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  1. Sorry for the resurrection of that thread:) I agree with @robardin that he was under Unmade's influence. And I think we should read Unmade's influence in most cases like Turnings in WoT, when those strong enough can resist it (like Logain) and those not strong enough (like almost all others) should be considered under compulsive influence and be judged in accordance to it. In Stormlight, we cannot judge the Alethi and Vedens because the influence of the Thrill (there are some leeway in that statement because it seems that they can choose sometimes, and it seems Sadeas can choose). And cannot judge the people of Kholinar who succumb to Ashertmarn. We CAN judge Amaram and his soldiers, and Aesudan because they chose to be the nasty people they were even before the Thrill and the Voidspren took them. And in Amaram and Aesudan case I even think thay WERE strong enough to resist but chose otherwise. In Moash situation I don't think he was even influenced by unmade, he just chose to be free of his conscience. And if Kaladin was turning to Odium side, I think we could blame him too, because it's a matter of choice for him. The same for Dalinar the Latter. I think that early Dalinar don't have the power to resist. That is questionable, because it seems that he judge himself on his actions then. That's according to what I remember of the books. I could be wrong obviously. Apoint to Lin Davar credit, shallan thought about him in WoR chapter 45: "Shallan could remember a time when she’d rarely, if ever, seen him angry." So it was all after the incidence with shallan's mother. Can be just him reacting wring and not an unmade, guess we'll learn more as we learn about shallan's past.
  2. From chapter 45, when shallan see a parrot (chicken) that speaks: "Shallan jumped back. The word was mangled by the creature’s inhuman voice, but it was recognizable. “A Voidbringer!” she hissed, safehand to her chest. “An animal that speaks! You’ll bring the eyes of the Unmade upon us.” The merchant laughed. “These things live all over Shinovar, young lady. If their speech drew the Unmade, the entire country would be cursed!” Dear shallan, it seems that the unmade eyes were already upon you, and shinovar entire country...
  3. @Pathfinder I edited my post especially for you!
  4. The question to debate here is (IMHO of course) - do all things come from anywhere? If the answer is yes, you must make one exception that is the beginnings of all things. This is the greece's philosophers definition for god. And the logic behind that exception is - all the things that we know came from somewhere (pear from the tree, tree from the seed, etc), but we can't know the true nature of god, so he is the only one that can be an exception to that rule. (God is the wildcard, the ultimate stop to "rabbit holes". And now the point- jasna thinks that it is artificial solution, and therefore believe that either Allllll things need somewhere they come from and here you go to the rabbit hole because it is going to infinity or you can believe that not all things came from somewhere, just some of them, and some of them simply exist. It is not intuitive view, quite against it but the best she can believe in her opinion in conclusion of the Cosmologic argument. As for @Pathfinder I respect your respect for those who believe in god, but i think you don't need to be so sensitive (it's the right word? I mean one who dont want to insult other people). Theists can stand criticism (and if not it is a problem) and if you say your thoughts politely its okay in my opinion. Sorry about the language, I am not English speaker... Edit: just saw @Debarra reaction. So i want to clarify, i am theist myself, and study almost the whole day my religious beliefs, but i think we will gain more if we can debate things openly and don't worry too much about insulting. Of course we need to pay attention and don't insult and if it happened to apologize and do better but don't let it stop us from learning and debates.
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  6. So, hebrew translations. I've read the books mostly in english because they are cheaper that way and it was wonderful way to work on my english. But I will wrote what I know. Shards: Preservation (english) | שימור [same meaning imo] Ruin (english)| הרס [same] Odium (english)| שנאה [=hatred] Honor (english)| כבוד [respect, honor] Cultivation (english)| טיפוח. [I guess it's fine, also mean taking shower or putting cream on the face..] Dominion | שררה. [More like ministry] Ambition | שאפתנות [exact translation] Knights radiants: Windrunners (english)| שועטי רוחות [wind = רוח. Gallop = שועט.] Skybreakers (english)| שוברי שחקים [break=שובר. In hebrew there are multiple words for sky. שחקים is a poetic one.] Dustbringers (english) | אבות אבק. [Dust fathers..] Edgedancers (english)| מרקדי קצוות. [It's edges, plural] Truthwatchers (english)| משגיחי אמת. [More like truth supervisers] Lightweavers (english)| אורגי אור. [Exact translation] Elsecallers (english)| קוראי האחרת. [The worst imo. More like "those who call to the other female". Cumbersome.] Willshapers (english)| מעצבי רצון. [Can be translated Will designers. But also work for shapers] Stonewards (english)| שומרי אבן. [Stone guardians/protectors] Bondsmith (english)| חרש כבלים. [For smith it's good translation. But it's more like "smith of ropes;-)" usually we don't use that word for abstract meaning.] Dawnshard (english)| רסיס שחר. Investiture| השקעה. [Like investment] I'll add more but I need to check in the books. All in all, hebrew is not a language for made-up fantasy names. The language has a seriousness to it and many of the names above sound ridiculous in hebrew imo. It gives them seriousness they do not intend to have, and in english they are much lighter. But maybe it's because I don't know english well enough. Good night! (Or maybe afternoon for you)
  7. Is anyone interested in hebrew translation?
  8. actually, you did it quite good! Sure I couldn't. But the things that matter is the sound of the letters in the word and not the actual letter. I wiil explain with examples. From the text of the book: "hell and hate must halt" (the t sound is what matter and not the e letter because we dont pronounce it ) Killed can confound" (k=c) So in your last phrase (demons demand desperate divine deeds) desperate is "t" and not "e" and divine is "n" and not "e". In second thought maybe I'm wrong. Because hell and hate aren't following the exact pattern (it should be hate and hell must halt and not the other way around) so maybe it's not part of the poetry pattern and so I don't have solid evidence that I'm right about the sound thing. Beg your pardon @ConfusedCow
  9. @LuckyJim perhaps you're right. But I think that tendency is justified even if its lead us to wrong assumptions and interpretations. Brandon write in a way that whenever I reread one of his books I discover more forshadowing. So perhaps its nothing this time, but many times its implying something.
  10. "It was as if … as if they were trying to hit where Ishar was, while he was able to move in anticipation of where they would be." (ch. 111) My point is, that's Spiritual Realm something, and not his skill.
  11. Maybe someone already pointed this out, but I think Zu mention an application of Tension, perhaps the only pure one that we get in-book (Dalinar in OB had used both adhesion and tension). "One of those two can shape stone at her will and make clothing into weapons" (chapter 32) shaping stone is an application of Cohesion and make clothing into weapons is Tension thing probably.
  12. Maybe the process of summoning the shardblade gave Testament enough physical reality that she can use her powers then
  13. Havoc (paraphrased) In Way of Kings, Shallan is being chased by Cryptics. She begins to summon her Shardblade, stops and then Soulcasts for the first time. We know from Words of Radiance that it's her bond to Pattern, her Shardblade that allows her to Soulcast. So my question is, if Shallan had not begun to summon her Blade, would she have been able to Soulcast? Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased) She would not have been able to. Good question! Wow. No one has ever asked me that before. GollanczFest London (Oct. 17, 2015) just find that! look like it was Testament in that scene
  14. In chapter 116 the pursuer said "i was on braize for barely a day defore i felt the pull"
  15. How do i sign spoilers in the body of my message?