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  1. This seems to be a class of thunderclast https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/5zqsbv/stormlight_archives_3_oathbringer_cover_art_reveal/df0d9rd/ . I guess the question is does the size and type of thunderclast depend on the type of spren?
  2. I can't picture Kaladin and Sadeas discussing things like the assassin in white some funny images have come to mind while thinking of this.
  3. I lurk here to lol, I was also at the Markham signing, the stormlight 2 reading was awesome...!
  4. First time reading Dalinar's part in so much detail (I read really fast, and didn't pick up on these details), and then I re-read only Kaladins Part a couple times. I usually concentrated on Shallan and Kaladin. All in all this is probably my 3rd time reading the book. (It's strange I keep coming back to it, even though my to-read pile is very large) Well I did search but I never saw this mentioned, at least lately. I have lurked these forums for a while....
  5. From the hardcover... Dalinars voice in his head Both quotes come from pg. 381 on Dalinar's first plateau assault. Chapter 26 - Stillness I think it implies that there is a voice in Dalinars head, and this voice is most likely a spren. Szeth pg. 445 I-6 "A work of Art"Similarity between Parshman and Shin "soul would be given to the stones upon his death", and the Parshman laying there dead on stones. Szeth remains truthless because he believes that he can either be truthless and exist in agony forever or be exiled into nothingness. In a way the more I read about Szeth the less I sympathize with him, and the more I sympathize with him.. I'm about 500 pages into my read through... so will probably post more.
  6. In one of Dalinar's Chapters when he's talking to Elokhar in his musing he mentions that the king sent messengers to the Parshendi, and while they admitted to sending the assassin they never give a reason why they chose to kill Gavilar" But I guess the question comes from how did the Alethi initially suspect the Parshendi... and from this I would say that during the night in question they did flee Alethekar... Szeth mentions that when he talks about the Parshendi throwing away his oathstone... and so that behaviour looks very suspicious.. Plus the Alethi think the Parshendi as savages... who else would kill the king.. ---- On a different point... Why did the Parshendi use Szeth to kill King Gavilar? Why not use one of there own warriors? Was Szeth simply a tool? - Why kill the king? Are they voidbringers? On the parshendi being voidbringers - Hmmm there may be a connection but Szeth and throughout the books there mentioned as "men" (notably by Szeth in the prologue * He was a servant to them so he probably was exposed to a large portion of there culture) *** The whole thing is like "white vs blacks" a "race war" (I don't like this analogy) Cultural misunderstanding etc? Why throw away Szeth's oathstone? Or was there something more in choosing Szeth to kill Gavilar (not in terms of killing Gavilar, but in Szeth in himself)? (I don't know if I worded that properly... but I think that everyone is looking at the perspective of why did the Parshendi kill Gavilar... what if there choice had more to do Szeth... Why choose Szeth? One of the characters in the book mentions a very similar question to the last, I can't find a quote.... Found it "And the Assassin in White? Jasnah asked. / "A true anomaly," Shallan said. "The undertexts are filled with commentary about him. Why would the Parshendi hire an outside assassin? Did they fear they could not accomplish the job themselves? Or perhaps they didn't hire him, and were framed. Many think that is unlikely, considering that the Parshendi took credit for the murder."" - pg. 461 Anyways on the Parshendi the biggest barrier seems to be culture, and we see through the very tinted lens of the Alethi/Vorin society This post was big mess... In the end If the Parshendi intent was to kill Gavilar then my analysis in the original post is probably wrong If the Parhsendi intent to kill Gavilar had more to do with Szeth himself then I would probably favour the theory in the original post .. though it does have major flaws
  7. I was just wondering about this as it caught my eye while I was re-reading the Way of Kings. Just some introductory remarks from what I gathered from Szeth's punishment; he has to do what his masters command of him to the letter. When the thugs assault/kill the transient worker Anyways twice during the book Szeth repeats the instructions that the Parshendi gave him on for the night that he killed King Gavilar Instructions from the Prologue Instruction from Interlude #3 - these ones appear in italics The part that caught my attention is in bold. "but be seen doing it" I thought it strange that Szeth killed King Gavilar but did not kill in the way the Parshendi intended, he wasn't actually seen killing the king, he was alone when he did that. This could also imply just too be seen assaulting the kings chamber, and Szeth actually followed the instructions, but I think the Parshendi intended for anyone, but someone to witness that Szeth stick a Shardblade into Gavilar. Also after catching that I went searching for the instructions from the Interlude #3 and apart from noting that they are different, the second instructions, they don't actually instruct Szeth to kill the King, just to get to him, not to kill the King... at least explicitly. Anyways some extrapolation from all this I'm assuming the Parshendi are not the "bad guys".... The parshendi's decision to send Szeth was a decision in two parts 1. To test the King of the Alethi, his strength, honour all that... Since he was reading the "Way of Kings" he might have had some "Knights Radiant" abilities... and Szeth could potentially test or bring them out.. this lead to the second point 2. Szeth was sent to the to assassinate King Gavilar, but I think the Parshendi intended him to die in the attempt, put him out of his misery... his punishment etc. Assuming these two points are true it would also explain why the Parshendi threw away his oathstone... Why would the Parshendi keep a servant that did not followed there instructions... that kept his honour? From reading the Prologue he seemed to kill Gavilar more out of anger after Gavilar severely injured him, and there was all this pain. Basically Survival instinct. Just thought it was strange, and wanted to put it out there.
  8. I always thought that radiants "flying" was just lashing themselves to distant points; like the one of the moons, or even distant stars (or maybe if the universe allows for it air molecules)... Szeth has difficulty with this because as mentioned before he is not a full fledged radiant...
  9. "Directly toward the Origin. That face is shifting, bewilderingly quick. Different human faces appear on the end of its stumplike neck, one after another in blurred succession." pg.442 Hardcover My own random musing about the faces was; that the faces that appear are the people on Roshar who died in the previous day... random with no evidence but yeah. But I definitely think that the faces are human... if its random spren that are human like seems possible, but those seem to be uncommon. "The display lasted a full ten minutes" - Can this number change... if it can't there seems to be a re-occurrence of the number 10 in the book a lot. I like the super spren theory, which would explain how its a unique spren, and how its so large... but in another interlude seemed to suggest that the size of the spren is dynamic, but if the size is bounded, that would explain how this one is so large.
  10. On page 49 line 4 hardcover it says. "There were ten slaves in the wagon,...". One of the slaves dies by a cudgel so the wagon has 9 slaves in it. Pg.99 line 2 ""Those ten," the noble woman said, raising her rod to point at Kaladin and the others from his wagon." - Shouldn't this be nine slaves? ""Those nine," the noble woman..." Continuity error?