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Not sure if allomancers would be openly allowed to participate in sports, but if they were then Atium would be a banned substance, like steriods for all sports except fighting sports. Olympic Games: metal horseshoe marathon racing!!! Shotput and hammer throw!! funny, very funny!!

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Mistings will be quite widespread in society, so sports that didn't accommodate them would be discriminatory.
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Re: ***SPOLIERS Official Hero of Ages Spoilers Thread. Includes Q&A w/Brandon*
« Reply #362 on: October 31, 2008, 03:58:47 AM »
I could see in the mistings and feruchemists and whatnot having to be registered by the government.

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I have a few questions....

1. How did an earring kill vin's sister and make it through to vin to give her the extra bronze powers?
2. What happens to the spikes in the kandra when they are being held prisoners, because i dont remember reading that they were in their pile of muscles but they also turn to mistwraiths if they dont have them?

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I am not sure it was the earring that kill her sister. I am at work, without my book, but I think that earring had the sister's blood on it or something to that nature.

And you would have to have Misting/Feruchemy..etc and Non-Misting/Feruchemy..etc league sports....kinda unfair for someone who can't burn pewter to fight or play against someone who can.

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I have a few questions....

1. How did an earring kill Vin's sister and make it through to Vin to give her the extra bronze powers?
2. What happens to the spikes in the kandra when they are being held prisoners, because i dont remember reading that they were in their pile of muscles but they also turn to mistwraiths if they dont have them?


1. The allomantic spike doesn't need to pierce directly into the person when that person is killed, it just loses some of it's power when outside of a body.  Marsh's inner monologue tells all how it works when he's going to spike Lord Penrod.  Also Vin's mother was under the control of Ruin, so the killing of her younger sister was probably pretty dang gruesome.

2. When they are being held prisoner they still have atleast the spikes that give them their mind, as when TenSoon is captive he mentions that he still has his. And yes if they don't have them they do indeed turn back into Mistwraiths, but would return to who they were when/if they were to get them back again, or at least that's my understanding of it.

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1. The allomantic spike doesn't need to pierce directly into the person when that person is killed, it just loses some of it's power when outside of a body.  Marsh's inner monologue tells all how it works when he's going to spike Lord Penrod.  Also Vin's mother was under the control of Ruin, so the killing of her younger sister was probably pretty dang gruesome.

No she wasn't. She was just crazy.
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Re: ***SPOLIERS Official Hero of Ages Spoilers Thread. Includes Q&A w/Brandon*
« Reply #367 on: October 31, 2008, 03:26:02 PM »
1. The allomantic spike doesn't need to pierce directly into the person when that person is killed, it just loses some of it's power when outside of a body.  Marsh's inner monologue tells all how it works when he's going to spike Lord Penrod.  Also Vin's mother was under the control of Ruin, so the killing of her younger sister was probably pretty dang gruesome.

No she wasn't. She was just crazy.

Um, yes.  Yes she was.  Sazed implies as much in Book 3 in one of the bumps.  Vin was the perfect opportunity---Mistborn, Misting sister, crazy mother.  Ruin jumped at it.  Of course, it was poisoned bait by Preservation.
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Regarding Hemalurgy:

1)  In an annotation from book 1, it is mentioned that The Lord Ruler needed all 3 magic systems in order to do what he did.  I always assumed that it meant his Hemalurgy enhanced his Allomancy.  Did Marsh get a double power, or is the Feruchemy-Allomancy combo enough? ( a sidebar to this question is whether or not stacking abilities is possible through Hemalurgy).

2) Did Vin's mother actually have a spike, or was she so crazy that one wasn't necessary for Ruin to influence her?

3)  When the Kandra get their spikes back, do they remember who they were, or have they been "rebooted"?


1)  He used Hemalurgy to pull off his most dramatic effects.  Marsh didn't need them, but it makes things much easier. 

2)  She was crazy enough on her own.

3)  They remember, though some things are vague or foggy in their minds.  Depends on the individual. 

From this same thread. So I must have missed the part where Sazed implied it. You have the reference handy? I didn't think he could influence people unless they were spiked, and her mother wasn't.

Edit: OK found this: "people with unstable personalities were more susceptible to Ruin's influence, even if they didn't have a spike in them" pg 473 and "she was the only child Ruin could find who was in a position to gain the right Hemalurgic spike ... She had an insane mother, a sister who was a Seeker, and was--herself--Mistborn" (pg 499).

All of the info from this thread and the subtlties from the book, it's hard to keep everything straight.
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Kelsier was one crazy mom (his mother was just a fraud, not actually crazy) and an early Snapping away from having still more burden than he already had.

That musing aside...

It seems, from Zane's PoV that being unstable AND spiked would have been a bit redundant.

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Re: ***SPOILERS Official Hero of Ages Spoilers Thread. Includes Q&A w/Brandon*
« Reply #370 on: October 31, 2008, 08:46:53 PM »
Sorry if this has already been answered Brandon, I'm still working on getting caught up with the forums, I've been busy, sick, and dealing with identity theft! :o

But could you give us a short guide on how Spooks dialect is spoken?
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Actually, I was thinking about that earlier, and I've kind of come up with something.  It's basically basketball combined with football, but only with coinshots and lurchers.  There's a team of each misting for each side.  The ball would be a metal, and the point would be to have the metal ball being pushed by one team towards the goal posts (a hoop like basketball) with the lurchers trying to keep the ball from going in.  If the ball falls to the ground, then the team possession changes.  (Maybe each team could be made up of like five of each.)

Hmm... I think if it were a rubber ball with a small metal core, that might actually work. Unless you want the bal to be massive enough to stop all the momentum the pusher or puller has and possibly kill someone. Woo! Now I want to watch it!
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Re: ***SPOILERS Official Hero of Ages Spoilers Thread. Includes Q&A w/Brandon*
« Reply #372 on: November 01, 2008, 07:57:41 PM »
Sorry if this has already been answered Brandon, I'm still working on getting caught up with the forums, I've been busy, sick, and dealing with identity theft! :o

But could you give us a short guide on how Spooks dialect is spoken?


I would actually love to see this as well.  I think there have been a few sort-of explanations in other threads, but I'd love to see something a bit more detailed. 

It would be so much fun to talk in the Spook's street slang with my friends.
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Re: ***SPOILERS Official Hero of Ages Spoilers Thread. Includes Q&A w/Brandon****
« Reply #373 on: November 01, 2008, 09:03:16 PM »
I was working on my Metals table last night and I was wondering what are the exact percentages for each Allomantic Alloy.   We know Allomancer's Pewter is 91% Tin and 9% Lead so I was wondering what the others were.

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Re: ***SPOILERS Official Hero of Ages Spoilers Thread. Includes Q&A w/Brandon****
« Reply #374 on: November 01, 2008, 09:44:41 PM »
I was working on my Metals table last night and I was wondering what are the exact percentages for each Allomantic Alloy.   We know Allomancer's Pewter is 91% Tin and 9% Lead so I was wondering what the others were.

Chromium's (the "15th metal") alloy (according to BS), Nicrosil (the 16th)
Nicrosil:  14.4% Chromium, 1.4% Silicon, 0.1% Magnesium, and the balance of that is Nickel.