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  • 1

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Can Inquisitors still breed through human reproductive methods?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes

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  • 2

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    How long is the lifespan of an Inquisitor?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It depends on the powers they're given. Some burn up quickly, and others are extended. In general though they do tend to have slightly longer lives. Since Marsh has the missing bag of atiums he's going to be around for a while.

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  • 3

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Does being female alter the spiritual overlays on a person, so that a Hemalurgically imbued spike would need to be placed differently than in a male body?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. In fact, there are female inquisitors in the huge fight when Vin goes blasting through them, but he felt like bringing that out would have been distracting.

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2011

    CorbyCampbell (14 November 2011)

    'IronEyes' at the end of Alloy of Law is actually Marsh? It could be any kandra could it not?

    Brandon Sanderson (14 November 2011)

    It could be a kandra, but I will tell you specifically that this time it is not. It is him.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan, 2012

    zas678 (Reddit.com)

    You've said that Inquisitors could have children. Would those children have a better chance at being Allomancers compared to if they had the kids before they were Inquisitors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but there also could be...complications.

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  • 6

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    GreedyAlgorithm (17 October 2008)

    Brandon, I'd like to see a timeline of when you fleshed out the parts of the cosmology we know about. I'd imagine Allomancy came before you fit it into the bigger picture, right? What was your method, come up with a cool image of hammering spikes through a living being, figure out how to integrate that into a larger picture, and then think about the implications of your new cosmology? Or what?

    Brandon Sanderson (17 October 2008)

    Boy, this is a hard one to ask because it's been such a LONG process. There were bits of all of this popping around in my head almost twenty years ago, so it's going to be hard to define where what fit into place when.

    Allomancy and Feruchemy were originally planned separately. I linked them together into this book when I realized that the 'focus' items that could store attributes could be metal, and therefore work wonderfully with the Mistborn book I was planning.

    Hemalurgy came from the image of Inquisitors first, then developed as a need to integrate it in with the other two in a way that evoked the power of "Ruin" rather than the power of Preservation. I figured that Ruin would steal, and it was a great way to add a third magic without having to overload people with a whole new set of powers. The process of writing this series, since I did all three books together, was an interesting one, and I made a lot of connections as I went. Some of the latest things on the timeline were figuring out how to fit atium and the Preservation nuggets into the already built framework. But I don't know if I can give you an exact list. Partially because there would just be too many spoilers in it.

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    sporkify (18 October 2008)

    How did Inquisitors find Atium mistings?

    Brandon Sanderson (20 October 2008)

    They spike the drinks at one of the nobility's balls with trace amounts of Atium, then cause a bit disturbance. (Often, the Inquisitors themselves arriving will do it) and burn bronze and watch for brief pulses. The body will burn metals instinctively if it can, which has been shown quite often in the series. This is also how they get a lot of their secret information about who is a Misting and who isn't. It's not a perfect method, since you have to watch for Copperclouds messing things up, but it is effective once in a while.

    Any time an obligator who is not a Misting joins the Ministry, he is unknowingly given a larger chunk of atium and then forced into a series of rituals that will drain him physically and get the body to react and burn the metal. This was how Yomen was discovered.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    sporkify (18 October 2008)

    Before, Inquisitors had supernatural healing. How did they get the Feruchemists for the spike? Were the keepers not so hidden after all?

    Brandon Sanderson (20 October 2008)

    The keepers have been hunted for years. Much like skaa Allomancers, they were often captured and taken by the Inquisitors. It didn't happen nearly as often, of course. Two things to remember, however: Not all Inquisitors had the same spikes, and spikes CAN be reused with much less effectiveness. The longer they are outside of a body, the more their power degrades.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Are all Inquisitors required to have an atium spike?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, they are not

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 16th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Inquisitors knowing how to Compound: some may have figured it out at some point. I got the impression it was not a technique the Lord Ruler taught them.

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  • 11

    Interview: Mar 16th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    We asked if it was possible to use bronze to Seek Feruchemy. He said it could be possible. If it were to happen, it was very hard, because the Inquisitors would desperately like to be able to find Feruchemists that way, and it was implied they had not discovered this power. So, it is a freaking hard technique to learn, if possible at all.

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  • 12

    Interview: Jan 10th, 2013

    NutiketAiel

    Brandon Sanderson

    One fan asked about the exact locations of the Inquisitor spikes. Brandon replied that a hemalurgic table with a list of spike locations, including the Inquisitor spikes, would be forthcoming.

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  • 13

    Interview: Sep 24th, 2013

    Question

    Are Inquisitors bald?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    Are they bald by being bald, or do they shave their heads?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They shave their heads. Hemalurgy does not automatically make you bald.

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  • 14

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    In awakening an object if you give it the sort of command like, go get the keys. How does that object perceive the world around it? Since it doesn’t have standard human senses, how does it see? how does it touch?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The closest correlation you have to this is how inquisitors see.
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    So say a bronze misting managed to somehow get access to breath and blocking machine generated awaken an object, would he be able to tell that object “hey I sense this allomancer over there, can you find it”.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is not outside the realm of possibility.

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