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World Roshar
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The Ghostbloods are a secret organization on Roshar.[1] Their members are required to get a tattoo of three overlapping diamonds somewhere on their bodies.[2] They appear to be at odds with Amaram and the Sons of Honor.[3]


Presumably, their objective is to seek information about the Desolations and the Parshendi. Because of that, they put forth the failed attempt to assassinate Jasnah Kholin, who was their main rival in their search. A man identified with the Ghostbloods was financing Lin Davar in his bid to become Highprince of Veden, Jah Keved. After an unknown Veden Shardbearer attacked Amaram, Amaram speculated that Thaidakar and the Ghostbloods were behind the attack.[4] The unknown shardbearer turned out to be Helaran Davar, Shallan's brother.[5]


They own a tenement building in a warcamp on the Shattered Plains that has a basement. In it there was a display of trophies that Shallan saw, including several enormous gemhearts, a tusk was probably from a whitespine, an eye socket, that looked like the structure of a santhid’s skull, a vial of pale sand, a couple of thick hairpins, a lock of golden hair, the branch of a tree with writing on it, a silver knife, an odd flower preserved in some kind of solution, and a chunk of pale pink crystal that looked like it might be some kind of gemstone. There were also shells that Shallan vaguely recognized. There were no plaques describing any of these mementos.[6]

Known Members[edit]

  • Thaidakar: a high-ranking member referred to as 'master' by Mraize [7]
  • Iyatil: a high-ranking member, purports to be Mraize's master, a worldhopper
  • Mraize: a high-ranking member, the student of Iyatil, a worldhopper
  • Shallan Davar: under the alias of "Veil"
  • Jin: a golden-haired man
  • Kabsal: a member of the Kharbranth Ardentia (deceased)
  • Lin Davar: Shallan's father (deceased)
  • Luesh: the Davar family's steward (deceased)
  • Other unidentified members who visited the Davar estate[7]


Attempted Murder of Jasnah[edit]

The Ghostbloods planted at least one operative aboard the ship Wind's Pleasure on the journey from Kharbranth to the Shattered Plains. That operative, along with other men Shallan did not recognize,[8] attempted to murder Jasnah. They thought they'd succeeded, but in reality, Jasnah had escaped to Shadesmar by Elsecalling.[9][10]

Jasnah assumes that she was targeted because of her Radiant oaths.[10]

Cleansing Urithiru[edit]

Mraize asked Shallan to investigate the wrongness in Urithiru, which she was already sensing.[11] This led her to find, confront, and defeat the Midnight Mother.[12]

Recruiting Sja-anat[edit]

During her wedding, Shallan is instructed in a letter from Mraize to recruit Sja-anat into the Ghostbloods.[13]


  • The name of the Ghostbloods means something, and has roots in specific cosmere events.[14]
  • The Ghostbloods would actively recruit from the Seventeenth Shard, particularly from their field agents.[15]
  • They are not working together with the Seventeenth Shard.[16]
  • The Ghostbloods have had interactions with Autonomy.[17]


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