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  • 1

    Interview: Dec 15th, 2011

    Question

    Can you give me a hint about Odium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium is not native to Roshar.

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  • 2

    Interview: May 31st, 2011

    Thorondir

    Does Bavadin hold a Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes (and thatís about all he would say. He did however confirm that Rayse is Odium)

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  • 3

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Zas

    So the number of Shards that have been on Roshar is three, correct?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Correct.

    Zas

    People have been thrown by you saying that Odium is not native to Roshar.

    Brandon

    Odium is not native, that's the thing. Are any of them native? So if you dig the deeper question, are any of them native, ehhh, none of them are native to the planets you've seen so far. What I probably should've said to be more precise is that Honor and Cultivation were there long before Odium showed up.

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  • 4

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Josh

    If Odium went to Scadrial, would he be blind to metal there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um. [nervous laugh] Um...

    Josh

    Because I think you mentioned more than once that focuses are actually determined by planet.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm going to RAFO that. But that's one of those excellent questions. I'm amused that people have figured out enough to be asking questions like that.

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  • 5

    Interview: 2013

    Vanessa (23 January 2013)

    Are the Ghostbloods associated with Odium?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Odium has his fingers in a LOT of things.

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  • 6

    Interview: May 17th, 2013

    Kogiopsis

    How long before the events of Elantris did Odium kill Aona/Devotion and Skai/Dominion?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Same time as the origins of the Seons.

    Kogiopsis

    This was the second-closest I came to getting RAFO'd. He was sort of jovially apologetic about this answer; I tried to get a solid number of years but to no avail.

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  • 7

    Interview: May 17th, 2013

    Kogiopsis

    Given that we now know that Odium can 'make it possible' for people to use magic that draws on him on other planets, has he done this anywhere besides Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium has been active on all other planets, including several we haven't seen yet.

    Kogiopsis

    This one I nearly did get RAFO'd, and the answer is basically a non-answer.

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Link389

    With Stormlight being in your mind 2 five book arcs, is there still a single "through-line" so to speak (aka, the Everstorm, A clash with Odium, or the like).

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Millennium

    Some dictionaries list two meanings for the word "odium": the feeling of strong hatred, and that which provokes hatred from others. Do both of these apply to the Shard with that name?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes

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  • 10

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Millennium

    Does the Shard Odium seek to separate things, much like the Shard Honor seeks to bind things together?

    Brandon Sanderson

    An interesting theory.

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  • 11

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Zenith

    In one of the death sentence things it says something like three of sixteen ruled, but now the broken one reigns. Is this referring to the Shards on Roshar and if so, is the broken one Odium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 12

    Interview: Oct 30th, 2012

    Lance Alvein

    You said to not travel to Shadesmar on Sel. Is this a consequence of Odium Splintering Aona and Skai?

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    It is indirectly related to the splintering. There is a clue to why it is dangerous in Way of Kings.

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  • 13

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    Can Odium pick up pieces of a Shard without changing the nature of his Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Any investiture, over time, will slowly change oneís personality, no matter how small that investiture.

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  • 14

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Shadowsaber223 ()

    If Odium were lured to Scadrial, would his physical body turn into a burnable metal? If so, could Harmony create an Odium-metal legion of Mistings to consume and burn it? Would that weaken him sufficiently enough to be killed or destroyed?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The difficulty here is, again, one of Identity. People born on Scadrial have an Identity tied to it and its magic. Odium would have to do certain things to make them able to use a magic he fuels. He has done these things on Roshar, so it's not impossible for him to manage it on Scadrial.

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  • 15

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Thanatos17901 ()

    Thanks so much for all your writing, Way of Kings is the best book I've read in the last decade.

    If Sazed were to die, would he drop the shards Ruin and Preservation, or would he drop the shard Harmony?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Excellent question. The shards are now intermingled, and would take effort to split apart. He would drop Harmony. (This is what Odium feared would happen, by the way.)

