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  1. Did we ever find out how Nale can do that? Or even how he got Nightblood? From what I’ve seen so far only a Shard has been able to create Returned and the Nightwatcher has Nightblood
  2. I really like what Dalinar yells at Fen when he first brings her into a vision But it can’t beat my favorite quote from Lift
  3. How I imagine the Almighty (or whoever it is at this point) after spending three whole books telling Dalinar to unite them:
  4. After reading Dalinar’s interludes
  5. Explaining the Coalition to Dalinar
  6. So, I don’t which WoB is correct but if it’s not aluminum then my guess would be that it’s iridium. Unlike aluminum, iridium is very rare, at least on earth, but it’s very common in asteroids and meteorites. It also has a very similar color to aluminum, silvery-white, so it kind of resembles a sheet of aluminum foil.
  7. So, I’ve been some thinking recently and have been trying to put together a theory on the three Bondsmith spren. I discovered, however, that trying to keep track of all the different threads just made my head hurt, so instead I’m going to try throwing it all at the wall and seeing what sticks. This all started with the fragment from the Eila Stele in chapter 116 Now this struck me as strange for a number of reasons. First, there were only two Shards on Roshar before Odium arrived, so why are there three things listed? Second is that only one of those things actually matches with one of the Shards, Honor and the wind because high storms and such. Stone and spren though don’t really match with Cultivation because when we see her she’s very clearly associated with plants, not stone. My first thought is that the three gods mentioned in the Eila Stele must be the three Bondsmith spren. They’re the only group of three on Roshar that would be powerful enough to be considered gods. Again, the Stormfather is obviously the wind but where does that leave the Sibling and the Nightwatcher? I went back and looked at Dalinar’s visit to the Nightwatcher and when Cultivation speaks there’s this little tidbit of description: It’s not much, but it’s the only link I’ve found between Cultivation and stone. Stone doesn’t mesh with the Nightwatcher at all though. She’s described as indistinct and vaporous which is pretty much the opposite of stone. Since the Sibling is associated with Urithiru, which is made of stone, I’d guess that is the god of stone the Eila Stele refers to to, which makes the Nightwatcher, by process of elimination, the god of spren. Or technically the spren of spren as weird as that sounds. This brings me to my next thought which is that the Sibling is somehow connected to the planet itself. If the Sibling is the god of stone referenced in the Eila Stele, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that’s its somehow the spren of the planet or the land in the same way that the Stormfather is the spren of the high storm. This next part is a bit of a leap but I think it’s possible to follow. I think the Sibling is what let the ancient Radiants force all the parshendi into dull form. In the gemstones, the Radiants say that they are both abandoning Urithiru and attempting to seal up Ba-Ado-Mishram. Somehow the Sibling facilitated this and the strain may have killed its bondsmith and forced it into its slumber, similar to what happened to Syl when her original Radiant was killed. The Radiants knew something like this was possible which is why they decided to abandon Urithiru-without the Sibling to power it, it’s useless. I really don’t have any evidence for this, but I just get the feeling there might be something to it. Ok, I think that’s enough unsubstantiated theorizing and rambling for one night. What do you guys think?
  8. My reaction to just about everything Moash did in Oathbringer
  9. Maybe it's somehow related to the perfect gemstones? That's the only thing I can think of
  10. Never before have I wanted something so much without realizing it.
  11. I feel like Dalinar will still be a prominent figure in Book 4. With everything that happened to him in Oathbringer, especially at the end with Honor’s perpendicularity, I don’t see how he could be moved more into the background. I think this would be doubly true if there were a new Bondsmith, even if it is Navani. My thought is that he’ll still be a prominent character but he’ll take a less active role in the story although he might be just as active because even though Oathbringer was primarily focused on Dalinar, there was a lot going on with Shallan, despite the fact that she was the focus character in WoR.
  12. You’re definitely right and using the Radiants as a crutch is not a very Navani thing to do. My theory is that, at least initially, we’ll see these ships requiring a Windrunner to make them work and then later on they’ll be able to fly under their own power. My guess is that’ll happen after the timeskip between books five and six as there will probably be enough time in between to perfect the technology. It could happen before then, since I don’t think we know how much time will have passed between Oathbringer and books four and five, but I feel like book six would be a safe bet for when the tech will have been perfected. Regardless of when it happens I’m really excited to see how these ships will be made and used
  13. That’s a valid point but aren’t those types of fabrials relatively new? Plus they’re related to conjoined fabrials, which are used for spanreeds and if I remember correctly, those don’t work while moving and have a limit to how far apart they can be. If similar limitations apply, it might be more practical to just have a windrunner lash the ship up, especially if they can somehow join it to a gemstone like lightweavers can do with illusions
  14. Wouldn’t an upwards half lashing applied to a ship make it effectively weightless though? Then it could use a sail to steer and navigate