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  1. 324 points
    Important note: This list would be far less complete if not for the efforts of everyone who helped me compile it. Specifically thankyou to: Awesomeness Summoned, Delightful, Argent, PorridgeBrick, Kurkistan, Quiver, Green Hoodie Mistborn, Senor Feesh, Observer, ccstat, Swimmingly, Alvron, Metacognition, The Only Joe, GreyPilgrim, Aether, jasonpenguin, Mailliw73, Moodle, Tempus, Baine, Kobold King, LeftInch, Sir Jerric, Tensoon, Ashiok, Theorymaker, Seonid, Shaggai, TheYoungBard, Curiosity, Snoopy, Voidus, Frosted Flakes, Kasimir, Shallan. (Let me know if I missed you.) Hokay, for those who want to know the ranks, I looked through everyone who had at least 10 posts. Here are my findings. 10000+ God Beyond 9000 9999 Adonalsium 8500 8999 Hero of Ages 8192 8499 The Broken One 7800 8191 Shard 7500 7799 Splintered Shard 7200 7499 Splinter 6800 7199 Dragon 6400 6799 Stormfather 6000 6399 Herald 5700 5999 Sliver 5350 5699 Nightwatcher 5000 5349 Worldhopper 4750 4999 God of Color 4500 4749 Lord Ruler 4250 4499 Unmade 4096 4249 Dawnshard 3761 4095 Prime 3500 3760 Lerasium Mistborn 3250 3499 Bondsmith 3000 3249 Voidbringer 2750 2999 Knight Radiant 2500 2749 Most Ancient 2250 2499 Steel Inquisitor 2048 2249 Mistborn 1900 2047 Tarachin Superstar 1800 1899 Dawnsinger 1700 1799 Rambleman 1600 1699 Savant 1550 1599 Gerontarch 1500 1549 Midnight Essence 1450 1499 Listener 1400 1449 Enefel 1370 1399 Kalad's Phantom 1338 1369 Compounder 1337 So l337 Hoid Can't Compete 1300 1336 Surgebinder 1260 1299 Radiant Squire 1220 1259 Kandra 1180 1219 Twinborn 1145 1179 Returned 1111 1144 Scadrian Waffle Cook 1080 1110 Stone Shaman 1050 1079 Cryptic 1024 1049 Honorspren 1000 1023 Sentient Awakened Object 980 999 Truthless 950 979 Highprince 920 949 Worldbringer 890 919 Full Feruchemist 860 889 Full Shardbearer 830 859 Shardbearer 800 829 Seer 777 799 Spinner 760 776 Wyrn the King 730 759 Elantrian 700 729 Originator 667 699 Svrakiss 666 Torturer of Heralds 650 665 Shade 625 649 Soulcaster 600 624 Forger 575 599 Dakhor Monk 550 574 Lord Prelan 512 549 King's Wit 496 511 Son of Honor 475 495 Vanisher 450 474 King's Tester 425 449 Ghostblood 400 424 Envisager 375 399 Artifabrian 350 374 Ferring 325 349 Stormwarden 300 324 Bloodsealer 278 299 Silent Gatherer 256 277 Misting 225 255 Arbiter 200 224 Gyorn 180 199 High Prelan 160 179 Oldblood 145 159 Cobalt Guard 128 144 Hazekiller 110 127 Forescout 100 109 Houselord 90 99 Babsk 80 89 Prelan 75 79 Arteth 70 74 Idrian Monk 64 69 Obligator 56 63 Lighteyes 50 55 Grand 45 49 Noble 40 44 Crew Leader 32 39 Ardent 25 31 Pahn Kahl 20 24 Awakened Object 16 19 Noble-Blooded 10 15 Bridgeman 7 9 Spearman 5 6 Darkeyes 2 4 Skaa 0 1 Spren --- -1 -2 Negaspren -3 -5 Lifeless -6 -10 Hoed -15 -19 ? Beheaded Inquisitor -20 -24 ? Rotting Chull Carcass -24 -25 Lamespren -26 -100 Zucchini -101 and below Chasmfiend Corpse Note: negative reputation titles are no longer obtainable due to downvotes having been removed. I'll update this as we learn more We now know them all! I like the new levels. Good work Chaos Please don't ask me how long that took. Current lowest Unknown rep: nonexistent. We're so close to getting them all =D Edit: Wooohooo first popular post Later edit: For the record, at the time I added that comment 10 rep was a little more exciting Another edit: The lower rep ranks have changed at some point, I don't know where all of the new boundaries are yet.
  2. 52 points
    Since Brandon is Mormon, it only seems appropriate to write it in the style of the Book of Mormon. Chapter 1 1. It came to pass in the 5th year of the reign of Elhokar, King of Alethkar, that the Stormfather spake unto Dalinar saying, They must unite, or this people will be utterly destroyed. 2. And Dalinar raised up his voice unto the people of Alethkar, saying unto them that they must unite, and live by the Codes that their fathers has delivered to them. 3. And there rose up one Brightlord Sadeas, who said, What is this that thou sayest? Should we believe one man, though he should preach that the world should be destroyed? Behold, I say it is the effect of a frenzied mind. And that which ye say are ancient prophecies, are the foolish traditions of your fathers. For no man knoweth of things to come, but every man prospers according to his genius and conquers according to his strength. 4. And the people hearkened not unto Dalinar. Chapter 54 1 And the servant of Sadeas rose up and swore in his wrath that the army of Dalinar should not perish from Roshar. And his name was Kaladin. And the spirit of Honor was upon him, and her name was Sylphrenia, which being interpreted means the joyful wind. 2 He was a large and a mighty man and he sought for the covenants of his fathers, that he might receive the blessings of the Knight Radiant. 3 And He smote upon the army of the Parshendi insomuch that they did flee before him.
