Nalthis Star Chart, Starsight Contest, and Allomancy Dice


Nalthian System.pngNalthian System Star Chart

With the release of the Warbreaker tenth anniversary edition on the horizon, Isaac Stewart took to Instagram today to share an image of the brand new Nalthian System star chart! Check it out!

Following the design of the other cosmere star charts found in Arcanum Unbounded, the new star chart reveals a yellow sun, a single moon around Nalthis, a gas giant with several moons of its own, a solitary outer planet, and a distant comet belt. The planets have names reminiscent of Returned of the Court of the Gods, Farkeeper the Bright and Nightstar the Hidden, while Nalthis's moon is named Rrendos. If you look closely at Nalthis, you can catch a glimpse of the new symbol for the planet. The red, five-petaled flower, a Tear of Edgli, is similar to the designs Isaac shared in Germany earlier this year.

Most interesting of all, however, is the white, planet-sized "Cognitive Anomaly" located along the orbit of Nalthis. Cognitive anomaly? What?! Share your observations, ideas, and theories in the comments!

Prints of the new star chart are available now on Brandon's online store. You can get a single print of the Nalthian System if you already own the rest, or you can buy the full set. Note that this chart is NOT included in the upcoming Warbreaker leatherbound.

Starsight and Cosmere Leatherbound Contest

In other news, if you aren't already signed up for Brandon's newsletter, you should change that ASAP!

Yesterday, Brandon announced a contest on Twitter, and the prize is an early reading copy of Starsight AND a copy of all four currently released Cosmere leatherbounds! The contest will close next Friday, November 15th, at noon PST. How do you win? That's a good question, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for an answer! Details about the contest will be included in the next edition of Brandon's newsletter, which should reach your inbox tomorrow, November 8th. So like I said... if you aren't already signed up you should do that here at your earliest convenience!

As if that's not motivation enough, Brandon also announced earlier today that tomorrow's newsletter will include the first two chapters of Starsight, which will be out later this month, on November 22nd. What are you waiting for?

dice.pngAllomancy Dice

Lastly, Crafty Games has been sharing images of the latest samples for their new metal dice--and they look incredible!

Crafty Games published the pen-and-paper Mistborn Adventure Game in 2011 (along with several supplements since then) and the Mistborn: House War board game in 2017. In 2015 they ran a successful Kickstarter for a set of Mistborn-themed dice with the Allomantic symbols. The original set were not metallic and only included ten metals.

As you can see in the image to the right, their newest set of metal dice includes all twenty known Allomantic metals! More details are included in their February update on their Kickstarer page. Stay tuned for more details on the dice and their upcoming Kickstarter campaign.




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Cognitive Anomaly= Vax, Simple as that:P.

For real though, what the heck is a cognitive anomaly?

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It’s either Yolen, Vax, Silverlight or a Dawnshard.

*dusts hands off* case closed!

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OrangeJedi

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I'm going to go off the deep end of science here, but it looks like the the cognitive anomaly is at a Lagrangian Point -- either L4 or L5 depending on the direction the planet orbits.

A Lagrangian Point is basically a location in space created by 2 bodies (like a planet and sun) that a 3rd body (another celestial body, or a spacecraft) can orbit, despite being empty. There are only 5 Lagrangian Points, L4 and L5 are located 60 degrees ahead and behind the planet on its orbit respectively. Both points are completely stable, meaning that any object in or orbiting the point would stay there almost forever, having an extremely low change of ever moving relative to the planet. Many planets in our own solar system have small objects located in or around their Lagrangian Points.

With the cognitive anomaly being around 60 degrees away from the planet, it looks like it could be an object in the physical realm stuck in the L4 or L5 point that has some conscious something on it, making it register in the cognitive realm.

TL;DR

Due to wired laws of physics it is totally possible, and even likely, that a small celestial body is located in the exact spot in the physical realm where the cognitive anomaly is. An object like that could certainly create a 'anomaly' in the cognitive realm in the right circumstances.

 

Anyways, thanks for induing my science nerdyness. Super cool that we got the star chart; I can't wait for the essay and planet map! Should be super interesting to see what the challenge is.

 

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48 minutes ago, Wyndlerunner said:

For real though, what the heck is a cognitive anomaly?

It's an anomaly related to the cognitive realm. Totally self explanatory. :o

Now what's causing the cognitive anomaly is an entirely different question, and one I have no idea of.

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47 minutes ago, thegatorgirl00 said:

It's an anomaly related to the cognitive realm. Totally self explanatory. :o

Now what's causing the cognitive anomaly is an entirely different question, and one I have no idea of.

True, I do suppose that was what I meant. 

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Axies

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4 hours ago, OrangeJedi said:

I'm going to go off the deep end of science here, but it looks like the the cognitive anomaly is at a Lagrangian Point -- either L4 or L5 depending on the direction the planet orbits.

A Lagrangian Point is basically a location in space created by 2 bodies (like a planet and sun) that a 3rd body (another celestial body, or a spacecraft) can orbit, despite being empty. There are only 5 Lagrangian Points, L4 and L5 are located 60 degrees ahead and behind the planet on its orbit respectively. Both points are completely stable, meaning that any object in or orbiting the point would stay there almost forever, having an extremely low change of ever moving relative to the planet. Many planets in our own solar system have small objects located in or around their Lagrangian Points.

With the cognitive anomaly being around 60 degrees away from the planet, it looks like it could be an object in the physical realm stuck in the L4 or L5 point that has some conscious something on it, making it register in the cognitive realm.

TL;DR

Due to wired laws of physics it is totally possible, and even likely, that a small celestial body is located in the exact spot in the physical realm where the cognitive anomaly is. An object like that could certainly create a 'anomaly' in the cognitive realm in the right circumstances.

 

Anyways, thanks for induing my science nerdyness. Super cool that we got the star chart; I can't wait for the essay and planet map! Should be super interesting to see what the challenge is.

 

I'm with you in this. And I'll add that it looks like there should have been something there at one point of the time and suddenly it wasn't anymore. But the universe still remembers. The cognitive part of that body still remembers it's place and is stuck there, stubborn, refusing to "die". 

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4 hours ago, Axies said:

refusing to "die".

Yes, all of that, and I'm assuming that the Gold die is not real solid gold

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15 hours ago, Wyndlerunner said:

True, I do suppose that was what I meant. 

I thought you were asking what the anomaly is, which is a perfectly valid question.

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Endowment is spending so much time peering into the future and simulating possible outcomes that it has manifested on the Cognitive as a future simulation Nalthis? 

I'm guessing the position of the anomaly corresponds to the point in the near future that Endowment most closely watches (as future prediction becomes less accurate the farther in the future that you go).  Something less than a quarter rotation, or greater than 3/4 depending on which way things are spinning?  So something like 2 or 10 months into Nalthis' possible future.

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Oh My that Nalthis chart is gorgeous! Isaac has seriously ruined other maps for me. He is amazing. And I think they misspelled Vax as Cognitive anomaly. :P

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