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      Oathbringer Spoiler Policy   11/13/2017

      Oathbringer is out! Let's make our policy on spoilers clear! 1. You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front 2. You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. 3. For posts in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board you do not need to use spoiler tags inside a topic marked [OB]. For Cosmere Theories, you also do not need to put spoiler tags inside your topic if the topic has [OB] in the title. However, for Cosmere Theories, if you are adding Oathbringer stuff to an old theory without the [OB] tag, those must go in spoiler tags and you must make it obvious outside the spoiler tag that the spoiler is regarding Oathbringer content. 4. For select things that do require talking about OB spoilers, in Events, Coppermind, and Arcanum forums, those are allowed but keep OB spoilers in spoiler tags 5. Avoid and minimize spoilers in topic titles--even though those two boards will not appear in the Recent Topics ticker, topic titles still appear in Recent Activity and the forum home.  6. You aren't allowed to post Oathbringer spoilers in places other than listed, even with spoiler tags.  It will be nine months and then the Oathbringer board will be re-merged with the Stormlight board and you will not need to tag these spoilers. If you'd like to move something in the Stormlight Archive board to the Oathbringer board, to update it with new Oathbringer information, Report the post and we will happily move it to the Oathbringer spoiler board. Part-by-part Reactions Though the Oathbringer Spoiler Board will be very spoilery, very fast (maybe don't come there until you've read the book, as people do have copies that bookstores sold early), you'll have these five topics for reactions if you want to nerd out: Part 1 Reactions
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      Full Book Reactions For parts 1-4, they will not include the interludes immediately following it. On Discord All Oathbringer spoilers on Discord will be exclusively in the #oathbringer_spoilers channel for the nine month spoiler period and nowhere else.


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  1. Sweet kindly asked a question for me at her signing: Q: Were Ryshadium artificially created or enhanced: A: RAFO. So we're probably onto *something* here.
  2. I believe we have WoB that Renarin is on the autism spectrum. I disagree with categorizing ASD as "mental illness", though. Many consider it to be an unusual but not unhealthy neurotype, and you may want to rephrase. There's a lot of stigma attached to "mental illness" that could upset some people, and detract from the point you're making.
  3. I seem to recall that ardents usually use the same soulcasters, and that soulcasters are generally aligned to an essence. Which makes me wonder - the statue-ardents we saw were soulcasting into stone. Would ardents who habitually used soulcasters aligned to, say, Pulp turn woody? Would a soulcaster aligned to Crystal make them sparkly?
  4. The Parshendi epigraphs as a whole were chilling, ever so gradually. However, "I stand against the one who saved my life. I protect the one who killed my promises. I raise my hand. The storm responds." has to be my favorite line. It gives me the shivers every time.
  5. Reminds me of Allomantic savants; I think that comparison has come up a few times as well. I for one wouldn't want to be a tin savant, and who knows how massive amounts of Stormlight can affect you?
  6. According to Brandon at the Seattle signing, Kaladin's name is derived from the herald Kalak. Sorry
  7. So I desperately want to know when this gets translated, but this thread is getting long enough that I'd rather not have to follow it to find out. I don't suppose one of you guys would be interested in starting a new thread for the non-cryptographers once you get it solved, would you?
  8. "(why would you bother with a horse when you can fly? Unless the house can fly too...)" A horse can be a good partner on the battlefield. You get height and they can stomp things for you. My pet theory is a spren bond like skyeels, chasmfiends, Purelake fish, etc., which I think is more plausible... but I've always liked the idea of biological engineering by the Radiants. Here's the thread I initially started about these ideas: http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/6068-what-makes-ryshadium-special/
  9. http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/6534-oregon-signing-march-2014/?p=107507 "Seventh - By the end of the Stormlight Archive will you look into the minds of everyone who will develop powers? no. Lists flashback characters; the next three are, in order: Szeth, Eshonai, and Dalinar."