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  1. I've been mulling some of these over for years and with Rhythm of War, I think that there's enough information to make a coherent theory. I'll add citations later... There are 16 surges. We know that Radiant Surgebinding is based off of the Surgebinding granted through the Honorblades. We know that Honor added safeguards to surgebinding so that Roshar wouldn't be destroyed like Ashyn The Lord Ruler hid 16 allomantic metals by telling the world that there were only 10 Looking at the overlap that we see between the other investiture systems that we've explored, there are some glaringly obvious gaps in Surgebinding No emotional surges, even though we see emotion spren... No temporal surges, except for Renarin who has an "enlightened" spren and has lost access to the surge of illumination No direct action surges. We have lashings, but those are changing the direction in which things fall... we don't have surges for pulling and pushing stuff. We now know that the spren that make up Shardplate are related to the sapient spren that form the shard blades. I believe that Honor created the Honorblades by mutating natural spren like windspren and creationspren by giving them splinters of Honor (and Cultivation) and then continued creating the sapient spren to hide the method of creating the Honorblades.
  2. The title really should be Too Many Radiants. I'm sure this doesn't bother a lot of you, but I really can't get behind how many radiants there are. (I've only read part 1 of ROW so far) I was never even really a fan of the squires, but grew to be okay with it thinking they would remain squires. Nearly all of Bridge 4 has their own spren? To me that takes away how epic Kal's journey bonding Syl was. Gaz has his own spren? Really?? I understand you need to be broken to form the Nahel bond, but what made me love these books was the incredible abilities of the Knights Radiant and how rare I thought that feat was. As an Adolin fan I was always looking forward to him potentially saying the words or reviving Maya. Unfortunately that excitement is gone. It's become commonplace to be a Radiant which I really can't get behind. Started part 2, but am struggling now. My "dark brain" as Syl would call it is thinking my favorite series is no more
  3. Knowing that the Dawnshards carry Commands, and that the Shards carry intent, I think that the reason a lot of the Shards have trouble acting is because they are Intent lacking Command (looking at you Harmony) I think Odium somehow was able to wield the Dawnshard Change, and used it to splinter the other Shards I think that Honor was somehow able to take the Dawnshard away from Odium (perhaps dying in the process). Stripped of the Command to Change, Odium has been bound to the Rosharan system Many have noted how similar the effects of the Dawnshard are to awakening. Its also been noted that Endowment seems to have some sort of plan against Odium. I think Endowment is creating a new Dawnshard, perhaps with a sufficient amount of Breath. It seems within the Intent of Endowment to Endow someone with a new Command.
  4. Out of all the known worldhoppers, which shardworld have the majority of them been born on. My first thought turns to Nalthis, but I feel like I'm missing something.
  5. I’m a longtime reader of SA series and gone through it about 4 times now and countless other books and series0_o BUT.. I’m just now going through MistBorn for the first time and I can’t emphasize enough how much a part of me died when El lost the vote for the kingdom. I haven’t been that emotionally hurt from a book in a LONG time and just wanted to know if anyone else felt similarly. And definitely a place for others to share books/moments in them, that made you die with one of the characters.
  6. So I was thinking about journey before destinations do the ultimate implications of it along with kaladins character. I think that somewhere probably stormlight 5 kaladin and maybe dalinar are going to go out in spectacular fashion and they may lose to odium but keep him trapped or something like that. why: 1. kaladin has to die, he is far too op, And far too capable To survived to the second 5 books without stealing the spotlight from some other characters. (Not an interesting way to completely ignore this problem is something happening to syl, because if syl goes away especially if she is sacrificed for some reason it plays very well into kaladins arc and also makes it so he can’t overshadow others) 2. journey before destination really seems to be leading to the idea of a final last stand or a defeat. With kinda the idea going there being “it doesn’t matter that we lost because we put up a crazy good fight” at least in my mind that seems the end point of the idea But the main reason I think it’s gonna be kaladin is like I said before but also kaladin is the character that other main characters look at and go “that guy is awesome” the reason that’s important is because every other time I have seen brandon do that said character had died.
