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  1. Proof: Nightblood will believe that Adonalsium is Good, and destroying Good is evil, so to destroy the destruction of Good will be to recreate Adonalsium. Theory: everything in the Cosmere is actually happening in reverse, so the Shattering of Adonalsium was actually the end of the world.
  2. My copy of the book had a blurb-review from Lord Sanderson on/in it, so I'm voting Not a Coincidence
  3. It's been on my mind for a while, though it took me a while to put it to words, but... I daresay there might be some thematic connection between Hemalurgy's relation to the Spiritual Realm, and the role of nails in the Crucifixion. (And the notion of a "quincunx," then, for that matter...) I doubt Adonalsium was crucified to death, but I do wonder if something akin to Hemalurgic spiking was involved... Maybe he was killed with a sword/swords, and that fact is related to the different kinds of magic swords that keep showing up in the Cosmere.
  4. Well there is a very obscure tradition of seeing God the Father and the Son as, if not in a state of "conflict" or "adversity," still something less than perfectly in harmony. So the M-GK/KG Incarnations might be standoffish towards the other Incarnations (this relates to the concept of "dithelitism," according to which the Incarnate Second Person of the Trinity had two wills, divine and human---so it might be that M-GK/KG are of one will with the other divine persons, on the divine side, but that the adjunct wills of their Incarnations ended up at odds). And the divine persons really did Incarnate, else there'd be no vessels to kill to make the god-hydra (for whatever reason; so far I just like the name of the monster ). Now the underwater setting is supposed to be on one of the overlap-planets. I was considering a 7-part series (if it ever came to that!) in which each individual book of the first 6 focuses on a different planet/sphere, with a seventh tie-it-all-together book at the end.
  5. I am as yet only familiar with basic factorial notation and its relation to permutations/combinations. However, pursuing the theme would probably require investigation of more sophisticated examples of this kind of notation.
  6. The prevailing belief/wisdom is that God <is> the six/seven persons, but that It has "sent" Itself, as each, to just one of the six planes (plus the hyperplane of light). That is, God-as-the-Creator gets parsed as each-person-created-one-dimension-of-the-hexaverse. However, since It is still ultimately One God, these dimensions have to have a place of overlap/intersection. So if there is much in the way of intraplanar religious debate, it would tend to be over which person is believed to have sent Itself to the plane in question. Those "uniquely-almighty" folks are supposed to be more extreme, though, in that they don't think the orders besides M-KG/GK are objectively real at all.
  7. @StrikerEZ Wait, so it's not a galactic cluster, but a cluster of stars? Well Adonalsiumdamnit... EDIT: Also, that really diminishes my impression of Adonalsium's power, unless we suppose that Adonalsium's power was like 1/3rd of the Big Bang (next to the initial sum of mass/matter & energy) that never got Banged out across the universe, or something.
