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  1. Definitely need to remove "distillation". And probably needs rewording. I think it's fairly clear Brandon is saying ettmetal is a distinct metal. (" No, you would-- It actually has become a different-- ") That is, it's not just a simple alloy of atium and lerasium. I also think it's fairly clear that ettmetal can be "split", ("Yeah. I mean, you could find a way...") though the process to do that is complex and probably requires magic. But it is NOT clear what ettmetal can be split into. That said, atium and lerasium seems most likely by far. It would be rather odd if Brandon means to imply it can be split into... something else, that we don't know anything about. It makes sense that you'd get atium and lerasium from it. Brandon's point is simply that you're not talking about separating atoms of one element from the atoms of another.
  2. White Sand: Volume 1 was released today on GraphicAudio! White Sand was one of Brandon Sanderson's earliest novels, which he later rewrote around the time Elantris was published. It was never released, however, as other projects took precedence, and Brandon was never quite satisfied with the story. This changed when Brandon announced that he would be working with Dynamite Entertainment to produce a series of graphic novels based on his book. Brandon collaborated with Rik Hoskin to adapt a script based on his novel, and the first volume of three was published in 2016. In an interview earlier this year, Rik Hoskin revealed he was working with GraphicAudio to adapt Brandon's novel yet again! Rik has prior experience with GraphicAudio, which produces audiobooks that include a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music. GraphicAudio has adapted nearly all of Sanderson's Cosmere works to date, though the odd development of White Sand makes this one somewhat unique. In the interview, Rik had this to say about his methods for developing this new rendition of the story: While GraphicAudio occasionally has to abridge the content in Brandon's novels, it looks like we'll see the reverse happen in this case. While this new iteration is, at its core, an adaptation of the graphic novels, the script also pulls directly from the prose source material, and even includes scenes that had to be cut from the graphic novels. Check out the book's page on GraphicAudio's website for a trailer as well as a 4-minute sample of some exciting action set towards the end of volume 1, chapter 1! With the prose novel available via Brandon's newsletter, this means we'll have three very different takes on the same story. Are you excited to see this new rendition of White Sand? Let us know what you think in the comments.
  3. Uh-oh, more importantly it looks like the hardback got pushed back a week as well. Not sure when this happened, anyone else notice? It used to be September 10th and now says 17th. Not sure when it changed, could have been weeks ago and I just didn't notice.
  4. Okay just like last year this is NOT an event Brandon will be at. Rumor has it that Brandon plans to start coming every 3 years instead of every other, which will bring him back in 2021. However, some members of Dragonsteel should be present as always, there is a sizeable Sanderson fanbase every year, and there's a panel track dedicated to Sanderson's works. Also sounds like there maybe a strong showing from 17th Shard next year? I wanted to go ahead and kick off a topic because memberships (tickets) are on sale NOW, and the hotel block is opening today (and gets booked pretty fast). So here's the details for anyone who's curious: JordanCon Website Dates: April 17-19, 2020 Location: Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA Author Guest of Honor: Faith Hunter Artist Guests of Honor: Annie Stegg & Justin Gerard Memberships (tickets) are currently $50 for the entire weekend, which includes everything (even some food and snacks) besides lodging/transportation. The price goes up slightly on September 2nd and continues to go up to $75 at the door. Discounted hotel rates are available here while rooms last. After that, you'll have to book with the hotel at their regular rate. The hotel is accessible via public transportation from the airport. A list of panels/activities won't come until much later, but you can expect the same thing as last year, more or less. You don't have to be a Robert Jordan and/or Wheel of Time fan to attend and enjoy JordanCon. There will be people there who have never read it, and others who tried and hate it. While the Wheel of Time forms the foundation of the Con's existence and culture, it has grown to the point that it can be considered a general Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Other than opening/closing ceremonies, a costume contest, and a few other big (optional) events, the Con is divided into several "tracks" which each have panels/activities running all weekend long. Aside from the Wheel of Time track, there's a general fantasy track, a sci-fi track, a Sanderson track, a gaming track (and a game room running all day), a writer's track, workshops, an art hall, and more! If you've been to Cons in the past, this one is smaller than you're probably used to. They broke an attendance record last year with 890 attendees, so you can expect something in the neighborhood of 1000. Anybody planning to come? I know at least a few of us are.
