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  1. Aww now this is actually a bit adorable. Syl: “You’re half the man Kaladin was, for now... Maybe if you just frown some more... Yes! YES! Perfect! Now just hold that pose...” Adin bursts into a laugh. Syl: “Wow, you smile A LOT! Can’t you just give me a grumble, just one, for old times sake? Tell me how much you hate butts...”
  2. I loved this episode so storming much!!! One thing I really hope for in the future is a Shallan POV with her internal monologue realisation that those “gosh Jasnah/other women are beautiful” moments are more than just admiring those women, and actually attraction and acknowledging that queerness within herself. Because like so many of you brought up, for a lot of bisexual people, it is often in your twenties that you start to realise, oh, this isn’t actually straight... This isn’t actually what all these straight people around me are feeling... And I think it would make total sense for Shallan, having had such a sheltered and conservative upbringing, that she wouldn’t have come to this realisation until now. I think this would be a great portrayal of a bisexual woman’s experience in such a heteronormative society, and something I think could play out very naturally in the next book. Now that she has absorbed her Veil personality, perhaps she can come to this realisation that Veil clearly already had. AND since we’re surely going to need a Shallan and Jasnah scene in the next book where Shallan FINALLY talks to Jasnah about what she’s been up to with the Ghostbloods, there could be a great opportunity there for her internal thoughts to recognise her attraction to Jasnah as what it has always been! Edit: gosh I never realised until now how incredibly wonderful Kadolin is!!! THANK YOU! Like omg the most perfect enemies to lovers arc, the cute nicknames, the mutual admiration, all that beautiful, glorious gayness. I’m already seeing scenes like the arena fight so differently. Kaladin coming to Adolin’s rescue, Adolin sending himself to prison alongside Kaladin, Adolin’s awareness and total support for Kaladin in RoW. If that’s not true love then what in damnation is!?
  3. But... but... Kaladin!!!!
  4. Sazed and Axies would have been super cute imo, travelling around collecting knowledge of religions and spren together (Although Sazed/Tindwyl is too beautiful)
  5. I just had a horrifying thought, and I hope it won’t be true, but if Kaladin dies in book 5, maybe Syl will bond Adin. I don’t like it, but it could be a possibility!
  6. For any of those Legend of Korra fans out there, please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t stop picturing Marasi as Asami Sato!? Edit: now I really want a Wax and Wayne anime.
  7. If we find out that Gavilar isn’t fully dead (which I think we’ve found a lot of evidence to suggest that CS Gavilar is very possible, even likely) then what other purpose would there be for bringing him back? I think it would be really lame to find out Gavilar is a CS out there somewhere and there not being an important reason for that... On the other hand, I think the fact that each book begins with us learning more and more about this mysterious Gavilar and the way he is connected to so many of the characters we follow - Dalinar, Navani, Jasnah - and the way he is so interconnected with so many of the plots that have been unfolding - Sons of Honor, Ghostbloods, Unmade stuff, anti-voidlight discovery, Heralds, etc etc... And the fact that book five’s prologue is going to be from Gavilar’s perspective provides the perfect opportunity to reveal his sticking around... And then there’s the fact that Dalinar has decided to be his own champion - I just don’t see any other character being as impactful in the role of Odium’s champion than Gavilar. Like the only other character that I think would have had an interesting dynamic against Dalinar in a battle of champions would have been Taravangian, but then he’s so old and not a warrior, and he’s Odium now and it doesn’t seem that shards can be their own champions. But I can just imagine how much a reveal like this would be crippling to Dalinar - Taravangian showing up and revealing himself as Odium (oh the shock and confusion, already now Dalinar is on the back foot) and then BOOM, Gavilar shows up!?! How will he react?! How does he fight his own brother whom all this time he’s carried so much guilt for failing on that night of the assassination... Any of the other choices opposing Dalinar that I’ve seen just don’t seem that interesting. Gavinor as child champion, I just think that would be weird and I don’t see him turning against his own family to side with Odium just out of the blue. I think his revenge plot against Moash will be a back five plot line. Then there’s El. Like yeah, he’s interesting for sure, but I just don’t feel like he’s been set up to be Odium’s champion. We’ve been gearing up to this battle of champions since book one and we’ve only just barely heard about this El guy, I just don’t see him as champion being anywhere near as epic and emotional as Gavilar as champion would be. Then there’s Szeth, like it is the Skybreaker book and we’ll be getting his flashbacks, and he’s got this weird relationship with Taravangian but again I just don’t see it. The whole Taravangian manipulation thing I feel we’ve been there done that, and I just don’t see him as an epic challenge to Dalinar... This is my opinion, but I’m sure there are going to be some crazy twists in this next book, and whatever they are Brandon is going to make it so freaking awesome!!
