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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    What can you tell us about the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    UmÖwhat can I tell you that's not in the books?

    17TH SHARD

    A little more about them.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    There were 10 orders of Knights Radiant. Each order was based on a combination of two of the "smaller" magic systems in this world, so to speak. You combine two of them together and they each had something kind of "their own". So if you look at the map in the front of the magic system and you mark circles that include one large circle and two of the smaller circles in between, you can find the 10 orders right on there. The mini circles are the powers and the big circles represent the orders and the essences and things like that. So one big circle, two little circles equals an order of Knights Radiant.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 17th, 2012

    Question

    A question related to that. Thereís an idea going around that all the spren that can Nahel Bond, all Knight Radiant spren are called honorspren, and then Nohadon talks specifically about honorspren. Is that the case? You know, is it just the Windrunner spren, or is it all the spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím going to deal with this in the next book. So Iíll just go ahead and let it be a literal RAFO. It is coming.

    (interruption, leading Brandon to lose his train of thought)

    So what we are dealing with here is that all Spren are indeed all pieces of the one who has gone, so those spren are all- except the Windrunner spren, the spren like Syl, have certain umm.

    ZAS

    Nohadon mentioned that "All the spren arenít as discerning as honorspren."

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    So there has been dissension among them about who gets to call themselves honorspren, if that makes sense, and there is some disagreement among scholars about which ones are really, you know "This is what defines an honorspren".

    But the spren you are running into are all (something) of either Honor or Cultivation, or some mixture between them. And you can usually tell the ones that are more Honor, and the ones that are more Cultivation. That should be able to be (something).

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 24th, 2014

    Question

    Could any type of spren bond with a person (even if the results wouldn't be a Knight Radiant)? Or only the ones associated with a branch of the Knights?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ooh, that's an excellent question. This is something theoretically possible for a lesser spren to achieve.

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Can you write an unknown ideal [in my book]?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They are still rough so this might not be the exact wording but: "I will stand when others fall."

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    How about the other way around? Can a Parshendi bond a KR spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Historically, the Parshendi were not made Knights Radiant, or the parshmen weren't.

    Question

    Can they become squires maybe?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Historically they did not, but it's not impossible.

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  • 6

    Interview: Aug 9th, 2014

    Jeremy

    Is the order of the Ideals fixed? E.g. does Kaladin have to say the Windrunner Ideals in a specific order, or are they situation-specific?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Yes, the sequence is fixed. The oaths for each order are essentially a progression of understanding of the kind of person that each Order of Knights Radiant is trying to produce. The specific wording of each Ideal is not fixed, but the overall idea of each Ideal, and the order in which they are spoken, is.

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  • 7

    Interview: Aug 9th, 2014

    Jeremy

    There are hints in Words of Radiance that the Thrill is tied to an individual entity that Taravangian has studied, possibly one of the Unmade. Does this have anything to do with the hints of why the Knights Radiant turned away? Were the Unmade some of those who did whatever-it-was that tore them apart?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    [This is the one where he stopped me partway through asking, probably due to the wording]. Does it have anything to do with it? Yes. Is it the root cause or the primary reason? I'm not going to reveal that right now.

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  • 8

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Favorite Order of the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'd probably be a Bondsmith. Though becoming a Bondsmith is hard, I don't know if I'd make it.

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  • 9

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    That spren that are in the Everstorm - will there be more of those and will they pair directly...

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are more of them. There is not an exact one-to-one correlation?

    Question

    I assume there will be ten opposite orders to the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. That's a big ol' RAFO.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Is it possible for a Parshendi to become a Knight Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In the past, no. Let's say this, in-world everybody would tell you no.

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  • 11

    Interview: Aug 20th, 2014

    PhantomMonstrosity

    If the Lord Ruler joined the Knights Radiant, what order would he fit in best?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Lord Ruler might make an okay Skybreaker, but not a great one.