  5. Time for another round of Coppermind objectives! First we need to say a big thank you to everyone who helped out in June and July. We weren't able to get around to several objectives, but we DID have a lot of contributions nonetheless. I wanted to give a special shoutout to Rasarr in particular, who made over 125,000 bytes of contributions! Lots of good work all around, so thank you to everyone who helped. I'm pleased to announce that we've officially crossed the 1 year anniversary for these objectives! We started these in July of last year. The amount of help we have received and the number of new people contributing to the wiki has been so encouraging, so I can't say enough how thankful we are for everyone who has participated so far! We've got some exciting news about the state of the wiki as well... We're only 22 articles away from being 2/3 complete! In other words, if we can get just 22 more articles to a "complete" status, the "complete" articles on the Coppermind will outnumber partials and stubs 2 to 1! This is a HUGE milestone that we're excited to hit in the very near future! We'd love to have your help getting there! As always, we're happy for any help we can get, so don't be shy. If you're new to editing the Coppermind, don't worry; we'll help you out with guides and plenty of assistance. You don't need experience, just the will to help out! We'll also provide awards, because everyone loves fake internet points. Without further ado, here are our objectives for the next two months. If you find something you'd like to help with, claim it here, and let us know if you have any questions! If nothing in the list below catches your eye, there are leftover objectives from previous months up for grabs in the claim spreadsheet. If you sign up for something, please say hi on Discord so that we can offer support and touch base with you! Larger Projects Let's start with some larger projects. These objectives will definitely require some research and a good bit of writing. Anyone is welcome to take them--we just don't want you to feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew. 1. Stormseat First up this round is the legendary city of Stormseat...or Narak if you prefer. This ancient city, a capital of one of the Silver Kingdoms, is barely more than a stub. We don't know a lot about the city, so this is going to take a good bit of digging even if the final article won't be particularly massive. Just channel your inner Shallan! 2. Tyn And here's another unfortunate one that's basically a stub. Shallan's tutor only appears in a handful of chapters... But there's certainly a lot more that could be said, and her influence on our Shallan in that short time was tremendous. At the very least we'd like to fill out some basic character sections, like her appearance & personality, history, attributes & abilities, and relationships 3. Fjorden Fjorden might be one of the largest and most powerful nations on one of the most massive planets in the cosmere... Its article, however, might be on the list of the shortest and weakest. I have it on good authority that Wyrn is displeased. Help us appease Jaddeth, or suffer the consequences! 4. Zeen Nightshade Okay, I get it. When you die in the prologue, your article is not going to be in the running for longest character article. But Chaser deserves more than three sentences folks! Let's give Spensa's father the honor and respect he deserves! 5. The Battle of Alta Another major Skyward objective, yep. With Starsight coming out later this year, we'd like to get our Skyward articles cleaned up and ready for more! So far, Battle of Alta mostly just consists of a list of participating pilots. The battle was certainly shrouded in mystery, so it's going to take some work dig in and help clear up what happened! Smaller Tasks These are tasks that are much shorter and involve characters or topics that are minor. But, hey, minor things are important to have done too! Many of these articles are so short that they will not require separate sections. Research should be fairly straight forward. For short articles, include as much as you can possibly find about them. 1. Elend's Attributes & Abilities Time to give some love to MIstborn! Elend's article isn't terrible, but his Attributes & Abilities section needs a lot of help. One of the most powerful Mistborn ever deserves more from us. Let's clear up Elend's talents as well as the extent of his newfound Allomancy. 