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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: January 26, 2011, 08:17:53 AM »
Shardblades don't actually weigh very much apparently, at least not nearly as much as they should given their size.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: January 25, 2011, 11:02:43 PM »
Szeth's Blade is also sharp on both sides, where all the others we've seen were sharp on one side.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official WoK Fan Art (Here there be spoilers)
« on: January 25, 2011, 10:53:06 AM »
I couldn't draw anything beyond kindergarten stick figures if my life depended on it myself, I bow before the awesome of those who can.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: January 25, 2011, 07:05:34 AM »
Thats an interesting point also, that there may be two different types of shardblades, in addition to the difference between Honorblades and Shardblades.  This would definitely explain Syl's repulsion, and would also show more of Odium touching the world.  I want to believe that Dalinar is not using a "Voidblade" as you called it, just because I feel he should be untouched by Odium, even if he is doing it without knowing.

Do you think that the "Dawnblades" were just corrupted by Odium at some point, and thus created the "Voidblades"?  I don't have my book on me, but during one of Dalinar's visions.. he sees hundreds of the Knights Radiant giving up their Shardplate and Shardblades (or Dawnblades perhaps).  I remember that the people who pick the blades and armor up then start fighting over them, but I don't remember if there is a description to how the people died.  We might be able to determine if that event changed the blades (Odium's touch?), or if the blades are separate from each other in some way.  I hope this makes sense, I'm thinking through this as I go.

Page 733, US hardcover version:
"Dalinar looked back at the melee of soldiers rushing for Blades. Many had already been claimed. There weren't enough Blades for everyone, and some had already begun raising theirs up, using them to fend off those who got too close. As he watched, a bellowing officer with a Blade was attacked by two men behind him.
The glow from within the weapons had completely vanished.
The killing of that officer made others bold. Other skirmishes started, men scrambling to attack those who had Blades, hoping to get one. Eyes began to burn. Screams, shouts, death."

So the abandoned Radiants' blades did kill the same way that modern Shardblades do. Maybe being turned against human beings for the first time corrupted them somehow? I don't know. It's an intriguing question.

that's my theory, that the Shardblades were corrupted by being used selfishly, and that's why Syl hates them. And maybe even why Kaladin couldn't bring himself to touch one, and why Dalinar suffers bouts of illness in battle. I'll be interested to see if Dalinar still has that problem after giving up the Blade.....

Brandon Sanderson / Re: When does Alloy of Law get released?
« on: January 25, 2011, 06:16:58 AM »
Septemberish this year apparently. I asked him on Twitter a few weeks ago.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Making Wishes Out West (*Spoilers*)
« on: January 24, 2011, 05:06:29 AM »
What if you wished to not be cursed?

You don't start our cursed, so that wouldn't work. Nice try :)

anyway the Nightwatcher only gives you what you want if she feels like it. If you tried that, she'd probably turn you into a cremling and then step  on you. Or something.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn: Zane and 'God' (Here be spoilers!)
« on: January 24, 2011, 12:55:12 AM »
That bit reminds me of the phrase, "I know I'm sane, because the voices in my head tell me so."

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Kaladin and Syl *Spoilers*
« on: January 22, 2011, 10:06:47 PM »
Brandon's also borrowing from quantum theory with the spanreeds,the way they work is  based on quantum entanglement, where you can split a particle and the two resulting particles will be connected and what you do to one will have effects on the other.

Roshone is petty, small-minded and bitter. I feel bad for Laral, being stuck married to him...especially since he's 3 times her age.

Was it ever confirmed that the Almighty is Honor?

Yep. Brandon said so.

Right here

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Kaladin and Syl *Spoilers*
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:37:15 AM »
Also, I think the Honorblades are the Herald's uber-Shardblades. 9 of which are probably still  stuck somewhere or other, and one of which was last seen lying next to it's unconscious owner. (he ain't dead, cause Brandon sez he gets an expanded role later and he can't if he's dead. )

(edited to fix highly-unfortunate typo)
He dies in the first chapter, is refered to as "having a tendency to choose seemingly hopeless fights and win them. He also had a tendency to die in the process." and shows up in the last chapter, only to die (we know he dies because his blade drops to the ground).  What gives you the idea that death does much more then slow the Heralds down?

we're meant to THINK he's dead, but I'm pretty sure the Herald's Blades work differently then regular Shardblades.
from the prelude, talking about the swords in the ring, "if their masters had died, the Blades would have vanished."

So I think he didn't actually die, he's just unconscious.

I don't think anybody deserves millennia of torture for anything. I just want him to be humiliated, preferably by being forced to beg Kaladin and Bridge 4 for his life. In front of all his underlings. Being made to publically beg for mercy from a bunch of the darkeyes that he exploited would be the ultimate karmic punishment for him. Wouldn't need to be any pain involved. The abject humiliation would be enough.

Ah... Very cool!  I hadn't even considered that.  I was wondering why the book had that part of the interlude.  As it seemed to me as the interludes were about showing you other parts of the world.  Yet that chapter took place entirely inside of a building, and didn't show you anything of the world. 

However if we follow that theory and say that Shalash is alive and participating in the world, that would mean that Kelek and the other Heralds are also alive...  I wonder if we've seen any of them.

Jezerezeh, Stormfather, King of the Heralds himself, makes an appearance to Kaladin. Is it possible that Kaladin is a reincarnation of Kelek?

I  doubt it, I think it's just because Kaladin is a Windrunner.  Anyway, I don't think the Herald's reincarnate like that,I think they just come back from the dead. And maybe they don't do that anymore because they quit.

it was "kayana".

no, they are members of some worldhopping organization called the 17th Shard.  They're from the world of Elantris.

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