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  • 1

    Interview: Feb 28th, 2011

    Phaz ()

    In your gut instinct, who would win in a fight, Marsh (no atium, limited feruchemy) or Szeth? (Or maybe we could go Zane & Szeth since I see a lot of similarities in their characters. They also happen to be my favorites from their respective series)

    One of the interesting things I really liked about the book was Jasnah's lack of faith. It seems like during a lot of the scenes where that is an issue, you give her the upper hand. She makes some argument or point and the other characters leave it unchallenged. For instance the line where she says something like "Religion looks for super natural explanations to natural phenomena, science looks for natural explanations to super natural phenomena." That side of her seemed incredibly well written and genuine. Was it hard to do? Where did you get her arguments/points from? I swear a lot of what she says could of been ripped from comments of /r/atheism.

    Lastly, I've been rereading the Mistborn series again after reading The Way of Kings twice in a row so I could decide which I liked more. So far...it's still a tie. I'm really liking getting back into the Mistborn world though. That has me super excited for Alloy of Law. Once it get's a bit more polished would it be possible to get an early copy? :)

    Brandon Sanderson

    First question: It's always hard to answer these questions, since there are so many factors. Do the combatants start at a distance? If so, Marsh/Zane have a huge advantage; they have the ability to fling coins.

    Does Szeth have metal on him? Szeth's Shardblade would be mostly immune to Pushing and Pulling, as it's an Invested object. But he'd still have trouble getting to them if he had a clasp on his shoes, for example. He doesn't carry a lot of metal, but he might have some.

    Overall, I'd say that a full-blown Mistborn would be tougher than Szeth in most cases.

    Also, send me a PM with your Email, Phaz. I can't find your email in my address book. I remember that it's not something I expect it to be, so I'm having trouble looking it up.

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  • 2

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Dustin

    Does the scene where Shallan is counting heartbeats mean what I think it means? It just kind of strange to imagine her carrying around of of those but then again she does like secrets.

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    It means what you think it means.

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  • 3

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Robert

    Was Syl's appearance and behavior caused by Kaladin giving up his shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    It was a major fundamental factor in what happened between them.

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  • 4

    Interview: 2012

    SwiftxJustice (Mon Jan 16)

    Quick question to help me settle a debate. Could allomancy affect a shard plate/blade?

    Brandon Sanderson (Mon Jan 16)

    No. Investiture interferes with most magics.

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Question

    Can one person have more than one Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. A person can possess more than one Shardblade. [referring to us] They're like Oooh!

    Question

    That actually changes a whole lot of ideas that I had.

    Brandon

    So has there been debate on this topic?

    Zas

    No, not that I know of.

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  • 6

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Herowannabe ()

    Can an infused Hemalurgy spike be affected by Allomancy—steel pushes and iron pulls? Or does the charge interfere with the Allomancy much like a persons body would?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Anything infused (regardless of the world or magic that infused it) is resistant to magic. So you'd have a lot of trouble pushing or pulling on a spike, unless you had access to a boost of some sort to overcome the resistance.

    theofficetroll

    So, Nightblade would be resistant to steelpushing? Good to know ;-)

    Herowannabe

    My friend and I asked him something like this at a book signing, but for some reason it never seemed to make it onto 17th Shard. We asked if a shardblade or Nightblood could be used as a hemalurgic spike (i.e.: two different investitures of magic). Brandon said that yes, in theory you could do that, but objects have a limit to how much investiture they can hold, and that it could be argued that things like Nightblood and Shardblades are already "full."

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  • 7

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    This further explains why Vin required more than normal power to push/pull the metalminds from the Lord Ruler, because of their proximity to his soul, via the Spiritual Realm.

    3.) The amount of investiture is relatively low on Scadrial, whereas worlds like Sel and Roshar are pushing around "high power" according to Brandon. I interpreted this to mean that hemalurgic spikes and metalminds have low amounts of investiture compared to Shardplate and Shardblades.

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Brandon said that theoretically you can push/pull Shardblades and Shardplates but you would need to wield an incredible amount of power. One example he gave that could so such as a thing is that if you were a Mistborn wielding the full power of the Well of Ascension, you could push/pull Shardblades/plate

    NALESEAN:

    I hope everyone enjoys the question I got to ask.

