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  1. Hey! Apologies that no one has been able to get back to you yet. I had a look at your edit and it looks good. When I double checked with someone, they indicated that it's hasn't been confirmed if Ruin deliberately crafted Hemalurgy with a flaw, though they themselves didn't think he created it. I think the ambiguous wording you changed it to is a good way to phrase that section to avoid having to address the question directly (and hopefully Brandon clarifies one day). Thanks for your help, it's very much appreciated.
  2. There's actually a combined Legion/Emperor's Soul Gollancz edition so it might have been this that was started with instead of each book individually.
  3. Interesting, I did a search for the chapter number and nothing came up so I assumed it hadn't been added yet. I think I remember seeing a discussion a long time ago about Nightblood and the gendering in OB - I think it's rather neat if purposefully done.
  4. Missing word between 'in' and 'vision'. Change in pronouns for Nightblood - this may have been deliberate, flagging just in case.
  5. I think the thing with silence is that, the it can cause that niggle of doubt as to why someone is being silent and can play into fears of the worst case scenario. At least for me, once that doubt is there, even if I believe it's wrong, it's hard to prevent the 'what if's' from intruding on my brain regardless of how else I might feel. So many people are looking for validation right now (as I believe they should be), and hoping that the person that they look up to, that they respect, will help to dispel that doubt and confirm that they matter. I found Brandon's responses to be written very eloquently and appreciate him acknowledging his lack of expertise on these issues, and his desire to listen to those better placed to speak out. At the same time, I am glad that he has addressed this. I think it does a world of good for the Sanderson community (regardless of whether they congregate here, or on Reddit, or Tumblr, or Facebook) to know that the person we admire supports those who are disadvantaged. I really appreciate how you have considered your own personal beliefs in the wider context. I'm not American so can't comment as someone who has lived experiences from within the country, but am aware of the long history of individualism and personal liberty that has been part of the society since its inception, and that it is still a strong value that is held today. But, and I do hope this does not come across incorrectly, I have also come across cases during my studies of the US, where individualism has been prized above all else and it has led to shutting out other issues and viewing matters are completely independent from each other. So it is welcoming to see someone who believes in individualism, but who also takes a holistic view of the world. @NattyBo - completely fine for you to post Brandon's responses. As you mentioned, not everyone is on Reddit, so publicising Brandon's responses helps to reach more of the fandom who are based here and don't use other platforms.
  6. The wob makes me think that it's akin to Anguish without being quite the same concept. I quite like the alternative suggestions put forth by @Pagerunner and @SirWolfe
  7. This is perfect and my shipper heart is all a flutter. I agree with Feather - adding in the logbook excerpts does so much to point out how much subtext is in their 'in book' interactions.
  8. Moderation is done in the manner that the staff, as a team, deem is the best approach, and generally does not happen in public as general members are not required to be privvy to those conversations and we will be conducting them privately. I think it's clear to everyone that this is a delicate topic and the times the staff have stepped in, have been when we have seen a raising of tension and wanted to move the conversation on before it hit boiling point. Me jumping in before was not to speak about content, but to put the conversation back on a course that didn't end in a shouting match. We are here to try and facilitate the discussion so it can continue progressing and by doing so we need to step back and view things from that perspective - we are trying to be impartial so that discussion can continue. We generally do not close topics on request unless they have reached a point where discussion is no longer possible. Speaking generally to everyone, as I suggested before, and as has been suggested on topics in the past - if you need a break, or wish to disengage with the discussion here then please make the decision for yourself and step back. If you want to stop interacting entirely that is a very legitimate choice to make and notifications can be turned off at the top of the thread, if you wish. If people wish to continue discussing this topic then they can do so, but as you're all likely very aware by this point, it has the capability to get heated quickly. If you do wish to keep discussing points then please be civil. People should be able to express their disappointment and that emotion is valid. But for this to be a discussion and not a one sided street then people also need to consider that others may not be disappointed. It is not okay for either side to try and delegitimize how others feel and I am sorry that you have felt that way NattyBo. So please, decide what is best for you, and if you wish to continue discussing this topic then be civil and be aware of the assumptions you're making when engaging with others.
  9. It looks like this allegory has gone in an unintended direction and that conversation should move away from discussing it further - I think everyone in this thread deserves benefit of the doubt that they are not deliberately trying to cause offense or raise tensions and it is worth remembering that written word does not always come across as intended. Remember that you can report posts if you think they need to be reviewed and to also take a step back from the conversation if your response if going to further heighten the tension. This is moving into personal territory and people ending up on the defensive will make this conversation very unpleasant, very quickly.
