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  1. Brandon also pretty much confirmed that he's not trying to pull a fast one on us with the whole Thaidakar being the Lord of Scars thing. He mentioned we've seen Thaidakar being very ruthless in pursuit of what he perceives to be right in other books, I believe. This strongly suggests Kelsier, and also suggests that Brandon figures we know who Thaidakar is. That was my big takeaway from the stream

  2. I'd go with Way of Kings, with Elantris a close second. Way of Kings just has a huge scope compared to most of his other books, and Kaladin is one of my  favourite fantasy characters. It also has a certain compelling power to it, what with Knights Radiant Ideals and most of what Dalinar says.

  3. 1. My primary power would be the ability to become invisible out of direct light. My secondary power would be the ability to change into a gaseous or plasma state for brief periods of time.

    2. My weakness would be large submerged objects. (Don't ask). Also direct light for the first one, I guess, but that's more technical than an actual weakness.

    3. My Epic Evil would be destroying anyone who bothered even a little.

    4. My name would be Shadewalker.



    his hand shimmered and the blade appeared in his hand

    I just assumed that the shimmer was Fuzz reaching through Realms. It could just be that I've seen too many movies with ripply portals, though.

  5. I think that a Shard may be too large scale. Perhaps a Worldhopper of some kind? This is just spitballing, but there may be some kind of residual investiture that has some kind of strange Intent attached that these characters have all come in contact with.I would guess that a Worldhopper would be the most likely candidate for this.

  6. I vote Kelsier. He's a mistborn. At the point where Miles exists, Mistborn are pretty much a legend, whereas Kelsier manages to kill an inquisitor. Also, if this happens in Miles' time, Kelsier will also have bendalloy, duralumin, and whatever else they found that escapes me at the moment. Kelsier is in an entirely different power bracket from Miles. Even if he didn't kill Miles, he could probably just pin him to a wall with a bunch of metal rods. Also, I like Kelsier far more than Miles. Go Kelsier!

  7. Shadows for Silence minor spoilers

    I think that he means the people from Threnody. They were almost destroyed when the Evil took over their homeland, presumably. Harmony also referred to the Scadrians not having explored things at all, since everything they needed was in Elendel Basin. However, the Threnodians discovered a whole new continent. Also, I think that Harmony knows about Threnody because Brandon said somewhere that Harmony was one of the most cosmere-savvy non-worldhoppers. I took this to mean that he knows a few Shardworlds, but not all of them. Also, I seem to recall somebody (I don't remember who) said that Threnody was fairly close to Scadrial, cosmere-wise. It is also affected by Ruin according to Brandonn, so I think it's safe to assume that Sazed knows about it at this point. As for technology, we don't know when Shadows for Silence happens, so they may well have advanced further technologically than when we see them in Shadows for Silence.

  8. I don't buy it. Kelsier, just before his death became far less hateful towards the nobles. He saves Elend, for one. Also, in his final note, the one that Vin gets after Kell's death, he says that he didn't want Vin to kill the high Nobility anymore. The High Nobility. They are the worst skaa-murdering, money-hoarding, heartless people since, well, since the Lord Ruler himself. And Kell has mercy on them. The nobility of the second mistborn era are far better. Corrupt, yes, but not nearly as bad as, say, Straff. Or any of the Nobility save Elend, really. Maybe with three hundred years of unmitigated Ruin-ness, he might go crazy. However, I think Sazed knew him too well to do something like that. Anybody would be a better holder for his extra Ruin investiture than Kelsier. Heck, even Marsh, since he has experience with resisting Ruin. Kelsier turning evil like that just seems wrong to me.

  9. While valid, Yata, there's no reason you have to know she has Transport to know she survived. If you read Way of Kings, you know Stormlight can help you heal the damage a Highstorm does. Even if you don't, the body mysteriously vanishes. That's not a "well, done deal, she's alive," but it's a pretty obvious clue that something happened. Corpses don't routinely dissolve into thin air. Maybe you have no idea what the mechanism is, yet, but unless you missed that line, it's a pretty big clue that SOMETHING has happened.

    I don't know. I just assumed that the goons brought the body along with them or something, figuring it was just a random detail. Actually, come to think of it, prior Sanderson knowledge might actually harm more than help in this case, since, in my experience, Brandon doesn't bring people back to life that often. It's pretty much just Kelsier and Jasnah, if I recall correctly.

  10. Kinda a useless surge when it seems to be his base shardblade functionality.

    A basic Shardblade's functionality is cutting through anything and severing souls. Nightblood, when unsheathed, obviously consumes investiture. It's not exactly explained in detail in Warbreaker what exactly it does, other than "kills a bunch of stuff and lets off black smoke, but it strikes me as useless if the makers of Nightblood had prior knowledge of Shardblades, it would be useless to try to replicate a Shardblade by making a sword that consumes investiture to be a Shardblade. Somehow it seems that someone able to make a sentient sword would probably make it do more than just what a standard Shardblade does when consuming investiture, instead of some crazy Surge.

  11. I think Szeth will gain some powers but those powers will not be the ones Roshar is familiar about. Nightblood is sort of spren for roshar but surges in roshar determined specifically by the spren types. Nightblood will be counted as a completely new kind of spren so it iwll grant different powers. Powers can be even related to its homeworld and awakening kind of powers.

    Actually, come to think of it, in Warbreaker, when Nightblood was unsheathed, he consumed investiture to do all of the slaughter-fifty-lifeless stuff. That may well be one of the Surges that Nightblood grants.

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