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  2. I think people tend to discount the strength of storms in Shinovar and other western parts of Roshar. Yes, it is clear that as the storm moves westward, its power decreases and that, in Shinovar especially, they are no longer such a destructive force that to be caught out in one is almost certain death. But, they are still storms and there is no reason to suspect that they don't still have a significant destructive and even lethal potential. They are not a gentle spring rain. Brandon said that in Shinovar highstorms feel like storms here. I've been in some pretty impressive storms in my time and there have been plenty of storms more powerful that I have not experienced. And storms on the sea are nothing to spit at. Especially in a world where the ships are designed short coastal hops, possibly like Mediterranean cultures had at the time of the Roman Empire. They wouldn't have needed anything designed for extended sea voyages because they simply weren't done. That's not to say that Rosharran ships were not robust. Indeed, I would expect they needed to be since they still needed to weather the storms even if they were in a somewhat sheltering cove. But, Caligula's army marched all the way to northern Gaul (present day France) and didn't go further because the soldiers refused to get in the boats to cross the channel into Britain for fear of such a distant voyage and the potential for storms due to the season.
  3. Interesting. Do you already know the answer? I would not expect you to put something like that without having a meaning for it in mind, and yet you seem to have a more open-ended idea of where you are going with this. The battle comes across as a little too detailed, and a little to removed from the man’s own experience, to be anything purely in his imagination. The best way I can describe the battle and what comes after is apocalyptic, and not necessarily according to the modern sense of the world, more along the lines of the ancient genre. However, I don’t know at all what it is getting at. I would say that yes, the fire and ash relates to the battle. The moment he puts on the glasses, the scenes start getting scoured by continual flames. It’s ending the battle, but not in a good way. It suggests something sinister about the nature of the man’s deal.
  4. “Feeding” on Stormlight just means that it uses it as fuel to power Surgebinding.
  5. Which law of thermodynamics are you referring to? Don’t we have an example of non-leaking storage in the perfect gemstones?
  6. Do you hereby promise that you wholeheartedly believe that wafflles are infinitely better than pancakes? @Shard of Thought
  7. "But the monster survives?" Mart asked, all concern regarding Tom forgotten. "If it's not evil it has to survive. Not like those, like those, like the ..." He started to cry quietly, muffled his sobs with his bear, still clinging to Alask. Apologetically Lena looked over to Alask but let Mart stay where he was. No need to hurl him around needlessly. "I can take him?" She offered.
  8. A full feruchmist could store and then tap nicrosil in order to get better at tapping or storing for a short while. However it is not realy good for anything if their are not already other power systems. You can store breaths in basically anything so I imagine so. I see no reason why you could not store pure stormlight in a separate metalmind. If you can it would leak as determined by the laws of the thermodynamics.
  9. @Nathrangking Havent been on the Shard these past couple days. Will try and read chapter 1 tomorrow (swedish time).
  10. Hoid as a lawyer. Shudders.
  11. flamesinger theory

    "I'm not sure." Jessy looked around, finally managed to stand. "We need to be careful. The air could be poisonous, or the plants." She walked over to him, looked out of the window. "We have to expect that everything wants to kill us." With a sigh she turned around and started to search for her gun, looked for other things they might want to take.
  12. Wait, wait, wait, hold on a second. You're saying there's a waffle PM and I'm not part of it?
  13. first verse

    Sagitta nodded, held out her hand for him to take. She could accept it that way. Forcing her body away from the carriage she straightened, looked into his eyes. "Verbal or not - to me it is binding. We rarely have written contracts in Ta'e'ilo." Her leg hurt and she shifted her weight. "I will keep our bargain, you have my word on it." He probably wouldn't know, but it was the truth. She would keep their bargain and should the price be her life. ====== @Lunamor
  14. main plot

    Aylitha took the canteen out of instinct, then looking at it once she realized what it was. She wondered what she should do with it. She normally didn't need to drink, but it had been given to her. In the end she just drunk a bit to be polite, then handed it back. Looking at them she noticed the man was wounded. She tilted her head, wondering why the woman hadn't healed him. She was a transmuter, after all. Or was that called differently here? She shook her head. The woman probably just lacked the training. A pity, that was. If only she had worked for the bio-science department. Muttering to herself Aylitha knelt down in front of the man, grabbing his injured leg, making sure to avoid the wound. "Stand still please," she said, sounding somewhat detached. "That way I can heal this wound." Small tentacles flowed from her hand, each splitting into yet smaller tentacles, until they formed a web so small it was impossible to distinguish the individual strands. The thin web draped itself over the wounds, first depositing a painkiller, then a weak acid to kill bacteria. After that they slowly started depositing new cells, using the man's DNA to build the cells. She frowned. She always disliked working with human cells. It was difficult for her powers to create them, and she had to manually put them in the right location, without being able to grow new cells from the old ones. Slowly the wound closed though, the web contracting until the whole wound was gone. Aylitha stood up, smiling at what she had done. Sure, working with human cells was annoying, but still, it was somewhat of an accomplishment, manually rebuilding human flesh. Cracking her fingers she looked at the others. "Done." She said.
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  16. Hmm. I guess that makes sense. The word disease confused me because it brings to mind something more serious than just a cold.
  17. HonorPreservationAutonomyLightweaverElsecallerStonewardRegalHeraldCoinshotLurcherPewterarmSootherSmokerSeekerLeecherMistbornCrasher (Skimmer/Coinshot)Gold CompounderReturnedElantrian EliminatedT as the sous chef, because they would be smelling and tasting all of the foods to make sure they tasted perfect, while the Returned would be head chef; I don't know why, but a returned seems like they would make a good chef!
  18. It's just an artifact of him storing health. While he stores he is much susceptible to "the sniffles" - and simply stopping his storage doesn't get rid of the cold he's caught while storing.
  19. “Light!” said Truthless, both indicating the curse from the Wheel of Time, and the fact that more luminescence would be needed to see Little Bear in all of the shadows.
  20. flamesinger theory

    “I... yes, I think so,” Cheh said, unstrapping his seat belt and falling onto the ground with a thud. He worked himself up and looked out the window. Rainforest-like trees and alien greenery looked back at him. It was beautiful. “Wow,” He said. “How do we edit the pod?”
  21. Oh, so Mercy was a real person. With new sympathy Alask looked at Mart. No child should have had to see something like that. He answered her thank you with his eyes and continued the story: “So Tom brought out his sword, and the monster brought out its big, bad claws, and the two began circling each other in epic combat. “Tom would strike with his powerful sword and say: ‘You cause my village to live in fear!’ “And the monster would say: ‘Most of your village have never even met me but still keep sending people to kill me!’ “And as they continued to talk and fight Tom realised that the monster was making sense. That his village had just assumed the monster was evil and never allowed anyone to go there.”
  22. I am rereading Shadows Of Self, and noticed a line in chapter 5 where Wayne heals away his hangover when talking to Allriandre - it said that his sniffles would return because it was hard to heal diseases for some reason. Is there mention of Wayne having a disease anywhere else in the series? I don’t remember this.
  23. flamesinger theory

    Light, fire, then they hit the ground. Jessys head was thrown backwards and she closed her eyes. When she opened them again she realized she must have passed out at some point. Feeling dizzy she groped for the safety belt, undid the straps. Falling out of her seat she landed on the ground. "Are you alright?" She asked the boy and pushed herself up.
  24. “Hello James,” Rob said, and waved with the arm Shana wasn’t gripping on. He looked at Shana, leaning on him, and at Ben, leaning on James, and would have smiled if he was any other person. Shana and Ben, like a cute injured couple. But Rob’s face remained stone serious, so no one could read his thoughts.
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