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  1. I'm making a conlang for Alethi! For those who don't know what a conlang is, it's a constructed language, or a language that people in that world speak. It will have a real grammar, vocabulary, all that. I'm making on ConWorkShop, which is a specialised website. Link below: VERY mild potential spoilers.
  2. So I just reread the last 10% or so of Oathbringer and I found myself wondering what the back page read as Knowing this place, I find it hard to believe that no one has translated it yet, so could someone direct me to said translation?
  3. Disclaimer: I don't know if anyone has already mentioned this so I apologize in advance if someone has beaten me to it. So I was very interested while reading Oathbringer when we actually learned that the names of characters has meanings. So then I was going through the artwork for Oathbringer and found this: On this print, Nazh has written out how the phonemes for glyphs work (which is awesome) and also the glyphs for the First Ideal of the Knights Radiant (which is even more awesome!). But I noticed that when he writes Everstorm it gets split into two words: "eternal" "storm" or "kalad" "zeras" = kalazeras (this is epic because now we know how to say Everstorm in Alethi!) But looking at it now I can see that "kalad", the glyph for "eternal", must be the basis for Kaladin's name and then added with the suffix -in it becomes something like "born unto eternity". I find this fascinating and I was wondering if there were any linguists among us who might be able to figure out the meanings of other names for the Alethi. Or maybe if we can figure out how naming works for the darkeyes? Thoughts anyone?
  4. I am pretty new here, so this may easily have already been discussed. But one of the theories I had in my reading came up with this repeated line from Honor, "unite them". While it's of course easy to believe, like Dalinar, that he is supposed to unite the Alethi, I think that Honor is talking about so much more - I think perhaps, that he is telling Dalinar to unite the Alethi and the Parshendi, OR perhaps the Alethi and as many other kingdoms as possible. What do others think? It just seems so likely to lead Dalinar, and therefore the reader, down the side path of believing that "unite them" has a simple meaning. Also, it seems like even a unified Alethi would have trouble handling this "Everstorm" by itself... ... This also leads me to think that, considering other theories I've read, uniting the Alethi and Parshendi could have other implications. What I mean is... What if the Parshendi are of Cultivation? Since they aren't exactly humans, what if humanity is of Honor, and parshendi (and all their cremling/chasmfiend forms?) are of Cultivation, and one of the main ways Odium has overcome them and the Oathpact is by leading the 'creations' of Honor to conflict with the 'creations' of Cultivation? That's a theory based on very little, just what I've read around this forum so it could be way off.
  5. Too fanciful(ha)? Ask Rushu how to keep the mast from ripping off Jasnahs Favorite Touch the gems in the correct combination to release a shock from the front nodes that will incapacitate an attacker Top View Side View Stormpiece Timepiece The ketek in the end is already translated.
  6. So, I am working on an unofficial recipe book containing fan-favourite meals from stormlight, and other books. To make the best dishes I can, I need to choose those that seem appetizing to most readers, as opposed to the overcooked slop of grains provided to Kaladin by Tvlakv before becoming a bridgeman. What do *you* want to eat, and what do you remember about it? Descriptions, reactions, anything. Quotes greatly appreciated! Also if possible, I would love your support on Patreon.
  7. Hello, I'm a recent addition to this cosmere. I've been listening to Brandon Sanderson's books since I left America in March for my Deployment to Iraq. I've made it through 5 books, and I am excited about the 3rd mistborn book I will read this month, and the third Stormlight Archives book I will read in November when it is released. I have also listened to Warbreaker. However, I want the entire Cosmere in my library, Can someone list ALL of the books from Sanderson's collection in the Cosmere? Also, should I read the short novella Edgedancer before reading the Oathbringer? I have not had an opportunity to get any of the short stories. Also, it seems that Mr. Sanderson is quite involved in his community, where is the best place to keep my finger to feel for his pulse In this community barring social media?
  8. Hello, fellow fans! I'm a long time fanatic of the Cosmere, and anything else Brandon Sanderson creates. I have a particular fondness for finding better details about the fashions and clothing in each book, as I am a seamstress and costume designer. If you notice interesting details about fashion in the books (there are a TON), I'd be happy for a note with page/audio location reference so I can add it to my notes, please!
