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  1. It could be a fire contest between Dalinar and Evi.
  2. This has clearly been on my mind, because I had a dream last night that the blurb for KOWT revealed that Shallan and Adolin were going to Rall Elorim, and I had to eat crow.
  3. This is a cool theory, and evidence wise I could see it being right, but it doesn't feel like it lines up narratively. Lift is from Rall Elorim. Book six is Lift's flashback book, so we will likely be seeing lots of Rall Elorim in the flashbacks. As well, there's a good chance her storyline in the modern portion of the book will see her returning to Rall Elorim and facing her past. If that's true, it doesn't make sense for book five to have a very significant plot about Rall Elorim and its secrets when book six will also have a plot about Rall Elorim and its secrets.
  4. I think the time for Kaladin to kill Moash has passed. I feel like he'll have more of a Gollum type moment, with his failings of character putting him in the right place at the right time to change everything, even if he doesn't mean to.
  5. I like the line in The Way of Kings about her Shardblade being the "fruit of her greatest sin", which never really made sense until we learned that her greatest sin was killing Testament.
  6. I never liked Liss as Chana, so Liss as Vedel sounds great to me.
  7. Kaladin is Slave. Shallan is Murder. Szeth is Murder Slave.
  8. We need Jaszeth in these charts.
  9. I got names mixed up and thought you were saying that Rlain was Thaidakar.
  10. Throughout the book, I was pretty sure it was going to be either Dalinar or Renarin, although I leaned Renarin until the battle started and he was nowhere close to it.
  11. I would say both Cultivation and Honor. Growing new Hordelings sounds like Cultivation, while the Hordelings being bound together sounds like Honor.
  12. It's Shardkiller Base.
  13. I spent a while yesterday reading the second half of this thread, and it stuck in my head so much I had a dream about it. I was reading the thread, and one user said that the chapter titles were helping Shallan to heal by giving her reassurance so that she could get better. Another replied that the chapter titles were lies created by Axies the Collector, and were leading her astray. Then a third user said that Axies was a known follower of Odium, and was trying to get Shallan to choose Odium as her husband. I woke up wondering if Odium flies.
  14. I would call it Song of Secrets, but I'm not sure if a song counts as a book. I guess it could if it was written down.
  15. She's Vivenna. The woman that calls herself Vivenna, I mean.
  16. I don't see any reason for a mystery about who the ninth Unmade is if it really is just Dai-Gonarthis without any sort of twist. I think I'll go along with the Cusicesh being the last one, because I remember it doing some weird things, and it just sounds right to me. So Cusicesh being Dai-Gonarthis makes the most sense.
  17. He was mentioned as leathery-faced, so even if he doesn't have the exact same appearance, I figured he was the man Kaladin talked to on the first bridge run. My brother and I suspected that he was a Dysian Aimian.
  18. I totally saw Brandon the other day, and he was getting drunk on stormlight. He was so drunk that when I offered to help him carry the giant vats of concrete he was lugging around (don't ask), he just handed me some notes on his plans for Stones Unhallowed and walked away. Being a loyal fan of Brandonalsium, I decided to do the only logical thing and post what will happen in the next book for all to see. I hope you enjoy having Stormlight Archive #3 ruined for you! - The prologue is Elhokar at the party where Gavilar died. He notices Dalinar following the codes as Gavilar said. Then, the two mysterious men convince him to trick Dalinar into getting completely wasted. He gets Dalinar drunk, then gives Szeth directions to Gavilar's room, gives Sadeas the handbook on how to stop the Desolations (it was the only one of its kind, and Sadeas destroys it), gives Venli the tip that she needs to unlock Stormform, and gives Darkness a list of crimes committed by all Surgebinders so that he can kill them. Adolin is also revealed to have dated Shallash. - In present day, the Ghostbloods say that Shallan must find true love if she wants to join them. She angsts over whether she loves Kaladin or Adolin. - Kaladin flies in to Hearthstone in the middle of Roshone's marriage to Laral (it was a really long engagement). Roshone has now grown an evil goatee and intends to push his new button that gives supreme power to Odium once he gets married. Kaladin bursts in and gives his objection right before the vows. Everyone cheers that