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Mac
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:19 pm
meanwhile, a giant probe hangs above the planet, attempting to communicate with the chasmfiends. Sadly, thanks to overhunting on the shattered plains, they have gone extinct, and the probe is causing massive cymatic disturbances that may destroy civilization!
PhantomMonstrosity
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:48 pm
In a stunning twist, in book 6 of stormlight Klingon ships land on Roshar. Honor immediately reforms, ditches the heralds, and goes off with them on honorable adventures
PhantomMonstrosity
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:45 pm
Cue someone pointing out that "Really, no one ever is evil."
Mac
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:58 am
We know he bought Hoid a drink once.
Mac
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:26 am
Do we know that Honor was a good guy? Occurs to me that Odium destroyed the Shards on Sel but the people there are apparently just fine. I wonder if trapping Odium at the cost of repeated Desolations is actually a good thing for anybody except Shards.
cometaryorbit
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:10 pm
So I just finished watching Space Pirate: Harlock... anyone care to explain to me what just happened? :|
Herowannabe
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:54 pm
:-D "Ozzie" is the commonly used term, or "Aussie" (same sound, different spelling). I like Ozborn though :P
Claincy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:01 am
**getting bitten by a different venomous creature.
Mac
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:58 pm
they have a variety of magical powers, each accessed by ingesting a different species of bat
PhantomMonstrosity
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:50 pm
ozbornes
PhantomMonstrosity
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:49 pm
Ozzians. Denizens of Ozzie.
Herowannabe
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:08 am
Ozzers? Ozites? Is there a word for that?
Mac
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:39 am
Happy spring, Ozzies!
Mac
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:39 am
three more days of teh writing excuses retreat ;p
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:54 pm
PhantomMonstrosity
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:54 pm
Interesting. So does that mean a direct connection (people with royal Idrian ancestry on Roshar) or just that in both cases Investiture affects hair color?
cometaryorbit
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:05 am
PhantomMonstrosity
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:38 pm
And yeah, I think posting the Listener hybrid thing as a thread would be good.
cometaryorbit
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:50 pm
@Mac: If the Oathgates really were involved, maybe the distinctness of the current populations is post-Aharietiam. I don't think 4500 years is too short for skin and hair colors to change. (And I'm not sure there's anything special about the 'golden' skin, there are RL skin colors that could be described that way.)
cometaryorbit
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:50 pm
the hair colors on roshar we know is metaphyiscally related to the royal locks
PhantomMonstrosity
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:11 am
I actually thought it was quite the opposite... I'm just positing something, and seeing what thoughts it sparks. When people offer solutions, the phrasing makes it sound like they're saying, "This is the answer, the conversation is done." If I'm misreading that and people are just saying, mayhaps this is part of the solution, my apologies. I fully realize we prolly don't have the full answer. I had a (utterly speculative) but mostly complete idea on the listeners/Unkalaki which I was just discussing with comet, but the fact that Aimians ALSO interbred suggests my nice neat inclusive brainstorm makes no sense as a single isolated incident if it's happened at least twice. It's also too long for the shoutbox; would you like me to DM you, or since this is the second time I'm doing that with this one theory, should I actually make a thread at this point?
Mac
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:03 am
So let me actually turn this around. We know the facts: distinct races DO exist on Roshar. Natanatans have aimian blood, Horneaters have Parshendi blood, etc etc. How do YOU think the current situation came to be?
Herowannabe
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:28 am
@Mac: I think part of the problem is that you are looking for an explanation while everybody is posting speculation, because we simply don't have enough info to do anything more than that. The only one who can fully satisfy your curiousity is Mr. Sanderson, and unfortunately he doesn't seem to browse this site. ;)
Herowannabe
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:20 am
@Phan: Yet Adolin was born in Alethkar and has golden hair. @comet: (ps your username always makes me think of the Rudolph song...) I've heard a lot of "maybe it was for this reason" but it only addresses half the issue... whatever the answer ends up being, if it means that two races were able to intermingle so fully that now they're wholly mixed, how does that scan with the distinctness of the rest of humanity? If the Oathgates were Tinder for Aimians and Natanatan, then why didn't a few hundred Irians end up settling in Alethkar, which by now would mean a significant portion of the population had some blond hair/golden skin? Everyone keeps explaining one side of the equation -or- the other, and the point I'm apparently failing to make is... what explanation can you come up with that fits both sets of facts, not just explaining one without the context of the other?
Mac
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:58 am
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