What's a Seawolf?

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  1. I am hope.
  2. Or rather, the ‘Hive Mind’ in charge of the Sleepless is the Sibling. And I put hive mind in quotes because I’m not saying a hive mind like the Borg from Star Trek. From a WoB asking if the Sleepless are Slivers: “…And this is actually an individual that's not a hivemind. These are-- This is an individual, single consciousness…” So not a hive mind, but that collection of single cremlings that supposedly have souls and minds of their own make up an individual Sleepless consciousness. From another WoB, around the same time, speaking of the Sleepless: “Hive beings who are constantly losing individual members, but maintaining a persistent personality spread across all of them, immortal in that as long as too much of the hive isn't wiped out, the personality can persist.” So Sleepless have the ability to spread their personality out and control a bunch of individual cremling members. These Sleepless ‘souls,’ as I’ll call them, have to come from somewhere. I’m saying these souls are created by a Master Sleepless (probably one that predates Shard arrival on Roshar,) and/or the Master Sleepless can coordinate to a degree amongst individual Sleepless. (Similar to how individual Sleepless coordinate amongst a bunch of cremlings.) A conversation between Dalinar and the Stormfather I’ve seen discussed a lot: “There is…a third sibling. They are not with us.” “In hiding?” “No. Slumbering.” .... “No! Leave them alone. You hurt them enough.” Taking ‘they’ literally, and it could easily be meant to describe the Sleepless. The Sleepless write the blurbs on the back of the book, constantly referring to themselves in the plural. But Arclo, in Edgedancer, refers to himself with ‘I’. Now, you can hand wave that away and say the end blurbs are written by a group of Sleepless referring to their race as a whole, but the very nature of Sleepless is many things becoming one. Why can’t there be a Master Sleepless above the individuals who would speak in plural? Now how does this relate to Urithiru? Chapter 68 epigraph My research into the cognitive reflections of spren at the tower has been deeply illustrative. Some thought that the Sibling had withdrawn from men by intent—but I find counter to that theory. (From drawer 1-1, first zircon) Chapter 70 epigraph Something is happening to the Sibling. I agree this is true, but the division among the Knights Radiant is not to blame. Our perceived worthiness is a separate issue. From the wiki: A series of related records left by an Elsecaller in drawer 1-1 of the Urithiru gem archive link the Sibling to the health of the tower city. The entries relate the decline of the tower's functionality (particularly with respect to habitation failures) to the withdrawal of the Sibling.[3][4] The author argues that the spren's disappearance was neither intentional nor a result of internal strife among the Knights Radiant.[3][5] The cause of the Sibling's disappearance is unknown. Urithiru is an inanimate place that seems to (when working) function like a living one. It would certainly help having a consciousness behind that, one that is used to coordinating between many individuals, be it cremlings or lesser Sleepless. More, in Edgedancer, Arclo mentions the idea that whenever someone goes unconscious, they effectively die and a new clone soul comes to inhabit their body once they regain consciousness. Seems a very odd thing to be placed in the narrative of our first ever obvious on screen appearance of a Sleepless. If Arclo’s creator/master/some being above him was deep in slumber (as the Sibling is mentioned being,) it would certainly be something on his mind. Plus, I like the idea that the ‘Sleepless’ are influenced/controlled/created by a mind that is currently ‘slumbering.’ (Heck, maybe that's why they came to refer to themselves as the Sleepless, because of whatever happened to the 'Master,' they are unable to sleep and/or access some other part of their abilities. Perhaps individual Sleepless can only access surges/spren when the Sibling is bonded?) Someone who knows more about timelines will have to answer this next part, but is it possible the scouring of Aimia is what caused the Sibling (Master Sleepless) to retreat from Urithiru? A return to its homeland or some sort of power reduction/forced slumbering based on what happened there? Do the timelines match up? tl;dr for this stream of consciousness theory: There is some sort of Head Sleepless who once ran/controlled Urithiru, and this being is the third Bondsmith, the Sibling. (PS. Has there ever been confirmation that there is more than one Sleepless active in the world at a time?)
  3. Well, if we assume the Radiant oaths will relate to what the majority (or at least vocal?) use the internet for... Second Oath: "Everything I do I will post to the internet." Third Oath: "Everything I don't do I will post to the internet." Fourth Oath: "The cloud cannot die. I will preserve the cloud." Fifth Oath: "Rule 34."
  4. Well if the King's Drop is a Dawnshard, then Dawnshard's imprison Unmade...or put them in the slammer.
  5. This is a FANTASTIC idea. Though I'd almost like it better if Adolin still didn't have Radiant powers when it went down. My concern reading it would be that Brandon already did a Kaladin and Adolin vs. overwhelming odds battle. And both survived. It occurring again would send off major 'impending doom' sirens. But despite that, I really want to see this now and have both of them survive.
  6. Every time I re-read, I like him more and more. He's a great character to have alongside the superpowered, internally broken main characters. And I just love reading his generally happy, upbeat personality.
  7. Off hand the only thing I can think of is heavy amounts of aluminum, though I think that's been disconfirmed as the weapon that shattered Adonalsium. Alternatively, would an aluminum hat prevent a Shard's future sight from seeing you/reading your mind? Maybe get a bunch of people wearing aluminum to trick a shard into acting against its own intent.
