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  1. I am trying to post a theory to the Cosmere discussion board and im being prohibited because it contains links. After seeing that message I removed the links and put them on a separate document and yet I still get the message. How do i resolve this?
  2. I'm having an issue with figuring out one of my magic systems. There will be music in the back of someone's head constantly, based off their emotions. If the person lets the music into their head the magic happens. Like for anger maybe things could explode or light on fire or the person could summon fire. If the person spends too long in the music they will either go mad or turn into monsters of the music they were sucked into, constantly listening to the music and causing the magic. I've come up with two lists for possible emotions. I'm not sure if these are the complete lists I want or if I should go shorter. If you have any suggestions for which emotions I should use and/or for what magic comes from the emotions it would be awesome. Edit: - Each person with the magic would have different ways of expressing the magic. It is based off personalities as well as their tendencies. If a person is prone to anger (a hothead) and roars or abuses when they get mad, their anger magic will be firey. If the person is cold and shoots insults or whatever, their anger magic will be cold and icey. - The music in the distance of every human's head will be called the dons and it will be described as being heard in the distance until the person lets it in. The music will be in tune to the individual's strongest emotion. The dons can be completely let in or just barely let to leak in. I will be making an updated list for the emotions I will likely use and maybe what elements or magic the emotions can cause. (The emotions need to be able to be connected to music.) The music will only be attached to major emotions (unless I am convinced or decide otherwise). Draft List Calmed Triumphant Sad/depressed Raged/Angry Annoyed Scared Surprised Defiant Heartbroken Excited/Happy Feeling Pity Envious List One Amused Joyful/cheerful Beautiful/awed Relaxed/calm Sadness/depressed Dreaminess/dreamy Triumph Anxious/stressed Scared/feared Annoyed Defiance “Pumped up”/energized List Two Calmed Stressed Rage/fury Playful Happy Heartbroken Irritated Excited Worried Surprised/Shocked/Confused Sadness/Grief Envious Feeling Pity Hungry? (Maybe) Grateful Shamed
  3. So I recently finished White Sand prose version and the ending mentioned that Kenton was goign to go visit Khriss. I couldn’t find a sequel so I turnd to the graphic novles and went straight to teh end of Volume III, which has the same ending as the prose one and doesn’t continue it. I noticed a lot of differences between the graphic noels and prose as well, so a few questions: 1. Is there something that continues those events? 2. Do I have to read the graphic novels - are there any differences that are importnat? 3. Is White Sand non-canon, then? Thanks!
  4. my sister just finished reading the climax (part 5) of oathbringer and called it “ok” and “passable” and said shes “read better”. PASSABLE!?!?!? >:O
  5. Basically what it says in the title. I like to see all the new posts, but I haven't read the sample chapters, and don't want to be spoiled.
  6. Is there something like [ color = ][ / color ], but for text size? Our computer broke recently, and for some reason turning my tablet sideways doesn't work. Edit: I got the computer working again. I'd stiil like to know how to do this though, as I am on mobile most of the time.
  7. Hello I am a middle school/high school science teacher and I am piloting a “classroom game.” Basically, I turned my classroom into an RPG. Students create avatars and level them up via experience points earned through completing assignments (I call them quests). The kids were intrigued at first, but now they are invested (ba dum dum). I have only had two assignments not turned in so far, and the kids stayed after school so they could complete the quest for partial exp. But this is a pilot program and the classes that I created are pretty generic and bland. I worry that the students will grow tired of them. I was hoping the 17th shard could help me come up with some new cosmere inspired classes and abilities. I also wondered if someone can tell me how to ask Brandon Sanderson if this is ok? I am not selling this idea or anything, but I don’t want to just take his stories and ideas. Important note: I do want the kids to be able to exploit this system. They already can, but they have not figured it out yet. Classes: Warrior: - block: can block incoming damage 10 times per marking period. (Can be upgrade three times) -Moralizing shout: can scream self encouragement to gain bonus “HP.” - Ultimate block (upgrades block): can block damage to yourself and one ally (upgradable). Can only block identical damage (same question). Healer: - Heal: can heal 1 entire attack (question: single points or multipoint) 5 times a marking period (upgradable). - Resurrect: can raise any assignment from the dead and reattempt it for full credit. New grade replaces the old grade once a marking period (upgradable). - ultimate heal (upgrades heal): can heal 1 entire attack for yourself and an ally (upgradable). Assassin: - backstab: can assassinate a question, removing it from the assignment. Can be used to remove multipoint questions, but it messes with the scaling of the grading and exp is lost by killing the question. Can be done 8 times a marking period (upgradable) - stealth: can use stealth ability to hide from unexpected dangers (questions in class) 5 times a marking period (upgradable) - ultimate stealth: upgrades stealth to allow students to sneak in late assignments for no penalty at all (stupid teacher meme). One assignment per marking period (upgradable).
