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  1. Your correct on that, I've never heard of Nicrosil being able to block a shardblade. Nicrosil/Aluminum alloy perhaps? Wax has to deal with Aluminum alloyed guns, so the fused could have designed spears that have two purposes: steal stormlight using nicrosil hemalurgy and block shardblades using aluminum. But that's a pretty big stretch and would require an advanced understanding of metalurgy that we haven't seen the Fused possess.
  2. Could the Fused spears be lined with Nicrosil? My first thought when the Fused spears started stealing stormlight was that they were lined with aluminum. But, aluminum is a known metal and Kaladin or Navani would have most likely recognized it by now. They could be made out of the same metal that killed Jezrien, but that metal was yellow, not silver. Nicrosil on the other hand, steals investiture when used as a hemalurgic spike. Obviously hemalurgy is insanely complex and normally requires being stabbed through the heart, but what if these spears are using a very simple/crude application of hemalurgy to steal stormlight? Brandon has already introduced the Warbreaker crossover mechanics, why not Mistborn?
  3. Shoot, I just realized this would probably be better off in the Rhythm of War Magic, Lore, and Cosmere section.
  4. Could the Fused spears be lined with Nicrosil? My first thought when the Fused spears started stealing stormlight was that they were lined with aluminum. But, aluminum is a known metal and Kaladin or Navani would have most likely recognized it by now. They could be made out of the same metal that killed Jezrien, but that metal was yellow, not silver. Nicrosil on the other hand, steals investiture when used as a hemalurgic spike. Obviously hemalurgy is insanely complex and normally requires being stabbed through the heart, but what if these spears are using a very simple/crude application of hemalurgy to steal stormlight?
  5. Crazy Theory: Gavilar was trying to take up the pieces of Honor and become a shard. Here's my reasoning: 1) We know that Gavilar had been receiving the same visions Dalinar received from the StormFather, so he knew Honor was dead. 2) He was on a first name basis with the Heralds and they worked together, so he could possibly have had more knowledge of the cosmere and shards. 3) What he says to Navani: What has he discovered the entrance to? Maybe Braize, maybe Shadesmar, who knows? But he may believe Honor's power is kept there and he himself can take up the mantle. Or... he just was on firemoss and is now obsessed with a palace storage room.
  6. I think Roshar already functions in some capacity as a fabrial because Honor and Cultivation are invested there. You don't need a massive amount of stormlight to power it, because the shards themselves have permeated the landscape and fuel whatever function the fabrial would be performing.
  7. For Chromium stealing destiny, I'm picturing a simpler experiment. Skaa 1 has an incurable disease and is going to die within 1 year. They spike skaa 1 with Chromium and plant the spike in skaa 2. Skaa 2 then develops this disease and dies 1 year later. Thoughts? (Assume that skaa 2 didn't contract the disease from bacteria on the spike)
  8. We're really not sure at what point this would become dangerous. If a brass compounder was able to burn without dying, the possibilities are pretty cool. For era 3, can you imagine the useful applications of a brass compounder in industry? Forget fossil fuels, just hire this gal for 8 hours a day to power your furnaces. She clocks in, says hi to her buddies on the assembly line, steps into an unlit furnace, lights up to 2000 degrees for eight hours, slowly cools down, then clocks out and goes home to dinner with the family. Having someone who can be an almost unlimited source of heat would be an amazing technological advantage.
  9. Am I the only one who thinks Kaladin stabbing Szeth through the chest was way cooler than slicing through his hand and wishes that Brandon had kept the first version?
  10. Agreed, but if the technology suddenly came around then shardplate would become a LOT less relevant in the world. Not completely irrelevent, but a lot less.
  11. New thought, against shardplate a gun would be insanely OP. Shardplate can shatter if you hit it hard enough with something. Swords, axes, rocks, anything. The force applied by a bullet to a single section of shardplate would annihilate that piece. It would be the same revolution that occured in Europe when gun powder was introduced and suddenly knights became irrelevant. Imagine: Shardbearer: Behold my shiny, awesome armo... Darkeye with a shotgun: *BOOM* Chestpiece shatters. Darkeye wins!
