thread about the Dysian Aimians and it has been theorized that they were destroyed by fire (so as to kill all the hordelings/cremlings at once, therefore killing the Aimian). To support this, here is a quote from Oathbringer during Dalinar's vision of Aharietiam with Yanagawn that says: "One spot they passed had a whole heap of strange cremlings, burned and smoking." (Pg. 438) Also, I'm new to this site, so if anyone can, could you explain how to put book quotes under a quote link/bar?
  6. I can understand the "dancing" part to mean combat, but what about the part where Jezrien says "We let them in"? I feel like this implies that they either bonded with Voidspren many years before, or allowed the Voidspren to control them in a way or something similar to that. Either that, or it refers to the Heralds' time of being tortured by the Voidspren on Braize. I just don't understand which theory that statement would support the best. If anyone has any better theories, please say them; I'm interested to know what everyone else thinks.
  7. In Oathbringer, it references two the Voidspren/Fused two times with respect to the Heralds and Wit. Is it possible that they had originally bonded with the Voidspren, but after travelling to Roshar (if we assume that the Heralds were part of the exodus from the last planet humans lived on) chose Honor as their god instead of Odium and eventually formed the Oathpact? The exact quotes are: "'Madness,' Ahu said, then giggled. 'I used to think it wasn't my fault. But you know, we can't escape what we did? We let them in. We attracted them, befriended them, took them out to dance and courted them. It is our fault. You open yourself to it, and you pay the price.'" (Pg 853) "He passed into the shadow of the palace, and the sentry hovering in the air nearby, wind rippling her long clothing. Vatwha was her name. Thousands of years ago, he'd shared a dance with her. Like all others, she'd later been trained to watch for him." (Pg 1232) I'm wondering if "dancing" with the Voidspren implies a bond or not. What do you think?