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  • 1

    Interview: Dec 15th, 2011

    Zas (Chaos)

    Got another one. Why do Kandra need two spikes to have a blessing and to become sentient?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is just the nature of how Hemalurgy works. More spikes are capable of changing form and body more, and I didn’t feel that one spike was viable for the alterations that are made to their nature.

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  • 2

    Interview: Dec 15th, 2011

    Zas

    Could you make a Kandra an Allomancer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    With the right sequence of sorts of things, you could impart those powers to them theoretically. It’s not likely to happen, but you could do it. You could build a spike that would let them Push or Pull. But you’d give the powers separately, probably.

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  • 3

    Interview: Nov 8th, 2011

    KChan

    These are things that I overheard.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kelsier was not spiked.

    Part of the Lord Ruler's motivation for setting up The Final Empire was revenge against the people he viewed as encroaching on his people's land. He was also obsessed with creating order, which Ruin later exploited.

    The Ars Arcanum in the books were all written by one person.

    The author of the Ars Arcanum is either Hoid or a member of the Seventeenth Shard. Brandon also pointed to an annotation on the map of Elendel that's relevant to this question.

    There's just the one system in Warbreaker, and it's also a world with only one Shard on it.

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 8th, 2011

    Zas678

    How do Kandra decide gender? Is it just intellectual? Or are there subtle physical differences?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kandra have a specific gender that is associated with scent- you can tell if a kandra is a boy or girl depending on how they smell. There is more to it than that. They also know who they are attracted to.

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  • 5

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Why did Rashek create mistwraiths the way that he did?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He wasn't sure what you meant by this, but he was sure that the annotations would cover what you wanted to know.

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  • 6

    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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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    Is Officer Brettin Tensoon at the end of the book?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. (He let on during the signing that TenSoon made an appearance, and my friend Joe guessed it was Brettin, and Brandon confirmed it then later to us)

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  • 8

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    Oh, and another little tidbit,

    Brandon Sanderson

    The person who gave Wax his earring was the kandra, MeLaan.

    Also, that Kandra are working as "Sazed's Angels". And their role is primarily to go along fixing things by Sazed's Will. Brettin was killed towards the end of the book, but not in the storyline related plot. Sazed saw this, and told Tensoon to go get his bones, which is why he wasnt able to imitate him properly.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jan, 2012

    zas678 (Reddit.com)

    TenSoon wonders, and I wonder too- How can Kandra think and be sentient without Brains? Doesn't the body need a physical coordinator to relay between the Physical and Cognitive realm? Or do the spikes do a good enough job with that?

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit.com)

    I imagine Kandra having a non-centralized nervous system, with brain power spread through their bodies. Well, non-centralized is probably the wrong way to say it. They have lobes of thought and memory attached to muscles here and there, and don't have a single 'brain.' They certainly have brain-like material, though.

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  • 10

    Interview: Jan, 2012

    midwestredditor (Reddit.com)

    Of course these are going to be spoiler-tastic.

    How are there kandra and koloss? Kandra especially, since they did their "mass suicide" thing at the end of the original trilogy.

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit.com)

    The nice thing about the kandra for me in the narrative was that, though removing their spikes turns them feral, you can always stick those spikes back in. TenSoon feared that this was the end of his people, and it could have been, if those spikes hadn't gone back in quickly. As it was, there were costs. Time spent without spikes causes a kandra's memories to deteriorate, and some that were left a relatively long time were essentially reborn as new people. But the race survived, even if it is unlikely that their numbers will be added to.

    MIDWESTREDDITOR

    Thank you very much for answering my questions!

    If I may be allowed a follow-up question: Did TenSoon survive, then (as the TenSoon who experienced growth under Vin)?

    (If it's not spoiler-tastic to the series, this is something I might share with my fiancee. TenSoon was one of her favorite characters. You, uh, kinda killed most of her favorites.)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes, though he did lose some things.

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  • 11

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Agate (15 October 2008)

    I can guess two possible options for the Kandra.

    1. God Sazed endowed the gift of presence on the now mistwraiths.

    2. Some of the Kandra survived in the cave with the Terrisman and people of the city, along with the small mistwraiths, these are re-born with the spikes they pulled out during the resolution.

