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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Is Cultivation a Shard on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, Cultivation is. (very inquisitively) Where did you get that word?

    17TH SHARD

    It's in the book.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Is it in the book? Okay.

    17th Shard

    It's mentioned once.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Okay, one of the Shards from Roshar is Cultivation.

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  • 2

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Zas

    So the number of Shards that have been on Roshar is three, correct?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Correct.

    Zas

    People have been thrown by you saying that Odium is not native to Roshar.

    Brandon

    Odium is not native, that's the thing. Are any of them native? So if you dig the deeper question, are any of them native, ehhh, none of them are native to the planets you've seen so far. What I probably should've said to be more precise is that Honor and Cultivation were there long before Odium showed up.

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  • 3

    Interview: May 22nd, 2013

    StormAtlas

    Is Cultivation's holder still alive?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 4

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Lance Alvein

    Did Cultivation come to Roshar with Honor, or was she already on Roshar when Honor arrived?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good question. They came together.

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  • 5

    Interview: May 22nd, 2013

    StormAtlas

    Were Cultivation and Honor romantically involved?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 6

    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 himóHonor, 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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  • 7

    Interview: Mar 17th, 2012

    Question

    A question related to that. Thereís an idea going around that all the spren that can Nahel Bond, all Knight Radiant spren are called honorspren, and then Nohadon talks specifically about honorspren. Is that the case? You know, is it just the Windrunner spren, or is it all the spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím going to deal with this in the next book. So Iíll just go ahead and let it be a literal RAFO. It is coming.

    (interruption, leading Brandon to lose his train of thought)

    So what we are dealing with here is that all Spren are indeed all pieces of the one who has gone, so those spren are all- except the Windrunner spren, the spren like Syl, have certain umm.

    ZAS

    Nohadon mentioned that "All the spren arenít as discerning as honorspren."

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    So there has been dissension among them about who gets to call themselves honorspren, if that makes sense, and there is some disagreement among scholars about which ones are really, you know "This is what defines an honorspren".

    But the spren you are running into are all (something) of either Honor or Cultivation, or some mixture between them. And you can usually tell the ones that are more Honor, and the ones that are more Cultivation. That should be able to be (something).

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 5th, 2013

    Question

    Is Cultivation's Shardholder still alive.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good question, what do you think?

    Question

    I want to say, but that's based on my knowledge before I read Lift's interlude from Words of Radiance. Now I am leaning towards no. Based on that interlude, it looks like spren have essence from both Honor and Cultivation. It's almost like they exist in a spectrum, on one end of which is Honor, and on the other - Cultivation; so there are spren that are, for the lack of better example, 90% Honor and 10% Cultivation, and there are spren that are 15% Honor and 85% Cultivation.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's a very astute observation!

    Question

    And since we know that Honor is Splintered, then it might be the case that Cultivation is also Splintered, and their Splinters form the spren.

    Footnote

    In a prior signing report it was revealed that Cultivation's shardholder is indeed alive.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 8th, 2013

    Question

    Is the Nightwatcher Cultivation or of Cultivation somehow?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is strongly hinted in the book.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Have we seen Cultivation's magic?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 11

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Are the Parshendi of Cultivation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not originally.

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  • 12

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Is the Nightwatcher a spren of Cultivation in a similar way that the Stormfather is to Honor?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Nightwatcher is not Cultivation but is related. You're on the right track.

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  • 13

    Interview: Aug 9th, 2014

    Khyrindor

    Hoid went through Cultivation's Shardpool to get to Roshar as opposed to Honor's. Yet, he notes he never got along well with Cultivation. Why did he choose her Shardpool rather than Honor's?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    You're making assumptions!

    (I asked if it's possible that it was Honor's and he said it's possible.)

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  • 14

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    mail-mi

    Okay, cool. And then, just one more, shouldn't the rest of Roshar be more Earth-like, more Shinovar-like, kind of, with Cultivation on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You are mistakenly assuming that Cultivation means Earth-like flora and fauna. Roshar is very bountiful and like it's not a barren land. Roshar is very....

    zas678

    Thriving?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's thriving. Yeah, it just has a different ecology. You're mistakenly assuming that our ecology is the only sort that can be bountiful.

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  • 15

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Are spren visible on Roshar because Cultivation is present?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Cultivation has a lot to do with the spren but the spren...would...it's hard to separate them, but some spren did exist before Cultivation arrived.

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  • 16

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Leiyan

    Is Nightwatcher Cultivation, or an analogue of the Stormfather to Ö?

    Brandon Sanderson

    These are excellent questions you should be asking.

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  • 17

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    So I'm just gonna run with that right now. Is Surgebinding in general a melding of Honor and Odium ala Feruchemy being in some senses being not directly of Ruin or Preservation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Honor and Cultivation is what you mean? Um, there are spren of all three shards. And those spren can work within the bounds of the magic that has already been set up on Roshar.

