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  • 1

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Arcanist

    8. A bit RAFO but: Is Szeth bounded to the Oathstone (master) with magic/force or just with his honour? As I can remember, in the end of WoK he nearly killed Taravangian.

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. :)

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  • 2

    Interview: Dec 9th, 2013

    Question

    Is there a pattern to Taravangian's stupid/smart cycle, or is it actually random?

    Brandon Sanderson

    His aides are convinced that it is random, but if you plotted it out, it's really a distribution curve that is only made to look random.

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    If Taravangian made the Diagram, and telling the future is of the Voidbringers, is that a bad sign?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It depends on if you're speaking culturally or actually magically.

    Question

    Magically, I guess.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Because he would claim to you that he did it all with strength of mind and no magical influence other than enhanced mind. That's what he would tell you. And so in that case it would not be—culturally they'd look very weirdly at it, but spiritually he would say it's not of the Voidbringers.

    Question

    Right. He would say that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh-huh.

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  • 4

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Zas678

    And my other question is about Taravangian. It becomes clear that when he's smart, he's less compassionate, and when he's dumb, he's more compassionate.

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Yeah, he mentions that in his interlude.

    Zas678

    Is that intentional, or is that just how you believe intelligence works?

    Brandon Sanderson (Parapharased)

    No, that's intentional. There's plenty of really smart people who are also compassionate, and dumb people who aren't.

    Zas678

    So when Taravangian is smart, his Cognitive aspect is stronger. So when he’s dumb, is his Spiritual aspect stronger?

    Brandon Sanderson

    *grins and pulls out a RAFO card*

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2014

    Question ()

    Did Taravangian go to see the Nightwatcher before or after Gavilar's assassination?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, oh man. I'm going to have to look at my timeline. I believe it's before, but I can't guarantee I'm right, because these things are all happening around the same time.

    Question

    Because he says that Gavilar confided in him the night of.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ooooh, you're right. Nope, it's after. It is after. You can send that question to Peter so we can confirm it. There might be something I'm forgetting about Taravangian.

    [Peter said by PM: "As far as I can tell from what the book says, he went to the Nightwatcher after the assassination."]

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  • 6

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Question

    I read online, something about one of your original drafts, I think it was about Gavilar, and it was where he was blind?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah that was actually Taravangian, in the oldest version. One of the very first things I wrote was that, though Taravangian had a different name then, and was very different. Szeth has stayed the same through all the revisions. Kaladin has changed wildly, and almost everybody has changed dramatically, except Szeth is the same person. Him and Dalinar are the same.

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  • 7

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    How much did Super Mind Taravangian know about the Cosmere as a whole, roughly, rough estimate.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He had a little bit of knowledge. Not as much as... not as much conscious knowledge.

    Blightsong

    Did he guess about the three realms?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, he knew about the three realms. He didn't have to guess on that, he had read philosophy and things, that knowledge is there on Roshar.

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  • 8

    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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  • 9

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    This is from our earlier discussion. So Taravangian…(diagram king guy) He asks the Nightwatcher for two things. The capacity to stop what is coming and the capacity to save humankind. And he gets this weird thing to happen. Is the intelligence and empathy thing because both of those things can’t come true at the same time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That’s an excellent question. RAFO!!!

    Question

    Let me ask a parallel to that. Does the NW perceive those as the same boon or two parallel boons?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO!!! (big grin in his voice)

    Audience

    laughter

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