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  • 1

    Interview: Nov 21st, 2011

    Question

    Were Ruin and Preservation two shards or one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They were two shards. Harmony is considered a shard, although it’s really two, in the same way that a king of two countries would still be considered a king.

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  • 2

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Can Sazed "will" himself to any Shardworld if he so desires?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, he has the capacity for it. However, will he? Don't know. If he did there would be a lot of ramifications for it...

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  • 3

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Will Sazed eventually go mad trying to hold two Shard's power at the same time (being pushed to two different Purposes simultaneously for millennia)? Why hasn't anyone else tried this trick before in the Cosmere?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Since they're so opposite they work together to create a whole. However, after a LONG time it would change him as a person.

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  • 4

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    T.T.

    5. Is Hoid a Herald, or a Shardholder, or something else entirely.

    6. Was the letter posted on the top of chapters to Sazed?

    7. Barring the Almighty, did we seen a Shardholder (like Sazed) in this book?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    5. Hoid is something else entirely.

    6. It is written to a character who exists outside of Roshar. I won't yet say who.

    7. I think "Shardholder" would get confusing alongside "Shardbearer." Basically, in the Cosmere's terms, when someone holds a Shard of Adonalsium, I call that person a Shard of Adonalsium. They are imbued with the power of that Shard, but they also become the Shard. Fans can use whatever terminology they wish, but this is how I term it.

    You did at least see the direct effects of two of the Shards of Adonalsium, but I won't say whether or not you actually saw a Shard of Adonalsium.

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2011

    Vericon Report - Puck (Paraphrased)

    Puck

    I recorded the entire session and, should we get approval to post it (I could understand if Peter would rather we didn't), I'll upload it here. Until then (or instead of that, should we get a "no") here are some details that I recalled on the ride home (no cheating, Peter. I promise!)

    Brandon Sanderson

    - We deal with a bendalloy (Allomantic)/gold (Feruchemical) Twinborn in addition to Wax's steel/iron combo
    - The nickname for a iron Feruchemist is a "Slider"
    - A nickname for Sazed is "Harmony" (I think)
    - The events in the first trilogy have spawned 2 religions: Survivorism (der) and Pathism (followers of Sazed, unless I completely misread things)
    - Bendalloy has some very interesting rules/restrictions: once a time bubble is created, it cannot be moved; I had always thought it would follow the misting around as they moved) entering/exiting a time bubble has some interesting effects. You can't shoot out of it, because objects entering/leaving the bendalloy bubble (especially those at high velocity) have some strange kind of conservation-of-energy-like effect, where they gain some kind of spin and ricochet in a different direction. I can't help but extrapolate what this means for individuals trying to enter/leave the stationary bubble. Maybe if it's done slowly (like with a shield in Dune), it's OK. We'll have to theorize on that until the novel comes out.
    - [This one might already be known, but it sounded new to me] The third Mistborn trilogy will be sci-fi, involving space travel. Crossovers, anyone? This might be the beginning of the final stage of Unity

    Footnote

    The name for an Iron Feruchemist (store weight) is actually a Skimmer. A Slider is an Allomantic Bendalloy burner (speed up time in bubble).

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  • 6

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2011

    irotin (14 November 2011)

    Kel said he ended atium production for a few hundred years. Will atium reappear in Alloy and such, or did Sazed move the Pits?

    Brandon Sanderson (Mon Nov 14)

    RAFO. :)

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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2011

    Fyodor32768 (14 November 2011)

    In Alloy of Law are people still Snapping?

    Brandon Sanderson (14 November 2011)

    Sazed chose to alter the way Snapping works. It bothered him. It does happen, but differently.

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  • 8

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    Oh, and another little tidbit,

    Brandon Sanderson

    The person who gave Wax his earring was the kandra, MeLaan.

    Also, that Kandra are working as "Sazed's Angels". And their role is primarily to go along fixing things by Sazed's Will. Brettin was killed towards the end of the book, but not in the storyline related plot. Sazed saw this, and told Tensoon to go get his bones, which is why he wasnt able to imitate him properly.

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  • 9

    Interview: Nov 12th, 2011

    zxg15

    One person asked what metal Wax's earring was made of.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He wouldn't say which metal, however he did confirm that it does have a "slight hemalurgic charge".

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  • 10

    Interview: Jan, 2012

    Ace_of_Face (Reddit.com)

    Hey Brandon! As much as I want to fan-gush, I'll keep it short so you can get back to your A Memory of Light drafting.

