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Your search for the tag 'Recreance' yielded 9 results

  • 1

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    And, how were the Radiants able to summon their Shardblades at the Recreance if they'd already decided to break their oaths?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Their Shardblades are part of what brought them to--part of the Oathpact--but breaking the Oathpact did not affect their ability to bond or unbond Shardblades.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    I had a couple other questions about the Recreance that you're probably not going to answer. I was wondering if the Radiants were deliberately trying to put Shardblades in the hands of non-Radiants, since they left them all outside a military base.

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. Since I've answered so many questions, the RAFOs are going to start flying freely. I'm like, "Now, what is there left to write books about?

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  • 3

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    KiManiak

    This may be RAFO bait, but letís see. Did the Knights Radiant in Dalinarís Feverstone Keep vision divest their discard their Shards to a specific person/being/entity? (Brandon interrupted here before I could finish, but Iíll include the rest anyway). If so, have we seen them onscreen as of the end of WoR?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís a definite RAFO. (And thatís how I earned my first official RAFO card).

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  • 4

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    So this may be RAFO bait, but in Dalinarís Feverstone Keep vision, when the Radiantís discard their Shards are they doing that to any entity in particular in specific?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Definitely a RAFO.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    Cool. Iím not going to bother asking who did right now. With Syl being able to be revived, is Adolin ever going to be able to revive his own blade, or-

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ah, that would be very difficult, as the orig-, in most cases, the original person who broke the oaths has to be the one.

    Question

    Ok. Do you have to have done the third oath before you can convert your spren into a Blade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh, in most orders, yes.

    Question

    What about Shallan then? Did she do it, cause she was a kid when she first-

    Brandon Sanderson

    UmÖ You will find out more.

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  • 6

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    In terms of timeline-- So The Way of Kings and the Stormlight Archive takes place 1173-4 right now, how far ago, approximately, was the Recreance?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So you-- Letís see-- Heralds leave at what, 4500?

    Argent

    Thatís what it says.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So the Heralds leave at 4500 and weíre at 11--

    Argent

    So we are at 5500 years after--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. So Recreance is more recent than late.

    Argent

    SoÖ In the thousands--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím going to have to pull out the timeline.

    Argent

    But itís not like three hundred years ago.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Itís not like three hundred years ago, but itís also not like 4000 years ago.

    Argent

    Okay, so from the middle--

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Hierocracy happened after and the Hierocracy was a couple hundred years ago. Itís longer than that even, itís like five or six hundred years ago I think.

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Was Honor Shattered before or after the Recreance?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I believe after. I'm pretty sure. I mean, he has memories of the Recreance.

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  • 8

    Interview: Feb 16th, 2016

    zas678

    Did Vasher visit Roshar before or after the Recreance? I ask because he probably had to have seen a live Shardblade to model Nightblood after, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Vasher didn't have to have seen a live Shardblade. He could've heard stories and modeled Nightblood after those.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jun 11th, 2016

    Barnes and Noble YA (Paraphrased)

    Question

    I asked ďWas the wicked thing of eminence an action of spren, of men, or both?Ē I didnít go into this with him in a line, but my theory is about the spren.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Finally, Brandon RAFOíd me on my question about ďthe wicked thing of eminenceĒ that Alice theorized about.

    Footnote

    Weíve heard from the Stormfather, who is a completely unreliable witness, and Syl, who doesnít even remember, that it was menís fault. Pattern is certain that Shallan will choose to kill him in the future, but I donít remember him saying the Radiants were ďwicked.Ē That doesnít really fit with what we know of cryptics anyway. He went dormant when Shallan ignored him, but why would he think she would go even further and ďkillĒ him when his standards are much different than honorspren? Also, the big troop of Radiants who abandoned their swords in Dalinarís vision all did it at once. Their swords and armor were glowing and functioning when they arrived, so not oathbroken yet, and they do it in mass right then. Why would they choose that? (And werenít many of them Windrunners?) I think the Listener verse about the Parshendi being milk to the spren as opposed to the meat provided by bonds to men hints at the answer. We know that the spren imitated what the heralds could do and initiated the bonds on their own. I think that there is a cost to the Nahel bond that is undisclosedĖthe spren are somehow feeding/draining somethingĖlife, magic, etc. from their partners. They have good intentions and/or view short human live through a different lens of priorities in perspective of the millenia long struggle with Odium, but the humans pay a steep cost in exchange for their increased abilities. Maybe they eventually drain and become spren themselves?

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