2. Alonoe Technically another Mistborn opportunity, but this one is really for those of you who eat Cosmere lore for breakfast. Alonoe doesn't get a whole lot of screen time in her Secret History stint, but as a powerful figure in one of the cosmere's most mysterious organizations, we really need to dig deep and get this one in shape. 3. Nightstorm Flight Interested in helping with the Skyward push but don't have time for one of those larger projects? Nightstorm Flight should fit the bill--they only make a few appearances. Great article to get your feet wet with! 4. Spensa's Mother Brandon might have a thing against moms, but we here at the Coppermind don't! She might never be named. She might not play a major role in the book. But there's definitely more that could be said on this mother's page. 5. Tarson How about another Mistborn option? We did Era 1 and Secret History, so let's try an Era 2 option. The koloss-blooded Tarson should have enough content out there for us to fill out some basic character sections. Let's at least give him proper personality & appearance and history sections. What's in it for me? We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for the users with the most edits, and we'll also give out awards if you contributed to one of these items. They'll be on your user page for all to see. Here's a look at our top editors from the last two months! Most Contributions 1. Rasarr - 127,446 bytes 2. Talenel - 57,199 bytes 3. Stargazer - 21,266 bytes 4. Alicila - 16,540 bytes 5. Thurin - 16,078 bytes Objective Completions 1. Rebeca - 1 Major, 0 Minor 2. Talenel - 0 Major, 3 Minor 3. Rasarr - 0 Major, 2 Minor How do I to start? The most important thing is to be bold! Content is hard to write, but we can always format your stuff if it doesn't quite match conventions. MediaWiki notation may appear scary at first, but the best way to learn is through experience. If you're interested, we have lots of guides to help: Help:Contents. It does very much help to have ebooks so you can find instances of a specific word or person. (This is extremely helpful for minor characters). If you have physical books, ask us and we can help you determine this so you don't need to reread the whole text. We can also direct you towards some good articles to use as a go-by. Come join us on the dedicated Coppermind Discord, or come chat in the #coppermind channel on the 17th Shard Discord. We are really happy to help!
  6. Heh, was just thinking, "Hey, someone asked about fletching just the other day..."
  7. Agreed, good eye. The White Sand articles desperately need some love.
  8. They've typically been quieter on White Sand release info. Largely because I don't think they're as closely involved with the publisher as they are with Brandon's usual books. And I don't think anyone has asked Brandon about the release date in several months.
  9. Brandon has said that Hoid makes an appearance, but he hasn't confirmed who he is. I agree pretty strongly that it seems to be this guy. That post was from before Volume 2 was published. Same character makes at least an appearance or two in Volume 2.
  10. In Chapter 4, on the page before they reach Kezare, Khriss comments on the air gun device: Based on the Prose version and some other uses in the graphic novels (e.g. qido/qidoin), I'm pretty sure this is the plural form of zinkall. But the sentence is structured as if it's singular. Seems like this should be "zinkall" or else the sentence needs to be reworded slightly.