  3. 45 points
    Let's make this an even playing field: the armies of Roshar and the armies of Scadrial are somehow fighting over a third world (so no highstorms, and no ash or mists). TLR sends his full armies with a few inquisitors and Mistborn. Lots of allomancers join the fray for money and power (but no Feruchemists, as they are hiding). TLR is OP, and getting lazy in his old age, so he stays home to ensure the stability of his empire and to watch the Well of Ascension. The peoples of Roshar, seeing a chance at mutual advantage, put together a vast coalition expeditionary force under Alethi leadership. However, there are no radiants yet - just proto-radiants. All the shardbearers of Roshar go. The Heralds are in hiding, and choose to remain so. No Chasmfiends, whitespines or other terrifying creatures are tamed and sent to battle. NUMBERS: Scadrial: There are around 300k Koloss during HOA, so we'll assume that that's how many they have here. There are roughly 20 inquisitors. We'll assume that they send 15, as that seems reasonable (the other 5 would be back home doing their duties) Cett and Yomen between them raised some 100,000 in one dominance. Let's assume TLR can do the same in every dominance, and so he sends 500k footsoldiers. We don't know how many Allomancers there were in TFE era. However, I'd estimate that, assuming TLR advertises an opportunity for wealth and advancement, there will be a sizeable component of Mistings, and maybe 5-15 mistborn? Total: 500k Skaa soldiers, 300k Koloss, 15 Inquistors, 10 Mistborn, and an uncertain number of Noble mistings. Roshar: We know that the Alethi had an army of 100k deployed at all times on the shattered plains. Seeing how much fighting was going on at home, how they're surrounded by hostile kingdoms, we can assume the Alethi would be able to muster at least 50k more troops for an expedition. We can assume from in text references that Jah Keved has a similar force, so another 150k. Jah Keved and Alethkar make up around a third of Roshar, but they are also the most militaristic nations by far. Thus 300k between them, and another 400k from the rest of Roshar seems reasonable. There are around 100 shardbearers on Roshar at this time as well. MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGY: Scadrial: TLR can get skaa to do whatever he wants in terms of raw labour. The final empire has canning, extremely useful for establishing a supply line. Scadrian military technology, however, is purposefully suppressed and simplified. The Scadrians are not militaristic, nor military innovators. This is due to the intentional pacifying influence of TLR. Scadrial has a decent number of horses. Ranged: Scadrial has simple bows, and that's about it. Possible they have composite bows, but seems unlikely. Why would they? Yomen has some trebuchets, so siege weapons are known. Longbows, crossbows, and etc all seem to have been suppressed. Melee: Basics. Spears, swords, hand axes. War staffs? Scadrial just doesn't seem to like weapons. You don't hear of any pikes, halberds, longswords, maces, anything. Shields don't appear to be widely deployed (only Hazekillers and a couple of soldiers in HOA are mentioned as having them. Medical technology: Not terrible, but not great either. Sazed has historical knowledge of medicine, and likely there's some basic field surgery, but no mention is made of antiseptics, antibiotics or proper sterilization. Roshar: Soulcasters. Soulcasters. Soul flipping casters. I'm a history geek, particularly a history of war geek, and frankly, SOULCASTERS. Those things are so insanely useful it's not even funny. Roshar can fight wars almost without a supply line at all, with no risk of running out of ANYTHING. They have as much food, water, metal, leather, EVERYTHING as they need. THIS IS HUGE. HUGE. If you're not a war geek, you have no idea how much of an advantage this is. The only supply line Roshar needs is a line supplying them with fresh gemstones/stormlight. This is a far simpler supply line then anything in history ever. Running gemstones with stormlight to the front is so much easier than running a complete military train it's mind-boggling. Horses, however, are rare on Roshar, and expensive. Ranged: While the Alethi aren't huge lovers of bows, they still have lots of seemingly excellent archers (especially that one highprince...). The Parshendi have composite bows, and the Alethi appear to have good bows of some different kinds. In Dalinars flashback that Brandon posted, there's an archer using what appears to be a heavy longbow. Some Rosharan cultures have a good mix of ranged weapons. Crossbows, however, do not seem to be used at all, AFAIK. Siege weapons are likely well known, but I can't remember them being explicitly mentioned. Melee: The Rosharans LOVE melee weapons and equipment. And they're good at it. They have everything, pikes, long spears, shortspears, halberds, short swords, long swords, maces, battleaxes. You name it, they got it. Furthermore, they also have good access to armour and shields: Alethi spearmen appear to be trained to fight in a manner similar to Grecian Hoplites, as well as later era Macedonian hoplite/pike mixed formations. Medical Technology: Wisdom of the Heralds indeed! Roshar has military medical surgery that's as good as what we had in WWII, if not better. Excellent antiseptics and a good understanding of infection and prevention of infection (if not the causes of infection), excellent sterilization practices. A large number of well trained and equipped field surgeons. MILITARY THEORY, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP: Scadrial: Not much, frankly. Scadrial has many things, but military experience, theory, and leadership on Scadrial SUCKS. Scadrial hasn't had a proper war in a millenium, and it shows. Military leadership is ineffectual at best. Military theory even worse. The Lord Ruler has done an excellent job of preventing real warfare, and real war experience, to affect his people. The most his armies do is crush the occasional rebellion, and that's usually done by letting the Koloss rampage. Well of Ascension really shows the absolute dearth of military leadership both on the platoon level, the battalion level, and the division level. The leaders and soldiers are completely unprepared for real war. With a core of troops from the old empire, and 'experienced' officers, the defenders of Luthadel are laughably undertrained after over a full year. The best armies of the Lord Ruler simply let the Koloss do 75% of the fighting. They never had to face a superior foe, or even an evenly matched fight. Likely they'd never been in a position where it seemed likely that they'd lose. The troops, even veterans like Clubs, haven't experienced real war. Roshar: Odium reigns. Which has had an interesting side-effect, Roshar is at war with itself ALL THE TIME. Large scale, small scale, everywhere in between scale. Roshar is filled with generals, captains, squadleaders. Thousands upon thousands of experienced Officers and NCO's, hardened veterans with battle training and excellent military theory. Roshar's armies are filled to the brim with highly trained, well prepared and well led veterans. At least half, if not more of their forces are disciplined troops who can follow orders, hold their ground, and have faced terrifying odds before. People who aren't at their first rodeo. With hardened, brilliant generals like Dalinar and Gavilar, the Rosharans know how to run a real campaign. MAGIC: Scadrial: Tons of it. Scadrial would have thousands of mistings for sure. Pewterarms who can lead a charge, Coinshots and lurchers who can protect formations against arrows and set enemies off balance, rioters and soothers who can maintain the composure of their forces while weakening their enemies resolve, Tineyes who can scout and spy extremely well, and most crucially the Inquisitors/Mistborn; fighters who can dominate small battlefields on their own, especially when they have Atium (Atium would have to be used sparingly though - likely saved for when fighting Shardbearers. In an extended conflict, even the full cache, in the unlikely case TLR let it be tapped, would run out quickly; there's not a lot of Atium and it burns fast). Duralumin would be useful, but AFAIK, TLR had concealed it at this point. Kandra provide a huge advantage in information warfare: TLR would certainly infiltrate Roshars ranks. Poisoning food/water supplies wouldn't be terribly effective (because of Soulcasters), and it's unlikely that they'd be able to effectively counteract soulcasters/fabrials (they might be able to steal a few, but once they started to steal them, security would tighten up significantly). But the Rosharans would have no secrets, and could be effectively screwed with at a few key points in combat. Roshar: Shardbearers. These guys are tanks, and their invested equipment is almost certainly immune to steelpushes and ironpulls. I'm not kidding when I call them Tanks: the tactics and opportunities they allow for are very much likely armoured warfare in WWI/WWII. They can pierce through enemy lines almost unmolested, shatter a hole allowing for the regulars to exploit the breach, hold a weakened position all on their own. Their uses in combat are manifold. Fabrials: instantaneous communication across the whole campaign is a fantastic advantage: again, something that wouldn't be seen on Earth until the first and second world wars. Navani's plethora of cool tools would be very helpful, but likely not game changing. Soulcasters are just, wow. Such useful, so soulcast, much supply line, very wow. CONCLUSIONS: Roshar has an incredibly advantage in military theory, experience and infrastructure. They're tactics, strategy, everything. Infinitely superior to Scadrials, due to their overwhelming weight of experience. Their battlefield leadership, and hardened soldiers, would make them far more