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    2024 ()
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    Hello, Will. Can you tell us how powerful lindon is among the abidan?

    Will Wight

    Sure, I can tell you! Lindon isn't an Abidan. He's more like a Vroshir employed by the Abidan. So he doesn't exactly fit into their power structure.However, given that caveat, he's pretty powerful. Say about 3-4 levels under the Judges.


    Oh. Is he stronger than a silverlord?

    Will Wight

    There are Silverlords at many different levels of power, but there is a minimum level you have to reach to be considered for their organization. He's probably somewhere comparable to a mid-level Silverlord.

    2023 ()
    #2 Copy


    Will said that Lindon would have won if he'd tried from the start.

    Eithan would have won the tournament if he wanted to.

    Will Wight

    Lindon would have had the edge if he’d been trying from the start, but that’s not a guaranteed win.

    If we’re ignoring plot concerns and going purely based on who I think would win if we just locked everybody in a room, then I think it’s Lindon against Yerin 60/40.

    But that’s if it’s a surprise, as it was in canon.

    With preparation, knowing who his opponent is, Lindon definitely beats her because he can practice against her better than she can practice against him.

    He also most likely beats Mercy, IF there’s a fight in which she goes all-out before he faces her. If not, she has the edge because she knows what he’s capable of but the reverse isn’t true. And while he has Dross and guesswork, she has Charity, Fury, and Malice.

    Lindon would have a hard time beating Sha Miara or Sophara in a tournament setting in time, preparation or not. He would have to advance to Overlord to beat Sha Miara, and against Sophara he’d need what he had in canon: an opportunity to see her fight a bunch of different opponents + time/resources to test his techniques and drain madra from a bunch of different opponents himself.

    Eithan, as he said, had a chance of losing to Mercy, Sophara, or Sha Miara. When he beat her in nine seconds, that’s because he basically had to (which he alludes to in the book). If he misses the full combo, so to speak, she has a chance to come back and win.

    He beats Lindon, just…straight-up. He’s better than Lindon, more powerful, most of Lindon’s unique advantages don’t work against him, and there’s no way Dross could simulate him accurately.

    Yerin doesn’t realistically win against Eithan without pseudo-Herald (in which state she beats everybody), but she and Ruby wouldn’t be motivated to attain that level if her opponent was Eithan.

    So anyway, TL;DR, probable winner is Eithan.

    If you want to make money at the racetrack, you should bet on the favorite.

    HOWEVER, that’s not guaranteed, even for him. Nobody has a 100% win rate no matter how good they are, and there are rules and restrictions in this game.


    The problem with asking “who would win?” is that it ultimately comes down to the author’s interpretation and decisions. You’re really guessing what the author is going to do.

    And, given that it is a story, Eithan was never going to win. Simply because the guy who’s better than everyone else easily breezing through and winning and saving the day isn’t a very interesting story.

    Realistic, though.


    Would the Underlord level Eithan (that faced Sha Miara) really beat Overlord juiced up Sophara as she was in the finals though? I suppose yes if he advanced to Overlord himself, but if he did advanced I would have assumed he wins the tournament 100% easily

    Will Wight

    Yeah, in that case he’d have to advance and would be favored to win.

    Not 100%, though, because roided-out Sophara is so juiced up as to permanently damage her spirit. Which Eithan wouldn’t do, so she would have the advantage in raw stats.

    But, you know, Eithan would still most likely win.

    2023 ()
    #3 Copy


    1. Did Lindon become a monarch right before ascending?

    2. What was Kelsa's weapon that he promised her and even went on about how he was going to wait until he healed to do something worthy? Maybe I missed it, but I don't think it was revealed.

    Will Wight

    1. He did not. He bypassed Monarch by becoming a Dreadgod.

    2. It has not yet been revealed.

    2023 ()
    #4 Copy


    So did lindon power degrade back to just being a sage by the time he ascends?

