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  • 1

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    Does atium have a "side effect", much like how lerasium has a "side effect" in creating Mistborn?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 2

    Interview: May 31st, 2011

    Thorondir

    How could a person from Scadrial access Shadesmar? An alloy of a god metal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He RAFOd me on this one and said it was a plot point for future novels.

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  • 3

    Interview: Jun 1st, 2011

    Ashley Cowles

    I do remember some things, but the majority of the questions were about WoT.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He said that all of his own books take place in the same universe, but not on the same world per se. The overall magic system was based on the principle of investing, i.e. people and things are invested by magic. So for example in Mistborn, the metals themselves aren't magical, but they become a vessel for the magic.

    Also he said that the ways of magic are different. In Mistborn it's genetic (or through ingesting atium, but he didn't talk about that). In Warbreaker it has to do with gathering other people's Breath, etc.

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  • 4

    Interview: 2008

    Important links

    At least one more Lerasium Bead:
    * Eleven pieces at the well
    * And at least one morew
    Hoid was at the Shattering:
    * Miyabi's post (Paraphased)

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  • 5

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2011

    Fire Arcadia

    Are there 50 Allomantic Metals?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Nearly. Does Harmony have a metal?

    FIRE ARCADIA

    Is that an alloy of Lerasium and Atium?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    You're along the right lines.

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  • 6

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Kirrin (15 October 2008)

    Also, you should tell us what the last two metals are.

    Brandon Sanderson (15 October 2008)

    The last two metals are Chromium and Nicrosil. We'll reveal what they do on the Allomancy poster. Suffice it to say that in the next trilogy, the main protagonist would be a Nicrosil Misting. And, to make a Robert Jordan-type comment, what those two metals do should become obvious to the serious student of Allomancy... (It has to do with the nature of the metal groupings.)

    HAPPYMAN

    If I read the poster correctly, and have the correlations down, these metals are the external enhancement metals.

    The simplest idea is that they do to another person what Aluminum and Duralumin do to the Allomancer burning them. If this is true, then Chromium would destroy another Allomancer's metals (useful skill, that, especially in a group of Mistings fighting a Mistborn) while Nicrosil would cause the target's metals that are currently burning to be burned in a brief, intense flash. This could be used either to enhance a group of Mistings or to seriously mess up an enemy Allomancer.

    PETER AHLSTROM

    The other metals do not have exact one-to-one power correlations like that, so it seems more likely to me that they would work differently. It could be like an area effect weakening or enhancing spell. You would want an enhancer in your party, and you wouldn't want to go up against a weakener.

    Nicrosil is a rather more complicated alloy than the others. It's an interesting one to pick, rather than something simpler like nichrome (though I guess that's actually a brand name).

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Nicely done.

    Ookla is right, the others don't have 1/1 correlations. But I liked this concept far too much not to use it.

    In a future book series, Mistborn will also have become things of legend. The bloodlines will have become diluted to the point that there are no Mistborn, only Mistings—however, the latter are far more common. In this environment, a Nicrosil Misting could be invaluable both as an enhancer to your own team or a weapon to use against unsuspecting other Mistings.

    DOUGLAS (17 OCTOBER)

    I take it either Spook did not have children or Sazed made him a reduced-strength Mistborn rather than giving him the full potency of the 9 originals and Elend?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Spook is a reduced power Mistborn.

    CHAOS (16 OCTOBER)

    Very interesting about the Nicrosil.

    So, if there is no more atium, then that would mean in any future trilogy, there would only be 14 metals, right? Somehow, that doesn't seem right, but maybe that is because it irks me that one quartet to be left incomplete with the absence of atium.

    Would it be possible for Sazed to create a replacement metal, by chance, or will the temporal quartet remain inherently empty? It doesn't seem like it's too far of a stretch for Sazed to make more metals: after all, the metal Elend ate was a fragment of Preservation, and now Sazed holds Preservation.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    That's a RAFO, I'm afraid. Suffice it to say that what the characters think they understand about the metals, they don't QUITE get right. If you study the interaction between the temporal metals, you might notice an inconsistency in the way they work...

    PETER AHLSTROM

    Uh-huh. That was already noticed by theorizers in the forums here. Gold works like Malatium and Electrum works like Atium. Yet they're on opposite corners of the metal square.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Ah. I wondered if that had been noticed.

    Footnote

    This future book series is the second Mistborn Trilogy, not Alloy of Law. It seems that at the time of Alloy of Law, the people don't have a knowledge of nicrosil and chromium.

