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  1. At the moment this is just a rough draft based on an idea I had brewing in my head for a while, I do however plan to expand upon it fully. Enjoy! ————————— Inquiry is the concept of divine curiousity, of expanding boundaries, and asking questions. No matter how stupid. Inquiry is always about asking the next question, of research in progress. The idea that there’s a limited amount of knowledge in the universe is anathema to it. As is ignorance. It’s current Vessel is not the original, as it’s intent drives its users to give up the power to explore the Beyond. This has happened several times, as the users change the Endless Library changes somewhat in shape and organization. It is unique in that the Shardworld it arrived on was already a developing minor Shardworld in it’s own right. The world had its own fully fledged magic system based around computing information to affect the Physical realm, i.e: Use investiture to make heat transfer from one location to another by writing out mystical mathematical equations. That while, rigorous and time consuming, required relatively little investiture to activate. This system however is bounded to it’s Shardworld, Breven. Inquiry’s magic system functions via research into the “Endless” tomes. A mystical library located partially in the cognitive realm. Each book in the library is essentially a procedurally generated question, often times relevant to the user, which requires research to answer. The books will never ask the user a question they know. Upon answering the question sufficiently, the book will reset and prompt another question that’s more advanced. Answering the questions grants the reader a progressively more advanced ability to peer into the spiritual realm, however they also become invested withInquiry to the point where they may become incapable of leaving the library and losing the ability to directly answer questions. The reader may also ask the books any question they wish, the books will then (if able) tell the user how to go about answering it. Though they will never give the user an outright answer, it may provide sources, locations, or ideas to trigger the user’s imagination. This form of Savanthood is called librarianhood someone who has ‘rented’ (borrowing a tome from the library) is known as a Inquirer. A visitor may ‘rent’ a book from the library for a certain period of time. This process requires vigorous investigation by the keepers of the Endless Tomes. Should the Inquirer be approved, they will have a book that can be called to the hand from any location. It is ‘endless’ but doesn’t increase in weight as it’s filled out. The user can communicate with it to open to any page they wish and record notes with a thought. Lastly, they can ask questions of the book as if it were in the library. A rented book can record any other book simply by opening the Endless Tome and pressing its pages against another book. The contents can then be read at the users whim.
  2. The other day, a member of the Quipsmiths was passing by the Shipward Quarters and asked me if I shipped Jasnah and Shallan. I, being one to accept any and all ships, of course said yes. He responded by sighing audibly and shaking his head in dismay and said: "But, Blade did you not know? That ship has sank!" I, was of course, forced to laugh despite it's crassness.
  3. Wax vs. Nale. The Roughs Lawman who believes in following the law, but not to the point where it was harms his judgement, and the man who believes the law is to be followed to the letter.
  4. Earlier today I was discussing Odium and his potential with future sight with some people and it led me down an interesting line of thought. We know Rayse is a schemer and he uses Moelach to collect Death Rattles in order to see the future, for whatever reason. It could be that he's capable of using them in order to gain access to Honor/Cultivation's abilities- humans on Roshar are of them after all- in order to more accurately pin down the future. If this is true, it might mean that Odium is using Moelach to scan for specific bits of info he's not capable of finding out on his own. However, Odium is a schemer and the Death Rattles being collected are flawed. Anyone that is near can hear them, giving them some insight into the future and possibly Rayse's plans. For someone that is supposedly crafty and dangerous, this seems like a huge flaw in one of his lieutenants, especially one he might be reliant upon. Then it came to mind that he could be using Moelach for another purpose, to mislead King T into following his will without him realizing it. When on his supposedly most brilliant day, he brought up Moelach, though the manner in which he did so was a little suspicious. The way he phrases it almost makes it seem that he wishes for his future self to ignore Moelach and focus on more important tasks, like becoming a proper ruler for the world to follow behind. Thus leading to the chaos in Jah Keved. Yet, why waste such a powerful resource? I believe King T. knew at the time of the Diagram's creation that it'd grow more and more inaccurate and the Death Rattles would possibly provide a way to alleviate that, however I also think he knew that if he did so then all of his actions would become suspect, possibly tainted by Odium's own influence. So he decided to steer his future self away from that simple fix and instead focus on rulership. As fate would have it however, the present King T. decided that the resource was too valuable to ignore and started to harvest it. Essentially allowing Moelach to control and direct King T's actions and thus polluting the Diagram. Moelach then decided to leave Kharbranth and focus on other tasks that were at hand, like the wars in Jah Keved. Thoughts?
  5. Any wo/man is welcome to join the Order, regardless of aptitude or upbringing.
  6. Just joining the thread and haven't had time to look through all the answers, but I assume a Leecher could do the job. Destroy their metal reserves and it'd probably make them susceptible to death.
  7. I have found the third oath of the Shipwards in my long hiatus. `I will accept even those ships I hate, so long as it's right.'
  8. Wouldn't they still have a reflection within the cognitive realm?
  9. Recently in a thread involving the the Lopen a theory came to mind. It's stated that their number never went beyond three and that their spren was specific: "But as for the Bondsmiths, they had members only three, which number was not uncommon for them; nor did they seek to increase this by great bounds, for during the times of Madasa, only one of their order was in continual accompaniment of Urithiru and its thrones. Their spren was understood to be specific, and to persuade them to grow to the magnitude of the other orders was seen as seditious."—Words of Radiance, chapter 16, page 14 What is more specific than bonding a cognitive shadow? We know that there were three Shards present on Roshar; Odium, Cultivation, and Honor. It's theorized that the Stormfather is Tanavast's Cognitive Shadow, which Dalinar had just recently bonded. If one man (admittedly with a strong connection to Honor) could bond with a shade, its possible that the other members were capable of doing just that.
  10. Are there WoB's involving the Dawnsingers and Parshendi?
  11. Do we know which Shards created the Parshendi?
  12. That is true. I suppose she could use an Honorblade, but the only ones that seem feasible to obtain are Jezrien or Taln's.
  13. There is a theory going around that when he's less intelligent his Connection increases proportionally, this theory also states that in one of his dullest moments Cultivation wrote the Diagram. I believe that when King T. is in a duller state he'd make a better Bondsmith, after all he'd be more empathetic. Though that would mean he either loses his surgebinding in his more intelligent state or perhaps belong to a different order.
  14. That also works. I'm curious to see what Odium's Cognitive Shadow would be like, maybe she can bond with that? Then we can give the Nightwatcher to King T. (Who I theorize could be the third Bondsmith) that way they all get godly cognitive shadows.
  15. I personally believe that she could bond with one of the larger Chasmfiend's Spren, after all we know Greatshell Spren can shelter someone from what would have been a lethal fall.