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Abilities Splinter of Odium
Titles Dustmother
Groups Unmade
Species Spren
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Chemoarish, the Dustmother, has some of the most varied lore surrounding her. The wealth of it makes sorting lies from truths extremely difficult. I do believe she is not the Nightwatcher, contrary to what some stories claim.

— From Hessi's Mythica, page 231[1]

Chemoarish is one of the Unmade,[1] an ancient and terrible spren of Odium.[2]


Little is known about Chemoarish, and she isn't known to be active since Aharietiam. She is culturally remembered during the Era of Solitude, but a variety of myths and stories have grown up around her, obscuring the truth.[3] She is often referred to as the Dustmother in modern times, and is sometimes mistakenly conflated with the Nightwatcher, a spren of Cultivation. The people of Bavland swear by the Dustmother's name.[4]


  • The name Chemoarish is most likely derived from Chemosh, an ancient Middle-Eastern god.[5]


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Windrunner (talk) 17:53, 17 November 2017 (MST)