History Literature / TheWayOfKings

10th Mar '16 8:23:00 PM Rutabaga
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* StableTimeLoop: Maybe. [[spoiler:Can Dalinar ''alter'' the past in his visions, or are they just a sort of interactive memory?]]
26th Jan '16 8:35:38 AM Rutabaga
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* TheManTheyCouldntHang[[spoiler:Kaladin.]] Taken UpToEleven as [[spoiler:he survives being strung up in a HIGHSTORM.]]

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* TheManTheyCouldntHang[[spoiler:Kaladin.TheManTheyCouldntHang:[[spoiler:Kaladin.]] Taken UpToEleven as [[spoiler:he survives being strung up in a HIGHSTORM.]]
26th Jan '16 8:33:33 AM Rutabaga
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*TheManTheyCouldntHang[[spoiler:Kaladin.]] Taken UpToEleven as [[spoiler:he survives being strung up in a HIGHSTORM.]]
31st Oct '15 3:34:24 PM Discar
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-->'''Jasnah:''' [[spoiler: We didn't destroy the Voidbringers. We ''enslaved'' them.]]

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-->'''Jasnah:''' --->'''Jasnah:''' [[spoiler: We didn't destroy the Voidbringers. We ''enslaved'' them.]]
30th Oct '15 5:38:52 PM FF32
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The main story picks up after several years of virtual stalemate on the Shattered Plains. Dalinar (Gavilar's younger brother and Elhokar's uncle) is one of the ten highprinces overseeing the war effort. Kaladin is brought into the camp of highprince Sadeas and forced to work as a bridgeman -- the physically punishing and suicidally dangerous job of carrying the bridges used to span gaps between plateaus, even in the face of Parshendi archers. Shallan, away from the Shattered Plain, seeks to become a student of the princess Jasnah (Elhokar's sister and Dalinar's niece), a renowned scholar and infamous heretic against Alethkar's primary religion of Vorinism; however, her ulterior motive is to steal Jasnah's [[MagiTech soulcaster]] (the only such artifact known to be outside the control of the Vorin clergy) and use it to save her impoverished noble house. Meanwhile, Szeth travels across Roshar on the orders of several changing masters, whose orders he is honorbound to obey regardless of how personally loathsome he finds them.

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The main story picks up after several years of virtual stalemate on the Shattered Plains. Dalinar (Gavilar's younger brother and Elhokar's uncle) is one of the ten highprinces overseeing the war effort. Kaladin is brought into the camp of highprince Sadeas and forced to work as a bridgeman -- the physically punishing and suicidally dangerous job of carrying the bridges used to span gaps between plateaus, even in the face of Parshendi archers. Shallan, away from the Shattered Plain, seeks to become a student of the princess Jasnah (Elhokar's sister and Dalinar's niece), a renowned scholar and infamous heretic against Alethkar's primary religion of Vorinism; however, her ulterior motive is to steal Jasnah's [[MagiTech [[{{Magitek}} soulcaster]] (the only such artifact known to be outside the control of the Vorin clergy) and use it to save her impoverished noble house. Meanwhile, Szeth travels across Roshar on the orders of several changing masters, whose orders he is honorbound to obey regardless of how personally loathsome he finds them.
30th Oct '15 11:12:04 AM ading
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* DecoyProtagonist: The first few pages are told from the perspective of Cenn, who is quickly killed off to make way for the real main character of the novel, Kaladin Stormblessed.
19th Sep '15 11:28:39 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[MartialPacifist Life before death]], [[ComesGreatResponsibility strength before weakness]], [[HonorBeforeReason journey before destination]]."''
-->-- '''The [[TheCommandments First Ideal]] of the [[TheOrder Knights Radiant]]'''

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->''"[[MartialPacifist Life
->''"Life
before death]], [[ComesGreatResponsibility death, strength before weakness]], [[HonorBeforeReason weakness, journey before destination]].destination."''
-->-- '''The [[TheCommandments First Ideal]] Ideal of the [[TheOrder Knights Radiant]]'''
Radiant'''
14th Aug '15 9:31:51 AM AuraGuardian
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* GodIsDead: [[spoiler:On multiple levels. On the first level, the Shard "Honor" (and called God by the Alethi) is splintered, which is as close to dead as the shards can be. On the second level, its holder and conscious mind, Tanavast, is dead, presumably killed by Odium. On a possible third level, brought up by Amaram, Honor is dead in the hearts of men.]]

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* GodIsDead: [[spoiler:On [[spoiler:In multiple levels. On the first level, ways. First, the Shard "Honor" (and called God by the Alethi) is splintered, which is as close to dead as the shards can be. On the second level, Second, its holder and conscious mind, Tanavast, is dead, presumably killed by Odium. On a possible third level, brought up by Amaram, Honor is dead in the hearts of men.Odium.]]
13th Aug '15 6:02:40 PM AuraGuardian
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%%* GodIsDead: [[spoiler:On multiple levels.]]

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%%* * GodIsDead: [[spoiler:On multiple levels.levels. On the first level, the Shard "Honor" (and called God by the Alethi) is splintered, which is as close to dead as the shards can be. On the second level, its holder and conscious mind, Tanavast, is dead, presumably killed by Odium. On a possible third level, brought up by Amaram, Honor is dead in the hearts of men.]]
13th Aug '15 3:11:00 PM Discar
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* [[spoiler:GodIsDead: On multiple levels.]]

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* [[spoiler:GodIsDead: On %%* GodIsDead: [[spoiler:On multiple levels.]]


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* TheGrandHunt:
** Dalinar organizes a greatshell hunt to entertain his nephew, the king, and provide a chance for the king to prove his courage despite his fears of assassins. The beast--[[{{Kaiju}} which is about fifty feet tall and at least as long]]--eats the bait early and manages to climb onto the plateau before anyone is ready. It's theorized that it was an intentional assassination attempt, but no one is sure how such a thing would be arranged.
** The plateau battles are not ''quite'' hunts, as they involve two enemy armies clashing, but as they're both fighting over the gemhearts the pupating chasmfiends hide in their shells, the idea is similar. The nobles definitely ''treat'' it like a game, to the annoyance of their soldiers, who are fighting and dying for nothing but the glory of winning money for their lords.
** Roshone, the citylord of Kaladin's town, takes his son out on a whitespine hunt, [[spoiler:which ends up crippling Roshone and killing his son]]. Kaladin's father mentions that he and the old citylord used to mock the type of men who would go out on hunts, but he still patches Roshone up as best as he can.
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