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  1. 125 points
    I am pleased to announce that there's an entirely new set of reputation titles. Check out under your name to the left of your post and see what title you are--I imagine it will be very different. Why did the ranks get altered? Well, I hadn't ever really expected people to rise through the ranks so fast. Obviously this site isn't going anywhere, and five years down the line, it wouldn't make sense for all of us to be Adonalsium, now would it? So this new scheme was designed to be much more sustainable for years to come. It's also designed to have a ton more progression than the old system. In the old scheme, you became Shard at 128, and then new ranks appeared at 256, 512, and 1024. Not so much progression. Considering how many people are in the 1-500 range, there needed to be a lot more ranks. And boy, there are a lot of new ranks. In the old scheme we had less than 20 ranks total. In this new system, there are 102 positive reputation levels. There's also no exponential growth on new ranks--it's much more linear, with the differences between levels gradually increasing. I hope you find the new system fun! There are a lot of very powerful and cool titles now, but there are also delightfully obscure cosmere titles, and some that are just plain silly. Hehehe. And of course, now with a properly large list of ranks, it's time to complain about their ridiculousness. Some of the promotions are... interesting, to say the least. Discuss yours in the These Stupid Ranks topic.
  2. 43 points
    Stupid question: if you spiked a beaver, would it be able to understand how to use its powers, and in that case, could you create a terrifying Fullborn beaver overlord?
  3. 27 points

    From the album Natural History of Roshar

    This is the skyeel from Roshar, with much artistic licenses added because I was having too much fun visualizing them! It started out as just skyeel, which I decided to expanded into three species to have some more species diversity, and a more natural feeling when populating the world, like a city park would have pigeons, sparrows and starlings. Besides the Common Skyeel, there is the Greater Skyeel, and Lesser Skyeel, because I am great at naming things like that. The Common Skyeel has a difficult balance to strike – it needs to not compete in coolness with the Greater Skyeel, which is set at boss level, but also not as drab and blending-in as the Lesser Skyeel despite it being the most … well, commonly seen around by people! Like a seagull, but cooler, but not too cool. For that reason Common Skyeel remains the only design that has the same color, pattern, and size between female and male. It is also the last of the three I designed, but somehow ended up being the standard to which I adjust the other two Skyeel designs to make the Greater fittingly boss-like, and the Lesser accordingly humble. That seemingly little egg there took me a while to settle on! So I must ramble about it here. Skyeel is a fish, that flies in air, taking up the same niche as birds do on Earth. So does it still lay eggs? What shape and surface if they're exposed to the elements? How does the baby break out? Does skyeel birth live pups like some sharks do? What is the morphology - the baby looks exactly like adult but miniature (sail fish), baby looks partially like adult (birds), or a complete metamorphosis (tadpole/frog)? When everything is possible, it's impossible to just settle on one. But I had to, so I did, otherwise my life cannot go on... There are a total of 6 pages, and I'm posting them here in set of 3 so as to not spam so much. If they're small or blurry, you can see bigger resolution on my Artstation
  4. 27 points
    We have now discussed mind-controlling, spiking, murdering and the breeding and spiking of baby beavers... wonder if we could be reported for planned animal cruelty...
  5. 26 points
    I would think that you could, and that they would be able to instinctively use thier abilities to use basic Allomancy and Feruchemy, but I doubt you could teach the beaver to compound, unless maybe you supplied it with a pre-filled zinc mind, and then explained before it was tapped out. But then you have problems like where the beaver is going to get metals, whether it would have any inclination to rule, and how to handle the massive deforestation caused by a hungry beaver compounding zinc and steel. Also, you would have to spend years systematically murdering beavers in the hopes of discovering their Hemalurgic bindpoints.
  6. 21 points

    From the album Natural History of Roshar

    I had a lot of fun letting my imagination run wild with how else a common skyeels would show up in people's culture: What would skyeel be like as food? How big is a Common Skyeel anyway? Is it steak-size? What would a high-end restaurant premium cut skyeel steak look like? This skyeel bun is inspired by a braided dragon bread my girlfriend and I made recently. All it needs are a pair of wing fins, and some cookie back fins, and there’s a skyeel! Where else would a commonly known animal like the skyeel show up in people culture? Toys, of course! This is a simple wooden toy, lovingly hand-carved by a grandfather for his grand children.

