Fanghur Rahl

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  1. Protons don’t have strange quarks. They’re composed of two up quarks and a down quark, whereas an antiproton is the other way around. Strange matter is something else.
  2. You could know what antimatter is and yet scoff at the idea that anything could possibly be that destructive. Though whether soulcasting it under those circumstances would count as ‘inadvertent’ or not is I suppose a matter of semantics.
  3. Well it’s at least enough for them to be constantly glowing, which is something they have in common with Radiants (at least while they’re channeling Stormlight). And once Raoden fixes the city, we see the Elantrians pretty much instantly heal from what would otherwise be lethal and/or mutilating wounds (including decapitation in Karata’s case IIRC). So their healing factor would seem to be at least on par with that of a Radiant, if not even stronger. So I think ‘trickle’ is probably a vast underestimation.
  4. Wait, why would Aons even be necessary? Aren’t Elantrians constantly channeling the Dor through their bodies, hence their enhanced strength, healing factor, immortality and glowing skin? Why wouldn’t Nightblood simply be drawing directly on the Dor through the Elantrian?
  5. @Calderis, can you confirm or refute that? The only WOB I know about relating to this was about using Aons to power Nightblood, not actual Elantrians, whose power never runs out as long as they’re within Elantris. I could be wrong though.
  6. How would it be destroyed? It would just keep endlessly recycling the Dor to power itself. I don’t know if it’s possible in principle for Nightblood to ‘eat’ the entire Dor, but I doubt it.
  7. Pretty much, since they’re always connected to the Dor. As long as they didn’t leave Elantris, I don’t see how they could ever run out. Or at least practically, since the Dor is basically two Shards worth of raw Investiture.
  8. An Elantrian holding Nightblood within Elantris. Talk about being overpowered. lol. That would be absolutely terrifying.
  9. Forget gamma rays. Honestly, I think that if Cosmere physics is similar to real-world physics, then Soulcasting could quite possibly be the the single most potentially destructive magic system in the entire Cosmere, to the point that a lone Soulcaster could potentially obliterate huge portions of a planet. If someone were to inadvertently Soulcast a sizeable object into antimatter, if that’s even possible, and I see no reason to assume it isn’t, you’d basically have a Peter F. Hamiltonian quantumbuster on your hands.
  10. The Ones Above probably belong somewhere on that list as well, even if their ‘power’ is mostly technologically-based rather than magic-based.
  11. Actually, we know quite a bit about him. He’s American, born December 19, 1975, brought up as a practicing Mormon, and is best known for the creation of the universe known as the Cosmere. In all seriousness, I’ve always thought it was pretty obvious that the so-called ‘God Beyond’ was Brandon. lol.
  12. I like to believe that Harmony + Cultivation = Potency, just because of how poetically fitting it would be for Sazed, impotent all his life, to finally become potent again.
  13. I quite honestly have no idea what any of that meant; I know literally nothing about Magic Cards. But regardless, I think that while avarice and ambition are in many ways closely related, they are not synonymous and have generally very different connotations, and they also aren’t necessarily mutually-dependent. One can be ambitious without also being greedy by most definitions. I don’t think Brandon would have chosen to call the Shard ‘Ambition’ unless that was actually what the Shard was. I think that ‘Ambition’ and ‘Avarice’ would likely need to be two separate Shards. Though admittedly, it would at least make sense of why Endowment seemed to hold them in such contempt, since Endowment and Avarice would essentially be polar opposites.
  14. Lately I was thinking, what exactly would the effect of holding the Shard Ambition be on a person? Or if hypothetically the remnants of Ambition re-coalesced into a sentient, Vessel-less Shard? Because ambition is not something that can really exist in a vacuum, it’s a relational attribute. Ambition in the absence of anything to be ambitious about is effectively meaningless I think. So what exactly does the term mean in the context of the Shard? I would guess that if one were to hold Ambition in addition to another Shard, it would likely have a similar effect to a Blue Lantern Corps member being near a member of another Corps, namely it would act as an amplifier of whatever that Intent is and effectively make them even more fanatical about it (or at least I think that’s a plausible hypothesis), but what about if one was just holding Ambition? It seems like the landscape of possible ways that particular Shard could be channelled is effectively endless, depending on what its Vessel happened to be ambitious about.
  15. The confusion also arises in that Brandon often refers to the Shards alone and the Shards + their Vessels as if they were synonymous, so it’s unclear exactly which he’s referring to sometimes. Because Rayse is certainly evil, with or without holding Odium, but the books just call the Vessels by their intents.