  8. Hello Sharders! I am looking for 1 or more good artists to make some cool hoid art for me to use as as my digital persona. Would prefer to pay in ETH or USDC. If you know what those are good job welcome to the future, I'll also help make them nfts if you want to do it like that. If your good but don't want to do that, ngmi but we can do payments your way.
  9. So, for the yearbook at my school, all seniors need to submit a quote. I am not creative enough to come up with something inspiring/comical on my own, and I don't want to be cliche, so I decided to do a Sanderson quote. The only problem is there are so many good ones that I can't decide. I would greatly appreciate it if you all could submit your favorite Sanderson quote, preferably funny/inspiring. (I am leaning more toward funny, but if there is an inspiring one that is really awesome I will use that.) Thanks!
  10. This probably has been talked about before, sorry. BioChromatic Breath, I think, clearly utilizes the Cosmere mechanic of Identity. Your Breaths can be retrieved only by yourself. In other words, those Breaths are "keyed" to someone. Through certain words and intent, they can be keyed to other people (aka giving Breaths away). If you die without giving away any of your Breaths, I theorize that they become unkeyed and therefore rejoin Endowment's pool of Investiture to be essentially recycled. I think I'm on the right track with this, right? My question/theory/hypothetical is with storing Identity. Let's just say that some random Feruchemist named Sazed is storing Identity. Some girl named Vivenna with an amount of Breaths places a hand on his shoulder and says, "My life to yours my breath become yours." Her Breaths, which were keyed to her, would try and be keyed to Sazed. But Sazed has no Identity, so I think that they'd become unkeyed and just dissipate. Is this a reasonable assumption? Similarly, let's say Sazed wasn't storing Identity and received the Breaths. He invests a clock, he retrieves the breath. So far, so good. Now... he stores Identity. Does all Breath he holds become unkeyed and dissipate? Or, wait... would he still hold the Breath but not be able to use it?? Now I'm confused. Now if this Sazed invests a clock with most/all his Breaths, then stores all Identity, does all the Breath dissipate or simply cannot be retrieved? And, hypothetically, if some random dude called—I don't know, Kelsier—ran Sazed the Awakener through with a sword, with no Identity-shenanigans, but he had invested the clock... would the Breaths be trapped in the clock, unable to be used, or would they dissipate? As you can see, I am confused. Discuss, please?