    I can imagine too that some Kandra on assignment may have hidden in the shelters with the rest of humanity.

    Brandon Sanderson (15 October 2008)

    The Kandra.

    Yes, they live. The people were smart enough, eventually, to replace their spikes. (And there were a couple who were on assignment who made it to storage caches.)

    However, there will likely never be any more of them, since Hemalurgy is required to make them. They are now some of the few people who can communicate directly with Sazed, who—like Ruin—can whisper to people most easily when they are connected to him via spikes. With some speculation, you can probably guess what kind of roles the Kandra will end up playing in future books.

    KAIMIPONO

    On a broader level, is hemalurgy officially dead, then? Or is it still extant in some Ruin-free (but still messy) form? (If it's gone, is there any imbalance since Preservation's magic power is kept and Ruin's isn't?)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Is Hemalurgy dead? No, not at all. It, like the other two powers, was not created by Ruin or Preservation, but by the natural state of the world and its interaction with the gods who created it. It still requires the same method of creation, but very few people are aware of how it works.

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  • 12

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Kaimipono (15 October 2008)

    Also, are koloss just naturally bad-tempered, even without Ruin's influence? Cause the koloss are still taking swipes at Sazed immediately after the merger. (And, does Sazed zap all the koloss? Did they all get toasted by the sun? But what about Human and his friends underground? Are there still koloss around? Just wonderin'.)

    Brandon Sanderson (15 October 2008)

    Koloss were bad tempered before Ruin's influence, though he certainly made them worse. They were designed by the Lord Ruler to be aggressive, so aggressive that they would destroy themselves if they got loose and away from him. (This was intentional. Note that he didn't give the spark of humanity in them enough credit, and they managed to overcome this and 'evolve' in a way to keep their species going, even after he died.)

    There ARE still koloss around, though many of them were vaporized. Human is alive. Sazed took pity on them, however, and they have been transformed. They are now a race that breeds true, like the Kandra, and have different thought processes from what they once had. You'll see more of them in the sequel series.

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  • 13

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Dalenthas (15 October 2008)

    Was TenSoon more susceptible to Ruin's powers than the other Kandra because he took OreSeur's Blessings?

    Brandon Sanderson (16 October 2008)

    Yes, he was. However, the Blessing of Presence actually enhanced his mind to make him more resistant, so they balanced out.

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  • 14

    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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  • 15

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Qarlin (16 October 2008)

    I'm sad Ten Soon never got to talk to Vin again, since it was apparent they both missed each other.

    Brandon Sanderson (17 October 2008)

    Remember that TenSoon, with spikes, can communicate more easily with those on the other side....

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  • 16

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    darxbane (16 October 2008)

    When the Kandra get their spikes back, do they remember who they were, or have they been "rebooted"?

    Brandon Sanderson (17 October 2008)

    They remember, though some things are vague or foggy in their minds. Depends on the individual.

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  • 17

    Interview: Jul 29th, 2006

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mistwraiths are a hold-over from MISTBORN PRIME. They did more in that book than they do in this novel, but I thought they were an interesting world element. In fact, in PRIME, the hero fights one. It was a kind of fun scene, as the Mistwraith tried to ingest him. However, I couldn't really see the things being dangerous enough to threaten a Mistborn, so I turned them into more scavengers in this novel.

    As I re-read this chapter, I'm realizing just how obvious I made it here that Renoux is a kind of Mistwraith. Maybe I overdid it a bit. One problem with this novel in alpha reads was that many of my readers had also read MISTBORN PRIME, and so they understood the nature of kandra, and immediately knew what Renoux really was. It's not an extremely important surprise, however, so it probably doesn't matter that people can figure it out.

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  • 18

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Zas

    So where does the power of Allomancy come from? Does it come directly from Preservation? Does that imbalance him?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [Brandon being cautious about wording] Certain things built into a world are not the same. Not used in the same way. Meaning the energy of Preservation and Ruin inside of something living and growing—yes that's "of" them, but that's not direct force that they're using at that time.

    Adam

    Would a good example of that be Allomancy versus the blessings the Kandra have?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, yeah sure.

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  • 19

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    InsurrectionistFungus

    Are there more kinds of kandra blessings than just the four we've seen?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Potentially, yes.

