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  1. There's more to it than that, though I agree that the exact mechanism is not fully understood; per WOB "Aluminum resists Investiture generally, even when it’s not Invested itself." You cannot heal around an Aluminum bullet/weapon, and aluminum can pierce/negate physical effects as well as mental/detection ones, and even block Push/Pulls on other metal if it has enough aluminum shielding. It also resists both Forgery and Soulcasting. You cant charge it with surges like Adhesion or gravitation, and will even prevent a time bubble from forming if an aluminum object is in the way of the boundary.
  2. :'( I choose to remember the Life Lived
  3. Ok, then it seems like we've come full circle: Either the Cosmere is a Closed System and Brandon's statement that the 1st Law applies to the Cosmere (defined as a Dwarf Cluster) is valid, or else the WOB that says as much is Incorrect (or possibly Incomplete, given the unknown 4th Law) in the face of evidence that there is more universe visible to Shardworlds than just the ~100 stars in such a cluster, since the starlight alone would constitute outside energy Input. That about sum up the two sides/possibilities?
  4. We are agreed on that part, it was @Ripheus23 that said Confused was incorrect in that statement "or else the 1st Law of Thermodynamics wouldn't apply to the real universe in the first place", which is what I was asking for clarification on. Since the First Law of Thermodynamics (and it's more general form The Conservation of Energy) does hole true in the real world as far as Science can tell, I cannot figure out what Riph was trying to say.
  5. How do you mean? Being an isolated system is very much part of the First Law of Thermodynamics in the real world.
  6. Sometimes it's fun to argue with Doyle, other times it's fun to argue with Watson. Both are valid.
  7. All the ideals are going to be very personal interpretations of the same general Ideal, but subtleties are going to be added or removed in the translation. Dalinar's is making a personal statement about bearing Responsibility for both Past and Future, Both the Journey AND the Destination. For comparison, look at the differences in Kaladin vs Teft's Third Ideal: Teft's relates to a much more personal issue, one that will most likely not apply to most Windrunners. "I Am UNITY" is something else, definitely not an Ideal. Best guess (that I dont know if it has been confirmed in WOB yet?) is that Dalinar temporarily Ascended and took up some amount of the Honor shard, but where Tanavast interpreted the Intent behind "Honor" as a matter of Oaths and Bonds between individuals, Dalinar is taking a broader society view of it, turning the more personal Honor idea to a more Community-oriented one.
  8. Preserver Truth Promote Sentience (Danger = Skynet) Create for the Benefit of All
  9. Curiouser and Curiouser. Flip it then, if you only had only two Allomantic powers (via medallions or Spikes) would eventually developing Resonances be possible?
  10. Sounds a lot like Savantism, Im curious to what extent the mechanism are similar or different (aside from the fact that Resonance is the interaction of two powers, specifically, rather than just the overuse of one). For that matter, by that WOB it sounds like Resonances will develop between Allomantic and Feruchemical abilities, but specifically not between the various Allomancy abilities, even with a full Mistborn. That might imply that Resonances will only form when the Investiture of two different shards is involved, as is the case with Feruchemy and the Surges, but not Allomancy.
  11. Excellent point. The only difference I can think of is that in the case of Forgery the aluminum is the Target of the Aon's effect, rather than being sort of tangent to the energy flows, being the physical material where just the shape is important. In Forgery, could you make a functional soulstamp out of Aluminum? Does the soulstamp (object) itself need to hold an Investiture charge, or could it still be used to apply a soulstamp?
  12. That was the general idea. Though as an extension, would they be able to anticipate it? Atium cannot anticipate an Aluminum bullet, Id like to think that might extend to the Aon scribed into it, but that feels like having it both ways.
  13. Aluminum body-suit, with Scadiral Medallions for basic Life Support.
  14. I honestly dont know about aluminum and Dor, so Ive asked that question separately so as not to derail this too much. Technically All but the metallic arts, so it's not 100% incompatible with Investiture. Dor Aons are pure Cognitive constructs that are, uniquely, sourced in the Cognitive realm (bypassing the than the Spiritual entirely), I wonder if that is enough difference to side-step Aluminum's Investiture-sink properties (especially if they are a Spiritual Realm thing).
  15. This came up while talking ways to kill Fullborn An Elatrian can create aons with physical materials like stone and wire, could they use one scribed onto Aluminum, and if so would it function any differently? Technically it is immune to Investiture from all but specific bits of the Metallic Arts, so it's not 100% incompatible with Investiture. Dor Aons are pure Cognitive constructs and are, uniquely, sourced in the Cognitive realm (bypassing the than the Spiritual entirely), I wonder if that is enough difference to side-step Aluminum's Investiture-sink properties (especially if they are a Spiritual Realm thing).