  11. QF52: Dancing in the Mists Jastes, Tensions in Luthadel are running high. The Ventures - don’t tell Elend I said this - seem to be close to breaking apart, the Tekiels were nearly slaughtered, and at least four different nobles have been exposed as Mistborn. One, Shan Elariel, was found dead at Keep Venture, seemingly killed by one of the Ventures' own Mistborn - however, rumors have already begun to spread that it was a setup like the one that took down the Tekiels. One by my House Hasting. Whether that’s true, I have no idea. But I do know that House Elariel wants revenge, and this gives them someone to lash out at. They attacked a caravan of ours, almost out in the open. And to make matters worse, Keep Hasting is hosting this month's ball. We had to bar any Elariel from entering, because… well, I don’t want to say in writing. You never know. But we don’t have enough intel to keep everyone friendly with the Elariels out, and we can't just postpone the ball. It would make us look too weak. Hopefully nothing goes wrong. -Telden Hasting Welcome to QF52: Dancing in the Mists! You've been invited to host the grand ball of Keep Hasting, to kick back, relax, and finalize those pesky alliances that have been so brittle lately. However, beware! Due to recent events, any members or affiliates of House Elariel are barred from the premises, and if found, they will be assumed to be conducting espionage and be thrown out of the keep*. Because, well, they will be conducting espionage. Or worse. So it is your duty as the Hosts of the party to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity and report it to the proper channels. However, we nobles can hardly act in the open - you must be discrete. Inform Lord Hasting quietly. *Floor level may vary. The Hasting Hosts form the Village faction, and must live to eliminate all of the Elariel Eliminators to win the game. The execution has a 2-vote minimum, and ties will result in all players tied dying. The Elariel Eliminators (sorry) form the Eliminator faction, and must reach parity with the Hasting Hosts to win the game. They have a faction doc and a kill every cycle. (If all players are dead by the end of a cycle, it also counts as an Eliminator win.) 0 to 0 is still parity. This game has a simple mechanism: anonymous voting. All votes must be cast through the GM PM, and the vote count (including who voted for who and who didn't vote) and execution-ee will be revealed in the writeup in the next cycle. Any vote, whether Green, Red, or Black, posted in the thread will not be counted, but can be used as an indicator of intentions - but are you sure they're really telling the truth? In addition, during the first cycle, each player may choose one other player. They will then gain a PM with that player for the rest of the game (made by the GM) starting the next cycle. Other than that, PMs are closed. (If two players select each other for PMs, then neither gets to repick.) Other than that, no secrets, no roles, just good old fashioned intrigue. Signups will end on Thursday, April 15th at 12:00 1:00 PM PST, which will be the standard rollover time unless someone yells at me to change the time back. Since I've got pinch hitters... there will be an inactivity filter of 2 cycles. You must post at least once during that time, or you will be replaced by a pinch hitter or killed. Also, @Lotus will be the co-GM and @Araris Valerian will be the IM! What? No, of course this isn't a mechanism for Ash not to spend time making vote counts and watching the thread. Why would you think that? Player List: Spectators/Pinch Hitters: Quicklinks:
  12. Brandon said that it would be availible on this forum, but where?
  13. *not sure if this is the right place for this* I'm working on a Minecraft language pack where I can edit literally any text in the game to literally anything else. I have just confirmed I am able to do this, and I'm going to set out to change a bunch of the Minecraft text to be cosmere-y. Parrots will be chickens, experience will be Investiture, zombies and/or skeletons could be Lifeless... and that's mostly all I have. I wanted to open this up to you guys on what would be cool to change in a cosmere language pack! I want to change many of the names in the game. I don't want it to feel like regular Minecraft with a few cosmere names thrown in. So I'll need a lot of ideas!
  14. I've been seeing this around pretty often, usually with nicrosil and duralumin... but what does it MEAN? Thanks in advance xD
  15. So I'm getting a tattoo of the expanded glyphs that are stamped into the front of the hardcover Stormlight books. Because of this I've paid a lot of attention to them and I've noticed that the Windrunner/ Jezrien glyph look a lot like a helmet. I am looking for help identifying what the other symbols could be. Please offer any help you can? We only have eight of the ten so far
  16. So, I cross referenced the metal category page with the Steel Alphabet page and its sources, and the numbers are incorrect. It looks like it was just never updated properly when era 2 came out. It all seems right except the numbers. It placed atium as nine and malatium as ten, like is shown in the era one diagrams, and after that it just counts up by one with all the others. So the physical, mental, and enhancement quadrants have the right numbers, but nearly everything else is mistaken. I would have edited it myself, but I clicked the edit button and it was code. I have no idea how that works. It looks like it's actually just calling a file that's stored somewhere else, so I'm not even sure I can change the numbers from there. I switched around the order a bit, so now cadmium and bendalloy are between bronze and gold, with atium and malatium after duralumin, but all that did was move the rows around so it fit the era 2 diagram better. I didn't figure out how to actually change any of the information in it. I already begged for help on the discussion page, (I still don't know if I did something wrong in the process) but it's only just now occurred to me that it might be a better idea to put it here. Hopefully someone who knows more will be able to fix it.
  17. I was recently trying to update my signature. But when I clicked save it said "signature spans too many lines." I tried shortening it, but it still didn't work. Are you not allowed to click enter on your signature? I've been able to do it before, but every time I change my signature I seem to be able to click enter less, and less.
