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  1. Does Hoid show up in white sand? and if yes, where does he show up? Because I don't remember seeing him at all
  2. cosmere

    I was wondering if there was a way to summarize the entire Cosmere in one sentence. My favorite that I have heard is "For storm's sake Hoid, what stormery are you up to now."
  3. Hi, I am fairly new to Brandon’s books. I’ve listened to Elantris, Mistborn, and stormlight books. I know that Hoid appears in all three series of books and therefore assume these are all happening in the same “universe” what other books are included in this? I’m so intrigued by Hoid and who he is and what he is trying to accomplish. What else do I need to read if not to get more answers on Hoid (seems like Brandon is working up to something with him) but to get all the stories surrounding this “universe”?
  4. Most of us are familiar with Hoid, but there is still one VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION! What on earth in the cosmere is he trying to do?
  5. Ok so I have seen 2 different quotes one that says Hoid is stuck on roshar and another that says he's not. And then So I'm confused. Also why would you be stuck on Roshar while bonded to a spren. They're part of the cognitive realm right? , or was that only because he was a Cognitive shadow. Feel free to RIP me apart on this I've read all the books except White Sands but in still trying to catch up on all things cosmere
  6. So, just recently I realized that most cosmere systems of magic have to do with shardic intent. I know that people have probably already thought of this, but it came to me while I was reading Warbreaker. On Endowment's shardworld, magic allows people to endow items with gifts, namely, the gift of life and breath. Awakeners give items life, of course, but even common people can give their breath to the Returned. And the Returned give their breath to heal. On Scadrial, Ruin's system of magic requires the destruction of metal for power. Preservation's preserves power to be saved for later. Hemalurgy sort of preserves power by transferring it, but requires the ruin of a living being. So it's kind of a combination of the two. On Sel, stuff is different, due to both shards being shattered. I won't bother. I'm still trying to work out White Sand. I haven't read them yet. On Roshar, a Knight Radiant's power is directly linked to being honorable by following the ideals of their order. Cultivation cultivates people with her magic. She nurtures with a gift, but prunes with a curse, in an attempt to foster healthy growth. Odium is... Odium. It seems like the Fused are fuled by passion, which is Odium's thing. We really don't have much concrete information on them though, except that they're basically uncool and Unhinged versions of the Knights Radiant. That's... All I've read of the cosmere so far. Feel free to add, or correct.
  7. Hey guys I couldn't find a discussion specifically about Wit so I decided to dedicate this thread to him Wit/Hoid has admitted to Dalinar that he is neither Herald nor Radiant and we know from Brandon Sanderson's clues that he is something beyond Roshar, since he is unafraid of Jasnah's Shardblade. So Far through the books Wit has appeared at every important twist and turn throughout the book, at least the Alethi part of the world, He is there for character moral development, giving advice to important characters and next-to-outright slandering the characters that we foreshadow to dislike. Wit is a very important character, appearing and weaving connections between the major characters of the Stormlight Archive so far, and being so charmingly funny about it. Anyways post the parts of Wit that you like or want to discuss, such as his Jokes, the deeper meanings of his stories, and his remarkable appearance where a major plot twist occurs
  8. Please continue
  9. So for starters this theory is based upon the premise that Hoid did not just eat the lerasium bead to become a mistborn. Rather I believe he used it's unique ability to rewrite a spirit web in tandem with his vast knowledge of investiture to rewrite his spiritweb to gain access to forms of investiture he was previously unable to. Now this unorthodox use might have limited or even temporary effects as hoid so far has only shown what I would assume are misting and possibly ferring abilities in stormlight (Well excluding breath and yolish lightweaving). Of course he might have acquired unkeyed metal minds at this point so nothing is certain. My first post hope you all enjoy.