    Thanks,

    Trae

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Nemuri

    If a Shardblade was used on an awakened object, would it physically harm the object, destroy the Breath, or a combination of the two?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You will someday know.

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  • 10

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kurkistan

    Can Hemalurgy be used to steal Shardblades directly, transferring ownership from the victim to the spike's recipient without a need for the recipient to physically take the Shardblade first?

    Brandon Sanderson

    A novel use of Hemalurgy which is not outside the sphere of its powers.

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  • 11

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kaist

    Are the lighteyes descendants of the first people who took the Shards after the Knights Radiant abandoned them?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm afraid I have to RAFO this too.

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  • 12

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ReaderAt2046

    If two people grabbed the hilt of a Shardblade at the same time and then it got knocked out of their hands, which one could resummon it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The one it's bound to.

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  • 13

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ReaderAt2046

    What would happen if Nightblood and a Shardblade hit each other?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

    Footnote

    Brandon has stated that Nightblood is, "orders of magnitude," more powerful than a Shardblade.

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  • 14

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Millennium

    Do Honorblades have the same sort of relationship to Honor (possibly to a much greater degree) that Shardblades do?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You're on the right track.

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  • 15

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    mycoltbug

    Could a shard blade holder potential drill a hole through the planet by using his blade like Dalinar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh... I think that you'd hit the core and that would not be a good thing for you.

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  • 16

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    mycoltbug

    Would a breath imbued object stop a shard blade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 17

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    mycoltbug

    Is there any ramifications to the holder of a shard blade for using a blade in a manner that it wasn't intended?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Depends on the type of Shardblade. (You have seen three different kinds in TWoK.) For most, no. For some, most certainly.

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  • 18

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    mycoltbug

    Is it possible for a non-native being to use a shard blade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes

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  • 19

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Yados

    Could a Shardblade sever a Nathel Bond? Could it slice a Spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 20

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Yados

    Could a Shardbearer materialize his or her Shardblade inside another person? What about something inanimate like stone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 21

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    PricklyBear

    Is there a functional/structural difference between modern-day Shardplate and the stuff the Radiants wore? Did the Radiants have to use infused gems to keep their suits going or could they just 'breathe in' Stormlight and feed the suit off of their 'inhaled' reserves?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Something is different. You will find out what.

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  • 22

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    astalduath

    After reading The Way of Kings, I couldn't help but to wonder this: hypothetically if there were two equally skilled combatants in every way, one armed with a Shardblade and the other with a Lightsaber, and take magic and the Force out of the equation (except for the weapons themselves), who would win? And yes, the Shardblade would have already been summoned and the two are just squaring off in a dual. Have fun with it.

    Brandon Sanderson

    A lightsaber is actually a little more easy to wield than a Shardblade, I would guess. Shardblades were designed to fight something larger than another person; you don't actually need all of that size when fighting someone. So that gives a slight edge to you average Jedi. If it's someone like Szeth, who has a more modestly sized Blade, then I don't honestly know.

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  • 23

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    E. Hyde

    You said that a person can have more than one Shardblade--can they be dual-wielded?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Someone did exactly this in the original draft of Way of Kings, back in 2002.

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  • 24

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    E. Hyde

    Will we see illustrations of Shardplate and/or blades in the next Stormlight Archive book?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shallan will likely be doing some sketches from dueling grounds where Sharbearers fight.

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  • 25

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Cheese Ninja

    If a character bears multiple Shardblades, can they summon them all in the same 10 heartbeat span, or does each Shardblade require a separate summoning? Dying doesn't count.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Separate summoning.

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  • 26

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Arcanist

    6. As Dalinar gave his Shardblade to Highprince Sadeas, was his motivation only to free the Brigdemen as “Thank you” for the help? Or did he already plan to build a team from soldiers who are loyal only to him?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He certainly saw the side benefits. However, his primary motive was to make a statement. Not just as a thank you, but as a way of proclaiming to all of the Alethi "What we have been doing is wrong. This wealth is not worth the lives of men."

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  • 27

    Interview: Oct 30th, 2012

    Lance Alvein

    Can you confirm if the scene with Taln at the end of Way of Kings is entirely in Hoid's perspective? There was some discussion that it might not be, since Taln's honourblade was called a shardblade.

