|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Evi and her brother, Toh, pursued an alliance with the Alethi, offering a set of Shardplate in exchange for Alethi protection from their own people. It was Sadeas who suggested that Dalinar marry for the benefits of an alliance or Shards. Dalinar agreed to marry Evi, knowing that Navani was now beyond his reach because she'd chosen to marry his brother. This resulted in the marriage between Dalinar and Evi and the acquisition of her Shardplate. Although she tried to fit in with Alethi society, Evi never found friends in Alethkar. It did not help that her husband was cold and aloof. She was a pacifist and often pleaded with Dalinar to not fight, however he usually ignored her. Her only joys were their children Adolin and Renarin, who she had a large hand in raising, due to Dalinar's frequent absence.
Sadeas and Dalinar were publicly censured by the king for the loss of the city. Sadeas would later be responsible for spinning a story about what had happened. There is some contradiction between this and what Adolin had heard: that Sadeas himself burned the city in retribution for the death of Evi.
Until the events of Oathbringer, Dalinar cannot hear or remember her name. He has no memories of her, but knows he was married to her for years before her death. When her name is mentioned, Dalinar hears a rushing of wind instead of her name. Searching for some recollection of her, Dalinar asks Navani Kholin about her, who says that she was a nice woman, but didn't match Dalinar in intellect.
She has been erased from Dalinar's memory so thoroughly that sometimes he has trouble even remembering that he had ever been married in the first place. Dalinar is able to remember memories which include her but will see a blank spot where she should be in the memory, even if all other details are incredibly crisp. Dalinar thinks of these as strange gaps and foggy areas of his mind.