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Wait, you can use Stormlight to fuel alomancy?

 

Colors, I wish I could access Drive from work! Or was that revealed somewhere else?

 

Revealed a while ago, though the example given is Breath and not Stormlight. We know from other WoBs that pretty much every magic systems can power each other with some hackery, so Stormlight tends to be my go-to example. Powering Allomancy with Breath would be wasteful.

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Elantris mentions that Fjordel was once ruled by a king with a magic sword. i wonder if other dominions on Sel have rosetta-stone artifacts, or if the Moon Sceptre is unique.

 

i was the one who asked Brandon on reddit about the Moon Scepter and the proximity problem. His answer today really makes it seem like Hoid will be able to use some Forms on other worlds.  Hurray!

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To be honest to me seems that the Moon's Shepter- Rosetta Stone works only on Sel and give the traslation to "how use my power here?".

Ex: I'm a Forger in Elantris, and through the Shepter I know how to traslate my homeland seal to an "Aonic Forgery Seal" that could work as an AonDor.

 

Anyway I don't think that you could drain Dor from where isn't Dor (like other Shardworld) with the Shepter

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Reckoners Spoilers:

Hey, maybe Calamity found the Moon Sceptre and world-hopped back to Earth, and that's how he was able to start creating Epics!

 

/ducks

//runs

:ph34r:

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Hi Sharders,

 

I've just gotten a spare moment to post the answers from my questions to Brandon, it may not be verbatim but I'll get the gist of it.

 

First up, I decided to tweak Brandon's nose by putting 'Succulent' on the signing note. When I asked why he uses this word fairly often he smiled and said that he like to throw in odd words now and then and go a little crazy, and that this is where most of the ideas for his books aimed at younger audiences come from. It's not one of the questions on my list but it was an interesting answer anyway.

 

Now for the Q & A;

 

 

Q:   We've seen that different Shards have different prophetic abilities, are these a result of the Shard of Adonalsium itself, the Wielder of the Shard, or some combination of the two?

 

A:   It's more the Shard.

 

 

Q:   Does each Shard have the same quantity/quality of Investiture?

 

A:   Um . . . Yes.

 

 

Q:   Have romantic relationships ever occurred between Surgebinders and their Spren and, if so, what were the results?

 

A:   RAFO.

 

 

Q:   We've seen specialised professions for Metalborn, during Era 4 of Mistborn will we see a Gasper/Lurcher Twinborn become an EVA specialist?

 

A:   You will see more of this.

 

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I have WoB that one of the main characters will be a dustbringer.

I'm pretty sure this means that the Adolin dustbringer theory is definitely still alive.

 

Blightsong, are you referring to the WoB stating we are going to have to wait for a main character to become a Dustbringer before we learn more about them? If so, I think the wording is not entirely clear. I tend to interpret it as meaning we are going to have a main character who also is a Dustbringer, but it never explicitly stated if we have met him or not.

 

This last WoB implies we have not met a Dustbringer yet or so is my interpretation. Anyway, I am quite sure Adolin won't be a Dustbringer. Surely Brandon had a main character for this order in his original plan, you know the one where he dies in WoK? So he can't be it, base on pure circumstances. 

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I agree with Maxal here. Plus the way Brandon worded his response indicated to me that we haven't met a Dustbringer yet. I might be projecting my own expectations here, but since Brandon said that, without the heralds, we hadn't met a representative from every order here, and since he avoided my question about the POV Dustbringer, I'm tentatively saying that we've met Chanarach, the Dustbringer Herald, or alternatively that we've met a character who will be or is a Dustbringer, but has not been POV character (so in any case not Adolin).

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I agree with Maxal here. Plus the way Brandon worded his response indicated to me that we haven't met a Dustbringer yet. I might be projecting my own expectations here, but since Brandon said that, without the heralds, we hadn't met a representative from every order here, and since he avoided my question about the POV Dustbringer, I'm tentatively saying that we've met Chanarach, the Dustbringer Herald, or alternatively that we've met a character who will be or is a Dustbringer, but has not been POV character (so in any case not Adolin).

 

Yes, that was my interpretation as well, but I trust yours better as you got to see his facial expressions. We have another WoB where he states we have met someone from each order, but based on this last WoB, I think he previously included the Heralds. He was clearer this time.

 

It has been obvious for some time the Dustbringers are a different order. The simple fact no potential Dustbringer is getting a flashback characters (either Radiant or Herald) gave me the impression something else is going on. 

 

As for the Edgedancers WoB, the more I think about it, the more I think he meant Ym. Adolin isn't a Radiant, so he would not count as a one. The wording made me think he was referring to character already within the order, not future ones. There also is another WoB seriously hinting towards Ym being an Edgedancer (I had always thought he was a Truthwatcher, but seems I was wrong).

