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This is a list of all topics mentioned or seen in The Stormlight Archive.

There is also lists for people and places.

A[edit]

Alezarv
presumably a Knight Radiant[1]
Askarki
The Emuli are a certain tribe of the Askarki people, and they're ethnically Makabaki - dark-skinned, like myself. Their kingdom borders my own, and I visited there many times in my youth.
Attractors
type of fabrial

B[edit]

Battah
Vorin name of the Herald Battar
Behardan
maybe Nohadon[3]
Bajerden
maybe Nohadon [4]
blackrock
a form of stone?[5]
Breakneck
A Vorin game using stones[6][7]
brushpen
a writing implement used by Vorin women

C[edit]

causal betrothal
a purported, planned betrothal in Vorin cultures, not yet a binding promise of marriage
chouta
Herdazian food[8]
citylord
a lighteyes in charge of a city (mayor)
clearchip & clearmark
currency
crem
crembrick
bricks made from crem
cremstone
stone made from crem
cremwater
water with crem in it
Cymatics
the study of visible waveforms caused by sound/vibrations[9][10] (wikipedia)

D[edit]

darkborn
those with dark eyes
death rattles
caused by Moelach?
decayform
a Parshendi form
dreamstorm
horse suggested to Kaladin[11]
drynets
a sailors curse word[12]
duelmaster
the official at a duel?
dullform
a Parshendi form
dunnard
insult relating to dun spheres?[3][13]

E[edit]

Eighty's War
between Emul and Tukar, started six years ago[14]
Enthir
"a square, stringed instrument"[15]; Wit owned one

F[edit]

femalen
Parshendi gender
firemark
currency
Firestorm
Gavilar's blade[16]
flamestance
 :
Flangria
A type of soulcast meat[17]
forms

G[edit]

gancho
gerontarch
"A Selay gerontarch?" Szeth had to kill one. [7]
gloombringer
glories within
a Shin curse [7][18]
gon
gravitationspren & gravityspren
greenvine
A pejorative for raw recruits.[19]
gtet
Thaylen sword[20]

H[edit]

Hapron Street
the street imagined by the beggar in Kasitor[21]
hatredspren
spren of Odium[22]
havah
Vorin dress[23][24]
heterochromatic
highjudge
A lighteyed woman who acts as kind of a referee and moderator at official duels. Only her word counts in the arena.[25] She begins and ends a duel.[4]
highspren
A type of sentient spren attracted to those who follow the law.
hogshide
material used in boots
honu
a type of lavis grain liquor[26]
Herdies
That's what Lopen calls the slaves, bridgemen and such people[27]
holetental
"Is of the holetental. For him only," Rock told the others about Kaladin's skills[28]
Honored Dead
a posthumous accolade[29]

I[edit]

Parap-shenesh-idi
glyphs used to spell Parshendi in the Stormwarden's script[30]
ironstance
[31]

J[edit]

jasnagynistic
Jeksonofnone
A bird in a menagerie Shallan visits[32]
jesel
day
jesesach
date
jesesan
date
jeseses
date
Jezerezeh
Vorin name for Jezrien

K[edit]

kabers
cardgame Yalb played with some guards in Kharbranth[33]
kadasix
presumably Emuli gods, "If the Prime Kadasix may provide, Baxil thought"[34]
Kammar
An ancient fighting stance designed to defeat enemies without harming them[35]
King's Boon
a prize at a particularly epic duel [36] [37]
King's Testers
scholars who test Taravangian for intelligence[14]
kukori
Presumably a Shin word (meaning yet unknown). Szeth used it once. He said, "You speak like a kukori."[7]

L[edit]

Laial
a glyph used by Sebarial[38]
lait
an outcropping of stone which protects an area from the brunt of a highstorm
lakefish
any fish from the Purelake[19]
Last Legion
A historical army of the Parshendi[39]
lastclap
catching a shardblade between hands[40]
lavis
a cereal crop
lavis polyp
ledgerworm
liespren
Lifebrother
mentioned by Taravangian, a vorin god [41]
Lightday
The end of the Weepings? [42]

M[edit]

