KC F, on 29 June 2011 - 09:07 AM, said:
Although I'm late to the speculation-mill, here are a few of my ideas that might come to fruition in the next book:
1: Lady Lackless is Kvothe's Aunt - When he first meets her, he talks about how familiar she seems although he never met her before. Also, in the first book, there are hints that his mother was from a noble family.
2: Ambrose becomes King - there have been many mentions of how close the Jackiss family is to the throne (even closer in the second book). If Ambrose became the King, then I would completely understand Kvothe earning his title as "Kingkiller" by killing Ambrose finally.
3: Kvothe is caught behind the stone door in Stacks and kicked out of the University - We've been told that he was kicked out of the University for stealing something. Perhaps it was instead for stealing a glance at what was behind the stone door. He does have a knack for getting caught in misunderstandings.
4: Denna dies - It's the only thing I can think of that would explain his complacency as the innkeeper Kote, especially if he blames himself for her death. It seems to fit that they [Kvothe and Bast] refer to Denna in the past-tense were she to have died before Kvothe became an innkeeper.
5: Bredon is one of the Amyr or Denna's patron - the Cthaeh mentioned that Maer Alveron was close to the Amyr, it makes sense with the economy of characters Kvothe interacts with regularly that could fit the role of an Amyr. Plus it seems that an Amyr who focused on the greater good would be better at tack. This one is just a shot in the dark though. Bredon could also be Denna's patron, which might fit better since Bredon refused to explain his station to Kvothe, and instead resorted to exchanging silver rings. The secrecy of his station might fit the secrecy of Denna's patron.
I'll post more wild supposition later.
Hi KC F, welcome to the forums!
Nice theories and cool first post. Most of this stuff has been said in the 6 threads about The Wiseman's Fear (Yeah, that is a lot), so if you have the courage, you can read all of them (although you must have a LOT of courage and patience to do that, even though it's an extremely interesting read), but I think the things you stated are the most discussed and most agreed (or disagreed) upon theories.
I'll just give some quick feedback here, but I encourage you to join the discussion on the other thread (CtrlC/CtrlV your post, perhaps?)
1) There's one massive piece of evidence for this that has been spotted, it's a rhyme which Kvothe recalls where Arliden calls Laurian "Not tally a lot less" which is roughly the same as "Netalia Lackless". Although a concurrent theory for this is that Denna is a Lackless.
2)A lot of disagreement on this one. I'll leave it up to you to check the different arguments in the 5-6 threads
3)Yeah, quite possible.
4)I don't remember seeing this theory really discussed, but it looks very interesting from my point of view. But the general opinion is that Denna betrayed Kvothe, but in which way, there's no clue.
5)Yes, a lot of theories have come up for the identity of Master Ash. The two most convincing ones are Master Ash=Bredon and Master Ash=Cinder, the first one being a little more probable. I like the argument of comparing the secrecy surrounding Ash and Bredon. You may also have noted that both Bredon and Ash have a walking stick and are learning to dance.