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  • 1

    Interview: Jul, 2009

    Zas678

    Now this one will probably be RAFO'd: I know you already said that there are four Shards outside of Ati and Leras in your other books. Could you tell us the numbers per book? Is just a standard two per book? Or do some have more than others?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Some worlds have more than others. You have seen the effects, influences, and work of four other Shards. One Shard, however, was no longer on the world by the time the story was told there.

    Zas678

    I know that we've "interacted with two directly" (the pool in Elantris, and The Voice that called Lightsong back to life) that we've "seen it's power" (Dahkhor??) and another that we've seen their infulence (I have no idea on this one, though I think it might be whatever pointed out Aon Rao in Elantris to Raoden)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Nice guesses on most of those. You've got some things right. You've got some things wrong. The only thing I'll confirm (and I don't think I've said this before) is that The Voice is, indeed, one of the Shards of Adonalsium. (Endowment is that Shard's true name, by the way.)

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  • 2

    Interview: Jan 18th, 2010

    Goradel

    Also, does Endowment have some physical presence in the book similar to Ruin=Atium, etc?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    Endowment does have such a thing, but it does not appear onscreen in the novel Warbreaker.

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  • 3

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Is Edgli Endowment's real name?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO, however the flowers are related to Endowment somehow...

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  • 4

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Are Shards all paired? Does Endowment have a counterpart?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. Also, yes and no. Not all Shards have perfect counterparts like Ruin and Preservation.

    QUESTION

    Why were Ruin and Preservation linked together?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Because they're such perfect opposites. Basically it's just an opposites attract thing.

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  • 5

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Is Endowment blind to the words spoken by Awakeners? Is he blind to art?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 6

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Is Endowment linked to the ocean in Warbreaker?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2011

    EricLake (14 November 2011)

    Is Endowment's holder female?

    Brandon Sanderson (14 November 2011)

    RAFO :)

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Windrunner

    Did people exist on Nalthis prior to Endowment's arrival there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Some planets had people before the shattering.

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kurkistan

    What is/was Endowment's gender? Is Endowment the same being as Austre (making him male)?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 10

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Link389

    Are there any other shards on Nalthis aside from Endowment

    Brandon Sanderson

    I suppose I can answer this if I haven't already. No, it is only Endowment.

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  • 11

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ReaderAt2046

    What would happen if, right after someone died, they were made into a Lifeless, and then Endowment tried to Return that person?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oooh...now that's a spicy one. Endowment's gift of a superpowered Breath would come down, strike the Lifeless, and all kinds of craziness would occur. You'd end up with a drab god, which would be hilarious.

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  • 12

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Stroniax

    Is there a way to harvest BioChromatic Breath from a planet, if it holds any? (If a person dies, and their body turns to dusty he dust of the earth, then doesn't the earth--or sharever planet they have--therefore hold thousands, if not millions, of BioChromatic Breaths?)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Possible. It would be the same thing as harvesting the nature of Preservation or Ruin, which--on Scadrial--took the form of nuggets of metal.

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  • 13

    Interview: Aug 8th, 2013

    Question

    If Hoid were tempted by a Shard, which one would it be?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Endowment.

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  • 14

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    Leinton

    Would Returned still Return if Endowment died?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Magic in the cosmere needs a guiding force. If it doesn't have one, the magic itself will gain sentience. Or someone would pick it up. So yes, Returned would still come, but there would be something different based on who was guiding the power.

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  • 15

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    Leinton

    If Endowment were killed, would the Returned still come?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Somebody needs to hold the magic. If no one holds the magic, the magic will start to gain sentience. Interesting and bizarre things happen then, so I would say yes, but with the caveat that with whoever picks up the power or what happens with the power could end up changing that.

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  • 16

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Macen

    What Heightening is Hoid?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [Coy] I don't know what you're talking about! Heightening? He's just the King's Wit! Q: With perfect pitch? A: He does have perfect pitch! [Even more coy]You're obviously misconstruing that!

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  • 17

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Chris_from_Warrenton

    Is Edgli the name of Endowment?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 18

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    Awakening and Surgebinding, Stormlight and Breath seem really similar in some aspects--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Argent

    --except Breaths seem to stick to things better--

    Brandon Sanderson

    They do.

    Argent

    --than Stormlight. So when you are holding the Breath it doesnít expire when you put it in something it doesnít go away. Can you tell me something about why thatís happening?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Part of this is kind of inherent to the Shard and the power itís coming from. I mean the power of Endowment is just going to stick, thatís part of the nature of its magic. Does that make sense? But it also kind of has to do with how the ecosystems are working. For instance the Stormlight is essential to the ecosystem of Roshar, it needs to be expended, it needs to get out and-- Itís like evaporation, does that make sense?

    Argent

    Recycling? Not the recycling but the cycle of--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, yeah like the cycle of water. And so just part of the way the nature of it works, it /has/ to get out, it /has/ to leak out, it has to run out. I mean it leaks even from spheres, right?

    Argent

    And when you lash things itís temporary--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yep. And even though Szeth says that he thought Voidbringers could hold it they canít. Like it is just not the way that it works.

    Argent

    Can they just hold it better?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They can hold it better. Itís not permanent. Now there are things that can do it permanently but--

    Argent

    Like the black sphere for example?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well we are not going to...The black sphere is something different. You guys have guessed what the black sphere is, right?

    Argent

    Well we have some ideas. I support that it holds an Unmade. Am I wrong?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím not going to answer that.

    Argent

    But you said--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím just curious what the theories are. Book 3 the black sphere is-- Everyone who reads the books will know what the black sphere is by the end of Book 3.

    Argent

    I can live with that.

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  • 19

    Interview: Oct 6th, 2015

    little wilson

    "Is Endowment male or female?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    Endowment is female.

    Footnote

    verbatim personalization

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  • 20

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    On Nalthis we know that Endowment makes splinters to create divine breaths to bring Returned, the process with which those Returns are chosen, is that deliberate by Endowment or is that a process that was put into place to select?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 21

    Interview: Oct 13th, 2015

    Blaze1616

    You've revealed that the Shard Endowment is female, and in the book the Idrians refer to Austre as a male. Are they the same being?

    Brandon Sanderson

    *sly smile* No, they are not.

    Question

    *eyes widen*

    Brandon Sanderson

    Who do you think Austre is?

    Question

    Well, my best guess would then be some ancient Returned.

    Brandon Sanderson

    *smiles again* That's a good guess.

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