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  1. I think most of us can agree that Sazed lied about the Lerasium to Kelsier in the epilogue. But in what way? A. Blatantly.Straight forward, the kandra experiments made Lerasium and Sazed lied to Kelsier. B. Omission. The kandra experiments actually didn't make Lerasium but Sazed knows how to do so using Wax's method. I vote B, I think that the kandra didn't make Lerasium for the reasons Sazed said, their intent was to detonate the Harmonium with bavadinium. Whereas when wax created the Lerasium he was trying to split the harmonium using magnetism and it worked (albeit not at 100% efficacy) and most was lost/expended in the resultant explosion.
  2. I love your religion connections, I hadn't heard of the Jewish explanation before but I love it and want to know more about that philosophy. For 6 Wax took the duraluminum granting spike from Not-Wax in order to get to the ship to stop the bomb. (Wayne I think took a steel granting spike to become a coinshot). 7, we are still unsure but I think the consensus is leaning that way. If he created Lerasium like is stated then he should be a mistborn (likely not nearly as strong as Elend or spook when they took full beads). Alternatively, he created something new in his experiment or just straight up tried to eat harmonium and become something new. Maybe some mix of allomantic and hemalurgic powers that isn't ferruchemy. Harmony's magic system on scadrial doesn't seem to be known yet. My reasoning for not seeing Hoid's spren is that he hasn't fully figured out to keep the connection active yet and the spren is in some form of stasis either as a deadeye or using some other method. Or the timeline will get adjusted so that era 2 is pre stormlight.
  3. I like the train of thought of you have @HSuperLee. I reread the couple chapters around the experiment and one thing that is different about the 2nd explosion is the mention of acids, they mention both hyperchlorous and hydrochloric were present before Wax started is harmonium bavadinium experiment. When the second explosion happens wax is scraping the hot harmonium off the sides of the box where presumably there may be leftover chlorine acids or chlorine gas. I think the chlorine interacting with harmonium is what actually stabilized the Lerasium. Since harmonium interacts with water in the same way as alkaline metals I assume that it would interact with chlorine in a similar way as an alkaline would and instead stabilize as a salt compound and leave leftover atium. An aside, why are kandra so afraid of acids? Would it have something to do with hemalurgy?
  4. I agree that Harmony didn't lie. I want to pick out Hamrony's choice of words. He says "detonate" as the intent of the kandra experiments. But correct my if I'm wrong but Wax didn't intend to detonate the Harmonium, he was trying to split it back into it's "components". I believe this is why you don't end up with any Lerasium. Additional backing from ROW spoilers: I think that it is possible to use Bavadinium to split Harmonium into Lerasium and Atium but I don't think either the kandra or Harmony actually know the missing piece needed.
  5. I agree with you that it is most likely a stormfaker throughout this prologue, although I think the actual stormfather makes 1 appearance. But why is 'entity can feel Herald being killed' a point in favor of it being Ishar? Shouldn't it be against? This is from the WoK prelude when Kalak finishes the battle and heads towards the meetup point: It goes on to also talk about how if they survive then they have to choose to go back to Braize and then they "end" the Oathpact (we know it didn't actually end the entire Oathpact though). I interpret this to suggest that the Heralds are not able to sense when other heralds die and return to Braize. Although, I can think of some counterarguments: 1. continuity issue 2. there was an intense battle and Kalak didn't notice who did/didn't die 3. Ishar has a stronger connection to the Oathpact and is able to sense when others die and return to Braize. I included the Blades reference to help confirm which herald it was that died through other means (Although I agree that it is almost definitely Chanarach). Brandon also included a description of her blade in the prologue as well. I haven't dug into references yet, does anyone know if anyone has already compiled all references to Honorblades somewhere?
  6. I'm not sure, and I wonder if it is just an early version thing? I just went back and checked, every italicized line before the one I quoted is "spoken" by the SF. Either way, Gavilar is definitely a trash human.
  7. This, 100% this. I think it's because we are being given a character that had immense power and was on the verge of doing incredible good (bringing back the Radiants), but the more we learn about him is that 1) he was doing it for selfish reasons and 2) he's not considering his current and future impact on everyone else. I've read some comments about this prologue somewhat "redeeming" Gavliar in their eyes after RoW and I can't disagree more. We finally see his motivation for why he's treating people around him horribly, which to be fair he acknowledges and that's good, but it's because he honestly believes that he will become immortal and will outlive them so why should he care: Separate thought: I remember when the RoW prologue came out people were trying to explain some of Gavilar's behavior as being under the influence of one of the Unmade. I wonder if we should revisit that idea, the line in italics there doesn't seem very Stormfather. I wonder if one of the Unmade has the ability to give the same visions as the Stormfather and is influencing Gavilar? I am going to do some more thinking now.
  8. I love the idea that Chana is Shallan's mother a lot, and think most of the ideas are very plausible. I've seen talk about honorblades a few different times lately (i.e. what has been up with Taln's switching, and this Chana honorblade idea) and checked the very beginning of WoK and found this when Kalak meets with Jezrien: Now, they also talk about that it's "Time for the Oatchpact to end" a little bit further on and we know that it wasn't until Jezrien's murder that the Oathpact truly ended – but I would assume that the Heralds have died and gone back to Braize enough times for us to implicitly trust the statement about the blades.
  9. Anyone have thoughts or theories for who this random Shin man in Lasting Integrity is? Mine is Tanavast as a Cognitive Shadow.
