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  1. Pain raises blood pressure which could cause a stroke or heart problems depending on the person's pre-existing conditions and lifestyle. There's also the problem of non-mental damage that's still serious- PTSD etc. I could see these pain grenades being defined as war crimes irl. Cosmere All spoilers
  2. Not sure that's necessarily true, steel is also supposed to be theoretically infinite but Brandon has said air friction will burn you up after a certain point. I don't know what may happen, but I don't think we should assume that feruchemic usage compensates for user safety infinitely.
  3. The inability to replicate or advance is directly related to the complacency I was talking about. If people don't understand what they're using there's a major problem. Sure, average people might not fully get how their phones and toaster ovens work, but there are legions of engineers, technicians, and scientists who do know how these things work and the principles behind them. Radio isn't a crazy jump for Scadrians to work out, but what about Sazed giving them modern day computers? Will the Basiners learn to program and to work with hardware when Harmony can replace old technology with something that would take them decades to puzzle through? Who will innovate when God will do it better? Who will experiment when God has given you the right answers without the fumbling of human error? And I'm saying that it would take eternity to build a second one if Harmony wasn't holding their hand for the construction process and the myriad things that are needed to build the parts for the construction. The more Sazed gives, the more reliant they are on him like a child that never stopped breastfeeding. And as it appears, Discord might not be very reliable. Ultimately, think on this: who designs the next Apple iphone, the sweatshop workers or Apple's engineers and programmers? If Apple collapses, will the sweatshop workers be able to make the next version on their own?
  4. I think Sazed's point is more if the Romans in your example behaved like the Basiners, they'd just use it to drive around the streets of Rome. The Basiners' problem in Sazed's opinion isn't a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of a burning need to take what has been given and advance. Like you said, the Romans would dominate the world, while the Northern Scadrians have barely left the Basin even with resources beyond nature's provision.
  5. Yeah, definitely something to think about. I’ve never taken Brandon saying the Heralds were insane as him saying they were always wrong about everything they said or did, just that they weren’t reliable as sources. ”Even a broken clock is right twice a day” as the phrase goes.
  6. Surgebinding. Voidbinding. Fabrials. Singer Gemheart bonds with subspren. For me a magic system is a grouping of closely related powers that share similarities in their function and/or how they are obtained, and are used by sapient beings. It doesn’t cover everything perfectly but neither do concepts like species.
  7. The chapter that epigraph was in was also the first chapter that Sazed ever appeared in.
  8. TwinSoul is an entirely new character in both published and unpublished books. Never been seen before.
  9. I might have misread what you meant to say unless your edit took something out. Was more trying to add information about who those gods might be based on early concepts of Yolen than contradict the service part.
  10. I don't think suffering itself is helpful, but I do think the justified fear that Autonomy or other outside forces might return to wage war would drive progress. It seems what Sazed wants to trigger is equal parts Space Race and arms race which is different from things like the Fremen concept which is both historically inaccurate and unlikely to produce technological progress.
  11. Yeah. Personally, I'd like for it not to be the Shards, it fills out the worldbuilding more than the only two options for Cosmere religions are either they were fake/unprovable or were based on the Shards themselves/their direct servants. Part of the reason I like the new Aether lore as well. There's so much crazy stuff possible in universe, seems a shame for it all to be the same sixteen entities.
  12. The problem definitely was one more of the durability of him and the goldminds he'd be depending on- basically he'd be bloodmisted instantly and any gold would be spread like atomized scattershot. Maybe if he had a stomach full of pewter and duralumin'd while tapping an immense amount of Health to take advantage of the increased toughness w/ healing factor but I'm unsure of his odds.
  13. I'd be surprised if Sazed could win against Autonomy, vessel against vessel. She's got like ten thousand years of experience on him and she's very active and willing to engage in aggression.
  14. From the publically available Dragonsteel chapters we know that in that draft the Sho Del's gods were dragons.
  15. That's not how AoN aethers worked. The Ferrous aether as its primary use turned its bonded humans into Corpates which were metal machines that could be used to make vehicles or light fixtures etc. It wasn't like soulcaster savants where the body transformation was an unfortunate side effect of the power, the Corpates were the primary use of Ferrous. Bestarin could make you have animal bodyparts, but that was also the main purpose, one would intentionally cut off pieces of an animal to replace parts of their human body or to heal wounds. Neither Verdant nor Amberite or the god aethers made their bonded users into vines or crystal or darkness or light.