  9. Hey there Sanderfans, I just want to let everyone one know that there is a Brandon-themed Humble Bundle available now. It will be running for the next two weeks and features most of Brandon's novellas, a selection of Mistborn Adventure Game sourcebooks, as well as the Graphic Audio editions of Elantris and Warbreaker. Check it out here! The Bundle is broken up into the following tiers: For those who pay $1 or more Firstborn / Defending Elysium Omnibus The Emperor's Soul Legion Legion: Skin Deep Warbreaker Part 1 - Graphic Audio Elantris Part 1 - Graphic Audio Mistborn Adventure Game For those who pay $8 or more Sixth of the Dusk Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell Perfect State Warbreaker Part 2 - Graphic Audio Elantris Part 2 - Graphic Audio Terris: Wrought of Copper - Mistborn Adventure Game For those who pay $15 or more Snapshot Dreamer The Hope of Elantris - Graphic Audio Warbreaker Part 3 - Graphic Audio Elantris Part 3 - Graphic Audio White Sand volume 1 Alloy of Law - Mistborn Adventure Game All told, if you pay $15 you are getting $174 worth of stuff (that's over 90% off). For reference, just one Part of the Graphic Audio adaptations ordinarily costs $14. It is also important to note that The Emperor's Soul, Legion, and Legion: Skin Deep are not available in regions where Gollancz has exclusive distribution rights (pretty much anywhere that used to be part of the British Empire). Also this Humble Bundle is currently (as far as I can tell) the only place to get the solo ebook release of Dreamer and the Graphic Audio edition of The Hope of Elantris. In other news has a listing up for preorder for a solo hardcover release of Edgedancer. Previously, Edgedancer was going to be exclusive to Arcanum Unbounded for five years but it looks like Tor is amending their contract with Brandon in order to give it an individual release in October 2017. Just in time for a re-read before the release of Oathbringer in November! Nauvoo Games, who are making the Reckoners board game, has also posted some pictures on Twitter, from an event they did last month: I do not know for sure if this is the actual art style they are planning for the game, but I really hope it is. I think it captures the feel of the Reckoners trilogy perfectly. I also love that they used the Superman symbol, presumably as the symbol of the Faithful. Unfortunately however, I doubt that will remain in the actual release due to licensing reasons. Especially since the pendant in Abraham's portrait uses a different design for it. Edit: Since the people over at Nauvoo Games are awesome they just shared on Twitter that there will also be minis included in the game and posted a mock-up of a mini for Abraham!
  10. This is just a theory. It's probably too simple to be the whole story. But it makes sense, and I think it could be useful for (among other things) identifying Alethi characters in foreign lands, and creating Alethi OCs for fanfiction. In Writing Excuses, Brandon once mentioned a linguistic paradigm for "classical" Alethi names. He didn't describe it in detail, but he said it was invented to explain 'Dalinar,' which didn't really fit with the Vorin naming convention. He also said that 'Kaladin,' which he came up with by altering 'paladin,' conveniently fit this new classical paradigm. He also said this, in a 2014 interview: But there's a much simpler pattern in these names. And here it is: A simple alternation of Consonants (C) and vowels (V). (C) V C V C V C The initial consonant is in brackets because it's optional. It can be dropped, so names begin with a vowel. But the rest of the sequence doesn't change. No double vowels or double consonants. (Digraphs, like Th and Sh, count as one letter because they represent a single phoneme.) This holds true for the following Alethi names. Dalinar Adolin Renarin Gavilar Elhokar (assuming Lh is a digraph, the Alethi version of a double-L in English) Kaladin Meridas Amaram (coincidentally also a proper Vorin name) Aladar Arafik Avarak Avaran Alabet Lamaril Jakamav Kalishor Isasik Salinor Talanor Thanadal Tinalar Helaran (not Alethi, but close) Notice that all of these are men. This paradigm is only used for male names. As far as I can tell, all Alethi men have either Vorin names, or names in this pattern. (Vorin meaning palindromic, with one letter added, subtracted, or changed.) The only complication is Restares, whose name is neither Vorin nor classical. It violates my classical pattern because of the "ST" in the middle. But since Restares hasn't been confirmed as an Alethi, this may not be a problem. I'm wondering if anyone can see any additional patterns or rules that govern this system. Just for fun, I will now list some names from other Cosmere works that conveniently match this pattern. Galladon. Aredel. Luthadel. Aledin. Aradan (Yomen). Bevidon. Bavadin! Devanex. Dukaler. Galivan. Goradel. Heberen. Ishathon. Caberel. Nikolin. Arelon. Opelon. Duladel. Seraven. Enelan. And now some names from outside the Cosmere, to illustrate the general fantasy-friendly vibe of this paradigm: Saruman. Denethor. Boromir. Faramir. Azeroth. Suramar. Dalaran. Selidor. Eragon. (Po) Dameron. Caladan. Muradin. Mogenar. Telamon. Galadan. Malekith. Malacath. Akatosh. Zenithar. Kynareth. Erikur. (Obviously it also fits many not-so-fantastical names, like Cameron and Oliver. But let's leave reality out of this. Although Pokemon also fits.)
  11. Here's something of what I've imagined when I think Alethi Spearman. Really light armored, dark-eye unit. This one's probably a particularly bad fighter, as he's totally opened himself up for a counter attack, but hey. He's got a great battle cry.
