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**My understanding is that after the binding of Ba-Ado-Mishram the listeners were left in parshman state, making zero effort to take care of themselves. Thus the humans started taking them in and giving them tasks while making sure they were cared for. 4 millenia later this has morphed to them being ideal servants/slaves.


** Actually, it was a Skaze- a being similar to a seon, but created from a splinter of Dominion (as opposed to being a splinter of Devotion, like a Seon). Hoid did not "acquire" the Skaze. Rather, he had made some sort of loose deal with a group of Skaze involving his becoming an Elantrian.

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** Actually, it was a Skaze- a being similar to a seon, but created from a splinter of Dominion (as opposed to being a splinter of Devotion, like a Seon). Hoid did not "acquire" the Skaze. Rather, he had made some sort of loose deal with a group of Skaze involving his attempt at becoming an Elantrian.



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** Regarding the second question. In ''Oathbringer'', it's shown that the Oathgates are each powered by a pair of spren. It could be that the keyhole, or even the entire gate, are physical manifestations of the spren.



** as of book 4 we know that radiant shardplate is made up of aligned smaller spren working in concert with the radiant and their bonded spren. So far we only have the confirmation that Windrunner plate is made of wind spren.

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\n** as As of book 4 we know that radiant shardplate is made up of aligned smaller spren working in concert with the radiant and their bonded spren. So far we only have the confirmation that Windrunner plate is made of wind spren.



* How is Shardplate repaired? No one on Roshar has the knowledge to make new Shardplate, pieces explode when damaged enough, and new parts can't be made because it's solid Investiture. Yet we see shardplate damaged like this all the time, and then seemingly repaired like normal. How is that possible?
** Explained in a scene in ''The Way of Kings'': if provided with stormlight, Shardplate repairs itself (even, apparently, if in pieces, although while not stated there is presumably something keeping one doing it separately to two pieces and getting two Shardplates).
*** Whichever piece is larger will regenerate the full set of armor over time when exposed to Stormlight. Any smaller pieces crumble to dust.

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* How is Shardplate repaired? No one on Roshar has the knowledge to make new Shardplate, pieces explode when damaged enough, and new parts can't be made because it's solid Investiture. Yet we see shardplate damaged like this all the time, and then seemingly repaired like normal. How is that possible?
** Explained in a scene in ''The Way of Kings'': if provided with stormlight, Shardplate repairs itself (even, apparently, if in pieces, although while not stated there is presumably something keeping one doing it separately to two pieces and getting two Shardplates).
*** Whichever piece is larger will regenerate the full set of armor over time when exposed to Stormlight. Any smaller pieces crumble to dust.


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* How is Shardplate repaired? No one on Roshar has the knowledge to make new Shardplate, pieces explode when damaged enough, and new parts can't be made because it's solid Investiture. Yet we see shardplate damaged like this all the time, and then seemingly repaired like normal. How is that possible?
** Explained in a scene in ''The Way of Kings'': if provided with stormlight, Shardplate repairs itself (even, apparently, if in pieces, although while not stated there is presumably something keeping one doing it separately to two pieces and getting two Shardplates).
** Whichever piece is larger will regenerate the full set of armor over time when exposed to Stormlight. Any smaller pieces crumble to dust.
** It seems to be more which piece gets the most Stormlight, though size does matter. It's mentioned that in theory, the Parshendi could use Dalinar's lost gauntlet to grow a new set of Plate for themselves--but since the Alethi have the bigger pieces, this will probably just result in it taking longer for the Alethi to regrow the gauntlet. It's never mentioned again, so the Parshendi probably didn't even bother trying.

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*** Whichever piece is larger will regenerate the full set of armor over time when exposed to stomlight.

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*** Whichever piece is larger will regenerate the full set of armor over time when exposed to stomlight.Stormlight. Any smaller pieces crumble to dust.


** Dpoilers for the Epilog of Elantris (10th anniversary edition at least) Hoid acquired a Seon and left with it through the pool after Elantris was restored.

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** Dpoilers Spoilers for the Epilog epilogue of Elantris (10th anniversary edition at least) least): Hoid acquired a Seon and left with it through the pool after Elantris was restored.restored.
** Actually, it was a Skaze- a being similar to a seon, but created from a splinter of Dominion (as opposed to being a splinter of Devotion, like a Seon). Hoid did not "acquire" the Skaze. Rather, he had made some sort of loose deal with a group of Skaze involving his becoming an Elantrian.

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** Dpoilers for the Epilog of Elantris (10th anniversary edition at least) Hoid acquired a Seon and left with it through the pool after Elantris was restored.

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** as of book 4 we know that radiant shardplate is made up of aligned smaller spren working in concert with the radiant and their bonded spren. So far we only have the confirmation that Windrunner plate is made of wind spren.
** We still don't know the structure or mechanics of unbonded shardplate yet.

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** One thing to remember about Roshar is that humans are significantly tougher and more resistant to disease and poison compared with other humans on other worlds, due to the sheer amount of Investiture soaking the whole planet. So the antidote plus the natural resistance to toxins and disease that Roshar humans possess likely fully neutralized all of the poison that Kabsal was dusting the bread with.

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[[folder:Tasty poisoned bread]]
* Even with an antidote, wouldn't regularly eating poisoned food cause some nasty side effects? Wouldn't the antidote have an effect on the body anyways? I might understand if Kasbal were a pharmacist and gave Shallan discrete pills, but he administered it in jam. Wouldn't he accidentally give her an overdose if she slathered her bread in jam, or vice versa?

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** It appears that the point of the Skybreaker oaths is for the Radiant to evolve past them as they reach the next one. Szeth's second Ideal ("I will seek justice, until I find a more perfect Ideal") is superseded by his oath to Dalinar, and the fifth Ideal involves them "becoming justice" and apparently able to make their own decisions on what is right. So while swearing to a mortal isn't the greatest idea, it's also not a one-way ticket to a broken Ideal.

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** Wit has access to the magical tools and systems of every other part of the Cosmere. It would make sense that he would have a Seon as well.

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* How did Pattern talk to Wit using Mraize's Seon, if Seons can only communicate with other Seon? Wit doesn't seem to have a Seon of his own, judging by how he talks to himself so much when he could have been speaking to a Seon. Then again, this ''is'' Wit we're talking about.




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\n* ''Rhythm of War'' offers a new reason. [[spoiler:Shallan killed Testament. She wasn't just mentally incapable of calling a Shardblade; she didn't have one to sell]].


** Considering how flexible it is in what you can swear the Ideal to, it can probably be sworn to another person ''or'' their last requests.

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** Considering how flexible it is in In Rhythm of War, Szeth discusses this with Navani. He doesn't know what you can swear the Ideal to, it can probably be sworn to another person ''or'' their last requests.will happen as he hadn't thought that far ahead when he made his oath.

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