Maakian
Follower of a religion [43]
Mabrow
Mabrow Pigherder, a citizen of Hearthstone [44]
malen
Parshendi gender[45]
mancha
herdazian greeting[19][17]
Mari's Two Lovers
A song sung by members of Bridge Four[46]
mateform
Mederia
Rosharan scholar which Shallan disapproves of[47]
mediationform
michim
a guessing game[10]
middlefest
celebration in the middle of the Weeping[32]
Middlefest Fair
Celebration in the middle of the Weeping[32]
midpeace
moonheight
moonset

N[edit]

nanha
A polite title used in front of the name of a married darkeyed woman, like "Mrs." in English. In this case, the word should be capitalized. It appeared several times in Kaladin's flashback chapter "The Butcher".[6] Elhokar also used "nanha" to call Lopen's mother.[48]
(Elhokar calls Lopen's mother 'nanha' but I don't think it's her name (even she's Herdazian and not Alethi): see Alethi and there: Nanha. ** Meg (talk) 20:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC) **)
Nar street
[49]
nightform
nimbleform

P[edit]

Pailiah
The Vorin name of the Herald Paliah some[31], Pali [14]
parap
glyph
polestone
The ten gemstones that are used in Surgebinding and Soulcasting
prestorm
pricity
Prime Aqasix
title of Azir ruler[50]
Proving Day
A historic event relating to the Heralds[51]

Q[edit]

quq
trailing syllable in Tigzikk's name[52]

R[edit]

Rener's miracle
a highstorm put out a fire[53]
researchpair
reverser
Fabrial
Listener#Rhythms
Rhythms
riddens
Right of Challenge
[37]
Right of Travel
The right of Alethi citizens of the second nanh and higher to freely travel and move throughout the kingdom
Right to Learn
a mandate by the Heralds so that darkeyes can learn trades
Ring
Group that sent Wyndle.[50] Presumably the ruling body of more than one type of spren aligned to Cultivation.

S[edit]

Sakisa
one of Balat Davar's axehounds[54]
Santhid spren
sebes
first glyph of Sebarial[38]
shadowdays
shalashian
shamanate
the collective Stone Shamans[18]
shamespren
shardhammer
shash
shellheads
shenesh
middle glyph of Parshendi[30]
Sja-anat
[55]
skullbearer
skullplate
sleeper
Similar to sleeper cell.[14] Graves is the leader of one.
Sons of Honor
Group [56]
sparkflicker
A practical Herdazian ornament without real martial application.[57][49] It's like the steel part of flint-and-steel. Herdazians use sparkflickers to start fires with their own stone fingernails. Lopen's saying "flick my sparks" comes from sparkflickers.[58][59]
Spray
Horse which taught Kaladin how to ride[11]
stonewalker
shin curse on non-shin
stormblessings
stormcoat
stormform
stormlands
stormleavings
stormpause
stormshield
stormshutter
stormspren
stormtop
stormwagon
stormwall
Stormwarden
People who predict the weather
stormwarden script
featured on some art
stormward
eastward
stormwater
symbolhead
Salas
the smallest and dimmest moon of Roshar, violet in color [60]
shadowdays
time "years before the Last Desolation" [61], "The Desolations had happened during the near-mythical shadowdays" [62], "So far as Dalinar understood, they had few pieces of art or writing dating from the shadowdays, The Way of Kings being one of the oldest, and the only complete text. And even it had survived only in translation; they had no copies in the original tongue." [63], Derethil was a king during the shadowdays [64]
Shardblade
A sword which cuts through stone and souls.
Shardplate
Armour used by Shardbearers
Slickrock
[65]9
Smokestance
A sword fighting style[62]
Stonewalker
A Shin curse on those that walk on stone.[66]

T[edit]

Takama
A traditional, skirt-like garment.[6] [67][68] Aladar wears one.[69] Amaram's guards also wear them.[30]
Talat
A reference to Talenel. People use short forms for the curses. "Talat" is the short form of "Talenel" or "Talenelat". Part of the curse "Talat's hand" used by Shallan.[70]
tana
part of the Unkalaki term "tana'kai"? "is like a king, but more"[17][32][71]
Tet
A Veden honorific denoting "second son"
toparchy
Turi
nickname for Sebarial[38]
tyvnk
A Thaylen word meaning "sullen", the name given by Rysn to her pot of grass[20]
Ten Deaths
something mentioned by[62]
tenner
nickname for tenth dahn[72]
trailman
"Trailman's flute" [64]
Truthless
A curse placed on Shin