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  • 16

    Interview: 2013

    Kaladin_Stormblessed (March 2013)

    Discussion of the week: Shadesmar & Truthspren

    http://coppermind.net/wiki/Shadesmar

    sufficientlyadvanced

    It says that it's dangerous to travel to Shadesmar on Sel. Why?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    It has to do with the Dor and the lack of an entity controlling much of the power Odium left in his wake on Sel.

    Phantine

    Woah, that's interesting. I had no idea Odium left little bits of his power on Sel... I guess it kinda makes sense for evil monks to be powered by pure hate, though.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium did not leave his power behind, one should note. He left several other powers which are now, to a large extent, mindless...

    Windrunner17

    This is an awesome answer!

    If you wouldn't mind answering, does Roshar have a similar problem, with Honor being Splintered?

    Thanks!

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, Roshar does not have the same problem. There are some differences going on. (One reason being that the spren are far more extensive on Roshar, and provide something of a "release valve." The Seons and the Skaze on Sel are not numerous enough to fulfill a similar function. Though, of course, that's only one part of the puzzle. Raw power is dangerous.

    It's one reason everyone should be thankful Kelsier was around on Scadrial.

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  • 17

    Interview: 2013

    Autarchk (March 2013)

    If I can ask a question, I just read the Mistborn trilogy and, were Preservation and Ruin two different shards or a single one with their power split somehow? If they were two shards, does that mean a single person can hold more than one, since Harmony apparently holds both now?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They were two shards.

    Yes, one entity can hold more than one. Remember that holding a shard changes you, over time. Rayse knows this, and prefers to leave behind destroyed rivals as opposed to taking their power and potentially being overwhelmed by it.

    Nepene

    I have a question, if you are willing. Would Ruin be more compatible with Rayse, would he pick up that shard had he visited Scadrial and shattered him? All the shards we have seen that he has shattered seem rather different in intent than himóHonor, Cultivation, Love, Dominion. But Ruin seems more in line with Odium. Rayse has ruined the days of quite a few people.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Technically, Ruin would be most compatible with Cultivation. Ruin's 'theme' so to speak is that all things must age and pass. An embodiment of entropy. That power, separated from the whole and being held by a person who did not have the willpower to resist its transformation of him, led to something very dangerous. But it was not evil. None of the sixteen technically are, though you may have read that Hoid has specific beef with Rayse. Whether you think of Odium as evil depends upon how much you agree with Hoid's particular view.

    That said, Ruin would have been one of the 'safer' of the sixteen for Rayse to take, if he'd been about that. Odium is by its nature selfish, however, and the combination of it and Rayse makes for an entity that fears an additional power would destroy it and make it into something else.

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  • 18

    Interview: Mar 16th, 2012

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Odium wants to be the only Shard. Odium could pick up other Shards if he wants to, but, he doesn't want to. His Shard is a good match for his personality and he doesn't want to be influenced by another Shard.

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  • 19

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2012

    Question

    The next question I have is does Odium have to recover after Shattering a Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is a difficult process that is very taxing.

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  • 20

    Interview: Aug 8th, 2013

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium's presence is felt on Roshar, but he is on Braize, the 3rd planet in the system.

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  • 21

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2014

    Question

    Are the Parshendi of Odium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not originally.

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  • 22

    Interview: Mar 5th, 2014

    ericth

    What is Odium's edge. Vin and Ati killed each other but Rayse has downed 3 shards and survived. Was it skill, ability, numbers or possibly un-dispersed power?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Some combination of the above.

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  • 23

    Interview: Mar 5th, 2014

    ericth

    Could Sazed take down Rayse since he has two shards?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Rayse is VERY scared of Sazed. However, given Sazed is a composite of two diametrically opposed shards, he finds it very difficult to act.

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  • 24

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2013

    Wetlander

    Was Odium able to Splinter Honor because the Heralds abandoned the Oathpact?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good question. Um, their abandonment of the Oathpact is related... but mostly tangentially. If I was pinned down on that, I would say no.

    Wetlander

    Is there any of the Oathpact still functioning because of Taln's continued participation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, indeed.