efficient, flexible and effective a fighting force. Their military training, formations and equipment are all far superior to those we see on Scadrial. Scadrials magic advantage is huge. Mistborn and Inquisitors can both turn the tide of a smaller conflict, and are much more useful and flexible than a shardbearer. However, this is a conflict on a truly immense scale. Absolutely immense - 25 people can only do so much before succumbing to exhaustion (a great example of the best large scale use of allomancy in combat is Elend in HOA - he could only do so much, and that was with a constant supply of Atium!). By the same token, there aren't enough Shardbearers to be everywhere. Enough to be useful, but not enough to change the course of the battle. There are, however, lots of mistings. Rioters and soothers would likely make up for a good chunk of Scadrials morale disadvantage (inexperienced soldiers, especially before modern training, are FAR less more likely to break and run than veteran soldiers. Even with veterans, most battles ended in a rout, not a slaughter. Inexperienced forces tended to get routed AND slaughtered). Coinshots and lurchers are helpful, but actually not that useful in a full-scale battle. Their offensive use of coins aren't really better than arrows or crossbow bolts. They'd certainly make a difference (especially in stopping arrows), but not that much of one. Thugs are super handy, and would definitely help shore up weak points. Koloss are interesting. They're big, no problems with infrastructure, hard to kill, and impossible to rout. They will make a significant difference. Roshar however has proper equipment, formations, tactics and leadership. Koloss function a bit like a mixture between heavy infantry and heavy cavalry - but they completely lack armour. What's the best way to stop a charge of heavy cavalry, OR of lightly armoured heavy infantry? A spearwall, or a pike wall. Roshar has both in spades: Spears and pikes would be extremely effective against Koloss, especially backed by archers who can shoot over their allies heads (as the most dangerous Koloss are tall!). Roshar's advantage in experience, training, equipment and infrastructure is HUGE. Absolutely huge. Those are the things that win real wars. However, Scadrial has a simply incredible advantage when it comes to magic (and Koloss!). What would likely happen? It would be a very, very even match. If the Scadrians were able to force major field conflicts early on, they'd likely win. A well-led rush of Koloss against troops who hadn't seen them before, backed by rioters, soothers and inquisitors, would have a good chance of breaking the Rosharan army right away. However, if Roshar was able to weather the initial conflicts against Koloss, they would likely win. Battles are won by experience, training and discipline (usually), and wars are won by infrastructure, medicine and food. Roshar has a huge advantage in those key fields. But Scadrial has Koloss. And Koloss don't follow normal rules. In the end, it would be very, very interesting. And make a ridiculously fun video game if done in the Total War series style: I can see it now! Total War: Cosmere. EDIT: Uhhh... Wow. I tend to geek out about these things. That's a long post. I'd be sorry, but it's just too interesting a topic for me! Cosmere AND military history? How can I resist! TL;DR - Roshar has a huge advantage in military training and experience. Scadrial has a huge advantage in magic. It would be a very even fight.
  4. 35 points
    Brandon’s explanation for “corrupted” Investiture – a “mixing of different Shards” – raises a question about Nightblood’s history. How could Nightblood acquire another Shard’s Investiture before he left Nalthis? Warbreaker occurs before WoK. Following is speculation built on “black smoke.” I think Nightblood isn’t some piece of “steel” shaped like a sword. I think Shashara took a “dead” spren Shardblade from Roshar when the Five Scholars visited. Honor and Cultivation are the other Investitures comprising Nightblood. Here’s the text description of Nightblood’s creation from Vasher’s point of view (Warbreaker, Kindle p. 569-70, emphasis added): Brandon further addresses this last bolded statement in his Warbreaker Annotations (emphasis added): Analysis Vasher suggests Shashara competed with Yesteel for scholarly preeminence. I think she borrowed one of Vasher’s “tricks” – she took a Shardblade home from Roshar to experiment on and told the other Scholars it was “steel.” The Scholars were among the earliest Worldhoppers. They may have heard stories of Shardblades, but didn’t know what Shardblades actually were: “Nightblood is an attempt by someone who didn’t know how Shardblades were made to create a Shardblade using a different magic system.” The other Scholars wouldn’t recognize Nightblood as a “god metal” made from a spren of Honor and/or Cultivation. They’d just accept that an unrustable hard metal is “steel.” (Or maybe Shashara shouted to her colleague, “Yes – steel!” and they misunderstood her? Da-dum…) Every other source stating Nightblood is Awakened “steel” derives from the quoted text, including fan questions and Brandon’s responses. If Nightblood really is steel, that forecloses my speculation. But maybe Shashara felt shamed Yesteel had “shown her up.” Maybe she found her own “trick” to prove herself. Consider the following evidence. 1. Brandon says Nightblood needs to feed on Investiture because he is “leaky.” But Endowment’s Investiture “sticks.” Stormlight “leaks.” Nightblood’s “black smoke” looks like the black smoke streaming from the eyes of those killed by a Shardblade. 2. 1,000 Breaths seems too few to Awaken and give consciousness to “steel.” “This process shouldn’t have worked…. Nightblood should not be alive.” Maybe 1,000 Breaths IS enough to Awaken the “dead” – unconscious – spren that comprises the Shardblade. There are two paraphrased WoBs about this that may refer to the same conversation. One says “a piece of stone or wood or cloth or plain metal” with 1,000 Breaths “needs more” to be as Invested as Nightblood. The other RAFOs a similar question. 3. “Nightblood is one of the most heavily Invested things in the cosmere that is not a Shard.” If I am right, Nightblood permanently holds the Investiture of a full Radiantspren plus Breaths equivalent to half a Returned. Radiantspren themselves constitute a large amount of Investiture: “The Investiture in a Shardblade is much greater than your average Allomancer.” Shardblades also exceed the Investiture in the Bands of Mourning. Radiantspren and Breaths both naturally bond with humans and should have no problem bonding with one another. Breaths adjust to their holder’s Identity, even when the holder is a barely Awakened spren from Roshar. Brandon says he can’t accurately compare Nightblood’s power with a Shardblade’s power, but “when he is fully consuming Investiture he can do some really freaky things.” A footnote to that WoB says, “In the past Brandon has described Nightblood as being ‘magnitudes more invested than a shardblade’.” I’ve not seen that description. “Magnitudes” implies logarithmic orders of ten. That seems unlikely unless some of the Investiture Nightblood consumes adheres to him – making him “fatter” as one poster puts it. Without seeing Brandon’s description, I’m inclined to discount the footnote. Even without absorbing new Investiture, holding a Radiantspren and half a Returned would still make Nightblood “one of the most heavily Invested things in the cosmere….” Brandon RAFOs questions about what happens to the consumed Investiture. 4. Nale treats Nightblood as the equivalent of a highspren Shardblade. Nightblood might have started as a highspren, a Skybreaker’s spren. But Shashara’s Awakening command to “Destroy Evil” permanently overwrites the spren’s original “ideal.” Discerning “evil” is Nale’s primary Divine Attribute – “Just.” “Justice” is a moral judgment, the weighing of good and evil. Nale attunes to an Investiture that wants to “Destroy Evil.” He wouldn’t have kept or given Szeth the sword if he didn’t sense the spren – and not just the Breaths or Awakened “steel” – inside Nightblood. Taln recognized Pattern inside Shallan when she visited him in the ardent hospital. 5. Nightblood “speaks” like a child, much like Syl did before her bond with Kaladin developed more fully. Vasher notices incipient maturity in Nightblood, as if Nightblood’s bond were also developing. I speculate below that Nightblood and Szeth will bond fully now that Nightblood’s back on Roshar. 6. The Frankenstein image of Nightblood as a patchwork of magics fits nicely. The full WoB is ambiguous. “A bunch of souls” might refer only to Breaths, but the "something" they are stuffed into could be a "dead" Shardblade - a spren. Szeth Will Bond Nightblood-Spren The spren constituting Nightblood is sufficiently Awake as to bond with its holders. Szeth’s soul is more broken than most – he’s been wrongfully made Truthless and then killed. Lift sees his soul’s “after-image.” This opens opportunities for Nightblood to begin a more intrusive bonding process. I believe he will learn morality from Szeth – a warrior-priest turned unwilling assassin. Szeth has lived evil. He will know how to direct Nightblood to destroy it. In Szeth’s hand, Nightblood will become the “Sword of Retribution” pictured in WoR. Can he direct Nightblood to consume only the voidspren inside the listeners? Nightblood will tell Szeth his spren-name. On Roshar he can form a Nahel bond with Szeth and give him the Skybreaker power to bind the Gravitation and Division Surges. Szeth will become a Knight Radiant, and Nightblood will be his Shardblade. “Nightblood can feed off Stormlight, but Szeth can't draw in Stormlight right now. So Szeth better not draw that sword, for a while at least. [Emphasis added.]” * * * * * That’s a lot of speculation to build from “black smoke.” Is there any fire there?
