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  1. Odd that Preservation said that Lerasium, when consumed, invested a human and granted them Allomancy. You'd think that he'd say something about the Spiritweb instead. That could explain why Hoid needed Lerasium. Or are those two concepts the same thing?
  2. For this post, we'll assume that the author of Oathbringer is Jasnah Kholin, and not Sunmaker as some believe. "Oathbringer" seems to be a record of some lesson, some secret or religious truth where Jasnah's heresy is relevant. But what is it? Epigraph from Chapter 84 of Words of Radiance, decoded. From the Diagram: We know that Taravangian is going to Urithiru to speak with Dalinar, and we know that he sees Dalinar as competition. Perhaps he'll tell Dalinar the secret, to break him and the new Orders. It's right in the name. Oathbringer.
  3. Right. Sorry.
  4. In Chapter 16 of Oathbringer we have this line from the Stormfather, stating that nothing of Adonalsium is capable of breaking oaths. This bears the question: Who created humans? Khriss seems to think it was Adonalsium, but this seems to indicate otherwise.
  5. Source It's under "Saturday Afternoon"
  6. As far as I know, we've never had a WoB stating that Hoid's part in the Shattering was intentional. All we know is that: A very diverse group was working towards that goal, all for different reasons After the Shattering, Hoid was offered a Shard, which he turned down His goal very ambitious, and is being opposed by the 17th Shard Maybe Hoid just sort of bumbled into some secret that broke Adonalsium, and the group opposing him/her/it was so grateful that they offered him a Shard on the spot, which he turned down out of guilt. He then begins an incredibly long-term mission to rebuild it. He also vows to never make a mistake like that ever again, slowly changing into that cocksure, arrogant character that we all know and love.
  7. We know from BoM that they can imitate animals, so I don't see why not.
  8. The glass orb used to Connect Kelsier to Preservation(Which he stole from the Ire) seems oddly similar to Feruchemy. Maybe something similar to Feruchemy was used in it's creation.
  9. One of the things that can be stored with Feruchemy is Connection. Using Feruchemy, one might be able to store Connection with a Shard over a long period of time, then, once the current Shardholder had died, tap it all at once and grab it. Which is exactly what the Ire was planning with Preservation; waiting for Leras to die, then activating a one-use device that momentarily Connected the user with the Shard. Given that Hoid is capable is "Feruchemy", despite it being hereditary, and the fact that he somewhat predates Scadrial, we can probably safely assume that there are other magics that do effectively the same thing, like Yolish and Rosharan Lightweaving. So there's an Selish/Elantrian variant of Feruchemy. We'll probably see some of that in Elantris 2.
  10. Yup.
  11. Vivenna's Returned blood allows her to change her age, according to the Warbreaker annotations. She's likely become immortal from that. Diseases may get her, but a sizable amount of Breath should give enough protection. Denth mentioned that Lemex's 300 Breath made him effectively immune to disease, and that it took a lot of poison to kill him.
  12. In the chart in the back of the book, the gemstone corresponding to Tanat is a topaz. This is a strange coincidence, since one of Hoid's oldest pseudonyms is "Topaz", and that these gemstones and their Soulcasting properties are seemingly arbitrarily linked to each Herald. What do you guys think this means? Did Hoid have a hand in Talanel's death during the Final Desolation, to ensure that not all of the Heralds would abandon the Oathpact, and Odium wouldn't be freed? Hoid would probably be around for such an important event.
  13. When Sansa Stark was a young girl, a singer that looks suspiciously like Hoid came to Winterfell and told stories of noble knights and princes and so on. This left it's mark on Sansa, and she grew up as an idealist, and when she went south to King's Landing in an arranged marriage with Prince Joffrey, she was very excited. She also did some very stupid things in the name of preserving this union. She confessed to Cersei about her father's plans to overthrow Joffrey and crown Stannis, and told her when it would happen, giving her a chance to strike first and execute him. This led to: Stannis, and Robb declaring themselves king, giving a chance for Renly and Balon to do so as well, basically starting the entire War of Five Kings. The Stark children being scattered across the globe; Arya becomes a Faceless Woman, Rickon becomes a cannibalistic unicorn rider, Bran becomes a tree, Jon considers leaving but eventually fully committing himself to the Night's Watch; without this, he might not have gone ranging with Qhorin Halfhand and might've died at the Fist or Mutiny and never become Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Tyrion never would've ended up in Essos. The Faith wouldn't have been re-armed; Cersei wouldn't have had the power to do so. Barristan wouldn't have gone to Daenerys; she would've been killed by the manticore in Qarth. So clearly Hoid really hates this planet. Next up: Hoid secretly being Littlefinger Sneak Peek:
  14. We have WoB saying that Hoid isn't a Shardholder, though after the Shattering he was offered a Shard. As far as we know, the Seventeenth Shard is an organization of Worldhoppers affiliated with Frost.
  15. I think the deal between Preservation and Ruin was just a verbal agreement, whereas the Oathpact somehow actually places restrictions on the involved Shards' actions somehow, which would be very difficult. Maybe Cultivation was involved as a sort of third party that would destroy either of them if they broke it? I'd say maybe Cultivation killed Honor, but then again he literally said "Odium has killed me". The "Champion" bit is probably some clause on the hugely complex magical contract between Honor and Odium, as a sort of failsafe.