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  • 1

    Interview: Dec 25th, 2010

    Question

    You've mentioned that each of the smaller glyphs on the inside cover of the The Way of Kings represents a type of magic. Can you tell us how many of these types we've seen so far?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Remember that to get an order of the Knights Radiant you take two of the small glyphs and one of the large glyphs. The large glyph represents a concept or an ideal mixed with an essence, what they call the elements of this world, with two magics attached to it. You have seen the Windrunners, which is the first, top-right glyph, mixed with the two Surges—the forces in this world—attached to it. So you've seen pressure and gravitation as mixed together to form a Windrunner. You have seen one of the other Surges, which is Soulcasting—Transformation—though which other Surges that mixes with to form orders of the Knights Radiant I am not specifically going to say at this time. What else have you seen? Those are the only ones that are overt. But you have seen the effects of others.

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  • 2

    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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  • 3

    Interview: Feb 28th, 2011

    gunslingers ()

    The number 10 seems to be a recurring theme in this world. Are the Ten Fools the antithesis of the ten orders of the Knights Radiant?

    Have you ever killed off a character and later regretted it?

    When writing a battle scene in which thousands die do those deaths affect you in any way?

    Brandon Sanderson

    First Question: Yes, ten is a number of mythological import in the world. The Ten Fools are, essentially, the opposites of the Ten Heralds—who each represented an ideal. (Those ideals were later adopted by the orders of Knights Radiant, so yes, there is a connection—but there's a step between them.)

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 10th, 2011

    Question

    Was the Almighty still alive when the Heralds packed it in, and did the Radiants pack it in in direct response to what the Heralds did?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Radiants did NOT abandon their post as a response to the Heralds. The Radiants abandoned it for some other reason which will become evident eventually. The Almighty was still around when the Heralds did their thing.

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  • 5

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Louise

    Which one will you focused more in the future, the Heralds or Radiants? Will you dig deeper into each of Heralds story and some of Radiants?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    I feel that I should probably RAFO this one. We are going to delve into the Radiants as orders a lot. But the Radiants as individuals? Depends on what you mean. Kaladin is well on the path toward becoming one of them, though he's not one yet, as Teft is quick to point out. So if you mean focusing on actual Knights Radiant, we'll have to see if anyone actually manages to become one.

    The Heralds are integral to the entire story, which is why the Prelude focuses on them. Since someone showed up at the end of the book claiming to be one of them, I think you can obviously expect some attention to be drawn there. Who each of the Heralds are and what their natures were is important.

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  • 6

    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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  • 7

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Robert

    Was Syl's appearance and behavior caused by Kaladin giving up his shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    It was a major fundamental factor in what happened between them.

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  • 8

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Jay

    Do Szeth and Kaladin both belong to the same order of knights radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    Szeth isn't actually in an order of Knights Radiant. Something different is happening with Szeth that people have already begun to guess. And Kaladin isn't yet a Knight Radiant, but the powers he uses are those of the Windrunners, one of the orders of the Knights Radiant. Szeth is using the same power set. So your phrasing is accurate to that extent.

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  • 9

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    Concerning the Radiants' shardplates, and the glyphs on them that Dalinar had never seen before, is there any relation to these and the AonDor? Could they perhaps act as an added focus?

    Brandon Sanderson

    From what I recall, he didn't really give a definitive answer on this one, but he seemed as if we were in the right direction.

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  • 10

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2011

    Fire Arcadia

    Is Shallan's memory a Surge?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I want to wait for the right opportunity before revealing more surges.

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  • 11

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    ryanthelion ()

    I know that you are very meticulous in developing your stories. Were the shardblades, shardplate, Mistborn cloaks, or even Nightblood from Warbreaker developed in a similar fashion, or is it a more organic process to making cool weapons and armor? How do you blur the line between what makes sense, and what is just plain fun?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are connections in the things you mentioned above, though I don't want to speak of specifics yet for risk of spoiling future revelations.

    As for blurring the line between what makes sense and what is fun...I err on the side of the fun. However, part of my meticulous planning is about how to make the fun make sense. I feel that is part of what makes this genre interesting. I decided I wanted to do a story about the Knights Radiant, with the Plate and Blades. From there, I spent a long time thinking about what would make those kinds of weapons reasonable and important to a society.

    You can do anything, but do try to focus on laying your groundwork and being consistent.

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  • 12

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Nemuri

    Can Knights Radiant of one Order see the spren of someone from another Order?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 13

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kaist

    Are the lighteyes descendants of the first people who took the Shards after the Knights Radiant abandoned them?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm afraid I have to RAFO this too.

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  • 14

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    rags

    We know that there are 10 orders of Radiants and 10 different powers, with each order having access to 2 of them. Any reason why this "class restriction" exists (they are lot more combinations possible with 10 powers)?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a reason. I don't know when I want to get into it, however.

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  • 15

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Lightflame

    You've confirmed that several Heralds have appeared or been mentioned in the modern (non-prelude, non-vision) parts of The Way of Kings. Have any members of the Knights Radiant (the one from the days of Urithiru, not near-Radiants like Kaladin) appeared in the modern parts of The Way of Kings? And if you have to RAFO me, could you give me a hint about the Heralds?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can answer that--no, no Radiants from those days have appeared on screen in TWoK.