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  • 20

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    NinjaMeTimbers

    What would happen if you gave it a spike imbued with steel allomancy? I'm assuming that wouldn't be enough to grant it sentience but could it then use steel powers? Can you give allomantic powers to a kandra?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hemalurgy can give allomantic powers to a kandra. The process to do so is not known to anyone but Harmony.

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  • 21

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    How do you buy a contract with a kandra in Alloy of Law time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You don’t, good question. There’s two of them in Alloy of Law. Shadows of Self has quite a big part with a kandra.

    Footnote

    The two kandra in Alloy of Law were TenSoon as Constable Brettin in the end and MeLaan as the woman who gave Wax his Pathian earring.

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  • 22

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Phantine ()

    Would giving a Lifeless a pair of Kandra Blessings make it more intelligent? Similarly, could Blessings make a Parshman more parshendi-like?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 23

    Interview: Mar 17th, 2012

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, give me another one. We’re way over five now.

    ZAS

    True. (Although it’s not! Haha!) Why did OreSeur signup for Kelsier’s plan. Was he forced to because of his contract? Or did he actually want to do it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    All kandra want to be back in the Homeland. That said, OreSeur, he as a kandra, likes challenges, and was a real method kandra, a lot of them are, but he truly was. And you can see that in him. So for him, the contract and the role he plays.

    ZAS

    Are more important than what he actually wants.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yeah. Even though he had spent all this time doing this stuff. So he was part of it, but for him, his role was being this person. If I may.

    ZAS

    That’s interesting.

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  • 24

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Herowannabe

    Okay, a couple questions about Kandra. So when Kandra digest bones, obviously they need that Physically, but is there a Cognitive or a Spiritual purpose to the bones, too?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, the bones are just there for the muscles to pull against.

    Herowannabe

    Okay, so they don’t need it for some Spiritual link through the bones to mimic someone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Good question.

    Herowannabe

    Also, what would happen to a Kandra if you bisected it down the middle with half of its blessing ending up in either half?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That would be—like ripping off any other piece of it—that would be very disturbing for the Kandra. But they could reabsorb and come back together. They would not be able to function half and half, that would eventually kill them basically. They can’t like send pieces of themselves off and do things. They can be ripped apart and heal, but if you ripped them in half, that would be killing them.

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  • 25

    Interview: Aug 13th, 2014

    Question

    If a Kandra eats a bead of Larasium, can he burn it? Alternatively can he gain allomancy via hemalurgy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes on both counts.

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  • 26

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Zas678

    Can Odium influence people the same way that Ruin can?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    [misunderstands question as a question about kandra/koloss/parshendi] Well, you see, the kandra and the koloss have a "hole" in them that allows Ruin to come in and take over. The Parshendi naturally are protected from this, but when they expose themselves to the storms, and the spren come in, many of these spren have that kind of "hole" in them, and that’s what allows Odium to take control of them.

    Zas678

    No, I'm talking about how Ruin was able to push people, place things in their minds, stuff like that. Can Odium do the same thing?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Well, Odium wasn't around when those people were created [Here it sounded like the mankind that's on that planet, not the specific generation], so it's a little different for him than Ruin. So if he influences people in that way, it's through the Unmade.

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  • 27

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Question

    How did TenSoon overpower OreSeur if TenSoon had the Blessing of Potency?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    "TenSoon is wily!"

    There are also some drugs that affect kandra bodies.

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  • 28

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Newan

    Is the kandra worldhopper MeLaan?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Good question. *gives Newan a RAFO card* In upcoming Mistborn books, you are going to get to know a lot more of the kandra, so you will have a lot more options.

    Newan

    Ooh. When the kandra worldhopper is off-world, er off-Scadrial, does she take the form of a human female?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Not all of the time.

    Newan

    Has she spoken a word of dialogue in a non-Mistborn book?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    I can't remember.

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  • 29

    Interview: Jul 29th, 2006

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kelsier gets to have some last words in this chapter. He earned them, I think. I'm sorry to keep the truth of kandra from you so long, as I've said before. However, I needed to leave the explanation off so that the reader could experience the revelation with Vin here. Even if you'd already figured out what Renoux was, then I think this scene is more powerful by having the revelations happen like they did.