  11. Edit: sorry for all of the "Also's" below. XD Been combing through this book for Coppermind work so I've just been adding things on to this post. Chapter 1, on the second page of Kenton's conversation with the Lord Artisan (just after his first meeting with Delius). In the center left panel, Kenton says "Dai'Keen" but the word is normally spelled "DaiKeen" without an apostrphe. (This is the only instance with an apostrophe that I've seen so far. Will keep looking in the rest of volume 2.) Also... Maybe a continuity error? We see Kenton use "Shella" several times in volume 2. I get the sense that this is a Darksider curse, and the Prose affirms that. Perhaps that's not necessarily correct. Perhaps Kenton picked it up from his mother. Thought it was worth pointing out though. Also... Fifth page of Chapter 4, Kenton refers to the a type of sandling which was introduced in Chapter 3 as "DelRak Naisha", but here he calls them. "DelRaiken". I believe this (the plural of DelRak) should be "DelRakin". Also... On the 11th and 12th pages of Chapter 4 there are two speech bubbles (both in the left-center panel) attributed to Dirin, but they definitely seem to be speech coming from Kenton. ("Now hold it steady." on page 11 and "...and strike." on page 12) Also... At the end of the fight that begins at the start of Chapter 5, Kenton says, "I don't know. The Kerztian high priest has a contract on my life but this is the first Lossandin who's tried to kill me." Run-on sentence. Needs comma before "but". And on the following page, "It was a setup, I still don't know how or why." seems like it should have a comma after "setup" rather than a period. There are similar issues to these in lots of places, but it can be tricky to say whether it's an actual error or just odd punctuation because of the colloquial nature of the text. Also... And later in the speech bubble, seems like it needs a space between "friends...almost". (This happens again at some point after this, but I forgot to note what page. I think it was a top right panel.) Also... I've just noticed that in Volume 2, the occasional page headings (giving location, time, etc.) indicate capitalization--they use small caps for lowercase letters. Thus I noticed some capitalization errors... Chapter 1 page 1 has "Sand Masters" which should be all lower case. Chapter 1 page 12 uses "Darksider Quarter", Chapter 4 page 21 uses "Darkside quarter", and Chapter 5 page 16 uses "darkside quarter". Darkside should definitely be capitalized so that last is an error. As for the other two, depends whether it's supposed to be a proper noun or not. One of the two is presumably an error. Also... Speaking of capitalization errors, the "Previously..." page at the very beginning has a lot of those. (including inconsistencies just on that page alone) Notably is capitalized "Sand Masters" and I think some lower case "darkside/dayside" uses.
  12. Oathbringer Chapter 16: Wrapped Three Times Takamas are repeatedly described as skirt-like, often paired with a separate shirt. (even within this same chapter) I'm assuming this should read "takama skirt" That said, it's possibly a continuity error, where Brandon was thinking the garment is something different than how it is described? On a recent Shardcast, @thegatorgirl00 noticed that this line (again in chapter 16) is a little odd: Seems a little strange to pull someone close by their skirt.
  13. Still no word from him unfortunately. The ebook has slid (over the last few months) from mid-June to the very end of July, hasn't it? The fact that the hardback listing (September 10th) is only 6 weeks after the ebook at this point... I'm leaning towards the assumption that it will come out with the hardback in September. The fact that it KEEPS slipping a few weeks out at a time just feels like they've got a soft date that automatically gets pushed back as the date nears and they don't have an official date. I don't know how these things work... But it's like maybe Dynamite told them "summer 2019" so they put down a tentative date in June. And then the system just automatically tacks on a few more weeks as needed until someone comes along and gives it a hard release date. Maybe Dynamite told Amazon the September date and it was input for the hardback while the ebook was just overlooked. *shrug* Anyways, will report back if Adam says anything.
  14. Took an opportunity to ask Adam. Hopefully he's able to find out some news and report back.
  15. In book 13 (I think?) when Aviendha returns to the Aiel Waste to go through the arches again (and has her vision concerning her descendants)... I can't remember if it's when she's traveling TO Rhuidean or when she's returning from it, but somewhere in the desert she meets a woman who gives the name Nakomi. She's super mysterious, and sort of appears out of nowhere, gives Aviendha some advice, and then disappears after. He definitely doesn't have license to do so. The rights to Wheel of Time is held by Jordan's estate. They only contracted with Brandon to write the end of the series. I'm sure that if they DID ever want to produce more WoT stories they would go to Brandon first... But Jordan was VERY ADAMANT that he didn't want anyone to write more books beyond completing the series. (even that took time for him to come around on) And Harriet, his widow and editor, has been very clear that she intends to respect that. Plus Brandon has been pretty clear I think that he would have little interest in writing more WoT regardless, because he has enough of his own projects going on. So I wouldn't hold my breath for more WoT.