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  • 1

    Interview: Jun 27th, 1996

    AOL Chat 1 (Verbatim)

    Spind1e

    What did Rand see in the sky in the alternate world in The Great Hunt? (Shadowspawn don't use sho-wings, and Forsaken don't need them.)

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out. :)

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  • 2

    Interview: Jun 16th, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    On the Ogier origin he answered "Read and Find Out".

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  • 3

    Interview: Oct 9th, 1996

    Erica Sadun

    What was going on in Aelfland when Mat went round and round and round the same location? Were they traveling in time?

    Robert Jordan

    Not traveling in time. The physical laws of nature differ. Mentioning the Dark One [in Randland] is bad luck. In Aelfland, it is *REALLY* bad. You cannot go to Aelfland in Tel'aran'rhiod (similar to stedding).

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar, 2000

    Paul Ward

    Possible question: Why did the ter'angreal doorway burn down when Lanfear and Moiraine passed through?

    Robert Jordan

    When Moiraine and Lanfear went through the ter'angreal, it burned in part because both were channeling, and the world on the other side of the doorway has a radically different set of natural laws. The odd optical effects witnessed in that other world are not artificially produced artifacts. (complete answer)

    Paul Ward

    The laws for channeling are different on the other side of the doorway...interesting.

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Ted Herman

    Do the Finns inhabit a perpendicular world?

    Robert Jordan

    No, it is a parallel world.

    Ted Herman

    Does the physical location of the world of Finns have anything to do with the bells ringing when the ta'veren were in together?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Ted Herman

    Have the Finns existed as long as the Wheel?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes.

    Ted Herman

    Do they have souls?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes.

    Ted Herman

    Are the Finns from human stock?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Ted Herman

    Did they originate in their current location?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes.

    Ted Herman

    Are they related to Tel'aran'rhiod or do they control Tel'aran'rhiod?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 6

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Aan'allein

    A couple of related questions on souls. Can they be split? Is it true you can meet yourself in the Worlds of If, is that a copy of the soul, a reflection, or the same soul living in different worlds?

    Robert Jordan

    I think I will have to give you a RAFO on this, except for the part, souls cannot be split, but the other, I think I will have to give you a RAFO because I may be doing something with that.

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  • 7

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Matt Hatch

    The Finns reside in a Parallel World, is that correct?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes.

    Matt Hatch

    Okay, so are Parallel Worlds and Mirror Worlds the same thing?

    Robert Jordan

    No, they are different.

    Matt Hatch

    Okay, well then do Parallel Worlds have their own reflections?

    Robert Jordan

    Possibly.

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005

    Question

    I was interested in the physics like with the Mirror Worlds, the Worlds of If?

    Robert Jordan

    The Mirror Worlds of course come right out of physics, and the possibility of (mumble) universes and all of the rest of it. But frankly while I don't follow the literature, I haven't for a number of years, I occasionally get stuck on panels with physicists and I am supposed to discuss physics, which I am twenty-five years out of date. But I find that I can hold my own, although I do not have a doctorate or did I ever intend to get one, I went to work instead. I can hold my own with the PhDs in physics when they are talking theoretical physics if I stop talking physics, at least from my point of view, and start talking theology, and this troubles me.

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005

    Matt Hatch

    This is in reference to a previous question I asked you about Parallel Worlds and Mirror Worlds, today I believe, and you mentioned they are different. And the question I had about Portal Stones was do Portal Stones lead to Parallel Worlds, Mirror Worlds, or both?

    Robert Jordan

    They lead to Mirror Worlds, the Portal Stones can take you to Mirror Worlds, not to Parallels, which are separate.

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  • 10

    Interview: Nov 4th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    You CANNOT reach the Tower of Ghengei through the Portal Stones. (direct from RJ)

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  • 11

    Interview: Nov 21st, 2009

    Matt Hatch

    Is the True Power used by any other creatures or beings within Parallel or Perpendicular worlds or other dimensions?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ok, see answering that actually gets us begging the question because letís step back, the question that people should be asking is does the Dark One exist in all of these Parallels...

