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  1. My brief list of what I want to see, in no particular but completely biased order: A lot of details about the Unmade. (Epithets and powers, as well as what influences they have on people, are what I'm hoping to learn; I don't think we'll see their origins in the first five.) Voidbinding mechanics and whether some tiny % of the Fused can do so. (Enough said.) Mayalaran's full resuscitation (I predict a one year time skip has progressed her ability to communicate with Adolin quite a bit.) Details about the remaining Surges. (Example: What is Cognitive or Spiritual Cohesion?) Fabrial science with corrupted spren. (I have a suspicion that the artifabrian community knows about this already.)
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    I'm becoming increasingly suspicious myself that Moelach's primary purpose is to interfere with Realmatic transition, thereby making it very dangerous to project oneself into Shadesmar, Soulcast, and/or use Transportation if he should be nearby. When I say interfere with transition, I mean I think he consumes the (I'm not sure what to call it) inertia that's involved in changing Realms, thus making him very suited for guarding a Perpendicularity. I do agree with @Calderis that the Death Rattles lean closer to a side-effect of what it is Moelach actually does. If we can trust the Diagram, all of the Unmade have relevance to precognition, but I think Moelach stands out because he is the one who offers it up to anyone instead of being the sole beneficiary of that precognition. "This seems common of the less self-aware spren," per Mythica. Which, if true, raises interesting implications for the sapient Unmade in particular. EDIT - One other thing I want to add is that I think being parked at Cultivation's Perpendicularity is going to have some very nasty developments transpiring with the Horneaters. That is, I would not be surprised if we find out that many of them become schizophrenic and/or develop disassociatve identity disorder. I'm a little suspicious that Moelach's influence will lead to people getting bits and pieces of those visions of the future on account of the Perpendicularity's presence causing a bit of bleedover from the Unmade, and over time that's going to have some pretty gnarly effects on people.
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    My thoughts on this are that "normal" Voidbinders cannot. I think they can create something similar (*pointing at Midnight Essence*) but not a Shardblade that has the same properties as what an individual with a Nahel bond can summon. My opinion is also that a normal Voidbinder doesn't really need one, because I am increasingly certain that Voidbinding is a very destructive* art at its core (to power it), similar to how a Hemalurgic spike is not good for the donor's health. * I'm not counting Renarin here.
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    @Stormlightning @Child of Hodor The problem that I have with the two being Nale and Kalak boils down to one question: Why would Nale permit this? I don't understand what his motive for this experiment would be when he's been actively pursuing individuals that, in his words, could tamper with and/or weaken the seal keeping the Fused and Voidspren locked up on Braize. Typically that's been due to removing budding Surgebinders, but the conversation is explicitly talking about bringing something from Braize, which is pretty blatantly against Nale's stated goal of keeping matters as they are.
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    One thing I really want to comment that I'm seeing in this thread is that there's a very big assumption being made that the two to whom Gavilar is speaking are Nale and Kalak. Sure, they were given as "Ambassadors from the West" per Jasnah's prologue, but was it ever explicitly said that they were the only people described as "Ambassadors from the West"? To my recollection, that's not the case, and there were multiple foreign dignitaries in Kholinar that day, including Taravangian.
  6. If the majority of them were left by Feverstone Keep, that's roughly in northwestern Roshar (since it has relevance to Rall Elorim), and we've hardly gotten a thing about that region. Rall Elorim has a reputation of some sort, but we know as little about it as anything else. The point being, for all we know people avoid it too. I am suspicious that it being "just like they say" is that people call the place cursed, myself.
  7. I suspect it will depend on the nature of the Sibling and the Cognitive reflection of the tower. With ten Oathgate platforms, there is most likely those ten platforms sitting in the Cognitive Realm, but the gemstone pillar could partly exist in the Cognitive Realm in its own way as well, or the Sibling could exist in both the Physical and Cognitive and draw it from a Cognitive highstorm directly.
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    I'd say the Heralds would be of use, depending on who was doing the talking. Regardless of their mental states, they undoubtedly know a lot about matters, past and present. There is still some lucidity with them, as shown with Nale and Ash seeming to be somewhat intact mentally (but not necessarily behaviorally). It really depends on what kind of cognitive breakdown they each have and how far it has progressed. This is also assuming Odium, the Unmade, and/or other elements aren't doing anything to them to interfere, either. We have no idea what Mraize stood to gain from his talk with Ash, for example.
  9. I'm not convinced the Everstorm is a tenth Unmade or even close to them in capability. I rather suspect that the process of birthing a tenth Unmade would "expose Odium to a strike from Cultivation." If he chose not to destroy the Stormfather for this reason, who per WoB is on a "similar level" with the Unmade, then I don't see how Splintering his own power to create another being on that same level wouldn't merit the same consideration of whether Cultivation could harm him.
  10. Yeah I'm still trying to decide how I feel about Brandon's answer to you on that particular point (voices in the head and the Unmade). I feel like I've both overthought it, and that it's a lot simpler than we think. The latter means: "people affected by the Unmade are more open/vulnerable/receptive to other things", because the Unmade 'consume' and have been shown to cause Cognitive damage (Ashertmarn, Nergaoul) as well as Spiritual damage (Yelig-nar, Ba-Ado-Mishram's capture). In other words, Rosharan people may well be at "1.5 cosmere standard" for cracks in the soul, you might say.
  11. The real question I have about the Sibling is why the Sibling went into hibernation in the first place. Presumably it was the death of their Radiant, but shouldn't that have happened numerous times over the course of millenia, simply from old age? Not only that, the Sibling has been sleeping for over two thousand years. The Stormfather knows the Sibling's state, so it stands to reason the Stormfather might have tried to rouse the Sibling, as he did Sylphrena, but to no avail. So why is the Sibling still asleep? The Elsecaller epigraph strongly suggests an external influence causing this comatose state, but given that it's become unclear if all nine Unmade were captured in that era, it's hard to say if the Unmade are the reason why, or something else entirely.
  12. What I don't want the most: Little to no info about the Unmade. >.> *drops mic*
  13. RE: Bolded Not necessarily. We don't know the full extent of the Unmade's powers, particularly how far Ba-Ado-Mishram's influence had spread when she was Connected to the singers before her capture. Not only that, but we know next to nothing about Dai-Gonarthis and Chemoarish, and I suspect we have not seen everything Yelig-nar is capable of doing either. For example, how many hosts can Yelig-nar have at one time? Can he choose how fast he consumes one, allowing for sleepers to travel across the world? We have not seen the sapient Unmade do a whole lot, which I find very curious if not deliberate. Sja-anat was said to be the most feared by the Radiants, yet she didn't really do a whole lot in Oathbringer to validate that claim. Knowing that she can spy on you with a shadow is neat and all, but I don't know that I'd call it fearsome on its own. There's just so much we don't know about the Unmade.