  12. I think Spren can manifest as a single, solid piece of metal. So they'd be able to turn into most of a gun? I'm picturing a spren forming only the gun's barrel and stock out of metal, which formed around whatever cartridge the radiant is using, and then the radiant using Soul Casting to ignite the charge. The spren then puffs back into their normal form, reforms another "gun" around a new cartridge, and repeats the process. Pros: So far as we've seen, Shardblades are nigh unbreakable. So the charge used for the bullet could be quite large with a very small gun. Think elephant gun firepower in a pistol (broken wrist can be healed by stormlight). Cons: It would need soulcasting to work, since there can't be any moving pieces.
  13. Someone quoted the following word of Brandon and it got me thinking: So why would Dustbringer's be complicated? All orders have some complexity to their members, so what makes the Dustbringer's special in that regard? Items to consider: 1) People associate the Dustbringers with the voidbringers, which makes Dustbringers unhappy. So much so that they tried to change their name to Releasers instead. 2) Dustbringer's powers are extremely destructive, something we typically associate with bad guys. 3) The diagram specifically mentions that Dustbringer's would *most likely* be their greatest allies among the new radiants. 4) Malata specifically says she is just in this game to break stuff. No mention of her oaths, nothing about bravery or obedience (Implying that her oaths are a LOT less restrictive than other orders. Or maybe she just take a broad interpretation of them.) 5) Last, AND MOST IMPORTANT: Assuming Dustbringers follow the pattern, when holding their shardblades their eyes will glow red, or possibly pink, like ruby (Kaladin's glow blue like sapphire, Szeth's glow grey like smokestone, Lift's glow white like diamond, etc.) THEORIES: A ) Dustbringer's use hacked investiture. We've seen several creatures in the cosmere with red eyes and we've been told that red investiture typically means that investiture from one shard is being hacked by another. We've only ever seen this happen for nefarious purposes, but the Dustbringers are an example of the Good Guys making use of investiture hacking. Honor and Cultivation hacked voidbinding to give the Dustbringers their destructive edge. B ) Because of this, Dustbringer oaths are complex, riding a line between following your passion and bridling it. Their first two unique oaths probably are all about Bravery, but being brave and following your passion is easy. This is why Malata was able to progress to her third oath so quickly (assuming that she gets her shardblade at oath 3). The next two oaths will revolve around Obedience, which does not jive at all with passion. As such Malata will not reach oaths 4 and 5 because she's only in this to follow her passion, not restrict herself with Obedience. Conclusion: The Dustbringers got the attributes of Bravery and Obedience specifically to keep their highly destructive, Honor-hacked voidbinding in check.
  14. Two event to consider together: 1) Jasnah discovered that Renarin's spren is corrupted by Sja-anat. She initially resolves to kill him then changes her mind and chooses compassion. Her spren indicates that this is right. 2) During the final battle of Oathbringer, Adolin sees men being tossed out of building with great force. When he goes to investigate, he finds Jasnah surrounded by glowing geometric shapes. The current theory is that this is Jasnah dismissing her Shardplate, which I am inclined to agree with. When taken together, it seems to me that Jasnah swore her fourth Oath soon after sparing Renarin. While it is possible that Jasnah had obtained Shardplate prior to this, the scene with Renarin is just too much of a game-changing decision on Jasnah's part for me to think that there wasn't an oath involved. This also would imply that the Elsecaller fourth Oath revolves around not letting logic rule 100% of the time. Furthermore, it also fits Jasnah's personality. With Kaladin, the two oaths we've seen have been sworn in the heat of the moment (I'm about to die, so I'm going to be dramatic and swear another oath and EXPLODE WITH POWER!). With Jasnah, she makes the right decision (spares Renarin), ponders on it while she's traveling to the building mentioned above, swears the oath, then uses her shiny new Shardplate to own these voidspren corrupted noobs. Any thoughts?
  15. When Kaladin wields Syl as a shardblade, his eyes glow blue. When Lift wields Wyndle as a shardrod, shardstick, shardfork, etc. her eyes glow white. During the final battle of Oathbringer it is mentioned that Szeth's eyes glow grey. These seem to correspond to each Radiant order's Gemstone: Windrunners - Sapphire, Edgedancers - Diamond, Skybreaker - Smokestone. Does this mean that Dustbringer's eyes glow red like ruby? Or possibly pink? They prefer the term Releasers, but did others give them the name Dustbringer (similar to voidbringer) because of their red eyes and propensity to destroy things?