    Matt Hatch

    ...ok, so yeah this is the question Iíll ask, you make a good point. Are there worlds and dimensions that exist outside of the Pattern?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ok, see thatís the question you should be asking. I mean, you should be asking it, but it doesnít mean Iím going to answer it. [laughter] But thatís at the core of the question. Iím going to discuss it without giving you the answer. I like to do this because I think it frames the question without giving you too much information that I have that I donít think is appropriate to share right now. Extrapolations of this question get us to: is there one Dragon for all different Parallels or are they all different Dragons? Traveling through the Portal Stone seems to indicate that there are many different lives Rand could have led. The same thing happens with several of the teríangreal that people go through. The question then is, are those all separate Universes? Do we have a multi-verse sort of concept? Or are they possibilities and do these worlds all exist or could exist, what is the difference. In some of those Rand failed. So, is Rand the Dragon in all of them or is Rand not the Dragon in some of them? What happens in the ones where Rand failed? Are they real worlds? Are those different worlds where there is a different Dark One who then takes over and destroys that world or maybe not, maybe he makes it has he wishes. Or are those just possibilities, reflections of this world that donít really exist except when we touch them? Those are all very good questions. Robert Jordan said that Tel'aran'rhiod is a reflection of all different worlds, which implies other worlds continue to exist. The World of the Finns is something different...

    Matt Hatch

    ...he called it a Parallel World...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, the Parallel World, that one and also the one Rand and Lanfear visited are persistent regardless of someone from this world visiting. Yet, many of those seem almost shadowy and reflections of the real world, some of them seem as real just strange when visiting them. What happens in these different world, that sort of thing, those were never questions that Robert Jordan answered...

    Matt Hatch

    ...the answers exist?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The answers exist, but are there many parallel Patterns or is there one Pattern?

    Matt Hatch

    Yeah, thatís...are there many Wheels or just one Wheel?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís not a question, Iím afraid, that I can answer because I donít think itís within the scope of the books and I donít think that the characters...that there are people that could know. You will find Browns arguing all of these different things among themselves, and itís not my place to step in and end the discussion.

    Footnote

    Luckers got Maria to clarify on the Mirror World / Parallel World distinction here.

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  • 12

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    Another curiosity would be that in Rand's Portal Stone experience in The Great Hunt Ch. 37, "What Might Be", Rand sees versions of Egwene who are better at Healing than Nynaeve. The Egwene of the story can barely Heal. Are then the Egwene's of the Mirror Worlds different souls with different abilities and Talents? Or would this again be evidence that experience can temper Talent?

    Maria Simons

    This one I have no clue on. I lean towards the first explanation, but have no evidence to back it up, other than Jim's assertion that Talents are something one is born with and cannot be learned.

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  • 13

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    This is also from one of Brandon's hash outs with Matt from Theoryland. In it Brandon speaks of the nature of Parallel Worlds.

    Brandon: Extrapolations of this question get us to: is there one Dragon for all different Parallels or are they all different Dragons? Traveling through the Portal Stone seems to indicate that there are many different lives Rand could have led. The same thing happens with several of the ter'angreal that people go through. The question then is, are those all separate universes? Do we have a multi-verse sort of concept? Or are they possibilities and do these worlds all exist or could exist, what is the difference. In some of those Rand failed. So, is Rand the Dragon in all of them or is Rand not the Dragon in some of them? What happens in the ones where Rand failed? Are they real worlds? Are those different worlds where there is a different Dark One who then takes over and destroys that world or maybe not, maybe he makes it has he wishes. Or are those just possibilities, reflections of this world that don't really exist except when we touch them? Those are all very good questions. Robert Jordan said that Tel'aran'rhiod is a reflection of all different worlds, which implies other worlds continue to exist. The World of the Finns is something different...

    Matt: ...he called it a Parallel World...

    Brandon: Yes, the Parallel World, that one and also the one Rand and Lanfear visited are persistent regardless of someone from this world visiting. Yet, many of those seem almost shadowy and reflections of the real world, some of them seem as real just strange when visiting them. What happens in these different world, that sort of thing, those were never questions that Robert Jordan answered...

