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  • 1

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Zenith

    Are Dawnshards the same thing as Honorblades?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    macros

    Based on what we know currently about the ten heartbeats, why does Szeth require ten heartbeats to bring forth his Honorblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Perception is a very important part of how these things all work, and remember, the Honorblades work differently from everything else. Everything was based upon them. Why donít you read and find out whatís going on there, but remember, the charactersí perception is very important.

    macros

    So then thatís why at one point Shallan requires ten heartbeats and now she doesnít.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Right, just like—itís the exact same reason why Kaladinís forehead wounds donít heal, because he views himself as need—as having those, somewhere deep inside of him, and that canít heal until that goes away. And itís the same reason why in Warbreaker, when you bring something to life your intention, rather than really what you say, is what matters. Itís all about perception.

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    If a non Windrunner picked up Jezrien's honorblade would they gain Windrunner powers as well?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    If a Windrunner picked up that blade, would their abilities be enhanced?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There would be some compounding but strength is not as much an issue with surgebinding as is the strength of the spren bond and how much Stormlight you are using.

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Why were all the shardblades swords when they can take on any weapon form they want? Would they all revert to swords when they die?

    Brandon Sanderson

    When they die they'd revert to the basic form which was a sword since they were patterned after honorblades.

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 6th, 2014

    Question

    At the very end of Words of Radiance, Dalinar touches a Shardblade and it screams at him. Should that particular Blade have been safe?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No it should not have. It's a clue that something has happened. There are other clues that something is wrong with what the story you've been told is.

    Question

    Because Option 2 is that it's unsafe to touch an honorblade, but there's no evidence of that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is no evidence of that. There's much stronger evidence that something else is going on.

    Question

    Did Hoid switch out the blades?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hoid did not switch out the blades, but good question.

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  • 6

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2013

    Question

    Is Szeth's sword noticeably smaller than other shardblades?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 7

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Macen

    If someone is using an Honorblade, would they be able to bond a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is indeed possible. It does not block it. Good question. You do not have to bond Honorblades. Honorblades work with whoever holds them.

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  • 8

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Kythis

    Can they hold more than one Honorblade at a time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is theoretically possible.

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  • 9

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2014

    Question ()

    You mentioned that human canít bond Honorblades, but Nalan tells Szeth that his bond with his Honorblade has been broken. Can you clear this up?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Humans CAN bond Honorblades. There's a crucial difference between Honorblades and Shardblades. When you drop an Honorblade, it does not disappear, even if it has been bonded. A Shardblade will disappear when dropped.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    For the Honorblades, if somebody that was already a Radiant used an Honorblade, would they get that Surge also?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is possible to get multiples, yes. Good question.

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  • 11

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    For the Honorblades, if somebody that was already a Radiant used an Honorblade, would they get that Surge also?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is possible to get multiples, yes. Good question.

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  • 12

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Leiyan

    I'm guessing it's a RAFO, but why do Honorblades work the way they do?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Honorblades were crafted before Shardblades existed--

    Leiyan

    So they were crafted.

    Brandon Sanderson

    They were crafted before Shardblades existed, and all Shardblades that exist came about as certain individuals trying to find out how to copy Honorblades.

    Leiyan

    So would it be fair to say that Honorblades are analagous to fabrials in some sense? Trap spren in a crystal yada yada Stormlight power?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is an analogy there, that I think would pass the SAT's rigor for analogies.

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  • 13

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Does Hoid have 2 Honorblades?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hoid currently has no Honorblades.

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  • 14

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    Why was the base form of Shardblades chosen to be blades, as swords?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's because the Shardblades were devised-- I can't spoil the second book-- They were devised as imitations of the Honorblades, which were created and given to the Heralds. So since the original pattern was the Honorblades, they were built to feel like the Honorblades.

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  • 15

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    I know at the end of Words of Radiance Syl shows she can turn into different forms, not just a sword. Why do they not-- Or why do none of the other past Radiants really show that they have done that. Because normally in the flashbacks they are shown just being swords.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So the shardblades came from spren seeing the Honorblades, which were created for mankind, and being like ďI can do thatĒ. That is what they were imitating.

    Question

    So thatís what they wanted--

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, thatís how they see themselves and how they are seen. They can change into other things--

    Question

    They just never--

    Brandon Sanderson

    But when you let go of one itís going to become a sword again.

    Question

    Oh, I just meant in all the visions they were always portrayed as swords. Was that just for--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís cultural, like this is-- One thing that is interesting is you are going to see that the new Radiants donít have-- I mean the Radiants you have seen almost all of them are after thousands of years of Radiants and Orders and you have certain things that you do. So the writing reason was I didnít want to give away--

    Question

    Thatís what I was going to ask.

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a writing reason behind it. I didnít want to do that and give too much away. I already worried that having Syl shift shapes as often as she did through the first book was going to be a big clue to people and I wanted to hold off on giving away too much.

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  • 16

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Argent

    Returned, they donít quite fit the other splintersótheir Breath, ratheróbecause itís the divine breath thatís the splinter right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    EhhhhhhhÖ. Ehhhhhhh....

    Argent

    Okay, that was vague.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not a 100% correlation there

    Argent

    So in that case itís not entirely fair to say that the Returned are vessels for...

    Brandon Sanderson

    NoÖ Well, more vessels than the people that are in TíTelirÖ So, Endowment is in control of whatís happening, right?

    Argent

    The giving of _____

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. So what youíve got to rememberóand this is something that people keep mistaking is- something like a spren is still part of the god, and itís not that different from the fact that the rock has a part of the body in it, and that everything is kind of madeóin [the] Mistborn world in particularóeverything is made out of their essence. And soÖ the breath _are_ similar, but itís less that- theyíre not autonomous in most cases and itís more like- itís like a hybrid of whatís happening in Mistborn where everybodyís got a bit of Preservation in them. Everyoneís got a bit of Endowment in them.

    Argent

    Innate investiture.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Innate investiture that they are born with.

    Argent

    I was looking to _Divine_ Breath, _____ specifically.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh _Divine_ breath! Divine Breath is itís own special thing, and itís more like what happened with the Honorblades, in that the god is pouring a bit of its investiture, infusing the magic ____.

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