Eth

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Eth
Siblings Mart[1]
Died c. Nanab 1174, murdered during theft of Honorblade from Bridge Four[2]
Abilities Radiant squire for Order of Windrunners[3]
Groups Bridge Four, Sadeas army (formerly), Kholin army
Homeworld Roshar
Universe Cosmere

Eth is a member of Bridge Four on Roshar.[4] Mart is his brother.[4]

Appearance and Personality

Eth seems to have a good-humored personality and enjoys needling his friends, including Skar and Rock.[5][6] Like many people, he is relatively ignorant regarding listener culture.[6]

Attributes and Abilities

Eth and a number of the other bridgemen receive basic field medic training from Kaladin.[7] He also has combat training and is presumably considered to be a competent fighter, since he is assigned to guard the king on several occasions.[1] Eth becomes a Windrunner squire to Kaladin, giving him some limited abilities with Stormlight when he is near Kaladin.[8] He was one of several bridgemen that carried Jezrien's Honorblade, although it is unclear if he actually used it.[2]

History

Eth and Mart were caught planning to desert, and they were sent to the bridge crews as punishment.[3]

After Dalinar freed Bridge Four, Eth often served as a personal guard for the Kholins alongside his brother and other Bridge Four members. He guarded the door during a meeting that Dalinar and Elhokar held at the Pinnacle, preventing anyone but Highprinces from entering without permission.[4] During Szeth's attack on Dalinar, Mart and Eth were assigned to guard the king.[1] After the attack, Eth treated Adolin's and Dalinar's wounds before Kaladin returned to them.[7] Eth also served as a guard for Adolin. He was present during one of Kaladin's Shardblade training sessions[9] and guarded the room where Adolin prepared for his duel against four Shardbearers.[10]

Eth survived Szeth's attack on Dalinar during the Battle of Narak, but his brother Mart did not; Eth mourned over his body.[11]

He was present during Shallan's investigation of Re-Shephir and did not seem to fear the Unmade.[5][12]

Eth became a Radiant squire to Kaladin and in one training session stuck a rock to his hand with an errant Lashing, amusing his friends.[8]

During another practice exercise of Bridge Four, Eth used the term "shellheads" in reference to the Voidbringers before hastily telling Rlain that he didn't mean any offense. He asked Rlain if he knew why the Fused were attacking trade caravans on the Shattered Plains. Eth called the Fused Rlain's "kinsmen," to which Rlain responded by saying that the Fused were his enemy and he and his people had spent their entire lives hiding from their old gods.[6]

Before the Battle of Thaylen Field, Taravangian sent a member of the Diagram to Bridge Four's barracks to steal Jezrien's Honorblade, which Eth was holding at the time.[2][13] The assassin used Teft's Bridge Four uniform coat as a disguise to get into the area. During the attack, Rock and Bisig were badly injured and Eth was killed.[2] Teft felt responsible for Eth's death.[14]

Notes

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