by Isaac Stewart
|Ethnicity||Aimian (Dysian & Siah)|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Aimia was one of the Silver Kingdoms of Roshar that survived the Desolations. As far as can be gleaned, Aimia existed for most of the Era of Solitude. It was an island kingdom separated from the main continent by the Aimian Sea. According to Axies, the Scouring of Aimia happened not long ago, and the remaining Aimians are now rare. It has been long enough for myths and stories about the Aimians to have spread.
Aimia consists of one large island and several smaller islands off the west coast of Shinovar. Separated from the main continent by the Aimian Sea, the islands have been inaccessible since the Scouring of Aimia. Now Aimia is dangerous to approach, with sailors talking of strange winds and storms that seek out ships. One of the islands is called Akinah. This island is now surrounded by large Soulcast stone spikes. At one time Akinah was the home of a grand city.
Many of the animals that are native to Aimia are different from other animals on Roshar. Unlike Shin animals, Aimian animals fit into the ecosystem of Roshar but have exceptional features that make them distinct, including Lanceryn, known for their large Gemhearts, and larkin, known for directly ingesting Stormlight.
Aside from being immortal, both Aimian races have the ability to magically modify their bodies, but to different extents. Siah Aimians, who are characterized by deep blue nails and eyes, have been known to sculpt their bodies to temporarily suppress their senses (e.g. to avoid smelling foul odors), produce tattoo-like markings on their skin, or heal from injuries. They also cast shadows in the wrong direction. On the other hand, Dysian Aimians (who call themselves the Sleepless) can do even more extreme modifications because their body is made up of many cremling-like creatures called hordelings that they breed to perform whatever function that they need. These hordelings can separate from the main body to act as remote agents and can also be used as backup minds to store memories. At least one Dysian Amian may have fought in the Aharietiam, as Dalinar Kholin notices a heap of burned corpses of some variety of strange cremlings. For which side they may have fought, or if this part of the vision depicts the remains of a Sleepless, is, however, unknown at this time.
Hoid delivers a monologue to a hordeling while waiting for Jasnah to Elsecall after her time in Shadesmar.  In Kholinar, Kaladin notices a strange cremling on the table, during a storm; it is very possible for it to have been a remote agent of the Dysians. 
Hidden Dysian Amians
- Unknown Aimian
- The Way of Kings interlude I-5
- The Way of Kings chapter 36
- Oathbringer interlude I-13
- The Way of Kings chapter 54
- 17th Shard Forum Q&A
— Arcanum - 2015-09-25#
- Arcanum Unbounded Seattle signing
— Arcanum - 2016-12-01#
- Edgedancer chapter 18
- Is this the term the Dysians use to refer to their species
— 17th Shard forums - 2016-11-22#
- Words of Radiance epilogue
- Brandon on Amians
— Theoryland - 2016-12-06#
- Oathbringer chapter 77