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  1. I first heard of the cosmere from Skallagrim's video on Enchanted Swords where he then pointed out that Allomancy would be far more effective in a sword fight than "classic" sword enchantments. Then I proceeded to be an absolute brainlet and read Alloy of Law as my first ever cosmere book.
  2. Make it move the nutrients to the roots of the plants like a circulatory system.
  3. awaken the dirt with some command to make the crops grow better. actually wait that might not be stupid enough for this thread.
  4. I think part of this might actually be the Elsecaller Resonance, due to having Transformation AND Transportation, both of which enable "transferring" yourself to Shadesmar in some way (as we see Shallan do that without having Transportation like Jasnah). So perhaps part of the resonance gives her greater depth to her Soulcasting power due to the Elsecallers' close ties with the Cognitive realm, allowing her to push things a little further than normal.
  5. I think some of the points in favor of "Invested Healing" being able to restore/repair a cybernetic limb is that Matter, Energy, and Investiture are all interchangeable. So, in theory, the Investiture trying to restore your Physical form to your Spiritual Ideal filtered by your Cognitive self-perception could turn into physical matter to restore the components of the cyberlimb. Heck, there might be Invested Arts or other magic that actually makes this easier for the healing to do. If nothing else, if you have an experienced Soulcaster (radiant, or fabrial with the right essences), you could create a new copy of the limb out of raw material fairly quickly.
  6. You know now that you point this out, I can't unsee it.
  7. unless they were clever enough with engineering to build some sort of signal modulator that compensated for the distortion (assuming that speed bubble distortion would be consistent and predictable when electric cables are going through the boundary of one).
  8. Sure, I'll send you a PM with a link in a sec.
  9. It's actually a fairly old idea, and not mine originally. Currently, Ixthos' chart is my preferred arrangement (and even predicts the remaining unnamed Intents).
  10. What would that entail? Being able to pull stormlight directly from Honor? But he's Splintered, so... Maybe just the "return to Braize on death" thing, which would be a GOOD thing for Moash, since he's of Odium's forces now.
  11. And then put the gems into an actual fabrial to do something? ...I just got this horrible idea that they'll put the gems on the corresponding Honorblade to upgrade them somehow. Maybe they won't do it right away for Moash, but if he proves his worth... Uh oh.
  12. Just wait for synthetically made gemstones that don't leak stormlight. Then you won't have to worry about passive decay, at any rate, and it's like another fuel tank to take into account.
  13. Agreed, I'm pretty sure the planet decides what sort of "magic number" there is in relation to the magic system. But Scadrial is an oddball because Preservation and Ruin created the planet themselves, from "scratch" so to speak, so they might have an influence on what "magic number" Scadrial ended up with, and so Preservation was free to make it 16 for the 16 metals... For some reason. I still think it's somehow possible to fit the Shards into a grouping similar to the allomantic metals, a 4-quadrant, "in/out", "positive/negative" arrangement of 16 units.
  14. Hence why I think the Jesrien knife is going to be... tweaked, modified, corrupted, by Odium, to minimize the amount of investiture he needs to expend to achieve whatever idea he had in mind that needs it.
  15. Seems the picture didn't show up for work today. F-Bronze would also be great for long travels, storing Wakefulness for extended periods to wait out the journey like cryosleep or stasis.
  16. If it helps at all, F-Nicrosil stores discreet pieces like a Coppermind, rather than "X percent of Y metal's strength" in allomancy or feruchemy. So you'd just shunt your whole F-Nicrosil into a nicrosilmind and then be depowered forever because your F-Nicrosil is locked in a nicrosilmind keyed to you. At least I assume that's what happens.
  17. (Emphasis added) Yeah, the fact that it happened almost at the same time (considering the timespan we're talking about here) almost makes me wonder if Odium meant for the Thrill to get captured, to see what it would take so that he could replicate it forcibly (possibly with the aid of his god-metal in the blade of the knife) with a Herald. Wait. The heralds are cognitive shadows. Humans can bond to Cognitive Shadows like a spren. Does Odium want Moash to forcibly bond Jezrien?? Damnation, if THAT'S what he has in mind... Would that give Moash the powers Jezrien innately has?? Does that include returning to Braize on death?
  18. While Karger is right in pointing out that the Unmade aren't quite what you suggested they are, I'm terrified and fascinated by your bit of theory on the dagger. If it really is made of Odium's god metal (due to it being described as "whitish gold" and those colors being heavily prevalent in Odium's physical appearances), then I could totally see something as malicious and chaotic as that being part of it's abilities. At the very least, I could see it having some sort of... effect on an Honorspren, or a windrunner's Nahel Bond... Something like that. Something weird and unexpected.
  19. Also, we know that Nicrosil feruchemy stores discreet things like Copper feruchemy, rather than a reservoir of a particular trait like, say, pewter. So you would just be storing your "ability to burn/tap Nicrosil" in the nicrosilmind and then be either unable to burn it or incapable of retrieving your power from the metal.
  20. Get out. Bad pun. No.
  21. Well given what the Coppermind has on allomantic copper's power, it seems that Copper's true, general effect might be something like "reinforces the separation between the 3 Realms in an area around the misting" or something. It seems to dampen a lot of non-metallic powers from other places that require the use of multiple realms, or involves bringing information from one realm into another.
  22. Alright, you did call that it was probably wrong, so here's the quick correction The simple disproval is that Allomantic Electrum and Gold DO both use the spiritual realm, simply because time and space are meaningless there. So seeing the past or the future is easy (or... easier) with the SR. In fact, it should be possible to Duralumin-burn Electrum to see the future similarly to how Elend Duralumin-burned Atium to see the future. It's just that now (in era 2) we don't have Mistborn. You'd have to be either a Duralumin Gnat or an Oracle with a hemalurgic spike of the other metal (...or a Medallion) to do that.
  23. Here goes my attempt to disprove your disproval, for one simple reason. Sealing Odium isn't a permanent solution. Storms, I don't even know if there IS a permanent solution that doesn't involve tempering the Shard Odium with other Shards, like Honor or Cultivation. Per the Letters, "He is God's divine hatred, separated from the virtues that give it context." (emphasis added) So even Shattering Odium could be a bad thing, spreading un-directed ("vessel-less") Odious investiture throughout Roshar, or the Cosmere, who knows. It must be tempered with those "virtues that give it context". Honor would be a great thing to temper "hatred" or "emotion" with. A self-imposed code of rules. Sounds almost exactly like what a Dustbringer might be like. (Malata, I'm looking at you.) So, no, I personally don't believe an Oathpact II, Electric Boogaloo will be the be-all, end-all solution of the Stormlight Archives. Crackpot addon; "Unite them" is referring to Honor and Odium, not just the splinters of Honor.
  24. Oh, really? Cool, I've learned something. And THIS is why I want to petition to call Shardblades/plate "Stormblades/plate" instead. Very thematically appropriate, and less confusing/etc with Shards of Adonalsium. But that would basically require convincing Brandon to retcon every mention of shard-somethings in SA to be storm-somethings, so it's not gonna happen.
  25. But also remember that Grandbows They're not shards, not like shardblades are composed of metal and given the springy, return-to-original-shape property via an enhancement fabrial. So you'd have to calculate stuff based on the thing being metal but also having the springyness of a bow?...