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    This one is coming to you all the way from September of last year, so apologies for the long wait but we like to give the artists we work with as much time as they need with these commissions - we are under no deadline, and we don't want to impose one either. In this case - and in all other cases - the wait has been worth it, as this illustration turned out beyond great!

    Open the post to see the full piece!

    Tress of the Emerald Sea is HERE, and over on the Coppermind Wiki we are in crunch mode! The novel dropped on January 1st for Kickstarter backers and today it is now available for anyone to purchase. Between The Lost Metal's release in November and several new books coming in 2023, this is going to be a busy year for the wiki. And we need your help! Veteran editors and newbies are all appreciated!

    We're kicking off the first (and only) official Coppermind Tress Cup, in which we'll be trying to knock out as many Tress-related updates as possible. This competition will run for one month--starting today. You can find the list of objectives here. Each objective has been assigned a point value based on how difficult we feel it will be. The person with the most points at the end of the competition is the winner! The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a one-time-only Tress Cup Award to show off on their user page! And that's to say nothing of the self-satisfaction I can guarantee as well as the undying gratitude of countless Cosmere fans!

    The Coppermind Tress Cup begins NOW! Let's do this!

    There was an annual gift exchange tradition in the fandom that went on for several years, and it strangely coincided with our own holiday season. It was known as Secret Sazed, and while this art commission is not involved with this tradition in any way, it is a Sazed piece, and we are revealing it right around the holidays. So it was a secret Sazed, in the sense that... you didn't know it was coming? Look, overabundance of (Christmas) food is the enemy of wit, this as good of an intro you are going to get. Let's talk about the illustration itself.

    Spoilers for The Hero of Ages below!

    Hey everyone! The Keepers of the Coppermind have a brief announcement for you!

     

    If you haven't heard, this is a particularly special month for the Coppermind: It's NaCoWriMo! It’s the famous, very well known, National Coppermind Writing Month! Well, maybe you know somebody participating in NaNoWriMo (for those of you taking that challenge, our hats are off to you!)... But if writing 50,000 words of a novel isn’t really your thing, but you want to contribute to the wiki, then this is the challenge for you!

     

    Never helped edit the Coppermind wiki before? Have no fear! Editing the wiki is open to everyone because we are always thankful for any help you can give! And it's easy to get started on! Fixing mistakes is easy, so don’t worry about messing anything up. Your contributions are invaluable to us, and the best way to learn is through experience!

    The madlads, they did it again! They said they were done with the art, yet it keeps coming! Well, this one is the last one for a little bit, for realsies.

    So what do we have here? In keeping up with our annual tradition (a tradition we established last year, so it's not a very big data set, but still), we are dedicating October to its signature holiday, Halloween - and exploring some of the horror themes present in the Cosmere. 

    Join us after the break to see what this happy ghost in the preview is trying to get to!

    Alright, hopefully you've had enough time to relax after all these commissions of Kelsier's crew, because today we have a big one for you! 
     
    This last August was the first time we got to spend our newly-expanded art budget on a single piece - you might recall that we had access to this level of funding back in April, when we commissioned a couple of pieces from Nozomi Matsuoka, but that was a couple of pieces and from an artist we had already worked with; and July was obviously a series of relatively simple illustrations. So we were all excited to see what kind of doors our larger budget could open for us.
     
    Follow us after the break to find out what's behind door number one ;)