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  • 1

    Interview: Nov 12th, 2011

    zxg15

    One person asked what metal Wax's earring was made of.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He wouldn't say which metal, however he did confirm that it does have a "slight hemalurgic charge".

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  • 2

    Interview: 2012

    Kilomtrs (June 2012)

    So in the trilogy, we see that when someone has a Hemalurgic spike implanted in them, they can hear Ruin talking to them, both as a vision and in their head. However, we learn in the Hero of Ages that Ruin cannot hear a person's thoughts no matter how much under Ruin's influence they are.

    In Alloy of Law, we see that Wax (and other Pathians) uses an earring to "pray" to Harmony, and we see that Harmony can hear his thoughts and respond.

    So I guess this leads to three questions:

    1. How does Harmony hear the thoughts of Wax, when it's explicitly pointed put that Ruin cannot?

    2. Are the earrings that the Pathians use Hemalurgicly charged, as otherwise they would be of no use to Ruin, and therefore Harmony?

    3. Or did Harmony completely change how that aspect of Hemalugy works?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    How this all works dates back to the original design of the Magic system.

    I wanted Ruin and Preservation to be complimentary opposites, like many things in the Mistborn world. Allomancy, for example, has Pushes and Pulls were are less "negate one another" opposites, but instead two sides to the same proverbial coin.

    Ruin is invasive. The power is more "Yell" than "Listen." The philosopher would probably have some interesting things to say about the masculine symbolism of Hemalurgy and its spikes.

    Ruin can insert thoughts. That power, however, can't HEAR the reactions. It's about invasion.

    Preservation, however, is the opposite. Preservation listens, Preservation protects. (Perhaps to a fault—if there were no Ruin, there would be no change to the world, and life could not exist.) Because of this, Preservation can hear what is inside people's minds. It cannot, however, INSERT thoughts. (This is important to the plot of Hero of Ages.)

    Harmony is both, the two complimentary opposites combined. And so, he inserts thoughts with Ruin and still uses Hemalurgy. He can also listen.

    Yes, Wax's earring is Invested. (Or, in other terms, it's a Hemalurgic spike.)

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  • 3

    Interview: 2012

    p0x0rz (July 2012)

    I also love how you evolved the world for The Alloy of Law. Despite it not being as "heavy" as some other stuff like Way of Kings and the trilogy, it was almost my favorite things you've written. I know it was supposed to be a "bridge" novel between trilogies, but is there any chance we'll see those characters again? Wax and Wayne are probably my favorite literary pairing since Tehol and Bugg or Arthur and Ford. :)

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    I am working on a sequel, as I was fond of the book too. It will be a side project, however, so I can't promise when it would be out.

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  • 4

    Interview: Jul 9th, 2012

    Phillip Carroll

    But here are the questions that I asked my buddies to send in here. My daughter actually—I'll ask her question first in case we run out of time—Waxillian? Why Waxillian?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, that's a great question. The thing about Waxillian's name is, a lot of people don't like it. I actually love it, but that happens a lot in my books; I'll do something I love that I kind of know other people are going to be annoyed by. The Wax books came, actually....as I was designing the books, I was figuring the characters, and the pun Wax and Wayne struck me, and I thought, "I can't do that; that's too lame a pun." But the characters adopted those name before I could even do anything about it, and I actually tried changing the names, and it didn't work. You know how sometimes, organically, it just happens, and you're like, "I gotta go with this." And so I didn't want to actually just named them Wax and Wayne; I wanted Wax to be short for something, and it fits very well into the Mistborn universe, because all the characters tend to have nicknames that—you know, there was Clubs and Ham and Breeze in the last series—and I wanted a name that fit with that, and so Wax worked really well, but I wanted it to be short for something, and so I started looking at period names, things like William that worked and I actually ended up picking Waxillian because it also has a metallurgic sound and I figured names in this culture in the Mistborn world where metals are so important to the magic, you might have people named after metals; you might have names that sound like metals intentionally because of that resonance. At the end of the day I just really ended up liking it. It is a bizarre name.

    Phillip Carroll

    Thank you.

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  • 5

    Interview: Apr 14th, 2012

    Question

    I recently finished reading The Alloy of Law, which was a fantastic book by the way...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thank you.

    Question

    ...but I noticed towards the end you started creating overtones of a much larger story, and I was curious how you are going to follow up on that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I will do more books without Alloy of Law, with Wax and Wayne. I originally—I may have said this in the forward to Alloy of Law—I pitched the Mistborn series a three-book, as three sets of trilogies, past-present-future, and I do still intend to do that, but I am going to pick up some of the things that I did in Alloy of Law and keep going with those same characters for a little longer, the main reason being I really like how Alloy of Law balances Stormlight Archive. I love big epics, but I also love fast-paced kind of actiony books as well, and being able to do a little bit of both of that fulfills both sort of itches, scratches them both, and so I like having Alloy-of-Law-style books come out alongside larger epics.

    So I will be—to answer the questions that are coming—next is the last Wheel of Time book, and pretty much everything I have is devoted to that book. I'm hoping to have revisions of that done by the end of June, and then can start on Stormlight 2 which is what I will do next. The Wheel of Time book is coming out in January. I had really hoped to have it out in November, but it proved unrealistic, and I'm too optimistic on these things sometimes, and Harriet wisely counseled that we need to slow down a bit and spend some more time on the revisions, which we are doing. The Stormlight book, if I'm really on the ball, will be next November-ish—not this one but a year from that—and then I would follow it really closely with another Alloy of Law book.

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  • 6

    Interview: Aug 31st, 2012

    Daily Dragon

    The light-hearted banter in your recent standalone Mistborn book, The Alloy of Law, is an unexpected yet delightful change from the more serious tone of the original trilogy. Why did you decide to make such an abrupt shift? Will we get to read more about Waxillium and Wayne?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This was quite conscious on my part. One of the reasons I ended up writing The Alloy of Law as I did is because I personally wanted something to balance The Stormlight Archive, which is going to be more serious and have a tone more like the original Mistborn trilogy. I'm planning a five-book sequence to start off The Stormlight Archive, so I wanted something to go between those books that was faster paced, a little more lighthearted, and more focused.

    I love The Stormlight Archive—it's what I think will be the defining work of my career, but that said, sometimes you want a bag of potato chips instead of a steak. Sometimes you want to write that, and sometimes you want to read that. I knew not all readers would want to go along with me at the start on such a big, long series; they may want to wait until it's finished. So I wanted to be releasing smaller, more focused and more simply fun books in between, both for my own interest and for my readers. And I will keep doing this; there will be more Wax and Wayne books in the future, spaced among my bigger epics.

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  • 7

    Interview: Feb 18th, 2013

    TheOneKEA

    I also referenced the recent Q&A and this post, and speculated that the reason why the original poster thought Wax's sister was a duralumin ferring was because of Wax's comment that he did not feel any strong emotions as a result of her death. I told Brandon that the poster must have thought that she was deliberately suppressing her Connection with Wax by using Feruchemy.

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    I said that I didn't need a yes or no answer from him, and he replied that he would neither confirm nor deny my statement and would only agree that it was very interesting.

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  • 8

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    Question

    If you were to choose (to be) a Feruchemist or an Allomancer, which would you choose?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I would choose Allomancy, because I would want to have Steel Pushing; that's my favorite of the powers.

    Question

    Is that why you gave Waxillium Steel Pushing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 9

    Interview: May 21st, 2012

    metalcake166

    I'm really intrigued by both of those premises. Where do you keep getting all these ideas from? I really admire your ingenuity.

    Also, and I'm not sure if you can/will answer this, but will we see another book with Waxillium Ladrian? His story doesn't appear to end with The Alloy of Law. And will his story be directly related to the next Mistborn trilogy? This has been eating away at me since finishing that book.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Wax's story was indeed directly related to the second trilogy, but I was intrigued enough with his time period that I find myself wanting to do more with him. I probably will.

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  • 10

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kurkistan

    Is Wax's hemalurgic earring in Alloy of Law giving him slight Allomantic Pewter, enabling Harmony to fuel Pewter Allomancy directly in the final fight sequence?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 11

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    chrismansell ()

    The initial plan for Mistborn was three trilogies, with Alloy of Law being a spin off. With Alloy getting a sequel, has the Waxillium portion become the second trilogy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. The second trilogy will still happen. (As will more Wax books.)

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  • 12

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Ted

    Does Khrissala know about the red haze and was she trying to clue Wax in on what was going on?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Khriss knows too much for me to share. (text written as personalization)

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  • 13

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    Has Wax seen the influence of Shard other than Preservation, Ruin and Harmony?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. He has seen the influence of another Shard.

    Question

    Might that Shard be Autonomy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It might.

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  • 14

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Given how much they futz with time, why doesn't Wax continually reset his watch?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They really should have to, huh? That's a good reminder. I've never thought about that.

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  • 15

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Is this how you envisioned Wax? [on the cover]

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's pretty close, yeah. [some time later] If there's one thing in the depictions of Wax that are a little wrong, I imagine him more swarthy. Darker coloring, just a bit. He's really kind of tannish. But I like how Ben got him to look kind of ugly, which is kind of Waxish. He's not horribly ugly, but he's not a model.

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  • 16

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Sazed is saying that his density also increases when he increases his weight, but Wax says it doesnít; which is it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Sazed is making a mistake. His muscular structure changes to accomodate the weight, thatís what he was talking about. Strength and muscle tone and things like that. I might have gotten it wrong in that scene, I donít really remember, but thatís what we decided to do in the end. The weight thing is really tricky.

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  • 17

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    Has Wax drawn on the mists at some point?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 18

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    In Alloy of Law, I noticed that when Marsh is talking to Marasi, he says that Wax is doing his brotherís work, is that referring to Harmony or Kelsier?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís referring to Kelsier in that quote, in his opinion at the moment. I donít know if I agree with it. He feels that Wax is protecting the people, the little people, which was Kelsierís work. In his opinion, which is kind of lofty.

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  • 19

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Question

    At the end of Bands of Mourning, Wax begins seeing what seems like souls, as heís holding the bands. He sees lines. He ponders that man/metals are the same thing. Is he seeing investiture there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, to an extent. Yes. Heís seeing the cosmere-equivalent of atoms/investiture/energy waves all being the same thing.

    Question

    Okay, so kind of a building block of things?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes; itís almost like heís seeing the ____, the atoms.

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  • 20

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Kurkistan

    What exactly was Harmony's original plan for Lessie if she'd gone along with it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well the original plan was to turn Wax into what he kind of ended up being.

    Kurkistan

    And Lessie would still be alive, then?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, and kind of as his minder slash, ya know...

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  • 21

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    Marsh says Wax is "doing his brother's work," is this a reference to what Kelsier did in the past or present?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    In the past, as in Kelsier was trying to help the little people and people who could not help themselves.

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  • 22

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2015

    AndrewStirlingMacDonald

    So Wax, in the prologue of Alloy of Law thinks of himself as Wax, and then as Waxillium for the rest of the book, and then that's reversed in the second one. Is that a thing of Cosmeric import, or is it just a -

    Brandon Sanderson

    It kind of indicated how he feels about himself.

    AndrewStirlingMacDonald

    Could it have any impact on his ability to use investiture?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not really. The investiture on Scadrial is not going to care how you're feeling about yourself. On other worlds, that's important, but not on Scadrial.

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  • 23

    Interview: Oct 13th, 2015

    Blaze1616

    Now that Wax's old earring is gone, could you reveal what it was allomantically charged with?

    Brandon Sanderson

    *smile* I'm not going to reveal which allomantic metal it was charged with right now.

    Footnote

    He seemed to hesitate before answering, and I immediately mentally hit myself for using the word allomantic, in case it's feruchemically charged, but then he repeated the word allomantic in his reply. Again, the above is paraphrased, but his response pretty much solidifies that the charge is allomantic in my mind.

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  • 24

    Interview: Nov 30th, 2016

    Borderlands SF-AU Tour (Paraphrased)

    Question

    Why was Hoid drinking perfume that time he met Wax?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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    hoid, wax,
  • 25

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Argent

    Staying on Scadrial, have we seen the Resonances of either Wax or Wayne?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, well, Wax is really good a sculpting bullets and things away from him.

    Argent

    The bubble.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah and things like this. This is playing with the fact that he is-- letís just say that the abilities make this happen, and Iíll let you theorize on why, but itís just an enhancement to what he can do.

    Argent

    I might be wrong, but I thought you said it was because he was becoming a Steel Savant.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, definitely, but this is what thatís coming from.

    Argent

    But being a Savant has to do with being really good with one power, and Resonance--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Being a savant has to do with using Investiture a lot, and itís starting to permeate your soul.

    Argent

    So heís more of a Savant with both of--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Heís used them a lot, and they are changing his soul, and so the powers are morphing and changing, just in slight, little ways, youíre not gonna see a whole bunch. Well, you can imagine these powers are sort of becoming one to him.

    Argent

    Yeah, I can see that. And Wayne?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Wayneís is not as obvious, Iíll go ahead and RAFO that right now.

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