    © Yen Shu Liao 2019

  7. 17 points

    From the album Multimedia Shardbearer

    Normally, I’d be the first in line to fight anyone who ripped a page from a fantasy novel. But the one I stole my paper from to make this piece was about to be destroyed anyway, so my actions were maybe, kinda, sort of justified? I’m really, really sorry. Pleasedon’tformabooklovinglynchmob This depiction of a generic shardbearer is made from acrylic paint, black pen, and various types of paper. It’s loosely based on the illustrations of shardplate from Shallan's sketchbook. I’m reasonably pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I’d share. Thanks for viewing!
  8. 15 points
    Hi everyone, I've posted this in the PM as well but just so that I can make sure everyone's seen this and ideally get confirmation from people when they have (Just a quick reply is fine) thought I should post this here as well. There's been an increase of activity in the introduction threads recently, likely due to a number of new recruits to the Alleyverse and returning active members in recent months. This has caused a bit of an issue where people's introduction threads can be taken over by us, which can be a jarring first experience to the Shard. So in the interests of making sure everyone has a positive experience with the Shards I'd like to lay down some guidelines. Don't recruit for guilds in intro threads unless someone has asked about them. If you want to invite someone to the RP, try to do it in a general way like you would if you were suggesting they visit any part of the site. eg. 'We have a really cool roleplay section if you enjoy that kind of thing link' rather than 'TUBA is awful, they can't even bake cookies properly, you should join the DA so you can help us rule the Alleyverse!' (Not that I think anyone actually talks like that but hopefully you get my point) If someone has already recommended the RP don't post just to echo the invitation or provide support for the RP unless the original poster expresses interest or asks any questions about it. If they weren't interested the first time someone recommended it then spamming their topic is unlikely to change their mind. We have introductory and new player threads in our subforum, wait for people to post interest here before getting into any kind of in-depth discussions. Try to avoid back-and-forth debates between other members of the RP that aren't the poster of the intro thread, nothing worse than having your own thread taken over by something you might not want to hear about. In short: Try to keep Alleyverse discussions and recruitment to the Alleyverse, let people know it exists if they might be interested but don't derail the thread and if someone seems like they might be interested, let them know where the subforum is rather than discussing it at length in an unrelated forums. I'll keep an eye on intro threads for now and just remind people if they seem to be stepping too far or may not have read this, but hopefully that won't be necessary
  9. 14 points
    Spensa done with the supplies for May Sketchbox! Jasnah collab with LittleGreyDragon, she did the pencils and I ruined it with color xD Susebron sketch on a long car ride.
  10. 13 points
  11. 12 points
    What do we want?! Low flying airplane noises! When do we want 'em?! NNNNNNNEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!
  12. 11 points

    From the album Natural History of Roshar

    I want to design more than just cool looking creatures. These skyeels are part of a world where people of all species live. They must have a long history of interaction – relationship – with people. So I start to think about how skyeels might be edible, hunted, ‘fished’, with flying baits, of course, since they aren’t fishes that swim under water.

    © Yen Shu Liao 2019

  13. 11 points
  14. 10 points

    From the album The Longest Thread (Misadventures)

    So, I found a cool picture of a dress online and thought, "Hey, this looks like something Star would wear," so I drew it. I wanted something a bit more though and @BringerofShadows was being belligerent on TLPW so I figured, why not? Anyway, I've never drawn a marionette before, but it was fun and it looks halfway decent if you ignore the legs. I tried to make it look a bit cartoony and I'm ultimately pretty happy with what it came out as.
  15. 9 points
    So a bear walks into a restaurant, and walks over to a booth and sits down. The waiter came up and asked what the bear wanted. ”Alright,” said the bear, “I’ll take a burger and some fries.” ”Why the big pause?” The waiter asked. ”Oh these?” The bear said holding his paws up. “I’ve had them all my life!!”
  16. 9 points

    From the album Natural History of Roshar

    Collection of behavior sketches of all 3 skyeel species showing what their possible interaction with people could be, or just what they might do on their own. Such as chasing down a big, juicy bug for lunch!

