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'''Celebrant''' is a city in the [[Sea of Lost Lights]].{{map ref|Sea of Lost Lights}}
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'''Celebrant''' is a city in the [[Sea of Lost Lights]] in [[Roshar]]'s subastral of the [[Cognitive Realm]].{{map ref|Sea of Lost Lights}} Celebrant is a prominent population center and major trading port that used to be a free city until voidspren took partial control of it in 1173.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
   
== Significance ==
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== Geography ==
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Celebrant is located on the western side of the island counterpart to the Sea of Spears in the Physical Realm, in the Sea of Lost Lights.{{book ref|sa3|99}} It is located on the island counterpart to the [[Sea of Spears]] in the [[Physical Realm]].{{map ref|Alethkar}}{{book ref|sa3|97}} Angerspren roam the region outside the city.{{book ref|sa3|101}}
Celebrant is a major trading port in the area and one of very few trading ports in the area.
 
   
== Inhabitants ==
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== Landmarks ==
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Celebrant is organized in a similar fashion to that of a human city, though not as densely populated, with a market and docks. There are towers in the center of the city used to tell the time by a set of fires that burn in vertical holes. The buildings are each constructed of a variety of materials, like differently colored bricks or different types of stone. These materials may be manifested from physical objects.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
Celebrant appears to be a melting pot of spren with many different kinds of intelligent spren living within the city. The makeup of the city is similar to the makeup of a human city, with a market and docks with [[spren]] filling the essential functions those places would require.{{book ref|sa3|102}} These include [[cultivationspren]], [[ashspren]], [[Reacher]]s, [[inkspren]], and [[Cryptic]]s. There are also spren with skin that looks like stone with molten light shining from within and a spren made out of smoke.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
 
   
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The city keeps a store of sand that can be used to put out fires when required.{{book ref|sa3|102}} Due to Shadesmar's lack of water, this may be the main purpose of such a store.
== Rulers ==
 
It is unknown who historically have been in charge of Celebrant, though it is described as a city state. During the events of [[Oathbringer]] Celebrant is under the control of the [[Fused]] and Voidspren.
 
   
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===Docks===
It is located on the imprint left in [[Shadesmar]] of the [[Sea of Spears]].{{map ref|Alethkar}}
 
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The docks are longer than the city itself, to accommodate for its status as a trading hub. Ships are made to berth along stone piers, where braces beneath the sea of spheres support the vessels after their [[mandras]] have been taken away. Rows of long warehouses mark the shore along the docks, obscuring a view of the city.{{book ref|sa3|101}}
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The dock registrar, housed in a blue-painted building, is run by a cultivationspren who manages inspections as well as keeping record of docked ships and their travel arrangements. Although they keep track of which ships take passengers, they do not record which ships are friendly to humans and will offer them travel. Humans looking for sea passage must speak to ships individually to enquire whether they have suitable accomodations.{{book ref|sa3|101}} Ship inspections are performed at first hour everyday and normally only take thirteen minutes.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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Adjacent moneychanger, [[Stormlight]] can be traded for notes of exchange.{{book ref|sa3|101}}
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===Market===
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The market is comprised mostly of open stalls with goods piled on tables. There are stalls that sell clothing, building materials, weapons, food, and art. The prices, based largely on the item's permanence in Shadesmar, differ greatly from those of items in the Physical Realm. Most food is typically sold in cans. One art store offers artwork for sale from places as far off as [[Nalthis]].{{book ref|sa3|102}} Another store has an incredibly expensive silver chain that comes from [[Threnody]].{{book ref|sa3|102}}{{wob ref|12843}} Haggling appears to be acceptable within the Celebrant marketplace.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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== History ==
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Celebrant used to be a free city state, though it was taken over by [[voidspren]] during the [[True Desolation]]. However, they didn't have firm control over the city, being present mostly through a few [[Fused]] officials.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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In {{Rosharan date|1174|2}} [[Kaladin]], [[Shallan]], [[Adolin]], [[Sylphrena]], [[Pattern]], and [[Azure]] passed through Celebrant after getting stuck in Shadesmar following the [[Siege of Kholinar]]. The group arrived on a ship captained by [[Ico]]. They purchased clothing, weapons, and food in the market. Shallan sought passage on ships heading toward [[Cultivation's Perpendicularity]] or [[Thaylen City]], but the group was ultimately forced to leave swiftly aboard ''[[Honor's Path]]'', pursued by Fused.
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== Culture ==
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Celebrant is a melting pot of [[spren]], with many different kinds of true spren living within the city, including [[cultivationspren]], [[ashspren]], [[Reacher]]s, [[inkspren]], and [[Cryptic]]s. There are also spren with skin that looks like stone with molten light shining from within and a spren made out of smoke. Spren children can be found in the city, but are rare.{{book ref|sa3|102}} Humans and honorspren are very rare and tend to draw attention. Some spren that can be found in Celebrant are overly hostile towards humans.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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Fashion among the spren is eclectic--drawing from human styles across all of Roshar.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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=== Economy ===
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Like all of Shadesmar, Celebrant uses Stormlight for currency. Due to Stormlight fading quickly while in the Cognitive Realm, Celebrant employs moneylenders who will exchange notes for renewed spheres. The Stormlight is then transferred to perfect gemstones where it will remain indefinitely without fading.{{book ref|sa3|99}}
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== Politics ==
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Celebrant was a free city until voidspren took partial control of it in the initial months of the True Desolation. Some city officials are voidspren, while the rest pledge compliance. Two Fused, including [[Kyril]], visit the city on occasion to perform inspections.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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Though the spren have generally accepted this, some quietly oppose [[Odium]]'s rule.{{book ref|sa3|102}}
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==Trivia==
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*''[[Oathbringer]]'' chapter 102 is titled "Celebrant."{{book ref|sa3|102}}
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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Latest revision as of 10:05, 2 July 2020

