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  1. Odium?
  2. Odium?
  3. Maybe simply a translation convention? The characters didn't speak Engligh at the time, did they?
  4. Everlight? (Does it not shine light, but do the opposite? Like casting shadows instead of illuminating things? We've seen similar things done, think Jasnah and Axies.) I thought maybe Odium uses different crystals — or its essences are manifesting by something different, not crystals. But it would make no sense. Firstly, the black sphere Gavilar gave Szeth was made of crystal. Secondly, Parshendi transformations were feeding of the highstorms and it's what caused the Everstorm, not the other way round. (Or are we mislead?)
  5. As per Word of Brandon, in the Cosmere the word Shard means both the person and the power. So Adonalsium would be both the sixteen powers combined and the person holding them.
  6. Over nine thousand!!! But seriously, what the other folks say, two pentalogies. And yes, rereads are fun.
  7. Wouldn't it be a little bit too much Hemalurgy-like?
  8. Go to a Scadrian wax museum and awaken the statue of Wax Ladrian with the command "Be Wax".
  9. I'd follow that track, but go in a slightly different direction. Each Order's name consists of two parts: the noun part and then the verb part. Say the two refer separately to two associated surges. In fact we've only seen three different Orders in action: 1. Windrunners Element: air Attributes: protecting, leading Purpose: protectors Surges: adhesion (wind) and gravitation (run) Spren type: honorspren 2. Skybreakers Element: smoke Attributes: just, confident Purpose: judges Surges: gravitation (sky) and division (break) Spren type: ? 3. Dustbringers Element: fire Attributes: brave, obedient Purpose: ? Surges: division (dust) and abrasion (bring) Spren type: ? 4. Edgedancers Element: crystal Attributes: loving, healing Purpose: healers (?) Surges: abrasion (edge) and progression (dance) Spren type: ? (Wyndle is one) 5. Truthwatchers Element: plant Attributes: learned, giving Purpose: spies (?) Surges: progression (truth) and illumination (watch) Spren type: cryptics (?) 6. Lightweavers Element: blood Attributes: creative, honest Purpose: artists Surges: illumination (light) and transformation (weave) Spren type: cryptics (liespren in particular) 7. Elsecallers Element: oil Attributes: wise, careful Purpose: scholars Surges: transformation (else) and transportation (call) Spren type: cryptics (?) 8. Willshapers Element: metal Attributes: resolute, builder Purpose: supporters (?) Surges: transportation (will) and cohesion (shape) Spren type: ? 9. Stonewards Element: stone Attributes: dependable, resourceful Purpose: constructors (?) Surges: cohesion (stone?) and tension (ward?) Spren type: ? 10. Bondsmiths Element: flesh Attributes: pious, guiding Purpose: mediators (?) Surges: tension (bond?) and adhesion (smith?) Spren type: ? ("specific" spren, e.g. the Stormfather) So far we've seen three Surges being extensively used: Adhesion (The Surge of Pressure and Vacuum) · creates adhesive force, gluing objects together · is accessed by Bondsmiths and Windrunners Gravitation (The Surge of Gravity) · creates gravitational force, pulling an object towards another · is accessed by Windrunners and Skybreakers Illumination (The Surge of Light, Sound, and Various Waveforms) · creates illusions, changing appearance of an object · is accessed by Truthwatchers and Lightweavers Another four were used by PoV characters: Abrasion (The Surge of Friction) · manipulates frictional force, faciliating sliding on a surface or sticking to it · is accessed by Dustbringers and Edgedancers Progression (The Surge of Growth and Healing, or Regrowth) · manipulates growth, accelerating it, enables healing others · is accessed by Edgedancers and Truthwatchers Transformation (The Surge of Soulcasting) · enables turning one substance into another · is accessed by Lightweaving and Elsecallers Transportation (The Surge of Motion and Realmatic Transition) · enables quick traveling, probably by teleportation · is accessed by Elsecallers and Willshapers And there are three that we know almost nothing of: Division (The Surge of Destruction and Decay) · it might be able to separate fragments of an object · is accessed by Skybreakers and Dustbringers Cohesion (The Surge of Strong Axial Interconnection) · it might be able to alter plasticity or shape of an object; this one is somehow confirmed · is accessed by Willshapers and Stonewards Tension (The Surge of Soft Axial Interconnection) · it looks like a concept similar to Cohesion: maybe enabling one to manipulate elasticity or stiffness of an object, or maybe its density · is accessed by Stonewards and Bondsmiths The pondering could be slightly easier if only we knew more about the orders of Skybreakers, Dustbringers, Willshapers, Stonewards and Bondsmiths. I could try to focus more on that, but I'll need a reread of at least some fragments (especially, the pre/interludia and Dalinar's visions).
  10. Have we seen the exact way he reacts when he is in an above-average intellect state? If I am not mistaken, there is only one chapter from his PoV, and he doesn't look too much emotionless there.
  11. He tried, but arrived too late?
  12. Use worldhopping to transport to a planet where the ibuprofenum is sold in paper boxes instead of bottles.
  13. Hmmm. Is it probable that the Heralds are directly responsible for the Shin (i.e. the shamanate) so dogmatically believing the struggle is over? I mean, we know that they told the mankind the Voidbringers are finally defeated. The nine, no more bound by the Oathpact, could help to start rebuilding the civilization. What do you think about these people being an origin to Shin Kak Nish? Even better, what about the Stone Shamanate (or their predecessors) being the only ones informed about the oath being broken?
  14. There seems to be a WoB jossing that. Edit — found it:
  15. Make Hoid tell them stories all the time. Drawback: need to find Hoid first.