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Wear does the black smoke go ?

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Do we have any confirmation of wear the smoke goes when nightblood kills something ? We know all investiture is keyed to certain shards and if the black smoke is investiture then who does it belong to ?

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How do you move posts, I meant to put this in general cosmere discussion 

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6 minutes ago, twenty second of the sun said:

How do you move posts, I meant to put this in general cosmere discussion 

If you hit the report button it'll bring it to the attention of a mod and they can do it for you.

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Its corrupted breath, or just corrupted investiture in general now that he's not on Nalthis.

so i think he just corrupts whatever investiture he gets.

on Roshar he’s leaking corrupted Stormlight.

 

Brandon Sanderson

Anyway, Nightblood is named for the smoke he leaks, and he originally had a different name when he was created. Vasher himself dubbed the sword Nightblood after he had used it to kill the woman he loved. The blackness that leaks out is actually corrupted and consumed Breaths, the ones that Nightblood leeches off anyone who draws him.

Warbreaker Annotations (April 25, 2011)

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We dont have actual confirmation, but a lot of implication.  Leading theories are that he absorbs it and is becoming progressively more invested as he eats things.  Investiture cannot be destroyed, and in most instances where investiture is "destroyed" it actually just returns to the Spiritual Realm.  But since Nightblood is destroying in all three realms, and is apparently more invested than when he started, it makes that he would be absorbing it, so it goes somewhere and "is not leaving the system".

 

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Questioner

Does Nightblood annihilate Investiture?

Brandon Sanderson

Investiture cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms. But, anything more than that is a RAFO.

Oathbringer release party (Nov. 13, 2017)

 

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clyguy

Someone tries to Awaken a carrot, and eats it. What happens to the Investiture?

Brandon Sanderson

The Investiture will be released into the Spiritual Realm like most Investiture that is destroyed.

Shadows of Self release party (Oct. 5, 2015)
 

 

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uchoo786

So just for clarification, once Nightblood consumes investiture, that investiture gets recycled? That's what I've always assumed. That it enters the cognitive/spiritual realm?

Brandon Sanderson

The investiture he consumes is not gone forever--it's not leaving the system, so to speak.

General Reddit 2016 (Jan. 1, 2016)

 

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yulerule

*Written:* So somewhere it says that the number of Breaths doesn't determine the power of the object. But are the number of Breaths directly tied to how much Investiture is in an object? You're repeatedly said that Nightblood is ridiculously heavily Invested, more so than Shardblades, Honorblades, or the Bands of Mourning. But it only has a thousand Breaths, which doesn't seem all that much from the point of view of the God King--Tenth Heightening, over 50,000.

Brandon Sanderson

So this is a RAFO, but you're starting to ask the right questions there. Okay?

*Writes:* RAFO

Footnote: Needs image attached to entry 4067. Click here.
Arcanum Unbounded Hoboken signing (Dec. 3, 2016)

 

 

 

   
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