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  • 12

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Jerich ()

    Is it possible then to reawaken a shard blade if that blade is wielded by someone who speaks the oaths of a Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    (Thinking)...Yes, but it would be extremely difficult. The spren in a shardblade are not trapped in a state of mid-transformation like the Elantrians. They are stuck in an agony cycle after having a significant portion of their consciousnesses ripped out of them. The Nahel bond is what allows Spren to think on material plane and that has been torn away. It would be like having a data jack installed and then having someone come up to your head and rip it out of your head.

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  • 13

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Jerich ()

    Are the Skybreakers kind of like the MPs of the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    Hmm... (Thinking) ... Yes. That is actually a really good analogy.

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  • 14

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Jerich ()

    Are there radiant orders that would take someone like Adolin even after what he does at the end of Words of Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    Brandon: I am not going to say whether or not Adolin will become a Knights Radiant, but yes, there are several orders that would be very happy with what he did. Me: Like the Skybreakers or Dustbringers? Brandon: The Skybreakers would probably not want him because he broke a law, but there are other orders that would think he completely did the right thing and be very happy with him. Trickonometry (who was waiting in line behind me): Like the Dustbringers? Brandon: (Didn't say anything but looked up at him, smiled and half nodded)

    Footnote

    This question refers to Adolin's slaying of Sadeas.

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  • 15

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Ness

    Any hints on the chapter 84 code?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a key in the book.

    Footnote

    http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/6762-chapter-84-decoded-epigraph-message/ - this was a puzzle that was decoded. The chapter 84 epigraph: 1118251011127124915121010111410215117112101112171344831110715142541434109161491493412122541010125127101519101112341255115251215755111234101112915121061534 decoded as: Hold the secret that broke the Knights Radiant. You may need it to destroy the new Orders when they return.

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  • 16

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Wetlander

    In addition to the two abilities given by each surge, does a Knight Radiant order have a third blended ability, the interaction of its two given surges?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not specifically as phrased there, but each order has quirks that are unique to it. They are magical quirks, but it's not necessarily a blend of the powers.

    Wetlander

    So Shallan's Memories is kind of a...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Is associated with her Order, yes.

    Wetlander

    It's not just because she had that wonderful ability, and Pattern came along and went, "Oh, I like this one!"

    Brandon

    No that is not necessarily what attracted Pattern.

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  • 17

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Kythis

    Is there a specific # of Ideals that they have to do before they can get the Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It depends on the Order.

    Footnote

    Ideals=oaths

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  • 18

    Interview: Mar 14th, 2014

    the_archduke

    (Something about how he got his ideas for knights)

    Brandon Sanderson

    A knight has a sword, armor and a horse. (my interpretation of the answer is that Ryshadium were closely related to the ancient Knights Radiant)

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  • 19

    Interview: Mar 18th, 2014

    tganchero

    How many oaths can a Radiant swear?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is an upper-limit/threshold to the number of oaths a Radiant may make. By the end of WoR, Shallan is a step higher than Kaladin.

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  • 20

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    What Order of Knights Radiant would you want to be in?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ohhhh I would probably place myself in the Bondsmiths would be my guess. But the bondsmiths are very hard to get into, there's a limited number of people who can be Bondsmiths.

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  • 21

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Is the crossover surge for each Knight the same?

    Brandon Sanderson

    To an extent, yes. Each of the combinations make a little bit of a tweak to how things act. But when you see the Skybreakers affecting gravity it will look much the same as what you saw on the Windrunners.

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  • 22

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Is Eshonai going to be a Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In the past, parshmen/Parshendi were not allowed to become Knights Radiant. However, what I said might imply that that could change. But no promises.

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  • 23

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Can spren be resurrected? Because ideas can never really die.

    Brandon Sanderson

    This is theoretically possible but very difficult without the people who originally betrayed their oaths.

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  • 24

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    How many orders have we seen so far? I know there're the four identifed at the end.

    Brandon Sanderson

    You've seen Jasnah's, so that's the fifth one. You've seen Lift which gets you to six. You've seen Ym.

