Mini-Con 2021

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#2 Copy

Double

Rayse (Odium) was very methodical with the order in which he went after other Shards. Hypothetically if he'd visited the Rosharan system all those years ago but managed to avoid being trapped and was able to continue his mission right away, which of the known Shards would've been next up on Rayse's hit list?

Brandon Sanderson

He expected Ruin to implode. So he might have gone for Autonomy, double crossing them.

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Pagerunner

Are there ten metals (and their respective alloys) that can be used in fabrials? The eight allomantic pure metals, silver, and then one more?

Brandon Sanderson

There are more than 10. :)

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asmodeus

Do those consumed by Yelig-nar (like Aesudan, Amaram) appear briefly in Shadesmar after they die, but before they pass onto the beyond?

Brandon Sanderson

Yelig-nar consumes them entirely, like Nightblood.

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Mojonero

Back before the Final Ascension, if you had a full Feruchemist and a Mistborn, both with access and knowledge of all 16 metals, could they make medallions without the use of Hemalurgy?

Brandon Sanderson

If they knew what to do maybe. Much easier with Hemalurgy - but it would be possible.

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Dirigible (paraphrased)

In Secret History, we have the Connection orb that Kelsier uses that draws Connection lines from him to things around him. If Vin (Well of Ascension era Vin) used that orb and also like drew in the mists, could she steelpush on non-metal objects?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

No, there are ways you can do that to non-metal but that is not it. There are ways.

Dirigible (paraphrased)

Atium alloys? 

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Atium—what alloys?

Dirigible (paraphrased)

Atium/Iron or Atium/Steel?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Ehh, hmm, now you’re getting into RAFO territory.

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Questioner (paraphrased)

Do you believe that Preservation is inherently good and that Ruin is inherently evil?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

No, I don't think any of the shards are inherently good or evil. Ruin can be and was for many years presented as the necessary force of progress. Things need to decay in order for life to exist. Entropy is a necessary aspect of life. Ruin doesn't have to be evil but Ruin is hard to control and Odium is even harder. Because of that there is a higher likelihood that Ruin or Odium are going to be very dangerous if left unchecked

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Use the Falchion (paraphrased)

I asked Steven Bohls if he and Brandon have any cool ideas for the next Lux book in terms of cool settings or cities.

Steven Bohls (paraphrased)

He mentioned that Book 5 will most likely be set in the New Orleans bayou/deep swamp area. (Or at least that's what he'd like.) It will most likely be a shorter book, at around 100k words overall; and there's a good chance that Mizzy will be a major POV character in the next book. Fun fact - Mizzy was supposed to show up in Lux, as Jax was supposed to go from Boston through New York, meet Mizzy and see Regalia flood the city, and then end up in Texas. This part ended up being cut as it was too tangential to the story. (Wingflare's original gimmick was going to be sound and a sound effect, but this was cut - as were most sound effects - as it felt too much like a gimmick.) Brandon currently wants Lux to be a trilogy, and the second book in that trilogy may be released sometime next November. (The two have ideas, but they were waiting on some sales reports and contract stuff first, and that may have just arrived this past week.)  

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