Are the Terris people in the Mistborn series based on a race/religion in real life?
No specific single inspiration. Many partial ones.
I tweeted Brandon and Peter last week about you writing a cosmere novel. Can you give an idea about what it would be about?
Hi! The book is already plotted, though it will have major changes before writing begins. Let me ask Brandon what I can say.
FYI, this might never happen. Even after the writing, the book will have to be very good before we'd ever release it.
Alright! Well we love your work and I for one can't wait to see more of it, whether it be drawn or otherwise!
Thank you! I've thought some on this, and I think we're too early on to release details. When there is news to share, I will!
Hi, the community has a [question], we have two WoBs: Shardblades can cut aluminum and Shardblades can't cut it. Which one is true?
Hm. Yes, I wondered last night if I'd ever answered this before. Truth is, the answer is contentious at Team Sanderson.
I've been pushing for one answer, but Peter (whom I trust) is pushing back. We will see what ends up in the books as canon.
Problem with magic like I do is sometimes you have to wait for the scientific consensus... :) Err on "no" for now.
Oh, I think aluminum would stop Shardblades from magical cutting. But if it's too thin like foil, a sword...
...would cut it anyway. What I'm arguing is that something else that Shardblades don't cut doesn't need...
...to necessarily be made of aluminum, for various reasons.
For example Invested objects (metalmind,spike,etc) or polestones (from some SA's Quote) ?
Hey, I am curious - have you and the rest of Team Sanderson figured out what the Dawnchant looks like in writing?
There has been some discussion on this. :)
His coyness is rubbing off on you :) I wasn't trying to be sneaky though, legitimately just wanted to know if you guys have an idea :)
I have some ideas. Nothing canon yet. :)
Who shaves Marsh's head? Is he able to see his hair well enough to do so? Does he have a barber?
Is it a matter of Spiritual Identity? Marsh sees himself as Ironeyes, like Kaladin sees himself as branded. Seems like similar things.
I do not think it's like that for Marsh in this case, for various reasons.
Why does Vorinism use imperial instead of metric base ten?
They don't really use imperial. The words don't mean quite the same thing. A foot or mile won't correspond to the exact same measurement.
But still, why don't they use a metric system? They're all about number 10.
Who said they don't? The foot has ten inches.
Also, why y'all are reading today's Oathbringer sample chapters, know that I wrote chapter one of the final Stephen Leeds (Legion) story.
Wait, the FINAL one? Are you really going to answer all the questions raised about his back story? Or is this just FINAL FOR NOW?
This one is back story focused.
Early in [The Well of Ascension], Vin calls duralumin the 14th metal. But at the end of [The Final Empire] only 12 are known to them, aluminum being the 12th.
Did they find out about electrum as the 13th (since it's in the Ars Arcanum), but didn't tell the reader? Is it intentional that duralumin is the 14th to them or was there a specific reason that electrum was never mentioned?
Electrum was found between book 2 and 3. But they said 14th because of pairing.
I so badly would want to know if Hoid knows he's a character in a book... or at the very least if he would accept it as a possibility...
Hoid does not know he's a character in a book. The cosmere doesn't break the fourth wall. (Sorry.)
Before modern gemology, gems were only defined by color, so green sapphires were 'oriental emeralds'. Is that true on Roshar?
So with the great map in Oathbringer, I was able to update my map of Roshar from space! Enjoy!
As always, thanks to @BrandSanderson, @IzykStewart, and @PeterAhlstrom for making such an inspiring and awesome world.
Did you use the one from the ebook? Also your equator is too high...
Yeah, I made a grid of 100 degrees latitude and 200 longitude, projected it into azimuthal equidistant, and wasn’t quite able to match it to the graticule in the ebook map. I got it as close as I could and assumed your projection was slightly different.
Is the equator supposed to go through the top of Kadrix?
Yes. Through the word Kadrix. I’m guessing the latitude the projection is centered on is a bit off.