Guy Srinivasan

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  1. Aliens versus Shardholders in such a way that Adonalsium would never have won.
  2. Where does the Oathstone fit? Ancient fabrial, but it doesn't really match Khriss's categories, and it doesn't require Stormlight to operate.
  3. There are 4 standalone puzzles and 1 meta puzzle. The meta puzzle (entitled "Cosmere") is not solvable without solving 3-4 of the standalone puzzles. Or maaaaybe even just 2.
  4. Last year I wrote some puzzles for the Microsoft Puzzle Hunt. They're Cosmere-themed and I thought I'd share them here. Some of these puzzles are not easy, but they're certainly orders of magnitude easier than figuring out some of the encodings in the Stormlight Archive we've seen accomplished on these forums! Each puzzle has a single word or very short phrase answer. The four Shardworld puzzles feed into the meta puzzle named Cosmere. The most startable is probably Roshar, the easiest overall is probably Nalthis. I'll answer questions, clarify, and give answer confirmations spoilered in this thread. (If you enjoy crazy puzzles and want to help me out by beta testing some, I'm writing more for this year's hunt, though they're not Sanderson themed. PM me if interested. This year's are... more straightforward.) Folder with PDFs and a zip of all PDFs: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwYx-fx5mJcaYUxXczZZVDZJZlk&usp=sharing
  5. Brandon never kills anyone. Like, ever. That's my new theory. Name one person. Reckoners Elantris Stormlight Archive Mistborn Warbreaker
  6. Many words which Brandon capitalizes turn out to be relevant to magic systems. Some obviously, like Stormlight, some less, like Thrill. I've compiled all the words in WoK and WoR that didn't feel like they were obviously just place names, person names, nations, etc. or something which is widely known to be Investitureful. They are vaguely categorized sometimes. ===Conjectures=== ===Words===
  7. Sounds suspiciously like a Shardblade passing through a living creature, except for the sparks bit. Similar mechanics?
  8. Oh! I didn't know this. Did I misread WoB somewhere? I thought we just knew Adonalsium could have been split differently, not anything about why it split the way it did.
  9. Meta: there are 16 Shards. Brandon planned things for a while before writing. He likes systems. I think some shards originally had different names (Odium = Hate, Devotion = Love)? It's very likely he began with 8 pairs of near-opposites, and those morphed into the Intents we see today. Likely they started with simpler names. Like Love/Hate. Meta: we see lots of cosmeric terms in the descriptions of Aons, including some Shards, some Surges, etc. Likely there are some unknown Intents in there. So let's look! Omi - Love - "Aon Omi would ... [make] actively maintaining a sense of hatred difficult." Eshe - Gift, Endowment - maybe Gift was Endowment's original name Mai - Honor Other likely intents from the Aon meanings: Punishment, Retribution Justice Mercy Order (was this Preservation?) Wisdom Grace Hope Protection Solemnity Death
  10. Why would Kelsier have any obligation whatsoever to Die? No one knows what's "beyond", right? It's just death as we know it but removed a level? "Enough whining, get in the cosmeric garbage collector and we promise you'll, um, see your wife."
  11. If lots of people stored attributes, would the metalmind gain sentience?
  12. The Well of Ascension, Chapter 54, Section 1 Clearly Vin has become a Windrunner Level 2 and is drawing upon the Determination she has stored in the Second Ideal to fuel her overpowered pewter attacks. Just as clearly this specifies when Kaladin is allowed to kill.