  10. I was thinking about why we haven't seen a Shardblade (dead) in the hands of a Fused yet. Given that they are essentially Odiumspren would they have the same reaction towards Shardblades as Radiants do? Just skull crushing screaming inside of them? I recall Syl once being upset that she can't attract her own spren, maybe the Fused are unable to bond shardblades because they're essentially spren? What are your thoughts?
  11. Am I being the obtuse one or are we all taking this too literally? I haven't seen much theorizing about this contest as anything other than a duel. It was explicitly called a "contest of champions" in world, right? Could that be how big tOdium wiggles out? Uses a different kind of contest against Dalinar? I don't know where I'm going with it per se but theoretically it could be like 'first to kill Cultivation'? Or something way out of left field?
  12. I don't think there was any reference to that in the draft we saw Wit and Jasnah create. However, I would assume that would be like forfeiting and would be considered as losing the contest by all parties. Are you thinking that if Gavinor is big tOdium's champion then Dalinar would just back down?
  13. I don't have a direct quote on hand but it must be a willing champion. So they can likely be tricked or coerced in some way. Like with some theories in the thread above. But the champion definitely needs to knowingly decide to be either side's champion
  14. What should we call the new vessel/shard combo?
  15. Felt was already on the expedition into Shadesmar. He was brought along by Adolin.
  16. Hahaha agreed. I feel like if Ado is still around as a CS then chilling in the Shadesmar of Roshar is the most likely place so far.
  17. Drat. I just want Tanavast to be alive so that we have a literal reason for Kaladins "Son of Tanavast" title/nickname. Thanks for the info on Tanavast In terms of languages Shallan doesn't know that would be a lot right? She only knows what, like 4 or 5 Rosharan ones? I agree though, I think any name that is a number less than 18 has to be related to Ado somehow.... on that note, could it be Ado themself?
  18. From what Raboniel was trying to do to the sibling I think the causality here is reversed. BAM must have been a grand spren and was then unmade (corrupted?) by odium. Given the effect BAMs imprisonment had on the singers and spren -- my theory is that she may have been a spren that pre-dated the human arrival and was the embodiment of bonds on Roshar (other than the Nahel bond).
  19. That, or maybe there's a catalyst in Aimia that allows them to bond. Like how chasmfiends go to the shattered plains to pupate.
  20. Full book spoilers: The theory is that the dawnshard in Rysn is what caused the destruction of Ashyn. It did not originate on Roshar and was brought there by the Heralds and was put into the mural for protection.
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  22. I'm going to jump in here too. @Bliev was not telling the OP of that comment how to think. I agree with Bliev, describing the ship between Kaladin and Leshwi in a malen body as "disgusting" can be very hurtful to people. It's ok for people to have that opinion, I don't agree with it, but everyone is entitled to their opinions. But please, keep that opinion to yourself. With regards to the original post. I think their relationship will evolve by proxy. From the Venli chapter it's fair to say that Leshwi doesn't expect to see Kaladin again (assuming she thinks he's dead). My theory is that we will see the one sided development of their relationship (through Kal) as the Windrunners continue to fight with the Heavenly One's, and Leshwi and her crew will either start being more ruthless or the opposite, will be more and more respectful and less deadly drawing out a stalemate of morality between the two crews.
  23. Thank you for posting this. I hadn't seen anyone making this claim and I never even thought of it as a possibility. But I agree with you even without using other inworld examples of similar contradictions. Situations like this often appear in the real world. Oftentimes those who are being oppressed by a system (I don't think this is a stretch in the Navani scenario) will have to use the system as a means to effect change. It's unreasonable to argue that that invalidates their argument if they don't have an alternative. While I'm not arguing for ends justify the means, I think there appropriate sacrifices we can make on the path of justice.
  24. I'm currently rereading WoR and I came across a line that I felt like was quickly glossed over by the characters. I did a little bit of digging on the forums and have seen people discussing Honor's death and how it relates to Odium and the Shattered plains. However, I am curious as to how Honor's death and splintering would have affected Surgebinding. Specifically, Shallan is talking to Jasnah in Ch. 6 and Jasnah says the following: Then Shallan nods and changes the conversation to Jasnah's mental health, with no mention to how Soulcasting has changed. From the AonDor as well as Scadrial magic (when Harmony picks up the shards), we know that there can be fundamental changes to the magic system when the source of the Investiture changes dramatically (splintering or recombining/changing Intent). I'm curious to what this change is on Roshar. Without more thought on the topic my theory is that the previous limitations the Spren provided to the Nahel bond has been altered in some way allowing easier access to the Surges to Radiants with less Oaths (why it could be perceived as more dangerous, more unfettered access and less discipline = danger). I also think it may explain why we haven't seen Shardplate materialize yet as well. We know from Dalinar's flashbacks that there were many Radiants who wielded Sharplate, and so far no Radiant has on screen (despite most being around 3rd or 4th oath). My theory is thus: The splintering of Honor weakened the Nahel bond enabling easier access to the innate surges of Roshar (voidbinding and fabrials also access these surges) while making it more challenging to access the Honor specific benefits (shardblade and plate). Thoughts?
  25. I watched a random youtube video the other day discussing the creation of coal on Earth. Essentially, there was a very specific set of criteria that existed around 360 - 300 million years ago that allowed for the creation of all of the coal that exists. I was pondering this when I thought of the ramification it would have on steel production. How is steel created in the Cosmere? I've done some research and see that there are theoretically ways to create steel without the use of coal/charcoal, however, we don't have a mass way of creating steel on Earth that doesn't use our standard process (pig iron and coke fuel). Now, it's feasible that Steel is created in the cosmere using coal (and coal is referenced), but where did it come from? Is this an oversight from Brandon? Have I gone down a rabbit hole for no reason? What are your thoughts?