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Allmother

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Allmother
Abilities Returned, Cognitive Shadow
Titles Goddess of Matrons and Families[1]
Nationality Hallandren
World Nalthis
Featured In Warbreaker
Oh of course. We wouldn't want to let something as simple as the pains of our people to interfere with our leisure time. Why am I even talking to you?"
—Allmother to Lightsong [2]

Allmother is a Hallandren Returned on Nalthis.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

She appears old,[3] with white hair and a wrinkled face, and is, in fact, the eldest of the gods in bodily age. She is also stocky for a goddess. Allmother tries to emulate the Returned of old by not simply answering petitioners with a yes or no, but rather helping them to the extent of her abilities. This is in part because she fears to lose her worshipers, and, consequently her access to Breaths.[2] She keeps to herself and doesn't attend many court assemblies or listen to debates.[4]

History[edit]

She was one of the four Returned in possession of Lifeless commands[5] and is the goddess of matrons and families.[1] Her core security phrase was "Verdant Bells." however she gave this code to Lightsong who changed it to Red Panther.

Blushweaver attempts to find out Allmother's Command for the Lifeless, to further her control over the Lifeless armies. Allmother refuses to give her security phrase to Blushweaver [1] and later even refuses to speak to her.[6]

Despite her dislike of Lightsong,[5] she eventually agrees to meet with him after he releases a lifeless squirrel into her palace to cause havoc. She refuses to simply accept him giving her his Command and ultimately tells him her security phrase, because of the regard Calmseer held him in and also to force him to action.[2]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

She is a Returned and so is of the Fifth Heightening. She will also not age or get sick so long as she continues to be 'fed' a breath each week.

Relationships[edit]

She considered Calmseer her example. She hated Lightsong "violently". [5]

Quotes[edit]

Once, the Returned didn't just listen to petitions and say yes or no. They would take the time to hear each person who came to them, then seek to help them as best they could
—Allmother.[2]

Notes[edit]

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