ranstang94

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  1. I know this is a bit of a nit pick... but as a blade smith I can tell you that there is still a huge difference even with standardization. Probably it's mostly because of quality control differences, but there is still a noticeable difference in steels from different regions. I think Thenody Silver very well might be different from other silvers. Also I would like to see the effect of Silver on one of the corrupted Spren, it may be that it is a purifier of investiture.
  2. The story seems to have intentional mentions of several planets and cultures. I second the notion that it is to a mixed group of people from many worlds. Maybe a pep talk before something dangerous we will witness in a future book? Or a guest lecture at Silverlight? Regardless I also was worried about the lack of Design. Another point: He says sailors fear storms, this applies to all planets that have sailors even ours. He says, "But you come from a world where things live in the water; that idea was wholly alien to Tress," this also applies to many worlds although Sixth and Roshar are the two most prominent for having dangerous things in the water. I don't feel that either of these narrow it down. all tech references seemed to be reworded quickly to avoid confusing his audiance "Laptop" to "Seeing Board". He mentions Awakened, Aviars, Sazed, Aeons, Death with Nails in eyes, and tons more... it seems like it has to be a group.
  3. those are some good points against, thanks for the data points. I honestly have been wrong almost 100% of the time with Sanderson's books, but it is fun to come up with theories and talk about them. I think you guys are right, her not recognizing the other Heralds and getting so excited about the Fabrials are pretty much deff proof she isn't a herald. Still there is going to be some interesting reveals with her I am positive.
  4. I don't know that this quote completely disproves the theory, since "Navani" as a Persona could be only a few months older than Dalinar in the same way you could say Veil is only a few months old... again its only a theory and it might not hold water.
  5. also there is this from WoR "To be perfectly frank, what has happened these last two months is upon my head. The death, destruction, loss, and pain are my burden. I should have seen it coming. And I should have stopped it." how should she have stopped it? At first I thought this was just normal grief guilt... but what if it wasn't then there is this "We had never considered that there might be Parshendi spies hiding among our slaves. This is something else I should have seen." but they didn't know Parshendi could change forms until much later. How should she have seen it unless she knew more of them than she should have?
  6. I did think about the Stormfather, but since he can't "see" most of the heralds I was wondering if they have a way of hiding, at the start of Oathbringer he says he only sees Ishar. unless someone has a quote I don't...? he doesn't even know where Jezrein is and he was barely even hiding.
  7. I have seriously been wondering if she was a herald, seems very interesting that there is so little discussed about her background. And in Oathbringer there's a line "she had no problem being a wife or mother to monarchs but to be one herself... Storms what a dark path that would lead them all down."
  8. another overlap is how close soul casting and Forging actually are. If you remember the explanation given about Forging indicated that the object Forged had to want to change... "I am a stick"
  9. last night at the lexington signing I asked Brandon if the powder Shallan saw Hoid pour in his drink was an alumantic metal, he replied that he hadn't confirmed that, but it was a clever question. he then signed my book with "These words are accepted". Maybe reading to much into it, but... I wish I had asked if honor blades could be stolen, that would have provided some insight into what happened with Dalinar's blade. Also does anyone have confirmation that Hoid actually took the bead of larisium?
  10. I asked Brandon if the powder Shallan saw Hoid pour in his drink was an alumantic metal, he replied that he hadn't confirmed that, but it was a clever question. he then signed my book with "These words are accepted". Maybe reading to much into it, but... I wish I had asked if honor blades could be stolen, that would have provided some insight into what happened with Dalinar's blade.
  11. if an honor blade cannot be bonded but can be given (several posters are saying that Brandon made that comment), doesn't that mean that it cannot be stolen? How would Hoid have managed this unless he was able to use some of his other powers to convince Taln to give it to him... I can imagine something like Wayn's trading going on... "Left him a nice cleaver for it!"
  12. possibly one of the saddest things I have yet seen in the mistborn saga, that wedding document... (Ok so not sad as much as funny... but still)
  13. He kinda reacted to the entire story being weird, seemed to take a lot of strange things in stride because it was Hoid... don't think we can use his reaction as a confirmation that he knew that name.
  14. in the first story I had assumed that Hoid was the one explaining that Beauty cannot be stolen, I pretty well assume that there is an anti-Hoid running around somewhere in the Cosmere. I would guess that they were friends at the start and have very different world views now. I would hazard the guess that the two men sitting on the cliff are most likely the authors of the two letters. One of which is probably written by Hoid.
  15. get annoyed at some of the reviews you see on amazon or audible? I find myself really happy to down vote some of the dumb reviews, like a guy who read 100 pages then posted a 1 star review...