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  1. So, here's a slightly in-depth theory on the subject: 1. Lightweaving: Lightweaving seems to require a template in order for it to work. In most cases, Shallan has drawn an image, and used her own connection to those images in order to reproduce them in lightweaving. In one instance we see that the copy is very exact, she failed to draw one image correctly, and the result was a blurred fuzzy area on one of her disguises. In another case, Shallan used a different, specific type of connection, called memory--she reproduced a scene from memory, which I'm sure most of us can recall. In order to create that map of Roshar, Shallan would have a great deal of trouble. Why? Because she has never seen it? True, but another way of saying it is that she has no connection to the full image of the Rosharan continent. But Dalinar does... 2. Bondsmiths: We know that each order of Radiants has power over 2 surges. More importantly, we also know that each order of Radiants has a "passive benefit" which is unique to their order. Lightweavers have an unusually acurate visual memory, and sense for geometry--this is shown constantly when the world is viewed from Shallan's perspective. Windrunners have an exceptional ability for combat: we can see this in Kaladin, particularly when he lost his bond, or during the arena fight assisting Adolin. We do not yet know the "passive" abilities of the other Orders of Radiants, but I would pose that a Bondsmith has some ability to share connection. If this is true, it is a power more flexible by far than the two that we have seen. Shallan would then be able to share Dalinars connection to the Stormfather, and the Stormfather's connection to the Map of Roshar. 3. it has nothing to do with "Power". Shallan was not able to create that map because she used a large amount of stormlight. compaired to the size and complexity of other Lightweavings Shallan created, this one was well within previously shown limits. The thing most unusual was what was created, not how much power it took. --- now, I'm not 100% certain that that really is the passive ability of a Bondsmith, but in terms of underlying mechanics, I'm confident in my claims about what Shallan did. If this theory is correct, than the statements of others (multiple radiants combining their power, working under one bondsmith) are not beyond the realm of possibility.
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    It appears to be there now. ...um... thankyou for moving it for me? (sorry for the trouble)
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    I just want to release this statement early. I don't have hard evidence, and I don't know if others have submitted the theory in the past. The in-world auther of the epigraphs we have seen in Oathbringer, is HONOR. I do not remember his proper name, but the epigraphs were written by the holder of HONOR, after he was separated from his shard. He states that "those who saw farther" than himself, would likely presume him dead, but that he had in fact experienced something much worse. He is referring to the other holders of Shards, some of whom are able to see quite a distance into the future. The fate-worse-than-death he refers to is his separation from his shard (which may or may not have been voluntary), and having to view the events on Roshar, powerless to effect them as he once could. Honor may, or may not have acquired a Splinter of his previous Power, and he may, or may not still be alive.
  4. I have a table for that actually. It's entirely theoretical, of course, but if it proves correct in even one obvious worldhopping case... --- --- On a more important note: 1. Brandon has said that using any investiture based power creates marks on the soul, or new paths in their spiritweb (I don't remember the exact word), and that as these marks deepen, through re-use the powers get stronger. I believe he also said that once you have these pathways, you can run essentially any kind of investiture through them to gain the effects of those abilities. a) This explains exactly what Vin was doing when she burned the mists. She simply ran their power through the spiritual pathways she already had, from burning metals. This also explains why Rashek retained his Ferrochemic powers after becoming Mistborn. 2. Brandon has specifically said that Lerasium "rewrites the spiritweb". He also hinted strongly that it can be used to write things other than Allomancy, but was very vague about it. 3. We know that preservation and ruin, when not consciously directed, will naturally oppose one another. We also know that Vin killed Ati by pressing her "power" against his, eroding both beings and killing both beings. Couldn't this explain why Mistborn who ate Atium never became Ferrochemists? If a Mistborn eats Atium, it is destroyed, or "breaks down quickly" because the investiture constantly flowing through them as they burn their metals would fundamentally oppose and erode it. As a bonus, this would also explain why Atium burns so fast! because only a small part of it gets burned, and part is annialated by the contact with preservations power. On the other hand, when a non-mistborn eats Atium, they don't have a constant stream of preservation in their body, so the Atium would be free to have a different effect. 4. I like the idea someone brought up about people living in proximity to shardpools potentially having more investiture in their body. It doesn't necessarily have to be Atium; just some source of Ruin inside a person's body that grants them the power. Going along with that, It could have been proximity to The Body of Ruin, while she was still caged, that influenced the Terrismen. or perhaps some other source. 5. I actually had a theory almost identical to this one several months ago, but discarded it as "possible and plausible, but not enough to prove it". So, because of that, I'm slightly biased.
