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  1. Especially because Harmony is at war with himself and War could be in harmony with himself.
  2. Certainly the idea of combined intents has been set up somewhat in RoW, that being said, MB Spoilers Nevertheless, a theory duly noted and not without merit. If it happens, it will certainly have crazy effects down the line of the Cosmere Wars.
  3. Some humans could perhaps move to Shadesmar, but the whole of Roshar? Doubtful. There's a lot of Roshar left to explore and some of the lowest areas are among those still to be explored. In my mind, there has been a lot of potential foreshadowing for everything else, but not much foreshadowing for a mass migration to Shadesmar. That's not to say there won't be changes to Shadesmar or even some people or more traders in Shadesmar, but I see Roshar as a whole as weathering the changes above and we seeing how they've weathered it after the time skip. But I could very well be wrong. I just don't see much foreshadowing for it like I do the rest of it.
  4. I like all these predictions! 1,2,3, I've heard of and mostly agree with - I don't know about the Stormfather dying, per se, but something catastrophic indeed. Although, considering the death of Phendorana, that could be seen as foreshadowing of worse to come. 4 I hadn't heard of before, but the things you quote get me thinking about it. Not sure it's been enough foreshadowed just from the books we have yet, but I could see it more in books 6-10. That being said, book 5 could set it up more. And point 5 I've heard a number of people talk about and, honestly, this seems like the least plausible one, though I could see some humans doing so (though I'm still unsure of that). I like your reasoning as to why it would work though, with more water in the physical realm making more land in the cognitive - I like it.
  5. I like this approach to thinking about Kal and I have a thematic theory to add: What is one major reveal near the end of the Way of Kings - that Kaladin had the chance to have a Shardblade, but rejected it. One major theme of Kaladin's is learning to give up power - giving up revenge, giving up the need to protect everyone, learning to let others take care of themselves. I think that Kaladin has been foreshadowed as being Connected to Honor and I believe the chance to become Honor will be offered him, but then he will, in the name of the greater good, give it up. Sound familiar? MB Major Spoilers Brandon loves to explore opposite choices and opposite consequences: Elantris and Warbreaker Minor Spoilers There are more examples of this in Brandon's writing and I could easily see in Kaladin the idea of "What if beginning to take up Honor, but instead Dispersing it for the greater good was actually a good thing?" This would fit Kaladin thematically, leave room for him to become a cognitive shadow and, at the same time, fulfill Kaladin's arc quite nicely I think.
  6. That would be incredible - please do!
  7. A while ago it was discovered that the continent of Roshar exactly matches a 3d slice of a 4d Julia set. For those who didn't know, go to and watch the video until you see Roshar. Now, I am not familiar enough with advanced maths myself to do this, but I imagine there is an equation for each Julia set and I was wondering if anyone would know if there's any way with the information we now know about the pure tones of Roshar to make even a guess at the equation for Roshar. I also know that if you type in Julia sets and music into google there's a scholarly article about how Julia sets can create musical pieces (think the rhythms of each shard, maybe?). I'm sure cymatics connects with all this too. Whatever you know or whatever you theorize (or whatever posts that have come up about this before) I'd love to hear it!
  8. I love all the ideas so far - I agree that a few after being made Truthless is likely. I wouldn't be surprised if the flashback sequence is set up a little bit like Kaladin's in that we may get some important parts out of order slightly only to pop up during a climax moment (similar to Kaladin and Tien's death) where he then in the present declares he is Truth (no longer Truthless) or something like that. I'm also curious about Szeth's time with Liss, mainly because I wonder, along with others, whether or not she is a Herald.
  9. While I might agree that this is true long term - I can't say this guarantees Book 5 safety, only by Book 10 safety, if that makes any sense. In a similar vein, I doubt
  10. Very true - Bondsmiths are absolutely terrifying. I've seen a number of theories that Dalinar will mess up the Stormfather/Highstorms somehow to bring in the Night of Sorrows. We still don't really know where some of Dalinar's warm visions have come from, but they've been Nohadon-related and he was also a Bondsmith (I think so at least).
  11. This is definitely a great idea and one I could get behind (though I still think Ash is likely to be a Dustbringer. Either way, I have wondered if forming a Nahel bond is one thing a cognitive shadow can do to maintain their sanity. Nale is bad, but not nearly as bad as Ishar or Jezrien. If both Ash and Taln form Nahel bonds to help their sanity, it could make a lot of sense.
  12. I liked FM here though I agree she's less political than before, but the change is also somewhat understandable based on the circumstances. The romance was cute - I've always liked Rig as a character, so was nice to see things go his way. Jorgen had good growth moments. Arturo had a great Adolin/Oathbringer moment. The slugs were awesome and I wish we saw EVEN more with them, especially Boomslug - reminds me of the air blades from Defending Elysium. This felt like the magic exploration part of the world. Agreed that the ending felt a little abrupt - Sunreach itself feels like an odd title because it felt like such a small part of the actual novella - if anything I would have liked a little more lingering on that area of the novella. Overall a welcome addition to the story - looking forward to seeing the Spensa Jorgen scene from Spensa's perspective in the novel.
  13. Odium and Devotion being opposites is certainly a longshot, but I don't think Preservation and Ruin being opposites is a stretch at all, or, at least, the details of them match our current knowledge of a light and its opposite: when Vin is spiked, the mists are repelled by her, Ettmetal is highly volatile and it takes very little for it to explode, and while Harmony's current vessel knows how to put them together in harmony, it seems apparent that they could just as easily be Discord, which fits the description of an anti-light as well. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a very unique circumstance. Being so long together, it could be that their Rhythms synced up even while opposites. Though, as others have said, it could be that it's not the case either and I wouldn't be surprised by that either. It's just an idea and one that has some evidence in favor.
  14. From the WoB that Devotion is Love, could Devotion actually be Odium's opposite like Ruin and Preservation were opposites? I'd imagines there was or is ruinlight and preservationlight that would be each other's opposities. Right now we say voidlight and anti-voidlight, but could it just be voidlight and devotionlight (lovelight)?
  15. I could have sworn there was a mention of Radiant in Shardplate during the Battle of Thaylen Field, perhaps when she first summons the personas and illusion army? But right now for the first 3 books I have to rely on audible since my hard copies are in storage due to a temporary move so I must rely on you for the close reading. If there is no reference in the whole battle of Radiant wearing Shardplate, I stand corrected. That plus the WoB that Shallan was ahead of Kaladin in oaths by the end of WoR are the only hints I have towards her already having Shardplate. As for the blades, I loved reading through the post you referenced - very detailed. They agreed with me that the chasm-blade seems like it might be Pattern, but as you say the two descriptions are not mutually exclusive and it is not 100% guarantee. I also like your connection to the summoning of Pattern during dueling in Oathbringer. I do wonder if the Oathgate activation wasn't Pattern, only because thusfar Shardblades from deadeyes have not been able to activate Oathgates, although Shallan's case of being the original Radiant and her broken bond being odd/possible-not-fully-broken does make it weird, so it could be Testament as you say. Thanks for the info!