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18th Jun '16 8:58:18 PM Landis
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** Some parallels might be drawn between the name "Jezerezeh" (A Herald's name, and therefore holy and palindromic to Vorinist adherents) and the J in Jasnah. This would be the only indication as to the true pronunciation, however. %%Unclear as to whether or not that name appeared in Way of Kings, however. Go Go Wiki Magic?
26th Apr '16 7:52:46 AM Discar
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* DivineRightOfKings: Vorin religion teaches that the lighteyes are marked for rule by the Almighty due to their light-colored eyes, and the darkeyes are marked for service. It is possible for a darkeyes to become a lighteyes, but only by capturing one of the astonishingly rare Shardblades, which hasn't happened in living memory. Dalinar's visions imply that all current lighteyes are descended from the first darkeyes who stole the Blades left behind by the Knights Radiant when they disbanded, meaning it's all little more than AsskickingEqualsAuthority writ large.
21st Apr '16 1:26:37 PM Discar
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* AlienBlood: Parshendi have orange blood that smells like mold. It's described identically to the blood of [[BigCreepyCrawlies chasm fiends]], though if there is any connection it hasn't been explained yet.

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* AlienBlood: Parshendi have orange blood that smells like mold. It's described identically to the blood of [[BigCreepyCrawlies chasm fiends]], chasmfiends]], though if there is any connection it hasn't been explained yet.



* BigCreepyCrawlies: most large animal life on Roshar counts. But the biggest and creepiest of the crawlies are called Greatshells, and exemplified by the Chasm Fiends of the shattered plains. They look like crayfish, [[LightningBruiser have dozens of legs, are extremely fast, and are the size of a bus.]]

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: most large animal life on Roshar counts. But the biggest and creepiest of the crawlies are called Greatshells, and exemplified by the Chasm Fiends chasmfiends of the shattered plains. They look like crayfish, [[LightningBruiser have dozens of legs, are extremely fast, and are the size of a bus.]]



* GoldFever: Ultimately what caused the strategic breakdown of the Alethi war effort. As soon as they realized how many Chasm Fiend Gem Hearts were present, acquiring those for themselves became more important than cooperating with the other princes to win a decisive strategic victory against the Parshendhi.

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* GoldFever: Ultimately what caused the strategic breakdown of the Alethi war effort. As soon as they realized how many Chasm Fiend Gem Hearts chasmfiend gemhearts were present, acquiring those for themselves became more important than cooperating with the other princes to win a decisive strategic victory against the Parshendhi.



* HollywoodTactics: InUniverse, {{Justified}} example. The Alethi are on the whole VERY good at war, and individual high princes' armies are quite disciplined and use effective battlefield tactics, but they're still very much feudal and have only been unified into one kingdom for roughly a decade. Because of this, despite the fact that the ostensible purpose of the war is to punish the Parshendi for murdering the king, the Highprinces are mainly concerned with hunting the beasts that provide them with gemhearts and the wealth they represent, and only fight against the Parshendi when it's necessary to reach the plateau where the beast is spotted or withdraw back to their camps after claiming the gemheart. Dalinar has noticed this and is trying to turn the campaign into an actual war.

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* HollywoodTactics: InUniverse, {{Justified}} example. The Alethi are on the whole VERY good at war, and individual high princes' highprinces' armies are quite disciplined and use effective battlefield tactics, but they're still very much feudal and have only been unified into one kingdom for roughly a decade. Because of this, despite the fact that the ostensible purpose of the war is to punish the Parshendi for murdering the king, the Highprinces are mainly concerned with hunting the beasts that provide them with gemhearts and the wealth they represent, and only fight against the Parshendi when it's necessary to reach the plateau where the beast is spotted or withdraw back to their camps after claiming the gemheart. Dalinar has noticed this and is trying to turn the campaign into an actual war.



* VictoryByEndurance: About the only reason the Alethi are winning the war against the Parshendi is because the harvesting of gem hearts allow the uncoordinated High Princes to keep their massive armies in the field in perpetuity.

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* VictoryByEndurance: About the only reason the Alethi are winning the war against the Parshendi is because the harvesting of gem hearts gemhearts allow the uncoordinated High Princes Highprinces to keep their massive armies in the field in perpetuity.
7th Apr '16 7:05:15 AM Whitecroc
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* {{Reconstruction}}: Arguably, of epic fantasy. The success of ASongOfIceAndFire influenced a lot of genre works since its publishing, to the point of dark, gritty stories and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructions]] with [[AntiHero anti-heroes]] and [[VillainProtagonist villain protagonists]] becoming a trend. Here, however, most of the main characters are a lighter shade of gray at the very least, and try to fight for a good cause - even villains aren't steeped in depravity and [[WellIntentionedExtremist have noble goals]]. The world is still a dark place, and many of the heroes are broken inside, but find a will to go on and better their own lives and the lives of those around them. Indeed, the message of the whole story could be interpreted as "The ends do not justify the means".
16th Mar '16 1:57:39 PM Discar
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** There are a number of references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, particularly to characters from other novels in the Cosmere. The epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions Ati (who was [[spoiler:the mortal identity of Ruin]] in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books), the reoccuring character Hoid makes yet another appearance (as the King's Wit), and the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude are all examples (Grump, Thinker, and Blunt being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Baon from the unpublished White Sand]], respectively).

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** There are a number of references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, particularly to characters from other novels in the Cosmere. The epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions Ati (who was [[spoiler:the mortal identity of Ruin]] in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' books), the reoccuring reoccurring character Hoid makes yet another appearance (as the King's Wit), and the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude are all examples (Grump, Thinker, and Blunt being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Baon from the unpublished White Sand]], respectively).
16th Mar '16 12:13:04 PM NativeJovian
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** There are a number of small references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, i.e. the epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions a man named Ati who, in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books, was [[spoiler:Ruin]]. Also, the character Hoid, along the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude, Grump and Thinker being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Blunt being Baon from the unpublished White Sand, respectively.]]