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    That entire scene is in Hoid's POV, and the reason for it being called a shardblade is because honourblades are shardblades.

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  • 28

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2012

    Question

    So why is Shallan so whiny? No I’m just kidding...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shallan is very young and has gone through a lot in her life.

    QUESTION

    And does she have a Shardblade?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    She does have a Shardblade.

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  • 29

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    NewbSombrero ()

    Are shardblades Splinters? If not, are they related to Shards in some other way?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. More to come.

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  • 30

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Kurkistan ()

    Does a limb that has been "severed" by a Shardblade have any Hemalurgic bindpoints? If the same limb was then cut off more conventionally, would a Bloodmaker ferring be able to grow it back?

    Brandon Sanderson

    A severed Shardblade limb needs repair to the soul before it would function again. A Bloodmaker would be able to heal it without needing to grow it back.

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  • 31

    Interview: 2013

    wesem (June 2013)

    Just realized what Shardblades remind me of...

    In my head, they remind me a lot of Keyblades from Kingdom Hearts. The blade appearing out of nowhere when you hold out your hand seems rather similar. They're also both highly coveted in their universes and for both types each blade is different from the next (I think). Just wanted to see if anyone else noticed this or if I'm just crazy and have had way too much time to think waiting for Words of Radiance.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shardblades aren't inspired by keyblades specifically, though there is a core inspiration that might be shared by both myself and the creators. While I did play the first kingdom hearts game when it came out, the first draft of The Way of Kings was well under way when the game was released.

    However, I did play all of the Final Fantasy games—I had the first on original Nintendo, so get off my lawn, you kids. The origin of Shardblades relates to fantasy games and art in general, and the concept of the stylized sword which is also horribly impractical.

    In a lot of my writing, I react toward or against the fantasy archetypes of my youth in the 80s and 90s. When designing the Stormlight Archive, one of the things I asked myself was, "Can I make a situation where these oversized, over-stylized blades are actually practical? Why in the world would you need a weapon like that? And how do you actually use one?"

    Making the blades summonable seemed one of the only ways that carrying one around would be reasonable.

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  • 32

    Interview: Mar 16th, 2012

    Chaos

    Some other things that I had overheard and noted:

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Shardblades can be willed down. We see this with Dalinar slamming the Shardblade down into the stone at the end of the Way of Kings.

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  • 33

    Interview: Jun 20th, 2009

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    He also mentioned these awesome suits of armor and like 6 foot long swords that he called "Shard Plate" and "Shard Blades." Apparently, they are the only relics left over from the time when mankind originally did have magic. Also, in the mythology of this world, mankind originally lived in heaven. However, a race of beings called (I think) the Voidbringers conquered heaven and basically cast mankind out to the earth. They made war on them again and tried to cast them out to hell, but mankind devised These Shard Blades and Shard Plate as a method of fighting the Voidbringers and were able to push them back. He also mentioned that the world is currently basically dominated by those who have these magical items, and one person with a suit of shard plate and a shard blade is basically the equivalent of an army. When I asked him if these were related to the Shards of Andonalsium at all, he said, "Maybe." He also confirmed that the Stormlight Chronicle (Way of Kings) takes place in the Shards universe.

    The reason Way of Kings is called the Stormlight Chronicle apparently has to do with the massive hurricanes that come through every few days. If you leave a gemstone out during the storm (and affix it to something so it won't blow away), it will gain magical properties. One of these is that they give off light, called stormlight. The other that he mentioned is that they can be used kind of like a battery, and are used to power the Shard Plate Suits.

    That's all I remember about the Way of Kings right now, maybe I'll remember something later.

    Footnote

    The name Stormlight Chronicle has been changed to the Stormlight Archive.

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  • 34

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2012

    Question

    If you slash somebody with a Shardblade, kill them, and then cut them again, will the Shardblade make them bleed?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Just like a chasmfiend once it dies, they are chopping it apart with Shardblades.

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  • 35

    Interview: Oct 5th, 2013

    Question

    Is there any other canonical way to refer to a set of Shardplate and a Shardblade other than Shards, so as to not confuse them with the Shards of Adonalsium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They call them just Shard(s). It is a little confusing, because there are other Shards, but they don't know about them. I call them a set, but there is no canonical way to refer to them.

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  • 36

    Interview: Mar 18th, 2014

    Graeme Flory

    2. Shard plate and shard blades can win wars, what would you have made out of shard to win the battles in your day?

    Brandon Sanderson

    These are very inventive questions. What would I want made out of this stuff? Someone once suggested a Shardpen. But no, a Shardpen isn't going to work any better than a non-Shardpen. I would say a Shardphone. If I could get a phone that never broke and everything always worked perfectly on it—or a Shardlaptop, that would be awesome.

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  • 37

    Interview: Sep 24th, 2013

    Question

    A shardblade, what it does is cut off healing and control of an arm or whatever...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    So like if an arm got badly wounded and was bleeding out and needed to be amputated. If you went through it with a shardblade first, would that damage you in other ways?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No it wouldn't. What it does is sever the soul of the arm.

    Question

    I know like in Mistborn, if you take bits of soul out of people it messes them up.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It does.

    Question

    if you do it with shardblades...

    Brandon Sanderson

    It leaves a wound...

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  • 38

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    How much more powerful is Nightblood than a a regular Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I haven't actually quantified that in my own mind so can't give an accurate comparison at this point. I will say that when he is fully consuming Investiture he can do some really freaky things.

    Footnote

    In the past Brandon has described Nightblood as being "magnitudes more invested than a shardblade".

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  • 39

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Why were all the shardblades swords when they can take on any weapon form they want? Would they all revert to swords when they die?

    Brandon Sanderson

    When they die they'd revert to the basic form which was a sword since they were patterned after honorblades.

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  • 40

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    Leinton

    Oh something I forgot to mention when I went over my Q/A session with Brandon.

    Someone else's question was about the safehand and Brandon gave new information on it.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So that essay he told us about? The one that defined masculine arts as being ones with two hands and feminine needing only one? That was in order to let men secure power over Shardblades.

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  • 41

    Interview: Aug 13th, 2014

    Question

    The "God Surges" you mentioned recently, are they a part of the Way of Kings frontsheet?

    You've said that there are three types of Blades in the Stormlight Archive. We've seen "dead" Shardblades, Honorblades—is the third type the "living spren" Shardblades, or is there another type we haven't seen?

    Do all Surgebinders breathe Stormlight in, or are there other ways? Is Lift one-of-a-kind in this regard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    All I said regarding this was to tell a fan that it was possible to make an analogy between the god metals on Scadrial and certain powers on Roshar. However, these are not a codified part of the magic system.

    Lift is one of a kind.

    Nightblood is a very unique kind of Shardblade, but IS a Shardblade.

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  • 42

    Interview: Aug 13th, 2014

    Question

    Hi Brandon, so a friend and I who share a passion for sword fighting have been trying to find the real world correlates for the stances that Shardbearers use. So far we've made connections between Windstance and Haidong Gumdo, and Smokestance and the late Medieval/early Renaissance fencing. I was wondering if you could give us more information or at least hints on the other real world correlates?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I developed these with Ben McSweeny's help, and we plan to include representations of all the stances eventually. However, a few are NOT based on real-world equivalents, because of the size of Shardblades. Look at how various very-large weapons like zweihanders or Zanbatōs were used.

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  • 43

    Interview: Aug 13th, 2014

    Question

    What is the term for a full Feruchemist who is also a Mistborn?

    Can "modern"(as in: Adolin's) Shardplate be summoned similar to how "dead" Shardblades (as in: Oathbringer) can be?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They use Full Feruchemist right now. We'll see if it develops into something else.

    RAFO.

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  • 44

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    QUESTION

    What you can tell me about Investiture?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    That is the word for someone or something which has gained a portion of the magic of Adonalsium, so the original whatever-it-is. Like a Shardblade is an Invested object, and people if they draw in the Stormlight, they're drawing in the magic-they're Invested.

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  • 45

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    QUESTION

    Any chance of a Shardspear?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Shardspear? YOU are going to get RAFO'd.

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  • 46

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    QUESTION

    Can someone bond more than one Honorblade?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Honorblade? You can't bond an Honorblade, though it can be given to you. Shardblades, however, come from a spren bond and it is possible to bond more than one.

    Footnote

    Later clarified, Brandon misunderstood the question. One may be bound to multiple Honorblades.

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  • 47

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Jerich (17th Shard)

    Is the Hoed from Elantris similar to the state of a shard blade?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    (slightly paraphrased, because I am writing these from memory): Similar, but probably not exactly in the way you are thinking. It is kind of like two diseases caused by different bacteria. Both are caused by bacteria, but they are not exactly the same.

    Footnote

    This is referring to shardblades that are dead spren.

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  • 48

    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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  • 49

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Jerich ()

    So you would basically have to replace the part that was lost to wake them up?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    Exactly.

    Footnote

    This is a follow up question. See link for previous questions.

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  • 50

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    JamHeretic

    What would happen if Alcatraz tried to wield Nightblood?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They would get in a long conversation about random things and the book would just be those two having a discussion, and then the entire world would break probably.

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  • 51

    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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  • 52

    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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  • 53

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Szeth in the prologue of book one says he can't heal from a Shardblade wound, but Kaladin can. What is the distinction there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You should be looking to see if you can find other distinctions between what Szeth says and what happens to Kaladin, because there's three or four big inconsistencies.

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  • 54

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    If after speaking the Third Ideal, Kaladin were to betray his oaths, would Syl turn into a Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 55

    Interview: Jan 5th, 2015

    Kaladin al'Thor

    So I noticed during my last read through of WoR that when Adolin summoned his blade, it formed from mist in the shape of vines. Does this mean that the Radiant that the blade was originally bonded to was an Edgedancer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, yes it does. (He also had a huge mischievous smile).

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  • 56

    Interview: Jan 5th, 2015

    Kaladin al'Thor

    1) So I was wondering, if Adolin were to make the same exact oaths, could the Shardblade be revived? 2) So it could happen if something else also happened?

    Brandon Sanderson

    1) Something more would have to happen. 2) Yes.

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  • 57

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    How was Dalinar able to bond Taln’s shardblade-- honorblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It’s not Taln’s honorblade.

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  • 58

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    The Oathgate fabrial has an opening for a living Shardblade to make it functionable. Does this mean the opening is made from a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You will find more about this in a future book.

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  • 59

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    If the spren that bond people scream when they touch a Shardblade, but then at the end of Words of Radiance Kaladin holds Szeth's honorblade and they do not have a problem with that, why does the Stormfather force Dalinar to get rid of his Honorblade at the end of Words of Radiance?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So... He does not have an Honorblade at the end of Words of Radiance.

    Question

    He does not. Oh, I thought he got it from... [Taln]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, that's what the assumption is. If you look very closely, the blade that you think he ends up with is described differently from the one that he actually does.

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  • 60

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Why does Taln’s Honorblade scream for Dalinar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Check out the descriptions of the swords in book 1 and book 2. The hint is they’re not the same sword.

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  • 61

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    rani

    Any kind of Investiture to make a Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not any but there are multiple methods. Some work better than others.

    rani

    Can you Forge a Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um… *sighs* To Forge a Shardblade, meaning make a regular sword through Forgery into a shardblade, would require so much Investiture it’s like asking if we can make lead into gold using a particle accelerator. Yes but it's horribly, horribly, horribly inefficient.

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  • 62

    Interview: Jan 26th, 2016

    CarolaDavar

    If the Storm father were to turn into a blade for Dalinar, would it be bigger than a regular shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO (not because it may be answered, but because he doesn't want to accidentally canonize something).

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  • 63

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    Are the Shardblade practice guards... Are they made of aluminum?

    Brandon Sanderson

    U-huh! *laughs* Good question! RAFO! But you have an excellent question, you're the first to ask that, and I think you're a very smart person.

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    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    The guards that are used on the Shardblades, are those made of aluminum?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [After commenting that 17th Shard must be talking about it] This is an excellent question that is well asked, and people are thinking along the right lines. I haven't answered 100%, but people are thinking the right way.

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    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    The metal used on Shardblades for training, is it made out of aluminum?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This question seemed to get the most reaction out of him. He laughed and smiled, and said "that's a very smart question, well done, you're on the right track."

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    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    AndrewHB

    Is the rapier a weapon that people who do not have a Shardblade use on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon asked why I asked this question. I answered that at the end of WoR, Jasnah created a Shardblade rapier. It was a weapon I do not recall any other person using in WoK or WoR. Brandon then said he would not answer. I asked if that would deserve a RAFO. He smiled and gave me a RAFO.

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