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Interviews: Old Firehouse Books-AU tour

Summary:

Entries

23

Date

Nov 29th, 2016

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Fort Collins, Co

TourCon

Arcanum Unbounded

Bookstore

Old Firehouse Books

Reporter

Drew

Links

17th Shard

  • 1

    Question

    Is Nalan using his original Honorblade, or did he bond a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He's using his original Honorblade. But there's an asterisk here that will come up in Oathbringer.

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  • 2

    Question

    Does Silverlight exist solely in the Cognitive Realm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 3

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    Were the planets in the Threnodite System named like that in response to Ambition's demise?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is not a coincidence that so many of the planets have to do with songs of mourning or passing, in that system. So, you are on to something.

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  • 4

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    What does the Red Rip look like in the Cognitive Realm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So this is a RAFO, in part because I haven't revealed if there are any planets out there.

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    (MY NOTE: Brandon totally knew where I was trying to go with this one, and he doesn't want to let us know if Yolen is part of the constellation.)

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  • 5

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    Was Bavadin nonhuman?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. There is at least one Shard who wasn't human, but I'm not ready to reveal who was or wasn't just yet.

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  • 6

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    What was the name of Ambition's Vessel?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 7

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    Could only Lift see Szeth's afterimages?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Anyone sufficiently Invested can see them. Connection to the Cognitive Realm helps, too.

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  • 8

    Question

    If a Shard were to divest itself from a planet, would the perpendicularity there disappear?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Normally the shardpool would cease to exist, but there are circumstances that could prevent the shardpool from disappearing.

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  • 9

    Question

    If a Shard were to divest itself from a planet, would the perpendicularity there disappear?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Normally the shardpool would cease to exist, but there are circumstances that could prevent the shardpool from disappearing.

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  • 10

    Question

    Is ReLuur's spike made of Atium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    hesitated a for a second RAFO. You get a card though. It's not that big of a spoiler, but the answer would bring up questions that are.

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  • 11

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    Are the Svrakiss cognitive shadows?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. But you expected that.

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  • 12

    Question

    If you tapped blank Identity in an area, would you develop the area's accent?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's part of what you need. You need to both blank your Identity and tap Connection to get the accent.

    Footnote

    Note: Sanderson interpreted this question as blanking identity. Also, I don't think tapping blank identity is a thing, so it was not a great question.

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  • 13

    Question

    If Shai had a gold shadow, and she used one of her Essence Stamps, would her gold shadow change to reflect her new self?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, because she is changing her soul so the gold shadow changes.

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  • 14

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    If you were on Roshar, and tapped Connection, would you be unable to use Scadrial magic?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, but that's a good question. You would not be able to use Selish magic though, because that is dependent on location.

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  • 15

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    Did Demoux achieve immortality by manipulating his Connection age?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Demoux uses the same method as most of the Seventeenth Shard. That method slows aging by a lot, but doesn't stop it completely.

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  • 16

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    During the events of Stormlight Archive, is Yolen still populated?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes... yes, I would say so since a letter is written to somebody on Yolen.

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  • 17

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    Was Leras bonded to a being in the Cognitive Realm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You mean like a Nahel bond? Yes, or a similar mechanism. Well, you have to remember that Shards interact with the realms in a different way, so... Well, I more mean before Leras became a Vessel. Anything before then is RAFO. (and I got a card)

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  • 18

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    You've mentioned before that Hoid ends up where he needs to be.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, and usually without knowing why.

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    Is Chromium involved in that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Well, he's not necessarily using Chromium, but the underlying mechanic, yes.

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  • 19

    Question

    Does Lift see Wyndle a different way than another Edgedancer would see their spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but only slightly. She sees a longer vine, and slightly more, but it's not a big difference.

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  • 20

    Question

    Szeth refers to Nightblood as sword-nimi. What is the -nimi ending?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is an honorific.

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    And why does he call it "sword", and not by its name?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It has not told him its name.

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  • 21

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    What kind of spren is Ivory?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Inkspren.

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  • 22

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    Does Damnation exist in all three Realms?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, all three.

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  • 23

    Question

    Are odiumspren the only spren who live on Braize?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Only odiumspren are welcome on Braize, but they're different from anything we've seen so far.

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