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'''Desolations''' were events in the ancient history of [[Roshar]].{{cite}}
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'''Desolations''' are events in the ancient history of [[Roshar]].{{cite}}
   
 
== Lore ==
 
== Lore ==
 
Little is known about them except legends. Still those agree on some points.
 
Little is known about them except legends. Still those agree on some points.
   
Desolations came in cycles, they were regular in coming.{{book ref|sa|part=prelude}}{{book ref|wok|42}}{{book ref|wok|60}} During Desolations, the inhabitants of Roshar were attacked by an enemy force, generally called [[Voidbringers]].{{book ref|wok|3}}{{book ref|wok|19}}{{book ref|wok|45}}{{book ref|wok|60}} The cycle of Desolations seemed somehow attached to the [[Oathpact]].{{book ref|sa|part=prelude}}
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Desolations come in cycles, and are regular in coming.{{book ref|sa|part=prelude}}{{book ref|wok|42}}{{book ref|wok|60}} During Desolations, the inhabitants of Roshar are attacked by an enemy force, generally called [[Voidbringers]].{{book ref|wok|3}}{{book ref|wok|19}}{{book ref|wok|45}}{{book ref|wok|60}} The cycle of Desolations seems somehow attached to the [[Oathpact]].{{book ref|sa|part=prelude}}
   
The coming of a Desolation was announced by the appearance of the Ten [[Herald]]s.{{book ref|sa|part=prelude}}{{book ref|wok|60}}{{book ref|wok|epilogue}} Also, the appearance of [[Midnight Essence]] was a sign for an upcoming Desolation.{{book ref|wok|19}}
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The coming of a Desolation is announced by the appearance of the Ten [[Herald]]s.{{book ref|sa|part=prelude}}{{book ref|wok|60}}{{book ref|wok|epilogue}} The appearance of [[Midnight Essence]] is also a sign of an upcoming Desolation.{{book ref|wok|19}}
   
One certain Desolation lasted eleven years.{{book ref|wok|60}}
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One of the Desolations lasts eleven years.{{book ref|wok|60}}
   
Actually, at the end of what was called the [[Last Desolation]], nine out of ten Heralds abandoned the Oathpact leaving only [[Talenel|Taln]] to return to ''damnation'', the place where the Heralds went between the Desolations. This led to a very long period of about 4,500 years without a Desolation.
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At the end of what is called the [[Last Desolation]], nine out of ten Heralds abandon the Oathpact leaving only [[Talenel|Taln]] to return to ''damnation'', the place where the Heralds go between the Desolations. This leads to a period of about 4,500 years without a Desolation.
   
When [[Talenel]] appeared at [[Kholinar]], he announced the coming of the [[True Desolation]].{{book ref|wok|epilogue}}
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When [[Talenel]] appears at [[Kholinar]], he announces the coming of the [[True Desolation]].{{book ref|wok|epilogue}}
   
 
== Knights Radiant and Desolations ==
 
== Knights Radiant and Desolations ==
It was the duty of the [[Knights Radiant]] to stay vigilant and prepare themselves and mankind for Desolations, and to fight the Voidbringers when it arrived.{{book ref|wok|19}}
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It is the duty of the [[Knights Radiant]] to stay vigilant and prepare themselves and mankind for Desolations, and to fight the Voidbringers when it arrives.{{book ref|wok|19}}
   
 
== Vorinism ==
 
== Vorinism ==

Revision as of 15:08, 3 June 2015

Desolations are events in the ancient history of Roshar.[citation needed]

Lore

Little is known about them except legends. Still those agree on some points.

Desolations come in cycles, and are regular in coming.[1][2][3] During Desolations, the inhabitants of Roshar are attacked by an enemy force, generally called Voidbringers.[4][5][6][3] The cycle of Desolations seems somehow attached to the Oathpact.[1]

The coming of a Desolation is announced by the appearance of the Ten Heralds.[1][3][7] The appearance of Midnight Essence is also a sign of an upcoming Desolation.[5]

One of the Desolations lasts eleven years.[3]

At the end of what is called the Last Desolation, nine out of ten Heralds abandon the Oathpact leaving only Taln to return to damnation, the place where the Heralds go between the Desolations. This leads to a period of about 4,500 years without a Desolation.

When Talenel appears at Kholinar, he announces the coming of the True Desolation.[7]

Knights Radiant and Desolations

It is the duty of the Knights Radiant to stay vigilant and prepare themselves and mankind for Desolations, and to fight the Voidbringers when it arrives.[5]

Vorinism

According to Vorinism, mankind fought the Voidbringers during Desolations ninety and nine times, before mankind finally won and drove them back to the Tranquiline Halls.[6] That victory was later referred to as the Last Desolation.

Notes

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