    Ok, my request for clarification is mainly concerned with that last paragraphóspecifically it left me confused about whether Brandon is speaking about Parallel Worlds or Mirror Worlds. Brandon seems to lump both in together, describing some as shadowy, some as solid. Brandon describes the Finn world as THE Parallel World (we also know the Ogier world is a Parallel World), but in the same paragraph Brandon seems to define it as a persistent Mirror World of some form, and grants that same allocation to the world Rand and Lanfear visited in The Great Hunt.

    Maria Simons

    Cut Brandon a break, here. I had to look it up to make sure that I had which one was which correct. The 'finn worlds are Parallel Worlds, the Ogier world is a Parallel World. The place that Lanfear, Rand, Loial and Hurin went to was a Mirror World, as were all of the ones in the Portal Stone incident.

    Luckers

    [Sorry Brandon! I am an uber geek and get carried away and never meant to attack you! Mea culpa!]

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  • 14

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    On RJ's Q&A on the Mirror/Parallel Worlds from DragonCon '05.

    Q53: Are Parallel Worlds and Mirror Worlds the same thing?
    RJ: No, they are different.
    Q54: Do Parallel Worlds have their own reflections?
    RJ: Possibly.
    Q55: Do Portal Stones lead to Parallel Worlds, Mirror Worlds, or both?
    RJ: They lead to Mirror Worlds, the Portal Stones can take you to Mirror Worlds, not to Parallels, which are separate.

    My thought was always that Mirror Worlds are reflections no matter how solid, whilst Parallel Worlds were completely distinct universes. As real and vital as our own. That was how Rand could lose in the Mirror Worlds and it not result in the Dark One winning. But that's all my thoughts, I was mainly just wondering at the distinctions between the two, and whether the world Rand visited was special, or if that's just my own stupidity in play.

    Maria Simons

    I think that you are correct, but I can't back it up.

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  • 15

    Interview: Nov 8th, 2010

    Ted Herman

    Paraphrased since it is a long question (though I did read it right from my iPhone as it was worded): Are the ghost sightings and strange window seen in Tel'aran'rhiod (flame and fang) due to the Mirror Worlds merging?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They are both due to the Pattern unraveling.

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  • 16

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2011

    Question

    A couple of other curious events involving Verin occur in The Great Hunt, such as her discussion of Portal Stones with Rand.

    Was Verin lying to Rand when she said his use of a Portal Stone was more recent than hers as she had never traveled by one?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    If Verin wasn't lying to Rand, was Verin ever transported by another channeler previous to this moment with Rand? If she was, who transported Verin?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    If Verin was lying to Rand, from where to where has Verin traveled by Portal Stone? If you cannot give us each trip, what is one trip she made and when did she make it?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    How did Verin come to her knowledge of the symbol for the Toman Head Portal Stone?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    Specific to the different forms of traveling by Portal Stones, has Verin ever been to a Mirror World?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    Did Verin know more about the chaos theory and the numbers of chaos and Perpendicular worlds than she explained to Egwene? If so, what is something Verin learned about these other dimensions and worlds that you can share with us, which has not been previously divulged either in books or by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    During the trip by Portal Stone to Toman Head, everyone experiences living multiple variations of their lives, an experience similar to some the testing ter'angreal. Verin makes the comment after the trip through her alternate lives, "Though I never thought I..."? Please finish that statement for us...pretty please?

    Maria Simons

    No.

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  • 17

    Interview: 2001

    Thus Spake the Creator (Paraphrased)

    Signing Report (Other Lands)

    Were the Seanchan animals created before or after the Shadowspawn?

    Robert Jordan

    They are the 'exotics'. They were brought to Randland from parallel dimensions (like in the Portal Stones). When Rand saw grolm in the Portal Stone world, he was seeing them in the native 'land'.

    Footnote

    This answer is a bit puzzling in that later questions to RJ about Portal Stones indicate that they connect to Mirror Worlds, not Parallel Worlds. In addition, the BWB indicates that the Seanchan exotics were brought back from Parallel Worlds via Portal Stones.

