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I started reading Brandon's works in 2015 and have been following the community on and off since then. I finally decided to start contributing here in 2019. I'm using this page to keep track of some #Projects and #Subpages for the larger-scale edits I'm working on, as well as for listing some miscellanious resources and notes.

I'm also a Keeper, which I guess means I'm qualified to answer questions about how to do wiki things or how to handle weird situations. Feel free to contact me on my talk page or on our Coppermind editors Discord server (I'm Stargazer#6905 there if you want to ping me or would feel better direct messaging me).

I often take inspiration for edits from things I see in Special:RecentChanges so if I edit something you just did, it's probably not because you did anything wrong, I just saw something else on the page that I thought could be improved.

My thousandth edit came in the middle of a spree to fix the book parameter in all the Skyward infoboxes (I note that only so that I can remember in five years exactly which page it was).



Stormlight Major Characters History Status[edit]

We'd like to get these updated for the release of Rhythm of War. See Help:Character histories for guidelines.

Needs work

  • Shallan: Pretty detailed until departure for Kholinar in OB, extremely light past that.
  • Venli: Short, though I think everything's just about there. Could maybe use more detail, since she's going to be the main character.
  • Eshonai: The basics are there, more detail might be good though. Since she's dead, maybe it's worth trying to complete this so that the only thing left after RoW is whatever flashbacks she gets?
  • Navani: Needs help, but might not be an easy one to do—problems are a bit more structural than the other characters'.
  • Renarin: Practically nothing from WoK or WoR, minimal OB content (Part 1 might be covered okay, but that's it). Being worked on by King of Herdaz

In good shape
Needs review?

  • Kaladin: Updated for OB by Jarno87 and Gobblinggoblin
  • Adolin: Updated for OB by Jarno87
  • Jasnah: Updated for OB by PiedPeterPiper
  • Dalinar: Updated for OB by King of Herdaz

Was good already

List of Commonly Linked to Disambigs[edit]

Honorable mention: Lightweaving links to the Yolish version, use Surgebinding#Illumination for the Surgebinding power and Order of Lightweavers for the order.

Exemplary Articles by Book[edit]

The Stormlight Archive Mistborn



Shadows for Silence


The Rithmatist



As in, actively (ish) being worked on and hopefully will be done soon.


General quality[edit]

De-stubbing the cosmere[edit]

Last checked: 2020-07-06

Keep an Eye on[edit]

  • Category:Sidequote with lazy parameters
    • Is it worth trying to change the sidequote template to eliminate this (assuming that's what does this)? I'm not sure how helpful it is.
  • Disambiguation page links. All of the ones not in the User namespace are gone, but recheck every so often. See Category:Disambiguation pages and Special:DisambiguationPageLinks.
    • Consider making redirects to disambigs (e.g. Mistborn (disambiguation) would redirect to Mistborn) so that we can link to disambigs in hat notes without clogging the Special page.
  • Redirects for new common searches on Special:SearchStats.

Stuff Cut from Cosmere Page[edit]

Content I wrote for the new cosmere page, was too detailed, but might be useful elsewhere

Cognitive Realm
The reason for this [land/water] inversion also has something to do with how people think, as well as where they are likely to pass.[1]

Not hedging on the land/water inversion being limited to Roshar and Scadrial. Leras implies it's a universal property; nuance can be discussed elsewhere.

Spiritual Realm
Since the Spiritual Realm is not truly a place, travel to it does not so much involve literally going there, but rather seeing the various Connections of the present and into the future. For example, when Elend Venture burned atium with duralumin, he was pulled mostly into the Spiritual Realm for a moment and understood Leras' plan for the death of Ati.[2][3] Visions, such as the ones Honor left for potential Bondsmiths, almost always involved being pulled partially into the Spiritual Realm, with an additional "Cognitive framework" to provide the structure of the vision.[4]

It appears, however, that a person's accent is tied to their Identity, not the their Connection.[5] As a result, if a person forms Connection without adjusting their Identity, the person's soul will remember where they were born, and they will speak with an accent.[6] Suppressing that part of one's Identity, however, would allow one to speak with a local accent;[5] other methods may work as well.[7]

Like regular matter and energy, Investiture, when highly concentrated, causes time dilation.[8] Any pure Investiture in a solid state is always a metal.[9] Just as matter and energy can be converted into each other, Investiture can be converted to matter or energy, and vice versa.[10] Like matter and energy, it can neither be created nor destroyed, only changed from one form to another.[11] Investiture thus adheres to the laws of thermodynamics, though, in the cosmere, there is a yet-unknown fourth law that relates to Adonalsium.[10] though the phrases "manifestations of Investiture" and "forms of Investiture" are also used [to refer to Invested Arts].[12][13]

Shards can also create various constructs that will act according to rules they lay down and do not require direct action on their part to maintain. Examples of this include how Preservation set up the mists to Snap people and the visions Honor left for potential Bondsmiths.[14][15]

A Vessel's expanded mind also allows them to stretch time to fit their needs, and they can instantaneously move their focus around a world in which they are Invested.[16][17]

At least one Shard, Autonomy, has also shown the ability to create additional avatars of herself.[18] Shardic avatars appear to be personalities tied to a piece of a Shard's power that can nevertheless be disconnected from the main focus of a Shard's Investiture, allowing them to operate far from the main body of the Shard's attention and power and with a degree of independence.[19][20][21] Avatars can be created without a Shard's conscious involvement, but a Shard is always aware of his or her avatars.[22]

Odium's Impact on Selish CR
First, it made the Cognitive Realm around Sel incredibly dangerous, as Devotion and Dominion's Investiture is trapped together in a high-energy state known as the Dor, without enough "escape valves" to stabilize the system.[23][24] Second, because the Cognitive Realm was distinct locations and the Spiritual Realm does not, systems of Investiture on Sel became highly-location dependent—different systems of Investiture exist in different regions and the symbols used to access the Dor are often derived from geographical features.[23][25][26][27]

  1. Mistborn: Secret History part 3 chapter 2 #
  2. Shadows of Self Chicago signing
    Arcanum - 2015-10-12#
  3. The Hero of Ages chapter 81 #
  4. JordanCon 2018
    Arcanum - 2018-04-22#
  5. a b Arcanum Unbounded signing Fort Collins
    Arcanum - 2016-11-29#
  6. The Bands of Mourning chapter 22 #
  7. General Reddit 2017
    Arcanum - 2017-12-18#
  8. Starsight Release Party
    Arcanum - 2019-11-26#
  9. Emerald City Comic Con 2018
    Arcanum - 2018-03-01#
  10. a b /r/books AMA 2015
    Arcanum - 2015-07-14#
  11. /r/books AMA 2015
    Arcanum - 2015-03-12#
  12. The Alloy of Law Ars Arcanum #
  13. Elantris Ars Arcanum #
  14. Barnes and Noble Book Club Q&A
    Arcanum - 2009-07-08#
  15. The Way of Kings chapter 75 #
  16. The Hero of Ages chapter 76 #
  17. The Hero of Ages chapter 79 #
  18. Oathbringer chapter 50 epigraph#
  19. General Reddit 2016
    Arcanum - 2016-11-28#
  20. Oathbringer chapter 43 epigraph#
  21. /r/Cosmere
    Arcanum - 2018-03-18#
  22. Prague Signing
    Arcanum - 2019-10-26#
  23. a b Arcanum Unbounded - The Selish System #
  24. /r/Stormlight_Archive
    Arcanum - 2013-03-11#
  25. The Emperor's Soul - Day 30 #
  26. Elantris chapter 49 #
  27. Elantris chapter 55 #

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