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EthanTheFeruchemist posted a topic in Mistborncould somebody explain how cadmium and bendalloy to me please because if I'm not mistaken then cadmium slows time in an area or "bubble" and bendalloy does the opposite. what are potential uses of this. i don't understand it. its not like allomancers are immune to their own effects. i cant understand potential applications for the metals it just seems inconvenient. please could you provide examples in the comments.
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WalksIntoMordor posted a topic in Stormlight ArchiveThis is really more a Mistborn and greater cosmere theory; however, it relies partly on material found in Oathbringer, so putting it in here for now. Before I begin, this has spoilers for Mistborn (specifically Bands of Mourning). It also draws on Word of Brandon and some material from the various system write-ups in the Arcanum collection. So, if you try to avoid the spoilers from Brandon's comments, or haven't read Bands of Mourning, please read no further! ---- So the red rift we see in Wax's visit to the Cognitive Realm seems to bear a resemblance to another red stellar phenomenon seen on Roshar, Taln's Scar. For a lot of people, this seems to have ties to Odium, which would make sense - Odium did a lot of travelling, and is a hostile force towards shards. However, we discovered a few big hints in the book. Neither is completely iron-clad, but they seem to make sense. Firstly, Odium himself is connected to Damnation, possibly locked there by the Oathpact. As Damnation likely is Ashyn Braize in the Roshar system, it seems that Odium hasn't left Roshar in a while. This doesn't necessarily mean he isn't behind the issues distracting Harmony, since Era 2 takes place after Stormlight 5 (and thus he could get free around then and go exploring elsewhere), but Taln's Scar was already visible prior to this Desolation - if he did cause it, he did so significantly in the past. Furthermore, though, he is incredibly set on finishing his work on Roshar. Unless that work appears finished by the end of Book 5, he wouldn't be causing trouble off-world. Second, Odium's colors are NOT red. His colors appear to be white and gold mixed. This also appears to be the color of his god-metal, assuming the dagger at the end is made from it. This is relevant for a reason: if that white-gold metal is Odium's god-metal (Raysium, we can call it), then a different Shard is behind the Trellium spikes that corrupt the kandra and, presumably, are behind the red-eyed, Set-aligned Faceless Immortals. Trellium is a silvery metal with rust-like spots on it. Further, from a Word of Brandon, we find out that red is a color that is associated with one shard co-opting another Shard's investiture. It's not specifically tied to Odium. So any shard could be behind red colorations. This makes sense with the Red-Eyed Faceless Immortals - if they are indeed a type of Kandra, they are a corruption of the Investiture behind them. So then - who is Trell? Let's look at some other clues... The Faceless at the end of Bands seemed to indicate the original plan was to take over Scadrial. However, it appears as if the plan changed - the advances that the Set discovered convinced the Faceless' superiors that they would be better suited eliminating all life on that "sphere" instead. Given the word choice of "sphere," that implies the entire planet - which in turn implies that Trell originates off of Scadrial. This doesn't necessarily mean that the Kandra does, of course - it could be a mistwraith awakened by Trellium rather than a standard blessing, and then possessed of Trell's will - but Trell themself comes from elsewhere in the Cosmere. Further, this implies Trell is expansionistic. This is a key implication. One shard, and only one, seems to have any intent on spreading outwards and taking over other worlds - Autonomy. But wait - Autonomy's name isn't Trell. It's Bavadin. How does that reconcile? We only know Trell as "Trell" because that is who the deity is associated with. We don't know if the threatening Trell is in fact the same Trell that inspired Trelagism prior to the Lord Ruler. It is possible that Trell is just a name coopted by the Shard behind the Faceless and the Set. Alternatively, it is the same being, under a different identity. This fits in with things we know about Autonomy still, though. Brandon has said that, when it comes to Bavadin, gender, race, and general appearance aren't things you can get hung up on - in fact, he flat out says that Bavadin is worshipped under many different names even in the same pantheon. This provides another issue for Trell being Odium - Odium is egotistical in such a way that I can't see him taking on another name. He may call himself Rayse or Odium depending on the situation, but nothing we've seen suggests he'd go incognito of his own accord. Others may mistake him for something else, but if he was involved, his passion would drive him to be recognized as what he was. Autonomy has multiple personas. Autonomy doesn't need to care what name they are known by. This also fits in with something in the Trelagist ideology. Trelagism teaches that the stars are "the thousand eyes of Trell." Autonomy has many forms simultaneously, and many identities, unlike any other known Shard. Further, Autonomy controls many systems. It's entirely possible that agents of Trell's/Autonomy's, or worldhoppers from that area, arrived in the past of Scadrial and taught that they were Trell's eyes since so many stars belonged to Autonomy - and avatars of autonomy may have been on all of them. Then there's the Faceless Immortal at the end of Bands. If indeed it is a Kandra, that would imply that Autonomy knows about the shapeshifting abilities they possess. Something that would be very handy for a Shard with many personas - a great way to be in more than one place. Especially if Autonomy is using different personas to possess the kandra in question. It is possible Autonomy doesn't need this of course; they claim to be raising a new avatar on one of their worlds, so it's possible that the splitting is just an aspect of their power. Then again, they had to raise up that avatar; perhaps the discovery of the kandra made them eager for the faster way of self-(selves?-) expression. Again, this is just a theory. But I thought it seemed like a possibility given the avalanche of clues we've gotten recently.