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My favorite is probably Kaladin, as his battles with depression and musings on what it means to commit to protecting innocents really resonated with me, as I've had my own battles with depression, yet I still try to look out for the wellbeing of my family and friends. When I was reading the Way of Kings, my favorite book series had been David Farland's Runelords, because of how unique the magic felt and the cohesiveness of the society around it. Yet I read the first hundred pages of my local library's copy of the Way of Kings and immediately switched to the Stormlight Archive as my favorite book series. I immediately went out and bought the book at Barnes and Noble. Never before have I become enamred so quickly with a new book series, and this fascination was in large part due to how realistically Sanderson portrayed characters struggling with mental health issues in the midst of conflict. And while Oathbringer has supplanted Way of Kings as my favorite of the Stormlight Archive, due largely to the overall theme of a reawakening of ancient powers in preparation to survive a reemergence of ancient demons, Kaladin has always remained my favorite character.

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3 minutes ago, AonEne said:

Welcome to the Shard! If you had to pick one magic system to have powers from, which would you? 

Now that's a question. I'd probably want Feruchemy, because, as Sazed said, "Allomancy's abilities were flashier, but Feruchemy offered a much more lasting benefit to society." In addition, Feruchemy offers the broadest selection of powers that would be useful in the modern world. Control of gravity (flight) is often the classic answer to "What superpower would you want?", but realistically, how useful would it be?

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Welcome! uh... I think at least...

Lol nah happy to have you here and so glad you decided to join us. Would definitely agree that the 17th Shard is kindof a must-join (we might be biased... but still :P). So glad we are your exception!

Very well thought out response to your favorite character. So amazing you were able to connect so well with Kaladin. That is what stories are here for, to connect us and to make us better people as a result.

Welcome again to the Shard!

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15 hours ago, Hoid the Drifter said:

Welcome, Elias! What cosmere books have you read as of now?

A better question is what haven't I read. I own all the cosmere books, and have read them all at least twice. I never finished HoA because every time I try I just want to go back and read the whole Mistborn trilogy, and by the time I get to HoA I'm interested in a different book again.

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19 hours ago, Mist said:

Welcome to the Shard! What order of Knight Radiant are you? 

I honestly don't know. I tend to naturally look out for my friends' wellbeing, so in that sense I fit with the Windrunners. I try to remember those who get left behind by society, so I could fit with the Edgedancers. I have trouble sometimes restraining my temper and enjoy taking things apart to see how they work, so I have traits of the Dustbringers (sorry, Releasers!) I prefer to think through my problems like an Elsecaller, but I also hold fast to my personal code like a Skybreaker.

Ultimately, I think the Radiant orders aren't so much about doing what you already do, it's about dedicating yourself to a higher cause and committing to it. And I'm hesitant to pick one of the orders without complete knowledge of at least the basics of the others. We have no idea what the Stonewards or the Willshapers dedicate themselves to. We haven't seen Dustbringer or Truthwatcher oaths. So I'm not sure which would yet be a good fit for me.

Edit: Now that I think about it, my commitment to wait until I have more information lines up most with the Elsecallers, doesn't it? That's probably where I fit best, as no matter what I'm doing, I try to make my choices based on evidence, and like Jasnah, I prefer to choose for myself what to believe in, based on my own observations rather than what anyone tells me.

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1 minute ago, Chasmgoat said:

There is a quiz on Brandon's Website

I can't do it right now but I can get you the link soon, if of course you want it.

I'd love that. I'm a huge fan of fandom personality quizzes. I took a fanmade one and turns out I'm a bronze misting. I still believe it would be most fun to be a steel compounder, as you get one of the more interesting Feruchemical powers with one of the most useful Allomantic powers.

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On 10/3/2020 at 10:46 AM, AonEne said:

Hey by the way, we generally prefer that people not double post - don’t worry about it, you guys are newer, just in the future. ^_^ 

What do you mean by double-post?


On 10/2/2020 at 3:45 PM, Hoid the Drifter said:


oh, by the way, you made me really jealous. All my cosmere material is the library’s

Hero of Ages.

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11 hours ago, Hoid the Drifter said:

So you’ve read Wax and Wayne but not HoA

Yeah. It took me a while to read the entire Bands of Mourning, as well. It's to do with my ADHD. I get interested in something for a few weeks, and then my interest shifts to something else, and it takes a couple months for it to swing back to the first thing. So when I start reading Hero of Ages, I just want to go back and read the whole trilogy, and by the time I catch back up to the Hero of Ages, I'm interested in something else.

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