  5. 33 points
    What would Wax's roughs nickname be if he was a Tineye? Ear Wax (I'll go kill myself now.)
  6. 31 points
    Meanwhile in the Soviet Cosmere...
  7. 30 points
    I only have nine Kandra contracts, but I hope to have TenSoon.
  8. 30 points
    So we've been talking in the Austre is Endowment thread, and we were talking about future sight. This is why I think various shards are "better" than other shards at seeing into the future. Now what's going on here when they look into the future? I think that Honor sums it up best: This theory is based heavily on three facts: 1. A Shardholder's interpretation of an Intent helps determine the effects on the Shardholder. 2. Cultivation is better at future sight than Honor is. (The end of Way of Kings) 3. Preservation seems to be better at future sight than Ruin is. (The prophecies) So, I'll dive right into it. The ability to see into the future is determined by a Shardholder's Intent. The more an Intent would look to the future, the better the Shardbearer would be at seeing the future. It makes sense that Honor isn't as good at future sight as Cultivation is. Honor, as an emotion, tends to look at what the honorable thing to do right now is, or remembering promises that were said before to try and keep them. Cultivation is all about helping you grow in the future. So it makes sense that she would be better at future sight than Honor. Although I don't think that this is so much because of what the Intent is, as it is the effect on the Shardholder's mind. So Cultivation isn't good at future sight because she's Cultivation- she's good at future sight because her mind is so shaped by Cultivation that it is easier to plan and see into the future. Does that make sense? In other words, If someone ascended as Cultivation, but deeply believed that Cultivation was about learning from your past, than that Cultivation wouldn't be as good at seeing into the future. This may explain why Preservation was so amazingly accurate with his prophecies, while Ruin managed to walk in seemingly blindly. It makes sense that Preservation would be very concerned with the long haul, while Ruin tends to be very passionate about the now, about what he can do now to destroy. That's not to say that Ruin doesn't plan- he does a magnificent job helping overthrow The Lord Ruler. But Ati seems to have become a being of passion, of lust after Ruin. Such people don't look into their future plans very often. Feel free to come up with more examples, or give me reasons why this doesn't work.
  9. 29 points
    So this was posted to one of the Facebook groups I participate in...
  10. 26 points
    Just made these a few minutes ago...
  11. 21 points
    Why isn't "Khriss brought the gun from Taldain" an option considering there are guns on Taldain when she was on it in White Sand? Baon in her entourage was even carrying one at that point.
  12. 20 points
    Oh man. I've got to compile all of these. Then, when I need a good thing, I'll reread the Stormeme Archive.
  13. 19 points
    SOME OF THESE MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS; don't read if you haven't read the series yet. *I hate when my mother burns malatium. She always tells me I could have been a doctor. *"Ruin first whispered, then shouted at Vin, but she didn't show the slightest sign of hearing him. He raged, and screamed, and she just calmly sat there. It was at that moment that Ruin realized that clip-on earrings just wouldn't work for his purposes at all." *"It was in the fourth century of the Lord Ruler's reign that the kandra deliberately suppressed knowledge that they could take animal form. While Lady Tinuva Venture paid well in atium, they also decided never to accept kandra contracts from elderly women with lots of cats. There were just too many traumatized third and fourth generation kandra." *The other day at the pet store I saw a turtle lying in its cage. I wondered if it was sick or just sleeping, then I noticed the card on the cage, 'Snapping Turtle'. I bought it at once; I can't wait for tonight. I'm going to feed it pewter, iron, steel, and tin and wait for something exciting to happen. *As Straff Venture fell, bisected, he reflected back to Vin's warning should he attack the city. The last thought bouncing through his mind as he split in half was, "I thought she was just using an idiomatic expression when she added, 'and the horse you rode in on." Vin's straightforwardness and honesty had been underestimated again. *Steel Inquisitors were never popular at the annual Ministry picnic volleyball games. They had a disturbing habit of spiking the ball, and a ball that gives off allomantic pulses is quite disturbing. *You'll KNOW if I ever get a Kandra contract in real life; I'll be the one bidding on all the small dinosaur fossils suddenly. *The coinshot was so happy to win the lottery that he went to a strip club and started throwing money around. Three died and many were hurt. *I'm not lazy, I'm just filling my bronzemind.
  14. 18 points
    Has anyone compiled a list of the Unmade? A brief glance through the books tells me that they have huge effects on everything in a wide radius. Moelach apparently causes Death Rattles in those that die in a huge radius around him. Since Alethkar and Kharbanth both have death rattles, the radius is apparently wider than a country. Nergaoul apparently causes the Thrill in a radius wider than a country. Dai-gonarthis is another one. I do not know what he (she?) does. Something relating to mass sorrow everywhere? Yelig-nar apparently consumes souls. ReShephir apparenty creates monsters like the Midnight Essence. Sja-anat corrupts spren, possibly making him/her/it responsible for thunderclasts and Midnight Essence and the Ten Deaths. I believe ReShephir may be the same as Sja-anat, since I believe corrupted spren form the Ten Deaths, and it would make sense for ReShephir to be responsible. So, we've got ten Unmade, to mirror the ten Heralds, I assume. (Edit: we now know there is a fixed number of Unmade, but it is not ten by WoB.) I'd match up: Jezrien (Windrunners) with Yeig-nar/Blightwind. 'Wind' is obvious. Nalan (Skybreakers) with Dai-gonarthis/Black Fisher. Nalan is huge on suppressing your emotions, which fits with Dai-gonarthis consuming sorrow. Chach (Dustbringers) with Nergaoul. The 'fire' aspect seems to me to be similar to the Thrill. Vedeledev (Edgedancers) with ReSpehir. The loving/healing bit seems motherly to me. However, Midnight Mother might make her Order 2 or 7. Palah (Willshapers?) with Moelach. Learned/giving seems to me to match up with the Death Rattles. The epigraph about him makes me think he could be Order 2/3 for Division, though. Betab (Elsecallers) with Sja-anat. Sja-anat seems to be Soulcasting/corrupting spren to me, so either Order 6/7 for Sja-anat. I am not confident of my matching skills. Did I miss any Unmade names? If so, I'd like to add them to the list. We'll need a Coppermind article at some point, too.
