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Herald
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by Isaac Stewart
World Roshar
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

The Heralds are servants of the Almighty worshiped in Vorinism. There are ten Heralds, and each is associated with one of the Ten Essences.

The Heralds wield the Honorblades, which are more powerful than Shardblades.[1]

The appearance of the Heralds is known to announce the coming of a Desolation. Between Desolations, the Heralds are trapped in an unknown place, apparently being tortured and/or fighting to keep the next from coming. If a Herald dies during a Desolation, they are sent back to this place, and if they survive, they are also supposed to go back.

Heralds are not Slivers.[2]

Heralds of the Almighty[edit]

Jezrien

Also known as Jezerezeh in Vorinism, as well as the Stormfather. Also known as Yaezir, Kadasix of Kings in Azir[3]. He is associated with the number Jes, the essence Zephyr, and the attributes Protecting and Leading. He is patron of the Order of Windrunners.

Nale

Also known as Nalan in Vorinism and Nin in the West, Nale is the Herald of Justice. He is associated with the number Nan, the essence Vapor, and the attributes Just and Confident. He is patron of the Order of Skybreakers.

Chanarach

She is often referred to by her nickname, Chana. Also known as Chanaranach in Vorinism. She is associated with the number Chach, the essence Spark, and the attributes Brave and Obedient. She is patron of the Order of Dustbringers.

Vedel

Also known as Vedeledev in Vorinism. She is associated with the number Vev, the essence Lucentia (Light), and the attributes Loving and Healing. She is patron of the Order of Edgedancers.

Paliah

Also known as Pailiah in Vorinism. Her nickname is Pali. She is associated with the number Palah, the essence pulp, and the attributes Learned and Giving. She is patron of the Order of Truthwatchers.

Shalash

Shalash is the Herald of Beauty. Her nickname is Ash. She is associated with the number Shash, the essence Blood, and the attributes Creativity and Honesty. She is patron of the Order of Lightweavers.

Battar

Also known as Battah in Vorinism. She is associated with the number Betab, the essence Tallow, and the attributes Wisdom and Care. She is patron of the Order of Elsecallers.

Kalak

Also known as Kelek in Vorinism. He is associated with the number Kak, the essence Foil, and the attributes Resolute and Builder. He is patron of the Order of Willshapers.

Talenel

Also known as Talenelat in Vorinism, Talenel is the Herald of War. He has the nickname Taln. He is associated with the number Tanat, the essence Talus, and the attributes Dependable and Resourceful. He is patron of the Order of Stonewards.

Ishar

Also known as Ishi in Vorinism, Ishar is the Herald of Luck. He is associated with the number Ishi, the essence Sinew, and the attributes Pious and Guiding. He is patron of the Order of Bondsmiths.

Quotes[edit]

--- The Heralds glow like the sun, wield the Honorblades, and speak with the voices of a thousand trumpets. They could cast down buildings with a command, force the storms to obey, and heal with a touch.
Shallan's recollection on what she was taught about the heralds.[4]
Almighty above, Kalak thought. You’re broken too, aren’t you? They all were
Kalak's more realistic view on the Heralds.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. Prelude to the Stormlight Archive
  2. Is Jezrien a Sliver?
    Theoryland - Aug 31st, 2011
  3. Words of Radiance interlude I-9
  4. Words of Radiance chapter 63
  5. The Way of Kings chapter prelude
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