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Locator Alm.png
Ethnicity Makabaki
Ruled by Prime Aqasix Yanagawn
Region Makabak
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere

Alm is a kingdom in southwestern Roshar that is a member nation of the Azish Empire.[1][2]


Alm is a small nation bordered by Yezier and Liafor. It is also adjacent to Shinovar, although the two nations are separated by the Misted Mountains. Most of Alm's territory lies between a large river and the mountains. It also has a small coastline on a bay connected to the Aimian Sea.[1]

Alm has an area around 144,000 km2.[3]


As a member of the Azish Empire, Alm is self-governing, but recognizes the Prime Aqasix as their emperor and generally follows Azir's lead in international politics.[4][2]

Since Alm's population is ethnically Makabaki, its people generally have dark skin and hair,[5] and the local language is presumably a variant of Azish.[6] Alm and the nearby nation of Desh are considered to be more rural than other Azish nations, and local fashion consists of clothing that is lighter than that of their neighbors.[7]


Heraldic Epochs[edit]

During the Silver Kingdoms era, Alm was part of Makabakam.[8]

Era of Solitude[edit]

During the Era of Solitude, it joined other Makabaki nations to form the Azish Empire.[4]

At some point after the Recreance and the subsequent Scouring of Aimia, Alm experienced an influx of refugees from Aimia, although it is not certain when exactly this occurred and at what rate.[9] It is also unclear how many refugees immigrated to Alm and what impact this might have had on the local culture and population.

Lift once visited Alm and enjoyed her time there, since relatively few people attempted to murder her.[7]

The True Desolation[edit]

Due to their location on the western edge of Roshar, Steen and Alm were the first nations to report the arrival of the Everstorm, which worried Ghenna and the government of Tashikk.[10]

Both Alm and Desh had ambassadors in Azimir when Yanagawn agreed to visit Urithiru.[2]


  • At around 144,000 km2,[3] it is comparable in area to Tajikstan.


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