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  1. So, on another re-read and something made we say "Huh" when reading WoR. Specifically on page 178 when Kaladin and Syl are talking after Kaladin asks if there are more budding Knights Radiant out there. “There are others like you,” Syl whispered. “I do not know them, but I know that other spren are trying, in their own way, to reclaim what was lost"- Syl What made me say huh was the "spren are trying to reclaim what was lost bit". I've done a pretty average search on Coppermind, Arcanum and here. Didn't come up with the info I was looking for. So we obviously know by know that a decent sized group of spren hate/mistrust humans after what the old Radiants did. In most cases, as said in OB, entire generations of spren were lost. To me, that's a pretty solid reason for spren to never bond with humans again. Even in the current state of things, we have spren acting different than in the past. Malata siding with the Diagram, Timbre bonding a listener. Both doing so because of what the humans did in the past. So my question is this. Has it ever been stated as to what triggered the spren to start searching out bonds again? The simple answer is that they sensed what was coming and knew in some way that re-forging the bonds would be necessary to combat what's coming. But how did they sense it? The mistrust of humans I guess explains why not all of the spren agree with the bonding even if they sense what's coming. But it's kinda flimsy.
  2. pg. 1315 in the ebook "He looked across a sea of hopeful eyes. Storms. Were those gloryspren about his head, spinning like golden spheres in the rain?" This was after Dalinar's speech to the troops just after they saw the Parshendi in stormform for the first time. Obviously, the gloryspren could just be a cause of the awesome moral speech Dalinar gave prior to a big battle. But could it also be a small forshadow/hint that Dalinar would become a Bondsmith? The act of bolstering the courage of the troops, most of whom had never fought with another Alethi army before, could be seen as uniting a group of people towards a common cause. So, the gloryspren could instead have appeared outside of the fact that it was attracted to the glory Dalinar created and instead was attracted by a person well on there way to becoming a Bondsmith. I'm going to believe in the latter. Not a super big deal, but I like picking up these kinds of things during re-reads. Things you wouldn't have caught on the first pass and would have only noticed by reading the next book in the series.
  3. Oh, my bad then.
  4. Adonalsium say whaa? Everything I've read about Urithiru has been RAFO'ed in regards to construction and origin, so I'm assuming I missed one lol.
  5. I started Elantris a year after it came out but I went on deployment and forgot to bring it with me. First full book I read was Way of Kings then WoR right after.
  6. I think Kaladin's natural progression as a character is to die protecting someone or a group of people. I hope that it being so obvious means it won't actually happen. I don't like Adolin will die, but I do think Dalinar or Renarin will or maybe both.
  7. For sure picking Lopen. I have one armed Herdazian jokes for days. Plus, next to sociopath Kelsier and slightly insane Hoid, Lopen seems to have the most fun despite the world falling apart around him. A lot of characters in a lot of books usually put on the confident facade in the face of sadness or chaos, but it's just an act to cover up what ever insecurities they may have. Not the case for The Lopen.
  8. I've seen a few topics like this in the past, so I thought I'd try to get your guys help. I finally finished my sleeve on my right arm and I'm starting my left arm sleeve next week. The top half of the sleeve is going to be a collage of my favorite parts from my favorite books. Wards from the Demon Cycle, The Chandrian from KKC, the eagle of Ravenclaw, etc. The entire bottom half is going to be dedicated to the Cosmere. I have a few ideas in mind. Syl flying around a spear, Vin dropping down with her mist cloak flaring, the Stormfather, a Shardspear, Sazed with the black mass of Ruin flowing around his left hand and the white mass of Preservation flowing around his right hand. I'd love to get some suggestions from you guys, see stuff that I may have forgotten. Ideally I'd like to get a piece from each cosmere series/book, a piece that best represents it's series as a whole. Thanks in advance! I'll post the progress on here as is it goes. It'll most likely be done in a few weeks.
  9. Elsecallers: Transporting someone to Shadesmar is not an effective way to win an argument. It took six weeks for Susie to get back to the tower. Windrunners: Lashing stones to the bottom of Shin Radiant's is strictly prohibited. Seriously, Lopen, Mandatory lecture about keeping oaths is being held by Honor after dinner. And yes, we understand it's the 35th time this week.
  10. Oh, I meant re-take not conquer. One of my pet theories is that Kaladin is going to use his land as kind of a refuge center for all the Listeners that don't want to fight and just want live a free life. While I expect some fighting with the actual ancient singers, I don't think a full on invasion is going to be needed.
  12. Development of the land that Kaladin is now lord over. It'd be nice that after the year gap Kaladin is actively transferring them to safety or retaking the actual land from the Singers. I think the Kaladin being a landed lord is going to be one of my favorite sub-plots in book 4 IF Brandon gives it enough spotlight.
  13. I should have gone back and edited that to "I was terrible at spotting Hoid. Then I discovered 17th Shard and Coppermind".
  14. The "Besides, I've heard of a place...." bit has been driving me nuts. A lot of implication there and not near enough info to extrapolate anything significant. Only shot-in-the-dark answer I've come up with is the place being the theory of there being a realm between the Beyond and the 3 realms we know of.
  15. Had this discussion with my writing group today in regards to coming up with skin-crawling creepy characters. We talked about the creepiest characters in the fantasy genre and what made them resonate that way. Sometimes it's just tiny, unnerving mannerisms, other times it just the character in totality. I thought I'd share some of the more interesting ones here and see what other ones people can come up with. SPOILERS FOR VARIOUS FANTASY SERIES First is Murder Sharp from the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. This guy is at the top of my list for sure. The way he changes and licks his different sets of teeth compounded with the way he gives pointers on dental hygiene creep me out to no end. For the some reason when ever Weeks mentions how his breath constantly smells like mint leaf when ever he changes sets just makes me cringe. On top of all that Murder Sharp has excellent evil dialogue that just shows he's just an insane killer that wears the teeth of his victims. SA character next, Nale. This one is kinda tricky cus I don't think Nale is constantly creepy, only in scenes that show is insanity by lack of mercy. With the image we had in our heads of the people on Roshar thinking the Heralds are beyond reproach and beings of benevolent, the stark reality of the situation is kind of sketch. I think the creepiest thing about Nale is when is utterly expressionless face is described, makes me think of him as just dead inside and his only emotion is some primal instinct to seek justice with out a mercy. When a character as powerful as Nale heads in that direction the results are always bad. Elva from the Inheritance Cycle. Simply said, everything about her is creepy. Her fully developed woman voice with the appearance of a child, the scary and troubling things she says as a result of her power and the way that she always seems to be in the background. Nahadon from the Inheritance Trilogy. I've said so before on here that the Inheritance Cycle, in my opinion, has the best written "Gods" in any fantasy series ever. N.K does a perfect job of describing their power, nature and mystery. She has awesome scenes where the gods show just how powerful they are. She did it so well that I think that if the fantasy style gods did exist in our world, they would be like The Three. Out of all of them Nahadon, god of Chaos and night, is by far the most disturbing. I can't do it justice by explaining it, as any words I could come up with would dramatically undersell it. Just read it. Almost every encounter with Nahadon you get the sense of a true god of chaos. What's creepier is that it doesn't come off as the proto "evil chaos god guy" it comes of as the world can't exist without chaos. Naha is neither good or evil, he is simply a primal force that needs to be in order to maintain existence. If you do read the book, or already have, I think his scene in book 1 with his fight with that army and in book 3 when he's looking down on the Maelstrom are the best scenes that describe his character.