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there are lots of factors that can affect technological development. Add that to the fact that these setting have magic and that's another thing that affects the development of technology.

The Mistborn trilogy takes place before Warbreaker and Wok but after Elantris.

Also in Elantris and WoK magic has been used to provide some of the things that technology provides in the real world, you have rapid communications, via Seons in Elantris and spanreeds in WoK, you have fabrials used for heating, and infused gemstones used for lighting in WoK. So in some sense,these worlds don't need technology as we understand it.

Scadriel (the planet that Mistborn takes place on) developed and will develop again (judging by the information we have on Alloy of Law) more advanced technology then some of the other worlds because their magic is less-well suited to replacing technology then that one other worlds.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn: Alloy of Law
« on: June 01, 2011, 02:36:21 AM »
I was kind of expecting that Hoid  wasn't going to make a particularly obvious appearance in AoL. He seems to be interested in major events that affect at least one world in a major way, since AoL is basically an interlude in the story of Scadriel I didn't think he'd be doing much.

Of course you realize that everybody is going to want to be the one that finds Hoid first? It's like Where's Waldo, except without pictures.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn: Alloy of Law
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:22:45 AM »
I'm having a great time  trying to pick apart TWOK for clues. And I know my theories are all going to be WRONG in the end lol.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Shards of WoK ***Spoilers****
« on: May 28, 2011, 01:36:06 AM »
I think the little spheres or beads in Shadesmar represent the Cognitive aspect of objects in the physical world. if that  make any sense.

I'm now picturing a steampunk/clockpunk city with GIANT DEATH RAYS. Of DEATH.

Which is AWESOME.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: May 24, 2011, 04:42:14 AM »
Brandon has referred to the Heralds' Blades as Honorblades in a goodreads QA.

Tanavast is the original name of the Almighty before he took the Shard Honor.

Rayse is the correct spelling.

Also, in relation to the topic of discussion it does seem that the Rosharians are more cosmere-aware then the people of other worlds (Jasnah mentions the three realms in a way that suggests they may be wildly known to scholars and uses the term "cosmere", one of the epigraphs mentions Honor, which suggests that they at one point were aware of  the proper name of that Shard), but at the same time they seem very muddled about their own history. 

And for what it's worth, Brandon has said that TSA is *not* going to tell the overarching story of the cosmere, that will be another series.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: maybe
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:30:24 AM »
Brandon has always talked about "spiritual DNA" in relation to allomancy. Not sure what that means but it does seem to indicate that it's got something to do with the soul.

it does have a small eye-slit (see the scene when Kaladin kills the dude by ramming a spear point into said eye slit). Dalinar says that while the helm goes translucent it's not quite enough to allow seeing clearly enough to fight without a slit.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Hate Dragons
« on: May 09, 2011, 07:05:51 AM »
it's a  new version of a story Brandon wrote a few months ago (I think), the original was all-dialog, Brandon just went back and added some descriptive stuff.

just put the web address of the picture in img tags

Code: [Select]
[img]your image URL here[/img]
like so

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Where is it?
« on: May 02, 2011, 05:43:06 AM »
actually I understand that they are doing something with the DNS.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Your name in the Stormlight archive
« on: April 21, 2011, 03:09:29 AM »
Jason Lynn Pittman.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Don't listen to the jerks
« on: April 16, 2011, 06:36:28 AM »
Journey before destination! ;D

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