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Brandon Sanderson / Re: My mistborn mod map for starwars battlefront2
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:33:35 AM »
There's a wallpaper that was made a few years ago that was just beautiful. Maybe you could use that for your load screen. Let me see if I can find it....
Got it!

That would be an awesome load screen.

Here's the creator's blog:
It's under his free stuff.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: My mistborn mod map for starwars battlefront2
« on: June 02, 2011, 12:21:51 AM »
I now have the Game. Let me know when you have the beta up!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: maybe
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:33:15 AM »
Unless you're an Iron-eye.  ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Shards of WoK ***Spoilers****
« on: May 28, 2011, 05:10:18 PM »
And there's somewhat of backup for it!


Each of the 'Shardworlds' I've written in (Mistborn, Elantris, Warbreaker, Way of Kings) exists with the same cosmology.  All things exist on three realms--the spiritual, the cognitive, and the physical.  What's going on here is an interaction between the three realms.  I don't to bore you with my made up philosophy, but I do have a cohesive metaphysical reasoning for how my worlds and magic works.  And there is a single plane of existence--called Shadesmar, the Cognative Realm--which connects them all.

My comment? I think I'm going to have to buy BF2 so I can play as Vin and some Koloss! I used to have a copy, but then it broke *sigh*. It looks really awesome. The only thing I have to say is that the Allomantic Table looks large and a little in the way (next to the health, and weapons and so on). But I love some of the little touches, like having the minimap and target be allomantic symbols. Very nice.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Shards of WoK ***Spoilers****
« on: May 23, 2011, 04:35:04 AM »
So. Remember when Shallan tells a truth to those crazy-symbol things, and then goes to a land that seems to be full of spheres? Shallan told the "sphere" (representative of the cognitive aspect) of the goblet to turn into blood. She came back, and voila! The goblet had turned into blood.

However, for more advanced manipulation, I have no idea. Except that it has been said that Hoid is good at it, which means that it could be used for transportation purposes.

I think the basics of power in the Shadesmar (also called the Cognitive Realm) is that beings with intelligence and choices have control over objects in the Shadesmar that have little or no intelligence. Sort of like how things that can move on their own seem to have more "control" or can manipulate things in the Physical Realm.

 Everything has a presence in all three Realms (Physical, Cognitive, Spiritual).

EDIT- Notice, most of this is just random musings of my own. Little of it is fact.

I think that we will be able to get a lot deeper with WoK than we have with any of the other books, simply because of their giant scope. I think that is also a big reason why there isn't such a primary goal in WoK as there have been in the other books, because it is setting the stage for this giant story.

I also think that they don't have as good of a grasp as we might think. After all, they think the Heralds saved them, the Radiants were corrupt and charlatans. Instead, the Heralds abandoned them, and the Radiants were at least trying to do good, and their magic was very real indeed.

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Brandon Sanderson / Re: maybe
« on: May 16, 2011, 01:25:47 AM »
Allow me to expound/ make something entirely random up.

What happens, Realmantically speaking, to Kelsier when someone takes his bones and "pretends" to be him? Because Lifeless do have some intelligence when they are brought back to life (see some of the annotations), and when a Returned in a normal body is brought to life as a Lifeless, there is even more intelligence.

So, what happens to Kelsier? Especially since he is a mistborn. Is there some residual Preservation-ness in his bones? Or is the fact that kandra can't do allomancy evidence that being a mistborn has to do with the soul, rather than just straight genetics.

Ooh, an even better question- what happens if a kandra eats Lerasium? What sort of person would they become? Especially since they need Hemalurgy to work.

See? You just have to read between the lines.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Hate Dragons
« on: May 07, 2011, 03:01:33 PM »
I think they were
1. Smelling yummy to Dragons
2. Hearing spelling
3. Hearing apostrophes

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Hate Dragons
« on: May 06, 2011, 11:20:41 PM »
Yumm. I love this story.
Is there a chance we're going to see more of it?

