Serack

Recreance WAG

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In this theory I wrote last year, I concluded that the back 5 SA books will have a new big bad antagonist and:

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Todium's interests will become subsumed by Roshar's interests against the new big bad, and the forces and powers of Roshar will become united when facing outward against the the rest of the Cosmere 

Discussions in @LewsTherinTelescope's reference on the events surrounding the Recreance timeline, as well as the fact that we still don't know what the heck scared the Radiants so much they committed the Recreance has me thinking a new WAG.

The imprisonment of Ba-Ado-Mishram caused a wound that opened up Roshar to an external threat much like the Scadrial Trellian Incursion.  Somehow this threat depended on surgebinding to manifest and the Recreance patched things enough to hold it off until the current times.  

Thoughts backing this are how Hemalurgy opens individuals to external shardic influence via damage to the sprit web, so possibly when BAM was imprisoned, this caused similar damage.  And since the damage seems to have been incurred on Roshar as a whole, the vulnerability was also to Roshar as a whole.  

This could also explain the nebulous enemy that was still a threat in the Recreance vision at Feverstone Keep.  This enemy wasn't Odium or BAM influenced, but was a threat from an external shard.  

So now that Surgebinders are active again, this threat is already re-manifesting, and reinstating BAM will help, but it'll already be to late.  

 

The continued existence of the Skybreakers is problematic to this theory.

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a new WAG

A new what?

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The imprisonment of Ba-Ado-Mishram caused a wound that opened up Roshar to an external threat much like the Scadrial Trellian Incursion.  Somehow this threat depended on surgebinding to manifest and the Recreance patched things enough to hold it off until the current times.  

Any reason to believe that?

Also what make you say "open to external threats" is not the normal state of the world and require a wound? And how would Scadrial be open to such a threat, it isn't wounded.

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This could also explain the nebulous enemy that was still a threat in the Recreance vision at Feverstone Keep.

Or it could be BAM's singer. Or humans fighting for her. Or some Midnight Essence

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