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  1. To focus discussion in one place, I'm going to close this topic. Feel free to continue speculation over there!
  2. I'm not sure what you mean by the cosmere decal being official. It's the symbol on the cover of Arcanum Unbounded, so it's been canon for a while now. You could try shooting Team Sanderson an email about when they'll be back in stock, but unless Peter happens to stop by, no one on this website works for Dragonsteel Entertainment, so your guess is as good as ours. I'm sure it won't be too long, they probably sold out for the holidays.
  3. I'm going to close the thread so we can have the discussion all in the same place.
  4. I understand what the OP said, no need to explain the Shardblade swap to me.
  5. I wrote a large part of the Shardblade article. I’m not sure who put in that Taln’s Blade was stolen by a Taravangian but I’ll get rid of that, as it’s incorrect. As for the issue with the Shardblade that Taln showed up with, it is unlikely to change. It’s difficult to tally and tabulate unnamed Shardblades, but this system is the best I could figure out and Taln was the last one to hold that Blade, even if it wasn’t bound to him. It doesn’t seem misleading at all to me.
  6. Topic moved. Please be more careful with future topics.
  7. I am certain it’s Yelig-nar. The motif that he is given is black smoke/wind whenever he appears onscreen. It’s just waiting there for Amaram to swallow the gemstone.
  8. Very interesting theory. I particularly like the theory about where gemstones tend to collect, as that should be predictable like you indicate. We really don't know much about Rosharan mining at this point, so I'm curious if they end up digging into the actual granitic bedrock or if they're just digging around in the crem for gems like you indicate. One interesting thing I noticed from the Kaza interlude is that there are a lot of gemstones around there with the greatshell corpses, yet they seem to not have moved far from the bodies. Perhaps the location of Akinah is already near one of these barriers that the gems are moved towards? Very interesting theory!
  9. I wouldn’t be surprised if Team Dragonsteel has developed some sort of symbol for Nalthis, like they did for the other cosmere worlds that appeared in AU. We didn’t get a story set on Nalthis, but I bet the symbol exists. Perhaps that will be what we see on the cover (although that begs the question of what will eventually appear on the cover of the Nightblood leather bound, but that’s probably 15+ years out xD)
  10. From a financial perspective, it was a huge success. Brandon is aware of the graphic novel’s flaws and has his own issues as well.
  11. Welcome to the forums! My personal read on it is that Harkaylain is an ancient Bondsmith. He seems to have been wise and in a position of authority. The fact that he could potentially help with a problem with the Nahel bond (which is what I think would cause some sort of malfunction to Shardplate) also implies Bondsmith to me, that he could potentially help them get around whatever problems with a bond a person might be having. I could even see a Bondsmith having helped someone like Kaladin in book two, who was really struggling with their oaths and bond and putting their spren at risk of death.
  12. I'm not sure how worried you are about spoilers, so I'll tag this for Oathbringer. There's nothing plot related in here, but if you're sensitive to knowing too much about how much screentime a character gets or who the book is focused on, don't open the tag. Also, if you want to get more specific on what you're struggling with in OB, I'll have to move the topic to the spoilers board, although we can add a note that it's just through part one or something to the title of the topic.
  13. My interpretation of the whole thing was not to assume that Adolin is going to be her crutch. Shallan's working on mastering her personas right now, and Adolin caught her in a moment where she had lost her control. While she was reasserting control, he recognized who she was at the core. My read of it was in that moment she realized that Adolin really understands her on a level that Kaladin simply doesn't and that made up her mind. I don't think this is leading to Adolin being the person that she needs to reassert her control every time or anything. I think that he'll try to help, and maybe even succeed in helping sometimes, but it's not going to be that easy. If in SA 4, Shallan is hanging on Adolin's arm to maintain her semblance of self, I'll accept that I read it wrong, but I really don't think that what Brandon is driving at here is the implication that Shallan is going to be dependent on Adolin for her mental health.
  14. I’m not sure if you’re correcting me or if you’re agreeing with me, but this is basically what I was trying to get across in my post.
  15. My opinion is that when Szeth was still at the Purelake, he had already attracted a spren. He was at the point of swearing the Third Ideal before Nale interrupted him. Szeth must have had a spren, as he and Nale went to Thaylen City whereas the Skybreakers seem to have remained in Marat. That is far beyond the distance that his powers should have faded. We also know that Szeth can’t be getting his powers from Nale, as squires are specific, as seen when Rock does not heal until he is moved nearer to Kaladin, despite the fact that Teft, a full Radiant with his own bond was within feet of Rock. (You can make the argument that squires work doffeeently between orders, but I think that’s silly without something to indicate it.) Therefore in my opinion, when Szeth arrived at Thaylen City, he already had already attracted a spren bond, despite not having yet sworn the Third Ideal.