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  • 1

    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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  • 2

    Interview: Aug 9th, 2014

    Khyrindor

    Are the Unmade and the Stormfather the same "class" of being?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Technically no, but they are on a similar level. It is a good analogy.

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 4th, 2014

    QUESTION

    Why does the Stormfather consider himself dead, or will that be covered?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    That will be covered, eventually.

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  • 4

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Question (Paraphrased)

    So what happens when Shards die?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Well, it depends on how long the Shardholders have held the Shard. After they dies, the Shard is often able to continue acting, a kind of "Cognitive shadow". For example, the mists were able to continue doing what Preservation wished in helping out Vin and snapping people. With the Stormfather, he is that Cognitive shadow, and he's semi sentient. It's that power, but no one is actually holding it. We also see this on Threnody.

    Footnote

    In this case, shardholder means vessel.

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Leiyan

    Is Nightwatcher Cultivation, or an analogue of the Stormfather to Ö?

    Brandon Sanderson

    These are excellent questions you should be asking.

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  • 6

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    What are Cultivation's feelings with regards to the Stormfather?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Cultivation's feelings-- I don't think that has spoilers-- Cultivation is, um uhhh [long pause] I just have to decide how I can say things that are not spoilers. Cultivation, the Stormfather reminds her of certain things about someone else she knew, and she feels the same way about the Stormfather in some ways as this person she knew.

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  • 7

    Interview: Mar 12th, 2015

    WeiryWriter (Reddit)

    Hey Brandon! So glad you are doing another AMA!

    1. Could you explain a little more about Cognitive shadows? When you first mentioned the name and gave the examples of Kelsier and the Shades from Threnody you kind of gave the impression that they were kind of like ghosts. But this past December at the Orem signing you mentioned that the Stormfather and the mist were also Cognitive shadows. The first makes sense to me, I had an entire theory about that (although I argued he was specifically Tanavast's and not Honor's). The second however really doesn't make sense to me, unless it was actually the mist spirit that is the shadow and that got missed in the report (it wasn't verbatim), but even still Preservation is still alive at that point so how can he have a "ghost"? (Unless him sacrificing his mind to form Ruin's prison counts as "death" in this situation?)

    The rest of these feel free to pick and choose which ones you want to answer (I'm finding it difficult to narrow things down, so I figure I'll leave it to you to decide which ones you want answered).

    2. Are the Unmade Splinters of Odium?
    3. Is the Well of Ascension Preservation's Perpendicularity? Or at least related to it (i.e. one is in the Physical Realm but the other is in the Cognitive but are still essentially different aspects of the same "thing")?
    4. What if the Throne of Idris passed to someone who was not the child of the monarch? Like if they were the niece or nephew of the previous monarch. Their parent would not have passed on the Royal Locks to them, but if they gained the throne would they spontaneously manifest the Royal Locks? Would their children if they were born before?
    5. Does hair that is still attached to a person's head get cut if a Shardblade passes through it? If not, if that person had the Royal Locks could they change the color of the hair "below" the cut?
    6. You've mentioned there is a big Hint in Elantris, and later clarified that the hint is an Aon that Raoden mis-interprets. Is Aon Rao the Aon that Raoden mis-interprets? Is its true meaning something closer to "Investiture"?
    7. According to Peter, Mraize is from Thaylenah, does Shallan just never mention his eyebrows or is he not ethnically Thaylen?
    8. What are your current plans with regards to the Jasnah novella you wrote last summer?
    9. Honorspren and windspren have been described as "cousins"; do Cryptics share a similar relationship with creationspren?

    Anyway, thank you so much for answering any of my questions!

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit)

    On the first question, I did not say the mists themselves were a cognitive shadow. That must have been a misunderstanding. The Stormfather totally is, though. Cognitive shadows are basically ghosts, which can take a lot of different forms in the Cosmere, but follow general rules.

