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Stormblessed

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Thunderclasts *WoK Spoilers*
« on: October 05, 2010, 08:21:37 AM »
I have been sitting on this theory for awhile.

Anyway, I read this quote from the Prelude:
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Less frequently, he passed cracked, oddly shaped hollows where thunderclasts had ripped themselves free of the stone to join the free.
and I begun wondering, assuming thunderclasts are not voidbringers, is it possibly that thunderclasts are animated stones. Maybe through voidbinding, the voidbringers can bring stone to life, creating creatures like thunderclasts, that rip themselves free of the very stone that they were once a part of.

P.S. When I think of this I always picture that scene from Galaxy Quest. You know the one, with the stone creature fighting Tim Allen's character
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 05:18:50 PM »
 ;D
Yes, I also picture that moment.
That moment is classic, from an excellent movie.


Interesting theory on the thunderclasts, I won't deny that that's what my original thought was. I'd like to see some more evidence before I'm convinced either way, we just know too little about the thunderclasts.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 05:45:25 PM »
You also have those creatures that Dalinar fights in a vision that almost appear to be made from smoke.

Edit: I mean to say, perhaps there are ones for the other focus elements or whatever they are called.
Now you've got all the ones with beards on one side and all the
moustaches on the other.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 07:26:55 PM »
I pictured something more like a stone leopard or Sphinx-like creature....full of power and tough to destroy.
If everyone else sits back and does nothing, the bad guy wins.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 04:06:54 PM »
I pictured them made of black stone, huge, and somewhat like this:


...but with hands on their forelegs, not hoof-things. No tusks.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 05:56:47 PM »
I pictured something more like this, although I don't have any supporting evidence in the text:

Now you've got all the ones with beards on one side and all the
moustaches on the other.

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 09:17:30 PM »
My theory is that thunderclasts are a type of golem-like creature that get summoned at the scene of battle.
Maybe a spren placed in a gem is used to animate the stone and give it a certain measure of intelligence...
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 09:26:35 PM »

Those ancient legends always exaggerate things...

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 09:48:50 PM »

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Re: Thunderclasts *WoK Spoilers*
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 08:05:47 AM »
Anyone else considered that this could be why the shattered plains exist? ;)

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 09:22:41 AM »
Anyone else considered that this could be why the shattered plains exist? ;)

Wasn't the Shattered Plains once the site of a great city/nation? Maybe during a desolation something happened involving voidbinding and thunderclasts which shattered the earth and created the plateaus.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 04:30:12 PM »
Anyone else considered that this could be why the shattered plains exist? ;)

Wasn't the Shattered Plains once the site of a great city/nation? Maybe during a desolation something happened involving voidbinding and thunderclasts which shattered the earth and created the plateaus.

Urithiru?

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 04:37:57 PM »
Anyone else considered that this could be why the shattered plains exist? ;)

Wasn't the Shattered Plains once the site of a great city/nation? Maybe during a desolation something happened involving voidbinding and thunderclasts which shattered the earth and created the plateaus.

Urithiru?

I think Jasnah ruled that out explicitly.
Nature hates being reified.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 05:53:12 PM »
No, it was Natanatan.
Wasn't Urithiru out west somewhere?

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 08:15:44 PM »
You couldn't walk to Urithiru, sorry, Stormblessed.