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Was Nohadon a Bondsmith bonded to the Stormfather? 

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Are Kaladin’s depressive episodes he experiences connected to or caused by the influence of one of the Unmade? 

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On 12/27/2019 at 6:24 PM, Quazzi said:

Are Kaladin’s depressive episodes he experiences connected to or caused by the influence of one of the Unmade? 

No he has a chemical depression.  I will post the WoB when I find it.  Here it is.

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There's a scene where you can see from the perspective of Nan Balat, Shallan's brother, where he's maiming an insect. It's described as soothing his aches. Is that in any way related to how Kaladin feels depressed and down during the Weeping even in his early childhood?

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What's happening to Nan Balat is magically enhanced. What's happening to Kaladin is mostly just chemical depression. Be he is really too young to be diagnosed with depression during some of these events, but he's got the seeds in there. So Kaladin is not magically depressed. Kaladin is just legitimatly a person with depression. Nan Balat... What's up with him is... ah... being exaggerated by certain forces moving in on Roshar. (last bit is a bit indistinctive)

 

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17 minutes ago, Ookla the Prolific said:

No he has a chemical depression.  I will post the WoB when I find it.  Here it is.

 

Awesome hadn’t seen that one. Thanks for letting me know. 

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Have any of the Shards, after becoming Shards, manifested physically and had children?

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2 hours ago, Obnoxiousspren said:

Have any of the Shards, after becoming Shards, manifested physically and had children?

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Paladin Brewer (paraphrased)

Are Shard Vessels able to have children?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Yes they are.

Paladin Brewer (paraphrased)

Even Sazed, with his body being a eunuch?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Yes, though technically all of Scadrial are the children of Preservation and Ruin.

 

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How do Nomadic nations relate to the Dor? Specifically regarding two examples:

1) The Jewish nation, which has a homeland, but for much of its existence was more strongly bound by the Torah than a connection to Israel (a land most families went almost 2000 years without seeing. Longer, in the case of the Ethiopians.)

2) The Roma who, to my knowledge, do not have a cultural homeland.

Finally, would converts to either group be able to access the Dor in the same way born members would?

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1. Could a splinter of a shard be contained in a metal mind, like the Divine Breaths?

 

2. Could a metal mind hold corrupted investiture?

 

Edit: 3rd question. How would a cryptic react to the Diagram?

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Hey everybody,

After some extended discussions among the staff, we've decided to lock this thread and document for a few reasons.

Brandon has been emphatic for years now that he strongly prefers for people to ask questions of personal interest. He can tell the difference between the question a fan is passionate about and the question a fan is reading from a a long list they found online. In this year's State of the Sanderson, Brandon explained that, due to his growing popularity, he will be scaling back on fan interactions at book signings. With this change, it's more important than ever that we encourage people to make the most of their time with Brandon. We at the 17th Shard want for Brandon and his fans to have good, meaningful interactions, and we no longer feel that facilitating an "ultimate list of questions" is conducive to that.

That isn't to say this list was a bad idea from the start. The growing size of the fandom has simply changed how we are able to interact with Brandon, and that's okay. Brandon deserves more recognition, and we're always excited to see more people experiencing his books. Besides, the whole thing is a mess of uncurated, out-of-date questions at this point. :)

People are always welcome to share their question ideas for feedback, or to ask for help formulating an interesting question. We do not mean to discourage this at all! You are more than welcome to do this elsewhere on the forums or on Discord!

Feel free to contact the staff if you have any questions or concerns with this change, and thank you for your understanding.

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