  10. It’s drought season for cosmere content, and with six months to go until the release of Rhythm of War, waiting feels like a never ending Desolation. Never fear, good adventurers, Brotherwise Games has just announced that their upcoming board game, Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive, will be available for pre-orders from Monday, May 25th, with full release on July 1st. The announcement was made by Daniel DeVita over at Winter is Coming and includes an exclusive first look at new card artwork, this time of Szeth, by Art Demura. Created by brothers, Johnny and Chris O’Neal, the Call to Adventure games are a hero building deck builder crossed with an RPG, within a fantasy setting. The base game focuses on fantasy tropes opposed to any specific world, however, through collaborations with Patrick Rothus and Brandon Sanderson, the indie company has expanded the game to explore the worlds of Name of the Wind and The Stormlight Archive. Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive transports player to the world of Roshar, where they begin their own journey towards becoming a Knights Radiant - a path full of challenges and enemies, successes and friends. The game highly encourages storytelling, while also providing you with the tools and structure that traditionally accompanies deck builders. Initially an expansion, Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive has grown into a fully fledged stand alone game. It was first announced during the Call to Adventure: Name of the Wind kickstarter, back in 2018. At the time, it was expected to be released in the second half of 2019 - unfortunately, delays happen and its release had to be pushed back. However, considering the game’s shift from expansion to a fully themed variant of the base game, as well as the dedication and care that the O’Neal brothers, the extra time has not gone amiss. I am pumped you guys. The last few months has seen a slew of card designs released, and they are gorgeous. With 22 community artists and 120 original card designs, you’re in for one hell of a treat. What’s more, the O’Neal brothers have worked closely with Isaac Stewart, art director of Dragonsteel Entertainment, to ensure that the card designs aligned with Brandon’s visions. Some cards, like the Herald’s Honorblades, have even been classed as canonical depictions of their in world counterparts (check out our update from earlier this month for a labeled version). For more card art, check out the Coppermind where the wonderful Rasarr has been cultivating a gallery of the released works. The game will be available as two editions: standard and deluxe. The standard base game is priced at $39.95 USD and will include all items needed to play the game including 150 cards, acrylic runes, tokens, and player boards. The deluxe edition is only five dollars more ($44.95 USD) and comes in a premium, bookshelf-ready, package, with two foil alternate-art cards, and an exclusive 48-page art book called A Worldhopper’s Guide to Roshar. For the amount included, this game is a steal. For more information, and to pre-order the game on Monday, head on over to the Brotherwise Games website. Journey before Destination, future Radiants. Happy adventuring! Image: Reluctant Villain by Art Demura
  11. The reference to 'dying storms' strikes me as almost an ominous suggestion about the storms disappearing from Roshar. With how much of Roshar's ecosystem, along with the reliance of the singers on the highstorm to change forms, it would be quite devastating if the highstorm was to, for some reason, cease to exist.
  12. It looks like you don't currently have permissions to create pages - I'll pass onto the admins that you need to be moved to the 'editors' group (all new accounts start in a restricted group to prevent spammers and vandalism). In terms of creating new pages - wob pages are fine to create whenever you come across them, but if there are content pages you think are missing then it's best to chat about them first either here in the forum or on the Coppermind Discord (if you wanted to hang there as well ), just in case they've come up before or would work better as a subsection on another page or as a category. Thanks for all your help so far! Very much appreciated.
  13. Hey! Those will just be wobs that haven't yet made it onto the Coppermind so the reference pages haven't been generated yet. There should be "missing reference description, click to import" printed under the wob references in red, in the Notes section at the bottom of the page - if you click on that and press save (no need to make any changes, it'll automatically generated and preview for you) then that should fix it.
  14. Aw thank you Nitpicking. I was actually very worried that I might get something wrong - transfusion is an area that I've worked in but not my main field of study, so I felt very much like I only had surface level information. This is super neat!
  15. It could just be defined that these things aren't from necessarily one donor and instead just exist as the universal types in separate forms and blood Soulcasting can just draw from these pools at the same time and combine them. In that case you could just drop the lymphocytes, they can do more harm than good. Fun fact, whole blood transfusions are occasionally still used if someone is bleeding out, as what they need, more than anything at that given time, is just more blood to stop exsanguination. It comes with a host of risks, but the alternative can be almost certain death so the risk of future complications are worth more than the immediate danger to a patient's life. Though, at least from what I've read, it's generally only recommended to give group to group whole blood transfusions even in these circumstances (A to A, O to O) and if the person's blood grouping is unknown (and there isn't time for crossmatching to find out) to give separated universal products because of the potential complications to try and limit known complications. I imagine that even in a hard sci-fi novel it would be difficult to get the science 100% accurate - the nice thing about fiction is that magic can be used to cover the blurry spots. As I mention in the article, I don't expect it to be perfectly accurate, and with it having an aspect of magic, I doubt it ever could be. I never intended this piece to be a criticism of Brandon's work, more a combination of my interests and a chance to share some extra understanding into the mechanics of how blood works (and to have something I can easily link to in the future when asked about this). Even if the scene doesn't work for me personally, it doesn't mean by any stretch that the scene is bad or needs to be changed - it works for most people and that's what matters. I think Jasnah mentions to Shallan later that she had to Soulcast her multiple times as well. I would agree with it being similar to hemodialysis - if she's putting in new blood she would need to be removing some as well to prevent circulatory overload.