In the novel The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two), The Lockless' have a Box that cannot be opened, and so Kvothe is sent to discover a way inside.

What clues do we have at what is inside of that box?

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    We don't know, and presumably won't until Patrick Rothfuss tells us. – Beofett Aug 1 '14 at 18:03
  • It's a fascinating question, but not one for this site, where speculation is off-topic. Unless you can rephrase it as something like "What evidence is there in volumes 1 & 2 as to what might be in the box". – Mike Scott Aug 1 '14 at 18:12
  • Thanks for the edit; I have retracted my close vote as the question can now be answered without speculation. – Mike Scott Aug 1 '14 at 18:17
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    kingkiller.wikia.com/wiki/Loeclos_Box - Short answer, no-one known and Rothfuss hasn't spilled the beans yet. It's not even been confirmed that it's actually a box. – Valorum Aug 1 '14 at 22:45
  • @Richard You should turn your comment into an answer; that way it can be searched on. Comments are invisible to Stack Exchange search. – tchrist Aug 23 '14 at 14:53

I speculate from context clue that the box contains something relating to felurians tale, as well as the mecenary's tale, about somone who captured the name of the moon and placed it in a box. Which is why the moon goes between the fae world and the human world.

  • giving this the speculative correct answer until its confirmed or refuted in book 3. – Himarm Dec 18 '14 at 17:35
  • As I pointed out in my comment; A) There's no indication of the box's contents (other than by supposition) and B) It's not even been confirmed that it's an actual box; kingkiller.wikia.com/wiki/Loeclos_Box – Valorum Dec 18 '14 at 17:56
  • speculative or not, i love this answer. – DForck42 Jan 22 '15 at 7:11

When Kvothe stumbles across a traveling group of entertainer's that were a little bad off due to their bear dying of a dog bite gone sour, there was a boy who recited a riddle about the Lackless family. "Seven things stand before, The entrance to the Lackless Door,(Or Lockless if you paid attention to their genealogy) One of them a ring unworn, One a word that is foresworn, One a time that must be right, One a candle without light, One a sun that brings the blood, One a door that holds the flood, ONE A THING HELD TIGHT IN KEEPING, then comes th which, which comes with sleeping.

I know this isn't the appropriate place for speculation, but there are subtle hints in his books, that will later be reveled no doubt, giving the reader a bit of foresight. I strongly believe the riddle told to Kvothe by this boy is obviously what is needed to open the Lackless family's door of stone, as there is sometimes a strong truth behind the little riddles and songs the children chant about. I believe it was the Caudicus who told Kvothe of this door, oddly similar to the one in the university's archives that he has an strong fascination with.

So, with all that being said, I believe the riddle suggest that what ever is inside the box, it is part of the seven things needed to opening the Lackless family's door of stone. Though this might answer your question partially, it's certainly something to think about.

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