Brightshade the Cunning

Feruchemy and Savants

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Disclaimer: This is not a theory or a new idea, the purpose of this post is to make clarifications as to what a savant is, and explain a subtle difference between the personal effects of Allomancy and Feruchemy

If you look in the Coppermind you will find that a savant is someone who has flared a metal for so long that their physiology changes to adapt. With Feruchemy the creation of a savant is impossible, technically. I believe that the use of Feruchemy makes anyone into a temporary savant, as their physiology changes. For example, Sazed's  muscles grew larger when he saved Vin, and Wayne becomes more susceptible to sickness when storing healing (as it weakens his immune system). This means that Feruchemy will temporarily change an individuals physiology (or at least the physical, cognitive, and potentially hybrid do), while Allomancy will do it permanently.

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Not a savant, unfortunately. The person just becomes more powerful in a certain area for a time. While certain abilities may affect the Spiritual, savantry is only achieved when the change is permanent. So it is technically impossible for one to become a temporary savant.

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Yes, the definition of savant is someone who has exposed themselves to a flow of investiture for such a time that it has caused permanent changes in the physical and cognitive. 

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14 hours ago, Jedal said:

...savantry is only achieved when the change is permanent.

Thanks for the clarification Jedal.

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