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  • 25

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    What spren types are Glys, Ivory, and Wyndle?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO, because I haven't decided yet. I know generally what they are, but I don't know how I am going to call them in the books. It happens with other things in my writing, Shards for example - Odium was originally Hatred; the idea was the same, but I decided to change the actual word.

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  • 26

    Interview: Nov 29th, 2014

    leiftinspace

    Can you write in one of my books about something we don;t know about the Shards, or at least one of the Shards?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium has killed at least one more Shard than the ones we know about.

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  • 27

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Zas678

    Can Odium influence people the same way that Ruin can?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    [misunderstands question as a question about kandra/koloss/parshendi] Well, you see, the kandra and the koloss have a "hole" in them that allows Ruin to come in and take over. The Parshendi naturally are protected from this, but when they expose themselves to the storms, and the spren come in, many of these spren have that kind of "hole" in them, and thatís what allows Odium to take control of them.

    Zas678

    No, I'm talking about how Ruin was able to push people, place things in their minds, stuff like that. Can Odium do the same thing?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Well, Odium wasn't around when those people were created [Here it sounded like the mankind that's on that planet, not the specific generation], so it's a little different for him than Ruin. So if he influences people in that way, it's through the Unmade.

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  • 28

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Odium is able to influence all 3 important planets in the Rosharan system, Roshar, Braize, and Ashyn.

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  • 29

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Odium didn't start in Roshar.

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  • 30

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2014

    Question

    Is Odium mad about Sazed having two Shards?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, and scared.

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  • 31

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2014

    Question

    Have we seen a physical personification of Odium like how Vin was...

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have not.

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  • 32

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2014

    Question

    And does he [Odium] control the Voidbringers through the spren in the same way that the Inquisitors were controlled by Ruin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are definitely-- In fact what you have just seen with Eshonai shares an awful lot with what happened in Mistborn.

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  • 33

    Interview: Jan 8th, 2015

    fletchershair

    How long has Odium been on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    He couldn't say for sure without getting out the timeline, but a LONG time.

    fletchershair

    Has he been on Scadrial or Nalthis?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    No, but he is aware of their existence.

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  • 34

    Interview: Feb 15th, 2014

    WOB-signed book (Verbatim)

    Alaxel ()

    ? is unknown, but likely a request for previously unknown information to be added to a personalized copy of TWOK

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    Alaxel got a personalized copy of WoK, and written in it was "Odium and Hoid were once friends."

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  • 35

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Macen

    Was Shallan's father influenced at all by Odium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 36

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Kythis

    Is there anything Hoid was scared of? And if so, is it still around, and...

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are many things that Hoid is scared of. He is really scared of Odium, but there are others.

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  • 37

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    The line about three of sixteen reigned and now the Broken One rules. Did Odium follow three other shards to Roshar, or is he the third Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium is the third Shard on Roshar.

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  • 38

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    EHyde

    So I'm just gonna run with that right now. Is Surgebinding in general a melding of Honor and Odium ala Feruchemy being in some senses being not directly of Ruin or Preservation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Honor and Cultivation is what you mean? Um, there are spren of all three shards. And those spren can work within the bounds of the magic that has already been set up on Roshar.

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  • 39

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    Did Odium originally have a planet he was Invested in?

    Brandon Sanderson

    UhmÖSo Odiumís plan always involved not getting stuck on one.

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  • 40

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Deana

    Elkonarís queen, is she being influenced by Odium? Because for her to be that stupid and for Navani to go off away and say ďEh, the queen got itĒ seems weird.

    Brandon Sanderson

    You are, um, thinking along proper lines.

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  • 41

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Was Odium's original purpose to neutralize the threat of Adonalsium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Good question.

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  • 42

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Is the fact that Odium can't leave Roshar a direct result of the Oathpact, or something else?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not a direct result of the Oathpact, but the Oathpact was part of it.

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  • 43

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    About Renarin's Ssurgebinding. Are [his visions] they influenced by Voidbinding instead of Surgebinding? [unclear who "they" are-possibly his visions?]

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's a RAFO. Q: And then if they are influenced by Odium the way that Dalinar's are influenced by Honor.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's a RAFO. I'm not going to talk about stuff like that! I have dropped some very blatant hints, and that is enough for me right now.