  8. This is so cool! I hope this is true and that we get to see some El scholarship in the next book! Either way, this is definitely my head canon now
  9. This is very rational and could definitely be what’s actually going on! I guess I do wonder though what army Odium was hoping for if the Desolations wiped out like 9 out of 10 people each time. If it’s the living he wants in his army then the Desolations are really bad for that. But if it was the best of the dead, then that’s a different story and the Desolations are GREAT recruitment grounds. I don’t think it was part of Odium’s plan for humanity to recover this much since the Last Desolation, rather the perseverance of Taln.
  10. YES. This is what I was trying to remember! Thank you! It’s that last bit especially that made me think that Odium has been keeping souls from passing into the beyond to use in his army. Perhaps those who show the most passion? Maybe if this is happening, he doesn’t have much control over it and that’s why people like Evi are part of those screams - part of that army in training if we go with this theory - because they showed immense passion before their death (in Evi’s case, to risk her own life to prevent war and killing). A bit of a crack theory I do admit, but I just feel like there is a link between this war Odium is talking about and the belief that the most “passionate” soldiers will continue to fight in the Tranquiline Halls after death.
  11. Yeah I totally get that. You’re probably right. I guess I was thinking of it differently. In the ketek we know was written by El, I think you could also place the weight in the middle with “a knowledge” if we think of weighting like that (but I could be totally wrong so tell me what you think). I was thinking perhaps weighting could instead mean the concept that is being conveyed, which comes from the part of the ketek that makes the most complete sense, and is then built as a ketek around it. In the case of the Death Rattle ketek I thought perhaps the concept is the silence above the storm. Kinda like the ending of El’s ketek is what makes the most complete sense in my opinion, “Knowing a Home of Songs, called our burden.”
  12. Just some extra WOBs that I think are relevant to this thread. From 2018: Too late for what indeed!? From 2016: So this is obviously pre-Oathbringer, but it means that Gavilar had been forming a bond with the Stormfather for quite a while. Some evidence, as well as another really long WOB on the Coppermind, that Gavilar did have a proto bond with the Stormfather meaning that he would at least be invested enough to stick around after his death as we saw with Eshonai (and I’m guessing he was more invested than Eshonai was, and more prepared...) From 2014: Okay so this one makes me think that he was in with Axindweth’s group too (which would be a connection to Odium), or at least some other secret society as well as the Sons of Honor. From 2014: So Hoid believes that Gavilar was aware of many important Cosmere things, including Adonalsium. From 2014: So we know that Gavilar confided in Taravangian on the night of his assassination. And I’m guessing that whatever information they shared is what pushed Taravangian to seek the Old Magic. Now that T is Odium, I think he would definitely feel an affinity towards Gavilar, a shared understanding and project perhaps. If Gavilar is a cognitive shadow somewhere (which I think the evidence suggests), this relationship between T and G I think makes the possibility of G as champion even greater.
  13. The drawers don’t belong to anyone, the messages are specifically being left as memories since everyone is leaving the tower. So no one is really expected to be reading them except in the future. Even so, the person leaving that message took precautions to use the smallest gem, something that they hoped would go unnoticed by those recording the other messages in that draw. To me it seems obvious that they wanted to hide their recording from their fellow Truthwatchers, but felt it important enough for the future to record it in a little gem to be placed discreetly with the others (probably at the last minute when they believed the others were done with the draw and were leaving the tower). I think they chose that same draw to leave their message because it was relevant to the situation being recorded in those other emeralds - aka in reference to the capture of Ba-Ado-Mishram.
  14. I don’t know what you mean? The two quotes come from different emeralds, meaning they are likely recorded by different people. The one that mentions Naze-daughter-Kuzodo warning of unintended side effects is from the fifth emerald. And the one that “foresaw this” is from a separate, particularly small emerald. I agree with OP, I think it makes total sense that this small emerald could be Naze-daughter-Kuzodo! I hope we get to learn more about her one day!
  15. So I haven’t done a reread of RoW yet and I need some help figuring out exactly what we found out about Odium’s plans for the Cosmere war he mentions. Am I remembering correctly that Odium views Roshar as a training ground for the troops he will use in his war in the Cosmere? The Alethi mythology of the afterlife holds that those who are worthy are chosen to fight alongside the Heralds to reclaim the Tranquiline Halls, right? Does that mean that the battle to reclaim the Tranquiline Halls is actually this Cosmere war? And does this mythology therefore stem from Odium’s influence? Are those who are worthy being selected by Odium to remain as soldiers in this war? Or is this a future plan of Odium’s (not yet in motion)? If this is what is happening, and is already in motion, does this mean that Odium has been stopping those he considers worthy from passing into the beyond when they die? If so, where are all these souls? Would this have anything to do with the screams people like Szeth and Dalinar hear? If anyone remembers more clearly, I’d love to know what info there is about the Cosmere war Odium speaks of in RoW, and if this is connected in the book to the mythology of the Tranquiline Halls.