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Chaos (15 October 2008)

    I really want to know what the last two metals are. I always thought the bead Elend ate was one of them, but perhaps they are just things of Preservation, not meant to be understood.

    Brandon Sanderson (15 October 2008)

    The metal chunk that Elend ate is intended to be something of a mystery. Much like atium, actually. Suffice it to say that atium isn't, and never was, what people thought it was.

    I intended Allomancy to be much like a real science. People investigate and put things into boxes, trying to describe and understand the world around them. That doesn't mean they always get things right, however.

    Let me say this, as I don't want to spoil too much. If that metal Elend ate were fused into specific alloys with certain metals, it could have instead created Mistings of each of the different Allomantic powers. Atium's abilities are not entirely explored yet either.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Chaos (17 October 2008)

    Would the Three Metallic Arts operate in other worlds, or are they direct results of Ruin and Preservation and thus only operate in Scadrial?

    Brandon Sanderson (20 October 2008)

    To use Feruchemy or Allomancy in almost every case, one must have the right spiritual and genetic codes, imprinted upon people during the creation of Scadrial by Ati and Leras. To use Hemalurgy, one must first have someone with these right spiritual and genetic codes, then take the power from them. Other people on other worlds are not going to simply discover the Three Metallic Arts by accident.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Comatose (18 October 2008)

    So here's my last question. If there ARE people on the other side of the world, did Vin kill them all by placing the sun on their side, or do they have they're own Ruin/Preservation battle going on over there as well? Do they also have allomancy feruchemy and hemalurgy?

    Brandon Sanderson (20 October 2008)

    No, they're not dead. Yes, Rashek was aware of them. In fact, he placed them there as a reserve. I knew he wanted a 'control' group of people in case his changes to genetics ended with the race being in serious trouble. All I'll say is that he found a way other than changing them genetically to help them survive in the world he created. And since they were created by Ruin and Preservation, they have the seeds of the Three Metallic Arts in them—though without anyone among them having burned Lerasium, Allomancers would have been very rare in their population and full Mistborn unheard of.

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  • 10

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    If a Mistborn burns lerasium, as in, not just ingests it, what effect would it grant Allomantically?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is a RAFO. It would do something, but the thing you've gotta remember is that, when ingesting lerasium for the first time and gaining the powers, your body is actually burning it. Think of lerasium as a metal anyone can burn. Does that make sense?

    17TH SHARD

    It does.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    By burning it you gain access to those powers. It rewrites your spiritual DNA, and there are ways to do really cool things with lerasium that I don't see how anyone would know. Were most Mistborn to just burn it, it would rewrite their genetic code to increase their power as an Allomancer.

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  • 11

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Are there a limited amount of atium and lerasium alloys for each metal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hmm, yes…I suppose there would be but there are…

    17TH SHARD

    More than sixteen?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yeah, way more than sixteen.

    17TH SHARD

    Oh wow. Okay. That's fascinating. More than sixteen and less than infinite.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes.

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  • 12

    Interview: 2013

    Mike Cockrum (23 January 2013)

    How many shards has Hoid received powers from, whether taken, stolen, given, etc.?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Well, he has a bead of Lerasium.

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  • 13

    Interview: Feb 16th, 2013

    Viper

    Hoid has a nugget of Lerasium and the Moon Scepter. Does he have a Breath?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It seems quite likely that he would.

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  • 14

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Chaos

    A lerasium Mistborn's kids would surely be Allomancers. If such a lerasium Mistborn traveled to, say, Nalthis, fell in love and had kids with a native Nalthisean, would those kids be Allomancers? Or something else?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In most cases, they would still be Allomancers. Mixed, potentially, with something else depending on the native innate investiture. That mixture could do some strange things, though.

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  • 15

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Herowannabe ()

    Hoid has Lerasium and breaths, Does Hoid have anything from Sel? Soul stamps perhaps?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. :)

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  • 16

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    NeverKnowsBest

    In Mistborn 3, what spooked Vin off from meeting Hoid? (My theory is Ruin's influence, because he didn't want Hoid interfering(sub question that just occurred to me. Was Ruin aware of Hoid on Scadrial?)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ha. Well, by this point Hoid had been to the Well--getting there just before Vin--and had retrieved something from it. That should have been enough to get him to leave the planet entirely, but he got involved in events. (He tends to do that.) It's pie in the sky, but I would someday like to do parallel novel to the Mistborn series with Hoid in the background like they did in the second(?) back to the future move. I don't know that I'll ever be able to do it, but we shall see. I would answer this question there.

    Footnote

    Brandon has since confirmed that the thing Hoid took from the Chamber of Ascension was a bead of lerasium.

