Dragonangel

Radiants had tvs or computer screens and electricity

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Is it way off to try to assume that the ancient Radiants had tv's or computers? 

This theory comes from Oathbringer pages 146 and 147.  "Teshav had finished pointing out the strange glass panes on the inner walls that seemed like windows, only clouded.  She moved on to the pairs of discs on the floor and ceiling that looked something like the top and bottom of a pillar that had been removed - a feature of a number of rooms they'd explored.

Could the glass panes be screens and the discs be the outlets?

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I don't think those were directly TVs or computers, but rather the equivalent of such while using Illumination. Screens to pass illusions to and such.

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I wonder if it was a sort of communication device. Sort of like how you would send a message to another computer. Maybe like a spanreed but with sound or something?

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Who would play the Stormlight cast in the in world historical drama. That happens 500 years after the events of the book. 

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5 hours ago, Dragonangel said:

the pairs of discs on the floor and ceiling that looked something like the top and bottom of a pillar that had been removed - a feature of a number of rooms they'd explored.

Short range versions of oath gates?

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3 hours ago, Oltux72 said:

Short range versions of oath gates?

i like where this is going. 

and i also remember somthing about that sheer glass wall that urithiru has. it keeps getting mentioned by people. that it is absurd. Sounds like foreshadowing to me.

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10 hours ago, Oltux72 said:

Short range versions of oath gates?

Or maybe just landing spaces for incoming Elsecallers? i.e. a standardized place to always keep clear.

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I like the idea of the elsecallers, but why would they be on the floor and the ceiling

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8 minutes ago, Govir said:

Or maybe just landing spaces for incoming Elsecallers? i.e. a standardized place to always keep clear.

 

9 minutes ago, Govir said:

Or maybe just landing spaces for incoming Elsecallers? i.e. a standardized place to always keep clear.

I like the idea, but why on the ceiling as well?

 

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Just now, Govir said:

Or maybe just landing spaces for incoming Elsecallers? i.e. a standardized place to always keep clear.

Then they should have labels. The consequence of two people elsecalling to the same area is unlikely to be pretty.

Yet the dimensions more or less are a reminder of the human body. They may just be 3D-screens. But then conference rooms should have multiple of them quite in the center of rooms. If however, they are supposed to serve physical transport we would expect that important rooms may have multiples, but they should be along the walls to not take up interior space.

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7 minutes ago, Dragonangel said:

 

I like the idea, but why on the ceiling as well?

 

No idea...I'm envisioning the teleportation bays of Star Trek, which had circles on floor and ceiling. Probably not what they're for though tbh.

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Just now, Dragonangel said:

 

I like the idea, but why on the ceiling as well?

 

To isolate an area. An exchange at exactly the time somebody is leaving or entering a teleport area may lead to a fatal bisection. They would need a mechanism to curtain off the volume inside both places before the transfer takes place.

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Why would elsecallers or willshapers need any oathgate type mini mechanism to travel

they should be able to manage it independently but may be other radiants used these? 

i had originally thought that these discs could be some kind of stormlight beams for more light into rooms. 

 

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1 hour ago, The traveller said:

i had originally thought that these discs could be some kind of stormlight beams for more light into rooms. 

 

On the floor?
 

 

1 hour ago, The traveller said:

Why would elsecallers or willshapers need any oathgate type mini mechanism to travel

They are apparently not all that great at aiming, at least in the beginning.

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3 hours ago, Oltux72 said:

On the floor?
 

 

They are apparently not all that great at aiming, at least in the beginning.

may be ? i dont know.. like i said the transportation one sounds like a much better idea but i think may be it is for squires of these orders, who need help to aim, or other KRs...

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Edgedancers on hoverboards is my new album name.

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I like all of these ideas because I feel like Urithiru kinda fell short I think when they get the pillar at the heart of Urithiru working a lot of cool things will start popping up.

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Food will grow, water in bath spaces, sanitation, light all over the place and may be some led tvs and computer screens will just pop up :D

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On 9/29/2019 at 9:20 PM, Dragonangel said:

Is it way off to try to assume that the ancient Radiants had tv's or computers? 

This theory comes from Oathbringer pages 146 and 147.  "Teshav had finished pointing out the strange glass panes on the inner walls that seemed like windows, only clouded.  She moved on to the pairs of discs on the floor and ceiling that looked something like the top and bottom of a pillar that had been removed - a feature of a number of rooms they'd explored.

Could the glass panes be screens and the discs be the outlets?

Only if they turn it into a Graphic Novel...

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11 hours ago, Scion of the Mists said:

Only if they turn it into a Graphic Novel...

Kenton, Kenton, Where is my boombox??!!

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The round platforms always reminded me of the teleportation chambers on Stargate Universe.  The book says that they have found them on multiple levels in small rooms.  280 floors.  They're simply a quick way to navigate the city.

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