Kaladin saved the day, only for a brick to knock him out. - Jasnah has to babysit Baby Odium, the suckling child from WoK Chapter 57's Death Rattle. - Szeth decides to chase his dream and become a rockstar. It is revealed in his flashbacks that everyone in Shinovar discouraged this dream because stone was sacred. Szeth was sad, but then he saw someone Soulcasting some grass into a guitar. Using the guitar, he rocked out, singing that the end was coming. He was made Truthless because his music was too loud. - It's revealed that Lirin has turned evil and crowned himself Emperor of Hearthstone. Kaladin, Roshone, Laral, Jost's Dad, and Hesina team up to stop Lirin from upgrading the Voidbringers into the Super Voidbringers. However, when Kaladin tries to fight him, Lirin goes Super Saiyan and defeats Kaladin, telling him that he has to unlock more true potential. - Dalinar confesses that he doesn't remember his wife, only to find out that her name actually is "Shshshshshshsh". - Jasnah runs into a hat-obsessed man who likes drinking metal, claims that two and two equals pickle, can regenerate and slow time, is a master of disguise, and hates guns. Brandon's notes indicate that he is indeed a worldhopper: Hrathen. - The Highspren cause Highstorms, but they've grown tired of it so they give Adolin the power to make Highstorms. - Shallan actually does draw herself as a bridgeman, causing her to realize that she loves Kaladin. - Kaladin decides to say the Fourth Oath to get enough power to defeat Emperor Lirin. However, when he learns that it's, "I will not go after my friend's girl", he refuses to say it. - Dalinar walks up to Shallan and says, "Kaladin killed Helaran" with no context, then walks away. - Nalan is also in possession of a giant block of ice in which Spook has cryogenically frozen himself. - The recurring Interlude character (like Szeth in WoK and Eshonai in WoR) is Mazrim Taim. - Ghost Sadeas appears and swears the Oath, "The death is my life, the strength becomes my weakness, the journey has ended", causing him to transform into Sataneas. - Kaladin tries to flee Hearthstone, but ends up tripping over and unplugging a power cord. This gets rid of Emperor Lirin's power, and Kaladin easily defeats him. As thanks for stopping Lirin, Laral gives Kaladin a big smooch. However, as she does, Shallan walks in, gasps, and runs away. Kaladin chases after her saying that he can explain and we see no more of them in this book. - To raise money for the new Radiants, Dalinar and Renarin start a car wash. However, Amaram's 1974 Parsher truck turns out to be a Carform Parshendi, which turns into the legendary Voidmobile when Adolin hits it with a Highstorm. - Lopen is part of the 11th Radiant Order, the Ganchos. - Szeth and Darkness can't get into Shinovar because there's a ten dollar admission fee. Spook defrosts and the trio go on an epic quest to find ten dollars. - Derethil is still alive and the Aesudan subplot is resolved when Wandersail falls from the sky and crushes her. - Nan Balat reveals that Shallan's mom's name was 'Restares Davar'. - Szeth, Spook, and Darkness run into Jasnah, owner of Roshar's last ten dollars. Szeth and Jasnah bond over their mutual fakeout deaths. - Navani falls into a parallel dimension where Steelheart, The Rithmatist, and Alcatraz are part of the Cosmere. - Lift eats Sadeas's body, causing Sataneas to get mad. - Szeth finally gets back to Shinovar with the ten dollar admission fee, only to find out that they're closed for the summer. - Taravangian finds love. - Adolin gets a puppy and names it Sureblood Jr. However, his puppy gets eaten by TenSoon. - It's revealed that Odium wants to destroy the Cosmere because he got friendzoned by Cultivation. - The Nightwatcher is revealed to actually be the Nightwasher, and only gives you a boon and a curse if you wash your dishes. - Eshonai wakes up and finds that she has been rebuilt into a cyborg. - It's revealed that the Ten Fools founded a group called the Knights Radian. It takes two orders to form a Knights Diameter. - The big twists of the book are: 1. The Recreance happened becuase the Knights Radiant were no longer given a discount on fast food. 2. Elhokar has already been assassinated and Danlan has tricked everyone into thinking that she is Elhokar. 3. The masked Ghostblood is Stella, daughter of Dalinar and Vin, master of all Radiant powers, only one who can stop Odium, and love interest of Hoid. (Totally not a Mary Sue.) 4. Nohadon plaigirized The Way of Kings, stealing it in its entirety from How to be Evil by Dilaf. 5. Lift gets a Shardfork. 6. Ronald McDonald is coming to Roshar. I hope you are all happy to have the book utterly spoiled! Sorry Brandon, but I had to share this new info.