  15. 16 points
    Hoid crept through the night, following the map he kept locked inside his head. Yes, he was close now. He reached some marker that was only known to him and took a breath. As he let it out, he entered Shadesmar…. He had been spot on. Before him, in Shadesmar, was what was known as the SEAcropolis. It was never on any of the old maps or the new ones, but if you were in the right place (and only the right place), you could get there. It didn’t seem to matter what world you were on either. It was as if this place existed in all the worlds and none of them at the same time. It was one of the few places where he felt he could relax and just take in the sights; and what sights the SEAcropolis held…. Welcome to the SEAcropolis! For those of you who are not aware, Acropolis literally means “Upper City” in greek. The most famous one being the Acropolis in Athens during the Roman Empire. It was a cultural hub for the city that surrounded it and housed some of the most famous structures in the Roman Empire, like the Parthenon. Now, we have one too. Our Acropolis is for SE-related creations that you guys come up with. There have already been some great things created in games and Docs alike and it’s a shame that they never really get to see the light of day. So here is a place for all of those awesome creations; things like song parodies based on different games, or pieces of art inspired from the games, or short stories based on characters or events from here, or banners that you created for the games, or basically anything that is SE-related that you’ve created. Remember though, this is for SE-related work only! The forum already has a place for other artwork and stories and such. As much as I’m sure everyone would love to see everyone else’s artwork, this is for the niche stuff that is something that only those that play the games would really care about; AKA, our own cultural artifacts, if you will. There is one rule that we need to state here: You are not allowed to post anything you’ve created from an ongoing game until that game is finished. Sorry. Feel free to create as much amazingness as you want, but you’ll have to wait until the game finishes to post it. This way, nothing could accidentally give the game away or be used to confirm yourself or any of a hundred other little possibilities. Other than that, let your imaginations run wild and let’s fill our SEA with the brilliance and creativity that only comes from fending off death on a daily basis!
  16. 16 points
    When you realize that you're going to have something truly Awesome for breakfast... When you remember why you really want that Szeth action figure...
  17. 14 points
    Something based on Brandon's FAQ Friday this week:
  18. 14 points
    So Hoid has been dropping some nice pearls of wisdom at the end of each Stormlight Archive book to date, with the WoB that he'll have another monologue in Oathbringer. I've decided to make a small post of the essence of each one, dubbing the list "Hoid's Ten Commandments," with the hope that by the end of SA we'll have ten. Currently have it in English and High Imperial. It would be really cool if someone could make Women Script versions as well. Hoid's Ten Commandments (English) Thou shall value timeliness above all else. (The Way of Kings) Thou shall find God within thy hearts. (Words of Radiance) (Oathbringer) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) Wasing Commanding the Ten of Hoid (Scandrian High Imperial) Ising needing of time the first. (The Way of Kings) Ising with heart the finding of God. (Words of Radiance) (Oathbringer) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown)
  19. 14 points
    Kelsier: I fight for Mare! Dalinar: I fight for what's-her-name! You know, Shshshshsh! Kelsier: Quit shushing me! Dalinar: I'm not! That's just her name... I think...
  20. 13 points
    @Darkness Ascendant @bleeder @Delightfully Smoak @The Honor Spren @Slowswift I should probably move this to someplace more permanent soon….since it feels like poor form to just keep summoning y'all.
  21. 13 points
    I chanced upon this on tumblr that contained a segment of an interview Brandon did in Bulgaria last month and during one of the questions, the interviewer asked " If you are entrusted with a shard of Adonalsium, which shard?" and Brandon replied "maybe Ingenuity" which is not one of the 10 shards currently known to us. I'm not sure if he was just saying a quality that would suit himself or he accidentally/intentionally released a new shard name. The link to the video and tumblr is: http://imaginarycosmere.tumblr.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/Ozone.bg/videos/10155148570203320/ (the question is asked around 16:15) What do you guys think? new shard or not? and cheers
  22. 12 points
    LG33: Term 1, Month 2 - Nothing Ryth sat, alone, in the room at his inn, thinking about the Chancellor’s speech again. It had been weeks, but he thought about it a lot still. The meaning of life… There had to be a meaning. So why couldn’t Ryth find it? He was bright, a student of the University, with access to the greatest collection of books in the world. Every ancient philosopher was there. But their answers… nothing made sense, nothing was applicable. Friendship, love, happiness, were foreign concepts. Existing for its own sake held no appeal. What value, therefore, was there in life? None. So, when the Skindancers found him, he was easy to crack. All it took was a few words, and he was even willing to go insane. After all, he didn’t have to think about the meaning of life anymore. Insanity was far easier to bear. Noremac stood before the Horns, looking distractedly at Chancellor Varda. “I don’t know, Chancellor? I was just walking along when suddenly the banana caught flame and my cloak nearly caught fire too and… you know the rest.” The Chancellor nodded and sighed. “You may go. Thank you.” As he left, she said, “Bring in Queensteph and Stick together. No point in giving them the same punishment separately.” The two came in sheepishly and waited for judgement. “You two have been rather unwise,” Varda commented, frowning in exasperation at them. They hadn’t technically broken the rules, but they’d been fair idiots in not doing so. “You are heretofore charged with Reckless Use of Sympathy, and are to receive ten lashes at noon tomorrow. We represent the height of learning, here. Students must be dignified and respectful of their peers, and careful with the arts they have learned. You were not.” “But-” Queensteph began. “Our decision is final. You are lucky that it is not more.” “Yes, Chancellor,” they said in unison, then looked at each other and burst out laughing. Varda sighed. Kids these days. Silverblade has gone insane! Hemalurgic Headshot was brought on the Horns, but charges were dropped! Queensteph and Stick were both brought on the Horns and charged with Reckless Use of Sympathy! Term 1, Month 2 has begun. You have 36 hours to send in all actions (sabotages, Imre, lodging, impressing). Player List 1. Queensteph - Vintish Noblewoman 2. Randuir (Telar Pike) - Yllish Commoner 3. Hemalurgic Headshot (Noremac Quwester) - Aturan Nobleman 4. Aonar (Aodhan Breacadh) - Edema Ruh 5. Wilson (Sloan Walker) - Cealdish Commoner 6. Straw (Medicus Novis) - Yllish Commoner 7. Paranoid King (William Opuscule) - Yllish Commoner 8. Ornstein (John Springer) - Aturan Nobleman 9. Jondesu (Vell) - Yllish Commoner 10. Drake Marshall (Greyson) - Cealdish Commoner 11. Assassin in Burgundy (Jurdaan Longfell) - Yllish Commoner 12. Burnt Spaghetti (Dele Fajro) - Vintish Noblewoman 13. Orlok (Locke Alveron) - Cealdish Commoner 14. Magestar (Magestar) - Vintish Nobleman 15. Alvron (Stryker Nox) - Cealdish Commoner 16. Arinian (Darian) - Aturan Nobleman 17. Stick (Stick) - Aturan NobleStick 18. Darkness Ascendant (Balthazar Myrrh) - Yllish Commoner 19. Cluny the Scourge (Cluny) - Aturan Nobleman 20. Silverblade (Ryth) - Cealdish Commoner Insane 21. Amanuensis (Esuan) - Yllish Commoner 22. BrightnessRadiant (Amelia) - Aturan Noblewoman 23. Eolhondras (Eolah) - Yllish Commoner 24. STINK - Yllish Commoner 25. Hael (Glavion) - Edema Ruh 26. Sart (Titud) - Edema Ruh 27. Joe (Chalks) - Yllish Commoner
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    Edit: I used the concept art from Ben McSweeney that's on the Wiki for this.