    Argent

    I asked pretty much the same thing last time, and you pointed me to a certain page. Can I tell her what the page was?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. There are certain things going on with him that I feel are very blatant. He [Argent] is going to point them out to you.

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  • 44

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    If another Shard came to Scadrial, would that be enough to create a godmetal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    If another shard just came to visit, probably not.

    Question

    If they brought a spren or-

    Brandon Sanderson

    If they came and completely Invested the world, then things might start happening. But there's some special circumstances, remember. Ruin and Preservation created that planet. Specifically. And so there's some goofy things that happened because of that. For instance Roshar was not made by Honor, Cultivation, or Odium. That's one of the big differences about what's going on there.

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  • 45

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Will we see any information, book, story, or just WoB in general on the fourth shard that Odium has vanquished?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Eventually I will talk about it. I don't want to talk about it now, but I will talk about it. So no, thatís a RAFO.

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  • 46

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Have we seen Odiumís champion?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. (He did mention that this was only the second time someone had thought to ask this particular question.)

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  • 47

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Could - would - Odium ever work with another Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    If he were in charge. This is within the realm of possibility. In fact, that may have happened at various points. (I swear I can hear his sly smileÖ)

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  • 48

    Interview: Oct 17th, 2015

    Question

    (Something about Spren)

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a component to that going on, but I will say that denying Odium is an important part of that in the books through his various different manifestations.

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  • 49

    Interview: Nov 28th, 2015

    Seonid

    "If Cultivation and Honor were romantically involved, why did Cultivation not help Honor against Odium?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    "She did."

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  • 50

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    Is there any connection between Odium and Trell?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [Brandon hems and haws for a moment.] UmÖyes, there is some connection. Thatís a question where if you understood it then great, if you didnít then donít worry.

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  • 51

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    Have we ever seen the Physical embodiment of either Odium or Cultivation? Similar to what we saw with Ruin chasing...Vin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So *pause* physical embodiment is kind of hard thing to define with Shards because you could argue that everything is a physical embodiment of them, does that make sense?

    Question

    Yes. I mean more a physical form that the uses share--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh okay, okay. So have you ever seen Odiumís? I donít believe youíve seen Odiumís.

    Question

    What about Cultivationís?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Cultivation is a RAFO.

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  • 52

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    Speaking of intents, Investiture, and what Shards can see, hypothetically if Odium were to go to Scadrial would some things not be visible to him, like, say, metal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Metal would be hard for him to see, yes.

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  • 53

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    What Shard is the opposite of Odium in the sense of the [board? Borg?]

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are several that could be considered opposite--

    Question

    I mean in the assimilation sense, youíve said that Odium doesnít want to absorb any of the other ones but which one would want to?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, which one would want to join with him?

    Question

    Or any of them.

    Brandon Sanderson

    *pause* I think that *long pause/picks up after next question* I think that if personalities had been different, Honor and Odium, there would have been a very natural pairing, not that theyíre opposites but they would have attracted.

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  • 54

    Interview: Jan 26th, 2016

    little wilson

    Has Odium used the weapon created by Adonalsium's opposition?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 55

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    Has Odium ever been to Threnody?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 56

    Interview: Feb 27th, 2016

    Paladin Brewer

    I assume Sazed does not know the metal used in Lessie's spike because it's offworld, but Odium seems aware of Sazed/Harmony. Why is this?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Odium has a lot more knowledge that Sazed, he has had the power longer, and there are forces purposely trying to limit Harmony's knowledge.

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  • 57

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Ok, first one. Was Sadeas ever affected directly by Odium or an Unmade, not counting the Thrill?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not counting the Thrill, ok uhhhhm. There are affects of other unmade around, and Odium's direct effect? I'm going to say, no, maybe some indirect effects.

    Blightsong

    What about Roshone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uhhhm, no. The Thrill is the main thing that is getting the Alethi, I mean, there are others around, but it's not as obvious with that as with other things.

