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by botanicaxu
Parents Reenst Rile
Abilities Sand master
Titles Undermastrell, Diemfen (formerly), Mastrell (formerly)
Groups Diem
Ethnicity Daysider
Nationality Lossandin
World Taldain
Universe Cosmere
Featured In White Sand
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Drile is a Lossandin sand master on the Dayside of Taldain. Previously holding the highest rank of mastrell, he was the first sand master in history to be demoted, to the middle rank of diemfen. He is one of the few sand masters to survive the Kerztian surprise attack that nearly wiped out the entire Diem.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Drile is a young man the same age as Kenton. He has half a head of brown hair, with the other half shaved bald.

Drile is a brash, impulsive young man who does not care for following rules. He is described by many as arrogant and overbearing.


Drile was a powerful sand master at a young age, impressing the Lord Mastrell in his test to become acolent. He was viewed as a profitable recruit because of both his ability and his father's prominence.[1]

Sometime after being raised to the rank of mastrell, Drile was unadvanced to the rank of diemfen in the wake of reports that he made plans to offer up his sand mastery, along with a group of other sand masters following his orders, in exchange for payment. Drile is the first sand master in history to have been unadvanced.[2]

Shortly before the attack on the Diem, Drile refused to share in drinking the ceremonial bowl of water.[2] This action, along with his survival, led Kenton to believe that Drile was somehow behind the attack that left most of the Diem dead.[3]

Following the attack, he made his way to Kezare and petitioned the Taishin to be granted the rank of Lord Mastrell, believing himself to be the highest ranking sand master still alive.[4] After Kenton was made acting Lord Mastrell, the two men clashed outside of the Diem. Drile lost the fight and was kicked out of the Diem.[5]

The next day, he and a few followers returned to the Diem with black belts in place of sashes.[6]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Sand mastery[edit]

Drile is an incredibly powerful sand master. As a child, he impressed the mastrells overseeing his entrance exam into the Diem, displaying power seen only once or twice in a generation.[1] He is considered the only man powerful enough to possibly challenge Lord Mastrell Praxton for leadership.[2] Drile can control up to twenty-five ribbons of sand at once.[7]


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