Shardcast: Stormstriders? Legion Release Words of Brandon P2


This week on Shardcast, not only do you get to continue getting some spicy Words of Brandon from the Legion release--which remind us of how crazy these weird stormstrider things are--but you also get some bonuses. That's right, you also get a special edition podcast of Tasercast, as well as Dresden Files Cast. Did we know where that would lead us today? Not even remotely. We also learn about Heralds and their bodies (which is a great sentence to say out of context), the classics of Gavilar's black spheres, and also... bears. 

This week we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Evgeni (Argent), and the TRAITOROUS Ben (Overlord Jebus) who tried to steal my podcast intro! The nerve! I am the evil overlord and Lord Ruler on this show, mister!

 




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Ookla the Witty

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Awesome! y'all discussed my Aesudan and Hoid questions! that's almost as cool as the fact that Brandon answered the questions to begin with. 

Edit: by the way @Overlord Jebus, it was in fact inspired by Keeping up with the Kholins

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Great pod, everyone! My favorite theory I've seen on The Shard here (posted by @hoiditthroughthegrapevine) , has been that the "Storm Striders" were the Stormfather hiding and feeding the Sibling Investiture.

 

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I could listen to you do 50 more of WoB episodes :)

Aesudan humming was probably a rhythm that Kaladin heard fighting from the Singers or Fused. He'd fought Fused a couple times and he was at the battle of Narak (briefly) could have heard the Stormform Parsh chanting. Aesudan had "bonded" with Yelig-nar before they got there and may have been hearing the Rhythms. 

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"I've done what your father could not. Oh. he found one of the ancient spren, but he could never discover how to bond it. But I, I have solved the riddle." In the dim light of the royal chambers Aesudan's eyes glittered. Then started to glow a deep red. OB Ch. 84

Speaking of Gavilar, it seems like Brandon has all but said it is just Voidlight in those black spheres. I guess they have significance in letting us and eventually the characters know what Gavilar was up to, but Szeth's Chekov's Black Sphere doesn't seem that significant now. The Fused already seem to have plenty of Voidlight, access to what little is in those spheres won't make a difference. 

I'm with @Argent, I thought Amaram was one of the more interesting villains he secretly knew how to read and write that modified glyph language, he had a collection of flutes. His honorable facade wasn't all an act when he frees Taln he is appalled by the conditions of the asylum "I will have words with Dalinar about the way the insane are --". 

Then at the end of OB I was like "Oh, he's just a drooling monster now". Was a letdown, but I guess he's discarded to make way for Moashe to be Kaladin's main antagonist. There is also a WoB that Amaram was originally going to die in WoR, but he was switched for Sadeas. 

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#9 June 2, 2017

Brandon Sanderson

ETA: Szeth originally died permanently in the end of Words of Radiance. I also changed my mind to let Amaram live in the scene with the poison dart. Adolin killed off Sadeas instead.

Pretty much everything Amaram does in OB Sadeas could have done and not missed a beat. Brandon was basically done with Amaram's story in WoR, he was subbing in for Sadeas in OB. 

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Aerim

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Gavilar’s black sphere... what has made you all determine it’s most likely voidspren/light and not an unmade? I just missed the connection from the WoB to that decision. I’m also new around here, so it just might be a lack of knowledge of my part! Thanks!

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Aesicar

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@Chaos mentions that people dislike the WoB episodes, but they're some of my favorites. 

I like to think that Gavilar's black spheres are the same spheres that you use to "bond" with Yelig-nar. There would be multiple of those, and he's not really "trapped" in the spheres, but it would be similar to Allomancy in that you ingest the metal and it's the key to access the powers. If you ingest a Black Sphere then it's like the key to access the Unmade? That's the theory I've always had and nobody has gotten a WoB directly on that bit.

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