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  • 58

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Can Odium change written word on Roshar like Ruin could on Scadrial? (I was wondering this because it would make it easy for him to manipulate Mr.T that way.

    Brandon Sanderson

    *apprehensive* This is not really a thing that Odium does. Um, yea.

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  • 59

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Question

    Are we ever going to learn what threat Taravangian is referring to?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uhhh, yes (So is there a different threat than Odium?)

    Question

    It will be big, I assume so.

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  • 60

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Is it normal for people to become connected to an area after being there for a bit, like with Kel and wherever he was when he found the Ire, or is something special going on?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is normal for a cognitive shadow to get stuck to places, because they exist through investiture it is normal for them to get tied to an area. Kelsier was still in Scadrial when he found the Ire. This happened with Odium and the two shards on Roshar, Preservation to Ruin, and the Heralds (To Roshar? Braize?). (I think this is basically what happens with shards when they invest on a planet, so this same thing happens at smaller levels than shards.)

    Footnote

    (After about an hour and a half he started answering more questions, so I sat nearby and wrote the gist of the questions and answers he was getting. Thsi next part is going to be paraphrased, but fairly accurate. It wasn't as rapid fire as it had been, as I and other people didn't want to keep interruption him while he was playing magic.)

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  • 61

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Odium red Herring?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 62

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    In the letters, in the Way of Kings in all the epigraphs. it was mentioned that the author of the letter was accused of perpetuating grudges regarding Rayse and Bavadin. Are there any vessels or shards i.e. Bavadin that are sympathetic towards Rayseís cause?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are some who are - um, more li - more willing to go along with it than others, yes.

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  • 63

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If a Shard were to heal the cracks in someoneís 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 wouldnít be able to healÖ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, the Shard...Like, hereís the thing we have to get at with this, what weíre getting at, which is the question of, for instance, is Kaladinís 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 whoís...say, someone who is autistic, and their mind just works in a different way, and this way allows a certain bond to happen that couldnít otherwise happen? Is that a flaw, or - is it a bug or a feature, to speak in coding terms? Is whatís up with Kaladin a bug or a feature? I know that my wife would probably get rid of her depression if she could, but itís 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, ďOh, Iím just going to fix thisĒ 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 didnít want to be fixed, and it would ruin things.

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  • 64

    Interview: Nov 7th, 2016

    Lisbon, Portugal (Paraphrased)

    Moridin997

    Did Bavadin in any way help Odium splinter Dominion and Devotion?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uhh... Yes... Yes, you could say that...

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  • 65

    Interview: Sep 6th, 2016

    Djarskublar

    So I could be wrong, but a Hemalurgic spike, when you use it and become a savant it does damage to your Spiritweb, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes Hemalurgy always hurts you. (I think he was saying that the Hemalurgy itself hurts you more than being a savant, but I'm not sure how to interpret this)

    Djarskublar

    So say you go to Roshar and you give somebody a Hemalurgic spike for some Allomantic power, don't care what, and you use it to become a savant. Does that qualify them as 'broken' enough to become a Radiant? As long as they are also following the Ideals to attract a spren.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So becoming a Radiant is a spectrum of terminologies. It... probably, but you would have to find a Radiant who would, or a spren who would be willing to touch that, okay? It's going to drive them back.

    Djarskublar

    So would it also affect your probability of becoming an Elantrian?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah it would affect your ability to become anything else, yes.

    Djarskublar

    Okay, so would it be a positive effect, negative effect...? Because I was like, it gives you cracks in your Spiritweb.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It does give you cracks in your Spiritweb.

    Djarskublar

    So it's easier for Investiture to get in. Does it make it easier for other Investitures to get in?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It would make it... yes. It's going to drive spren away. So what it's really going to make easier for, there, is spren and Investiture that doesn't care.

    Djarskublar

    Okay, so Investiture doesn't care but spren do.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Investiture might care depending on if it's part of a Shard-- if it has intent and things like this.

    Djarskublar

    So it might let Stormlight in easier than a Breath, type thing.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm saying it might let Odium in easier than Syl. Because Syl would care, and Odium would not care.