 

I was a good attempt Cemci, but I doubt Brandon is going to let anything slip on Adolin's future until the book is nearly done. He told us that bit about the mother, which is much more than he agreed to tell us on Adolin in the past.

 

Adolin becoming a Radiant or no is a huge RAFO. I don't expect to get definite clues on that. It might be worth asking a few more questions on the Blade... that may give us something more palpable.

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I think both of our interpretation are just that. Both WoB are ambiguous. I simply said that I think we shouldn't be completely ruling out possibilities here.

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Ah well it was worth a shot. Maybe I should have been better in phrasing my question. But at least the consistent RAFOs mean that Adolin will have quite a story to live through in the next book, I think. His future is quite uncertain.

 

To be fair, Ym fits the 'remembering the forgotten' aspect of the Edgedancers extremely well (making shoes for urchins for free and asking them for stories). And Ym didn't appear to be esoteric or secretive, as Truthwatchers are meant to be. So that potentially puts us at 2 Edgedancers already, although Brandon didn't specify whether we met at least two Edgedancers. 

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I think both of our interpretation are just that. Both WoB are ambiguous. I simply said that I think we shouldn't be completely ruling out possibilities here.

 

I have nearly ruled out the possibility due to personality incompatibility between Adolin and the Dustbringer. I now consider this theory as highly unlikely, but not impossible. However those WoB does reinforce my initial idea if indeed is unlikely.

 

 

Ah well it was worth a shot. Maybe I should have been better in phrasing my question. But at least the consistent RAFOs mean that Adolin will have quite a story to live through in the next book, I think. His future is quite uncertain.

 

To be fair, Ym fits the 'remembering the forgotten' aspect of the Edgedancers extremely well (making shoes for urchins for free and asking them for stories). And Ym didn't appear to be esoteric or secretive, as Truthwatchers are meant to be. So that potentially puts us at 2 Edgedancers already, although Brandon didn't specify whether we met at least two Edgedancers. 

 

Oh sure, it was a good try. I can't say I would have done better. 

 

I have no idea what part Adolin will have to play in the overall story, but I do know Brandon is not going to give us many hints. He may let a few slip if caught unaware, so we have to keep on trying  :P I should really try for the Blade question, if only I had a means to ask other than those personalized books... even a RAFO would be telling to this one.

 

I thought Ym was more of a Truthwatcher due to the glowing lamp form his spren seemed to have and due to the his asking to learn stories... IMO, he could also fit the Edgedancers, it is truly hard to tell, but based on this WoB and this other one I have read, I must range myself within the Edgedancer band.

 

His wording, as always, is precise. He did not tell us:

 

1) If we have met the only two Edgedancers are going to see.

2) If he was including future Edgedancers whom have not yet started their journey.

 

It was pretty vague, but I am still quite sure he was talking about Ym and not Adolin. 

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It was pretty vague, but I am still quite sure he was talking about Ym and not Adolin.

 

Ym's spren is notably distinct from Wyndle, so I do not believe it is the case that Ym could be an Edgedancer. Can you quote these WoBs specifically that make you think Ym could be one?

 

Edit: If it's this one:

1) You mentioned at a previous signing that we have already met a member of every order of the Knights Radiant. Have we met two Edgedancers, and has the Dustbringer been a POV character?

Brandon: Well it depends on whether you consider the Heralds members of their order. They are part of their respective orders, because they are the head of the order. If you take out the Heralds, you actually haven't met a member of every order yet. I'm pretty sure that you have met two Edgedancers.

 

I don't agree that it refers to Ym at all. This WoB supports my position:

Question

Does each specific order have their own spren that they would bond?

Brandon Sanderson

Yes. Each order has a spren that is distinctive. All Windrunners come from wind— from honorspren.

(source)

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Agreed. If Ym is an Edgdancer, I'll be shocked.

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I'm quite convinced Ym was an Edgedancer. His chapter is very much him living out 'I will remember those who have been forgotten'.
 
While the two spren seem distinct at first glance, that can be explained. Let's first look at the exact descriptions of the two spren.
 
Ym's Spren:
 

The spren had been coming more often lately—specks of light, like those from a piece of crystal suspended in a sunbeam. He did not know its type, as he had never seen one like it before.
It moved across the surface of the workbench, slinking closer. When it stopped, light crept upward from it, like small plants growing or climbing from their burrows. When it moved again, those withdrew.
...
The spren inched forward—tentative, like a cremling creeping out of its crack after a storm. It stopped, and light grew upward from it in the shape of tiny sprouts. Such an odd sight.