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  • 25

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Unknown question.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Eshonai indeed gets a flashback sequence. Now, Parshendi were not allowed to be surgebinders in previous eras. I'll just mention that.

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  • 26

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Chris_from_Warrenton

    Have we seen a Knight of all of the Orders yet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have not seen a Knight of all of the orders yet I don't believe.

    Chris_from_Warrenton

    Even one that doesn't have a spren yet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I think you have met everybody.

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  • 27

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    And, how were the Radiants able to summon their Shardblades at the Recreance if they'd already decided to break their oaths?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Their Shardblades are part of what brought them to--part of the Oathpact--but breaking the Oathpact did not affect their ability to bond or unbond Shardblades.

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  • 28

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    I had a couple other questions about the Recreance that you're probably not going to answer. I was wondering if the Radiants were deliberately trying to put Shardblades in the hands of non-Radiants, since they left them all outside a military base.

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. Since I've answered so many questions, the RAFOs are going to start flying freely. I'm like, "Now, what is there left to write books about?

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  • 29

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Shardplate thus far has been powered by Stormlight and the spheres, but now that we've got Radiants is it powered by themselves?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well so far we have not had a Radiant wearing Shardplate.

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  • 30

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Are the rest of the books in the Stormlight Archive going to be different colors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They are, and you can actually match the color to the order of the Knights Radiant. That's the Windrunners[WoK], that's the symbol of the Windrunners, that's the color. That's the Lightweavers[WoR], and that's the symbol of the Lightweavers, which is the same, and the color.

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  • 31

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Different surges are shared by different orders. Do they work the same for the different orders?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They work basically the same though there is some...sometimes the combination will produce some side effects that are unique, but the basic powers are the same.

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  • 32

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    KiManiak

    This may be RAFO bait, but letís see. Did the Knights Radiant in Dalinarís Feverstone Keep vision divest their discard their Shards to a specific person/being/entity? (Brandon interrupted here before I could finish, but Iíll include the rest anyway). If so, have we seen them onscreen as of the end of WoR?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís a definite RAFO. (And thatís how I earned my first official RAFO card).

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  • 33

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    So this may be RAFO bait, but in Dalinarís Feverstone Keep vision, when the Radiantís discard their Shards are they doing that to any entity in particular in specific?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Definitely a RAFO.

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  • 34

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    Cool. Iím not going to bother asking who did right now. With Syl being able to be revived, is Adolin ever going to be able to revive his own blade, or-

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ah, that would be very difficult, as the orig-, in most cases, the original person who broke the oaths has to be the one.

    Question

    Ok. Do you have to have done the third oath before you can convert your spren into a Blade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh, in most orders, yes.

    Question

    What about Shallan then? Did she do it, cause she was a kid when she first-

    Brandon Sanderson

    UmÖ You will find out more.

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  • 35

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    Could a Knight Radiant pass their Nahel bond the way Seons can be passed in Elantris?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Theoretically possible and in fact has happened (!) in previous eras.

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  • 36

    Interview: Jan 19th, 2015

    Question

    Besides the confirmed Knights of Radiant at the end of Words of Radiance have we seen any characters that share the same orders with the current knights?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh boy, youíre putting me on the spot. N-n-n-n-n-n-n-yes you have. Yes. Youíve seen, I think youíve seen several actually, but, yeah.

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  • 37

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Are all the Ideals going to be released eventually, all five- for all the different Knights?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, they should all be.

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  • 38

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Do the Knights Radiant have a nahn? Are they within the nahn system or the dahn system at all?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The nahn and dahn system is a more recent construct. They would be at the very height of it, I would say.

    Question

    Okay. So the system hasn't been reorganized yet with Kaladin and such?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You'll have to watch and see what happens in the next few books. Because the culture is not used to Knights Radiant being around.

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  • 39

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    What is the thing with Adolin's serial dating? Is it just...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He is bad with relationships, and that's just it. He's a little bit scared of being good at relationships, and so there's some kind of unconscious sabotaging going on. But yeah, he's young and he's bad at relationships.