    How was Sazed/Harmony able to communicate with Waxillium near the end of the book? During the original trilogy, Ruin could occasionally implant thoughts into people's minds, but he couldn't just listen in whenever he felt like it. Is Harmony just way more powerful?

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit.com)

    There is interesting discussion about this one below, which I like to see. I thought this might spark some discussion. Remember that human beings were given more of preservation than Ruin during their creation, which led to Preservation eventually being overwhelmed by Ruin. That was the bargain; people would be of preservation at their core, but in turn Ruin got to claim the world once Preservation wound down.

    Another factor to consider here is that Wax was given a special earring designed for communication with a being that he actually worships.

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  • 11

    Interview: Jan, 2012

    Hippodrome (Reddit.com)

    I'm not sure how free we are around here with spoilers regarding the Mistborn trilogy, so I'll try my best to avoid anything that will get me strung up.

    The Mistborn trilogy left everything on the table, so to speak, with regards to the validity of a particular religion and its deitie(s). I worried the final scenario left no room for other religions to manifest in that world thereafter, and yet here we have Alloy of Law, which involved a few different religions (some of which we -the readers- know to be false) and somehow it seemed to work. My questions are:

    1.What were some general challenges that you had to deal with when establishing the religious backdrop of the story?

    2.Though you include brief examples of interaction with a deity in the novel, can you further explain some of the limits of that deity's ability to interact with the world in which the story takes place? The brief explanation in the novel seemed rushed. Then again, there didn't seem to be room for much philosophical debate during the awesome actions scenes.

    Thank you for taking the time out of your day to deal with questions like these.

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit.com)

    You covered the biggest challenge. However, you have to remember that as a religious person, I do believe in God in our world--and we have a ton of religions, many of which are related and interpreting the same concepts and scriptures in many different ways.

    As for this deity, you're right--this book didn't have the space for a lot of philosophy. However, I can get into it a little bit here. He does not interact partially because of his innate nature, which allows him to see many different sides of a lot of different debates and activities. On the other hand, I am a firm believer that the nature of free will demands people to actually be given opportunities to make decisions. Stopping them just before, ala Minority Report, doesn't cut it for me. So, the deity in question feels he must be very careful about direct involvement, instead letting people act and react--and letting choices be made.

    That said, I want him to be involved. Just more in a "I give people the tools they need to accomplish goodness," rather than "I'll just step in and make sure everyone does everything right."

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  • 12

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2011

    Fire Arcadia

    Are there 50 Allomantic Metals?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Nearly. Does Harmony have a metal?

    FIRE ARCADIA

    Is that an alloy of Lerasium and Atium?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    You're along the right lines.

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  • 13

    Interview: 2012

    Kilomtrs (June 2012)

    So in the trilogy, we see that when someone has a Hemalurgic spike implanted in them, they can hear Ruin talking to them, both as a vision and in their head. However, we learn in the Hero of Ages that Ruin cannot hear a person's thoughts no matter how much under Ruin's influence they are.

    In Alloy of Law, we see that Wax (and other Pathians) uses an earring to "pray" to Harmony, and we see that Harmony can hear his thoughts and respond.

    So I guess this leads to three questions:

    1. How does Harmony hear the thoughts of Wax, when it's explicitly pointed put that Ruin cannot?

    2. Are the earrings that the Pathians use Hemalurgicly charged, as otherwise they would be of no use to Ruin, and therefore Harmony?

    3. Or did Harmony completely change how that aspect of Hemalugy works?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    How this all works dates back to the original design of the Magic system.

    I wanted Ruin and Preservation to be complimentary opposites, like many things in the Mistborn world. Allomancy, for example, has Pushes and Pulls were are less "negate one another" opposites, but instead two sides to the same proverbial coin.

    Ruin is invasive. The power is more "Yell" than "Listen." The philosopher would probably have some interesting things to say about the masculine symbolism of Hemalurgy and its spikes.

    Ruin can insert thoughts. That power, however, can't HEAR the reactions. It's about invasion.

    Preservation, however, is the opposite. Preservation listens, Preservation protects. (Perhaps to a fault—if there were no Ruin, there would be no change to the world, and life could not exist.) Because of this, Preservation can hear what is inside people's minds. It cannot, however, INSERT thoughts. (This is important to the plot of Hero of Ages.)

    Harmony is both, the two complimentary opposites combined. And so, he inserts thoughts with Ruin and still uses Hemalurgy. He can also listen.