    © Yen Shu Liao 2019

  17. 9 points
    Nicely done, Silvia! I particularly like your necromancy jab. (Side note: Never before this contest did I think I would see Yomen compared to a Tangelo...) Anyways, looks like this contest is gonna push Gemmel out of his comfort zone. ... And into the other three mistborn eras! Ladies and Gentlemen, pick your poison. The Roughs: Mistborn Modern Space Age
  18. 8 points
    Day 2- To Unleash the Light Beyond Steel touched down in his Fresa. That had been a touch and go battle, and he was mildly frustrated with how disorganized it had been. If they had just been a little smarter in who they attacked, they could have destroyed more than just half of the krell, and finished off those that limped away. But the threat was gone, for now anyway. Now to face the backlash for their perceived incompetence. Sure enough, as Steel got out of his cockpit, he saw Ironsides storming into the hangar. She walked right over to a group of pilots who had never even gotten off the ground. "CADCOM! INBRED! STRIKER! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!" She screamed. Steel decided it would be a good idea to get over there and intervene. CadCom stammered. "I'm so sorry, commander, if you talk to the doctor I had a medical reason for not flying today-" "YOU THINK I GIVE A DAMNATION ABOUT MEDICAL REASONS? ALL OF YOU ARE STRIPPED OF YOUR RIGHT TO PILOT A PLANE, RIGHT NOW!" She interrupted. Steel slid between Ironsides and the pilots who had failed to take flight. "Commander, I think you should give them a chance. We don't have many pilots right now, and we can't afford to just kick them out willy nilly. We do need to get rid of the rebels, but this isn't the way to do it." Ironsides breathed in, her anger visibly dimming at seeing Steel. She spoke in a more quiet voice to the pilots behind Steel. "You're lucky one of the most respectable pilots under my command spoke in your defense, or I would have your badges right now. As it is, I'll happily see you court-martialed if you do ANYTHING suspicious. If this happens again, I will not be so forgiving." With that, Ironsides walked out of the hangar. The pilots breathed a sigh of relief, and Steel turned to them. "You better not screw up like that again. I know you probably had your reasons, but even I only have so much pull with Ironsides. Don't let it happen again, or I won't be able to help you. And we needed your help up there. There were 3 krell ships that only just scraped away. If we had had you, they each would have gone down. And maybe we wouldn't have lost Yawn to a swarm of Krell and the rebels commanding our own bases turrets." He walked away, leaving them to stew. He really hoped he hadn't just burned through whatever pull he had with Ironsides. He suspected at this point, he wouldn't be able to get his medical leave until the rebels had been purged. Hopefully today they could actually get something done about that. On the bright side, no ships had gone down besides Poco-6. A few were scratched up, but that was nothing they couldn't fix before the next battle with the Krell. Hopefully, next time they could just be a bit better about finishing them off. ____________ Devotary was shot down in Poco-6, and has been kicked out of the military! They were a Pilot. PMs are now closed. The lynch is now open. Remember, shields reset each night turn. Everything not indicating damage taken is at full health and shields were not brought down. Starting lynch count: CadCom (1) StrikerEZ (1) Walin (1) Remember to submit a ship assignment. Priority is given to those who request the same ship they used the previous night. Remember you can also submit actions to repair ships.
  19. 8 points
    My dog is always intoxicated. He loves (to) w(h)ine. Vin sang a song in Camon's crew to distract someone once. I hear it was pretty con-vin-cing.
  20. 8 points
  21. 7 points
    Lord Ruler, it was hard to play another role. Vin was almost glad Aname had finally spotted her. Being Valette for Kelsier was one thing, but she got to make up her own character. Being Laila Tourange? Vin had to contort her personality so much it was going to be hard to drop the pretentious air. Playing Lady Tourange by day and going out with Zane at night left her exhausted. Exhausted and a failure. Elend had sent her to use his brother to help the budding empire. She'd been so close too. She and Zane had finally tracked down the infiltrators, but then the common people had turned on them. They had decided they'd rather kill those willing to kill to protect them than those who were actively