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  1. Odium didn't exactly get the memo, and neither past Taravangian nor present Taravangian saw fit to volunteer info which could clue Odium in. (Seriously, Odium was looking directly at it when T quoted himself arguing for his continued utility, and made no sign of acknowledging its presence) Admittedly, this could qualify as "warning" Odium, but divulging the continued presence of a precog among Odium's enemies does not seem to have been a goal that past-T devoted a lot of effort to.
  2. I meant that Renarin's actions around the time of the Battle of Thaylen Field were physically removed from Dalinar's, and thus Renarin could to nothing to aid or hinder Dalinar's choice at that time. My larger point, however, is this: the Diagram knew that Renarin was important. (If he wasn't, why would it touch on him at all?) Since Renarin is important enough for the Diagram to note him, I find it highly suggestive that he happens to be important in a way that prevents the Diagram from warning Odium about him.
  3. "A section of words that had faded from golden to black. What was that? As he drew near, Taravangian saw that the words were blacked out into eternity starting from this point on his wall. As if something had happened here. A ripple in what Odium could see... At its root, a name. Renarin Kholin." (OB, p. 1216, hardcover) Admittedly it isn't as in-depth as I thought. However, I find it difficult to believe that Renarin is important only insofar as his effect on his father, and furthermore I find the fact that his name in the Diagram is faded to black deeply suspicious, especially since Odium himself is providing this expanded copy of the Diagram. In addition, the very next line ("'Dalinar was not supposed to Ascend,' Odium said.") appears related, but on closer inspection is a bit of a non sequitur in the context of Renarin, especially as he was mostly unrelated to Dalinar's refusal of Odium's temptation. This in itself is a bit odd - why has Odium not noticed the singular black splotch in his otherwise pristinely golden room of text? Especially since T quotes the Diagram verbatim, off the very same wall, and Odium, reading that section himself, fails to note the Renarin section's presence. Ergo, something is interfering with Odium's expansion of the Diagram, and that something is closely related to Renarin. What could it be? Well, we know Renarin sees potential futures. Occam's razor and the mechanics of Allomantic electrum and atium conflicts suggest that his continued existence is preventing Odium from knowing everything.
  4. I continue to hold the opinion that, as English is not a thing anywhere in the Cosmere, the three symbols were "M", "A", and "R".
  5. Something else of note regarding the Diagram - it foretells Renarin's existence and his powers, and withholds that information from Odium when he comes a-calling. Yet more evidence of T's sleeper agent status.
  6. I asked the Tenacity question and so far as I'm aware it has no bearing on Brandon's actual plans for the Cosmere. (I was thinking of using an insane ghost version of a Shard by that name as a villain in a homebrew TTRPG campaign)
  7. Aether is also the name for a clear, yet sweet-smelling chemical that is known to be flammable. Stormlight spoilers ahoy:
  8. That appears to be mostly correct. Tacenda (and, most likely, Willia) had a latent spark, and the influx of mana from the full Bog Entity likely ignited Tacenda's. However, the spark is intrinsic to sapient souls, e.g. Tacenda, and most beings formed of magic, e.g. the Bog Entity, don't have souls compatible with spark generation.
  9. Well. That's... suggestive. Although it's still slightly ambiguous, given that the only thing she stole was a power that was first stolen from her. Something else to add to the litany of questions for Brandon, I suppose. Thank you for posting the quote.
  10. I don't believe so. Remember that Davriel's stolen abilities have a shelf-life to begin with, and that they return to their owner after a while (e.g. telling the prioress that her "tap all Geist creatures, they don't untap during their controller's next untap stap" spell would return in a day or two). I would need to reread the scene to get a better understanding of what all happened (I probably need to do that anyway w/r/t the angel), but I suspect that:
  11. If you have any other questions I will do my best to provide the context neccessary to clarify them. However, some questions baffle me as well, e.g. the angel soul.
  12. I would suspect not, if only because there is an RL chemical also called "aether" - which is clear when dry, leading me to believe that the stain Mraize so quickly awarded a 3-firemark bonus for removing was a convenient excuse to get the washerwoman out of the room. EDIT: the suspiciously delicate crystal in Mraize's trophy room is indeed an Aether (note the capital letter). On that note, I seem to recall that the Aethers require a bond with a human to live, after harvesting (it's been a while and I don't recall where they got the Aethers in the first place). So even if Mraize had what it takes, the one he has is probably long dead.
  13. I can totally see Hoid doing this, too. Especially when bored.
  14. On Threnody, silver can repel the shades and counteract their burning touch. Elsewhere, we don't know.
  15. To clarify, the list of 10 core worlds is probably: Yolen Taldain Sel Nalthis Scadrial Roshar Ashyn Braize Threnody Vax