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The Ghostbloods are a secret organization on Roshar. Their members are required to get a tattoo of three overlapping diamonds somewhere on their bodies. They appear to be at odds with Amaram and the Sons of Honor.
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. The unknown shardbearer turned out to be Helaran Davar, Shallan's brother.
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.
- Thaidakar: a high-ranking member referred to as 'master' by Mraize 
- 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
Attempted Murder of Jasnah
The Ghostbloods planted operatives aboard the boat taking Jasnah and Shallan to the Warcamps. They attempted to murder Jasnah and thought they had succeeded. In reality, Jasnah escapes to Shadesmar and left behind a soulcast version of herself.
Jasnah assumes that she was targeted because of her radiant oaths.
During her wedding, Shallan is instructed in a letter from Mraize to recruit Sja-anat into the Ghostbloods.
- The name of the Ghostbloods means something, and has roots in specific cosmere events.
- The Ghostbloods would actively recruit from the Seventeenth Shard, particularly from their field agents.
- They are not working together with the Seventeenth Shard.
- The Ghostbloods have had interactions with Autonomy.
- The Way of Kings chapter 74 #
- Tor.com Q&A with Brandon Sanderson
— Arcanum - 2011-01-10#
- Words of Radiance chapter 88 #
- The Way of Kings chapter 51 #
- 17th Shard Forum Q&A
— Arcanum - 2012-09-28#
- Words of Radiance chapter 43 #
- Words of Radiance chapter 54 #
- Oathbringer chapter 33 #
- Oathbringer chapter 22 #
- Skyward Pre-Release AMA
— Arcanum - 2018-10-29#
- Skyward release party
— Arcanum - 2018-11-06#
- Paris signing
— Arcanum - 2016-10-22#
- JordanCon 2018
— Arcanum - 2018-04-21#