killing innocents. The hypocrisy still rampant in Luthadel was now apparent. And Vin detested it. She knew she could never trust anyone. How often had Reen warned her? Never trust anyone else. Not even the leaders of the community. Not skaa. Not noble. Not merchant. Only Vin could be trusted. And now the town would fall to the infiltrators. Lekal would win the war before he even arrived. Kelsier, why? If he had been here, he'd have been able to save the city. Laila was in love with the Lord Ruler, but Vin loved the first man to ever love her. But she'd failed. Vin had failed this city. Vin pulled off the wig and extravagant dress she'd worn as Laila and threw on her mistcloak as night approached. She jumped out into the mists, leaving Luthadel in the shadows. Here in the mists, she was home. With Zane, she'd be safe. Luthadel held no hope for her and Elend kept no promises. She was done with the people of the Lord Ruler's corrupted empire. They had failed her.
  22. 7 points
    Era leaned most of her weight on Astick’s bony shoulder as she carefully climbed onto the wooden crate. She settled herself, then accepted her cane as Astick handed it up. “Bless you sir.” Astick grinned a toothless grin and gave a little bow as he backed away. Era grasped the cane tightly before her, and stood ramrod straight. “We’re at an important crossroads here, so you young’uns listen up.” She waited as people began to quiet, elbowing others into paying attention. “Luthadel is beset by enemies, both on the outside and the inside. Lekal’s goons are running around in the Survivor’s mist, killing us left and right, and we have a group of Rogue Mistborn trying to kill them, mostly by killing any of us that even might be taking Lekal’s coin. We all have a few people we suspect have their pockets full, but that’s no longer the issue. We have to find the most dangerous of our enemies first, as they’ll be killing us the sooner. So I’d like to call a vote.” She raised her cane and pointed at three people. “Astick, Doma, and Varuun.” Astick, the nice old man started, and mouthed “but I helped you.” Varuun carefully made his way towards her, then stood with hands clasped, watching attentively. Doma leaned against the wall, making no moves. “I’m fairly certain, given everything we’ve seen since Lekal’s arrival, that one of those three is Zane the Mad. Does anyone disagree?” Amid the low rumbling of assent, Laila, the Noblewoman who had been so outspoken against Elend, stood up on her own table with the help of a servant. Era cursed under her breath. Anyone but her, please, let me die of old age before I hear that pretentiousness again. “I agree that the Mistborn must be hunted. And I would like to direct everyone’s attention to Varuun.” Everyone looked at the man, who looked back stoically. “Everyone has seen Zane the Mad before. He was used as a messenger when our ‘noble King’s Father arrived to assume his place. And yet, none of us can find a man who looks like Zane anymore.” She pointed dramatically at the man again, emphasizing her words. “This man can change his appearance faster than anyone I know. I once saw him duck into an alley, and come out with a different color of skin! He’s a master of disguise! Far more likely to be Zane than Astick!” “Hear hear!” Astick called out, shaking his cane at Varuun. Huh. That was actually somewhat logical, if hard to verify. “Well, I tend to agree. Varuun needs to go.” Snip and Makail both yelled out their agreement. Varuun cocked his head. “Why do you lie to defend Astick so much Laila? Are you so desperate to kill me? Did you not hear the excellent arguments posed by the honorable Era?” He turned and nodded to the old Terriswomen. “Your argument is correct madam. Zane is the greatest threat to everyone in this city, and out. Killing me would only hasten his slaughter of everyone in this building.” Era hesitated as the man’s eyes burned into her. But before she could say anything, Astick spoke up. “Laila is right, you heard her, Varuun is extremely suspicious, and needs to be killed before he kills anymore of us!” Era looked back and forth between the two of them. Varuun nodded his head, directing her gaze to Doma, still leaning against the wall, not intervening whatsoever. She made a snap decision. “It’s Doma. It’s definitely Doma.” Varuun turned to the room at large. “Doma is Zane everyone. Aname, Ford, will you help me restrain him?” Ford looked to Era, who nodded. He stepped up. “I will. We will deal with You and Astick later.” Aname slowly shook her head. “I think it’s Laila, I think she’s Vin. That’s why