I think Bast may be Kvothe & Felurian's son. Ferlurian is called the "Lady of Twilight" & Bast refers to himself as the "Prince of Twilight". I'm not sure if it's just a general name for the Faen or something more?
Another hint at Kvothe's heritage - Kvothe's mom is
Netalia Lackless - Meluan's sister that ran off w/ the Ruh.
Look at the song that caused Kvothe's dad to sleep under a wagon:
"Dark Laurian, Arliden's wife,
Has a face like a blade of a knife
Has a voice like a prickledown burr
But can tally a sum like a moneylender.
My sweet Tally cannot cook.
But she keeps a tidy ledger-book
For all her faults I do confess
It's worth my life
To make my wife
Not tally a lot less
The last 2 lines when read quickly reads To make my wife Ne tal ia Lock less!
Revealing her true background/name would make more sense than just not liking the rhythm of a song!
(I can't claim to have come up with this - I found it on another forum)
So, for this reason I think that Kvothe is part of the Lackless door poem - as a male Lackless descendent:
"Seven things stand before
The entrance to the Lackless door
One of them a ring unworn (Meluan's wooden ring?)
One a word that is forsworn (could be a Name?)
One a time that must be right (I'm thinking a moonless night?)
One a candle without light (on the vase Heliax is shown w/ a candle w/ a black flame...)
One a son who brings the blood (Kvothe)
One a door that holds the flood (no idea)
One a thing tight-held in keeping" (possibly the contents of the Lackless box?)
But what does it open? A doorway to the Faen? The moon?! Something awful? No idea!
I'm curious about the relationship between the Lackless box & the chest that Kvothe has in his room. Both appear unopenable w/ multiple locks on the exterior. Possibly both are Lackless heirlooms?
There's also the relationship between the stone doors (Lackless door & the one in the Archives) - plus the greystones...?
What about Denna? Is she Chandrian? Fae? Amyr? or is her patron one of the above? (maybe Bredon or Cinder) She seems to be more than she appears. Who else would know of Yllish knots & have the ability to find him constantly? She even claimed while being drugged that her job is to watch him...
I'm thinking that Kvothe kills her or is the cause of her death, which ultimately is the reason he becomes Kote. Or does it have to do w/ the Cthaeh?
At the very least, we should get that story - along with the other 'checklist' items.
Who is the king he kills? I really doubt that it's Ambrose since he's pretty far down on the list. Is it the current king? Ambrose's dad? The Maer?
As for the Amyr, I think that Abenthy might be one. Acting as a Ben Kenobi figure to Kvothe if Amyr are like Jedis?
Skarpi definitely seems to be Amyr. After telling his Chandrian story & getting arrested he claimed to have friends in high places.
Loren would make sense as well. He discouraged Kvothe from his early searches in the Archives - plus, it would make sense that he would keep any books concerning the Amyr secret & he would have the most access to them.
I'm curious about the Chandrian as well, but there's no reason that their story will be concluded - since the MAIN story is just Kvothe telling his
story to Chronicler. In the present time (of the story) they still exist. It sounds as though Kvothe had taken care of at least 1 of them since in the very beginning of the 1st book, one of the townsmen mention a new Chandrian?