  7. In the afternoon of the day he died, Gavilar offers the gem containing Ba-ado-Mishram to Eshonai with the intention to return the Listener gods and the cycle of desolations. In Szeth’s prologue in Way of Kings we see Gavilar give the gem to Szeth and tell him not to let the Parshendi have it. Did he change his mind in the meantime? It seems like he has had a change of heart about his plans in the six-eight hours between events. Did Nale and Kalak speak to him? One of the other Heralds? it’s my speculation the sphere contained Ba-ado-Mishram but there is no proof. I’m assuming the sphere Gavilar shows Eshonai is the same he gives to Szeth. is this the same gem both times? Does Gavilar get it back or does he have more than one? did he change his mind or does his plan just require the Parshendi don’t have that sphere?
  8. An impression of Kaladin in his shiny new captain's uniform.
  9. Hi everybody! I'm wondering how interested people are in the yin and yan aspect of Szeth and Nightblood. Not only in their personalities, but in their aesthetics. Specifically, I'm wondering if any of the talented artists on this site would be interested in drawing Szeth and Nightblood AS the yin and yan, what with the flowing of the loose white clothes and the black smoke. It's how I imagine him when he bears Nightblood at the battle of Theylena; rising inevitably into the air, one arm in front of himself as if in prayer, the other outstretched, sweeping Nightblood in a flowing arc around himself, for one instant the white and black in perfect balance, separate, yet mibgled. Or however a willing artist pictures him . I can't draw well but I can see it so clearly. I think it's a powerful image and I'd like to be able to show it to others who are on the fence about reading! Thanks for the consideration, and if anyone else thinks this aspect of the bond is interesting, hit me up! I never get sick of talking about the Cosmere!
  10. I am relistening Skyward after reading Starsight and I think that the Commander of the Defiant ordered Spensas great-grandmother(?) to summon a Delver. He was desperate, in pain and possibly wanted to take some Superiority soldiers with them, but GGM decided to take them to Detritus instead for whatever reason.
  11. So, as I understand, which I may be wrong about, using hemalurgy to kill a non-Allomancer/feruchemist takes some of their soul, which I would connect to investure. Using four investure spikes, you can make a Koloss, right? And it is described in the books that you slowly lose humanity as you gain more spikes as you become a Koloss. Does that mean that an aluminum compounder would just end up making you less human?
  12. So I was thinking about this. When the false desolation occurs, it is possible that Nale was mad enough at this point to not recognize that an Unmade was the reason that the Parshendi were getting forms of power (after all, this was the first time, an Unmade was responsible for this). He might have considered it to be another desolation. Shortly after this, the Radiants gave up their shards (The Recreance) and then there was a prolonged period without any desolation until the events of Oathbringer. Perhaps by Nale's insane logic, he felt the absence of Radiants meant that the real cycle of desolation was broken. This could be the reason why he started hunting down Radiants to prevent them from growing in number again. Does this theory make any sense or are there holes in my logic? Does that line of thinking make sense?
  13. Just finished Mistborn Secret History and it eye opening! I do have a question though. When Kelsier encounters Hoid in the Well of Ascension, he notices that Hoid's eyes are glowing. My first thought was that Hoid was using stormlight for something during their battle. But after review of when the books are supposed to take place, the first Mistborn trilogy is set before Oathbringer. Since we see Hoid gain a Spren in Oathbringer I assumed that he did not have access to that investiture prior to that time. So my question is: Why were Hoid's eyes glowing?
  14. spoiler

    Hey guys, so I just finished Skyward a few days ago, and I had a really interesting idea/theory on what is going on here. Right before the Lifebuster explodes, M-Bot is running through his systems, trying to figure out a way to escape so they don't die in the blast. When he reaches the Cytonic hyperdrive however, something interesting happens, a line I think most readers may have overlooked. It reads something like: "Biological component activated" and then they jump about 100,000 Kilometers away I think. So here's my theory, I think M-Bot is an advanced scout ship, and it was used by the humans to scout out planets before they attacked the aliens in the war. I think that perhaps Cytonic humans weren't considered as freaks back then, and they were highly valued as scouts because they could jump places quickly and easily with specially designed ships. Now, M-Bot said he had been deactivated for something like 127 years, right? And the humans have been on the planet for 80 years I think. So I think it's possible that M-Bot and his pilot were scouts, and maybe they jumped to close to the automated defenses and got shot down. What do you guys think of my theory and the future of M-Bot?