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** There are a number of small references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, i.e. particularly to characters from other novels in the Cosmere. The epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions a man named Ati who, (who was [[spoiler:the mortal identity of Ruin]] in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books, was [[spoiler:Ruin]]. Also, books), the reoccuring character Hoid, along Hoid makes yet another appearance (as the King's Wit), and the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude, Grump interlude are all examples (Grump, Thinker, and Thinker Blunt being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Blunt being Baon from the unpublished White Sand, respectively.]]Sand]], respectively).
16th Mar '16 6:41:35 AM WhisperingKit
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* ManChild: One of the Ten Fools, Cabin, is mentioned to have behaved like a child even though he was an adult.

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* ManChild: One of the Ten Fools, Cabin, Cabine, is mentioned to have behaved like a child even though he was an adult.
16th Mar '16 6:38:11 AM WhisperingKit
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** There are a number of small references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, i.e. the epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions a man named Ati who, in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books, was [[spoiler:Ruin]]. Also, the character Hoid, along the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude, Grump and Thinker being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Baon from the unpublished White Sand, respectively.]]

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** There are a number of small references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, i.e. the epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions a man named Ati who, in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books, was [[spoiler:Ruin]]. Also, the character Hoid, along the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude, Grump and Thinker being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Blunt being Baon from the unpublished White Sand, respectively.]]
16th Mar '16 6:37:11 AM WhisperingKit
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** Roshar is apparently a land without soil (the constant highstorms blow away any earth; the exception is Shinovar, on the far west of the continent, where high mountains to the east protect them from the force of highstorms already weakened by the time they arrive), has random seasonal changes every few weeks, has a gravity level of 0.7, and is scoured by hurricane-force storms on a near-weekly basis. Adaptations include grass that retreats into holes in the rock when threatened. Very few animals other than the humanoid races seem to even be ''mammals''(there are minks and horses), with beasts of burden and domesticated pets being mostly crustacean, reptilian or insectile. The low gravity also allows for the massive crustacean greatshells to exist without being crushed under their own weight. Additionally, Greatshells are implied to gain sustenance from the [[{{Mana}} stormlight]] that comes in on the Highstorms, using their massive internal gemstones to store it.

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** Roshar is apparently a land without soil (the constant highstorms blow away any earth; the exception is Shinovar, on the far west of the continent, where high mountains to the east protect them from the force of highstorms already weakened by the time they arrive), has random seasonal changes every few weeks, has a gravity level of 0.7, and is scoured by hurricane-force storms on a near-weekly basis. Adaptations include grass that retreats into holes in the rock when threatened. Very few animals other than the humanoid races seem to even be ''mammals''(there ''mammals'' (there are minks and horses), with beasts of burden and domesticated pets being mostly crustacean, reptilian or insectile. The low gravity also allows for the massive crustacean greatshells to exist without being crushed under their own weight. Additionally, Greatshells are implied to gain sustenance from the [[{{Mana}} stormlight]] that comes in on the Highstorms, using their massive internal gemstones to store it.



** There are a number of small references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, i.e. the epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions a man named Ati who, in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books, was [[spoiler:Ruin]]. Also, the character Hoid, along with two of the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude, Grump and Thinker being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'' and Demoux from Mistborn, respectively.]]

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** There are a number of small references throughout the book to Sanderson's larger multiverse, i.e. the epigraph of Chapter 18 mentions a man named Ati who, in the ''{{Mistborn}}'' books, was [[spoiler:Ruin]]. Also, the character Hoid, along with two of along the three foreigners in the Ishikk interlude, Grump and Thinker being [[spoiler:Galladon from ''{{Elantris}}'' and ''{{Elantris}}'', Demoux from Mistborn, and Baon from the unpublished White Sand, respectively.]]
16th Mar '16 6:26:04 AM WhisperingKit
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** Roshar is apparently a land without soil (the constant highstorms blow away any earth; the exception is Shinovar, on the far west of the continent, where high mountains to the east protect them from the force of highstorms already weakened by the time they arrive), has random seasonal changes every few weeks, has a gravity level of 0.7, and is scoured by hurricane-force storms on a near-weekly basis. Adaptations include grass that retreats into holes in the rock when threatened. Very few, if any, animals other than the humanoid races seem to even be ''mammals'', with beasts of burden and domesticated pets being mostly crustacean, reptilian or insectile. The low gravity also allows for the massive crustacean greatshells to exist without being crushed under their own weight. Additionally, Greatshells are implied to gain sustenance from the [[{{Mana}} stormlight]] that comes in on the Highstorms, using their massive internal gemstones to store it.

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** Roshar is apparently a land without soil (the constant highstorms blow away any earth; the exception is Shinovar, on the far west of the continent, where high mountains to the east protect them from the force of highstorms already weakened by the time they arrive), has random seasonal changes every few weeks, has a gravity level of 0.7, and is scoured by hurricane-force storms on a near-weekly basis. Adaptations include grass that retreats into holes in the rock when threatened. Very few, if any, few animals other than the humanoid races seem to even be ''mammals'', ''mammals''(there are minks and horses), with beasts of burden and domesticated pets being mostly crustacean, reptilian or insectile. The low gravity also allows for the massive crustacean greatshells to exist without being crushed under their own weight. Additionally, Greatshells are implied to gain sustenance from the [[{{Mana}} stormlight]] that comes in on the Highstorms, using their massive internal gemstones to store it.
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