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I made this account yesterday, shortly after finishing the WoR and deciding to scour the interwebs for answers to my questions. I've been reading these forums for two days now, and haven't come across any mention of the Shash brand on Kaladin's forehead. It's one of the things I find most interesting about him, and here's why: Lopen taught himself to use Stormlight, and immediately his arm began to regrow. A severed limb is something that would have been completely covered with scar tissue in these times, and would likely have been cauterized to avoid an almost certain death. This (in physiological terms, at least) makes it identical to Kaladin's scar. However, I believe that it's been made abundantly clear that the Shash brand on Kaladin's forehead is just something he is going to live with forever (and he won't be covering it up with a tattoo, either). The books have made no mention of Kaladin trying specifically to heal the scar with stormlight, and I don't believe they ever will. He is probably able to do it, but being that he is bound to an Honorspren, I think he feels morally obligated to be honest, even with those whom he is about to kill. His scar tells even those who do not know him that whether he is a free man or a slave, being in his presence is tantamount to being in the presence of danger. And what is Kaladin, if not honest? Let me know if I'm missing something here.
I'm rereading TWoK after having (sort-of) reread HoA over my wife's shoulder (she just finished Mistborn Era 1, and dove right into TWoK, I think I've hooked her!). I noticed that Kadash (Dalinar's ardent) is described as having a scar across his head that sounds very similar to the one that I remember Demoux getting at the end of HoA. Now that I'm starting to keep my eyes peeled for worldhoppers and the like, this seems like too striking of a similarity to chalk up to coincidence, but when I started searching through the boards here I found no theories about Kadesh and Demoux being connected or being the same person. Am I missing some obvious reason that this couldn't be the case?