  15. From the Houston Skyward signing we have the following question and answer; Someone on the Coppermind has interpreted that as follows; Is that actually what Brandon said? It's possible to make Atium and Lerasium from Harmonium? If so, that might have fairly big implications for 'The Lost Metal', but it seems more that Brandon was trying to explain before being interrupted, that Harmonium wasn't connected to lerasium and atium in that way, that combining them doesn't make Harmonium, and splitting Harmonium doesn't make lerasium and atium. But...if its possible to split Harmonium, what does it make? That suggests that it's made of other things you can reduce it down too, and therefore maybe lerasium and atium have components too?
  16. I've been wondering recently about the Shattered Plains, more specifically about the Shattered part. From this quote: we can infer that the Shattered Plains were not always shattered. It raises another question though: who or what shattered it? The Song of Wars states that it wasn't the Parshendi or their gods who shattered Stormseat. A different theory I've seen is that the Knight's Radiant destroyed the area, but that doesn't explain how it's symmetrical. Another theory suggests that the Splintering of Honor caused a shockwave (based on the earthquake on Sel; I understand that the Splintering of Devotion and Dominion was ages before the earthquake btw), and Roshar has no tectonic plates (apparently). So, to you brilliant Cosmere fans, do you know what shattered Stormseat? I have asked a couple of people, searched through the WoBs, and now I am here. Please help me.
  17. Alright I don't know if I missed something or what but I've been left really confused since I read Oathbringer the first time. So its been stated that first the heralds received their powers through the oathpact with the almighty, which happens after humans switch from odium to almighty and spren learned from that how to form the nahel bonds that allowed people to become radiant and surgebind. According to the Eila Stele in chapter 111 in OB the radiants who at the time were of odium and therefore couldn't bond to spren (b/c pre oathpact) somehow destroyed their world and came to roshar and took it over? I feel like I'm missing something because it hasn't been brought up anywhere I can see despite being a major plothole.
  18. So I was bouncing around the idea of individuals who hold shards become the embodiment of their shard. It has been noted several times that those that become shards at first keep their own personality and traits, but over time become slaves to their shard. In the Oathbringer it is mentioned that at first Honor was encouraging the Humans of Roshar that they have a right to the land too and their fight was noble, but as time progressed he was basically just screaming about oaths and honor. We can see that overtime Tanavast lost his own personality and became an embodiment of Honor. Ati is interesting. It is mentioned he was once the kindest of the shardbearers, but became a slave to the concept of Ruin. But I did notice that Ruin had a twisted viewpoint when talking to Vin. He often makes comments about how what he is doing is a kindness. I don't have the books nearby to reference, but a few paraphrased lines of have him talking about how nothing is meant to last forever, and he is the one to ensure this happens. Or that she should think of him like a shopkeeper who sweeps up and turns the light off when the shop is closed. I think Ati, who was a kind individual originally, retained some of this even as consumed by Ruin as he was. He sees destroying and ruining things as a sort of benevolence. His personality traits seems to have mixed with the concept of Ruin and created a weird altruistic Ruin. I'm wondering if a hateful person like Rayse would have made a violent, vicious Ruin instead. Or a strategic person might have created a Ruin who sees the destruction of Scadrial as just another move in the game of chess. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
  19. Okay so this just crossed my mind and I'd like a second opinion. Lift has a unique ability to touch Spren in the physical realm. Can she control this? Because she walks into the cloud made by the Thrill to give Dalinar the perfect gem. If that cloud is the physical form of the Thrill, wouldn't she bump into it as opposed to pass through it? Or does her unique powers let her walk into it but be unaffected? Just curious, maybe a WoB exists for this already?
