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  • 1

    Interview: May, 2010

    Chaos

    What do you call mixing Allomantic powers with Feruchemical powers? Allochemy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He hasn't decided yet.

    Footnote

    He has now. People with the ability to burn both allomantic and feruchemical metals are called Twinborns.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2011

    Vericon Report - Puck (Paraphrased)

    Puck

    I recorded the entire session and, should we get approval to post it (I could understand if Peter would rather we didn't), I'll upload it here. Until then (or instead of that, should we get a "no") here are some details that I recalled on the ride home (no cheating, Peter. I promise!)

    Brandon Sanderson

    - We deal with a bendalloy (Allomantic)/gold (Feruchemical) Twinborn in addition to Wax's steel/iron combo
    - The nickname for a iron Feruchemist is a "Slider"
    - A nickname for Sazed is "Harmony" (I think)
    - The events in the first trilogy have spawned 2 religions: Survivorism (der) and Pathism (followers of Sazed, unless I completely misread things)
    - Bendalloy has some very interesting rules/restrictions: once a time bubble is created, it cannot be moved; I had always thought it would follow the misting around as they moved) entering/exiting a time bubble has some interesting effects. You can't shoot out of it, because objects entering/leaving the bendalloy bubble (especially those at high velocity) have some strange kind of conservation-of-energy-like effect, where they gain some kind of spin and ricochet in a different direction. I can't help but extrapolate what this means for individuals trying to enter/leave the stationary bubble. Maybe if it's done slowly (like with a shield in Dune), it's OK. We'll have to theorize on that until the novel comes out.
    - [This one might already be known, but it sounded new to me] The third Mistborn trilogy will be sci-fi, involving space travel. Crossovers, anyone? This might be the beginning of the final stage of Unity

    Footnote

    The name for an Iron Feruchemist (store weight) is actually a Skimmer. A Slider is an Allomantic Bendalloy burner (speed up time in bubble).

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2011

    Vericon Report - Puck (Paraphrased)

    Puck

    After he signed my book, I asked him a few questions and got the following nuggets (some of these were also overheard in his discussions with other people):

    Brandon Sanderson

    CAMEO: There is a cameo of Josh & Michele in Alloy of Law! There's a gunfight at their wedding reception [I feel like I've heard this somewhere before, but it also sounded new to me]. DOUBLE TWINBORN: There will be a _____ Twinborn somewhere in the novel, a Twinborn with matching metals a la how the Lord Ruler used atium

    Footnote

    The Twinborn is Miles, who burns Gold.

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  • 4

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    McCullough

    I love Wax as a Skimmer and a Coinshot. Is that your favorite Twinborn combination? If not, what is?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's certainly one of my favorites. However, some of the characters in the modern day trilogy have some really neat combinations as well.

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Thought

    Could an iron twinborn "fly" by drastically increasing his weight, pulling hard on a counterweight so it flew above him, then decreasing his weight drastically and pulling himself up by the counterweight, and repeating?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's plausible. It's kind of a 'Thor-like' way to fly, isn't it? (For those unaware, he throws his hammer and it carries him with it, and STOP THINKING.) I played with this idea, but the trick is not getting hit by the counterweight as you pull it to yourself. If you could stop that, you might be able to manage it, but it felt pretty hard to pull off to me.

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  • 6

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Douglas

    And now some magic mechanics questions:

    1) What benefit does compounding copper get? Exceptionally clear and detailed memories? Memories that can be split into a new coppermind while still remaining in the feruchemists mind? Something else?

    2) How does Feruchemical luck work? If a chromium compounder tried his hand at day trading on the stock market, what would happen? Would it make him choose stocks that were coincidentally going to go up anyway? Would it change stock prices by altering the world around him? Would it fail because the required scale of action is too large? Something else?

    3) This might have been specified in the books, I don't remember, but does Duralumin expend itself as well as the metal it's used with? If it does, I've got this theory that its effect is actually just to cause a regular flare, not a superflare, but it affects itself in a feedback loop that keeps forcing the flare higher until it runs out.

