Shardcast: The Five Scholars


Now it's time for, shockingly, a podcast that isn't on Roshar! We're heading to Nalthis, the world of Warbreaker, and we're here to discuss some of the most important individuals on that planet: the Five Scholars! These are early cosmere scholars and researchers of Awakening, and you know, one of them created this little thing called Nightblood. I'm sure it's not that important... So refresh yourself on all of what we know on the Five Scholars, the Manywar, and more! 

This week we have Eric (Vasher), Ian (Yesteel), Evgeni (Denth), David (Arsteel), and Grace (Shashara). Well, at least until I killed her. Look, it had to be done. 

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You know what would make for a really great Shardcast episode?

Adonalsium.

For all that we've learned about the Shards and their origin, the most central question remains maddeningly vague: why?  What was the problem to which the original Vessels believed that the best/only solution was to destroy God and scatter its pieces far and wide across the Cosmere?  I'd love to see what sort of juicy speculation you guys manage to come up with on the subject...

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I'll admit, that I'm probably fanboying way more than I should from just getting my WTCC read.

also

Spoiler

clue 3 was referring to his artisan approach to tea-making, which I considered a craft

Great episode guys! although now I'm craving more Nalthis stuff...

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7 hours ago, Wyndlerunner said:

now I'm craving more Nalthis stuff...

Me too! I'm surprised we haven't seen a preorder form for Warbreaker 10th Anniversary Leatherbound Edition yet.

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3 hours ago, Mason Wheeler said:

Me too! I'm surprised we haven't seen a preorder form for Warbreaker 10th Anniversary Leatherbound Edition yet.

I think it'll be soonish. I'm so excited for it, given how excited team Dragonsteel seems about it. to quote a friend of mine, "I might just sell my soul for a Warbreaker Leather-Bound."

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Naurock

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I loved this episode. I was pretty much waiting for the discussion to turn to the memory altering awakening command. It kinda reminds me of Dalinar's memory alteration. 

I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one wanting Nightblood so badly. I really think awakening is about to expand in new ways.

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One thing that remains very unclear to me: was Nightblood created on Nalthis? Or could he have been created on Roshar? It seems that the ready access of free investiture available on Roshar via stormlight would enable immense Heightenings to permit the five scholars to carry out super advanced R&D.

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I would be shocked if Nightblood wasn't created on Nalthis.

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