  8. Rock will make them stew. Lift will steal that stew, consume half, and give Adolin and Shallan the other half. She will then proceed to consume the last half.
  9. Has he commented on the 'secret project' listed on the progress bars of his website? Because if not, that screams Cosmere to me, especially in light of an elsewise two year gap
  10. Vasher will awaken a cupcake. Lift will eat said cupcake. Lift will become Returned Awakener Edgedancer Lift with Nightblood. Odium flees in terror. The remaining Cosmere books are Odium trying to recruit other shards instead of destroying them. Oh and Kelsier Ascends by picking up another shard, becoming protagonist of the Cosmere. Him, Lift, Kandra Wayne and Hoid go on many grand adventures and live happily ever after.
  11. I took it as Nin knowing he was insane, or going insane, and incapable of doing the right thing and opposing Odium. And giving Szeth the option to follow Dalinar was his way (via a loophole of his own beliefs) of doing what the sane part of his mind knew was right.
  12. Wherever he is, I'm sure Dalinar is going to publicly reveal what really happened to Evi. Which will bring Toh back into the story as a very angry brother-in-law.
  13. Food Spren. And I want to see what happens when Lift tries to eat them in Shadesmar.
  14. Stormlight 4.5: Lift meets Kelsier.
  15. I'm extraordinary biased. In Kelsier vs the Cosmere, I'd take Kelsier. So a measly 3 opponents? Kelsier and crew.
  16. Kaladin is my favorite SA character, but he just screams 'heroic sacrifice in book 5.' I used to think this would segway into him waking up in Braize, and thus the revelation that the secret that broke the KR's was all surgebinders being unintentionally bound to the oathpact (the suffering part, at least.) Regardless of that, Kaladin still has heroic tear jerking death written all over him. HOWEVER, this is Brandon, and he's usually damnation good about keeping us on our toes. The one character whose arc seems like it could go almost ANY direction, the one character who seems to have the most 'future potential' for absurdities, new and unique story lines, and just currently unresolved questions, is Shallan. She's always one of the first my mind wants to cross off when thinking about major deaths in SA arc 1. Which is why I always wind back to her as 'the one no one will see coming.'
  17. Had a random thought when Shallan was remarking on the colors of strata in Urithiru. Has every color of strata mentioned so far also correspond to a gemstone? (I think today's chapters were the first time emerald strata was mentioned.) I'm fond of the 'Odium is invested in stone' theory, and if that is the case, Urithiru having stone that is 'safe' (per Szeth) and invested with Stormlight might make sense. It was the KR home base after all, and being able to draw Stormlight from the very walls would be a helluva defense mechanism.
  18. Don't worry, based on past precedence of in world books appearing on screen in the hands of characters, Song of Secrets will not be the title. Clearly it will be called 'An Accountability of Virtue.'
  19. The Szeth thing I agree completely with, my only other issue being the underwhelming nature of the Recreance (as it's been presented so far.) That said I absolutely LOVED the book, for the reasons you mentioned and more. For a small time I felt a possibly similar unsatisfied feeling despite loving it, but the more I thought about it, I felt that way because the book did SO much. So many open questions and threads (that we thought would take 5 books) were resolved in OB, and it does not feel like an equal number of new questions (for us to fantasize/theorize over like madmen) have been opened up. I can't go into much right now, but after tWoK and WoR it felt like we had a hundred questions and mysteries and paths the story could take. OB resolved and gave answers to many of those.
  20. I really like this theory, as it would give some great insight into Spren as well. Ultimately, I feel like Maya is going to be revived because Shallan dies or almost dies. One way it will be a heavy grief thing (probably on both ends, Maya feeling terrible for Adolin and pulling a 'let me help you with your pain' thing,) the other it will be your typical KR to the rescue scene. (Which-although certainly fantastic-is why I don't think it will be the latter.) I like your idea best though.
  21. I wouldn't be ENTIRELY upset if he wrapped up the Cosmere with 15 of 16 Shards revealed, then basically said, 'Well of course you've SEEN the missing Shard, and the impacts of its influence, up to you to figure it out :)"
  22. Both villains in Elantris. I don't remember either of their names. Part of the reason I disliked Elantris (except for the Raoden POV's) is that the conclusion is a speech singing the virtues of one of the two. Neither character ever did anything for me, not even bring out hatred like the good villains do (Sadeas etc.) Sarene would also be on the list of least favorite characters, another who basically made me go 'meh' the entire time.
  23. Nightblood's allure is (from what we've seen,) based on proximity, correct? If you need a last ditch attempt, unlatch Nightblood, throw it forward while holding the sheath (blade flies out without you contacting it) and pray the Fullborn does the typical Atium/Speed dodge of still being near the oncoming object just out of its path. Then Nightblood's 'hey you wanna touch me!' effect springs into the Fullborn's mind, Fullborn grabs Nightblood, Nightblood eventually consumes Fullborn. That Fullborn's still gonna cause a helluva lot of damage in the meantime, but if you're only concern is killing the Fullborn, maybe this will work?