    2. Yes. Good guess.
    3. You're on the right track.
    4. This will be discussed in the Warbreaker sequel, most likely.
    5. Yes, hair gets cut. It counts as dead in my mind--but not to someone who has the Royal Locks. They could only change below, as you state, and wouldn't get their hair chopped off. (I'm not 100% sure on this, but I Think I've mentioned in Stormlight before that you can cut things like shells on living animals with a Shardblade, but then it doesn't cut the flesh.)

    Lots of questions here. More to come, if I find time.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Does the spren have to be present for a Surgebinder to have their abilities? Because with Dalinar, the Stormfather wonít be around all the time...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good Question! Fortunately, the Stormfather is a little more omnipresent. Normally youíre gonna have to have your spren close, but the Stormfather absorbed... is basically Honorís cognitive shadow, which means heís got a connection to a lot of different things, so heís not bound by a lot of the rules that others are.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 20th, 2015

    BlackYeti

    In Words of Radiance, the Stormfather refers to himself as a Sliver, how is this the case when he is apparently a splinter?

    Brandon Sanderson

    (paraphrased) The stormfather is a cognitive shadow, but he doesn't know the correct terminology. Terms such as splinter and Sliver don't really apply to him.

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  • 10

    Interview: Jan 26th, 2016

    CarolaDavar

    If the Storm father were to turn into a blade for Dalinar, would it be bigger than a regular shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO (not because it may be answered, but because he doesn't want to accidentally canonize something).

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  • 11

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    Is the reason Dalinar rejects the Thrill because he has a connection to the Stormfather through his visions?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The answer is yes, this is part - this is in play. Though you could say the reason he has a connection to the Stormfather also influences the reason he rejects the Thrill, so it may be more correlation than causation, but thereís at least a little causation as well.

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  • 12

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    If the highstorms existed prior to the Shardsí arrival, whatís the relationship between the highstorms and the Stormfather?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh good question. I was wondering if someone was going to ask that. So, Iíll try...let me seeÖ[sighs] You know, Iím actually going to RAFO this one. And let me tell you why, because I mean, I want to give you some reasons to be interested in the things that Dalinar will be talking about with the Stormfather. So this is a RAFO with an explicit promise for book 3. These are things that will be covered now that we have bonded the Stormfather to a person who can now ask some of these questions. I could totally just tell you now, but where the fun of that? Read book three.

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  • 13

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    Talking about the Stormfather, are the Nightwatcher and the giant water spren, Cusicesh, are they on the same level?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Nightwatcher, yes. Um...uh...there are...I would say, a level below the Stormfather and the Nightwatcher who are also a much bigger deal than something like one of the sapient spren, and thatís what Cusicesh is.`

    Question

    So the Nightwatcher is a spren?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They call the Nightwatcher a spren. Everyone in the books thinks the Nightwatcher is a spren. Thatís what they would call...thatís what they would call, if they knew what Honor was, they would call Honor a spren. A spren is Investiture that is alive. So they would call Nightblood a spren. Thatís the word for what all of these things are. They would probably call Adonalsium a spren. [Laughter] If...Right...So.

    Question

    What would Hoid call one of those? What would Hoid call the Nightwatcher?

    Brandon Sanderson

    UmÖ[long pause]

    Question

    If Hoid were to use a non-proper noun?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Unpleasant names. [general laughter]

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  • 14

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    When it comes to theÖ epic-level spren on Roshar, like the Nightwatcher and Stormfather - is the number of epic-level spren equal to the number of Bondsmiths that you have on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hm, is the number of epic-level spren related to the number of Bondsmiths you have? Well, Iíve said thereís a maximum of three. And there are three Shards involved in Roshar. Iím not gonna tell you if thatís a coincidence or not. Sorry. [laughter]

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  • 15

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 2016

    Question

    Question about the stormlight itself : a highstorm, full of stormlight, fills the spheres. Then, the KR use the stormlight or the stormlight evaporates with time. Question : where does the stormlight in highstorms come from ? Is there like a "rain cycle", but for the stormlight ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    the stormlight in the highstorm is transferred from the Spiritual realm through the Stormfather into the highstorm.

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