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  1. Probably not. According to his travel history, he's only been to Reno once before, and that was for a convention in 2011. The last time he toured to Las Vegas for a book release was 2009, so he's not very likely to have a stop near you this year.
  2. I really love this one! Quite possibly my favorite Shai fanart yet. (It's absolutley in the top three, but I have a really hard time choosing favorites.)
  3. theory

    Yeah, I knew including the word Dawnchant would get me in trouble. I used it because it is the only pre-WoK language we have a name for, not because it was a likely option compared to intermediate scripts. I'll go ahead and edit it out of the previous post. I can tell you aren't convinced, but I still think the text is hinting at a language discrepancy at the root of the misunderstanding, rather than poor penmanship or unfamiliar glyphs.
  4. theory

    One thing I don't really follow/agree with is the argument that the glyphs are sloppy because Renarin isn't good at writing. Glyphs are allowed for men, and he reads just fine. We have seen him attracted to scholarly pursuits, and I would find it surprising if he didn't excel in this area of personal interest. Yes, he feels ashamed enough that he refuses to pursue it, but if he didn't know he was good at it I doubt it would be the same temptation. Feather's suggestion that Renarin was fighting the compulsion is possible, but I don't buy it. In fact, I don't think the glyphs are poorly-drawn at all. Here is the quote from Rushu. Hmm... 'broken.' As in "Three of sixteen ruled, but now the Broken One reigns." A glyph that looks mostly like 'death' but also a lot like 'broken,' and written in a sentence that doesn't convey a clear meaning in modern Vorin grammar? We know that Dalinar speaks ancient languages during his visions--I thought it strongly hinted here that Renarin was writing in an ancient language, one from which modern glyphs are derived. It makes great sense that an early glyph for Odium would later evolve into both 'broken' and 'death,' giving the translation Rushu provides. On the topic of the visions themselves, I find it quite logical that the surges accessed by Truthwatchers would work together to create visions (illumination) of possible futures (progression). Depending on how you interpret "Resonance" you are free to apply that term to this interaction, but I wouldn't call it that--it's not in the same class as the mnemonic perk of Lightweavers, for example. Just as the three Windrunner lashings are a combination of their two surges, I believe that future-sight is one of several forms of truthwatching, arising naturally from the combination of surges. The Vorin prohibition on predicting the future is not enough for me to discount it as a Radiant ability, especially since Cultivation is stated to be better at it than Honor--and Truthwatchers are on the (theorized) Cultivation side of the KR chart. With that perspective, though, I do agree that Renarin's visions are fundamentally different from those that a standard Truthwatcher would experience. Feather makes a great case, and the involuntary nature in particular makes me agree with the others here who say his Nahel bond is being hijacked by something external.
  5. I really like this line of questioning. As an intermediate data point, it could be useful to ask whether Shai's various incarnations (Shaizan, etc.) could recover each other's breath. This answer is most likely yes, but it would help establish a baseline for the tolerances for dissimilarity.
  6. [email protected] said, it is correct as written. Your proposed version is also correct, but the meaning is a little different. If Dalinar "had instructions" then he had a list or recipe to follow, a directions of how to make it work. If instead he "had instruction" as in the quote, then Kaladin spent time teaching him what to do. Does that make sense?
  7. I'm sure you will get lots of suggestions from everyone's personal lists (mine is here) but my recommendation is to look over the questions that got answered in the most recent events in Boston, Poland, Bulgaria, and Germany. Odds are you will find some that spark follow-up questions of your own, and you can be reasonably certain you are working with up-to-date knowledge.
  8. I will add that the link Ecthelion posted has a map to give a visual sense of where 17S members are located. In addition, this map of Brandon's tour stops gives a picture of where the publisher thinks his fans are (weighted for locations that are easier/cheaper to send him).
  9. FYI, I ended up using the official design I received from Chaos (which matches the site design and color scheme), rather than the one I made above. If I get approval, I'll post that file here. Either way, I am sure you can get the file from Chaos if you want it. I printed them double sided at Staples, and got 1000 for $25. It turns out half that many would have been about right for a three day mid-sized con, but doubling up to 1000 was only $5 more so I figured better safe than sorry. So now I have enough left over for all the future events I get to. :-)
  10. Great song, but I can't imagine that taking the midnight chull is ever a pleasant prospect. (Or that it would take you very far.)
  11. Thanks, I'm glad you like it! You may want to check out the updated version linked in my signature. (also here)
  12. Hmm, you may be right. The great circle at Nebrask is drawn very thick, which suggests to my mind that the thickness does something worthwhile beyond simple durability in the elements. I also had in mind that the chapter with the visit to the crime scene, where Fitch has the workmen with shovels break through the LoF, mentioned the thickness of the line mattering. However, looking up all the occurrences of "forbiddance" in the ebook doesn't turn up any reference to the thickness of the line mattering except one reference to how high the barrier becomes. There are three mentions that how well-drawn it is matters (not specifically how straight, but that may be assumed.) It still makes sense to me that the thickness would influence the ability of chalklings to get through it, since there is more line there to attack, but I guess I don't have a textual reference to support that assumption.
  13. While the event these questions were gathered for took place in February, this thread is still a good place to suggest more questions and discuss them. That event is actually where the spiritual-realm-entity WoB came from. Report is here. Regarding #1 we have theories but no WoB. The main proposals are: that bind points must be marked explicitly, or that the intent of the Rithmatist when drawing it sets the type of circle, and later changes (even if geometrically valid) can't alter the initial determination. For #3 we know from the books that the thickness of a LoF influences not only the strength & height of the projected barrier, but also the ability of the line to resist chalking or LoV attacks. So even though it is likely possible to make tiny lines of Forbiddance, it is hard to imagine a situation where that would be useful -- certainly not in a duel.
  14. Yeah, I had trouble deciding which subforum this belonged in. I'm happy to have it moved if Events would be better. Thanks! I wouldn't have thought to check Theoryland. TGS tour is now entered.