First Gem

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First Gem
Type Magic
Owner Hoid
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

The First Gem is a topaz with magical properties[1] that Hoid once carried and from which he took his name for a while.[2][3]

The name First Gem was referenced by Patji[4] in the Second Oathbringer Letter, when he addressed Hoid as "Cephandrius, bearer of the First Gem."[5]. The fact that Hoid was a Dawnshard at some point[6] is related to his title as Bearer of the First Gem.[7]


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A character named "Topaz" appears in the unpublished work Dragonsteel Prime.[8] Although Dragonsteel Prime is not canonical, Brandon has confirmed that some individuals in the cosmere still know Hoid by that name.[9]

Hoid told Kaladin that he was once named for a beautiful rock that became "completely worthless" for his wearing it.[10] If this is a reference to the First Gem, it likely indicates that it no longer holds its original magical properties. Frost also mentions a gemstone being "dead" in his letter to Hoid.[11]

Although topaz is a polestone on Roshar, Frost and Patji's knowledge of the gem, its name, and Hoid's status as one of the oldest beings in the cosmere[12] all hint that the First Gem has importance beyond Roshar.


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Big Smooth (talk) 09:49, 24 June 2019 (MST)