Shardcast: A Certain Scadrian's Bones, JordanCon 2021 WoBs Part 2


Here's our second Word of Brandon episode from JordanCon 2021! Here lay answers to critical questions like, if a tree falls in the Forests of Hell and no one is around to hear it, do the shades still get angry? And watch many questions from the general Q&A where people try to talk their away around spoilers in hilarious ways, like about a certain Scadrian's bones. 

Our cast today is Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), Marvin (Paleo), and Rosemary (Kaymyth)!

All Words of Brandon from JordanCon: https://wob.coppermind.net/events/472-jordancon-2021/

Chapters:

00:00 Introductions
2:43 Ralkalest vs. aluminum
4:37 Do Kelsier and Sazed still like each other?
7:02 Will Dalinar have a longer page count in Stormlight 5?
7:43 Did the Five Scholars go to Sel?
10:24 Dalinar's weird visions
14:48 Has Wit's bond bound him to Roshar more?
15:32 Dakhor monks
17:25 Is Roshar like Arelon, with something thematically broken?
19:09 Elantris sequel
20:21 Wax and Steris having children
22:36 Was there ever an Adolin and Shallan wedding scene written
23:35 How Fused and Regals get their Voidlight
27:12 No direform news for Ben
29:01 Lifeless and unkeyed metalminds
31:22 If a tree falls in the Forests of Hell and no one is around to hear it, do the shades still get angry?
33:11 A Bondsmith bound "other Surges"
40:07 Is the Survival Shard Autonomy? 
42:41 Not really canonical snarky Nazh comments
47:57 Southern Scadrian body temperature 
48:40 Word of Karen on White Sand
50:34 General Q&A: Can you Awaken a blanket to be warm?
52:59 Upcoming Brandon writing schedule, he may push Stormlight 5 back if needed
59:00 Ishar and a "certain Scadrian" having similar goals
1:06:15 What determines which realm Investiture returns to?
1:08:30 Is Endowment a dragon?
1:11:14 Did the Seventeenth Shard ever find Hoid?
1:13:30 Is Taravangian's boon and curse still in effect?
1:14:50 Can Hoid eat Soulcast bacon?
1:15:50 Whimsy in Lost Metal
1:17:34 Do seons automatically know what their Aon means?
1:21:58 Who has a better understanding of object souls, a Soulcaster or Forger?
1:24:38 Who's That Cosmere Character

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You guys are so rigid, technical, pedantic, and dependent on Brandon clearing up any and every thing for you that any ambiguity on Brandon’s part completely short circuits you.


Embrace the ambiguity.

Embrace the magic and fantasy of the stories. 
 

Embrace not knowing if it’s really Tien and really Nohadon and having to make your own judgement call. 

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Regarding the Tien and Nohadon, I have absolutely no issue with that being up to interpretation, and I really like Brandon not discussing the Beyond or anything like that. I quite like that. Others may differ :) 

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55:54: "And like, Brandon already pushed Words of Radiance back.  Words of Radiance was 'supposed to' be November 2023, he pushed it back to March."

 

Umm? :unsure:

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1 hour ago, Mason Wheeler said:

Umm? :unsure:

Alternate timeline, please disregard

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I've always interpreted the "Bondsmiths bound other Surges" as the way people formed bonds with spren on Ashyn: they clearly didn't have anything like a naturally occurring Nahel bond (that was only discovered on Roshar), so the Bondsmith (possibly the person holding the Dawnshard that binds) Connecting individuals and spren  and therefore granting Surges was the only possibility.

Also, Edgli is totally a dragon :)

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On 8/29/2021 at 1:45 PM, Mason Wheeler said:

Umm? :unsure:

Meant 2013 :) 

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On 8/29/2021 at 8:35 PM, KandraAllomancer said:

I've always interpreted the "Bondsmiths bound other Surges" as the way people formed bonds with spren on Ashyn: they clearly didn't have anything like a naturally occurring Nahel bond (that was only discovered on Roshar), so the Bondsmith (possibly the person holding the Dawnshard that binds) Connecting individuals and spren  and therefore granting Surges was the only possibility.

I could be forgetting the context to that quote, but I think I lean towards pre-binding Rosharan magic being more OP, like maybe surge binders had access to more surges at a time (or all). Then after the binding, surges were bound to each other in the way each Knights Radiant order only has 2, and each surge is bound to two others.

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Honor being dead had an effect on Dalanars bondsmithness, does that bring him closer to an old-time Ahsynite bondsmith? Is that a reason he can push the stormfather around?

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On 2.09.2021 at 4:34 AM, FictionSpren said:

Honor being dead had an effect on Dalanars bondsmithness, does that bring him closer to an old-time Ahsynite bondsmith? Is that a reason he can push the stormfather around?

Yeah, that's probably a main factor. Both because Honor no longer puts restrictions on Surges and Dalinar probably has enough Connection to Ascend if Honor hasn't been splintered. Who knows about the Ashynite Bondsmiths though, they could have used Dawnshards and it's hard to compare power levels with the limited informations we have

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