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    So I have wondered for a while what "The Evil" on Threnody is that ravages the Homeland and first banished the people of that world to the so-called "Forests of Hell". Even in Arcanum Unbounded, Khriss (who seems to know a LOT about the Cosmere and the Shards) states that very little is known of it by anyone. But then, after reading the other things mentioned in Arcanum Unbounded related to Threnody, a theory formed in my head that seems completely logical to me but is very likely a RAFO kind of thing to ask. So here's the backstory: According to the essay written by Khriss/Sanderson in Arcanum Unbounded, Ambition inhabited the Threnodite System shortly after the Shattering, but was eventually found there by Odium, who was on his vendetta to become the most powerful being in the Cosmere. The two Shards clashed violently throughout the three Realms, and their epic battle resulted in the Splintering of Ambition and the death of its vessel. The entire system was affected by it, particularly on the planet Threnody, which has two main continents. The smaller one consists of the Forests of Hell, the normal people, and ghostly creatures called the "shades" while the larger one (the Homeland) is dominated by the Evil. The theory: As seen in the form of the shades, Cognitive Shadows of people exist on Threnody due to the way their world works. What I wonder is if people come back as shades after death, why not a Shard of Adonalsium itself as well? My theory, to put it plain and simple, is that the Evil is the Cognitive Shadow, or shade, of Ambition itself. A Cognitive Shadow made from an entire Shard is not unprecedented, mind you. Take the Stormfather on Roshar, for example. After Odium Splintered the Shard Honor and killed its vessel as he had done to Ambition (and others), an enormously powerful Cognitive Shadow formed out of Honor in the form of its spren, the Stormfather. I believe that the Evil on Threnody is the same thing in regard to Ambition as the Stormfather is to Honor: a really big, really dangerous Cognitive Shadow. After all, what do the shades do on Threnody? They attack those who break the Simple Rules, devouring their souls and dissolving their bodies. Who's to say that the Evil, as a Cognitive Shadow of Ambition, isn't just a shade like all the others? It was a person who died, and on Threnody, those come back as the shades. But seeing as this one was so powerful (a storming Shard of Adonalsium), then wouldn't that make it an immensely powerful and really huge shade that can consume an entire continent and feast upon the souls of men in multitudes (as as it is described doing in Arcanum Unbounded)? So there's my theory. The Evil is Ambition's shade. What do all of you think?
  28. 11 points
    Hello. In this thread I posted my proposition of cosmere CR map along with speculation where Silverlight might be, but the thread is a bit old and not a busy one, so I decided to post a new topic, to induce a brainstorm. So. Just quickly: The map was created by rotating the star map by 90 degrees. Rosharan shadesmar expanses theories seemed to be fitting with it. The idea of Ashyn and Braize access via nexuses comes from the fact that in cognitive they would be very close to Roshar, much closer than planets dozen systems away, like Scadrial, that can be reached by the Expanse of the Vapors. The distances are of course irrelevant, as they get condensed in the cognitive. I just drawn over the star map. The star map is an artistic vision, so the directions are not perfect either. Cardinal Directions Because they exist in minds of sentient life forms, I believe they exist in the Cognitive realm. Also, Nazh tells Kelsier to go west to find IRE. Another thing is the order of planets in the planetary system. I don't think they would move around much, so I organized them the way the planet closest to the sun would be closer to north in cognitive. I am not too attached to this idea though. Btw, I think the Southern Scadrial is also south on this map. Pathways I've drawn potential pathways. Note that there is no direct pathway from Roshar to First of the Sun - I think it goes through Braize, just like a path from Sel to First of the Sun goes through Nalthis. I was also thinking if Expanse of the Broken Sky might in fact lead to Threnody, while Taldain could be accessed via Ashyn, but I concluded that there is no reason to complicate the matter, because we lack information anyway. I guess the only way to not get a RAFO on that would be to show this to Brandon and hope he is impressed enough to clarify Dor pipeline So IRE has a pipeline through the cognitive realm that transports Dor. And their fortress was to the west from Scadrial. I just drawn the straight line from it to Sel. I know the fortress isn't exactly to the west, with Sel being north-west from Scadrial, but neither my nor the original star map are super accurate, so we should probably not fixate on this too much. Silverlight Now this is just a wild speculation. > The star map is a visualization as imagined from Silverlight, not an effect of space exploration > Silverlight is solely in the cognitive realm > Cognitive realm is entirely flat > Therefore there is no way Silverlight is in a plane that allows this view. I think the star map was made by someone who simply traveled the Sardworlds and mapped them in the Cognitive realm. Silverlight is supposed to be a meeting point. Therefore I think it should be somewhere between the major Shardworlds. I've drawn a few ideas: a: Between Sel, Taldain and Roshar - that would be between the three most cosmere-aware/realmatically-aware planets (excluding Yolen). b: All roads lead to Rome Scadrial, so I thought Silverlight would have a convenient path to Scadrial as well. And Taldain, except for Yolen, is the first Shardworld with cosmere-aware people. I find this one to least likely though. c: My favourite. Not only would that put Silverlight in the most densely populated area, but also on the way of IRE's Dor pipeline, which, I believe, would be quite convenient for Sel-descendant people. d: Silverlight would be in proximity of Yolen. Many people believe The Scar is the location of Yolen. If it is, Silverlight would be between The Scar and the rest of the Shardworlds. I'm interested to hear what do you think and what ideas about Silverlight you have may contradict my map
  29. 11 points
    The Queen dies in the next book and Elhokar and the lopen's mom become an item
  30. 11 points
    I made this. Edit: I wanted to clarify. I made the meme, not the drawing. I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote "I made this."
  31. 10 points
    To my future self, I write as a record to you, that you may look back, comfortable in your palaces, secure in your power, and recall the journey that brought you to your strength and majesty. It has been an interesting month, at the University. It has become apparent that my fellow students, and the masters, are not immediately recognising my inherent superiority and right to rule, and so I have had to begin doing this the hard way. There are a number of associations at the university, on a breadth of incredibly esoteric subjects. Why anyone was remotely interested in discussing trivialities and menial topics like music and dance, I will never understand, but I suppose it does occupy the masses. I have elected to join societies on governance, economics, and philosophy, and have offered myself up as secretary of the first. Where better to coalesce a body of single minded and easily moulded acolytes than a University, impressionable and rebellious as students are, and indeed what better way to control these bodies than through controlling their membership? I have begun sowing the seeds of revolution amongst my fellow lodgers here at the Golden Pony. They profess disinterest, and often make their excuses mid-conversation. I understand, though, that they seek only solitude, in which to appreciate the beauty of my ideas, and know that they will join me, as believers in my wisdom before too long. With great admiration, and the warmest regards, Locke Alveron, in our second month at the University. Thoughts on the game to come, but I've been focusing on trying to get over my fear of writing RP.
