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  1. I made this account yesterday, shortly after finishing the WoR and deciding to scour the interwebs for answers to my questions. I've been reading these forums for two days now, and haven't come across any mention of the Shash brand on Kaladin's forehead. It's one of the things I find most interesting about him, and here's why: Lopen taught himself to use Stormlight, and immediately his arm began to regrow. A severed limb is something that would have been completely covered with scar tissue in these times, and would likely have been cauterized to avoid an almost certain death. This (in physiological terms, at least) makes it identical to Kaladin's scar. However, I believe that it's been made abundantly clear that the Shash brand on Kaladin's forehead is just something he is going to live with forever (and he won't be covering it up with a tattoo, either). The books have made no mention of Kaladin trying specifically to heal the scar with stormlight, and I don't believe they ever will. He is probably able to do it, but being that he is bound to an Honorspren, I think he feels morally obligated to be honest, even with those whom he is about to kill. His scar tells even those who do not know him that whether he is a free man or a slave, being in his presence is tantamount to being in the presence of danger. And what is Kaladin, if not honest? Let me know if I'm missing something here.
  2. I made this account yesterday, shortly after finishing the WoR and deciding to scour the interwebs for answers to my questions. I've been reading these forums for two days now, and haven't come across any mention of Kaladin's scar. It's one of the things I find most interesting about him.
  3. Well, we have reason to believe that Hoid doesn't experience time in the same way as we do. I'm having trouble finding the quote, but the gist of it is that Hoid hasn't actually experienced his whole life up to this point. It's not from any of the books, but from a wiki, I believe. Instead of Feruchemy, could it be as simple as Hoid burning Gold through Allomancy? That would allow him to see what could have happened had he taken a different path. This knowledge of potential pasts and presents could possibly be the reason he always ends up exactly where he needs to be.
  4. I will sow peace among men. I will do what is right, even when it hurts. I will defend those who cannot defend themselves. And I will eat cake when it is left unattended.
  5. Just fell down one hell of a rabbit hole after clicking that link. I've gotta say, this is pretty fascinating stuff. Thanks for the link! Hopefully you'll see me working my way toward the adult's table pretty soon.
  6. Hey guys, this is my first post and I want to start by saying thanks for welcoming me to the community! I've been a huge Sanderson fan for about 4 years now, and each of his books has impressed me more than the last. As of today, I learned of the Cosmere. No big deal to some of you, I'm sure. But I've read all of his books set in the Cosmere (I think), and only discovered that they were intentionally related due to some questions I posed to the internet about Wit (who I now know to be Hoid; still trying to grasp that connection). Well that, and the obvious Easter Egg at the end of the second book relating it to Warbreaker. That one had me grinning Anyway, the point of the introduction is to explain that I'm somewhat duller than I originally presumed. The question now: Does any brave soul want to catch me up on the basics? There's so much information here, and everything seems to reference something else I don't understand. I keep seeing mention of "Shards", but people obviously aren't talking about blades and armor here. I thank you preemptively, for the knowledge!