    Yes, Wax's earring is Invested. (Or, in other terms, it's a Hemalurgic spike.)

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  • 14

    Interview: Jul 29th, 2006

    Brandon Sanderson (Prologue Part 1)

    Somewhere in the italicized pre-chapter blurb of the prologue here is the clue one needs to figure out the over-arching mystery of the entire series. If you figure it out, good for you! If you don't, you'll have to wait until the last chapter of the final book to get it explained. . . .

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  • 15

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Josh and Eric

    So are Shards the most powerful thing in the Cosmere?

    Adam

    Or is Adonalsium?

    Josh and Eric

    No, no, let him RAFO the first one first, or he'll lump them together.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It depends on what you believe. The Shards are the most powerful things currently overtly manifest. There are those who would say there are other subtle forces being manifest. Most people in the know would say that Shards are the most powerful thing.

    Adam

    Does Hoid believe that Shards are the most powerful thing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You'll have to ask him sometime. [gives troll grin]. Or see him get asked something like that sometime. There's argument to be made that right now Harmony is the most powerful thing in the Cosmere.

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  • 16

    Interview: Feb 12th, 2013

    Mason Wheeler

    You've said that Splintering a shard is essentially the same thing as the shattering of Adonalsium, repeated on a smaller scale.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Mason Wheeler

    And a while ago, someone asked you if Splintering was permanent or reversible, and you said that it can be reversed.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Mason Wheeler

    And shard holders tend to take the name of the shard they hold. So you've got Sazed, who goes by "Harmony" now, after taking up Ruin and Preservation. That makes me wonder, does he hold two shards... or one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You could really answer that either way. The distinction is a really subjective one, and you could say that he's holding both shards, or that he holds one single Harmony.

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  • 17

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kchan

    How does Snapping work after Sazed changed it? If you don't want to reveal it all right now, are there any hints you can give us?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He couldn't get rid of this entirely. I don't want to spoil things, but Snapping was built into Allomancy primarily because of larger-scale magical issues. This is getting deep into the issue, but it has to do with a person's spiritual makeup and a 'wounded' spirit being easier to fill with something else, kind of like a cut would let something into the bloodstream. Sazed made this threshold on Scadrial much easier to obtain.

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  • 18

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kurkistan

    Is Wax's hemalurgic earring in Alloy of Law giving him slight Allomantic Pewter, enabling Harmony to fuel Pewter Allomancy directly in the final fight sequence?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 19

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    rags

    How is Harmony balanced when a part of Preservation's power is expended on human sentience? Isn't that what caused all the trouble to begin with?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Indeed. Hm... What could Sazed be doing with that extra power...

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  • 20

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    NinjaMeTimbers

    What would happen if you gave it a spike imbued with steel allomancy? I'm assuming that wouldn't be enough to grant it sentience but could it then use steel powers? Can you give allomantic powers to a kandra?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hemalurgy can give allomantic powers to a kandra. The process to do so is not known to anyone but Harmony.

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  • 21

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Douglas

    When Kelsier destroys the Pits of Hathsin in Final Empire, it is mentioned that they'll take something like 300 years to start producing Atium again. Do the Pits of Hathsin still exist in any form after Sazed reshaped the world, and is that timeline for them still valid?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 22

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Shadowsaber223 ()

    If Odium were lured to Scadrial, would his physical body turn into a burnable metal? If so, could Harmony create an Odium-metal legion of Mistings to consume and burn it? Would that weaken him sufficiently enough to be killed or destroyed?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The difficulty here is, again, one of Identity. People born on Scadrial have an Identity tied to it and its magic. Odium would have to do certain things to make them able to use a magic he fuels. He has done these things on Roshar, so it's not impossible for him to manage it on Scadrial.

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  • 23

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Thanatos17901 ()

    Thanks so much for all your writing, Way of Kings is the best book I've read in the last decade.

    If Sazed were to die, would he drop the shards Ruin and Preservation, or would he drop the shard Harmony?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Excellent question. The shards are now intermingled, and would take effort to split apart. He would drop Harmony. (This is what Odium feared would happen, by the way.)

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  • 24

    Interview: 2013

    Autarchk (March 2013)

    If I can ask a question, I just read the Mistborn trilogy and, were Preservation and Ruin two different shards or a single one with their power split somehow? If they were two shards, does that mean a single person can hold more than one, since Harmony apparently holds both now?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They were two shards.