  32. 10 points
    We actually have WoB on this:
  33. 9 points
    Ok this is my climatic post in a series of things which have discussed various manifestations of the color red in the Cosmere. We also know that the red eyes are a specific thing going on in the cosmere, but is NOT associated with any one shard. So far we have seen: 1. The parshendi when they gain storm form, their eyes turn red. Now this may be because the stormspren is red, but it also might be this mysterious thing with the color red. Also, the spren who have been corrupted in Dalinars vision have red eyes, if I remember correctly. 2. The faceless immortals we see at the end of bands of mourning. This is interesting, because normal kandra do not have red eyes. We know virtually nothing about them, but it is certain that there is something going on here. 3. The Shades on threnody. These are also interesting, because normally their eyes are green. When they turn red, they become murderous. I think it may be possible that there is an actual change going on when the eyes turn red, a trigger for this mysterious eye thing perhaps, caused by the breaking of the simple rules. 4. The mysterious red haze coming towards scadrial. I think this may just be red to be ominous, but at the same time it might mean something that could give us a clue about the color red. It's a shard, or so we guess (I can't remember if it has been confirmed). 5. Taln's Scar, or just the Scar. A belt of red stars which I find very suspicious. I currently am of the opinion that it has to do with adonalsium shattering there, and for some reason the released investiture caused a change. Such a shattering could not have done nothing to the area it occured in. Someone also noted that threnodys star is also kind of red, and we know ambition was wounded there. As for why other stars might not be red, I figure that because honors investiture was vented through the spren, and the dominion and devotion investiture got stuffed in the cognitive realm, that perhaps their investiture didn't get the chance to change the star colors. It isn't perfect, but I think it's a workable explanation. I think at this point that the red might be investiture that has INDEPENDENTLY developed intelligence, rather than being a cognitive shadow. This is at least in the case of the eyes, although I would be happy if anyone else has other ideas. I think the red stars are from investiture from shards somehow changing the stars. I am very much against the idea that the fainlife changed the stars, simply because I still find the idea of a mold corrupting a star a little ridiculous. Overall, I think that the Red is not an accident. Perhaps there is a reason that odium is associated with red, despite it not being dependent on a single shard in all it's manifestations. I would love to hear any more thoughts anybody has about the color red and what it might be representative of. Oh and here is the WoB: Are all the red-eyed characters influenced by the same shard? No, but the red is significant. (it has meaning in the cosmere)
  34. 9 points
    Hello all, So I am relatively new to Brandon’s books: I read the Mistborn trilogy barely a year ago, and have since then read all the Cosmere works, except Arcanum Unbounded and White Sand (my copies of those arrive Friday!). But, impossibly, no one in my social circle has read Sanderson*, and thus no one with whom I can espouse theories on the Cosmere. I was hoping you would fill this gaping and chasmal hole in my life. Love the site and look forward to future discussions! *On the bright side, I have ready birthday and Christmas gifts for the next decade …
  35. 9 points
    When you try to finish your project for signal analysis, and all you see are (upside-down) honorblade glyphs...
  36. 9 points
    @Darkness Ascendant You have inspired me to pick up a pencil and draw something for the first time in probably ten years. I did it in about 20-30 minutes and got kinda lazy with the hair and shading, but oh well. Here goes... PS I don't know why it came out sideways... :/
  37. 9 points
    Bleh I want a switch so badly... anyway random melkor I drew. I tend to lose interest in things fast...I lost interest round about after the torso :/
  38. 9 points
    Lift and Wayne are quite similar, actually. Both use rather strange metaphors and....oh no. What have I done?
  39. 8 points
    LG32: Day Twelve - Lies The village was all there, sleeping close together to ensure that no-one would get split off and die. There was Willie Kara, mostly a trusted voice by the others. There was also Elenion, who had slept non-stop for the most recent days. He would have to go first, I decided. And so it was that Elenion died, with a knife in the throat and a hand around his mouth to stop any sounds. Unfortunately, everyone seemed to have developed a sense for death during the test, and the whole Village awoke, wary of any strangers. The Phantom Stranger was staying away from Willie, wary of any backstabbings. A worthy target. The Phantom Stranger saw only my smile before he died, teeth gleaming in the dark. Sharpened teeth have their uses, though being able to see others while biting is certainly an advantage. Naturally, everyone started running away from the mysterious murderer, which is a shame. Don’t have the time to chase down everyone, so I’ll just have to order the Coinshots to do their job. They weren’t just for show, ya know? Astrid, Rieyun, Jelwynd, Quond and The Follower were all shot down nearly instantly. And by nearly, I mean only the Follower survived the first shots, and even he was dead by the second volley. I absentmindedly pointed at the one who missed the Follower initially, and heard the satisfying sound of a man coughing out his blood. Only the best can be accepted, after all. Looks like there’s just seven left now. Willie Kara was still alive and kicking, trying to Soothe me as if that would achieve anything. The others were either scrambling to find a weapon or slowly accepting their fate, realising that the test meant nothing. I guess living a few days longer is a reward? But that doesn’t matter, now it was time to carry on with killing. Of those Seven left, I simply had to keep on with my Coinshots killing them. I was losing my dramatic flair the longer time went on, ya know? So, everyone say goodbye to Roger, Alrin, David and Ryth. This time, the Coinshots were accurate, which isn’t really that notable when it’s the usual. Only Reval, Willie and Garshin left. And you know what? One of them will live. They were already fated to win from before I even sent the letters out, which must certainly be confusing those who are reading this. ‘I thought the test was pointless?’, you might be saying. In which case, you’re still right. But anyway, it was time for me to finally use my Gift. Oh, I can’t tell you about my Gift. It’s confidential, sorry. Guess we’ll have to skip the details of how Garshin ended up being used as a Garnish for my dinner, or how Willie was transmuted into soap (a very bubbly one) and ended up soothing my muscles after all this hard work. Instead, we’ll get to the only Survivor. ‘Reval?’, you might be thinking again, mysterious audience. How does he even fit the role of my Apprentice? And in response, how do you think all this bloodshed and murder will change him? He will either rise to the challenge, or be demoted to highly-skilled-butcher. His first task? A simple one, really. Deal with this mess. Kipper died to inactivity. They were The Inquisitor The Village have won! Eliminator doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16fekHWPyMxxY6FJoHvxAYTs9edkim_8OQSeA1s4YilE Spectator/Dead doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13sR2L-Wu5X0RKCNNNv6wLmuo7XE66B4PwNib0H_wz1w The Master spreadsheet will be uploaded when it’s in a vaguely useful state. Thank