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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 30th, 2012

    Lance Alvein

    How was the Fjordell Empire not aware of the existence of the Rose Empire during the time of Elantris?

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    The connection between the two will be explained in future Elantris books, but a quick answer is this: Fjordell was aware of the Rose Empire, but doesn't consider the location to be holy, so they didn't really care that much about it. There is also no easy natural way to travel between the two. If you remember, Shai did run into the Fjordell ambassador.

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    My question is kind of twofold. So the Emperor's Soul takes place on Sel. Is it's magic derived from the Dor?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    Okay, and second, Mistborn, the broadsheet hints that there's a continent or whatever on the other side of the Mistborn planet.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    Would that also be connected to Allomancy and Feruchemy and all that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, it will be.

    So, I gave you a lot of answers. [laughter] To expand upon that, the magic systems for Elantris- the pitch to myself designing the world and magic system was this kind of procedural-based, almost programing-based magic. Where in Elantris, you use these characters to programout a sequence of events that tells the power flowing through what to do.

    What Shai is doing in this book is she carves a little seal. And the seal is very much like a little program, and she stamps it on something and uses that stamp to rewrite the history of the object. As long as the seal is there, the object thinks it has this other history. The example you see in the book is you know- an old dirty table that's not been cared for, she can write a seal for its history, she has to figure out what its history was first. And she can write out a seal that basically reprograms that past, so when she stamps it, it thinks it's been cared for all along and suddenly it gains this lacquer, it's beautiful, it's been well-cared for, because in that fake Forgery of the history, that's what happened to it. And that's what her magic does, which is why she's been hired to Forge a copy of the emperor's soul.

    [Ooooh]

    Yeah, I know I'm evil.

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  • 3

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Windrunner17 ()

    Why does Hoid want the Moon Scepter? Or was it just a convenient excuse to get Shai imprisoned?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He wanted it for more than just getting Shai in prison.

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  • 4

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Windrunner17 ()

    Shai refers to an Unknown God, is this at all related to the rocks that fell from the sky that Shai's ancestors carved?

    Brandon Sanderson

    For her people, there is a relationship. But watch for mentions of the God Beyond in the books. There is more here.

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Is Shai on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hehehe, good question!

    Question

    Has she already popped up?

    Brandon Sanderson

    She has not already popped up.

    Question

    So she's not a Radiant. Or is she?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have not seen her on screen yet, other than in her story.

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  • 6

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    One thing I wanted to ask about is the [test?] on Emperor’s Soul, are you going to write a bigger one about that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It’s unlikely because I think it works so well as it is. But you will probably see Shai again at some point.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    If the Lord Ruler captured Shai and gave her 100 days to craft a soulstamp that could turn an iron hemalurgic spike into a steel hemalurgic spike, could she do it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but she would need a boost of power to do it. Affecting an invested object is hard.

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  • 8

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2015

    Question

    My first question is about Shallan and whether what she does with her drawings and the deserters in Words of Radiance, kind of changing them, at all similar to what Shai does in The Emperor’s Soul?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Umm, that’s a good question. There are similarities, but only in that The Emperor’s Soul is cosmere and is relying on the same foundation of magic. But good question. [...] somebody do it before. So you have seen what she does before, but that is not what I was pointing at. No one is going to expect it.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    Question

    Are you going to do anything else with The Emperor's Soul?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shai will show up again, but I can't promise in what form or capacity.

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  • 10

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    Are there power modifiers for Soulstamps like there are for AonDor?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Argent

    Yes… Does Shai know them-- Or any of them?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um… Hehehehehe…

    Argent

    Not “has she used them”, I’m not going to go there, but does she know any of them?

    Brandon Sanderson

    She knows more than she thinks she does.

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  • 11

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    Do the flakes that Shai blows off the front of the soulstamp have any hidden power?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. The blowing off is just related directly to my experience. The soulstamps come from - I lived in Korea for two years as a Mormon missionary, and then I went to Taiwan to visit, since there’s a huge Brandon Sanderson fan base in Taiwan. For those who don’t know, the publisher who got Mistborn published it the same month or so that Hunger Games came out, and everyone who read the Hunger Games and wanted more ended up buying Mistborn. [laughter] Yeah, it’s like Maze Runner or one of these other YA dystopians that took off in the halo of the Hunger Games. Over there, Mistborn was in the halo of the Hunger Games. It actually sold about as well in Taiwan. It was really fun, you can go to my timeline on Facebook and - here, people like to ask questions. A lot of the super fans like to have questions and things like that. There, the super fans like to get pictures. And so there are like 5,000 pictures of me and teenage schoolgirls [...] just all over Facebook. But I visited the palace museum...Anyway, I remember seeing someone in Korea carving these, he would do a little bit, then blow a little off, do a little bit, and blow it off. Kind of the old school carver. Now most days they’re actually made by machines. You load in a design, and it goes and it will carve it out to look like the little computer design. But occasionally you see people doing it the old school way. That’s why I did it like that, because I’d actually seen someone carving one. There is not supposed to be any hidden magical meaning, other than that the stone they’re using is a traditional type of stone, which may or may not have Invested properties.

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  • 12

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 2016

    Question

    will Shai have a role in the next elantris books ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes she will have a role in the future elantris books or at least a cameo in them if not (i assume that we might see her in one of the 2 books and a small cameo in the other one)

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