Leuthie

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  1. He's currently neither. His final status depends entirely on the perspective the stories where he is a major player are told. He doesn't know exactly how his plans will play out for specific individuals in the Cosmere, so he doesn't know whether specific individuals should trust/help him - so he warns them. His words and actions, so far and based on current perspectives, show good intentions. However, his actions could all be perfectly selfish and ultimately detrimental. I can imagine him being both in different future stories and neither/inconsequential in the ultimate plot.
  2. That would be Ishar the Herald currently trying to take over the world
  3. I'm convinced that Shinovar's different ecosystem is a direct result of the Sibling "sleeping" there. The Stormfather leaves that land alone in respect for his sister/brother, letting the stone cover with soil and plants. The culture considers walking on stone to be sacrilege. Stormfather is Honor's. Nightwatcher is Cultivation's. The Sibling is a child of both; of bonds and directed growth. What we know of the Shin culture reflects this. The Sibling is a powerful stone spren sleeping in Shinovar, worshipped by the Shin people.
  4. Revelry and gluttony are in direct opposition to leadership and protection. But I don't think it's the type of Knight Radiant you are. Dalinar developed a weak bond (Nahel bond would be a strong bond, obviously) with Nergaoul, so was able to coerce it into the gem. It's the bond with the Unmade that's required, not the Bond with your spren
  5. Elhokar's character arc was complete when he started to say the first oath. His death made that clear and final. He has no other place in the story and never did. He won't be remembered outside of those who saw his growth first hand. For most of us, that's all we get. That's a pretty good narrative work for a side character (even if that side character is a king)
  6. I can't find WOB, but Breath is a piece of the spark of life that Endowment makes transferable. Every living thing has the spark, and the piece that Endowment makes into Breath can be removed whether the life is of Endowment or not. It can't be transferred to another without Endowment's intervention, but it can be removed and destroyed.
  7. The Faceless Immortal tells Suit that he will serve them in "another Realm" before blowing things up. Death can be thought of as a release. If Autonomy sees death as a release from the bonds of life, then killing becomes part of its Intent. That makes a scary Shard from the perspective of someone that wants to live.
  8. FYI, I think BS is using "axi" as a plural for axis, not as some local word for something else. I'd quote your post, but I'm lazy
  9. Warbreaker was a prequel of sorts to SA, so Nalthis and Endowment might come into play. Ashyn is probably not even going to be involved beyond a tangential relationship. This is Roshar's, Honor's (Stormlight is His, afterall), Cultivation's, and Odium's story. The playing field will be altered after the first 5, and not all players will survive, but I don't see new players being introduced at this point.
  10. They killed Adonalsium. The power, absent a Vessel, began to coalesce and acheive sapience, as large collections of Investiture are wont to do. Think the molten metal Terminator. To avoid this reforming of their enemy, the plotters came up with the plan to reshatter the reforming Adonalsium and each take a piece. Two separate, but directly related, events.
  11. Hate is insidious. When it becomes the norm, one forgets it's there. One might mistake their hate for righteous indignation, or Passion. If one was bound to Divine Hatred itself, one probably wouldn't recognize any hatred at all, believing oneself to simply be fully be invested in a righteous cause. Passionate, if you will.
  12. As for multiple Shards causing paralysis in the Vessel: If Adonalsium was an analog to the Judeo-Christian God, the paralysis of "holding 16 Shards" would parallel how stand-offish that God is. I like the gravitational pull equilibrium analogy. It's not paralysis, it's a tempering of action based on the equilibrium of multiple Intents. We humans deal with that pull with every decision we make. Some mental illness can be described as a loss of the equilibrium among our Shards.
  13. I read the first 2 pages of this thread, so if I'm repeating, bear with me. Let's assume that Trell is Autonomy. Removing life on a planet seems to go against the Intent of one who want to free others. The kicker is the last line. It implies that Suit will be killed but won't be sent into the Beyond. If Autonomy creates cognitive shadows or something equivalent out of everything it kills, it could interpret this as freeing those things from the bonds of life. Once that interpretation is made, you are left with a Shard that is the biggest threat to life in the Cosmere.
  14. Theory: He doesn't show himself because he can't. (Mistborn spoiler) Maybe Odium needs a direct connection to speak to individuals. Amaram's army was being influenced by an Unmade. Dalinar was in the middle of an Investiture (most likely Honor, but who knows) applied dream state via Stormfather and Tanavast's cognitive shadow. The Fused are Odium Invested by definition. Venli is in Envoyform, presumably requiring Odium Investiture. Taravangian is the only one that I can't identify a vector right now. Who else has Odium spoken to?
  15. You don't believe a Shard could build an invested knife with a gem in its hilt with the snap of a Spiritual finger?