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  • 18

    Interview: May 31st, 2011

    Thorondir

    How many Shardworlds are there? Only seven? (Sel, Nalthis, Scadrial, Roshar, Yolen, Taldain, and whatever planet The Silence Divine is on?)

    Brandon Sanderson

    He said he has a set number in his head but that he didnít want to say it because he might change his mind. Essentially he doesnít want to make the number of worldís canon yet.

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  • 19

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2011

    Fire Arcadia

    You have said before that all the planets had their names before the arrival of the Shards. Is Roshar the planet's name before the Shards arrived?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    FIRE ARCADIA

    How do the Roshar natives know the name of the Cosmere?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    RAFO

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  • 20

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2011

    Fire Arcadia

    Can you tell me something about the Cosmere that you haven't told anyone before?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are inhabited planets in the cosmere that don't have any Shards there. There may be inhabited planets that only have a Splinter of a Shard. There are 10 core cosmere planets, which tell the overarching story of the cosmere.

    FIRE ARCADIA

    Are all the Cosmere books so far set on these 10 core worlds?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes.

    FIRE ARCADIA

    Are there any of the 10 core worlds without a Shard?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    All 10 core worlds have significant Shardic influence.

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  • 21

    Interview: Dec 17th, 2011

    Sean

    I had a question—feel free to RAFO this if you need to—but, will we find out what the Book of Translation is?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Send me an email.

    Sean

    I can PM you on Reddit.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Alright, PM me on Reddit.... That's like, something I think that's more appropriate for the Encyclopedia, personally; but I'll see if I can make that work.

    Footnote

    PMing Brandon on any site (Facebook, etc.) is usually not a good way to try to get in touch with him.

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  • 22

    Interview: Dec 17th, 2011

    Loialson

    Was the stone Aviendha slept near during Towers of Midnight a portal stone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Nice try! That's eliminating one theory, I'll give you that one.

    LOIALSON

    Was Aviendha in Tel'aran'rhiod or in a mirror/portal world when she met Nakomi?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    RAFO.

    LOIALSON

    Is Nakomi Jenn Aiel?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    [laughs and grins] I should RAFO that shouldn't I?

    LOIALSON

    I'd appreciate it if you didn't.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    [laughs] I want Nakomi....We're gonna RAFO that for now. Nakomi needs...there's gotta be a few things I don't answer. I'm so bad, I answer everything Robert Jordan put an answer [for, to?] [bunch of people laugh]. Track me down another time, after A Memory of Light is out.

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  • 23

    Interview: 2005

    Brandon Sanderson

    History and Use

    All Aons exist independent of humankind, their symbols inherently tied to their meaning, but few have distinct origin stories explaining how the Aon was first discovered. Some modern scholars scoff at such tales, but Aon Ehe's origin myth is well known among the common people and believed by most.

    The story tells of the first princess of Arelon. This was some years after the founding of Arelon following the migration of the Aonic people from other lands. Elantris, of course, had already existed as a city when that migration occurred, and had been discovered empty. While some people assumed it haunted, Proud King Rhashm (later renamed Raoshem) determined to conquer the fears of his people and set up a kingdom centered on Elantris.

    The transformation of the first Elantrians happened beginning several decades later. Princess Elasheóthe first of Raoshem's line to be chosen as an Elantrianóclaimed to have seen the pattern of this Aon inscribed on a coal in her hearth the day after she underwent the transformation. Whether or not this story is true, a coal or rock written with Aon Ehe on it is considered good luck and a ward against winter spirits. (Though this kind of superstition is frowned upon by the Korathi priests.)

    Other uses of Ehe are plentiful. It is one of the primal elements, and is often used in scientific writings. It is a ward and warning against danger. It is used on signs in conjunction with other Aons to mean warm food or warm beds available. Some artists and poets choose it as their symbol, both to hint at the dangerous nature of artistry and to speak of the passion of artistry.

