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Design

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Design
Abilities Nahel bond, Lightweaver magic, Splinter
Bonded With Elhokar (formerly), Hoid
Species Cryptic
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Design is a Cryptic on Roshar bonded to Hoid.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Like other Cryptics, Design is a creature with stiff robes and a shifting pattern for a head. Her head pattern is lacy and intricate, and seems to be more fine and graceful than Pattern's. She has a musical, feminine voice.[2]

Design is cheerful and energetic. She enjoys annoying Hoid, poking holes in his stories and tricks in front of others.[2][3]

Abilities and Attributes[edit]

Being a Cryptic, Design is able to form Nahel bonds with humans. This gives the bonded human access to the Surges of the Order of Lightweavers, namely Illumination and Transformation.

History[edit]

In the months or years leading up to his death, Elhokar had been seeing Cryptics, in their Shadesmar form, in mirrors.[4] He seems to have also spotted a Physical form of a Cryptic at some point, possibly Design.[5] While Elhokar was seeing Cryptics in mirrors for a while, he only began saying the First Ideal just before he died.[6] Hoid later rescued Design from the Fused in Kholinar and bonded her himself.[7][8]

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