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Bad new! The people who bought the cosmere rights have already insisted on a crossover with modern earth. It features a Dysian Aimian as a protagonist. Here's the poster http://i.imgur.com/jndBB5x.jpg
PhantomMonstrosity
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:07 am
did track down something vis a vis cultivations intent "4) Preservation, as a Shard, is about preserving life, people, and the like. Not about self. No more than Ruin is about destroying self, or Cultivation is about growing herself. " Which through parallel structure indicates that cultivation is mostly about growing things.
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:54 pm
What I'm confused about is compounding and burn rates. Tin burns a lot slower than pewter - do compounded tinminds give out less energy than compounded pewterminds? Or does all compounding effectively 'short-circuit' and just give you a big dump of power
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:53 pm
I'd be interested to see all the allomantic metals arranged by burn rate... are there feruchemical "burn rates"? Like, is drawing out large amounts of health more or less efficient than drawing out large amounts of nutrition?
Mac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:23 pm
We've got WoB that iron and steel are relatively quickly burning, but because allomancers only use them in short bursts on average they last longer than that. I'll see if I can dig it up
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:19 pm
I know tin is one of the slower and pewter is one of the quickest; during her dash back to Luthadel during the koloss rampage, Vin mentions that steel lasts far longer than pewter does. And she was certainly burning it constantly during her horseshoe ride.
Mac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:06 pm
Also we know that the burn rate of a metal is proportional to power withdrawn, and steel and iron actually burn very fast (they just only get used in short bursts, generally), while tin is one of the slower-burning metals.
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:17 pm
A lot of seekers became savants without actually realizing it. I think Marsh actually described the process - his 'ability to detect which emotions someone is rioting with' I've always felt like sounded more like a savant-granted power than a base seeking extrapolation. Similarly I suspect that the steelsight the inquisitors use could be done by any sufficiently good savant.
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:15 pm
I has thoughts but I worry they are wall-of-text... trying to be brief. Maybe Spook's abuse was a shortcut? Regular use over lifetime /similar/ flared constantly for a year? Also, maybe "savant" is a broader category than we realize? Spook might have been 10x the savant Wax is.
Mac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:11 pm
It might also be the case that my perception has been warped by the MAG's descriptions of savants, which in turn might be a warped (and faulty) extrapolation of what Brandon actually intended.
Herowannabe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:26 pm
IIRC it says that -some- of the basics mistings frequently become savants, like copperclouds or seekers. Also, I imagine that being a steel savant would be even more warping and noticeable than Tin. But then again, maybe not. Sazed does say that Tin savants are something special
Herowannabe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:24 pm
I believe the HoA epigraphs talked about how most of the base-metal users did end up becoming savants eventually: it's just that the physical metals do nastier things to you, so people are more aware of savantism there and more cautious to avoid it.
Kurkistan
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:19 pm
I still find it interesting that Wax is considered a steel savant. Feruchemical iron I can understand- he is always storing or tapping weight. But he doesn't burn or flare steel anywhere near as much as spook did, and wax doesn't seem to have any withdrawal symptoms when he stops burning. Unless maybe you count his eye twitching.
Herowannabe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:04 pm
I had wondered.
Mac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:53 pm
those mutated stony-soulcaster guys are also savanting too, apparnetly
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:42 pm
Huh. Interesting to confirm that "feruchemical savant" is even a thing.
Mac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:30 pm
also wax is apparently an iron feruchemy savant along with being a steel savant,
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:01 pm
Oh it's noncanon, but getting two answers that are explicitly contradictory about it is still weird.
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:01 pm
Huh? Wasn't the alternate ending non-canon anyway?
Mac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:57 pm
or it was just a mistake whichever
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:47 pm
the only way to reconcile it... is if ENDOWMENT WAS A KANDRA ALL ALONG, HOLY SHIT, THATS WHY RETURNED ARE ALL SHAPESHIFTERS, LET'S ROLL OUT THE THEORYTRAIN
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:47 pm
now I'm confused
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:47 pm
Well, I have to admit I was wrong - in the alternate well of ascension ending there were multiple mist spirits, and I could have sworn I read something from Brandon that they were the kandra ancestors ,but apparently they were other shards (including among them Endowment)
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:44 pm
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