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  • 1

    Interview: Jan 18th, 2010

    zas678

    Also, would the Elantrians and the Lerasium-mistings be considered Slivers? Or is just the Lord Ruler and Vin Slivers (Via the Well)? Or do you need more power to be considered a Sliver?

    Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)

    Elantrians are not slivers. Mistborn trilogy spoiler warnings follow! The Lord Ruler was indeed a Sliver. So was Vin. For the rest, I would say probably not.

    What defines an actual Sliver of Adonalsium is not as clear-cut as you might think. It's a term that in-universe people who study this have applied to various existences and states. Every single person on the world of Scadrial has a bit of Leras in them—a bit of the power of Preservation. Every single person has a bit of Ati in them. There's a certain threshold where these scholars would call you a Sliver of Adonalsium. But I would say that any regular Misting is probably not a Sliver. A full Lerasium Mistborn is getting closer, but people who have held one of the powers are what would probably be termed a Sliver by the definitions. If you hold all the power that makes you a Shard, but the Lord Ruler held a little bit of it and then let it go. From then on they referred to that change in him—the residue, what was left—as a Sliver. When he held it he became the Shard for a short time, and Vin was a Shard for a short time. After Vin gave up the power, what Kelsier is at the end of the trilogy—that's a Sliver of Adonalsium.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2011

    Vericon Report - Puck (Paraphrased)

    Puck

    "Is the definition of Sliver: Someone who has held a large part of the raw form of a Shard temporarily?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    "That is it"

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2011

    Vericon Report - Puck (Paraphrased)

    Puck

    "How is a Splinter different from a Sliver?

    Brandon Sanderson

    "Let me see... You have met splinters in Elantris, Warbreaker, and in Way of Kings. You have not met them in Mistborn."

    PUCK

    "I feel like we know that. So, qualitatively, what's the difference?"

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    "Qualitatively, they're reverses of one another. A Sliver is a human intelligence who has held the power and released it. A Splinter has never been human."

    PUCK

    "But it derives from a Shard's power."

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    "Yes. That's not it completely, but there's at least something to think about."

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    At the end of Alloy of Law, Marsh tells Marasi, that Wax is doing "his brothers work". Does this mean Kelsier is still meddling, or is this a continuation of his initial legacy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kelsier has never been good at doing what he's told. He's still interfering.

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Zas

    So you talk about the residue a Shard leaves on a sliver. So what does that residue have? Like what does it do? If anything?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, one thing it can do is that people capable of noticing Investiture, would know there is a trace of investiture from that event.

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  • 6

    Interview: Oct 1st, 2013

    Question

    What effects does being a Sliver have on a person?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It can vary (on the Shard, the length of time the power was held, the power itself, etc). In some way a Sliver is someone who has had their mind, body, and spirit expanded due to holding a great deal of power, and then have had that power leave.

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct 5th, 2013

    Question

    If Ati had somehow managed to give up Ruin and returned to being a regular person, would his mind have gradually reverted from its corruption by Ruin's intent, or would he always be determined to destroy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Over time Ruin's influence would fade, but Ati would remain a Sliver, so there would be some permanent effects.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2013

    Wetlander

    Please explain what you will about Shards and Splintering and Slivers.

    Brandon Sanderson

    An event happened long ago which destroyed something called Adonalsium into 16 pieces. And 16 people took up that power.

    Question

    People?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I call all intelligent species people. If someone takes up the power and lets go of it, it has the effect much like a balloon that's been stretched and then the air is let out. I call that a Sliver; based off of the Lord Ruler calling himself the "Sliver of Infinity". The Lord Ruler is someone who held the power and then released it. And so, current Slivers are the Lord Ruler, Kelsier, and there may be others around who at one point held the power and let go of it. A Splinter is a term used by certain people in the cosmere for power of Adonalsium which has no person caring for it, no... no person holding it, which has attained self-awareness.

    Wetlander

    So is that like the mists and the Well? Are they...

    Brandon Sanderson

    They are not, because they have not attained self-awareness. But, the Seons are self-aware. So, any piece, for instance there were some spren on Roshar before Honor and Cultivation got there. Those were already Splinters of Adonalsium where he had left power which attained sentience on its own. So, it can be intentional is what I am saying, does that make sense? You have seen other splinters.

    Wetlander

    Are the highstorms related to the splintering of Honor?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The highstorms are more related to the mist from Mistborn which terminology we have not discussed yet. You have seen splinters quite a bit on various planets.

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  • 9

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    Leinton

    What kind of changes do Slivers go through after letting go of a Shard's power?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It leaves them, imagine it like a balloon that has been deflated.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    Leinton

    Ok so would Rashek still have had powers [because he was a Sliver]?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He would have had some residual effects. But it also works the soul in weird ways, like a balloon that has been deflated.

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  • 11

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Is it possible to become a Sliver if you burn enough atium?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't think so.

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