  10. So as of late I have been pondering how exactly Hoid has such a seemingly insurmountable healing factor and how he has managed to live such a long time. Well I think we might have some clues from the; fused, returned, heralds, and our beloved survivor. All of whom found a way to keep themselves anchored to the physical/cognitive realm and refrain from passing on. The common denominator of course is that Shards and likely heavy amounts of investiture were involved. Why is this relevant? Well I think Hoid might actually have gone through a similar process during the shattering, since we know he was the only one there to refuse a shard (at least as of now) we don't know what impact the shattering might have had on the rest of those present when Adonalsium was killed. Anyway I think the shattering may have released enough investiture to give Hoid the same kind of immortality cognitive shadows have, he was just fortunate enough to still have his body at the time. As I read on the coppermind odium gave the fused a portion of his power so they could become cognitive shadows, but since they lack an anchor to the physical realm they require hosts. Heralds on the other hand have no bodies created for them at the start of each desolation. While I must concede neither the Heralds or Fused share Hoid's healing ability and this does somewhat hurt my theory I do think it is worth noting that Honor, Odiun, and Endowment are just shards yet they are able to create immortals. One could only imagine the magnitude of investiture Adonalsium must have had within it and I doubt that God went quietly into whatever awaited it. So I think the fact Hoid was alive and therefore tied to the physical realm gave him a more potent immortality and is why he seems simply unable to die. Hence, why nothing save Nightblood (seemingly the embodiment of entropy for the cosmere) well known to devour investiture is one of the few weapons that seems capable of causing him lasting harm. As always I must acknowledge this is just a crazed theory and I admittedly do not have much supporting evidence for my inference. I do hope you enjoyed this idea though. Sorry, also forgot to mention Elantrians who are also immortal, seemed unfair to leave them out. Yet another edition. As for why the others took up shards when they might have already been immortal. Well I think they just might not have been aware, and were likely eager to become gods.
  11. So I was thinking about the realmatic theory of how hoid's powers work. My theory is that somehow, he combines sand mastery with allomancy, the resonance creating an ability to connect you to hoid's story. This is (kind of) supported by Hoid's explanation of how he got his powers in Warbreaker as “ “I learned it many, many years ago from a man who didn’t know who he was, your majesty. It was a distant place where two lands meet and gods have died.” This possibly could refer to the well of ascension and his encounter with Kelsier in secret history.
  12. Whilst pondering who Hoid could be, and what his place in the Cosmere might be, other than being a wanderer and researcher, I came upon an interesting thought that I'm sure has been thought of before, but I wanted to see what everyone else thinks about it. Did Hoid Shatter Adonalsium? Hoid always has been a secretive fellow, popping up at seemingly random moments in the Cosmere, and somehow knowledgeable of facts that even the people of the same world do not know. He was even said to have been offered a Shard after the Shattering. But could he be the villain of the Cosmere, the one no one saw coming, yet was in opposition to and powerful enough to destroy Adonalsium. It sounds ridiculous at first glance, but then, you never can tell with Hoid. Here are my thoughts on the matter... 1. Hoid has been seen gaining one or more spren on Roshar, which could possibly mean he is trying to gain power. 2. He is involved with not just one or two worlds, as some Worldhoppers are, but is involved in pretty much EVERY one. Could he be keeping track of the Cosmere in order to know what he was dealing with if/when he rose back to power? 3. How could he know so much about all of the magic systems, sometimes even aware of things inhabitants of the involved world don't know, and he sometimes mentions the Shards as if he knows them like friends. Is there a reason for this? Anyhow, I just wanted to se what you guys thought, as it was an idea I'd long pondered but finally wanted to put some evidence together just to se what you guys thought. Crush my theory. PLEASE!!! I really don't want Hoid to be evil!!!
  13. Do we have WoB concerning whether Hoid will be in each piece of the White Sand trilogy of graphic novels? I know Sanderson stated he would have to put more Hoid in them than was in the prose version, and we also know Hoid appears in every novel, but concerning the graphic novel (since it's one story broken into 3 parts): will Hoid appear in EACH part, or just in the series? -CQ
  14. Hey pretty simple question but I cant find any answers for it in the Q&A's. Did Hoid oppose the splitting of Adonalsium? I know that time and anything to do with Hoid is usually RAFO'd but seeing as he was there and knew all the people involved but didnt get a shard seems to imply that he was either a bystander, missed out on a shard or against what was being done.
  15. Let me get this straight. In Mistborn: A Secret History, Hoid takes a bit of Lurasium from the Well of Ascension. If Wit on Roshar is Hoid, then he also has a Cryptic, which could mean that he is now a Lightweaver. And then, in the final chapter of Oathbringer, it says something about repressing his healing, which hints at him being a Returned from Warbreaker. How much damage would that much Investiture close to your soul do to you? And how would his Connections in the Spiritual Realm be affected?
  16. The flute I'm refering to is the flute that Hoid gives to Kaladin and he leaves in the camps. This question was prompted by this WOB So do we know anything about this? Can someone find where TLR is described?
  17. Hello, Just to put it out there I have not read the Stormlight Archives I’m here for help getting a present made for someone who is a huge fan of all things Sanderson. So my question is what does Hoid’s guitar look like? Do any of the books provide a description of the guitar or type of guitar that it is? I would like to get one custom made if needed so please give as much detail as you can! Thanks a ton!