    Footnote

    It is unclear if "other lands" is on planet(Sel), or from somewhere else.

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  • 24

    Interview: 2005

    Brandon Sanderson

    Naming and Usage in ELANTRIS

    (Warning, spoilers below! Don't read this section if you haven't read ELANTRIS!)

    As use of the name is out of favor recently, the only character in Elantris who appears with Aon Ene in their name is Sarene. Eventeo, Sarene's father, is not only a traditionalist, but a scholar himself. He is well aware of the ancient meaning of the Aon, and has remarked on occasion that he finds the choice particularly accurate when applied to his daughter.

    Ene is one of the primary constellations in the Arelene sky, and the star pattern is the most easy to pick out. It contains the pole star of the world, a concept which has fascinated philosophers throughout history.

    Eventeo's use of the simple word "Ene" as a nickname for Sarene is another traditional association with names attached to the Aon. Much as some cultures shorten words or names into common nicknames, Eneópronounced Eeeneeóis a commonly applied term of endearment for someone who has this Aon in their name.

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  • 25

    Interview: Oct 18th, 2004

    Brandon Sanderson

    Of course their constellations form Aons. What else would you expect?

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  • 26

    Interview: Nov 3rd, 2010

    Seafolk Sedai

    Before the Cincinnati signing, I asked Brandon if Lanfear wrote Mirrors of the Wheel.

    Brandon Sanderson

    His response was "RAFO" and then when I looked surprised that it was actually that important an answer he changed it to mean that he had to look it up. :D

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  • 27

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2013

    Question

    Did the Ogier come from the same world as the grolm and other Seanchan creatures?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I do not believe that they did.

    Question

    But did they come from a different world?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [laughs] Hey, hey, That I will RAFO!

    Footnote

    Maria confirmed that Ogier are from a Parallel World. On the other hand, RJ apparently indicated the Seanchan exotics such as grolm were brought back from Mirror Worlds via the Portal Stones.

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  • 28

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Emeralis00

    Does the intent/personality of the Shard affect the personalities of the humans they create?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It has some very small effect.

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  • 29

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Emeralis00

    What do you call a human from each Shardworld (demonyms like Scadrialeese) ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Selish, Scadrian, Nalthian, Rosharan

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  • 30

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kchan

    In your books, we see a lot of really interesting and diverse world elements that make these places and cultures really come to life. What are some of the world elements you've had the most fun creating, and what do you like best about them? Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy it here! We're crazy, but we like it that way.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'd say that the spren on Roshar have been my favorite so far--they are so different, but also so RIGHT. They have a mythological fae-feel to them, but also fit into the cosmere arcanum just perfectly. I also like writing them.

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  • 31

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Windrunner

    Did people exist on Nalthis prior to Endowment's arrival there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Some planets had people before the shattering.

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  • 32

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Thoughtful Spurts

    Are there any racist jokes in the Mistborn world?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, I would think there are lots of racist jokes everywhere. It's more of a thing on Roshar, however, where the races are more distinct and rub each other the wrong way more often.

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  • 33

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Joe ST

    Are we going to be seeing Eastern Slang/High Imperial throughout the whole of the mistborn sequence? How about on any of the other shardworlds?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. (But you will see it again.)

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  • 34

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    FireArcadia

    Does the world map in the Way of Kings show all of the landmasses of Roshar? Does that make the continent on Roshar a Pangaea-like supercontinent? And as I think about it, are there tectonic plates on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is a supercontinent. I won't say there is NOTHING out there, but (unlike Scadrial) there is not another full continent. Plate tectonics are not a factor on the supercontinent.

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  • 35

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ReaderAt2046

    How do worldhoppers communicate on all the Cosmere worlds? Is there one universal language? Do they just learn a new language for each world?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is not a universal language.

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  • 36

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ReaderAt2046

    Does chocolate exist in the Cosmere?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Not on Roshar, though.

    Footnote

    Brandon has stated that Scadrial is an Earth analogue, so if chocolate exists anywhere in the cosmere, it's probably there.

