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  • 1

    Interview: Dec 25th, 2010

    Question

    At the end of The Way of Kings, several key characters seem to be converging on the Shattered Plains. The Way of Kings takes place mainly on the Plains and Kharbranth. Do you plan to spend much time in new locations in book 2?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Book 2 will begin with Shallan and Jasnah either very close to or arriving at the Shattered Plains.

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  • 2

    Interview: May 22nd, 2013

    StormAtlas

    I finally got to ask a question about the Stormlight Archive that Windrunner17 and Chaos helped me with which was: "Why Can Kaladin Surgebind with any gem type but Jasnah and Shallan need specific types?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    A lot of that will be explained as the series comes along. It is really the difference between Soulcasting and the other forms of Surgebinding. It's more a quirk of Soulcasting than it is something that is different about about Kaladin. So you've kind of got it reversed a little bit though; Soulcasting has this additional restriction that the other ones don't.

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  • 3

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kaist

    If Kabsal hadn't been trying to kill Jasnah, would him and Shallan have gotten together?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's uncertain. He actually did care for her, but he was an assassin trained to infiltrate and gain the trust of people like Shallan. If he hadn't been trying to kill Jasnah, he would never have had a reason to begin spending time with Shallan. However, I assume your question is if they had somehow started interacting, would they have gotten together. It's possible, but I don't think--in the end--it would have lasted.

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  • 4

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Lightflame

    When Shallan is appealing Jasnah, Jasnah reveals that she has heard about Shallan's step-mother, Malise Gevelmar. Has Malise Gevelmar ever met Jasnah or one of her associates (excluding Shallan)?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, she has not. You'll learn more about Malise in Book Two. She really is just a rural lighteyes of not much consequence. Shallan's mother, however...

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Yamato

    How did you portray Jasnah's aitheism so well? As a staunch aitheist myself, I think you did an absolutely brilliant job. Honestly, It made me happy that a religious person was trying to understand my mindset. Anyway, who did you ask to get such accurate ideas of aitheist thought?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I found some really good atheist forums. Not the 'hate on religion' type atheist forums, but the kind with some serious depth. People asking one another about morality, talking about how they felt when people reacted to them being an atheist, and expressing their philosophy. I gained a great deal of respect for them during these readings.

    From there, I went and chatted with some atheists I know to gauge if I had a good handle on things. It was important that I get this right, as it's different enough from my own worldview that if it went wrong, it would have gone VERY wrong and I'd have ended up with something insulting.

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  • 6

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2012

    Question

    Is the city that the Parshendi are in Urithiru?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In the Way of Kings, Jasnah tells Shallan that Urithiru is not on the Shattered Plains. So either Jasnah is incorrect or that is not Urithiru.

    QUESTION

    In other words, you’re not going to tell me?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I’m just clarifying for you so that you have all the information you need in order to make judgements and ask questions.

    Footnote

    Brandon pronounced Urithiru like "You-rith-ir-oo".

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  • 7

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    I was curious, I know Jasnah wasn't in it too much ... I was curious—she's such a believable non-religious character, was it more difficult writing her as a religious person? I just thought she was so well done even though she's not—

    Brandon Sanderson

    You know she's always been that way in my head, since I conceived of her. I spent a lot of time on atheist forums, learning how to talk the right way to make her real.

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep 24th, 2013

    Question

    A lot of people I know think that you are an atheist because you've written a really great atheist, and one that we all like in Jasnah and I'm wondering if you interviewed people or if you got that from philosophy classes.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I spent a suspicious amount of time hanging out on atheist forums. Really I paid attention to threads where they discussed misconceptions about them and things like that and used that to inform creating Jasnah's philosophy on life.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2014

    cyddenid (Tor.com)

    How well do Elhokar and Jasnah get on?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Fine, I would say. This is a bit of a spoiler for the end of Words of Radiance, but you will eventually see that they're the sort of siblings who are both used to doing their own thing and getting their own way. They've both learned to stay out of one another's business. That said, Elhokar is also used to being surrounded by domineering people of various sorts. So having a domineering sister is really nothing different to him.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 6th, 2014

    Question

    What were Jasnah's "last thoughts"?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Her "last thoughts" were of escaping.

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  • 11

    Interview: Mar 6th, 2014

    Question

    Is Jasnah's book going to be one of the backstories?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is. She's on the back five.

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  • 12

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    QUESTION

    How deep are you going into Shadesmar in WoR?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Not terribly deep in WoR. We're going to have to wait until Jasnah or Shallan are exploring it more.

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  • 13

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Is Jasnah still alive at the end of the book, since the whole scene where she kind of appears...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, she is.

    Argent

    Why does she take so long to come back?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Because Elsecalling is not precise even if you know what you are doing, which she doesn't.

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  • 14

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Question

    There are some scientists talking about spren, and they seemed to be describing the positioning...[can't make out the rest].

    Brandon Sanderson

    It does, but it's really behind the scenes. This is just helping you understand the nature of spren, kind of their relationship to subatomic particles and quantum thery and things like this. There are relationships there. It's even one or two steps further than what you see in actual quantum physics. In this book you get a discussion of the theory on spren that should relate right back to that. Watch for stuff that Jasnah says about spren. It's worldbuilding stuff that's not part of the main story. It's fun for scientists.

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  • 15

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Question

    Do you have any, or will you ever write a gay character into any of your books?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are several. Drehy, in The Stormlight Archive, the bridgeman is gay, because he's based off a good friend of mine who's gay. Ranette in the Wax & Wayne books, the woman that Wayne's in love with, she's gay, and it's hinted at in the first book. By the second book, they're like "Dude, she's gay, just leave her alone." So yes, I have written gay characters. I've never written a gay main viewpoint character, maybe someday I will, it's not something I've done yet.

    Footnote

    Note from Wetlander: "At this point I asked about Jasnah, and I'll summarize our conversation; Brandon specifically asked me not to transcribe it directly. He'd momentarily forgotten that he had actually written Jasnah viewpoints, so his 'I've never written a gay main viewpoint character' comment wasn't intended to quell the speculation about her either way. He clearly didn't intend to say that she's not gay, but he didn't want to rephrase in such a way as to say that she is, either; at this point, he really doesn't want to give a WoB about her either way. He'll deal with that if/as it becomes relevant to the story—and he refused to give any indication whether that was if or as. We are to continue our speculation if we're interested in the question."

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  • 16

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Do we have another worldhopper potentially, with the epilogue?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is some interesting things happening there. Good question!

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  • 17

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    How many orders have we seen so far? I know there're the four identifed at the end.

    Brandon Sanderson

    You've seen Jasnah's, so that's the fifth one. You've seen Lift which gets you to six. You've seen Ym.

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  • 18

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    What Jasnah did, in the first book, with Shallan in the alleyway. And what happened at the end of this book, between Adolin and the other character. Would you put them on the same level? Or would you say that what Adolin did was maybe a little bit darker?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I would say that what Adolin did was less dark, personally. I would say that what Adolin did was something that needed to be done, that no one else was capable of doing.

    Question

    Will it have any ramifications for him down the line? With how it was handled?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, there are definitely ramifications. How it's handled, there's lots of ramifications. And there are certain characters who would think that what he did is totally, totally, totally wrong.

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  • 19

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Are we going to get ten different perspectives for Gavilar's death?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You will get five.

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  • 20

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Is Jasnah aware of the Diagram?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 21

    Interview: Mar 12th, 2015

    Lightylantern (Reddit)

    Thanks a lot for doing this, Brandon. You're my favourite author, and I have a million things I want to ask you, but since I'm not the only one asking questions, I'll ask the ones most important to me.

    1. I'm fairly invested in the pairings of The Stormlight Archive, with my favourite being Jasnah/Szeth. Do either of these two have any romance planned in their future?
    2. In The Hero of Ages, Demoux gets together with a woman named Aslydin. He's then seen on Roshar in The Way of Kings. Knowing how loyal Demoux is, he wouldn't just leave Aslydin behind like that. Is she connected to his reasons for becoming a member of the Seventeenth Shard?
    3. I'm pretty interested in the integration of magic and sport, like in Harry Potter and The Legend of Korra. Will we be seeing any allomantic sports in the second Mistborn trilogy?
    4. Was the guy Dalinar met in his flashback really Nohadon?
    5. Will Lift get a Shardfork?
    6. Finally, can you tell us what Regalia's weakness is? We never did find that out.

    Again, thanks a ton for doing this.

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit)

    1) I am purposefully vague about upcoming romantic pairings in my books, because most of the characters would not want to be defined by their romantic inclinations--and at the top of that list is Jasnah. So I'll remain quiet on this one for now. Sorry.
    2) Aslydin is in the Seventeeth Shard, and had her own work to be about. I've given subtle clues about her before, but the ethnicity of the name should strike you.
    3) Probably the third. Scadrial is behind on a couple of things, technologically, and they've been very practically minded lately. I have some hints of professional sports in the Era Two books, but they're slight.
    4) So far as he knows.
    5) You know, she's likely to do something like that...
    6) Not ready to talk about this one yet, as I haven't finished the third book yet. It's likely irrelevant, but I'll RAFO in case I decide to reference it.

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  • 22

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    ZenBossanova

    And Jasnah? (unique surgebinding ability)

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 23

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    Question

    When Jasnah Soulcasts stuff from a distance, is that something she can only do because she’s a Radiant? And if so, how does that work?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. Here’s a RAFO card.

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  • 24

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    ccstat

    Shallan's drawings in WoK showed multiple cryptics. Were there other cryptics accompanying Pattern at that time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    ccstat

    Did they approve of what Pattern's choices?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. The cryptics are much like what is happening with Lift, where there is more of a conscious effort on their part. As opposed to what is happening with Syl or Jasnah where there is hesitance. What the cryptics are driven to do is in part because of what a few of their members have been experimenting with.

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  • 25

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    In that world are we going to get more of her [Jasnah’s] backstory?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, you’ll get a lot more.

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  • 26

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    In the Epilogue of Words of Radiance, Jasnah is talking with Hoid and Hoid mentions a nearby village. Is it Hearthstone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No it is not. Good question. Because they're out in the Unclaimed Hills somewhere. They're not even in Alethkar.

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  • 27

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Is Jasnah ever going to find true love?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm not going to answer that.

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  • 28

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    If we knew more about Jasnah’s past, would there be a moment where she’s gifted zircon at some A:

    Brandon Sanderson

    (Chuckles) Um, I think this theory is probably going to lead you to a dead end. important time in her life?

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  • 29

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Why did Jasnah try to have Elhokar’s wife assassinated?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, you’ll need to get to know Elhokar’s wife a little better before you’ll get an answer to that. But understand that Jasnah is very deliberate in her choices, and protecting her family is one of her most important personal mandates.

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  • 30

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    For Stormlight, is there going to be a Jasnah…?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, there will be. She is scheduled right now for book #6.

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  • 31

    Interview: Oct 20th, 2015

    Bort

    Did Nazh retrieve Jasnah's belongings from the bottom of the sea by visiting Shadesmar, finding the correct beads, and moving them to land?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, that would be the easiest way. Brandon also added Nazh spends a fair bit of time in Shadesmar, and that this would be the first thing he would think of when asked to retrieve Jasnah's stuff.

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  • 32

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    Jasnah’s book, would an in world person consider that she is also advocating for gender equality for men?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In-world? Jasnah would, but I don’t think most people who read it would.

    Question

    Do they have a concept of alcoholism in Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    Does Dalinar’s family have it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hmmmm… That will be answered in the next book, but you should definitely be asking that question.

    Question

    Is there an abolitionist movement in Roshar? In any culture there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In ANY culture? Eh...yeees.

    Question

    Are we ever going to find out about all of Adolin’s failed relationships?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Probably a little bit more. Not a ton. But a little bit more.

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  • 33

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    How well would Jasnah and Khriss get along?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uhhhm, I would say that they would get along well, like scholars from different disciplines, meaning with respect for the other's discipline.

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  • 34

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Ted Herman

    Question about Hoid…

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. [laughter] No, no, go ahead.
    Question

    When Hoid said that Ivory [Jasnah’s spren/blade] wasn’t capable of harming him, is that related to Hoid’s difficulty in harming others?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 35

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    AndrewHB

    Is the rapier a weapon that people who do not have a Shardblade use on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon asked why I asked this question. I answered that at the end of WoR, Jasnah created a Shardblade rapier. It was a weapon I do not recall any other person using in WoK or WoR. Brandon then said he would not answer. I asked if that would deserve a RAFO. He smiled and gave me a RAFO.

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  • 36

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    Is it possible that someone could have gotten to the Cognitive Realm on Scadrial without the Well of Ascension?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    ...Can we know how?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, how many Shardpools would Scadrial have?

    Question

    Two, so the Pits of Hathsin would be so?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. So you’ve adopted the term “Shardpool.” That was never really my term, but I’ve started using it. What happens with a Perpendicularity is large concentrations of Investiture, particularly purely attuned to one of the Shards, will create an access point. You’ve seen another one--

    Question

    Yeah, yeah I know these.

    Brandon Sanderson

    You know which one I’m referencing?

    Question

    Yes.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That you didn’t see a Pool from?

    Question

    Oh wait… [Laughter]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, he knows, so… We’ll move on.

    Question

    Why??!! [general protest, laughter]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, fine. Umm, at the end of Words of Radiance.

    Argent

    There has to be one there because Jasnah has to leave somehow, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but Honor’s Perpendicularity moves.

    Question

    Woah...so...Highstorm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [hems and haws]

    Question

    So, I don’t know if this is a RAFO sort of question, but you call them Perpendicularities, will we see this sort of thing created?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, Perpendicularities can be created. You’d need a ton of Investiture. But, basically what Jasnah does is create a little mini Perpendicularity and slips herself into the Cognitive Realm.

    Question

    So it’s just a question of skill, not a question of--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. It’s hard to pull off...but some of the powers are built to do it.

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