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  1. Healing in the cosmere doesn't work that way. There is a Spiritual Ideal Szeth or Kaladin or Lopen in the spiritual realm. Investiture is used to align the physical reality with the spiritual Ideal. The degree of healing even possible also depends on the (I'm guessing here) strength of Innate Investiture in the person. So Kaladin can heal his Shardblade sliced arm while Szeth or even a Squire can't even if they had a source of infinite Stormlight because they don't possess same degree of connection. Even Kaladin can't heal from decapitation unlike Hoid or the Lord Ruler because they possess even greater Innate Investiture. The physical realm is like the real world, the spiritual realm is the Ideal world, and the cognitive realm connects both worlds like a road. To access this road, you need stuff like Allomancy, Feruchemy, Surgebinding which acts like your vehicle and for fuel, you need Stormlight, metals etc. Hood is near invincible because he possesses the Innate Investiture equivalent of a Porsche 911 and provided he has sufficient Investiture is near impossible to kill.
  2. My Q is simple - Do you like the changes made to the Kaladin Szeth fight or not?
  3. I'm kind of fascinated by Shalash, who she is, what she wants and why she destroys her own statues. Nalans friend thinks that she is affected the most by the curse affecting the Heralds. Also Im fascinated by the Shalash meets Shallan scene thats likely to happen sometime. Also, Jezrien is a Windrunner herald while Shalash is Lightweaver herald and they're father-daughter. Also note that honorspren hate cryptics - perhaps a hint towards father-daughter relationship?
  4. I think this is a hint towards the ending of the 1st five books. Honor is dead, he is therefore unlikely to be the broken one. Both cultivation and Odium are still alive, neither seems likely to be the broken one. My suggestion is that it is the resurrection of an imperfect Adonalsium with only aspects of honor, cultivation and odium. Even the writer of the Letter admits that the intent of the Shards represent fragments of Adonalsium's character - he claims that Odium is God's hatred without the values that gave it context.
  5. I now believe that Honor doesnt really condemn knowing the future. Knowing what might be isnt forbidden. Speaking of it is. I suspect that the Truthwatchers obey Isaac Asimov's psychohistory's second law. For those who don't know, Isaac Asimov wrote the Foundation trilogy, where he expounded a fictional society based on the science of psychohistory (a science to predict the future.). Psychohistory had 2 basic laws - 1. That the population it applied to be large enough so as to make statistical interpretation possible (like quantum theory, where behaviour of individual molecules are unpredictable, but behaviours of large nos. of molecules are.) 2. That the population whose future was being predicted not know the results or the science of psychohistory, so that their reactions aren't altered by such knowledge. The truthwatchers seem to behave similarly, from what little information we have. They don't reveal the future to other Orders, but they keep it to themselves. Even Honor says that SPEAKING of the future is forbidden. What do you guys think?
  6. I haven't elaborated completely about my suspicions regarding Gavilar. Its not just about the fact that Gavilar is linked directly or indirectly to all the factions in Roshar, its also about the fact that Gavilar represents himself as different things to different people. To Amaram, he is someone who is attempting to return the Heralds by returning the Desolation. To Mr T., he is the one who warns him that a desolation is about to arrive and asks him to prepare. To Dalinar, he is an honorable man. To Navani, he is a dishonorable man. He is at first sight, a devout worshipper of old Vorinism, seeking to return the Heralds and a member, if not founder, of the Sons of Honor. On the other hand, he is suspicious of Restares and suspects him of trying to assassinate him, despite the fact that Restares is one of the leaders of the Sons of Honor. The Ghostbloods consider him very knowledgeable (The masked lady says so to Shallan.) but he is taken completely by surprise by the fact that the Parshendi object to the return of their gods. He finds it surprising that they would try to kill him. At the time, Sadeas risked his life to save Gavilar but he is still very suspicious of Sadeas, suggesting that he hired Szeth. He also seems completely unprepared for possible Surgebinding assassins. My question is simply this: Who is Gavilar? What are his motivations? What are his aims? How does he hope to achieve them? What are his views vis-a-vis Odium and the Desolation?
  7. Are you talking about Lift, the edgedancer or Lirin, Kaladin's father?
  8. The Shinovar definitely have to have some sort of warning system in place if the Honorblade changes hands. If you think about it, the Shin are repeatedly described as a xenophobic people due to their reluctance to walk on stone. And they seem to have limited contact with the outside world. Since Urithiru's gates are closed, it has no contact whatsoever with the outside world. So they should have some sort of warning system to warn them of the loss of a Honorblade. I'm surprised they "punished" Szeth with being a truthless wielding a Honorblade. If Szeth hadn't been so insistent on upholding his oaths, he could easily have escaped. Then again nothing about the Shin makes sense. If you think about it, the Shin have the only real proof of the existence of the Heralds and by extension, the Almighty. Still, to the best of our knowledge, there is no worship of Honor in Shinovar......odd?
