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  1. I am quite sure that it will not be so, or the powers would be omnipresent. I doubt Brandon plans to allow that, it would totally break any economy. Besides, the Southern Scadrian would already know if that is possible.
  2. I doubt that this is possible (or at least currently). Or the Southern Scadrian would not be limited to medallions with 3 powers.
  3. This does not prevent Rashek from having kept one. Feruchemy use, a guarantee if he lost his powers, if he needed to restart the Final Empire...
  4. Well, I find it really very difficult. What helped Elend was to be a Mistborn of Lerasium, which made his flared really intense, the reduced strength of hemalurgy, Marsh's inexperience with Compouding and that Marsh probably hadn't been able to replace his metalminds very well after the fight with Vin. Even with Ruin fueled Marsh's Atium, Elend was much better with Atium naturally than Marsh and could still flared the power to even more stratospheric levels (after all, being an L-Mistborn makes you be amazing with all metals, even those from Ruin). Then we had Ruin fueled all the metals of Marsh, and Vin fueled all the metals of Elend. Still, he himself recognizes that this is not a fight that can be won with the sword and burns Atium + Duralumin.
  5. Let's separate the two special types of metalmind first: - There are Unkeyed Metalminds, which are metalminds without Identity. Identity is what allows the metalmind to recognize its user, and is the reason why only its user can normally make use of it. But one without Identity makes it possible for any user of that power to use it. So a Gold Metalmind allows any other Bloodmaker to make use of it. - There are Unsealed Metalminds, which are metalminds that storing Investiture of a type and are also without Identity. Investiture in that context is used as the ability of Nicrosil allows the user to store the raw ability to make use of a power. Normally just that doesn’t give anyone the ability to make use of it (which means that we don’t know exactly what Nicrosil’s base power is for) but when it’s also Unkeyed, it makes anyone able to make use of the metalmind like if I had the power. The Bands would basically be an Unsealed Metalmind optimized version with all (as far as we know) Allomantic and Feruchemical powers. There is still a lot that we do not know like Nicrosil Compounding, if the user needs to deprive himself of his powers or part of them, or how it is possible to get rid of all his Identity to make medallions. Brandon is being very evasive about not spoiling the surprise (and also not ending up giving information that ends up changing in the final product). But on a general basis, this is it. Quotes: Your Investiture is keyed to your soul—indeed, it might be a part of your soul, much as your blood is a part of your body.” “So if a person could store their Identity,” Marasi said, “as Waxillium does with his weight…” “They’d be without it for a time,” VenDell said. “A blank slate, so to speak.” “So they could use anyone’s metalmind?” Marasi asked. “Possibly,” VenDell said. - “Some have been experimenting with your idea,” VenDell said, “and early results are promising. However, having a Feruchemist who can use anyone’s metalminds is intriguing, but not particularly life-changing. Our society is strewn with individuals who have extraordinary abilities—this would simply be one more variety. No, what interests me is the opposite, Miss Colms. What if a Feruchemist were to divest himself of all Identity, then fill another metalmind with an attribute. Say, strength. What would it do?” “Create an unkeyed metalmind?” Marasi asked. “One that another Feruchemist could access?” “Possibly,” VenDell said. “Or is there another possibility? Most people living right now have at least some Feruchemist blood in them. Could it be that such a metalmind as I describe, one that is keyed to no single individual, might be usable by anyone?” - “Investiture—the innate ability to burn metals or tap metalminds—is also one of the things Feruchemy can store. Lord Waxillium … these are arts we are only beginning to comprehend. But the secrets they contain could change the world. “In the ancient days, the Last Emperor discovered a metal that transformed him into a Mistborn. A metal anyone could burn, it is said. This whispers of a hidden possibility, something lesser, but still incredible. What if one could somehow manipulate Identity and Investiture to create a set of bracers which imparted Feruchemical or Allomantic ability upon the person wearing them? One could make any person a Mistborn, or a Feruchemist, or both at once.”
  6. Sazed's Ascension really made me cry. Thinking about this Order that dedicated its life to seeking knowledge, understanding the world and respecting the traditions and beliefs of people in the past, was really beautiful. Although I am not religious, it touched me because it made me think about how people have always tried to see the truth of the universe and how it was shaped by their Gods. I think it was one of the biggest demonstrations of the beneficial side of religion that I have ever been able to read anywhere. It is also a testament to the love of knowledge, and how to learn is never useless or irrelevant. Heroes, powers, secret organizations, hidden creatures and gods may have played a big role, but what saved Scadrial in the end was human dedication. "The Hero will bear the future of the world on his arms."
