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  1. Okay, this might be a dumb question, but I have been looking for an answer and haven't found one yet, so I'll ask it here. Why doesn't Odium just destroy Braize? In the Coppermind, it mentions destroying Braize as an option, so why not do it? From what I understand, Odium is more confined than limited/weakened on the planet, so why not just destroy it and leave? Ruin seems to be pretty capable of destorying a planet, so it' doesn't seem like it would take too much of his power, and if it did, he could just recuprate before going after his next Shard. Am I missing something here?
  2. In Mistborn, Leras's big plan has an awful lot of very specific moving parts. Especially considering that he put everything into motion a thousand years ago, and has been mostly dead since. There had to have been a huge about of precise precognition involved. But Ati can see the future, too, and they're actively working against each other. So why don't they cancel each other out? And we know that Shards can suffer from the atium-shadow effect. Over in Roshar, Renarin's futuresight, which he gets from Odium's power, confounds Odium enough that he can't see Renarin on the Diagram. You'd think that an actual Shard vs Shard effort would wipe out their prognostications completely.
  3. From the album Stormlight Fanart

    Syl is THE cutest being on Roshar.
  4. From the album Stormlight Fanart

    Fanart of Adolin Kholin by me!
  5. So we know the names of the books are most probably going to end up as a palindrome. What I mean by this is: WoK WoR O RoW and what can be assumed is KoW, since Roshar is known for is palindromic names. Does anyone have a theory on what it could stand for, given the knowledge that the names of the books are books in the actual world of Roshar? We have the Way of Kings, which is written by Nohadon, Words of Radiance, which discusses the Knights Radiant, Oathbringer, written by Dalinar, and Rhythm of War, which is most probably a text written by or on the Parshendi. Have we any other thoughts on what the KoW stands for? I've had some ideas that could be "Knights of Windrunners" or "Knights of War" but we've already got a book with the word "War", so it's improbable. Sorry for this wall of text but it's something that's really intrigued me.
  6. Hi all and welcome to The Overlady Reads Edgedancer! This one is a little shorter than the others, due to Edgedancer being a smaller book. Hope you all enjoy this tidbit before we tackle the behemoth that is Oathbringer! Ingredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying Lemon wedges to serve (optional) caster sugar to serve (optional) Method STEP 1 Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. STEP 2 Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away. STEP 3 Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. STEP 4 When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go. STEP 5 Serve with lemon wedges and caster sugar, or your favourite filling.
  7. what is the equivalent Alethi social status for bonded spren, now obviously they are their own category but what’s their closest equivalent. A good example would be syl. So as of the start of rhythm of war kaladin is a high Marshall, leader of the wind runners and the founder/head of house stormblessed(best name ever). kaladin is presumably close in social standing to a weak high prince or really strong bright lord so sebarial or a amaram. However currently his house presumably consists of nobody besides himself and therefore no heir. I think it’s probable that bonded spren are socially the equivalent of spouses or siblings, obviously they aren’t Spouses or siblings and I don’t support that ship but that seems to be the most comparable social position. In the latest rhythm of war chapter we see syl helping facilitate kaladin leading not just the soldiers but the honorspren too. This comparison is not the best for some of the spren bonds like Pattern and shallan but kaladin and syl have a much more mutually respectful, close and supportive relationship then all the spren bonds we have seen. which leads me to another question if syl is the social equivalent of kaladins wife or I suppose sister does that mean her title is technically brightness stormblessed, I believe we have seen people refer to syl as brightness before, and also that is just an awesome name. butt the more important question for syl specifically, as we can see with sadeas and Ialai, she a high prince dies with no heir his wife retains her Power. So if syl is the Social equivalent of kaladins spouse or even sister, so far this is the only relevant case of this situation does that mean if kaladin dies with no heir house stormblessed reverts to her and potentially even whoever she bonded next would be the new head of the house if she chose?