    Anyway, Kelsier is among my personal favorite characters, if only for his depth. He is a complicated, multi-faceted man who managed to scam not only the entire empire, but his own crew at the same time. I felt I had to give him some last words, if only through a letter, so that the reader could bid him a proper farewell. In addition, I wanted him to pass that flower on to Vin—symbolically charging her with Mare's dream, now that Kelsier himself is dead.

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  • 30

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    Are there kandra hiding in any of your books, besides the Mistborn ones?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes there are! [smugly] yes there are...

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  • 31

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    Can a kandra burn things...could they burn lerasium...and if they did would they be able to burn other things?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes that is possible. It is even plausible that an kandra could gain other powers, they just don’t know how to do it.

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  • 32

    Interview: Mar 12th, 2015

    Costnungen (Reddit)

    The Kandra were my favorite part of the Mistborn series. What was your inspiration for them? What was your inspiration for the style you used for their names?

    Additionally, where do you look to for inspiration for character names?

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit)

    I've answered above about character names, though there is a lot of variety to the ways I can answer that--since there's no one place I get name inspiration.

    For the kandra, I started with the idea that a thieving crew would need a good "inside man" type, who could do costumes. None of the powers fit this, but I knew I also wanted to foreshadow Hemalurgy. From there, developing them was an organic process digging deeply into the history and worldbuilding I was doing.

    The idea of the wolfhound kandra appealed to me a great deal before even starting the first book, and was where I targeted my plotting after it struck me.

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  • 33

    Interview: Mar 12th, 2015

    focoma (Reddit)

    First of all, I'd like to thank you for e-mailing me White Sand and Aether of Night last year, and for just being so awesome and giving to your fans.

    Here are my questions:

    1. Sel question: What are the names of the Aons for West, North, and South? I'm assuming that these are also the names of the other cities around Elantris besides Kae ("East"). Is that right?
    2. Scadrial question: We've seen Kandra True Bodies made of crystal, stone, or wood. Can a kandra use a True Body made of metal? If so, what happens if each metal "bone" had a Hemalurgic charge, and each one is touching an appropriate bind point?
    3. Roshar question: Looking up the meaning of "lucentia", I see that it's a Latin word related to light and visibility. Why isn't the Surge of Illumination connected to the Order of Edgedancers, which is the Order associated with Lucentia?
    4. Nalthis question: This is a two-part question about Perfect Invocation. (A) When an old God King passes down his Breaths to his infant heir, does Perfect Invocation turn him (the old God King) into a white drab and does that grant him any cool powers? (B) Secondly, do God Kings create white Lifeless instead of grey ones and are these white Lifeless special in any significant way?

    Those four questions will do for now. I hope you'll visit the Philippines one of these days. Anyway, I need to go back to sleep. Happy writing!

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit)

    1. Yes. Peter pointed out to me that we really needed these, so they should be in the Elantris 10th anniversary edition.
    2. Yes. And that would work, better than you think, because Kandra have fluid bind points. But too many spikes can be dangerous to the psyche, even with Ati not messing things up.

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  • 34

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    Has TenSoon ever left Scadrial?

    Brandon Sanderson

    More RAFO. I believe I have said there are Kandra on other worlds, but I have not said if one was TenSoon.

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  • 35

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    Will there be Kandra in the next Mistborn book?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. I think I heard him say that there was an appearance in Alloy of Law, but I am not certain as it was really loud at that point of the signing.

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  • 36

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2015

    Question

    My other question is about the phrase “Shadows of Self”. It’s mentioned in the last Mistborn book [...] so are we ever going to see the shadows in Shadows of Self?

    Brandon Sanderson

    We are not going-- Well yes and no. What it is referencing in this book is the different roles that each person plays in their life. That is the core meaning of Shadows of Self. But there is also, there is a kandra involved, which they change shape and become different people, so “who are you?” and identity is a big thing.

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  • 37

    Interview: Jan 19th, 2015

    Jason

    Can kandra absorb living matter, non-organic matter?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They do absorb living matter, but it’s more what can they eat. So, chasmfiend carapaces, they probably couldn’t digest.