    Will Wight


    I know I didn’t go into great detail, but he didn’t need to shed a bunch of power until he was weak enough to ascend. He had to wait until hunger aura had faded more in Cradle AND his power was better integrated into his body.

    A regular Sage wouldn’t have been able to handle a bunch of Dreadgod weapons at once, body Li Markuth, and then face down a guy called the Devourer of Dimensions.

    January 2022 - December 2022 ()
    #5 Copy


    Will the new untitled series fall under the 'progressive fantasy' umbrella?

    Will Wight

    Progression fantasy? Probably not, but I’ve never cared about strict genre definitions.

    I don’t plan on having a defined progression element baked into the magic system and the story doesn’t revolve around the main character getting stronger.

    As always, though, whether you consider it progression fantasy or not will be up to you.

    January 2022 - December 2022 ()
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    Is the Traveller's Gate fandom dead?

    I've been searching around iteration 110 for a while trying to find anything partaining to Indiriel, Simon, Leah, or even Alin. I'll find a morsel occasionally, but is this fandom dead?

    Will Wight

    The fandom isn’t dead, but Cradle is the ongoing series. I expect to see this question about Cradle a few years after the series is over.

    …which might be a little awkward, given that the name of the sub is r/Iteration110Cradle

    I’d really like to get back to Traveler’s Gate, but I have to do something new first. I haven’t written in a new world since 2016 and I’m having a lot of fun.

    January 2022 - December 2022 ()
    #7 Copy


    That’s so many books lmao, I can’t believe Will signed all of them, must have taken ages

    Will Wight

    It did. I signed them all. They’re signed, every single one of them. And not just the manuscripts, but the womanuscripts and the childrenuscripts too!

    They’re books! And I signed them like books!

    Will Wight

    (But for real though, idk if all the books pictured in that image are signed. Some of the books are part of the extra printing we’re hoping to get in bookstores, and I only signed the ones actually going to Kickstarter backers. Which was still over 20,000.)

    2023 ()
    #8 Copy


    Asking ChatGPT about books Will Wight has written.  Got some interesting responses...


    Will Wight

    Wow those titles are kinda legit. “The Soulstalker,” “Sorcerer to the Crown,” “The Endless King.”

    I’m gonna let AI name my books from now on.


    Gpt was starting to run out of ideas with "Return to First City" lol

    Will Wight

    I didn’t expect The First City to be such a hit, and it really only made sense as a standalone. Return to First City was the only thing I could do with the sequel, but I felt like the trilogy finally came into its own with The Final Gate.

    2023 ()
    #9 Copy


    I've re-read this series five times. Ask me anything and then edit the question to make me look like I've never read it, or a horrible person.

    Will Wight

    [says something which was no doubt profound, witty, or both, which is now lost to the dark depths of Reddit edit history, later edited to:]

    What is the true name of the Dark Lord, He Who Lurks Beneath Reality, the Destroyer of All Joy, the Dark Spirit Whose Name Should Not Be Whispered, the Cause of True Suffering, the One Who Canceled Firefly, the Author of Damnation, and the Creature Whose Aspect Is So Vile That Merely Glimpsing His Visage Will Cause Your Face To Melt Off?

    …and what are the words used to summon him?


    Will Wight. WAIT HOLY FUCK

    2023 ()
    #10 Copy


    I'm about to graduate, and I'd like to use one of Cradle's quotes as my senior quote.  What would you pick in my position?

    Will Wight

    “Every day you survive is a new surprise for me.”


    My senior quote was “Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for a day. Light a man on fire and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”

    2023 ()
    #11 Copy


    What happens when a space like [Valinhall] destabilizes? Does it just evaporate into the void or would it be like adding an extra sun to a solar system?

    Will Wight

    In this case, it would feel like an earthquake and would gradually interfere with the relationship the rooms have with one another.

    Some of the deeper rooms might be lost or destroyed with only a few minutes of un-veiled Yerin’s presence, the House’s layout would shift chaotically, and doors might become unreliable or toss you out into the Void.

