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  1. I don’t know if that deal is even still valid. Seems to me like murdering the person you made the deal with invalidates it lol, but Shards being bound to oaths is kind of a unique Cosmere thing so who knows.
  2. True. I was just going off of some of the discussion above. Think the reason for the Recreance was largely laid out in Oathbringer. Sure we don’t know the whole story but we seem to know a big part of it.
  3. Wasn’t the big thing that caused them all to walk away finding out humans were the foreign invaders? I’m assuming this is what they learned after BAM had been captured. This made what they did less of a necessary evil to defeat an invading army and more of a genocide of an indigenous people group.
  4. At the end of TWoK in the last vision to Dalinar. It’s when he realizes the visions are recordings and not actual live events. It’s actually the last line of the book before the epilogue. This depends on how much you trust the accuracy of the visions being from Honor himself, but that’s the in-world reasoning.
  5. I was in the process of fixing it and was too late getting my edit in...sorry about that one.
  6. I get where you’re coming from but I do think there’s plenty of time to set El up more in the next book. I’d rather see Dalinar go against a new villain than against someone who has been close to him throughout the series and is now turning against him (like Navani or one of his kids). If it’s a character that we’ve known about since book one, I’d be down for Gavilar, Nale, or Ishar. I’d rather not have another fantasy series with... Game of Thrones spoilers:
  7. I think it should be someone who Odium thinks can actually win a duel against Dalinar. For one, if Shallan was on the path to become a villain, she would have murdered Kalak and took his place at the trial to throw it in Adolin’s favor. Second, Shallan can’t beat the Blackthorn in a duel. Illusions would only get her so far, she’s not well trained in Soulcasting, and she isn’t a duelist. The one I can get behind in regards to someone being close to Dalinar is Gavilar. If his cognitive shadow survived and Odium promised him a way back into the physical realm, I could feasibly see him using one of the Parshendi bodies to fight like the Fused do.
  8. The crossover of characters who could actually win the duel, would side with Odium, and are emotionally tied to Dalinar is pretty small. Heralds could win the duel, but they aren’t emotionally invested with Dalinar. A lot of the characters emotionally close to Dalinar don’t fit the bill of willingly siding with Odium. The Gavilar cognitive shadow thing potentially works if that’s the route Brandon wanted to go with him. I just feel like El’s setup in RoW points towards him being the champion.
  9. El seems to make the most sense currently imo. He’s even trying to get on Taravangian‘s good side quickly. Couple this with the fact that El doesn’t want to destroy humanity, he wants to repurpose them as an army to (seemingly) conquest the Cosmere with, it fits right into Taravangian’s motives to “save” everyone.
  10. Taravangian is kind of like Thanos.
  11. Cause he’s the Stormlight Archive’s Winter Soldier character. You see him fight because he thinks he has to and then he actually wants to change when given the chance.
  12. Maybe there is a proper contest of champions that Dalinar wins, and the plot twist comes in some loophole Taravangian found in the deal that allows something to happen when he loses that was not accounted for. I don’t have any real theories for this other than thinking it would leave an interesting ending if things look good for everyone at first and a twist happens after the duel.
  13. This is the concept other sci-fi writers use for “fast travel” around the universe. The problem you run into is explaining how you can travel to the correct space within the correct time. It’s one thing to move from Ashyn to Roshar. It’s another thing to make sure you don’t pop out 10,000 years in the future lol
  14. And it also ties back into The Way of Kings when they’re watching Dalinar trapped on the plateau at The Tower. That’s a question that comes up in the first book from Syl, are spren attracted to things or are spren the ones who create things? To me the answer always seemed to be that spren were attracted to things. Cryptics are attracted to Shallan because she lies, but Shallan is the one creating the lies. Honorspren are attracted to honor, and Kaladin lived in such an honorable way that he attracted Syl.
  15. Just to have some fun with the theory and roll with it, I’ve always been a fan of the theories that there’s something more to the Kaladin and Child of Tanavast references. Assuming your theory is true, it’s possible Kaladin has become a larger Splinter of Honor due to the way he’s lived his life. I think something like that would be cool because it wouldn’t mean Kaladin is special because he has the same bloodline as Tanavast himself or someone like Nohadon, but it would also set Kaladin apart a bit and explain some of the things he’s done, like move the wind itself during a storm.
  16. I like this theory. It’s been a theme of the book series so far. Reminds me of another one of Wit’s conversations with Jasnah in the WoR epilogue. It’ll be interesting to see if Honor did something like you’re suggesting as contractual protection or if it’s just a thematic part of the series, but I like the theory.
  17. If The Sibling doesn’t care whether humans live or die then the bigger concern is the spren, not the Bondsmith lol. I personally don’t believe The Sibling will continue to be as against humanity moving forward. We saw them on screen being attacked after a centuries long slumber, so of course they were going to be on edge. The circumstances have changed now.
  18. The part of the argument against Navani I do follow is that we’ve seen how devastating Bondsmith powers can be, so you obviously want to be cautious about who these Radiants in particular are. The reason I’m not as worried about this is because I think there’s a temptation to apply what Ishar can do to what Navani may do, when Ishar is mainly scary because his powers are unchecked through an Honorblade (and he’s gone insane). We’ve already seen on screen what happens when a Radiant bonded to a spren uses their powers in a way that disregards their oaths. Kaladin nearly killed Syl due to this. I’m not so worried that Navani can just circumvent her bond with The Sibling to do whatever she wants. She’ll have plenty of power, but she won’t be unchecked like Ishar. If she starts ripping Connections apart from people as a weapon, that goes against the entire “I will unite instead of divide” oath that she’ll eventually have to say.
  19. And I really like Dalinar’s journey from the beginning through Oathbringer. I think he’s easily become a worthy Bondsmith, but I also think Navani has been a strong character. The moment that sticks out the most to me for Navani was how she held everything together in Urithiru when Dalinar’s memory flooded back to him. He locked himself away and couldn’t function once he remember what he’d done to Evi, and Navani was the one who saved the coalition from collapse during that moment. I remember reading tons of “Navani will bond The Sibling” theories post OB, and now that she has, it’s like a bunch of people think it wasn’t foreshadowed any lol
  20. Honestly Dalinar probably wouldn’t be a Bondsmith either if he wasn’t explicitly given visions and told “unite them.” He was kind of hand picked for the role. I feel like he’s held to a lower expectation because of this. The Blackthorn maybe unified through fear but I wouldn’t call that true unity.
  21. I feel like the Fused lost a step after not fighting a Desolation for 4,500 years. We really have no idea what ended up happening all those years when they were stuck with just Taln. It’s like watching a professional athlete that used to be the best in the league come out of a 5 year retirement and realizing that are way out of practice. And in RoW it also seems like many of the Fused are just as eager for the war to end as anyone else. They’re all sick of fighting endlessly, just like the Heralds were.
  22. Edited this into a spoiler tag since we’re in the SA only thread. Not really any major Mistborn spoilers but just to be safe:
  23. I don’t think he’s going to have Odium completely lose after just giving the Shard a new Vessel, but there’s the other option that Odium meets his demise in book 5 and Cultivation becomes the antagonist... I think Taravangian will be around for a while though. His story has been setup too long through The Diagram to not continue playing a key role into the rest of the series imo.
  24. Oh yeah that sounds familiar. Was that on one of the Kickstarter perks for the Stonewards or did I doze off during a part of a book lol
  25. ^ That sounds like the second ideal for Stonewards.