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  • 1

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    Were there highstorms on Roshar before Adonalsium Shattered?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Were there highstorms on Roshar before Adonalsium Shattered? I'm gonna RAFO that. I'm not gonna answer you, because I'm mean. Maybe someday you shall have your answer to this important answer.

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    So, do the Parshendi need a highstorm to change forms?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They do, good guess! Excellent question.

    QUESTION

    Do they eat?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Do they eat? Yes.

    QUESTION

    So, they eat like grains and stuff like that?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    You will find out, but they do eat.

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 18th, 2014

    tganchero

    Are highstorms a meteorological or magical phenomenon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Both.

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar 18th, 2014

    gpmushu

    Do highstorms get weaker as they move west because of normal meteorological reasons the same way a hurricane gets weaker over land or is it because they slowly drain investiture as they infuse spheres over the whole continent?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Both. He said that anything like that will be affected by both normal science as well as the magic, but then he added that the highstorms are a natural occurring phenomenon that were on the planet before stuff started going down. I didn't get this confirmed, but I think he meant the stormlight part of the storm was added later, I'm assuming by a Shard.

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    What information do Stormwardens use to predict Highstorms?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, many things, some of which is necessary to the process and some of which is not. But previous highstorm arrival is a very big part of it, and highstorms from previous years, most recent highstorms, and if they can get when the highstorm left the other side, that's a calculation that will help them, and things like this.

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  • 6

    Interview: Oct 6th, 2015

    Nethseaar

    Do Highstorms manifest in Shadesmar? If so, how? A giant wall of glass beads?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, they do manifest in Shadesmar. You will need to read to find out how.

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  • 7

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    So, it got established when Syl transformed for Kaladin, a living Blade can become any weaponÖ

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, based on the perception of the wielder.

    Question

    So, why is it that there are only dead swords?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís a good question that will be answered in the future.

    Question

    Could they make a lightsaber?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They could make...metal weapons of a similar style to that, so no, weíre not talking lightsabers. Creating plasma is not something that weíre looking at.

    Question

    A bow, for example?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They could create, probably...Well, letís RAFO that one, Iíll show you whatís going to be happening.

    Question

    You mentioned the ecology on Roshar, and you mentioned that mostly the non-sentient spren predate the [shattering of Adonalsium?]. So my question is about the evolution of life on Roshar, and how essential the highstorms are to life on Roshar, how the plants evolved...so can we assume that life that is dependent on the highstorms predates the Shattering of Adonalsium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    UmÖ

    Question

    Can we correctly assume? [Laughter]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iíll tell you this. The highstorms predate, and there was a lot of natural evolution on Roshar resulting in a lot of what we have there.

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If the highstorms existed prior to the Shardsí arrival, whatís the relationship between the highstorms and the Stormfather?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh good question. I was wondering if someone was going to ask that. So, Iíll try...let me seeÖ[sighs] You know, Iím actually going to RAFO this one. And let me tell you why, because I mean, I want to give you some reasons to be interested in the things that Dalinar will be talking about with the Stormfather. So this is a RAFO with an explicit promise for book 3. These are things that will be covered now that we have bonded the Stormfather to a person who can now ask some of these questions. I could totally just tell you now, but where the fun of that? Read book three.

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  • 9

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    On Roshar, because of no tectonic activity, it seems possible that the magnetic dynamo inside doesnít create enough of a magnetosphere to protect life from solar radiation, so my question is, do the highstorms function as a form of protection against solar radiation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís an excellent question. Thatís a RAFO. Thatís a really cool question.

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  • 10

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 2016

    Question

    Question about the stormlight itself : a highstorm, full of stormlight, fills the spheres. Then, the KR use the stormlight or the stormlight evaporates with time. Question : where does the stormlight in highstorms come from ? Is there like a "rain cycle", but for the stormlight ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    the stormlight in the highstorm is transferred from the Spiritual realm through the Stormfather into the highstorm.

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  • 11

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    Ted Herman

    How much area do highstorms cover?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ask Isaac (cosmere artist).

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