This is the post I first had in mind when I started this blog. However, it took some leading up to. It requires explaining why I think the Death card from the Commonwealth Pairs deck is Cinder’s “sign.” (See the series of posts about Chandrian signs.) And it requires one other theory posted about previously on this blog (more on that below). (more…)
So the namesake of this website provides the simple answer to this question: Chaen-dian means “seven of them.” But seven of who? Is Haliax one of the seven or does he make eight? Are they all still alive, or have any been killed over time by the Amyr, the Singers, or the Sidhe? (more…)
So, this is the fourth post in a sequence that started with analyzing every Rothfuss-blessed mention of the Chandrian’s signs. In the original post, I deemed three sources of information “reliable” within the narrative:
- Kvothe’s firsthand encounter
- The Trebon pot (although I did posit that not every piece of imagery was a on it was a “sign”)
- The Adem’s rhyme from Wise Man’s Fear
However, reliable does not mean perfect. (more…)
Now things start to get really fun! So, in my last post, we left off with this grid as a potential mapping between the Chandrian and their signs
So if we pare this down, it really leaves matching up the following as the logic problem: (more…)
So, in my last post I inventoried the Chandrian’s signs as mentioned in the books.
Now let’s look at the Calamities cards from Pairs. (more…)
I was re-reading the Cthaeh scene yesterday and musing on the idea someone once posted (I think it was in the Kingkiller facebook group) that the red and gold butterflies represented the Calenthis line. Then I also considered some recent art examination I’d been doing.