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Scadrial Fabrials and nicrosil

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I was thinking, would it be possible for a nicrosil metalmind be keyed to an allomantic ability or a certain surge and then just be refilled with investure after it runs out? Would it have to be filled by a coinshot or a rioter in order to use that ability? or could it be keyed to that ability and then just be refilled by a nicrosil ferring?

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It should be storing like anything else in Feruchemy. 

Tin stores individual sense which are weakened while storing and then can be tapped later to be stronger. 

Nicrosil should work the same way. They are literally storing the portion of their spiritweb that grants the ability, and tapping it for later use. You would have to have the ability to fill it. 

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8 minutes ago, Calderis said:

It should be storing like anything else in Feruchemy. 

Tin stores individual sense which are weakened while storing and then can be tapped later to be stronger. 

Nicrosil should work the same way. They are literally storing the portion of their spiritweb that grants the ability, and tapping it for later use. You would have to have the ability to fill it. 

Can you elaborate on that a little, Soulbearers are something I struggle to wrap my head aournd.  Aside from presumably being less permanent how is that different from Hemalurgy, which in the case of a Radiant would be moving the actual Nahel Bond?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Quantus said:

Aside from presumably being less permanent how is that different from Hemalurgy,

Other than mechanically its not. It's storing and granting exactly what hemalurgy steals. 

4 minutes ago, Quantus said:

which in the case of a Radiant would be moving the actual Nahel Bond?

The bond is a Connection that alters them Spiritually. I don't think it would be storing the bond itself, just the ability granted by it. 

Connection is not in itself investiture, but a force that acts on investiture. 

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Aurimus [PENDING REVIEW]

As the two Realms, the Cognitive and the Spiritual, are, well, fictional... Are they all comprised of Investiture, completely?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes. No, completely? Well, here's the thing. Investiture, matter, and energy are all the same thing in the cosmere. So, just like energy and matter are the same thing here. So, yes, everything's made of Investiture, in the same way that everything's made of energy in our world. Does that make sense?

Aurimus [PENDING REVIEW]

So, what about what spren are made of in the Cognitive Realm? Is that just Investiture?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

So, yeah, I'll dig more into that. I'm gonna go with Investiture for now, but I could change that as I move along. What I'm kind of debating is, is there a separate Cognitive state, and I don't think so. So I'm gonna go with Investiture for now.

Aurimus [PENDING REVIEW]

How about Connection?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Connection is, like, the equivalent of a quantum connection in our world, so it's more like a force than something comprised of something. The question is like, "What is gravity comprised of?" And then you start asking weird questions.

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Nicrosil stores raw Investiture from the spiritweb itself. So I think it can store what results from that connection, but not the Connection itself. 

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OK, so Soulbearers will store the output, but Hemalurgy steals the whole machine.  I can go with that, it follows the patterns with spikes and the other metalic arts. 

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