she dislikes Elend so much, she abandoned him.” Makail stepped up in her place, ignoring her words. “I’ll help.” The three strode purposefully towards Doma, who continued to not move. Ford and Makail both lunged forward, each grabbing an arm, Varuun was a step behind, and grabbed the man’s neck, slamming him backwards into the wall. The two dimensional body fell away, leaving each of them awkwardly holding an appendage. Varuun tilted the papery head of Doma sideways, then looked around the room, mouth agape. “What, what is this?” Ford knelt, and picked up the thin body. “It weighs practically nothing! Was he ever even here?” “Well no one just stand around!” Era’s shout snapped them to attention. “Don’t let him survive! Go out there and find him!” A Divine Image Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face. Terror the human form divine, And Secrecy the human dress. I know you checked this Fura The human dress is forgéd iron, The human form a fiery forge, The human face a furnace sealed, The human heart its hungry gorge. —William Blake Rathmaskal was lynched, but survived! Vote Count: Rath (4): Elandera, Fura, Devotary, HH, Ada Devotary (3): Maill, Snip, Stick Maill (1): Lumthanks for vote consistency HH (1): Arkyou too Ark Night 4 has begun! It will end in about 22-23 hours on Tuesday 28 May at 9 PM EDT (-4:00 UTC). PMs remain open at Night. Please abide by all restrictions on them. Good luck! Player List:
  23. 7 points
    Hey everyone! New to the shard here. So far I've read Stormlight archive, Rithmatist, Reconers, Mistborn, Legion, Skyward, a few novellas, and probably some more that I can't remember right now. So, I wanted to join the shard, and I looked at a few posts, and I kept seeing things about cookies. Cookies? What are the cookies for? Do I get a cookie?
  24. 7 points
    Storms @Paranoid King! I'd have trouble competing with any of your roasts, let alone three of them at once! Seriously, hats off to you, dude! But that's not to say I'm going to just give up. I'll still go down swinging! So without further ado, Here's Galladon! And with that, we have all four submissions for the Semi-Final Round, which can mean only one thing: It's time to VOTE!
  25. 7 points
    Night 1- To Break the Firmament "Skull Flight! You're up! We've got company attempting to attack the base itself. The other flights are engaging the rest of the Krell forces farther away near some debris, but 10 of them peeled off towards this direction. Go go go! Get in your ships NOW!" yelled Hot Stuff, Steel's flight leader. The flight sprinted towards the ships. There was a brief scuffle over who got to be in Largo 1, which Steel didn't understand at all. He had always preferred a Fresa himself. He was best at being high speed, but in combat rather than as a scout. Scouting had never much been his thing. Once one person managed to get themselves in Largo 1, the others trudged over to various other ships, and Skull Flight took off. Indeed, there were 10 Krell incoming. Perhaps they had intended to circumvent Alta Base's defenses. As if it would get by the Turrets... which had been seized by the Rebels. Right. That... could be a problem. Steel scoffed at that thought. Like an AA gun would be able to shoot him down in a Fresa. He whooped, and maneuvered his acclivity ring to get some extra push forward, the way he liked it. Speed past the Krell, faster than they could react, and then hit them from behind. Meanwhile, a small blue and yellow creature began an epic journey. The creature named Doomslug would not, could not be stopped in its singular mission. A mission that would change the balance between life and death on the world of Detritus. __________ CadCom (1)- Sart Elandera (1)- Darkness Stick (1)- Elandera Ark (1)- Fura No one was lynched! The forces of the Krell consist of 10 ships, no Lifebuster. They are labeled 1A-1J. They each have 5 health, of which 3 is their shields. They will do 3 damage if allowed to attack. PMs are now open. If you do not submit an action tonight, you will incur an additional vote on you during the following day. Your ship assignments will arrive in PM shortly. The night will end in 24 hours, at 8:00 PM EDT, 5/27/2019. And remember to include me in your PMs. You ARE allowed to make group PMs if you so desire.
  26. 7 points
    What do you call an Inquisitor with hay fever? Hemallergic!
  27. 7 points