  18. This has been a project of mine that I have been working on for the past few weeks. These systems were originally made as a Cosmere Fan-Fiction with some of the remaining shards I made up, but as I fleshed out the systems I wanted to write some story of my own. I will take all feedback anyone has to give. There are three different types of magic users Cantors, Guardians, and Phlebotomist. The first two types are Based on sound and have cultures rooted in Norse and Athenians respectively. Phlebotomists are based in a nation close to the Persian Empire. Cantors Guardians Phlebotomists The world is not at all fleshed out, might make another post on it. If anyone has any ideas, don’t be afraid to tell me!
  19. So, Brandon confirmed that the TV show for SA is now on stage 3 (finding a studio). Who would you like to see in the show?? I think Avan Jogia looks like Kaladin (or Luke Pasqualino) oh and Marlon Teixeira For Shallan I'd go with Karen Gillan, Jane Levy or Sophia Lillis (she's 17 like Shallan) I can't think of anyone for Adolin, it's soooo complicated. william devaughn stumpf for Szeth Jeff Bridges for Odium What do you think?? who would you like to be Adolin, Dalinar, Syl and the others?
  20. Hello friends. I've been thinking a lot about Shards over the last month or so, especially in advent of the upcoming Q&A on Reddit. It's been a while since I've seen one of these, so I figure there's no harm in putting this out there again (especially in light of new reveals in AU). I want to think about Shards, and possibly narrow down the six remaining Shards, and I would love some input from you guys (I've been driving my family crazy with questions on their thoughts in the last couple days). Firstly, here's what we know. We know ten of the sixteen Shards of Adonalsuim. Listed in order of reveal/publicity, they are Devotion, Dominion, Preservation, Ruin, Endowment, Honor, Cultivation, Odium, Autonomy, and Ambition. We know that Odium Splintered at least four Shards. We now know all four: Ambition, Devotion, Dominion, and Honor. Odium had a 'hit-list', and Ambition was #1. There is a Shard that just wants to hide and survive, but that Shard's intent is not 'Survival'. There is a Shard that is not on a planet. (This could refer to Ambition, depending on where it was finished off.) There are two Shards that aren't on a planet, Ambition, and one other. Here's some stuff we're I'm pretty sure about/think we know. (Please let me know if any of these suppositions were confirmed) Shards are based somewhat on "divine attributes" of a god figure. Shards have an opposite pairing, but most are not clear opposites.* * There's been a lot of discussion involving this, and it's looking more and more unlikely that there are pairings of Shards. However, since it's somewhat simple to use that supposition as a format for now, if nothing else. Here's some supposition/speculation I make on the information above. If the sixteen Shards of Adonalsium were all combined, the result would be a god figure. Because of this, we can assume that there are likely no duplicates (for example, there wouldn't be a Shard of Immutability, as Preservation already fills that role). Now onto the Big List. I'm going to attempt to fill in this list of Shards and their pairings, and I will update this list with our guesses. Confirmed Shards will be in Red, guesses will be green. Confirmed pairing will be bold, highly likely will be italicized, and unsure I will leave plain. Here goes. Preservation Ruin Dominion Autonomy Odium Devotion* Endowment Ambition** Honor Absolution?*** Cultivation Tribulation Enlightenment Enigma Purity**** Synthesis? * On the Odium/Devotion pairing. I put this one up because Odium is defined by hatred and jealousy, whereas Devotion is stuff like love and service. I find it to be a likely pair, but a good argument can be made for and Honor/Odium mashup as well. ** On the Endowment/Ambition pair, I find this one a bit of a stretch, I'll admit. It comes from the thought process of Endowment being giving to others, and Ambition looking to receive. It's a tenuous connection, but I'll leave it here for the time being until we find a better candidate. *** One of the possible Shards my family came up with is Mercy (or forgiveness) EDIT: Absolution involves both of these, also, you can be absolved of burdens and Oaths. It's also a God attribute so I like it better. I'm still not too sure I like it as a whole. I like the idea that it's a possible opposite to Honor, because the way we've seen Honor act sounds like a Judgement type, dealing heavily with Oaths. Forgiveness and Mercy sometimes happens in Honorable people in SA, but I haven't seen it represented in a Shard (though there is a case to be made that Endowment or Cultivation could involve it). **** Purity seems like a likely Shard to me. We haven't seen a Shard that represents the righteousness or holiness of god, and I think there's an argument to be made that Purity could fill those shoes. There is also a planet named Purity in the Threnodite System that breaks the pattern of funeral songs like the other planets. Now, let's discuss. Please bring forward an idea of the remaining six shards. Even feel free to argue my pairings if you like. Please keep in mind these things on looking for Shard possibilities. Divine attributes separated from the virtues that give them context (as Hoid would say). Attributes that aren't shared in another Shard. Shards that wouldn't logically be higher on Odium's hit-list that Ambition. Otherwise he would have targeted them first. Edit 1: Added Tribulation, added confirmed information about Ambition and the other Shard without a home. Edit 2: Absolution instead of Mercy, added Synthesis as an opposite of Purity.