  7. After that scene I couldn't even cry, Elend simply had one of the greatest "Moment of Awesome" in fiction.
  8. “You just told me you liked me how I am.” “I do,” Elend said. “But I’d like you however you were, Vin. I love you. The question is, how do you like yourself?” - “We assumed we could do a better job than the noblemen, but once we had the power, we put them back in charge. If we’d killed the whole lot, perhaps then we could have started fresh. Of course, that would have meant invading the other dominances—which would have meant sending Vin to take care of the most important, most problematic, noblemen. There would have been a slaughter like the Final Empire had never seen. And, if we’d done that…” If we’d done that,” Dockson said quietly, “we’d have been no better than beasts.” - “Atium,” Elend whispered, tasting blood. “Where is the atium, Marsh? Where do you think we got the power to fight? You came for that atium? Well it’s gone. Tell your master that! You think my men and I expected to kill all of these koloss? There are tens of thousands of them! That wasn’t the point at all.” Elend’s smile widened. “Ruin’s body is gone, Marsh. We burned it all away, the others and I. You might be able to kill me, but you’ll never get what you came for. And that is why we win.”
  9. You can take advantage of Cadmium's conditions to use the Time Bubble popping to accelerate a vehicle out of it. Of course, this would require a lot of preparation and testing, as the object is usually thrown out wildly. Other types of experiments to try to shorten travel time with bendalloy would also be interesting. Maybe create a bubble not too big for the airship to popping for acceleration, and then create a bendalloy bubble big enough to cover the entire airship and accompany it to reduce travel time. It is always good to test what size a Bubble needs to be to accompany a large or fast vehicle, eventually they will allow FTL after all.
  10. You have to think about Savantism, Resonances and Compounding too.
  11. I particularly find it very interesting. Of course it would be more useful if you had both types of Compounding (being N-end, Feruchemy would be very inefficient for Allomancy alone), but if you can use the normal Compounding to store the excess and then convert to Allomancy it would be incredible . One advantage I can think of is that probably Chromium and Nicrosil would probably not affect Allomancy when being fueled by Metalminds. Even if Double Compouding is not available, it should at least allow continuous use with less chance of being taken to Savantism. In addition to making it much easier to use of dangerous (or poison) metals, it does not need to be consumed and replaced. This is very useful for expensive or lost metals (like atium and malatium). Obviously this assumptions were based on interpretation of mechanics not be necessary for the metal to be burned at any point to make it work. In the case of the Double Compounding interpretation, the great advantage is that you do not need to carry metal flasks (only Allomantic metalminds) and be able to store them all in advance. And I also have a theory that this is necessary to detect Feruchemy with A-Bronze.
  12. Wow, whoever asked him that question is very smart. It is probably possible to become Savant in a single day with the help of Duralumin. With Nicrosil you could sell Savantism to someone else.
  13. Savantism requires that the metal be flared for a long time.
  14. Well, the confusion you made is that you don't have to be out of combat to tap 10+ charges to heal quickly. In fact, if there is a metal that makes Feruchemists very powerful in combat, it is Gold.
  15. Nobles always claimed to be superior (taller, stronger, less fertile, and more intelligent) although this has more to do with Balance.
  16. Not necessarily. We know that the alloys of base metals will also make a person a Misting, but we have no idea of the main effect of the alloy. Only it will be of the Physical and Enhacement type.
  17. Feruchemy powers do not need to be related to the Allomantic power. Ferucchemy is always Internal and even the quadrants have a different name (Temporal are Hybrid, Enhancements are Spiritual). Being a Universal Metalmind makes sense precisely because of the scope that the Allomantic and Hemalurgical powers have. Using Atium for comparison doesn't make a lot of sense because of how weak it is when thinking about how invested Lerasium is.
  18. Well, we're not sure if anyone used a spike from Lerasium. There has always been a strong theory that there were originally 16 Lerasium beads in Well (which means we don't know the location of many).
  19. Hardly, Khriss theorizes in Ars Arcanum that there are only 16. And there is also what Sanderson said: Questioner For the space Mistborn are we going to have more elements? Brandon Sanderson The base 16 are basically it. But the interactions between them and things. And there is one more metal, there is harmonium, so you will hear about that later on. Salt Lake City Comic-Con 2014 (Sept. 4, 2014)
  20. I suppose Universal Metalminds too. A beautiful way to have all the feruchemical attributes stored in a single metalmind. Imagine Compounding this.
  21. That is what is in the table. The person who wrote it probably had access to more knowledge than shown so far. But what those effects would be is complicated. Lerasium only saw Elend using it, and he was half-dead.
  22. Just remembering that creating Misting are side effects, not the main thing. Lerasium produces several expanded Physical and Enhacements effects.
  23. In-World. Phantine Is this hemalurgy table also a speculative in-universe document (like how the RPG had atium spikes only stealing temporal, because that's what the steelies believed)? Peter Ahlstrom It is an in-world chart according to the knowledge of some people at a certain stage in the history of Scadrial. [Edit: not Roshar, sorry. Also it’s not Khriss.] General Reddit 2019 (Jan. 5, 2019) About Lerasium, we're not sure what Attributes should mean. It can be just human attributes (like strength, memories, etc.) or it can be anything from the hemalurgical table (which I find difficult). Still, it would not be strange if Lerasium is more powerful in Hemalurgy than Atium, even if the latter is Ruina's metal, Lerasium is much more invested.
  24. Well, Aluminum and Duralumin are the most useless metals for this technological level (and even in Era 2 this is still true).