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  1. On 4 September, 2014, in this Q&A, Brandon unequivocally stated that First of the Sun has no Shard and that its Investiture is ambient and limited. This past week, on 28 November 2017, in this Q&A, Brandon has now stated that the island of Patji is in fact a Shard, even clarifying that he does in fact mean one of the 16 Shards of Adonalsium. This seems to be a huge retcon requiring a lot of editing of wiki pages, all of which currently reflect the earlier WoB that First of the Sun is a minor world with no close association with any Shard. Am I missing something?
  2. Aluminum has lots of effects related to Investiture beyond simply purging Allomantic metals. As Brandon has said before on this forum, an aluminum savant could selectively purge only unwanted Investitures and possibly even other impurities. So with duralumin, I could easily it see it doing something more dramatic. Like maybe it would be a "hard reset," eliminating all effects from emotional Allomancy on you, de-powering any Hemalurgic spikes in you, wiping any metalminds you're touching, etc.
  3. @Chaos have no problem with that.
  4. How does that fit with his statement that a specific island on First of the Sun literally is a Shard? Even if the Shard is held in some kind of extremely "inanimate" way that prevents it from intelligently meddling the way Cultivation and Harmony do, it still contradicts Brandon's earlier statement that no Shard is affiliated with First of the Sun.
  5. Brandon has answered this, at least from a behind the sausage perspective: Obviously this doesn't include any in-universe explanation he came up with to justify it.