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  1. Lifespan is kinda variable it seems. I guess it kinda makes sense - koloss have really short lifespans... Kandra have a lot longer lifespans than mistwraiths (going from 30-50 years to practically immortal) though they're just weird in general.
  2. Either Orders or Essences, probably. Not that there's that huge of a distinction there given how orders are set up.
  3. Yes, they were his spikes I don't think he needed them for atium - compounding on its own is enough for Marsh, as far as I can tell, and I'm not sure that improving your allomantic power would necessarily give more return on compounding (though that's debatable). That said, I'm not sure if an atium spike can store multiple attributes - they're wildcard spikes, and you can accumulate hemalurgic charge from multiple targets for other things (pewter spikes in koloss). I wouldn't be surprised if TLR managed to cram, say, four abilities in each bracer, but not confirmed just what exactly he did (though soothing is probably one of them) We also have confirmation he used some sort of 'reverse compounding' method to strengthen allomancy, and he was also near-savant level in everything. TLR used all possible forms of powerup, in other words.
  4. I kinda got the impression that they were using 'invest' back during the Hero of Ages era - which is around the Manywar era. I think it's a little more likely that Vasher got the term from someone else than the other way around, but... hmm. I can't recall how long the Five Scholars were doing their stuff before the Manywar.
  5. Obviously there's only one option. Bring your daughter, insist that all the signed books are her birthday presents, and that you're doing this for her.
  6. Well, I'm not sure if we was using spiritual in terms of 'spiritual realm' or spiritual as a more colloquial religious thing. Sazed himself had a bit of a religious crisis upon ascending. And even if he managed to figure out worldhopping on his own (or hung out with some barely-clued-in worldhoppers), that doesn't necessarily mean he'd be familiar with shards. I don't think Jasnath, for instance, knows anything about shards, but she's got shadesmar access anyway. I don't think it's implausible for someone to bumble around between worlds without getting a good handle on the bigger picture. Regardless, Vasher's the only guy we've seen (outside the ars arcanums) who actually calls it 'investiture'. Now it might've just been an old sharder friend he once had, with no actual worldhopping involved on Vasher's part, or maybe the seventeenth shard liked the terminology in Vasher's research and the name stuck for general 'put magicalness in' terminology... I just find it weird since it varies from world to world, and then Vasher drops the term in the middle of his explanation. Of course, it could've been one of the four other Scholars who knew a worldhopper, and Vasher never got all the information from his research buds. Could have gone research bud to seventeenth shard after they split up, too. Incidentally, based on what I can tell from the timeline, seems that the Manywar was occurring roughly contemporaneously with Hero of Ages (Alloy of Law and Warbreaker are around the same time, and the Manywar was 300 years before). Not sure if that means there was some cross-world repercussions or not; seems like Sazed getting two shards would upset whatever status quo of worldhoppers existed, and that might've resulted in scouting for more recruits.
  7. Well, what he says is "I just wish I knew if there is really something spiritual about the Returns, or if it’s all just cosmic happenstance.” But if he isn't a member of the seventeenth shard, someone he knows must be.
  8. I'm going to guess Slowswift. Just because he's a minor character based off Tolkien and seemingly completely mundane doesn't also mean he isn't a worldhopper. I'm assuming that Brandon will give us a sporting chance and, y'know, actually give the worldhoppers names. Actually, lemme add Vasher to the list, since he uses the term 'investiture', which is the same term the 17th shard uses. He could have easily been adventuring on other worlds during his exile or something.
  9. I'm pretty sure watching the bubbles is just a 'pay attention to lost energy' - they're just one of the better examples of it. Now if that lost energy ends up going to a physical location, then you'd have to uh... make everything in your ship qualify as 'lost energy', and wind up in the Big Galactic Recycle Bin, then fly to your nearest exit. Non-atium metals get recycled in the long term as well, so uh... I guess that implies they effectively teleport somehow. Technically if you eat your ship, burn it, and it reforms back on Scandrial you've managed to transport it.
  10. Where Nightcrawler goes depends on the writer. Sometimes it's some kind of astral plane, sometimes it's hell, sometimes it's totally unexplained, sometimes it's 'Right Over There, what, there isn't any distance in between or anything'. If there was a crossover, probably. I think there was a star trek crossover where he went into subspace...
  11. Hmm... that just brought to mind an interesting question. Is it just shards that are blinded by a focus, or is it possible that it's more universal...
  12. Well, he was hanging out in the area, and he does have shadesmar transportation. I figure that gives you a leg up on playing the trade game, assuming he didn't just take some food out of his homebase...
  13. The reason I think it's likely is because Sazed said there was nothing to link them aside from the rubbing.
  14. The thing is, the only word that we have that they're linked is from the highly-suspect charcoal rubbing - Ruin could have easily just added a list of 'oh yeah, destined hero? totally hero of ages guys'.
  15. Setting up The Announcer long beforehand would be pretty easy prep to do. If you have guys who you can alter the records of, making sure they're the ones everyone checks with is just common sense.