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  • 1

    Interview: Aug 4th, 2011

    Josh

    Do Splinters have their own Intent, in addition to the Shards'?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Splinters often have their own intent.

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  • 2

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Will Sazed eventually go mad trying to hold two Shard's power at the same time (being pushed to two different Purposes simultaneously for millennia)? Why hasn't anyone else tried this trick before in the Cosmere?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Since they're so opposite they work together to create a whole. However, after a LONG time it would change him as a person.

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  • 3

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Tyran Amiros (16 October 2008)

    What happened to Kwaan? I was half expecting to see him amongst the kandra First Generation.

    Brandon Sanderson (16 October 2008)

    Kwaan went into hiding, and he was eventually discovered and executed by Rashek. He wasn't among the First Generation, though he would have been if he hadn't turned against Rashek. Rashek kept the plate, however, just as he kept Alendi's logbook. Partially because even then, Rashek was going a little mad, but partially because of the reminders about his old life they contained.

    VEGASDEV (17 OCTOBER)

    I'm assuming you meant Alendi hunted him down because he turned against Alendi. Or did Kwaan also turn against Rashek?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    No, I meant that he turned against Rashek. Remember, the members of the First Generation were offered immortality in exchange for their Hemalurgy. They had to make this choice for all of the world's Feruchemists. Because his uncle had been the one who gave Rashek the chance to become the Lord Ruler in the first place, Rashek blessed him and included him in the decision. (Speaking directly into his mind along with the others during Rashek's moment of ascension.)

    Kwaan was the only one who turned down this offer, calling it a betrayal of who they were as a people. Rashek could have just made him one anyway, but in a moment of anger, he tried to destroy Kwaan—which he couldn't do, not with Preservation's power. As the other Feruchemists changed, Kwaan remained the same. Rashek eventually hunted him down and killed him.

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  • 4

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Andrew the Great (19 October 2008)

    Why can Vin fuel Elend's atium-burning, even though Atium is Ruin's Body and Vin is using Preservation? Or did I misread that and he was just burning atium and had run out of everything else?

    Brandon Sanderson (20 October 2008)

    Yes, as has been pointed out:

    A powerful peace swelled in Elend. His Allomancy flared bright, though he knew the metals inside of him should have burned away. Only atium remained, and the strange power did not—could not—give him this metal. But it didn’t matter. For a moment, he was embraced by something greater. He looked up, toward the sun. (From the text.)

    As a note here, the powers granted by all of the metals—even the two divine ones—are not themselves of either Shard. They are simply tools. And so, it's possible that one COULD have found a way to reproduce an ability like atium's while using Preservation's power, but it wouldn't be as natural or as easy as using Preservation to fuel Allomancy.

    The means of getting powers—Ruin stealing, Preservation gifting—are related to the Shards, but not the powers themselves.

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Emeralis00

    Does the intent/personality of the Shard affect the personalities of the humans they create?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It has some very small effect.

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  • 6

    Interview: Mar 16th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Shards and Shard intents: Holding a Shard is a contest of willpower against the Shard that, over time, is very hard to resist.

    Shards affect you over time, but your mind will not leave a permanent effect on the Shard. A holder's personality, however, does get to filter the Shard's intent, so to speak. However, if that holder no longer held that Shard, the Shard will not continue to be filtered by that person.

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  • 7

    Interview: Aug 9th, 2014

    Jeremy

    When Honor speaks of his inability to see the future, he likens it to a shattering window. Is this related to the fact that in the not-too-distant future, he himself will be splintered? Or is it more a matter of Intent; e.g., Cultivation (and Preservation?) is geared toward future development, whereas Honor is geared toward current behavior.

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    This is not related to his impending splintering, it is a matter of differing Intents.

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  • 8

    Interview: Dec 8th, 2012

    Chaos (#1)

    Hey dudes, I have some interesting factoids for you. So, I always make sure to order a signed book from Sam Weller's (now Weller's Bookworks) and ask some sort of ridiculous cosmere question. I strongly believe I've posted what was signed in my Alloy of Law copy, but I honestly can't find it (though it was referenced in one of the first Shardcasts: http://www.17thshard...-is-not-a-d-r91). So, I guess I'm posting that too, again. In Alloy, I asked: "Give us the name of a Shard's intent we have not seen before."

