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  1. Another interesting thing to keep in mind is the impact of the soul in the cosmere. Even if the Kandra could replicate the biological aspect, what would the soul look like? Human, human with a little extra, unstable, flat out won't work? I would suspect human, or human with a little extra, but something to keep in mind.
  2. Same as what Invocation said, Shadows for Silence doesn't go deep into any lore, so its safe to read wherever.
  3. Silver has no properties in the Metallic arts. I think the issue is that tin was originally silver, which meant you have silvereyes as the nickname, which are already copyrighted. So he changed it to tin, and made silver useless. You'll occasionally find interviews where he accidently uses the word silver instead of tin, #random knowledge of the day.
  4. There are larger gemstones that hold light throughout the weeping. I'm pretty sure there's a wob that confirms that's how Vasher survives them, but I can't find it. Not sure how he gets his hands on those gemstones though.
  5. Actually, spikes don't have to kill, just touch blood in the proper place with the proper intent. I mean, tearing off a chuck of the soul is usually fatal, but not always. But in this case, you are correct, they piece him but are not proper spikes. I did some more digging and found there was some confusion on that subject, but Brandon clarified they were not hemalurgic in nature. But I also found a quote about Ruin having access to LR's soul and thoughts anyways, not sure how though.
  6. Lots of good stuff here, but there is one more thing I want to point out. Rashek had his atium armbands piecing his skin. This enabled Ruin to communicate with him directly, and I don't think Rashek even realized that. So keep in mind that he had a very clever death god whispering into his thoughts for a thousand years. With that in mind, Rashek started out as a good person. Yes, he was ruthless and aggressive, but his original goal was to create a stable society and do the best for his people(not just Terris in this case, but the whole world). Over time Ruin's influence started to corrupt him, so Rashek's society does eventually turn into a brutal bloodbath. But considering he had Ruin whispering straight into his thoughts for a thousand years, he still did pretty good. I mean, check out Vin, Spook, and Quellion and just how much influence Ruin garnered in such a short time.
  7. ruin

    You may have misunderstood what I was getting at. Feruchemy is most definitely tied to the shards of Preservation and Ruin, its just not directly powered by them. There are some magic systems that you could argue are not tied to a shard, such the basic spren of Roshar and the worms from First of the Sun. But that doesn't apply to any of the metallic arts.
  8. ruin

    Being of Ruin and being powered by Ruin are two different things. The Shards are giant masses of Investiture, sure. But they also represent concepts. Every time some dies on say, Roshar, that's still Ruin. Ruin's presence on Scadrial interacted with the local system, influencing Feruchemy. Hence why part of Feruchemy copies Ruin, the ability to ruin stores of energy. But that is powered by the user, not by Ruin. At least, that's my understanding of it.
  9. autonomy

    I searched a bit for the quote, but couldn't find it. But, I recall reading somewhere that Autonomy may be heavily invested in the clouds that permanently circle Taldain, at least on the dayside. So the sunlight passing through the clouds gets charged, but the sun isn't the source. Not 100% if this is accurate or not though.
  10. Been awhile since I've read the books, but I seem to recall Siri was often (always?) bathed by the Pahn Kahl servants. With them being the only ones there, its not unreasonable for her to get some stuff into the room. That or it was something she scavenged from the room itself.
  11. I assumed that it was just general Alethi aggression, its kinda their thing. But Stormfather visions are not out of the question either.
  12. In Sesebron's case, it might also be that his aura is bringing out the colors of everything around him to a higher extent. So the other gods and people of 3rd heightening might see what he sees if they were near him. That said, I think it does leave some opening that higher heightenings, at least 10th, might experience some other perception change. Nothing confirmable though.
  13. Another way to look at it is that Stormlight healing is not healing, more like reverting back to where the body is suppose to be. So normal wear and tear on the cells caused by aging, that's suppose to be there, so stormlight won't change it. Actually, if you did manage to fix said wear and tear, the stormlight might put it back, causes that's the bodies natural state.
  14. The cognitive shadow of Tanavast, the human(? we think anyways) that possessed the Shard of Honor, aka the Almighty. This fused with the pre-existing Stormfather to form the one we now meet.
  15. I was counting the thousand years the Lord Ruler was around, but actually you're right about the 300, so that'd be 1300 years advantage. And sure the airship would be disabled, but if they did have 1300 years advantage on guns, handguns would go a long way.