  20. My theory is that teft was a wind runner as a child. He says that his parents were part of the order of envisagers and that each dies early in his life. He also says that he betrays trust and talks about his old spear squad and childhood reluctantly if he can even be prodded into talking. His reluctance reminds me a lot of kaladin’s reluctance to talk about amaram and his months as a slave. i think teft spoke the first ideal and bonded his spen at a young age and when he figured out what he could do tried to save his family by convincing them that his mother had powers. (He would probably be to scared to show himself as a surge binder much like the others we have seen and so opted for this). This would explain why his mother “really believed she had it in her”. He would have easily been able to make spheres go done in her presence and make things change corse with the reverse lashing (like Kaladin did with the arrows). When she went to the envisagers saying she was a radiant (and could stop Trying to bring back the voidbringers) they tested her but teft couldn’t be there to protect her. This was his first failing. Then he went to the local law enforcement to try and save his father resulting in him being hanged. We don’t have much on the intervening years between this and the bridge crews but I think he was still trying to save people (his old spear squad) when he joined the army but fell back into drugs (witch probably started after his fathers death) resulting in him not going on a scheduled plateau run. (Causing his men to die in some way. Likely by an enemy shard bearer) his failure to fight when commanded resulted in the bridge crews. Sorry it’s so long winded tell me what you think
  21. I think the 3rd spren (the first 2 being the storm father and the night watcher) is oathbringer. The shard blade is the only blade we know the deep history of, owned by sadees the sun maker (and presumed bond smith), who was the last person to unite Alethcar under 1 banner. He also tore down the Hierarchy (likely due to his knowledge giving to him by oathbringer) much like Dalinar in the third book. He then went on to fight herdaz and the rest of Roshar. This was probably a result of failed negotiations, similar to Dalinar’s early attempts to unit the world, but when his talks failed the sun maker reverted to war likely starting the death of his spren. I also think that Dalinar will revive oathbringer as it doesn’t scream when Dalinar holds it, only whimper. furthermore when Kaladin and company are trapped in shadesmar the spren of the oath gate says that it’s parent is dead and we have it from a WoB that dead spen naturally turn into shardblades on death and we know that nine orders failed during the recreance and with the sky breakers being so prevalent we know that the bond smith of that generation forsook his oaths killing the 3rd spren.
  22. This contains spoilers for Bands of Mourning.
  23. Long time leader first theory post I have a theory about the origin of the unmade and the heralds. I think he unmade we're humans at one point "unmade" into powerful evil Spre when the midnight mother is defeated shallan get the impression she was trying to understand something she lost. In symmetry I believe the Heralds may have been Spren "Made" human which is why they are so dedicated to their ideals. Just a gut feeling
  24. Here me out. I was thinking on the reason for Recreance. In the book, the cause was said to be because the radiants found out that the original voidbringer were humans. This seemed strange to me, seeing that a nahel bond is an extremely intimate bond, that they would just kill off their spren for this fact. Also, it's strange to me that they seemed to be horrified about the epiphany, yet do nothing to remedy the situation, the Parshendi remained as mindless slaves, treated like chulls. You would think that they may start feeling pity for the natives. This is where the theory comes in. The reason for Recreance is not related to the reality of Parshendi, but it more of an insurance for the future. Just as Leras from mistborn made plans for after his death, honor may have made his own plan for after his death. It is known from Dalinar's vision that Honor was still alive during the Recreance, and in Oathbringer, we learn that Honor was starting to lose his mind around Recreance. Honor and the radiants of the time made a plan, an investment for the future, the Recreance may be an insurance for the future that both the humans and the bonded sprens agreed about. So where is this Going? In the world today we have maybe a couple of thousands of these heavily invested entity right under odiums nose, (preservation's mist anyone) which may turn out to become the turning point that tips the scale. We know that Odium is not all-knowing just from the fact that he thought Shallan was an Elsecaller, a lie that she told. So it is quite possible that Odium may be fooled into thinking that the radiants abandoned their oath because of the truth. All just a theory that was orbiting in my mind. I wanna know what you guys think.