Shardcast Season 0, Episode 2 - (Un)Forgotten Realms


You know the sophomore slump, where the sequel is never as good as the first in a series? In this episode of Shardcast, we desperately try to avoid the sophomore slump with quotes and a better outline. Then, of course, everything Splinters. Fortunately, Kerry is able to put it together again and it's totally seamless. No awkward pauses or forced segues here, no sir.

This week, we are discussing The Emperor's Soul, the cosmere novella which comes out in November, and speaking of souls, we also talk about the Spiritual, the Cognitive, and the Physical. That's right, we are digging into everything we know about Realmatics. So, of course, it comes out disjointed, because we pretty much know nothing about Realmatics. Fortunately, Will is here and adds crustaceans and waffles. Because you know what Realmatic Theory needs? Waffles.

Apart from the madness, we impromptu theorize about Hoid worldhops, and come up with a darned good explanation about it and Shadesmar. So sit back, jump in a pool, and hear some mysterious voices: Shardcasty voices.

The quote-filled outline for this episode

Spoilers: A big Hero of Ages spoiler, with some Elantris, Warbreaker, and Way of Kings ones as well.


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Great podcast, guys!

Are the the different worlds different physical worlds, or parallel worlds that overlap ala string or m or what-have-you theory?

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They are different worlds. There is no quote which says this is a multiverse (other than the three different Realms), and there's one that said you can use space travel to reach other worlds.

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When it comes to following outlines, remember the ideals the Knights Radiant, most of all:

Journey before Destination

And if that journey involves reading the thing and waffles...it still came before the destination, so it must be proper. And of Honor.

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O.I. should stand for overly inquisitive.

BTW, that was the best waffle commercial ever! :lol:

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I love you guys too! Good thing I'm back to keep you all lazy :P

I can't thank you enough for squashing the "third Shard on Sel" idea. Isn't there a possibility that Shadesmar is just one huge plain, and if you wandered over to the Expanse of the Densities you'd find the inverse of whatever world that place represents?

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