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Third Shard on Scadrial?

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Could there be a third shard on scadrial? Because allomancy is of preservation and hemalurgy is of Ruin. Feruchemy is supposed to be a "mix". Could there be a hidden shard or at least a shard that was on scadrial for a short time?

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I'm pretty sure that Ruin and Preservation were the only two shards on Scadrial as of the information that we have now. Feruchemy is Ruin and Preservation in equal measure.

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I found this interesting too but nothing to indicate a third shard. Maybe because Ruin and Preservation created the planet together is why feruchemy exist being a even mix. That’s my head cannon 

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Location is sort of a tricky concept int he COsmere due to Spiritual Realm shenanigans. Have other Shards perhaps taken a look or visited Scadrial for a short time? It's likely. Did  any of them "stay" long enough to Invest? I'd say no, because we get quite a lot of information on what's going on with Scadrial in the two series, and there's no indication that there was a third Shard involved up through Era 1. Era 2, on the other hand...

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When more than one Shard invests in a planet it seems to result in more magic systems than Shards. In Scadrial's case, Ruin and Preservation were two opposite shards equally invested in the planet(though not the humans, more Preservation in them) which seems to have created three magic systems. One entirely of Preservations, one entirely of Ruin, and one that's an equal mix of the two. Feruchemy allows one to Preserve attributes and then use them Ruinously. 

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Now, Scadrial is the simplest example of this. Sel and Roshar are the only other cannon Shardworlds with more than one Shard. They also have Shards that aren't exactly opposite in Intent and one or more are Shattered. We don't entirely know how those added variables affect this situation, though it's obvious on Sel that there are a half dozen magic systems that we know of, possibly more. 

But yea, more magic systems doesn't necessarily mean there's another Shard present for each one.

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Feruchemy is from both Preservation & Ruin

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Questioner

Allomancy is of Preservation, correct?

Brandon Sanderson

Yes...

Questioner

What are Feruchemy and Hemalurgy of?

Brandon Sanderson

Hemalurgy is definitely of Ruin.

Questioner

Is it of pure Ruin?

Brandon Sanderson

Yes. That's a very Ruin thing. And Feruchemy is more of a blend. Though… there is more philosophy to that and human construct—like the Allomantic table—than I think I’ve made clear before.

Shadows of Self Chicago signing (Oct. 12, 2015)
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Argent (paraphrased)

Feruchemy is the "balance" between Ruin and Preservation. Would any combination of Shards create a "balance" magic, so to speak, or are only certain Shards compatible?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Feruchemy ended up being a balance system, because of how polar Ruin and Preservation were. Any world with at least two Shards will result in a similar phenomenon. 

Argent (paraphrased)

Like Roshar?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Like Roshar. There is something like that going on there.

Steelheart Chicago signing (Oct. 5, 2013)
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Questioner

With Allomancy is of Preservation, and you have Hemalurgy, which is of Ruin. Is Feruchemy a joint effort between the two? Or is it a third party?

Brandon Sanderson

Joint effort.

FanX 2018 (Sept. 8, 2018)

Scadrial only has the two Shards, though it has been visited by other Shards in the past ;)

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mender

Was Scadrial visited by any other Shard before the events of Mistborn? If so, which one?

Brandon Sanderson

Yes. Several.

General Signed Books 2018 (March 8, 2018)

But only two Shards are Invested there, and only the two were present there for most of its history, including during the Final Empire

Though there is Trell post-Catacendre...

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Glad I got that cleared up!

 Thanks!

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