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Burn ink

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Burn ink
Type Writing Material
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Burn ink is a flammable ink used on Roshar during the Era of Solitude.[1]

Properties and Characteristics[edit]

Burn ink's most important characteristic is its flammability.[1] It is designed to burn while either wet or dry, no matter the surface it is painted on. This allows for its use in glyphwards, which are prayers to the Almighty that are burned. The ink itself is blood red in color.


After Highprince Dalinar Kholin was betrayed by Highprince Torol Sadeas at the Battle of the Tower, Brightlady Navani Kholin made use of burn ink to craft a glyphward for Dalinar and Adolin.[1] She used four pots of burn ink to paint a thath glyph on the ground, which she burned in a prayer for justice.


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