We know El'ir means seer, Re'lar means speaker. We aren't aware of what El'the means yet. My theory is that it means hearer (like the verb to hear). Seeing is very surface level, it doesn't give a hint on names, speaking allows you to speak names. Could the etamology of El'the be those who were much like the original Knowers where they knew the names of all things as the world spoke to them and told them their true names, much like Kvothe's encounter with Feureluin? Hearing would be the next step after speaking as Hearing is the route of naming. When a person speaks the true name of an item the brain processes it as its name, for example 'Iron', by a person being El'the this could mean they were able to hear and understand it's true name
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If you have seen the Disney movie Hercules then you'll understand this reference. I think Denna is to Halifax as Meg is to Hades.
There is a whole big world out there and some how she places herself to be found by Kvothe at the right times. I think (as do most people at this point) Master Ash is Halifax and he uses Denna to work Kvothe. Plus when she is probing Wilem, Simmon and Kvothe for insight on magic, I think she is trying to describe her contract to Halifax without actually describing it. I think she traded her soul for possibly her talent with music. I think she has learned things from Halifax, like how to tie Yillish story knots or catch the attention of men.
When practicing sympathy they had to perform tasks that included some one opposing them, even multiple people against a single person, with their Alar and doing things from remote locations. Therefore it’s possible that Kvothe has people constantly fighting/opposing his Alar, and therefore unable to currently use it. Maybe hired by Ambrose or something. Any thoughts?
There is a rumor that Kvothe hears early on at the university about Ambrose and the many women he has driven away with his "charms". One in particular was a girl named Tabetha who disappeared mysteriously. I think this might be the girl that Kvothe named Auri.
I've listened to the audiobooks once through, but I am still very new to the series, so let me know if you have any evidence to present, either for or against this theory.
First of all if this was posted anywhere else I apologize.
So given all of the theories known and what seems to be a general consensus that is most likely accepted as canon.
I believe the lockless box Kvothe has in his room in the waystone inn, is the same one mentioned in the Wise Man's Fear owned by his bitchy aunt. Somehow he opens it with help from the Key given to him from Auri.
Not sure what's in it but this helps him open the Doors of Stone, Jax and the moon locked away. Onced freed the Faen realm and the mortal realm begin to merge back together. This is why the Scrael shows up from what's supposed to from another realm. Pat also said we need to get used to the idea that Kvothe doesn't win. So I believe when he opens the doors of stone he is unable to fix that and the mortal realm is in chaos. This brings about the calamity of talking to the Cthaeh.
In fae realm time doesnt work like in the world and when kvothe meats cthaeh he should be killed but he didnt and the who should kill kvothe when he talks cthaeh went to hunt down chandrians and i think because the time abnormalitie kvothe got lucky and didnt get killed in both time
We know that faen are basically immortal and don't change appearance. Bast may appear young, but can be very old. Perhaps he appeared to Kvothe's mother long ago and things happened. And she became pregnant. A traveling troupe of Edema Ruh came along and a young, handsome fellow named Arliden flirted with her a bit and she told him her secret. That she's pregnant and her family was going to kill her or put her in a convent or something. He agreed to raise the baby as his own.
Why don't Arliden and Laurian have other kids when they're obviously sexually active? Perhaps Arliden is sterile.
And dont forget that betrayal comes from your friend not your enemies and to think that kvothe dont have to much friends who would betray him
Why is Kilvin trying so hard to find this lamp? An ordinary personal obsession? Or is it something much more important? Could the ever-burning lamps have a key role in the series? Do you have any theory about this issue?
Why manet and elodin ask about same question to kvothe about spades
When his parents were killed, they were by a waystone. When searching the woods for the Chandrian and the draccus appears, a blue flame is seen from a distance, where they find the waystone. In the third book, Kvothe will learn how to use this power and travel with it. "Waystone Inn" "Traveler's Inn" "Doors of Stone" Way"Stone" They are doorways... literally made of stone..
In NOTW Denna asks about a magic where whatever is written has to be followed. People cannot disobey the words no matter what they try , wish or do.
Code ---> Written
Yllish grammer has a strange ownership pattern like the example of socks and owner, just like owner owns socks socks also owns a part of owner.
Denna is among handful of persons who actually is proificient in Yllish
just like the Amyr, Yllish is a hopelessly difficult line of study
What if Denna is bound by some Yllish knot magic and forced to behave the way she does ??
What if Kvoth's lack of sympathy and Naming skills are because he has changed his Name, or someone changed it for him.
In Wise Man's Fear, while on the Stone Bridge Kvoth asked Master Elodin about changing ones name and he is horrified. This could explain why he is so different in the present. Bast thinks Kvoth is becoming Kote, but maybe his disguise is more than just acting. Maybe he changed his Name?
The Maer's new wife is Kvothe's Aunt. His mothers sister. Denna's secret sponsor is really Bredon aka Mr Ash
Kvothe is actually Taborlin the Great.
Unless he is trolling, as is possible, this would answer and create so many questions...
Vallare just means "to surround with stone", so it makes sense to me that 'vallare -itas' just translates to "the condition or quality of being surrounded by stone". I see a lot of people reaching for other latin roots, but if we're going the borrowed-latin root seen in some other words in the books, this is what makes the most sense. I just doubt it's actually as much a clue as it is a descriptor.
Am I really the only one who immediately thought about "In a box, no lid or locks Lackless keeps her husband's rocks" after reading Denna's stone's story?
Also, the normalized theory of it being Denna telling Kvothe he abandoned her is stupid, sorry not sorry.
I read this theory about Denna being Haliax and this theory came to my mind:
We know Lanre's wife, Lyra died. But How?
Maybe giving birth to a child!?
A girl with het mother's beauty and voice !?
A girl with Black hair named DENNA ?!!
And She hates her father for the terrible things that he has done? So she wants to stop him by joining the order of Amyr with help of "Master Ash" ?
Or She is helping her father by going inside of Amyrs and help to destroy them from inside?
P.S: in this theory MASTER ASH is a member of the order of Amyr
Thanks for reading, I'd like to know what's Your idea about this theory