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Interviews: Utah Humanities Book Festival

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2

Date

Oct 8th, 2016

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Ogden, UT

Links

Utah Humanities Book Festival

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    Question

    I asked him if a feruchemist were to visit Earth and tap Duralumin, could they do something as involved as talk local sports with someone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He said No -- when you trick your spirit into thinking it's from where you're currently tapping, it's not a full transformation, like Sel-ish magic making a copy.. It doesn't just fill your head with things from the place you're visiting.

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  • 2

    Question

    I also asked if hemalurgy could be performed anywhere in the Cosmere. Pretty sure that's something we knew already, but I asked if anyone could do it if they knew what they were doing.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He said Yes.

    Question

    So, I continued, hemalurgy is unique because not only can the power of Ruin be accessed anywhere (not just on Scadrial), but also by anyone (not just someone who's invested).

    Brandon Sanderson

    He said it is weird that way.

    Footnote

    :-) It is interesting: I can't think of any other Shardic power that's so universally accessible.

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