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Was Nightblood an Awakened sword? Because nobody really knows how he/she was made. 

If Nightblood IS awakened, that raises some interesting questions, since that means you could really make any inanimate object able to talk to you, and that's kind of fun to speculate about. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Shadesmar13 said:

Was Nightblood an Awakened sword? Because nobody really knows how he/she was made. 

If Nightblood IS awakened, that raises some interesting questions, since that means you could really make any inanimate object able to talk to you, and that's kind of fun to speculate about. 

 

Yup, we did get solid confirmation within the book itself but if you're looking for direct confirmation from Brandon, there are many WoBs

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If Vasher and Shashara had Awakened a non-weapon in exactly the same way as Nightblood (say a shield), would the object exhibit the same properties as Nightblood?

Brandon Sanderson

So, if you said "destroy evil" to a shield... no, it wouldn't be exactly the same. The Command is the most important part of all of this, but the shape, how the weapon perceives itself, how you perceive it, is all gonna play into this. They're playing with some real dangerous stuff when they made Nightblood. And it didn't go as intended.

San Diego [email protected] 2020 (July 23, 2020)

like this one.

Nightblood is an Awakened steel sword, what Vasher called a Type IV object, sentient Awakened object. His Command is to "Destroy Evil".

Awakening inanimate objects is pretty difficult. The Five Scholars didn't disseminate the information on how to create them, the one who wanted to, Shashara, was killed by Vasher for it. You need to be of at least the Ninth Heightening to Awaken steel or stone.

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So maybe if you Awakened, say, a flashlight, telling it to make light, it would be as obsessed with that as Nighblood was with destroying evil? 

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10 minutes ago, Shadesmar13 said:

So maybe if you Awakened, say, a flashlight, telling it to make light, it would be as obsessed with that as Nighblood was with destroying evil? 

Yup, that Command would be its purpose for existence

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