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  • 38

    Interview: Jan 19th, 2015

    Question

    What happens if a kandra eats Nightblood?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That would be bad for them.

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  • 39

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    Would a parshman who received multiple breaths, or any other type of investiture, be able to gain sentience or become more like listener-- Kind of like mistwraith/kandra?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That would require some Identity changes and transformations.

    Argent

    So it’s not just a dump of--

    Brandon Sanderson

    It’s not just a dump. It’s a biological thing for them, they’ve adapted. So they’ve evolved to the point where this sort of thing-- It would be like trying to power DC with AC current or the wrong voltage or something like that… I mean once you figure it out it could be an easy hack but finding out that hack it’s like-- You know it’s like going back to people in the 1800’s and being like “Why don’t you guys have electricity?” *laughter*

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  • 40

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Why did you call it Shadows for Self?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are two answers to this. One is the kandra are kind of doing different versions of themselves. The other is that Wax is trying to decide which person he is, through this. The term "shadows of self" is actually a phrase that one of the kandra use in the first trilogy talking about this idea of changing who they are and things like that, so the phrase had import to me in-world.

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  • 41

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    What happens when you look at a kandra who has eaten another person while you're burning malatium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 42

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Kandra can eat nonhumans. What happens when they eat a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kandras have never encountered spren in any relevant way, except for the occasional Worldhopper, and they have never had occasion to try to eat a spren. Good question.

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  • 43

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Could you Forge an entire human? What if a kandra eats that human?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, you could Forge an entire human, and the kandra can eat that human as long as the Forgery takes. The problem is, once you break the seal, they're going to change back. So that kandra would have to find a way to eat that person without breaking the Forgery. In that case it would just remain.

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  • 44

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Is OreSeur… is a member of the same species a worldjumper?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, there are several kandra who are worldhoppers.They are usually homebodies, but there are some who have gone off.

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  • 45

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 2015

    Jaller

    I asked Brandon whether kandra could replicate parshendi carapace

    Brandon Sanderson

    they couldn't.

    Jaller

    whether or not it was to do with the same thing as hair and if that was the reason why,

    Brandon Sanderson

    sort of, yes.

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  • 46

    Interview: Oct 21st, 2015

    BlackYeti

    Kandra, you're not getting any more of those. But they can die, so what's stopping them from creating new creating new Kandra out of the mistwraith by recycling the Blessings?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is mostly just cultural. (As we were leaving, after I'd turned the recording off, Brandon expanded on this a bit. So this next part's not verbatim, but he said that in The Bands of Mourning, we might expect to see Kandra using other Kandra's spikes.)

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  • 47

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    So I just finished The Bands of Mourning, which was my favorite out of that series. Did you know when you were writing Alloy of Law how you were going to link this to the original, with the kandra, the bands of the Lord Ruler...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah the kandra were seeded, MeLaan you can go and look back in the original three. Like I’m going to use her in the next series, for sure. Now what I usually do is when I’m starting a series, and I did this for this one, is I will write the first book in the series. So I did this with Steelheart, I did this with the original Mistborn, I did this with Alloy of Law. I write the first book, I sit down, and say “Okay, what worked about that, what can I expand upon” and then I outline the series with those characters and then go back and revise the first one to match and then I release the first one. Does that make sense?

    Question

    Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So not everything do I know writing the first one but by the time I’m through the revisions I usually do.

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  • 48

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    At the end of Hero of Ages, there’s the--I forget what it’s called, when the kandra all remove their Hemalurgic nails--and then I forget which character wakes up and just sees the blobs everywhere, and then after what everything that happens I don’t really know what happened to the kandra after that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    They returned their spikes but that left them with holes in their memory.

    Question

    Who did? The survivors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, the survivors.

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  • 49

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    When Wax's uncle gets blown up and [?] says "you will serve us in another realm", is that a [truth?]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Wait wait, who says that?

    Question

    With Suit, the end of Bands of Mourning? He gets blown up...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh right, right...So, yeah, that is not specifically answered on purpose. That is meant to be more ambiguous, it may not even be a true statement.

    Question

    So their deity doesn't pick which souls -

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm not saying yes or no, I'm just saying, don't take what they say as law, as the actual state of things. It may just be a belief on their part.