  8. So I was thinking about it and I think I figured exactly how honor beat odium. But first my evidence; point 1: we see I Other series shards Have trouble interacting with those under the influence of another shard, granted these two shards were exact opposite but I think it likely this is true no matter what but the degree to which the shards oppose each other determines how much influence they can get in. point 2: so basically honor put part of his shard into odium at least enough to pass along some of his intent. That is why odium is Abe to be trapped there because of paths made by him potentially and why he has to follow the rules of a contest of champions if agreed to. Essentially he corrupted odium.
  9. It's time for The Overlady Reads Words of Radiance, Part 4-5! This is the final episode for Words of Radiance recap and I hope you guys have been enjoying it so far! In this episode, we recount Shallan and Kaladins funtime chasm adventure. It's a blast for everyone involved! Except the chasmfiend who died. What did we think of this sequence? Does it convert Lucy to Shalladin? Find out on this episode of The Overlady Reads! We also cover the rumble at the centre of the Shattered Plains, where the Alethi forces face off against the Parshendi Stormforms! It's a lightning blast for everyone involved! Except Sureblood who died. So sit back, relax, and enjoy The Overlady Reads Part 4&5 of Words of Radiance:
  10. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    I think the orchard got all but 2 sentences talking about it in all 3 Stormlight books. And yet for some reason it stuck in my mind ever since. I am still in the process of figuring out what I would like the Rosharan landscape to look like, and this is my 1st... wait no 2nd attempt at it. I kept it very earth like with all the green grass because 1.) roshar has grass and 2.) my eyes hurt after staring at red or purple meadows over and over for all the scenes. I would like to alienate the landscape more in next attempt
  11. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    This is the more boring sheet where I tried out shape languages and demonstrate to non-SA readers how that structure came to be. Believe it or not I wrung my brain for those lumpy shape languages...
  12. Welcome to The Overlady Reads Words of Radiance, Part 3! This episode is about the duel. You know, the duel in Words of Radiance Part 3. The Part 3 Words of Radiance duel. You may remember it because there's a duel that happens in Words of Radiance Part 3 and if you read Words of Radiance, specifically Part 3, specifically the part with the duel in it, you'd know about the duel in Words of Radiance Part 3. Other things also happen in Words of Radiance Part 3 other than the duel like the super important character Jix who Lucy decides is more important than other characters like Dalinar and Sebarial. Other stuff that's not the duel also happens in Words of Radiance Part 3 but those aren't the duel that happens in Words of Radiance Part 3 so they aren't as good as the duel in Words of Radiance Part 3. There's actually two duels in Words of Radiance Part 3, but you know the one I'm talking about. I'm not talking about the duel that isn't the duel in Words of Radiance Part 3 (You know the one), though we do talk about the duel that's not the duel (You know, the one I'm talking about) which is pretty cool but it's not the duel in Part 3 of Words of Radiance that you're thinking of and that I'm talking about. Anyway, here's the video where we talk about Words of Radiance Part 3 the duel and also the parts that aren't the duel (including the duel that's not the duel):
  13. WIPs (jastzui | Artstation) if you are learning like me or just curious of the process - tips and feedback welcome.
  14. Hey guys, welcome to The Overlady Reads Words of Radiance, Parts 1&2! This is the next in our series where my wife (The Overlady/Lucy/Empress) reads through the Cosmere for the very first time with me along with her. In this episode, we walk you through the events of Words of Radiance, Parts 1&2. We talk through what the characters are up to and Lucy gives some FANTASTIC theories on things coming up. Do you remember how filled with mysteries Words of Radiance was? The start quick and they don't stop coming. Words of Radiance just has so damnation MUCH going on! Listen as we make fun of Adolin's taste in women, point out the Wayne cameo in Words of Radiance, and generally just have a great time. Next week, we'll have a video all for Part 3 all by itself (It's the best part!). Let us know what your favourite parts of Words of Radiance Part1&2 are in the comments down below!
  15. Welcome to The Overlady Reads The Way of Kings, Parts 3-5! This is the second video we've done on The Way of Kings, so make sure you've watched our first episode before you watch this one! Discover even more new ways to say your favourite names! In this video, Lucy gives her theories on a Part by Part basis so you can watch as these change as the series goes on. Let us know what you think in the comments down below. Also, let us know some of YOUR theories from back when you first read Way of Kings!
