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  1. where? I don't remember that. I was sure this is not the case but if you have a quote proving otherwise, I'd be grateful.
  2. Is the poster contest available for international fans?
  3. Mmm. The highlights of the few years I was active here (joined end of 2015, has been active on Discord mostly lately) are surely forming the Hive (yo, @Calderis, @Extesian, come here); when I trolled the whole forum on behalf of Brandon - I was interviewing him when he came to Poland and when I asked about recording the signing line next day for the Shard he told me to "go tell them he told us how Stormlight ends". Good times. I have that one super upvoted meme of "Explaining Cosmere to casual readers" buried deep in the meme thread. Kinda proud of it. When Pagerunner was running that "Collected Reddit WoBs" thread, I made my that served the purpose of helping people find WoBs. Now it's, fortunately, obsolete thanks to Arcanum. Arcanum. I feel proud to have helped fill it with WoBs, even if I haven't done even remotely as much as some other Arcanists. I coined the term Mistpoint and have even seen it used once or twice I have tried to make a list of possible combined Shards; I made the thread for interactions of various powers in Cosmere and thought of Feruchemical steel and Surge of Abrasion before Steelrunner did (not sure what's his alias now) I had one big theory that got enough buzz for someone (I think it was Chaos, not sure) ask Brandon about it like a week later and Brandon himself shot it down. Creation Daily holds my first ideas that are now cornerstones for my worldbuilding endeavors. But most importantly the Shard itself; people here first showed me how deep the rabbit hole goes. My life would have been different, maybe worse, if I haven't went off the deep end into Cosmere. A butterfly effect...
  4. The link goes to Stormlight Book Four Update #8 reddit post.
  5. EDIT: Here's the spreadsheet. I know that's what you're here for anyway Please don't remove anything from the spreadsheet; if you disagree with any proposed Shard combination, write about it here and we will discuss it and possibly decide to remove it. If you want to highlight any proposition for discussion, color it orange for everyone to see. P.S. There is the second tab with triple Shard sheet, remember to look there sometime ---- Old post: We're already working on figuring out opposing Shards and figuring out what are the remaining Intents. Let's approach it from a different point of view. Let's combine the Shards. For example, a divine attribute could be "vengeful". I bet somebody would say revenge is of Odium, but vengeance is not only hatred, since you avenge only for something. It's not just blind hatred, there is some justice component in it. So I think Honor + Odium = Vengeance. There are 120 different combinations of double Shards and 560 different triple Shards. We have a lot of room. (Of course since we know only Intents of nine Shards, we can only make 45 double Shards and 84 triple Shards) We know that Ruin would be most compatible with Cultivation and I think that such combination would result in Shard named "Change" or something along this line. Cultivation makes things progress, Ruin makes things decay. Both are about changing things, so Cultivation+Ruin would be a Shard of true change, which can change things both ways. Now there is a problem because perfect counterpart for Change is Preservation. So we're combining double Shard with its single Shard opposite. What would that be? Existence? Creation?... Creation seems good. Edit (after Stormgate's post): I know Adonalsium is said to be a force of creation, but almighty god isn't all about creating things. There is also that punishing the bad people part, showing mercy, establishing free will, ruling... What are your ideas? Edit: The Young Bard created a spreadsheet. You can add Intents there directly, but please post them also here and explain your reasoning for coming up with the Shard.
  6. Thanks. I need to update the WoBs to Arcanum someday...
  7. Okay, I'm not sure about whether it was a theory only or was it confirmed somewhere. Does Nahel bond pull the Surgebinder and spren closer together, what results in spren being pulled more into Physical (somewhat confirmed because as the bond progresses spren can manifest as Shardblade) and Surgebinder being pulled more into Cognitive Realm? I mean, Kaladin was able to see spren nobody else could (like bindspren) and the other instance we have is Rock who is a Horneater who are a result of human/Parshendi interbreeding so they are closer to Cognitive (I just realised that that is also not confirmed).
  8. I might be back

  9. That's actually on my list of questions. We don't know definitive answer. But I'd guess that the ability is still tied to spike, and you can't spike it out of someone since it's only in them because of Hemalurgy.
  10. The difference is that when storing gold, you heal slower (described as feeling sick). So when you tap it, you heal faster. So after you stop tapping, the healing stops but you have already healed away whatever was the problem. You can say gold works on healing speed, and when you stop tapping or storing, the speed at which you heal returns to normal. However, atium works on [years from your current age]. So, when you store, you get older than you're now. When you tap, you get younger than you're now. But if you stop tapping, you'll return to the age you're now. Which means that TLR needs to constantly tap very large amounts of youth (he is, after all, over 1000 years old). And he gets those large amounts of youth by Compounding.
  11. You got it wrong. It's not that bodies are bad at holding Investiture; they're bad at holding Stormlight, only. That's a trait of Stormlight to leak and Breaths tend to cling to things. Remember this: Stormlight is leaky Breaths are sticky and you should be good. As for the Dor, it was trying to force itself through a wrong exit point (Shaod has not been completed), so that's about it.
  12. You know how we got there - where we know obscure WoBs by heart and can recite them in our sleep? We posted, theorized, got things wrong and were shown WoBs that contradict our ideas. It's how we learn this stuff.
  13. Anything related to how medallions work, IIRC.
  14. Just because it was in the table does not mean it was canon. Brandon has said that Feruchemy has 8 Physical metals. On top of that, BoM throws out Feruchemy table out of the window, so I'm not sure what's your point.
  15. Oh no. It's what I feared. More of the non-canon, MAG crap. Because there's no such thing as Hybrid Feruchemical powers. I weep.
  16. Indeed I did. I even have the relevant thread in my sig (look down) This thread reminds me how happy I was to finally get that WoB about Allomantic strength and what it entails...
  17. EDIT: Here are some Reddit WoBs compiled by Pagerunner. Have you ever had a problem with finding a WoB? Post here, describe what WoB was about or perhaps some phrases you remember and chances are somebody has it handy! Reminder: This is not the place for discussion. Anyway: does anyone remember a WoB that powers in nicrosil have to be stored separately?
  18. Even Ruin and Preservation - our best pair of opposed Shards - were not perfectly opposed, as in fact Ruin is more compatible with Cultivation. And I think Cultivation and Preservation would also be considered opposites. Took the words out of my mouth.
  19. Well, I write in a different language, so I don't think the reading my work would work out :| And I'm not the best on reviewing others' work, either.
  20. There is a writing group here?
  21. If you want more ideas, look here: Especially look into the spreadsheet
  22. Hope of Elantris was written sometime when writing Well of Ascension: