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  1. Thank you. I was pushing for this (and beginning to work on something like it in the months before WoR but got shot down since some folks did not want info from Theoryland compiled off of Theoryland. Glad to see there was a change of heart. Thanks Weiry et al.
  2. I think it would also be limited by the mass of the kandra itself. This mass can presumably increase according to how much the kandra consumed; but I suspect that it would take time to metabolize food matter into kandra matter. In other words, a balloon can increase in size by simply adding more air to the balloon. But it will eventually reach a point where the balloon cannot contain any additional air without rupturing.
  3. Totally agree with cometaryorbit. Her intent is to fix or heal by doing harm to excise a problem. Like chemo, it's bad bad stuff, but if it kills the cancer...
  4. My two favorite characters are Dalinar and Hrathen. Dalinar I like for who he is and his road to getting there. Hrathen is simply an intriguing character and his evolution is compelling.
  5. The inquisitors are the most notable members and the leaders of the Steel Inquisition (in-world, of course).
  6. Their chief weapon is fear; Fear and surprise. Their TWO chief weapons are fear, surprise, and powerful allomancy. Their THREE chief weapons are fear, surprise, powerful allomancy, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Lord Ruler. Their FOUR chief weapons are...Oh we'll come in again!
  7. IDK. I think you are taking some leaps that are not supported or suggested by the WOBs. In both, Brandon refers specifically to Hoid knowing where to go. In the first he says he uses feruchemy to do so. In the second he says Hoid has an innate ability to do so. This suggests, again, if Brandon did not mistakenly use the word 'innate', that Hoid has innate rather than obtained feruchemy. The epigraph letter in WoK indicates that Hoid is still in possession of the lerasium bead and had not burned it to obtain allomancy. There seems to be potentially conflicting WOB on the subject though. First: (from 03/29/2014) Second: (also from 03/29/2014) Third: (from 02/25/2016) The reason this is a bit confusing is that No Cosmere time has passed between the dates of these quotes (i.e., WoR is the furthest along in the Cosmere timeline).
  8. I'm sorry that my reply came off as condescending. It was not my intent. The last sentence of the first paragraph was merely intended to address what I thought was the natural response to my reply. It seemed likely that the next avenue would reference previous WOB that indicates that the planet itself affects the manifestation of the investiture of its associated Shard. I only intended to note that I was aware of this and was not excluding it from my thought process.
  9. To an extent that is accurate. However, at least some abilities manifest similarly but originate from different worlds (i.e., lightweaving manifests from both Yolen and Roshar). I did note that the metallic arts are a manifestation of two shards (Ruin and Preservation, though I did not name them. I figured that at this point everyone is pretty well versed in that.). Remember that all abilities resulting from shardic investiture would be contained within the power of Adonalsium (which Hoid predates the shattering of). And yes, I know that the intent of the Shard, the intent of the entity holding the Shard, and the world being invested all affect the manner of manifestation of the investiture. Brandon may very well have misspoken. But, I think the wording is compelling and very exciting if he did not misspeak.
  10. Hello everybody! A thought tickled my brain after reading a couple of WOBs and I thought I'd pop my head up to see what folks have to say about it. First the WOBs: WOB #1: WOB #2: So we know that Hoid pops up in many places, interacts with important people, and gathers cool stuff in order to achieve some desired outcome. We also know that he uses feruchemy order to know where to go. However, it had previously always been discussed and speculated that Hoid obtained his feruchemy on Scadrial or from some Scadrian artifact. However, the more recent of the two WOBs above (that would be #2 from Librarypalooza back in Feb of this year) indicates that his ability to know where to go is "innate". This suggests that Hoid had his feruchemy from birth (since that is what 'innate' means). However we know that Hoid predates Scadrial since he was present at the shattering of Adonalsium (and Scadrial, or at least its flora, fauna, and metallic arts, was created by the combined efforts of two of the shards). This means that he predates Scadrian feruchemy. So, is feruchemy a native Yolan art or did Brandon misuse the term 'innate'?
  11. I asked Brandon a series of questions about rithmatics. In a nutshell, this is the best answer I have to your question. Rithmatics was originally conceptualized as a cosmere magic system. This means that it is pretty close (but not bounded by and not completely consistent with) to the rules and features of cosmere magics. Specifically, Brandon said that intent is a key facet of rithmatics. This is pretty clear in some regards from reading the book (i.e., lines of revocation and the silencing line do not work if you draw them without intending to produce their rithmatic function). I asked Nrandon specifically about timing of effect in regards to lines of forbiddence and he said the timing of the effect generation depends upon the intent of the rithmatist drawing the line. My take away from this is that a rithmatist drawing a Mark's Cross would not intend for the lines of forbiddence to 'activate' until the second line had been completed. Thus, the first line would not produce an effect until the second line was drawn.
  12. It's ...ahem...in blaze's post where it says "source".
  13. INCONCEIVABLE!!!
  14. I'm a flibbertidigibbit!
  15. His IQ may be fairly high, but IQ has little if anything to do with dexterity. However, a high IQ could help him judge the precision of his drawings and thereby make his practices mcuh more efficient since he would not have to measure, etc. in order to see what needs to be improved.