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Karger last won the day on August 31 2020

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  1. The damage done during the desolatons was not military. Who won or lost a given battle is actually not particularly relevant when all of the physicians, farmers, and scholars are dead and the political landscape is too unstable for any lasting peace or alliance to be maintained.
  2. I would probably consider him some kind of intense disgust. An intense feeling of wrongness like how Lirin described the villager's sense of outrage in WoKs. They felt things were wrong so they acted despite no evidence that doing so would result in anything useful.
  3. Not really. In an idea world they could but triage is necessary. You can't even just do good out of a desire. Planning your actions is also important. They have limited radiants and have to use them strategically. In hindsight maybe but they made a judgement call. Limited numbers of spren are bonding anyway and some of them probably did become radiant. However without training or knowledge by more experienced members they would have had limited effectiveness.
  4. The final ten days seem to refer to the fact that they have a ten day countdown until the contest is held. El is recording his thoughts ahead of time either because he is confident of his victory or for some other reason. Regardless of who actually wins I don't think this is evidence that the contest is going to go one way or the other.
  5. She healed them. The injury has to be around long enough for it to become your new normal. Lift only dealt with that injury for a few hours so she should be fine now.
  6. I just meant they had a dedicated room where they kept all of the statues and someone took the time to shut the door on their way out.
  7. We have seen fabrails that detect people but the main detection thing they use is for investiture (like allomantic bronze)
  8. Basically I think it is because he does not need it. He can already kick the butt of anyone else on the planet while barehanded. Heralds already seem to have enhanced strength anyway. Besides his fighting style was developed over thousands of years and those kind of habits are hard to break. Nale probably just views his plate as extra bulk he would have to compensate for. I also don't think he worries that much about dying. He has probably been fighting so long that he feels at least a little invisible so the extra defense plate offers seems a lot less attractive to him.
  9. Sorry to burst your bubble but we also do lock up ordinary cemeteries to stop vandalism. The room was probably in an out of the way place and the radiants left the door locked when they left. That being said soulcast statues are absolutely awakenable and it would be nice for Teft to get another chance to shine.
  10. Practice. A lot of very rare medications are hard to grow but assuming there is not a time crunch she can repeatedly make the exact same thing over and over again until she gets it right. Medications can also be quality controlled by a good chemist who would be able to tell Jasnah if she was doing things right.
  11. That is a highly ambiguous question. Some context would perhaps be helpful. I would say that a good citizen is someone who has a personal investment in a government or other political process and acts accordingly.
  12. Interesting. Hemalurgy being involved at all is technically speculative. I am not really sure what you are talking about. Could you explain?
  13. Southern Medallions remain one of the cosmere's most irritating mysteries. They are fundamental to an entire civilization's survival yet we have no idea how they work. Key to their creation is a mysterious item called an excisor. Again we have no idea what they are or how they work. Some context and a couple of statements by Brandon have gotten me interested again and I came up with an idea. It has been suggested before that hemalurgy is somehow involved. This does not make sense though in the context that a society with full understanding of how this magic works would be able to create bands of morning. Additionally southerners lack the metalborn needed to create large numbers of medalions so hemalurgy does not make sense in that context but it might with some slight modification. It would be difficult but not impossible. However what if you go the other way? What happens if you try and use a metalmind as a hemalurgic spike? A mostly full spike could still hold a small charge less then the full power. I get the idea from liver transplants. Rather then engaging in the ethically problematic practice of organ harvesting sometimes removing a small portion that grows back is possible. I also wonder if the resistance between feruchemy and hemulurgy would work like electrical charge. Perhaps the reason these medallions don't run out is because the power is pushed away into the center of the spike by the feruchemical charge and does not have a chance to leak out. I am still work shopping this so help please.
  14. Your analogy is flawed. A more accurate portrayal would be signing a contract for security. The firm is still not getting payed if we kill you instead of an outside force.