  9. This depends entirely on what you consider a big cliffhanger. If Odium wins, that seems like a really big cliffhanger to me.....
  10. I think that any one can just pick and use a Honorblade. Remember what Syl said. Any man who wields this blade becomes a surgebinder.
  11. Adolin is going to start surgebinding soon. Its obvious if u think about it. Adolin is now the most experienced dueller in Urithiru. He's duelling champion in Urithiru. Dalinar's going to have to give that honor blade to somebody (unless he keeps it for himself which is very unlikely, according to me) and the logical choice is Adolin. I can even imagine the scene. Adolin gets summoned by his father, he thinks he's being arrested for Sadeas' death, instead here, a Honorblade for you......
  12. Brandon always leaves something unresolved. As an author, he doesnt believe in resolving every plotline. He leaves some to the imagination of the reader.
  13. Now my theory is based on three things. The death rattles, the fact that there is a gap between the two books and the Diagram. First, about the Everstorm. When Honor references it, he refers to two other events with it - The True Desolation and the Night of Sorrows. He uses the words, " the Everstorm will come. The True Desolation and the Night of Sorrows." He takes these events to be certain - he doesn't tell Dalinar to prevent them, but prepare for them. Then the Diagram mentions one of the Parshendi who will form a "bridge" and suggests killing him before he achieves his power. One of the Death Rattles mentions killing a "suckling child and with his death gain further breath to breathe". I think both of these refer to the same "child". I think someone, probably Kaladin, faces the choice of killing this child. What does he choose? Another rattle gives the answer - " So the night will reign, for the choice of honor is life". This suggests that person chooses not to kill the child and this results in the Night of Sorrows. What happens during the true desolation? This is suggested by the rattle - " We scatter them before us...... and they shall burn as we once burnt..." and the rattle where the person says.... "...we die. we die....". This could be 2 different events but I think it is the same event from 2 POV on opposite sides. The first is a Parshendi and the second is human. I think the ending of the first five books is negative, the Voidbringers win and the rest of the books are about reclaiming Roshar from Voidbringers. In my eyes, there are only 2 endings which justify a breakup of books into 5 and 5. 1- someone applies a temporary delay to desolation at book 5 or 2- lose in first 5, win in the next 5. Another rattle - " Once three of sixteen ruled, but now the Broken One rules" It is the singularity of broken one that makes me suspicious. Cultivation and Odium are still alive - why is only one ruling? Again if Odium is ruling, why the Desolation at all? Just kill off Cultivation if she cant challenge you. The Letter gives me an interesting suggestion - Here the author suggests Odium is God's ( presumably Adonalsium) hatred separated from the values that gave it context. So theoretically if you could fuse multiple shards, could you create an imperfect Adonalsium? The term Broken One would then be appropriate. I do not mean to suggest that this is done with Odium's consent. WoB is clear about Odium not wanting other shards. What do you guys think?
  14. Post #2 clearly uses the words love of men. I believe it refers to the fact that presently men are dominant over Parshendi. The quote suggests that the situation could be reversed in merely 3 steps. And I agree with the opening statement on this - the three steps are the Everstorm, the True Desolation and the Night of Sorrows, the last 2 not necessarily in that order. These three events have been referenced multiple times in tWoK and I believe they are the three steps to end the dominance of men. As for the lake turning to ice, I believe that's a metaphor. Also the quote mentions the Everstorm, giving further validity to my hypothesis.
  15. Copying my post from another topic. Im certain it is the answer to the quote - So the night will reign for the choice of honor is life.................... I get the ending of the first five books now. Brandons doing something innovative again. The bad guys win after five books. I agree with the authors three steps theory. The everstorm first, the true desolation and the night of sorrows. And the rattles make sense now. See, the night of sorrows refer to the setting of the sun in Shadesmar when probably the Voidspren are dominant. Thats why the guy in quote 1 is angry.He dies early and is unable to stop the setting of the sun in Shadesmar. Again some other quotes make sense now. Someone is given the choice of killing a helpless person (or perhaps literally a baby) to delay the onset of of the Niggt of Sorrows. Im guessing thia is Kaladin. But Kaladin is honourable, so he spares the child or the helpless man. This is what it means - So the night will reign for the choice of honour is life. So Kaladin causes the Night of Sorrows. Combine this with Nr Ts predictions, he says one of the Parshendi will form a bridge and that this one has to be destroyed. I'm guessing Kaladin doesnt kill this child or man. The rest is describing their deaths in the Night of Sorrows. Many people die, they all lose their lives in the Night of Sorrows and the Parshendi get their revenge. They defeat the humans and occupy their lands and homes. I'm guessing a few people - Renarin, Taravangian, some of the Heralds retreat and decide to escape to fight a future battle . This is what books 6 - 10 are about, reclaiming the world from the Night of Sorrows and the Voidbringers.