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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Ruin and Preservation
« on: March 04, 2008, 03:46:34 PM »
A new clue to research, Awesome!  I must admit, when I first starting seeing the posts from Alpha readers like Ookla, I was a little jealous.  After thinking about it, however, I realized how much it must be killing them to keep this secret.  To be oh so careful with every post, as to not accidentally give something away.  To resist the urge to flame some ridiculous theory, or to politely reject and deflect constant requests by people to give them "just a little clue".   It can't be easy, although I freely admit I would take that burden!  ;D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I'm not ignoring you...
« on: March 04, 2008, 03:29:42 PM »
No worries!  Part of the fun is seeing if any your theories are true once the book comes out.  That being said, an occaisional RAFO or  "EUOL Find Out!"  would be cool, just to let us know you're out there.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Do Steel Inquistors need to burn metals?
« on: March 03, 2008, 06:30:26 PM »
I can't wait for HoA, this speculating is killing me.
I know, I can't wait either.  I do love to figure things out, though.  Too many Encyclopedia Brown books as a kid, I guess.  You pose a good question, though.  I would guess that someone who uses the abilities the metals give them would be called Hemallurgists, but it could be the other way around.  EUOL was quite deliberately vague on this magic.  It could just be to throw us off track (Evil, Hecubus! ;)) Marsh provides us with the best insight into what is gained by hemallurgy.  He was just a Seeker before his conversion, now he has full Mistborn powers, along with incredibly healing abilities, and a voice controlling him.  I will have to reread book one to check out the resting piece.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Theory on why Vin is so powerful *spoilers*
« on: March 03, 2008, 04:13:18 PM »
That is true, but Hemallurgy and Allomancy could be more similar to each other than to Feruchemy.  Inquisitors have the exact same powers as Mistborn, and I feel it has to be due to the metals implanted within them.  Why else would each spike be made of a different metal?  I suppose it could just be a way to enhance and/or allow the ability to burn different metals (most, if not all,  Inquisitors were Mistings before being converted).    As for Hemoglobin, I used that word because that is what we know it to be (and because Cosmic_AC reminded me about it in his previous post).  The Inquisitors would just know there is a metal in all humans and animals which allows the Inq's to "See" them.

Site News / Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« on: February 29, 2008, 10:32:44 PM »
Hello All!

My name is Jason and I have always been a big fan of Sci-fi and Fantasy, whether it be books, movies, video games, whatever.  I am married and have two children ages 18 months and 6 months (that's right, one year apart).  I am also not afraid of the occaisional spirited debate, so feel free disagree with my opinions, just remember to bring your "A" game! :)  My ADD is now taking over, so I can't think of anything else to say right now.  Oh, one more thing: the Mistborn series is the best I've read since the Wheel of Time, and I can't wait to see what EUOL does with A Memory of Light.  Not surprisingly, RJ's wife made a great choice.

I thought this would be interesting to discuss.  Does anyone think it is possible that they get their power from the metal spikes in their bodies?  My needing to know about Hemalurgy appears to be bordering on obsession, but it seems to be the piece that will help make the whole puzzle come together.  Any thoughts?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: End of MB2 ****SPOILERS****
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:57:13 PM »
Vin helped Elend wash the bead down by giving him one of her vials of metals, so he ingested pewter along with the mystery bead and any other metals she had in the alcohol solution.   Besides, I am pretty surethat Vin would be able to identify Pewter if she saw it, and she had no idea what this metal was.  This mystery metal (some call it the 16th metal) must have made Elend a Mistborn somehow, and is probably how the Lord Ruler made himself and his followers Allomancers a thousand years ago.

It's amazing how Vin works all these things out, isn't it?  It's almost as if she is being helped somehow...............

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Theory on why Vin is so powerful *spoilers*
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:36:32 PM »
I do like the blood reference, Hemoglobin is most likely what the inquisitors use to see living things.  However I don't believe that people are born as Hemalurgists, but rather made.  It does take some type of human sacrifice in order to empower the metals that are placed in the body, so I think it is more than just blood that is needed.  Marsh said in book one that it takes several sacrifices to make one inquisitor ( I am guessing one for each spike).  It is also interesting that each spike is made up of a different metal.  If Vin's earring is made of bronze (or whatever metal Seekers use), then that might explain why she can pierce copper clouds; she could use both magics together.   I wonder what Zane's spike was made of, and who put it there?  This may be the first time in my life I am looking forward to autumn.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The coolest sword ever...Nightblood
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:35:09 PM »
That's a good point.  That makes it even freakier!  :o

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Theory on why Vin is so powerful *spoilers*
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:33:31 PM »
Right, but we can assume that the mists are pushed away by Hemalurgy, as they are repelled by the Inquisitors during the Vin's fight with the lord ruler.   We can also guess that the voice Zane heard was the well spirit, which spoke to him through his spike, and is also controlling the Steel Inquisitors, which we get from Marsh's fight with Sazed.  I don't think it's too much of a stretch to believe Vin's mother was hearing the same voice.  This is just a theory, but I believe that Hemalurgy is going to be very key in the last book.  I am really looking forward to the Hemalurgy explanations.  I may post a theory about Hemalurgy soon.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Theory on why Vin is so powerful *spoilers*
« on: February 26, 2008, 06:43:11 PM »
I don't think that Elend's power will be temporary.  However, getting back to Vin's power; is it a stretch to believe that Vin's mother was a Hemalurgist?  That would explain why she heard voices (like Zane).  So you have a nobleman of relatively pure blood who has a child with someone with Hemalurgic powers.  Then her mother kills Vin's sister to add Hemalurgic power to Vin's earring.  Which, by the way, would explain why the mists were moving away from her at the end of WoA, and why she could only draw on the mists that one time she wasn't wearing it.  I can just see the plot twists coming in the next book.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The coolest sword ever...Nightblood
« on: February 26, 2008, 06:26:25 PM »
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Nightblood is good for those like me with no hand-eye coordination and a desire to get others to do the work for me. Just throw and run. My kind of sword

Finally! someone sees things my way! ;D
I agree.  It has to be quite unsettling for an enemy to throw his sword at your feet, daring you to pick it up.   I wonder if it talks to anyone who touches it, or just Awakeners?  "Hello, would you like to kill evil today?"[

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoT Read-Through by Brandon
« on: February 26, 2008, 06:14:33 PM »
I re-read them before KOD came out and I was amazed at how much the prophecies and visions gave away future parts of the book.  It was like watching the Sixth Sense a second time and seeing all the clues you missed.  The first 2 Mistborn books are fantastic, by the way.  I actually think a "Brandon Avalanche" would be perfect for A Memory of Light.

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