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  1. I'm not sure if it's an error, because of this WoB ( saying there is more crem buildup on the eastern side of mountains, implying the continent would be shifting toward rather than away from the Origin.
  2. Continuing a discussion from the comments of this video: In order to compensate for the erosion that would occur from the highstorms, Brandon designed a system where stone could be laid down by rain. ( According to the Coppermind entry on Roshar, this results in the entire continent gradually shifting to the east, because crem builds up on the eastern side of things as highstorms travel from east to west. However, wouldn't highstorms instead push crem deposits around to the west and erode the eastern edge, shifting the continent to the west?
  3. We know fire is incredibly dangerous on Roshar because of the increased oxygen level in its atmosphere, which most of the world overcomes by using invested gemstones to provide light. However, those gems become invested in highstorms, which don't really impact Shinovar in any significant way. What do the people of Shinovar use for light?
  4. We know that the continent of Roshar (Cosmic address: Roshar, Roshar, Greater Roshar, The Knight, The Cosmere) was originally created by Adonalsium, and that Shinovar, at least after the arrival of humanity from Ashyn, is the only place on the planet that has "normal" flora and fauna - no spren, plants growing in soil, similar plants and animals to what we see on Earth/other planets. Did Shinovar always exist as this bastion of normalcy, or was the entire continent of Roshar created with "typical" life forms on it, and then just got scraped clean by the highstorms, leaving it open for other life to evolve?
  5. What do you guys think?
  6. Who do you think the Ones Above are?
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  9. So if a person is using investiture without the aid of an external tool, it's physical? Which would mean the vast majority of investiture use we've seen so far has been physical: Allomancy, Feruchemy, Awakening, AonDor, ChayShan, Dakhor, Surgebinding, and Sand Mastery. Mechanical investiture use is channeled through something else, not through the actual user. Would that include Hemalurgy and Soulforging?
  10. In the Coppermind article on Investiture, it says "Methods of accessing Investiture can be broadly divided into two types: physical and mechanical," but it doesn't expound on that. So what does that mean? What magic systems are physical and what are mechanical?
  11. We see on multiple worlds that the intent of a Shard is directly related to how the magic system on that world functions: Awakening on Nalthis is the giving of Breath to something else; bonding a spren on Roshar requires honoring oaths; end-positive Allomancy and end-negative Hemalurgy on Scadrial; etc. So, how is Sand Mastery related to the intent of Autonomy?
  12. Be sure to post this paper! It sounds fascinating!