Michael Portz

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  1. I think ruthless and brutal and egomaniac and incredibly powerful is enough to be as dangerous as Hoid says. You neither need to add "intelligent" to that nor can imply "intelligence" from it. But even that is besides the point, because I was only referring to the manipulation of Hoids memory and only that and was trying to explain, why Hoid apparently did not expect Rayse to be able to do so, or -attention, new idea- it all was a bait to see HOW intelligent the current vessel of Odium actually was. Moreover I think that Mr. T is quite intelligent and knowledgeable even without the Boon-Burst :-)
  2. Well ... I come back thinking about ... (Mistborn Spoilers ahead) Can we have the same situation here? I.e. that Taravangian just is a very intelligent and knowing person, where Rayse might have just been a simple minded one, and that that more than the power defined their abilities? So Hoid had perhaps just prepared for the wrong adversary.
  3. Because it conflicts with my imagination of Brandons or any other powerful writing process. The basic idea of the scene is: "And then the fragile, old, dying king slays the incredibly powerful godlike being with an incredibly powerful weapon he just happens to find and takes the role of the god." This is great, but not original enough and not Roshar specific enough that Brandon will keep it such a long time. The described events do not fullfil my expectation (for this being THE scene) either; well written, tense, exciting, but nothing we have not seen as good or better by Brandon, even in this book. (Don't get me wrong: The scene is all what you say about it, and above all important!!!!) How about Eshonais Death scene? The fallen hero, being smashed about by the forces, fighting, dying, progressing, ascending. And then the THE FLIGHT OVER ROSHAR ... now THAT is something I can imagine being written by Brandon so long ago and cherished and saved and now finally published.
  4. I am still at a loss. None of the so far mentioned scenes had the right “fit” for me. - Navanis role wasn’t yet planned. - I do not see the scope in the epilogue. - Regarding Kaladins oath I beg to ask: Why should THIS oath be the “driving” one, why not the first, second, third or fifth? - The replacement of the Odium vessel is surprising, shocking, implication loaded; and it might be the best guess so far, but I am not wholly convinced, either :-/
  5. Yes, right, but wasn’t the initial question which title he actually lost to a human? My vote clearly goes to ‘Voice of Lights’ after spontaneously thinking ‘He who quiets’ (which after reconsideration does not make sense at all).
  6. Admittedly I was sure, I had picked up that Shallan was supposed to have reached level 4 at the end of Oathbringer, but can't find any quote for this. Darn, I was so convinced that Shallan had reached level 5 with her progression ...
  7. Yeah, but nobody said that Koravellium Avast could not be Frosts sister! HA! (translated: Yeah, you are right, I should have tried coppermind before posting ) ps: There IS a thread where it is speculated that Cultivation IS a dragon:
  8. The last sentence of Taravangians perception hints at a fundamentally different form of Cultivations vessel, aka the form of the one promised Dragon:
  9. I am confused, how can this NOT be a progression??? I take it as granted, that Shallan now is level 5.
  10. Another angle for consideration, crossposted: I think, Cultiviation prepared three weapons against Rayse, not knowing or really caring which one would work in the end: Dalinar, Taravangian and Lift. Let's have a look of Hoids letter to "the old reptile", which we now can safely guess is Cultivations vessel. These are from chapters 18 and 19: and We never really found out, when these letter was actually written. So it might well be, that Cultivations manipulations of the three was initialized by this very letter. Apparently she agreed, that everything was better than Rayse holding Odium
  11. Another angle for consideration, cross posted:
  12. I think, Cultiviation prepared three weapons against Rayse, not knowing or really caring which one would work in the end: Dalinar, Taravangian and Lift. Let's have a look of Hoids letter to "the old reptile", which we now can safely guess is Cultivations vessel. These are from chapters 18 and 19: and We never really found out, when these letter was actually written. So it might well be, that Cultivations manipulations of the three was initialized by this very letter. Apparently she agreed, that everything was better than Rayse holding Odium.
  13. My most extreme LOL was Cord shooting the Shardbow arrow straight into Nales face and immediately reloading, unperturbed ...
  14. Chapter 67, “Song of Stones”: Venli discovering her calling as Dawnsinger/Shaper So far my “teariest” moment
  15. YIKES, sorry, unintentionally posted out of RoW area without spoiler braces ... The full quotes were: and