Wyndle:
 

As the boys finally stopped arguing and started climbing, a thin, twisting trail of vines grew out of the darkness and approached Lift. It looked like a little stream of spilled water picking its way across the floor. Here and there, bits of clear crystal peeked out of the vines, like sections of quartz in otherwise dark stone.
...
Wyndle grew up to her, leaving a small trail of vines that people didn’t seem to be able to see.
...
“They can’t see me,” Wyndle said, growing up beside her to create another line of handholds, “because I exist mostly in the Cognitive Realm, even though I’ve moved my consciousness to this Realm. I can make myself visible to anyone, should I desire, though it’s not easy for me. Other spren are more skilled at it, while some have the opposite trouble. Of course, no matter how I manifest, nobody can touch me, as I barely have any substance in this Realm.”
“Nobody but me,” Lift whispered, inching down the hallway.
“You shouldn’t be able to either,” he said, sounding troubled. “What did you ask for, when you visited my mother?”


So Wyndle is mostly in the cognitive realm, by Lift can still see all of him, due to her boon. Now imagine what Wyndle would look like if you could only see the light reflected from those crystals, and compare to what Ym sees...

 

QED

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so I asked a couple of questions..these might not be the exact wording but:

 

Minor Stormlight spoilers????

Q: How much attention should we be paying to Highprince Hatham?

A: A moderate amount

 

Q;Has Jasnah had wards before Shallan?

A: She had one before Shallan. It didn't end well...

 

Hopefully neither of those have been asked before. I can't decide whether the answer to the first one means all the Highprinces are tricksy and we should be watching all of them, or there's something particular about Hatham, probably should have asked something like "which of the highprinces who have remained in the background so far should we pay closest attention to", but i didn't think of that till i got home.

 

am wondering if the reason Jasnah broke was something to do with the failed wardship...

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I am genetically programmed to be interested in everything Jasnah. 

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Q;Has Jasnah had wards before Shallan?

A: She had one before Shallan. It didn't end well...

Interesting. The followup question would obviously be if we've met this ward. That could be really interesting, if we have.

EDIT: The alternative to that would be that the ward died, which give Jasnah more tragic backstory. That's certainly possible.

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Jasnah had ivory before Gavilar's assassination, and I'm assuming she hadn't taken on a ward by that point, so not likely.

 

 

Probably something to do with Amaram.

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Does Jasnah know Amaram? Am I missing something?

Would the ward necessarily have been female? I don't know if wards must be female, or the same gender as their master/mistress.

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The ward would have to be a female, to study the Feminine Arts from Jasnah. Not that I think she puts as much stock in gender roles as most people.

 

There are hints that Jasnah does not like Amaram. And that he's uncomfortable near her, like she knows something about him that he doesn't want to get out....

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Well, obviously that went completely over my head. I'll have to watch for that on the reread.

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Pay attention to their interaction in the proluge to WoR.

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I will, thanks! I feel like I vaguely remember that...

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Didn't Gavilar want them to get married? Maybe that was why they were so uncomfortable near each other.

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Ym's spren is notably distinct from Wyndle, so I do not believe it is the case that Ym could be an Edgedancer. Can you quote these WoBs specifically that make you think Ym could be one?

 

It is not an official WoB, but Alice on Tor.com asked Brandon about Ym at the Spokane signing (I think).

 

She asked Brandon if Ym was an Edgedancer. To this, Brandon answered that Ym's spren didn't look at all like Wyndle, which she countered by saying she thought Ym's spren manifested the way Wyndle would if you couldn't see the Cognitive Realm. Apparently, Brandon just smiled and said something like: "I'm going to RAFO that. You're very wise, and I put the description in for a reason, but I'm going to RAFO for now."

 

That's basically how she wrote it.

 

Combined with the new WoB from Cemci, I am seriously tempted to say Ym was an Edgedancer. 

 

 

Agreed. If Ym is an Edgdancer, I'll be shocked.

 

There has a been a few discussions on the matter: not everyone agreed. The rational for the Edgedancers can be made.

 

 

so I asked a couple of questions..these might not be the exact wording but:

 

 

Minor Stormlight spoilers????

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How much attention should we be paying to Highprince Hatham?

A: A moderate amount

 

Q;Has Jasnah had wards before Shallan?

A: She had one before Shallan. It didn't end well...

 

Hopefully neither of those have been asked before. I can't decide whether the answer to the first one means all the Highprinces are tricksy and we should be watching all of them, or there's something particular about Hatham, probably should have asked something like "which of the highprinces who have remained in the background so far should we pay closest attention to", but i didn't think of that till i got home.

 

am wondering if the reason Jasnah broke was something to do with the failed wardship...

 

Ah well, so having a Rhysadium does matter after all... I interpret this WoB as "Hatham will become a minor Radiant".

 

Good one for Jasnah: issues with a ward sound a much more interesting backstory than being raped or molested.

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