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Skyward release party ()
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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

What happens if you eat an aviar?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Normal things happen; you would not gain the powers. You would be a cruel person because aviar are not of animal intelligence. You would not gain the powers

Skyward Seattle signing ()
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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

In the past, you've said that kandra have size limitations. They can't just lop off a chunk and make a squirrel or anything like that. If a kandra was in full human form, somehow consumed and absorbed an aviar, kept it fully attached to their shoulder, it wouldn't be able to fly off but it was still attached to them, they're one contiguous body, could they get the abilities of that aviar?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No, good question. They're just replicating the body, they're not replicating the soul.

/r/books AMA 2015 ()
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Windrunner

As you've stated that the magic of First of the Sun is natural and independent of any particular Shard, what is the nature of the pool on Patji? Is it also a natural manifestation of magic, a perpendicularity, or simply a pool like any other?

Brandon Sanderson

It's a natural manifestation, but on a much smaller scale than you might find on other worlds.

Oathbringer London signing ()
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Yurisses [PENDING REVIEW]

Investiture on First of the Sun is associated with a Shard?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes, it is. That one is even closer associated with a Shard, the actual Investiture of the magic. Remember when I say Investiture, I mean matter, energy and magic. Sometimes the word Investiture refers just to the magic such as the Aviar and in that it is associated directly with one of the Shards...

Yurisses [PENDING REVIEW]

Which one?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Patji is a Shard of Adonalsium. *silence*

Overlord Jebus [PENDING REVIEW]

Sorry, can you say that again?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Patji is a Shard of Adonalsium.

Aurimus [PENDING REVIEW]

Is that one of the Aviar?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No, Patji is the island.

Overlord Jebus [PENDING REVIEW]

Island or islands?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

The island but Patji is one of the islands.

Yurisses [PENDING REVIEW]

It's a Shard?!

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes, big asterisk! But yes.

Aurimus [PENDING REVIEW]

Shard as in equal or Shard as in a mass of Investiture?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

As in one of the 16 Shards of Adonalsium is represented and involved in First of the Sun. In fact, one of the letters references First of the Sun in this *Indicates Oathbringer*

Sorry, I probably killed some theories on that one.

Overlord Jebus [PENDING REVIEW]

Yup, but by doing that you've confirmed some as well so it's fine!

Arcanum Unbounded Chicago signing ()
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Questioner

Sak, Dusk's non-native Aviar. That ability is very, very similar to Allomantic electrum.

Brandon Sanderson

It is!

Questioner

And his other Aviar is very, very similar to Allomantic copper.

Brandon Sanderson

It is.

Questioner

Is there a connection between those two, deeper? Or is it--

Brandon Sanderson

will RAFO that. Let's just say it is an intentional reference, but I'm not going to say whether it's a direct connection to Scadrial magic systems or more that fundamental rules of magics can reproduce one another. We have seen multiple instances of Lightweaving, so-- It's one of those two... That at least narrows it down for you.

Legion Release Party ()
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Podman36 [PENDING REVIEW]

You said before that if a human ate an Aviar worm, it would not doing anything, right? Someone's tried that? What would happen if a baby...?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Still wouldn't work. The gut flora is too different. And they're not part of the symbiotic life cycle there. That system has evolved to the symbiosis that it has, and humans are too new to trying to make that work.

Humans are not new on the planet, but they are not part of that system.

Podman36 [PENDING REVIEW]

Could they be trained into it?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Training wouldn't work

Podman36 [PENDING REVIEW]

Not like training, but through generations.

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Through generations, that would be theoretically possible.

Calamity Philadelphia signing ()
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AndrewStirlingMacDonald

So there are many--According to Sixth of the Dusk, there are many commonly known aviar talents, can you give us a couple? Like examples we haven’t seen yet?

Brandon Sanderson

Those are from the notes, I’d have to dig them out. Let’s just say they’ll be very useful for navigation in the future.

Skyward release party ()
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Ethour [PENDING REVIEW]

Would an aviar be capable of a spren bond?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

What they do is the same thing, by cosmere terms. It is not as powerful; because of that it is easier to shift between people. What you gain is not as strong, but you also gain flexibility. But it would be, cosmerologically, considered the same thing.

Skyward release party ()
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JoyBlu [PENDING REVIEW]

I dressed up as Kokerlii from Sixth of Dusk. I want to know, red and green are in the book are these [rainbow-colored array of feathers] appropriate, or not?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Kokerlii I had not imagined as fully rainbow colored.

JoyBlu [PENDING REVIEW]

So red and green, were there other colors?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

I was imaging red on green.

JoyBlu [PENDING REVIEW]

What about the green aviar? If I wanted to make a green aviar costume? Green and white?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes that would work.

JoyBlu [PENDING REVIEW]

Is it just those two colors? Are there different shades of green?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

There are aviar that are like this *gestures to JoyBlu's costume*, full parrot. Totally legit. But There are a lot of breeds of aviar.

JoyBlu [PENDING REVIEW]

*inaudible* What would be the best <pattern>?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Solid colored feathers *inaudible*

JordanCon 2018 ()
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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Can you Hemalurgy Aviar? 

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes. You could. 

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

So you could take a Aviar Hemalurgy spike and put it on a cat and make a Aviar cat?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

See, this is where it gets... you heard the asterisk in my... These sorts of things... It wouldn't do what you wanted to. But this is possible. 

GenCon 2017 ()
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Questioner (paraphrased)

If I wanted to Hemalurgically acquire a power from First of the Sun, which metal would the spike need to be?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

This is going to be pretty complicated, but several metals would work.

Questioner (paraphrased)

Would it involve Connection between the person being spiked and the bird?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Well it would be even harder than on Roshar, where you need to somehow spike the spren and also the Radiant. You would need to spike the bird and steal the power, but also spike the person and steal Connection.

Legion Release Party ()
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PrinceDusty [PENDING REVIEW]

You've talked about some of the correlation between Aviar abilities and Allomantic abilities. Are there any Aviar abilities that are not related to Allomancy, or what are some other abilities that we might see?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

I'll RAFO that, mostly because I want to be free to pick and choose from my list as I canonize them. A lot of Aviar abilities are Cognitive type stuff, just from the way I built them so I can separate the magics. The whole Seeker/coppercloud thing, a lot of Aviar abilities are going to be riffs on that, or they're going to be riffs on glimpsing the Spiritual a little bit. And you see a lot of that in Allomancy. There are abilities that they have that you won't see in Allomancy.

The trick is Allomany is so broad. I built the main magic systems to be able to get a little bit of everything. You see the same thing in Stormlight. So seeing Aviar abilities that you haven't seen some version of it in Mistborn or Stormlight, it's going to be... Mistborn and Stormlight touch on all different parts of the magic system on purpose. But I think you will eventually see some that don't. But they're all going to work on the Cosmere magic, so you can say they're all related.

PrinceDusty [PENDING REVIEW]

Where might we see them?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Aviar are known in the Cosmere but are very, very rare. But as you move forward in the future, perhaps you'll see them more often.

Orem signing ()
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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

And then is there a connection between Aviars, copperclouds, aluminum, and the yellow spren, life sense, seeking?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yeah, yeah all that, there are some relationships there.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

So they all pretty much would affect each other?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Ummm, yes, yes.