  5. What would happen to Nightblood if he were targeted by Allomantic Leeching?
  6. I've been reading XKCD, so I'll give this one a try just for fun. Since I'm estimating a great deal, and obviously am not going entirely off of cannon, I'll hide the majority of this behind spoiler tags, and hope the Nazi's don't find me.
  7. If you read closely, you can find that Warbreaker actually takes place at the same time as Way of Kings, and part of Words of Radiance. I noted this by watching Hoid very closely. When speaking to Kaladin, in prison, Hoid notes that tuning his harp is now much easier now that he has perfect pitch (aka, the 2nd heightening). This places his visit to Nathis (when he posed as a storyteller, speaking to Siri) immeately before that event. --- what do you all think of the personality comparison?
  8. I had not noticed that. hmmm... I beleive the quote you are referring to is a statement that the Heralds cant actually get out of their duty to the Oathpact. Meaning that where-ever they happen to be, they end up gathering on Roshar During any Desolation. (which seems to be occuring, in story) If I'm mistaken in that, I won't be too suprised, though it would be nice if someone could track down the quote in question. (also, I'm not sure they were all origionally Rosharan either. Tranquoline Halls, and all that, if nothing else.)
  9. I would be more inclined to state, not that breaths can be derived from the flowers, but that the existence of the flowers explains, to a small degree, why awakening requires color as fuel in addition to breath. on Nathis, Color is a type of investiture. When you awaken something, some amount of investiture needs to be used. Thus, the more color is used, the less breath is needed, and vise versa.
  10. Base Information Names (included for convenience) Personality The man in the Prelude to The Way of Kings has always interested me. This may in fact be the the seed that began this theory. His name is given as Kalak, Herald, Patron of the Willshapers. More than this, his attitude is startalingly similar to another man we have read of in Brandon Sanderson's works. A very old man, with a very youthful body. Bourn down heavily by the weight of his age, his knowledge, his sins, and responsability. Not a man who lives for himself at all; instead, a man who lives to correct the wrongs he wishes he had never created. The man who instructed Kaladin Stormblessed to "Choose the option that makes it easiest for you to sleep at night." After all, "That's what I wish I'd done."
  11. A belated note on the discussion of Shards seeing into the future: 1. Atium is a condensed form of Ruin's power. 2. Atium allows those who burn it to see into the future 3. Atium is the power Preservation Stole from Ruin, to weaken him to the point that they would again be equal, after Preservation created sentient humans. Is it not Altogether likely that Preservation Chose specifically to strip away a specific part of Ruin's power, rather than simply a quantity of raw energy? Brandon has said that Ruin was not good at looking into the future, but if Ruin possessed any ability for it at all, that trait could potentially have thwarted all of Preservations planning and efforts to overthrow him and create a successor. It is possible that Ruin could not see into the future (partially) because that power had been stripped away, and condensed into solid form he could not access. Thereby, Atium would grant sight into the future because Ruin no longer could. Admittedly, this is speculation, but the implications fit. 1. Ruin would have aproximately the same ability to predict future events as a VERY well informed human. 2. each nugget of Atium, representing only a tiny fraction of Ruins power, and being an exaustable resource (which if it were part of the body of Ruin, it would then be an inexaustable resource, as all investituredrawn from a Shard, when used, is assumed to return to the shard from which it was derived) would grant only a short glimps into the future, even if Ruin had origionally been capable of much more.
  12. I'm having a bit of trouble finding the Quote I was working from. The more I look, though, I think you are right. I still think he was changed by the intent, but not nearly in the extreme way I thought he was.
  13. Leras would be an example. he started out as quite selfish, but then sacrificed his own sentience, and then his life to bring about the entire storyline of the Mistborn trilogy.
  14. I was always under the impression that Denth was the child of a Returned. do these annotations you mention contradict that? (I may have missed statement that all 5 scholars were returned. if there is such a statement, what chapter might i find it in?)
  15. There was a discussion related to this at the WOR Signing in Herowannabe that touched on this a great deal. I would guess that the answer depends alot on what type of fabrial, though. one that is "always on", like a detector, should be more difficult simply because it has stormlight flowing through the metal all the time, rather than just sitting in the crystals that power it. obviously, I can't do more than guess but... now I want to know the answer to this...