    Yes, one entity can hold more than one. Remember that holding a shard changes you, over time. Rayse knows this, and prefers to leave behind destroyed rivals as opposed to taking their power and potentially being overwhelmed by it.

    Nepene

    I have a question, if you are willing. Would Ruin be more compatible with Rayse, would he pick up that shard had he visited Scadrial and shattered him? All the shards we have seen that he has shattered seem rather different in intent than him—Honor, Cultivation, Love, Dominion. But Ruin seems more in line with Odium. Rayse has ruined the days of quite a few people.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Technically, Ruin would be most compatible with Cultivation. Ruin's 'theme' so to speak is that all things must age and pass. An embodiment of entropy. That power, separated from the whole and being held by a person who did not have the willpower to resist its transformation of him, led to something very dangerous. But it was not evil. None of the sixteen technically are, though you may have read that Hoid has specific beef with Rayse. Whether you think of Odium as evil depends upon how much you agree with Hoid's particular view.

    That said, Ruin would have been one of the 'safer' of the sixteen for Rayse to take, if he'd been about that. Odium is by its nature selfish, however, and the combination of it and Rayse makes for an entity that fears an additional power would destroy it and make it into something else.

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  • 25

    Interview: Mar 5th, 2014

    ericth

    Could Sazed take down Rayse since he has two shards?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Rayse is VERY scared of Sazed. However, given Sazed is a composite of two diametrically opposed shards, he finds it very difficult to act.

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  • 26

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    The epigraphs for The Way of Kings, that were talking about how the various Shardholders are influenced by their shards over time--how does that impact someone like Harmony, with multiple shards?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The main effect it's having on Harmony right now is his inability to act sometimes, because his two sides are pushing, and so he is having trouble being proactive. It'd take a long time before it really becomes manifest, but he's had several hundred years, so it's starting to have an effect.

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  • 27

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    Is Harmony aware of events on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [hesitantly] Yeeeeeeees, some of them.

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  • 28

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Melissa

    Do Scadrians have a piece of Harmony?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yup.

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  • 29

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    Has Wax seen the influence of Shard other than Preservation, Ruin and Harmony?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. He has seen the influence of another Shard.

    Question

    Might that Shard be Autonomy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It might.

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  • 30

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    Have Hoid and Sazed (as Harmony) interacted?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uhm… yes, that has happened.

    Question

    Was it meaningful?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hoid considers everything meaningful. [laughter]

    Question

    Would Sazed consider it meaningful?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Sazed considers every individual meaningful. [more laughter from fans]

    Question

    Are we ever going to get an official Cosmere timeline.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Were getting really close to releasing it. I’m not sure when we will. The real trick is now that we are locking down White Sand it is close. The novel wasn’t canon, but once it’s out we will be real close to locking everything down. The trick is where is it? Like Sixth of the Dusk, we’re not sure exactly where it is.

    Question

    So is it actually canon that MB:Era 2 takes place between SA first & second half?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well I haven’t written second half so it depend on when I take a break. Maybe it takes place after 5, maybe after 7. We’ll just see how it goes when I get there. The timing there is a little more tight.

    Question

    So they are much closer in the timeline.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Exactly. So that’s why I have to be a little more doggy on those. Mostly because they are a similar timeline.

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  • 31

    Interview: Dec 12th, 2015

    Question

    Request for info on Harmony as personalization.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He wrote: “Harmony could go by another name, if he was not as good at controlling both of the Shards.” Brandon: And some of you might already be able to figure out what that would be.

    Footnote

    formatting

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  • 32

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    As of Shadows of Self, how many Shards are there on Scadrial?

    Brandon Sanderson

    (nervous laugh) There are two.... Harmony counts as two Shards. I do mean it that way, and I am giving you clarification so you don't all freak out.

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  • 33

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Kurkistan

    Did Hoid conference in on Harmony's chat with Wax?

    Brandon Sanderson

    (laugh) RAFO. (more laughing)

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  • 34

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    How does Harmony know about radio?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are actually two answers to this. First, Harmony was given a grand understanding of the laws of the universe during his Ascension. Second, Preservation had some limited precognitive abilities. Either one of those can lead you to the answer.

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  • 35

    Interview: Oct 6th, 2015

    Question

    Someone asked for a "future quote from Harmony." Brandon said that no one had ever asked that before.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He wasn't sure if the quote would be exact, so we'll need to check back around Mistborn 9, but he wrote in the book: "It is yours." That's awesome.

