Will you ever go into more detail about the dead original shardholders? I'd love to know what kind of people Tanavast, Ati, and Leras were.
They will all be characters in the Dragonsteel series.
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Brandon said offhandedly, "It is not random who got which Shard." Also, Shards very rarely change hands. Brandon emphasized the "very" there.
Was Bavadin nonhuman?
RAFO. There is at least one Shard who wasn't human, but I'm not ready to reveal who was or wasn't just yet.
I was wondering whether any of the Vessels are blood related?
Aside from the romantic relationship between Honor and Cultivation I'm not sure that we know anything about the relationships that others have with each other within the group of 16, and it would be interesting to know.
I'm saving most of this for Dragonsteel, I'm afraid. So RAFO.
Do any of the Shards regret becoming one?
Yes. I would say yes.
Before the Shattering, the original 16 Vessels, how Cosmere-aware were they and were any of them worldhoppers?
In the current continuity, they were not worldhoppers. Well... the dragons were the most Cosmere-aware. They might have been off-world. Might have.
They say Ati was good, but Ruin turned him evil. Are they any evil people who picked up a Shard that turned them good?
RAFO. Good question!
Does any of the Sixteen actually like Hoid anymore?
Are there any fain or formerly fain holders of a Shard of Adonalsium?
What an excellent question! It's a card, it's a RAFO card.
In the Scadrial essay, it says specifically that the Shardholders were humans. Does that imply that there can be nonhuman Shardholders?
Are any of the Shards we have seen nonhuman?
The Shards you have seen? I will RAFO that.
And that doesn't just count the way that Shards twist people.
No, no, no. There were three races on Yolen.
And all the Shards we've seen, you're not gonna answer?
I'm not gonna answer, but there are three races on Yolen. There's humans, there's Sho Del, and there's dragons.
So, kandra and koloss are considered different races?
They are considered different races, but they did not exist when Adonalsium was Splintered.
Were any of the original Shardholders related? We know that Honor and Cultivation were romantically involved, but were any of them brother and sister or child/parent?
There was at least one relationship of that style.
So, in Warbreaker, Awakened items have to emulate humans. Why is that?
It's a matter of perception on the people using the magic. And there are ramifications on the fact that the Shards themselves were all once humanoid.
Will all shardholders from all the worlds/realms eventually meet in one "place"?
They have been in the same place before. Many are dead now, though.
Is Reya Cultivation's name?
Did the original sixteen Shardholders [Vessels] all know each other?
Yes they at least-- Yes, I would say that they did.
We know that Hoid was offered a Shard and turned it down. Was he offered a specific Shard?
He was. There is one of the Shards that he would've-- yeah.
Would he have been the 17th person or did someone take his place?
No. Someone took his place.