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  • 37

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    rags

    If I used a hemalurgic spike charged with allomantic powers on a person on say Nalthis, will the focus of allomancy change because the power is being used on another planet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 38

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kuri Shardweaver

    Are there any plans for a world where the magic system operates through devices that transform and empower individuals with spectacular abilities? Like...say...a belt with an ornate buckle...a bracer..things like that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes

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  • 39

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Odium's_Shard

    Can magic systems from one world work in any given other?

    Brandon Sanderson

    For some, it will take quite a bit of work, but it's possible to get them each to work. Sel's magics are regional, and so they are going to be tough. Scadrial's magics are the easiest.

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  • 40

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Odium's_Shard

    Lastly, less pressingly, do Spirit Points (hemalurgic spots) apply to ever magic system, and through the Cosmere at large? Ie. could Hemalurgy be used to take any other magic systems aspects, and do other magic systems also have these 'Points', such as Body Focuses, that work in similar ways?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hemalurgy crosses magic systems. You could steal things from people on other worlds, if you knew the right places for the spikes.

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  • 41

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    E. Hyde

    Since we generally don't see inhabitants of your worlds refer to their planets by name, where do the names come from?

    Brandon Sanderson

    From world-hoppers, Shards, and those who know about the cosmere.

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  • 42

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ROSHtafARian

    Will the fact that Roshar and the Silence Divine planet exist in the same solar system come into play at all in The Stormlight Archive, or is that only relevant for later books?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's mostly relevant for later books, but there are some things here and there.

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  • 43

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    ROSHtafARian

    We're aware by now of eight of the sixteen Shards (Devotion, Dominion, Ruin, Preservation, Endowment, Honor, Odium and Cultivation) and seven of the ten core Shardworlds (the Dragonsteel world, Roshar, Scadrial, Nalthis, Sel, the White Sand world and The Silence Divine world). Given that you now how we love to obsessively speculate based on only the tiniest of information, and also given that it seems an endless source of amusement to you that we do, would you perhaps like to tease us with a smidgen of information about one of the remaining eight Shards or the three remaining Shardworlds?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ha. If I give you this, what will you speculate on in the future? I hate to do this, but I'm going to RAFO that one for now. Sorry.

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  • 44

    Interview: Oct 30th, 2012

    Lance Alvein

    Is Sel realmatically knowledgeable by this point, or is it specific to forgery?

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    Sel is the most realmatically knowledgeable of any of the shardworlds, but much of the knowledge demonstrated in the book is directly related to forgery - it's tied to the theological aspects of forgery more than anything else.

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  • 45

    Interview: Oct 30th, 2012

    Lance Alvein

    Is Shadows of Silence a cosmere story?

    BRANDON SANDERSON (paraphrased)

    It is cosmere, but takes place on an unimportant side planet that doesn't have anything interesting going on there. Hoid is not in the story.

    Footnote

    The story's correct name is Silence For Shadows in the Forests of Hell. In addition to that Peter is unsure whether or not Hoid makes a brief appearance.

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  • 46

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    I want to know if the Seventeenth Shard members come from all of the planets, not just Sel.

    Brandon Sanderson

    They come from multiple planets. You have seen Seventeenth Shard members from several planets already.

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  • 47

    Interview: Jun 20th, 2009

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    Over-arching thing with the Shards of Andonalsium: Brandon told me tonight that he actually has a chart/list thing with all of the books that he's planned in the shards universe. His exact words were something about having an arch over thirty-six books involving the shards of Andonalsium. Which makes me wonder if we're going to get some of the story about Andonalsium. He also said that there were only a few lines in each book to give us clues. Apparently there's something in the HoA, but I didn't notice anything when I read through it. Of course, I wasn't looking for it. He mentioned that there were 36, or possibly 38 (he couldn't remember which) books that would be in this universe. They included all of the Mistborn books (all 3 trilogies), all of the Stormlight Chronicle, all of Dragonsteel, Elantris, Warbreaker, White Sands, the other book that I mentioned but can't remember the title of, and others. I'm excited.

    Footnote

    The "other book" mentioned is Silence Divine.

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