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  1. THANK YOU! That's been bothering me all day!
  2. I dont know which forum is best for this, but there's a quote in my head that I can't remeber where I heard it, so I was hoping one of you guys know it. I think it was from one Brandon's books. It's something along the lines of: "You stand atop a single sheet of paper and remark at how much farther you can see than us." Or: "You look down on us from a single sheet of paper" It had something to do with standing on paper and thinking your better than everyone else
  3. When I learned that Odium's vessel's name was Rayse, I tried to imagine what he looked like in my head, someone full of hate and anger. What I ended up with was an evil looking Kaladin. I thought this this while I was reading WoK for the first time, and he was really hateful then, so that's probably what influenced me like that. But it got me thinking: what if Kaladin picks up Odium's shard? Now that I've read the series a couple times, I realize that Kaladin feels more depression than hatred, so it's not likely, but I'm still holding out
  4. Stormlight was my first Sanderson series and I didnt know about the Cosmere. So when I saw Hoid as Wit, I knew something was strange about him. My theory was that he was actually from Earth and that's how he knew about non Rosharsn things like bunny rabbits. Turns out I wasnt completely wrong. When I was first reading WoR and Kaladin was in jail after the 4v2 duel, I thought that deep down Amaram was a good person and would admit his crimes out of guilt, and maybe Kaladin would forgive him and they'd reform the Knights Radiants together. Boy was I wrong
  5. Oh Stormfather, what have you done? Roshar will shake when Jasnah learns about Hemalurgy.
  6. That's true. I guess I didnt consider enough about how much power there is in choosing which highprince gets which position. You could grant power to the ones most loyal to you to pin down the those who arent as loyal. That's a good observation. Ishar is known as the Herald of Luck. I wonder what that correlates to in government?
  7. I've been thinking about this for a while. In ancient times, each highprince had a specialization and authority over a certain field. This was to make sure they work together. We know 4 of those fields (Information, Commerce, War, and Works), but each one has a surprisingly large amount of power. Information has control of the justice system and investigations, Commerce has control all merchants and trade routes, War has complete military authority, and Works has control of infrastructure, civil services, and potentially stormlight management. With all this power given to just 4 highprinces, and with 6 more we don't even know about, it got me thinking: what is there left for the king? We know Gavilar was a powerful king, but that's probably because he didn't give specializations to any of the highprinces. The only authorities I could think of for the knight would be assigning these specializations and declaring war on nation and then handing military power to the Highprince of War. So maybe the position of King is simply a puppet position used to give the people a symbol of unity while the highprinces continue to be kings of their own princedoms without anyone above them.
  8. Oh that's dark. Oh that's even more dark! I didnt come here to hear about parents being left behind and be sad. My mind is blanking. Who is our second favorite herdazian?
  9. Dalinar is called the Blackthorn because in the first flashback, Teleb hit home with 2 black arrows, and Dalinar left them in him. It looked like he had 2 black thorns in him
  10. Why dont you like vin?
  11. As a self-proclaimed Stoneward, I can see Kadash joining the Order considering how passionately he stays true to Vorinism and spars Dalinar over it. Though I dont like him personally, I'd understand if he joined. I like that theme, but I dont like the name. It should be more subtle like how Highspren or Cultivationspren dont make it obvious that they're attracted to obeying laws and remembering others. Correct me if I'm wrong, but arent the Stoneward spren the ones we saw in Shadesmar that look like cracked rock with a light in them? Maybe Earthspren? I'm not that good with names. @Turtle373 Right? Brandon described their powers as what if the whole world was clay to you and you could mold anything. That seems pretty awsome to me
  12. I think this is very cool, but a shard held by ten people would be more conflicted about what to do than Harmony. They wouldnt get anything done because, like you said, they would be in conflict with each other
  13. In the WoK, in the chapter where Dalinar prepares to talk to Jasnah through spanreed, he wonders to himself if Jasnah was still in Tukar. What was Jasnah doing in Tukar? Did she know that the God-Priest Tezim was actually Ishar? Is she secretly working with him? Probably not. It's probably just a reference thrown in to help with world building. But it would be cool if something did happen there
  14. Oh I didnt mean that it felt unnatural. I was trying to say that it happened naturally, so I never noticed that there was a shift. When I did, it shocked me
  15. One thing I just noticed was the "shift in scale of their problems" (i dont know how to phrase it right) in Stormlight so far. Basically what i mean is that in WoK and WoR, Sadeas was the threat that every character focused on. Even as the reader, I kept thinking about Dalinar's political plans and how those clashed with Sadeas'. It seemed like the most important conflict occurring in the book. Then, Oathbringer came and the conflict shifted from political strife in a kingdom to a GOD is going destroy the world and all countries must unite to fight it. It made every problem with Sadeas seem so small and stupid. Somehow I went from "Oh man what's Sadeas planning and how can Dalinar counter it?" to "Please go away Ialai. Nobody cares that you object. We've got real problems to deal with." Somehow I never realized that I had made this transition until I reread WoK after OB and kept thinking how trivial Sadeas seemed when compared to the crem we've got to deal with now Edit: How can I delete this? I don't know how this posted twice