U[edit]

ulatu
a garment worn by Lin Davar[73][54]
Princess Unulukuak’kina’autu’atai
Alias used by Shallan[74]

V[edit]

Vargo
nickname for Taravangian[14]
Vathahese
Vathah's grunts, Shallan learned "to interpret those, which was essential to speaking Vathahese."[54]
vesture
vinestance
a stance with defensive footing[37]
virture
vizier
a minister of Azir, wikipedia: Vizier
vizierate
the ruling class of Azir
voidspren
 :

W[edit]

wastescum skirmishes
a conflict in the north of Alethkar?[75]
Windstance
A sword fighting style preferred by Dalinar[62]
warcamp
warform
warleader
warpair
weevilwax
substance used to seal things[76][3][56]
windblades
geographic feature of Kholinar [77]
winehouse
lighteyes wine bar
workform

Y[edit]

Yaezir
The name given to the Herald Jezrien in Azir[50]
Ysperist
followers of a religion.[43]
yu-nerig
[78]

Notes[edit]

  1. The Way of Kings chapter 39 epigraph
  2. The Way of Kings chapter 55
  3. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 47
  4. a b The Way of Kings chapter 58
  5. Words of Radiance chapter 39
  6. a b c The Way of Kings chapter 25
  7. a b c d The Way of Kings interlude I-6
  8. Words of Radiance chapter 18
  9. The Way of Kings chapter 33
  10. a b Words of Radiance chapter 71
  11. a b Words of Radiance chapter 25
  12. Words of Radiance chapter 31
  13. Words of Radiance chapter 53
  14. a b c d e Words of Radiance interlude I-14
  15. The Way of Kings epilogue
  16. Words of Radiance chapter art
  17. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 46
  18. a b Words of Radiance interlude I-10
  19. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 12
  20. a b Words of Radiance interlude I-3
  21. The Way of Kings interlude I-5
  22. Words of Radiance chapter 24
  23. Words of Radiance chapter 1
  24. Words of Radiance chapter 37
  25. Words of Radiance chapter 56
  26. Words of Radiance chapter 81
  27. The Way of Kings chapter 59
  28. The Way of Kings chapter 73
  29. Words of Radiance interlude I-2
  30. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 52
  31. a b Words of Radiance chapter 14
  32. a b c d Words of Radiance chapter 45
  33. The Way of Kings chapter 8
  34. The Way of Kings interlude I-7
  35. The Way of Kings interlude I-1
  36. Words of Radiance chapter 55
  37. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 57
  38. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 40
  39. Words of Radiance interlude I-4
  40. Words of Radiance chapter 44
  41. The Way of Kings chapter 71
  42. The Way of Kings chapter 44
  43. a b The Way of Kings chapter 48
  44. The Way of Kings chapter 37
  45. Words of Radiance interlude I-1
  46. The Way of Kings chapter 27
  47. The Way of Kings chapter 29
  48. Words of Radiance chapter 87
  49. a b Words of Radiance chapter 43
  50. a b c Words of Radiance interlude I-9
  51. The Way of Kings chapter 5
  52. The Way of Kings interlude I-9
  53. Words of Radiance interlude I-12
  54. a b c Words of Radiance chapter 48
  55. Words of Radiance chapter 4
  56. a b Words of Radiance chapter 88
  57. The Way of Kings chapter 26
  58. The Way of Kings chapter 49
  59. Words of Radiance chapter 41
  60. The Way of Kings chapter 2
  61. The Way of Kings chapter 3
  62. a b c d The Way of Kings chapter 19
  63. The Way of Kings chapter 28
  64. a b The Way of Kings chapter 57
  65. The Way of Kings chapter 1
  66. The Way of Kings prologue
  67. The Way of Kings chapter 54
  68. Words of Radiance chapter 38
  69. Words of Radiance chapter 8
  70. Words of Radiance chapter 54
  71. Words of Radiance chapter 61
  72. Words of Radiance chapter 2
  73. Words of Radiance chapter 19
  74. Words of Radiance chapter 28
  75. The Way of Kings chapter 6
  76. Words of Radiance prologue
  77. The Way of Kings chapter 60
  78. Words of Radiance chapter 49
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