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  1. Thank you for your answer. I completely agree with the meta problem. That is exactly why I think that this could be important later but not in SA5. (Which does not mean, that I think it will be important, I just think it is interesting because of the in-world solution.) I thought about this a long time, and it does not seem, that the solidness of stone is an issue. Neither with the original phantoms nor with how stone can be shaped with investiture on Roshar. Especially this really old WOB makes me believe in the theoretical possibility. The word "definitely" makes it seem like something Brandon thought about before he was asked this question. But Wobs are not canon.
  2. "Despite what he has told the Ghostbloods, Kelsier does not have a real avatar. Uncanonically, Brandon imagines Kelsier as using a Seon in a trench coat as his 'avatar'." https://coppermind.net/wiki/Kelsier#:~:text=Despite what he has told the Ghostbloods%2C Kelsier does not have a real avatar. Uncanonically%2C Brandon imagines Kelsier as using a Seon in a trench coat as his 'avatar'.[25] I think this is canon now. https://youtu.be/N7IAXaDWdKU?t=1145 And i think Brandon tricked you again. I´d like to change this sentence in the trivia to: "Despite what he has told the Ghostbloods, Kelsier does not have a real avatar. He uses a Seon as his 'avatar'."
  3. Zahel's Phantoms might save Roshar This is a theory I thought about a long time but I have not found someone else talking about it that much. And I would like you to help me find clues or forshadowing about this. The theory is based on a few important informations from multiple books and the coppermind. But in its core it is simple an obvious for me. Zahel = Vasher = Kalad Kalad's Pantoms are Humans encased in stone and basically undead supersoldiers created by Kalad with awekening. You can awaken someone soulcasted into stone. WoB (It is even easier) There are many stone Humans in Roshar So we have someone who can create an army of stone soldiers by awekening. We have humans that have been soulcast into stone and can be awakened. We have a lot of investiture on Roshar. The questions remaining are if Stormlight can be used to awaken or if it can be transformed to Breath? Navani might be on to something and Zahel can clearly use Stormlight instead of Breath to not just die. I do not think, that this will be a main part of SA5, because it has too much to the with the Cosmere as a whole, could end as a copy of the Warbreaker ending, but it might come up or be more important in the later books. Do you maybe have a discussion about that possibility somewhere, some insights or maybe information about foreshadowing? What do you think of this idea? It seems really obvious for me that Brandon has at least thought about that, especially when I look at the Wob from above.
  4. So About the Battle of Champions. I see two options. 1. The whole Book will be before the battle and the Battle will pretty much be the end of the first 5 books = LATE 2. The battle will take place pretty early in the book. = EARLY If you watch Brandons lectures he talks about promises in a story and that not fulfilling them tends to be a bad thing. So making the readers expect an awesome battle of champions and not giving it to them seems wrong for me and that is why I ignore that hypothetical possibility. EARLY: everything is open after that. we have no idea and the outcome will change everything. So it does not really matter who fights it. It probably will be a battle between two characters we already know and who are pretty much the same as we left them in RoW. In that case, I like the idea of Kaladin vs. Adolin, because Adolin already showed, that he is capable of killing out of hatred (in some sense at least). It would be an awesome fight, but it still seems unplausible for Adolin to turn to Odium. LATE: We have ten days for character development and change. But at the same time we only have 10 days to solve a few mysteries that should be solved or people might be annoyed. Two examples: Kaladin 5th Ideal Shallans Truth Where is Vasher? And all of that might have huge implications on who will fight or what ending, we as readers might prefer. Kaladins last ideal might be about protecting others by sacrificing himself. I´d compare it to the 8th gate of death from Naruto. A huge power boost, but you pay with your life (and/or maybe even your Sprens life) for it. Or what if instead of Shallans mother, Shallan is actually an Herald herself but coped with the crazyness by becoming Shallan. Both are not serious theories, I just want to point out want kind of Plot Twists are possible before the battle. With enough flashbacks, many characters and a complicated battle, ten days can be enough to fill the book. This brings me to my theory about the Champions. We have two main characters from the start. They have different opinions of good and evil / wrong and right. Shallan and Kaladin. Brandon could make us root for both. Kaladin fights for Dalinar and Shallan, after finding out the truth fights, for Taravodium. We can also have a good and bad ending at the same time. Depending on the viewpoint. Good for Roshar but bad for the Cosmere or bad for Roshar and good for the Cosmere. You could have Kaladin swearing the fifth ideal and still killing himself and loosing the battle to protect the whole Cosmere in some sense but also sacrificing Roshar in the process. After that Shallan starts travelling the Cosmere. It makes the most sense for me having to main characters as Champions. Would you be satified if it cas Vasher vs El or some random combination? Probably not. And the least random thing would be the clash of our two main viewpoints and maybe even them working together to find the best Solution for everyone. (Because Shallan, as Spy could betray Odium and the readers by acting as a double agent. Make her turn to Odium believable but betraying him at the end.) So my guess is Kaladin vs Shallan.
