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Locator Alm.png
Ethnicity Makabaki
Ruled by Prime Aqasix Yanagawn
Region Makabak
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

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]


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.[3][2]

Since Alm's population is ethnically Makabaki, its people generally have dark skin and hair,[4] and the local language is presumably a variant of Azish.[5] 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.[6]


During the Silver Kingdoms era, Alm was part of Makabakam.[7] During the Era of Solitude, it joined other Makabaki nations to form the Azish Empire.[3]

Lift once visited Alm and enjoyed her time there, since relatively few people tried to kill her.[6]

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.[8]

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


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