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Shardcast: Adolin and Maya


It's our last Rhythm of War topic for 2022, and our last Shardcast before The Lost Metal! It's Adolin and Maya, because we've never done a dedicated cast on Adolin even before RoW. We talk about Adolin and Sadeas, pronunciation, ADOLINBLADE, how amazing Adolin and Maya are, and whether Maya will be healed. Also featuring a ghostly pumpkin.

This episode, we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Jessie (Lady Lameness), Rosemary (Kaymyth), Ala (Rasarr)!

Thumbnail art by Ari Ibarra: https://twitter.com/AriIRF_/status/1374403063088226304

00:00 Intro and Show & Tell
6:37 Adolin Overall thoughts 
27:08 Proununciationcast 
34:15 Sadeas
53:28 Adolin and Shallan
1:08:35 Healing Maya, Radiant Adolin?
1:46:31 Random Other Thoughts from the Shadesmar Plotline
2:01:43 Who's That Cosmere Character

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Love the Shardcast!  Listening to it, I can't help but compare the relationship between Radiants and their spren and Adolin with Maya.  Specifically, the Radiants tend to be broken people for which their spren and the bond/relationship to their spren are positive, healing influences in their lives that further the emotional health and development of their human partners.

In contrast, Adolin is the closest we see to a human spren.  If there was a spren of nurturing and loyalty I imagine it would look and sound a lot like Adolin!   But maybe that's why Adolin and Maya work, and why they're so unique.  Maya is maybe the broken one in the relationship - and to regain her former health and potential, she needs a spren of her own.

A spren named Adolin.


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