  8. Why yes So far I have been developing the cosmology around a six-sphere helix. That is, there are six "planes of existence" to the universe, and one planet/star/w/e per plane, that can "slip into" community with the five other nexus-spheres. These six spheres move up and down and in a spiral, i.e. an interplanar helix, around a central light of some kind (I was thinking of having another "divine person" come from an absolutely unitary concept of God, so there'd be 6 persons due to the Triœscence (my name for the three attributes) and 1 due to a simplicitarian theomorphology, and this 1 corresponds to the central light). As for specific spheres, I really want to write a massive fantasy epic in an underwater/marine-biology setting. I was thinking of having sentient cuttlefish be the protagonists, along with a sea urchin and a sand dollar (though they would be caught in some deep, dark current, so their first several POV sections would mostly revolve around their dismay at being sucked towards the current's menacing end---and what they would do at the end IDK). But anyway the religious idea is that the M-based persons are "evil" or at least antagonistic (the idea being that "might makes right" is a negative attitude, even for God). Yet there is supposed to be a major religious movement among the cuttlefish, based on an argument for God being based on the concept of unique power, since God is unique, period, and a definition from knowledge or goodness is not necessarily uniqueness-preserving, whereas having an entity of absolute power requires that entity to be absolutely individuated (so as to have a final ordering over all other entities). Then there are angel-like whales who use their musical aptitude to create cymatic portals, and a manta ray who embodies one of the M-persons---and something called "the god-hydra," which is made up of the slain bodies of the vessels of the divine persons' various Incarnations (so, like, there were six Mary-like beings in history, who have been slain by someone, in order to try to create this god-hydra thing). As for the symbol, it looks like a good basis for either an (A) emblem (like of a specific church) or (B) a formula (for a specific spell). Maybe even something related to the interplanar helix
  9. To my knowledge, the only real "difference" between a dwarf and a non-dwarf galaxy is the number of stars in each. Also I can't figure out if there's actually a thing called a "dwarf cluster" unless we're talking about a cluster of dwarf galaxies, or maybe a small cluster of whatever-sized galaxies. Now, the numerical difference doesn't make quite a difference, though, in the sense that there's still such a massive number of stars per galaxy in question, that tacking on another zero or two or three (or whatever) wouldn't have any intuitive value for the reader. Telling the reader, "Oh, there are only 100,000,000 stars per galaxy," here, doesn't mean much less than saying, "There're 100,000,000,000 stars per galaxy." Moreover, if we're dealing with a cluster of galaxies, well, those apparently can contain up to 1,000 galaxies, but the low-end number I've read on Wikipedia is 100. So we'd still be dealing with at least 10 billion stars, if not 100 billion, which is comparable to a normal individual galaxy. (In fact, some dwarf galaxies are said to contain several billion stars anyway!) Additionally, dwarf galaxies, while not absolutely defined in terms of "normal"-size galaxies, seem strongly correlated with them, including as regards their origins. So if the Cosmere was a cluster of dwarf galaxies, or a small cluster of whatever-sized galaxies, this would indicate that there was/is a set of "normal" galaxies/clusters, around which the Cosmere revolved, or something along this line. I suspect the Mistship saga will explore the galactic question in the meta-series, but for now I haven't come up with a possible reason for the specific characterization of the Cosmere in terms of dwarf galaxies.
  10. Having a super-antagonist doesn't necessarily mean having a "Supreme Evil." OTOH if there's no super-antagonist, then the final crisis of the meta-series would have to revolve around a Natural (or Magical) Disaster, I suspect...
  11. "his nemesis" was not meant to refer to a nemesis of Adonalsium but of Hoid.
  12. So, this is an incomplete theory about what, if anything, the ultimate antagonist in the Cosmere will end up being. We have two Shards that resulted in major villains (Ruin and Odium). Some suspect Autonomy to be antagonistic, it seems... But now let's suppose at some point the previous "evil" Shards are all held by no one (e.g. Sazed/Harmony loses hold of Ruin), and then someone else comes along and takes them all up... Or maybe there's an anti-Hoid out there, and Hoid isn't trying to reforge Adonalsium but prepare for his nemesis...
  13. Ah, but what if a returned Ruin WAS the super-evil at the end of the entire Cosmere storyline? Let's say Odium survives and rips Harmony apart (or that Rayse dies, but the Shard of Odium is not Splintered/etc.). Zam, Ruin's back! Then someone fuses Odium and Ruin. (Like... Kelsier...?!)
  14. For what it's worth, Allomancy is quite druggie in a lot of ways... I will say, your moss reminds me of Again, for what it's worth.
  15. I don't think they've explained how Nahel-bonded spren can manifest in the Physical Realm as metallic weapons, have they? Maybe we've gotten outlines... But so Nightblood would have been an attempt to turn something, presumably widely available on Nalthis, into a Shardweapon. Random notion: Nightblood is an anti-perpendicularity. Like a black hole in all three Realms. (Maybe he's an example of the kind of weapon that was made against Adonalsium...)