    The black sphere is the restaurant at the end of the cosmere The black sphere is the Shard that wants to hide and survive The black sphere is Vin's obsidian chunk The black sphere is a dead disgusting crab thing with seventeen legs The black sphere is Tien's favourite rock The black sphere is one of Thom Merrilin's lost juggling balls The black sphere killed Asmodean The black sphere is not the droid you're looking for The black sphere is WalDo
  28. 6 points
    The issue isn't preferential treatment or prioritization of some guilds, the issue is that these discussions have a habit of derailing people's intro threads. And while we do have many people who became active participants of the RP thanks to those kinds of discussions, what we can't see is people who may have been put off, driven away or become inactive due to the overexuberance and unexpected nature of their introduction. It may be that that's never happened, I certainly hope so, but by its nature we won't be able to see things like that, we only directly see the positive interactions. So while I enjoy getting new members I'd rather the guild recruiting stagnated for a while if it meant that no one had a negative experience with the forum because of excessive recruiting/guild talk. Mention the RP's existence if no one else has by all means, but keep it general, accessible, and non-aggressive. If someone is interested in RPs and is aware that one exists then that will be enough for them to come and explore the subforum, and if they're not then we don't want to badger them with something they're not interested in. People who become active on the site will learn we exist at some point or another anyway and again if it's something of interest to them then they'll seek it out. Our membership count is definitely not in a region where I'd be worried about the whole RP stagnating at this point either.
  29. 6 points
    HHHmmmm. I kinda want this to become the longest thread ever just for the irony.
  30. 6 points
    The black sphere is a black sapphire. Alethi just don't pronounce vowels clearly. The black sphere is a two dimensional slice of a three dimensional shadow of a Svrakiss. Let me no longer weep! The black sphere holds my sorrow and consumes it! The black sphere is Shai forging herself to be a black sphere. The black sphere is Obrodai. The black sphere is the discord of Melkor. The black sphere was once a kind and generous man, and you saw what became of him. The black sphere is a palace. Let it rule! Let it rule! The black spheres were born from the darkness, they bear its taint still, marked upon their bodies much as the fire marks their souls. The blank sphere is said to consume souls, but I can't find a specific explanation. I'm uncertain this lore is correct. The black sphere, the Heart of the Revel, is the final of the three great Mindless Unmade. The black sphere came from another world, using powers that we have been forbidden to touch. Dangerous powers, of spren and surges. The black sphere gives me its pain.
  31. 6 points
    The black sphere is the amount of time I spend off the Shard. The black sphere doesn’t exist. The black sphere is when you get your earbuds cords tangled. The black sphere is my wedding toast for @AonEne and @Apollyon. The black sphere is my wedding roast for AonEne and Apollyon. The black sphere holds all of the upvotes I wish I could’ve given, but because there’s a 20 upvote limit, I can’t.
  32. 6 points
    Well, humans need three spikes for Harmony to "interfere," but kandra only need two. Since beavers are small rodents, they would probably only need one to be taken over by a soother or rioter or harmony. I think if you wanted a beaver that could consciously use it's powers, it would probably need to have access to both zinc and copper from a very young age, so that it is imprinted with it's hemallurgic abilities. An adult beaver that has lived it's whole life without hemalurgy would not have the part of it's brain developed that it would use for it's powers, like if someone was born without a limb but got a prosthetic, they would not know how to operate with it. I think it is possible, but it would be very complicated. Step 1) Spike some baby beavers with zinc and copper. Step 2) Spike their offspring with the same. Step 3) Teach it (3d gen imprinted spiked beaver) to use hemalurgy through example and access to copperminds of beavers using hemalurgy from a very early age. It should be able to use hemalurgy consciously, now.
  33. 5 points
    So, I was recently dared by a friend to try and get @Chaos to respond to my post. So, here I am. If any of you admins or moderators find this post inappropriate, please don't obliterate me with spikes and pancakes. If you are just the average joe, please help me get a response from Chaos. I would greatly appreciate it. If you are Chaos, please respond so I can shove it in my friend's face (not really, but I will sport serious bragging rights). Thanks!
  34. 5 points
    Hi! My name's Beth, and my favorite of Sanderson's work is The Reckoners books--though I have to mention The Emperor's Soul as well (so clever.) I feel guilty because I've had the third book in the Stormlight Archives for several months (it's signed!) and haven't cracked it open yet. Oops. Besides reading Mr. Sanderson's works, I love Tolkien, Jane Austen, Rick Riordan, Agatha Christie, J.K. Rowling, and some of the Brontes' works. And other than reading, I enjoy writing as well Thanks for reading all that. I should really sleep now...but I think I'll explore. Cool forums <3 ~Beth
  35. 5 points
    Couple of options. The boring, tedious option is to have people constantly re-reading or re-learning the same information, then storing it again and again, like a memory assembly line. This is the one method that I can think of that is certain to work. The less certain method would be copper compounding. Less certain because we don't actually know what it does for sure. However, I have seen it theorized that a coppermind, if burned, would multiply the memory, allowing it to be stored in multiple copperminds.
  36. 5 points
    I have had a bad week, but today was different. Today was awesome. I went to the local animal shelter with my fiance just to look and well... Despite having lost one eye she is a cute, cheerful, and energetic kitten. I have been playing with her all day I love her. It's good to finally win one.
  37. 5 points
    For the sake of all that we Hoid sacred in the Cosmere If you feel like it, put this into the Cosmere, the Musical! thread (see my sig). Also: Tien opened his hands to reveal a Black Sphere, weathered on all sides, but with a jagged break on the bottom. Kal picked it up, looking it over. He couldn't see anything distinctive about it at all. In fact, it was dull. "It's just a Black Sphere," Kal said. "Not just a Black Sphere," Tien said, taking out his canteen. He wetted his thumb, then rubbed it on the flat side of the Black Sphere. The wetness darkened the Black Sphere, and made visible an array of Black patterns on the Black Sphere. "See?" Tien asked, handing it back. The strata of the Black Sphere alternate Black, black, Black. The pattern was remarkable. Of course, it was still just a Black Sphere. But for some reason, Kal found himself smiling.
  38. 5 points
    The black sphere is the fourth wall. That's why it's so cracked.
  39. 5 points
    This is not a black sphere. The black sphere is a glyph for "RAFO."
  40. 4 points
    That makes me suspect Stick a little more strongly than Rath right now, considering how strongly Mailliw pushed to keep Stick from being lynched at the end.
  41. 4 points
    Voidus looked over the rapidly emptying Alley. Denizens had quietly begun to leave, either to return to important experiments or to prepare for what was about to happen. Mac was coordinating their intelligence, taking in reports and collating the information together before dispensing it to those who needed it. The Stranger had returned to some of his labs to check up on experiments, and a lucky thing, the last thing they needed to deal with was a rogue byproduct of his research into temporal anomalies wandering the city. And what do I do? Voidus thought as an area of space was left around him. We're taking the slow and steady approach for now so this isn't the time for grandstanding or elaborate displays. The other Denizens gave him a wide berth as they moved, many giving nods of respect, a few younger denizens straight up bowing to him. When did that start happening? He wondered for perhaps the thousandth time. He'd never made any pretenses of godhood, never asked for that kind of behaviour. But slowly it had grown over time, leaving him apart from the others. Well, Mac's coming along nicely and the Stranger's back at least. The thought gave him some comfort. But this still doesn't solve the problem of what to do. He could still feel it, that slight wayward pull against the Void, the sense of wrongness that might threaten everything. With a suddenness of movement that seemed to startle his surroundings, Voidus began striding along the Alley. As he moved he took out a small, slender metallic spike and gave it a little twirl. Checking on the Worldspike. Voidus signed to Mac as he vanished. Let me know if anything changes. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Appearing in a nearby Alley, Voidus took a deep breath of air. He usually preferred the closed off spaces of the Alleys or the darkness of his sanctum, but with this irritation hanging over him something drove him to action rather than his usual deliberate restraint. It felt good to be outside again for the first time in over a year. Walking up to the barrier, he inspected it carefully, running one hand smoothly against the air a short distance away and sketching a few Aons out of piercingly bright light.