    The effects would be worse the longer she stayed until she restricted her power or just chose to tear it apart, which would reduce Valinhall to its base components: fragments of destroyed Iterations floating in the Void.

    2023 ()
    #12 Copy


    I hope Waybound is going well. Also, don't be so hard on yourself. You've already provided so much joy to so many people!

    Will Wight

    Thanks! I really like how Waybound is going right now, but I’ve spent a long time on it already, so I’m starting to feel like I need to wrap it up.

    Also, I usually don’t like how my books are going, so that kind of makes me nervous. Maybe the fact that I’m enjoying it right now is a bad sign…

    2023 ()
    #13 Copy


    "She had an even harder time saying the word 'Romantic' than she did the word 'Jewelry'"-

    Yeah that's undoubtedly Yerin

    Will Wight

    You’re going to be very surprised when Suriel starts talking about Valentine’s Day traditions in Cradle and has trouble pronouncing the local words for “romance” and “jewelry.”

    Footnote: Referring to this image, taken from Will's website.
    Sources: Reddit
    2023 ()
    #15 Copy


    All the covers being posted together made me think we need a new Uncrowned cover.  CIRCLES

    Will Wight

    Fun fact: the cover designer wanted the banner to be straight so that the circular emblem would line up with the others.

    I wanted it blowing in the breeze because I thought it looked cooler.

    So that one’s on me.


    It’s a good looking cover as is. Though when it comes around to Uncrowned having a special hardback edition, presumably via future kickstarter, can the cover design match the pattern of the others? Pretty please?

    Will Wight

    The special editions will.

    2023 ()
    #16 Copy


    Okay but how about answering the real question. How many takes did this take? 😂

    Will Wight

    This is my second take. The first take would have worked, but the audio wasn’t great so we had to get closer with the camera.

    I generally do pretty well when I don’t have a script and can just deliver. When I have to remember a bunch of stuff I fall apart and have an existential crisis and it takes us sixteen hours to get thirty seconds of usable footage.

    2023 ()
    #17 Copy


    I wonder if that's his real name or a made up one

    Well I guess it's no different than something like will Wheaton

    It's just funny because it sounds like the start of a sentence..

    Will white prevail?

    Will Wight

    I know it sounds made up, but I swear it is my real name. Pretty sure one of my ancestors was undead.

    2023 ()
    #19 Copy



    Will or someone please post the Blackflame bloopers.

    I’ve tried deleting in my kindle app about 30 times and they won’t show up. I tried the cloud reader. No bloopers will come.

    Please share with those of us that Amazon has not blessed?

    Will Wight

    I’m going to post all the new bloopers on the blog when the Kickstarter books arrive, which was when the bloopers were supposed to go live in the first place.

    They’ll all be public soon, even if your ebook didn’t update or you didn’t back the KS, I promise.

    2023 ()
    #20 Copy


    1. Will there be bloopers the books? I hope there are bloopers

    2. Is this series set in the Willverse?

    3. Will there be Abidan/Vrosheer(idk how to spell it) side plot/references in the series, like in Cradle and Elder Empire?

    I know most of these are unanswerable, but I wanna ask just in case

    Will Wight

    1. Yes

    2. MAYBE (yes)

    3. No

    The first book is written mostly as though it’s not connected to the broader multiverse, but it is.


    3. Will there be appearances in later books?

    Will Wight



    Have you bestowed upon this iteration a portion of your Will power?

    Will Wight

    Only a portion, lest I destroy everyone in it


    4. where does this place chronologically in book order?

    or is that mega spoiler?

    Will Wight

    It’s a spoiler, idk if it’s a mega spoiler yet. That depends on Future Will and whether he does or does not deviate from my plans.

    Future Will loves to deviate. He’s a notorious deviant.


    You dont have to answer, but is it on Fathom?

    The descriptions of it in Reaper sound a lot like a reasonable setting for a large scale magic space adventure.

    Will Wight

    That seems like it would be a cool place to set a space series, for sure.