Iapetus the Titan

Awakeners

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I'm not yet done with the book, but I just wanted to ask this question. Can anybody become an Awakener? I assume all you have to do is have an extra few breaths, which you can gain by buying them. but is that it? Is that all you need?

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Buying Breaths can get you the Heightenings but it won't make you an Awakener

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Pechvarry (paraphrased)

What happens when non-Nalthians come to Nalthis.

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

They cannot use their own soul to Awaken but could do so with obtained Breath.

Pechvarry (paraphrased)

So anyone could start Awakening once they received Breaths?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

You would probably have to jump through some hoops to Awaken (talks about systems needing rigged up to work on different planets), but anyone can benefit from a Breath. Essentially said "it's not that easy!"

Words of Radiance Dayton signing (March 19, 2014)

 

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11 minutes ago, Honorless said:

Buying Breaths can get you the Heightenings but it won't make you an Awakener

 

Brandon's walked back on that. Anyone who has enough Breaths for the Commands can Awaken. Some Stormlight spoilers here, too.

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Snoxcatko

Can people from another world like Scadrial or Sel become a Knight Radiant.

Brandon Sanderson

Yes.

Snoxcatko

Is there some like special conditions in world?

Brandon Sanderson

Nope. You just have to be chosen by the spren. So because the spren are involved then the requirements are a little different for Roshar. But to became an Awakener, you just need to get the Breath so you could pick it up on Nalthis also pretty easily.

Prague Signing (Oct. 26, 2019)

 

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