Oltux72

Which aether did Mraize soil himself with?

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So he got it onto his pants. I would say that this makes it likely to be Amberite. But is this the only possibility? Which aether could he have on display? How do the ethers of the first generation actually look like and how are they propagated?

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Most likely it is an Amberite Aether.  That is one that would allow the person that has bonded it to grow crystals of varying sizes(depending on the strength) to create weapons or armor.  As far as how first generation versus later ones, I am not sure there is any difference.  They are propagated by carefully splitting the gem and implanting it in a new host.

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2 hours ago, dbulick said:

Most likely it is an Amberite Aether.  That is one that would allow the person that has bonded it to grow crystals of varying sizes(depending on the strength) to create weapons or armor.  As far as how first generation versus later ones, I am not sure there is any difference.  They are propagated by carefully splitting the gem and implanting it in a new host.

I mean Bestarian and Ferrous. How do they look? No physical description comes to my mind. You can split a crystal. But the third generation is propagated in yet another manner.

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Ah, it was my understanding that when you split the cyrstal it grows back.  Then all subsequent generations are created the same way.

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You would be correct, the Amberite crystal regrows after it's damaged. Just after she takes the bud, D'Naa thinks to herself that Raeth's crystal will grow back in a couple of months.

Since Mraize's trophy room contains what's obviously meant to be a chunk of Amberite, it's the only aether we have any reason to suspect as the source of the stain so absent any new information we can be safe in assuming it's the source.

1 hour ago, Oltux72 said:

I mean Bestarian and Ferrous. How do they look? No physical description comes to my mind.

They're never described. We see the obvious physical manifestations of Bestarian bonds and those Ferrous who have become Corpates but we don't know what the aethers themselves are like. Raeth does at once point think that women were allowed to bond those aethers (but not Amberite or Verdant) so there must be a physical component they bond to, but we don't know what they look like. Since those bonds are transformative, it's likely the aether itself is enbedded in the chest somewhere and we're never given a good look at it, unlike the more obvious hand/wrist bonding points for Amberite and Verdant respectively.

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Aether is also the name for a clear, yet sweet-smelling chemical that is known to be flammable. Stormlight spoilers ahoy:

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I suspect it was Mraize's way of getting the washerwoman in the scene out of the room so he could chat up the Herald, as chemical aether would leave no worse a stain than water.  

 

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