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  1. This question basically related to whether it would be easier for a surgebinder with access to stormlight or a bloodmaker with plenty of health stored up to get absolutely jacked or in totally insane mundane shape by lifting weights or going on runs at top speed while healing or burning stormlight. Like, could they heal the body as fast as they break it down and, assuming they have adequate nutrition, just get in insane shape, or does the stormlight heal their body is such a way that the fast recovery time can't be used to just like, get a month's worth of lifting in a day without strain?
  2. This isn't as much of a theory as it is a notable connection, but here it goes: I always wondered why the Mists in Scadrial never went into people's homes at night, seemingly disappearing at a house's thresholds. But then, I noticed something interesting: At the end of Oathbringer, when the Everstorm passes over Urithiru, Odium speaks to Taravangian, telling him to "open the window" several times before being able to speak with him "in person" as he does with Venli. Why would a Shard, even one trapped in Braize, need someone as insignificant as Taravangian to open a window? That seems almost fey-like from what is basically a god, and it got me thinking: could this be linked to the Mists back in Scadrial? What do y'all think?
  3. Good Day My name is Daniean and I live in Jamaica. I've read on the forum for years but I've never posted, I think it about time I stepped out of the shadows. Like many, I got introduced to Brandon Sanderson about ten years ago when I heard he was finishing The Wheel of Time. I took up Mistborn and read it and it was immediately my favorite book since The Great Hunt. I absolutely loved it. After that, I tried to get my hands on anything Sanderson wrote. When I heard he was planning an opus long series I was the happiest person on Jamrock. So far it has felt like Brandon interviewed me then wrote Stormlight to be the perfect book series for my taste. No interview does not cut it. the man must have read my mind because the stormlight Archive scratches itches that I didn't even know i have. Any way you can get a sent a sense of my taste by the books I've read. 1 The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit 2 by J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring 3 The Two Towers 4 The Return of the King 5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone 6 by J.K. Rowling and the Chamber of Secrets 7 and the Prisoner of Azkaban 8 and the Goblet of Fire 9 and the Order of the Phoenix 10 and the Half-Blood Prince 11 and the Deathly Hollows 12 The Wheel of Time New Spring 13 by Robert Jordan The Eye of the World 14 The Great Hunt 15 The Dragon Reborn 16 The Shadow Rising 17 The Fires of Heaven 18 The Lord of Chaos 19 A Crown of Swords 20 The Path of Daggers 21 Winters Heart 22 Crossroads of Twilight 23 Knife of Dreams 24 and Brandon Sanderson The Gathering Storm 25 Towers of Midnight 26 A Memory of Light 27 Mistborn The Final Empire 28 by Brandon Sanderson The Well of Ascension 29 The Hero of Ages 30 The Allow of Law 31 The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings 32 Words of Radiance 33 Oathbringer 34 by Brandon Sanderson Elantris 35 by Brandon Sanderson Warbreaker 36 by Brandon Sanderson The Rithmatist 37 Dune Dune 38 by Frank Herbert Dune Messiah 39 Children of Dune 40 God Emperor of Dune 41 A Song of Fire and Ice A Game of Thrones 42 by George R.R. Martin A Clash of Kings 43 A Storm of Swords 44 A Feast of Crows 45 A Dance with Dragons 46 The Belgariad Pawn of Prophecy 47 by David Eddings Queen of