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  • 36

    Interview: Oct 6th, 2015

    Granvil4

    I asked if Sazed is the only one to hold more than one Shard.

    Brandon Sanderson

    “Sazed is the only one to currently hold two Shards.” After a few seconds, he added, “I’m not going to say he is the only one to ever hold two.” That’s all he said about it though.

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  • 37

    Interview: Apr 2nd, 2015

    Ruro272

    Does Harmony have any Splinters?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Do you mean like in his fingers? (Brandon has a coy smile. Kid looks at him like "you know what I mean you fool". Brandon laughs.) No, he does not have Splinters right now. Good question.

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  • 38

    Interview: Nov 28th, 2015

    PrncRny

    How much of Harmony's manipulation of Wax was Hoid aware of?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He knew what was going on. That's all I'm going to say.

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  • 39

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    Are Shard vessels able to have children?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes they are.

    Paladin Brewer

    Even Sazed, with his body being a eunuch?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, though technically all of Scadrial are the children of Preservation and Ruin.

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  • 40

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    In Alloy of Law, I noticed that when Marsh is talking to Marasi, he says that Wax is doing his brother’s work, is that referring to Harmony or Kelsier?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That’s referring to Kelsier in that quote, in his opinion at the moment. I don’t know if I agree with it. He feels that Wax is protecting the people, the little people, which was Kelsier’s work. In his opinion, which is kind of lofty.

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  • 41

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Question

    Harmony says the Beyond is a place he can’t reach, is that true for all shards or?...

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 42

    Interview: Feb 19th, 2016

    Dirigible

    "Could someone who's never been to Scadrial be Connected to Ruin, Preservation, or Harmony?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    "Possibly. Depends on the strength of the Connection. But yeah, Connection's not an on/off switch."

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  • 43

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Kurkistan

    What exactly was Harmony's original plan for Lessie if she'd gone along with it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well the original plan was to turn Wax into what he kind of ended up being.

    Kurkistan

    And Lessie would still be alive, then?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, and kind of as his minder slash, ya know...

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  • 44

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    I assume Sazed does not know the metal used in Lessie's spike because it's offworld, but Odium seems aware of Sazed/Harmony. Why is this?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium has a lot more knowledge that Sazed, he has had the power longer, and there are forces purposely trying to limit Harmony's knowledge.

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  • 45

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    So we’ve seen three cultures of people on Scadrial. Is Harmony involved… well, we can probably assume there’s probably more cultures, but there are…

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are more, yes.

    Question

    Is Harmony involved in more of them, or is he… does he keep his attention on the main one.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Harmony considers himself to be the god of all of them.

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  • 46

    Interview: Nov 22nd, 2016

    BYU Bookstore (Paraphrased)

    Question

    When Harmony ascended, I think he said he had trouble seeing what was going on in the Spiritual realm. Does he get better at this?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He does. Also it's important to note that the Spiritual Realm is not the Beyond.

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  • 47

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    When someone is Spiked, and dies, does that affect the time they spend in the Cognitive?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, because if you’re extra Invested, which Spiking technically does, if you have a Spike stapling a bit of someone else’s soul to yours--

    Question

    The other way. Someone Spikes into you--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ohhhhh, oh okay, no, that might make you go faster.

    Question

    Is that why Harmony doesn’t know who’s Spiking people?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hmm. Yeah. I had not considered that. But yeah, sure. Suuureee. You added to the canon. I mean, the actual answer was, when you’re Spiking somebody, you’re ripping of the soul, so kind of, there’s not enough left to talk. I mean, you’re ripping off the soul, so it’s a bad thing. A really bad thing. So you go ‘who killed you’ and it’s just somebody who… But yes, they would go faster too.

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  • 48

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    Would it be possible to create a potential Vessel that has a Connection to all 16 Shards? Through a combination of birth planet, genetics, Hemalurgy...

    Brandon Sanderson

    [Hems and Haws] You… So, terminology--the Vessel holds the Shard. Lots of people have connection to Shards without holding them. So, I’m just gonna RAFO that. You guys got YEARS AND YEARS left, before we’re even gonna discuss. But if I tell you now...like...what are you gonna ask?

    Question

    So I got a bit of a Shard-related question. So, the entity that Harmony is, all the other Shards that we’ve had named so far, are any of them combinations, or are they all--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, good question. The only one I would count as a combination is the Dor, right? But it isn’t even a full Shard. So everything else--single holder only when we talk about it okay? That’s an excellent question. Or they’ve been Splintered completely.

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