Jump to content

Wrong Shard in a WoB


Recommended Posts

I was looking through some WoBs and came across this in which, after floundering for a while, Brandon says allomancy is powered by Ruin rather than by Preservation like we know it is.



Let's say Lift received two Hemalurgic spikes: one for Allomantic bendalloy and one for Feruchemical bendalloy. Then she eats a bunch of pancakes, stores the nutrition in a piece of bendalloy, burns it to compound nutrition. Can that nutrition be turned into Stormlight?

Brandon Sanderson

Yeah.  Yeah, but remember she didn't have to be-- so basically what that-- Is just a really complicated way for her to turn Allomantic Investiture-- so that it can allocate Allomantic Investiture into Stormlight. That would be a complex method of doing that. Just transferring one type of Investiture into another. It's just basically drawing from Ruin and she is then turning it into Stormlight-ish? It's a complicated thing, but that's basically what happens, just really crazy.


Okay, so-- but it is the same sort of thing, right? *hesitant nod from Brandon* And--

Brandon Sanderson

I hope that eventually in the cosmere they will find easier ways than that.

(Emphasis mine)

Would it be possible to get a foot note stating that he likely meant preservation, rather than ruin?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Hemalurgey is the metallic art of the Ruin shard. His reference to Allomantic power should be to Hemalurgic power though.

It would be possible to add a footnote, though I'm not sure how to do that.

Edited by Ta'veren Kaladin
Extra information
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...