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  • 17

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Douglas

    What about a Lerasium savant? Or would that require so much Lerasium that the person attempting it would ascend to become a new Shardholder?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Basically, this is what ascension is.

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  • 18

    Interview: Mar 16th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Lerasium overwrites Spiritual DNA. It can do some interesting things, and can overwrite your Spiritual DNA in different ways if you do it right. If a Surgebinder ate lerasium, he would become an Allomancer, but Brandon implied other things could be done.

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  • 19

    Interview: Jun 20th, 2009

    Andrew the Great

    Does lerasium have Feruchemical and Hemalurgical powers.

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    Yes. Brandon will probably be getting into these, and the other metals Hemalurgical and Feruchemical powers, in greater detail in the future Mistborn Trilogies. He also will probably release full charts for these as he did with Allomancy.

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  • 20

    Interview: Dec 18th, 2011

    Finallity

    I also attended the signing, but arrived late and missed the Q and A. I waited roughly two hours in line to get a few books signed, and had some interesting discussions over what to ask Brandon while he signed my stuff. I decided to ask him to do what he has done for a few others, which is to write a cosmere clue in my copy of Alloy of Law. After asking him this, he looked up at me and asked, "Are you from the 17th shard?" He asked me to relay his request that we don't ask for that anymore, and that we instead, come with specific questions. Apparently my book will be the last one he will ever write a generic cosmere clue, at least, to the same effect.

    Brandon Sanderson

    The clue was SOO vague, and I hope you guys can make at least a bit of sense of it. It say, verbatim, "Hoid has metal he isn't supposed to have." Any ideas as to what he means?

    Footnote

    Hoid is confirmed to possess a bead of lerasium.

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  • 21

    Interview: Sep 24th, 2013

    Chris King (Miyabi)

    This is the last one here we have from Mistborn: Did the Lord Ruler use lerasium to gain his super Allomantic abilities or did he grant that to himself with the Well's power? If he used the bead, does he count as one of the nine original Allomancers that Sazed mentions?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Excellent question. He did not use the bead. In all of this he granted himself basically, he rebuilt himself to be extremely powerful and he did not use one of the beads.

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  • 22

    Interview: Oct 1st, 2013

    Question

    Why can lerasium be burned by anyone in the Cosmere, while atium is restricted to a small portion of the population of one planet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 23

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Herowannabe

    The Lord Ruler, he had his Lerasium beads, did he use them for Feruchemy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [impish grin] Ah ha ha ha. The Lord Ruler, heh heh heh, That is an excellent question.

    Herowannabe

    Not going to answer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not going to answer that one.

    Herowannabe

    Would you answer if Hoid used it for Feruchemy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    His bead? Hoid’s bead was—He originally got it because he wanted to be an Allomancer. [Note that he doesn’t actually answer the question.]

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  • 24

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Herowannabe

    I’m curious, I’ve got a list of various cosmere bits of metal, and I wonder if you would rank them from like 1 to 10 or easy to difficult on how hard it would be to steelpush on them?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay.

    Herowannabe

    So, like metal inside a person’s body?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It depends on how strong the investiture in them is.

    Herowannabe

    Is that going to be the answer for all of these?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Probably. :)

    Herowannabe

    How about a spike charged with Hemalurgy? Not in a person.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not in a person? It depends on how strong—yeah. A spike is moderately—in the realm of these sorts of things—moderately easy to push on, because a spike does not rip off very much investiture. Only enough to short circuit the soul, and it loses that over time. So I would put that at the bottom—with the top being very hard—to be one of the easier things.

    Herowannabe

    How about a metalmind? A feruchemy metalmind that is "full."

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is going to be middle of the realm. Generally easier than, for instance, a shardblade, which is going to be very hard.

    Aaradel

    But a shardblade isn’t actual metal. Ish?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ish. Is Lerasium a metal? Yeah.

    Herowannabe

    So would that be the same for Shardplate, too?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shardplate and blade are very hard. Blade is probably going to be harder. [...]

    Herowannabe

    Halfshard? Like a halfshard shield?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Halfshard shield is going to be in moderate.

    Herowannabe

    Nightblood? I imagine is going to be very difficult.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Very hard. Of all the things you’ve listed, he’s the hardest. Far beyond even a shardblade.

    Herowannabe

    Far beyond metal inside a person?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, depending on how invested the person is.

    Aaradel

    If someone was invested as much as Nightblood I’m pretty sure it’s going to be very difficult.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, for instance, the Godking, at the end, with all of those Breaths. Pushing on something inside of him? Getting through all that? Gonna be REAL hard. Average person on Scadrial? You’ve seen how hard that is. A drab? Much easier.