Also, What happened to Chapter 3? Did it get eaten by a dragon? Or a wolf? Was it given a raze? Or a raise?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn: Alloy of Law
« on: April 18, 2011, 08:41:12 PM »
Yep. He was the Terrisman refugee leader that Elend speaks to. (After Vin travels back to Luthadel). He shakes a lot, something that may or may not be an act.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: something suspicious
« on: April 18, 2011, 05:46:28 AM »
Perhaps it's not about death. It may be about some sort of separation within the Shard. After all, both Ruin and Preservation have their bodies/power manifest themselves in the mortal world. And the Allmighty kind of has... everything separated from him. We don't know enough about Endowment to back up that claim, but it could be that the divine breath is a part of him.

We have that.
We know that Divine Breaths are Splinters,
And we know that splinters are a piece of a shard that is non-human,
and we know that Endowment is the Voice that speaks to the Returned, offering to let them return.
And we know that the Divine Breath allows them to Return.

So, it makes sense that Divine Breaths come from Endowment.

1.  Both gods could, if they wanted, fuel all of the metallic arts.  Preservation is stronger at fueling Allomancy, Ruin stronger at fueling Allomancy or Feruchemy when it has been given via a spike.  Both are balanced when it comes to Feruchemy.  But this rarely comes up in the books, as it required expending power in a way that the gods were hesitant to do. 

Now, personally, I think that Divine Breath is Endowment doling out his power in  a way that Ruin and Endowment are "hesitant to do".

Brandon Sanderson / Re: [WIP] The Cosmere
« on: March 25, 2011, 06:08:27 AM »
Is there a date on that second batch of questions Peter?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Parshendi (WoK spoilers)
« on: February 08, 2011, 05:25:22 AM »
Another thing. The Pashendi seem too Honor-bound to be servants of Odium. They may be powered by Odium (like the Kandra were with Ruin), but I think that they are of Honor. Kaladin recognizes their honor, and to a lesser extent, so does Dalinar.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Cosmere Discussion ***SPOILERS for ALL books***
« on: January 29, 2011, 10:49:39 PM »
The person who the letter is addressed to is functionally immortal.  That doesn't mean they picked up a shard recently.  There are probably other ways to become immortal in the Cosmere.  I would actually put down money against the recipient holding a Shard.
Again yes, I had meant "the recipient needs to be someone who has recently become immortal", fifth heightening from Warbreaker grants immortality I believe (which all of the Returned have).

That said I would take the bet that the recipient does hold a shard as it is required that they be very familiar with not only the existence and power of the Shards, but also with the existence of other planes and the ability to travel to them (something that through Rayse we know the Shards can do).

Both Hoid and the Seventeenth Shard do world-jumping.  Hoid's connection to the shards is obscure, and I'd rather not have anybody in the know comment on it, but he doesn't seem like somehow who holds it the way Vin or Sazed (or even Honor) did.  The Seventeenth Shard is almost certainly not actually an actual Shard, and I doubt they have the powers of any shard, but they manage world-jumping somehow.  The Heralds don't hold any shards that we know of, but they somehow manage the trick of functional immortality, and visit other planes in the process.  Shalland went to Shadesmar, and she's not the first.  None of these things seem to require being a shardholder on the order of Odium, Cultivation, or Ruin/Preservation (e.g. Sazed).

More importantly, though, we still have no concept of the back-story behind Adonalsium.  Ati, Leras, Bavadin, and Rayse were all people before they took the powers, and they held them for immensely long periods of time.  Hoid is apparently keeping something very close to him that needs guarding, and we don't know what it is.  There are things involved that we have no concept of.  It seems to me that the recipient of the letter must have been there when Adonalsium shattered, or at least was involved personally with the people involved, but did not gain a shard himself.  Otherwise the whole tone of the letter seems off.

Don't forget that Hoid was there when Adonalsium shattered. (Which some people thought meant that Hoid may have caused Adonalsium to shatter)

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