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[RoW] What exactly killed Adonalsium?


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(New to the cosmere here). When determining the terms of the contest of champions, Odium says Hoid (Cephandrius) could’ve been a god but chose otherwise. Did 16 mortals kill Adolnasium to become the vessels of the shards we know today? Not specifically humans, but mortals, as Cultivation is a dragon. 


Then again, if dragons are mortal, why is Frost considered functionally immortal? Is it because he’s just really old? 

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10 hours ago, theSurgeOfPhysics said:

Did 16 mortals kill Adolnasium to become the vessels of the shards we know today


Although in RoW you saw the vessel of Odium change to someone new that is not from the original 16 and Honor died in the past. There are few other shards that are not in the hands of the original vessel (I wont go into details to avoid cosmere spoilers).

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16 (or more) people of different species, wielding Dawnshards as a weapon, took part in Shattering or planning of the Shattering of Adonalsium. Some wanted power, some believed it was a necessary action. Tbf we don't know much about it yet.

Frost, as a dragon, is immortal, but recently gained some sort of second source of immortality. WoB



Why does Hoid in his letter to Frost say, "as you are now essentially immortal"? To our understanding, as a dragon Frost would have always been ageless. Is this understanding incorrect, or is there something else going on with him?

Brandon Sanderson

There is something else going on with him. That is a good question.

YouTube Spoiler Stream 4 (June 16, 2022)


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