Celebrant
Celebrant.png
Region Sea of Lost Lights
World Shadesmar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Celebrant is a city in the Sea of Lost Lights in Roshar's subastral of the Cognitive Realm.[1] Celebrant is a prominent population center and major trading port that used to be a free city until voidspren took partial control of it in 1173.[2]

Geography[edit]

Celebrant is located on the western side of the island counterpart to the Sea of Spears in the Physical Realm, in the Sea of Lost Lights.[3] It is located on the island counterpart to the Sea of Spears in the Physical Realm.[4][5] Angerspren roam the region outside the city.[6]

Landmarks[edit]

Celebrant is organized in a similar fashion to that of a human city, though not as densely populated, with a market and docks. There are towers in the center of the city used to tell the time by a set of fires that burn in vertical holes. The buildings are each constructed of a variety of materials, like differently colored bricks or different types of stone. These materials may be manifested from physical objects.[2]

The city keeps a store of sand that can be used to put out fires when required.[2] Due to Shadesmar's lack of water, this may be the main purpose of such a store.

Docks[edit]

The docks are longer than the city itself, to accommodate for its status as a trading hub. Ships are made to berth along stone piers, where braces beneath the sea of spheres support the vessels after their mandras have been taken away. Rows of long warehouses mark the shore along the docks, obscuring a view of the city.[6]

The dock registrar, housed in a blue-painted building, is run by a cultivationspren who manages inspections as well as keeping record of docked ships and their travel arrangements. Although they keep track of which ships take passengers, they do not record which ships are friendly to humans and will offer them travel. Humans looking for sea passage must speak to ships individually to enquire whether they have suitable accomodations.[6] Ship inspections are performed at first hour everyday and normally only take thirteen minutes.[2]

Adjacent moneychanger, Stormlight can be traded for notes of exchange.[6]

Market[edit]

The market is comprised mostly of open stalls with goods piled on tables. There are stalls that sell clothing, building materials, weapons, food, and art. The prices, based largely on the item's permanence in Shadesmar, differ greatly from those of items in the Physical Realm. Most food is typically sold in cans. One art store offers artwork for sale from places as far off as Nalthis.[2] Another store has an incredibly expensive silver chain that comes from Threnody.[2][7] Haggling appears to be acceptable within the Celebrant marketplace.[2]

History[edit]

Celebrant used to be a free city state, though it was taken over by voidspren during the True Desolation. However, they didn't have firm control over the city, being present mostly through a few Fused officials.[2]

In Nan 1174 Kaladin, Shallan, Adolin, Sylphrena, Pattern, and Azure passed through Celebrant after getting stuck in Shadesmar following the Siege of Kholinar. The group arrived on a ship captained by Ico. They purchased clothing, weapons, and food in the market. Shallan sought passage on ships heading toward Cultivation's Perpendicularity or Thaylen City, but the group was ultimately forced to leave swiftly aboard Honor's Path, pursued by Fused.

Culture[edit]

Celebrant is a melting pot of spren, with many different kinds of true spren living within the city, including cultivationspren, ashspren, Reachers, inkspren, and Cryptics. There are also spren with skin that looks like stone with molten light shining from within and a spren made out of smoke. Spren children can be found in the city, but are rare.[2] Humans and honorspren are very rare and tend to draw attention. Some spren that can be found in Celebrant are overly hostile towards humans.[2]

Fashion among the spren is eclectic--drawing from human styles across all of Roshar.[2]

Economy[edit]

Like all of Shadesmar, Celebrant uses Stormlight for currency. Due to Stormlight fading quickly while in the Cognitive Realm, Celebrant employs moneylenders who will exchange notes for renewed spheres. The Stormlight is then transferred to perfect gemstones where it will remain indefinitely without fading.[3]

Politics[edit]

Celebrant was a free city until voidspren took partial control of it in the initial months of the True Desolation. Some city officials are voidspren, while the rest pledge compliance. Two Fused, including Kyril, visit the city on occasion to perform inspections.[2]

Though the spren have generally accepted this, some quietly oppose Odium's rule.[2]

Trivia[edit]

Notes[edit]

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