Kay this is where I think you and I are being confused.Herowannabe wrote:The medallions are literally brassminds that anybody can use
The nicrosil of the medallions is a nicrosilmind anyone can use. You're saying the brass is a brassmind anyone can use... but then you admit that only firesouls can use them.
The Bands are metalminds anyone can use. At least the nicrosil is; at that point it's a little confusing if the nicrosil lets you access the other traits, or if the other traits are as unlocked as the nicrosil.
But that's my point. I'm talking about truly, universally unlocked. Something you can tap even if you don't have the feruchemical trait. Without that, sure, you could totally refill the other 15 metalminds of the Bands... until you ran out of the feruchemy stored in the nicrosilmind, at which point they become useless.
Sorry it took so long to figure out we were talking about two different things. It seems that, fundamentally, we agree. We, the readers, have no idea what it is about the nicrosilminds that let anyone tap them, or why that same trick isn't used on brass or duralumin, or even whether the other traits in the bands are similarly universally unlocked or simply unlocked like Wayne's big goldmind, something you must be the right kind of ferring to use.