  5. Hi, I am not sure about the timeline and I was not able to find it out myself. But did Dalinar still have his memory about his wife when his brother died? I think, no, as far as I understand it, he "got rid of it" before that, but I am not sure.
  6. I sometimes I try to write Keteks, but I am not good at doing so. (English is not my mothers tongue and poetry is somewhat different in German) BUT I wanted to write a Ketek about the immortal words, especially the first ideal. And I realized, that it already could be written as one. "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination. Weakness before strength. Death before life." And for me this makes perfect sense. There are many stories and myths about people who have to (symbolically) die before they can truly live. People are weak before they become strong. And the journey is (more) important, but there is no real journey without a destination. You would be wandering around aimlessly. Especially if you think about destination in a broader sense. Like a goal and not an actual physical place. There is much more that could be said about this and how it extends the meaning of the ideal. But I am hoping for your Ideas on that theory. Edit: "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination before journey. Weakness before strength. Death before life." If it HAS to be perfectly mirrored, but I am not sure about it
  7. The theory of evolution and natural selection https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution is based in the real world but a lot creatures in Roshar seem to be well adapted to its environment. Assuming that there was some kind of evolution the question arises if there was intervening from other beings and how intense it was. Mistborn Era 1 Spoiler And at the same time it is often assumed that Singers and Humans could have children together or that some variations of humans, like the Horneaters, are either adapted to their environment by a "unnatural" power like a shard or natural evolution. It is also often mentioned, maybe even by characters in the book, that a singer genocide would stop the fused from returning. But i do not think that this would actually work. It depends on how the fused return. As far as I understand the gem heart is necessary. But is it possible that it is just far more easy for the fused to take over a body that closely resembles what they looked like? The same way awakening works better with things that resemble a body but it is actually possible to awaken even a sword. What I am trying to say is, that a may not be enough to stop the fused because they could find other ways like returning in (sentient) greatshells or maybe even humans. It might be enoug to put a gemheart into a human to give a fused access. Mistborn Era 1 Spoiler What do you think? Could fused use other greatshells or human/singer hybrids or humans with a gemheart but only prefer singers?
  8. So I am currently reading a Book called "The dark side of the moon" by the Swiss author Martin Suter. It is not fantasy but I can still recommend it, especially to every German native speaker. The Protagonist is a rich lawyer and has some kind of spiritual awakening.
  9. I always thought that Gavinor is the top choice because of one epigraph/death rattle about not killing a child in combination with the fact that Dalinar would not be able to kill a loved one again.
  10. I do not think that non-elantrian habitants could use the light Aons or anything else. If there were actually normal people in the city of Elantris they would either live with an Elantrian or the Light would be st up in a way that it has an timer or something similar. But that´s just what I think.
  11. I was looking for a similar thread but did not find one. I assume that one exists, so if it does, I'll happily go there. But now to the topic. One of the great things about hard magic and larger fictional universes is that we, as readers, can imagine great battles between the strongest of opponents. We can look at them from a logical point of view and compare strengths and weaknesses. But we can also imagine and share a whole setup and rules for a duel and write the whole fightscene similar to fan-fiction. This is a way to look at the characters, the martial arts and the magic system from a different perspective thats why I think it fits into Cosmere Discussion best. I will start with a Scenario. After the great duel in the Arena (Adolin+Renarin + Kaladin vs. 4 Shardbearers) Kaladin challenges Meridas Amaram. But in this (unrealistic) scenario now Adolin freaks out and gets overwhelmed by the thrill. Adolin attacks Kaladin. Everyone watching likes the scenario and and Kaladin fights for his live. Kaladin swears the 3rd ideal after a few blows of Adolin. (This may be interpreted as a Spoiler and is not important for the actual fight, read at you own risk) So the Fight is now Between Kaladin with Syl as Shardblade and a limited source of Stormlight. He got a boost when swearing the ideal but there are no other sources. And Adolin who is fueled by the Thrill and is a raging shardbearer similar to Dalinar's old days. Version one would be that Adolin got already out of the not workind shardplate, but I think that this would be too easy for Kaladin (If you think otherwise, please play with this scenario) Version two is, that we change the fight that happen before this so, that Adolin's shardeplate is in close to perfect condition. Let the battle begin. Kaladin vs Adolin Who would win?
  12. When Jasnah made it look like she used her Soulcaster to Shallan the Smokestone broke. Was this just a coincidence? If never seen a stone being broken because another radiant used it. And as far as I undrrstand they can not specify from wich stone they want to suck in the stormlight. So she already had an immense control over her soulcasting and usage of investiture in general in book one.
  13. But Lovecraft was influenced by Middle Eastern sounding names. The Necronomicon's fictional origin was Arabic.
  14. Please use his bird as the picture of the coin. Like withe the Dogecoin but his Bird.
  15. Is anywhere exactly stated how Vasher killed her? My thinking has always been then her death and the current state of Nightblood are related. I think nightblood was much worse but Vasher killed Shashara with Nightblood in a way that altered Nightblood by somewhat "infusing" it with Shashara.