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Shards Unknown
Investitures Unknown
System Greater Roshar[1]
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Silence Divine
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Ashyn is a Minor Shardworld in the solar system of Greater Roshar.[2] It is the first planet from Roshar's sun [1]. The only other planets with sentient life in the system are Braize and Roshar, though the system includes more than three planets total.[3]

The book The Silence Divine is set here.[2] The magic system involves people who gain magical powers from diseases.[4]

Ashyn is mostly barren, with a few fertile patches.[2] While there are humans inhabiting this planet, a global cataclysm at some point in the past has forced most of its inhabitants to live in floating cities in the sky[5]. It currently has no shard.[6][7]


  1. a b Map of Roshar system
  2. a b c Q&A at Spokane Barnes & Noble
    17th Shard forums - 2013-08-09
  3. There are three planets with sentient beings on them
    Theoryland - Mar 21st, 2014
  4. Yes—one is The Silence Divine, a world like ours where you gain magic by diseases
    Theoryland - 2009-11-07
  5. Arcanum Unbounded - The Rosharan System
  6. This is a world that does not currently have a shard.
    Theoryland - Mar 22nd, 2014
  7. Did Ashyn ever have a shard?
    Theoryland - Mar 12th, 2015
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