    Brandon Saderson

    So, I've said before that I want to hold off on talking about different forms of compounding and types of twinborn until I can address them in the series. So I'll have to RAFO the first two. However, in answer to the third one, yes you DO expend Duralumin in the process.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jan 10th, 2013

    NutiketAiel

    Brandon Sanderson

    I didnít hear the question that led up to this answer, but my ears perked up when I heard Brandon say the word "Feruchemical." He said that the spiritual Feruchemical powers are "very interesting," and that in future books "mostly Iím going to play around with the different types of twinborn."

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    How effective would Pewter Allomancy and Iron Feruchemy be as a Twinborn?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That would do some really cool stuff. Some really cool stuff.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Kurkistan

    Is it possible to Compound aluminum, or will it all just poof away the second you start trying it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    (laugh) I have actually been asked that. And I RAFO'd them, so I'm going to RAFO you.

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  • 10

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    twinborn surgebinder?

    Brandon Sanderson

    possible but unlikely.

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  • 11

    Interview: Nov 22nd, 2016

    BYU Bookstore (Paraphrased)

    Djarskublar

    So, say you have a gold/gold Twinborn and they worldhop to Roshar and they study the magic and do the whole Khriss and Nazh thing for a while so that they know a lot about the magic, but they've also left themselves a lot of options with what they can do. So then they manage to pull up a gold shadow of them having actually become a Surgebinder and then kind of meld themselves with that shadow a bunch, could they change their Cognitive Identity enough so that they could, like, tap a lot of Gold and grow the spren and actually be a Surgebinder?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Unfortunately, no. It's a good question, but no. That won't work for a couple of reasons. One of which is simply creating Investiture is not something that can happen, right?

    Djarskublar

    They are a gold Twinborn, so they can tap a lot of gold...

    Brandon Sanderson

    They can tap a whole bunch, that's true, they can do that, but simply having it is not gonna create a spren because the spren is from a different god, right, a different Shard.

    Djarskublar

    So if they had Regrowth cast on them, would that do it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    hems and haws for a second.

    Djarskublar

    A really, really big Regrowth like in the middle of a Highstorm.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hmmm, this, you are getting to the realm of plausibility at that point. I still don't think gold is the way to do it. I think you just get all that Investiture. It would become sapient by you sticking a whole bunch of Investiture, and then you can bond to that. But it's not like people gain what you would have done. Does that make sense? That's just what's going to happen, is you're gonna, you can create a, potentially create a spren that way, but you are more likely to end up with something like Nightblood. But you could potentially create a spren, but I mean you're just gonna end up...

    Djarskublar

    So there are more optimal ways to do that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, go bond a spren. (evil grin of course)

    Djarskublar

    But you can't easily bond multiple, and if you did this you could maybe get multiple.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Nyeaaahhh... The spren still has to choose. If you want to be a Surgebinder, the choice is being made. You can't fake your way into it. Decision and Honor are too much a part of Surgebinding for you to be able to fake your way into that. Other magics you might be able to do that. Other magics that don't require, like, Surgebinding works because a piece of Honor or Cultivation or a mix has chosen you specifically. There is will from the actual Investiture involved in it in Roshar.

    Djarskublar

    Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So it's not something you can cheat your way into, right. But cheating your way into Breath might be easier, right.

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  • 12

    Interview: Nov 30th, 2016

    Borderlands SF-AU Tour (Paraphrased)

    Necarion

    Could a double-nicrosil Twinborn compound Breath or Stormlight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh, youíre getting a RAFO card on _that_. Youíre getting SUCH a RAFO card on that!

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  • 13

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    yulerule

    How much compounding would a nicrosil twinborn would need to do to get a metalmind that is as Invested as Nightblood?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Wow so much.

    Question

    A thousand breaths doesn't seem to be that much - the God King has tens of thousands - would a piece of stone or wood or cloth or plain metal that has a thousand breaths be as Invested as Nightblood, or is there something more?

    Brandon Sanderson

    needs more

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