Sorcery 48 Magicians Gambit 49 Castle of Wizardry 50 Enchanter's End Game 51 by David Eddings Belgarath the Sorcerer 52 by David Eddings Polgara the Sorceress 53 The Malloreon Guardians of the West 54 by David Eddings King of the Murgos 55 Demon Lord of Koranda 56 Sorceress of Darshiva 57 The Seeress of Kell 58 The Sword of Truth Wizards First Rule 59 by Terry Goodkind Stone of Tears 60 Blood of the Fold 61 Temple of the Winds 62 Soul of the Fire 63 Faith of the Fallen 64 the Pillars of Creation 65 Naked Empire 66 Chainfire 67 Phantom 68 Confessor 69 by Ursula le Guin A Wizard of Earthsea 70 by George Orwell Animal Farm 71 His Dark Materials Northern Lights 72 by Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife 73 The Amber Spyglass 74 The Inheritance Cycle Eragon 75 by Christopher Paolini Eldest 76 Brisingr 77 Inheritance 78 by Neil Gaiman American Gods 79 The Twilight Saga Twilight 80 by Stephanie Meyer New Moon 81 Eclipse 82 Breaking Dawn 83 Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl 84 by Eoin Colfer The Arctic Incident 85 The Eternity Code 86 The Opel Deception 87 The Lost Colony 88 The Time Paradox 89 The Atlantis Complex 90 The Kingkiller Chronicle The Name of The Wind 91 by Patrick Rothfuss Wise Mans Fear 92 Incarnations of Immortality On a Pale Horse 93 by Piers Anthony Bearing an Hourglass 94 With a Tangled Skein 95 Wielding a Red Sword 96 Being a Green Mother 97 For the love of Evil 98 and Eternity 99 Ender Saga Enders Game 100 by Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead 101 Xenocide 102 Ender's Shadow Saga Enders Shadow 103 by Orson Scott Card Shadow of the Hegemon 104 The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone The Briar King 105 by Greg Keyes The Charnel Prince 106 The Blood Knight 107 The Borne Queen 108 by Michael Crichton Jurassic Park 109 by Michael Crichton Congo 110 by Stephen King The Dead Zone 111 Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief 112 by Rick Riordan The Sea of Monsters 113 The Dresden Files Storm Front 114 by Jim Butcher Fool Moon 115 Grave Peril 116 Summer Knight 117 Death Masks 118 Blood Rites 119 Dead Beat 120 Proven Guilty 121 White Night 122 Small Favor 123 Turn Coat 124 Changes 125 Ghost Story 126 Codex Alera Furies fo Calderon 127 by Jim Butcher Academ's Fury 128 Curser's Fury 129 Captain's Fury 130 Princep's Fury 131 First Lord's Fury 132 The Demon Cycle The Warded Man 133 by Peter v. Brett The Desert Spear 134 The Daylight War 135 The Night Angel Trilogy The Way of Shadows 136 by Brent Weeks Shadow's Edge 137 Beyond the Shadows 138 The Lightbringer Series The Black Prism 139 by Brent Weeks The Blinding Knife 140 The Broken Eye 141 The Gentleman Bastard The Lies of Locke Lamora 142 by Scott Lynch Red Seas under Red Skies 143 The Republic of Thieves 144 The Riyria Revelations Series Theft of Swords 145 by Michael J. Sullivan Rise of Empire 146 Heir of Novron 147 The Legends of the First Empire Series Age of Myth 148 by Michael J. Sullivan Age of Swords 149 Age of War 150 Age of Legend 151 The Witcher Series The Last Wish 152 Andrzej Sapkowski Blood of Elves
  4. Hello friends! Here’s my cosmere artwork. My dream is that Brandon will hear these haha. I’m new to the 17th shard, hopefully there are others here who can appreciate what I’ve done here. I love TSA, these songs are sort of Pop/electro Music I made while rereading tWoK. All original lyrics and music. I put a lot of work into them, what’s your favorite of the three? If people like em I wanna do more let me know.
  5. Requested by a user over at r/cosmere, couldn't resist trying my hand at this guy! (Thanks u/green_office_stapler for the outfit inspiration!)
