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  1. So, as I understand it, the humans were originally surgebinders on braze, but destroyed the planet somehow through the use of their magics. Then they migrated to roshar and were given Asylum by the singers. The question is which gods were on which planets before the humans move to roshar? The humans were surgebinding, so, in theory honor was on Braze not roshar. So was it just cultivation on roshar at that time? When did odium show up? And, if honor was not on roshar at the time were the high storms running before him? The prehistory of the gods seems confusing, given the knowledge given to us so far.
  2. At the end of the book, we get the full backstory for the Defiant and the universe they are in, but any theories on the backstory of M-Bot? It is far more capable than the defiant tech and much better than any of the Krell tech (including hacking them, stopping cyto-attacks, etc), but the pilot just left it there? Makes me wonder if the humans in some part of the galaxy are doing much better in their fight (assuming that M-Bot was not some fancy super-high-tech fighter that just happened to be left abandoned on some random world)
  3. It seems that the parshmen are changing into whatever forms are most prevalent in their area. In a alethkar, it's Warform. In thaylen, it's sailors. In others it's negotiators and scribes. Could they just be changing depending upon the prevalent spren in that land?
  4. Don't forget the non-stormform Parshendi who escaped into those same chasms just a few days earlier... I have to assume that that was not coincidental. Otherwise, there was no reason not to just have them all killed and assassinated. Eshonai wakes up to see her mother, her old guard captain and the other non-stormform parshendi who have some secret lair down there and somehow saved her...and they work to bring her back from Odium.
  5. If Jasnah can keep a spren when she was planning to assassinate her sister-in-law and when she lured the 4 thugs into the alley to kill them, then I can't see Adolin killing Sadeas as a problem for some spren. Hopefully, it moves him along his path and starts him to his oath of killing those that just need killing or something such.
  6. I had said that the strategy of forcing the other Highprinces instead of leading them was very questionable in relation to the codes/WOK. I can see how he came to it, but it seems to be against the entire spirit of the WOK and the codes. But, arguing over the dueling being needless, when it is a key part of the strategy that he is using to consolidate the Highprinces, does not make sense to me. To me the dueling makes perfect sense and is logical and consistent - it is not needless in any way. Should he have made himself Highprince of War and be forcing people to do his will? That seems to be against the WOK mantras - but, as he points out, also seems to be exactly what Nohadon did before he wrote WOK. That is very debatable and arguable. The dueling seems a straightforward application of strategy to achieve his objectives and not against any codes as a result. It is not for a "political purpose", but the allow him to get his army into shape by giving him the tools to enforce discipline. From a military point of view, he can't run the war effectively if Highprinces can feel free to ignore him.
  7. I am not sure I see any issues with the dueling being a violation of the codes. The codes say that people should avoid needless duels. Those duels for rankings, etc, are needless, obviously as they are solely for personal glory, with the attendant risk of serious injury. But, Dalinar has a strategic objective in the war at this consolidate all the Shards in trusted hands, thereby allowing him to run the war. He has charged Adolin with winning those Shards through dueling. As even Adolin says, if he loses the duel, it puts a huge crimp int he plans for executing the war. This is hardly needless dueling. In fact, it's one of the cornerstones of the entire strategy. Now, you can argue that the strategy is dishonest and violates the codes as a result. I could be convinced on that. But, given his strategy to win the war, the dueling is an integral part and, as such, is far from "needless" as the codes forbid.