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Everything Else / Mistborn vs. Asha'man
« on: October 14, 2010, 09:41:41 AM »
*Ding ding ding*
Round two! ;D
The situation is the following:
On one side: A Mistborn, armed with two glass daggers, of average strength.
On the other side: An Asha'man armed with one sword and trained in Aiel hand-to-hand combat.
Setting: An abandoned city at night.
No balefire or Atium are available; not only because both are one-hit kill tools but also because of the paradoxes their use would create.
Who wins?

Brandon Sanderson / Favourite magic system so far? (Spoilers for ALL books)
« on: September 25, 2010, 05:24:16 PM »
I exclude the One power because that system of magic wasn't originally created by Brandon.
AonDor/Dor magic
  • No material components necessary.
  • High availability.
  • Ranged attacks available for certain users
  • Permanent effects are easy to create.
  • Enhances physical aspects of the user.

  • Even the most basic uses need practice.
  • For non-Elantrians, accessing the Dor is highly time and labour intensive.
  • Each effect has to be described in an abstract symbol-language.
  • Using the Dor the Elantrian way is bound to Elantris.
Continue when home, feel free to add to and poke holes in my list

Brandon Sanderson / The value of spheres in WoK (no spoilers)
« on: September 23, 2010, 10:07:51 AM »
How much can I buy for an emerald sphere?
We often hear that it's a lot of money for a darkeyes , but how much is never said.
Maybe we'll be able to calculate the value of a gemheart after that (and since we know the pay of bridgemen and soldiers, the approximate gain for a high prince that leads a successful run   :o)

Suggestions Box / So, uh... how do authors get subforms here?
« on: September 23, 2010, 09:59:38 AM »
Do they have to ask, or are they asked?  ;D

Books / Looking for "political" epic Fantasy
« on: September 21, 2010, 10:00:52 AM »
Stuff like ASOIAF. WOT (not many house-wars, but I think you get what I mean) The Stormlight Archives etc...
Help? :)

Do you think they are messages like the ones Dalinar sees, or are they recollections from  the former lifes of the people who experience them?

Brandon Sanderson / Dalinar's gift and curse (lolSpoilers)
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:43:50 PM »
I have this weird hunch that Dalinar made his trip to the valley to ask for Renarin's life while he was still an infant...
The only real evidence I can present is that he looked at him directly when speaking about it, and that Dalinar isn't the type to make frivolous wishes, especially not when the practice of dealing with the Nightwatcher.
Other ideas?
Step forward. ;)

At the end of the book, a figure that seems to be the 10th herald breaks down in front of Hoid.
Who do you think will get his armor & blade, and do you think this will be important for the story?
Is it one of the "Dawnshards"?
Why are they sent to "hell" after each death?
I hope I'm not spewing nonsense, lol.

Okay, let me make a few bold speculations.
First, let's look at a few bits of information.
1) The Knights radient were surgebinders.
2) The figure that Kaladin's  stopped flight did so while claiming  that "The oathpact" was broken.
3) When the Knights radient gave up, their amor and blades faded and lost their Glyphs.
4) Shalan and Jasna are both people who can perform feats that are also possible with fabriels.
5) Syl finds Shards distasteful.
My conclusions are the following: The glyphs on the knights armor are a the representation of a contract between Humans and Spren.
When the Knights Radient abandoned their post, this contract became void, which made the shine of armor and swords fade.
Due to this, Shards only perform  basic functions, without granting "flight"  or other, more "fancy" powers.
Syl is revolted by shards because they remind her of the Knight's disloyalty.

So much for now.

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