  21. Hi there. I have recently finished “the Bands Of Mourning” and at the end Brandon mentioned a book called “The Lost Metal”. I have researched it a little and have seen pictures of a hardcover book. But I can’t find anywhere to get one! I have looked for an ebook and audible version as well, but haven’t found anything. Where might I find a copy?
  22. EDIT: Here are some Reddit WoBs compiled by Pagerunner. Have you ever had a problem with finding a WoB? Post here, describe what WoB was about or perhaps some phrases you remember and chances are somebody has it handy! Reminder: This is not the place for discussion. Anyway: does anyone remember a WoB that powers in nicrosil have to be stored separately?
  23. military

    Dwig finished nailing the sign to the wall in front of the building. "Well, this should help recruitment," He said before walking inside.
  24. Under the description of the Illumination surge, it says it is the surge of "light, sound, and various wave forms." Going by this description, can we conclude that Lightweavers can manipulate microwaves? And therefore are just walking microwaves with the power to heat things up?
  25. I am currently in the process of writing a book, the planning phase to be exact. I am also looking for co-author(s), I figured the shard is the best place to look. I need some help, the poll being one, and the other being the magic system. I am having four people wield the four forces of nature and I don't know how to really create a magic system around gravitation, electromagnetism, the weak interaction, and the strong interaction. So please post your ideas. (Names are welcome as well!) Below this is the synopsis of the book. Balance has been upended. I fear I have been the cause of this. I can feel the change on the winds, in my blood. A darkness is coming and I fear I can not stop it alone. My goodness and just dealings have brought this upon the world. God once lived among men, but now he is gone. No amount of searching has uncovered the slightest clue to where he might be. We might as well be doomed. But if you, hero, are reading this, humanity might have the slightest chance, a glimmer of hope to overcome the eternal death that has been unleashed. Do not lose hope, endure what is to come with patience, for if you don't humanity might as well give up. Character Synopsis Aurell Faine She was sent as an ambassador from Ettera to the kingdom of Surn to plead for help, aid and Allies from King Spero Montague. Upon her arrival, she finds out that the capital has closed its gates to all. In a moment of desperation she sneaks into the city only to find herself confronted by a cloaked character. When she reaches the palace she sense that the city is the center of everything, and something big might revolve around her finding out the identity of the figure in black. What will she uncover? Prince Ryker Sinclair Montague 3rd Ryker is third in line for the Montague throne. He is a known to be an excellent swordsman, and witty. But he harbors a secret that nobody can find out. He is the Sparrow. A religious crime fighting vigilante, who feels it is his duty to keep the city safe and return the truths lost to the people so long ago. What will he do when he meets the Etteran Ambassador? Casteal Vaenlane Her name means “the enemy”. Brilliant and talented in engineering, science and mathematics she was inducted into the Flanagan Empire’s military School for the gifted. Even there she exceed the expectations and was soon drafted into the military to build designs of mass destruction and domination. Soon war broke out as Emperor Flanagan tested a new weapon on the peoples of a nearby nation of Voryld-En’ryn. She is promoted to a general of a fleet, she designed herself. Can she win the war? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! -Sahin the Just