  42. 4 points
    The question Went to a supermaket to buy some chocolate Somewhere over the rainbow A few days ago By foot. 42 The chess game. They will start arguing with each other and one of them will leave the room before they are finished. Pattern No, I don't use them. I have no idea how they work, but I think they were invented for people with bad eyesight. *takes the cookoie carefully and puts it away for further inspection* I only read a translated version of Elantris, but I relayed your question to some friends of mine. Words like 'ruin', 'honour', 'surge' all get translated. Those like 'allomancy' only adapted to fit the language better (Allomantie). So it's a mixture between keeping them and translations. Sorana. That's why I'm using her name here. She lived through so much. I can literally spend days talking about her adventure/ telling them to others. In case you've read some of Lena's stories, they all happened to Sorana. And in the AV it's Althea. She changed a lot, but I like who she has become. Although she really has to get better at some point, or I'll end up with a crazy character.
  43. 4 points
    Yeah! Most people just call Numuhukumakiaki'aialunamor "Chef Nunchucks", so it's fine.
  44. 4 points
    I'm so stormin' pure I practically belch rainbows.
  45. 3 points
    They're all awesome, but I really love the magic system in Mistborn. It would be totally awesome if I could be a mistborn. I'm super excited to see what's next in Stormlight, though.
  46. 3 points
    Brenna Rose was built to fly, to reach for the stars. She put on the pressure suit, hands shaking slightly from adrenaline. This was it. It was her turn. Her first flight as a full pilot. She took a deep breath, calming her nerves. She needed a clear head for the fight. Ground crew helped me up the ladder and into my assigned ship. I quickly ran over the controls before engaging the acclivity ring and heading into the sky. "Skull Three, reporting. Callsign: Bad Wolf," she called to her flight, excitement clear in her voice. She belonged in the stars, and she'd do anything to get there. Up here, in this place she was Bad Wolf. "Are you afraid of the big bad wolf?"
  47. 3 points
    Ok, so here is my theory for the "Who does Shallan storming like" debate. To me it seems like shallan is doing something to her spiritweb when she creates personas. My theory is that she will end up fracturing her spirit web, and split into three distinct physical entities. Radiant and Veil will actually just be condensed investure, but Shallan will have no control over them. So, while Shallan is happily married with Adolin, Veil will start hitting on Kaladin. Quite frankly, I feel like as soon as this happens, Radiant will immediately run off, form her own Nahel bond (possibly as a dustbringer) and kill odium. This is just my two clips, but I stand by the spiritweb fracture theory.
  48. 3 points
  49. 3 points
    The black sphere is a vial of black wine, the strongest of all the colors of wine The black sphere is not just a cool rock, but the coolest of all cool rocks, which Tien manipulated his way into Amaram's army in an ultimately fatal effort to find The black sphere is actual vantablack, the blackest of all blacks (for real). It is so black that Awakeners can draw infinite Color from it without it fading. That's why Vasher is on Roshar. The black sphere is the eight ball Hoid and Frost have been using in their cosmere wide game of pool. Whoever pockets it first by throwing it into a Shardpool wins the ultimate prize......Vax.
  50. 3 points
    Just a note, I've got the old and the new versions of Evil Librarians, and just finished reading the new one. The steel skull quote is NOT in the original 2007 edition, rather, it mentions the bullet that killed your archenemy. The steel skull (and thus Steelheart reference) was added for the illustrated rerelease, which makes a lot more sense. Not even Brandon can predict series' outcomes before he gets the idea to start writing them. I... Don't think I caught the WoT reference? Which book is that in?
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