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Species Singer
Residence Narak
Nationality Listener
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

We won't live long enough to starve, Denshil. Not if the humans get here. Not if they find your children and take away their songs…

Denshil is a singer on Roshar.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Denshil has a scrawny build, despite wearing workform. He has black and red patterned skin that appears rough and coarse, as if it were marblework.[1]

He feels bad for the deception in which Venli talks him into engaging, but is willing to go along with it for the sake of his daughter and the others of the listener children.[1]


During the War of Reckoning, Denshil served as the listeners' head of farming. Venli talked him into obtaining extra pieces of gemstone and passing them along to her. To accomplish this, he told his people that cutting the gemstones as the humans did would result in greater capacity to hold Stormlight; however, while this was true, he also cut extra bits off at Venli's behest and delivered to the fields faceted gemstones that were in fact smaller than they could have been. When Denshil balked at cutting them even smaller, Venli talked him into obeying by bringing up the fact that her plan could save his daughter from subjugation or death at the hands of the humans. He requested that she tell the Five about her plan, which she promised him would happen.[1]


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