So now that we know that kip can see/draft paryl, I was looking back at the bit about him and the Gargantua fight.
Page 519 TBK
"Woosh. The world looked beyond real.Kip realized he was seeing the whole spectrum at once. He could see dozens of guns. The skimmer was directly broadside to the Gargantua. And he could see the glow of men, the glow of matches and slow fuses. He could see the gleam of metal on the powder barrels through the open gun-ports, could see straight through the smoke.
He swept a hand out and fanned superviolet strands like spiderwebs out to every gun and barrel he could see. The superviolet was so fast and light, it hit its targets almost the instant he choice them. Then he swept his hand back, releasing little bursts of fire-crystals to hot they burned his hand even as he shot them out at unbelievable speed.
(. . .) The roar ripped over the Blackguards and Kip Blinked. Time was back. He was back. "
While a lot of us assume that this passage indicates his ability to lightsplit, I think we should look at it a little more closely. Especially this line here: "could see straight through the smoke."
Neither Sub-red nor SV would allow him to do this but 1 colour would. Paryl. Kip saw Paryl while attacking the boat. His lenses don't see paryl and wouldn't allow him to see through the smoke with the clarity described in the passage.
So what do you guys think? If Mr. Weeks is kind enough, did I spot something? Or am I crazy?
I would also point out that Kip hasn't been forced to lightsplit yet and if you have a crutch (lenses) you are less likely to use what you've got!
Hopefully no one else has posted this yet!
When Kip actually does see Paryl in book 4, the book says that Kip pushed his eyes so far in order to see it that it physically hurt. At no point in that excerpt do I recall Kip's eye's hurting from the effort of reaching a full dilation to see Paryl.
I agree with SirLoki, I think he was using Chi. It lines up better and if he's splitting light (which I think he was), he's using chi through paryl. And does Chi equate to White Luxin as the pure or good side as Dazen as Gavin drafted when trying to save Garriston with his pure heart (but probably got tumors). Obversely Paryl giving the empathic abilities when using rage and hate to draft the memory obliterating Black Luxin?