  19. I read Words of Radiance in two days, so probably about the same amount of time. I told my brother that I would be finished for sure by Friday, but like earlier.
  20. I feel like there are a bunch of hidden Blades scattered between people, but the majority of the Shardblades are held by one of the secret societies, so let's look at the ones we know and see how likely each is. - Sons of Honor: Absolutely not. If Restares was sitting on 1000 or so Blades, Amaram wouldn't have needed to murder people to get a Shardblade. - Diagramists: Also no. Taravangian could have been gathering up Blades, but the Shardblades went missing long ago, and the Diagram wasn't created until after Gavilar's death. These guys have only been around for a few years. - Stone Shamans: On one hand, they have the Honorblades, so having the Shardblades isn't much more of a stretch. On the other hand, they have the Honorblades, so also having the Shardblades wouldn't be terribly exciting. As well, to gather the Shardblades, they'd need to be picking them up, and even if Shin culture is built on a lie, that feels like a little much. - Skybreakers: Nale has been around for ages, and Helaran, who sought them out, shows up with a completely unrecorded Shard. It seems reasonable to believe that they have them, so I'll say they're the second most likely group to be holding the Shardblade horde. - Ghostbloods: I can't really comment on them at the moment, since I don't really know what their goals are. - Aimians: I think they're the most likely, since they're immortal and want the Knights Radiant to return. They're probably hiding a bunch of Shardblades on their island, and will pull them out for a big climactic moment.
  21. "I have seen the future. The Everstorm comes. The Brandon writes. The Lightflame makes another one of these threads for book four. But I will see none of this, because you guys killed me for my Death Rattle." Subject was a young male from Sheen. Sample has been repeatedly analyzed for evidence of more secret societies.
  22. To me, Elend is blond and Kelsier has brown hair, not the other way around.
  23. Absolutely have to disagree with this one. I felt a deflating feeling reading this theory because it's terrible from a narrative perspective. A good twist changes things in the story, raising the tension by making things more urgent or complicated for our protagonists. I'll give examples from the well known Star Wars and Harry Potter. Harry Potter: Harry is a Horcrux, which means that Voldemort can't die as long as he's alive. If Harry wants to defeat Voldemort and save the Wizarding World, he has to die. Star Wars: Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father. How is Luke supposed to fight and kill his own father? Those are good, because they add new challenges for the characters to overcome. However, this is the complete opposite of that. Tanavast told Dalinar that the Radiants needed to be restored, and the Dawnshards needed to be found. Thus, the readers are expecting to see the characters restoring the Radiants and finding the Dawnshards. If the Dawnshards are the Spren Shardblades, then it means that the characters don't have to worry about finding the Dawnshards, since they were already doing that by becoming Radiants. It's a total cheat, because it promises the reader a challenge (finding the Dawnshards) and then snatches it away from them. We were just being told what we already knew, that restoring the Radiants was important. Would anyone have been impressed by Darth Vader being Luke's dad if Obi Wan had told him that his dad was a Jedi who betrayed the Order and turned to the Dark Side? Absolutely not. We would have already known that Luke's father was an evil Sith Lord that Luke would one day fight. It hardly changes anything for it to be the one he's already fighting. That's why this would just be lame. As a reader, I have every reason to want to see the protagonists' quest to find the Dawnshards, and no reason to want to find out that they magically had them all along.
  24. Wow, this sums everything up nicely. It even says that Cultivation did it, which is what I was thinking. Also, it made me think of a way for Taravangian to still help the heroes. After learning that he was manipulated, he somehow gets Odium to possess him on another "day of compassion", and the Radiants are able to use him to seal Odium away. The evil king becomes the Champion of the dark god, but he does it to save the world.