  6. We wanted to do a "short" episode of us discussing the reveal of the novella that will be out prior to Rhythm of War, Dawnshard! But then we blabbed. We blabbed a lot about a lot of things. Things we know basically nothing about. But now you will also know the nothing we know about Dawnshards and Aimians together. After all, the real Dawnshards are the friends we met along the way. For news and info on Dawnshard, see here: https://www.17thshard.com/news/brandon-news/so-the-novella-is-called-dawnshard-r579/ This week we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), and Joshua (jofwu). Most importantly this episode was edited by the wonderful FeatherWriter, who just did incredible on this one. This episode also was a giant pain to render, so I think really the Sleepless just didn't want you to hear our totally legit and not ridiculous theories here. Next week we won't have our usual Shardcast, but this Sunday we will have a 5000 subscriber Q&A on our Twitch, https://twitch.tv/17th_shard at 11am Pacific where we will answer your questions! The next Shardcast will be two weeks from today. So, if you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMAUS5c Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  7. Did the human refugees who came to Roshar bond with Rosharan spren prior to the first desolation?
  8. Update 7/13: Tonight Brandon put out Stormlight 4 Update #9 which says much of what we say here, elaborating that Isaac and Peter have "months" of work left to do on the book. He also said the Stormlight novella's title will be announced tomorrow, and there's a livestream Thursday. He reiterated plans we've reported here: Songs of the Dead revision this week, then after, Skyward 3, and Lost Metal starting January 1. After that, then it's Stormlight 5 time, which will be roughly the halfway point of the cosmere. Last night, Brandon finished his work on Rhythm of War, the fourth Stormlight Archive novel. On a screenshot saying "The End," you can see the word count is 459,629 words, which is a bit longer than Oathbringer's 454,000 words. Brandon shared in a Facebook comment that there are 112 chapters, plus interludes, and the prologue and epilogue. Brandon also said in his post that though the book releases in full on November (specifically, November 17th), preview chapters are coming before then. His tweet says "preview chapters soon." Hooray! Now, in previous news posts, some commenters have asked why they can't just read the ebook of this next week, so I thought I'd explain some things to the best of my ability as to what is happening next for the book. Please, anyone in the comments who know more than I do, comment away, I'd love to know more! Though Brandon is done, there's a lot more work to be done from people on Brandon's team as well as Tor. First up will be typesetting the Word document to look like an actual book. Then there's proofreading that needs to be done. There are Tor proofreaders, Peter (Brandon's assistant), but also there is a "gamma read" which is a proofread pass to a bit of a wider set of people, similar to the beta read. These books are really long, and even with so many eyes on the book, there are still typos in the final result. This is a super important phase. Nowadays, with Dragonsteel Entertainment being a reasonably big operation, Brandon doesn't need to micromanage this step, and Peter can deal with this. So while Brandon is done, the text isn't quite done yet. What else? Well, we need the art to all be finalized. I'm not exactly sure when the art needs to be turned in, but with every Stormlight book, there's tons of in-world art. Art takes a long time. I imagine plenty has been started already, but it might not be done quite yet. After all, we still don't have the US cover art. But I imagine the sheer weight of interior art takes a long time. Next up, there's the audiobook. Over half of Starsight's sales were audiobooks, if I recall correctly, so this is likely a large fraction of the audience. Oathbringer's audiobook is 55 hours, 5 minutes. I have to imagine actually recording it, doing multiple takes of sections, and editing it takes a very long time to record these mammoth audiobooks. Coming off editing Shardcast taking triple to quadruple the time for me to edit those, I have to believe the audiobooks are a huge undertaking. Of course, the audiobook can be recorded once the text is finalized, and once the art is done, printing can begin. You might still ask why you can't read the book after the text is finished. That's a fair question! But it occurred to me: the New York Times Bestseller list is a huge deal for advertising a book. From my understanding, you want to release all the editions of the book at the same time so they all count to the bestseller list. It would be a bad look to have the fourth Stormlight book not be a #1 bestseller. So, there are some important economic and industry reasons why we can't read it immediately. It sucks, but it is what it is. I know the wait has been brutal, but this is actually very fast for us to get the book out by November, and lots of people are putting in a lot of effort to get it to you. Still, we'll get preview chapters soon, which will be great! In Brandon's recent newsletter, he released a brand-new chapter of Rhythm of War, and if you sign up for the newsletter, it'll be sent to you! You can discuss it in our Rhythm of War spoiler board! Article image: the Gollancz cover of Rhythm of War, by Sam Green.