  13. Edit: trying to get table to show up as a table... anyone know how? I'm just going to use a bunch of dots which is pretty bad. Okay, a little more organized. I've been fairly conservative adding my own descriptions to Aons... I think. I added "spiritual" to Rao's "spirit, essence" and I added "transformation" to Shao's "transform, change". Data is here and you should be able to comment: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tZkrtJTGJSpeED-7B1PY2QxeBbSK_HyqgV41Qg2nh-U/edit?usp=sharing Looking for more sources of Cosmere-related words that appear in Aon descriptions not already matched, or theories on categories that unmatched Aon descriptions might fit into! Aon................Description................Association Aon................First Language ................Nalthis Aan................Truth Fact ................ Aeo................Bravery ................ Aha................Breath Air ................Metallic Nalthis Ala................Beauty Handsomeness ................ Are................Unity Cohesion................Surges Ashe................Light Illumination................Surges Ata................Grace Smoothness................ Ate................Silence................ Ati................Hope................ Daa................Power Energy................Metallic Dao................Stability Security................Blessings Deo................Gold Metal................Metallic Nalthis Dii................Wood................ Dio................Cold................Spren Eda................Superior Lofty................ Edo................Protection Safety................ Ehe................Fire Warmth................Metallic Ela................Focus Center................Realmatic Ena................Kindness................ Ene................Wit Cleverness................ Eno................Water................ Eon................Willpower Endurance................ Eshe................Gift Endowment................Shards Eto................Physical................Realmatic Metallic Iad................Trust Reliable................ Ial................Helpfulness Aid................ Ido................Mercy Forgiveness................ Ien................Wisdom................ Iir................Strength................Metallic Ire................Time Age................Metallic Kaa................Plants................ Kai................Calmness Solemnity................ Kae................The Direction East................ Kie................Circle................ Kii................Justice................ Mae................................ Mai................Honor................Shards Spren Mea................Thoughtfulness Caringness................ Nae................Sight Clarity................ Oed................................ Omi................Love................ Opa................Flower................ Ope................Nation................ Rao................Spirit Essence Spiritual................Realmatic Metallic Reo................Punishment Retribution................ Rii................Wealth Affluence................ Sao................Intelligence Learning................ Sea................Chastisty Faithfulness................ Seo................Loyalty Service................ Shao................Transform Change Transformation................Surges Sheo................Death................Spren Teo................Royal Majestic................ Soi................................ Tae................Open................ Tia................Travel Transportation................Surges Tii................Green................Nalthis
  14. Edit: I'm going to be transferring the data to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tZkrtJTGJSpeED-7B1PY2QxeBbSK_HyqgV41Qg2nh-U/edit?usp=sharing Preliminary investigation: Aons have lots of Cosmere meanings. Enough that we may be able to guess other magic from unreferenced meanings which don't have some other compelling reason for Brandon to have used them. Unreferenced so far as I have found: Aeo Bravery Ala BeautyHandsomeness Ata GraceSmoothness Ate Silence Ati Hope Dii Wood Eda SuperiorLofty Edo ProtectionSafety Ena Kindness Ene WitCleverness Eno Water Iad TrustReliable Ial HelpfulnessAid Ido MercyForgiveness Ien Wisdom Kaa Plants Kai CalmnessSolemnity Kae The Direction East Kie Circle Kii Justice Mea ThoughtfulnessCaringness Nae SightClarity Omi Love Opa Flower Ope Nation Reo PunishmentRetribution Rii WealthAffluence Sea ChastistyFaithfulness Seo LoyaltyService Teo RoyalMajestic Tae Open Tii Green Referenced: Ashe: SURGES Shao: SURGES Tia: SURGES Are: SURGES Eshe: SHARDS Mai: SHARDS Dao: BLESSINGS Eto: REALMS Sao: REALMS Rao: REALMS Iir: FERUCHEMICAL Ehe: FERUCHEMICAL Aha: FERUCHEMICAL Daa: FERUCHEMICAL Eon: FERUCHEMICAL Ire: FERUCHEMICAL Deo: ALLOMANTIC Iir: ALLOMANTIC Ire: ALLOMANTIC Deo: ALLOMANTIC Iir: HEMALURGY Ela: MAGIC Aan: SHADESMAR Aha: AWAKENING Dio: SPREN Sheo: SPREN Mai: SPREN Aan: SPREN Aon: WARBREAKER Non canon associations I used: Transformation Shao Cognitive Sao Spiritual Rao Determination Eon
  15. Hi! I'm creating some Sanderson-themed puzzles for a puzzle event. I'm looking for some beta testers. If you would like to help test, message me. No wide sharing until after the event, and if you test and participate you'll agree (honor code) to not help your teammates with puzzles you tested. Guy