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  1. I would start with Elantris and then move on to Emperors soul after. There are a couple of minor Easter eggs in Emperors soul that you wouldnt pick up on until after reading Elantris. nothing really relevent, but cool nonetheless. its up to you though. Elantris is definitely of way lower quality(not to say that its not a great book, but it is of lower quality)than Emperors soul, and much longer. Because brandon wrote Elantris before the cosmere was even really fully formed, It does have cosmere elements, but you can kind of tell that Brandon wrote them into the book not knowing exactly what or how they would work or how he would use them later on. They were really just plot devices to be developed and used later on. Emperors soul, on the other hand, is definitely of higher qualtity than Elantris(brandon's writing got a lot better) and a lot shorter in length. The Cosmere elements used are more fleshed out and developed(you can tell it has its place in the cosmere) than what was in Elantris. Indeed, its not just the cosmere elements that are more fleshed out, but everything. Brandons writing style has evolved considerably since Elantris.
  2. Back when RoW was first released, I noticed that Brandon seems to have used an element from Final Empire Prime for the Shards. Before RoW was out, i was reading the Final Empire Prime sample chapter and there is one part where the Conqueror(Lord Ruler character) is thinking to himself that he had to seperate part of his mind from the power of "Sha" that he holds, lest it overwhelm him.(if FEP was current cosmere. "Sha" would be a Shard I think) then in RoW, in Sazed's letter he states that Hoid said "that the power itself must be treated as separate in our minds from the Vessel who controls it" After reading that sample chapter, the idea that a Vessel would have to seperate their mind from the power never left my mind. It just seemed too good of a good idea that i knew Brandon wouldnt throw it out, and then when RoW came out, Hoid/Sazed just up and stated it. i just think its awesome that Brandon is always looking back at his unpublished works for ways to use elements from them in the Canon Cosmere.
  3. Lesser beings like Ulim were capable, yes. I feel like it was stated somewhere that only the some of the weaker voidspren like ulim could get through, but stronger beings couldnt. something about the Oathpact being a cage and some of the voidspren are small enough to fit through the bars or something like that. I could be trippin though Ulim(and others) were always capable of travel between Roshar and Braize. It wasnt his Connection to the planet that held him back, It was the Oathpact. any invested being in the Rosharan system can travel betweeen any of the 3 planets. Radiants and their spren could go to Ashyn or Braize if they wanted. It only makes sense that voidspren would be capable of the same thing. Raboniel(while not technically a spren) even states "my soul is bound to the planet you call braize" while she is on Roshar. Maybe after taking some extra steps... Stormlight(investiture) isnt able to get offworld in a gemstone, so Cogntive shadows shouldnt be able to either. Cogntive Shadows are made up of investiture that still has all those same ties/Connections to the land and what not.
  4. The simplest answer? Because Brandon says so? Brandon mustve took the core values of Merin and really just applied/refined that into Kaladin. He didnt want to create a whole new character so he tweaked the already existing "template". Changed his name and a key decision in life and boom... you have Kaladin. Brandon said that Merin is pretty much the same as Kaladin, if he had only chosen a different path in life(keeping the Shards instead of rejecting them) Brandon actually kept Kal's name as Merin up until one of the later drafts of the published Way of Kings. Merin really just got refined into Kaladin He mustve disliked some core aspects of Shinri's personality that just made him go "its time for a do over"(he states in like 4 WoB that he doesnt view them as the same at all. He had to have disliked something about her to completely exise and replace her, but keep the plot of a Davar ward of Jasnah) So... instead of modelling Shallans character after what he wanted her to be like(like Kal/Merin), he modeled her character over what he knew he didnt want her to be like (Shinri) And that is what makes Kal/merin the same/similar and Shallan/Shinri different.
  5. Because Shallan actually is a different character lol Brandon said that he considers Shinri and Shallan to be 2 different characters that share the same last name.
  6. Thats what ive been thinking of her too. She's smart and crafty enough to indirectly replace the one being keeping her in a war for thousands of years. She just knows how to play the game and i think it makes her all the more interesting. I think she's fine with it. Ive had similar thought for quite a while. Not that she turned on him or anything. But maybe she knew he was gonna die anyway so she helped/went along with it or something to learn from Honor and Odium. And the longer he was on Roshar the more he invested which should technically leave him slighty weaker.
  7. thats true. Im certain Todium will win. Less so on Cultivation releasing him. Im still not sure what to think of her. Im sure the singer/human conflict will come to an end pretty quick. The whole planet is tired. Its time for something new. And with Todium, that change has arrived.
  8. Any metal he makes will be his metal and named after him. For the time being his metal will have the same properties as Raysium(conducting investiture) though the properties could change in the future as the Shard has a new Vessel. i imagine just because its been the natural state of things for so long and because of how long Rayse held the Shard, itll probably be a while before the metal he makes starts to shift in properties
  9. I feel like Odium is certainly going to win. I also feel like Cultivation will release him at some point. After he's learned and she's certain he's not like Rayse
  10. I feel like he's an Avatar
  11. I dont think Its that the powers are unbalanced. They just have opposed Intents. Ruin and Pres. Even if he did use some of Ruins power to balance the 2 out. He'd still be fighting againt 2 opposed Intents. if he tried to preserve, the Intent of Ruin would fight that. Same goes if he tried to use his power to Ruin. The Power of Pres would fight that change. It's kinda like Ruins(Ati) prison but it works both ways. Anything he(Ruin/Ati) tried to do, the power of Preservation pushed back and cancelled it. Sazed holding and being bound by/to Ruin+Pres means he naturally gets push back from the opposite intent anytime he tries to work towards either Intent. while Intent and power are deeply intetwined, i dont think one of the Shards having more power means that the Intent is stronger/weaker on one side. i think that a Shard at half power would be affected by their Intent just as much as a Shard at full power. I dont think Intent can be quantified like the power can. Its either there or its not. And with Shards, the Intent is always there
  12. For Allomancy, He got the use of steel, iron, tin, pewter, brass, zinc, duralumin and atium. Also he had a spike that enhanced his already existing seeking power(bronze) For feruchemy, he got pewter, steel, gold and atium. im not sure if there are any more.
  13. I wonder how many people(if any) the Lord Ruler snapped with his constant soothing. there probably had to be a couple if he was capable of soothing thousands at his level of power
  14. theory

    I would, But I dont even remember what it was i said. must not have been too important lol
  15. Ive always loved the idea of the Lightweavers. Truths, lies, secrets, disguises, all of it.