I went through Warbreaker and came up with some thoughts on Awakening, specifically Type III objects.
Here is the raw data.
Here is my analysis.
Short summary: Body focus seems to mean a lot.
People were talking about, why don't families just have a legacy of Breaths? It is mentioned in the prologue that the passing of Breaths is apparently strictly regulated. I imagine that after a while you're subjected to some sort of estate tax; if you try to pass on 10 Breaths to your kid, for example, the government might take 2. So, people will either just split them up and never build up a stockpile as high as 10 (give each kid five, for example), or once a family does have that many, just sell the lot to the government for a chunk of change if they're just going to tax the Breath out of you slowly, anyway.
Just a thought. Don't know if it's true, just a possibility based on the prologue.
A place to do whatever, out of character.
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