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The Countdown
« on: September 14, 2008, 07:11:02 AM »
Right now, in my time zone (Mountain time), it has just turned into September 14th. Which means... only thirty more days until the Hero of Ages!

I say that this topic will be the Grand Countdown for it. But, instead of just having people say "Twenty-nine days until MB3!" over and over again, I say we mix it up a bit :D.

Every day, let's post one of our theories and discuss it for the day. As of late, it seems we just wait for sample chapters and not do much rampant theorizing, so hopefully, this topic will get us both psyched and get us on our final stretch of theorizing before the answers are revealed!

I'm not sure how we'd decide which theory to start on for each day. I suppose the first poster for the day can suggest a theory to discuss, and we could just see how it goes!

Any takers for the first day's discussion, T-30 days to go? (Ookla could suggest some theories to talk about, too!)
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 09:04:17 AM »
Theory: Mistborn 3 will involve a trip into one of the ashmounts to throw something in.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 09:46:46 AM »
Theory: Mistborn 3 will involve a trip into one of the ashmounts to throw something in.

-_-  I loathe you some days.  Now that's all I'm going to be worried about for the next month!

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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 11:55:48 AM »
I keep thinking its gonna be a ring....huh? Wonder why that keeps happening? *shrugs, than drinks his deliciously made tea nonchalantly.*
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In all seriousness though, i don't think that the LOTR has much to do with MB anymore. I mean sure it was the initial insentive of the book, but i think we're past that.

The whole "what if the Frodo never made it to the Mountain top?' question that EUOL fiddled with is answered. He told us what he thinks should it have happened already...in book one! "...if i should fail, another will come after me..." i think that was how it was written. That is EUOL's answer to the question, but the book has become so much more. Maybe he didn't plan it, but it has.

In short, i disagree.

However, i am not demeaning the importance of the ashmounts, i do believe they are of some significance but in a whole different manner.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 05:25:00 PM »
I used to think that the Ashmounts were immensely significant. There would need to be reason for Rashek to create the Ashmounts in the first place. That, and they have names. Things that are named are usually more important than non-named things.

However, with the two epigraphs we have for MB3, the Ashmounts could just be the result of improper use of the power at the Well.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 06:08:54 PM »
What the ashmounts are for has practically been revealed already. Of course, you need to know a few specific things about science to get the explanation.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 07:04:47 PM »
What the ashmounts are for has practically been revealed already. Of course, you need to know a few specific things about science to get the explanation.
I took geology so I SHOULD know what your talking about.  Now I'm all frustrated that I can't figure it out.  Once I do I'll probably slap myself over it.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 07:42:08 PM »
It's probably something like Rashek made the Ashmounts to spew ash to block the sun's ray's, because the planet was now placed too close to the sun.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 10:02:40 PM »
Or maybe to more actively churn up the earth, providing greater resources for fertilizer, obsidian, metals, etc. . .
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 11:03:21 PM »
It's probably something like Rashek made the Ashmounts to spew ash to block the sun's ray's, because the planet was now placed too close to the sun.
DING DING DING

Czanos' suggestion is worth thinking about though.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2008, 11:16:31 PM »
It's probably something like Rashek made the Ashmounts to spew ash to block the sun's ray's, because the planet was now placed too close to the sun.
DING DING DING

Czanos' suggestion is worth thinking about though.

Neato. See, already, this topic is so useful.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2008, 11:27:57 PM »
SO, they will have to move the earth farther away from the sun in order to fix it.  But when they do that then suddenly everything will be REALLY cold.  So they'll have to go and do something to the ashmounts in order to get them to stop shooting soot into the air.

As far as creating more metals. . . hmmm.  Perhaps this has to do with the 16th metal and it "inhibiting power" as we have though about before.  Maybe that's what they have to put in it, but where is it.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2008, 11:42:32 PM »
 :oWhat if the sixteenth metal is located within the Ashmounts and Vin or whoever has to go and retrieve it? That would be the opposite of LOTR! It would make sense.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2008, 12:55:25 AM »
:oWhat if the sixteenth metal is located within the Ashmounts and Vin or whoever has to go and retrieve it? That would be the opposite of LOTR! It would make sense.

Lol, that'd be just like Brandon, breaking fantasy conventions and all.

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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 01:28:20 AM »
:oWhat if the sixteenth metal is located within the Ashmounts and Vin or whoever has to go and retrieve it? That would be the opposite of LOTR! It would make sense.

Lol, that'd be just like Brandon, breaking fantasy conventions and all.

"Now, Frodo, we want you to dive into the lava and get the Ring out."

"WHAT!?"

"Yeah... heck of a plot-twist, eh?"
As funny as that sounds I doubt it. ha ha!  OH!!! WAIT!  She could PULL the metal out!
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