thistlepong, on 14 March 2011 - 01:42 AM, said:
I haven't seen any evidence that Auri's presence or absence is associated with any particular phase of the moon. All I know for certain is that it's out in the scenes where she bestows key, coin, and candle.
So far the only mention of a kingdom I've run across is in Kvothe's thoughts when Devi is bargaining for his entrance to the archives: he thinks of Auri in her "tiny kingdom." That could be "The truth about Princess Ariel."
As for her being them moon, that key she gives him would be loaded with innuendo. Wildly speculative.
I'm pretty sure white teeth in descriptions is meant to signify wealth, good grooming, or youth in most instances. I had ticks by them, but it's a long list: Cinder, Sleat, Denna, Marten, Vashet, Celean, Sovoy, Lentaren... in addition to the highwayman that kills Shep and the girl in Tarbean. It'd be unwise to completely discount something pointed out so clearly, though. Her actions can be read suggestive of a resin habit.
Fantastic! In Marten's story the Sorcerer-King is call Scyphus. In Shehyn's story Cyphus bears the blue flame. In Old Cob's version of Marten's story Taborlin's captor goes unnamed but blue flames and the Chandrian are mentioned. So, wrong Chandrian, but great catch.
I (can I say we?) still have no idea why copper is effective against the Fae and the Chandrian, but evidence mounts that it is. In addition to the above and Felurian's mention of copper knives, Nina's drawing the Amyr from the Trebon Pot portrays him with a copper sheild.
I'm pretty sure that if Denna lets "Master Ash" beat her, it's 'cause he's teaching her. Kvothe even has this realization late in the book, comparing it to his own willingness to be whipped. I know a lot folks aren't on board with the Yllish braiding/writing magic notion, but at the very least he taveled the known world with her and assisted in the composition of "The Seven Sorrows," a song Kvothe notes most everyone has heard.
I can't claim that much credit, I searched my kindle app for Cyphus and found the story related by Marten instead and was like whoa... it doesn't fully explain the copper sword, but Stercus has some manner of power over iron presumably? Iron's name is well known so it might just be that all the Chandrian are namers.
One recent catch I made in a re-read. It's a very sneaky thing but either Elodin is following Kvothe or he knows Kvothe's name. Most likely the latter.
How do I come to that conclusion? ok- I would love to give it to you all detailed with page numbers, but I'm too lazy. Seo you get it off the top of my head. Anyone who wishes to cite page numbers/additional examples is welcome to do so.
1. Elodin knows when Kvothe is leaving the university and is waiting for him along the way.
2. At the Eolian, Manet gives Kvothe a primer for admissions related to cards. Elodin asks Kvothe the exact same question at his admissions that Manet told Kvothe at the Eolian. At first I thought it was just that he was present at the Eolian and not visible but there's a bunch of small stuff like that (see above and below).
3. Elodin knows a suspicious amount about Kvothe, including his need for knew lute strings, his ability to put his "stage face on" etc.
4. When Kvothe returns from chasing the wind, Elodin is the only one not surprised.
5. in NOTW, When Ambrose breaks Kvothe's lute, Elodin reaches Kilvin's office unbidden and unsummoned.
My theory is that Elodin knows Kvothe's name, and therefore has the power to locate him. Either that, or he is keeping extraordinarily close tabs on Kvothe some other way. If so, I wonder why?
Oh I just thought of this- is it possible he made a dowsing compass of Kvothe?
Edited by grinachu, 14 March 2011 - 06:24 AM.