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    Wondering about various universes
    obsessing about books, movies, TV shows...
    Unintentionally memorizing Books, movies, TV shows
    Dr Who, Sanderson books, fantasy books in general, really
    Programming
    Baby Animals (except for birds born in trees. Ducks, penguins, and geese are born on the ground. They are born fluffy and able to see. Robins are born in trees, and are born blind and bald. Significant adorable difference.)
    Pencils (my max number was over 300)
    Pockets (Incredible what fits in your pockets if you try. Except for girls. You have crappy pockets)

    Knights Awkward
    Books before friends.
    17th Shard before the real world
    Release dates before birthdays

    Theoryweavers
    I will speculate even if there is nothing to speculate upon
    I will ask the questions which have not been asked
    I will connect that which has not been connected

    Knights Theoretic
    Facts before guessing.
    Checking before assuming.
    Reason before conclusion.

    Theoryweaver
    I will think of that which is not, and why it is not
    I will consider every claim, no matter how far-fetched
    I will build on the theories of others
    I will search the Words of Brandon, for they hold endless clues

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  1. I've fantasized about being a Knight Radiant (as you do), and realized that Cryptics have names that are so confusing for us that they are willing to go along with whatever other people come up with. For my imaginary Cryptic, I decided on the name of Fractal.
  2. Hear me out, this is a literal tinfoil hat theory. What if the box was made of aluminum? We've seen aluminum do lots of wierd things, doing this doesn't seem that far-fetched to me.
  3. Thank you for the answers, it seems that I was slightly mistaken on what exactly a Shardblade is doing.
  4. I will restart the wishes. I wish that 2021 brings as much good as 2020 brought bad.
  5. We know that when a limb is severed by a Shardblade, it goes dead, and is usually amputated. If it isn't amputated, would it cause gangrene? The reason this isn't a "No duh" in my mind is because of what a Shardblade actually is doing. It's basically cutting off the arm on a cognitive level, making your body think it no longer has an arm there. That being the case, would blood flow stop to that limb as a result, preventing the spread of gangrene? Or is that not how gangrene works?
  6. Adhesion is pressure and vacuum, yes? Pressure vs pressure equals deflected storm
  7. My brother, who just finished reading Mistborn/Wax & Wayne, has just started reading The Way of Kings. He just asked the question of what happens if a kandra is cut by a Shardblade. For example, if one cuts off a kandra's arm, can't they grow a new one? If their head is cut off, does it actually kill them? Forgive me if this has already been answered.
  8. Gets an Iron Inquisitor Inserts the entirety of Brandon Sanderson's published books.
  9. Yesterday, I decided to try to make my best guess as to the 5th Oath of the Windrunners. The Second and Third are about when to protect, that is, protecting those who can't protect themselves, even if you hate them. The Fourth is, in part, when to stop protecting, or to accept that sometimes you can't. My thought is that the Fifth is when to stop protecting altogether, to let them protect themselves. I don't have much rationale behind this, just that, to me, it seems like the most appropriate next step. Thoughts? I am looking for support if you agree, or alternate ideas otherwise.
  10. Not necessarily. Yes, the magic has order and order has patterns, but some magics don't have such blatant patterns. Take Awakening, or Sand Mastery. These, as far as I know, have very little to do with patterns, with the exception of Breaths allowing greater perception of colors. You simply picked the one other planet in the known Cosmere that had its magic focus on atomic structure.
  11. theory

    One thing I learned in Chemistry is that every element and chemical compound has its own spectra, that is, pattern of light frequency that the element creates when a lot of energy is pushed through it to make it glow. This principle led to helium being discovered in the Sun before it was discovered on Earth. I was under the impression that these patterns were the basis for the different lines for the different Investiture sources. Also, I don't believe that any two Shards are the opposite of each other like that. They were one being in Adonalsium, and opposite energies in a single being like that would annihilate each other like we see in RoW. I'd posit that Navani discovered that Investiture can have a value (the Intent or Shard of origin) but also a charge (positive or negative.) When Preservation and Ruin killed both the hosts, it was more like two stars colliding and causing their mutual collapse.
  12. I'd like to point out that what Sanderson is correcting is not that Soulcasting can make aluminum, but that it's the only way to get it. Aluminum being unfamiliar might make it difficult to Soulcast compared to other metals, but the way I read it is simply indicating that there are other ways to get it. I respect that it might be impossible to Soulcast, but I haven't seen much evidence to doubt that it is.
  13. I would like to present this as evidence that the medium for Investiture on Roshar is patterns. This fits with gemstones, vibrations (special patterns), and glyphs all being major parts of the world. I had a theory a while back that, whenever a planet has an alternate form of writing, it was based on the medium of Investiture in the world. This feeds into that.
  14. The thing is that, especially right now on Roshar, the Radiants are all engaging in war to some degree. I would expect every Order, except Bondsmiths, to spend a fair amount of time on fighting skills with their Surges and weapons. I might add that especially the Windrunners are used to fighting against similarly powered individuals. Mistborn are rare at the best of times, and rarely fight each other as a result. They don't have as much experience fighting people with a high level of abilities. In addition, Radiants have weapons and armor that is too invested to be manipulated easily, and is probably bulletproof (to a point), as well as the fact that I can't think of a good way to counter Surgebinding with Allomancy. In conclusion, In a fight of abilities and preferred weapons, the Mistborn don't have a chance. The best they can do is hide, manipulate emotions, and hope the Radiant doesn't kill them. Or get a cheap shot in with an aluminum bullet. But that's not the question.
  15. Cultivation is a Shard of growth and change. One theme throughout the Navani plot line is how Odium has become one of the tones of Roshar. Perhaps she wants Odium, Cultivation, and Honor to find a way to coexist.