    Question

    Do the Radiants have only one gender per [order], or you can have...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have - yeah. There can be different genders.

    Question

    Why is Dalinar very restrictive of Adolin but not with Renarin and Elhokar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is a little bit - I would say a slight flaw on Dalinar's part, he's too hard on Adolin. But that's because Adolin is in line for the throne, and he's the eldest son, and the heir, and all of that stuff. I would say that Dalinar's a little too lax in some ways, a little too strict in others.

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  • 40

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    heridfel

    There are different kinds of spren that bond with people and it appears theyíre based on a concept. Is it possible to have a concept which would make a Nahel bond that gives two Surges that donít align to one of the Radiant orders?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, uh...this is a theoretical possibility that has not happened.

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  • 41

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Is it possible for a Knight Radiant to become a kind of Drab if they use too much investiture?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, you can't really burn yourself out that way, no. I mean, it's possible for drabbery to be mimicked on other planets, but not through that method.

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  • 42

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Were the oaths of the Knights radiant consciously chosen, or did they happen naturally.

    Brandon Sanderson

    *apprehension*. This is one of those vague ones in that yes and no. They are a natural outgrowth of the spren, but the spren are a natural outgrowth of human's perception of natural forces, but the spren are sentient, so I would say it's a little more by instinct than not. For example to Knights Radiant in the same order might speak the words differently, but the concept is the same. You will see this happen in a future book, where a Windrunner will speak the oaths. It's a slightly different take on the same concept. Some are moreso, like Shallan's oaths are very individualized truths, so.

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  • 43

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Would it be harder to soulcast a Knight Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Blightsong

    Would it be harder for her to soulcast a mistborn?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, investiture disrupts investiture. It's harder for her to even soulcast a regular person than, say, a rock.

    Blightsong

    Is a Mistborn invested?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Mistborn, how their burning the metal, you're right. They are not specifically invested when they are not burning. When the investiture becomes active, the yes. Before, no, you're right on that.

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  • 44

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Can Honor spren, or any other type of Knight Radiant spren, be evil?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, because I don't call the shards good and evil. There are no good and evil shards in my opinion, like and so, what evil and what's not evil can totally have spren of honor that you would consider evil. They have free will, but they are much more limited. It is very hard, or impossible, for them to lie but they can be cruel.

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  • 45

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Did the Knights Radiant create the Shattered Plains?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 46

    Interview: Nov 5th, 2016

    Eurocon 2016 (Paraphrased)

    Question

    Can a KR have a nahel bond with two sprens?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He answered me with a RAFO.

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  • 47

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 2016

    Question

    KR seemed to have opposite gender spren. Why is Glys male then ? Is there something hidden there ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    More naturally, the spren is opposite gender but it doesn't have to be. It's not a indication necessarily of homosexuality, but sometimes it is, sometimes it's not. More often, you'll attract spren of the opposite gender, but spren genders are very fluid anyway. You're not supposed to read anything specific into that.

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  • 48

    Interview: Nov 30th, 2016

    Borderlands SF-AU Tour (Paraphrased)

    Question

    I asked if Szeth is a Skybreaker

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 49

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    AndrewHB

    Is Niccolo Machiavelli's political theory, the ends justify the means, incompatible with the Knights Radiants' First Oath?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Although many of the Orders of KRs would find Machiavelli's theory that the ends justify the means incompatible with additional Oaths and/or values of that Order, there are some Orders who could accept a Machiavellian. Brandon said that the Skybreakers where a Machiavellian could find a home.

    Question

    As Brandon was signing my books, I asked if the Elsecallers would also accept a Machiavellian.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 50

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    PageRunner

    Are the Cognitive Shadows on Braize the mythical Shades of the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO Card

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  • 51

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    Are we going to hear much about Dustbringers in the near future?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but itís going to be very slight for a little while. Iím intentionally digging into these magics somewhat slowly, all the different orders, just we can get used to them. Theyíre one of the later ones. Letís talk more about Bondsmiths and Skybreakers before we do that.

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