you all for playing! I had great fun, and hope you did, too. I’d like to offer thanks to El, who stepped in on a number of occasions to help out when timings were going to be an issue. Most of all, though, I’d like to thank Stink. His writeups have provided a great deal of amusement to me, and eased the burden on GMing significantly. He’s been wonderfully supportive with a great many elements of the game, and has been a fantastic co-GM. Player List 1. Arinian - Alrin - Regular Villager 2. Hemalurgic Headshot - Quinn - Regular Villager 3. Jondesu - Remart - Spiked Coppercloud 4. Elenion - Roger Elariel - Regular Villager 5. Drake Marshall - Serray - Regular Villager 6. Darkness Ascendant - The Phantom Stranger - Regular Villager 7. Randuir - Magister Agemtsar Spiked Smoker 8. Magestar - David Agemtsar - Village Soother 9. Herowannabe - Herwynbe - Regular Spiked 10. Yitzi2 - Garshin - Village Lurcher 11. Metacognition - Village Pewterarm 12. Silverblade5 - Ryth d13: Arraenae - Rhea - Spiked Pewterarm 14. TheMightyLopen - Sidon - Village Tineye 15. little wilson - Willie Klara - Village Soother 16. Droughtbringer - You - Regular Villager 17. Iamspartacus - Astrid the Bold - Regular Villager 18. Ornstein - Winkleton - Regular Villager 19. Araris Valerian - Wol Village Rioter 20. Dalinar Kholin - Lebochevkowski - Village Coppercloud 21. OmeGaster - Rieyun - Regular Villager 22. Kipper - Elenion - Pewterarm - The Inquisitor 23. Sart - Gaetan - Regular Villager 24. Bugsy - Jelwynd - Regular Villager 25. Figberts - Quond - Village Rioter 26. Mark IV - The Follower - Village Soother 27. Manukos - Reval - Regular Villager 28. Aonar Faileas - Vana Izenry Village Coinshot] 29. Ecthelion - Amnar - Village Pewterarm 30. Amanuensis - Mykal - Village Smoker
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    This theory is unlikely. I explain myself Better: - Ambition & Odium fighted also on Therenody's system. But the actual killing blow happened somewhere else. - Indeed It's possible Ambition's Vessel could remain as Cognitive Shadow but: (1) Probabily Odium Will Simply crush him/her (2) this Shadow Will be not a relevant entity. Just someone Ghost, unable to influence directly the physical...If you read SH. Our Ambition's Vessel Shadow Will be like the SH's Main character (at least for half of the book) Don't make your knowledge of the Stormfather tricks you. Tanavast's Shadow merged with an already present "powerful spren" (the rider of the storm). He maybe gained some margin from the Shadow but the actual Power was already there. Little recap: In the end if Ambition's Vessel remained as Cognitive Shadow It would be not in Therenody and He Will be not a powerful entity at all.
  42. 8 points
    Greetings and Salutations Esteemed Patrons of the Cosmere We here at Cosmere U have an exciting anouncement. The next school session is rapidly approaching, and with it an exciting new opportunity. We are in need of suggestions for our curiculum for this arbitrary measurement of time. This includes classes, instructors, required texts, new school clubs, and anything else that you think would better the experience of our students. Here are a list of a few of our current options: Math 150 Intro to Statistics and Probabilities - Professor Steris Criminal Science 100 Intro to Modern Crime-fighting - Professor Marasi Criminal Science 400 REAL Allomantically-Enhanced Crime-fighting - Professor Waxillium Political Science 350 Modern Monarchy - Professor Gavilar Elhokar Rashek Iadon TBD Art 450 Intro to Forging - Professor Shai Religious Studies 240 Shu-Dereth - Professor Hrathen Art 300 Portraiture - Professor Shallan Biology 500 Chickens of Roshar - TBD History 370 Scadrial through the Ages - Professor MeLaan Philosophy 900 Is Chouta People - Professors Lopen and Jasnah With many more. We are excited to anounce several new clubs and sports this year: Our Varsity Dueling Team, coached by Professors Adolin and Zahel Our track and field teams include the Cross country pewter draggers, our Feruchemical steel Sprinters, and our Allomantic steel high jumpers Headmaster Hoid has cancelled our noninterference club, due to it being, "Even more stupid than Professor Kalladin. More Announcements to follow, but in the meantime please suggest away! Now to see if this Necro-spike works...
  43. 8 points
    What is the shapeshifting wife of a presidential candidate? MeLaania Trump Ok done now
  44. 8 points
    There's a street named Kenton Street in Mistborn 1. Make of that what you will.
  45. 7 points
    A Feruchemist's favorite ride at the amusement park? The Terris Wheel. The wedding of Lord Waxilium Ladrian and Lady Steris Harms? I heard it went swimmingly. Sazed's favorite kind of music? Two-Part Harmony.
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    Just wanted to share a few photos I took last week =) With how much I was outside, I swear I must've taken like 1000 pictures, and now I have to sort through them all and pick out the best ones to keep. Very time-consuming, so there's just 5 for now.
  47. 7 points
    The red hair of the Royal Locks in Warbreaker shows up on the sisters to represent temper/anger/frustration. That one might not be quite as significant to this theory, but it's still along the theme of red = anger or something similar.
  48. 7 points
    This song is a tribute to the unquenchable Wayne. (Song intro) I’m gonna fight ‘em off A seven octant army couldn’t hold me back They’re gonna drag it on Taking their time right behind my back And I’m drinkin’ with myself at night because I can’t forget Back and forth through my bubble with a whiskey flask And the message coming from Wax says leave it alone! (Song Break) Don't want to hear about it Every single one’s got a story to tell Everyone knows about it From the Shard of Ruin to the Rusts of Hell And if I catch ya coming back my way I’m gonna tell it to you And that ain’t what you want to hear But that’s what I’ll do And the feelin’ coming from my bones says find a home! (Song Break) I’m goin’ to Callingfale Far from this opera for evermore I’m gonna work the job Make the sweat drip out of every pore And I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding, And I’m bleeding right before Ranette. And the words are gonna bleed from me And I will sing no more And the bullets coming from my blood tell me go back home! (Song End)
  49. 7 points
    Parasaphni = Cultivation (probably an Honorific name, not her real name) Nadris = Honor (Again an Honorific name) 10 Children = the 10 original nations of of Roshar This, somehow, is the trap that captured Odium. Parasaphi is suprisingly similar to both Parshendi or Parap-shenesh-idi. The Parshendi have a very strong affinity to spren, but Honor and Cultivation spren are very difficult for them to bond with, however they bond very easily with Odium Spren the bond is involuntary and almost automatic. What if Cultivation created a race that acted like a sponge soaking up odium spren trapping him in the Roshar System, but he cannot come to Roshar directly as the Parshendi would just steal more of his investiture. What if Odium needs all the Parshendi killed to free himself from the system? That I believe is the twist to the StormLight series... Save the Parshendi, Save the Galaxy! *EDIT* look up Greek Mythology Persephone, I believe this is the model or Archtype that Cultivation was built from. I wonder how much more was stolen from Persephone, Has she "Married" Odium? will she also rule Odium's "Kingdom" and present a more pleasing afterlife than Hades, I mean Odium was able to offer people?
  50. 7 points
    There exists a Word of Brandon where someone asked him if Scadrial had waffles. His answer was yes. Now you get to imagine Steris eating waffles for breakfast. You're welcome.
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