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As far as I can tell, there was a supreme deity of some sort, Adonalsium, whose name I suspect is derived from the Hebrew "Adonai."

I also suspected that derivation. On the other hand, something ending in -ium makes me think of it as a substance or object, not a being. I think it could go either way.
That is suspicious, now that you mention it. Perhaps Adonalsium was some sort of primordial substance, from which the shards were made?

Eh, I think I'm speculating too much now.

Erm, right then. Here's a question that's been bugging me for some time. If it's already been covered somewhere in the 700+ topics in this forum, point me in the right direction.

As a fan from California, I am unable to obtain Dragonsteel or any other BYU-exclusive material of yours, so I can only understand from my moderate lurking how the cosmology of your universe works. As far as I can tell, there was a supreme deity of some sort, Adonalsium, whose name I suspect is derived from the Hebrew "Adonai." Adonalsium was split by something (or did he split himself?) into 16 "shards," like Ruin, Preservation, and possibly Austre, and these shard-gods are what actually created the various worlds of your universe. (Please, somebody tell me if I got that all correctly.)

Anyway, the focus of my question is beings connected to shards, like Hoid. Is Sazed also one of these beings now? He wasn't the original Ruin or Preservation, but he wields the powers of both. Did Hoid gain his powers in a similar fashion to Sazed? Indeed, can we expect to see planet-hopping Sazed cameos?

Brandon Sanderson / Mistborn RPG?
« on: September 24, 2009, 06:49:21 AM »
Bastardous lurkers like myself or just old members may remember this from the Gemmel topic:
Quote from: EUOL
Gemmel (named, by the way, as an homage to the fantasy novelist) will make an appearance in the aforementioned prequel short story.  Right now, that will probably be first published in the official Mistborn RPG, since that deal looks like it's going to go through.
Has there been any sort of update on this alleged RPG? EUOL said that he was putting it/the Mistborn short story aside indefinitely to work on AMoL, but with Gathering Storm's release date looming on the horizon, I'm curious if any development has been done by whatever gaming company is making it.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scadriel's Orientation, Geography, and Weather
« on: September 24, 2009, 04:28:18 AM »
This has irked me for a while.

I always looked at the map and said to myself: "So what's beyond the burnlands?" My first idea was that Scadriel was just a particularly small planet, and that tainted the rest of my thinking. It never struck me that the Final Empire just covered the pole of the world.

That brings me to a question: is habitability only at the poles because of Rashek's orbit-hopping shenanigans? If so, were there originally any civilizations of note beyond the pole regions? Or were those areas desert to begin with?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Favourite book
« on: September 24, 2009, 04:20:02 AM »
Well, you've gone and drawn a lurker out of hiding. Well played.

It was HoA that got my vote in the end, with Warbreaker following a close second. Just the sheer scale on which Sanderson operates is itself amazing, but the way everything hinted at in the past two books comes in to play -- Reen and God's voices are revealed to be Ruin's, the mists themselves are Preservation's body (which, by the way, I thought contrasted very nicely with Ruin's smoke-body), even something as innocuous as Vin's earring -- is masterfully done. I'm a sucker for seeing loose ends get wrapped up well.

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