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The name First Gem was referenced by Patji in the Second Oathbringer Letter, when he addressed Hoid as "Cephandrius, bearer of the First Gem.". The fact that Hoid was a Dawnshard at some point is related to his title as Bearer of the First Gem.
A character named "Topaz" appears in the unpublished work Dragonsteel Prime. Although Dragonsteel Prime is not canonical, Brandon has confirmed that some individuals in the cosmere still know Hoid by that name.
Hoid told Kaladin that he was once named for a beautiful rock that became "completely worthless" for his wearing it. 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.
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 all hint that the First Gem has importance beyond Roshar.
- Shadows of Self signing London UK
— Arcanum - 2015-10-19#
- Words of Radiance signing Seattle
— Arcanum - 2014-03-08#
- Oathbringer London signing
— Arcanum - 2017-11-28#
- Bonn Signing
— Arcanum - 2019-05-15#
- Oathbringer chapter 42 epigraph#
- Dawnshard Annotations
— Arcanum - 2020-11-06#
- Dawnshard Annotations Reddit Q&A
— Arcanum - 2020-11-09#
- Dragonsteel Prime Chapter 31: Bridge Four 4
— Brandon's website - c. 2000#
- Shadows of Self release party
— Arcanum - 2015-10-05#
- The Way of Kings chapter 57#
- Words of Radiance chapter 60 epigraph#
- Firefight Seattle Public Library signing
— Arcanum - 2015-01-07#
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