  9. From the album Cosmere Dresses

    Here's Rysn (and her plant) showing off some Thaylen fashion.
  10. From Hoid's story, we know that the Shin came to Roshar, presumably following the destruction of Ashyn. Do we know if the Alethi and other peoples are descended from the Shin, or were they already on Roshar? The Shin physical differences suggest either a very distant past diversion or a separate migration/origin. I could not find a clear answer either in the books or the Arcanum.
  11. Leadership in literature has often been used as an effective educational tool for students of leadership. Books that are often sighted as leadership texts include: -Ender’s Game -Starship Troopers -Once an Eagle The Way of Kings’ focus on leadership should place it strongly on the list. Whether it’s Kaladin building trust, culture and cohesion or Dalinar’s adherence to the codes and setting a standard for his army. In addition you have Shallan and Jasnah’s mentee/mentor relationship, or the antithesis of good leadership in Sadeas. I’ve begun using WoK with my team to use some of the conceptual works we have read like Start with Why, CliftonStrengths/Strengths Based Leadership, Radical Candor, Leaders Eat Last, and the Infinite Game (Heavy in Simon Sinek works I know) and show how the characters apply the concepts in the novel. Just wanted to see if anyone wanted to share their favorite leadership quotes from Stormlight. Thanks Everyone!
  12. From the album SA Fanart by FelCandy

    Just another phone doodle of Szeth! Realized I havent drawn him all that much.
  13. Tor.com's eBook Club is giving away The Way of Kings, the first Stormlight Archive book, on May 4th. It's super easy, all you need to do is sign up for Tor.com's eBook Club mailing list and you'll receive it on May 4th. Nice! (Update: turns out, this was a very popular event and Tor's site crashed for a bit, so they are extending the deal for another day through May 5th. The site seems to be doing better now.) It's only available for US and Canada (since Tor only has rights to distribute it there). Cosmere.es Interview with Brotherwise Games on Call to Adventure: Stormlight Also this week, the wonderful Spanish fansite for the cosmere, cosmere.es, did an interview with one of the founders of Brotherwise Games on creating the Call to Adventure: Stormlight board game. You can check it out here: I bring this up, because there is some phenomenal card art that they unveiled. You can check out the full gallery here. Brotherwise Games got all sorts of incredible artists in the community and are very proud of their card art, and they should be! For example, check out this Hoid: Art by Ari Ibarra Check out this image of the Honorblades left behind in the prelude of Stormlight Archive: Art by Antti Hakosaari SO COOL. That image is especially cool because Brotherwise Games worked with Isaac Stewart at Dragonsteel to make these canonically accurate Honorblades. You can see the Radiant order glyphs on each of them (as well as Surge glyphs on some). In case you'd like a labeled one saying which Herald's Honorblades these are: Cool! What do you think of all the art?
  14. Stormlight is a pristine, glowing, mist-like, mysterious source of essentially God-given energy. Image by ShardShaper Maybe it is just energy. Or is it matter? Is common Stormlight gaseous? If so, what are its melting and boiling points? Maybe the frost that occurs when large amounts of Stormlight are used has to do with chemical properties--maybe it deposes onto clothing as it is released from the body. The frost doesn't have to be ice. Or perhaps Stormlight is not an element but a compound containing hydrogen and oxygen, which when used for Surgebinding reacts, somehow eliminating heat energy and producing water (H20) as a byproduct which is then frozen? Well what if those on Roshar don't breathe oxygen...but rather the low-concentration, less compressed Stormlight in the air? This would explain why one doesn't necessarily need to breathe when infused. Of course Stormlight could well be energy--this would better explain why gemstones (and other things, of course, but especially gemstones) can be infused by it. Maybe it is an odd sort of energy that consumes heat when doing work rather than releasing it like most energy. Then again I wouldn't be surprised if gaseous, liquid, solid, or even plasma states of Stormlight were all involved in Roshar's magic system (plasma especially would be somewhat understandable). Besides, it is curious to me that condensation appears on a recently summoned shardblade and that frost forms as Stormlight is surged. Yet it doesn't even have to be baryonic matter (the familiar matter of the Universe - neutrons, protons, electrons). While Scandrial's magic system--among others--indicates that baryonic matter is probably present in the Cosmere, there is no stopping the idea of unimagined and unobserved-in-real-world matter exists in such a fictional universe. Which--come to think of it--is probably the exact nature of Stormlight. Not familiar energy, not typical matter, but something entirely different. I really don't know. I think it's worth some thought, and it would be a curious topic when it comes to converting investiture, soulcasting, lashings, etc. Maybe I'll have an update on this. Liquid Stormlight, at least, would be rather intriguing. I also think the theory that Rosharians breathe Stormlight is noteworthy, or at least interesting. But I suppose it's most plausible that Stormlight is just something else entirely created by Honor to conduct and host Investiture. Regardless, the idea of Stormlight as an element or compound is pretty cool. Sorry about the word vomit
  15. I don’t know if this has been done on this site before but here we go: You can make your own Knights Radiant Order. Your Order’s name: Your Order’s spren: Your ideals: Your Surges: Other Characteristics:
  16. From the album Shadesmar

    Landscape of Shadesmar featuring some souls of fish
  17. No big, mind-blowing (or head-scratching) theory from me this time, just some genuine curiosity. It's explained during SA that cut gemstones hold stormlight better. And at first glance, with gut feelings, that makes sense. Of course putting effort into making the gem smooth and well-shaped would make it hold stormlight better. But why? Is it because it reduces the number of facets that stormlight could "emerge" through, as if each facet can only support a certain flow rate? If that's the case, why aren't all stormlight-holding gems cut as triangular prisms (the shape of a d4)? That would limit the number of facets to 4, obviously, but we don't see that. Is it then a function of the surface area of each facet? In that case, all gems ought to be polished into a spherical shape (much like the name "spheres" would imply, for their currency). That would make numerous small facets, which would bottleneck the stormlight flowing out, if that were the case. I think the real answer is that it's both, to an extent. The number of facets and their surface area. In that way, it would take skill and precision to cut the right amount of facets in the right shape in a gem to find the optimal balance; and that balance, when struck perfectly, is what a Perfect Gemstone is. In fact, perhaps the relative angle between the various facets is another factor. In that sense, other shapes with the same number and size of facets would still hold stormlight differently. So there may be an ideal shape, with specifically sized facets in a specific number that lead to no stormlight leaking at all. It may, indeed, require the skill and power of a Radiant to properly shape a gemstone into that shape with enough precision to truly strike that perfect balance and make a perfect gemstone. So what do you guys think? Am I just crazy?
  18. Just wondering, since I'm somewhat new and haven't read all the wobs, how a radiant who decided to live in the countryside could ever really die ? Stormlight means they can't really die of infection or sickness, and the only things that could kill someone through age seem like they should be healed through stormlight (Various heart diseases, weak bones, weak immune system). The only thing I can think of is failing mental faculties, but it seems like they should be healed from things that they 'shouldn't' have, that don't make their personality, so they should be healed of dementia and other age related mental disease ? Another issue might be a lack of stormlight but this would mostly just mean a couple months(weeks ?) in the weeping where they'd have to survive off of a store, or not get hurt. Also if this is a total hypothetical then a windrunner could just ride just above the highstorm for investiture during weepings, or endlessly. Are there any obvious issues I'm missing or could Kaladin and Lift survive to space era
  19. Drawing done with alcohol markers. I tried to make it look like real stained glass, but that proved difficult RIP my white gel pen
  20. I was recently reading a bit about Old Magic in Roshar on the Coppermind Wiki. I was thinking about Boons and how they operate. When a person gains a Boon, can it be anything they want, like gaining the ability to control electricity or reality, or are there specific limitations on what kinds of things can be gained through Old Magic? Can I get the ability of one of the forms of the Singers or even become an Allomancer on Roshar with a Boon?