    Herowannabe

    That was actually going to be my next one- No, sorry, not a drab, a Lifeless.

    Brandon Sanderson

    A Lifeless. Lifeless are kinda weird, because they’ve had their soul leave, but then they’ve had a replacement stuck in, in the form of Breath, which puts them in a really weird position compared to a Drab, which has had part of their investiture ripped away, but the majority of it remains. So anyway, I’m going to give you one more. Pick your favorite.

    Herowannabe

    Okay, a soul-stamped piece of metal.

    Brandon Sanderson

    A soul-stamped piece of metal is going to be on the lower, easier side. Not a lot of investiture going on in a soulstamp.

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  • 25

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2014

    Question

    What's lerasium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is the bead of metal that Elend finds at the end of Book 2, that Vin finds and gives to Elend.

    Question

    Oh so there were only two and the Lord Ruler kind of left it there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There actually were a bunch of them, and the first Mistborn came from people who ate that. The Lord Ruler took one for himself and he left others there to use if he needed them.

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  • 26

    Interview: Nov 1st, 2012

    Ninch (17th Shard)

    Could a person Soulcast more atium and lerasium if they had a bead?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Investiture messes things like that up.

    Footnote

    This book was signed in April 2014

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  • 27

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Shardlet

    If Vin and Elend hypothetically each blindly ingested equivalently sized beads of lerasium, would Vin be a stronger Mistborn than Elend, or would they be equal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, Vin would be stronger. It is additive, not just an overwrite.

    The same thing happens with Hemalurgy; with Hemalurgy when you're spiking someone's soul, you're ripping off a piece and adding it.

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  • 28

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Is Wit/Hoid an Allomancer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He did steal a bead of Lerasium off of Scadriel. If he were to make use of that bead, certain powers would have been gained.

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  • 29

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Has Hoid used his Lerasium Bead for Feruchemy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hoid got the bead originally because he wanted to become an Allomancer.

    Footnote

    BWS has stated elsewhere that Hoid has not used his lerasium bead.

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  • 30

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    Could you become a double misting if you took two lerasium/metal alloy beads (I think the example was iron and steel) at the same time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 31

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Argent

    If a lerasium spike is used to steal a trait-

    Brandon Sanderson

    You're straying way into RAFO territory here.

    Argent

    Will the recipient of the spike gain anything other than the ability stolen?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm not going anywhere near this one. This one’s a RAFO.

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  • 32

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    The metals that were formed from Shards, like atium and lerasium. Are they somewhat naturally occurring, like in [?] of power, or are they specifically [?]?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They are somewhat naturally occurring.

    Question

    [Really? Even on other Shardworlds?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh. They could exist somewhere else. There are some special circumstances on Scadrial, but yes. The idea is that the pools are one state of this mythological matter.

    Question

    So if you have the physical state and the liquid state, is there a less liquid state? [what does this question even mean?] Because some of that's being used.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um... Oh. Yeah. Yeah. But, I mean, it's such a drop in the bucket compared to the actual Shards. So that it is a statistically insignificant amount, but it is an amount.

    Question

    So Harmony's pool, wherever it is is statistically larger than...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 33

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Argent

    Lerasium grants all Allomantic powers when burned. Atium, when used as a spike, can steal any power. Is there a way to create a metalmind that can store anything?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a way to create a metalmind that can store anything.

    Argent

    Harmonium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I’m not saying; I gave you an answer… [AKA: RAFO]

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  • 34

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    How is a new Feruchemist made?

    Brandon Sanderson

    What do you mean?

    Question

    Well you can make a new Mistborn by lerasium--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, okay. Other than through birth?

    Question

    Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That’s a RAFO, good question though. Right now, as far as anyone knows, it’s by birth only. But-- Well we’ll leave it there. You know that the extra Preservation instead of Ruin had some effects on people on Scadrial.

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  • 35

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    Why did Hoid not take both beads of lerasium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hoid has an innate ability to know where he needs to be and what he needs to do.

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  • 36

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Lerasium question.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Explains how you make people mistings.

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  • 37

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    Did the Lord Ruler create the lerasium he gave to [...]?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, good question. No one’s asked that before, I think. Yeah, no, he found the lerasium.
    Question

    Was it placed there intentionally by Leras or did it sort of grow [...]?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Lord Ruler...it was not placed for him, he had to...get it.

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  • 38

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    When Hoid took the bead of Lerasium, did he actually eat it or did he just hang on to it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have seen him use Allomancy in other books, so… that’s your answer.

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