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  • 18

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    What are Cultivation's feelings with regards to the Stormfather?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Cultivation's feelings-- I don't think that has spoilers-- Cultivation is, um uhhh [long pause] I just have to decide how I can say things that are not spoilers. Cultivation, the Stormfather reminds her of certain things about someone else she knew, and she feels the same way about the Stormfather in some ways as this person she knew.

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  • 19

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    What is the relationship between Nightwatcher and Cultivation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I expected a hard RAFO, but he said Nightwatcher compared to Cultivation is similar to Stormfather compared to Honor.

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  • 20

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2015

    Question

    Is Cultivation the same thing as the Nightwatcher?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, they are related but it is more like the similarity between the Stormfather and Honor.

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  • 21

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    Is Cultivation alive?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 22

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    If another Shard came to Scadrial, would that be enough to create a godmetal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    If another shard just came to visit, probably not.

    Question

    If they brought a spren or-

    Brandon Sanderson

    If they came and completely Invested the world, then things might start happening. But there's some special circumstances, remember. Ruin and Preservation created that planet. Specifically. And so there's some goofy things that happened because of that. For instance Roshar was not made by Honor, Cultivation, or Odium. That's one of the big differences about what's going on there.

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  • 23

    Interview: Oct 6th, 2015

    Kogi

    Anything you can tell us about santhids?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Theyíre one of a few Rosharan animals with a degree of sentience. Itís easier on Roshar for this to happen.

    Kayla

    Because of Cultivation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Footnote

    Also, Santhids arenít based on anything in particular on Earth (sad marine biologist face)

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  • 24

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2015

    Lindel

    Crem and the Purelake on Roshar. Do they have any connection to Cultivation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Both existed on the planet before Cultivation arrived.

    Question

    But both are influenced by her now?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, she influences both.

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  • 25

    Interview: Nov 28th, 2015

    Seonid

    "If Cultivation and Honor were romantically involved, why did Cultivation not help Honor against Odium?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    "She did."

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  • 26

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    Have we ever seen the Physical embodiment of either Odium or Cultivation? Similar to what we saw with Ruin chasing...Vin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So *pause* physical embodiment is kind of hard thing to define with Shards because you could argue that everything is a physical embodiment of them, does that make sense?

    Question

    Yes. I mean more a physical form that the uses share--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh okay, okay. So have you ever seen Odiumís? I donít believe youíve seen Odiumís.

    Question

    What about Cultivationís?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Cultivation is a RAFO.

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  • 27

    Interview: Feb 16th, 2016

    little wilson

    You mentioned that "half-ish" of the existing Shards are whole at the time of Shadows of Self. Is that counting splinters?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Splintered is one of the ways they are not considered whole. (He's thinking about Dominion and Devotion and says that's the opposite of whole)

    little wilson

    I was thinking about shattered versus splintered, and going with shattered with Devotion and Dominion. And then splintered would be Honor separating a piece of himself to create the spren (pre-Shattering).

    Brandon Sanderson

    On Scadrial, Ruin and Preservation did the same thing. Their bodies are part of the world. Things on the spiritual realm don't matter where they are in relation to each other. All those spren are still Honor, when he was alive. Does that make sense? Yes, they're splinters of Honor, but they're still Honor. It's not like he's diminished, because his whole essence is the world. There's no diminishing that. So we're talking about the fracturing of the mind and killing of the Shard. That's the distinction between whole and not whole.

    little wilson

    Are there any Shards we don't know of that are Shattered?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. (Zas' sister says "Four....ish...right?") Eh....Honor is gone. Devotion and Dominion are gone. There are others. The question is is Cultivation gone or not? I haven't answered that for you. There are others. So this is why I'm not going to give you answers on this.

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  • 28

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Is it normal for people to become connected to an area after being there for a bit, like with Kel and wherever he was when he found the Ire, or is something special going on?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is normal for a cognitive shadow to get stuck to places, because they exist through investiture it is normal for them to get tied to an area. Kelsier was still in Scadrial when he found the Ire. This happened with Odium and the two shards on Roshar, Preservation to Ruin, and the Heralds (To Roshar? Braize?). (I think this is basically what happens with shards when they invest on a planet, so this same thing happens at smaller levels than shards.)

    Footnote

    (After about an hour and a half he started answering more questions, so I sat nearby and wrote the gist of the questions and answers he was getting. Thsi next part is going to be paraphrased, but fairly accurate. It wasn't as rapid fire as it had been, as I and other people didn't want to keep interruption him while he was playing magic.)

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  • 29

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Is Cultivation Shattered?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 30

    Interview: Nov 5th, 2016

    Eurocon 2016 (Paraphrased)

    Question

    Are The spren of truthwatchers are related directly with cultivation or the nightwatcher?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He answered that the majority of sprens are a mixture of both shards. But the truthwatchers sprens where related with Cultivation.

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  • 31

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    Did Ambition fight back?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    And...Was Cultivation close enough to when Odium got [Splintered] Honor, to know how to fight back? Brandon: Heheheheh. I would say yes.

    Question

    And Cultivation, is she--

    Brandon Sanderson

    She is still there. Alive and kicking.

    Question

    And she can probably know how to not turn her back to the--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, maybe. She has learned from the experiences of others.

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