Theory? Lanre became haliax in grief over the death of Lyra. Ash and Cinders are terribly similar things. I know it's been theoried that Cinder is denna's patron. And it cannot be coincidence that she continually shows us where kvothe is? Is cinder tracking kvothe? Then. Could kvothe's grief at the death of denna cause a Lanre style reaction from him - he could kill Cinder & then perhaps 'qualify' as a Chandrian. Horrified at the thought, he becomes Kote & locks in the chest the 'kvothe' in him?