Did anything help inspire Navani’s character in tWoK?
Numerous things. Partially, the fact that there’s a distinct lack of mothers in fantasy fiction. Everybody seems to be an orphan.
Partially, the need for a strong, well-rounded woman of an older, wiser nature to balance out Shallan’s impulsive nature.
And, in part, she was designed because I wanted a Fabrial engineer among the cast, and extrapolated personality from there.
Why didn’t the Parshendi use fire arrows? The bridges are made of wood for Storm’s sake!
This is a pretty strong hardwoord we’re talking about. Fire arrows worked against slow-moving siege equipment.
But something carried at this speed, then crossed quickly, made of hardwood–the fires wouldn’t have time to get a hold.
I was just wondering are kelek and kalak the same person?
Yes, indeed they are. A vowel shift happened in the language between the two time periods.
@BrandSanderson In M:AoL, will bendalloy’s time dilation result in redshifting of light going in/out of the bubble? #weescience
I’ve been working on the science of it. Basically, I’ve been treating it as a gravitational time dilation.
But only focused inward, and equally, on those inside the bubble. It’s making my brain hurt a bit, but I think I’ve got it working
I think this means yes to a gravitational redshift. But . . . it gets wacky. Trying to decide just what it would do is tough.
Over 50% on the secret project, which I'm going to give the unofficial title "Death by Pizza!" No, that won't be the final title.
Actually his name was Senn all along and got changed to Cenn when a couple alpha readers thought it was too close to Szeth.
It's pronounced SAY zed. And his nickname Saze is pronounced SAYZ. Or in IPA it's ['sei̯.zɛd] and [sei̯z].