I wonder what Simon what do if he could re do it?
If he kept his current memories? Tell Leah what was about to happen and get her to stop it, murder Cormac with a knife, and then head to Valinhall.
He would still go to Kai? Not Indirial?
No, he’d head to Kai and then negotiate with the doll.
I thought that if in Cradle there is something like the champion agumentation treatments of Asylum(in addition to sacred arts in general) could be be effected by turning humans into a sacred beast (or a dread beast).
Though turning humans into dread beasts if possible could result into something rather ghoulish.
I plan to explore this concept in Book 7. The plan might change, but as of now, it’s something I’m including in 7.
I do like releasing on the first of the month regardless of the day of the week, but fun fact: weekends are usually lower sales days.
I don’t know why. Probably sunspots.
Also, I released Ghostwater on a weekend and Amazon dropped the ball, so it was way late in the US and two days later in the UK. Which I suspect is because it was a weekend.
So now I’m wary of weekend releases. Wary.
I have a slight suspicion that 113 is dead. Eithan jokes that if he continues to perform well, that he may have to learn 113's name. Likewise, jai daishou offers the death remnant the severed head of an aurelius servant, one who's name its specifically mentioned he never bothered to learn.
I can neither confirm nor deny One-Thirteen’s demise at this time.
In Ghostwater, right after Ziel uses his gatekey, the Beast King and Ziel have a conversation in which the beast king states
"Since you seem so willing to help others, I have something to occupy your time. I put a couple of golds on a task for me, and they seem to have gotten themselves stuck. How about you swing by and un-stick them."
Based on the following paragraphs, and the scene where Ziel intervenes on Yerin's and Mercy's behalf, the Beast King is claiming that he is responsible for Yerin's and Mercy's task.
My question is what do you all think the task the Beast king was talking about?
Yeah, this was my mistake. I should have taken out the line when I took out the other scenes, but I missed it.
The audiobook is in recording now with this line corrected, btw.
Question not related to this thread but.... At one point in the past you mentioned that Kelsa was originally supposed to leave sacred valley with Lindon but you instead created Yerin. Is Kelsa still going to be a relevant character in the series or will she be another Tenten? The 2 friends I got to read the series both liked her.
Hm, that's a good question. Hang on to that question. Remember that you asked it.
Eithan is aware of everything around himself for miles, can he hear just a symphony of farts at all times? Is that why he smiles?
He could! But a lot of having expanded senses is learning to filter them. So he knows how to tune out the endless cacophony of doors slamming, dogs barking, trebuchets firing, IKEA furniture collapsing, etc.
I always wondered how awkward it would be for Arelius children and being able to hear or even see their parents having sex because of the expanded senses
There are scripts that can block their senses. The Arelius family knows how to handle their own abilities.
Also, for most people, it isn’t as clear or easy as it is for Eithan.
Scientific classification of madra
If you ask too many questions about the categorization of madra aspects, you’re just not going to get very many satisfying answers out of me. I didn’t organize it in, like, an elemental chart with categories and everything. There would have been advantages to that, sure, but I wanted to leave it open-ended to some degree.
What conditions result in the generation of either spacial madra/aura, or what types can effect space? What kinds of limitations would you encounter considering that spacetime isn't really a thing here, as far as I can tell?
It requires someone of Sage or above, or one of their Remnants/devices, to cause madra to take on space-altering properties. Someone of lower cultivation could get it and cultivate it, but only if someone higher helped them.
Patriarch Core Split
What's a good way to really insult or humiliate a sacred artist? For example, tarring and feathering was popular on the American frontier as a form of mob vengeance that both wounded and embarrassed the victim. Alternatively, is there an insult one sacred artist could deliver to another to force a duel that otherwise would have been backed down from?
On the Iceflower continent, there’s a punishment that involves forcibly manifesting the person’s Remnant so that it’s half-merged with your body. It’s both painful and hideous-looking.
Is it possible to develop a veil like technique that blocks the Arelius senses.
Yes, but it would be difficult, given that Arelius senses pick up physical sensory information, not spiritual. But you could develop a technique that would do it, and carry a construct around that prevented them from spying on you. Either it could scramble the particular threads of madra they’re using, or it could generate a shadow or cloud or whatever that blocked them from picking up anything from within it.
It would be relatively easier to script a room or container to block them out, but you’d still need to know how.
What would happen if an Underlady put soulfire into her unborn baby?
The baby would die or be horrifically harmed.
So I just got to the point in Unsouled where the best refiner in the clan has gone on a pilgrimage to the Heaven's Glory School. Do you think that might be because the sword Sage is a renowned refiner and news has gotten down to the sacred Valley?
Yerin recognized the "empty" on Lindon's wooden badge in the first book then in blackflame said she couldn't read.
As a corollary to this, even if she had been completely literate in Book 1, the badge doesn’t say “Unsouled.” It has a character that usually means “Empty,” but in Sacred Valley indicates Unsouled. So only local cultural knowledge would help her identify the meaning, not the ability to read.
What is the status of OKAK?
It’s going to be a few more months. Because of the complexity of the project, and because I’ve been trying some new processes to make my writing more efficient, I don’t know if that means more like 3 months or more like 6 months.
I realized a couple of months ago that at the current rate, it was likely to be a whole year since Ghostwater by the time OKAK came out, and that’s a big gap in releases. I have assistants to pay now. So I wrote Underlord, because I basically knew how long that would take to do and that I could use it to cover the long gap between releases.
I was reluctant to do that, though. I’d like to finish OKAK, both to get it off my plate and because I want to write the ending as much as its fans want to read the ending.
Will's a troll and cant be trusted.
/u/AngryEdgelord is correct. I will absolutely lie to you if I feel like I have to in order to preserve the story experience.