  18. I drew Wit again. He is definitely my favorite male character in Stormlight Process: + + + Wit genderbend + + + Szeth and Nightblood GrumpyKaladin.gif
  19. Hi, I'm new here. I've been reading alot on these forums and I'll make my first topic here. Please excuse me if I don't use this correctly. Also, english is not my first language, so please ignore my "french-isms". I have read through stormlight and am starting a re-read in french to make sure I don't miss anything. Spoilers for Oathbringer and Cosmere stuff outside Roshar. A thought came to my mind... If I'm not mistaken, it was posted on the wobs that leaving Roshar whilst having a strong nahel bond may be difficult. Correct me if I'm wrong. But if that's the case, considering how Hoid is bound by some ~magical~ restriction to be unable to hurt other living beings, did he manage to restrict himself from leaving Roshar by bonding the spren? Or does his restriction only apply to physical entities, and not spren (thinking about Kelsier...)? He might find a trick to leave but still, it makes me wonder if the trickster cornered himself unknowingly... since severing his bond might hurt and or kill the spren. What do you guys think?
  20. I was reading the more recent wob and someone asked if Hoid had a black haired counterpart. It was RAFO'd which I thought was pretty interesting, and this was something I never really considered. Is Hoid having a counterpart a common fan theory around here? If not, what do you guys think of the idea that there's an anti-Hoid out there?
  21. How many powers does Hoid actually have? What are they?
  22. Hey Guys, So I’ve had an idea in my head for a while now and I haven’t seen anything on the forums regarding it. So I figured I should at least bring it up. I apologize if this has been discussed previously, I couldn’t find it anywhere. Lets start with some facts: Hoid is refered to as the “Bearer of the First Gem” in one of the letters. Gems can hold stormlight, a form of investiture Gems can also hold beings of investiture of varying sizes (spren and Unmade) The Unmade, Splinters of Odium, was contained inside “Kings Drop”, a perfect gem the size of a child’s head. Now for some speculation: What is to say that if someone was to have a large enough gem (I realize that it gets unrealistic to a point) they could potentially contain a whole shard. As I imagine that the Unmade hold a non-trivial portion of Odium’s power and a child’s head doesn’t seem TOO big considering the vast power. In the very first letter Hoid states that “the element” is safe. When compared to the later letters this could refer to the first gem. But why would Frost care if the gem would be safe unless it has vast importance and that specific individuals would want to destroy it. The only thing I can think of that would make a gem interesting enough that a shard would refer to it as a type of title would be if it were VERY large. Well or if it held some special type of investiture, but we haven’t seen investiture being special in this manner before. I recognize that it could be a title, but I feel that Brandon wouldn’t bring up something like that in this manner if weren’t a physical or real object. So could Hoid possess a gem, the size and cut so large that it could be a prison for a shard? Could the reason that he believes Rayse would level a very important city if he even suspected Hoid was there is not because he’s just been incredibly annoying to him, (or not just) but because he is the sole bearer of a “weapon” that can imprison a god or a piece of a god? Could it already contain one of the six shards we don’t know about or a piece of one? When your talking about volume of a 3 dimensional object if you increase the radius it will increase the volume by n^3 times. So if its 5 times as big (like a small boulder) it will hold 125 times more. Though that doesn’t take into consideration exactly how much larger a shard is than its splinters, or how it would possibly be created and cut I think the idea still stands as an interesting possibility. What do you guys think?
  23. Every time I read Stormlight, I try to figure him out, but he always seems to have another facet hiding away. He tells Dalinar he'll watch the world burn to get what he wants, which made me think he would be go after his goals with cold efficiency. But he seems to be following our Radiants around the world and offering wisdom when they need it (speaking to Dalinar, Kaladin in prison, Shallan after watching Grund's death, Jasnah when she returned from Shadesmar). All that talk about being in the right place but not knowing why confuses me.
  24. I feel that there are some very important things connected to those visions, particularly if you notice some... subtleties on pages 1136 and 1139 of OB. Something big is happening, and I'm wondering whether Hoid would have liked to be in Dalinar's place there. This is such an intense thing that I don't really want to put all of it out there, but also I might be very wrong.
  25. How does worldhopping actually work? I mean, I think they travel through shadesmar, but how? boat? magic? shadesmar is like the inverse of the worlds, but what's the inverse of space? Anyone?