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  • 1

    Interview: Dec 25th, 2010

    Question

    Can all spren imprint on someone—like Syl has with Kaladin—or is this ability special to certain types of spren? (I just got a mental picture of a flamespren taking notice of the pyromaniac noble girl from the castle market exercise in your JordanCon talk. Not sure that would end well.)

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is special to certain types of spren. There you go, a non-RAFO.

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  • 2

    Interview: May 30th, 2011

    Brandon Sanderson

    He talked about the link between his magic systems. One of the core principles is 'investing'. In a lot of his systems people are through some mechanism invested with magic powers. In Elantris through the Shaod, In Mistborn it's genetic, in The Way of Kings it depends on what someone has done.

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  • 3

    Interview: May 30th, 2011

    Brandon Sanderson

    Objects with almost sentient behavior like Nightblood in Warbreaker share important links with the spren from The Way of Kings. If you understand the spren you will understand a lot about the connection between the books.

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  • 4

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Louise

    Is spren lost their memories and personalities because of the loss of their attached radiants? But retain a basic attraction to things associated with the radiants they bonded to previously?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    Not all types of spren bonded to Radiants. You will find out more about this in the future. However, if you're speaking specifically of spren that were bonded to Radiants, then yes, you're on the right track.

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  • 5

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Mike

    Has Kaladin's windspren Syl reached the epitome of her consciousness or will we see a smarter spren in future books?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    Syl has recovered everything of her personality. There are things she doesn't remember, and things she can still learn to do, but she has recovered her personality in full.

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  • 6

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2012

    Google+ Hangout (Verbatim)

    Rick

    1.Are there any other sentient spren like Syl, if not are there any Spren capable of becoming sentient or is she purposefully unique?

    2.If so, what are the conditions that must be met for a spren to become sentient?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ok Cool.

    1. There are other sentient spren.

    2. There are many more who could become sentient, there were choices that were made that we will get into that were made by some spren that, that involved-

    There were certain choices that were made that influenced this, so yes, that was a very detailed and specific question, you did a good job and so I will give you your answer that there are others like Syl that could become and there are some that are sentient already

    RICK

    Would that also mean that certain spren had an alignment or would some spren be catered toward good or evil or not?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    They're creatures of nature and so good and evil aren't as, as big a deal to them. There are some that may be put in that sort of alignments, certainly honorspren are going to be of a certain type, but there are many spren of many different temperaments and they are kind of aligned to their temperament, having to do with who they are and what they are.

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct 18th, 2004

    Brandon Sanderson

    And, as for the Seon explanation here. . .well, I'm afraid that's all you get for this book. I think this is the last (or, rather, only) discussion the characters have about the origins of the Seons. It's not much, but that is intentional. When I wrote ELANTRIS six years ago, I wasn't sure if I'd ever even sell the book. Therefore, I didn't want to invest too much thought into a sequel right then. I wanted the book to stand alone, yet I wanted to give myself plenty of room to do interesting things in a series, if it ever came to that. Therefore, I intentionally left a few open spaces in the worldbuilding—things the characters didn't even know.

    One of these holes is the origin, and even workings, of the Seons. I have some ideas, of course, but you'll have to wait for another book before they get explained. (You can thank Moshe for what you got in this chapter—he was very curious about Seons, and he wanted a little bit more. That's why we had the discussion of Passing, as well as the explanation that you don't have to be noble to have a Seon.)

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Yados

    Could a Shardblade sever a Nathel Bond? Could it slice a Spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 1st, 2013

    Question

    Is the bond between a Seon and its master similar to the Nahel bond between a Surgebinder and his spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 24th, 2014

    Question

    Could any type of spren bond with a person (even if the results wouldn't be a Knight Radiant)? Or only the ones associated with a branch of the Knights?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ooh, that's an excellent question. This is something theoretically possible for a lesser spren to achieve.

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  • 11

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2014

    JeremyG (Tor.com)

    How is Kaladin able to consistently recognize Syl, even when she's in different forms?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This has to do with their bond.

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  • 12

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Where was Pattern before Shallan drew him?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He was around. The bonding process had started when Shallan was young but then she pushed him away and he withdrew mostly to the Cognitive Realm until the bonding was started again and she pulled him fully into the Physical when she drew him.

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  • 13

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    QUESTION

    Can someone bond more than one Honorblade?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Honorblade? You can't bond an Honorblade, though it can be given to you. Shardblades, however, come from a spren bond and it is possible to bond more than one.

    Footnote

    Later clarified, Brandon misunderstood the question. One may be bound to multiple Honorblades.

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  • 14

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    The Nahel bond, what determines whether you get a Cryptic or an honorspren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The spren themselves.

    Question

    So it doesn't have anything to do with the Orders of the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, you have to attract the spren, the same way you attract emotionspren, you have to attract the right spren for the Order.

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  • 15

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Macen

    Is it possible to bind with more than one spren? (then I added in) of different types?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm not going to say it's impossible.

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  • 16

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Macen

    I was thinking of how Shardplate in Dalinar's first vision looks different than Shardplate is now. Syl can only transform into a Shardblade after he says the third round of Oaths. Is Shardplate the next set or will it be a totally different [Can't make this out.]

    Brandon Sanderson

    You are totally going to get a RAFO. You are asking good questions.

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  • 17

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Macen

    If someone is using an Honorblade, would they be able to bond a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is indeed possible. It does not block it. Good question. You do not have to bond Honorblades. Honorblades work with whoever holds them.

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  • 18

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Kythis

    How did Pattern actually become a Shardblade even though he hadn't been fully pulled into the Physical Realm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He was pulled into the Physical Realm before, when Shallan was younger. And she almost broke her bond. Q: He didn't go mad though. A: She didn't completely break the bond. She didn't reject him completely. But it was dangerous for a while.

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  • 19

    Interview: Mar 14th, 2014

    the_archduke

    What is the effect of the Nahel Bond on human lifespan?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 20

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    If an Elantrian bonded to a Seon and traveled to Roshar, would that act as a Nahel bond?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It would act very very similarly, yes. But it would be like… it wouldn't necesarily do the exact same things. It would be treated the exact same way, but wouldn't grant the same powers.

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  • 21

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Before the Recreance, there were three Bondsmiths. Did they all bond supersprens, or is Dalinar an exception?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They did something similar.

    Question

    Can the Unmade be bonded?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Wow...plausible. Er, possible, I should say.

    Question

    If you came up with a Radiant-like ideal, for yourself as a writer, what would it be?

    Brandon Sanderson

    What a great question! (writes the answer in asker's book).

    Footnote

    Does this imply that the unmade are spren?

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  • 22

    Interview: Aug 4th, 2014

    Sabrina Stormshard

    Could an awakened sentient object (e.g Nightblood ) bond a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Technically but the specific circumstances you would need are so bizarre, in practice no.

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  • 23

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    Could a Knight Radiant pass their Nahel bond the way Seons can be passed in Elantris?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Theoretically possible and in fact has happened (!) in previous eras.

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  • 24

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    I missed the question but someone seemed to be berating Brandon in line about how poorly Glys treats Renarin, like it was abusive or something.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon said that that relationship is different, even for a Nahel bond. And we will see a lot more of Renarin in the next book.

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  • 25

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    Why do some spren not receive the Nahel-bond?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 26

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    heridfel

    There are different kinds of spren that bond with people and it appears they’re based on a concept. Is it possible to have a concept which would make a Nahel bond that gives two Surges that don’t align to one of the Radiant orders?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, uh...this is a theoretical possibility that has not happened.

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  • 27

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If a Shard were to heal the cracks in someone’s Spiritweb, like Saze did with Spook, and that person who was getting healed has a Nahel bond, would that break the bond?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, because the Nahel bond is already filling in those cracks, so you would have to rip it off to put something else in there.

    Question

    So the Shard wouldn’t be able to heal…?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, the Shard...Like, here’s the thing we have to get at with this, what we’re getting at, which is the question of, for instance, is Kaladin’s depression a flaw in him that needs to be healed? And that is a question for philosophers. There are certainly people in the Cosmere and outside the Cosmere that say yes, this needs to be healed, but what about somebody who’s...say, someone who is autistic, and their mind just works in a different way, and this way allows a certain bond to happen that couldn’t otherwise happen? Is that a flaw, or - is it a bug or a feature, to speak in coding terms? Is what’s up with Kaladin a bug or a feature? I know that my wife would probably get rid of her depression if she could, but it’s also fundamental in how she sees the world and who she is, would that change her into a different person? And things like this. So, I want you when you discuss this, to be very careful about treating mental illness as a flaw as opposed to an aspect of a human personality that allows certain different things to happen. Does that make sense? [Applause]

    Question

    The way I was sort of thinking, was, could Odium say, “Oh, I’m just going to fix this” and then [...]?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Right, right, yeah. If he - if there was - that is possible, but it would be hard to do without the consent of the person, but that is possible. You can fix somebody in a way that they didn’t want to be fixed, and it would ruin things.

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  • 28

    Interview: Nov 5th, 2016

    Eurocon 2016 (Paraphrased)

    Question

    Can a KR have a nahel bond with two sprens?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He answered me with a RAFO.

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  • 29

    Interview: Nov 29th, 2016

    Question

    Was Leras bonded to a being in the Cognitive Realm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You mean like a Nahel bond? Yes, or a similar mechanism. Well, you have to remember that Shards interact with the realms in a different way, so... Well, I more mean before Leras became a Vessel. Anything before then is RAFO. (and I got a card)

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  • 30

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    yulerule

    I also asked about the connection between the spren and surgebinder, such that the spren turns into what the surgebinder wants, like In Edgedancer, Lift turns into a bar of metal and into a Shardfork. Wyndle himself isn't "in tune" with Lift, so his turning into something that she needs with no prior warning ...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Since the spren fill in the soul, they're connected on that level, so like their minds are separated, but since the souls are melded/connected/same that the spren can turn into stuff the Surgebinder wants. This is heavily paraphrased.

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