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  13. I've already added this guy to the gallery, but I wanted to toss it into the Forums for a bit more exposure =) Here's the first in a series of works centered around Kaladin. A scene of the aftermath of a battle with the Parshendi. They're on the retreat, and Kaladin is going to the aid of a downed bridgman. And he's yelling something.. Or yawning really hard.. I'm going to try to toss in some of the process work so you can have a look at the phases this thing went through if you want =) Lemme know what you think! (p.s. looks like the progress shots are all scrambled in order. Basically, if it looks crappier, it's from earlier in the process)
  14. Posting the revised edition of this piece. I don't know how to get rid of the old one, but I realized as I put this one up that I had forgotten to give Kaladin his brands.. So I fixed that. Even though they're not super apparent in this piece. heh. If anyone knows how to edit/delete a previous gallery upload lemme know. I'd love to declutter the gallery of that repeat submission.
  15. Phew. It's been a while that I've been working on this one. This is a glimpse of a scene where Kaladin is going to the aid of a downed bridgeman, and is part of a series of Kaladin scenes that I want to create. Looking at this thing you might strike upon some logical questions, like: Bridgeman, huh? So where's the bridge? How did the dude get separated out to some ledge out of sight of his bridge if he had an arrow in his gut? Do you really think the shattered plains have such tall formations as you painted out in the distance? What the lighting? So if Kaladin is way back here, then the Parshendi in the distance must be retreating... so how did the Alethi archers make it way up to the front lines so quick? The answers to these and many other questions are this: I'm jus' learning. This was a practice piece, meant for learning. We learn best from our mistakes and MAN did I make a lot of mistakes in the making of this. But as a result: I learned bunches of stuff =) Thank you Brandon Sanderson for all the inspirations.
  16. Portrait that I painted of Wit/Hoid. DEFINITELY a favorite character in Brandon's Cosmere. Every new discovery about this guy and his past/nature/powers opens up the universe in a way that most other characters can't quite compare to. Thank you, Brandon, for writing us such an intriguing role. If you folks know any cool facts about Wit that I don't know (and you probably do), tell me abou 'em!
  17. I edited the U to the I, but I am not sure what you mean by some of the other changes. Is this correct?
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  22. On Page 406 of the hardback edition of Words of Radiance, there are 5 lines of the Alethi script on the Navani's Notebook illustration. I learned the Alethi script, and have thus translated these 5 lines. From top to bottom, they translate as follows. You're welcome. Enjoy the book!
  23. So, Dalinar think-speaks that Alethkar has about 40 20 shardblades. House Kholin (at the time he thought about this) had three blades (Dalinar's, Adolin's, and Elhokar's). That leaves about 37 divided up between 9 highprindoms. That indicates that at least several highprindoms have a substantial number of shardblades. It does not appear that Sadeas has an appreciable number of blades. Yet Sadeas and Dalinar's highprincedoms are the two most powerful. How did Dalinar and Gavilar subdue the other highprinces with only three shardbearers? Prior to that, power in Alethkar was achieved on the blade of a sword. Surely a number of blades (and plate) would have been won during Dalinar and Gavilar's conquest of Alethkar. What happened to those blades? Why isn't there another highprincedom with substantial military might to rival Dalinar and Sadeas? Obviously not all blades are held by the highprince's family, but why are there then no other shardbearers which fight for house Kholin or Sadeas? I could well imagine that it would be undesirable to commit a man with only a blade to battle. It would be risky without the protection of plate. The blade could easily fall into Parshendi hands. Even so... Note: I know that Amaram who has a blade is subject to Sadeas, but this is a new blade which may not have been in Dalinar's count. Even so, there is no mention of anyone with a blade in Sadeas's forces. Edit: As per Meg's correction, Alethkar has about 20 blades.
  24. I orginally posted this on my tumblr but I wanted to see you guys had any ideas about it. I hope this is the right spot for it rather than the stormlight archive forums. I also apologize for all the costumer jargon in this. I was also sort of hoping that this could be a spot for other artist to posit questions. So here goes nothing: Alethi noble women’s fashion confuses me. I’m really not sure what Sanderson is trying to describe with, “it buttoned up the sides of the torso from waist to neck where it was topped with a small, gold embroidered collar.” Doesn’t really mesh with it being a solid swath of silk in my head. I’d call a sari or a chiton a swath of silk because it is all one large piece. Where the kind of dress that he is describing definitely has seams. Speaking of seams, what does he mean by the side of the torso? Does he mean side seams? That’s what I see when I first imagined it, but then I get to the part about them going up to the neck I get confused again. I suppose that he could be talking about princess seams of some sort. Am I the only one that is confused by this? P.S. The piece I'm working on is of Syl.