    Brandon Sanderson (#1)

    There is one who just wants to hide and survive.

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  • 9

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    Back in, I think, Words of Radiance I asked you-- Somebody asked the question that had to do with the number 10 on Roshar and I didn’t get the question on the recording--which was horrible--but your answer talked about Honor’s purposes. Is what you said, and you mentioned 10 of them and that is why the number 10 is so sacred. Could you say something so I have something on the record? So we know what you said about that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Honor’s purposes…

    Argent

    Or Shard’s purposes… Like what is that all about?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That will become-- I said it vaguely on purpose.

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  • 10

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    What is the intent of the Seventeenth Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That has not been revealed yet.

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  • 11

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    Does hemalurgy require intent to steal the stuff? Or could somebody in theory just stab through in the exact [...] ...happen by accident?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Here’s the thing, you have seen it happen without the intent of the person holding the spike.

    Question

    But I think it’s commonly accepted that Ruin was sort of manipulating some…Totally taking the Spook example off the table, I’m just saying, someone by accident stab - whoops! stab - whoops! and have a power?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Again, Ruin was involved in that. Every spike that you saw had Ruin’s intent behind it. I’m not going to answer your question, RAFO. You tried, you got me to admit that I was trying to wiggle around it, and I’ll tell you, today I wiggled around one question that none of you saw me wiggle around, really well, today. Today. I’m not going to tell you which one it is but there is one here that you all thought, you’re all like “woo!” but you didn’t realize you’d given me so much wiggle room.

    Question

    So about that space station.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It’s not that one.

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  • 12

    Interview: Sep 6th, 2016

    Djarskublar

    So I could be wrong, but a Hemalurgic spike, when you use it and become a savant it does damage to your Spiritweb, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes Hemalurgy always hurts you. (I think he was saying that the Hemalurgy itself hurts you more than being a savant, but I'm not sure how to interpret this)

    Djarskublar

    So say you go to Roshar and you give somebody a Hemalurgic spike for some Allomantic power, don't care what, and you use it to become a savant. Does that qualify them as 'broken' enough to become a Radiant? As long as they are also following the Ideals to attract a spren.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So becoming a Radiant is a spectrum of terminologies. It... probably, but you would have to find a Radiant who would, or a spren who would be willing to touch that, okay? It's going to drive them back.

    Djarskublar

    So would it also affect your probability of becoming an Elantrian?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah it would affect your ability to become anything else, yes.

    Djarskublar

    Okay, so would it be a positive effect, negative effect...? Because I was like, it gives you cracks in your Spiritweb.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It does give you cracks in your Spiritweb.

    Djarskublar

    So it's easier for Investiture to get in. Does it make it easier for other Investitures to get in?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It would make it... yes. It's going to drive spren away. So what it's really going to make easier for, there, is spren and Investiture that doesn't care.

    Djarskublar

    Okay, so Investiture doesn't care but spren do.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Investiture might care depending on if it's part of a Shard-- if it has intent and things like this.

    Djarskublar

    So it might let Stormlight in easier than a Breath, type thing.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm saying it might let Odium in easier than Syl. Because Syl would care, and Odium would not care.

    Djarskublar

    Okay cool.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Alright, so it could be a really bad thing, is what I'm trying to say to you.

    Djarskublar

    Yeah that's cool. I just want to know more about gold too. Gold Allomancy too. Because Miles was doing some funky stuff.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Miles was doing some funky stuff.

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  • 13

    Interview: Nov 30th, 2016

    Borderlands SF-AU Tour (Paraphrased)

    Necarion

    Do Vessels have any flexibility in expressing the intent of a Shard, particularly if the Intent is open to many interpretations?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes they do. So, the Vessel’s mind and how they perceive is going to have a large influence on how things are expressed and I think all of them have some wiggle room. But there are some deterministic things that are also going to push them. You know, holding Ruin, Harmony may not go down the same path that happened to Ati.

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  • 14

    Interview: Nov 30th, 2016

    Borderlands SF-AU Tour (Paraphrased)

    Question

    So Saddeas would express Honor differently than Tanavast?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes he would.

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