  21. I thought I had taught myself better. I honestly believed that I was done writing dumb wishful fantasies about my favorite characters. Harry Potter killing Voldemort in the most gruesome way my seven-year-old mind could concoct? Those days are behind me. An extended backstory for Breath of the Wild? Begone, thought. One would think that by now I would know better than to write something about the Knights Radiant, Mistborns, Wax n' Wayne duo, ReForgers, Elantrians, and the like teaming up on Odium to defeat him. One would think. And yet, here I am, unable to help myself. So this is probably going to take several posts to make, but that's fine. I've convinced myself that posting irregularly would help ease my conscience. If y'all think this is all just really childish and stupid, then that's fine by me. Heck, I think this is all just really childish and stupid. But I'm doing it anyway. Here it is: “So let me get this straight.” Waxillium said. “This is the Well of Ascension?” It was a little underwhelming. “Well,” he could understand. What he was looking at was probably the most well-like thing he had seen for awhile. “Ascension?” Not so much. “I can understand your confusion.” The man who called himself the Survivor said. Less a man, that was, and more a spirit. He certainly did match the descriptions given in Lestibournes’s texts, however. “Ruin’s power was moved from here, and therefore seems a little lackluster. However, it still works as a Perpendicularity to the Cognitive realm; for up to two people, I believe.” Wayne nudged Wax in the shoulder. “What’s your imaginary friend saying?” Wax turned to the Survivor. “I’m afraid my friend has no direct means of contacting you. What should I tell him…?” “Tell him that you two must take this to the cognitive realm, head to Roshar, and defeat Odium.” Waxillium frowned. “That seems very… specific.” “It is a specific battle that you are fighting now, Waxillium Ladrian.” The Survivor said. “I’m afraid that if Odium retrieves any more Shards that he may become unstoppable.” “I still don’t understand what’s happening.” Wax replied. “There is only so much I can describe.” The Survivor said. “Just head to Roshar. It might already be too late.” Waxillium nodded. “Alright, then.” “Um, excuse me?” Wayne nudged Wax again. “You can’t just make decisions for me, Wax.” “I thought you said you didn’t like making decisions.” “Well, I don’t, but you can’t make my decisions without my knowing about what you’re even deciding me to do!” Wayne pled. “Besides, I need to know what hat to take. Lucky hat or fedora?” “Lucky hat, most definitely.” The Survivor said. Wax frowned. “What…?” “Hats are very helpful. Especially lucky ones.” Wax turned to Wayne. “Well, according the the rusting Survivor himself, you should take your lucky hat.” “Lucky hat it is!” Wayne plopped on the headwear. “When’re we going?” Suddenly, from the caves that Waxillium had entered to get here, a man barreled towards them. “I found it! I found it, I found it, I found it!” “What the—” Wax stuttered. The man shoved Waxillium out of the way as he ran. “Move, fools! Allomancer Jak has come to claim his Birthright!” “Excuse me?” The man shoved Wayne out of the way, as well, who immediately scowled and grabbed for him, stumbling towards the Well as he missed. The man leaped into the Well, thrusting his arms upwards like some kind of priest. The Survivor scowled. “Get that man out of there before the Perpendicularity—” The Well burst alight, and the man fell over into the gaseous pool. Wayne was not over his mistreatment just yet, however, and leapt into the pool of light after him. “Wayne, wait!” Wax yelled, but was too late. The light of the pool began to fade, and with it the hopes of a successful mission. Wax found himself staring into the Well, empty despite the two personages that had been inside it just moments before. “What in the name of the Lord Ruler just happened?” The Survivor demanded. Wax shuddered on the ledge of the Well. “I think… I think that you might be stuck with the wrong allomancer for awhile.” His best friend, Wayne, had just sealed the fate of the Cosmere, by taking Allomancer Jak with him to defeat a god.
  22. So when I first read the books I pictured shardblades as these thin and long crystalline blades that elegantly cut through everything. As for shardplate I always pictured it as this bulky interlocking medieval armor, but instead glowing with constant stormlight. how did you guys picture them when you first read the books?