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    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Question

    Is it significant that Paalm’s name does not follow the standard kandra naming convention?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It does [follow the convention]. It’s not always written that way, but it is. Good question.

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  • 51

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Question

    If a Kandra and a human were to have a baby, what would that baby be like?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I would say that right now… It would depend. The kandra would have to remain in human form, keep the same body, and then would give birth to a human. If it was a woman [human] with a man [kandra], it wouldn’t be that big of a deal, with a kandra. Does that make sense?

    Question

    Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Because when the kandra is in human form, they can identically recreate the bodily functions and things if they want to.

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  • 52

    Interview: Feb 24th, 2016

    Cadmium

    "Would it actually be possible for a Kandra to "become a rusting bunny?" Also, Thanks for Wayne. He's my favorite character.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, But it would be Tough. They must keep a certain mass to maintain intelligence and a bunny is very small.

    Cadmium

    But obviously being a Harvey sized bunny is totally doable.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah... Good movie reference.

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  • 53

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    Can a kandra duplicate a parshendi carapace?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, they cannot.

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  • 54

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Kandra names?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 55

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2015

    AndrewStirlingMacDonald

    Is it possible for a kandra to use invested material to form a true body?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, that's a possibility.

    AndrewStirlingMacDonald

    Could they use shardplate?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They absolutely could.

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  • 56

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    You recently said that dragons in the Cosmere can take the form of humans. A Kandra from Mistborn can do something very similar. Is there a meaningful connection between what the dragons and Kandra can do?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, except for on fundamental Cosmere rules stuff, but that’s… I would say no, in the same way that, “is there any similarity in the way that bats and birds can fly?” Well, there is some similarity, but there is divergent evolution and stuff like that.

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  • 57

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If a Kandra were to somehow take the form of a dragon, would they notice any difference in anatomy, or is it spot-on in person?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I’m going to RAFO that, to leave Dragonsteel for Dragonsteel when we get there.

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  • 58

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If a kandra got a hold of the bones of a Dakhor monk, would they gain his abilities?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It would take more than just the bones, but that would be a big part of it.

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  • 59

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    One, thank you for the cultural richness you show in everything, from Legion to [...] to [...]. One a completely different note, this became a question, I thought this had been answered, but kandra can’t produce kandra children.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, yes they can. You get them some spikes.

    Question

    Can the kandra produce human children with consumed parts?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You know, I saw a big thread on Reddit about it and chose not to participate, despite being asked to.

    Question

    I thought she said that you did, so…

    Brandon Sanderson

    I gave vague and unuseful answers, and so I’m going to give the same to you. RAFO.

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  • 60

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    What are the upper limits size-wise of what a kandra form can take? Could they say be a chasmfiend?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, they would have trouble with the square-cube law, and a chasmfiend does not, because they have a symbiosis with natural spren, which keep them from crushing themselves. So a kandra would crush themselves if they tried to do that.

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  • 61

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    In the Emperor’s Soul, you indicate sort of the [opposite?] to the kandra in regards to… Soulstamps should be made with bone and are considered the lesser… With crystal is the highest. With kandras, their true bodies are crystal, they are considered weak. Bones are considered strong.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iiii… I’m gonna stop you right there, just because that’s gonna depend on the kandra, and their age, and how they feel about it. There are plenty of kandra, I think MeLaan would argue against that and be like “no! Non-bone true bodies are way better! Look, I can take my hands off and stab people with swords underneath. This is super better!” Whereas TenSoon would be like… That’s not… It’s a little bit like when I was in Korea, and people are like “things made out of concrete just feel worse! It’s bad for the to always be surrounded by concrete. Wood is better for you.” I… think there are people who would disagree with that, I think there are people who would totally agree with that.

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  • 62

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If you were to combine a Soulstamp of a crystal, with a kandra true body of a crystal, would they have additional powers to compete[?compound] with regards to Mistborn. [???].

    Brandon Sanderson

    Alright, so if you took a crystal that they’re making Soulstamps out of and you gave it to a kandra, and they used it for bones, generally the kandra are not drawing any sort of extra Investiture or power from the bones, they’re making, they’re using. That’s - though TenSoon would argue that I’m wrong. [general laughter]

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