The Robin Pecks at the Worm. The first sentence of The Fox and the Chicken says "Wielding your weapon two-handed..."
Aha! OK, I've added the text to TRPatW.
"Folding the Fan" (Wax) still says "Granted: Sheathed"
"The Serpent Strikes" (Wood) has an extra [ at the start.
"The Viper Flicks Its Tongue" (Wood) should say "Basic Wood Assault"
All of the following need the order of their tags checked:
- Kissing the Adder (Flame)
- Lion on the Hill (Flame)
- Ribbon in the Air (Flame)
- Cutting the Clouds (Iron)
- Watered Silk (Iron)
- Plucking the Low-Hanging Apple (Vine)
- The River Undercuts the Bank (Vine)
- Twisting the Wind (Vine)
The following have an extra period at the end of their tags:
- Emptiness (Iron)
- Two Hares Leaping (Iron)
- Leopard in the Tree (Vine)
- Twisting the Wind (Vine)
I'm a horrible, horrible person for missing all of these. :sobbing Thank you
- Low Wind Rising requires Stand but it says you can use it while sitting. This amuses me.
Answering these slightly out of order, for grouping purposes:
- I feel like from a thematic viewpoint each style (at least each Basic style) should be usable by itself. The Falcon Stoops requires Thrust but no Wood technique grants Thrust.
-it's less necessary here, but Lightning of Three Prongs requires Spin and it's also the only Flame technique that grants Spin.
- Lion Springs requires Spin but no Iron technique grants Spin.
In answer, I'll quote here an exchange between me & Amechra over on GitP:
I know - I just wanted to point it out to everyone so they'd all know how clever you are .
Interesting note (if you treat the Styles as "complete" fighting styles): This is all entirely intentional, and also, in my opinion, 100% necessary. The styles are NOT "complete", and were explicitly designed not to be, and it's why I kept the number of techniques per style so limited (compare 8 techniques to ~25 maneuvers in a discipline). If you ever want or need to be able to switch seamlessly between styles mid-combat, there have to be entry and exit points so you don't waste any actions. This is a requirement - a Blademaster who isn't versatile or adaptable is a dead Blademaster. The styles are convenience groupings only - the ultimate Blademaster knows every technique.
- Cloud Stylists have to reset after Skipping Stone on the Shore, and will be using Low Wind Rises all the frickin' time. Also, to them, The Red Hawk Catches A Dove → The Fox And The Chicken → The Wolf Stalks Through The Mist probably all seem like parts of the same technique.
- Leaf Stylists can't use The Maiden Dances, and have to reset their pattern after The Robin Pecks The Worm. Which, unfortunately, will happen inevitably, unless you can continue to loop Drifting Snow and Leaf Floating On The Breeze. Literally anything else will lead to the sequence ending at The Robin Pecks The Worm.
- Wax Stylists have to reset after Cat On Hot Sand and The Millstone Grinds Flour. They end up boiling down to "spam (Un)Folding The Fan over and over".
- Wood Stylists can't use The Falcon Stoops, and have to reset their pattern when they use Pressing Apples Into Cider. Their sequences tend to be short or repetitive. Dog Howling At Midnight is probably viewed as a poor stance to start from - it provides limited options.
And then the guy who has mastered more than one comes by and demonstrates that the so-called "dead ends" of each style flow into each-other flawlessly, making up for each-other's weakness.
Lol. Hopefully that explains it!
- The Stone Remembers has some confusing language with the bonuses.
I shall attempt to clarify.
It feels like the word "the" appears too many times at the start of technique names. I haven't read the Stormlight Archives, but in the other two, for the most part the form names don't usually start with "the." Some suggestions:
Take a look at the Advanced and Expert techniques for the same thing. The Bear Sleeps In Winter (Cloud) The Falling Leaf (Leaf) The Maiden Dances (Leaf) The Robin Pecks at the a Worm (Leaf) The Wood Grouse Dances (Leaf) The Ox Lowers His Horns (Wax) The Falcon Stoops (Wood) The Serpent Strikes (Wood) The Swallow Glides to the a Branch (Wood) The Viper Flicks Its Tongue (Wood) The Bargeman at the Dock (Bone) The Lizard Snaps the Cricket (Bone) The Stone Remembers (Bone) The Flame Flickers (Flame) The Boar Rushes Down the Mountain (Iron)
the Clouds (Iron) The Moon on the Water (Iron) The River Undercuts the Bank (Vine)
All of the technique names in the original 10 styles were taken almost verbatim from WoT. For example, check this out.
But if other people have a problem with them, I can edit.
By the by, I'm working on a table as part of the rework. So you don't need to make one :) And, the Advanced styles will be posted tonight or tomorrow.