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  • 16

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Zenith

    Szeth mentions that Lashings don't work with shardplate (on?). Is there any way to get around this (As in, lashing with shardplate on, or lashing people with shardplate on), and, if so, does it have anything to do with the Knights Radiant and/or their ideals?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This has to do with the nature of the magics in the cosmere. They interfere with one another. Something that contains a lot of power--we call it investiture--resists the efforts of magic to influence it. A strong spirit can interfere as well.

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  • 17

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    PricklyBear

    Is there a functional/structural difference between modern-day Shardplate and the stuff the Radiants wore? Did the Radiants have to use infused gems to keep their suits going or could they just 'breathe in' Stormlight and feed the suit off of their 'inhaled' reserves?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Something is different. You will find out what.

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  • 18

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    JamesW

    Are all of the orders of Knights Radiant human?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 19

    Interview: Oct 1st, 2013

    Question

    Did all orders of Knights Radiants use Shardplate?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was available to all of them, and they could (all) use it. Many Knights (not Orders) chose not to. There were Knights who were not soldiers and had not interest in wearing Shardplate.

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  • 20

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Nicrosil

    Just got back, asked a few questions. Please note that these are super paraphrased, but I did see someone's IPhone on the table, so we hopefully have a transcript!

    Question

    Have we seen another Lightweaver?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The power? Yes. The Order? No.

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  • 21

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Nicrosil

    Would any of the Orders be okay with one being an assassin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Nicrosil

    Please note that a family member decided to drop in at this point, so I may have heard wrong. Woops.

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  • 22

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Why does the shardbearer — when they're dueling with Adolin and Renarin — why does the shardbearer freak out when Kaladin grabs the sword — like, he screams, and shouts "I didn't kill you!" and ran away?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    Why does he do that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Because when Kaladin was there and they were touching it, they actually heard the spren that was inside of it.

    Question

    So it wasn't Syl that he heard, it was —

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was the sword's spren. That Kaladin was touching it — when a Knight Radiant touches it — you'll see when other Knights Radiant pick up sword, they can hear the screaming.

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  • 23

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    How did Shallan rescue Kaladin when they fell in the chasm?

    Brandon Sanderson

    She did not, it was actually Syl. But he was in the process of breaking the bond, and so she was able to get some stormlight to him, but that is what really — Like you can imagine, this bond was really a strain for her to use at that point, so it was her, but doing what she did just about destroyed her, which is why you don't hear from her after that.

    Question

    Is healing a universal stormlight power then?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, within reason. Some are better at it, but it is a universal power.

    Question

    With Dalinar, as a bondsmith, what does that mean his power-?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is a good question! That is going to be an [RAFO card].

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  • 24

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    macros

    Based on what we know currently about the ten heartbeats, why does Szeth require ten heartbeats to bring forth his Honorblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Perception is a very important part of how these things all work, and remember, the Honorblades work differently from everything else. Everything was based upon them. Why don’t you read and find out what’s going on there, but remember, the characters’ perception is very important.

    macros

    So then that’s why at one point Shallan requires ten heartbeats and now she doesn’t.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Right, just like—it’s the exact same reason why Kaladin’s forehead wounds don’t heal, because he views himself as need—as having those, somewhere deep inside of him, and that can’t heal until that goes away. And it’s the same reason why in Warbreaker, when you bring something to life your intention, rather than really what you say, is what matters. It’s all about perception.

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  • 25

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    macros

    I finally asked if he could write anything in my book that we did not already know about the Skybreakers. I will upload the picture when I get home but it is the second oath of the Skybreakers which says:

    Brandon Sanderson

    "I will put the law before all else."

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  • 26

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    We were talking that it's kind of a shame that Dalinar doesn't have his own "real" spren. I think it's an upgrade, is there a way I should think of this? Is it a cool thing or a bad thing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's a cool thing, it's also a very dangerous thing.

    Question

    Well [the Stormfather] controls the highstorms ... follow-up question: if he dies, does that affect the spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Dying, as long as the oaths are not broken, does not affect the spren in a very terrible way. There are effects.

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  • 27

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Sweetness

    What would the Willshapers think about Adolin killing Sadeas?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Willshapers would probably be ok with that.

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  • 28

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Is it the power of the bond between humans and spren, the Nahel bond, or from the swords—the existing Shardblades—that causes the eyes to turn light?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh ... yes.

    Question

    Does each specific order have their own spren that they would bond?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Each order has a spren that is distinctive. All Windrunners come from wind— from honorspren.

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  • 29

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    When do we get to see a Radiant and a Mistborn go at it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's gonna be a while. It is gonna be a while. Unless—yeah.

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  • 30

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Is Shai on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hehehe, good question!

    Question

    Has she already popped up?

    Brandon Sanderson

    She has not already popped up.

    Question

    So she's not a Radiant. Or is she?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have not seen her on screen yet, other than in her story.

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  • 31

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Is there a difference between the Shardplate of the Radiants and the current Shardplate?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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