    Djarskublar

    Okay cool.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Alright, so it could be a really bad thing, is what I'm trying to say to you.

    Djarskublar

    Yeah that's cool. I just want to know more about gold too. Gold Allomancy too. Because Miles was doing some funky stuff.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Miles was doing some funky stuff.

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  • 66

    Interview: Nov 3rd, 2016

    Question

    You told us Odium broke 4 shards. Can you talk about the 4th one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can say that you've seen, maybe not in Spain, but American fans have seen, the effects of that. You'll see something about it on Arcanum Unbounded"

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  • 67

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    So we know that you canít just have someone--if someone were to do something similar to Hoid, he canít just pop and go Ďoh look, I can now do Allomancy or now do Surgebindingí. What about Breath? Could somebody give Breath--could they still get the benefits--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, good question. Yes you can, actually. Breath, once it is given to you, it is being keyed to you--your Identity. So that transfer makes it yours to use however you want.

    Question

    So you could Awaken?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You could Awaken. If you were to somehow make it there, you would be able to Awaken. Itís the easiest of magics to get the magic from, and then to manipulate. Because it has keyed into it Identity.

    Question

    [garbled]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, you can take Breath onto another world. In fact, youíve seen characters do this.

    Question

    [garbled]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, it would work the same way. The only magic that is location-dependent-- the ones who arenít interested in this, just hum to yourself, okay? You donít need to know any of this stuff to enjoy the books, okay? Iíve [written] them so that each series can be read independently, and enjoyed. There is behind the scenes stuff, and if you want to dig, it goes pretty deep. So on Sel, we have AonDor. AonDor is based on the fact that the Dor, which is an amalgamation of Dominion and Devotion, has been pressed together and stuffed into the Cognitive Realm by Odium who didnít want it to gain sentience, as Investiture will do if it is left alone. It will either seek someone to be its Vessel or it will gain sentience. He pressed it in there; he pressed it together, which creates the violent reaction, because those two Intents are opposed. And that is the foundation of the magic. Because itís stuck in the Cognitive Realm rather than the Spiritual Realm (the Spiritual Realm is location-independent; Cognitive Realm is location-dependent), it makes the magic on Sel only work in close proximity to what is keyed through there to the location theyíre keyed to. This has to do with Identity and Connection--mostly Connection. So that means you canít do AonDor on another planet, but you can do other magics works anywhere, because theyíre drawing the magics specifically through either the place, or theyíre end-neutral, like Breath is, and donít need any extra power.

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  • 68

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Argent

    I want to take us back to some Shards before we skip me for the fourth time. So there were a few of the Shards that Rayse Splintered, included Ambition, Dominion, and Devotion.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Argent

    And those were all way back in history. So, we know that the Shardís personality overrides the Vesselís personality over time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Strongly influence, and depending on the Vessel, override.

    Argent

    So, did Rayse choose those Shards because--

    Brandon Sanderson

    He went after Ambition first, but didnít find Ambition until after going after Devotion and Dominion. But Ambition was number one on his hit list.

    Argent

    Was it because of the Shard or because of the Vessel, or the person.

    Brandon Sanderson

    In this case it was the Shard primarily. He was afraid that this was a Shard that would rival him. But, he then got trapped in the Rosharan system.

    Argent

    Which is segue to Shards Investing in Shardworlds. So is it kind of a...passive...the more a Shard stays on a world, the Investiture kind of seepsÖ

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, it does. Once youíve got a Perpendicularity, you are starting...Thatís trouble for going other places. But youíve gotta remember, going other places means multiple things to someone actually holding a Shard. They can exist in the Spiritual Realm, where all things are one. And they can even kind of comprehend it.

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  • 69

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    Did Ambition fight back?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    And...Was Cultivation close enough to when Odium got [Splintered] Honor, to know how to fight back? Brandon: Heheheheh. I would say yes.

    Question

    And Cultivation, is she--

    Brandon Sanderson

    She is still there. Alive and kicking.

    Question

    And she can probably know how to not turn her back to the--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, maybe. She has learned from the experiences of others.

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