  16. From the album Stormlight Archive - fanart

    I redid my Kaladin. This one focuses more on his time in Sadeas’ warcamp on the Shattered Plains (which is supposed to be the background, sorry but I suck at backgrounds).
  17. This may have been talked about previously but I haven't seen it before. There have been a few comments about the purpose of Unity in terms of what Dalinar is doing and it has been spoken that it will have an effect on the Cosmere as a whole. I was just listening to Elantris so pardon me for lack of page number, but when Dilaf was about to kill Sarene in front of her father, Hrathen was having a bit of a crisis of faith. In his thoughts, the last thing he thinks about before he attacks and stops Dilaf is "unity." This could be just a coincidence, but you have Honors remnant thinking about unity and you have the focus of all faiths on Sel focused on unity of one kind or another to have their individual gods return. Is this a latent manifestation in all shards? Does this appear in Mistborn/Warbreaker and I just missed it?
  18. From the album The Stormlight Archive

    I tried to paint Syl! This was quite a bit out of my comfort zone (all in blue!) but she's so lovely.... I just hope I did her justice!
  19. So, I was thinking about why the eyes of those who are killed by shardblades burn out. Eyes are often described as the doors or the windows to the soul and if I remember correctly, shardblades sever the connection from the physical to the cognitive realm (where the "soul" is located). When killed by a shardblade, it severs your connection to your soul and thus the eyes burn out because that window to your soul doesn't lead to your soul anymore. I don't know if this makes any sense, but I found it interesting to think about.
  20. Hey guys, it's the one you've all been waiting for! Welcome to The Overlady Reads The Way of Kings, Parts 1&2! Obviously, The Way of Kings is an absolutely massive book so we've had to split these videos. This video covers the events and theories Lucy had whilst reading Parts 1 & 2 and the next episode will focus on Parts 3, 4 & 5. We hope you enjoy, it feels like Stormlight is where this series has been taking us and it's going to be one hell of a ride! Discover new ways to say your favourite names, and watch as someone even manages to mispronounce Spren! We've changed the format a little on these ones due to the amount of content to cover. As such, Lucy gives her theories on a Part by Part basis and you can watch as these change as the series goes on. Let us know what you think in the comments down below. Also, let us know some of YOUR theories from back when you first read Way of Kings! Find the fifth episode of The Overlady Reads below:
  21. One of the Words of Brandon i’ve seen was one that asked if one person could bond two high spren. Brandon’s response was something along the lines of: it’s possible but hard because of the tax 2 Nahel bonds has on a spirit web. My question would be if you could bond two Highspren what two radiant orders would you want to belong to? (Personally i would choose a Edgedancer and Skybreaker, because those 4 surges together would make an absolute UNIT of a radiant. Additionally, if you swear your Skybreaker oath to a code of helping refugees and the forgotten, I bet your Highsprens would get along pretty well.)
  22. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    This is actually from a while ago when I was planning to concept some fruits of Roshar, but one thing after another, and this just fizzled out. Seeing how I won't be going back to it anymore, I want to put this potential Rosharan plants idea out there - hiding underground to avoid high storms, and emerging only when mature... like peanuts! :D
  23. Today we're beginning a new series: Rhythm of Previews, where Danielle and Marvin discuss the preview chapters of Rhythm of War, the fourth Stormlight Archive book. We're hoping to keep these a bit shorter than Shardcast, so we won't talk in incredible detail on everything, but we'll do our best to give you the highlights! released the prologue and chapter 1 on Thursday, and then chapters 2 and 3 Tuesday, so this is a double-lengthed episode. We're going to do this weekly (assuming scheduling works out), so our next episode will half the length since there will just be one or two chapters next week. We're going in order, so we aren't discussing the chapter from the newsletter or Brandon's SDCC reading. You can find all of the preview chapters, and our discussions on 17S, in our Rhythm of War preview chapter index: Want a recap of Stormlight Archive? We're doing a series of articles on catching people up! If you like our content, support us on Patreon: Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: