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The Ultimate List of Questions for Brandon

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Some of these have probably been addressed but I wanted to compile my own list of questions somewhere (as I often think of specific questions and then later can't remember what I wanted to further research...). I'll likely update this list as things are answered and/or more questions arise...

There are some OB spoilers in my questions...

 


1.) Are the Shodel hoardings or some type of legion/hivemind entities, and is Bavadin a Shodel? (A question pertaining to Bavadin being a Dragon was recently RAFO'd, Uli Da (Ambition) has been confirmed to be a Shodel in a recent WOB, The Shodel are not a Hivemind per my signed copy of Mistborn TFE 10th Aniversary 3/26/2018)

2.) Is Asyldin a Feruchemist? (This has been RAFO'd when @Argent asked and when I did in the past.)

3.) Is the chain Kaladin sees in the shop in Shadesmar made of Dragonsteel? (RAFO'd in my signed WOA 3/29/2018)

4.) Was Tien a proto-Lightweaver?

5.) Would other Spren consider Cusicesh to be a Deadeye?

6.) Which ability does Mraize's Aviar have?

7.) Was Iyatil expelled from the 17th Shard or did she leave for her own reasons?

8.) Is "The Sibling" the Spren of Urithiru?

9.) Is Felt a member of the 17th Shard? Did he recruit Aslydin and/or Demoux?

10.) When Hoid says he thinks he technically owns the place a Kelesina's mansion is he referring to Scadrial as a whole? Hoid is talking about the Mansion per WOB at the Barnes & Noble, Orem, UT signing 12/21/17

11.) Are the Lightspren the Spren of the Stonewards? (Nope, context definitely makes them the Willshaper Spren, confirmed VIA WOB at JordanCon '18)

12.) Is the coachman Cobb in Shadows of Self the same Cobb from the Epilogue of Oathbringer? (VIA WOB at JordonCon '18 they are not the same).

13.)Is the tube device in the Ghastly Gondala story in BOM a Fabrial using a trapped Threnody Shade in a similar way to a Trapped Spren Fabrial on Roshar?

14.)If someone were to Ascend on Sel or somehow push the majority of Dominion and Devotions' investiture back into the Spiritual Realm somehow would the assorted Dor related magics stop being location dependent?

15.) Red in the Cosmere shows co-opted Investiture.  I suspect that some amount of Odium and Ambitions' investiture is dormant on Threnody. This brings up some very interesting questions with the Shades. When the rules are broken, the eyes turn from green to red. Something is triggering the foreign investiture (presumably Odium's) to affect the Shades. What is really interesting though is that after some time the eyes turn back to green and then shut. What is actually going on here?

16.) Does pre-Ascension [Rashek's Ascension] Allomancy (like Alendi's Seeking) still exist in the Southern Scadrian's bloodlines?

17.) When we see someone's Breath pulse as they die, are they getting a glimpse into the Spiritual Realm?

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I'd make a statement about having too much time on my hands, were it not for the fact that 74 of these took under an hour to come up with... might be a record.

Oathbringer Spoilers abound because today, we're discussing the Unmade: 81(9x9) Questions. (93 now. New questions marked with *)

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The Unmade Questionnaire:


General Knowledge: 26Q +1

  1. Are the AoE Unmade Effects(Thrill, Revel, Rattles) limited by vertical distance as well as horizontal?
    • Should be obvious, but is the limit of the effect in a sphere around the Unmade?
  2. Do the AoE Unmade effects affect the same size area, or are they different?
    • If different, which one is different and/or how is it different?
    • Can you give a rough estimate on how far from the Unmade the effect goes/how big an area they can effect? (a city size area, 5 miles out, etc..)
  3. *Do AoE Unmade Effects get stronger the closer you get to the Unmade, or does it hit the whole area equally?
  4. Are there any other AoE effect Unmade, or is it just the 3 Mindless Unmade?
    • If yes, how many of the Unmade provide AoE effects?
    • If yes, are these effects from Unmade we know of, or the Ninth Unmade?
    • If no, are AoE effects from the Mindless Unmade because they lack the sapience for more active powers?
  5. There's a reference to the Death Rattles disappearing in the past. Can an Unmade with an AoE effect(like the Thrill) turn off that effect, or is it always active?
    • If not, I'm imagining hunting down Ashertmarn by following a trail of parties :) Would that be a valid method?
  6. Do all Unmade have titles(The Revel, Blightwind, etc..)?
    • If not, how many of them do?
    • If not, do we currently know at least one title for all of the Unmade that have them?
    • Hessi mentions they have held many titles over the years. Could you give us a title we haven't heard yet that an Unmade(don't need to know which one, we can speculate) has been called in past legends?
  7. Could an Unmade be destroyed with the tech/weaponry that existed in the Desolations of Old? (Hessi speculated the possibility)
    • Has this ever happened?
    • If not(to either), could an Unmade be "killed" in such a way as to send it back to Damnation like the Heralds and Fused?
      • Has this ever happened?
  8. Given the "three great Mindless Unmade," are the Unmade divided into sets of 3?
    • If no, are they organized into sets at all, or is it just the mindless?
    • If yes(to either), are the other sets sorted by sapience level, or is this unique to the mindless set?
  9. Are the sapience levels of the Unmade related to the number of dashes in their names, or is that coincidence?
  10. Do the Unmade take something from those they affect, similar to Odium and guilt/pain? Self-Control perhaps?
  11. As of the end of Oathbringer, how many of the Unmade are trapped in perfect gemstones?
  12. Do the Unmade have an internal hierarchy, or do they just do what they want/go it alone until Odium says otherwise?

Nergaoul: 3Q +4

  1. Can the Thrill be felt in the Cognitive Realm?
    • *Can Cognitive Shadows feel the Thrill?
  2. Can off-worlders feel the Thrill?
    • If not, why not?
  3. *Can Spren feel the Thrill?
  4. *Can Seons/Skaze feel the Thrill?
  5. *Can animals feel the Thrill? (I'm curious regarding Nergaoul's connections with horses)

Moelach: 5Q +1

  1. Can someone have a Death Rattle in the Cognitive Realm?
  2. Can off-worlders have Death Rattles?
    • If not, why not?
  3. *Can animals have Death Rattles? They'd be speaking axehound or some such, but they'd get improved diction, so could it happen?
  4. We have a Death Rattle where the person refused to say what they saw, but they still spoke. Does Moelach's touch prevent a person from not speaking?
  5. Does Moelach have any other powers besides granting Precognition/Death Rattles, or is that it?

Ashertmarn: 7Q +2 +4

  1. Can the Call of the Revel be felt in the Cognitive Realm?
    • *Can Cognitive Shadows feel the Revel?
  2. Can off-worlders feel the Revel?
    • If not, why not?
  3. *Can Spren feel the Revel?
  4. *Can Seons/Skaze feel the Revel?
  5. *Can animals feel the Revel?
  6. Is the lack of decaying food in Kholinar linked to Ashertmarn's presence/influence, the corrupted decayspren, or something else?
  7. Is there a reason Ashertmarn grows veins into the ground?
    • Are they somehow required for him to influence an area, and if so, why?
      • *If yes, given enough time, could he expand his area of influence by growing more/longer roots?
    • In order to flee/leave an area, do those veins need to be retracted out of the ground first?
      • *If yes(to above followup too), would it take longer to do if he grew longer roots?

Re-Shephir: 0

  1. Shockingly enough, I've got nothing. Contrast that to...

Sja-Anat: 26Q

  1. Can Sja-Anat corrupt people, or is her power limited to Spren and Spren-like entities?
  2. Can Sja-Anat corrupt a Seon/Skaze?
  3. Can Sja-Anat corrupt a Cognitive Shadow, since they are similar-ish to Spren?
    • If yes, what would that do to them?
  4. Can Sja-Anat corrupt a robot-spren that isn't Nightblood?
    • Can she corrupt Nightblood, or is he too powerful for that?
  5. Is the fact that hungerspren were unchanged a sign that Sja-Anat already corrupted them, chose not to corrupt them, that she can't corrupt them, or other?
    • If already corrupted, are there other types of Spren that we have only seen the corrupted version and thought it was the normal version?
    • If chose not to, why?
    • If she can't, are there other types of Spren that she cannot corrupt, and would you mind sharing one with us?
    • If other reason, what?
  6. Is Sja-Anat's ability to corrupt Nahel and Oathgate Spren a power she had in the past, or is it an entirely new power?
    • If past ability, did she have it and not know, or did she know but couldn't make it work/couldn't use?
      • If she knew about it, why couldn't she use the power/why couldn't she get the power to work in the past?
      • If she didn't know, how/when did she find out she could do this?
    • If new ability, how/why/when? (try placing between events: Recreance, Hierocracy, Vengeance Pact & Everstorm)
    • If new ability, do some of the other Unmade have new powers too, or is Sja-Anat unique?
  7. Can Sja-Anat corrupt a Spren trapped within a Fabrial Gemstone? (Normal Fabrials, since I don't remember if Oathgates use trapped Spren)
    • If no, can she corrupt Spren trapped with a gemstone that isn't in a Fabrial?
      • If yes, what is it about Fabrials that stops her?
    • If yes, is it more difficult to corrupt Spren trapped in better cut gemstones?
      • Can Sja-Anat corrupt a Spren trapped within a perfect gemstone, or would it block her?
    • If yes, would the Fabrial still function?
      • If no, would the trapped Spren be freed? (different Spren type, might be wrong type of gem now)
      • If yes, what would that do to the Fabrial? (change the power, make the effect inconsistent, other side effects?
      • Can a Fabrial replicate Voidbinding without using corrupted Spren, or are they(and consequently Sja-Anat) required?

Yelig-Nar: 5Q

  1. Does the death of Yelig-Nar's host affect him like it does Nahel Spren, or is he able to re-bond immediately if someone else is available?
  2. Can off-worlders host Yelig-Nar if they swallowed a gemstone?
    • If not, why not?
  3. Do the amethyst crystal growths limit the host's ability to move/see/etc..?
    • Given enough time, would these growths continue until the whole body is a block of amethyst, or does it stop before then?

Bo-Ado-Mishram: 3Q

  1. In terms of magic powers, what did Bo-Ado-Mishram do when Odium was around? Or was the Voidlight/Forms/Connection in prior Desolations also her doing, rather than Odium's?
  2. Is Bo-Ado-Mishram the most intelligent Unmade
    • If not, which one is?

Chemoarish: 2Q

  1. Can we reasonably assume anything about Chemoarish's powers from her title of "Dustmother?"
  2. Given the vast amounts of varied lore surrounding her, is the title of "Dustmother" actually linked to Chemoarish, or is Hessi mistaken?

The Ninth Unmade: 4Q

  1. Hessi's Mythica had a section on researching the Ninth Unmade, and I felt it implied there were other options it could have been. Have you given any of these other "options" names, and if so, could we get one of them to speculate over?
  2. Does the Ninth Unmade have a title(Like Blightwind, Revel, etc..) they are/were referred to by?
    • If yes, is it a title we currently know about?
    • If yes(to either), could we get the title? (Just the title, so the Unmade name can still be a reveal)

I'm not that up to date with the Q&A/Signings from the Oathbringer Release Tour, so if any of these have been answered already, feel free to inform me.

Edit Log:

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  1. Added 1 Question to General Knowledge and 2 to Ashertmarn.
  2. Added 4 Questions each for Nergaoul and Ashertmarn, and 1 for Moelach.
  3. Added 7 Questions in more recent Post.
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Oathbringer question:

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Seeing as sword-nimi obliterates things in all three realms, are the fused struck by him killed permanently, or can they be reborn again?  If they are permanently killed, are they able to 'smoke out' of their host bodies before impact to escape?  If they are able to smoke out, would sword nimi be able to cut  the vaporous/intangible spren form of them and kill them anyway?

 

If he could do that, on his home planet, if you swung him between two people transferring Breath between them, would he be able to cut the Breath mid transfer?

 

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37 minutes ago, Stark said:

Oathbringer question:

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Seeing as sword-nimi obliterates things in all three realms, are the fused struck by him killed permanently, or can they be reborn again?  If they are permanently killed, are they able to 'smoke out' of their host bodies before impact to escape?  If they are able to smoke out, would sword nimi be able to cut  the vaporous/intangible spren form of them and kill them anyway?

 

If he could do that, on his home planet, if you swung him between two people transferring Breath between them, would he be able to cut the Breath mid transfer?

 

I suspect that they are indeed killed permanently. I would suspect not as the Cognitive shadows are likely trapped in the body they inhabit's Gemheart while the inhabitant is alive. Nighblood can destroy Spren so I would guess that he could indeed kill them in their gaseous form if they could 'smoke out'. Yes, Nightblood could consume the Breath mid-transfer.

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I asked the question „Does Jasnah know about Adonalsium?” Some time ago and the answer was No. But I would add „What’s Renarin’s calling?” the list as I can’t stop thinking about it

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Post Catacendre, what was Ham's title, if any.  It seems like each surviving team member got a posthumous title in the world that came after.  Did Ham get a title, or did he choose to live the rest of his life out of the spotlight with his family?

Vin - Ascendant Warrior

Elend - The Final Emperor

Kelsier - The Survivor

Spook - The Lord Mistborn

Sazed - Harmony

Tensoon - Guardian of the Ascendant Warrior

Breeze - The Counselor of the Gods

Marsh - Ironeyes

Ham - ????

 

Dox and Clubs also do not seem to have titles, though I would assume that is more due to them not surviving to see the Catacendre and therefore not becoming big players in the world after ash.  But Ham survived.  So what was his title?  Or did he not have one, and if not, why?

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On 11/10/2017 at 7:07 AM, Stark said:

Spiking.

 

Can I stacks pikes?  For example, if I spike Allomantic Pewter out of a Thug, I get a quantity of Allomantic Pewter power equivalent to that thugs power that can be spiked into someone.  Provided I spike it into the person soon after creation, so that it does not decay.  This spike is now a pewter enhancement.

 

But what if I have five thugs and one spike.  Can I spike the pewter out of Thugs A through E on the same spike, to have one spike that grants the approximate Pewter power of A+B+C+D+E as an enhancement?  Or does that not work, because the spike takes a piece of the soul, not the power, and souls don't stack like power could?

there would definitely be an effect, but it might be a different effect than you think.

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Here are questions that recent WoB from the Arcanum and 17th Shards forums have generated in my head:

What Shard is Patji the Holder of?

What Shardworld is Patji on (considering previous WoB say that First of the Sun is currently Shardless)?

Is Obrodai the same planet as First of the Sun, or is it a new place?

How many Shards are on Obrodai?

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17 hours ago, Robert D said:

Here are questions that recent WoB from the Arcanum and 17th Shards forums have generated in my head:

What Shard is Patji the Holder of?

What Shardworld is Patji on (considering previous WoB say that First of the Sun is currently Shardless)?

Is Obrodai the same planet as First of the Sun, or is it a new place?

How many Shards are on Obrodai?

Patji - on the First of the Sun - is an avatar of Autonomy.

Although we don't have that WoBs processed yet, so take it with a grain of copper.

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Is the shard that "just wants to survive" something along the lines of Understanding?

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Did we see the affects of someone using Taln's Honorblade anywhere in Oathbringer?

How Connected are the Shards to one another? In terms of how exact they can sense each others presence. 

Is the reason that everything is Connected and one in the Spiritual Realm because Adonalsium created the SR? As Adonalsium permeates all things, does that mean all things are Connected to Adonalsium, or at least the concept? 

When Wit and Dalinar are having a conversation in WoR wes ee Hoid more serious than we've ever seen him before. The text makes it clear that this isn't how Hoid/Wit normally acts. We know that the reason why Wit asked Dalinar about Adonalsium is because Wit thinks that Dalinar belongs to one of the secret societies on Roshar. Is that why Wit appears so serious, the fact that Dalinar knows stuff he shoudn't? Or is there another reason causing Wit's uncharacteristic behavior.  

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On 12/18/2017 at 3:26 PM, Stark said:

Post Catacendre, what was Ham's title, if any.  It seems like each surviving team member got a posthumous title in the world that came after.  Did Ham get a title, or did he choose to live the rest of his life out of the spotlight with his family?

Vin - Ascendant Warrior

Elend - The Final Emperor

Kelsier - The Survivor

Spook - The Lord Mistborn

Sazed - Harmony

Tensoon - Guardian of the Ascendant Warrior

Breeze - The Counselor of the Gods

Marsh - Ironeyes

Ham - ????

 

Dox and Clubs also do not seem to have titles, though I would assume that is more due to them not surviving to see the Catacendre and therefore not becoming big players in the world after ash.  But Ham survived.  So what was his title?  Or did he not have one, and if not, why?

Not sure on Ham but here are a few more:

Beldre: Lady Truth
Yomen: The Last Obligator
Tyndwyl: Mother of Terris (Not technically an originator but still...)

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Are the names of the gems in Dragonsteel related to the 10 gems used for Soulcasting on Roshar?

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@FullmetalFeruchemist Welcome to the shard. Have an upvote, and a cookie. 

What is your favorite book in the cosmere?

 

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Does Adonalsium have a Spiritual Shadow?

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Can Rosharan gem spheres become infused by the radiant aura of a high level Nalthis heightening?

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Part 2 for @LiquidBlue's excellent question;

And if they can, would doing so repeatedly drain the person of breaths?

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On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 9:41 PM, Ookla the Altruist said:

Oathbringer Spoilers:

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PS: What is the spoiler policy on this thread? Are all spoilers allowed? Or do we need to add spoiler warnings for questions related to Oathbringer?
Edit: Thanks.

Since the topic is not tagged [OB], any Oathbringer spoilers must be hidden.

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What is Mraize relationship (if any) like with Bavadin/Autonomy?

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On 12/14/2017 at 0:00 PM, Stark said:

Oathbringer question:

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Seeing as sword-nimi obliterates things in all three realms, are the fused struck by him killed permanently, or can they be reborn again?  If they are permanently killed, are they able to 'smoke out' of their host bodies before impact to escape?  If they are able to smoke out, would sword nimi be able to cut  the vaporous/intangible spren form of them and kill them anyway?

 

If he could do that, on his home planet, if you swung him between two people transferring Breath between them, would he be able to cut the Breath mid transfer?

 

This was sort of addressed, but Nightblood doesn't kill spren the same way he kills people. He just destroys people in all three realms. But spren are sentient investiture, so he drains them in the same way it drains people. Thusly, you can permanently destroy a fused with Nightblood, but you may have to stick it in them for a while. This is also part of the reason Nightblood is so heavily invested, as it keeps most of the investiture it drains. He also is slowly reducing the total investiture in the cosmere. You might know that. 

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3 hours ago, LewsTherinTalamon said:

He also is slowly reducing the total investiture in the cosmere.

Total Usable Investiture.

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uchoo786

So just for clarification, once Nightblood consumes investiture, that investiture gets recycled? That's what I've always assumed. That it enters the cognitive/spiritual realm?

Brandon Sanderson

The investiture he consumes is not gone forever--it's not leaving the system, so to speak.

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One of the things i want to know. Calamity came from another world, right? So could he be related to the cosmere? Also, i want a bit more on the Threnody world. SFSITFOH is very vague on the shard nearby. And why is there 10 types of radiants, but 16 metals? Maybe some radiants we haven't discovered, or there is ten jut because.

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@ProfCalamity and reckoners take place on earth.

https://wob.coppermind.net/adv_search/?query=Earth+cosmere

No version/alternate reality/parallel universe where earth exists is in any way connected to the cosmere.

If you want more of Threnody, I would highly recommend Arcanum Unbounded, where we get new information on Threnody and its Shardic influences.

There are ten types of radiants because reasons.

https://wob.coppermind.net/events/34-arcanum-unbounded-seattle-signing/#e5989

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@John203 i know, but Calamity came from another world/universe, so maybe. You never know with brandon. and i have read Arcanum Unbounded, i just want another book.

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